Idol Headlines for 03/31/11 – The Evening Edition

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MJ Family Offended by ‘A.I.’ Pepsi Moment

Michael Jackson’s family is offended by a comment made on “American Idol” last night by a contestant, who made light of MJ’s devastating injury that triggered years of drug abuse.

The “Pepsi moment” is a reference to the 1984 incident where Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial, severely burning his scalp — an injury that triggered an addiction to prescription drugs that may have ultimately taken his life.

A Jackson family rep tells TMZ, “We were shocked to see this. It’s nothing to make light of and everybody should be focusing on who was responsible for Michael’s death.”

The rep says Joe was particularly upset that producers didn’t take the remark out of the West Coast feed.

UPDATE: James Durbin just tweeted, “For anyone talkin..I said pepsi NOT MJ! I have no disrespect for Michael. I grew up singing his art. I guess youll take it how you want it…” and then followed that up with, “Talkin about MJs passing is too soon. Making a reference to an incident 25 years ago..not too soon. The stab was at pepsi people.”

Via TMZ

Record-Setting 55 Million Votes Cast After Last Night’s “American Idol” Performance Show

Last night, after the Top 11 finalists performed the songs of Sir Elton John, more than 55 million votes were cast, setting a new American Idol voting record for this early in the competition.

Read more at TVByTheNumbers

More Headlines after the JUMP…

‘American Idol': Post-Show Breakdown With the Top 11

After an Elton John-themed night of American Idol, the remaining 11 contestants sat down with reporters to discuss the previous week and the night’s performances.

On the judges using their save last week:

Casey Abrams: I think I just lost color in my skin and the fact I was just shaking and I dropped the microphone and this … I didn’t know what to do, there were a lot of F-bombs there; I was really scared.

Read more at THR

Kris Allen dropped by the American Idol offices this afternoon, and he brought along Zorro

@AmericanIdol: “Let the music play! Some of our #idol boys jamming in their fav studio hangout spot…”

Something Pitchy: The Top 11 Perform … Again

Did Haley Reinhart finally hit the mark or was it a case of trying too hard, too late? Was Naima Adedapo’s Rhasta rendition of “I’m Still Standing” an innovative performance or a total put-on? And what about Thia Megia’s perma-smile and James Durbin’s pyro-piano antics?

Myself, Rickey Yaneza and MJ Santilli sink our teeth into the Top 11’s Elton John hit parade in this edition of AOL’s ‘American Idol’ talk show, “Something Pitchy!”

Watch the Video at TV Squad

Justin Guarini, Paul Iacono to Star in RENT at Surflight Theatre, 5/28-6/19

Direct from Broadway’s American Idiot, American Idol’s Justin Guarini and MTV’s Paul Iacono (star of the hit series “The Hard Times of RJ Berger”) will star in Jonathan Larson’s landmark rock musical RENT at Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, NJ, from May 28 through June 19. Guarini will play Roger and Iacono will star as Mark. Opening Night is scheduled for Saturday, May 28 at 8:00pm. Celebrating its 62nd Season of Broadway by the Beach, Surflight Theatre, a Jersey Shore entertainment destination for over 60 years, is now under the leadership of Producer and Surflight alum Roy Miller.

Read more at Broadway World

David Archuleta’s Latest VLOG – Band Auditions

Tim Urban covers Rebecca Black’s “Friday”

Blake Lewis on ‘Idol’, Reality Rocks Expo

More at OnTheRedCarpet

Guest Blogger and ‘American Idol’ Alum Siobhan Magnus: ‘Bring on the Pyro and Smoke Machine!’

I’m not going to pretend, this was the first time I tuned into American Idol since being on the show. I’d seen the contestants’ faces on the commercials, because I watch a lot of Seinfeld on Fox on our basic cable TV, but hadn’t heard any of them yet.

It was mainly because I’ve been super busy working on my music, but also, I was kind of apprehensive of how it would make me feel to watch Idol again. Just hearing the theme music in the ads caused a sensation in my belly that put me right back in this mental state of panic — like it’s my turn and I’m about to go on the show. So that crazy feeling of performing kept me away and also the fear of watching and getting mad, bitter or bratty about it. Like if the judges are really nice to somebody who made the same mistake I did, I would have to cry, “No fair!” And I’m all about justice.

