Idol Headlines for 1/30/09

Taylor Swift a headliner come April 23

Taylor Swift, last year’s best-selling recording artist, will kick off her first major headlining tour April 23 in Evansville, Ind. (No ticket sales date released yet.)

“I’ve been working really hard to make this show as multidimensional as possible,” says Swift, 19, who will include multiple costume changes and a fairy-tale castle in her three-act set. Kellie Pickler will open all dates of the 50-city Taylor Swift Fearless Tour.

USA Today

Bucky’s CD is Top-Selling Country Release

With album sales totaling 400,000 units, according to Nielsen Soundscan sales reporting, Bucky Covington’s self-titled first CD is the best-selling country debut release of the 2007 class. The singer’s debut album, Bucky Covington, delivered three consecutive top 10 hits at country radio – “A Different World,” “It’s Good To Be Us” and “I’ll Walk”. He’s also the best selling debut artist of the 2007 class, and is one of only three male country artists since 2005 to have three consecutive top 10 singles from his debut album.

Bucky is currently in the studio with producers Mark Miller and Dale Oliver recording new music for his sophomore CD. The first single from the new project is expected to release in the coming weeks. Fans can also see Bucky make his big screen debut on April 10 in Hannah Montana The Movie.

American Idol

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Phil Stacey Blog: Last stops on the audition road

As we enter the last night of auditions, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of a few faces we will see for weeks to come. That being said, remember that there is always an underdog story. The early front-runner NEVER wins. After my audition for Season 6, nobody could have predicted that I would be in the Top 6. Most critics were surprised to see me in the Top 24! But I showed the judges something during Hollywood week that I was unable to while under the pressure of auditions.

LA Times

Weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re Live-Blogging The à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ NYC And San Juan Auditions!

Resident à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  expert Jim Cantiello brings you a minute-by-minute recap of every episode right here! Keep checking for updates throughout the show, and donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t miss out on his previous live blogs and other à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  news.

Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s been a long time coming, but tonight Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be live-blogging the final audition episode of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idol 8: This Time Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Personal.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

Letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s see how many soul-crushing sob stories producers can cram into tonightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s final audition show. Maybe weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll get a girl who lost her limbs in a freak toaster accident? Or a boy raised by wolves? Or another Osmond?


JPL Serves as AI Host Extraordinaire

Season three’s Jon Peter Lewis was in Salt Lake City, digging deep to find out how the hopefuls were feeling on the big audition day. Whether it was his engaging personality or the fact that he was an AI finalist, the auditioners really opened up to him.

Watch the video now!

American Idol

‘American Idol’ recap: Livin’ la Vida Broke-down

True confessions time: I turn into a little bit of a crazy person whenever I’m in the passenger seat of a car. I liberally press the imaginary brake. Heading into sharp curves, I shout nonsense like ”beware the yellow arrows of danger!” And don’t even get me started on what happens when the gas gauge starts creeping into the danger zone.

Entertainment Weekly

Talking Idol with Scott Collins

Today we are joined by the LA Times’ Channel Island columnist Scott Collins

LA Times

Four judges is one too many for à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢

Of all the changes announced for the eighth season of “American Idol,” perhaps none was more hotly debated ahead of time than the addition of songwriter Kara DioGuardi as a fourth judge.

With three weeks of auditions now in the can, we’ve finally had the opportunity to view the wisdom or folly of that decision. And if the first nine hours of the new season are any indication, four judges is too damn many


David Osmond Brings Family’s Musical Legacy To ‘American Idol’

This year’s “American Idol” has already seen the passing of the torch from Jason to Michael Castro, the first legacy to make it to Hollywood. But during the Utah auditions that aired on Wednesday night, the program got what might be its first bona fide à ¼ber-ringer, David Osmond.

The Provo, Utah, native is the son of Alan Osmond, the eldest brother of the squeaky-clean Osmond singers, best known for their tight harmonies, wholesome family values and the “Donny & Marie” variety show of the 1970s.


