Kris Allen has a new appearance, he’ll open for Lifehouse at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Auburn Hills, MI on August 15 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale on Saturday July 23 at 10 am. More information HERE.

Listen to Season 5 Idol alum Paris Bennett cover Drake’s “Marvin’s Room’ HERE.

Check out some brand new photos of David Cook from MusicChoice.com HERE. David will be introducing music videos as he takes over SVRV TV at 6 pm and 8 pm tonight. Check local listings.

EC TWINS @PLAYHOUSEHW – HAPPY BDAY BASH 4 BLAKE LEWIS + DJ DAN

Blake Lewis and Dj Dan had their birthday bash with special guest EC Twins at Playhouse nightclub in Hollywood, CA on Monday July 18th, 2011. Check out the video below.

Via Blake Lewis Army

Is Ryan Murphy “Bored With Glee”?

“I think he’s bored with Glee now,” says a show insider who’s very familiar with R.M. “That’s probably why you’re seeing all these weird happenings with no real, well-thought-out message as to what’s going on with the show, who’s going where and why.”

Ryan’s apparent struggle with boredom became glaringly obvious in the show’s second season, where storylines were tossed around like salad and plot was scrapped for glitz, glamour and ratings.

A rep for Murphy declined to discuss the claims some Glee vets are telling us.

Read more at EOnline

Cat Deeley Talks SYTYCD Emmy Nod: Cheering Seacrest, Toppling Probst, Skirting Fashion Hell

For several years running, reality TV junkies have lamented Emmy’s outrageous snub of So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley in the Outstanding Reality-Show Host category. Last Thursday, however, the oversight was finally remedied, as Deeley found herself scoring her very first nomination alongside Survivor‘s Jeff Probst, American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest, The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan, and Dancing With the Stars‘ Tom Bergeron. We caught up with Deeley this week to talk about how she’ll approach her big red-carpet moment, why she’s rooting for Ryan Seacrest to beat her in her own category, and which Happy Days character she emulated when she first got word of her nomination.

Read more at TVLine

Lea Michele’s Songs from ‘Dorothy of Oz’ To Premiere at Comic-Con

Next, year, Sony will release the soundtrack to the 3D animated musical “Dorothy of Oz,” but the film’s songs will be unveiled this Saturday (July 23) at Comic-Con in San Diego. The film, which features “Glee” star Lea Michele in the title role, is penciled in for an early spring release.

Bryan Adams has written several original songs for the film with his co-writer Jim Vallance, as has Tift Merritt. Mike Himelstein is providing lyrics, with additional songs and lyrics from Jim Dooley. Composer, orchestrator and arranger Deborah Lurie (“Prom,” “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”) and engineer/producer Gustavo Borner are also part of the creative team.

Read more at Billboard

Mark Ballas Discusses His Emmy Nomination For ‘DWTS’

“So You Think You Can Dance” seems like a shoo-in to win the Outstanding Choreography trophy this September, since the show has scored a whopping five of the six nominations in that category and has won that award five times before. But don’t rule out “Dancing With The Stars” pro and first-time Emmy nominee Mark Ballas, who is also up for three routines he staged for “DWTS” (three of that series’ coolest, edgiest numbers, I might add).

See the Video at Yahoo Music

 
  • larc

    Not surprised to hear Ryan Murphy may be bored with Glee. I know I am!

  • girlygirl

    MJ

    The Kris/Lifehouse gig is actually at the DTE Energy Music Theatre — not at the Palace Theatre.

    From what I understand, it’s a large outdoors venue

  • koshka

    Those are NOT attractive photos David. Does he have a wig on? I’m serious here.. and not snarking.

  • Dakota01

    Those pics of David are not good. Pic #4 in particular looks like he’s wearing a wig. He needs to fire his hair stylist.

  • CindyM

    Nevermind.

  • Indigobunting

    Those are NOT attractive photos David. Does he have a wig on? I’m serious here.. and not snarking.

    I think it is photoshopped hairline/bangs? The perfectly straight curve.

    Blast you web people! David is a good looking guy; what have you done to him :(

  • Willis

    Yeah…is that a hairpiece or a just a really creative combover. Not a good look.

