Idol Headlines for 02/20/10

Fantasia Barrino — High Alert After Hate Mail

Fantasia Barrino is under a self-imposed lockdown — after the “American Idol” champ received a threatening letter.

It all started last night at the Pantages Theater in L.A. — Fantasia was reading her fan mail after a performance of “The Color Purple.”

Fantasia’s manager tells us Barrino became alarmed over a disturbing letter loaded with racial slurs — including the n-word — and a line that read, “go back where you came from and die.”

We’re told the person who wrote the letter claims he used to work as a security guard for Fox while Fantasia was on “A.I.”

Fantasia’s manager tells us the singer immediately contacted theater security — which then contacted the LAPD.

TMZ

Parents Angry at ‘American Idol’ Contestant

Hall, who on Tuesday made it into the top 24 on “American Idol, ” wrote “Oz, The Musical, ” which he billed on its Facebook page as “a contemporary twist on the classic story, with all new music.”

He had been putting on small productions of the show since he was 17, using local, nonprofessional actors for the lead roles and casting local children as munchkins and flying monkeys.

“They were fabulous, just wonderful productions, and the kids just really loved them, ” said Dallas businessman Greg Money, who had three daughters in the shows.

Then in August 2008, Money agreed to finance a production of “Oz” in Lubbock, Texas, that used a professional cast for the lead roles. That led to a small tour of Texas cities in early 2009 Money says was a “financial disaster.”

Reached by phone Friday, Hall said “American Idol” rules do not allow him to participate in any media interviews, however, he did generally confirm Money’s account of events. Hall is scheduled to perform Wednesday on “Idol” with the top 12 male semifinalists.

ABC News

‘Idolatry’: Semifinalist missteps, the power of Bower(sox), and a Ruben-esque problem on ‘American Idol’

After six weeks of caterwauling, pants-on-the-grounding, and Mary Powers-ing, American Idol has announced the 24 semifinalists of season 9. Yes, Idoloonies, the power to name Kelly Clarkson 9.0 rests in your extremely capable hands. Before you pick up the phone to speed-dial, however, (and keeping in mind you can’t do that before 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday anyhow), why not press play below and check out this week’s Idolatry?

Entertainment Weekly

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Idol: Interview with Andrew Garcia

Moreno Valley’s Andrew Garcia is in the top 24 of “American Idol” and I just had a chance to do a quick interview with him. Here are the highlights.

Garcia, who attended Canyon Springs High School, didn’t start playing guitar until he was 18. His father George also played guitar and one day Garcia just picked up the instrument and without knowing how to play, just connected with it.

He was always into R&B and rap but then started getting into rock and different kinds of music.

He named Stevie Wonder and Thrice among his biggest musical influences.

Inlandsocal

How Tim Urban found out he’d made the ‘American Idol’ Top 24

Tim Urban found out Tuesday afternoon that he’d made the Top 24 for this season’s American Idol, after having thought since January that he’d been cut from the show. He got a call from an Idol producer Tuesday asking him if he wanted to be in the Top 24, then flew to Los Angeles first thing Wednesday morning.

USA Today

Idol’s Angela Martin Upbeat After Elimination, Hopeful Mom Will Be Found

For someone eliminated a third time from American Idol’s Hollywood rounds, Angela Martin is surprisingly upbeat and not bitter. “I’m okay, I’m okay, ” she tells PEOPLE. “I’ve had a great experience.”

As fans of the show reacted with shock at Martin’s dismissal, the 28-year-old Chicago singer says the judges let her down easy. “The way it was edited was great for me, ” Martin says. “I was actually the last person in the room. I was the 25th person. After the 12th girl came out, I already knew I didn’t make it, so I prepared myself for hearing the news directly from the judges.”

People.com

Who Is Aaron Kelly?

(MYFOX NATIONAL) – Hailing from Sonestown, Pa., 16-year-old Aaron Kelly is one of the youngest and “nicest” contestants to make it to the top 24 on season nine of “American Idol.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer describes the country crooner as “babyfaced” and “shy”, but says he “sang with enough confidence and style to survive the cut.”

It was his rendition of Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” that won the judges over on the final night of auditions.

MyFoxChattanooga

Who Is Didi Benami?

(MYFOX NATIONAL) – “American Idol” hopeful Didi Benami’s dream of making it big in music isn’t just for her, it’s also for the memory of her close friend, Rebecca Joy Lear, who died in a car wreck.

“With a Rebecca forever on my mind, and the world at my fingertips attitude, Didi is a woman on a mission to get Rebecca Joy’s music, as well as her own out into the world, ” states Benami’s MySpace page. “The music is so beautiful and the lyrics are captivating. … If it’s the last thing I do, I want to make sure that happens.”

So far, so good.

MyFoxHouston

Interview with ‘American Idol’ semifinalist Katelyn Epperly

Katelyn Epperly, the curly blonde-haired singer with the soulful voice, is ready to sing her heart out Tuesday on “American Idol.”

“We’ve had one rehearsal and it was good, ” the West Des Moines native said in a phone interview from California on Friday.

Last Tuesday, Epperly was named a top 24 semifinalist on “American Idol, ” and on this coming Tuesday, she sings live as one of the top 12 female finalists.

“The support has been overwhelming, ” the 19-year-old said of the outpouring from her hometown fans.

Des Moines Register

‘American Idol’ finalist Siobhan Magnus has ties to the Lehigh Valley

Siobhan Magnus, 19, is one of 12 female finalists who made it through Hollywood into the semifinal round of the reality TV show. Magnus is a resident of Cape Cod, Mass., but has family ties to the Lehigh Valley — including relatives in Moore and Forks townships.

“Everyone’s over the moon about it, ” said Magnus’ great aunt, Lorraine Lynch James, of Alexandria, Va., a 1964 graduate of Notre Dame High School. “The phone lines were buzzing (with excitement) from here to the West Coast … It was no surprise to us the she made it to the semifinals. She’s an extraordinary talent.”

Lehigh Valley Live

Adam Lambert Concert Sold-Out At Fantasy Springs

INDIO – Tickets sold out today for Adam Lambert’s Feb. 27 concert at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, a casino spokeswoman said.

Lambert’s popularity has soared since his loss to Kris Allen on “American Idol” last May.

Fans will be coming from all over the world, including Thailand, Australia, Canada and Mexico, to see Lambert headline the 8 p.m. show at the casino’s Special Events Center, said Fantasy Springs spokeswoman Ciara Green.

The casino will host a two-hour pre-concert party for fans, which is also sold-out, Green said.

KESQ

More with Adam Lambert: Johnny Weir and NYC Fashion Week

Tell us a little about fashion week.

Oh my God, I had so much fun! I went to the Blonds show and they’ve actually designed some pieces for me. There was this jacket with spikes on the shoulders that I wore for my album shoot. And then I ended up taking off one of the epaulets and wearing it for the “For Your Entertainment” video. So I really like their aesthetic. It’s awesome, and they gave me this glove thing to wear, so I had a blast.

Have you seen Johnny Weir on the Olympics?
People keep asking me about him, but I don’t know much about him. I think it’s funny that I keep getting asked about him. It’s probably because he’s gay. [Weir, it should be noted, prefers privacy on the matter of his sexuality.] He’s not really my type, but I’ve seen a couple of photos, I should look him up. I heard he skated to Lady Gaga music, which I think is awesome.

LA Times

Adam Lambert Eyes ‘Cutting-Edge’ Fashions For Tour

Adam Lambert is ready to take his over-the-top performance all over the world to promote his debut album, For Your Entertainment. And as the image-conscious “Idol” runner-up plans a tour for later this year, one big question remains: Who will design his stage outfits?

At the G-Star Raw show during New York Fashion Week, Lambert did dish to MTV News that he already has a designer in mind. “Oh, wow, I think Gareth Pugh is really, really talented, ” he said of the English designer whose goth-chic designs could be a perfect fit for the glam rocker. “It’s kind of futuristic and cutting edge.”

MTV.com

American Idol runner up Adam Lambert thinks fur looks great

During a recent interview with BLI in the Morning, American Idol runner up Adam Lambert was asked if he was opposed to fur.

Lambert: “I know this is the most un-pc way to put it but I didn’t kill the thing so I don’t see why I can’t wear it.”

BLI In The Morning co-host Randy: “I love fur too. I mean, really, I eat cow!”

Lambert: “You know, we eat meat. I don’t like cruelty to animals obviously, anything that can be done to prevent that but I think fur looks great.”

Randy: “I do too, Adam. I say line ‘em up, kill ‘em, and sew ‘em together.”

This Dish is Vegetarian

Katharine McPhee Photos On NBC’s COMMUNITY Episode 17

Check out photos of Katharine McPhee guest starring as Mike on NBC’s COMMUNITY “Basic Genealogy” Episode 17 airing Thursday March 4 (9:30-10 p.m. ET). Also check out a video of McPhee talking about her role on the show.

Episode Synopsis: COMMUNITY “Basic Genealogy” Episode 17 – Jeff tries to help Pierce connect with his stepdaughter (Katharine McPhee) on Greendale’s Family Day.

Daemons TV

EXCLUSIVE! Jason Castro To Idol Hopefuls: ‘Think Long And Hard About Your Song Choices!’

American Idol’s top 24 contestants will start performing live in less than a week, and season seven’s Jason Castro has one piece of advice for them — pick the right songs.

Jason Castro, the hippy hottie from American Idol’s seventh season, says even though he placed fourth in 2008, he wouldn’t have changed a thing about his own performances. But there is one very important piece of advice he wants to give to this season’s Idol hopefuls as they prepare to go live: choose your sings wisely.

“Bounce ideas off people. Ask your friends, ‘Am I going to be an idiot if I do this or is it cool?’” the 22-year-old newlywed Dallas native told HollywoodLife.com exclusively Feb. 18 at FremantleMedia Enterprises, 19 Entertainment and Samsung’s American Idol Top 24 Semi-Finalist event in West Hollywood.

HollywoodLife.com

American Idol 2010: Betting Odds Released for Season 9 Winner!

The top 24 contestants on American Idol’s season 9 have been released, and now the 2010 betting odds on the eventual winner are out.

Andrew Garcia debuts as the favorite to eventually to become the 2010 American Idol winner according to the betting odds that 5Dimes Sportsbook has put up for season 9 of this incredible reality singing FOX show. You might remember Garcia from the Los Angeles auditions. His tattoos and large ear gauges make it hard to miss the guitar-playing singer with a voice that stands out all by itself. Andrew Garcia will return $100 for every $20 bet on him if he goes on to claim the title of American Idol winner for season 9.

The Online Wire

Do not disturb! Simon Cowell and new fiancée pin note to door asking not to be woken until midday

Simon Cowell’s relationship with his new girlfriend is obviously going from strength to strength.

Days after allowing himself to be photographed taking Mezghan Hussainy into his new home in Beverly Hills, the couple have been pictured actually touching.

The lovebirds strolled arm in arm round the neighbourhood, chatting to passers-by, before retiring into the $14 mansion and sticking a do not disturb note on the intercom.

The polite message read: ‘Do not press the intercom before 12pm. Thank You.’

Daily Mail.co.uk

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217 Comments

  1. I sense “fur gate” coming on! He wears snakeskin boots, did anyone really think he wouldn’t wear fur?

    Gotta love no filter Adam. He’s gonna get creamed in the press for it though. His mgmt must go from smiling to groaning a million times a day.

  2. that news about the hate letter fantasia received makes me wonder sometimes if anything will ever change… 19th and 20th century attitudes are still sickeningly alive and well in the 21st… it comes as no surprise to me, and those who thought we were past this kind of ignorance and stupidity, think again. her attitude in the face of it, to call it out, hold her head up, and keep on keeping on in spite of it is admirable – you go girl, don’t ever let the haters get you down!

  3. Aww, I think Adam should do more research on Johnny Weir. Haha.

    Cute post about Adam kissing Ke$ha from Just Jared:

    “He tasted like blueberries and champagne,” K$ admitted of her make-out sessions with Adam.

    But I’m disappointed she didn’t say glitter mixed with rock ‘n roll. :P

    I’m looking forward to the Top 24 performances starting on Idol this week!

  4. Tim Urban found out Tuesday afternoon that he’d made the Top 24 for this season’s American Idol, after having thought since January that he’d been cut from the show. He got a call from an Idol producer Tuesday asking him if he wanted to be in the Top 24, then flew to Los Angeles first thing Wednesday morning.

    That must have been exciting. I love these kinds of Idol stories. (See, there is good karma when you sing a David Cook song. :) )

    I love Johnny Weir’s Lady Gaga routine. Too bad he won’t be skating at the Olympics gala (as far as I know). He really should have ended up 4th or 5th, I believe. Scottie and Sandra thought he was a bit underscored, so did I. I’m just glad that he had two good performances at the Olympics. That’s something he’ll always be able to remember.

  5. And now that he made the cut into the semi-finals with the judges’ votes, People.com predicts that he could be a hit among female fans like former “Idol” teen heart-throbs season five’s Kevin Covias, also 16, and season seven’s David Archuleta, 17, when it comes time for the audience to voice their opinions.

    Kevin Covias was a teen heart-throb?

  6. I sense “fur gate” coming on!

    That’s exactly what I thought when I saw that quote.

