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Quit "American Idol"? No way, front-runner Crystal Bowersox says.
By The Scoop
msnbc.com
updated 4/21/2010 7:27:08 PM ET 2010-04-21T23:27:08

If we’ve learned one thing from “American Idol” this season, it’s that what happens in the parking lot with Ryan Seacrest does not stay in the parking lot with Ryan Seacrest.

Last week we learned that, allegedly, the parking lot is where contestant Crystal Bowersox had an emotional run-in with Seacrest. And there, under the stars among the cars, Bowersox reportedly revealed a homesick heart. Seacrest, in turn, urged her to soldier on and stay on the show, according to reports.

This week, we learned that the incident — or at least the reporting of the incident (first by TMZ) — caused Bowersox to text to a castoff, “I’m ok… betrayed by Seacrest.”

Now comes news that there was indeed a conversation in the parking lot, but it had nothing to do with quitting. “I never intended on quitting. None of that (was true),” Bowersox told E! of the reports that claimed Seacrest saved the show from losing its far-and-away best contestant.

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“We had a conversation, but it definitely didn't go down the way that it has been portrayed as,” Bowersox said. “We had a simple, civil conversation. Ryan gave me great advice. And I highly respect him. I am not mad at Ryan Seacrest. He is a great man. We just bumped into each other and had a good talk,” said Bowersox.

Jon Gosselin likes a lady with deep pockets
The dad of eight hasn’t had much luck finding work since he and TLC parted ways, and apparently his luck with women hasn’t been much better. The relationships he had when his divorce to Kate was being finalized have fallen apart.

Slideshow: Celebrity Sightings Most recently, the girl he was living with in the L.A. area “threw him out,” according to a source close to Jon — “basically, at the same time that he filed the lawsuit against Kate” that requested an amendment to his alimony and child-support obligations.

Now, Jon is interested in another woman, one who can support him while he’s strapped for cash. “He has a new 40-something, Washington, D.C., love interest,” a Gosselin insider told Us Weekly. “She’s rich — and he’s hoping to have her back one of his projects.”

What that project is specifically is not certain. However, Us reports that Gosselin has been knocking on TLC’s door.

“He has been lobbying TLC to get a show of his own,” the insider said. “It’s killing him that Kate is having all of this success.”

Kate’s show, “Twist of Kate,” debuts on the network this summer.

Yoko Ono won’t duet with John Lennon
A piece of good news for anyone who is creeped out by the duet trend in which talent takes the stage with someone who appears from beyond the grave: Yoko Ono won’t do it.

In an interview with IndieRockCafé.com, Ono said that she wouldn’t perform alongside a screen projection of her late husband, nor would she ever repurpose one of Lennon’s songs and add her voice to it. “No, no. I respect too much John’s music to do something like that,” she told the website.

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Photos: ‘Idol Gives Back’

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  1. Charity night

    Common, left, and Queen Latifah serve as hosts during "Idol Gives Back 2010" in Pasadena, Calif., on Wednesday, April 21. The show was the third edition of "Idol Gives Back." (Vince Bucci / PictureGroup via Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. She's got a feeling

    Singer Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas performs "Rock That Body" during the "Idol Gives Back" special on Wednesday, April 21. (Vince Bucci / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Spellbound

    Jeff Beck and Joss Stone performed a simmering version of "I Put a Spell on You" on "Idol Gives Back." (Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. 'Change' you can believe in

    Fresh off a big night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood sings "Change" on Wednesday, April 21. (Mark Davis / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Man with a message

    Elton John encouraged viewers to get educated about HIV/AIDS singing the night's final song, his ballad "Your Song." (Vince Bucci / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Two of many

    Victoria Beckham, second from right, along with Ryan Seacrest, made a return to the show on Wednesday to talk about two children helped by "Idol"-raised money. (Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. 'Heaven' sent

    "Idol" judge Randy Jackson, right, lends a hand during Mary J. Blige's performance of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." (Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Always the right Keys

    Alicia Keys, who served as mentor this week on "American Idol," sang her new ballad "Un-Thinkable" as well as "Empire State of Mind (Pt. II) Broken Down" on "Idol Gives Back." (Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Bank on it

    "Idol" judge Ellen DeGeneres, left, and David Arquette, right, visit a "Feeding America'" local food bank in Monrovia, Calif., in connection with "Idol Gives Back." (Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. A meaningful walk

    Season seven "American Idol" winner David Cook traveled with the UN Foundation to raise awareness about the importance of girls' education for "Idol Gives Back." On March 30, Cook joined an English class in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Stuart Ramson / PictureGroup via Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Filling bellies

    Former "Idol" finalists Brandon Rogers, left, and Kevin Covais volunteered at Feeding America's local food banks on April 13 as part of "Idol Gives Back." (Ray Mickshaw / PictureGroup via Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Spending time with the children

    Actress Jennifer Garner visited LBJ Elementary in Jackson, Ky., on March 24, where Save the Children's Early Steps to School Success program helps young children prepare for school by developing strong literacy skills. (David Stephenson / PictureGroup via Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Lending a hand

    Former "Idol" contestants Mikalah Gordon, left, and David Hernandez volunteered at a Feeding America food bank on April 13 as part of "Idol Gives Back." (Ray Mickshaw / PictureGroup via Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Taking an active stance

    Morgan Freeman paid a visit to the Save the Children program at IT Montgomery Elementary School in Mound Bayou, Miss., on April 11. The program encourages students to eat healthy and stay physically active. (Suzi Altman / PictureGroup via Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Let's read, dawg!

    "Idol" judge Randy Jackson, right, visited the Save the Children program in Mound Bayou, Miss., on April 11. (Suzi Altman / PictureGroup via Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Moving to help

    Judge Simon Cowell, left, visited the Children's Health Fund and its new mobile unit, which was paid for with "Idol Gives Back" donations, on April 9 in Douglas, Ariz. (Michael Becker / PictureGroup via Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
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