Jennifer Lopez tweets, “There is no truth to reports that say I am definitely leaving Idol. All I said was I haven’t decided what I am doing next year. When I know for sure what I’m doing I will let the #LOVE!RS know!”

Nigel Lythgoe Addresses Future of ‘American Idol,’ With or Without Jennifer Lopez – f it were up to Lythgoe, Lopez, who recently told Ellen Degeneres “I miss doing other things,” would continue on for at least another year. “When you’ve got the most beautiful judge in the world — an artist who speaks from the heart and with meaning, why lose that?,” he says. “And why go through a training period every year?” Still, he admits, “It might come down to that in the end.” But that’s not to say that Lythgoe is opposed to a judge revamp, if the situation calls for it. In the past, he’s told THR that getting a rotating panel of credible artists who happen to be between album and tour cycles (think: John Mayer) is not a completely radical idea. “Maybe the stars have got to move on and you could do revolving, musical chairs, if you excuse The Voice pun,” he cracks. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

American Idol Top 3 – Constantine Maroulis’ Unofficial Idol Forum

Chart Watch Extra: Did Jimmy Doom Joshua? – I’m sure that Jimmy Iovine tried to be fair and even-handed in selecting songs for the top three contestants on American Idol, but his choice for Joshua Ledet, the Mary J. Blige hit “No More Drama,” put Ledet at a disadvantage. It’s not that “No More Drama” isn’t a great song. It’s that it’s not as well-known to a broad TV audience as the songs that Iovine chose for the other two contestants. – Read more at Yahoo.com

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Is Jennifer Lopez Leaving? Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson Talk Future of Judges’ Panel – Joshua seemed to be taking the elimination pretty hard after the show as we witnessed him openly crying and producer Nigel Lythgoe patting his back and telling him, “Chin up! Chin up!” When we caught up with Joshua after the show, he had collected himself and told us the tears came from everyone else crying and that he was genuinely happy for Jessica Sanchez and Phillip. “I don’t think I was upset about [being eliminated] because I was super happy for Jessica and Phillip,” he said. “I was definitely not upset. I felt relieved a lot of the pressure was off of me and I feel really good. I’m not going to say I was surprised [by my elimination] because Jessica and Phillip are amazing and have huge fan bases and they deserve it. I don’t think I would have cried but when people come up to you and try to comfort you and hugging you then the tears start coming.” – Read more at EOnline

Adam Lambert Weighs In On The American Idol Finalists

After his “American Idol” performance, Adam Lambert talks AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman about the incredible impact that disco diva Donna Summer had on music. Also, he weighs in on the two “Idol” finalists, Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips.

Adam Lambert Offers Advice For Phillip & Jessica, Coyly Hints at ‘Idol’ Finale Prediction – Adam revealed that he’d undergone a bit of a change of heart regarding Phillip Phillips. “I think Phillip has something too. In the last couple weeks, he’s really proven himself,” said Adam. “I was on the fence earlier, but there have been a few performances of his that have been so sophisticated lately, and just so nuanced and tender, and that takes a lot of skill…I wouldn’t have been as diplomatic two or three weeks ago, but at this point, I think they’ve all earned their spot.” Does Adam think Jessica can win? Adam played coy with his read-between-the-lines answer, replying: “It depends on what kind of music you listen to, musical genres…Although, what’s the type of genre that always wins every year? I’m not going to say it, but I’m asking the rhetorical question. Like, what usually wins? So…” – See the Video at Yahoo Music

Carrie Underwood talks to ET Canada about her album and building her dream family HERE. Watch preview clips from Oprah’s interview with Carrie and her husband Mike Fisher HERE. The full interview will air on Oprah’s Next Chapter Sunday, May 20, at 9/8c on OWN.

ABC’s ‘Duets’: Kelly Clarkson And Robin Thicke On Their New Show And Dream Duet Partners – Duets” star Kelly Clarkson will help make dreams come true on her new ABC series when she sings with contestants, but she’s already had her dream duet. “It was Reba!” Clarkson told The Huffington Post on the red carpet for the ABC/EW party. Clarkson and country superstar Reba McEntire are both headlining shows on ABC. “Yeah, we’re like family. Not label-mates, but network-mates — it’s awesome,” she said. – Read more at the Huffington Post

What Do ‘Duets’ Partners Think of Their Mentors? – Kelly Clarkson, who won American Idol’s first season in 2002, revealed that she decided to join the show when she heard that she would be performing collaborations with the aspiring singers. “When you see awards show, all the collaborations are really everybody’s favorite part,” Clarkson said. “That’s all this show is: just giant collaborations left and right.” Clarkson’s duet partner Jordan Meredith maintained that her professional mentor likes to keep the mood laidback and comfortable for her and Clarkson’s other partner Jason Farol. “I try and do what I hope people would do with me,” Clarkson said of her mentoring. “But I can be kind of pushy.” – Watch the video at Entertainment Tonight