    Since Johnny Weir is also mentioned in the headlines, he’s under a PETA-fatwa. He wore a fur trim on his costume at the US Nationals. At first, he wasn’t planning on living in the athletes’ village at the Olympics because he had such a bad experience at the one in Torino, but after the reaction he got to the fur trim, he decided to move into it for this Olympics because of the added security. He maintains that he will wear fur again (afterall, as he points out, all figure skaters where cow hide for skates).

    I heard he skated to Lady Gaga music, which I think is awesome.

    It’s his exhibition skate. Unfortunately, Johny didn’t finish in the Top 5, so it likely won’t be featured on the Olympics gala. Too bad. He interacts with the crowd so well.

    Here is the performance to Poker Face

  7. Good news about the Fantasy Springs concert being sold out, people are coming from very far to see the show.

    I understand why Andrew Garcia is the odds on favorite after Hollywood week but I have a hard time seeing him winning the title.

  8. I still can’t believe Johnny received such a low score for his long program. I’m not even mad he didn’t medal really…he deserved higher than 6th. The guys that finished 4th and 5th fell. At least Johnny had two clean skates, minus that little bobble on one of his spins. Maybe that cost him, idk…I don’t really understand the new scoring system. Blah.

    Amazing how comments Adam makes in low-profile radio interviews can get so blown up. Talk about being under a microscope.

  9. Adam and Ke$ha are kind of a perfect couple. They’re both attention seekers who like to party hard. The fur thing isn’t a big deal but I can just hear him saying “I didn’t kill the thing” in that mock ironic way which could piss off some other folk.

  10. At least Adam’s honest, though I’m sure that won’t be popular – “Hey, I don’t like cruelty to animals but… since it looks pretty, I can look past it.” But down, leather, etc. aren’t humane either, so folks who wear those things, too, don’t really have much of a leg to stand on arguing about it (like me, though I’m working towards a much more cruelty-free lifestyle). However, since we all can have opinions, I wish he wouldn’t wear or support fur :)

    I love Johnny Weir’s Lady Gaga routine. Too bad he won’t be skating at the Olympics gala (as far as I know). He really should have ended up 4th or 5th, I believe.

    I thought he was underscored, too – it was a really nice routine!

  11. Amazing how comments Adam makes in low-profile radio interviews can get so blown up. Talk about being under a microscope…

    When you’re in the public eye like he is, you’re under the microscope. Welcome to celebrity.

  12. Man, that stinks about Fantasia. Why are there such hateful people in this world? I hope the person who sent that e-mail to her is caught and dealt with in a big way.

    Haven’t read too many of the AI 9 interviews. I’ll try to catch up later.

  13. Since Johnny Weir is also mentioned in the headlines, he’s under a PETA-fatwa.

    Do not even get me started on PETA. Do some googling and read what they do when they “rescue” dogs and cats from shelters. I will back quickly away from that topic but… my hackles go up any time they are involved in anything, lol!

    And Weir does have a point, as I said about Adam – you can’t really argue anti-fur if you’re wearing down and leather!

  14. Anti-fur activists include some who condone violence as a tactic, so I cringed when I heard Adam’s comment. Totally unnecessary as an issue as well. There is beautiful faux fur that is a humane substitute for real fur.

    The fur industry is based on cruelty to animals, so you really can’t be against cruelty to animals AND wear fur. Sorry, Adam, ILY but you are wrong about fur.

  15. I hope the person who sent that e-mail to her is caught and dealt with in a big way.

    I know, that made me ill. There’s no reason and should be no tolerance for that kind of crap.

  16. When you’re in the public eye like he is, you’re under the microscope. Welcome to celebrity.

    Of course, but I haven’t noticed this happening to other Idols. *shrug*

    Adam and Ke$ha are kind of a perfect couple.

    Lol at them being any kind of “couple.”

    Btw I so don’t get the Ke$ha hate. I think she’s adorable.

  17. Gigi3, I agree —

    The fur industry is based on cruelty to animals, so you really can’t be against cruelty to animals AND wear fur.

    That whole “well, *I* didn’t kill it!” attitude does bug – you didn’t kill it with your own hands, but they wouldn’t kill them if people didn’t wear fur. So yeah, your hands are not clean. And fur is such an extraneous and unnecessary luxury item, I think that’s why it bugs me so much. It’s *really* easy to stop wearing fur.

  18. Of course, but I haven’t noticed this happening to other Idols. *shrug*

    Haha, ask David Cook about what happened when he did that blog about the OTT fans. That was a blog on his own MySpace page and he got plenty of flak for that. It would happen to any Idol who was in the public eye (and come on, Adam is in the public eye more than most) and made a statement that could be deemed controversial. Fur is a pretty hot-button issue for a whole lot of people. I guess the good news for Adam is that people are paying attention, lol. He’s definitely out in the public eye a LOT and just was last week with Fashion Week and all that.

  19. And Weir does have a point, as I said about Adam – you can’t really argue anti-fur if you’re wearing down and leather!

    I get what you are saying, but the point of distinction here is that the geese (down) and the cow (leather) are not being killed solely for those by-products. The fur animals are being killed solely for their hide.

    However, my own personal belief is that killing animals for food and/or their by-products is bad for the planet, our bodies and our souls. Watch Meet Your Meat or Earthlings on YouTube and see if your heart is changed.

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9FD18926170ED901&search_query=earthlings

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIjanhKqVC4

  20. Boo to the ignorance and hate! Prayers for Fantasia’s peace of mind and safety.

    And all kinds of WOOOO to a new season, new kids, new stories!!! WOOOO!

  21. The weird thing about that Tim Urban story? It was much longer yesterday, going into detail about what his day was like trying to get ready to fly to LA at the last possible minute.

    Now, the story is gone. Weird.

  22. However, my own personal belief is that killing animals for food and/or their by-products is bad for the planet, our bodies and our souls. Watch Meet Your Meat or Earthlings on YouTube and see if your heart is changed.

    I wasn’t talking about myself – I personally am working towards being a vegetarian and living a more humane life (had the realization that saving dogs and cats but eating other animals doesn’t make much sense) – but I see his point, that folks who wear leather/eat meat/etc. might seem hypocritical to him when they give him flak for wearing fur. I think they are both (Weir & Adam) pretty darn shallow on the issue of fur (but it’s pretty!) but I see where they can come up with that argument. Doesn’t mean I agree with it. My sister and I got into it over Weir’s comments last week, lol, I didn’t agree with him at all :)

  23. The weird thing about that Tim Urban story?

    This whole thing has been kinda wonky, eh?

  24. And all kinds of WOOOO to a new season, new kids, new stories!!! WOOOO!

    I know, I love it – I remember last year being excited to move past the Season 7 stuff and get into a new season. It’s a great distraction :)

    (OT but my iPod is playing in the background and Jason Castro’s “You Can Always Come Home” just came on – I LOVE that song)

  25. I sense “fur gate” coming on!

    That’s exactly what I thought when I saw that quote.

    Yeah, I knew he was going to get in trouble for that stupid remark.

    On the other hand, PETA suck. I really resent them, because they get in the way of needed and necessary anti-cruelty work with their over-the-top antics.

    That whole “well, *I* didn’t kill it!” attitude does bug – you didn’t kill it with your own hands, but they wouldn’t kill them if people didn’t wear fur. So yeah, your hands are not clean. And fur is such an extraneous and unnecessary luxury item, I think that’s why it bugs me so much. It’s *really* easy to stop wearing fur.

    Neither meat or leather are needed items either. Both have cheaper alternatives. And cows/cattle raising cause much higher environmental problems than farm-raised fur do, by a long shot. And people who eat meat don’t kill the animals themselves and would probably never want to get their hands literally bloody to do so. Most people would be horrified and hate to have to kill, and butcher an animal for the food they are happy to eat. Much less be thrilled with the conditions of most factory farms these days.

    So just personally, I am just not too impressed with anti-fur rhetoric by leather wearing, meat-eaters. Wearing a farm-raised mink is no different, better or worse, than wearing a leather coat, or eating a hamburger. Again, just my personal opinions. So while I think what Adam said is is stupid, eh for fur being all that worse leather or eating meat.

  26. The weird thing about that Tim Urban story? It was much longer yesterday, going into detail about what his day was like trying to get ready to fly to LA at the last possible minute.

    That is really odd. Season 9 is getting off to a strange beginning, lol.

    But I am stupid excited for Tuesday to finally get to see these peeps perform. I hope they all do well – wasn’t it Season 7 when we heard “best group EVER!” and then the first couple weeks were pretty flat? Last year’s setup was just so weird and disjointed to me that I can’t even remember what the heck happened at first except Anoop, Normund and Tatiana. Ha!

  27. The weird thing about that Tim Urban story? It was much longer yesterday, going into detail about what his day was like trying to get ready to fly to LA at the last possible minute.

    Probably TPTB clamping down. They like to control the story and who gets the PR advantage. Plus, maybe it doesn’t help Tim to be a last minute replacement for a guy who has had tonnes of misfortune in his life already.

  28. Neither are meat or leather are needed items either. Both have cheaper alternatives.

    I hear you. I just have clarified that for *me* it was the easiest thing to give up first (fur). It seems to me that sometimes you can change minds by taking baby steps… at least that’s how it is in my house ;) with my family. It’s my stealth mission to make our home more humane, they don’t even notice the changes if they come in small increments. Hee!

  29. Well if Ke$ha and Adam party together they’re a gay/straight kind of couple. Adam sounded flip in his comments about fur (not that I disagree with them.) In his own way he’s a loose cannon but probably not really because he enjoys being the center of controversy. So I’m sure he knows exactly what reaction he’ll get.

  30. Here is a picture of the crowd at Toby Keith’s bar for “The New Country Throwdown” event that Danny and other country acts were apart of. This picture was posted by one of Danny’s band members. Nice sized crowd:

    http://img111.yfrog.com/i/6ieb.jpg/

  31. I don’t wear fur but I understand the comment about wearing leather, etc.

  32. Adam is so shallow. I hope idol produces more responsible contestants, not a bunch of paris hiltons.

  33. Here is a picture of the crowd at Toby Keith’s bar for “The New Country Throwdown” event that Danny and other country acts were apart of.

    That’s a very nice crowd!

  34. mj:
    02/20/2010 at 10:56 am
    The weird thing about that Tim Urban story? It was much longer yesterday, going into detail about what his day was like trying to get ready to fly to LA at the last possible minute.

    Now, the story is gone. Weird.

    Did anyone archive it? I want to read the full story.

  35. In his own way he’s a loose cannon but probably not really because he enjoys being the center of controversy. So I’m sure he knows exactly what reaction he’ll get.

    I wonder if he really knows what reaction he’ll get to some of the things he says… not sure he expected the get-off-your-phone conversation to go viral. I know I didn’t, I don’t really get what is news about that.

  36. ulwut:
    02/20/2010 at 11:16 am

    Adam is so shallow. I hope idol produces more responsible contestants, not a bunch of paris hiltons.

    No worries From what I read they are going for more of a Taylor Swift type this season. :mrgreen:

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  38. So kill me….I don’t care one way or another about people wearing leather or down or fur or whatever. And I enjoy my nice rare steak and my chicken and my fish and my bacon. I don’t re-cycle ’cause 90% of recyclables end up in the landfill anyway because it is too expensive to make new products out of old and people won’t pay more for the “recycled” stuff. And I’ll just use gasoline and natural gas etc ’cause it costs way to much too produce electricity to run all the clean products.

    It’s great too get all “huffy” about Adam saying what 95% of people actually do and think in their own lives. The save the planet fanatics don’t give a crap that the veggies they eat are harvested by people making “slave labor wages” in a third world country. Or that everytime they “march” for a Peta cause (as an example) that thousands of people are put out of work.

    I just wish the “public” would just be concerned about themselves and quit castagating everyone else who doesn’t agree with their “save the planet” philosophy.

  39. Tess, you can’t paint all people who are trying to make a change with the same brush. Not everyone who makes changes in their lives or who has beliefs is a “fanatic.” It would be a sad world if nobody ever stood up and questioned what was right and what was wrong. Being only concerned about yourself is putting your head in the sand. There are many things in this world that can be changed to make the world a better place. Why is someone “huffy” if they disagree with what Adam said?

    (BTW, at least around here, it is encouraged to buy locally-grown veggies, not ones from third world countries, to cut down on the environmental impact of shipping produce across the world. Just wanted to throw that in there – our local farmer’s markets are very popular and our grocery stores all carry locally-grown produce.)

    ETA: My comment about change is in general, not necessarily directed at fur/meat eating/whatever.

  40. people won’t pay more for the “recycled” stuff

    Interestingly, that’s what my husband said about organic products when they first hit the market. And people are definitely buying organic products and natural products now. Sometimes it takes a while to catch on.

  41. I love Adam as a performer but he comes across as a dick sometimes. Like Blake Lewis he seems to think he can say whatever. That is how you lose fans guys, get a clue? But I am pretty sure he doesn’t give a crap anyway. No filter! Sometimes I think Adam is great, fun and smart with his comments but sometimes he just likes to say stupid shit to get attention. As a fan, I am not happy about his fur comment or what he did to that fan at the radio show. Oh well it’s Adam, he isn’t going to change. He was a diva before idol and he is more of a diva now. Well he is getting attention so I guess it was a good thing for him to not be PC.

  42. saga:
    02/20/2010 at 11:18 am

    In his own way he’s a loose cannon but probably not really because he enjoys being the center of controversy. So I’m sure he knows exactly what reaction he’ll get.

