Now that Candice Glover cinched the title of American Idol Thursday, 2012 winner Phillip Phillips is happy to guide her as she begins her exciting new journey. OK! GALLERY: SEE PHOTOS OF AMERICAN IDOL SUPERSTARS CARRIE UNDERWOOD, JORDIN SPARKS, KELLIE PICKLER AND CHRIS DAUGHTERY IN THE VALERIE GALLERY Hm, what would he tell her? “Just be yourself,” the Home singer, 22, tells me during a Universal Orlando event. “Have fun, and know what kind of artist you want to be. Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. That’s my advice.” OK! GALLERY: PHILLIP PHILLIPS WINS AMERICAN IDOL—CHECK OUT THE BEST MOMENTS FROM THE FINALE Although Randy Jackson has confirmed—and Nicki Miinaj is hotly tipped—to be leaving the show, this Georgia guy is not interested in taking a judges seat. “Oh, heck no,” he says. “I don’t really have the right to judge anybody. [laughs]” Psst—Jordin Sparks called it first, predicting Candice would be the first female winner since she won in 2007. She was right! Check out Phillip’s album, The World From The Side Of The Moon, which is out now. Did the right person win American Idol? Tweet us @okmagazine. Photo credit: Getty Images
Listen to (and share) episode 35 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s executive editor joins host David Bloom to discuss the advertising upfronts this week, including the CBS victory lap and whether an auto ad spending blitz will finance this year’s pricey programming; Daniel Loeb’s (and possibly Les Moonves’) plans for Sony; and National CineMedia’s whiz-bang new technologies to give exhibitors and studios more bang for their in-theater ad bucks. Deadline Big Media, Episode 35 (MP3 format) Deadline Big Media, Episode 35 (MP4a format) The M4A version of this podcast is designed to run on any device using Apple’s iTunes software, and includes enhanced graphics and links to stories and other resources. The MP3 version of this podcast is designed to play on virtually any device capable of playing digital audio. To hear past episodes of “Deadline Big Media,” go here: http://www.deadline.com/tag/deadline-big-media/ You can also hear the podcast on iTunes and on Deadline’s SoundCloud page. For those using non-iTunes software to listen to the podcast who want to automatically receive the “Deadline Big Media” podcasts in their non-iTunes “podcatcher” software, you can subscribe at http://www.deadline.com/big-media-podcast/
Listen to (and share) episode 26 of our audio podcast Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond featuring our awards columnist speaking from the Cannes Film Festival with host David Bloom. They discuss the festival’s opening days, including an exuberant Warner Bros. party worthy of Jay Gatsby; hanging out with Martin Scorsese as he seeks support for some Silence; a surprisingly candid Chinese competition entry and other films to watch for in this Fortnight. Deadline Awards Watch, Episode 26 (MP3 format) Deadline Awards Watch, Episode 26 (MP4a format) The M4A version of this podcast is designed to run on any device using Apple’s iTunes software, and includes enhanced graphics and links to stories and other resources. The MP3 version of this podcast is designed to play on virtually any device capable of playing digital audio. Those with “podcatcher” software may subscribe to AwardsWatch and have it automatically downloaded to them by using this URL: http://www.deadline.com/awards-watch-podcast/ To hear past episodes of Deadline Awards Watch, go here: http://www.deadline.com/tag/deadline-awards-watch/
David Bloom is a contributor to Deadline Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page said it was a concern for improving the image of computer programming that led the web giant to participate in filming Fox’s The Internship, a comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as unemployed salesmen who talk their way into coveted internships at the company. “I’m not sure we had a choice” about participating, Page said at Google’s I/O developer conference today. “Computer science has a marketing problem. We’re the nerdy curmudgeons. (But) the guy who plays the head of search [in the movie] is by far the coolest guy in the movie, and we’re really excited about that.” The comments came as Page talked of the need for better education and more computer programmers if the country is to remain competitive (the company also announced an initiative to make it easy for schools to buy and install educational apps on Google-powered tablets and computers). The Internship, directed by Shawn Levy, is set to debut June 7. Page, who just made public his health problems with vocal cord paralysis that leaves his voice hoarse and choked, took the stage to loud whoops from the audience of hard-core developers and engineers after three hours of presentations by more than a dozen company executives about a wide variety of new ... Read More »
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