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Stage-Dad Archuleta: "People Don't Like That"

5/12/2008 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ told you first about the ban on David Archuleta's dad backstage at "Idol," and now Team David is trying to circle the wagons, but unlike David's voice, it rings a little hollow.

People talked to David's voice coach and a guy from Utah who's been working with the "AI" wunderkind on "arrangements" – for the last three years. Stop right there: the kid is 16! How many people does he need? The voice coach says that the ban is "more of a fairness issue than anything else."

And this supposed defense, from the arranger, sounds more ominous than anything: "[Jeff's] involved. He's intense. ... Sometimes people don't like that." Really?

Heather Won't Give Girl Promised Legs Up


Heather Mills promised a Russian mom who lost her legs and had to pull herself around on a skateboard $20K for a new pair of prosthetics – but then promptly ignored the woman's pleas to keep her promise.

The Sun says that Mills had promised Maria Rybkina the money to get her new fake legs four years ago, but never "did anything at all" for Rybkina, who lost her legs at age 5. Mills even did a photo-op with the woman, who eventually got prosthetics from another source.

Reminder: Mills told a judge that she needed more than a mil per year for "charitable work."

Kate and Owen: The Ring's Just a Ringer


Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson are not – repeat not – engaged, despite a flurry of rumors and reports to the contrary.

The buzz began when Hudson was spotted wearing a diamond ring in Boston, whereupon the British tabs went crazy with reports that the couple – who have been spied together a lot recently – were gettin' hitched. Not so, says Hudson's rep to Us, which points out that Hudson is shooting a movie called "Bride Wars," hence the ring.

The pair has been "at a good place with each other," according to a pal.

Party Favors: Jigga – No Hard Knocks for Vegas 40/40 ... McCartney Gets Officially Severed from Mills ... Liv Tyler Doing "Great" After Split


Jay-Z tells Vegas Confidential that his 40/40 Club in Las Vegas is just fine, thanks, even though reports have suggested otherwise. "We have conquered all the operational goals and are pleased with the results," says Hova. ... A London judge has given "a preliminary decree of divorce" for Paul McCartney and Heather Mills. The divorce could be final in six weeks. ... Liv Tyler's dad – that's Steven Tyler of Aerosmith – tells Us she's doing "great," after her split from Royston Langdon. TMZ spotted her with son Milo out and about on Friday – and looking well.

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Lela    

To #49

What difference does it make whether we are on Oprah or TMZ? There is never a good reason to offend and insult other people regardless of where or how you interact with others.

My original comments (see #21) were really intended for #18, who quoted “Only those obnoxious tweens will be buying his CDs or those old menopausal Claymates.”

Why insult people you don’t even know? These kinds of attitude and behavior are exactly what the world needs LESS of.

2320 days ago
2.

Kat    

Lela,
Are you going to soak your dentures when you watch American Idol tonight?

2320 days ago
3.

Lela    

To Romy:

No, I'm not old enough to wear dentures you SMART ASS!

2320 days ago
4.

Kat    

I see that you are wearing your fangs then! I will put my puke basket next to me when I watch little wussy boy tonight.

2319 days ago
5.

Lela    

To #53 Romy

WHY DON'T YOU GROW UP! YOU REALLY SOUND LIKE A "RETARD."

2318 days ago
6.

whateveryousay    

Get the hell out of this country, Heather, you fake ass.

2321 days ago
7.

Lenn K.    

Heather, you suck, you thoughless one legged pig.

2321 days ago
8.

Stacy    

David's 17. Get your facts straight.

2321 days ago
9.

Diana    

You really have to feel sorry for David...kids can't control how their parents act and this really has got to be humiliating for him. It is such a sad shame any parent would act like this and really harm their child's chance and mental well being. The good thing for David is that he is 17.....I hope he wins and and does well so he can get out from under the control of his dad and be his own person. At least with him being 17, he should not have to worry about his parents taking his money like so many other child celebs have! David's dad sounds like he is in it for himself and not thinking about doing what is best for his kid.....and that includes not making a butt of yourself in front of your child!

2321 days ago
10.

MindyD    

Heather is living proof that the Gene Pool needs more Chlorine

2321 days ago
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Pam    

I hope that the world exposes this opportunistic PIG..aka not Peeeedaphile. Heather Mills. She is soooooo pretentious. But more than anything, I hope she loses custody of her daughter to Paul. Danka.

2321 days ago
12.

Pat    

David being so young has a very nice voice and very easy to listen to. Should he win this year? NO. Each song almost sounds the same. Asked to perform Rock n roll.......it has a small upbeat but it is more of a mellow song. David Cook is wonderful but his songs are all the same too. He is a rock n' roll boy and there is nothing wrong with that. That is where his career is headed just like Chris from last year. Chris is doing great, David will too. Both Davids are lacking in personality. David A, is young but really lacks in that department. Every time he says he picked a song and had fun with it.......I sit and think, it sounded like the last song, where was the fun? With his dull personality, I missed it. I know this is not a personality contest but that only helps. If this is fixed for him to win, he will not go as far as David Cook or Syesha. She has the making of a star in the music world.

2321 days ago
13.

kt    

What David A really needs is a personal trainer -- he has a really dumpy body. Maybe if he learned how to move/dance he could shape up. And he has a creepy smile.

2321 days ago
14.

BoyceFan    

David Archuleta stole the idea and arrangements to put Stand by me and Beautiful girls together from a band called Boyce Avenue. Their version has been on Youtube for months and has over one million views. Their's no way that he just happend to coincidentally put the same two songs together even if it is backwards. He should at least credit them with the idea. Their version is better anyway.

2321 days ago
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Fan Since 2007!!!    

Of course Heather didn't put out for the woman's promised legs. She never will because that 's who and what she is. TMZ should also show that pic of her trying to hide behind that wig and glasses in New York from awhile back. That's Heather's reality for the rest of her life...

2321 days ago
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