On the show this week: I name-drop Eastchester native Bobby Moynihan, who makes a strong “SNL” debut; Eva Amurri rolls her eyes at the style of Pound Ridge mom Susan Sarandon; and former LoHud dwellers Denzel Washington and Henry “The Fonz” Winkler were among a star-studded crowd to check out the USC-Ohio State game.
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â€œAmerican Idolâ€ finalist Kimberley Locke helped organize a fundraiser that will be held this Saturday at Caramoor in Katonah to benefit the charity Camp Heartland. Which star of â€œWhose Line is it Anyway?â€ is scheduled to host?
A. Wayne Brady
B. Drew Carey
C. Colin Mochrie
D. Ryan Stiles
On the podcast this week: the BeyoncÃ©-Jay-Z wedding, Mariah Carey’s chart-topper, and Denzel’s next movie.
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At the end of the video and after the break is the answer to this week’s quiz: Behind champ Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken, new North Salem resident Kimberley Locke finished third on season two of “American Idol.” Who finished fourth that season?
A) Joshua Gracin
B) Carmen Rasmusen
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Why would a celebrity choose North Salem as a place to live and open a restaurant? What’s a downside to living with Clay Aiken? And what does it feel like to know you’ll be singing your new song on the “American Idol” stage during this week’s results show?
These questions in an exclusive Suburbarazzi interview with “Idol” contestant Kimberley Locke were the ones to make the cut for tonight’s extra-special segment on RNN. Later this week, we’ll post my uncut interview, including a reference to Kim’s stint on “Celebrity Fit Club.” (Although that version will be uncut, don’t exactly expect a Jerry Springer routine from Kim and me, though. We’re not like that. On camera, anyway.)
“American Idol” alum Kimberley Locke is wasting no time getting herself acclimated to New York City’s northern suburbs.
While chatting with Suburbarazzi last week, she revealed that the nicest A-lister in the music industry was the one and only Patti LaBelle. But it seems Locke won’t be on her own when it comes to planning regional charity events.
Not only is she hoping for LaBelle to appear at an upcoming event at Katonah’s Caramoor to raise money for Camp Heartland, but it appears that “Don’t Forget The Lyrics” host and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” mainstay Wayne Brady will provide hosting duties. Camp Heartland, which Locke said recently purchased the Birch Family Camp in Carmel, caters to children living with AIDS.
We love the charity work, of course, but we also love her dedication to bringing more celebs to the Lower Hudson Valley. It keeps us busy in the best way possible.
Find out how why Locke lists LaBelle as her favorite music industry icon and more about Locke’s charitable works in the following clip:
In case you missed any of the other audio clips of my interview with Locke, here’s what you might have missed on Suburbarazzi and sister blog Remote Access:
If you want to hear why Locke moved to the region, click here. If you want to know who her one-to-watch pick is for “Idol” Season 7, click here. Hear about her love of motorcycles here, her decision to audition for “Idol” here and her approach to losing 42 pounds here. And you know you want to know what’s on Locke’s iPod.
(Photo by Tania Savayan/The Journal News)
Don’t let the sweet demeanor of “American Idol” alumna Kimberley Locke lull you into thinking she’s intimidated by a motorcycle. She’s got a small fleet of them, and it’s one of the reasons she was disappointed to see biker-slash-nurse Amanda Overmyer eliminated from “Idol” this week.
In this clip from my interview of Locke yesterday, she reveals her plans to buy a Harley in the near future and love for ridin’ hogs through the Lower Hudson Valley and her native Tennessee:
More clips from Locke will appear here and on Remote Access until my story about her appears Tuesday in the Life & Style section of The Journal News, but I’ve posted a few already.
If you want to hear why Locke moved to the region, click here. If you want to know who her one-to-watch pick is for “Idol” Season 7, click here.
(Photo of Locke by Tania Savayan/The Journal News)
Today, Ted Mann and I sat down with Kimberley Locke, the third-place finisher from the second season of “American Idol” and the newest celebrity to settle down in the Lower Hudson Valley. She’s one of the owners of Croton Creek restaurant in Croton Falls.
Oh, and by the way, she’s performing her new single, “Fall,” on the “Idol” results show this Wednesday.
I have to say, I was impressed all the way around. Classy, funny, sophisticated and beautiful, Locke was a charming and honest interview. As someone who regularly covers “Idol” for sister blog Remote Access, I was a fan of her before, but I like her even more now.
Here’s a clip of Locke discussing why a girl from Tennessee decided to move to North Salem this week; the “Jim and Liam” she references are two of her restaurant partners, Jim Stake and Liam Harvey:
I’ll post more clips on here and on Remote Access until my story about her appears Tuesday in the Life & Style section of The Journal News.
(Photo by Tania Savayan/The Journal News)
Ever since my colleague Audrey Green’s article on the new Croton Creek Steakhouse in the May issue of InTown, I’ve been dying to make the trek up to Croton Falls. In case you haven’t read the story, the restaurant is co-owned by former “American Idol” contestant Kimberley Locke. Alas, when my wife and I finally made it for dinner, Locke wasn’t there. Fortunately co-owner Jim Stake (right, with Locke) was and he had plenty of gossip to share.
Who is Locke’s favorite to win this season of AI? “She’s a fan of Jordan.”
Do you guys know of any good AI gossip? “We [Stake and co-owner Liam Harvey] are both going to watch the finals. We’re also good friends with Nigel Lythgoe. Apparently he’s now dating Priscilla Presley.”
Wait, I thought she was already married? “So did we. Same goes for Nigel, though he’s supposed to be getting divorced. Oh well, that’s Hollywood.”
Have any other celebrities been to the restaurant yet? “Martha Stewart was here a few weeks ago. She loved the oven-roasted tomato salad.”</div></blockquote>
“An Idol Outpost in Croton Falls” [InTown Westchester]
(photos: Mark Vergari/InTown Westchester)