BRANSON, Mo. (AP) – Regis Philbin said there should be a celebrity edition of American Idol, and he would try out for it.
“And if I don’t win it, there’s something wrong,” he said during an appearance Friday at the opening of an interactive, ship-shaped museum dedicated to the Titanic disaster.
Philbin, who has released two successful albums in the past two years, was respnding to a challenge from Randy Jackson, an Idol judge who sat in for Philbin on “Regis and Kelly” Friday.
Philbin and his wife, Joy, were in Branson to christen the “Titanic: The Legend Continues” museum. Philbin also performed a concert Friday night at the Grand Palace.
Charles, Camilla celebrate 1 year
LONDON (AP) – Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, marked their first wedding anniversary privately on Sunday at the Scottish estate where they spent their honeymoon.
The couple, who recently returned from a trip to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and India, were relaxing at the royal Balmoral estate in Scotland. They planned no public celebration.
The pair smiled and waved at a small group of well-wishers gathered outside the nearby Crathie Parish Church, where they attended a morning service.
They married April 9, 2005, ending years of gossip about a relationship that began when they were in their 20s, before Charles met and married Princess Diana.
Camilla took the title Duchess of Cornwall rather than Princess of Wales, in deference to enduring public affection for Diana.
Blake Shelton to sing for Okla.
ADA, Okla. (AP) – Country music singer Blake Shelton will host a fundraiser for victims of drought and a string of wildfires that have plagued Oklahoma since November.
Shelton said he will host a three-day event called “Raindance” in his hometown of Ada starting May 14. Along with an archery tournament and a silent auction, Shelton and at least four country artists will perform at a concert.
Shelton, known for hits such as “Austin,” “Ol’ Red” and “Some Beach,” just finished a 16-month tour. Shelton said he wanted to do the benefit because he’s fond of people in his home state.
Since Nov. 1, grass fires in Oklahoma have scorched an estimated 560,000 acres, damaged or destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses and killed at least three people.