  • TwigLA

    It looks to me that Cook has been dying his hair of late.


    Glad to see that girlygirl noticed the wrong venue for the Kris/Lifehouse concert. The outdoor venue seats over 15,000 between the pavilion and lawn seating.

  • Tess

    Those are NOT attractive photos David.

    I was trying to come up with a nice way of saying what you said koshka…so thanks. I know David has an over sized head with a very large cranium…that feature is a predominant one in one of my extended families, also the bad hair and pre-mature balding, but my guys have just crewed it all down to a nice buzz cut and it isn’t quite so noticeable. hint, hint David.

    And yup….I can be shallow and talk about physical attributes too. LOL.

  • http://www.huckleberryfriendmusic.com/ huckleberryfriend

    Paris needs to put a classics show together. Maybe Paris and Melinda Doolittle. Some jazz, some blues, some r&b, etc.

  • HappyDaisy

    David knows Idol fans love to talk about hair so he’s just humoring all of us with these photos….really. :)

  • Listening

    I know David is trying to grow his hair long but what you don’t do is sweep the longer hair on top of your head to look like a tangled nest and pair it with a thick clunky bang. I’m hoping he sees these pics and is like well that looks terrible i’m not doing that again. If you ignore the hair David looks great.

    But hey HappyDaisy maybe you’re right and he knows how we obsesses about his hair and he’s just pulling our leg. I hope so b/c I don’t want to see this hairstyle again.

  • pattycake

    Those are NOT attractive photos David. Does he have a wig on? I’m serious here.. and not snarking.

    Agree. His hair is too dark and all one color. Looks like a big blob. I hope while he is out “living life” he finds a hair salon.

  • Fullmoon

    Cook looks bad. That hairpiece is not flattering at all and the dye job is too dark.

  • HappyDaisy

    After chuckling over the hair photos, shed some tears watching this beautiful video set to Cook’s song We Believe. Cook fans will recognize the very meaningful events captured in this one. David’s a good guy.

    We Believe Tribute Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axl8t0B4ibU

  • Pam

    Blast you web people! David is a good looking guy; what have you done to him

    Exactly. The look isn’t flattering at all. I hope this is the last we see pics like this.

  • Incipit

    Ahh, Six pictures – 3 of them relatively normal, and three goofy. What does that mean, David was 50% comfortable there? He said he makes faces as a defense…long time back.

    Yes, yes – the short lived switched part – to the right side – resulting in the Lego toy hair. Also a handy way to date the photos, since it didn’t last very long.

    But none of the hairdids last very long, or the hair color either – so NBD. IMO, Of Course.

    Heh. It’s already gone.

    The Playlist for the SWRV Takeover was up – but the player seems not to be active in my area – so I’ll depend on the Cookistas or the BWN’s if there was any content they could access.

    Here’s what went down at 6PM- if anyone was connected:

    Video Jacker:
    David Cook

    Playlist

    1. My Chem
    Teenagers
    2. Paramore
    Decode
    3. David Cook
    Last Goodbye

    Back at 9PM EDT – (or 8 PM another time zone?)

  • Fullmoon

    I know David is trying to grow his hair long

    How do you grow out plugs?

  • suenigma

    Fullmoon, I’m not convinced he has even had them to be honest, but if he has, good for him. And just as an FYI, hairplugs are simply ones own hair, transplanted from the back of the scalp, so it grows as normally as the original hair. But I submit, if someone had shiny new hairplugs and a new hairline, would they really hide it under such a tragic, hipster hairstyle? Lol. Glad he has moved on Incipit, but it’s just hair. I find his unique and sometimes questionable hair choices endearing. I am pathetic.

  • wordnerdarchie

    I prefer his hair a bit lighter myself, but you know creative types, they like to do their own thing. But natural gingers should probably not go that dark, and that goes for more than just DC if you know what I mean. *wink*

  • http://MJO judes

    What a great concert that will be Lifehouse & Kris- 2 of my favourite artists. Wish they’d both come here to Oz!!

