It’s a nice slow news day in the world of “Idol” so here’s what I was able to scrounge up:
- The police arrested three suspects who used a stolen back hoe to break into Phillip Phillips’ dad’s pawn shop in Albany earlier this week:
18-year-old Quymeisha Wallace and 38-year-old George Ferguson appeared before Magistrate Judge Victoria Darrisaw Friday morning at the Dougherty County municipal complex. Police arrested all three after serving search warrants at two homes yesterday. Stolen items from Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn Shop were found. (Source: Hollywood Reporter)
“They got a pile of jewelry, coins, guns, TVs, rod and reels. Just a lot of stuff,” Donnie Phillips told WALB in Albany. He said he sometimes sleeps in his shop with his gun. He was out of town to support his son, who was recuperating from kidney surgery.
- Bo Bice from season four, who now lives in Cumming, is going to perform next week in Bremen, GA, about 50 miles west of downtown off I-20.
Bice, who came in second season four, will be at Mill Town Music Hall at 1031 Alabama Ave. in Bremen on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m., in time for my 43rd birthday! Tickets are $20 for reserved seating, $15 for general admission. The venue, which opened in February, holds 1,050 seats. Parking is free. Tickets can be had here.
The musician, whose sound evokes 70s Southern rock, opened up to me a few weeks ago about his alcohol problem and the joy of a new baby (No. 4!).
- Nicole Scherzinger, who felt fake in all her teary-eyed messiness on the first season of “US X Factor,” is now a judge on “X Factor UK,” replacing Kelly Rowland. Really? Why?
- Reuters reports that Ryan Seacrest is in the running to buy Dick Clark Productions, which produces “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and the American Music Awards. Clark passed away just a few weeks ago. Seacrest always considered Clark his role model and is often cited as his standard bearer.
This has nothing to do with “Idol,” but Jimmy Fallon does a funny “Evolution of Dad Dancing” in honor of Father’s Day:
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk