Idol Headlines for 01/14/10

Elton and ‘American Idol’ – Is the Bitch Back?

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On TMZ TV — the day Simon announced he was leaving — we floated Elton John as the guy who should take Simon’s seat. After all, he knows music, he’s certainly got the bitchy attitude, and he’s British.

Now an “American Idol” spy tells us the talk on the set is … Elton John!

Elton was a guest judge in season three of ‘Idol.’

We contacted Elton’s rep to see if he was interested. She said tersely, “He’s on holiday.”

TMZ

Producer: Stars queuing for Cowell spot on `Idol’

LOS ANGELES – The search for a new “American Idol” judge to replace Simon Cowell next season is quickly taking on epic proportions.

British mogul Simon Fuller, who created the template for the U.S. show with “Pop Idol” in the U.K., says there’s been a global outpouring of celebrity interest in the job.

And there’s no apparently no rush to fill it.

“A day doesn’t pass that I don’t get a call from an agent of a superstar saying, ‘Can we talk?’ … Everyone’s interested, and that’s going to go on month after month, ” said Fuller, whose company, 19 Entertainment, produces “American Idol” with FremantleMedia North America.

Fuller, in Los Angeles from London to watch the start of Hollywood week auditions for “American Idol, ” said he has enjoyed seeing the chemistry emerge between newcomer Ellen DeGeneres and the acerbic Cowell.

Associated Press

CKX and Simon Fuller Agree to a New Creative Deal: Simon Fuller Sets Up New Entertainment Company

CKX, Inc. (Nasdaq: CKXE) announced today that Simon Fuller, founder and CEO of 19 Entertainment, and the Company have agreed to a long term deal to ensure that the American Idol creator and executive producer continues to executive produce and provide overall global executive direction to CKX’s hit television shows, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance and the new online led property If I Can Dream, in return for a share of profits. In addition, Mr. Fuller is launching a new entertainment company in which CKX can invest. As part of this transaction Mr. Fuller will also provide general consulting services to CKX.

Newswire

FIRST LOOK: Adam Lambert Sits Down with Oprah

The show will air Tuesday, Jan. 19.

In the course of their sit-down, Lambert touched upon Simon Cowell’s announced departure from Idol and its possible ramifications for the show, what life was like for him both pre-Idol and after, and his controversial performance at the American Music Awards.

The singer also performed “Whataya Want from Me” from his new album For Your Entertainment. Also on the Oprah Winfrey Show with Adam: chart-topper Susan Boyle.

People.com

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Very bad week

Hot on the heels of “Idol” judge Simon Cowell’s Monday announcement that he is leaving the No. 1 TV show at the end of this season, reports have surfaced that Fuller was robbed to the tune of nearly $100, 000 worth of valuables while on vacation in Uruguay.

According to the newspaper El Pais, the residence that Fuller and his wife, Natalie Swanston, were staying at, called “Villa Lobos, ” in the upscale Punta del Este resort, was burgled early last Thursday.

New York Post

Who sings that song?

If you’ve seen the following promotional spot and wondered about the song, I can help with that.

The song’s called Something to Hope For, by a young band from the Toledo, Ohio, area called The Undeserving.

The Undeserving — which consists of lead singer Clay Kirchenbauer; guitarist Brennan Willis , bassist Jimmy Getty and Clay’s younger brother, Kyle Kirchenbauer, on drums –got together about four years ago and signed to Warner Bros. in 2008. Something to Hope For is currently available digitally, with an EP coming in the next few weeks. An album release is set for this spring.

USA Today

Katharine McPhee puts on a bikini for ‘Shape’

Speaking of American Idol, Katharine McPhee bares her bikini bod for the February issue of Shape, on newsstands Monday.

Of her seven-year struggle with bulimia: “The more I focused on my weight, the worse my bulimia got, ” she says. “Now I’m more easygoing. I stopped fighting myself and became more forgiving of my body. Ironically, the weight came off naturally through exercise, but no dieting.”

USA Today

Reality Rocks Exclusive: Jason Castro Plays A Concert For The Kids

When season 7 American Idol runner-up Jason Castro came to Yahoo! Music on January 12–the day his Atlantic Records debut EP, Love Uncompromised, came out–he was only planning to do an interview for Reality Rocks. But his visit just so happened to coincide with a field trip by a group of theater kids visiting Y! headquarters, and he just so happened to have his acoustic guitar with him. And when Jason entered the office (instantly recognizable due his trademark dreads and Travolta eyes), these gaping-mouthed kids stared in wonder as if Santa Claus and Spongebob had walked into the room arm-in-arm.

Yahoo.com

Bucky Covington is on Idol Watch

Season 9 of ‘American Idol’ kicked off last night, with new judge Ellen DeGeneres taking over for Paula Abdul and viewers wondering what Simon Cowell will have to say during his final season on the wildly popular singing competition.

Former ‘Idol’ contestant Bucky Covington says he is a big fan of Ellen’s and is excited to see her “go at it” with Simon throughout the season. And even with Simon leaving, he’s certain fans will still tune in.

The Boot

Trace Adkins, Josh Turner, Bucky Covington Help Country Weekly Celebrate 15 Years

A 15-year anniversary is definitely worth a party, and Country Weekly’s big event Tuesday at the Hard Rock Café brought out a load of stars — including Trace Adkins, Josh Turner, Bucky Covington, Aaron Tippin, Darryl Worley, Steel Magnolia and the Oak Ridge Boys’ Duane Allen — to mark the occasion for one of the genre’s best-known publications.

Is there cake in there?” Steel Magnolia’s shivering Joshua Scott Jones asked at the red carpet.

Are you planning to jump out of it?” I asked.

If it’s big enough!” he insisted.

GAC

Fantasia Takes Home International Award of Excellence

Fantasia Barrino rocks the house while performing at the Barbados Music Awards on Sunday (January 10).

The 25-year-old American Idol season 3 winner took home the International Award of Excellence at the show.

Fantasia also performed an hour-long set, including Free Yourself, ” When I See You” and even performed Barbados beauty Rihanna’s hit Umbrella”.

Just Jared

‘American Idol Rewind’: Kellie Pickler, Chris Daughtry and Taylor Hicks hit Hollywood

We’re just beginning to meet the stars of “American Idol” Season 9 as FOX kicks the year’s festivities off with auditions in Boston and Atlanta, but the stars of “AI” Season 5 are pretty much old friends at this point.

And how fun is it to reminisce with old friends?

The series “American Idol Rewind” returns this week as well, taking a look back at Season 5 with familiar faces like Kellie Pickler, Chris Daughtry and Taylor Hicks.

In the clip below, Pickler hits Hollywood Week and finds herself nervous about singing with a band for the first time, Daughtry impresses the judges and Hicks makes a move that separates him from the rest … .

Zap 2it

‘Idol’ stop number two: Pantslanta!

It’s a good thing “Idol” producers rolled out ineligible Atlanta auditioner General Larry “Pants on the Ground” Platt to bookend season nine’s second night, otherwise, we wouldn’t have all that much to talk about. Am I right or am I right? Brian Mansfield over at USA Today’s Idol Chatter uncovered some interesting background info about the man, the myth, the instant pop culture footnote. Namely that in his youth, Mr. Platt was a civil rights activist of some regard. Amen to that.