  • CindyM

    wordnerdarchie says:
    07/20/2011 at 7:01 pm

    I prefer his hair a bit lighter myself, but you know creative types, they like to do their own thing. But natural gingers should probably not go that dark, and that goes for more than just DC if you know what I mean. *wink*

    eh, I don’t have a problem with him going that dark if the color difference wasn’t so obvious because of the beard. I actually think if his beard matched his hair color, it would look great either way.

  • marcia03

    David, I did not like her wig, but I love you.
    hahahahahahahaha

  • steph6449

    Jim Cantiello is in place for the Taylor Swift show. Danny’s set should already be about over, lol.

    jambajim jim cantiello
    READY FOR @taylorswift13 AND @dannygokey! http://twitpic.com/5t6wxz

    .

    I like David Cook but that photo is tragic, looks like a weird plastic toupee or something :?

  • Pippygirl

    Of all the questionable hair choices my favorite idols have made, this style of David’s has to rank as one of the worst. He is very attractive but even he cannot carry that look off.

  • Incipit

    Glad he has moved on Incipit, but it’s just hair.

    Suenigma – exactly my point – and by the time people get to commenting – it’s old news – the guy is two styles down the road, anyway. Bwahaha~

    Either he just does random hair to keep some of the fans occupied and amused – or he just wears what style he feels like – and either way – it appears he doesn’t really care what people say about the hair. Works for me.

    So did anyone catch the – you know – actual appearance? Any word on the winner of the autographed guitar? I know some folks who entered for it.

  • sr4mjc

    eh, I don’t have a problem with him going that dark if the color difference wasn’t so obvious because of the beard. I actually think if his beard matched his hair color, it would look great either way.

    Definitely. AND NOOO, do not want Adam going back to ginger on his head or his face. Or the unfortunate pirate look that should never come back either. Black or brown hightlighted is fine, no facial hair at all for Adam.

    But just no Cookie, me no likey the combover.

    Heh, Idol boys and their hair snark. LOL Gotta love it.

  • steph6449

    Some tweets from the Prudential Center

    Oh @dannygokey you are such a cutie. Love you so much, you sounded fantastic tonight love, as always<3

    at PruCenter and @dannygokey sounds amazing live

    @dannygokey you rocked just now!

    @dannygokey great opening act tonight! Awesome voice!

    One of them is actually not from a teenage girl, lol :)

    ETA:

    jambajim jim cantiello
    @alexWTrugs Yeah man!! He just finished. Did a short and sweet acoustic set. The woman in front of us was OBSESSED with him. Knew every word

  • songsungblue

    I know David is trying to grow his hair long

    How do you grow out plugs?

    Heh, heh. If he doesn’t have hair plugs, then he was trying to appear prematurely bald during his season. Interesting choice. ;)

  • girlygirl

    MJ

    why did you change the info for Kris gig back again? This gig is not at the Palace Theatre…it’s at the DTE Energy Music Theatre — which has a capacity of 15+K

  • girlygirl

    Those pics of David make it look like he either had a bad hair dye job — and forgot to dye the beard — or he’s wearing a bad toupee/hairpiece. Just weird photos

  • HappyDaisy

    jambajim jim cantiello
    READY FOR @taylorswift13 AND @dannygokey! http://twitpic.com/5t6wxz

    He’s going to sit through a whole concert of Taylor Swift singing live? Poor man. Must be a work assignment?

  • aidancash1

    This is kind of cool. Amos lee mention of Caseyj

    They mentioned to us that they love your tune ‘Southern Girl.’

    -Why doesn’t anyone in the country world cover that song for me and help me get paid? What is up? Everybody I talk to says that. I met this guy at Music Fest, Casey James, he said the same thing. If y’all love this song song much, it would kill if you played it at Music Fest! Kenny Chesney does that song or someone like that. I would love that.

    http://www.theboot.com/2011/07/20/amos-lee-southern-girl/

    Read more: http://thecaseyjamesblog.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=articles&action=display&thread=11&page=7#ixzz1Sh7g6dFV

  • Incipit

    Had to laugh at the Ryan Murphy is bored lead off sentence above. I wouldn’t be at all surprised – I sure am – when do you think that set in? Season 2?

