Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

…while we wait

Tim McGraw likes American Idol.  Guess who his favorite is?

American Idol” has more than 30 million fans across the country each week – and Grammy winner Tim McGraw is one of them.

Asked during a recent interview if he watched the popular Fox talent competition, McGraw said, “I do. The kids love it.” McGraw and his wife, fellow Grammy winner Faith Hill, have three daughters.

“I would have never gotten past the audition stage, ” the 39-year-old country star said, referring to the elimination rounds during the talent search for the show.

He has a favorite this season, too. “I like the gray-haired guy. Taylor Hicks. I think he’s real, ” McGraw said.

Simon Cowell makes a lot of money

“Being rude to Americans can be highly lucrative – and win you their trust. That, at least, is the lesson of Simon Cowell, the caustic judge on American Idol.

It has been revealed that he is paid $US36 million ($46 million) a year, or $US98, 630 per day, for insulting wannabe pop stars.

‘Screechy and annoying, ‘ was his verdict on 17-year-old Paris Bennett, before she was dumped from the competition.

News of Cowell’s salary, revealed by Desperate Networks, a book by The New York Times reporter Bill Carter, comes as a survey finds that 58 per cent of viewers who vote for American Idol trust Cowell more than his fellow judges. Only 26 per cent trust Randy Jackson, whose catchphrase is ‘Dude, you were the bomb!’, and only 7 per cent pay attention to Paula Abdul, whose judgments often make little sense.”

Poor Paula!  Hardly anyone pays attention to her…

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