Read more at THR

Carrie Underwood On ‘American Idol’ Season 10: For Whom Is She Rooting?

Former “American Idol” Carrie Underwood chats with Access at the “Soul Surfer” premiere about Season 10 of “American Idol.” For which of the contestants is she rooting? Plus, what does she think about Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler as judges? Lastly, how has it been for Carrie having husband Mike Fisher playing in Nashville?

Access Hollywood

Jordan Sparks “World I Knew” Preview

Rock of Ages Casts Its Leading Man

Attention hair-metal fans: Vulture has learned that Adam Shankman’s big-screen adaptation of the Broadway (and soon, West End) musical Rock of Ages (yes, the one co-starring Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin, among others) has found its leading man in Diego González Boneta.

If the name has you asking, “¿Diego … quién?” you know him from telenovelas both Mexicano and gringo: Boneta played the killed-in-a-limo-wreckpop singer Javier Luna on the last two seasons of the CW’s 90210, and more recently had a recurring role on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars as the hardworking, salsa-dancing line cook Alex Santiago.

Read more at New York Magazine

  • blmetsfan

    @maskedscheduler Next week’s gonna be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame week on #IDOL

  • J9BT

    I’m bringing over my comment in the 3/31 headline thread (didn’t know MJ – oh no there are 2 MJ’s lol – was putting this in the evening headline thread)

    Now a group called Justice 4 MJ has been harrassing James on twitter, calling him a brat:

    justice_4mj JUSTICE 4 MJ
    http://bit.ly/hhWKZV Clearly talent does equate to class. Such disrespectful remarks. I hope MJ’s fan base doesn’t vote for this kid!

    justice_4mj JUSTICE 4 MJ
    JDurbinAI10 As an organization that upholds Michael Jackson’s legacy, your remarks were distasteful and showe… (cont) http://deck.ly/~6wdzA

    ustice_4mj JUSTICE 4 MJ
    JDurbinAI10 People making light of your comments is a pretty clear example of all that is wrong with this worl… (cont) http://deck.ly/~edICB

    justice_4mj JUSTICE 4 MJ
    MJ fans show this brat we don’t think his comments are funny, he needs to be taught a lesson in humility an… (cont) http://deck.ly/~hUxAr

    justice_4mj JUSTICE 4 MJ
    @ @JDurbinAI10: It’s really too bad, were were fans till last night, With out class you will never go anywher… (cont) http://deck.ly/~70Ot1

    http://twitter.com/#!/justice_4mj

    Exactly how does James being worried about his hair catching fire turn into being disrespectful of MJ???? James wasn’t laughing (although I’m sure his facial twitches could have made it appear that way), and certainly didn’t disrespect MJ, and this group is calling him out. Unbelievable.

  • calimari

    I think the MJ folks are kind of out of line. He didn’t say anything disrespectfful about MJ. There was an accident. James was in a situation where he was mindful that a similar incident could happen, and he expressed his concern/worry. Only wasn’t it a diet coke commercial – not Pepsi?

  • Niall

    Oh James. Poor kid. It was an innocent remark, and actually quite funny. He didn’t want his hair to catch on fire and referenced the pepsi commercial accident. The Jackson family and OTT fans need to get a life.

  • songsungblue

    I may be alone here, but I just find Siobhan so whiny. She’s all, ‘we didn’t have that!’ Seriously, get over it, babe. There was something about her personality that rubbed me the wrong way the whole season. I think she still doesn’t believe that her stupid shrieks weren’t the reason she didn’t win, oh no – it was the UNFAIRNESS of it all. Whatever.

  • butte009

    The AI Coke sponsors should be more offended than the Jackson clan. Seriously…

  • Kirkee

    How can this be interpreted as anything other than a joke about MJ’s hair catching fire during the making of the infamous Pepsi commercial? It was a dumb thing to say but I thought it was funny even though it pissed off some people.

    James needs to learn now that the things you say when you’re a public person have consequences.

  • BootStar

    The Jacksons need to STFU. They never miss an opportunity to get themselves and their “grief” out into the spotlight.

    I can’t wait until the autism spectrum community responds with outrage at their outrage. Get that popcorn ready! :-)

  • CindyM

    I heard Justin Guarini on the radio this morning talking about American Idiot. He’s really articulate. Only real news I found out was that he’s not living in NY, he’s commuting from Pennsylvania because his wife is 9 months pregnant.

