This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Jordan Sparks & Justin Bieber

August 10th, 2012 10:00am EDT

sparks Rising Star: Jordan Sparks

I hate to admit it, but yes, I am an obsessive viewer of "American Idol." So much so, that I was disappointed I didn't get a phone call from Simon Cowell after the big judge shake-up pre-Ellen. So when i watched Jordan Sparks become the winner of "AI" in 2007, I knew they chose the right one.. I just hoped her win wouldn't let her end up like some of the other "Idols" that never really went anywhere after the show.

But Sparks kept her winning train going... she had big success on the music charts and now she's gearing up for her first film, "Sparkle," starring opposite the late Whitney Houston. And she's not stopping there. She's already signed on for a second movie, "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete," starring with fellow "AI" alum and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson. Sparks has a clothing line and is releasing her third album. Not to mention, she's dating cutie patootie Jason Derulo.

To top it all off, the singer is looking fit and fab, having dropped 50 pounds since her days on the singing competition show. She recently bared her new physique in tiny bikini for "Shape" magazine and is looking as gorgeous as ever on the cover of "Redbook."

Sparks has definitely proved that she has what it takes to be a megastar. And she truly knows how to "Sparkle."

Falling Star: Justin Bieber

Ok, "Falling Star" might be a little harsh. This week we can change it to, "Hair Brained Star." And the award goes to "The Biebs."

Part of Bieber's success had a lot to do with his hair, and not necessarily his singing skills. With one shake of his golden colored, Canadian maple mop-top, he has teen girls screaming. Ok, I get it. It's an image thing. But recently, Biebs showed some unroyal behavior when he decided to take some jabs at Prince William's thinning hair.

“I mean, there are things to prevent that nowadays, like Propecia,” Bieber said in UK's Rollercoaster magazine. “I don’t know why he doesn’t just get those things, those products. You just take Propecia and your hair grows back. Have you not got it over here?”

Um, really Bieber?? You've decided to insult British Royalty? Guess the 18-year-old is getting a little too big for his britches.

But Prince Wiliam definitely is getting the last laugh. Not only is he married to Kate Middleton, but he probably doesn't see the need to grow his thinning hair, since he'll soon be covering it with a crown. You know, when he's King of a country?!?

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Photo Credits: Redbook; Universal Music Group

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