Idol Headlines for 04/05/12 - The Evening Edition

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‘American Idol’ Burning Questions: Is Phillip Phillips a Phil Collins Superfan? Who Pranked Skylar Laine and What Did Gwen Stefani Have to Say About It? – There were several moments during Wednesday’s American Idol where, if you closed your eyes for a minute, you might think you were at a dentists office — what with all the 80s soft rock pumping through your veins. Fortunately, season 11’s top 8 didn’t have to dress the part. And as hokey as many of the decade’s pop hits sound on the radio, it must be said: these finalists gave the tunes a fresh, unexpected spin. What inspired their song choices and how did they handle the judges’ critique? THR has the answers to your burning questions… – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘American Idol’s’ Colton Dixon: Obscenity-Free and Proud of It – Something we’ve learned after many years of covering American Idol is that not every twentysomething has the mouth of a sailor. Sure, those of us who live on “the coasts” are practically immune to the constant stream of obscenities thrown our way casually, but some, like season 10 winner Scotty McCreery, season 4’s Carrie Underwood or this year’s Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine refrain from cursing altogether. How do they do it? And why? – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘American Idol’ Season 10 Alum Naima Adedapo: ‘Jessica Sanchez Should Win’ – Season 10 finalist Naima Adedapo was in the house Wednesday for American Idol’s ’80s theme. Ironically, it was the eleventh place finisher’s reggae-flavored performance of the 1983 Elton John hit “I’m Still Standing” that sent her home, but her dancehall roots bear resemblence to Season 11 contender DeAndre Brackensick, who judge Steven Tyler dubbed “the male Naima” in an early critique. – The Hollywood Reporter

Reba McEntire, Billy Gilman, Other Top Country Stars Benefit Soles4Souls – Now that he can sing again, Gilman, 23, is using his talent to give back. He co-wrote a song called “The Choice,” and all the proceeds are going to the organization Soles4Souls, which provides shoes for children and adults in need around the world. Other artists participating on “The Choice” include Rodney Atkins, Montgomery Gentry, Amy Grant, Steve Holy, Wynonna Judd, Richie McDonald, Vince Gill, Ronnie Milsap, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Diamond Rio, Randy Travis, and Josh Turner. – Read more at the Huffington Post

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The Two Sides Of Adam Lambert – The better news is this firm drop date means Adam can finally embark on phase two of a new album release: promotion! And his first stop is Logo’s New Now Next Awards — taping tonight and airing Monday at 10 p.m.! Insider.com: So excited about your performance, Adam. What can you tease? Adam Lambert: I don’t want to tease too much, but I can tell you I’ll be performing Trespassing – the title track from the album. It’s a song I wrote with Pharell Williams. It’s super funky and it’s got a good, good groove. It’s a throwback in kind of a new way. Insider: Is that the next single? Adam: I don’t know what the next single is yet. It hasn’t been decided. Because it’s not decided and I’m so in love with this song, I wanted to perform it for the fans. It’s a great introduction to the album and we wanted to take the opportunity to do that. – Read more at Insider.com

OFFSTAGE: Scotty McCreery’s SAT Scores – I know I should have only asked Scotty McCreery questions about his ACM nomination. But come on. Aren’t you a little curious about his upcoming college life and how he ended up making the choice he did? Me, too. So when he came walking down the red carpet at Sunday’s (April 1) awards show, I first asked him how he did on his SATs. “I did pretty well. The score was up there, and enough to get me into college,” McCreery told me. Then I asked McCreery if he will be doing the whole college experience for real. Will he eat in the cafeteria? Be a Lambda Chi? Pull all-nighters studying for psych finals? And he said as much as possible, yes. “I’ve got four guys I know pretty well that I’m gonna room with. Guys I can trust. – Read more at CMT

Catching Up With Former “American Idol” Star Paris Bennett – All the while Paris Bennett never forgot her Rockford roots and she’s back in the stateline today. Tonight she will be singing at the Coronado Theater to raise funds for the Booker Washington Center. It will also feature special guest, Cameron and Rockford’s own “Fatally Unique”. – See the Video at MyStateLine