    They talked about Idol, but he really hasn’t had a chance to watch yet. Talked about the contestants on Idol who make it to the top 13 are always professional in some manner or another, none are new to singing or performing. Talked about Sanjaya and his performing off-broadway right now. It was a good interview.

  • weese

    James remark was funny and without malice. I did not find it distasteful in any way.

  • jammasta

    Oh geez. Poor James.

    Being an Idol fan can be so infuriating sometimes.

    I’m offended by how offended some people are about this. It makes me sick.

  • Cari

    I feel so bad for the way James is getting so much hate right now. People are tweeting him nasty things, not only about himself or his comment but about his family, too!I didn’t think the comment was disrespectful in any way. People need to chill out.

    “The AI Coke sponsors should be more offended than the Jackson clan. Seriously…”

    Haha so true!

  • 1952

    James for the win.

  • Kirkee

    James for the win.

    I like his tweets. The way he owns it. I hope Idol doesn’t make him apologize.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    The Jacksons need to STFU. They never miss an opportunity to get themselves and their “grief” out into the spotlight.

    The Jackson family are a bunch of fame whores feeding off the carcass of their dead son. Indeed, they need to STFU.

    And, Michael Jackson fans bring new meaning to the phrase Cray Cray. Some of those people are seriously Bat Shit. They make Claymates and Glamberts look like pikers.

  • Cari

    I like his tweets. The way he owns it. I hope Idol doesn’t make him apologize.

    I’m pretty sure they’ll bring it up. Let’s see if they make him apologize…

  • koshka

    How can this be interpreted as anything other than a joke about MJ’s hair catching fire during the making of the infamous Pepsi commercial? It was a dumb thing to say but I thought it was funny even though it pissed off some people.James needs to learn now that the things you say when you’re a public person have consequences.

    I agree. James (& all of S10) will need to learn now just not respond to this type of stuff. They make bigger waves when they acknowledge it.

    MJs family just needs to STFU. I’m tired of the untouchable attitude they feel that everything surrounding MJ.

  • CindyM

    So Ellen Degeneres has signed the kid who do the duet with JHud. She signed that other kid, Grayson Chance too, right?

    TheEllenShow Savannah Robinson is the newest person to sign to my record label. She & Jennifer Hudson performed an incredible duet http://ellen.tv/gwRJrN
    about 21 hours ago via web

  • NOLA

    The rep says Joe was particularly upset that producers didn’t take the remark out of the West Coast feed.

    It’s all about $$$$ with Joe. Can’t you see the lawsuit against AI coming?

  • tripp_ncwy

    American Idol
    Just got word @KrisAllen is stopping by for a visit. Gonna see what he’s up to and report back to you guys soon!! Hang tight….

  • Trina

    Please. I’m a huge, HUGE Michael Jackson fan who can remember clear as day how scary that Pepsi commercial accident was and I found nothing wrong with the comment. And JOE, seriously? Joe was the most offended? The asshole who right after his sons death was promoting his latest work at an awards show red carpet? GFO idiot.

  • Mel1

    I’ve heard it all. Maybe the producers didn’t remove it from the WC feed because they didn’t find anything wrong with it.

  • kmd

    Nice vlog by Archie. It is good to see that he is auditioning new band members in LA. He seemed happy and relaxed. No mention of signing with another label yet. He did mention that the band members all speak different languages. Interesting.

  • cassie87

    I agree with other people that it’s pretty ridiculous that people are upset over James comment. Obviously, MJ was an inspiration for James, so he wasn’t disrespecting him. As part of tourette’s I think its common for people with the disease to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind. He just said it! It’s not like he was being malicious. I like Michael Jackson and I am definitely voting for James!

  • sr4mjc

    It was just a dumb, unfunny joke and mj stans are pretty mean. They were fighting with Chris Brown stans on twitter during DWTS.

  • girlygirl

    I hope Kris being over the AI offices means that they are talking about him performing on the show this season…

  • Miss Blue

    It’s all about $$$$ with Joe. Can’t you see the lawsuit against AI coming?

    You beat me to it. This family is beyond the pale. They made their living off of MJ from the time he was five. I see things haven’t changed much since he died.

