Scotty McCreery on his Water Tower Town Music Video – In an interview backstage at the CMT awards, Scotty said about “The Trouble With Girls” video that earned him a Breakthrough Video Award, “I hope people could tell it was real. We didn’t really have to make up a plot. We used my own high school and used my friends. That’s what made it special to me, so hopefully the fans caught onto that as well.” Also, Scotty reveals that he’s filmed a video for his current single, “Water Tower Town.” “It’s going to be performance based … and shots of my hometown and different water tower towns. It’s a video that a lot of people to relate to, and that’s what I like my music to be. That’s my ‘Scotty McCreery’ song on the album. That reminds me of where I came from and stuff I believe in. I love singing it every night.” – Read more at CMT

Fantasy Springs announces return of Adam Lambert this summerAdam Lambert will be back on stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino this summer. His solo concert tour makes a stop on Saturday, July 21 in Indio, where he will take the stage for a second time, in the Special Events Center. Adam performed to a sold out crowd at the resort in February 2010 – Read more at Casino City Times

Adam Lambert: Rays of Sunshine Charity Concert! – Adam Lambert, dressed in a royal blue suit, arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for the Rays of Sunshine Charity concert yesterday. Adam performed along with Leona Lewis and JLS. See the photos at Just Jared

‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant accidentally submitted photo of another soldier, fiancee says – Disgraced AGT contestant, Timothy Poe, has been caught lying about his military service, but also it was revealed that a photo he submitted to AGT producers was of another soldier, Staff Sgt. Norman Bone. Poe’s fiance claims it was all a misuderstanding. “But I know that it was a mistake on his part. It was an accident. It was a complete accident,” she said. I wonder how long the fiance will continue to stand by her man? Read more at Twin Cities.com

‘AGT’ Fraud Family is Getting Death Threats – TMZ is of course, totally embracing the Poe story. Apparently his family members are getting threats: “Poe’s family tells us … several family members have been getting death threats. We’re told Poe’s sister-in-law went to the store Thursday with her kids and someone came up to them and said, ‘We’re going to kill you and the whole family.’” So far, no one has contacted the police about the threats. As far as Poe is concerned: “a family member says she fears he’s suicidal. He hasn’t left the house since the scandal broke, and he’s been crying incessantly. One family member says Poe is suffering from Post Tramautic Stress Syndrome.” – Read more at TMZ

Carrie Underwood responds to Eric Church’s Anti Idol Comments In an interview with Cat Country 98.1

Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox to Host Fourth Annual Jimmy Awards at the Minksoff – Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis and Grammy nominee Deborah Cox, who will headline the Broadway-bound national tour of Jekyll & Hyde, will co-host the fourth annual National High School Musical Theater Awards. The Awards take place June 25 at 7:30 PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. Read more at Playbill

Former ‘American Idol’ Winner Taylor Hicks Searches For Love On New Dating Show – Fun facts to know and tell: Taylor is now BFFs with Jersey Shore’s “The Situation” and he’s still friends with his Season 5 runner up, Katharine McPhee. Taylor starred with the Jersey Shore star in the FOX summer dating show, The Choice. Taylor’s episode will air Thursday July 5. – Read more at IB Times

OMG HA HA HA HA

 
  • Anonymous

    Here’s a promo video for the Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS concert starring Elton John and Queen with Adam Lambert on June 30 in Kiev. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come:

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

  • Anonymous

    Omg that promo is amazing!! Thanks for posting it! The press release was awesome as well!

  • http://twitter.com/esqape Zach

    An accident? Give me a break hoe.

  • ting
  • Anonymous

    I would practically give anything to be at that concert. I am such a big fan of Sir Elton John and you throw in Queen and Adam Lambert also, this will be a unbelievable moment. It’s going to be a surreal moment for Adam, performing before that many people, rocking it out with Queen and hopefully a song or two with Elton.

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

    That’s what I’m thinking too. I’m like “Bitch, please!” That photo mistake was the last straw of already very few straws I had for the guy. And I didn’t even watch his audition, but i caught a clip of him singing, and he ain’t anything special to rave about. Just another generic plain mediocre singer.

    You are a lying fraud, Tim Poe!

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  What a fantastic opportunity for Adam to expand his international fan base.  IMO he is going to break much bigger in Europe this era, and hopefully he can bring some of that success back home and throw it in U.S. radio’s face because he will be a force that can’t be ignored.

  • windmills

    Photo via Music Row: Carrie brought the Arista Nashville promo staff cupcakes to celebrate Good Girl hitting #1. The cupcakes are from IveyCake, Carrie’s favorite bakery that’s owned and run by her good friend Ivey Childers (who is married to Carrie’s bassist/musical director Mark Childers). The cupcakes in question are vegan, gluten free, and soy free, and they’re called the “Good Girl” cupcake. Hah!

    Mike Fisher has joined in on the teasing of Carrie’s next video according to CMT

    I asked Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood’s husband, what his favorite video was. He hesitated, like a good husband saying he loved them all, he but ultimately decided on “Temporary Home.” “Just because of the meaning it has,” he told me. “But the next one’s she’s got coming is really great, too.” 