Watch: ‘American Idol’s’ Kris Allen get personal on ‘Thank You Camellia’ – “American Idol’s” season eight winner Kris Allen returns with his sophomore set, “Thank You Camellia” on Tuesday, May 21. The album is chockful of tunes the singer/songwriter crafted about his journey, with many of them expressing the optimism contained in first single “The Vision of Love.”  (see his thoughts about that song here) – Read more at HitFIX

More favorites of Randy Jackson – What does Randy Jackson love about American Idol? “Out of thousands, we chose them and look at how far they’ve come,” says the lone, original ‘Idol’ judge, 55. “It’s proof [that] what we set out to do on the show works: To find some superstar talent.” Read on for more of Jackson’s favorite, available only online. – Read more at USA Weekend

Gloria Estefan Talks Glee Finale Visit, Supporting ‘Brittana’ and Having It Out With [Spoiler] – TVLINE | What is Maribel and Santana’s relationship like? We haven’t met her before — has she been away? The tradition with Glee is almost Snoopy-like with no parents around, but they’ve been sneaking them in little by little. The way Ryan and I imagine Maribel is that she had the musical talent, but she put her life on hold because she got pregnant and probably helped put her husband through med school. Since Santana’s tough-cookie grandma was probably rough on Maribel — maybe even instrumental in making her decide against going after her music career — it makes Maribel want to see Santana to really fly and be successful. Plus, since she couldn’t go to college, it makes her want to see her daughter go to school even more. – Read more at TV Line

Britney Spears Calls ‘X Factor’ A ‘Beautiful Concept’ – “Just really being able to be there and inspire the other contestants … they’re so young and they’re trying to fulfill their dreams,” she said at the event. “It’s just a whole beautiful concept. It’s just really cool.” Spears seemed equally taken with the prickly Brit. “He’s adorable. He’s completely adorable. He didn’t have to try hard,” she admitted. – See the Video at MTV

 
  • Larc

    Answer to Adam’s rhetorical question: WGWG!  :)

    (I couldn’t resist)

  • windmills

    Yay!! IHeartRadio put up HQ video of Carrie’s performances of Alone and Good Girl at the IHeartRadio concert in New York. 

    Alone
    Good Girl

    I wish they’d put up Two Black Cadillacs and Cupid’s Got A Shotgun too but these are pretty incredible.

    And, here’s another nice Carrie video interview with CTV Canada. We’ve really gotten some great interviews out of Canada so kudos to Canadian interviewers for doing their research and asking some good questions. I especially liked the CBC Q question asking what really gets her mad, and Carrie’s response which was that seeing people not respecting each other, the planet where they live, and the animals they share the planet with is what gets her fired up.

  • Anonymous
  • YankeeFan08

    Any reviews yet for Kris’ album by someone outside the Idol bubble … RS?  Billboard?

  • Anonymous

    I want to put a SOCK in JLO’s mouth! I don’t CARE if she’s voted Forbes Most powerful celebrity (blech!), Idol gave her a boost to where she is now and now she is just taunting for more money! PLEASE! If she wanted to leave, she would have confirmed that by now.

  • justmefornow

    By all accounts, great show by James and the band last night in Baltimore.
    Apparently he sang some GNR with Steel Panther too. (No video has surfaced yet, but I’m looking.)

    Anyway, those guys are “continually rockin” as you can see. lol
    (This one actually made me laugh out loud!)……

    Blake Bunzel ? @Indeloon85
    @durbinrock @archernation continually rockin.
    http://instagr.am/p/KwlE54N-J0/

  • Anonymous

     Entertainment Weekly gave TYC a B+.

  • Anonymous

    Man, I wish Carrie would STFU about whether she’s having kids or not – who the hell cares?  She’s such an incredible phony, IMO.

  • YankeeFan08

    I just wondered because fans were tweeting RS the other day asking them to review it.  I guess they haven’t done so yet.

  • Incipit

    “There is no truth to reports that say I am definitely leaving Idol.”

    Interesting. Does that mean USNews will be issuing a retraction? Or even say OOPS?

    Or perhaps it’s all in the timing. Heh. And the “definitely”.

  • V Jemmy

     

    Man, I wish Carrie would STFU about whether she’s having kids or not – who the hell cares?  She’s such an incredible phony, IMO.

    Eh, being on the receiving end of ‘when are you going to have kids’ for several years myself, this doesn’t bother me so much.  When the answer is anything other than ‘ASAP,’ people harp on it and NEVER QUIT until your answer changes to ‘ASAP.’  Then no one cares, since that’s what’s ‘normal.’

    Eventually, we might push past that.. but I doubt it’ll be in my lifetime.

