Idol Headlines for 07/13/07

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Unexpected moments boost the touring Idols

There are some things that will never be surprising about the American Idols Live tour:

First of all, it will be crowded. The annual tour features the “American Idol” top 10, and they all have their solo moments on stage as well as duos, trios and group numbers.

Secondly, it will be loud. Many “Idol” fans are teens, so when a Blake Lewis or even a Gina Glocksen takes the stage, you can barely hear what they’re saying above the screams…..

Al.com

Exclusive Interview: Sabrina Sloan, from ‘American Idol’

If American Idol was a show judged by experts in as objective a way as possible, Sabrina Sloan would have at least made the top 6 last season. Sabrina Sloan, a 27-year-old from California, has an incredible voice and it was shocker when America eliminated Sabrina from the competition after making it into the top 16 on American Idol. Thankfully, we haven’t heard the last of Sabrina. She stopped by BuddyTV recently to discuss her time on the show and what she’s got coming up in the future…..

Buddy TV

Ryan Seacrest wants up to 10 kids

Even though he’s still single, Ryan Seacrest already has big family plans. The American Idol host reveals that he wants no less than five offspring.

I think it would be tough, but I definitely look forward to a little boy and a little girl. I want more than five but less than 10……..

Celebrity Baby Blog

COWELL URGES CLARKSON TO END FEUD WITH DAVIS

British music mogul SIMON COWELL has urged AMERICAN IDOL star KELLY CLARKSON to end her war of words with record boss CLIVE DAVIS – because he knows better than her. Clarkson confirmed reports she and Davis had fallen out over tracks she wrote for new album My December during a recent Blender magazine interview, and Cowell feels the singer would be unwise to continue the feud….

Contactmusic.com

Kelly’s Big Gamble

Now that Kelly Clarkson’s “set for life, ” America’s queen of pop rock risks it all with her controversial new album.

Kelly Clarkson hustles down her long driveway and opens the broken gate to her Spanish-style villa. She’s on the phone, talking animatedly to a friend about wanting to see the newest “Pirates of the Caribbean.” As she ushers you inside her impressive digs, the first thing you notice are piles of clothes strewn all over the dining room table…….

USA WEEKEND.com

Business notebook

…Vote for your favorite: FremantleMedia, producer of the TV show “American Idol” signed a deal with Lyric Jeans Inc. for an 11-piece line of rock ‘n roll-inspired clothing for girls called Lyrix. The line, pictured at right in a company photo, is set to debut in February. Terms were not disclosed…

Boston.com

T.I. Gets Into It With A Fan ‘  Again; Plus 50 Cent, Katharine McPhee, Stack Bundles, Diddy, Kanye West & More, In For The Record
50 to premiere new video online Friday; McPhee struts her Stuff; informant provides new lead in Bundles killing.

…”American Idol” 2006 runner-up Katharine McPhee makes all kinds of provocative statements in the August issue of Stuff (check out McPhee’s sultry cover shot right here). Highlights include comments about being both naughty and nice (“There’s this other side of me that’s outgoing, energetic, and wild ‘  and did really stupid things in college”); dating older men (“I love them. They’re just wiser, and they’re less about themselves and more about you.”); obsessions (“For me, with men, I will fixate on something. I’ll say, ‘I’m obsessed with your chin.’ I’ll kiss his chin and munch on it, and I think that makes people feel good.”); and settling down (“I want to have, like, 15 babies. I’ve always wanted to be pregnant. One year for Halloween, I decided to be pregnant, so I got this nun costume, and I put a big belly under it.”). Interestingly, McPhee will play a pregnant hippy in her forthcoming studio acting debut, according to The Hollywood Reporter. McPhee will appear in an untitled Columbia Pictures/ Happy Madison comedy that also features Anna Faris, Emma Stone and Rumer Willis (Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter). Faris will play a Playboy bunny who is kicked out of the Playboy Mansion and becomes the house mother to a lame sorority. Filming is scheduled to begin later this month…

MTV.com

Love him or hate him, Sanjaya is back for Idols Live tour

While this summer’s American Idol Live tour may be headlined by the winner of this season’s competition, Jordin Sparks, and runner-up Blake Lewis, the top drawing card may well be Sanjaya Malakar.