    They’ve apparently been handing out fans with Carrie’s Blown Away cover art on them at CMA Fest, with a scannable thing that’ll link you to a teaser clip of Carrie’s Blown Away video. Neat!

  • Anonymous

    Whoa, are you kidding me?  Whatever happens with Adam, what an honor and an amazing cause.  Nothing like that kind of crowd being the first show with Queen and televised to boot. And Elton!  I’d vomit at the thought of it. 

  • Anonymous

    I get why the guys from Jersey Shore would do this Choice show.  But Joe Jonas? Dean Cain? Jeremy Bloom? Don’t they all have a nice-guy, clean-cut image that is worth maintaining?  The show just seems so skeevy and downmarket.  (The NYT review was predictably brutal.)

    And the ratings weren’t great (it “won the hour” but 4 million viewers and a 1.7 rating is nothing to cheer about), so by the time Hicks shows up on the show, I’m not sure anyone will even be watching.

  • asifclueless

    ” Adam Lambert, dressed in a royal blue suit, arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for the Rays of Sunshine Charity concert yesterday.”

    He looks gorgeous .. but.. but .. LOL .. He is carrying a plastic bag. (London Graphic Centre)  It must be a gift bag or a programme bag.

    Dorky!!!

    This photo is one of my favourites from Just Jared link mj posted above.

    http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/2672122/adam-lambert-rays-of-sunshine-charity-concert-09/

  • Anonymous

    What he said at the end – loved it.  A great performer.

  • Anonymous

     i feel bad for scotty that nobody else is likeing the song wtt as much as he is, imo he has performed it 3 times on tv, shortened versions mind you, and its not selling, i just dont think people are responding to the song. Its unfortunate that he didnt release write your number on my hand or you make that look good, but anyways i hope the video increases the interest in the song

  • Anonymous

    Actually I think more people will tune because of Taylor :) He’s always mentioned in top group of celebs as being on the show. And I’m glad to see it won its time slot! :)  And there’s nothing skeevy about it….not any more than any other of the dozens of reality shows. It’s lite summer tv fare – just like all the rest of what’s on TV is these days.  It’s a great promotion opportunity for all the celebs on the show (not to mention a good payday for them for whatever they’re getting paid for being on the show) and it looks like a great time for them.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you that WTT from Scotty might be the wrong choice for a single. Personally, I would have chosen Write My Number On Your Hand. It’s a catchy song, one of the best on his album, & a summer song which should do well.

    According to Radiofeedback on the country publications, WTT is consistently in the top 15 singles with favorable reviews out of the singles out from current country music artists. So I’m not sure you can say WTT isn’t well liked by people. I think radio just isn’t keen on playing him especially with all the new singles out from more established country singers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I don’t think Mike wants to end up in the dog house.   Smart man.  haha

  • Anonymous

    im not sure if i meant it wasnt well liked, im just surprised that with his live performances that it hasnt sold better. People necessarily didnt like the trouble with girls, but he got a fairly good sales bump everytime he performed it on a tv show, that doesnt seem to be happening with this song, and thats why i said i dont think people are responding well to the song

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I don’t know that’s so much that radio isn’t keen on Scotty as it is the song.  Looking at i-tunes, it seems like ILYTB is still selling to some degree but WTT is nowhere to be found.  

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Congrats to Adam for bringing down the house last night.  Twitter exploded after Adam performed that he was the best performer vocalist of the night.  He must be thrilled this morning.

    I had never heard of Kiev but that promo looks amazing.  So many people so many potential new fans.  I would be beyond excited if I could attend and hear Sir Elton & Adam with Queen. 

    It is my feeling as mentioned in a post above me that Adam may need to break big in Europe before the US will cut him any slack with radio play.

    I haven’t heard Scotty’s new song but the kid just has it.  People were wanking that so Big would never be played and it was a hit. 

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, “not any more [skeevy] than any other of the dozens of reality shows” is a really low bar, and this is a show where the “team leaders” know to turn around by the number of catcalls that the “potenial chosen” are getting.

    I think it’s gross.  And I don’t think it’s a great promotion opportunity; I already think less of a freaking Olympian because of it.  If the “stars” want the cash money, that’s their decision, but I don’t have to respect them for it.

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

    Video Promo: ADAM LAMBERT/Queen/Elton John to perform on June 30,
    2012 in Kiev Ukraine:

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

    “This concert will be the largest social and cultural event of EURO 2012. It
    will gather hundreds of thousands of people on the main square of Ukraine and
    be seen by millions of viewers on TV screens throughout Ukraine and Poland. “

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think Scotty has received a good sales bump, but it’s not due to people not liking the song. I think all his performances of WTT on tv has been shortened versions so it’s hard to get a big sales bump. TTWG had full performances on Leno, Ellen, & many other talk shows so it’s easier to receive better sales & buzz about those performances.

    I truly believe if Scotty performed a full version of WTT on a talk show or awards show like he had with Idol he would get a big sales bump.

