UPDATE: Phillip Phillips is American Idol Season 11 winner. Click here for more details.
American Idol 2012: Joshua Ledet eliminated
Image Credit: Fox
The Grand Finale of the American Idol 2012 is set on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. American Idol Season 11 Finalists Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips will be making their American Idol final performance on Tuesday, May 22 after Joshua Ledet was eliminated Thursday, May 17.
During Wednesday’s American Idol 2012 elimination, the Top 3 finalists sang three songs each. Joshua was given a standing ovation after he sang “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James in Round 1.
On Thursday, American Idol finalists Phillip, Jessica, and Joshua sang The Beatles song “Got To Get You Into My Life”.
Below is an AOL video of the announcement of the 2012 American Idol Top 2 finalists.
Watch American Idol on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
Jamie Lynne Grumet
Time Magazine Cover Photo
Image Credit: Time Magazine
The Time Magazine cover photo of Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her three-year old boy went viral.
Grumet’s featured photo on the latest Time Magazine issue features a cover story about “attachment parenting.” The Time magazine cover photo for its May 2012 issue was taken by Martin Schoeller. Grumet is one of four breastfeeding mothers who were photographed by Schoeller.
Schoeller explained that “When you think of breast-feeding, you think of mothers holding their children, which was impossible with some of these older kids.” The photographer added that he “liked the idea of having the kids standing up to underline the point that this was an uncommon situation.”
Attachment parenting is a way of taking care the children through breastfeeding and sleeping with them, and carrying them in slings.
The 26-year-old Grumet is mother and parenting blogger who adopts the “attachment parenting” philosophy.
70-year-old virgin Pam Shaw
Image Credit: John Robertson/Barcroft Media /Landov
70-year-old virgin Pam Shaw reveals that she is now ready to lose her virginity.
Shaw is a 70-year-old cabaret singer known as “The Sexational Pam.” She said that her ideal man is someone who is tall, dark and must be a handsome millionaire.
The 70-year-old Shaw revealed that she had several marriage proposals over the years which she turned down. Among those who courted her include an oil rig worker in Blackpool, singers Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdinck.
The 70-year-old virgin said that “In 1976 I was proposed to by an oil rig worker in Blackpool. I said yes but later broke it off when I realised I didn’t fancy him. Men saw the outfits I wore on stage and thought I would be easy. But I’ve never really been intimate with a man, just a bit of kissing. I had a sexy stage name and dressed sexy but that was all for my career.”
Pam explains that at her age, she “feel I am ready to give marriage a go and maybe go to bed with a man. You are never too old for anything. Just look at Joan Collins.”
Sharon Simmons, a 55-year-old cheerleader aspirant, auditioned for Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The 55-year-old Simmons will be the oldest cheerleader in NFL history if she passes the audition.
The 55-year-old Simmons was among the hundreds of cheerleader hopefuls who auditioned for the Dallas Cowboys at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Simmons, a grandmother who turns 56 this month, became a trending topic over the web in February after declaring her intention of joining the audition as Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.
In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Simmons said that she “thought about this when I was about 22 years old. I was a single mom, and I wanted to do it.”
The 55-year-old Simmons explained that she “don’t see a number. If I do, it’s just a number. It’s not that I can’t keep up with [younger women] in the physical part of the training.”
Simmons considers the audition as “just like any other competition. There are steps to take to prepare, which is exactly what I’m doing.”
American Music Awards 2011 Artist of the Year winner is two-time awardee Taylor Swift. The 39th Annual AMA night had several notable performances from different artists, on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
Below is the complete list of American Music Awards 2011 winners.
- Artist of the Year – Taylor Swift
- Pop/Rock Music
- Favorite Male Artist – Bruno Mars
- Favorite Female Artist – Katy Perry
- Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Maroon 5
- Favorite Album – Adele, “21″
- Sprint New Artist of the Year – Hot Chelle Rae
- Country Music
- Favorite Female Artist – Taylor Swift
- Favorite Album – Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”
- Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Lady Antebellum
- Rap/Hip-Hop Music
- Favorite Artist – Nicki Minaj
- Favorite Album – Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday”
- Soul/R&B Music
- Favorite Female Artist – Beyonce
- Favorite Album – Rihanna, “Loud”
- Latin Music
- Favorite Artist – Jennifer Lopez
Nicki Minaj performed “Turn Me On” with David Guetta and her hit single “Superbass” before receiving her hip-hop music award of the night.
211112195947 by YardieGoals
Other notable performances came from Chris Brown (“All Black” and “Say It With Me”), Enrique with Ludacris (“Tonight (I’m Lovin You)”).
21111222851 by YardieGoals