    I wonder if he really knows what reaction he’ll get to some of the things he says… not sure he expected the get-off-your-phone conversation to go viral. I know I didn’t, I don’t really get what is news about that.

    You know I love Adam voice and really enjoy his interviews but I really don’t analyze every damn word he says. Or think he is that important or powerful to dissect His every word. His Celebrity status I feel is perpetuated more by those who find an issue with everything he does then the OTT fans who idolize him. I mentioned the other day there are artist and stars a lot more popular and well known then Adam yet I don’t know anything about the comments they make off the cuff. Heck Elton John recently said that Jesus was gay and I swear the fur comment by Adam or the insignificant Keisha kissing situation you would swear was a bigger deal. Judging by how many more media outlets picked up and wrote about the Adam stories. More people are writing and commenting on what Adam’s said even though I don’t think that is anywhere near as controversial as what Elton John said. Its just that Adam is what all sides are talking about and I would say the detractors more so. Whether it is for hits or whatever. I as a fan really don’t find what he says or does to be so important that it has the power to change the moral fiber of this country. but that is just me. I just find it really odd.

  43. Adam is Adam, I’ll give him that :) . I don’t like everything that comes out of that unfiltered mouth of his, but I’m also sad in so many cases that people are terrified about making a misstep that they don’t say anything interesting, so on the one hand I guess it’s kinda refreshing. I’m sure he’s a jerk sometimes, just like any other human is. He’s not always my cup of tea but I do give him credit for being him.

  44. luvadamlambert, but that’s what makes you so refreshing (and I still can’t believe how young you are) – you’re a fan and it doesn’t really matter what other people think of him… you’ll say it if he does something that you don’t like, but you’re completely honest about the things you love about him and what a huge fan you are without ever making crazy excuses for him that aren’t needed. I love you posting here, don’t change :)

  45. jpfan:
    02/20/2010 at 11:09 am

    Well if Ke$ha and Adam party together they’re a gay/straight kind of couple. Adam sounded flip in his comments about fur (not that I disagree with them.) In his own way he’s a loose cannon but probably not really because he enjoys being the center of controversy. So I’m sure he knows exactly what reaction he’ll get.

    My impression is that at his age he’s just not been the type to investigate certain things, and he’s self described a-political. I’m pretty sure that if he was inclined to actually investigate the use of animals and HOW they are “handled” from birth to slaughter he’d have a different opinion. But then again, most of the population willfully refuses to even “go there” – it’s just too much for them to even consider. Compassion should be a no brainer but unfortunately is nonexistant towards animal products and people prefer to just “not know”. Considering most fur comes from China, and even a casual glance of their methods (lack of) there is so gut wrenchingly nauseating I can understand the willingness to remain uninformed. What I don’t understand is people who vocalize an opinion without taking the time to even educate themselves on it. I’m not referring to you or anyone here :)

    Yeah, loose canon to a degree, meaning he forgets it’d be “easier” to continue to avoid certain topics and just go back to the “I can’t really say right now, I really don’t know enough” type of thing like he did when he said he wasn’t qualified to discuss politics in DC.

  46. tierbee:
    02/20/2010 at 11:41 am

    luvadamlambert, but that’s what makes you so refreshing (and I still can’t believe how young you are) – you’re a fan and it doesn’t really matter what other people think of him… you’ll say it if he does something that you don’t like, but you’re completely honest about the things you love about him and what a huge fan you are without ever making crazy excuses for him that aren’t needed. I love you posting here, don’t change :)

    I agree :-)

  47. I don’t wear fur but do eat meat and wear leather so I understand that others may accuse me of being a hypocrit. I object more to Adam’s flip tone (and the djs comments) that the ideas expressed. I thought “I didn’t kill the thing” made him sound jerky though.

  48. Adam’s WWFM is #17 on iTunes! Had to bring this over. VH1 countdown FTW!

  49. TwigLA:
    02/20/2010 at 10:37 am
    Man, that stinks about Fantasia. Why are there such hateful people in this world? I hope the person who sent that e-mail to her is caught and dealt with in a big way.

    Haven’t read too many of the AI 9 interviews. I’ll try to catch up later.

    I agree. That must have felt very invasive and scary for Fantasia. This is one reason why I can’t believe they are allowing the S9 IDOLS to have things like twitter and myspace pages, before they go through the rigorous “training” as to how to deal with all types of fan feedback (BSC’s, haters, etc.). I’m also surprised to see interviews with the Top 24. Looks like IDOL is changing their rules a bit this year.

  50. Adam’s WWFM is #17 on iTunes! Had to bring this over. VH1 countdown FTW!

    Adam has been #1 or #2 on VH1 countdown for several weeks now, maybe almost a month? So I don’t think that is causing the WWFM ITunes bump. I think it’s radio play, which has been increasing and continues to do so.

  51. Last post on this topic (I promise), Adam better hope this interview doesn’t get much play in England. They seem to take the issue even more seriously than the States.

  52. I wonder if he really knows what reaction he’ll get to some of the things he says… not sure he expected the get-off-your-phone conversation to go viral.

    Did it go viral? The only place I saw it mentioned was the item I posted in Headlines–a pro-vegetarian blog. Of course, they would make mention of the remark, it’s their cause.

    I don’t think it’s gone viral, yet.

  53. aa618892:
    02/20/2010 at 11:49 am

    Adam’s WWFM is #17 on iTunes! Had to bring this over. VH1 countdown FTW!

    Did not expect the VH1 countdown to have this immediate of an effect of sales but hey cool!!!

  54. Tess:
    02/20/2010 at 11:22 am

    So kill me….I don’t care one way or another about people wearing leather or down or fur or whatever. And I enjoy my nice rare steak and my chicken and my fish and my bacon.

    I just wish the “public” would just be concerned about themselves and quit castagating everyone else who doesn’t agree with their “save the planet” philosophy.

    Tess, the animal thing is about the lack of oversight of corporations continuing to skirt the few lame guidelines on humane treatment, and overall actual lack of humane guidelines in general regarding the animal from birth to slaughter. Factory farms and government agencies will cut costs at the animals’ expense by turning a blind eye to cruelty. Not to mention there are very few laws and guidelines anyway.

    For example the actual intentional abuse of animals in the slaughterhouses as “fun” by some psychopaths working there and use of “downer cows” (sick cows that can’t move being electroshocked, kicked and forklifted into a giant pile)into your food products.

    Like Adam, most people haven’t even “heard” anything about it because they think it’s just some dramatic “activists”. However even Obama introduced improvements to the downer cow thing into law last year.

    I’m not suggesting you research it because it will definitely ruin your weekend and possibly change your life. I’m just asking you keep an open mind that there may be some basis for a large percentage of the population having concern for the way animals are handled when they are giving up to humans their entire lives from birth to death.

    At the very least they don’t deserve to have their eyes and snouts doused with chemicals, electroshocked in the face and thrown up against walls and be kicked in the face and gut by steel toe boots for “fun” before dying. And that’s the tip of the iceburg.

  55. girlygirl – thx for today’s mediabase updates.

    Nice to see the slow and steady rise for LLWD and WWFM.

    I wish the country updates were more timely so we could see how Danny is doing. With his infectious energy, positive message and great voice, I think he will do very well in that genre.

    Come on Jive, let’s get Allison some airplay! She is awesome but isn’t getting radio spins!!!

  56. Come on Jive, let’s get Allison some airplay! She is awesome but isn’t getting radio spins!!!

    I would love for her music to reach more ears – she’s so awesome :)

  57. I like Adam’s honesty , but at times he makes a statement that is a bit cringeworthy, overall he comes across as a nice guy to me. I rather have someone be honest though than constantly put on an act or be overly guarded in interview. I never really got that he was an attention seeker, just honest and likes to dress a bit flashy. When you see him in group AI interviews, he definitely didn’t try to dominate the conversations. Plus he and Kris were the quiet two on the bus per Anoop.

  58. romeo, that’s an excellent point – even if you choose to eat meat/wear leather, there are more humane choices that you can make. The conditions in many factory farms and slaughterhouses are so cruel that it is almost unbelievable :( .

  59. I like Adam’s honesty , but at times he makes a statement that is a bit cringeworthy, overall he comes across as a nice guy to me.

    I certainly love the Adam that was singing with those kids… He’s got a good heart, I think. My 4 yr old was madly in love with that video – he loves WWFM and thought it was so cool that he was singing it with “the band” as he called it ;)

  60. Here is a picture of the crowd at Toby Keith’s bar for “The New Country Throwdown” event that Danny and other country acts were apart of. This picture was posted by one of Danny’s band members. Nice sized crowd:

    http://img111.yfrog.com/i/6ieb.jpg/

    That was a great looking crowd. I saw reports from some people who were there and one of the radio station peeps. Seemed it was a great time.

    I wish the country updates were more timely so we could see how Danny is doing. With his infectious energy, positive message and great voice, I think he will do very well in that genre.

    He seems to be accepted pretty well wherever he’s been so far. I’d love to see him higher in the radio charts but when I actually look into who’s higher than Danny, they’ve usually been on the charts a lot longer or are the big-name players. Country format seems funny to me as I’ve paid closer attention. Went back last weekend to check the chart rankings after listening to my local station much of the day, and really they were just playing the top 10-15 songs on the charts, recent hits that have gone recurrent, and some older top songs by the same artists in one of those two categories. Didn’t hear anything lower than #24, and just a handful all day between ~12-25 on the mediabase chart.
    Some stations may be more open in their formats than that, but I can see why it can take country songs sooooo long to work their way into the higher airplay range.
    I’m glad GAC and CMT don’t work that way, Danny’s video has been in pretty good rotation even apart from being high on the GAC and CMT Pure countdowns.

  61. I object more to Adam’s flip tone (and the djs comments) that the ideas expressed. I thought “I didn’t kill the thing” made him sound jerky though.

    I haven’t heard it, but I’m perfectly willing to believe he did sound jerky. Adam can sound a bit flip sometimes, especially about sensitive issues. It’s a problem he has, and I wish someone he would listen to, would tell him to work on it.

    That being said, he’s right about his not killing the thing, just like people don’t personally kill the food they eat, or cows for their leather. So maybe Adam was being flip, due to the hypocrisy around this. Or maybe that’s my projection here. ;)

  62. tierbee:
    02/20/2010 at 12:04 pm

    romeo, that’s an excellent point – even if you choose to eat meat/wear leather, there are more humane choices that you can make. The conditions in many factory farms and slaughterhouses are so cruel that it is almost unbelievable :( .

    Thanks, yes it’s quite unbelievable and turns your stomach. For people who want to support compassion, you can purchase “Certified Humane” animal products it’s a small green logo on meats and eggs. It’s a small thing, and helps financially support (usually small independent “farmers”) companies who try and do the “right thing”.

    For example, having the animals live normally before slaughter outside eating the right food (grass) instead of growing up in a container in the dark that they can’t even move in for their entire short existence. It also ensures that at least their slaughter is relatively compassionate and that no mentally unstable workers get their hands on them torturing them for entertainment during the process.

  63. Parents Angry at ‘American Idol’ Contestant

    The Todrick Hall shitstorm is about to start in earnest, now that the AP has filed a long story on him. I think this may be a much bigger headache for AI than Golightly-gate. Add on the Angela Martin PR disaster and this season is getting off to a great start.

  64. Plus he and Kris were the quiet two on the bus per Anoop.

    Probably because they were the only two who had to fly around writing/recording their albums while touring – they were probably exhausted LOL!

  65. I think Adam was just trying to roll with the vibe that the DJs were giving off. I listened to most of the interview, and those DJs certainly wouldn’t be for everyone. I think Adam handled himself pretty well in a rather bizarre radio situation.

    Seems like a bunch of nothing to me.

  66. I am vegetarian or should I say pescotarian (I eat fish). There are many levels of vegetarian and it’s up to each to decide how far to take it. People sometimes eat no red meat but eat poultry. Or of course take it to the inth degree and are vegan. The fur thing is the hot button issue. Mink and other animals are raised strictly for their fur. You do not eat them. We need to eat to live, but fur is only for show (except in the great north of Canada).
    I used to belong to Peta but cancelled my membership years ago. They are just silly sometimes (wanting the city of Fishkill, NY to change it’s name…it’s Dutch I think and has nothing to do with killing fish).
    If the public saw how animals were slaughtered things would change. Hope Adam can re-think the fur thing. Spring and summer’s coming. May not have a reason to wear it.
    Is there a link to the radio interview?

  67. Video of Danny performing What Hurts the Most from one of his club dates last week. Quality isn’t that great but you can see how nicely the crowd is responding to him. Another of those songs where he gets the audience singing along with him, he seems to really enjoy doing that.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjmR2OCwx5w

    This is a nice quality acoustic version of Danny performing his single My Best Days. Appears to have been taken at the Sony function in Nashville from which the O Holy Night video surfaced around the holidays. That’s the only time I’m aware he’s had the female background singer with him. She usually works with Carrie, but was probably there that night as her husband has been Danny’s keyboard player and background singer on the radio tour.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARh_ksYBw28

    Comment from country radio station DJ @porkchop995 about the Phoenix show, I think

    @dannygokey my co-host Shannon said you were awesome and she said you are a “sweetheart”!! All the best, Danny.
    11 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to dannygokey

  68. During a recent interview with BLI in the Morning, American Idol runner up Adam Lambert was asked if he was opposed to fur.

    To avoid all the crap couldn’t he have just said “no” and left it at that?

