American Idol isn’t quite the cultural juggernaut it once was, especially with 2/3 of the original judging cast now replaced with sort of bizarre choices, but there’s something American Idol is still good for: extremely hot contestants. It’s a time worn strategy to placate guys roped into watching the show by their significant others, and we definitely think it’s the highlight of the show. We went through the casts from all ten seasons of American Idol to find the 50 hottest contestants of all time. Enjoy.
50. Carly Smithson
Appeared on: Season 7
Where is she now? Carly Smithson appeared on Season 7 of American Idol and made it to the Top 5. Her Irish accent made Carly standout but couldn’t pull enough votes to crown her the Season 7 Idol champ. Since leaving Idol, Carly has joined the band has Fallen Angel, and has been touring as their lead singer.
Notice anyone missing from last night’s In Memoriam Oscars Tribute?
Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture & Film Sciences pays tribute to the work of late Hollywood stars who passed away in the preceding year. And each year, it seems some dearly departed film idol is left lost in the sauce in a sometimes glaring omission from the In Memorian reel. In 2010, former Charlie’s Angels actress Farrah Fawcett got the snub treatment. At Sunday’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards, it was trouble-prone actor Corey Haim, star of ’80s teen classics like The Lost Boys and License to Drive, who was a forgotten man.
Listen Up, Little Monsters: On Monday, Lady Gaga debuted the music video for “Born This Way,” the No. 1 hit song she premiered at the Grammy Awards only to watch it skyrocketing up the charts in more than 18 countries.
“[It is “the birth of a new race within the race of humanity. The birth of a new race that doesn’t bear any prejudices. I think the most important thing is that I continue to grow, and I knew when I put [out] ‘Born This Way’ it would be a transitional moment, because it doesn’t sound like [my previous singles,” the outlandish songstress says of the promo, which was directed by lensman Nick Knight and choreographed by Laurieann Gibson.
Jail-bound Lindsay Lohan laughed off her latest legal woes during a surprise appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Post-Oscars special, which aired on ABC on Sunday night.
Never one to shy away from poking fun at the mess that has become her life (Remember her skit with Chelsea Handler at last summer’s MTV VMAs?), LiLo joined Kimmel for a spoof fitness advertisement that also featured some of Hollywood’s hottest actresses, including Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Sofia Vergara, Eva Longoria, and morning show hostess Kelly Ripa.