    I saw much of Season 1 – abeit retroactively – but that means I went looking for it – But I got bored with it quickly, and turned off totally in Season 2 – as it turned into an overhyped, confused mess.

    I don’t even know what season they are on – but Murphy must have moved beyond bored into “Don’t give a flying fig newton” territory by now – What is he, a Masochist, or a Sadist – or just needs the luverly money to keep rolling in?

    It was a cool concept, once.

    IMO. Of Course.

  • steph6449

    He’s going to sit through a whole concert of Taylor Swift singing live? Poor man. Must be a work assignment?

    I was kind of hoping for a (not too snarky) little interview with Danny, but according to Jim answering a Danny fan last night, this is for fun.

    jambajim jim cantiello
    Nope, I’m going for fun. I’ll be off the clock. :)

  • Indigobunting

    I was kind of hoping for a (not too snarky) little interview with Danny, but according to Jim answering a Danny fan list night, this is for fun.

    Lol, who knew??

    An interview with Jim would have been fun. Maybe we can still get a short one, you never know.

  • car3278sweet

    This is kind of cool. Amos Lee mentions CaseyJ

    They mentioned to us that they love your tune ‘Southern Girl.’

    Why doesn’t anyone in the country world cover that song for me and help me get paid? What is up? Everybody I talk to says that. I met this guy at Music Fest, Casey James, he said the same thing.

    Southern Girl is one of my all time favs of Amos Lee. And he’s right, it’s bluesy the way he sings it, but it could easily, easily be a country tune.

    Here’s Amos doin’ it: http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=southern+girl+amos+lee

    I would LOVE to hear CJ’s take on this one. But his covers have been mostly REAL country – meaning – he’s so bluesy himself, I think there’s been a conscious decision to emphasis his country roots. Which he has. And which is understandable. Right now. ;-)

  • car3278sweet

    Okay. Hell. I’m going to dive into the Cookie hair deal. LOVE the snarky photos. I love Cookie’s personality more than his music. I’d pay money to have lunch with this guy. No. Not a date. Just.. seems like a really, really great guy with a sense of humor. He also lost a brother young. Like me. So I relate.

    That said. That thing on his head looks like a rug. Not good.

  • aidancash1

    I think Amos Lee was talkng about wanting someone to record ut in the country genre. I think Casey would have to have a very special song if he was to record or put someone elses song on his cd. He really wants to write the whole thing.

  • steph6449

    Jim hasn’t lost his snark I see

    jambajim jim cantiello
    The men’s room at a @taylorswift13 concert. #FunFact http://twitpic.com/5t81u7

  • Studio57

    Oh my God is Cook serious with that toupe? That is awwwwfulllllll. Truly, I think it is even worse than Trump’s

  • ituneit

    The hairstyle is drop dead ugly on Cook. It looks like a toupee. Could it be? I knew he was having problems with losing hair. He got plugs or a toupee. I bet he wears a hair piece. Anyone know which? It makes him look like he’s 45.

    I agree with Mary Glee got boring. It really was a great show in the beginning but it became a great big commercial..

  • smeggingnuts

    Definitely. AND NOOO, do not want Adam going back to ginger on his head or his face. Or the unfortunate pirate look that should never come back either.

    Awww but Evil Twin Pirate Adam was sooooo full of lulz that gave me so much entertainment….and still does hahaha

    Re: Cooks hair piece is that his comfort style? kinda seems like he keeps going back to it

  • SpenserJ

    Oh my. Cook’s hair has me almost speechless. That’s bad on so many levels – there’s no good. The cut, style and color are all awful. It’s Trump bad. Like, politician hair. He looks like he belongs in DC (as in Washington, not to be confused with his own initials), the land of men with really, really bad hair.

    Who the hell thought it was a good idea to release and publicize those photos?

  • EmyR

    He’s going to sit through a whole concert of Taylor Swift singing live? Poor man. Must be a work assignment?

    Jim is un-ironically a fan of Taylor Swift.

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    Errrrk?

    Can I join in the WTF-ness of Cookie’s hair. Its not politician bad. Its used-car salesman bad!

    David….just say no.