    If anything is offensive about this whole episode, it’s the Jackson family, not James.

  • J9BT

    IMO James wasn’t trying to be funny at all when he made the comment – he seemed genuinely worried about his hair catching on fire with all of the hair product & pyro involved, especially given that something serious has previously happened with these variable (yes, the MJ incident).

    I think his facial twitches caused by his Tourettes possibly could be interpreted as smiles, when in fact they are simply twitches. He seemed serious when he made the statement.

  • J9BT

    girlygirl says:
    03/31/2011 at 7:09 pm
    I hope Kris being over the AI offices means that they are talking about him performing on the show this season…

    Me too!

  • girlygirl

    I feel back for James — it was an off-the-cuff remark. He clearly wasn’t saying anything about MJ. Joe Jackson is such an a**. All he seems to care about is making money off his son. He was pimping release of music at MJ’s memorial service — so why he thinks he has some moral high ground here, IDK…

  • gferna

    I’m sorry I’m off-topic… Just want to know if that story about Adam being kicked out of L.Gaga’s party ( because he was OTT drunk ) is true…

  • JudyOhio

    MJ’s family is offended…..BS.

    AND there was nothing wrong with saying Pepsi on a Coke sponsored show either! It was just a simple remark. I’m offended that the MJ family would even make a statement about it, geez. And I don’t believe for a second they were offended. It was just an opportunity for them to grab the spotlight. I hope AI doesn’t mention a WORD about it…let it die out. James is an innocent in this…he meant no harm at all. Btw, I’m not even a fan of James at this time, but the guy should be defended from their fake distress. Silence is golden, let James go on with the show and not have to respond to that nonsense!

  • nigerdelta

    ellen is gonna sign all the kids on youtube then what?

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    gferna: I’m sorry I’m off-topic… Just want to know if that story about Adam being kicked out of L.Gaga’s party ( because he was OTT drunk ) is true…

    Let’s just say that Perez was apparently the only one who noticed….. {winks; hands over a salt shaker}

    Everyone else who reported on the party was too busy talking about a multitude of other things, up to and including how drunk and lewd Gaga was in front of her frazzled mother.

  • luly

    I hope Kris being over the AI offices means that they are talking about him performing on the show this season…

    I hope so too.

    americanidol: In addition to working on a BRAND NEW ALBUM @KrisAllen also got a new dog. Meet Zorro Allen, the cutest #idol pet ever! http://t.co/VTg4SzI

  • tripp_ncwy

    American Idol loves Zorro. :D :D

  • larc

    Some people go through life looking under rocks for something to get offended about. Too bad it’s no longer PC to tell them to “Go to hell!”

  • sr4mjc

    I’m sorry I’m off-topic… Just want to know if that story about Adam being kicked out of L.Gaga’s party ( because he was OTT drunk ) is true…

    I don’t know how anyone here would know that. There were no tweets about it, except the ceiling, which Adam himself tweeted about. Was he likely drunk at Gaga’s party? Probably. Did he try to sing her happy birthday or feed her cake? Likely. How OTT was he? Who knows, Gaga was topless. I’m assuming it was a wild night. It wouldn’t be the first or last time Perez got catty, he’s been on Britney and Xtina’s case for a while lately. So much for changing Perez, that didn’t last long.

    Maybe he’s mad Adam didn’t attend his birthday party. ;)

  • Kirkee

    americanidol: In addition to working on a BRAND NEW ALBUM @KrisAllen also got a new dog. Meet Zorro Allen, the cutest #idol pet ever! http://t.co/VTg4SzI

    The dog again.

  • kmd

    The story I read in US magazine.com about Lady Gaga’s b-party party wasn’t very flattering to Adam. It said Adam wasn’t invited to Lady Gaga’s party and was kicked out by security because he was so drunk. So what is the truth? I guess you had to be at the party to really know.

  • sma11ie

    I hope Kris being over the AI offices means that they are talking about him performing on the show this season…

    Entirely possible. My guess is, next week we have Constantine, the week after, Kelly, then David… and after that we still got like 4 weeks before the finale? Carrie’s a possibility, I’m still crossing my fingers for Crystal, and Kris, definitely up there among the prospects.

    As part of tourette’s I think its common for people with the disease to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind.