As for Platt’s peers down south… Atlanta started off slow, with a mellow Mary J. Blige sitting in as guest judge and record crowds hoping to be the next Fantasia or Clay Aiken. Unfortunately, few would even come close. Here, my four favorites.

LA Times

‘American Idol’ recap: Devil Went Down to Georgia

In these strange times when phrases like ”balloon boy” and ”cocktail waitress” and ”Khloe Kardashian” find wormholes into our collective brain-space, it’s hard to give one’s cynicism a rest. This realization hit me especially hard tonight after watching American Idol’s Atlanta auditions, and in particular the unexpectedly touching segment about Vanessa Wolfe, a 19-year-old native of tiny Vonore, TN, who spends her days diving off bridges, playing her guitar, and hanging out on her mom’s porch swing.

EW.com

“American Idol” discovers “Pants on the Ground” in Atlanta

When ‘Idol’ goes to Atlanta, they always come away with the best non-winners (Jennifer Hudson, Clay Aiken, etc.) and this year is no exception, though this year’s Atlanta star will not be seen again in the singing competition. Because, sadly, he’s 34 years over the upper age limit for this show — more proof, if you needed it, that America is ready for Simon Cowell’s not-just-for-20-somethings singing competition series “The X Factor.”

Washington Post

‘American Idol’ Recap: Everybody Put Your Pants On The Ground!

Wednesday night’s “American Idol” made me so happy I didn’t know whether to raise the roof or put my pants on the ground. There was big talent, big laughs and a big elevator that made me think producers were holding auditions in the Tower of Terror.

But alas, we weren’t at Disney World. Instead, the second night of season nine of “Idol” plopped Randy, Paula, Kara and Simon in a giant hotel in Hotlanta. Mary J. Blige stepped in to keep Paula’s chair warm, and unlike Tuesday night’s waste of (very little) space Victoria Beckham, Ms. Blige was an engaging addition to the panel. She talked back to feisty contestants, used words like “anointed” and laughed in the face of several bad singers. Now that’s a diva who isn’t afraid to look like a mean-spirited millionaire on television! Bonus points to “Idol” producers for using that shot from the “Just Fine” music video where it looks like Mary J. Blige farts doves. (No really. Look.)

MTV

‘Idol’ without Simon: Can it survive ‘The X Factor’?

I’m very sad” were the first words out of Simon Cowell’s mouth when he called in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show the day after announcing that the 2010 season of American Idol would be his last. But let’s face it, he’s probably not: The British judge is ditching Fox’s wildly popular singing competition after nine seasons to focus on bringing his own wildly popular U.K. singing competition, The X Factor, to America. I’ve always wanted to bring this other show over here, ” Cowell, 50, told Seacrest. At one point I was going to do both. But you know about overexposure, Ryan. You can’t be on TV too much … I genuinely thought people would be sick and tired of me.”

EW.com

‘American Idol’ Auditions Heat Up In Hotlanta

While I thought that American Idol season 9 got off to a disappointingly slow start on last night’s premiere episode in Boston (if I am being honest), I am delighted to report that things seriously heated up in Hotlanta tonight.

There was a genuinely entertaining guest judge, Mary J. Blige, who–despite a few line-crossing moments of inappropriate contestant-mocking laughter and impulsively Tourettes-like blurts like “Oh girl!”–did an overall fine job with her refreshingly feisty opinions. (She was much better than last night’s fembot guest judge, Victoria Beckham.) Additionally, there was a great glass elevator in which rejected auditioners dramatically descended 27 floors while MJB’s “I’m Going Down” played them off. There were also quite a few impressive and original auditions by some seeming early frontrunners, and a reject in a “Britney Spears Changed My Life” T-shirt trying to cover “Oops I Did It Again.” Yay!

Yahoo.com

‘Idol’ rewards the unconventional in Atlanta

Atlanta always gets good American Idol” auditioners, which is why the show keeps going back there. However, Wednesday’s auditions may have set new records for the amount of unconventional acts that got rewarded with tickets.

A girl from small-town Tennessee who jumps off bridges for fun, a girl who dressed up as a guitar and a guy who called himself Ski Bo Ski” all earned trips to Hollywood. But all were outshone by a 62-year-old who doesn’t like how kids are dressing these days.

MSNBC

How Susan Boyle conquered the world

At the turn of the century, when starry-eyed pundits gazed into crystal balls and imagined what the future of pop might look and sound like, not even the maddest visionary would have predicted that by 2010 the biggest-selling star in the world would be a frumpy, middle-aged spinster singing showtunes.

I Dreamed a Dream by Susan Boyle shifted 6.2 million copies worldwide last year, and shows little sign of slowing down. It reached number one in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and has spent six weeks at the top of the US charts. Indeed, such is her popularity in America, that yesterday she appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s TV show, having, it seems, regretfully declined an invitation to perform at the White House for Michelle Obama’s birthday. The President and First Lady absolutely love her voice, ” according to White House sources.

Telegraph.co.uk

ETA:

‘Glee’s’ Matthew Morrison Dropping Debut Album In Fall

Matthew Morrison is already dropping hits on FOX’s Glee” and in fall 2010, the Broadway-turned-primetime star is hoping for a few hits of his own when he releases his debut album.

The Golden Globe-nominated actor will enter the recording studio shortly to begin production of his album, according to a statement released to Access Hollywood.

The Glee” star, who plays Glee” club mentor Will Schuester on the hit FOX show, revealed to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush in October that his record will have an adult pop feel.

It’s going to be different. I would consider it a classier Justin Timberlake album, ” he said at the time. It’s going to be me and a big orchestra, but also with beats.”

Access Hollywood

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  1. The Farr Side: Lots of high notes from ‘Idol’ contestants

    Sturgis, Mich. –

    Season 9 of “American Idol” is off and running, so goes another five months of couch potato-ness. However, the moment host Ryan Seacrest uttered those words… “This is ‘American Idol’” all signs of AIW seemed to evaporate.

    I’m excited to see Ellen DeGeneres join the show, especially once Hollywood Week arrives, but I’m going to miss Paula Abdul. She was an important part of the show, too.

    Idol’s relevance to pop culture continued its dominance after Kris Allen was named winner of Season 8 in May.

    Shortly after winning, Allen signed his record deal with 19/RCA. So did runner-up Adam Lambert and fourth place finisher Alison Irehat proving once again you don’t have to win to win.

    In June, Anthony Federov (S4) and Diana DeGarmo (S3) starred in the touring version “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

    Carly Smithson (S7) joined We Are The Fallen as lead singer. The band includes former members of Evanescense and Disturbed.

    The Teen Choice Award nominations were announced and David Archuleta (S7) racked up the most, including Breakout Artist of the Year.

    Lots more at the link: Sturgis Journal

  2. Top American Idol Moments

    Chris Daughtry’s shocking departure
    American Idol’s most famous rock star, Chris Daughtry, was one of the favourites to win Idol Season 5. In fact, his rendition of Fuel’s ‘Hemorrhage’ was so friggin’ awesome, the band offered him a spot as the leading front man – while he was still on Idol! But of course, drama knocked on Idols’ door when Chris was, like Jen Hudson, controversially eliminated, finishing fourth in the competition. We swear we could hear hearts break from across the Pacific Ocean.