  • shamrock

    Boys!!!! *snorts and giggles*

    And I read on twitter, too, that he had been singen “Sweet child o’mine” with Steel Panther. God, I want to see that video (haven’t been lucky in finding one, either).

  • Anonymous

    Since she’s young, and hasn’t been married for too long, it’s an obvious question that any journalist will ask.  It’s none of their business, but journalists don’t have a problem asking personal questions.  And considering that even though other newspapers and magazines are facing hard times, but a publication like People magazine, which specializes in covering the personal lives of celebrities keeps continues to thrive, there are a lot of people who want to read about the intimate details of these people’s lives.

  • Anonymous

    Every high profile female who’s 30 or older (Carrie will be 30 next year) gets that question.  So unfair and frankly, sexist.  George Clooney is over 50, and he rarely gets asked about having kids. 

    It’s such a personal question and it’s no one’s business.  I hope someone will eventually answers by saying “When pigs play” or “Whenever you come over and knock me up” (regardless of interviewer’s gender).  Won’t happen, but I can dream.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    You know, I’m really not much of an Adam fan, but interviews like that kind of makes me like him.

  • windmills

    EW also gives Haley’s Listen Up a B+ :) The review doesn’t appear to be online yet but it’s by Grady Smith, the same person who gave Kris’s Thank You Camellia a B+.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    According to this article, James’ MOABD has reached gold status: 
    http://www.sunherald.com/2012/05/17/3954671/its-been-a-doozy-of-a-year-for.html

  • Anonymous

    Entertainment Weekly — gave it a B+

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    …First, “American Idol” Season 10 fourth place finalist James Durbin opened the show with a surprisingly hard-rocking 40 minute set. Think a glam-rock Adam Lambert with more emphasis on the rock part…

    …For the encore, Durbin joined the band for the lone cover of the evening, a spot-on rendition of “Sweet Child of Mine” during which the 23 year-old reality contestant’s vocals noticeably outshined those of Michael Star. Panther and Durbin’s impassioned take on the Guns ‘n’ Roses standard easily bested the half-hearted rendition Miles Kennedy performed with Slash two weeks earlier…

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/music/midnight-sun-blog/bal-review-steel-panther-at-rams-head-live-may-17,0,1147624.story?track=rss

  • Anonymous

    Man, I wish Carrie would STFU about whether she’s having kids or not – who the hell cares?

    It’s hard to shut up about it when reporters keep asking about it ad nauseum.  The problem is the reporters who keep asking asking lame questions, not Carrie who is patiently answering them.

  • Trina

    I realize certification is based on CD’s shipped but still I find it hard to believe MOABD is gold considering James just hit 100k pretty recently. With the amount its selling (or not selling) weekly no way has it shipped 500k copies.

  • Anonymous

    No sense blaming the victim why not go off on the interviewer they are the ones asking the question. just sayin.

  • Anonymous

    You only have to look to the past to predict the future. WGWG probably will win and if you look at their last performances, Phillip was better overall than the other two. 

  • Anonymous

    Oooohhhhh Conference call with JIMMY IOVINE on Monday. HOORAY.

  • Valentin432

    Does Adam think Jessica can win? Adam played coy with his
    read-between-the-lines answer, replying: “It depends on what kind of
    music you listen to, musical genres…Although, what’s the type of genre
    that always wins every year? I’m not going to say it, but I’m asking the
    rhetorical question. Like, what usually wins? So…”

    Not hard to read between the lines here.

  • justmefornow

    Funny that reviewer said that about James’ cover of Sweet Child O’ Mine. When I was watching that HBO special of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions,  I thought the same exact thing.
    Even walking thru a crowd with people yanking on him, James sounded better on the tour last summer than Miles did on that stage. His voice is more powerful and just fits the song better.

    Now I REALLY want to see a video of last night!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    Yeah I’m not sure what “gold status” is based on in that article.

  • Anonymous

    James’ album has sold slightly more than 100,000. That article is incorrect — unless the writer has some different definition of “gold status”. 

    I am really nitpicky when it comes to factual errors in articles — probably because I’m a researcher by profession. :)

  • http://twitter.com/bignliddle BigNLiddle

    LOL Just went on yahoo.com to check email, and noticed Phillip Phillips is trending twice. Wish I knew how to screen cap for you guys

  • Anonymous

    So it seems like both Kris and Adam have pretty much said (or hinted) a WGWG will win the season (again) and DC has had his fun with it too. When you have  people who have been with the show discussing ( or hinting at) it, then it seems to given credence to the feeling that most folks just expect it.