Why Megan Corkrey Wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t Win à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢

On last nightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Mormon-fueled à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  auditions in Salt Lake City, we got an Osmond, a tone-deaf Goth girl, a whole bunch of toothsome white people, one heartwarming hippie trainwreck and, without a doubt, my favorite contestant of the season: Megan Corkrey, a gorgeous, newly single mom with a mean sleeve of tattoos and a voice that à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  to borrow a phrase from former New York Times music critic Kalefa Sanneh à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  sounds like à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“carved steam.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 


Nickelodeon Crushes on Teen ‘Idol’ David Archuleta in Pre-Valentine’s Primetime Programming Event, ‘Crush Night,’ February 7

Nickelodeon’s pre-Valentine’s “Crush Night” is music to kids’ ears when teen “Idol” David Archuleta takes on his newest challenge: The crush-worthy singing sensation makes his acting debut on the mega-hit iCarly, and helps kick off all-new episodes of back-to-back romance-themed primetime premieres, Saturday, February 7 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT). Archuleta, whose hit single “Crush” is topping the Billboard charts, teams up with iCarly headliner Miranda Cosgrove to celebrate teen romance as they host the night from the set of iCarly. Archuleta performs his current hit “Crush” (February 7) and his new single, “A Little Too Not Over You” — debuting the new tune on TV within Nick’s Crush Night encore, Sunday, February 15 — in front of adoring fans, and the duo also unveils premieres of iCarly, True Jackson, VP and The Naked Brothers Band.

PR Newswire

Idol Worship: Catching Up With David Archuleta

David Archuleta within driving distance? We’re there! Since Archie was back in Hollywood last weekend to shoot a performance for the Nickeleodeon hit show iCarly, we decided to pop by the set and catch up with last season’s American Idol runner-up. We arrived to to find David and iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove knee-deep in taping promos for his guest-starring role (airing Feb. 7), which can only be described as moments of acute awkwardness. But he got the hang of it soon enough, and even hinted later that there could be more acting gigs in his future. After performing two songs for the network’s “Crush Night” (his first hit, “Crush,” and second single, “A Little Too Not Over You”), David sat down to talk to us about this new phase in his life, and what may come next (a duet with Miranda?!). Read on for our exclusive (and classic Archie) Q&A…

Jaded Insider

Obsessed Abdul Fan’s Autopsy

JANUARY 29–The California woman who committed suicide last year while parked in front of Paula Abdul’s Sherman Oaks home had the walls of her residence covered with pictures of the “American Idol” judge, had Abdul’s name tattooed inside her mouth, and was found dead amidst “multiple pictures” of the performer, according to a Los Angeles coroner’s report. Paula Goodspeed, 30, died last November after overdosing on Prozac and two other drugs, including one prescribed to treat schizophrenia. Excerpts of the coroner’s report, which was released yesterday, can be found below.

The Smoking Gun

Kelly Clarkson: Her new video does NOT suck! (Nor do the five other tracks that we’ve heard!)

If you happen to wander past my office at any point during the day, odds are you’ll hear Kelly Clarkson’s infectious new single, “My Life Would Suck Without You,” playing. (Or “Elevator” from the new Pussycat Dolls album. Judge away, PopWatchers. I certainly would.) But Clarkson fans like me can rejoice because the former American Idol just released the new video for her hit single (which has broken records by leaping to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart). Basically, a less angry “Since U Been Gone,” the video has Kelly playfully arguing with a very hot fella. Who are you, sir? Maybe we should do introductions over drinks?

But there’s even more fun to come: I heard five tracks from Clarkson’s album, All I Ever Wanted, and it’s thankfully more Breakaway than My December. The second single, “I Do Not Hook Up,” penned by Katy Perry, is a sassy delight and refreshingly prude with its non-promiscuous message. It just made me all the more anxious for the album’s March 10 release date.


Doolittle Calls New ‘Idol’ Judge ‘Feisty,’ Offers Advice for Contestants

With a new album out on Feb. 3, Melinda Doolittle has evolved from backup singer to ‘American Idol’ favorite and finally a recording artist.

