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Celebrity: David Archuleta

AI Tour Tix to Go on Sale
American Idol may be almost over, but the American Idol tour is just beginning! Tickets for the three-month summer tour will go on sale on Saturday, AI mastermind Simon Fuller and AEG Live announced. Slated to kick off July 1 in Glendale, Ariz., this season’s cream of the crop will make more than 50 stops Read More
Idol Vs. Team Archuleta
A ‘Team Archuleta’ insider has revealed that there was a battle between David’s camp and Idol producers over one of this week’s songs.   Arranger Richard Parkinson said that he had come up with a daring interpretation of the ballad Longer for David’s Top 3 performance. But he claims that the show’s bosses vetoed his Read More
Execs Wanted To 'Free' David From Dad
An American Idol exec has said that Jeff Archuleta was removed from rehearsals and banned from helping with song-selection to "free" his son. Exec producer Nigel Lythgoe says that he was not kicked out for double-crossing producers by altering David’s lyrics after he was told not to, but that they had just wanted to "take Read More
David A. Coach Denies Dad Rumors
A friend of the Archuleta family and member of David’s coaching team has denied that the teen’s dad has been banned from American Idol because of his troublesome behavior. Dean Kaelin is in almost daily contact with the family and has acted their unofficial spokesman during the controversy surrounding Jeff Archuleta.   Since Saturday it Read More
Idols Play Ball!
Simon Says...
Jason Castro did the other contestants a favor last night by, well, sucking. Simon Cowell told David Archuleta he could have whistled his song and come off sounding better than that. And Syesha Mercado did herself a favor by crying. Simon hated the dreadlocked Texan’s I Shot The Sheriff so much he seemed genuinely mad Read More
Idol: What You Didn't See...
David Cook flirted with Paula Abdul, a stroke of luck saved (some of) Jason Castro’s blushes, and the Idol staff flip-flop on swaying. Here’s what you didn’t see from last night’s Rock n Roll Hall of Fame-themed show. Guns N’ Roses star Slash was roaming around the parking lot outside the Idol set before the Read More
The Idols Get Some LOVE!
Simon Sweats it Out
Simon Cowell has truly been sweating it out during this season of American Idol. "I’ve been on detox," he reveals to OK!. "I have a girl that comes over and I sweat out all the toxins." And the judge certainly has a lot to detox from on Idol this season–this week especially, when his co-judge Read More
Hit or Miss
Simon Says
With only six contestants left, Simon is running out of opportunities to be mean.   So some poor contestant has to get slammed with all that pent-up crabbiness. Bad luck for Jason Castro, whose performance got called "miserable", "forced", and "a struggle" almost in the same breath. "It felt to me and I’m sure to Read More
'Dad Picks David's Songs,' Says Coach
Since rumors emerged that David Arculeta’s dad is a notorious ‘stage-parent’, both father and son have stayed silent on the matter. But OK! has been given the first real glimpse behind the scenes of the most talked-about relationship on American Idol. David’s voice coach told us that Jeff Achuleta does give David a shortlist of Read More
"Archuleta Is Worst Stage Dad," Star Says
More details have surfaced about David Archuleta’s alleged "stage dad". So far we’ve heard reports that Jeff Archuleta brought David, 17, to tears during Idol rehearsals and claims that he was banned from backstage on another talent contest after he tried to "psyche out" kids. Now Naomi Judd, who judged the Star Search contest the Read More
'Have a Little Respect,' Kellie Tells Idols
It seems the Idol veterans think that the kids just don’t have enough respect these days. First Carrie Underwood, and now Kellie Pickler, have said that these season seven whippersnappers have a little too much mouth when they’re in front of the judges. In the last couple of weeks Syesha Mercado and David Cook have Read More
David's 'Intimidated' Rival Talks to OK!
So American Idol‘s juiciest controversy rumbles on: Is David Archuleta’s father an oppressive "stage dad" or just a good parent who wants the best for his son? Frustratingly for Idol addicts, the girl involved in the most notorious of the alleged incidents said today that she can’t remember enough about it to put the matter Read More
The Less Talented David Will Win, Fans Say
Simon Cowell has told David Cook that as long as Idol remains a talent contest, not a popularity contest, he’s in with a chance of winning. Well, David, we’ve got bad news. A massive 40 per cent of Idol fans have said that they think David Archuleta will win the title, even though they think Read More
Tuesday Night TV Roundup
OK!’s Elizabeth Herr recaps your favorite Tuesday night show! American Idol: Isn’t Ryan Seacrest just so precious with his lame April Fools’ joke? I wish this whole show had been an April Fools’ prank. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Dolly Parton, but overall, not a great night. Brooke White noted that even Read More
David's 'Pushy' Dad Was Banned From TV Show
It seems that David Archuleta’s happy-go-lucky demeanor may be hiding a struggle with his pushy "stage dad". In the past weeks we’ve heard that Jeff Archuleta yelled at the Idol so much during a rehearsal that David broke down in tears, and last week Simon Cowell even seemed to have a dig at Archuleta Sr. Read More
Simon: I Like Michael Johns' Accent
When it comes to emotions, Simon Cowell is more synonymous with anger than compassion. However, he says there was one moment on American Idol that hit him real hard, he told The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. "[I got emotional on] season one, when one girl left…called Tamyra Gray," he said, "I liked her..I Read More
Bad News For David's Mystery Girl?
Millions of young hearts broke on Tuesday night when a mystery lady appeared in the American Idol audience with David Archuleta’s family. The finalist even hinted live on air that he hopes the shy brunette is going to be his prom date. But if she’s hoping to be the envy teen girls across America by Read More