  • Anonymous

     i guess time will tell whether it does well or not, but i hope the video increases the interest in the song and therefore sales. Even though it would not have been my choice, i hope it does well, because they are releasing a video, so obviously they are not going to pull the song, and thats his new single i guess like it or not, lol

  • Trina

    IF anyone is going to be a draw on that show The Choice its going to be the Jersey Shore guys sad to say. They’re the most well known, the ones with millions of Twitter followers and I actually saw first hand the kind of pandemonium they cause when they appear anywhere since I was near a club they appeared at together last year.  I find the show to be sleazy and right up there with other sleazy reality shows but um good for Taylor I guess? However IMO Tyson Beckford is the hottest thing on there mmm.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    That Obama Glee clip on Leno is hilarious!!! Loved it.

    TMZ – you slime. Why does it not surprise me that they are taking credit for breaking the AGT/Tim Poe scandal. 

    In that TwinCities.com report Poe claims he can’t talk to press because he’s still on ‘active duty’. Yet, he was honorably discharged in 2011? OK then. 

  • Guest

    Skylar Laine
    @SLaineAI11
    So today is the start of my losing weight process! Eating better and regular workouts!

  • mmb

    Wow at that Elton/Queen/Adam promo video.  This mini-tour is no doubt going to be a career highlight for Adam…really exciting.

    Sigh, that Skylar thinks she needs to lose weight….I though she looked great on the show, especially once the stylists got her to move beyond the bad Farrah Fawcett hair…I’m not a country fan, haven’t been interested in the country idols (cept for some Carrie country-pop), but for some reason I just like Skylar.  Maybe because I like her idol Miranda.  They’ve both got spunk.  Unlike Lou Grant, I like spunk

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

    That sounds great…but I hope nobody forced her to.

    Oh who am I kidding, of course she was forced to!

  • Anonymous

     im just asking this question because i know you are on here, but do you think wtt is even going to crack the top 40 or 30, i dont mean to be negative but i feel this song is going nowhere

  • Anonymous

     Good for Skylar

  • Trina

    Eating better is always a smart option especially when these kids are about to go out on a grueling tour. If you eat better and cut out on junk you’ll feel better. But I think Skylar is looks fine and hope she doesnt lose too much.

  • Anonymous

    Skylar clearly needed to lose some weight. I hope she does it in a healthy way, but this new trend that everyone needs to embrace your extra pounds is getting out of hand. Being overweight has serious health consequences. 

  • Anonymous

    To each his own, as they say :)

  • Anonymous

    Scotty is doing a video for WTT?  My question is “why?”.  I don’t think the song is catching on, for whatever reason (too much time passed since Idol & new crop getting the interest, possibly) and it’s an expense that really isn’t necessary at this stage in the album cycle.  I hope they know what they’re doing.

    And what’s going on with Adam’s hair?  Most people try to get rid of gray, and he’s adding it in?  I don’t get it.

    Yay Carrie for her comment that the people on Idol can actually sing, without autotune, and better than 90% of the people on the radio.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand why people think that Idol alums should get away with some extra weight, when everyone else in the industry is a stick insect. And it is healthier to be on the thin side as long as it is done sensibly.

  • Anonymous

    I just get chills thinking about the Queen/Elton/Adam concert in Kiev. Hundreds of thousands in attendance, and more watching on TV. It just doesn’t get much bigger than that.

    I’m actually more in awe of what an honour this is, and how thrilled Adam must be, than I am happy for this oppportunity to raise his profile in Europe. Even if they weren’t saying his name, this would be such an amazing..well, honour! :-)

    There was a big spread about the Euro 2012 soccer in my local newspaper today. :-)

  • windmills

    pat345: im just asking this question because i know you are on here, but do you think wtt is even going to crack the top 40 or 30, i dont mean to be negative but i feel this song is going nowhere

    I think we’re supposed to keep chart stuff in the daily numbers thread so I answered you in today’s Billboard thread :)

    wordnerdarchie: Scotty is doing a video for WTT?  My question is “why?”.  I don’t think the song is catching on, for whatever reason (too much time passed since Idol & new crop getting the interest, possibly) and it’s an expense that really isn’t necessary at this stage in the album cycle.  I hope they know what they’re doing.

    This is along the lines of what I posted in the numbers thread but IMO it’s part of an effort to keep the song alive as long as possible to minimize the gap between the last single of Scotty’s debut (which is WTT) and the lead single from Scotty’s sophomore album (which IMO they’ll release in October/November).

    I think eating healthier and doing regular workouts is a great thing for stamina on tour, and in Skylar’s case she may be running around between touring stops and studios for recording/writing this summer (at least, I hope so!). So, I hope health and wellness are the focus of what she’s doing. I’m a little surprised she announced it on Twitter, but her tone seems very positive and excited. I think she’s a motivated one and she’ll stick to her guns about going about this the right way and within limits.

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

    I think that, at the end of the day, this is exactly what AGT producers wanted. Now everyone is excited to see what’s gonna happen on Vega’s week. The consequences are that nobody will care or believe too much in sob stories now. At least for the next years.

