Idol Headlines for 09/23/09

Academy of Country Music Honors Brightest Stars

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Some of the biggest names in country music came out to honor the icons who paved the way. The Academy of Country Music handed out awards to the artists and musicians who made a difference.

R Kelly super fan gets arrested
R Kelly super fan gets arrested

“I just wanted to make a living writing and singing. Now I am 24 years into the business doing that. I still love what I am doing, and I am happy to be here, ” said Travis.

Reigning ACM entertainer of the year Carrie Underwood was glad Travis was there too.

“He has had, and is still having an amazing career, it’s great to be a part of that, ” said Underwood.

The night was about remembering the artists and the musicians who made this industry what it is today.

Newschannel5.com

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Kris Allen Banters, Deflects and Charms Like a Champ

I’ll admit it: I turn into a giddy schoolgirl whenever “American Idol” winner Kris Allen comes to town. I can’t help it! The dude is just so friggin’ charming. We have a familiarity and banter together that I’ve never had with another artist. (Well, Madonna came close. I kid.)

Our “friendship” has even sparked a silly frivolous rivalry between myself and Entertainment Weekly “Idol” guru Michael Slezak, who also gets especially-chummy interviews with Kris. (If you’ve never read Slezak’s recaps or watched his “Idolatory” video show, you are a sad human being.)

MTV.com

Chris Sligh disses ‘American Idol’ alums: I die inside.

Oh, Chris Sligh. I remember when you first graced my TV screen way back in 2007, a breath of fresh air amongst a crop of season six Idol lookers like Haley Scarnato. Oh, how silly you were, bouncing into that Idol audition room in Birmingham like an ever-huggable Teletubby, spouting off funny-isms like, ‘[I want] to make David Hasselhoff cry.’ 

But now, Chris Sligh, you’re making me cry. And not in a good way. This past Saturday, you took to your blog to give season 8’s top ten Idols some advice following their final tour date. And though you make some valid points throughout your rant (and yes, I will qualify it as a rant), most of your blog post just reeks of arrogance and negativity. So let’s take a look, and refute ‘” and support when necessary ‘” some of your points, shall we?

Entertainment Weekly

‘American Idol’ Guest Judge Katy Perry Didn’t ‘Make Anybody Cry’

Katy Perry tried to strike a balance between sympathetic and critical when she sat in as a guest judge for the “American Idol” auditions in Los Angeles. So, how tough was she on the contestants?

“I make ’em cry all the time, ” she joked to MTV News during a set visit for the video of her duet with 3OH!3, “Starstrukk.” “The ‘American Idol’ experience was awesome. If I was offered that job as a permanent host I would ditch my career and take on that career.”

MTV

Catching Up with Bucky Covington

Season 5 finalist Bucky Covington is performing a hometown concert for charity this month. We caught up with Bucky to find out more about his return to Rockingham, Backpack Pals, his sophomore album, and more.

Bucky’s new single, “Gotta Be Somebody, ” is a cover of the Nickelback song. When Bucky was in Albany, New York on the American Idols LIVE! 2006 concert tour, he saw lead singer Chad Kroeger sitting in the hotel bar. Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, and Bucky decided to talk to him and ended up going to one of his shows. “I was in a rock band for 10 years. I love the energy of rock, but I love country music. My record producer suggested “Gotta Be Somebody” but I was hesitant because everything Nickelback puts out is so successful and I wasn’t sure how people would respond to a cover of the hit. I love the song, so I gave it my all and the producer helped make it amazing. I love it. I’m very happy. It’s great!”

American Idol.com

Constantine Maroulis: The Reality Rocks Interview, Pt. 2

In the second installment of my two-part dressing room interview with season 4 American Idol contestant-turned-Broadway star Constantine Maroulis, he discusses being a rock star in real life vs. playing one onstage; how his Tony-nominated Rock Of Ages musical is different from typical Broadway fare; how Rock Of Ages has made him a better overall performer; and what his future career plans are after Rock Of Ages’ eventual final curtain call. (Don’t panic about that last part–he reveals in this interview that he’s just signed on to star in the show for at least another year.)