    Heh, if that’s true, James fans should fight fire with fire (heh), pose as Tourettes advocates and go on the offensive against Joe Jackson for discrimination and call themselves @justice_4tourettes. Sorry, Joe Jackson is just so juvenile. The whole thing is ridiculous.

  • HermeticallySealed

    The story I read in US magazine.com about Lady Gaga’s b-party party wasn’t very flattering to Adam. It said Adam wasn’t invited to Lady Gaga’s party and was kicked out by security because he was so drunk. So what is the truth? I guess you had to be at the party to really know.

    I would think someone would have actually tweeted or commented on it, who was at the party. Seems a bit odd for nothing to be said until that article, not to mention a bit out of character.

  • Fullmoon

    The story I read in US magazine.com about Lady Gaga’s b-party party wasn’t very flattering to Adam. It said Adam wasn’t invited to Lady Gaga’s party and was kicked out by security because he was so drunk. So what is the truth? I guess you had to be at the party to really know.

    This smells like a publicity stunt. lol. Didn’t Adam go the next day to Gaga’s concert and was in the VIP suite box. Also how can he not be invited but yet go as Jakes guest. US picked up the exact story Perez fed them.

  • Lexus

    I’m a huge MJ fan and wasn’t the least bit offended by James’ remark. It was innocent. Joe Jackson will look for any, and I do mean any, opportunity to garner publicity or make a buck off of Michael. What I am offended by is Joe’s lack of tact, consideration and diplomacy when it comes to respecting his late son.

    The ardent MJ fans need to chill. This is NOT a big deal!

  • mozart4898

    Seriously, my only thought when James made that comment last night was “I’m surprised he even knows of it.” I’m 30 and I didn’t realize that was in 1984, but I was aware of it…considering when it actually happened I’m guessing I only heard of it after the fact though. If anything, Jackson’s family should take it as a compliment (of course in a rather odd way) – someone born after it even happened was still aware enough of MJ that it was the first thing that came to his mind when he was in a similar situation.

  • meyers77

    Ok, I’m with James on this one. In fact I thought it was hilarious.

  • Niall

    As part of tourette’s I think its common for people with the disease to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind.

    It was a simple pop culture reference that anyone could have made lightheartedly (or even seriously). The MJ fans are ridiculous, and if any James Durbin fans are defending him by bringing up Tourette’s or Asperger’s, that seems really condescending to James.

  • sr4mjc

    I would think someone would have actually tweeted or commented on it, who was at the party. Seems a bit odd for nothing to be said until that article, not to mention a bit out of character.

    And no source on the article, so we’re back to Perez.

  • glambotgram

    US Magazine article is just a rehash of Perez’s radio show. There were a lot of people tweeting that night about Adam and many pictures being taken. There was nothing said at the time about him being over the top drunk or that he was kicked out of the party.

  • Oksana2000

    And no source on the article, so we’re back to Perez

    Slow night in the gossip world.

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    [eyeroll] Every single article picking this up is just quoting Perez. There aren’t any other sources (or pap vids) that corroborates Perez’s story, and there was a LOT of coverage of that party.

    That said, I think its really annoying that the $300K that was raised for CharityWater or the #1 DVD position for GNLive isn’t nearly making the same gossip rounds. Thanks Perez. :P

  • tripp_ncwy

    TheDublinCook
    @AmericanIdol You think Zorro is cuter than me? It’s because I’m black, isn’t it? #prejudice #boycottAI

  • Mtlfan

    I hope Kris being over the AI offices means that they are talking about him performing on the show this season…

    oh yes .. I want that to happen!!
    lol at him bringing the dog to AI office

  • fuzzywuzzy

    UPDATE: Idol contestant James Durbin just tweeted, “For anyone talkin..I said pepsi NOT MJ! I have no disrespect for Michael. I grew up singing his art. I guess youll take it how you want it…” and then followed that up with, “Talkin about MJs passing is too soon. Making a reference to an incident 25 years ago..not too soon. The stab was at pepsi people.”

    Looks like James deleted this tweet.

  • jammasta

    Wait….

    Tim Urban covers Rebecca Black’s “Friday”

    WHY?!?!?!!?

  • Kirkee

    TheDublinCook
    @AmericanIdol You think Zorro is cuter than me? It’s because I’m black, isn’t it? #prejudice #boycottAI

    Very, very weird.