The third place finisher on the sixth season of ‘Idol’ — coming in behind eventual winner Jordin Sparks and runner-up Blake Lewis — sat down to talk with PopEater about releasing ‘Coming Back to You,’ her favorite cause and of course, the show that launched her career.

Doolittle relates her feelings about her record ‘Coming Back to You.’


Carrie Underwood’s Cheat Sheet

The handwritten lyrics sheet of Season 4 “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood’s Grammy-winning song “Before He Cheats” from her debut album, “Some Hearts,” is for sale through an EBay auction event benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, her website reports. The sheet is also signed by its songwriters, Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins.

LA Times

Jesus Took My Wheel

I was born to multi-task. So I thought nothing of turning a working trip to Nashville into a rescue-my-new-dog trip as well. As long as I was going home anyway, I thought I might as well take the dog with me. But since it was too cold too fly [with a dog], I rented a car and thought Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d just drive north out of Nashville on Wednesday morning (Jan. 28). But Mother Nature, that bitch, had other plans.


Jennifer Hudson Arrives in Tampa

Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s been reclusive since the tragic murders of her mother, brother, and newphew back in October, but yesterday Jennifer Hudson was spotted arriving in Tampa, Florida for the Super Bowl weekend.

The à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  alum looked a bit somber in an all-black ensemble as she made her way through the terminal, carrying a cute pup as her travel companion.

Hill: Game “perfect choice” for Hudson

Faith Hill praised Jennifer Hudson for choosing the Super Bowl as her first performance since the slayings of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

Hudson will sing the national anthem before Sunday’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. It will be her first public appearance since the October slayings.

“She is a strong girl, a girl of faith,” Hill said Thursday. “I believe to come and perform the national anthem, which is this country’s favorite song, at a time that our country is stepping up and moving forward for future generations à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  I think it’s just the perfect choice.”

Associated Press

Tickets are discounted for Syeshaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s gig

Manatee public school students can buy discount-priced tickets Saturday to singer Syesha Mercadoà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s concert next month, the school district announced Thursday.

The tickets for Manatee County school district students only are priced at $12 plus service charge each and will be on sale this Saturday only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manatee Convention Center box office, One Haben Blvd.

Mercado, an à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  phenomenon last year, is performing at 7 p.m. Feb. 19, at the center to raise money for the school districtà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s gang prevention and character development programs, one of which is Amer-I-Can.


Justin Guarini living in ‘Gone Country 3’s’ Nashville mansion

Curly-haired “American Idol” debut season runner-up Justin Guarini is among the residents of a Nashville mansion as part of the CMT TV show “Gone Country 3,” which premiered last Saturday and will air Saturdays at 8 p.m. The show is hosted by country star John Rich; other cast members include funk musician George Clinton and model-actor Richard Greico. The celebrities compete to become the best all-around country performer. The Houston Chronicle got the details from Guarini:

LA Times

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  • gabygal

    Taylors show is going to have to be all sorts of multidimensional to distract from that silly little fact that…SHE CAN’T SING

    Great exposure for Kellie’s music though

  • dancin

    lol gaby i was thinking basically the same thing

    go kellie :)

  • gabam

    Congrats to Bucky. Congrats to Kellie. Must be nice to tour with one of her best friends.

  • GwendolynD

    With three weeks of auditions now in the can, weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve finally had the opportunity to view the wisdom or folly of that decision. And if the first nine hours of the new season are any indication, four judges is too damn many.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.


    Somebody needs to go.

  • Bobbi

    I’m not much of a Linda Stasi fan, who is a TV critic for the NY Post, but “All About Eve” is one of my all time favorite movies so I found her use of it as a frame for her commentary about Paula and Kara really interesting.


    January 30, 2009 —
    CAN somebody please rush an emergency copy of “All About Eve” to Paula Abdul before the unsuspecting judge is killed off by the Eve Harrington disease?