    David Archuleta mesmerizes the world with just one song
    During the Top 20 stage of Idol Season 7, the then 16-year-old David Archuleta shyly walked onto the stage, looked nervously at the crowd, belted out his own version of John Lennon’s classic ‘Imagine’ and shyly walked off the stage. That was when little Archie captured the hearts of gajillions worldwide.

    Adam Lambert upstages KISS
    KISS is a multi-award winning rock band that has sold 100 million albums worldwide. They were named by VH1 as 10th on their list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’ and much respected until they performed at the finale of Season 8 with rising rock star Adam Lambert. The runner-up performed two songs with KISS and they were blown away. Critics raved that Glambert upstaged the rock gods with his never-ending soaring vocals that very night. And thus, a new rock god was born (according to Kara DioGuardi, at least).

    Check out the rest of the article/slideshow at MSN Entertainment.

  3. Kara is doing an interview with Ryan (kiisfm) right now…so far she has really praised Ellen as a judge. Next up they are going to talk a bit about the contestants.

  4. I hope it was Oprah’s stylists and not Adam’s that decided to give him that hair helmet for her show. Oy to the vey.

    Love the outfit though.

  5. Thursday morning updates:

    POP:
    26 26 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 2759 2339 420 15.698
    +22 Spins
    +1 Bullet
    +0.126 AI

    HAC:
    12 11 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 2347 2179 168 12.264
    +19 Spins
    +6 Bullet
    +0.180 AI

    POP:
    34 34 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 1779 1488 291 13.513
    +8 Spins
    -14 Bullet
    +0.001 AI

    HAC:
    41 41 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 349 290 59 1.357
    +5 Spins
    -8 Bullet
    +0.005 AI

    iTunes

    #16 LLWD
    #45 WWFM
    #174 FYE
    #793 MBD

    iTunes – albums
    #54/#563 Kris Allen
    #110/#219 FYE
    #415/#729 Just Like You

    Billboard:

    LLWD
    #33 Hot 100 (LW-#30)
    #12 Adult Pop Songs (LW-#12)
    #26 Pop Songs (LW-#26)
    #27 Christan Songs (LW-#21)
    #27 Digital Songs (LW-#27)
    #49 Radio Songs (LW-#54)

    WWFM
    #65 Hot 100 (LW-#70)
    #34 Pop Songs (LW-#34)
    #36 Adult Pop Songs (LW-#38)
    #60 Canadian Hot 100 (LW-#69)
    #65 Radio Songs (LW-NR)

  6. I’m sure Adam was thinking, ‘let’s pull out the Elvis hair for the ladies’ ;)
    He tends to like that look when he is going more conservative.

    I love the jacket!

  7. Oy to the vey

    Hahaha!
    I usually love whatever Adam does with his hair- but I have to agree- WTF???
    Is he playing Danny Zuko all of a sudden? How much grease did they pour on his head?
    Hopefully it looks better up front…

  8. OT – is anyone else not seeing the new headlines when they open the page…I am still seeing the Atlanta Auditions post from yesterday. thanks.

  9. OT – is anyone else not seeing the new headlines when they open the page…I am still seeing the Atlanta Auditions post from yesterday. thanks.

    The Atlanta auditions will stay pinned to the top of the page all day.

  10. Thanks MJ…I really shouldn’t try to figure anything out before I’ve finished my morning coffee….ugh! :)

  11. Glad to see WWFM moving up the BB chart, but seems to be stalling on top 40 (despite 17/18 adds last week) and taking a step back on HAC. Hopefully all of this weeks HAC adds will help it move up next week in that format. It always seemed like a much better fit for HAC than pop to me. I like Adam’s hair clicked back –can’t wait to see oprah next week. also, there are articles floating around (and apparently vh1 is touting) that Adam will be giving an award with Sarah Silverman tomorrow night….that should be interesting

  12. mmb
    01/14/2010 at 11:11 am
    Glad to see WWFM moving up the BB chart, but seems to be stalling on top 40 (despite 17/18 adds last week) and taking a step back on HAC. Hopefully all of this weeks HAC adds will help it move up next week in that format. It always seemed like a much better fit for HAC than pop to me. I like Adam’s hair clicked back –can’t wait to see oprah next week. also, there are articles floating around (and apparently vh1 is touting) that Adam will be giving an award with Sarah Silverman tomorrow night….that should be interesting

    ITA about moving up the radio charts- but also- #45 on itunes is crazy! He was in the 70’s last week- seems like he went up about 20 spots in just a few days… hopefully (and probably) it will gain momentum with the MV debut, and then with it’s just being visible (hopefully doing well on the VH1 countdown without being yanked), and then Oprah…
    I am tres optimistic!

    Oh- and presenting with Sarah Silverman def. sounds comic potential… :-)

  13. And the award for most “talked about hair style” for any American Idol EVER is: (drum roll please)

    Adam Mitchel Lambert

    I think this is the funniest little idol tidbit ever, ever. Doesn’t matter if people like him or not…they just can’t seem to stop talking about his hair..good, bad or indifferent. So silly, and so amusing.

    ETA: though David Cook and his combover comes in a close second.

  14. That rumor that was on twitter the other day about Adam being on the same bill with Kris in Manila is not true…

    Adamlambert

    @pollyness no visit to manila on the books yet. Dunno where the rumor is comin from. Would love to visit someday soon! about 10 hours ago from Echofon in reply to pollyness

  15. LOL, Tess — too true. I for one love the Oprah hair – then again, there are only a few hairstyles of his that I don’t like (cough*YHA*cough — that one was too pointy for me).

    I’m also a little worried about the WWFM spins :-( Come on, I need this song to be picking up. So many crappy songs on the radio now, ugh. And I agree that HAC always seemed a better fit for it, so hopefully it will really take off there.

    Stupid holidays – I feel like they kinda messed up the positive momentum for it – unlike LLWD, WWFM was just starting to take off before the holidays, which I think caused more of a slowdown of momentum than it did for LLWD.

    ETA: However, WWFM being #45 on itunes is great news! I think this is the impact of the radio play, more than AI – just because they haven’t really featured anything Adam-related (or the song) during the new season.

  16. Per IDF, Kris is only 4 spins away from #10 on HAC!

    I just checked this out on the charts – Kris/LLWD currently sits at 2347 spins and is gaining spins. BEP/I Gotta a Feeling sits at 2351 spins and is losing spins. I would expect that Kris will overtake BEP, probably on tomorrows numbers.

  17. My local Top 40 seems to be playing WWFM more often, I hope it hasn’t stalled!

  18. I think this is the funniest little idol tidbit ever, ever. Doesn’t matter if people like him or not…they just can’t seem to stop talking about his hair..good, bad or indifferent. So silly, and so amusing.

    ETA: though David Cook and his combover comes in a close second.

    At least Adam has hair… hee. I keed cuz I love (DC, that is). But really, for a guy with so few hairs left (what was it, 15, at last count), it’s ridiculous how much talk it generates. But I contribute to it regularly (it’s just too amusing not to), so I shouldn’t talk =P.

    Kara is doing an interview with Ryan (kiisfm) right now

    Any highlights on which contestants she singled out?