  • Anonymous

    What’s healthy is to have an appropriate body fat percentage (because it’s quite possible to have a small frame and minimal muscle tone and “look thin” while actually not being that toned).

    The standard for fitness is 21-24 percent body fat for women and 14-17 for men.  Athletes can go lower but that has more to do with building muscle and thereby adding lean mass than with losing essential body fat.  Some size six celebrities who get mocked for being “too fat” are medically quite fit.

    If the training helps prepare for tour, great, but I hope that Laine or any other celebrity focuses on the right outcomes.

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    While Skylar is likely in a different situation in that I don’t know if the idea of losing weight/eating healthier/working out is her own or being subtly enforced by the fact that they are gearing up to sign her (more likely), she’s not the only S11 idol that has been tweeting about such things.  Erika also tweeted pretty much the same a few days ago about eating better and losing weight.  Joshua tweeted a picture of himself in the gym yesterday and DeAndre tweeted that he was joining Erika in her quest to eat better.  Since I doubt TPTB care too much about the folks they aren’t signing and what they look like on tour, I also think some of it is just a bunch of kids who are excited to go on tour this summer and are attempting to be healthier before their big adventure.  Or they got a bit of a lecture at a tour meeting about the importance of staying healthy on the road.

    Though I will say if Skylar is just doing something along the lines of Lauren Alaina last year, I don’t think it’s a big deal.  Lauren looks healthy, which mind you she looked fine before, but my point is she didn’t go overboard. If Skylar is doing it for the right reasons, then more power to her.

  • s k

    Skylar Laine@SLaineAI11So today is the start of my losing weight process! Eating better and regular workouts!

    why does Skylar need to lose weight?  She looks fine.  I’m so tired of these young girls feeling like they have to adhere to some fake image of perfection. 

  • Anonymous

    Skylar is just not any girl, if she plan on having a music career, image is everything. Not only are you selling your music, but your selling yourself to the public. She wants to look her best and like every Idol before her who’s been signed to a label, their looks and styles are updated. They are put on diets, exercise programs and stylist are hired to make sure they look good. 

  • too-cool-for-school

    Skylar is pretty petite, isn’t she? It shouldn’t take too much exercise to tone up and eating better is a good step for everyone. But it is a little disconcerting that her primary focus is the weight loss, but that’s to be expected, I guess.

    With a good diet + reasonable fitness routine, the weight will take care of itself. Hopefully she knows that and focuses on just getting healthy and feeling better first, same for the other Idols who are focusing on this too. :)

    Which reminds me, is there any word on Melanie Amaro? Is LA Reid still hiding her until she loses weight? :/

  • Anonymous

    Adam isnt adding grey, the highlights are a brownish/red color. I think the light is making it look different in that picture.

    You can see the highlights better in the pic he tweeted today

    “@adamlambert: Mugging in a London Black Cab. http://t.co/KU7C4Wnm

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OSOOTOBRL4XGHQNICOXCCN5IXQ lisa

    I would suggest to her to lose weight that’s the 1st thing I notice when they walk out on a stage is their legs,and I can’t help but to think of miss piggys legs not just Skylar but Miranda L.too,and please get rid of the loretta lynn hairstyle.
    at least she should wear something a little more weight approiate.short dresses
    to not go with heavy legs.and don’t even try for Carrie U.legs cause it’ll never happen  

  • Mateja Praznik

    XF auditions are starting in Kansas, Demi and Britney are already there, waiting for Louis and LA!

  • Anonymous

    nvm

  • Anonymous

    Skylar isn’t overweight AT ALL. I’m all for eating healthier, exercising and all that, but the fact is these girls who are perfectly NORMAL SIZED are basically being forced to lose weight if they want to have careers.

    I never hear anything about the male Idols being forced to lose weight and get in better shape if they want to have careers — why is that, huh?

    If any of these girls were actually overweight I wouldn’t have a real problem with their management/label telling them to lose weight and get in better shape But they AREN’T.

    Adele has sold nearly 10 million copies of her album. Do you think anyone is going to force her to get into better shape?

  • Anonymous

    nvm

  • Larc

    I think Adam may be letting some of his natural hair color peep through.  Judging from some earlier pictures, it looks like he may be strawberry blond.

  • Anonymous

    Who says anyone is making Skylar lose weight? Maybe she’s not happy with her weight.

    She’s about to start a rigorous tour, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to get more fit and in better shape.

  • Anonymous

    Just imagine stepping out on that stage and looking out to the crowd of 100k and then turning and there is Brian May, Elton John and Roger Taylor and the RUSH you would feel fronting Queen. Only a few in this world have this happen to them. Adam Lambert will now join that small list. WOW!!!

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

    Kelly was on the UK show ‘Loose Women’ (it’s like The View). Nice interview–she talked about her boyfriend, Duets, new single, her weird obsession with even numbers, lol. She also sang Dark Side.
    Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtXFgoGyjYI&feature=channel&list=UL
    Dark Side performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmZFRIYzBxY

    Tomorrow she’ll be performing at Capital FM Summertime Ball. It’s a pretty big lineup: Justin Bieber, Usher, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Example, Flo Rida, Pitbull, The Wanted.