  69. I love Adam as a performer but he comes across as a dick sometimes. Like Blake Lewis he seems to think he can say whatever. That is how you lose fans guys, get a clue? But I am pretty sure he doesn’t give a crap anyway. No filter! Sometimes I think Adam is great, fun and smart with his comments but sometimes he just likes to say stupid shit to get attention. As a fan, I am not happy about his fur comment or what he did to that fan at the radio show. Oh well it’s Adam, he isn’t going to change. He was a diva before idol and he is more of a diva now. Well he is getting attention so I guess it was a good thing for him to not be PC.

    Comes across as a dick? That’s never the impression I get listening to him talk – he says what he thinks, and can occasionally be sassy, but is always refreshingly honest. The so-called personalities(at least one of them) who were interviewing him on that radio show were beyond crude and crass, and I give Adam credit for hanging in as gamely as he did. I don’t necessarily agree with his stand on fur, but he was only expressing his own opinion, not trying to ram it down anyone else’s throat – the flip tone was very in keeping within the context of the conversation. As far as calling out the idiot in the audience, he was incredibly restrained – she deserved much worse.
    He wasn’t saying it to get attention – he was asked a question and he answered it.

  70. Did it go viral? The only place I saw it mentioned was the item I posted in Headlines–a pro-vegetarian blog. Of course, they would make mention of the remark, it’s their cause.

    I don’t think it’s gone viral, yet.

    Eh, I was talking about the video where he told a girl to get off the phone… that one certainly did go viral. I just meant that was unexpected?

  71. I think Adam’s comments/tone make a bit more “sense” when you hear them in the context of the interview. Although, good luck getting through it—I found the DJs to be completely grating and the whole thing nearly unlistenable. I think Adam handled it well enough.

  72. I don’t really think fur-gate will be a big issue. They are still getting mileage over phone gate (up to almost 1/2 million views) and make-out gate with Kesha is just picking up steam The public can only handle a few Adam-gates at the time. LOL

    Glad to see the bump on itunes. Don’t know how long it will last. The popularity bars are almost identical for WWFM, Rude Boy, and Telephone but then there is a bigger gap to LLWD. But good news for now. I am certian he will go gold a week from this coming Wednesday. He only needs to sell about 32K a week to do it.

  73. http://wbli.com/blogs/morningshow/stuff_you_missed/2010/02/adam-lambert-talks-to-bli-in-t.html

    That is the radio interview with Adam above. I guess after listening to this, it did seem like the djs were egging him on. I still feel bad for that girl that got called out at the radio show but I see everyone’s point. He could of just said “can you please get off your phone” and ended with that instead of being a smart alec about it. Oh well, it’s all good. Seeing his comments in online is different from hearing him speak. The tone tells a lot too. That was my opinion, that is all.

  74. Have to say I don’t mind non-pc Adam, but to read a quote from him that almost sounds like it could be from Ted Nugent is funny. Except Ted would be a-killin’ and preparing that fur himself, probably. lol.

    Danny will be with Sugarland and Little Big Town in Albuquerque July 29th.

    http://promo.livenation.com/megaticket/the-pavilion-albuquerque/

    Someone on twitter also is saying Danny will be with Sugarland June 18th in Kansas City. If true, those would make ~14 or 15 dates now.

    The Albuquerque date is quite a bit later in time than other dates I’ve seen, so Danny may have a number of other Sugarland dates in the summer that haven’t yet come to light. The whole tour runs into October, seems that Danny may be with them for at least the first half if not all of it.

  75. The only place Adam’s fur comments will be a big thing is in England. That seems to be a bigger issue there. Adam is kind of turning into Danny Noriega/Blake which is sorta funny. I’m sure he’ll keep his name out there with lots of “controversy.” He seems to enjoy the attention.

  76. Just listened to the bli interview. My thoughts….that female dj kept calling him adam lamPert. Hate that. They were really obnoxious. The other dj called ADam sassy one too many times. Never thought his cell-phone call out was mean…it was necessary. People don’t know how loud they are on their phones. Regards to the fur comment, it just seemed like he didn’t except a question like this so just talked off the cuff. All in all Adam seemed very reserved to me…a complete 180 from these dj’s. I think they were so star=struck they were as nervous as hell. Oh and that comment about animals line em up, kill ’em and sew ’em together was so unnecessary. Disgusting person. yea, sue, seeing it in ink was a different tone than the actual interview.

  77. Make-out gate doesn’t bother me at all since I had tons of gay friends back in my clubbing days who kiss girls for fun. LOL, it’s pretty normal in the gay world I think? :)

    So moving on, so will that Todrick Hall dude make it to the top 10? Hmmmm…..He will be the talk of the town soon enough. Maybe he should have his buddy Fantasia pay all those families back. j/k :)

  78. After reading Angela’s interview in People, where she says she’s going to audition for X-Factor now that she’s aged out of AI, I’m beginning to think her rejection was all part of Simon’s dastardly plan to poach promising AI contestants for his own show.

  79. Adam is kind of turning into Danny Noriega/Blake which is sorta funny. I’m sure he’ll keep his name out there with lots of “controversy.” He seems to enjoy the attention.

    I was thinking that the other day. Not really Danny, but more Blake. Adam says stupid things like Blake, and I LOVE Blake. They both just needs to think a little more. *dodges tomatos*

  80. Oh and I don’t think Adam made the statement about fur to “get attention,” or “get headlines.” I’m sure he would be just fine and dandy without getting the kind of blowback that his flip(joking?) statement may cause. I think he said something not just to cause controversy, but he said something that is controversial. There is a distinct difference between the two. One is wanting to have people pay attention to one for some statement they made, the other is making a statement that might, inadvertently, garner (most probably negative) attention.

    I think that the person who said that maybe Adam should sidestep a question like that, by rightly saying he doesn’t know enough about it to make and informed statement, would a.) be accurate (not that most people really do) b.) be savvier. Sure, it may be too PC, but it saves one headaches.

  81. After reading Angela’s interview in People, where she says she’s going to audition for X-Factor now that she’s aged out of AI, I’m beginning to think her rejection was all part of Simon’s dastardly plan to poach promising AI contestants for his own show.

    LMAO for real! I was saying that the other day on the blog that she can go for X-Factor next year. Oh wait, maybe not, she is getting a contract with Kara already, right?

    *

    I was thinking that the other day. Not really Danny, but more Blake. Adam says stupid things like Blake, and I LOVE Blake. They both just needs to think a little more. *dodges tomatos*

    That’s what I was thinking too, he is like Blake. He sticks his foot in his mouth sometimes before he thinks about it. I voted for both of them too. Love both of their albums. lol

  82. The djs were the ones who always got Blake to say the stupid shit too. He always fell for the bait. :)

    Adam needs to follow Lady Gaga here. Her look it outrageous but she’s amazingly smart and in control when being interviwed.

  83. Sticking one foot in one’s mouth, isn’t done to get attention. It’s done by, ya know, sticking one’s foot in one’s mouth. Even very smart people and politicans, whose job it is to think about how people will react to what they say, can say some bonedeaded things and get controversy about it, whether it actually deserves that controversy, or not. Witness the “retard-gate” kerfuffle. Or the whole “lipstick on a pig” thing in the last Presidential election.

    Eh. I think assigning a motive of wanting attention because someone said something that may become controversial, is an intersting one. Because most people would like to avoid negative attention. They just might not be aware that their action or words will cause it. Or the “controversy” could also be a bunch of manufactured outrage that in itself has motives beyond what someone actually said/did. So the only people who are calculated, are the ones that are “reacting” to something.

  84. Sticking one foot in one’s mouth, isn’t done to get attention. It’s done by, ya know, sticking one’s foot in one’s mouth.

    Who said it was? Nobody in their right mind would say something stupid for attention.

  85. Frankly, I think there are a lot of people who find the whole PETA-holier-than-thou, paint-throwing (and worse) kind of antics just tiring already. I haven’t seen Adam wear real fur (just an old pic of him in something that looked like a Wookie hoodie), but he’s too smart (though perhaps not as “amazingly” smart as astrophysicist/pop star Lady Gaga) to be a snakeskin boot-wearing/non-vegetarian hypocrite and jump on the let’s diss Johnny Weir for fur bandwagon. Adam DID say he’s of course against cruelty to animals, so good on the real and rationale efforts of animal rights activists who champion humane regulation and oversight.

  86. Lots of artists are known for their outrageous images. They like to push the envelope in interviews. But it’s really not easy to get the buzz and yet not turn folks off. Adam needs to work on the right formula.

    But maybe he is a true loose cannon who speaks w/o a filter? That was Blake’s problem.

  87. But maybe he is a true loose cannon who speaks w/o a filter? That was Blake’s problem.

    For Adam’s sake I hope he doesn’t end up like Blake. Although Adam already has Blake beat, but in my opionion HOB is 1000x better than ADD.

  88. I think Blake’s problem was that he didn’t have hit songs. Did anyone care what he had to say?

    And, Truthiness, I will second your whole post.

  89. will…that photo is from Adam singing Whole Lotta Love on idol. I know because I have a huge poster of him in that outfit!
    You can see the video on mj’s historical charts..adam lambert link

  90. I knew there were pictures of Adam wearing fur a couple weeks ago and I pointed out how disgusted I was and people jumped on me that of course Adam would not wear fur, it had to be fake fur, he is too enlightened for that. Well, it that interview he doesn’t come across as enlightened, but a jackass. So what if you didn’t kill it, your consumption of fur lead to the animals death. I am a vegetarian that does not get upset at people for eating meat because it is so ingrained in people’s diets that it really is hard for people to give it up and I understand that because I have my vices too. Wearing fur to me is unforgivable though. It is for pure vanity, and is very thoughtless. People always insist that Adam is very intelligent, but when he is saying he is against animal cruelty in the same interview where he supports fur is ridiculous. Of course it won’t matter to a lot of people, but it matters to me.

  91. Adam needs to follow Lady Gaga here. Her look it outrageous but she’s amazingly smart and in control when being interviwed.

    So is Adam 95% of the time. Probably more than 95% of the time.

    The only people making a big deal out of the fur comment are people posting here, so far. The vegetarian site mentioned but their post didn’t come off as outraged to me. Anyway, I guess we’ll see if it goes any further.

    Oh and I don’t think Adam made the statement about fur to “get attention,” or “get headlines.” I’m sure he would be just fine and dandy without getting the kind of blowback that his flip(joking?) statement may cause. I think he said something not just to cause controversy, but he said something that is controversial. There is a distinct difference between the two.

    I agree with this.

  92. Checking out “The Weekend Blog!” on DAVID ARCHULETA: http://ning.it/aFKcC7

    New blog^^

    He fanboys Kris in it as well and talks about kris going to haiti. he also talks about working on his book this past week as well as writing/recording. Mentions the spanish ‘we are the world’ fanboys Luis Fonsi

  93. Adam is very intelligent, but I think living in the “LA bubble” he is isolated from a lot of things going on in the world today. And he has admitted it in regards to politics. So many issues …global warming..the fur issue… hunger…could go on and on. Many things that have a polital bent about them. Have you seen Leno’s jaywalking? It’s shocking what simple things people don’t know anything about. This is not Adam, however. I feel that once he is made aware of something, he will be totally educated about it before speaking. If the subject never comes up, there’s no reason to dwell on it. His music is number one and I love him for that.

  94. luval:
    02/20/2010 at 2:19 pm

    Adam is very intelligent, but I think living in the “LA bubble” he is isolated from a lot of things going on in the world today. And he has admitted it in regards to politics. So many issues …global warming..the fur issue… hunger…could go on and on. Many things that have a polital bent about them. Have you seen Leno’s jaywalking? It’s shocking what simple things people don’t know anything about. This is not Adam, however. I feel that once he is made aware of something, he will be totally educated about it before speaking. If the subject never comes up, there’s no reason to dwell on it. His music is number one and I love him for that.

    I agree with this 1000%. Also alot of that crowd is clueless, Alisan P. tweeted she wants to be vegan and about eating all this vegan food then tweeted a photo of plate of oysters. WTVR. It’s just not in their consciousness (yet), and people evolve at their own pace.

    Adam’s only mistake is attempting to answer or acknowledge all questions/statements. That dj interview was a nightmare. It was on the phone, right? So hard to follow. And two against one. Yapping at the same time. Two freaking loudmouths one especially unlikable. She (or he?) kept insisting he didn’t say what he actually said, even after they replayed the clip and she made accusations overall about 5 times “you didnt say that Adam Lambert” (or something).

    So the kid was juggling alot of balls. Just becoming an overnight sensation doesn’t immediately equip you with the interviewing skills of a seasoned veteran especially on every possible controversial topic like LGBT inside baseball, animal rights, and domestic politics. I think ppl expect him to be absolutely perfect 24/7 just because he is a good communicator and rarely stumbles. Not to mention having to balance bland with fun content and personality.

    All these media people are trying to get “sound bites” for self promotion imo, and the artists are given very little “go to” lines or techniques by 19. If they were, we wouldn’t have seen Kris saying “pee” and “pee my pants” and “poop” so much LMAO. Kris imo, is good to watch on tape because his facial expressions are funny and complete the thought, like the Kradison Cantiello interview. Allison has grown in giving a more focused interview on film and not giggling and stammering as much.

    OTOH, I’m waiting for Kris and Allison to get the Olympic level of difficulty in the questions/media positioning that Adam receives. Or for that matter, any of the final 10, even Randy, Simon, Ellen or Paula.