    I do think that influences ratings as I do not think the greater viewing community at large would want to invest their time in somone who has no chance at all in the race. But again, I have to realize that most folks watch the show for entertainment purposes only and don’t think about the contestants – and the impact the  choices on the show has on their lives and careers – after the finale.  

    if The Voice and XFactor ever produces someone with a career as substainable as a Clarkson, Daughtry, Underwood or even a Hudon or Lambert, I would  not be surprised to see contestants of minority backgrounds gravatate almost exclusively to those outlets.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a nice review. James seems to be getting a lot of strong notices for his shows, which is very cool

  • justmefornow

    I think his album in the two weeks after the Idol appearance sold only about 15,000 more copies, so no way is it gold.
    Besides, didn’t James say in an interview around the time of that Idol appearance that the album was certified aluminum. lol

  • Anonymous

    New York Post: From ‘X’ to ‘ET’

    Steve Jones is about to sign as the new co-host of “Entertainment Tonight,”
    replacing Mark Steines.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/from_to_et_jEz6HYiTYy3UV9qaZ9JkFM#ixzz1vF5B1sd6

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    The big one is Rock on the Range on Sunday, I’m nervous but also optimistic as he didn’t get a bad reception at the Golden Gods.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Jack Black (one half of Tenacious D) mentions Adam on AttackOfTheShow’ Lol at the other dude “were fucked” when talking about Adam in competing for #1.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nk7Ekp2aVk&feature=youtu.be

  • Anonymous

    What other two, Heejun and who else?

  • Anonymous

    oh good for him. I an see him doing well in that spot.

  • Anonymous

    Entertainment Weekly — gave it a B+

    So only three high profile reviews more and TYC is eligible for a metacritic score :D

  • Guest

     As much as I would love to believe that, I just can’t.

  • http://twitter.com/butterflydm Diana

    Kris gets asked about when Katy will be having kids a lot, too, despite him also consistently giving the answer that it will be far in the future if it happens.

  • Anonymous

    I’m blaming Carrie because she is clearly using this meme to sell her album! LOL.  I don’t see this marriage lasting somehow.  **shrug**

    BTW, any artist of her stature has a list of things that interviewers can’t ask. Trust me on that. No one has tighter control over her image than Carrie Underwood. You can bet on it.

  • kurst

    can you plz post a vid where james sounds better than miles. im on lunch break, dont have time to look, and would really love to hear/see it when i get in. ty

  • Mateja Praznik
  • Anonymous

    J-Lo better continue with Idol.  It’s the only thing keeping her name in the spotlight.  She was big early on but her career was seriously heading south before she joined Idol and got her face and booty on TV every week.

  • http://twitter.com/joeytad2010 JBT

    Kris Allen, David Cook, Scott McReery, Lee Dewyze.  All WGWG.  And the only legitimate winner to me in that group is David Cook.  Wish it was Jessica vs. Joshua but now I hope Jessica wins.

  • http://twitter.com/joeytad2010 JBT

    I don’t think JLo’s career is an issue.  Randy’s and Steve’s careers are the issue.  They have been washed out artists for as long as I can remember.  They should be replaced!!

  • Guest

     I’m glad you added the words “to me”. :) Because, to me, they are all legitimate, Idol voting system being what it is. We may not like it, but whoever gets the most votes by the public is the winner.

  • Anonymous

    What’s the meme?

  • Mateja Praznik

     TMZ again:

    ‘American Idol’ Phillip Phillips Needs Surgery … REAL BAD
    http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/18/american-idol-phillip-phillips-needs-surgery/

  • Anonymous

    According to TMZ, Phillip’s condition is worse than we thought:

    http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/18/american-idol-phillip-phillips-needs-surgery

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    Every time I see something Idol-related on TMZ, I always have to wonder if there’s some hidden agenda.

  • Nele621

    Don’t know what you mean by legitimate winner. They all won legitimately.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    Scotty and Lauren both nominated for Teen Choice Awards 2012…she’s for Best Female Country Artist, he’s for Best Male Country Artist and Male Reality Star (in there with The Situation, etc. LOL)…

    So, that’s three sets of awards he’s up for right now, big or small…:)))  Billboard, CMT, and Teen Choice…

  • Anonymous

    According to TMZ, Phillip’s condition is worse than we thought:

    And Haley was going to replace Lauren in the final last year.  Yep.

  • Guest

    I wonder if Adam realizes that Scotty is in a completely different genre than Phillip, Lee, Kris, and David?

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    nvm

  • Anonymous

    Bo Bice had his 4th kid only last month, and he’s already had reporters ask him when they’ll start trying for number 5. It’s just a standard question for lazy reporters.

  • Trina

    Um well look. I’m NO P2 fan and hate to defend him or TMZ, but I dealt with kidney problems when I was 17. Its no joke and I had to get surgery as well. i completely sympathize with him because I chose to wait till graduation to get it and the pain I was in made senior year miserable. And didnt his father also pretty much say what TMZ is saying? Like I said, I’m not a fan and dont want him winning, but I DO feel for him for what hes going through healthwise. Recovery from that surgery is not a 1,2,3 thing.

    re: Josh..well that was fast! You go baby! Go Mantasia!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    I’m sure he does. Just as much as all the music media and Idol bloggers that are saying the same thing.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly…like in this interview. Evidently getting Zorro showed that they aren’t ready for kids :)

    http://watch.accesshollywood.com/video/kris-allen:-how-is-having-a-dog-preparing-him-for-fatherhood/1550780758001 

  • Anonymous

    weren’t they nominated for this last year?