    In that classic Bette Davis movie, Bette plays accomplished, famous but temperamental actress Margo Channing, who takes a young woman, Eve Harrington, under her wing.

    Eve has been waiting night after night outside the stage door hoping to run into her idol before Margo is eventually won over by Eve. She mentors Eve – oblivious to “innocent” Eve’s worming into Margo’s circle of influential entertainment types – most especially two men with whom Margo works on a regular basis.

    Eve eventually wins over those producers and all of Margo’s roles while proclaiming her love for her mentor.

    Ha! Sound familiar?

    For the uninitiated, about 10 years ago, (the now new “American Idol” judge) Kara DioGuardi just happened to run into Paula, a complete stranger, standing outside of the Brooklyn Diner. ,,,,

  • weareallinnocent

    Swift, 19, who will include multiple costume changes and a fairy-tale castle in her three-act set.

    Tell me I’m not the only one who threw up a little in my mouth after reading this gem?!


  • hardkandy

    That’s good that Kellie is opening for Taylor, that’s a good way for her to get more people to hear her music and buy her albums. PS: I love Taylor Swift.

  • Ladybug

    More Bucky is fine by me. I love the guy. :clap_tb:

    Taylors show is going to have to be all sorts of multidimensional to distract from that silly little fact thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦SHE CANà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢T SING

    ProTools and backing tracks work wonders. :cool1_tb:

  • cruzceleste

    Tell me Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not the only one who threw up a little in my mouth after reading this gem?!

    Taylors show is going to have to be all sorts of multidimensional to distract from that silly little fact thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦SHE CANà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢T SING

    Is good to know that I ´m not alone, she can ´t sing to save her life, in this situation I would rather see her writing for other people than heard her sing…

    Good for Kellie…

  • primeminister

    Great news for Kellie and Bucky.

    Taylors show is going to have to be all sorts of multidimensional to distract from that silly little fact thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦SHE CANà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢T SING

    First thought that came to my mind!

  • Kirsten

    Taylors show is going to have to be all sorts of multidimensional to distract from that silly little fact thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦SHE CANà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢T SING

    With all that computers can do these days, can they send somebody along to protool her live? The first time I saw Taylor sing live on TV I was stunned at how bad she sounded. I had hoped she was just suffering from temporary vocal problems, but after repeat live disasters, I have to conclude I wouldn’t spend 5 cents seeing her in concert.

    That said, I can’t help myself: “Love Story” is terribly catchy and I had to rate it very high on my radio station’s music survey. No doubt, the girl can write and has great producers. I’ll just stick her recordings though.

    That said, Kellie is really lucky to tour with Taylor. I think that the tour will do well even without my dollars and it’s not too often you get to tour with somebody who is a friend. So, good on Kellie.

    And, wow at Bucky. 400K is pretty darn good for an 8th place finisher who commentators didn’t seem to give much of a chance. I’m not normally a country fan, but I had a soft spot for Bucky for some reason during his season. So, I’m really happy to see him doing so well.

    Can’t wait until Hollywood rounds next week.

  • proudmom

    I just heard a radio commercial for “New In Town” starring Renee Zelwegger and Harry Connick Jr. and David A.’s song “Crush” was featured as background music! Hooray! (Too bad the movie looks like it sucks.)

  • cruzceleste

    ^Awesome, and I think most of the romantic comedy sucks, so IÂ ´m not worried…
    Thanks for posting it…

  • Michelle

    LOL at the comments in the Popwatch article — I had no idea Carrie and Kelly fans had beef with each other. No wonder the world has this idea Idol fans are batsh*t insane.

  • SashaB

    Kellie and Taylor are best friends. I believe Taylor wrote one of the songs on Kellie’s album. Glad that they are touring together. Both seem like sweet fun girls. Although Kellie should dress her age. She’s not that much older but from the Sexy Hair commericals, she could pass for Taylor’s much older friend.