  • Fullmoon

    That said, I think its really annoying that the $300K that was raised for CharityWater or the #1 DVD position for GNLive isn’t nearly making the same gossip rounds. Thanks Perez. :P

    Do you mean because CharityWater and #1DVD is getting covered in legit news source? ;)

  • HoppersSkippersMiners
    That said, I think its really annoying that the $300K that was raised for CharityWater or the #1 DVD position for GNLive isn’t nearly making the same gossip rounds. Thanks Perez.

    Fullmoon says:Do you mean because CharityWater and #1DVD is getting covered in legit news source? ;-)

    [laughs] Ok, you got me. But those stories didn’t have this viral feel. And yeah, I know fully well that this tale is either blown out of proportion or potentially even completely fabricated. Nonetheless I’m feeling aggrevated that’s its being picked up in multiple places.

  • pineappletree

    The only reason I believe this story is because it happened at Gaga’s bday party. Perez and Gaga are bffs. He would know.

  • Jae

    The Jackson family needs to get a life. Michael is dead. Move on. I think James handled that corrrectly. He wouldn’t be the first to make a little joke about that incident. And I am not making light of what happened to Michael J during that incident.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris has been trending worldwide on twitter since they showed him for about 3 seconds tonight on the AI results show. Ryan even mentioned him by name.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Zorro even walked the idol blue carpet tonight with Kris.

    http://yfrog.com/gzqw2kej

    ETA: Kris Allen screencap from the AI10 audience tonight.
    http://twitpic.com/4fic4b

  • weelassie

    weese says:
    03/31/2011 at 6:20 pm

    James remark was funny and without malice. I did not find it distasteful in any way.

    THIS!

  • Ratna12

    Zorro even walked the idol blue carpet tonight with Kris.

    http://yfrog.com/gzqw2kej

    Hopefully there will be a small footage on FOX news at 10:00pm or tomorrow’s GoodDay LA .

    lizbiz8 : My plan was to put Kris in the audience tonight so I could “babysit” aka kidnap… #SUCCESS
    http://yfrog.com/h4s3gizj
    about 1 hour ago

  • koshka

    The only reason I believe this story is because it happened at Gaga’s bday party. Perez and Gaga are bffs. He would know.

    But do we know if he was even there? He was hosting his own party on the same night.

  • girlygirl

    I hope the fact that Kris has been trending both worldwide and in the US for more than 2 hours now despite being shown on-camera for less than 10 seconds will push Nigel and the other producers to schedule him to perform on AI this season

    AmericanIdol

    Our Season 8 winner @KrisAllen hangin’ with the idols and offering up some sound advice for the upcoming #IdolTour!!! http://t.co/G51XQ8u
    1 hour ago

  • googletot

    The Adam story is also in usmagazine.com.

    A rep for Lambert had no comment on the incident, but a few days later, Lambert acknowledged his bad behavior on his Twitter page.

    “My hand still hurts. LoL,” he wrote Wednesday. “Was trying for celebratory gesture 4 gaga’s B- piñata style…instead my fist is all bruised and la cita has a hole in the ceiling. #sloppy.”

  • girlygirl

    KrisAllen
    If you are trending does that mean you are trendy?………..can’t be.
    14 minutes ago

  • abbysee

    Guess I will drop this here:http://idolradioshow.com/simon-cowell-to-buy-ai-owner-ckx-inc/Simon to dismantle idol, after he purchases ckx? Really?

    Oooh, I get it. The Lambert story, and this are April Fools jokes, right?

  • smeggingnuts

    ETA: Kris Allen screencap from the AI10 audience tonight.
    http://twitpic.com/4fic4b

    Is it just me or does it look like Kris could play Nicolas Cage on SNL?

  • girlygirl

    much better pic of Kris and Katy from tonighthttp://twitpic.com/4fk358and here they are with JLo…and a supremely unimpressed Zorro :)http://yfrog.com/gy2p7nyj

  • mandabutter

    Shut the hell up Nancy ODell, I wanna listen to Jordin Sparks. #annoying.

