Photos: Gold Rush Days A mining contestant drills into a concrete block during Men's Team Drilling at the 23rd Annual Gold Rush Days at Savikko Park in Douglas on Saturday, June 22.
June 23, 2013 - Juneau Empire
Jim Verraros in FOXNews It feels like we're closer now than ever to having an openly gay contestant on the show,says Jim Verraros, who came out after his run as a finalist on the first season of "Idol."
Paula Abdul in Forbes I just want the poor contestant who wins to be happy to sing a song that radio's going to play,Abdul said. "It automatically goes to No. 1 because of sales ...... but radio has decided `ixnay' on the finale song."
Clay Aiken in CNN (blog) In a new interview with Billboard.com, the season 2 runner-up says, "I've always thought it would be a great addition to the panel to have someone who's a former contestant and knows what it's like to be up on that stage and be critiqued."