'American Idol' finalist Kimberly Caldwell joins Fox sports show '54321'
By Wade Paulsen, 05/12/2003
American Idol is so hot, even Fox Sports wants a piece of the action. Fox Sports Net has announced that it has hired Kimberly Caldwell, a finalist in the current edition of Fox's hit reality/talent series American Idol, as an entertainment correspondent ... for the extreme sports show 54321. Every weekday at 5:30 PM, 54321 mixes fresh video from the hottest skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX and motocross events throughout the world with features, profiles, in-studio guests and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the lifestyle and trends that these sports envelop into a 30-minute package.
Kimberly's job will be to report from backstage at movie premieres, concerts and other entertainment venues with a link to the world of extreme sports. Her first report covered the comic-book extreme sports world of X2. Kimberly seemed as if she couldn't decide whether she wanted to be Eminem or Faith Hill on Idol, but this show, with a soft entertainment gloss on hard-edged sports, may allow her to be both.