    “So Randy, have you ever kissed a man and who or why not?” LOL

    I think the “fur” Adam was “seen wearing” was a “tail” type of thing hanging on his pants pocket that strongly resembles the duster I keep in my car interior. He avoided that MARIO question about fur by saying “I don’t know what it is”. A better answer.

  95. Thanks for the videos dv, Kelly seems to be having a blast on her tour.

    According to her last few tweets she’s in Belgium drinking a couple of beers. A ta santé Kelly!

  96. By the way, Gaga doesn’t wear fur and there’s picture of her making her point by wearing a coat made of Kermits.

  97. I find it hard to believe AI wasn’t aware of Todrick Hall’s history of collecting money for productions of “Oz: The Musical” that never happened. He then repeated this (scam) with “Cinderella Rock”.
    The parents possibly should have known better, but the kids all thought they were going to be in a “real musical”.
    http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=10562143&nav=menu374_2_9
    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/21776891/detail.html
    http://www.msn.com/id/35489289/ns/entertainment-reality-tv/

  98. i eat hamburgers, chicken, and steaks all the time, and also I wear fur and wear leather. O ya my husband hunts deer as a hobby for our family to eat and its quite delicious too, its no different than what our ancestors did (hunters and gatherers anyone?) everyone has differing opinions, who cares if adam wears fur? geez lol.

  99. everyone has differing opinions, who cares if adam wears fur? geez lol.

    I care. I care a lot about people wearing fur actually. That is great that it doesn’t bother you, but you can’t dismiss everyone else, because like you said everyone had different opinions.

  100. Oops. That link doesn’t work. Okay, defeated by the edit function.
    Well we know Adam is his own man about fur and not just following Gaga and pal Ke$ha. I think even LA peeps know about global warming though. ;)

  101. Soberba:
    02/20/2010 at 1:01 p

    So, it’s not ok for Adam to give his opinion without educating himself first, but it’s ok for the rest of us? Ok, then.

    No I didn’t mean Adam’s comment. I was thinking of the ice skater guy who was antagonizing and defiant about the use of fur when called out on it. And apparently it’s been ongoing on since 2006 with him. He made alot of comments which oddly did nothing to increase his image so it was double dumb imo.

    But yeah, generally I think it’s wiser to not give a strong opinion publicly on a controversial subject without knowing at least both sides, especially if you are in a high profile. I wouldn’t refer to posters here since I thought it was against the rules.

    For example I know nothing about Blake Lewis and actually never heard of him ha ha.

  102. I do actually love all Lady Gaga’s original/creative/provocative fashion choices, including the Kermit coat which I thought was too funny and clever. (It’s a conviction, of HERS, and I admire it). And I give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she is wearing faux antlers in this pic:

    http://www.thefablife.com/nggallery/post/lady-gaga-jackalope-chic/page/25463

    I don’t wear fur, but I live in the South and my lifestyle doesn’t call for a lot of dressing up. I have a multitude of other “sins,” though, so I just can’t get too blustery and worked up over Johnny Weir’s outfits or Adam’s tail (actually, I can worked up over that).

  103. luval:
    02/20/2010 at 2:19 pm
    Adam is very intelligent, but I think living in the “LA bubble” he is isolated from a lot of things going on in the world today. And he has admitted it in regards to politics. So many issues …global warming..the fur issue… hunger…could go on and on. Many things that have a polital bent about them. Have you seen Leno’s jaywalking? It’s shocking what simple things people don’t know anything about. This is not Adam, however. I feel that once he is made aware of something, he will be totally educated about it before speaking. If the subject never comes up, there’s no reason to dwell on it. His music is number one and I love him for that.

    Oh, my. I’ve lived in the Los Angeles ‘bubble’ for over 30 years. This may come as a shock, but we have newspapers, local television that broadcasts world news almost 24/7, libraries, colleges and universities, churches, synagogues, charities, clubs, ornanizations, and :::gasp::: totally normal people. I think people here may be more globally aware than most parts of the country. Los Angeles is a true melting pot and an international hub. Most people here are completely unfazed by ‘celebrities’ and most celebrities are fairly down to earth people.

    Jay Leno usually does his Jay-walking at tourist spots like Universal Studios. He of course chooses the clueless to air on his show since it’s funny and sort of the whole purpose of that routine.

  104. Katharine McPhee Photos On NBC’s COMMUNITY Episode 17
    Check out photos of Katharine McPhee guest starring as Mike on NBC’s COMMUNITY “Basic Genealogy” Episode 17 airing Thursday March 4 (9:30-10 p.m. ET).

    I looked at my direct TV schedule and Community will air March 4 at 8:00 -8:30 pm because there is an hour episode of The Office at 9:00 pm.

  105. btw..will. I had to go look at Whole Lotta Love video again! Thanks..now I can’t get it out of my eyes and head!!! Oh yeah, Adam was correct…the majority of it was filmed from the chest up or very distant cameras!!

  106. During a recent interview with BLI in the Morning, American Idol runner up Adam Lambert was asked if he was opposed to fur.

    To avoid all the crap couldn’t he have just said “no” and left it at that?

    He could, but then he won’t get any publicity for it.

  107. But yeah, generally I think it’s wiser to not give a strong opinion publicly on a controversial subject without knowing at least both sides, especially if you are in a high profile.

    Well, he was asked. The difference is the other idols from this past season and other past seasons aren’t being asked about how they feel about using animals for food or clothing purposes. How many of the Top 10 from this season either eat meat or wear leather? I’ve seen Kris in leather jackets. Does that mean he is pro-animal cruelty? How many of these 10 idols wear leather shoes or carry a leather purse/backpack/computer case?

    Some people like the arguement of- “I have to eat, but I don’t have to wear leather or fur”. You don’t have to EAT MEAT to live. You can be a vegan and still eat a healthy diet.
    So, I think we should get all these idol’s positions on wearing leather/fur and eating meat. Why stop there? We could then ask their views on national health care, abortion, gay marriage, prayer in the schools, gun laws….
    How many of these idols, or any artists we like, would we agree with on every political and ethical position?

    As for the fur thing, PETA actually is against leather as well as fur. Here is a position statement about it:
    http://www.peta.org/mc/factsheet_display.asp?ID=58

  108. Who said it was? Nobody in their right mind would say something stupid for attention.

    Well…

    In his own way he’s a loose cannon but probably not really because he enjoys being the center of controversy. So I’m sure he knows exactly what reaction he’ll get.

    and

    I’m sure he’ll keep his name out there with lots of “controversy.” He seems to enjoy the attention.

    …seem to saying that. But that’s just my interpretation.

    Who knows if this story will get Idol bubble? so Adam might not have to answer for his foot-in-the-mouth beyond it? For his sake, I hope not. Of course I hope he changes his mind about fur. Though I would much rather he was a vegetarian and eating locally/organic instead. The best thing for all animals, yes, even the fur-bearing ones, would be less people, less meat eaters, less pesticides. After all, the Amazon rainforest isn’t being cut down to get more Jaguar pelts, the oceans aren’t being over-furred. So if people want to get on Adam about something and educate him, I wish they would about that. I mean, in my ideal world that is :)

  109. TwigLA…Oh,l agree with you on everything you just said. Guess I meant the night life/club kid type bubble if you know what I mean. I did not mean EVERYONE IN LA. LOL…have ’em in my town too.
    OK edit again…no offense to night life/club kids!!!!! I used to be one a loonnnggg time ago and I read the New York Times every day! I’m done with this subject..I will move on…..

  110. The difference is the other idols from this past season and other past seasons aren’t being asked about how they feel about using animals for food or clothing purposes.

    Um, except Carrie gets asked this all the time because she is vegetarian, and I have seen Kelly and archie asked about it. A lot of celebrities get asked about fur, you don’t hear about it because most don’t give ignorant answers about being for animal rights but loving fur because they didn’t kill the animal themselves.

  111. To avoid all the crap couldn’t he have just said “no” and left it at that?

    He could, but then he won’t get any publicity for it.

    He could have said “no” and then been outted for a being a lying liar who has worn fur, and lies a lot. So he said the truth, that he isn’t against fur, but is against cruelty. Which yes, seems contradictory, but it goes to people who argue for free-range animals, who are given natural foods to eat, i.e. not other animals for herbivores and not anti-biotics, and who are then killed as “humanely” possible. Though I would argue that just as some say there is no way to kill animals for their fur without cruelty, there isn’t a way to kill a cow without it. And the idea that somehow eating meat is engrained so it shouldn’t be challenged, doesn’t hold for me. Lots of bad ideas have been engrained. We undo them consciously. Eating meat is a conscious decision people make, that they don’t have to do to live. Which fine, it’s a personal choice. We all draw the line at diffferent places. It’s a tricky situation. Which is why the best comment, migght be just that it’s tricky, and that they can see different sides to it, and leave it at that. Yes, it’s a non-answer, but sometimes honesty is NOT the best policy.

  112. So, I think we should get all these idol’s positions on wearing leather/fur and eating meat. Why stop there? We could then ask their views on national health care, abortion, gay marriage, prayer in the schools, gun laws….
    How many of these idols, or any artists we like, would we agree with on every political and ethical position?

    But there is no article in the headlines section about any other Idol and their views on fur. So because we’re to stay on topic… the only one we should be discussing is Adam; dragging other Idols into it is off-topic. If another Idol makes a comment about fur and it shows up in the headlines thread such as Adam’s comment did, I’m quite sure we’ll discuss that, too!

  113. …the majority of it was filmed from the chest up or very distant cameras!!

    Yes I noticed that too, that must be why I didn’t recognize that full-body shot (that’s my excuse anyway).

  114. Another concert just being announced for Danny — March 26th in Jacksonville FL, sponsored as part of the spring concert series by 99.9 “Gator Country” radio station. Appears Danny has primary billing, Steel Magnolia will also be on that night. David Nail, Chuck Wicks are featured acts on other days of the series.

    http://www.999gatorcountry.com/gcs_2010_3.aspx

  115. Wearing fur to me is unforgivable though. It is for pure vanity, and is very thoughtless. People always insist that Adam is very intelligent, but when he is saying he is against animal cruelty in the same interview where he supports fur is ridiculous.

    So, is wearing leather unforgivable? Are people that wear leather also pro-animal cruelty?

    Um, except Carrie gets asked this all the time because she is vegetarian, and I have seen Kelly and archie asked about it.

    Does Carrie wear leather? Does Archie or Kelly? Do Kelly and Archie eat meat?

    edit: you don’t have to keep repeating yourself. We get it

  116. Re the fur issue – there are lots of opinions on it and Adam (or anyone famous) should be entitled to hold and express one of those as much as any of us. But, if the comment spreads, he may well attract the attention of the extremists.

    For me, I have a somewhat convoluted approach to the fur/leather/meat argument.

    Whenever we raise animals in order to make use of their products or the animal itself, I think it should be done in the most natural and humane circumstances possible and that those who mistreat animals should never be allowed to take part in the trade again.

    That said, I believe that mankind is naturally built as an omnivore. Our teeth are omnivorous and there are some nutrients that we need to get either from meat or supplements. Whilst I appreciate the vegetarian point of view (only if is is 100% vegetarian on idealogical grounds; fish or chicken only can really only be justified on health grounds), to me humans living according to their natural dietary requirements is absolutely fine. And if you’re going to kill an animal for food, then I believe you should make use of the whole animal, so leather too is fine.

    So far as fur goes, there are some environments and cultures where fur is very necessary and in those situations, I think (though I’m not certain) that the animal is eaten too. For me, that is fine.

    In many countries, however, fur is a fashion choice, which is neither necessary nor, as a consequence, natural, and the main body of the animal is wasted. I don’t agree with killing animals for fashion, rather than for food or warmth.

  117. So, is wearing leather unforgivable? Are people that wear leather also pro-animal cruelty?

    I do not support leather, but it is NOT the same as fur, and you know that. Animals like minks are raised simply for their fur, and then killed. Some leather comes from cows that have been slaughtered, and some from Dairy cows that are no longer producing. Yes, I am against leather, but I don’t know why you keep bringing it up when we are discussing FUR.

    Kelly does not eat meat. Neither does Ruben. I don’t know if Carrie wears leather, But I don’t know what PETA has anything to do with this either.

  118. So, is wearing leather unforgivable? Are people that wear leather also pro-animal cruelty?

    I don’t know if I’d be as dramatic as “pro-animal cruelty” but sure, if you’re buying leather that is produced by a slaughterhouse that is cruel to animals… you’re financing animal cruelty (I guess that’s pro-animal cruelty, but I prefer to think that most people just don’t think of it that way and need some nudging, lol). I believe I said way upstream that I can see the argument that someone who is anti-fur but eats meat and wears leather is hypocritical. So I totally get that argument (but do not agree with it, as many have said killing animals for fur only and using the hide from an animal that is also eaten is different). I had a discussion with my husband and his hunting. I *hate* it, but until I’ve completely weaned myself off meat… why is eating deer meat any worse than eating cow? (And his eating deer meat is probably more humane if he’s a good shot because at least the deer got to live in the wild and be killed quickly, can’t say that for factory farmed/inhumanely slaughtered animals).

  119. Truthiness, I think the question he was asked was ‘do you have a problem with wearing fur?’ So, the honest answer would have been ‘no’ since he doesn’t.