  • jersey

    Lol at jim’s picture of the men’s room at the Taylor Swift concert.

  • goboywonder

    Aww, if you focus on Cook’s lovely eyes you wouldn’t notice his hair. He, Lambert and Archuleta have the loveliest eyes. Well now that I think about, Chris D. has very nice eyes too. :D

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    goboywonder says: Aww, if you focus on Cook’s lovely eyes you wouldn’t notice his hair.

    Looking at eyes, looking at eyes, looking at eyes…..

    Nope, still distracted by the dead pelt. :D

  • goboywonder

    Looking at eyes, looking at eyes, looking at eyes…..

    Nope, still distracted by the dead pelt. :D

    Works for Me! ;)

  • happyhexer

    Looked at the David Cook pics. Based on comments here, was expecting something a lot worse. IMO, only one of the pics is truly awful. And that may have been partly the camera angle. But weird? Yes. The hair & beard don’t match in color. And then there’s the straight hair thing on the side, with the curly bird’s nest on top. Looks like he’s going for a fashion statement. It’s not any worse than some of those hairdos you see on models strutting down the runway . . .

  • Tess

    It’s not any worse than some of those hairdos you see on models strutting down the runway . . .

    yes it is!

  • happyhexer

    JumboJim is a Taylor Swift fan? Wouldn’t have guessed, but okay.

  • happyhexer

    yes it is!

    Oh well. Maybe I need to get my eyes checked . . .

    (But seriously, I was expecting something a LOT worse based on the comments.)

  • Sydia

    Ay…Cook’s hair. Ok. does the makeup artist do the hair and pick his wardrobe? Looks like a jealous girlfriend has been doing his hair, and covering up his arms! Cook needs his mojo back!

  • iluvai

    It is not fun to lose your hair people!!! It’s not like he can wear a scarf. lol…That being said, there must be a better option for him. He’s so cute. Love his eyebrows– raising them like that! It’s his fault that I became a big AI fan! Maybe Adam and Cookie should share hair tips. ;)

  • happyhexer

    Music industry economics suck!

    To huckleberryfriend, re Paris Bennett doing a CD of classics/jazz/blues/R&B (with or without Melinda Dootlittle), and to car3278sweet, re Casey James doing a cover of a blues song: I would absolutely be in hog heaven if Paris & Casey could put out music of those types, which suit their voices to a T.

    Re Paris ~ I bought several tracks from her CD that were quite good, but the CD as a whole is dreck. However, her Christmas CD is excellent — it has that classic/jazz/blues/R&B feel to it. Not loving “Marvin’s Song,” though, although it does remind me of what I like about Paris’ voice.

    Re Casey ~ It was the bluesy spin Casey put on his songs during his AI tenure that made me a fan.

    Down with genre tyranny!

  • smeggingnuts

    iluvai says:
    07/20/2011 at 10:29 pm
    It is not fun to lose your hair people!!! It’s not like he can wear a scarf. lol…That being said, there must be a better option for him. He’s so cute. Love his eyebrows– raising them like that! It’s his fault that I became a big AI fan! Maybe Adam and Cookie should share hair tips.

    He looked good in his album photoshoot he couldn’t have lost it all in the last few months….I think its his comfort style personally

  • OiWithThePoodles

    Lee was on Windy City Live this morning and he talked some about the AI Finale fiasco.

    http://windycitylive.com/episodes/American-Idol-Winner-Lee-Dewyze/8260754

  • ituneit

    The best look by far for men with balding hair is to as it thins cut it close to the head then shave it like Daughtry, Bruce Willis etc. It’s a lot better look than this. There is a reason why comics make fun of men with hair pieces. But come to think of it Cook can’t do it as he has an odd shaped head. He’s even said it himself. Ok……..I changed my mind. Keep the hair piece.

  • cwm

    I gotta join the chorus of Yikes! about Cook’s hair. Definitely cringeworthy and oh so unattractive. Surely there’s a better style for him out there somewhere!

  • cwm

    A preview in THR for Adam’s Behind the Music piece:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/adam-lambert-behind-the-music-213628

  • happyhexer

    Lee looks and sounds good, OiWithThePoodles. Thanks. I had been curious about the AI Finale thing.