Jenny Has a Rock: Jennifer Lopez Wears a $2.1 Million Ring on ‘American Idol’ – We’re not fooled by this rock: on Wednesday’s episode of American Idol, Jennifer Lopez seriously caught our eyes with her fancy yellow-diamond ring by Cora jewelers — a sparkler that comes with a $2.1 million price tag. The 50.40-carat bauble — set in 18-karat yellow gold and ebony wood — will soon be available for purchase on the jeweler’s site. (Any takers?) The gem itself came from Africa; after it was found it was flown to New York where experts carefully sculpted and polished the diamond, preparing it for certification from the Gemological Institute of America. – Read more at People

Blake Shelton Defends ‘The Voice’ Hopeful RaeLynn From Online Critic – An online critic with harsh words for ‘The Voice’ singer RaeLynn is feeling the wrath of the blonde cutie’s coach today. Blake Shelton read a personal assault on his 17-year-old singer’s performance from Monday night and fired back with a (not so safe for work) series of tweets. “I wish all I had to do in life was lay around on my big a– judging the people who try while eatin’ extra movie theatre butter pop-secret…” Shelton tweeted around 10PM on Wednesday.
He was making reference to a TV.com article in which writer MaryAnn Sleasman said, “If I found myself locked in a room with the choice between Erin Martin or RaeLynn being played on a loop until death mercifully found me, I’d have to go with RaeLynn, but there is no way, America — no way — that her floppy, incomprehensible rendition of ‘Wake Up Call’ was better than Jordis Unga‘s ‘Alone.’” – Read more at Taste Of Country

‘Celebrity Apprentice’: Aubrey O’Day is back! And she’s listening to filthy talk from Clay Aiken and Teresa Giudice — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO – You can’t keep a good woman down. And it seems you can’t keep Aubrey O’Day down either! The controversial contestant walked off last week’s episode of The Celebrity Apprentice after being brutalized in the Boardroom by Arsenio Hall, but she returns to the show this Sunday, and in this exclusive sneak peek, you can take a look at what’s in store for the fiery redhead. Why is Teresa Giudice telling Clay Aiken to “Come over here, honey, and get behind me”? Why is Clay responding with “Here, take it in your hand”? And what kind of jewelry is that Aubrey is wearing on her hand? Just click on the video player below to see for yourself and enjoy the triumphant return of Aubrey O’Day! See the Video at Entertainment Weekly

 
  • Anonymous

    Blake defends RaeLynn from Critic, that was nice of him. I just wish he could have defended the Voice Listeners from the crapfest that RaeLynn laid on that stage Tuesday night. He needs to put more time into working with the people on his team instead of getting drunk and  bitching out a critic on twitter. She wasn’t the only one who wondered what the hell she was doing by butchering a Maroon 5 song. Offkey, inarticulate, stomping around the stage and wearing more makeup than Dolly Parton, she delivered the worst performance ever on the Voice stage. 

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Cook fans just saw the following on Twitter:

    RT @alden_gonzalez: #Angels sold out for #OpeningNight. David Cook to sing Anthem…
    Fri 4/6 – 10 ET vs KC

    So, it’s the Angels versus David’s *real* hometown team, the Kansas City Royals. Wonder what gear he’ll wear.

    Plus, supposedly Albert Pujols will be making his first appearance with his new team. He’s the baseball phenom that David Cook once pitched to when he was playing baseball.

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    It seems like a lot of the former Idols are rallying around Jessica for the win this season.  Not that that is surprising. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Colton:  “It doesn’t necessarily bother me, but I don’t curse at all and I take
    pride in it. It’s just another way that I can set an example for
    people.”

    Yes, Colton, you are wonderful and everyone should strive to emulate you.  Get over yourself and stop being so obnoxiously sanctimonious.

  • Chris

    Yay for Blake! I know, I know. If you go on a TV show you’re open to criticism but a lot of comments go too far. Especially for teens.

  • Anonymous

    So Theresa and Dayana are the project managers.  That is interesting- the commercial Theresa is doing sounds terrible though- and Clay seems to be pushing it- he has managed to deflect blame to him so far, but if that flops, sounds like he might be for a rough go.  It is all exciting.

    I find the song “Trespassing” so monotonous, I don’t think it’s a great choice to sing at the event to introduce the album, I would prefer “Naked Love” or even “Cuckoo” but if that’s his choice, so be it.  I think it’s a mistake, not a good song.

  • freckledLIPS

    That was really a nice acoustic version of TVOL, loved his voice at the end. hope the song really does well:)
    excited for the 19th.