  19. mr
    01/14/2010 at 10:56 am

    Oy to the vey

    Hahaha!
    I usually love whatever Adam does with his hair- but I have to agree- WTF???
    Is he playing Danny Zuko all of a sudden? How much grease did they pour on his head?
    Hopefully it looks better up front…

    lmao, Danny Zuko?!! Good one, mr, tearing up here!
    And, BTW, for those who didn’t see it yet, extra outtakes from the Fuse interview, better the the actual special imo, I had way too much fun with them this morning :
    http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_ai/3463042.html
    I hope I’m not breaking this blog rules by linking to a different blog, if so, mj feel free to delete and maybe put it up as a separate thread…
    I could not stop laughing at the “tranny pee” segment, got to love Adam’s absence of filter!

  20. FWIW, I have not heard WWFM on Chicago radio at all– although it appears to get a spin a couple of times a week on the major HAC station (as part of new tunes at 9 pm). Anyway, over the weekend and on Monday I heard FYE on the big Top 40/Pop station. This station is rhythmic leaning so I don’t know if they will take a look at WWFM. FYE fits their format pretty well. I checked and it isn’t a monitored station so I don’t know if they have added it.

  21. LLWD should be #10 HAC on the week’s final chart Sunday – it will pass BEP on tomorrow’s chart, and seems to keep holding off Daughtry, outpacing LAY slightly this week. It was rated #1 again this week on the HAC RTM survey – #12 on Pop.

    A couple of songs should be going recurrent this weekend on Pop – we could see LLWD move up 2-3 spots on the final charts, based on trends we’re seeing this week. Of course, it could all change tomorrow, lol, but it’s looking pretty solid for LLWD moving up on the published report this weekend.

  22. Unfortunately, despite both Kris and Adam’s singles being added early on here in Tulsa, the station has only ever played them between 1 and 4 am. Meanwhile, they repeat the same 20 songs about 4 to 5 times a day. K-Hits has always been a bit of a disappointment to me when it come to variety.

  23. girlygirl
    01/14/2010 at 11:35 am

    People are talking about how AI is ignoring the fact that Justin made Hollywood Week last year, was in White Chocolate with Kris and Matt during group day.

    You know, it is too fishy imo, and MJ pointed out Kara’s comment ” I will remember you” or something like that after his audition, like Kara didn’t remember him from the season 8, wtf? And the fact that he was in the winners group in Hollywood and was seen by a lot of ppl on youtube video of white chocolate make their attempt to sell him as a totally new contestant is rediculos, I am sure WFTW is having a ball with this one already ( would not go to WFTW to check, though, they are just way too nasty to Adam and Jordin, refuse to give them a hit). Another thing with Justin, I saw rumors on the web that he actually got very far last year (top 50 or even 36), but was disqualified because his relatives leaked it against the contract or something. I kind of like the guy, and he sang one of my favorite (or favorite’s :) )song, and I want to see where he goes next, his youtube staff is not bad at all.

  24. Justin…an older version of David Archuleta. Maybe last year wasn’t the best for another “nice guy, sweet, Utah “value” singer”. Sometimes it’s best to put a bit of distance between clone singers.

  25. Ok, I just have to post this, WWFM is the # 1 on z-100 high noon!! And Ryan pimped the WWFM video coming out tm !!! :)

    sorry, I get exited easy when it comes to Adam…….

  26. girlygirl, mimi, Eileen99, anovich, thanks for the Kris info.
    Long live to LLWD!! :D

  27. angela – thanks so much for the Fuse outtakes link! Those were so great!!! Love the Broken Open discussion! One of my fav albums songs, for sure!

    Also loved the little bit of the astrology talk – I’m the same sign as Adam (almost born to the day/year as him) – and that talk about aquarius fits me to a T – lol. Don’t know much about the rest of the astrology stuff, though…but now I’m really curious.

    And that’s great to hear that WWFM was #1 on Z100! Woot! Hope the MV gives it a big boost too!

  28. Ok, I just have to post this, WWFM is the # 1 on z-100 high noon!! And Ryan pimped the WWFM video coming out tm !!!

    sorry, I get exited easy when it comes to Adam…….

    WWFM has moved up to #43 on Itunes! It is very exciting to see how well WWFM is doing.

  29. I’m also a little worried about the WWFM spins Come on, I need this song to be picking up.

    It has a weekly spincrease of 291 on Pop. A lot of songs would kill for that. It’s just been resting a bit the last couple of days. Songs do that and then they get going again. Don’t forget that it will get it’s OHP spins back again this week.

    And I agree that HAC always seemed a better fit for it, so hopefully it will really take off there.

    I agree. I expected this song to do better on HAC than Pop. One never knows what song will find resonance.

    seems to keep holding off Daughtry

    But for how much longer? Hopefully until Sunday afternoon so we get a new peak.

    A couple of songs should be going recurrent this weekend on Pop

    Can “Use Somebody” survive another week? It’s been flirting around the 19-18 range for months. Now it’s gaining spins. LOL. Meanwhile, other songs tumble below it bouying it up. Quite the legs that song has.

  30. Thanks, Kirsten (voice of reason, phew, taking breath :-)) OHP coming back is great.

  31. Haha, Kirsten, exactly what I was thinking! We have the loss of the OHP spins in the system this week. Can someone tell me if its a sure thing that WWFM will be added to the top40 shows this week? Even if Derulo passed it on the mediabase chart?

    And btw, yes I think Use Somebody will survive another week! Do songs go recurrent when they are on #20 or do they have to be #21 (thinking miley)?

  32. Can “Use Somebody” survive another week?

    The song that won’t die, LOL. BEP should knock off Miley for sure, maybe by tomorrow, and while I have no use for Bieber, I was hoping he’d muster a little steam and knock off KOL. But, I don’t know now – maybe Lady Gaga can do it if Bieber can’t.

    But for how much longer?

    LOL on this, too. LLWD has surely given LAY a complex by now on HAC after all this time. Every time it looks like Daughtry will overtake Kris, Kris puts on a little spurt, and hangs onto the lead. The cushion has increased slightly this week, but it’s so slim, it’s hard to know what will happen.

    Kirsten, do you think WWFM will make AT40 this week?

  33. LOL on this, too. LLWD has surely given LAY a complex by now on HAC after all this time. Every time it looks like Daughtry will overtake Kris, Kris puts on a little spurt, and hangs onto the lead. The cushion has increased slightly this week, but it’s so slim, it’s hard to know what will happen.

    Thie analysis cracks me up completely, Especially because KA and CD are actually friends.

  34. mary102, you are welcome! I loved all of them, better than what they aired imo.

    sorry, I get exited easy when it comes to Adam…….

    oops, I meant excited! See, I even forget how to f***ing spell when it comes to Adam!

    and for those who are interested, Z-100 is very nice to Adam, WWFM was played as a part of both high noon and interactive 9 at 9 all week.

  35. Unfortunately, despite both Kris and Adam’s singles being added early on here in Tulsa, the station has only ever played them between 1 and 4 am. Meanwhile, they repeat the same 20 songs about 4 to 5 times a day. K-Hits has always been a bit of a disappointment to me when it come to variety.

    HermeticallySealed, I’m in the Oklahoma City area and I have heard LLWD a lot on KISS FM. And I’ve heard it during regular hours. I have not heard Adam yet though.

  36. Not surprising. From the few times I’ve passed through OKC, KISS has had a better music selection, and well, just about everything else. lol

  37. That rumor that was on twitter the other day about Adam being on the same bill with Kris in Manila is not true…

    Thank goodness! :)

    The Oprah hair looks a bit like TOMT hair to me. That hairstyle had Adam looking like Kurt Russell. (in the Elvis movie) I wonder if Adam’s own stylist did his hair or The Oprah Show stylist did it?

