Articles for American Idol Season 5

Corey Clark, best known for his disqualification during the second season of American Idol, was arrested again recently, this time for criminal trespassing and violating a court order for domestic violence.In 2003, Clark was a finalist on American Idol when it was discovered that he had been arrested the previous year for assault (on his own sister) and resisting arrest. He was disqualified from participating in the competition because he had not shared this information with the show‘s producers.In 2005 Clark alleged in an interview with ABC‘s Primetime Live that he and American Idol judge Paula Abdul had had an affair, and that before he had been disqualified she had been coaching him to win. An investigation by Fox cleared Abdul.  Read more »
American Idol runner up Clay Aiken confided to "Good Morning America‘s" Diane Sawyer about how he suffered from panic attacks after appearing on American Idol in 2003. Clay believes the fact that he was bullied as a child, coupled with the death of his father, helped to exacerbate the problem.Aiken admits to taking Paxil for the panic attacks, but isn‘t worried about getting addicted to the depression and anxiety medication. Clay also reveals he has no desire for therapy. "Everybody I know in LA goes to see somebody. And I don‘t want to do that." Read more »
Originally Aired Tuesday, April 25, 2006Episode Rating: **** (4 stars out of 5)Episode Overview: The final six hopefuls tackled the classics again this week. This time taking on classic love songs with the help of classical music legend, Andrea Bocelli and Grammy Award winning producer David Foster. Read more »
Katharine McPhee, who lost to Taylor Hicks last season on American Idol, is rumoured to be in the running for Joss Whedon‘s upcoming big-screen adaptation of "Wonder Woman".While she admits that she doesn‘t know whether this rumour is even true, McPhee, who calls herself "really business-savvy," says the role of the superhero would be "a huge mistake" for her first movie role."I really want to make smart choices, and I don‘t think that would be a smart choice. A lot of times, regardless of whether you‘re a blockbuster actress, those kinds of movies fail."Other actresses rumoured to be in the running for "Wonder Woman" include Morena Baccarin, of Whedon‘s Firefly/Serenity. Baccarin is currently appearing on the Sci-Fi Channel‘s Stargate SG-1. Read more »