Yahoo.com

ROCK OF AGES Star Maroulis Offers ‘A Night At The Rock Show’ At Joe’s Pub 9/23 & 10/14

Constantine Maroulis, the TONY-nominated star of the smash Broadway hit, ROCK OF AGES, announces that he will launch A NIGHT AT THE ROCK SHOW, a series of performances at New York’s famed Joe’s Pub. Performance dates for the show are September 23 and October 14. Shows on both evenings at at 9:30pm.

A NIGHT AT THE ROCK SHOW will feature Constantine’s unique interpretations of some of the greatest rock songs of all time. Maroulis will be backed by an all-star band, according to press notes.

Broadway World

Free Jason, free jeans

If you like singer Jason Castro AND free jeans, draw a little heart with dreadlocks on your calendar for Saturday, when the American Idol contestant and Rockwall resident hits NorthPark to sing in The Gap store’s new look.

The first 69 customers to the store get a free pair of 1969 Premium Jeans and at 12:30 p.m., Castro takes the mic to sing a set that’s sure to include his fun new single “Let’s Just Fall in Love Again.” Who knows, he just might need a chorus of whistlers to whistle in that happy intro…

Castro will also be performing the night before at the State Fair at 8:30 p.m. on the Chevrolet Main Stage.

QuickDFW.com

Ellen DeGeneres: ‘I think ‘American Idol’ is ready for its first blond judge’

We have an African-American president and a Hispanic Supreme Court justice, so the next step in the interest of equal-opportunity for positions of national power is clearly to have a blond lady sit next to three dark-haired people and judge a televised karaoke contest. Ellen’s logic does seem infallible here. On today’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen felt she needed to further explain why she’d be a good American Idol judge: ‘I have spent my whole life being judged, so I know what it’s like to be judged. I will be an honest judge without being mean.’  So if that whole ‘I’ll be the people’s judge’  campaign didn’t speak to you, perhaps ‘I’ll be a judge who is able to identify with contestants’  will. Ellen also got a good-natured dig in at Paula Abdul’s spoof of her dance moves on Thursday’s Vh1 Divas concert. It’s true; I’ve been watching Ellen dance for years and I’ve never once noticed her tap her own ass.

Entertainment Weekly

‘American Idol’ goes home to Showtracker

With the departure of No. 1 “American Idol” fan Richard Rushfield from the Los Angeles Times, Idol Tracker is closing shop.

But that doesn’t mean we’re easing up on “American Idol” coverage! For all things “Idol, ” head over to the The Times’ TV blog, Showtracker.

(And before you go, don’t forget to check out our ultimate interviews with Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert.)

LA Times

‘Fame’ lives into a new century; do you remember their names?

Who knew it was the movie that was going to live forever?

Nearly 30 years ago, after Broadway’s A Chorus Line paved the way but before the quick-edit flash of MTV became the rage, the backstage showbiz saga was given an all-singing, all-dancing surge of youthful vigor by Fame, as directed by British auteur Alan Parker.

Now, the inevitable, glossier remake arrives in theaters Friday.

Yes, legwarmers and ghetto blasters are ancient artifacts now. Hip-hop has supplanted disco as the urban beat of choice. The institution that inspired the 1980 movie and supplied much of the cast, New York’s High School of Performing Arts, has been knocked down and reborn as part of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

USA Today

Miley Cyrus To Preview ‘Party In The U.S.A.’ Clip On ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Miley Cyrus gave fans their first taste of “Party in the U.S.A.” over the summer at the Teen Choice Awards, and now the singer/actress will offer a sneak peek of the song’s video Wednesday on “Dancing With the Stars.”

In a message on her Facebook page, the singer told fans, “Breaking news! A sneak peek at the world premiere of Miley’s new music video for ‘Party in the U.S.A.’ will be airing this week during the live 3-night ‘Dancing With the Stars’ premiere! … More details to come.”