He was voted off the show in April, finishing seventh. But that doesn’t change the fact that Malakar was the story of “American Idol” season six.

Malakar quickly built a fanatical following on “Idol, ” especially among young girls drawn to his charismatic stage presence, boyish good looks and his full mop of hair, which was a big topic as he changed styles from episode to episode….

PE.com

Make Me Heal Top Ten Hottest Celebrity Breast Implants

…Celebrities are humble these days, especially when the topic turns to plastic surgery. It is no different for one Kellie Pickler of American Idol, who got breast implants which she showed off in a return performance on American Idol in March of 2007. Since her appearance on the show, Pickler has, surprise surprise, denied having a breast augmentation. It is a good thing Pickler may have had a change of heart and has semi-admitted to have the breast implants in a televised interview. The singer has also said that she is open to having plastic surgery in the future once the signs of aging appear. …Im all for it. When Im older Im getting everything sucked, tucked and cut off, Pickler told said. We just hope that next time she wont be so quick to tell it off…

Make me Heal.com

Adam Sandler Catches McPheever

…In addition to McPhee’s turn as a peace-loving preggers sister, Stone plays the sorority president, Willis is an insecure student who chooses to don a backbrace, Dennings is a well-pierced women’s studies major and Goodman plays the flighty sister whose inability to commit to a major has kept her from graduating…

EOnline

Cant sing? You can still dress like an ‹Idol
Show licenses name for clothes with music motifs aimed at girls, tweens

Your singing voice might make Simon cringe and your two left feet might not endear you to Paula, but the chance to look like an American Idol could still be in the stars.

A line of rock n roll-inspired clothing for girls and tweens hits mass-market retailers next February, with prices for the denim-based line ranging between $10 and $40 for T-shirts, jeans, dresses and vests.

FremantleMedia, producers of the hit television show American Idol ‘  which is judged by Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson ‘  penned the deal with Lyric Jeans Inc, a Los Angeles-based company known for its premium clothing adorned with iconic song lyrics, from …Revolution by The Beatles to …Stayin Alive by the Bee Gees….

MSNBC.com

Wading through Pacific’s ocean

…Actually, I’m far more interested in whether success has spoiled Chris Daughtry (Wednesday, 7 p.m., $39.50, with 12 Stones), given that his omnipresent debut is the biggest smash so far in a tremendously weak sales year. Will he come off humble yet defiantly strong in his first large-scale O.C. show, following a well-received set earlier this year at the Mouse House? Can he reproduce as robustly live what so many have taken to on record? Will I wish I was actually home when he starts to sing “Home”? …

OC Register

Taylor Hicks on track
Alabama native thinks he’ll feel at home at the Kentucky Speedway

Nothing says summer like a truck race at the Speedway accompanied by some good old-fashioned American rock and soul. Former “American Idol” star Taylor Hicks will bring his “Soul Patrol” to the track Saturday night for a gig before the Built Ford Tough 225.

Hicks, 29, who will also sing the national anthem, says he’s got no worries about taming the boisterous Speedway crowd, having spent plenty of time at the track in his native Birmingham, Ala. The gray-haired crooner, whose self-titled major-label debut was released in December, has been touring hard for most of this year. The Speedway gig is his only scheduled appearance in the area. He called us from the road and shared some of his boundless enthusiasm for scoring the gig of a lifetime…..

News Enquirer.com

95 Comments

  1. LOL. NO. I stupidly linked an article that you already had, even though I read your link an hour earlier. I’m glad it is the weekend.

    I agree with Simon Cowell – time for Kelly Clarkson to stop talking to the press, period. Try a therapist instead. And does her mother really call her “dude”?

    Pssst – Ryan – have I got a girl for you.

