Bits and Pieces

Paula  Clips Censored?  

Red Herring reports  that TPTB at FOX broadcasting have ordered YouTube to take down the clips of Paula acting a little, err, intoxicated at some recent press interviews.   However, the link I  posted  a few days ago is still operational…

Dave is at it again…

Dave aka “funnystone” from has written an interesting and comprehensive piece demystifying the Idol audition process.  Check it out here.

Who is your favorite wannabe?

It’s kind of early in the season, but Entertainment Weekly has put up a poll for Idol fans to vote for their favorite contestant featured in the auditions so far. You can vote for your fav here. Who is winning? Sanjaya Malakar, the male half of the brother/sister duo from the Seattle auditions is running away with the competition at 37%.   Sanjaya impressed the judges in Seattle  with his version of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed and Delivered”.

Mandisa Signs with EMI/Sparrow

Here’s a press release  announcing Mandisa’s record deal with Sparrow, a gospel label affiliated with EMI.   The record is scheduled to drop in May 2007 and will feature production credits from  Shaun Shankel (Destiny Child), Doubledutch (tobyMac), and others.   Mandisa is writing a book detailing her struggles with weight and food issues to be published this summer.   She’s also a spokes-model for plus-sized fashion store, Ashley Stewart.


Look for to feature Idol producers in weekly interviews to be posted on Wednesday afternoons.   Last year, it was great fun reading between the lines of Nigel Lythgoe’s thoughts on the Tuesday night performance show. Because, of course, by the time he was interviewed, he knew who was getting the boot…

This week, there’s a short interview with Ken Warwick.   You can listen to it here  or read the transcript.  There’s not much covered in the interview that we haven’t heard before.   Look for re-caps of the interviews here once the Top 24 competition begins.

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