  • Anonymous

    There is something so appealing about Colton, he’s figured out that he get to the end just by being himself. I don’t know if he’s this exactly or an exaggerated version of his real self, but this persona he has will only pay off for him in the end. 

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Blake is on the crack when it comes to Raelyn. He’s lost his damn mind.

    Not that I mind, because that girl is comedy gold.

  • Anonymous

    Do you think it get’s better when or if she actually get a record deal? It’s the nature of the beast, criticism/compliments go hand in hand. Every Idol goes through the same thing and you learn how to deal with it. Yes she is a teen, but anyone who’s going on one of these shows need to know ahead of time how ugly it can get. It’s not fair, but criticism and hate come to all of these contestants because no one is liked by everyone. 

  • sf3456

    I don’t curse, either.  Can The Hollywood Reporter write an article about me?

  • Anonymous

    Her performance was hilarious, she butchered that song and was totally clueless just how bad she was. Then the worst part was poor Adam Levine with that WTH look on his face after she finished. I think he was in shock.

  • Anonymous

    Nice picture of Kris at the 19 offices :)

    19News

    #
    A full day of promo with @krisallen. Like the giant sized album cover?! @RCARecordings @IDOL_Insider http://twitpic.com/962ska 

  • http://twitter.com/bbmetsfan andy

    Granted, I didn’t read the “bashing” Blake was referring to, but if it was about just her music, Blake needs to STFU.  Everyone can have an opinion, even if it’s behind a keyboard.  RaeLynn is awful.  Should I get ready for Blake’s rebuttal?

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ ZsusK

    Also, I’d like to inform the Hollywood Reporter that it’s not just the “cool kids” on the coasts who are comfortable with cursing.  We curse up a storm in the midwest as well, and no one is scandalized by it. If you had winters like ours, you would too.  But, really, THR? Whether or not someone curses is of interest to….whom?

  • Chris

    I started my comments that criticism is fair. It just crosses the line at times and it’s easy to say just any old thing behind a computer.

  • Anonymous

     It’s my experience that people who take such pride in avoiding arbitrary sound combinations tend to be offensive in their own sanctimonious ways. Seriously, I can see doing it for yourself, but thinking somehow that others should be following your example because it makes you better than them is just arrogant.  I really wanted to like Colton this year, but the more I hear from him, the more of a snot he sounds. As the saying goes, Pride cometh before the fall.

  • Incipit

    “David Cook to sing Anthem…Fri 4/6 – 10 ET vs KC

    … the Angels versus David’s *real* hometown team, the Kansas City Royals. Wonder what gear he’ll wear.

    Heh. Good question, Sassycatz. I expect it was the Angels organization that invited him to sing the SSB – but David takes his sports affiliation with the Royals and The KC Chiefs very seriously. I guess the only thing to do is stay neutral?

    And, we get another version of the SSB – which is cool. The Sept 1st version from KC commemorating 9-1-1 is still my all-time favorite.

  • loosegoose

    I appreciate Colton not cussing with every other word, as many in public life do, but yeah, the preachiness is kinda hard to take. The best examples are those who don’t hold themselves up as such.

    And now I’m curious about what words Colton regards as “cursing.” During Hollywood week, when his sister got cut, he came out with a very loud, very angry, “This SUCKS!” Does he really not know what that refers to?

  • Anonymous

    Kris is so sly – isn’t that the same expression he has on the cover?  Wouldn’t be surprised if he did that on purpose.  If so, that’s really funny.

  • http://twitter.com/bbmetsfan andy

     Loved that acoustic performance from Kris

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Darn you, Blake! You made me dig into my cabinets to see if I had any microwave popcorn. I did and I don’t even eat popcorn.

    That was a cool interview with Kris and Downtown Julie Brown. 

  • Incipit

    “really, THR? Whether or not someone curses is of interest to….whom?”

    Yes, Really? Pragmatically speaking, there’s no way Shirley wouldn’t know that story and those quotes have Colton coming off as an obnoxiously  sanctimonious prig…even to people who also don’t cuss, but don’t see the need to boast on it…or involve one of the 7 Deadly Sins – Pride, while they set themselves up as an “example”. I don’t like Colton, but that’s a cheap shot, IMO. How unfortunate.