  2. The movie Kat is in sounds like a female version of “Animal House”. LOL

  3. Ryan needs to hook up with Kat, since they both want a zillion kids. Does he have a good enough chin for Kat?

  4. Clear acts for the haze of summer

    ….Have you ever watched American Idol and thought to yourself, “this show would be so much better if everybody was drunk?”

    I know I have.

    Apparently, so have the folks over at The Surf City Hotel. Now in its’ second year, The SCH’s hugely popular LBIDOL CONTEST places a slew of talented contestants onstage with gifted cover band ELEVEN:ELEVEN and a whole lot of booze.

    Imagine Sanjaya singing after SoCo shots.

    Paula on peach schnapps.

    The rules are simple: each week an inebriated audience votes on two winners who will go on to compete for a chance to win a luxurious trip to Punta Cana. Bartenders Kristin and Sue emcee; Simon Cowell eats his heart out.

    And, just for the record, if Ryan Seacrest were to attend, he’d be drinking Cosmos. You can quote me on that one

    Ashbury Park Press

  5. Celebrities discovering the Coast, and each other

    BILOXI —
    At 10:15 Saturday night, fans filled Hard Rock Biloxi hoping for a glimpse of Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber and Kid Rock. Over at Beau Rivage, LL Cool J was on stage and at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, CPR Fest starring Daughtry was wrapping up and the crowd was heading to the IP Casino afterparty.

    Entertainers who are scheduled this summer could bring in more celebrities coming by to take in the shows and and a little low-key R and R: Hard Rock: … Aug. 2; Daughtry… Mississippi Coast Coliseum: Taylor Hicks, Aug. 3

    http://www.sunherald.com/278/story/96289.html

  6. No mere singer
    Jasmine Trias has made the jump from singer to entertainer, thanks to the SOS’ Tony Ruivivar

    What would Simon say if he could see her now?

    Jasmine Trias is returning to Hawaii this weekend for two shows as a special guest of the Society of Seven. Hawaii’s best known “American Idol” finalist will be doing almost everything the SOS guys do — singing, dancing and impressions…..

    Star Bulletin

  7. Does anybody know when Taylor’s birthday is (silly question, right?)?
    It seems like he’s been thirty forever :wink_wp:

    Yes, Kelly should stop talking about Clive.

  8. Maybe it just seemed like forever because they were calling him 30 before he actually was. Wikipedia:born October 7, 1976

    You were right Lisa B. Thanks.

  9. Get Out Friday: ‘Napoleon’s Beethoven’

    Taylor Hicks

    His fans are called the Soul Patrol, which clues you into the musical approach of singer-songwriter and “American Idol” veteran Taylor Hicks. If you’re into songs performed in the emotionally naked, old-school R&B style, he’s your man. And while Hicks is no substitute for Sam Cooke or Otis Redding, he has the clear advantage of not being dead……

    STL Today

  10. I just saw Fantasia on GMA doing her single. She was so fabulous she gave me the chills. Season 7 better have people that can do the same or the show really is done.

  11. A chat with American Idol Jordin Sparks

    …Second-place winner Blake Lewis said he has already recorded six songs for his album. Sparks had only recorded one song for her album at the time of our interview, but it is a song she thinks will have a big impact on popular music.

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I love my song,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  she says. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I keep listening to it and singing it to myself and then I have to remember that I kind of have to keep it a secret until it comes out.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ …

    Broward Times

  12. I just saw Fantasia. I forgot she was going to be on GMA but someone in my building had their tv on and I heard her voice. I am going to go out on a limb and say that Fantasia will be the most successful Idol when it’s all said and done.. We all see where instant success can take you..Kelly girl, I’m talking to you…

    I can’t see her going down the path that Kelly decided she wanted to take. I see her gaining fans and proving her worth, not through cd sales but through her talent. I’m secretly hoping Taylor is right behind her on that path..