    Did anyone catch the Good Day LA interview with Kris yesterday? WTF with his hair? The Gossip Girl look is NOT a good look on him. His face is too long to do high hair. I wonder if the show’s stylist gave him that look? Not good.

  38. The Oprah hair looks a bit like TOMT hair to me.

    That’s another reason why I like it — I LURVED his look doing TOMT. The suit, the hair – just wow.

  39. On TMZ TV — the day Simon announced he was leaving — we floated Elton John as the guy who should take Simon’s seat. After all, he knows music, he’s certainly got the bitchy attitude, and he’s British.

    Now an “American Idol” spy tells us the talk on the set is … Elton John!

    Elton was a guest judge in season three of ‘Idol.’

    Called it!!

    And thank you for the block quote button being back. I never could figure how to do it manually despite Truthiness’s efforts to school me. :)

  40. Thanks for the fuse interview links everyone!

    Love Adam! Although- he finally had a chance to talk about Pick U Up but hardly did!! I guess he doesn’t like it as much as some of us do :-(

    Oh- but that was the first time he mentioned that a colaboration with Madonna was discussed during their 5 minute conversation… interesting…

    And yay for WWFM getting to #43!!! Go Baby!!!

  41. I think Kris is going to be at NAMM today right? I know Adams band mates are there as well.

  42. Just peeked back on yesterday’s headlines thread and saw I missed all the goodies about Oprah! Can’t wait for the show to air! Woot for Adam going second (take that, SuBo, lol – I’m sure she cares ;-)) And IIHY performed (though not on tv, sads). Still, very excited for the show (though secretly wanted my SuBo Wild Horses duet – lol).

  43. Translation of Spanish article…

    American Idol Finalist Visits Guatemala
    “I want to motivate people”

    In 2008, on the seventh season of American Idol, a charismatic boy of Honduran descent named David Archuleta, finished second in the competition. And, coming from the United States, the young artist arrived in the country to participate in a series of activities organized by the Enterprise Mentors International foundation, which provides training to farmers in impoverished areas of various developing countries.

    On Tuesday night, before giving a talk to young people about values, principles and how to achieve their dreams, the singer, 19, spoke to the media about his visit to Guatemala and his music career.

    A tad nervous, David explained that he has arrived in the country to learn about the conditions of poverty that some Guatemalan communities live in, with the intention of promoting programs for development. On this occasion he visited Patzicía, Zaragoza and the village Chirijuyu, in Chimaltenango, as well as Antigua Guatemala. His tour of Central America, which he announced via Twitter, also included Honduras.

    Possessor of a great voice

    Accompanied by his mother, Lupe Archuleta, the young artist said that music is something that has impassioned him all his life. “I think my voice was a gift God gave me and I must use it in a positive way,” he said in halting Spanish.

    He is currently working on a book recounting his life, so that his fans can know a little more about him.

    “Fame has allowed me to hear the different stories of people, and I want to tell them that we must fight for those dreams, that there is no reason to abandon them,” the singer concluded. And as a farewell to the national press, he performed the famous Spanish ballad “Contigo en la Distancia.”

    Source: Siglo XXI

  44. BB 200

    TW LW

    18 17 8 10 Play On, Carrie Underwood
    27 NEW 1 Unbroken, Katharine McPhee
    40 36 29 7 For Your Entertainment, Adam Lambert
    59 63 53 26 Leave This Town, Daughtry
    97 91 59 8 Kris Allen, Kris Allen
    161 159 144 44 All I Ever Wanted, Kelly Clarkson
    179 185 173 153 Daughtry, Daughtry 4

  45. IIRC Elton John was a mentor not a judge during season 3 but he did have opinions about the contestants and shared them.

    He has star power, knows the music business and I think could fill the mean judge role (or at least the one you would respect the opinion), he’s a good candidate.

  46. err, jpfan, could you please explain those numbers? I realize the ones on the left are this week, but what are all the others (I would assume they are chronologically the other weeks, but then it doesn’t make sense that Kat MPhee is 1 in the beginning, then New, then 27…)
    help?

  47. 18 17 8 10 Play On, Carrie Underwood

    This week, last week, two weeks ago – how many weeks on the chart
    18 17 8 10

    Kat’s album has been on the chart one week.

  48. Kirsten, do you think WWFM will make AT40 this week?

    It’s hard to tell without having access to the recurrent charts. Songs don’t go recurrent on AT40, so we don’t know where some of those songs are. Plus, we don’t know the cut-off dates for the AT40:

    Let’s look at the last 10 songs on last week’s chart:

    AT 40 Breakout: The Black Eyed Peas “Imma Be”
    AT 40 Breakout: Adam Lambert “Whataya Want From Me”

    35 #40 (35) Katy Perry “Waking Up In Vegas”
    — #39 (01) Timbaland Feat Justin Timberlake “Carry Out”
    30 #38 (31) Keri Hilson Feat Ne-Yo & Kanye West “Knock You Down”
    — #37 (01) Daughtry “Life After You”
    33 #36 (42) The Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow”
    21 #35 (16) Jay Z Feat Rihanna & Kanye West “Run This Town”
    — #34 (01) Lady Gaga Feat Beyonce “Telephone”
    25 #33 (24) Boys Like Girls “Love Drunk”
    38 #32 (06) Nickelback “Never Gonna Be Alone”
    40 #31 (05) We The Kings “Heaven Can Wait”
    29 #30 (26) Cobra Starship Feat Leighton Meester “Good Girls Go Bad”

    “Waking Up in Vegas” – I suspect that it will fall off the chart this week (it’s been trending down).
    “Carry Out” – Moving up.
    “Knock You Down” – Let’s assume this one will fall off too (it’s recurrent, so we don’t know).
    “Life After You” – has always been ahead of WWFM
    “Boom Boom Pow” – Suprisingly long lasting. Could still be on.
    “Run This Town” – Hmm…probably still on for another week (gut feeling)
    “Telephone” – going up
    “Love Drunk” – still on
    “Never Gonna Be Alone” – Higher than WWFM
    “Heaven Can Wait” – Higher than WWFM
    “Good Girls Go Bad” – still on

    So, probably two-three songs will fall off. “Imma Be” is a lock to get on.

    If I had to guess, I’d say that WWFM is probably either at 39/40 and or it gets another week as breakout (and Jason gets the 40th spot).

  49. Did anyone catch the Good Day LA interview with Kris yesterday? WTF with his hair? The Gossip Girl look is NOT a good look on him. His face is too long to do high hair. I wonder if the show’s stylist gave him that look?
    Not good.

    bet on the stylist to have done that !! Kris is not too much into getting into new hair styling by himself!
    ..but i think he was rather cute with it. Not my first choice for him though.

  50. from http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/NAMM-2010-0114/

    Gibson Partners with Monster at NAMM 2010 Demonstrating Clear Leadership in Music Technology and Manufacturing
    New Signature Models, Artist Appearances and Advance Technology Among Highlights
    01.14.2010

    Thursday, January 14:
    TBD: Kris Allen – Gibson guitar player Kris Allen, who recently released his self-titled debut album on Jive Records after winning season 8 of American Idol, will visit the Gibson booth on Thursday.