MTV News has confirmed the details of the sneak peek, which, according to Cyrus’ reps, will be an exclusive 90-second version of the video airing during the show Wednesday. The full-length video will be available online.

MTV.com

Ratings: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘House’ lead a night of premieres

It was an evening full of premieres last night with ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and Fox’s House coming out on top, according to preliminary overnight ratings. Jenna Elfman’s new CBS sitcom, Accidentally on Purpose, debuted to a decent 9 million viewers. Meanwhile, a week after the boffo 17.7 million premiere for NBC’s The Jay Leno Show, the variety series has dropped to a not-so-impressive 5.7 million viewers.

Entertainment Weekly

Monday’s DWTS: What You Didn’t See

Brotherly Love: Aaron Carter had ‘the Boys’  in his corner Monday night on Dancing with the Stars ‘” as in his brother Nick and the rest of the Backstreet Boys. The group, whose new CD This Is Us comes Oct. 6, were on their feet after ‘little Aaron’  performed the show’s first dance of the season, an admirable cha cha with partner Karina Smirnoff. Carrie Ann Inaba remarked that Carter is ‘all grown up, ‘  a sentiment the Boys shared with PEOPLE after the show. ‘We’ve grown up with him and still he has that spunk he had when he was six, ‘  Howie Dorough said. Nick, meanwhile, said his little brother ‘killed it! ‘ ¦ I told him that he needs to remember that it’s not how you start, but how you finish.’ 

People.com

Jermaine Jackson & Marie Osmond Attend ‘DWTS’ Together

“Dancing with the Stars” alumna Marie Osmond was ET’s special correspondent backstage at Monday night’s season premiere. But before chatting it up with the new breed of dancers backstage, she and Jermaine Jackson told ET why they were there together.

“We’re here to support Donny, ” Jermaine said. “Donny the dancer.”

Marie went on to reveal what Donny told her about the Jacksons.

“[Donny] said to me he knows the Jacksons can dance, but he’s not sure that the Osmond males can dance.”

ETOnline

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Ladies’ night

Season 9 continued its super-sized premiere week with its round of female contestants. And it did seem like the ladies had the harder job, given that the female role in ballroom dancing is often the showier one, and that the female contestants had to follow the sexilicious performances by our professional ladies the night before.

And there didn’t seem to be any preferential treatment for the fairer sex; the judges were just as harsh with their criticism and skimpy with their scores as they were on Monday. Hey, at least it gives the contestants the room to improve, right? Though the results were somewhat surprising:

LA Times

Jordin Sparks Urges Teens to Help Make a Difference in Themselves and the World

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Jordin Sparks is on a mission to spark some change by inspiring teens to make a difference. Sparks and the National Milk Mustache “got milk?”(R) Campaign have partnered with VH1 Save The Music Foundation to launch the ‘Drink Milk for a Change’ program. Sparks knows that drinking milk for a change can help make a difference in herself and her world. Drinking nutrient-rich lowfat milk helps teens look and feel their best – with strong bones, lean muscles and healthy hair and skin. And, studies suggest that teens that drink nutrient-rich milk instead of sugary sodas and sports drinks tend to be leaner than teens who drink little or no milk.(1-2)

Sparks is helping to launch the new ‘Drink Milk for a Change’ campaign to show teens the simple steps they can take to help make a difference in themselves and the world. An easy way is to make a commitment to drink milk and encourage others to do the same by making a Milk Mustache ad at bodybymilk.com. For every Milk Mustache photo created, one dollar will go to support VH1 Save The Music Foundation*. The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in American public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education.

PRNewswire

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391 Comments

  1. so adam is going to be personally managed by simon fuller !!According to poster( elephant1212 )at IDF!:)
    She also said “said to prepare for an “adam storm” in a couple of weeks ” YAY!

  2. This little twitter exchange between Jordin and Archie is a real cracker upper… :lol:

    Jordin: @DavidArchie you sir need to text me!! :)
    about 24 hours ago

    David: @TheRealJordin I need to text you? I’ve texted you before! Didn’t I text you like last week or something? haha
    about 10 hours ago

  3. realvivi
    September 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

    so adam is going to be personally managed by simon fuller !!According to poster( elephant1212 )at IDF!:)

    FYI, this is the person that gave us the Rolling Stone scoop this summer. She also said that an “Adam storm” or promotion is coming in the next couple of weeks!

