American Idol has come to an end… for now… and I, for one, am sad. Last night, Trent Harmon was named the Season 15 winner, and the “bookend” toKelly Clarkson. Today, both Trent and La’Porsha Renae signed major record deals, however. Both well deserved.
As an American Idol super fan (and I’m not ashamed to admit it), I loved every minute of the finale, though I did feel a little bad for this season’s finalists, who were reduced to singing backup and rolling a gift for Ryan Seacrest onto the stage. Instead of the usual finalist & artist pairings, we were treated to non-stop performances by past American Idol contestants, including Chris Daughtry,Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, and more. Sadly, a very pregnant Kelly wasn’t able to attend, but she did pre-tape a medley of her greatest hits, ending with an acappella “A Moment Like This.”
Kenya says “of course” she influenced Beyonce‘s “twirl on them haters” lyrics.
“She quotes me and my ‘gone with the wind fabulous’ after she came off of the Super Bowl when she did it a few years back,” continues Kenya. “I was just like, ‘My life is complete. I can die now. Beyonce used my signature phrase.’ I live for her. She can do no wrong. It is an honor to see that our show reaches such a vast audience including superstars and icons.”
About Kyle “finding out”Lisa Vanderpump tried to throw her under a bus over the Munchausen drama, she shares, “I didn’t just find out anything. This is something that happened months ago. I dealt with it in the moment. When Lisa Rinna brought it up, I said, ‘I’ve already dealt with this and we talked about this and it’s over. I don’t want to be brought into this. If you have an issue with it, that’s your thing. I have moved on. Lisa and I are in a good place and I want to stay there.'”
About NeNe Leakes saying she’s not a good fit for RHOA, Kim shared, “NeNe helped build this house; of course her opinion is valid.” That said, she added, “I don’t believe I was invited to this show to fit in, but be myself… which has gotten an enormous amount of support.” #BLOOP
Farrah shared the photo above on Instagram, boasting, “Making memories! So proud of the mom I’m able to be for Sophia from Iowa to Hawaii. #hawaii #island #coconut #BestHawaiiTripEver #cheifsluau #epic #volcano #ocean”
Look below for more pics from Farrah‘s family vacation which naturally wouldn’t be complete without an MTV camera crew in tow, the paps on speed dial, and Teen Mom producer – and also Farrah’s only friend – Heather Walsh close by.
TMZ caught up with Heather Dubrow and asked for her thoughts on Kelly‘s rant. Heather made it be known that “a racist would not be welcome” in her life.
“I think it’s safe to say that racism of any kind is not okay,” saidHeather. “I’m a mother of four children and I’m a human being – there’s no place. Anyone who uses racial slurs or has racism of any kind has no business in my life or anyone that I know’s life.”