    Saturday, January 16:

    3:00 PM: Slash – The iconic guitarist and co-founder of Velvet Revolver will visit the Gibson booth in anticipation of both the new Slash “Appetite Les Paul” model from Gibson guitar and his debut solo album to be released in 2010. The Slash “Appetite Les Paul” guitar will join multiple other Gibson models designed with Slash that have become both classics and fan favorites.

    Sunday, January 17

    Additional artist appearance will occur throughout the 2010 NAMM show including blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, glam metal group Steel Panther and the band of American Idol’s Adam Lambert. …

  51. I think Kris is going to be at NAMM today right? I know Adams band mates are there as well.

    According to Gibson guitars Kris is going to be at their booth today.

  52. Ozarka- Thanks for the David Archuleta news from Central America. I always appreciate you adding David news to the Idol Headlines. He has inspired many of us with his music and good deeds.

  53. Yeah, I liked the Good Day LA hair for Kris – thought the height was “hip and cute” :-)

    OMG with Sarah Silverman – yeah, she’s pretty much “anything goes” – very ballsy comedian. Should be very interesting ;-) Hope they get some good material to play with (fingers crossed).

  54. A couple of David Cook tweets from moments ago:

    thedavidcook Happy Thursday! Some potential news of note… When and if all gets confirmed, i’ll fill you in. In the meantime…

    thedavidcook Writing today and tomorrow with @raine_maida and @chantalkrev. I am moderately to severely stoked, in case you were wondering. less than a minute ago from web

  55. Thanks, Heidijoy.

    It looks like the other David has some news of his own that he’s dying to spill…

    thedavidcook: Happy Thursday! Some potential news of note… When and if all gets confirmed, i’ll fill you in. In the meantime…
    5 minutes ago from web

    thedavidcook: Writing today and tomorrow with @raine_maida and @chantalkrev. I am moderately to severely stoked, in case you were wondering.
    3 minutes ago from web

    ETA: Oh man… Sassy beat me to it!

  56. I’m definitely concerned about Silverman, you never know what she will do.

  57. ………..yes David Cook has some potential news pending. He’s also wondering if this new season of Idol makes him a grandfather…ha! ha!

  58. I’m definitely concerned about Silverman, you never know what she will do.

    I don’t know why, but I’m not really nervous. Then again I wasn’t nervous for the AMAs (and didn’t think it was a big deal – so I may not be the best judge of these kinds of things – lol).

    I can see Adam wanting to have a little fun with her – he likes to keep the interest up – and having learned some lessons from the AMAs, and without any actual performing scenario at this show, I don’t expect things to go TOO far – maybe courting a little controversy – but not too far.

    We shall see – lots of stuff going on tomorrow – MV and critics awards.

  59. thanks ozarka for the updates on archie’s visit to Guatemala and his intentions of doing some development work there. he’s tweeted about the haiti earthquake too. no wonder i admire this young dude with a big heart!

  60. I shouldn’t have used the word concerned, because that’s not really what I’m feeling. A little anxious that it goes over well maybe? I do expect a BJ joke at least. If it’s written and executed well it could be really funny. I expect Adam to take her lead on this one.

  61. Jim Cantiello just saw the whole WWFM music vid and tweeted:

    @adamlambert Congrats on the WWFM vid! Just got to watch the full thing. STUNNING. Final shot gave me chills! Look at u, u little actor!

    I think he likes it ;-) – cannot wait to see it tomorrow!

  62. WRT Sarah Silverman jokes, I’m hoping for some kind of Best Week Ever style humor – Adam was SO awesome in those skits/interviews – priceless! Hopefully it’ll be something in that vein – not OTT, but kind of snarky/not 100% safe either.

  63. Kris:

    Everyone text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to @RedCross relief efforts in Haiti.
    3 minutes ago from Echofon

    I agree. They really need help!

  64. About DC’s tweets, this amused me:

    Writing today and tomorrow with @raine_maida and @chantalkrev. I am moderately to severely stoked, in case you were wondering.

    Damn, sorry y’all… @MrRaineMaida, not the other one. Damn fakes…

    Despite the fact that DC’s been following MrRaineMaida for months now, he didn’t know Raine’s twitter handle offhand when writing his tweet. This answers my question about his David Hodges query to fans the other day. He’s been following hodgesmusic for months, but had to ask fans for his twitter. Sorry, not a big mystery, or particularly interesting to very many, I’m sure, but just satified a personal curiousity.

  65. LOL and you would think Raine of all people he would realize he’s been following. I think he’s following too many people, its confusing him haaha. And I moderately to severely want to know what the hell this potential news is hmph.

    And in other twitter news Pants On the Ground is STILL trending lmao. I think AI finally found its next superstar!

  66. lifeisgood
    01/14/2010 at 2:53 pm
    Can’t edit my first post…

    This Kris video is so funny and adorable:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo3NtvtQTP0

    Love the “Ding” part with the hand action:) And the dance at the end – cute!

    DITTO and thank you for posting the vid! Bring a big smile on my face!

  67. Pants On the Ground ought to be part of the next finale results show!! haha

  68. And in other twitter news Pants On the Ground is STILL trending lmao. I think AI finally found its next superstar!

    And we said here that American Idol couldn’t find their own Susan Boyle. They showed us!

  69. Yes, sma11ie, Dave is definitely a tease for sure. Now I’m dying to know what this potential news is! Heh

    In other news, according to TMZ, the rumor is that Leno has struck a deal with NBC which would send him back to the Tonight Show at the old time slot for the full hour he originally had.

  70. Brian Mansfield is reporting that our beloved General will be going on the View to be interviewed and sing his song “Pants on the Ground”!

  71. “unique28v
    01/14/2010 at 4:04 pm

    Here is a cool cover and video someone did of WWFM. Adam tweeted it. I really like the interpretation this guy did with the song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DC4PHvMTPc

    Wow, Unique, thank you for bringing this here! I loved the video! It never ceases to amaze me the talented people just around our neighborhood! And to think they did this instrumentation in the living room! Loved it!

  72. Why do I have a feeling her face will end up in his crotch? Anyone ever seen her act? She’ll do anything..

    Ugh, I bet it does go too far and is unfunny. Sarah Silverman was terrible as a host of MTV Movie awards. The only interesting/funny things I’ve seen Sarah do were The Great Schlep and F**ing Matt Damon.

    So yeah, it’s not a question of if there were be jokes regarding crotches, just how many and how unfunny.

    Oy in advance.

  73. Posted this in the Adam Oprah thread so I will not repost link and snippet, but MTV is predicting Adam to co-rule 2010 along with Taylor Lautner and Robert Patterson.

  74. Posted this in the Adam Oprah thread so I will not repost link and snippet, but MTV is predicting Adam to co-rule 2010 along with Taylor Lautner and Robert Patterson.

    Well … he better start selling more records then, if he’s going to “rule” and maybe he ought to pick straight rock with a guitar because glam rock or electric pop or whatever is an expensive road to hoe!