  13. Well, I’m glad Taylor has the advantage of not being dead. That sounds like a helluva advantage. I’m not sure Ryan is old enough for Kat…

  14. sammy
    Jul 13th, 2007 at 8:23 am
    Does anybody know when Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s birthday is (silly question, right?)?
    It seems like heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s been thirty forever

    Yes, Kelly should stop talking about Clive.

    And Clive needs to stop airing the dirty laundry. Two-way street after all…

  15. I noticed that USA today article also had an interview with Jordin and Blake. LOL at Blake’s answers. Boy says what he thinks, doesn’t he?

  16. I’m guessing Jessica Biel gave the photogs less “time” than Kat. Just a guess. Simon gives good advice that Kelly should take.

  17. pfeeder, I’ve noticed Katharine has been supporting Henna a lot lately, since they’re supposed to start filming soon perhaps she needs to wear it for her role?

  18. Here are high-quality untagged images courtesy of the IDF Kat media whizzes:

    http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i64/khm32584/Chuck and Larry Premiere/?start=all

    (You probably have to cut and paste the URL to work, and not just click it because of the space problem bug here. Or is there a trick for putting spaces in URL’s in this software?)

  19. pfeeder, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve noticed Katharine has been supporting Henna a lot lately, since theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re supposed to start filming soon perhaps she needs to wear it for her role?

    Has she? Sorry, rad have been busy and this is the first time I noticed her having one. It’s cool, though, and goes with the dress.

  20. There was some pap shots at a cafe the other day where she’s also sporting it and meeting with someone we’re still trying to figure out who he is.

  21. Looks like she may be getting into the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“pregnant hippyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  role a bit early.

    Perhaps life is imitating “art”.

  22. I promise this will be the last for now. But for those who don’t want to be bothered cutting and pasting URL’s, here’s the very same Wireimage pics on what looks to be a Hungarian message board :unsure_tb: !! (Guess Kat has lots of international fans by now.)

    http://www.sztar.com/showthread.php?t=121849

    Can anybody here read Hungarian?

  23. Sarah, from what I’ve seen on various sites, he’s on Monday night. Tonight, CNN shows that he’s doing a show on UFOs.

  24. I’m curious about the highest grossing tours so far in 2007. Anyone know how to find that information?

  25. I also read that Taylor will be on LKL on the 16th. Of course, I may have read it here. :confused_wp: I saw nothing about it at the Official Soul Patrol Headquarters site.?????

  26. Taylor will be on

    Larry King Live – Monday, July 16
    Good Morning America – Tuesday, July 17
    The View – Wednesday, July 18

    He also mentioned during last night’s concert in Milwaukee that he will be doing an ‘acoustic tour’ this fall. I’ll be first in line for *that* one!

  27. I’ve never done this before but why not join the crowd. Some pictures of Elliott at a big Sports charity event last night. He doesn’t do too many of these so:
    http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.as…==282098&nbc1=1

    Re: Kelly Clarkson. A year ago Kelly was being managed by Jeff Rabhan of The Firm. Sometime in fall, 06, he left them and I guess the head of The Firm became her manager (the guy she thanked on the album and then fired.) Rabhan formed his own company and is now doing an excellent job for .. Elliott. Small world indeed.

  28. “Guess who I just saw Downtown …”

    If Channel 12 morning news anchor Caroline Lyders and former “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks want to keep their “friendship” a secret, they’re not doing a particularly good job.

    All of this is our way of informing you, the reader, that numerous sources have contacted OMC to report Lyders-Hicks sightings:

    “They’re eating lunch at Rock Bottom Brewery.”
    “They’re walking down Kilbourn Avenue.”
    “They’re shopping at the Milwaukee Public Market.”
    “Taylor is going to visit the Channel 12 newsroom.”

    http://www.onmilwaukee.com/buzz/omcetc/articles/lydershicksintown.html

  29. Okay. Link didn’t work. That teaches me to post pictures. It was the Matt Leinart Celebrity Bowling event and the pictures were cute. Maybe somebody else can post them. And I was going to post the link for Sanjaya paper doll but I won’t even try now.