    Justin Guarini is doing another reality show? I thought he was legitimately trying to go country. Gone Country 3 is like a Real World spoof but set in a country feel. So much for a “music” relaunch. Looks more like he’s looking at a celebrity entertainer route to enter country back door. Who’s managing this kid? Oh well.

  • calimari

    I’m not a country music fan, and I recall in season 5 there was a lot of joking about Bucky staying on as long as he did, but I have a soft spot in my heart for him, for some reason. Good for you Bucky!

  • jjcoolgal891

    Michelle: Maybe it has to do with the fact that they are both competing over the title of most famous American Idol?? I wouldn’t know, but I have been an big fan of Carrie and have never had any ill feelings towards Kelly or her fans.

  • SallyinIllinois

    More Franky Jordan. TMZ is on the case:

  • itsalleternal

    VFTW found a post (not sure if true) that record companies spent $5 million on Joanna, just like with Carly. It is in a message down the page.

  • jjcoolgal891

    According to Fans of David, Archie will be singing the National Anthem at the 2009 Pro Bowl in Hawaii on February 8th!

  • frogcooke

    jj LOL you beat me… though your wasnt posted when i posted haha

    cool david is going to hawaii! Jive certifys David’s album gold.

    Certification Date

  • Michelle

    Random but cool blog report of DC performing at an LA club sometime in January:

    his flickr:

  • mac

    Jive certifys Davidà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s album gold.

    Congratulations Archie!!!!

    I wonder why Jive certified it now? Don’t they usually wait on the Gold certifications and then just certify Gold at the same time they do the Platinums? (Does that save them money?) Seems like that’s what they did with Jordins and with Cooks and it seems like Archie’s will go Platinum, maybe not right away, but eventually, like Jordins.

    Did they certify Crush?

  • frogcooke

    From my understanding they certifyed jordins gold and gave it to her on idol. it was only recently certified platinum.

    and they havent certified crush yet… lol

  • mj

    More Franky Jordan. TMZ is on the case:

    LOL. One look at the new spoiler list proves TMZ is yet again, full of shit.

  • yeahyeahsure

    Kelllie opening for Taylor is a pretty awesome opportunity for her.

    Congrats to Archie for the Gold certification.

    The fight between the Carrie and Kelly fans is pretty funny and ridiculous (as all fanwars are). Kelly’s my top Idol though but I like and support Carrie too (among other Idols).

    Also, Daughtry Official had a plaque making contest for the fans and they just posted the Top 5 entries (as decided by the band). Apparently RCA and the RIAA are collaborating on using the winning design on the actual 4X Platinum Plaque.

  • weareallinnocent

    ^^^Very cool! :cool2_tb:

  • frogcooke

    DA is doing another florida event thingy…

    Do you want to meet David Archuleta? Here’s your chance! He will be visiting the KISS-FM studio Thursday Feb. 5th! (97.9 kiss in jacksonville florida)

    David will be at the PGA Commons in West Palm Beach, FL on 2/4 at noon! He will be there for a free concert and merchandise giveaway courtesy of the WMRF radio station.

    so according to snarkies that makes it 7 florida things begining of feb… o.O

  • jjcoolgal891

    LOL, Frog, makes you want to pack up and just live in Florida. I wouldn’t mind, its nice and warm. Here in NYC its freezing all the time!

  • Sarah

    I heard on the radio this morning that DA is going to be in Orlando on Monday. I have to work, so I can’t go, but it sounded like fun.

  • ggdoorsfan

    From the Seattle Times:

    Those Archie fans are a rabid bunch. General ticket sales started today for many of the dates on David Archuletaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s upcoming solo tour, and theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re going fast at some venues. Reportedly, the 1,500 seats at Chicagoà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s House of Blues sold out in 15 minutes this morning.

    ETA: Snarky Archies is reporting sell outs in Sayreville, Phoenix, and the Madison venues. The orchestra and mezzanine are already sold out in Virginia Beach! Get those sell outs David!

  • Lu

    Go Bucky!!! Beesims, wherever you are, your Buckster has done quite well!

