XIX Entertainment: Simon Fuller on American Idol’s “Incredible Decade”
“I just can’t believe we are celebrating our 10th season. It has been an incredible decade and the success we have enjoyed has eclipsed all of our wildest dreams. This anniversary season is all set to be the most enjoyable of all, we have had the most successful auditions in our history and are spoilt for choice with great talent. Our two new judges Jennifer and Steven, two enormous stars in their own right are going to have an incredible time judging this amazing crop of talented people on their debut season. With plenty of other positive changes coming, there is a renewed energy and enthusiasm in Idol world.”
Sort of odd press release from Simon Fuller’s company. You can read the rest of it HERE.
Steven Tyler Says Outrageous Things About Paula Abdul
The new “Idol” judge was asked for his opinion on a former “Idol” judge when this question was posed to him: “What do you think of Paula Abdul’s new show [CBS’s “Live to Dance”]?”
“I haven’t watched it … I just wish her luck,” Tyler said. “The world took the piss out of her for nodding out, something I’m not unfamiliar with. I guess she had problems with substances. Uh, I don’t know. She’s a real character and she’s great. She’s an artist. People are gonna look to see what she’s got going next. I wish her luck.”
And we wish him luck once this gets out.
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Fox’s X Factor vs. Idol
There’s Mark Burnett’s Voice of America, due on NBC, and America’s Got Talent. Now comes Fox’s own belated import of The X Factor, with Simon Cowell cast in a new role as mentor rather than harsh judge. The show is due next fall.
Is there room for four? “I wouldn’t think so, and I don’t think there will be four” on the air for long, says Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly. But Factor, produced by Cowell, has “its own different energy; a lot of the mechanics are similar but the mentoring aspect is so major, the spectacle nature of it, the production of it feels very different. The rest of it is for the audience to decide,” he says, “but in a perfect world I’d like to see the competition between the two shows.”
Read more at USA Today
‘Idol’ runner-up Crystal Bowersox looks back, ahead
Hollywood, California (CNN) — Crystal Bowersox is center stage at S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood, rehearsing two lines from her new single over and over: “You’d come home with bourbon breath, Jack in the air. And when you broke my bones, I told the school I fell down the stairs.”
They’re the most disturbing lyrics on the title track of her rootsy debut album, “Farmer’s Daughter,” and she wants to make sure the sentiment is punctuated.
Jordin Sparks tweets, “Was so great 2 partner w/ Bank of America & perform today @ChildrensTheOne Hospital in #Dallas 4 #SLANT45. The kids rock & are SO amazing!”
David Archuleta Vlogs about….SNOW!!!
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‘American Idol’ and Simon Cowell face off … in Archie Comics?
Jon Goldwater, the co-CEO of Archie Comics, says the July issue of the venerable comic book will feature some music-world star power: “Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez face off in Riverdale, as ‘X Factor’ and ‘American Idol’ hold open auditions and compete against each other to collect the best and brightest musical talents from the town – including the Archies, Josie and the Pussycats and more. This one has it all – celebrities, comedy, music and plenty of surprises. Who better to become the next musical reality hit than the Archies?”
See the cover at the LA Times
Jennifer Lopez and Friends: “Idol” TCA Winter Tour
Making an appearance for the 2011 Winter TCA press tour, Jennifer Lopez was looking lovely at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, CA on Tuesday (January 11).
The “Ain’t It Funny” singer sat amongst fellow “American Idol” judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest as they answered a series of questions during the “Idol” panel at the FOX Broadcasting Company.
See the photos at Celebrity Gossip
Simon Cowell: Will Smith Won’t Be a Judge on ‘X Factor’
“I would love to work with Will, but I don’t know where this story has come from, because we have never even spoken,” Cowell told “Extra’s” Terri Seymour.
“The X Factor” will appear on FOX in 2011… without Will.
Read more at ExtraTV
Lea Michele & Chris Colfer: ‘Hair’ Performance Pals
Lea Michele and Chris Colfer are all smiles as they leave a performance of Hair at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday (January 9).
The 24-year-old Glee actress and her co-star missed out on Cory Monteith’s show with his Bonnie Dune bandmates at The Roxy.
See the photos at Just Jared
Spoilers Anonymous In-Depth: ‘Glee’s’ Post-Super Bowl Episode
This special episode will focus on the local football championships and the cheerleading regionals. Sue will throw a hissy fit and try to destroy the locker room and the principal’s office. Katie Couric will appear in a scene with Sue, and Cory Monteith recently revealed that Artie (portrayed by Kevin McHale) will be doing a lot of the singing.
Vocal Adrenaline, including Charice reprising her role of Sunshine, will perform the Black Eyed Peas’ hit ‘Meet Me Halfway.’ Dalton Academy Warblers will sing Destiny’s Child’s ‘Bills Bills Bills.’ Some of the other songs performed in this special episode will include tunes by Lady Antebellum and Katy Perry.
But the musical performance fans are mostly looking forward to is the mash-up of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’ with a yet-to-be-announced song. Finn, who will be one of the zombies in the tribute, will provide the spooky narration at the beginning of ‘Thriller.’
Read more at TV Squad
Nuthin’ But A Glee Thang with Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison & Sofia Vergara
Lea Michele Never Meant to Hurt Young ‘True Grit’ Star
But Gossip Cop discovered that one key part of the story was omitted. It was not Lea Michele who “dissed” the talented ‘True Grit’ star. It was actually a production assistant, whose premiere role on set was to keep the show’s tenacious fans at bay.
Even though Lea wasn’t at fault for Hailee’s letdown, she still feels bad. “I heard Hailee was upset and feel terrible,” she said. “The ‘Glee’ schedule is so jam-packed that the PA probably pulled me so that I wouldn’t be late to set. I never meant to hurt her feelings. She’s an extraordinary talent and I look forward to meeting her one day.”
Read more at PopEater