    I went and listened to that interview. Is that a real radio station? Seriously, it sounded like two drunk and sloppy women sitting at a kitchen table. If I had been Adam, I would have found an excuse to get off the phone three minutes into it. It was embarrassing.

  120. , but it is NOT the same as fur, and you know that.

    No, I do not. PETA is against both. If wearing fur is pro-animal cruelty, then so is wearing leather. In fact, many would say that eating meat is pro-animal cruelty. If any of the idols wear leather or fur, then PETA would not support them.
    We all draw lines at what is acceptable to us at different places. Your line or what you find unacceptable is going to be different from mine. What you find “unforgivable” is going to be completely different from what I feel is “unforgivable”.
    Some people don’t care what their favorite artists think about ethical or political issues. I have no idea how most of the people behind the cds I own feel about fur/leather, health care, global warming, gun laws,etc. Nor, do I care!

  121. Another concert just being announced for Danny — March 26th in Jacksonville FL, sponsored as part of the spring concert series by 99.9 “Gator Country” radio station. Appears Danny has primary billing, Steel Magnolia will also be on that night. David Nail, Chuck Wicks are featured acts on other days of the series.

    http://www.999gatorcountry.com/gcs_2010_3.aspx

    It does look like Danny has primary billing for this concert in Jacksonville, FL, and I think that’s cool. :) Glad to see that Danny will be apart of a lot of concerts on Sugarland’s tour as well as other concerts.

  122. Kris is going to be on a spot for Radio Disney, likes Andrew Garcia but thinks a girl will win AI9 and wants a “dude-looking dog” (whatever that is)

    http://tvwatch.people.com/2010/02/19/kris-allens-advice-for-nervous-idol-contestants-do-jumping-jacks/

    In the midst of his “insane” schedule, Allen says there’s one thing he’s been able to keep in order, his new home, which is “completely furnished now,” he says.

    So Kris has a new house now ? And Kris, eventhough they are not dude-looking, I’m voting for a cocker spaniel for a dog, they are the cutest.

    And it is easy for Kris to say “Don’t get nervous”, since he did not have any nerves at all. He was just doing his thing and did not take everything too seriously. That’s why people like Didi will have a hard time I think, I’m waiting for the first real criticism from the judges and see how she’ll handle it.

    Reading Andrew Garcia bio: he took up a guitar and just played it, hmmm sounds like Kris years ago too.

  123. tiger92:
    02/20/2010 at 3:33 pm

    Does Carrie wear leather? Does Archie or Kelly? Do Kelly and Archie eat meat?

    PETA is against leather as well as fur. Here is a position statement about it:
    http://www.peta.org/mc/factsheet_display.asp?ID=58

    Well, PETA advocates against the the use of animals for any purposes, food, clothing, entertainment and medical research. There are varying degrees of “conciseness”. I know because I agree with them. It keeps life very simple. Since usually you can’t trust people to actually be decent to the animal before it’s death. Money wins. It’s not for everyone. Sometimes you have to compromise and equivocate but it’s a good baseline for alot of people trying to be compassionate.

    But PETA applauds ANY efforts to help even incrementally like working with Burger King to offer the vegan burger and BK’s historic decision to only use suppliers that meet a strict list of compassionate conditions that THEY decided on. They don’t “attack” BK (anymore lol) because they showed some concern. (YAY Burger King formerly Murder King lol)

    If I’m not mistaken, Carrie, a vegetarian from 13, was scheduled to perform at a rodeo awhile ago. She canceled “for personal reasons” and it’s my understanding it was because of the rodeo issue. I haven’t read much about her but I think she’s a bone fide pro animal person.

    Not exactly the bravest act to say “for personal reasons” but a good example of her raising her consciousness as she goes. No different than what I’d hope from an Adam Lambert or anyone in their 20’s as they evolve.

    OTOH, if you google her name + Leather alot of photos and fashion pieces come up with her and leather. Everyone has different boundaries but fur seems to be a biggie with people new to the idea of animals being mistreated in the rendering of their bodies for humans.

  124. Other Adam news:

    Adam will be on Access on Tuesday with report abut DonorsChoose school visit, Laura Saltman told me.

    also-Another UK article:
    RT @LambritsUK: Daily Star UK Newspaper w/ @adamlambert pic http://bit.ly/aKA7YB half a minute ago from TweetDeck

  125. And Kris, even though they are not dude-looking, I’m voting for a cocker spaniel for a dog, they are the cutest.

    Or he can adopt a mutt from a shelter… that would make this rescue gal happy anyway ;) Or, shoot, you can find purebred dogs in just about any breed in a shelter… I’ve transported most of them!

  126. Adam can sound a bit flip sometimes, especially about sensitive issues. It’s a problem he has, and I wish someone he would listen to, would tell him to work on it.

    Adam often sounds very young and Adam-centric, like someone who has a limited world view. He sounds flip because he seems to never have thought about some issues at all until questioned about them. So, yeah, Adam appears to be a bit shallow; all glam and glitter, no substance. No big deal, not everyone is a Bono. And, too, he may grow out of it.

  127. “I have no idea how most of the people behind the cds I own feel about fur/leather, health care, global warming, gun laws,etc. Nor, do I care.”

    I do and I care. I actively avoid some folks movies and cds

  128. OT, but for people that might be interested – the DWTS pros are finding out yesterday and Monday if they’ll be on this season. They cut back on the number of celebs so some aren’t going to make it. So far, the only one I’ve definitely heard about being cut for this season is Lacey Schwimmer. She tweeted about it yesterday. Chelsie and Cheryl both said they would be on the show. Louis doesn’t know yet and neither does Karina. Louis said the hold up with the notification to the pros is that all the celebs haven’t signed yet. So, here’s hoping they can finish notification quickly!

    The cast is going to be announced after the Bachelor finishes airing.

  129. On the whole fur comment by Adam I think he answered honestly. I respect that about him. I am constantly hearing that honesty is the best policy and people should just be honest and when someone is he is brought to task for it. The interviews were very annoying and from my perspective were mocking Adam the whole time. Even the supposed fan was questionable and I think a plant. But he acted any other way like hanging up or was rude he would of been called a Diva. and if he stops radio interview he would be brought to task for not promoting his music enough and doing what they all do to promote their singles. He position is not easy. Yes he wanted celebrity and all that goes with it but it doesn’t stop me from realizing it is a difficult course to navigate. He had to treat the interview as being legitimate. Adam does speak the truth. Heck even before he answered the question he did say “oh this is so politically incorrect” I think no matter how he handled the question or the situation it was a lose lose for him. So I am at least thankful he took the honest route.

    I am not going to defend his position especially to people who find this very disturbing. This whole fur debate has people extremely passionate about which position one takes. Its like if he had a view on abortion no matter what his answer he woundn’t win. What I will say though he doesn’t agree with your view at least appreciate he is being honest with his viewpoint. I wouldn’t want someone to lie so that they could skate by on an issue only to find out later they outright lied to me. That would really piss me off. At least with his honesty if one is really concerned one could send him information on the subject and let him know why it is a point of contention. His honestly at least opens the door up to possibly enlightening him or changing his mind. He did make it a point that he disagreed with the torture of animals and maybe thinks that there are certain fur places that have revamped their methods of killing to be more humane. On that position, Just and observation I think if one is very passionate about animals rights, then I really can’t see killing in any form being “humane” unless they are all killed by morphine drip and put into a deep sleep. (death) Its like when people say for the death penalty that death by injection is the humane way to kill because there is no pain. That can’t be further from the truth. It is painful and not humane at all. Anyway just my viewpoint.

    edit

  130. I do not support leather, but it is NOT the same as fur, and you know that. Animals like minks are raised simply for their fur, and then killed.

    And animls are raised for meat when they don’t need to be, and are killed. Though I guess that more parts of the animal being used, than just the fur, somehow make it okay/different. Fur isn’t necessary, neither is meat, neither is leather. All three are gotten typically by raising and killing animals to get them.

    I didn’t know that Kelly and Ruben are vegetarians, I did know about Carrie. So kudos to all of them.

  131. Thanks Bobbi, I do watch DWTS. Love dance and music!

    Oh, and about Adam being shallow and no substance… I don’t think so. He is a voracious reader. Ever try reading some of the books he loves? Try The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Very hard to get in to and the subject is very different.Thought I’d never get through it, but turned out enjoyable. And listening to the DonorsChose interview you can tell by his vocabulary he’s very smart. Who uses phrases like “mission statement” in their normal conversation? IMO

  132. OT, but for people that might be interested – the DWTS pros are finding out yesterday and Monday if they’ll be on this season. They cut back on the number of celebs so some aren’t going to make it. So far, the only one I’ve definitely heard about being cut for this season is Lacey Schwimmer. She tweeted about it yesterday. Chelsie and Cheryl both said they would be on the show. Louis doesn’t know yet and neither does Karina. Louis said the hold up with the notification to the pros is that all the celebs haven’t signed yet. So, here’s hoping they can finish notification quickly!

    The cast is going to be announced after the Bachelor finishes airing.

    I don’t care about anybody but Dmitry .
    Having said that, I don’t think I have time this season to watch, what with AI and Lost. It’s easier not to watch from the beginning, cause if you watch one episode, you’re going to be sucked in and won’t be able to stop. OK, I think I’m hoping for no Dmitry this season, but I don’t think the producer is that stupid. They know the women love Dmitry as eyecandy.

  133. Or he can adopt a mutt from a shelter… that would make this rescue gal happy anyway

    Well, that would be the politically correct thing to do. That’s exactly what I did with both my dog and my cat. I feel it is the ONLY way to go when looking for a new pet.
    Why not go and rescue a poor animal that is going to be put to sleep? Do people really have to buy pets for $500+. I consider that type of decision to be completely irresponsible.

    Therefore, if an artist does anything other than get their pet from a shelter- I can’t forgive them or support them. :)

  134. Kris getting a dog? He’s hardly ever home, so his wife would be the one taking care of it most of the time. Hope she’s a little more proficient in pet care than she is in cooking and won’t have to turn to fans on Twitter again to get the basics. Maybe they should start with something simple first, like a goldfish.

  135. What I will say though he doesn’t agree with your view at least appreciate he is being honest with his viewpoint.

    Well, speaking for myself, I did say that I appreciate that Adam is Adam and he’s honest. I don’t have to like what he says, but I do find him a bit refreshing in a world where people tend to be *too* PC. I don’t agree with him on this subject, but I’d definitely rather him be honest than lie like a politician. :)

    Therefore, if an artist does anything other than get their pet from a shelter- I can’t forgive them or support them.

    I’m sure there are folks who feel that way, and that’s just as valid as it not being an issue to someone who doesn’t feel that way. If you believe strongly in something, I don’t see why it is crazy to not buy music/books/whatever from (and financially support) someone who does not follow that belief.

    Hope she doesn’t have to turn to fans on Twitter for basic pet care tips, too.

    Hey, well, better that she asks than just to muddle through and end up with a dog with major behavioral problems that you could prevent. Just be careful who you ask ;) . (Hint: If someone tells you to rub the dog’s nose in their poop if they have an accident – ask someone else).

  136. So far, the only one I’ve definitely heard about being cut for this season is Lacey Schwimmer.

    :( She’s one of my favorites, so that’s disappointing.

    I hope Maks will be there. He hasn’t tweeted about it yet (I don’t think). I’m glad they’re cutting back on celebs though. Last season there were too many.

    Therefore, if an artist does anything other than get their pet from a shelter- I can’t forgive them or support them.

    Everyone has their own boundaries and priorities, which is fine. For myself, I think it’s a personal decision, as it is to adopt a child or have your own. But there are other issues that are “deal-breakers” for me when it comes to following people. Like, dog fighting is a deal-breaker for me. I couldn’t support an artist who fights dogs because I think it’s cruel. I also lost a lot of respect for Jamie Fox when he made fun of Miley’s mouth, and the same for Rush Limbaugh when he called Chelsea Clinton a “dog” when she was 12 years old. Don’t make fun of children for their appearance, which is beyond their control, I draw the line there. We each have our boundaries and our hot button issues.

    Fur isn’t necessary, neither is meat,

    I think that for most people, meat is more necessary than fur. Fur seems frivolous, when there are so many other ways to stay warm. I think fur is the least defensible. Most people feel they need to eat meat to thrive and survive. I think not eating meat is admirable but a personal decision. It’s probably best for the planet not to eat meat, and I love animals and hate to see them hurt. Especially the way animals are mass-slaughtered these days for fast food etc. But fur is totally unnecessary. There’s no defense for it.

    I don’t eat a lot of meat, and I buy cage free eggs and try to buy meat from places where animals are humanely treated (like Whole Foods, and also Chipotle advertises that they raise their animals humanely). I think we each do what we can at various times in our lives.

  137. Adam answered a question, on the spot, by three Jack ass DJs. He said what came into his mind, which was, an honest “off the top of his head” answer. BTW, when have you all seen Adam wearing fur? I’ve only seen that one winter jacket he has and that collar looks faux to me. Leather yes.
    I wouldn’t describe him as shallow, just not into anything that has to do with a cause or politics. That doesn’t make him shallow. He seems to have good values and is a caring person who seems to inspire a lot of loyalty and longevity from his friends. Even last year’s Idols said Adam was the one they went to when they needed to “talk.” He sounds like a very caring person, to me.

