It has been quite a journey for American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips. After winning in May 2012, he went from his parent’s pawn shop to having a platinum hit with “Home,” which also happened to be the official song of the US women’s gymnastic’s team during the London Games.
That’s a lot to take in in a short amount of time.
His debut album The World from the Side of the Moon was released on Nov. 19. In this exclusive video, Phillips talks about his journey: “Having this all happen in such a short amount of time is just a blessing because I love music so much. It’s very therapeutic for me and I’m sure it is for so many other people. To be able to do that, to say I do this for a living, is just amazing,” he said.
In the midst of travelling and meeting so many new people, he has managed to stay grounded, remembering those moments at the beginning of his career: “I remember playing gigs and there’d be like five or ten people there,” he said. “I remember those small gigs when nobody was really listening. Now everybody’s just so into it when I go out to play and it’s an amazing feeling.”
For someone who used to play for free food, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips has sure come along way.
“One night we were gonna play at a restaurant and gonna get paid but then it started snowing and no one else came to the show. It was just me my brother-in-law and I think my girlfriend. We cancelled the gig but it gave us free food and then we started playing for free food,” he said. “You just do what you gotta do to get out there.”
The Georgia singer was crowned Idol of the eleventh season of the show in May of 2012 and since then found success with his coronation song “Home,” which is on his debut album The World From The Side of the Moon.” It became the best selling of all the coronation songs.
Although it has been a whirlwind since then, Phillip’s prefers to stay at home. In our new episode of Small Talk the singer talked about being a homebody at heart and writing embarrassing teenage love ballads.
Watch it here
I was right to be skeptical of Justin Bieber’s supposed $10.8 million real estate offer in Los Angeles the other day. TMZ is now reporting that although the home is high on Bieber’s list, it’s not even a forerunner.
Also, Ashton Kutcher, who is currently renting the home might want to put an offer on it.
Oh, to be 18 and buying your first 8-digit home again, right?
Two men have been arrested for an apparent Joss Stone murder plot, reports CTV.
The two were found near the home of R&B singer Joss Stone in Cullompton, southwest England, on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and murder.
Police officials say the men were aged 30 and 33, and were arrested Tuesday after residents reported a suspicious-looking vehicle.
The men “had in their possession information relating to an individual in the Cullompton area and items which lead us to suspect that they may have intended to commit a criminal offense,” says Detective Inspector Steve Parker.
Stone’s publicist says she was apparently aware of the arrests and is being updated by the police. Police did not confirm that Stone was at home when the incident occurred.
The Sun newspaper claims, although not confirmed by officials, that the men had swords, rope, a body bag, and maps and aerial photos of Stone’s property.
The men are currently in custody. This is a scary story, especially if what the men had is true – a body bag? aerial photos? That’s a whole other level of stalking. Glad she’s okay.
Candy Spelling, mother to actress Tori Spelling, has sold her expensive home to a 22-year-old, reports E Online.
The home, which is the most expensive home on the U.S. market, was put for sale two years ago by Spelling for $150 million. The 4.7 acre Holmby Hills home belonged to her and late husband, Aaron Spelling, the producer of 90210.
Now, the home is apparently being sold to a 22-year-old heiress of a British billionaire. Yes, she’s 22, and yes, that’s ridiculous.
Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone, the daughter of billionaire racing boss Bernie Ecclestone, is up for the pad – and it’s going to cost her. The place has its own gift-wrapping room, for heavens sake.
As for Spelling, she has downsized to a $35 million penthouse in Century City. Rough life.
Gawker reports rumors are circulating the couple are relocating to Ben Stiller’s old house. The property they’re selling is 4,700 square feet and has almost 20 sets of French doors.
For $3.4 Million, its a bargain, assuming you like Katy Perry.
The Two and a Half Men star, in a bid to restore his name and stun the nonbelievers, has produced the results of an at-home drug test….and the results are negative!
That’s right, Charlie Sheen was apparently COMPLETELY SOBER during his controversial self-appointed “press tour” in which he smack talked his boss Chuck Lorre, the writers of his show, and inexplicably founding father Thomas Jefferson.
Staffers at Radar Online administered the urine test and confirmed negative results across the board.
Sheen has been challenged to take a more extensive blood test by some, a task that he has embraced and undertaken. The results aren’t out yet, but it seems unlikely that it’ll come back positive as the first check test is 99% effective.
So that was pure, untainted Sheen? That’s almost worse than discovering he was high! Yikes. At the very least the man needs an ego adjustment BIG TIME.
PopEater reports that Monjack was found in the master bedroom by his mother-in-law Sharon. Sharon also lives at the home. The cause of death is being investigated.
“We have detectives at the scene,” Sgt. Louie Lozano told the Los Angeles Times. “They are conducting their investigation. Once we have further information, we will provide it.”
A 911 call was placed from the home at 9:46pm Sunday evening. Paramedics arrived at the home where Monjack was pronounced dead.
No illegal drugs were found in the house, according to Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
TMZ is reporting that Sandra has been held up in her Hollywood home. She owned this home prior to marrying Jesse James and purchasing a home in Orange County together.
On Wednesday Sandra left her Hollywood home, but her assistants held up a tarp outside of the garage, preventing photogs from taking any pics.
Sandra has basically stayed in her home since Wednesday, however a variety of people and come and gone.
TMZ is reporting that Brittany Murphy’s house is hitting the real estate market as her mom, Sharon Murphy, listed the L.A. mansion for US $7.25 million.
The spacious 8,000 square foot home, bought off Brittany Spears in 2004, is also known for being the location of Murphy’s death back in December, 2009.
Mischa Barton, former star of the TV show “The O.C.” was removed from her L.A. home by the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday.
LAPD spokesperson Richard French told MTV News on Thursday (July 16): “It was apparently yesterday a little after 3 in the afternoon, and one of the patrol units in West L.A. division responded to her home for a medical issue.”
Craig Schneider, the actresses rep told People in a statement, “Police were involved due to Ms. Barton’s celebrity status, to safely transfer her to medical treatment as per doctor’s orders,” Schneider said, adding that the actress is now “OK and resting.”