  • Anonymous

    Kris will be performing in NYC on Monday. Info here:

    RT @RCARecords: .@KrisAllen performs LIVE at the Apple Store in NYC on Monday 5/21 6:00 PM EST. Who wants to go?http://bit.ly/JUEB3B 

  • http://twitter.com/butterflydm Diana

    Exactly. It’s what reporters ask when they can’t think of anything else. George Clooney gets to avoid the question because it’s been years since he’s been married. So, instead, he gets asked about that.

    girlygirltoo: yeah, my brother kinda did the exact opposite. He was thinking a kid & then a dog, but having a young kid is so much work that they’re thinking they won’t get a dog for several years now.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure that he does need surgery, but we already knew that.  I don’t think he’s any sicker now than he’s been during the past few weeks, and I don’t think his illness will keep him from competing on Tuesday. 

  • Anonymous

    BTW, any artist of her stature has a list of things that interviewers can’t ask. Trust me on that. No one has tighter control over her image than Carrie Underwood. You can bet on it.

    Of course they do.  But excluding an obvious and broad question just because she doesn’t want to answer it doesn’t give her “more control over her image.”  It makes her less likely to be interviewed directly instead of reporters quoting “friends” and starting rumors.  Who wants to be in that position?

    She’s playing the best defensive game that she possibly can.  I’m sure if she could sell the album without ever talking about her plans for her marriage and family, she would.  But that’s not the celebrity culture in which we live, so I don’t think one can single her out for accepting some small intrusions to keep good relationships with the less yellow corners of the press.

  • windmills

    mjsbigblog: It’s hard to shut up about it when reporters keep asking about it ad nauseum.  The problem is the reporters who keep asking asking lame questions, not Carrie who is patiently answering them.

    Exactly. There’s a media template of questions. You could do a flow chart. It’s basically if your interviewee is married then you ask about children, if not you ask if they’re dating anyone. And, if they’re not dating anyone, question their sexuality. Just like that Kelly Clarkson song says ;) I’ve seen it with Kellie, Miranda, all 3 Lady A members (even Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood to a certain degree), Carrie, pop acts like Kelly, and so on and so forth in the past 6 months. I even just saw a RT on my twitter feed where Access Hollywood’s headline on Kris is about how having a dog may be preparing him for fatherhood! EDIT: Probably what girlygirltoo linked to, LOL.

    The other media template with female acts is to ask them diet/exercise/weight questions. Nobody escapes. As far as dealing with the questions, it’s a smarter strategy to find a pat answer that doesn’t reveal too much than to put restrictions on what the media can ask because putting restrictions just makes the media resent you and spin your whole interview in a negative light. 

    I wish the media were more creative with their celeb questions (which is why I’ve been appreciating the Canadian interviews of Carrie). I mean, would they really lose hits/sales/ratings if they didn’t ask about kids/diet/exercise and asked more offbeat questions? I know in Carrie’s case newsstand sales back up there being interest in her lifestyle choices/family life, but it’s not often that somebody in the US media tries to veer from the formula – for her or for any other mainstream celeb.

  • Anonymous

     Somebody sent me a link to that facebook page. It looked fake to me.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Spot on comments by Constantine. He turned out to be a very good reviewer. Loved that he pointed Jessica as being a mimic singer.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    My copy of “Listen Up!” was apparently shipped today!!!

    I’m so excited! Been waiting for Haley’s debut album forever and it will most likely be on my doorstep sometime this weekend! :D <3

    Oh, and my second copy of "Thank You Camellia" that I pre-ordered from WalMart this past Tuesday was just shipped too. Oh happy day. <3 /

    Now I just need to receive an email from Kris' official site confirming that my fan edition of the deluxe version of "Thank You Camellia" has been shipped. I'll be waiting patiently(not)for it.

  • heartly

    Exactly. There’s a media template of questions. You could do a flow
    chart. It’s basically if your interviewee is married then you ask about
    children, if not you ask if they’re dating anyone. And, if they’re not
    dating anyone, question their sexuality. Just like that Kelly Clarkson
    song says ;) I’ve seen it with Kellie, Miranda, all 3 Lady A members
    (even Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood to a certain degree), Carrie, pop
    acts like Kelly, and so on and so forth in the past 6 months.

