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Blame Portman for Penn Hiatus

Plus, Jon and Kate actually in the same place at the same time, more

(Newser) - Tinseltown is abuzz with speculation about what caused Sean Penn’s acting hiatus, the New York Post reports. Some say Natalie Portman, who was seen with Penn in the middle of his separation drama, broke his heart. Elsewhere:
  • Jon and Kate Gosselin were actually spotted together—imagine that! The drama-ridden
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Runner-Up 'Idol' Snags Music Deal

David Archuleta inks deal with Jive

(Newser) - “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta has inked a deal with “Idol” creator Simon Fuller’s 19 Recordings/Jive Records, the AP reports. The 17-year-old lost to David Cook, 25, a former Missouri bartender, in an upset in last month's finale. Cook signed with the same label, MTV reports; the... More »

Newest 'Idol': David Cook

The elder David wins in season finale

(Newser) - The newest "American Idol" is David Cook. The 25-year-old defeated David Archuleta, 17, in the season finale, the New York Post reports. The two received a record 97.5 million votes from viewers, eclipsing the previous mark by 23 million votes. Cook got 56% of the vote. The victory... More »

Which David Is Our Idol?

Voting on Cook's rock vs. Archuleta's ballads hours away from being revealed

(Newser) - We're only hours away from Fox crowning either balladeer (and Simon Cowell fave) David Archuleta, 17, or rocker David Cook, 25, as this season's American Idol. Cook seemed to win last night's live audience, the Kansas City Star reports. More »

Syesha's Out: Idol Down to 2

The final will pit David vs. David

(Newser) - Syesha didn't make the cut. The "American Idol" competition is down to two—David Cook and David Archuleta—after voters knocked out Syesha Mercado tonight, the AP reports. The 21-year-old showed her range in the final show, mixing sultry sounds with pop, but it wasn't enough. Archuleta, 17, took... More »

Fox Boots 'Idol' Favorite's Dad From Backstage

Despite warnings, Archuleta's papa altered Tuesday song

(Newser) - David Archuleta may be the fan favorite on "American Idol," but his dad is now Fox's persona non grata backstage. The network has banned Jeff Archuleta, who had been intensely involved in prepping his son, after his call Tuesday to change the lyrics of “Stand By Me,... More »

No Prom for Young Idol David

Must skip high school fête to compete

(Newser) - American Idol favorite David Archuleta, 17, must skip his high school prom this weekend in Utah to stay in the game, TMZ reports. The reality TV show's strict rules mean that every contestant is on lockdown, including Brooke White, who had to skip her sister's wedding earlier this month. More »

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