  30. griz … have I told you that you rock , lately ? And a “you also rock !!” to Bobbie and sammy. :grin1_ee:

  31. And I was going to post the link for Sanjaya paper doll but I wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even try now.

    Heh. We were playing with those last night in chat. A word to the wise, don’t click on the link to the Ryan Seacrest paper doll unless you have brain bleach handy. (and somebody needs to buy the Blake Lewis doll some plaid clothes…and why does the Daughtry doll have more hair options than Sanjaya?…puzzling times, these)

  32. Elliott is beginning to look like a cave-man. He needs to cut his hair back a bit.

  33. LMAO at the Ryan, Daughtry, Blake paper dolls. Did Ryan design his own paper doll? Is he the only one that gets a stomach like that? So funny. They have Kat, Paula, JHud too.

  34. Ok, can someone post the link to the paper dolls so I can play too? LOL
    I tried searching google but came up empty.

  35. Hey, look, a million pictures of Katharine! More than any other star of the movie! SURELY it can’t be because she’s just really, really pretty and knows how to work a camera (save for the obnoxious kissy face). And it CAN’T mean that she might have lingered on the red carpet to make sure that she had a lot of pictures taken. No, it MUST mean that she’s the biggest most talented star EVAH!

    So Jordin has a crush on Chris Richardson, huh? Awww. Since they all seem to have wicked senses of humor, I’d love to see the both of them stage some public PDA time just to rile up the caketards. :)

  36. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve never done this before but why not join the crowd. Some pictures of Elliott at a big Sports charity event last night. He doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t do too many of these so:

    Nick Does Some Scandal – Free Bowling With Celebs

    http://popsugar.com/393331

    Lots more pics including Andy Roddick, Brittany Gastineau and Elliot Yamin so just…

  37. Okay….let’s get this party started.

    (dons asbestos undergarments because I suspect my opinion may not be popular)

    The article that Lisa linked above “Kellyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Big Gamble” also includes an interview with Blake and Jordin. Jordin gives the typical “Bull Durham” answers, so there is nothing to see there.

    I was a litte surprised, though, at the following answers:

    So, how did you brace yourself for the judges’comments every week?
    Blake: I never listened to them, honestly. And a lot of their stuff is a bunch of malarkey.

    Well, that’s pretty blunt. I guess the EW’s in-audience reviewer was wrong when they said that Blake looked hurt when the judges didn’t like what he did to his song on Diana Ross night. I’m not going to argue with him about the judges not always being up to snuff with their comments, but most contestants at least try to make nice.

    Was it frustrating to not get free rein on song choice?
    Blake: Yeah, [the] restrictions suck. I don’t really like singing other people’s stuff.

    Picked the wrong contest to enter then, didn’t ya? Must be having fun on the summer tour.

    Are you ready for the tour this summer?
    Blake: Honestly, I’m not a big fan of group anything. I’ve always thought that group performances are a little cheesy.

    Wow! That makes me excited to buy a ticket for the tour especially knowing that it’s mostly group numbers (but, on the other hand, I love me some cheese). Three months of group numbers…going to be rough for him.

    LMAO. I cheered Blake on all year, but these are not the most diplomatic answers. This mook is going to give Kat a run for her money. I still like Blake, but he needs to stop giving interviews when he’s grumpy.

  38. Blake strikes me as another performer who thought he was too good for American Idol. As much as Chris Sligh gets a lot of carp for the things he says, I think that Blake’s ego is up there with the best of them. The more I read about him, the less I like him. And I never did care much for him as a performer, anyway. A lot of people found him really exciting, but I took bathroom breaks so I wouldn’t have to be exposed to his creepy, motionless face. At least he’s not being shoved down my throat as omgthenextbigthing to the extent that I’ve started to actively hate him, though. ;)

  39. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t really like singing other peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s stuff.

    Well then, it looks like Blake and Clive will be BFF.