  • Anonymous

     Hmmm, still looks a dirty gray to me, not brown or red.  Maybe he needs to redo it to make the brown/red more pronounced.  The color he has now wouldn’t be the effect I’d be going for personally.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Just Simon Cowell Just Simon Cowell ?@JustSimonCowell
    And our lovely Louis-Be nice to him USA! RT @TheStyleTeamUSA: It’s Simon Cowell. I mean Louis Walsh from @thexfactoruk
    http://instagr.am/p/Ln5OdnuBGM/

    Ann-Marie Thomson
    ?@AnnMariePR
    Louis signing autographs for his US fans in Kansas City @thexfactorusa
    http://instagr.am/p/Ln6BwHNjNp/

    Louis has fans in the US? Legend.

    Ann-Marie Thomson ?@AnnMariePR
    Ooh Louis is proving a tough judge on this panel already

  • Anonymous

    And again — why are the male Idols not told to lose weight, eat better and get in shape?

    Clive made Ruben go on a diet, and even kept him from doing some events, because he said that he did not have the stamina to have a full schedule.  And more than likely, no one told them to lose weight, but some of the other male contestants have, like Kris, James Durbin, and Adam to name a few.  I think that for most people, when they see that they are going to be in the public eye, and when they are facing a grueling schedule, are going to think about their weight and general physical appearance.

  • Anonymous

    I personally see no problem with any of the idols wanting to eat properly/lose weight/tone up for tour.  As a country, we’re mostly overweight, non-active and stressed out.  This has been coming on for so long, that we don’t even notice that most Americans are much heavier today than a generation ago until we see old tv footage of ordinary people. Just check your family’s old photo albums.  It should be pretty obvious, lol.

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    At this point though we’re just speculating on whether Skylar was told to lose weight.  Maybe she was and maybe she wasn’t.  Maybe it was just unfortunate wording on her part when she emphasized the “lose weight” part first.  I do think Skylar is a smart young woman and likely not the kind who is just going to fall in line with everything she is told to do by management, so I’m not too worried about her going overboard. 

    Didn’t David Cook lose a bunch of weight too?  It’s definitely not something we’ve only seen with female idols, but it’s focused on more on the female side.

  • Anonymous

     David Cook (if you’ve seen the old photos), has been thin before Idol, as well as not so much.  On Idol his weight fluctuated, and on tour it goes up & down depending on the schedule, and access to proper food sources.  He has a trainer that he uses when he has important appearances to get ready for.  Looking your best when you’re in promo mode is part of the gig.  For him, just losing 10 pounds seems to make a huge difference.  (He’s much trimmer in person than what he appears to be on TV – they’re right when they say the camera adds at least 10 pounds.)  So I commend anyone that takes this all seriously enough to work at keeping at their optimum weight whether male or female.  Why, when females do it, there’s such a fuss made I don’t know.

  • http://twitter.com/svmreiter Susan Reiter

    Adam looked dashing at the Royal Albert Hall – I hope for many more of these kinds of gigs for him.  And the Queen/ Elton news and promo is all kinds of exciting!  I think that all of that is going to open some big doors for Adam!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002166668687 Ali Goria

    No, he interviewed he wanted it to resemble ice. It’s silver. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002166668687 Ali Goria

    He’s a ginger. The highlights are silver.

  • windmills

    Here’s video of Kellie singing Tough last night at LP Field as part of her 2 song acoustic set:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmbN-Hq9lRQ 

    She also performed Stop Cheatin On Me, but I haven’t been able to find any video of that yet. 

    She also played a brief set at Tootsie’s about an hour ago and an E! News correspondent was there. So, there may be footage on E! tonight or sometime in the near future. 

  • Anonymous

    Why, when females do it, there’s such a fuss made I don’t know.

    I think it’s because when men focus on shaping up it’s assumed that strength training is part of the process, whereas many women focus on the scale and work mainly on calorie restriction and cardio, which can lead to “skinny fat.”

    Jordin Sparks did it the right way; she clearly has more muscle tone, not just less fat.

    I certainly hope that Laine or anyone else wanting to shape up is working with a good trainer who helps her develop a balanced approach.  Endurance, flexibility, and strength need to be just as much a part of training as fat loss.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKPGOWSHLKLHHRL7DORPZXZ2NI Valarie

    How can eating better and regular workouts be seen as a bad thing?   Good for Skylar for wanting to get into shape in a healthy way.   I am not crazy about any of the season 11 idols, but Skylar is by far my favorite from this season. 

  • Anonymous

     Skylar is overweight. I’m not saying she is obese, but she is overweight. People have gotten sooo large in this country that people forget what overweight looks like. 20 years ago in Skylar’s high school she would have been the fat kid at her size. Now half the girls are probably her size or bigger. And that is a scary thing, because that is not healthy, and we are going to see devastating health consequences in this country very soon.