    Look at the following:
    http://www.digitalspy.com/music/news/a194236/lady-gaga-tour-making-a-loss.html

    http://www.gigwise.com/news/54033/Lady-Gaga%27s-Monster-Ball-Tour-%27Makes-4million-Loss%27

  75. thanks for the links, sassycatz, but oooh, how depressing…

    But I’m supposing he will be a bit more level-headed with his budget… we’ll see :-)

  76. http://www.pitchengine.com/free-release.php?id=41473

    MUSIC STARS HELP KICK-OFF ROCK THE EARTH’S MOBILE PHONE RECYCLING CAMPAIGN http://WWW.RTEPHONEDRIVE.COM

    LISTEN TO WHAT ALICIA KEYS AND KRIS ALLEN HAVE TO SAY

    01.14.2010 – Celebrity-studded public service announcements are helping kick-off Rock the Earth’s “Mobile Phone Recycling Campaign” online at http://www.rtephonedrive.com. So far the 12-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys and American Idol winner Kris Allen have lend their support to Rock the Earth; with many more artists to join the Rock the Earth’s initiative.

  77. Wow – interesting to read about Gaga.

    TBH – as a numbers person myself, this is just completely baffling. There is no reason for Gaga to be that much in the hole when you are selling out every show and able to add more shows because of the high demand.

    And the excuse of her only being able to shock and entertain by spending a ton of money doesn’t work for me either. I haven’t seen her live (only on the awards shows and other tv appearances) – but she is super super creative, even able to make her own costumes, etc. So with that kind of ingenuity, I’d think she’d be able to find ways of shocking and surprising without spending a fortune. But that’s JMO.

  78. I read U2 wasn’t going to be making any money off their 360 until the last months. Tours with huge sets are expensive!

  79. Carly Smithson’s new band We Are the Fallen have announced tour dates in support of a Finnish metal band called HIM:

    3/26 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
    3/27 Baltimore, MD Sonar
    3/28 Boston, MA House of Blues
    3/30 Montreal, QC Metropolis
    3/31 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
    4/01 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
    4/02 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo
    4/03 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
    4/07 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
    4/09 Chicago, IL House of Blues
    4/10 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
    4/13 Calgary, AB MacEwen Hall
    4/14 Edmonton, AB Event Center
    4/16 Vancouver, BC Commodore Theatre
    4/17 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
    4/18 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
    4/20 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
    4/21 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
    4/23 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
    4/24 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
    4/25 San Diego, CA House of Blues
    4/27 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
    4/29 Dallas, TX House of Blues
    4/30 Houston, TX House of Blues
    5/02 Orlando, FL House of Blues
    5/03 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
    5/04 Myrtle Beach, FL House of Blues
    5/07 New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

  80. Kris:

    Everyone text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to @RedCross relief efforts in Haiti.
    3 minutes ago from Echofon

    Just so people are aware, this bills your phone the $10. I’ve already heard people talk about spam texting not realizing they are the ones making the actual donation … not the phone company.

    It’s a worthwhile cause.

    I just got word that after the Grammy’s a new ‘We Are The World’ is going to be recorded and taped. THis was planned before the earthquake, but they have decided the proceeds will go to Haiti relief now.

    THis is the 25th anniversary of ‘We Are The World’. I had the pleasure of witnessing the first time around.

  81. Tour spending….GaGa isn’t the first artist to loose money on a tour. Pink Floyd never made a penny on their ‘Pink Floyd The Wall’ tour and it only played for 60 performances. But since most of their albums are still selling I don’t think they care too much.

    If GaGa keeps selling her album, EP, and extended Album like she is I am sure there is a lot of money rolling in to cover her tour over-runs.

  82. THis is the 25th anniversary of ‘We Are The World’. I had the pleasure of witnessing the first time around.

    I was really into the Second British invasion stuff at the time so I remember really digging Band Aid and Bob Geldof’s Do They Know It’s Christmas?, and thinking that We Are The World was a much more inferior song. Of course, 25 years later, all that really matters is that the song raised a freaking lot of money for African famine relief.

  83. Kris was scheduled to appear at NAMM (National Association of Music Manufactures) the big music equipment trade show in Anaheim today.

    http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/NAMM-2010-0114/

    Anaheim, CA, January 13, 2010 – Gibson Guitar, the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology has partnered once again with Monster Cable ®, a leading manufacturer of high performance cable and power protection components as well as headphones, at NAMM 2010. Both companies will exhibit in Booth # 4242 on the main convention hall floor. New signature guitar models, ultra high speed cables for HDMIâ„¢, artist visits and demonstrations of the highly popular Gibson Dusk Tiger are among the highlights of this year’s exhibit…
    Thursday, January 14:
    TBD: Kris Allen – Gibson guitar player Kris Allen, who recently released his self-titled debut album on Jive Records after winning season 8 of American Idol, will visit the Gibson booth on Thursday.

    Slash, Keb Mo, Aaron Lewis of Staind, 30 Seconds to Mars and “and the band of American Idol’s Adam Lambert” are also scheduled for the show. Not sure why Adam’s band will be there, but not him.

  84. Not sure why Adam’s band will be there, but not him.

    Wouldn’t the Gibson people just be trying to get people who play their guitars there. Adam being there would be nice, but he doesn’t actually play. Just a thought.

  85. Not sure why Adam’s band will be there, but not him.

    Because he doesn’t play an instrument? Just guessing.

  86. Not sure why Adam’s band will be there, but not him.

    Because he doesn’t play an instrument? Just guessing.

    But Adam has like a bazillion guitars in his WWFM video, you would think that would be enough to swing an invite. Man, those Gibson people are strict!

  87. Adams band is not going to be at the Gibson booth I think. Monte tweeted something about it but I can’t remember… I think Adam is at rehearsal for the award show tomorrow.

  88. Adams band is not going to be at the Gibson booth I think. Monte tweeted something about it but I can’t remember… I think Adam is at rehearsal for the award show tomorrow.

    I think they will. This is straight from the Gibson website and they have Adam’s band listed to be there on Sunday.

  89. He is probably going to be on several then. From Monte;

    If your at NAMM, I’m playing at the Fishman booth Saturday at 4. @TommyJoeRatliff and @Longineu will be playing with me…

    But it would make sense if Monte is also at the Gibson booth, I think he only plays gibson guitars.

  90. If your at NAMM, I’m playing at the Fishman booth Saturday at 4. @TommyJoeRatliff and @Longineu will be playing with me…

    But it would make sense if Monte is also at the Gibson booth, I think he only plays gibson guitars.

    No Lisa? Which I kind of want to check her out backing up Ke$ha on Conan. Total win. The bitterness and ongoing late night talk-show stuff with Conan, Lisa on keyboard supporting Adam’s future surrogate of his glitter baby –Ke$ha.

    But I’ll probably be watching PR after going out to dinner. Hope this season doesn’t suck. It is back in NY and NeeNa and the Duchess of Orange will be there the entire time. So hoping. To put this on topic, having the PRs design an outfit for Adam, would be cool. Plus the show doesn’t do nearly enough menswear and so it would be a good challenge. And if GaGa can guest star on Bravo’s lame Launch My Line, I think PR would be fine for Adam.

  91. I know Longineu has tweeted a couple of times about him, Monte and Tommy being at that trade show. He didn’t say anything about Adam being there.

    Kris, meanwhile, has a contract with Gibson I think. Here is a YouTube video of him talking about one of the Gibson guitars.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUqS0EUlD6Q

    In fact, Kris’ guitarist, Andrew also has a YouTube video talking about his Gibson guitar, so I wonder if he was at this trade show today as well?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8DaB-yj-0g&feature=related

    Are these supposed to be performances, or just showing up to say hi type appearances?