    As if right on cue, this just came out about Kelly which has followed days of weight loss articles which has followed years of speculation about her sexual preference.  Want to talk about a tired line of questioning, that would be it.  Carrie and Mike having kids is still very fresh compared to that.  lol

    Kelly Clarkson: Boyfriend Brandon Blackstock is ‘ruining my creativity’ – Zap2It

    “It’s ruing my creativity!” the pop singer tells Zap2It at a press conference Thursday (May 17) for her new reality competition show, “Duets.”
    “I’m writing all this happy s***. It’s killing me. Like, I’m trying to
    write a tough song and I can’t; it’s coming out all butterflies and
    rainbows. It’s killing me.”

    She jokes that the relationship may take her music in a new direction, confusing her fans. 
    “People are going to be like, ‘What the hell happened to you?’” Clarkson says.
    “It’s been really difficult, yeah … and awesome. An awesome problem to have.”

    ————

    I wish the media were more creative with their celeb questions (which is
    why I’ve been appreciating the Canadian interviews of Carrie). I mean,
    would they really lose hits/sales/ratings if they didn’t ask about
    kids/diet/exercise and asked more offbeat questions?

    I wish they were too.  American media outlets are so disappointing in this regard but once in a while there are some gems, they just happen so rarely.  I find myself enjoying Canadian and overseas, especially Australian, interviews the most.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    Yeah…just saw that.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    Jonathan Manning, reporter of the FB record deal story says:

    “I saw it posted on his Facebook page earlier. I went back to look later and the post had been removed.  I talked to him on the phone and he would not give specifics about it, although he did not deny that he posted it.”

    Interesting.  Anyway, we’ll see….

  • Anonymous

    Why did I know I would be corrected as soon as I typed my statement? 

    :-/

    I’ll learn to keep my fingers shut! (jk, sorta)

    But I still think it’s a sexist-leaning question. My two cents.

  • Anonymous

    http://GRAMMY.com Exclusive First Listen: Kris Allen | GRAMMY.comhttp://www.grammy.com/news/grammycom-exclusive-first-listen-kris-allen

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think he was really talking about genre exactly. 

  • http://twitter.com/TweetsFromFrank Frank

    “Just really being able to be there and inspire the other contestants …
    they’re so young and they’re trying to fulfill their dreams,”

    Not unless they are in the Over 30s, Brit-Brit, because then they are not all so young.

  • windmills

    heartly: As if right on cue, this just came out about Kelly which has followed days of weight loss articles which has followed years of speculation about her sexual preference.  Want to talk about a tired line of questioning, that would be it.  Carrie and Mike having kids is still very fresh compared to that.  lol
    Kelly Clarkson: Boyfriend Brandon Blackstock is ‘ruining my creativity’ - Zap2It

    I can see the new tabloid headlines already. 

    Kelly was definitely who I was thinking about with the sexual preference speculation – it was horrible because of the way people were tying in her physical appearance and stereotyping. But hey, now that the question that never should’ve been a question’s been settled, the media can now move on to whether Kelly’s nagging Brandon to put a ring on it, whether she wants babies, whether Brandon’s going to adopt her pets, and how she got her hot bod back! 

    I guess the silver lining is at least the stories have gone from patronizingly stereotypical to just stereotypical. And, at least the stories are about her being happy and looking good – Kelly obviously knows what to expect in the game and it’s just easier when it doesn’t seem like the media’s out to get you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ENXWTPQX7WDUGFKDMOUHAWCQMY Van

    Access Hollywood interviewed Kelly and Jennifer Nettles. At one point the interviewer asks Kelly a question and mentions how “JLo sort of paved the way for stars to be judges” and Kelly quickly said, “You forgot Paula. GURRRL the first one was Paula” LOL! Gotta love Kelly :)
    http://watch.accesshollywood.com/video/duets-leading-ladies:-catching-up-with-kelly-clarkson-jennifer-nettles/1646229665001

  • Anonymous

    Kris will be performing in NYC on Monday. Info here:
    RT @RCARecords: .@KrisAllen performs LIVE at the Apple Store in NYC on Monday 5/21 6:00 PM EST. Who wants to go?http://bit.ly/JUEB3B 

    RCA Records  @@RCAPromo:disqus 
    @RCARecords @KrisAllen ***UPDATE*** Kris’ live performance at the Apple Store will be at 8:00 PM EST but fans should arrive at 7:00 PM!

  • Anonymous

    Adam sounded really good.. confident with a humiity .. he looked particularly physically healthy too… I think any fears i had played up by tabloid media were either misguided or he got a handle on himself if they had any truth to them

  • Nele621

    With Donna Summer selling so many albums, with one of them @ #1 and many others in the top tier, I wonder if she might come in at #1 next week.

  • windmills

    Turns out my nagging fear was on somewhat on target but not in a bad way. Kelly’s doing a mashup of WDKY and Dark Side at the Billboard Music Awards and she’ll perform Dark Side on DWTS. Confirmation from Billboard: http://www.billboard.com/news/kelly-clarkson-to-premiere-dark-side-at-1007101752.story#/news/kelly-clarkson-to-premiere-dark-side-at-1007101752.story

    I’m not too sure how that mashup will work but I’m sure it’ll be fine. I’m guessing DS will come first and then she’ll kick things up with WDKY.