  • Lu

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not normally a country fan, but I had a soft spot for Bucky for some reason during his season.

    Me too!

  • dv

    heres some behind the scene footage of Kellys new music video from Access Hollywood

  • oceana

    I disagree that Taylor can’t sing. I think she sings fine. She had a rough outing at one country award show, but after that I saw her a few times and she was fine. She sounded fine on New Year’s Eve. I like her singing, her phrasing, her originality, her lyrics and songwriting. I recall ColdPlay singing very badly – way worse than Taylor ever did – on two separate award shows recently. But they are still touring so if they can tour, I guess Taylor can too. :)

    That’s great that she will tour with Kellie, they are best friends, and that Kellie will open for her. Kellie’s second cd is really good, has some great songs on it. She hasn’t gotten the notice she deserves for that cd, imo. I don’t think she’s as accomplished as Taylor, but I really like her.

    I think I have to buy tickets for this show.

  • hardkandy

    I disagree that Taylor canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t sing. I think she sings fine.

    I agree. She sounds nervous sometimes live but the tour videos I’ve seen from her in YT, she sounds good. Not great, because obviously she’s just not that great of a vocalist, but not any worse than most of the other people on radio right now. I, for one, wish I could be so lucky to go to a Taylor concert but unfortunately I can’t :(

  • latingrl2005

    This is where Taylor shines…

  • ozarka

    FOD reports that Archie sold out the Madison, Wisconsin venue in 45 minutes!

    Z100 in New York is giving it’s listeners a chance to win tickets to see David at the Starland Ballroom venue in New Jersey.

    And congratulations to David on the official Gold Certification for DATA!!

    Archie will be singing the National Anthem at the 2009 Pro Bowl in Hawaii on February 8th!

    Good for Archie! Any excuse to go to Hawaii is a good excuse! :thumbup_tb:

  • cruzceleste

    Good for Archie! Any excuse to go to Hawaii is a good excuse!

    Yeah I agree, maybe he can get a tan while he is there… haha…

    And congrats on the Gold Archie…

  • cruzceleste

    MJ Vulture is linking your site to the spoiler for the Top 36…

  • hardkandy

    Brooke blogs, she clears up the whole EW thing and she gave the album name and release date :)

  • poporange

    Thanks Hardkandy for the link..

    PJ-FNL you are right about the actress who plays the mother….oh she will be on next week.

  • itsalleternal

    Looks like 2009 is shaping up to be the best year yet for Idols, even if the rest of the world is struggling…

  • beesims

    Go Bucky!!! Beesims, wherever you are, your Buckster has done quite well!

    Hi Lu! As a card carrying “Bucktard” I am mighty proud of him. I hope that this season there is another auto body worker or pharmacy clerk that can rise above the sea of plants with failed record deals or appearances on other reality shows and realize their dreams.

  • hicksaholic

    I saw Taylor Swift sing “Crazy” on some awards show. I thought Patsy Cline or Brenda Lee whoever did the original was turning over in their grave. She was awful. I think Taylor Swift can sing a very limited range but she is attractive and projects herself with a lot of confidence. She is grossly overrated IMO.

  • weareallinnocent

    Thanks for the Brooke blog, hardkandy! Intriguing stuff. I’m excited for her!

  • Lu

    Hi Lu! As a card carrying à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Bucktardà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  I am mighty proud of him. I hope that this season there is another auto body worker or pharmacy clerk that can rise above the sea of plants with failed record deals or appearances on other reality shows and realize their dreams.

    Beesims, Well said. I agree. Good to see you friend!!!

  • Lu

    This is off topic but I have a question for you mediabase gurus out there. Do we have any way of seeing anything other than the top 40 songs on the mediabase charts now? I remember us talking about this a long time ago, something about having to subscribe maybe.

  • frogcooke

    Lu, all access shows up to the top 50 on the charts, beyond that you’d need a subscription…

  • Lu

    Thanks Frog!!!