Celebrity roundup

‘Idol’: Then there were 2

 
 
AMERICAN IDOL: Angie Miller performs on AMERICAN IDOL Wednesday, May 8 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. Copyright: FOX.
AMERICAN IDOL: Angie Miller performs on AMERICAN IDOL Wednesday, May 8 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. Copyright: FOX.

American Idol finalist Angie Miller won’t be tickling the ivories on this season’s final showdown.

The piano-playing 19-year-old singer from Beverly, Mass., was revealed Thursday to have received the fewest viewer votes on the Fox talent contest, leaving R&B vocalist Candice Glover of South Carolina, and country crooner Kree Harrison of Texas, to compete on next week’s finale, which will be judge Randy Jackson’s last show.

Artist testimony

Michael Jackson’s longtime makeup artist testified Thursday that she overhead an executive for concert promoter AEG Live insist that the singer rehearse despite signs of declining health. Karen Faye told jurors she agreed with a fan’s assessment that the singer might die if he was pushed too hard in preparations for his “This Is It” concerts.

Faye testified she overheard a conversation in which “angry” AEG executive Paul Gongaware told Jackson’s assistant to “do whatever it takes” to get him out of a locked bathroom.

Faye is testifying in a case brought by Jackson’s mother, Katherine, against AEG Live LLC. The suit accuses the LA-based company of failing to properly investigate the doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the singer’s death. AEG denies it hired Conrad Murray or bears any liability for Jackson’s death.

Couples’ corner

How is it dating Justin Bieber? “Crazy and intense,” according to Selena Gomez. The 20-year-old singer opened up to InStyle about her off-again bf — a bit. “It’s uncomfortable that everywhere I go, people know. I don’t like that,” Gomez said.

Amy Poehler has bounced back in the love department. She’s dating fellow funny person Nick Kroll, creator and star of Comedy Central’s Kroll Show!

Terrence Howard is free at last. The actor’s bitter, drawn-out divorce from Michelle Ghent has been settled. They have no kids.

In memory

CBS says The Young and the Restless will broadcast a tribute to Jeanne Cooper, the veteran star of the daytime drama (and Corbin Bensen’s mom) who died earlier this week. It airs May 28.

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