  • Anonymous

    I hope this doesn’t make me sound insensitive, but it seems like there is not enough time to ship an out of stock album in time to impact this weeks sales enough to take the top spot.  Next week it might have more impact.  Of course, this is just speculation or perhaps wishful thinking from an Adam fan.

  • Trina

    I think Donna’s death will have more of an impact on sales the following week. Since the surge started late in the week and stores are low on stock I dont think numbers will be huge, the next week though she’ll probably see the big impact.

  • Anonymous
  • heartly

    Turns out my nagging fear was on somewhat on target but not in a bad
    way. Kelly’s doing a mashup of WDKY and Dark Side at the Billboard Music
    Awards and she’ll perform Dark Side on DWTS. Confirmation from
    Billboard: http://www.billboard.com/news/…

    A mashup, hmm.  I’d probably be lying if I said I wasn’t shocked, but at the same time it’s not all that surprising.  If Jason (her MD) and her can muster up something like they did with MKIA and MI on this last tour, it could be pretty great.

    As for DWTS, I was hoping for and pretty much expecting that.  You know, that whole ABC thing.

  • Anonymous

    Brian Mansfield interviewed Kris in Nashville yesterday :)

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2012/05/kris-allen-looks-beyond-himself-on-thank-you-camellia/1#.T7bVZUVAbDx 

    ETA – Says that Kris & the band were rehearsing “She Works Hard For the Money”, so it sounds like they will be performing this at tomorrow’s show in Florida. Cool!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3NQHPT3NA6VGKK22RCMTGOCII Tiffany

    You surely arent a Carrie fan.  I wonder if you’ve read anything about her marriage at all.  It seems to me they are both very grounded in their faith, in love and no financial worries.  Sounds like a good basis for a good marriage to me.

  • http://twitter.com/lufflyness Jenna

    Kelly will be performing at the DWTS finale on Tuesday:
    http://abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=051812_06

  • Nele621

    Kris’s album is coming out in a few days. Why is he still singing covers

  • Anonymous

    Nearly every singer does covers during a concert set.  Not to worry, we’ll get to hear lots of TYC during the peformance.

    It’s a small way of paying tribute to one of the best voices from the later 20th century, also.  Ms. Summer is worthy of that.

  • Anonymous

    Chris Rene premiered a new song called “TROUBLE” at 101.3 KDWB in MN this morning. It’s one of the songs he named in an interview. The song is really good and I think it’s even better than “YOUNG HOMIE”.
    It has the reggae vibe that I really love in his songs. Thank God they didn’t change him. This one is about a girl though lol.

    It’s annoying though to listen to all the crap on the show to get to the point where they play the song. It’s really far into the into the show. I wish someone could take out just the song. The DJ tweeted the link for us to listen when we asked, so I’m sure it’s okay. If you can endure, it’s worth it anyway. The song is crazily good!

    http://www.iheart.com/#/live/4707/?autoplay=true

  • Nele621

    If this was any other concert, then I would agree about all singers doing covers in their concerts. But on the other hand, I hadn’t made the association about Summer. Yes, that will be a nice tribute.

  • justmefornow

    kurst, I would love to post the video from last night that the REVIEWER made the reference and comparison to, which I just agreed to, btw. Haven’t found it yet, but I can’t wait to see/hear it!

    But I do know the performance he is referring to with Miles and GNR at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. I’ve posted it here.

    By comparison I posted a random video of James on the Idol tour last summer.
    Obviously the bands don’t even begin to compare: Legendary GNR compared to  a rather lame Idol touring band. lol

    But the vocals are worth comparing. JMO and perhaps that reviewer also, James sounds better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP0Hse25PgA 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2LCbg5pTBk

  • Anonymous

    If singing a few covers is good enough for Queen Kelly Clarkson, it is good enough for Kris. There is nothing wrong with it. Plus he is singing SWHFTM as a tribute song.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Adam is about to perform his set at 103.5 KISS FM Fantabuloso 2012 at Allstate Arena. Hugh crowd.

    http://oi45.tinypic.com/2u6d82u.jpg
    http://instagr.am/p/KyinFum4nQ/

  • Anonymous

     I can just hear James joking about MOABD being certified aluminum and some bleary-eyed writer just hearing a metal name – oh it must be gold – lol. I’m hoping for a vid of Sweet Child of Mine. This tour has been sorely lacking in vids. There are some great ones, just not enough of them.