  138. Adam often sounds very young and Adam-centric, like someone who has a limited world view. He sounds flip because he seems to never have thought about some issues at all until questioned about them. So, yeah, Adam appears to be a bit shallow; all glam and glitter, no substance. No big deal, not everyone is a Bono. And, too, he may grow out of it.

    Adam doesn’t strike me as being shallow. As someone commented above, he’s an avid reader and obviously gets really into all different kinds of music and art forms. There are many different types of “intelligence” and “depth,” IMO, and few possess all of them. He also appears to have causes that mean a great deal to him, such as Donor’s Choose, and, again, not everyone puts the same weight on the same causes. A person who thinks it’s horrible to kill an animal for any type of human consumption, for instance, might think it’s perfectly fine to vote against a school referendum for extra funding because it would raise taxes. Both are worthy causes, but not everyone is going to think the same about them.

  139. And animls are raised for meat when they don’t need to be, and are killed. Though I guess that more parts of the animal being used, than just the fur, somehow make it okay/different. Fur isn’t necessary, neither is meat, neither is leather. All three are gotten typically by raising and killing animals to get them.

    I agree with all of that truthiness, I was just saying that bringing up leather in a discussion about fur is just being argumentative because they aren’t the same thing, and it is just a tangent someone was using to distract from the article we were discussing.

    PETA is against both. If wearing fur is pro-animal cruelty, then so is wearing leather.

    Why do you keep mentioning PETA? You realize they are one group that does not speak for all animal rights activists right?

    edit

  140. Or he can adopt a mutt from a shelter… that would make this rescue gal happy anyway

    I would also say that for those that can’t have dogs or cats, lots of city/apartment types can’t. Or maybe they’re allergic or whatever, they can still help by donating money to rescue operations, like yours, or for no-kill shelters, or foster homes, so that these animals have better chances of getting permanent homes in the long run. With this terrible economy, lots of animals need help, so if someone can’t commit or afford a new pet, they can help out those agencies/people that are helping those animals.

    Though honestly if Adam really wants to help animals–vegetarianism! It’s so easy for people who have the time and money Adam does, and it can be just as satisfying. No really,swears. I CRAVE tofu the way some people probably do steak. Or so I gather.

  141. luval:
    02/20/2010 at 4:51 pm
    about Adam being shallow and no substance… I don’t think so. He is a voracious reader. Ever try reading some of the books he loves? Try The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Very hard to get in to and the subject is very different.Thought I’d never get through it, but turned out enjoyable. And listening to the DonorsChose interview you can tell by his vocabulary he’s very smart. Who uses phrases like “mission statement” in their normal conversation? IMO

    Yes because its common knowledge that you can’t possibly be shallow when you read a lot and use words like “mission statement”!

    IMO the whole interview was just him trying to make headline’s and be edgy but came across more douchey then he intended too. JMO though and I could be wrong.

  142. I wouldn’t describe him as shallow, just not into anything that has to do with a cause or politics. That doesn’t make him shallow.

    I am sorry but what you described is to me what it means to be shallow! Not caring about issues or causes that effect others and not having an opinion on something that doesn’t directly effect you means to me that someone is very self centered and shallow. A lot of artists are shallow though! I think many would describe Paris Hilton or Jessica Simpson as shallow because they don’t appear to be very contemplative on world issues, so I don’t understand why it is so bad to say it about Adam.

  143. Not sure what this event is, but from Matt with a nice pic

    immattgiraud: I’m getting ready to meet 1 thousand people here at Van Andel arena!! Here we go y’all!! I got this!! http://twitpic.com/14egyl

  144. IMO the whole interview was just him trying to make headline’s and be edgy but came across more douchey then he intended too. JMO though and I could be wrong.

    I truly don’t get the impression that he was trying to make headlines. I get the impression that he’s so comfortable chit-chatting that he often answers reporters like he would his friends, just kind of off-the-cuff, and that sometimes gets him into trouble. On the flip-side, though, it’s that unabashed honesty that makes him seem so interesting and genuine to me — and obviously to a lot of media peeps who love to interview him.

  145. Kris getting a dog? He’s hardly ever home, so his wife would be the one taking care of it most of the time. Hope she’s a little more proficient in pet care than she is in cooking and won’t have to turn to fans on Twitter again to get the basics. Maybe they should start with something simple first, like a goldfish.

    LOL! Or a plant. A plant would be nice.

  146. I am sorry but what you described is to me what it means to be shallow! Not caring about issues or causes that effect others and not having an opinion on something that doesn’t directly effect you means to me that someone is very self centered and shallow.

    But he does care about causes — maybe just not the exact causes each and every one of his fans value. Just yesterday his video was published playing music with kids in a lower income school — for whom his chosen charity had raised enough funds to purchase a bevy of musical supplies. That’s a wonderful cause, and he took personal time out of his life to devote to it.

  147. bridget:
    02/20/2010 at 1:57 pm
    “Frankly, I think there are a lot of people who find the whole PETA-holier-than-thou, paint-throwing (and worse) kind of antics just tiring already. I haven’t seen Adam wear real fur (just an old pic of him in something that looked like a Wookie hoodie), but he’s too smart (though perhaps not as “amazingly” smart as astrophysicist/pop star Lady Gaga) to be a snakeskin boot-wearing/non-vegetarian hypocrite and jump on the let’s diss Johnny Weir for fur bandwagon. Adam DID say he’s of course against cruelty to animals, so good on the real and rationale efforts of animal rights activists who champion humane regulation and oversight.”

    First, I love your name and two, your right that as far as I can remember, I have never seen Adam wear any type of fur. He wears leather and snake-skin boots, but so do million and millions of Americans. I love leather, I have leather boots, purses and jackets. Don’t have any fur, but I really don’t need a fur coat in Alabama. Adam was asked a question and he answered. He didn’t get up on some type of soapbox and make a grandiose speech. I can’t wait for his next interview so we can get another “gate”.

  148. But he does care about causes — maybe just not the exact causes each and every one of his fans value. Just yesterday his video was published playing music with kids in a lower income school — for whom his chosen charity had raised enough funds to purchase a bevy of musical supplies. That’s a wonderful cause, and he took personal time out of his life to devote to it.

    But who is against extra funding for music programs in inner city schools? Yes, that is a very worthy cause, but again, does nothing to dismiss my opinion of him as shallow when he says things like that he knows nothing about politics and doesn’t care, or that he supports animal rights but loves to wear fur. Than what about animal rights does he support?!?

  149. I am sorry but what you described is to me what it means to be shallow! Not caring about issues or causes that effect others and not having an opinion on something that doesn’t directly effect you means to me that someone is very self centered and shallow.

    I think you might be confusing “shallow” with politically active. To me, the definition of shallow, is someone who only thinks of themselves. Adam has shown that he cares about many things besides himself, equality, his family, friends, and children among a few things.
    I actually just looked “shallow” up and it says this:
    Lacking depth of intellect, emotion, or knowledge It’s synonyms are frivolous, foolish, empty.
    I don’t believe any of those words describe Adam. He cares deeply about many things, probably just not the same things you care about.

  150. I think you might be confusing “shallow” with politically active.

    ITA! Or confusing “shallow” with “does not agree with the things I find to be important”. Everyone has different political and ethical issues that are important TO THEM. Just because someone disagrees with what you have decided is “important” doesn’t make them “shallow”.

    A lot of artists are shallow though! I think many would describe Paris Hilton or Jessica Simpson as shallow because they don’t appear to be very contemplative on world issues, so I don’t understand why it is so bad to say it about Adam.

    I still would like to know how the other Top 10 feel about fur and leather, global warming, recycling, etc. Do they have cars that just use gasoline? Do they carpool? Do they take a car when they could ride a bicycle to a store that’s a couple of miles away? Do they use paper/plastic or fabric bags at the market? Do they adopt their pets from animal shelters?
    I need to know these things to decide if they are shallow or not. Because if they don’t do all these items on my checklist that I have decided means you are a responsible citizen of this planet, then they are shallow.

  151. But who is against extra funding for music programs in inner city schools?

    Lots of people. Some people feel that their property taxes should only go to schools in their area (property taxes are how LA schools are funded). So if a school is in an urban area, with low property values, they won’t receive as much funding as schools in affluent areas. Of course the more affluent schools will have the best of everything. Adam is aware that he went to a school that was in a more affluent area and therefore programs were available to him. It’s not pretty here in Los Angeles. The discrepency in funding for schools lead to busing, which means inner city kids would often ride a bus for two hours a day so they could go to a better school.

    But that is a different issue than fur. I hope, one day, Adam revises his opinion on that subject.

  152. He cares deeply about many things, probably just not the same things you care about.

    But this was your direct quote “I wouldn’t describe him as shallow, just not into anything that has to do with a cause or politics”. So what are these things he cares deeply about? HIS music, HIS friends, HIS family, making an appearance at some school where HIS fans donated a lot of money. None of this to me indicates someone who thinks outside of his situation, his world. Of course, a lot of people are like this, and it isn’t a big deal, but to me that makes him shallow.

  153. Lots of people. Some people feel that their property taxes should only go to schools in their area (property taxes are how LA schools are funded).

    But he wasn’t even advocating a tax for music eduction! He did some photo up at a school where his fans gave money, he didn’t even GIVE the money!

  154. I still would like to know how the other Top 10 feel about fur and leather, global warming, recycling, etc. Do they have cars that just use gasoline? Do they carpool? Do they take a car when they could ride a bicycle to a store that’s a couple of miles away? Do they use paper/plastic or fabric bags at the market? Do they adopt their pets from animal shelters?
    I need to know these things to decide if they are shallow or not. Because if they don’t do all these items on my checklist that I have decided means you are a responsible citizen of this planet, then they are shallow.

    Your right, I don’t know Lil Rounds answers to these questions, but if you want to go ask her that would be great, because if she said she didn’t think about politics or that she supports animal rights while at the same time supported the fur industry I would think she was shallow.

  155. But he wasn’t even advocating a tax for music eduction! He did some photo up at a school where his fans gave money, he didn’t even GIVE the money!

    He asked his fans to donate money to Donors Choice instead of buying him gifts. As an incentive, he told the winning fan group he would do an on-line chat with them. He also went to the school as part of the pledge to Donors Choice. This was great publicity to the program. Also, we have no idea what Adam donates to charity.

    This was also a national program and different states fund their school districts differently. I just brought up the California connection because he mentioned that he was aware that he was lucky he went to a school that offered programs and that those programs were really important to him, especially when things were really hard for him in middle school.

    I only bring it up to point out that he does think deeply about some things. I don’t agree with him on the fur subject, but I do not think he is shallow.

  156. he didn’t even GIVE the money!

    How do we know that he didn’t give money? He may have given a substantial amount, for all we know. I certainly can’t imagine that he would advocate a cause and not contribute himself.

  157. Another great tweet from the Aid Worker who met Kris yesterday:
    C

    oncern met Kris a true humanitarian, infomed, respectful connecting with mothers & childen through universal language – music

    http://twitter.com/aidwkr

    I wonder if he’s seen some of the responses to Kris’ visit, and didn’t understand why people don’t get the point of the trip.

  158. It would probably be a lot easier on Adam if he didn’t have to be so wonderful. He would be a saint not to be self-absorbed and self-indulgent right now; he has sudden fortune and fame. As he adapts to his new role, he will doubtless evolve. As I said earlier, he’s got time.

  159. if I held my musical artist to the standards then some want Adam to be I would have to throw out a good portion of my music.

    IMO I don’t think people should choose what music they listen to and what music not to listen to because of the personality of the performer. I think Eminem is a major douchebag but I think he’s incredibly talented so I buy his music, same for Adam. JMO though and no better then yours.

  160. skat-girl@allycatlover:
    02/20/2010 at 6:16 pm

    if I held my musical artist to the standards then some want Adam to be I would have to throw out a good portion of my music.

    IMO I don’t think people should choose what music they listen to and what music not to listen to because of the personality of the performer. I think Eminem is a major douchebag but I think he’s incredibly talented so I buy his music, same for Adam. JMO though and no better then yours.

    Well it may not be better then mine but it is basically exactly the same as mine. :lol: So to me it is great!!!!

  161. Another concert just being announced for Danny — March 26th in Jacksonville FL, sponsored as part of the spring concert series by 99.9 “Gator Country” radio station. Appears Danny has primary billing, Steel Magnolia will also be on that night.
    http://www.999gatorcountry.com/gcs_2010_3.aspx

    It does look like Danny has primary billing for this concert in Jacksonville, FL, and I think that’s cool. Glad to see that Danny will be apart of a lot of concerts on Sugarland’s tour as well as other concerts.

    Danny’s management or whomever seems to be doing pretty well with that. I noticed for the Winterblast concert in March where there are a lot of acts, it seems Danny has second billing behind Jake Owen. He was listed first for the “throwdown” event last night in Phoenix, although most of the other acts have been on the scene longer.

    http://www.hampton.gov/coliseum/event_details.aspx?event=4>

  162. Well it may not be better then mine but it is basically exactly the same as mine. So to me it is great!!!!

    lol I was speaking in general in case people actually do judge music like that but yes, your opinion on that is great!

  163. Well, looks like I’ll be deleting some posts!

    Did you get angry and defensive at some point in this thread? You can wave bye bye to your post, and you could end up in moderation.