    Plenty of male idols need to lose weight and I have said that repeatedly, whether it was David C, Adam, or this season Joshua.

    And I don’t care how many damn albums Adele has sold. She isn’t at a healthy weight, and she is hurting her body.

  • s k

    I would suggest to her to lose weight that’s the 1st thing I notice when they walk out on a stage is their legs,and I can’t help but to think of miss piggys legs not just Skylar but Miranda L.too,and please get rid of the loretta lynn hairstyle.at least she should wear something a little more weight approiate.short dresses to not go with heavy legs.and don’t even try for Carrie U.legs cause it’ll never happen  

    I guess that’s why there’s really very little substance in the music industry today.  All about the looks and not about the talent. 

    People come in different sizes and shapes and not everyone can or should be a size 2. 

  • Anonymous

    Have seen Adam twice recently (D.C. and Maryland) and it looks like he’s taken your advice to heart.  If anything, he’s on the thin side – whatta long drink of water he is now.

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

    When I was growing up women like Marily Monroe were the sex goddesses.  Size 14 was considered sexy, now its considered a plus size.  My hubby always said he didnt want to have to shake his sheets to find his woman lol.  Losing weight doesnt guarantee thin legs.  I know quite a few men who say they dont like thin legs on a woman, they like them more muscular.  To each his own I guess.  Thankfully the bone thin models are beginning to go out of vogue.  America seriously needs to give women a break about being a size 2, etc.  Health first, looks later.  Why do we not go on forever about men who are not ideal weight?  Its sad that women are more critical of other women then men are.

  • Anonymous

    Joshua looks just fine!!! He appears to have been working out.

  • Anonymous

    Cigarettes are doing more to damage Adele’s body than those extra 40 lbs. ever could. 

    Glad no one here can see me, because I’m legitimately fat/obese!  Skylar isn’t even close.  Nothing wrong with cutting out bad food and exercising more.  But instead of harping on someone carrying a few extra pounds and labeling them the fat kid, we should look at how much portions have grown, how so much food has additives/fattening ingredients and how PE has been cut out of schools.

    It’s easy to say THEY’RE HUUUUUGGGGE! LOSE WEIGHT, FATTY! But unless we address the source/culprit, we’re talking in circles, regardless of our jobs.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    The cutest story ever was when Adam was with Queen on their private jet and he was talking to his dad on the phone who is also a huge Queen fan and he said “Dad , can you believe I’m on private jet with Queen.” all excited. He was like a kid whose dream came true. Adam better get used to it because his life is about to change. Roger and Brian are like proud pappas.

    Skyler is overweight. period. If anyone is forcing her to lose weight it will never work because you have to want to lose weight on your own. I think once these kids get a taste of hollywood and they see everyone looking good it motivates them to want to lose the weight and look good. Not only is it healthier but they have a rigorous schedule and being healthy and fit will help them get through touring and the crazy busy schedule. When your in the public eye image is everything. The last thing Skylar wants is to see her fat ass splattered in the gossip/celebrity magazine. All the Idols go through this even the guys. Good for her. She’s a cute girl and when she makes her videos she should look good. As for Adele she’s a smoker which is already unhealthy and add on top of that she’s overweight. That can’t be good or healthy.

  • Anonymous

    I think she probably looks larger than she is, on camera.  She’s probably a size 6. 

  • Anonymous

    The last thing Skylar wants is to see her fat ass splattered in the gossip/celebrity magazine.

    I’m assuming she doesn’t want to see her ass splattered anywhere,regardless of size!  Can you imagine the scandal? LOL!

  • revcat

    Ouch! Joshua? Ya gotta be kidding. Skyler is very short, she probably weighs a lot less tha you think. BTW I teach high school and the vast majority of the kida are not fat. The percentage of fat kids doesn’t seem any different than it did to me 20 years ago, but perhaps it varies from state to state. That doesn’t mean that a lot of us don’t pack on the pounds after high school, but shaming people to losing weight never works. Good thing for Adele that she didn’t feel the need to hide in a closet. She is making millions just the way she is!

  • sagi

     

    Its sad that women are more critical of other women then men are.

    This! I think it could be a lot to with the pressure to look perfect (and no one is) that it makes one feel better about themselves to find fault in others? You can always tell when someone accepts themselves and are secure about themselves in the way they accept others. IMO of course! :)

  • Larc

    Clive made Ruben go on a diet, and even kept him from doing some events, because he said that he did not have the stamina to have a full schedule.

    Ruben did lose some weight, but I think he found it all again and maybe even a little extra.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Healthy eating habits starts at home. That is where the source/culprit begins. Society isn’t forcing you to eat unhealthy. My parents never brought or put junk food in the house. When we went out that’s when we were treated to goodies. Food was prepared healthy. Instead eating sugary cereal for breakfast we had healthy breakfast like oatmeal. There was no soda in the house. Up to this day I can’t stand soda. People/parents need to take responsibility for themselves.

  • Anonymous

    When was that, because he did have silver highlights at one time. However, the most recent I saw was where he said it was blondish/red because he wanted it to look like sunshine lol.