    Anyhoo, Elton John is on Jimmy Fallon, Eastern time, right now. Haha, “u have to pay me for that.” :)
    Well he commented on Idols singing his songs. Nobody mentioned by name nor did he actually say he watched it. He said it was always a compliment to hear covers from other artists. THEN he spoke out for GLEE. He said for bands not wanting their music used that they should “Lighten up ass-oles.” & Mentioned Kings of Leon by name. Something to the effect of you should let them interpret your songs because one day they won’t be asking anymore.

  • mandabutter

    If I was Zorro, I’d be unimpressed as well.

    Not shocked by tonights AI results. I thought it may have been Naima and Paul. Really wanted Haley but c’est la vie. Maybe she’ll impress me one day…

    So, now James is catching flak for the Pepsi comment? That makes me sadder than sad. Sucks actually. Put the focus back on the competition and just staying healthy, living healthy. When James said that, I was puzzled but didn’t for a second think he was making fun of Pepsi or MJ. Didn’t even cross my mind.
    I actually thought he was familiar with a phrase my family uses called the “Pepsi plunge.” Which is when someone trips/falls off something or jumps in cold water, in James’ case, falling off the piano.

  • Ratna12

    There was a small clip of Kris interviewed on FOX news at 10:00 pm and he said ” I was nervous for myself and I don’t know why.”
    The interviewer interjected,” You were having flashback.”
    Kris said,” Yeah, oh, get me out of this place.”

  • hoosiermama

    Kris Allen screencap from the AI10 audience tonight.
    http://twitpic.com/4fic4b

    Is it just me or does it look like Kris could play Nicolas Cage on SNL?

    LOL—he does kinda look like Cage, doesn’t he?! I like the longer, slicked back hair. He and Katy look so happy! Nice to see a little AI love thrown his way.

  • sdmama

    James was worried that his hair might catch fire because he knew about the incident where mj got hurt. What’s wrong about saying that? There is no disrepect for anything.

    “Pepsi moment “is a quicker way to say than “the accident during the shooting of commercial for Pepsi where Michael Jackson’s hair caught fire and he was injured badly.” Baaahhh mouthful. Some people are so quick to finger at other people assuming the worst intention. This is upsetting.

    James, you said nothing wrong. The only crime was perhaps that he has forgotten the note from the producer banning mentioning any competitor of Pepsi and Ford on air. But I don’t buy that, either. It was good save by Ryan. I had forgotten that Coca Cola was the sponsor until then. They got free endorsement that they didn’t pay for!

  • Ratna12

    http://twitpic.com/4fk358

    That was a good pic of Kris and Katy, and I’m trying to remember if both Kris and Katy ever sit together in the audience during regular elimination night. I’m sure Kris was having some flashback. Hah, every week was a nerve wracking elimination night for me on S8.

  • lovingadam
  • KayGee

    When I first heard James’ comment I was taken aback, I don’t know why I felt the way I did, but I know I thought it was tasteless, and unnecessary. He could have just said, he didn’t want his hair to catch fire. Or perhaps if he was that concerned about his hair catching fire, he should have said he didn’t want to have “hairspray in his hair,” or he could have said he didn’t want pryotechnics in his performance.

    So all in all – this whole situation could have been avoided and I would never vote for James anyway, because I HATED the earlier references to Adam.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Sorry, didn’t find anything offensive about the Pepsi comment. There was nothing denigrating about it, nor anything claiming that the incident was anything necessarily lighthearted.

    As for MJ’s family, did anyone but Joe make a statement? His is the only name that seems to be coming up as being offended, and frankly, he has acted more offensive than anything I have seen anyone else say or do.

  • TwigLA

    The MJ family should lighten up. It’s not all about them OR MJ. When James said that, I was impressed that someone so young would know about that entire accident and what caused it. There was absolutely nothing disrespectful or joking from where I sat. He was expressing a real fear of something going wrong.

    Joe Jackson et al claiming that is what caused MJ’s addictions and possible death sounds like he’s posturing to sue Pepsi. He seems to always be looking for deep pockets.

  • Curlin

    tripp_ncwy says:
    03/31/2011 at 7:58 pmTheDublinCook
    @AmericanIdol You think Zorro is cuter than me? It’s because I’m black, isn’t it? #prejudice #boycottAI

    That twitter account is definitely not David’s! Everyone knows how politically correct David is and he’d never say that crap! LOL That account’s been around for awhile but I don’t think anyone knows who it really is.