    I agree Kirsten — along with some other recent info from and about Blake — this might indicate a wealth of snark material soon to come.

    To hell with talking points. It’s better when Idols misbehave.

  40. The Egos certainly seem to have landed.

    Let’s hope that more people turn up at their concerts to help feed them.

  41. When I read that interview, I thought Blake is the anti-Ace. LOL. I heart them both.

    Seriously, I’m not mad at him. He’s just saying what most of them are probably thinking. And there’s nothing half-assed about his performance on tour.

    Now, if he starts talking about gnawing on chins or claim that the only thing to eat in the south is mac and cheese, then I might re-evaluate.

  42. As much as Chris Sligh gets a lot of carp for the things he says,

    I know that Chris gets more than his fair share of criticism for some of the things he’s said on his blog. And, I understand that different people interpret things in different ways – especially the written word which lacks the inflections and facial expressions that usually give away the intent of a speaker.

    But (and I’m planning to make this the last time I gush about his niceness – really I’m going to try) I had a completely different impression of him in person. I commented quite a bit on his stage awkwardness during the show. Live, he doesn’t appear awkward to me at all, and believe me I was looking for it. Throughout the concert, he seemed well-rehearsed and confident.

    At the aftershow, he couldn’t have been nicer. He’s extremely friendly and very enthusiastic about the tour. He also seemed genuinely interested in our opinions, good or bad. He’s polite, respectful, humorous and appears to accept criticism quite well.

    So, while I understand that he has a reputation with some for being egotistical or above the whole AI experience or even critical of his fellow contestants, I saw the complete opposite from him. He is very supportive of the other performers and he comes across as very humble. That’s just my opinion and your feelings may differ, but after spending a few minutes with him, I just didn’t see the ego at all.

  43. I thought that American Idol Ice Cream was overkill. Now, we are expected to support Idol jeans and accessories. And people are wondering why viewership is down. Everytime one turns around one is confronted by the most minute news about even the least successful of Idol non-winners. I love Idol but I think it is a huge mistake to keep on pushing the envelope in search of new territories to conquer (financially, that is!)

  44. Taylor Hicks

    His fans are called the Soul Patrol, which clues you into the musical approach of singer-songwriter and “American Idol” veteran Taylor Hicks. If you’re into songs performed in the emotionally naked, old-school R&B style, he’s your man. And while Hicks is no substitute for Sam Cooke or Otis Redding, he has the clear advantage of not being dead

    St. Louis Dispatch

  45. Spenser, I couldn’t agree with you more re: Chris Sligh. He was a great on stage and seems like a great guy.

  46. They are probably all great people, but they are in the public eye now, and should put the brain into gear before they speak.

  47. SpenserJ, Chris is fun to snark on, but my take is that he thought people were going to LOVE his “too cool for school” attitude, and when people didn’t, I think he was genuinely shocked. That being said he does seem a little big for his britches (what with the “people just didn’t get my arrangement” and whatnot). I also think that when people didn’t respond to his shtick, he got a bit pouty and a bit petty about it, which only fueled the snark fire.

  48. They are probably all great people, but they are in the public eye now, and should put the brain into gear before they speak.

    No doubt about that. I being a Blake fan am a wee bit taken aback by some of those quotes in the article. Mostly, I like to believe in the illusion that they’re enjoying performing what I’m watching. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt for now.

  49. Try reading the thread LBB.

    July 13, yes. Which post did I duplicate ? Seemed to have missed it.

  50. Re: Chris Sligh

    I think a lot of Sligh’s comments from his blog were taken WAY out of context.

    Re: Idol’s sticking their foot in their mouths

    At this point, I don’t care, unless they sound really stupid (like Kat has lately) then it’s fun to snark on. But as far as me changing my mind about whether I “like” a contestant or not, based on some words from an interview–Nah.

    I actually appreciate it when an Idol shoots from the hip. Makes things more interesting…

  51. But as far as me changing my mind about whether I à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“likeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  a contestant or not, based on some words from an interviewà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’Nah.

