Carly Smithson tweets thoughts on the new Idol Panel
Season 7 Idol, Carly Smithson, tweets her thoughts on the new Idol panel:
I will honestly say that I worried about the future of American Idol until I watched the press conf. a few minutes ago. The changes are genius and I feel that it will give a fresh feeling to a show that has run for 10 years. My number one change is that the contestants will sing only music in their genre and not be made sing country r pop r rock if its not their thing. Something I wish that was in play my season.
Also they will have the aid of big time music producers to complete their song choice. Its gonna change everything and showcase each artist. Very clever and very exciting !!!!
‘American Idol’: Blake Lewis on judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Stop the presses!
“The judges are fresh for the 10th season of Idol. I am ready to see Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler take over. I love that this season’s panel now includes judges who made a career of as performers and I cant wait to see what antics these two will bring to that table. As long as this years contestants are diverse and true to the stage, Ill be in the front row of my living room just like the rest of America.”
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Smithson believes that introducing Jennifer Lopez as a judge could provide a similar experience for new contestants. She said, “I think it’s a great choice for a really high profile star, a major, major star to critique the people.” She added, “I would like to get a critique by someone I know has really done their time, made it, and has a catalog and experience to show for it.”
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Jordin Sparks Fox And Friends: On Motivating Kids
Kellie Pickler in love, in shape, in concert
Five years in the spotlight have not singed the wings of songbird Kellie Pickler.
She’s still the sweet, vulnerable girl America fell in love with on season five of American Idol. But don’t mistake that sweetness for weakness.
The former roller-skating Sonic waitress from Albemarle, N.C., who endeared herself with her homespun speech and girl-next-door good looks, is hard at work on her third studio album. Combine that with a hectic touring schedule – she opens tonight for Rascal Flatts at Cruzan Amphitheatre – it’s no wonder she’s yawning at 3 in the afternoon.
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Will Jennifer Lopez Rock American Idol? Her Superhot Costar Sure Thinks So
According to Hawaii Five-0’s new badass star Alex O’Loughlin—who knows just-announced Idol judge Jennifer Lopez well from starring with her in The Back-up Plan—J.Lo is precisely what American Idol needs. No, really! And here’s why:
“[Jennifer] will be great, ” Alex tells me from the set of Hawaii Five-0 in Honolulu. “She’s a great girl. She’s got a lot of spunk and she’s got a great sense of humor. So I think she’ll bring a humor edge. She understands musicians and dancers because it’s who she is; it’s where she comes from…I think she’s going to bring something special to the other judges.”
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‘American Idol’ Experts Size Up Jennifer Lopez And Steven Tyler
Typically, this kind of wholesale deck shuffling 10 seasons into a show’s run is a sign of desperation, a bandage to stop the ratings hemorrhaging or a last-ditch effort to recapture some elusive magic. Despite the fact that neither Lopez nor Tyler have any significant TV experience and both are past their creative zenith, Los Angeles Times pop critic Ann Powers applauded the choices and held out hope.
“I think they’re both great choices, ” Powers said shortly after Wednesday’s announcement. “Jennifer Lopez is someone I’ve advocated for for a long time, ever since she mentored on the show. She had a really great way with the contestants, and she’s the kind of celebrity — never super great at anything, but pretty good at a lot of things — who can really advise the contestants.”
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Judge Switcheroo Just The Beginning Of ‘Idol’ Changes
Immediately following the big reveal of the new panel of ‘American Idol’ judges, the show held a press conference to outline other changes for the upcoming season, its 10th. Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson were joined by host Ryan Seacrest, Interscope Geffen A&M Records chairman Jimmy Iovine, and various members of ‘Idol’ brass during a session that outlined a show that will continue to maintain the ‘Idol’ imprimatur, but will look very different from the program that sputtered to a halt as Lee DeWyze was crowned champion last May.
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‘American Idol’ Judge Jennifer Lopez: Everything You Need To Know
Next season, Jennifer Lopez will be the female face of the “American Idol” judges’ panel. She picks up where Ellen DeGeneres, Kara DioGuardi and, yes, Paula Abdul left off. Lopez, of course, will be joined by sole original “Idol” judge Randy Jackson and fellow newbie Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. But while Lopez will be new to the show, her career timeline begins nearly two decades ago.
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Jennifer Lopez on American Idol: Why She Needs to Be the New Simon Cowell
“Concentrate on the moment and just live, ” declared Jennifer Lopez, looking out on a crowd of American Idol wannabes, moments after Ryan Seacrest announced the “Get Right” singer would be part of the show’s season 10 judging panel at a press conference in Los Angeles earlier today. To which I say, “Oh. No.”
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Will Steven Tyler Be an Effective American Idol Judge?
Though it seems like we’ve known the makeup of American Idol’s new judging panel for months despite it only having been officially unveiled today, there’s still one thing we won’t know until January: Will these three have any chemistry together? With Randy Jackson there mostly for continuity’s sake and Jennifer Lopez principally angling for a springboard back into stardom (her Fox contract was the only one to include a first-look film and TV deal), Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is the table’s biggest X factor — and potentially, its biggest problem. Here are three questions we have about Tyler’s ability to replace Simon Cowell.
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Alex Lambert Sings Butterflies at a Place Called Home
Songs Revealed for GLEE Rocky Horror Episode
Meat Loaf and Barry Bostwick will appear on GLEE’s October 26 Rocky Horror tribute episode. The pair will play station managers who have an “interesting proposal” for Jane Lynch’s Sue Sylvester. This news comes on the heels of the announcement that Susan Sarandon had an interest in appearing on the episode. Fox has yet to confirm any casting for the Rocky Horror tribute show.
They have however now revealed the songs that’ll appear on the episode:
1. Science Fiction Double Feature
2. Damn It, Janet
3. Whatever Happened To Saturday Night?
4. Sweet Transvestite
5. Touch-A Touch-A Touch-A Touch Me
6. There’s A Light (Over At The Frankenstein Place)
7. Time Warp
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‘DWTS’ journal: Mark Ballas
What a show! I’m shocked that David Hasselhoff left. I’m really going to miss him screaming in the hallways of our rehearsal space with his booming voice! Seriously though, his partner, Kym (Johnson) is a dear friend, and I’m bummed she couldn’t stay longer.
I’m really proud of Bristol. She’s come so far in such a short amount of time, and I’m excited to continue to teach her as the competition carries on. We have the Quick Step this week, which I think will suit Bristol nicely. This dance is all about elegance and class, which she oozes.
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‘DWTS’ Cast Talks to ‘Extra’ About Hoff Booted Off
“Mario, what happened? They voted The Hoff — off. I needed some pointers from you, dude!” Hasselhoff joked backstage with “Extra’s” Lauren Sanchez, after the “DWTS” results were announced. “I thought we danced our Hassles-off. Ha. And we danced our hassle right off the show.”
His “DWTS” castmates offered their support. Brandy said, “I’m very shocked ’cause America loves The Hoff. I love The Hoff!” Tony Dovolani added, “How could they hassle the Hoff?”
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Exclusive: Patrick Swayze’s widow on Jennifer Grey’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ breakdown
Lisa Niemi, the wife of the late Patrick Swayze, told EW.com exclusively that she was “caught off guard” by the outpouring of emotion displayed by Jennifer Grey during the Dancing with the Stars premiere on Monday and “didn’t expect there to be so much focus on Patrick.” The season 11 opener featured a video segment of Grey bursting into tears when she and partner Derek Hough began to rehearse to “These Arms of Mine, ” a song featured on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.
Read more at Hollywood Insider