Idol Headlines for 01/18/10

Did An American Idol Producer Use “Inside Info” To Register The Domain:

A direct search for the term “pants on the ground” returns more than 26, 000, 000 million results.

The domain was registered back on November 6th 2009, by a “Patrick Lynn” of North Hollywood California.

I was wondering why someone would register such a strange expression back in November and even wrote to the registrant a few days ago to ask them why, and how they got lucky enough to register the domain months ago.

I did not get an answer.

Digging a little deeper, I found the Supervising Producers for the episode that aired this week are listed as: Patrick Lynn and Megan Michaels


Simon vs. Simon

“Idol’s” other Simon — the show’s creator and Cowell’s one-time mentor, Simon Fuller — has budgeted a staggering $40 million to pay whoever is hired to fill Simon’s seat, according to reports.

And, it has become clear in the last few days, Fuller will not let Cowell start a new rival show, “X Factor, ” with his blessing.

Fuller is now sneering at Cowell’s new show publicly.

Comparing, “X Factor” — now the most popular show in Britain — to “American Idol” is like comparing pro wrestling to boxing, Fuller said in an interview published yesterday in the Times of London.

New York Post

Cowell wants familiar faces on ‘X Factor’

LOS ANGELES – Simon Cowell is talking to familiar faces to sit beside him at the judges table on Fox’s “The X Factor.”

Cowell is in discussions with his former “American Idol” co-star Paula Abdul and his current “X Factor” U.K. co-star Cheryl Cole for judging positions on the show, which launches on Fox in fall 2011.


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‘Idol’ judge Simon Cowell’s replacement: George Clooney, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Tommy Mottola?

The Dish Rag figured this weekend’s Golden Globes swag suites would the perfect place to ask (okay, corner) celebs who they want to replace Simon Cowell as a judge on “American Idol.”

Their EXCLUSIVE TO THE DISH RAG suggestions ranged from the sublime (George Clooney, Ray Davies, Gladys Knight, Quincy Jones) to the ridiculous (Elmer Fudd?)

At the Madison & Mulholland suite, the still-sexy siren Joan Collins, 76, was picking out her Purple Jade jewelry when she revealed, “I want George Clooney to replace him. Why not? That man should be everywhere. He’s hunky, a darling and he needs to be seen as much as possible by as many women as possible. Other than him, me! I can be quite sarcastic, and I agree with everything Simon says anyway.”


Victoria Beckham wanted as American Idol stylist for live shows

Fashion queen Victoria Beckham is being lined up as a guest stylist for the finals of American Idol, the Mirror can reveal.

Creator Simon Fuller has asked the ex-Spice Girl turned fashion designer to dress the contestants for the live TV shows.

She has been offered £60, 000 an episode and is now negotiating recording dates.

A source said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Victoria’s spectacular eye for fashion. She’s giving the offer serious thought.”

Inner tube: ‘American Idol’ judge Kara DioGuardi has no comments policy

“American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi used to read comments made online and elsewhere about her work on the show.

Then she stopped.

“It was so destructive, ” she says. “You have to believe in your heart you did the best you could do.”

She was added to the judging panel last year, and the negative comments started immediately. At the same time, because “Idol” had added a fourth judge, there was a challenge at times fitting everything on the show.

NY Daily News

Jennifer Hudson Album Update

ennifer Hudson has gotten the ball rolling on her sophomore album. This past week, she hit the studio with Stargate & recorded three songs for the project. Also, back in September, she began working with likely-executive producer Ne-Yo. Here’s what he had to say about the album:

“[Jennifer] wants this one to be a lot more personal than the last one was. And she’s had a lot of stuff to deal with personally. … So we’re gonna take all of these experiences & turn them into music.”


Susan Boyle is snubbed by the Brit Awards – because ‘she isn’t cool enough’

She wowed Simon Cowell, captivated the public around the world and recorded the biggest-selling British album of last year.

But if Susan Boyle dreamed of adding a Brit Award to her list of achievements, she is in for a disappointment.

The Daily Mail has learned she will be snubbed when nominations for the annual music industry prizes are revealed tonight.

Insiders say the omission is a veiled attack on Cowell, who guided the 48-year-old Scottish spinster from Britain’s Got Talent to her astonishing success.

A source said: ‘She’s not even shortlisted for Best Female, even though that’s usually the weakest category.

Daily Mail

2010 Golden Globes Red Carpet: ‘Glee’ Part I — Jane Lynch & Matthew Morrison

Best Comedy TV Series winner “Glee” stars Jane Lynch & Matthew Morrison are still shocked over all the success of the show, but did the weather rain on their parade? Plus, Jane raves over Rosie O’Donnell wanting to guest star on the show as her lover.

Access Hollywood

Paul McCartney admits he performed on ‘X-Factor’ because of Béyonce Knowles

Paul McCartney is a Béyonce fan. In fact, she’s the reason that he signed on to perform on “X-Factor.” “Lots of my friends told me not to do it. It’s a pop show, ” he says. “But Béyonce was on it, and if it’s good enough for her, then it should be good enough for me.” But don’t get TOO flattered, B ­– you still have some competition for the Beatles’ affection. “Plus, it [discovered] Leona Lewis, and she’s no slouch, ” he adds

NY Daily News

“Glee” sings top TV show tune at Golden Globes

n a stunning upset, the newcomer in its first season beat out perennial favorite “30 Rock, ” the NBC comedy starring, written and produced by Tina Fey, and other established award-winning shows such as “The Office” and “Entourage.”

“Glee” also edged out new ABC comedy “Modern Family”.

“This is for anybody and everybody who ever got a wedgie in high school, ” said creator Ryan Murphy, the brains behind the show, flanked by his cast.

The quirky program — one of the best reviewed new shows of the current TV season with a regular audience of 8.7 million viewers — struck a chord with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which gives out the Golden Globe Awards. The series snagged a leading four nominations.


‘Glee’ sets tone at Golden Globes

Fox’s freshman comedy “Glee” broke the industry’s TV awards-show gridlock, overthrowing two-time winner “30 Rock” at the 67th annual Golden Globes Awards on Sunday.

“Glee” won the Globes’ suddenly appropriately titled “comedy or musical” series category, taking home the award along with fellow freshman series winner Julianna Margulies for CBS’ legal drama “The Good Wife.”

“I would like to thank all the wonderful people who actually thought a musical would work on primetime television, ” “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy said. “This show is about a lot of things, it’s about the importance of arts education. This is for anybody and everybody who got a wedgie in high school.”

“30 Rock” and “Mad Men” have ruled the series categories at the Globes and Emmys in recent years, with “Mad Men” scoring another best drama award Sunday night.

Hollywood Reporter

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