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Crystal Bowersox

'American Idol' Star Reflects On Coming Out As Bisexual

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Just months after "American Idol" season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox announced a divorce from her husband Brian Walker in May 2013, the singer sat do...

It's Over! 'American Idol' Runner-Up Crystal Bowersox Divorcing

Posted 05.07.2013 | Divorce

"American Idol" runner-up Crystal Bowersox has split from musician husband Brian Walker after two and a half years of marriage. "The friendship and...

How A Missing Earring Led To A Million-Dollar Business

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

This all began with the hope that I could help one teenage girl fit in with her friends -- so that she wouldn’t be branded by her illness. And while I feel really fortunate, it’s important for people to know that success doesn’t have to be on a grand scale, it just needs to be something that fulfills you.

'American Idol': Where Are They Now?

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.21.2012 | TV

Sanjaya Malakar tends bar in the East Village. Camile Velasco worked at a Subway in Los Angeles. A.J. Gil became homeless. And Jessica Sierra checked ...

Crystal Bowersox Marries In Hemp Dress

people.com | Marisa Laudadio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

They had a whirlwind courtship and an engagement lasting only weeks, but Crystal Bowersox and Brian Walker were hardly strangers in love. Longtime ...

Crystal Bowersox

AP | DOUG WHITEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than a half-dozen public employees snooped in confidential state records for personal information on "American Idol" runne...

U.S. Girls Help Less Fortunate Worldwide In 'Girl Up' Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Empowered, smart and savvy U.S. girls -- have been given a chance to help less fortunate girls worldwide through the newly launched Girl Up campaign....

I Want an 'I Survived American Idol' T-shirt

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Robinson

Just when I was beginning to wonder whether American Idol is really a government conspiracy, an opiate for the people, we finally got to the results.

Idol Season 9: Top 5 -- Aaron Swings On Home

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In a week I found underwhelming, who will be the bottom three? I'd say Aaron, Casey and Michael with Aaron and Casey in the bottom two and Casey going home. What did you think of the singers and their song choices?

Saying Goodbye to Siobhan Was an Idol Shocker

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Robinson

My mind is still reeling from Wednesday night's Idol show, and it wasn't just from seeing Shakira quote Roosevelt after her barefoot gypsy dance and duet with country singer Rascal Flatts.

Idol Season 9: Top 6 -- Siobhan Sent Packing!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Crystal kept talking back when she should have taken her weak reviews humbly. The problem was that her singing wasn't very good.

Idol Season 9: Top 7 -- Tim Smiles All The Way Home

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After weeks of coasting, Crystal used no instrument, sang a cappella to start, looked supremely confident and knocked it out of the park.

Idol Season 9: Top 9...Again

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's Elvis Week and Adam Lambert is the first contestant to come back as a mentor -- and turns out to be one of the best mentors ever.

American Idol: Elvis Week

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

The weekly topics always stay within the kids' limited range. What about standards? Hip hop? Klezmer? Just something out of their comfort zone. And if someone fails badly -- Cool! It's live TV.

Idol Season 9: Top 9 -- Casey James Back In The Hunt To Win

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Top 9 contestants on American Idol were given the keys to the greatest catalog in pop history: the tunes of Lennon and McCartney. The results were so-so.

Simon Cowell's AI Spill: Time to "Top Kill" American Idol

Mike Amato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Amato

Simon may be leaving the company but the rig's still in place spewing plumes of vocalists into the American star-hole, leaking into Broadway and Hollywood with no end in sight.

American Whitel

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Andrew Garcia did well singing "Forever." But then Simon said, "Don't take this the wrong way, but you're boring." Uh, what exactly is the right way to take "you're boring"?

Idol Season 9: Top 10 -- Didi Says Bye-Bye

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I doubt many people will argue Didi should have been saved. That would only make sense if you believed she were destined to make the finale and voters had made a tragic mistake. But what about the contenders?

'American Idol' Crowns Winner (SPOILER)

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Lee DeWyze, a paint store clerk who overcame his shyness to impress "American Idol" judges and viewers with his spirit and soulful...

Idol Season 9 Finale: Idol Jumps Shark

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In what even ardent fans must admit was the least musically exciting, least dramatic finale in Idol history, Crystal Bowersox received nothing but praise.

Idol Season 9: Top 11 -- Non-Shocker: Paige Goes Home

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

American Idol said goodbye to Paige Miles and finalized the Top 10. That's the group that goes on tour and from which most every single successful Idol alum has sprung.

Idol Season 9: Top 11 -- Paige Making Top 10? Only Against All Odds

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

American Idol week now begins on Mondays, when the contestant who just left the show appears on the Late Show With David Letterman.

American Idol and Authenticity

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sandy Henson Corso

Think about your friends and family; do some of them really stand out? They are the ones who know themselves. In other words, they are comfortable in their own skin and know who they are as people.

Cheers and Tears for American Idol Finalists Crystal and Lee: Singers With Heart

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Robinson

Whether it's Crystal or Lee who gets crowned on Idol this season, it doesn't really matter. Both artists have given America a reason to cry, cheer, and move on from what's been ailing us.

American Idol: Top 2 + 10

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

American Idol is like the Academy Awards this year -- a plethora of nominees but only two real contenders. It's Siobhan Magnus vs. Crystal Bowersox.