  • wordnerdarchie

    LOL! He’s not wearing a hair piece, just lots of hair product. I saw him in person, and hair or no hair, the man is FINE. ;)

  • MollyAnnMay

    The utterly baffling Idol fan fixation on hair never ceases to amaze me.

    Hair is not catchy, nor can you dance to it.

    I don’t get it.

  • Indigobunting

    The utterly baffling Idol fan fixation on hair never ceases to amaze me.

    Hair is not catchy, nor can you dance to it.

    I don’t get it.

    I think it is because a performance artist is the whole package- part of their appeal is voice/part charisma and yes-part appearance.

  • adolf_hipster

    Jim is un-ironically a fan of Taylor Swift.

    judging u harshly @jambajim

  • iluvai

    I think it is because a performance artist is the whole package- part of their appeal is voice/part charisma and yes-part appearance.

    Appearance is huge. Oh well…..that’s the way it is.

  • smeggingnuts

    Hair is not catchy, nor can you dance to it.

    Gaga would disagree ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okq8xHrIZ8I&ob=av2e

  • goboywonder

    David A’s Malaysian fans do a flash mob to promote his concert on the 26th. Need a bit more practice but they are very motivated and brave.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlR1A1KdVpU&feature=player_embedded

    This person used David as one students’ test question.
    http://twitpic.com/5taq8y

  • sue

    Seriously guys, does anyone know if Cookie is wearing a toupe? lolz. I can’t tell completely? He look normal and pretty good at his live performances so I don’t know. hmmmm….:) It’s ok David, you are still a good looking guy.

  • MollyAnnMay

    I think it is because a performance artist is the whole package- part of their appeal is voice/part charisma and yes-part appearance.

    Okay. Though I’ve never once bought (or passed on) music based on somebody’s appearance in my life. Do people really do that? I mean, outside the Bieber demographic?

    Honestly, with the emphasis put on hair in Idol World, I half expect that some contestant’s hair is going to get its own record deal someday. (Not Cook’s hair, obviously. It is apparently doomed to DIY forever.)

  • Truthiness

    I hate to dogpile on, but damn, that’s some bad hair on Cookie. It really does look like a bad wig. But his expressions are so charming/cute. But then I see that hair. Oy.

    And yeah, I if I see a picture of an AI peep, on an AI blog sporting some stupid do or outfit, I comment. Especially if I like them and want them to do better. It seems that Cook didn’t keep his hair like the picture, so thank goodness for that.

  • rihannsu

    If you think the hair thing is unique to Idol then you haven’t been on any other fan blogs. Hang out on a U2 board and dissect Bono’s various hair atrocities or the grease level of Larry’s (drummer) hair and for receding hairlines look to The Edge. Fans have been dissecting every aspect of performers appearance since long before Idol existed. Nothing new under the sun.

  • MollyAnnMay

    If you think the hair thing is unique to Idol then you haven’t been on any other fan blogs.

    I haven’t, no.

    Suddenly the various hats Bono and Edge have been sporting for years are making a whole new sort of sense. Heh.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Honestly, with the emphasis put on hair in Idol World, I half expect that some contestant’s hair is going to get its own record deal someday.

    Well… I actually had a theory that Adam’s beard was a separate entity, performing a cameo on his face, untill it gets enough publicity in order to announce it’s solo career. %))

  • MollyAnnMay

    Gaga would disagree

    I am not surprised. *g*

  • smeggingnuts

    Well… I actually had a theory that Adam’s beard was a separate entity, performing a cameo on his face, untill it gets enough publicity in order to announce it’s solo career. %))

    I heard its trying to get an opener slot for Pia’s world tour

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    FOUR pages of comments about David Cook’s hair? REALLY?

    I don’t care about the criticism of David. Y’all are allowed to do that here, of course.
    The thing that bugs a little is that the conversation seems to be a thinly veiled fan war.
    And, that the people making the nastiest remarks would be the first to become overly defensive if it was THEIR favorite Idol who was the butt of criticism.

