February 17, 2009 10:37 AM by Jody Pagliocco
American Idol season 7 finalist David Archuleta most recently has been seen performing at the shopping mall of all places. David Archuleta performed a few of his songs at a shopping mall located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The American Idol cutie in August of 2008 released his first single titled “Crush” from his self titled album. The album was then released in November of 2008 and debuted at the number-two spot on the Billboard top 200 chart.
As of January 2009 it has sold only 610,000 copies. On February 7th 2009 David Archuleta appeared for a cameo on the television show popular to many kids and tweens iCarly. Who knows what could possibly explain his need to perform at a shopping mall of all places, but lets hope we do see more of this American Idol finalist on TV and hear him more on the radio than at our local malls. If this is what David Archuleta has to look forward to for a career, It might be safe to say he needs to find a new manager other than his dad.
Here are some celebrities who have parents in the main part of their career managing
Ashanti’s mother Tina Douglas has given herself the title of “Momanager” acting as Ashanti’s manager.
Ashlee and Jessica Simpson have their father to thank for their careers or lack thereof.
Lindsay Lohan also employs her mother Dina Lohan as a manager, who is also trying to launch her other daughters career.
Hip-Hop artist Usher also has his mother at his side as his manager too.
Not all parent-child celebrity pairings for management are all lollipops and roses either.
For instance, Christopher “Kit” Culkin, father and ex-manager of former child-star Macaulay Culkin, notoriously lived off the “Home Alone” actor’s assets.
Kit Culkin also had a reputation for signing Macaulay up for movies without his son’s permission.
Country singer LeAnn Rimes once filed suit against her father and his co-manager for embezzling to the tune of 7 million.
The list goes on! While all these celebs have reached a high point American Idolhas had to have helped David Archuleta’s career on some level and hopefully his father can help him reach his full potential.
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