  • Anonymous

    He will be doing Rock on the Range with virtually no sleep. He performed last night in Baltimore, took the red-eye to California for the Santa Cruz performance, and then takes another red-eye back to Ohio for Rock on the Range.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=195101108 Stefan Wind

    Mine shipped too!!! I tracked my Haley fan bundle and it says that May 23th it will arrive. =(

    Oh well, the Itunes snippets are keeping me happy for now. 

  • justmefornow

    Isn’t he in NY tonight (Paramount), and back in NY Monday too, in addition to Santa Cruz on Saturday and Rock on the Range on Sunday?
    I don’t know about you, but I don’t care how young you are, that’s a rough schedule.

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

    Don’t forget Kris said he is part American-Indian so he is not a WGWG.

  • Anonymous

    Kidney stones are god’s way of letting men know what it feels like to be in the throes of labor. That means Phil Phillips has been in hard labor for six weeks or more. Ouch.

  • Anonymous

    I agree, but more importantly (to Nele621′s question), Kris isn’t singing covers because he doesn’t have enough of his own music to perform; he’s doing it because it’s one technique artists use to liven up the crowd and get them engaged with their performance.  People like to sing along at concerts, and if you’re performing new material to an audience that hasn’t heard it yet, throwing in a few covers helps make the concert a more active and interactive experience.  And if people have already been singing along to a cover tune, they’re probably going to be more likely to sing along to the hooks on Kris’s new music, too.  

    It’s one aspect (among many) of building a fanbase.  The more people enjoy this concert, the more likely they will be to a) remember Kris; b) want to buy his music; and most importantly from a revenue perspective c) buy tickets to see Kris the next time he’s in town.

    ETA: During promo for his last tour, Kris mentioned this as one reason he did covers. (He also said it gives the band a little variety, so they don’t get bored playing the same songs all the time, but since this is the first full band concert for the new album, I can’t imagine boredom would be a factor right now.)

  • Anonymous

    YAY! I’m sorry that you have to wait an extra day though. That sucks. :( Thank god for iTunes.

  • Anonymous

    Ummm, she’s talking about it because she’s always being asked about it. What do you want her to do, ignore the question? Then you’d say she’s stuck up. 

  • Anonymous

    Kris’s album is coming out in a few days. Why is he still singing covers

    Probably the same reason why Kelly Clarkson performs covers at her concerts.  Windmills posted a great video on the first page of this thread of Carrie doing a cover of Heart’s “Alone” during the week that her album came out.  It’s just something that artists do.

  • Anonymous

    Wishful thinking maybe, but I wonder if Kris’ NYC Apple Store performance will result in some well-placed iTunes banners.  

  • Anonymous

    I knew I was missing something. His schedule over the next couple weeks is enough to kill anyone. But the cross-coast stuff – grueling.

    May 17 – Baltimore, MD
    May 18 – Huntington, NY
    May 19 – Santa Cruz
    May 20 - Rock on the Range - Columbus Ohio
    May 21 – Clifton Park NY
    May 23 – Knoxville, TN
    May 24 – Biloxi, MS
    May 26 -Socorro, TX
    May 27 -Carlsbad, NM

  • http://twitter.com/poppetawoppet Emily

     this exactly!

    DCook is the same way. He;d not only play with setlists, but what cover song he’d do at what concert (or asking the audience which one they wanted to hear)

  • justmefornow

    The view, just now, from James’ sound guy at the Paramount, NY
    http://instagr.am/p/Kyr4q6SPU2/

    (and you’re right, we need more video from this tour.)

  • Anonymous

    Somebody need to remind Kris that he is not in AI anymore where he sang cover songs every week.. ;)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    That is one insane schedule, I’m sure they’ll be glad when this tour ends. Hope they get at least a week to rest before they head out for the summer tour.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue

    The reason for the shortage of vids is because the bands he’s been opening for aren’t allowing camcorders only cellphone cameras. They’re not allowing any flash photography either with a few exceptions for concert reviewers. The uploader who filmed the Surf Ballroom set got permission from the head of security to film James’ set after James’ sound mixer asked on his behalf.

  • kurst

    i read the reviews this morning and i 2 agree, james did sound better with the vid you posted, i 2 cant find 1 from the show the reviewer was reviewing. i loled at this from his review of the rrhof show : Kennedy looked like he didn’t want to be playing the replacement rock star the way he did in the movie “Rock Star.” lol imo myles should get on with his album hes been working on for years. while i love ab and him being feat. with slash, i want that solo album!

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    At one point the interviewer asks Kelly a question and mentions how “JLo sort of paved the way for stars to be judges” and Kelly quickly said, “You forgot Paula. GURRRL the first one was Paula.

    I hate when a reporter does not do their research.  Good for Kelly, plus she has this happy life!

    I love the way Adam articulates during an interview. How great that he said such kind words about Donna Summer.  The reporter was leading him into defining Donna with Gay music.  Adam let her know her music was for everyone.  Bravo!

  • Anonymous

    I love Adam in interviews.  He’s just so good. :-)