    I’m just thrilled that his hair grows so fast and he has so much of it so if you don’t like, a new style haircut is right around the corner lol.

    All the hair talk, its reminding me of a cookie thread lol

  • Anonymous

    There is so much more pressure on women though. I mean, even Carrie succumbed to the need to be stick thin and the latest magazine cover still shopped and elongated her body to make her appear thinner.

  • Anonymous

    Kris is doing a show in Pomona, NY tonight, opening for Five for Fighting. Looks like it is an acoustic show, not full band.

    Show starts at 730 pm Eastern

    twitter list to follow is HERE:  https://twitter.com/#!/KrisAllenLists/june8pomonany

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

    HD widescreen tv is no one’s friend, as JLo would say. I’m sure Skylar is not as big as she appears to be on TV. It’s important for a performer to be in shape so they have energy and stamina to perform but Skylar’s not lacking in those IMO.

  • supersonic

    Joshua is overweight?  Well, I guess they all need to look like a light wind will knock them over like Colton, right?

  • Anonymous

     “I think she probably looks larger than she is, on camera.  She’s probably a size 6. ”

    I think that that’s probably about right. She looks just about the same size as I do on camera, and I’m a petite size 6. Of course, back in the Dark Ages when I was Skylar’s age, vanity sizing hadn’t yet kicked in and I was a petite size 12 to 14, with the exact same body.

    I think she should just make sure she’s fit, toned and full of stamina. She should also stop wearing ass curtains (tm somebody here) because they really aren’t a bit flattering.

  • windmills

    MelanieT1111:  I mean, even Carrie succumbed to the need to be stick thin and the latest magazine cover still shopped and elongated her body to make her appear thinner.

    I don’t remember seeing anything that made me think Carrie succumbed to any need or pressure to be thin. I guess people do confuse an acknowledgment that public scrutiny is difficult with succumbing to pressure. Thing is Carrie has been a health & fitness nut for many years now and a vegetarian turned vegan for reasons of health and principle. The very healthy muscle tone she’s been sporting steadily for the 7 years since Idol now is the result of that.

    Carrie’s also talked about how the biggest lesson she learned from touring with Kenny Chesney in 2006 was the importance of physical fitness and regular workouts for touring. That’s been a steady theme for her and she’s recently mentioned how she amped up her workouts to get ready for all the promo performances and she’s amping up her workouts to get ready for her headlining tour.

  • revcat

    We followed the same pattern you did but out of 3 kids one was skinny as a rail, one was just right and one was chubby. The chubby one lost weight as an adult and works to stay that way, the skinny one has to work like crazy now to keep weight off and the just right one is still just right with little or no effort. Genetics play a huge role.

  • Anonymous

    But didn’t Carrie also say not long ago that she changes her workout before award shows because she doesn’t want to appear too bulky on the red carpet? While I’m sure she’s genuinely interested in fitness, I don’t think there’s any doubt she’s also very focused on how she looks.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, tough crowd.
    Look at people’s hearts, not their waistlines.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Genetics does play a huge role and the older we get the harder it is to lose weight. Skyler is young so it benefits her now to learn to eat properly and exercise and stay healthy. It starts to become a habit that will help carry her throughout her adulthood. Everybody is different and what works for one may not work for someone else but it doesn’t hurt to try and start early.

  • Anonymous

     

    Cigarettes are doing more to damage Adele’s body than those extra 40 lbs. ever could. 

    So because she has one bad habit, it is okay to have another bad habit? Would you say someone who was a heroin addict should only focus on that, even if they happened to be an alcoholic as well?

    Glad no one here can see me, because I’m legitimately fat/obese!  Skylar isn’t even close. 

    So because she isn’t obese she doesn’t have a problem?

      But instead of harping on someone carrying a few extra pounds and
    labeling them the fat kid, we should look at how much portions have
    grown, how so much food has additives/fattening ingredients and how PE
    has been cut out of schools.

    Of course, those are all important things as well. But it also takes personal responsibility. Someone can’t just say “oh well portions are huge, I have to be resigned to eating it all and staying overweight”

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Joshua is probably a good 10-15 pounds overweight. The fact that people are so surprised by that fact shows that we have seriously skewed our perceptions in america about what a healthy weight should be.

  • Anonymous

     A person’s waistline is going to have a huge impact on the health of their heart.

  • windmills

    mad1son: But didn’t Carrie also say not long ago that she changes her workout before award shows because she doesn’t want to appear too bulky on the red carpet? While I’m sure she’s genuinely interested in fitness, I don’t think there’s any doubt she’s also very focused on how she looks.

    The temporary workout change she was talking about (to SELF mag IIRC) was deemphasizing a set of exercises that would make her muscles swell up though, not ramping things up to lose weight. It’s a cosmetic thing but I don’t see that as the same as, for example, a diet change to be thinner. Maybe I’m splitting hairs though.

    And, I still don’t see her decision-making to be the by product of succumbing to public pressure either. That having been said, I don’t think it’s a stretch to assume she likes to feel good about herself like anybody might. She may be more active or aware of the things she can do to make that happen though. I don’t really know.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that people are so surprised by that fact shows that we have seriously skewed our perceptions in america about what a healthy weight should be.