    The article just looks like THR picked an easy target – with plausible deniability, while they acquire the outraged posts (either way)in the comments section..

    Ehh, Colton – the “Humble Brag” – yr doin’ it wrong.

     

  • Anonymous

    I guess I don’t get what is wrong with Colton taking pride in not cursing and wanting to set an example for others.  I think it’s admirable. 

  • Anonymous

     clearone1, so do I.  So Colton doesn’t swear & takes pride in it, what’s the big deal.  If a person swears a lot & takes pride in it … that’s their prerogative too, lol. 

  • Anonymous

    Busy, busy day for Kris.

    19 Entertainment ? @19News  A full day of promo with @krisallen. Like the giant sized album cover?! @RCARecordings @IDOL_Insider  http://twitpic.com/962ska

  • Anonymous

    Kris will be joined on Idol Hangover tomorrow with his producer/co-writer of TVOL Nasri.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/american-idol-kris-allen-idol-hangover-308826

  • windmills

     

    Incipit: The article just looks like THR picked an easy target – with plausible
    deniability, while they acquire the outraged posts (either way)in the
    comments section..

    I couldn’t agree more with your whole post Incipit.

    I’m not a Colton fan at all (see my references to his nasally singing and his unpleasant vocal tone) and I’m not saying he didn’t somewhat invite this coverage by being so open about his religious faith and how central it is to his artistry and public persona. I’m also neutral on the question of whether this openness is or isn’t helping him gain votes on AI. But, the repeat attempts by THR/Shirley Halperin to stoke culture wars by making his religion an issue are disgraceful IMO.

    I just don’t get why some mainstream press outlets approach somebody who publicly gets behind a set of values or beliefs (whether it’s religion, issues of social equality, vegetarianism, whatever) as some kind of quaint oddity. It’s like the press deliberately tries to corner them with questions that are bound to make them look like extremists. Sometimes they are but when they’re not, all it does is unnecessarily polarize the discussion.

  • Karen C

    Once before, he sang the NA when one of the KC teams came to LA, and I think it was the KC team that invited him.  Maybe it was the Cheifs that time.

  • Anonymous

     Was it the Angels who were playing David’s song “We Believe” at the ballpark during 7th inning stretch last year?  Or was it the Dodgers?  I know it was one of the LA baseball teams.  His songs work so well with sporting events.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Was it the Angels who were playing David’s song “We Believe” at the
    ballpark during 7th inning stretch last year?  Or was it the Dodgers?

    I think that was the Dodgers, which leaves it open for the Angels to try a new, inspirational song!

  • Anonymous

    Nobody’s saying CD can’t take pride in his choices.  

    What I object to is the talking out of both sides of one’s mouth:  Either cursing doesn’t bother him because it is acceptable behavior or he is setting an example for others because cursing really isn’t acceptable behavior.

    “Some people curse.  I choose not to.”  Gets the point across without undue self-righteousness.  (For certain values of “undue,” since I agree that the question itself backs the interview subject into a corner.)

    But then again, I’m one of the people who thinks that the job for which the contestants are interviewing includes giving interviews as one of the duties assigned, and the ability to answer pointed (even unfair) questions from interviewers with a degree of tact and grace is a skill they need to develop.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the other 6, were asked if the cuss?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t cuss, and I don’t appreciate those that do.  I don’t understand why people get their jollies from doing so.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    I don’t cuss, and I don’t appreciate those that do.  I don’t understand why people get their jollies from doing so.

    Hell if I know.

  • Kitwana

    Love the Shirley Halperin comments. There are many very good Idol bloggers/writers. In my opinion, Shirley is not one of them. I just don’t understand why she is put on such a pedestal within the Idol community. I know she seems to always break the big David Cook stories but what exactly is her claim to fame other than that she’s been around forever?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6BDCFZ26QLJA3QPLBJC535N7BQ Gerarda DeSanto

    I think Kris was reading our thread last night.  In the Julie Brown interview he said he wasn’t “bandwagoning”.  He just thought it was an important topic.

    Gerry (for some of you who might know me on other threads.)

  • windmills

    Kitwana I think Shirley’s written for some high profile publications like the LA Times, covering music industry news and also a lot of pop culture stuff (she’s got a few books on pop culture events). I think with her level of experience and the fact that she’s been on the music beat at several well respected publications, there’s naturally some cred and respect that goes with it. It’s not easy to survive in these times where publications are cutting or eliminating their music/entertainment coverage staffs and she has. But, it hasn’t made her immune to the typical bubble tunnel vision and that’s a shame.

