Idol Bits and Pieces

Update: More Bits and Pieces

Dolly Parton to Mentor on Season 7

It looks like Dolly Parton plans to be a celebrity mentor on Season  7 next year.    She says, “I won’t be a judge. I couldn’t do that. I can’t tell people they aren’t doing a good job even if they ask me. To tell someone if they’re good or bad, or if they suck isn’t me.”   Dolly will be on hand to make sure the season 7 contestants don’t butcher her songs. Dolly rarely permits her songs to be sung by contestants  during the competition.

One More Dying Quail

Hear your favorite Idols, or not, sing the National Anthem.

TV’s Top Earners

According to Forbes magazine.   #3 – Simon Cowell at $45 million.   #14 – Ryan Seacrest at $14 million.   Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld are #1 and #2 respectively.

Jennifer Hudson on the Set of “Sex and the City”

Check out the pics.   Hot! And here’s Jennifer on the Sex and the City set.

Some TV News

The second season of the syndicated show American Idol Rewind begins this weekend. Season 2 winner, Ruben Studdard, introduces the first episode and runner-up, Clay Aiken, narrates. New interviews with Season 2 contestants are interspersed with re-caps of the Season 2 competition. Re-live Season 2 peeps! You know you want to–just don’t bring the fan war here. Seriously. Check your local listings for time and channel.

The Next Great American Band debuts on Friday, October 19 with a two hour special beginning at 8 pm on FOX. Two-hour specials will follow the next two weeks, with the show settling into it’s regular time slot, 8 pm, on November 7th. Will the latest show from American Idol producers attract an audience on Friday nights? Hopefully, the television season’s first casualty is not an omen…


American Idol’s parent company, CKX, is closer to becoming a privately held company. I guess.

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