    Well since skinny people die everyday, its not the be all end all

  • Anonymous

     

    Well since skinny people die everyday, its not the be all end all

    So because everyone dies eventually, there should be no effort to improve health? I just don’t even understand that. So since everyone dies anyway, why cure cancer? Why should someone manage their diabetes? The backlash against healthy eating and weight loss in this country is mind boggling to me.

  • Anonymous

    Reminder:

    I can’t even believe the conversation that’s going on in this thread right now. Unless you are discussing Skylar and her attempts to lose weight, this whole NO FAT PEOPLE convo is seriously seriously OFF TOPIC.

    I just don’t get why some folks can’t interact with others without becoming so ANGRY. Seriously CALM DOWN! If I ban you…AGAIN you ain’t coming back.

  • Anonymous

    That Obama Glee clip is hilarious. Thanks for posting. It made my night!

  • judes

    Well Adele has got by without having to be “thin” by the world standards.With her its all about great music -as it should be.[I also happen to think she oozes sex appeal ]. I am all for healthy eating & a good lifestyle but some of these singers look like all they eat is lettuce leaves- not healthy in my opinion. Good on Skylar for wanting to  be healthy but she in no way is big now
     [ only in comparison to Jessica & Holly- but they are tiny !!]

    My comment was in reply to Bridgette on the previous page.

    Oh & I just read girlygirl has made the same comment about Adele- great minds!!

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

    I had made a comment that Carrie didn’t look normal in that magazine photo.  She’s a beautiful, slender woman, why would they want to make her thinner.  She didn’t look as attractive as she really is.  Go figure.

    I am so excited for Adam and can’t wait to see his performance!

  • Anonymous

     ‘ I am all for healthy eating & a good lifestyle but some of these
    singers look like all they eat is lettuce leaves- not healthy in my
    opinion. ”

    I wonder whether the impulse isn’t partly driven by seeing yourself on video a lot. That really does make you feel fat, I think. Another stick-insect group is most of the women in the House of Representatives. They look normal on tv but when you see them in person most of them are absolutely skeletal (and in older women, “skeletal” looks creepier than it does in 20-somethings, very often). I should be used to it by now, but a lot of times I’m taken aback when I see how really really really skinny one of these women is. And I often wonder whether it’s because their image of themselves is how they look on C-Span, not how they actually look.

  • Axxxel

    Cute Glee Obama clip !! Very clever to take one of the “gayest” moments of Glee… once again… Congrats Darren Criss (Blaine) for being able to perform well in front of the President.

  • Axxxel

    yeah, that is the great part of Adam, he makes grey fun again… and makes me feel a bit better… Signed, fun, (hopefully) fearless and greying female..

  • Axxxel

    Royal Albert Hall clips, promo Queen clips… such a great time to be an Adam Lambert fan…

  • gferna

    Wow, looks very good that concert of Adam+Queen+Elton in Kiev.  The place is gonna be PACKED, since this is the day before the EURO-2012 soccer final… 
    I’m sorry, but somebody tell Adam heels are banned in Ukraine, you know, I’m concerned :)

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, Adam had been previously in front of a big crowd… wasn’t it 75,000 in a balloon festival in Canada during Glamnation tour… Then again, in front of 100,000 and 1 day before the Eurocup finals and put on TV… just wow !

  • Axxxel

    Still like the grey but then again this is just a personal opinion… because I am getting grey as well.. Maybe to indicate that he has trespassed the big “3″ (in terms of age) ??

  • Axxxel

    I still remember Adam Lambert (season 8) performing “Whole Lotta Love” and when I saw him I had 2 reactions :
    1. Wow what a voice…
    2. Wow he has to lose weight…

    Which he eventually did because he did look thinner in the amateur videos of the Idol tour.

  • Axxxel

    just tweet Adam about the heels…

  • Anonymous

    Great promo….Elton, and Adam singing with Queen…….what a magical night that will be….
    What a dream to be among the crowd…..

  • Anonymous

    LOL.. sorry but Adam wore his Rick Owens madges when he was performing at Maxidrom (metal festival) in Rusia in 2011. Adam will wear whatever he wants to wear, especially when he’s performing with Queen & Elton. ;)

  • Anonymous

    Skylar is adorable and she is fine.  Jmo.  :)

  • Anonymous

    Check out Kazaky.

  • asifclueless

    Adam at G-A-Y Club, London

     Lollybug. ?@omgelvis

    http://t.co/fxAallcj

  • asifclueless

     Ryan
    Love ?@RyanJLAnd we’re off! Adam opens his SIX song
    set with Trespassing and now onto Kickin’ In.

  • gferna

    Well, I’ve just picked my new “PYU” song… “Runnin, runnin, runnin, runnin”  This song is so f**ng good…  I don’t understand, this CD is much better than I expected… and the crap that is being played on radio.

    I need an open thread for “all things Adam”, please… to go… :)