    The AI gig developed out of her pop culture interest and I guess the
    competitive reality show scene is the focus of her THR coverage. During
    that time she’s kind of transitioned away from a reporter’s personality
    to more of a stannish blogger’s personality, with the super-high level of
    investment in her favorites (which affects how hard she works for certain stories as opposed to others) and the freedom to be silly. I think the more time you spend in the bubble, the harder it is to avoid that kind
    of thing. I also think THR expects her to bring the hits and that influences the stories she runs. What MJ’s been able to do in terms of having her preferences but being as balanced and detached as she can possibly be with her coverage is not an easy thing to do.

    As THR’s reality show person Shirley still gets the insider access to the show, and she also gets exclusives from the PR/management/labels of Idols she’s been known to favor. So, I think that results in her coverage leaning in certain ways. Idol Worship doesn’t even cover any country Idol (not Carrie, not Kellie, not Scotty, Lauren, or CaseyJ since last summer) but I think that’s somewhat because their labels/PR have other go-to people in the media (like Brian Mansfield of USA Today). It’s also somewhat because she couldn’t care less what they’re up to LOL. She doesn’t even cover Kelly that much! But, Kelly and her team have other go-to people in the media too.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    I think it’s her resume. She’s written for a bunch of legit mainstream media outlets including EW, the LA Times and Rolling Stone, and while THR is branching out with a lot of gossip they’re one the the original industry outlets along with Variety, both must-read papers physically delivered to the offices of entertainment industry peeps everywhere.

    But she really does have the soul of a muckraker, I’ve lost count of the number of Idol bubble shitstorms she’s kicked up with her articles. She (or her editors) can take a lot of liberties with creative quoting and headlines for maximum impact. It’s hard to take sometimes when you’re a fan of someone caught up in the crosshairs of her latest shit stirring, but I’m sure her employers love it.

  • Anonymous

     Who puts Shirley on a pedestal? Most of the time I hear of people not liking her.

  • Kitwana

    Chicksineggz, I agree that idol fans don’t put her on a pedestal. It is just my impression that other idol bloggers and writers do. None of these people ever seem to call her out on her bullshit. To me, I will never forget how horribly she handled David A’s departure from Jive. As he later said, it was his decision to leave the label – Jive gave him offers, he turned them down (probably because he had decided to go on his two year mission by March 2011). Yet dear Shirley chose to report it as David being dropped by Jive. She cited an unnamed Jive source, but that source only said he had been “released” from the Jive roster, which is perfectly consistent with him choosing to leave the Jive roster. The real source was likely a tweet from David’s manager who had just been fired – obviously a reliable source with no axe to grind. She did not seem to have bothered getting comment from David A before writing the “dropped” story. Way to get both sides of the story and to be fair and balanced! Then, when he finally does tell his side, Shirley does not have the courtesy to write the follow-up story, leaving it for some staff writer at THR. Not a single Idol blogger/writer called Shirley out on the way she covered the story. Sorry to rehash this ancient history about David A but I think it does provide the best support for why many are not fans of this woman and her writing. I totally agree that the recent Idol stuff she has done for THR seem designed to generate shitstorms. But hey, if it generates hits, good for her. Just please don’t call her a journalist. Call her a superfan who generates hits and angry posts. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It is sad based on where she came from.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like a lot of people are on the same page re:
    Shirley Halperin. I’ve lost all respect for her, if I even had any. If she ever was a legit reporter, it’s long gone.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Lordy! Looks like Adam’s NNN performance was epic. Leather pants, gospel style backup singers, confetti!!! Adam looked beyond hot, check this out!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/BoSaySo/status/188125270174212096?photo=1

  • Anonymous

    They probably would if you’re an American Idol winner or finalist like the four people mentioned in the article.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    Aw some nice audience reactions to Adam’s performance of Trespassing tonight at the NewNowNext Awards (I think the one guy is just assuming the song is the next single, since it hasn’t been officially announced yet).