    Understandable. But since I never really liked Blake to begin with, his comments don’t exactly improve my impression of him. Then again, Kelly Clarkson was someone that I never really paid attention to before until this album debacle, and I’ve been quite enjoying her statements, so who knows.

  52. But as far as me changing my mind about whether I à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“likeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  a contestant or not, based on some words from an interviewà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’Nah.

    I agree with that too. Just because I might be disappointed in something someone says, doesn’t mean I’m not going to enjoy their music anymore. In theory, I’m 100% behind Kelly Clarkson’s standing up for herself. But, I think some of the things she says i.e. Clive being a hundred years old and such are a little too disrespectful and detract from her valid argument. I did however buy her CD, and I listen to it and I still really dig her.

    So, even if I snark on what Blake says or it bugs me a little, it doesn’t mean I won’t buy his CD – because I totally will.

    I suspect I’ve probably been a fan of some pretty heinous people. But since I’m not inviting them over for dinner – I’m cool with that.

  53. Speaking of Taylor’s upcoming appearances, was surprised to read he’s the “musical guest” on The View next Wednesday – ‘midst all the promotional appearances for his book.

    And speaking of Taylor, once again – yesterday, I actually heard “Heaven Knows” ON MY RADIO as I was out running around! It was around 5PM, so not even in the wee morning hours when no one’s awake! Had to make sure I didn’t have the cd playing, because I have NEVER heard him on the radio before!

  54. Well, THIS IS HUGE!!!

    How is it that our intrepid reporterà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ and resident BRITà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ missed the announcement of a new British magazine?

    Hits newsstands across the UK in September.

  55. LOL, Boulder – you’re getting too good at ‘publishing’ all these magazines!

  56. Well that doesn’t surprise me a bit. Talk about getting into character. Ryan….pick up, Kat’s on the line.

    Nice find Boulder.

  57. LOL, Boulder – youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re getting too good at à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹publishingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ all these magazines!

    :laugh_tb:

    Nice find Boulder.

    :smile1_tb:

    Hey, LisaB fell down on the job on this one. So, someone had to do it.

    :innocent1_tb:

    ETA:
    Be sure to click thumbsnap image to read the fine print.

  58. If only I’d known about the ice cream cravings and pool dipping.

    Good catch Boulder, fancy me missing that! :doh_tb:

  59. I cannot figure out what Blake interview everyone is talking about. Can someone repost the link for me? Sorry to be so dense…

  60. Here you go, Lu.

    http://usaweekend.com/07_issues/070715/070715kelly_clarkson.html#chatter

    I personally don’t think he said anything that bad. He thinks group numbers are cheesy and he’d rather do originals. Oh, and he thinks the judges are full of malarkey. The bastard!

    Of course, he was very complimentary about Kelly Clarkson.

    Blake has said in a gazillion interviews how excited he was to be going on tour and that he loves live audiences.

  61. Blake strikes me as another performer who thought he was too good for American Idol. As much as Chris Sligh gets a lot of carp for the things he says, I think that Blakeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ego is up there with the best of them.

    I kinda see Chris’ ego in a different light to Blake’s. IMO, Chris comes across like a very nice guy with a sense of humour most won’t get at first. He does seem to take things a bit personal thou. Blake, on the other hand, just comes across as if he is allowing all that was/is happening to him go straight to his head.

  62. I’m glad to see that Sabrina Sloan is still out there, workin it. She was soooo disappointing after she killed in her opening performance. But I’ve heard her a few times after she was off the show and really enjoyed her voice.

    Considering the wide difference in success of even finalists, it’s always interesting to see how much an appearance on Idol can help those that merely got a quick shot at the limelight. Could Ayla Brown truly be the biggest success story out of the non-finalists? Time will tell.

  63. Of course, he was very complimentary about Kelly Clarkson.

    Yes. He said that Kelly Clarkson reminds him of his mom. I know most 20-something girls can’t hear that often enough.