  92. Posted this in the Adam Oprah thread so I will not repost link and snippet, but MTV is predicting Adam to co-rule 2010 along with Taylor Lautner and Robert Patterson.

    I hope this prediction comes true! Adam is super talented! Plus, his album is really decent. Especially considering it was recorded in like 3 months. We just need about 50,000 more albums to get to gold and then we can focus on platinum and a couple hit singles! I’m hoping the WWFM video will help propel the song more on radio.

  93. I don’t understand how Lady Gaga is in the red regarding her concerts. What on earth is on that stage that its costing so much money??!! Girlfriend’s going to have to tone it down!!

  94. Trina, what do you think Simon Fuller leaving 19E means for Idol? I think he spent some time with Kris, for instance, but only know that because I follow Kris. Do you think this news has anything to do with Simon C.?

  95. I got the impression Monte will perform. He has recently released a CD. Monte tweeted that Lisa being with Kesha was a previous engagement, hopefully she’ll be back soon. I am quite sure she will be at NAMM too, she was mentioned in some tweet some time ago but she also does solo gigs, though I think she is more into jazz.

  96. Trina, look up at the headlines. Isn’t the Newswire item talking about the same thing?

    Headline says: CKX and Simon Fuller Agree to a New Creative Deal: Simon Fuller Sets Up New Entertainment Company

  97. Btw, there is a rumor that the vevo launch performance WWFM) by Adam will be put on the web tomorrow. Who knows?

  98. What size crowd is Lady Gaga playing to? Just wondering because I don’t think her set can be as elaborate as the Take That’s Circus Tour earlier this summer in UK. And that’s only a 20 date tour, but playing to stadium-sized crowd. That was perhaps the most elaborate show I have seen and was quite spectacular, featuring a circus troupe and a mechanical elephant amongst other things. Lady Gaga opened for one of their shows and perhaps that’s where she got the idea of having expensive sets. She probably needs to play to a bigger crowd to make money.

    Just to give you an idea what it’s like, here’s a 3 song segment in the middle of Take That’s set (with the elephant in the second one) –
    Back For Good – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO3HhTexHkw
    The Garden – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTZgQyTKkOA
    Shine – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vssr4-Acr6U

  99. I wonder if the musicians at NAMM play in the booths? I would hate to have the spot after Monte. Just sayin’.

  100. the Duchess of Orange

    LOLOL! Good one, Truthiness.

    On the topic of clothes, it is really weird if you don’t watch the audition episodes of AI (which I don’t) and then wake up to everybody on line and in the twitterverse chattering about their pants being on the ground…

  101. “Hazehel
    01/14/2010 at 8:43 pm

    What size crowd is Lady Gaga playing to? Just wondering because I don’t think her set can be as elaborate as the Take That’s Circus Tour earlier this summer in UK.”

    Regarding the losses on Lady Gaga’s tour – I was surprised when she played in Vancouver that she was not in a stadium – considering how elaborate the show is. Apparently she wanted a smaller venue for a more intimate experience, so chose a 2,575 seat theater and did 3 nights. Tickets sold in the normal price range so I can see why it might lose money if she does this in every town.

  102. What size crowd is Lady Gaga playing to? Just wondering because I don’t think her set can be as elaborate as the Take That’s Circus Tour earlier this summer in UK”

    Wow that’s some crowd!! I was living in the UK in the 90’s when Take That were huge- I’m glad to see that their come back is successful!! I really liked them then – wonder if Robbie Williams will join them again at all ?

    Their “Circus” staging is so much better than Britney ‘s – they get the circus performers to do a lot of the moving around & Take That are basically singing in the middle , so they can concentrate on the singing
    [ whereas Britney had to lipsync as she was moving around too much!!]
    Lady Gaga should also take note!!

  103. Regarding the losses on Lady Gaga’s tour – I was surprised when she played in Vancouver that she was not in a stadium – considering how elaborate the show is. Apparently she wanted a smaller venue for a more intimate experience, so chose a 2,575 seat theater and did 3 nights. Tickets sold in the normal price range so I can see why it might lose money if she does this in every town.

    She needs to increase the audience size or increase the ticket price. Went to have a look at some of the videos of the tour, and the show looks good and well-produced. A couple here –

    Just Dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIu_XpwFG08
    Poker Face http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGfNTpmPZZw

    Their “Circus” staging is so much better than Britney ’s

    I’d say the staging of Britney’s one looks simple and uncomplicated compared to the Take That one. I don’t think I’ve seen one as ambitious in scale as the Take That one, not Britney, not Madonna. Here’s another one from their show, Adam Lambert can watch this compared to his AMA presentation and weep –
    Relight My Fire – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfCim4DttzE

  104. Why do I have a feeling her face will end up in his crotch? Anyone ever seen her act? She’ll do anything..

    OMG he’s doing a skit with SS? I’m gonna have too check this out now. I luv SS(please don’t judge on mtv awards that was her worst) knowing her act I’m hoping its gonna be something about bi-curious being bullshit, and her shoving his head into her crotch and her yelling “still bi-curious?” I would just die if she did that. If not that its gonna be some controversial gay joke :).

  105. OMG he’s doing a skit with SS?

    I don’t think there’s a skit, I think they’re just presenting together. But LOL would not be surprised if Sarah ignores the teleprompter for the entire minute to say god knows what. *gets popcorn*

  106. She needs to increase the audience size or increase the ticket price. Went to have a look at some of the videos of the tour, and the show looks good and well-produced

    Yeah, the tix on the east coast for Gaga sold in like 5 minutes. I’ve been trying to get tix to either Atlantic City or NYC, and the cheapest online is over $350 (plus fees and commission). Of course, she’s not getting any of that – yet another sign of how screwed up ticket sales are (companies buying them up in bulk for resale etc.)

  107. Glee News
    http://www.kiss108.com/cc-common/news/sections/entertainmentarticle.html?feed=104665&article=6615708

    ‘Glee’ star signs record deal

    The announcement was made Thursday by David Massey, president of Mercury Records.
    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) — Matthew Morrison, who plays choir teacher Will Schuester on the U.S. series “Glee,” has signed an exclusive recording deal with Mercury Records, the label said.

    The announcement was made Thursday by David Massey, president of Mercury Records.

    Morrison, a Golden Globe nominee for his work on “Glee,” is expected to enter the recording studio shortly to begin production of his debut album, which is scheduled for release this fall.

    His Broadway credits include “Hairspray,” “The Light in the Piazza” and “South Pacific.”

  108. I will likely re-post this in today’s headlines thread when it is up…

    Friday iTunes update

    singles

    #16 LLWD
    #40 WWFM
    #177 FYE

    albums

    #65/#570 Kris Allen
    #108/#186 FYE
    #468/#613 Just Like You

    Friday Mediabase Update

    Kris has cracked the Top 10 in Hot AC

    POP:
    26 26 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 2792 2383 409 15.912
    +33 Spins
    -11 Bullet
    +0.214 AI

    HAC:
    12 10 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 2363 2214 149 12.440
    +16 Spins
    -19 Bullet
    +0.176 AI

    POP:
    34 33 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 1802 1547 255 13.743
    +23 Spins
    -36 Bullet
    +0.230 AI

    HAC:
    41 40 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 370 300 70 1.471
    +21 Spins
    +11 Bullet
    +0.114 AI

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