    SIRPAUL
    @adamlambert amazing performance at @LogoTV @NewNowNext Awards!! Xxx @SIRPAUL http://t.co/NZqieykt

    ChrisTrondsen
    Got to see Adam Lambert perform his new single live tonight at the “New Now Next” Awards. His voice is AMAZI http://t.co/fbAhmpJR

    reyalfashion
    As @MissKellyO introduced him “The beloved leader of Glamnation” here’s AdamLambert bringing the house down http://t.co/5uFyRfC4

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    And Jared’s got a post up! This looks like such a fun performance, can’t wait to see the whole show on Monday night.

    JustJared Adam Lambert: Logo’s NewNowNext Awards with Sauli Koskinen!: Adam Lambert sits next to… http://goo.gl/fb/XqVZP

  • Anonymous

    When I saw that interview with Kris, hmmm.
    Yeah, and then he mentioned that bullying is easier now that you can just write on the computer “you suck”. LOL, very timely, that Kris.

    And what a great acoustic performance he gave of TVOL. Love it.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    What did you think of Ryan Seacrest’s falsetto! lol! legend…… wait for it……… DARY. 

  • judes

    To me Colton offers something refreshingly different from all the obnoxious trashy singers who swear every other word  .Each to their own.

  • Anonymous

    From Elliott’s Twitter:
    “Lookin 4ward 2 singin the anthem AND GBA at the 75th Santa Anita Derby on sat!…tune in2 NBC to possibly catch it!”

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

    Well, unfortunately I doubt that an anthem’s going to make a national horse-racing broadcast, but glad Elliott got this gig, anyway!

  • Anonymous

    On swearing: Some of the kindest, most principled people I know swear like sailors. Some of the kindest, most principled people I know don’t swear at all. Don’t think it’s a trait that tells you too much about a person other than maybe the manners of the milieu they mainly hang out in. 

  • Anonymous

    Can’t say I get my jollies from cussing, nor does anyone I know over the age of 10, but that may just be me.  Personally, to me they’re just sounds and nothing more.  There is no difference between saying crap/crud/shoot/shit, because they all mean the exact same thing.  An invective is an invective regardless. Pretending that the configuration of letters somehow makes one better than the other is just plain silly to me.

    I’m certainly not going to judge someone, one way or another for something that has no bearing on whether they are a good human being or not. How one treats others matters far more to me than something as chimerical as language.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I’ve been around for a long time and Shirley Halperin only came to my attention via Idol blogs. I just looked up her bio and it’s all writing about and pretty much glorifying drug culture, primarily  stoners.

    Her version of Hollywood or even the entertainment industry in general, has not been my experience. I guess if all you do is hang out getting drunk and stoned, that is your point of reference.

  • http://twitter.com/wanermania k w
  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    while THR is branching out with a lot of gossip they’re one the the original industry outlets along with Variety, both must-read papers physically delivered to the offices of entertainment industry peeps everywhere.

    The Hollywood Reporter’s reputation has always been that of a glossy (the paper printed on) overpriced rag with planted, stolen, or outdated articles. It was not unusual to see them report on something as ‘in production’ when it had long ago wrapped and folded. Reviews would be written long before a show saw the light of day. I remember one actor getting rave reviews for a performance that never took place because they had been dropped from the project.

  • http://twitter.com/aeyelle Angela Lim

    Really enjoyed the Kris interview with Downtown Julie Brown and his little performance. Yay for Krispies! :P

  • Anonymous

    Halperin is definitely an advocate for legalization and puts her money where her mouth is.

    I don’t know how much that does or doesn’t inform her writing and experiences beyond the stoner culture books themselves.  I do know that I find her occasional partisanship (even for some alums who are not my personal favorites) to be less swoony and overwrought than, say, a Rushfield. 

    But when she plays loose with the facts, as she sometimes does, she should certainly be called on it.

  • judes

    Quite like being a Krispee!! Lol. Love the acoustic version of VOL with Cale & the interview as well.

  • http://twitter.com/monica050581 Monica Linder

    can’t wait to see the performance on monday! adam sounded fantastic!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I dont understand how scotty is gonna be able to have time for college.  he better not desapear from the music world, because that would be a shame.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    He’ll be doing 2 days of classes and then concerts on the weekend as he’s been doing with Brad. And rumour is he’s working on a new album. He’s not going anywhere.

  • http://twitter.com/wanermania k w

    He did sound great. I can’t wait either. I don’t get the logo channel, so will have to watch on youtube.