    LOL…yes, I know it’s out of context.

    I’m not saying Blake is factually incorrect, I just think he might want to be a tad more tactful.

    I don’t dislike Blake for what he said, but it might make the tour a bit less enjoyable. It’s kind of like watching a dancing bear. You feel guilty when you know that they are being tortured to perform that way. If Blake doesn’t like what he’s doing (“I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t really like singing other peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s stuff.”) and he thinks it’s beneath him (“Honestly, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not a big fan of group anything. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve always thought that group performances are a little cheesy”), I feel kind of bad watching it. First, he’s not having fun. Second, I get the impression he doesn’t think much of people who are fans of the group thing.

    But, I’ll chalk it up to a bad day for him. It was early. He was grumpy. There wasn’t a Starbucks on the way. Jordin had just sat on his favourite hat. He looks like he’s having fun on stage, so I’ll believe the illusion for now.

  64. He looks like heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s having fun on stage, so Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll believe the illusion for now.

    Ditto on that. And, I still haven’t seen anything that makes him sound all that diva-ish. Plus, I absolutely adore the word Malarkey and I just don’t think it’s used enough in everyday conversation.

  65. If I compare someone to my mom, it’s a huge compliment. I’m fairly close to my mom and think she’s a great human being and wish there were more people like her in the world.

  66. Still loving on Blake. Group songs usually are cheesy. I like that he doesn’t just give the pat PC answers to everything.

  67. Interviews are boring and fake when you read the same canned answers for every question. I’m glad Blake tells it like it is.

  68. At least Blake brings buzz to Season 6. They need a “bad boy” to spice things up. I saw Becky O’Donohue on one of those tabloid shows. She was interviewing Adam Sandler and Jessica Biel and is in some movie with them. She also interviewed Kat and I thought came across really well. So there’s another ex-idol with some kind of career going. I forgot how beautiful she is.

  69. Blake is fine. Kristi, his BFF and the head Blaker Girl, wrote this in a MySpace bulletin she sent out on Monday:

    i asked him what he thinks of tour so far and he said it’s been really fun. he said the audiences are “really loud!”. haha i asked him what his favorite song to perform is and he said “i like the guys band, and my duet with chris, and all my solo songs…so i guess i like everything!” all in all, our boy’s having a good time!

    I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt here. In the past, he’s been quoted out of context, so who knows…that could be what’s happened here. And as pj said, he’s said a gazillion times that he was excited to go on tour. He wanted to make the top ten for that very reason.

  70. You feel guilty when you know that they are being tortured to perform that way.

    This is going to sound horrible, but knowing that makes watching the groups songs even funnier. heh.

    At least Blake brings buzz to Season 6. They need a “bad boy” to spice things up.

    Hell yeah. So. Sick. Of. Kat. McPhee. Brink on the Blaker Snark! :devil_tb:

  71. I like Blake so of course will give him the benefit of doubt but really nothing he said bothers me in the least. The judges aren’t reasonable much of the time (don’t mess around with a classic one week and love how you made the song your own the next) and he never argued with them which people hate. I also hate group numbers although I’d suffer through it if Blake did, lol.

  72. Advice to Kat:
    Don’t blow kisses! Not your best look. Just write “I’m blowing you a kiss” on your hand.

  73. Hell yeah. So. Sick. Of. Kat. McPhee.

    Join the club…I’ve been sick of her from the moment I heard her sing…and then she opened her mouth and spoke. Stick a fork in her.

    Brink on the Blaker Snark! :devil_tb:

    OK, I will start studying up on the increasingly snark-worthy Blake Lewis. Although, fugly hat talk only goes so far. There is only so much one can with do.

    ETA:

    WOW. WHO KNEW?

    Blake has already made the cover of The Hat Magazine.

  74. I tried MJ, I really tried. :)

    Although, thinking about it, with all the hats Blake owns, he COULD appear on Milliner’s Monthly for years.

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