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The third time on American Idol was really, truly the charm for Candice Glover. The South Carolina singer took home the big win last week and already has an album (Music Speaks) and is headed out on tour. Though the 23-year-old can’t be called an overnight success, she is more than ready for her ride.
Actor Ian McKellen is 74. Actress-singer Leslie Uggams is 70. Actress Karen Valentine is 66. Actress Patti D’Arbanville (“New York Undercover”) is 62. Actress Connie Sellecca is 58. Actor-comedian Mike Myers is 50. Actress Anne Heche is 44. Actresses Sidney and Lindsay Greenbush (“Little House on the Prairie”) are 43. Actor Jamie Kennedy (“Scream”) is 43. Actress Octavia Spencer is 43. Actor Justin Henry (“Kramer Vs. Kramer”) is 42. Singer Lauryn Hill is 38. Actor Ethan Suplee (“My Name Is Earl”) is 37.
Stevie Wonder celebrated his 63rd birthday a week after the big day (May 13) with a private concert for almost 700 high rollers, VIP guests and media types Tuesday night at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The legendary Wonder performed for well over two hours, singing covers by The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Bob Marley as well as his own greatest hits. Wonder also invited some of the audience, this writer included, to audition for him on his hit, Part Time Lover. While he told us we were better than the previous, uh, contestant, we’ll be keeping the full time day job.