  164. I’ll be closing the thread for cleanup.

    Reminder:

    1. Don’t complain about the contents of posts or the tone of the thread. If you’re feeling all butt-hurt because your favorite Idol is being criticized, it might be time to read something else.
    2. Don’t criticize your fellow posters. Respect others’ opinions.
    3. Don’t tell others what to post or what to do.
    4. Don’t attempt to dictate the discussion.
    5. My blog is not Adamland

  165. MattGiraud: Getting ready to hit the ice for my big performance. Should be fun!! I’m doing gimme one reason and miss u tonight

    I hope there will be videos of this – and I hope he performs in my area eventually, I’d love to see Matt live.

  166. My opinion about fur-gate(trying to not to be defensive.wish me luck) I agree with the content but think he worded his opinion horribly.For me,i only eat white met, no pork,don’t wear fur,leather etc. but I’m not an activist and I don’t think it’s a big deal.BUT,I can’t say it’s nit a big deal because I realize how important this issue is to some people..

    JMHO

  167. To avoid all the crap couldn’t he have just said “no” and left it at that?

    He could, but then he won’t get any publicity for it.

    He could have said “no” and then been outted for a being a lying liar who has worn fur, and lies a lot.

    LOL. “No” would have been the truth. The question was, is he opposed to fur.

  168. Video of Danny from last night’s packed “country throwdown” concert in Phoenix, one of the nicer clips I’ve seen that has him singing Back at One. And again he has the audience really into it with him.

    Interesting that he does that song on his country radio tour, but people seem to love it and I’ve certainly seen stranger choices of covers at country shows.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHwXD44O0IE

  169. Moving on from the fur issue, so now the Todrick issue has been brought out into the mainstream media with ABC news writing an article about it, but I still don’t see a huge outrage about it. Is Todrick in the clear? I think the issue will simmer beneath the surface during the semifinals, but if he makes top 12 it will explode.

  170. Interesting that he does that song on his country radio tour, but people seem to love it and I’ve certainly seen stranger choices of covers at country shows.

    I think a country singer had that as a hit… who the heck was it? Off to google…

  171. Oh, found it, Mark Wills covered it I believe in 1999 and had a #2 hit with it on the country charts. So that’s actually a pretty brilliant cover choice for Danny — country fans would know Mark Wills’ version even if they never heard Brian McKnight’s.

  172. Omigosh, sorry for my posting explosion! I should’ve gathered all my info before I posted :)

  173. Anyhew, I was interested to hear about DWTS not having as many people and therefore, some pros being cut. Well I’m okay with Lacey being cut, though sad for her. But I’ll be interested to see if Anna is also cut, because dude, has she ever gotten like beyond 3 weeks? she’s a cute and talented dancer, who gamely puts up with some contestants who aren’t going to go far. *hello models*

  174. tierbee:
    02/20/2010 at 8:03 pm
    Omigosh, sorry for my posting explosion! I should’ve gathered all my info before I posted :)

    Aww, I liked it ;)

    I’d forgotten about that country cover, that’s true. Though Danny is a big admirer of Brian McKnight so he probably is remembering it from the original. Either way, I love that song from Danny. I think he’s been getting a lot of support from RCA to sing the kinds of songs that suit him, including those that are in crossover territory for country, pop and R&B.

    Danny fans would love to get a bonus track sometime of Back at One. No hint of that yet though.

  175. Is Todrick in the clear? I think the issue will simmer beneath the surface during the semifinals, but if he makes top 12 it will explode.

    Mark my words, it will explode. It’s already on Yahoo’s homepage, with his smiling face. LOL

  176. Is Todrick in the clear?

    Ok I am embarrassed to admit it but I have no clue about this issue. What happened with Todrick. What did he do or not do? Help a bad Idol fan get caught up. Thanks

  177. I’m sorry if this is OT, but this week’s AI episodes are on the air on TV right now (I’m in Brazil) and could this people be more boring? Is there anybody interesting this year, other than Bowersox? Geez…

  178. Mark my words, it will explode. It’s already on Yahoo’s homepage, with his smiling face. LOL

    Oh I agree, it so will. That guy is toast if he gets into the top 12.

    Which huzzah! top 12 and not weird ass top 13 and all the other stuff. Which hope I didn’t jinx that by saying something.

  179. Which huzzah! top 12 and not weird ass top 13 and all the other stuff. Which hope I didn’t jinx that by saying something.

    I’m blaming you if they announce a fifth judge this week. LOL

  180. Sorry for post hoing, but I just remembered something. I was listening to the radio a couple hours ago (a mix station) and the female DJ says “Have you heard what Adam Lambert did to a fan who was talking during one of his concerts?” and the DJ then proceeds to play the tape of the incident. I was driving my father to get pizza, and my father said “Adam sounds like a jerk.” End of my story.

  181. haha seriously the yahoo homepage thing was what I just saw :)

    I bet Todrick won’t make the top 12

    I think there are mixed reactions to the dominos-gate(surprisingly,since the video went viral,people actually know what I’m reffering to when I added the ‘it’s a live show honey’ to my email signature :)) Ive been emailed the link to the video 6 times by non-fans with ‘LOL-this is awesome check it out’ or something like that.But,some people think adam’s a dou**bag but they pobably already thought he was.YMMV-but I thought it was the most bada$$ thin ever

    oh and thanks dhunken and tiger92 (although it’s not true :))

  182. I’m blaming you if they announce a fifth judge this week. LOL

    Zoinks! Man am I screwed if this thing goes pear-shaped.

    Everyone, knock that wood, and rub that rabbit’s foot. Whoops! sorry, that’s fur related, don’t want to bring up bad times.

  183. Everyone, knock that wood, and rub that rabbit’s foot. Whoops! sorry, that’s fur related, don’t want to bring up bad times.

    LOL

  184. 5. My blog is not Adamland

    Awwww MJ I did not even post until now! No, all joking aside I truly appreciate that your blog is not “Adamland” and not all about Adam all the time. I like the discussions of differences on here.

  185. Awwww MJ I did not even post until now!

    But if it was yours it would be adamlandland… heh :)

    Oh I agree, it so will. That guy is toast if he gets into the top 12.

    Yeah, nobody is going to care if Todrick goes out early but if he stays on there for any length of time… controversy! Drama!

    I’d forgotten about that country cover, that’s true. Though Danny is a big admirer of Brian McKnight so he probably is remembering it from the original.

    Yeah, I’m thinking he is remembering it from the original, too, but deliberate or not… very good choice of a cover that melds his R&B influences but that a country audience would know. (I *love* Brian McKnight, BTW!).

  186. Danny’s single My Best Days is running on the syndicated Bob Kingsley country top 40 this weekend, and also the Kix Brooks country top 40 show. This is the first time Danny has made it onto the radio countdown shows based on his chart placement. :)

    Although the Crook & Chase top 30 (?) show did feature his single as an extra song last month, and I heard they mentioned Danny again pretty recently on another of their shows.

  187. Moving on from the fur issue, so now the Todrick issue has been brought out into the mainstream media with ABC news writing an article about it, but I still don’t see a huge outrage about it. Is Todrick in the clear? I think the issue will simmer beneath the surface during the semifinals, but if he makes top 12 it will explode.

    It’s the Associated Press that wrote the article that appears on the ABC website. As all AP stories are, it will be picked up by numerous outlets, and it will prompt others to do their own stories. So it’s only just beginning.

    Ok I am embarrassed to admit it but I have no clue about this issue. What happened with Todrick. What did he do or not do? Help a bad Idol fan get caught up. Thanks

    As always, MJ’s posts are the best way to catch up:

    http://mjsbigblog.com/more-on-the-todrick-hall-controversy.htm

  188. Regarding Adam’s comments on fur. While I disagree with his opinion of fur, I was completely appalled by his flippant tone in his response to the question. What did he say? “I didn’t kill the thing…” That is just wrong IMO– it’s a hot button issue to many and he should treat the subject with respect.

  189. I don’t think this controversy will hurt Todrick as long as he performs well. The public will forgive a lot in place of talent. At least he won’t have to deal with being a gay contestant — Oh, wait… so I guess he’ll have a few hurdles. Still, the most interesting male contestant, IMO.

  190. Willis, I have to disagree with you. Tyler is the most interesting male contestant this year. I’m not sure how far he’ll go, but he’s definitely very interesting.

  191. Many dance studio owners also said that it’s unusual for parents to have to pay for their kids to be in a show like “Oz the Musical.” Parents should not be expected to pay for something that was billed as a national touring show.

    I am sad that some do not see this as something wrong. Maybe they haven’t been around many 3-9 year-olds who love music and dance? Maybe they would have no problem telling their child, Grandchild, sister, or niece that they can’t be in the show because it was canceled, but the money won’t be refunded? Maybe $75 isn’t a lot of money to some people?

    There are many talented young men who could have taken Todrick’s place in the TOP 24. What this man and his cohorts did was a testament to their character. Who needs this?

  192. Well, from what I’ve read, it sounds like Oz the Musical, or whatever it was called, was a business deal that went bad. I’m positive this isn’t the first theatrical production to get canceled due to lack of money. As far as the kids being disappointed, yes that is too bad, but it won’t hurt them to learn early that life is in fact, not fair. It will save them a lot of heart ache later, imo. And the parents were lucky to get out of the loss so easily. I’m sure the guy that financed the show originally lost a lot more $$$.

    However, that said, it does cast a shadow on Hall’s character, especially if it happened again with the Cinderella Rock production as I read up thread. But, there are many people who don’t care about the character or personality of their musical Idols, so if he is really talented, I doubt it will hurt him in the long run, as only the internet Idol loonies will know about the fiasco.

  193. Maybe because I have so much contact with little ones that my heart is soft. I can just see my 5 year-old Granddaughter dancing and singing, “I am a Munchkin, look at me. Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

    Yes, children will learn soon enough that there are people out there that don’t keep their word, but they will keep your money.

    EDIT: Of course, we are all entitled to our opinions which is why MJ’s blog is so popular.

  194. A little late responding to the shallow comments earlier in the thread. I don’t think I would categorize Adam as shallow but someone who had almost always been completely honest about where his energies and interests lie. Some may categorize those interests as shallow since they don’t focus on political issues or spending a lot of his time on volunteer work. I guess I see Adam as someone who represents the majority of folks. When he becomes uncomfortable with a situation and sees that he can help, he does. This summer when he recognized that he had the opportunity to direct the resources of his fans to a cause he could truely get behind and knew something about, he did. I see him as someone that needs to be personally attached to a cause. I see that he is always willing to say something positive and helpful about another musician even if it it has the possability of taking away some of his thunder. He seems like a really good friend and son. His world view shows him to be tolerant and open minded. Is he the next Mother Theresa? No. Is he a male Paris Hilton? No. Is he a good guy with a good heart and limited political interests. Probably.

  195. I guess I don’t see 100% proof that Todrick was involved in the finances of the production and took the money knowingly that productions would be cancelled. I worked alot doing accounting for small businesses starting up for about 6 years and alot of time they run into seriously financial problems and don’t have the cash flow to get out of them like bigger businesses, don’t 80% of businesses fail in the first 5 years. I hope the parents are paid back.

  196. On the Todrick thing, this has been disturbing from the start. I could never understand why they were charging kids to perform in a commercial show. Isn’t selling tickets the way you make money?

    From reports, there was another show that followed Oz with the same scam. Scamming kids and parents who want to think their kid might get there big break with a ‘Broadway’ director/producer just doesn’t sit well with me.

    Toderick seems ‘slick’ to me and I’m not impressed.

  197. To Will: You asked earlier about a certain picture of Adam (the one next to the pix of Johnny Weir) & where it came from. Without first checking, I believe that picture of Adam was from his performance of WLL on AI.

  198. adamized:
    02/21/2010 at 8:32 am

    A little late responding to the shallow comments earlier in the thread. I don’t think I would categorize Adam as shallow but someone who had almost always been completely honest about where his energies and interests lie. Some may categorize those interests as shallow since they don’t focus on political issues or spending a lot of his time on volunteer work.

    Well Said Adamized at least I think so, but I would say that he isn’t shallow because he is passionate about charities and helping others. As you pointed out, Right from the start he was vocal about helping Donorschoose.org and ask fans to direct their appreciation to that cause and then he introduced the contest which help raise 300k. He then keeps a promise by delivering some of the supplies to a classroom and as a bonus sits down with then for a sessions of his new single. He has been part of Haiti relief offering a PSA of his own and then being part of Rickey Martin’s. This is not the behavior of a shallow person. This is JMHO and I wanted to voice that I am in agreement with your post. Thanks

  199. My cynical self made the above post, lol. My own personal feelings about Hall, at least at this point, is that he seem very slick, and I don’t like him at all, regardless of any musical talent he may have. For me it is important that I am familiar with what kind of person an artist is before I give him my hard earned money. I frankly don’t see any difference between buying real fur, or buying music from rap artists who have been to jail for drugs or gun running, or for the lesser crime of writing “songs” about killing police/raping women. To me, you are voting with your dollars when you do that. You are saying I approve of this activity/opinion. In many cases this is the only way I feel I can make my voice heard in today’s culture, and I choose not to support those kind of enterprises. I don’t think Mr. Hall would make a very good “American Idol”. Just saying. IMO, YMMV, of course.

  200. Oh shit, I heard the opening bars and almost freaked out. They played David Cook’s Heroes over a montage of Bode Miller’s 3-medal win today. Sweet! David Cook and the Olympics– they meet again :). Of course, like Elliott’s Free, unidentified song may not mean too much in the grand scheme, but it’s still awesome :).

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