  • idolhound2011

    Sorry, even with good hair I dont think Cook is good looking. Its all about the voice.

  • cwm

    Aww, I don’t think we’re fan warring, MJ. Ok, at least I know I’m not. I like David Cook. His hair in those pics is just crying out for comments, that’s all. LOL It’s all in good fun. ;-)

  • Grammie Kari

    I think David Cook looks fine and has a great voice. No comparision to anyone else, just appreciating the man.

  • Grammie Kari

    The Kris/Lifehouse gig is actually at the DTE Energy Music Theatre — not at the Palace Theatre.

    The DTE Energy Music Theatre has won awards as the best facility for concerts. A couple years it was number one in the United States for tickets and sales. It’s a great place to see a concert.

  • Truthiness

    And, that the people making the nastiest remarks would be the first to become overly defensive and pissed off if it was THEIR favorite Idol who was the butt of criticism.

    Phew! Luckily my fave never makes bad hair or fashion choices, so I will never have to worry about their being criticized for that. ;)

    Oh wait. That’s right. Damn it! My fave does make horrible, HORRIBLE fashion and hair choices sometimes. And I’m one of the first ones to mock them for it. And to wish for them to get a clue and never ever do that to themselves, or more importantly to me, again!

    And actually Cookie is one of my Idol faves, which is why I say this with love…dude, never wear your hair like that again. Just no. But do continue to not take yourself too seriously and make faces for lame promo pieces. Adorbs.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    And actually Cookie is one of my Idol faves

    I know that. You are actually…an outlier.

  • soverymel

    Not everyone made comments though.

  • smeggingnuts

    err um well I didn’t think I was fan warring if so sorry…haha though I tend to lol at my fav’s weird styling choices…it was only in good fun……sorry

  • sunchick

    But the thing that really bothers me is that the entire conversation is really a thinly veiled fan war.

    Well, there’s that, but tbh, the thing that really bothered me was the lack of serious funny. Cookie hair snark used to be so epic. Sads. Come on people, I know you can do better than a throwaway “I think he’s had plugs…no it’s a toupe.”

    Well… I actually had a theory that Adam’s beard was a separate entity, performing a cameo on his face, untill it gets enough publicity in order to announce it’s solo career.

    See, now that’s more like it. BTW, I have it on good authority that the tragic beard-ish looking entity that used to hang out on Adam’s face ran away with Cookie’s misguidedly beloved locktopus and prefer to conduct their scandalous Romeo and Juliet-esque affair hidden away from the Idol public’s critical gaze. Apparently they met in a support group for victims of follicular discrimination. Also members? The even numbered Kelly Clarkson ‘dos, Lauren Alaina’s tribute to Cruella DeVille, Chris Daughtry’s head wax (ooo, shiney!) and Sanjaya’s ponyhawk. Anyway, Cookie clearly misses his old pal and is taking it out on his new awesome chia head. This too will pass.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Not everyone made comments though.

    Did I say that?

    I tend to lol at my fav’s weird styling choices…it was only in good fun……sorry

    Sorry, but I got a little grumpy when I clicked on the post and saw over 80 comments that were mostly about Cook’s hair, with several nasty, and early, comments coming from posters who make frequent trips to my moderation queue for becoming overly-defensive when their favorite Idol is dissed.

    When I see that type of thing, it smacks of fan warring to me. Hey maybe I’m wrong.

  • goboywonder

    Apparently they met in a support group for victims of follicular discrimination. Also members?The even numbered Kelly Clarkson ‘dos, Lauren Alaina’s tribute to Cruella DeVille, Chris Daughtry’s head wax (ooo, shiney!) and Sanjaya’s ponyhawk.

    Don’t forget Archuleta’s Spock hair as some called it. :lol:

    eta, Mj I wasn’t fan warring, just thought there was too much focus on the hair. I know what it’s like losing your hair and I’m a woman. I didn’t go bald but I had to cut it very short. Stress. I’m at a different school now so thank God it’s growing back.

  • Kirsten

    Come on people, I know you can do better than a throwaway “I think he’s had plugs…no it’s a toupe.”

    I think it looks like a tribble died on his head.

  • fadetowhite

    David Cook and bad hair? I’m not even going to look! :lol

    Whatever the case, it surely cannot be as bad as the flat iron job he had on his first Idol semi-final appearance?

    But – yeah: what exactly was this ‘take over’ thing about?

  • music woman

    This thread is a great popcorn and beer LOL session.

    Poor Cookie. Had a bad hair day. I actually think that was a botched Photoshopped picture.

    Don’t you think he would look hot in a hat.

  • Incipit

    what exactly was this ‘take over’ thing about?

    fadetowhite, it’s the same sort of thing David has done before, on 104.3 MYFM, on Radio Sirius Hit Bound, etc – where he comes in and intros songs or videos for the station.

    The only difference with SWRV TV is they are one of the attempts at a new paradigm – an interactive 24/7 music channel that uses the web for an interface – although it isn’t carried everywhere yet. The website may have more information – I really haven’t had time to check it out in detail.

    David intro’d three videos – the last one was TLG. He also signed a guitar that SWRV is giving away – no word on who won that yet.

    This was done around the same time as drop week – and last week Tweets started to show up touting the ‘Take Over’ – there’s a list on their site of other artists who have also done it.

    As I said – part of the new paradigm…it’s interesting to me to see how these new ideas will work out. The interactive bit seems fresh.

    IMO. Anyway. *wink*

  • tinawina

    the thing that really bothered me was the lack of serious funny.

    Seriously! This right here people!

    We do not get a gift from the snark gods this awesome very often. I’m supposed to be reading this thread, laughing my ass off, and mad as hell that I missed the fun. Come on. Cook shows up looking like someone oiled up a chia pet, dyed it black, and glued it to his skull and there is no joke-fest! Just a few attempts at bringing the funny here and there? WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS PLACE!!!! I thought I knew you people. I am sad. :(

  • fadetowhite

    Incipit – thanks for the details…

  • sunchick

    Alas, hair snark is a dying art, tina. Kids these days, too lazy to go for the long set up to the punch line payoff. Oh for the days of the scene queen thread…. *insert creaky rocking chair sound effect here*

    I think it looks like a tribble died on his head.

    Maybe we can dub this hair era The Trouble With Tribbles. Psssst… Cook…. while I care much more about the fantastic thing inhabiting the inside your head than I do about the one that died on top of it, I’d be ever so obliged if the Cookie Neutron made a triumphant return posthaste.
    Speaking of the brainz, did you say, Incipit, that he selected MCR’s Teenagers video as part of that playlist? Love. <3

    ETA: Hiding in plain sight, eh, undercooked? LOL, you win the internet. That could explain the new haircolor- Adam’s beard and Cookie’s locktopus are totes into being DTM. It’s such a new couple kind of thing to do. ;)

  • Truthiness

    I think it looks like a tribble died on his head.

    A dead Tribble?! I blame the Klingons.

    Hmmm. Though that might explain the cranium. Maybe David is a disguised Klingon!

    Best I can do. It’s early in my part of the world, and I’ve only had one cup of tea thus far.

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    BTW, I have it on good authority that the tragic beard-ish looking entity that used to hang out on Adam’s face ran away with Cookie’s misguidedly beloved locktopus and prefer to conduct their scandalous Romeo and Juliet-esque affair hidden away from the Idol public’s critical gaze.

    I actually thought they were having their affair out in the open and Adam’s beard had moved onto the top of Cook’s head :)

  • Keel

    Thanks for bringing the funny back sunchick and friends! I was wondering what alternate universe I’d entered when there was so much opportunity for hair snark and despite comments going on for pages, the funny just never took off (although a few of you did give it a valiant try). :-D Glad to see we’re back on track.

  • SajiNoKami
    Well… I actually had a theory that Adam’s beard was a separate entity, performing a cameo on his face, untill it gets enough publicity in order to announce it’s solo career. %))

    I heard its trying to get an opener slot for Pia’s world tour

    I am dying. XD

  • sagi

    Well… I actually had a theory that Adam’s beard was a separate entity, performing a cameo on his face, untill it gets enough publicity in order to announce it’s solo career. %))

    A++ post! LMAO