  4. Ellen! Ryan Seacrests radio show!! Get ready for an Adam quake people!!

  5. realvivi
    September 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

    so adam is going to be personally managed by simon fuller !!According to poster( elephant1212 )at IDF!:)

    FYI, this is the person that gave us the Rolling Stone scoop this summer. She also said that an ‘Adam storm’  or promotion is coming in the next couple of weeks!

    Yippie! And Chris Sligh…whatevers. I know you are doing well as a country artist but you did not impress me on Idol.

    Archie is adorable. :)

  6. I saw it but hadnt seem the poster… It must be true, because this was the poster who told here weeks in advance about the Rolling Stone cover! Remember? She/he has inside info, definitey.

  7. Thank you snuffles for the link. Do we have any information on elephant1212’s sources? Does she work in the music biz?

  8. I saw it but hadnt seem the poster’ ¦ It must be true, because this was the poster who told here weeks in advance about the Rolling Stone cover! Remember? She/he has inside info, definitey.

    It’s not exactly inside scoop. LOL. Ellen, Seacrest–typical press stops on the the Idol album release promotion tour. Happens every year for both the winner and runner up.

    They’ll both do Regis and Kelly, The View, The Tonight Show, etc.

  9. I got my answer form the IDF thread;

    elephant1212 says:

    my uncle works for 19 in LA…that is how i found out about the RS cover a couple months ago…i have no idea about kris and alison, i only ask about adam lol….but i know someone yesterday like heard “strut” becuz their uncle or cousin or something works for usa today and it was kind of sketchy details if it was true or not, but im not lying bc i have no reason to. also adam is getting treated very well so dont worry about silence at the moment. he said to prepare for an “adam storm” in a couple of weeks whatever that means, im guessing alot of promotion? ill have to ask him exactly what adam is doing as far as promotion goes

    I feel better now. Yay! for Adam.
    Good luck bb.

  10. So Adam is going to be managed by Simon Fuller? That’s cool. Do we know yet who Kris is being managed by?

    I’m bringing this over from yesterday’s thread, since lots of people were asleep when this happened:

    adamlambert

    #Go listen to @KrisAllen4Real ‘s single, Live Like We’re Dying http://bit.ly/pCuAk Go Kris!!! :)about 6 hours ago from Echofon

    I was waiting to see if he would tweet about this. I figured he and Kris have probably talked privately about Adam’s reaction to the single, but it’s still nice that he tweeted. I headed over to the link and saw comments from people who said they checked out the song because Adam told them to. Some liked it, some didn’t.

    Also, this station is asking listeners to vote on whether they want to hear Kris’ single or the new One Republic single, with the winner getting played at 2 pm local time. So if you want to help Kris get some spins, go vote for him (if you don’t care, well then no worries!)

    http://wajk.com/display.asp?page=E3206C09975FF893DAAFD4FDB94001271E24EC23FBB05A89

  11. Good morning everyone. Log in to see how the idol world is doing. Glad to hear 19 doesn’t plan to diss Adam. If only this piece of info came earlier yesterday.

  12. It’s not exactly inside scoop. LOL. Ellen, Seacrest’“typical press stops on the the Idol album release promotion tour. Happens every year for both the winner and runner up.

    That’s true, but the info about Simon Fuller managing him is definitely not common knowledge.

  13. Her uncle works for 19E in LA.

    Ok – yeah, that is some true insider connection, then. Wow. Prob the best we have to know what’s going down (surely she’s heard some of the album…hint hint…?)

    It’s not exactly inside scoop. LOL. Ellen, Seacrest’“typical press stops on the the Idol album release promotion tour. Happens every year for both the winner and runner up.

    They’ll both do Regis and Kelly, The View, The Tonight Show, etc.

    This’ll be the first fall I’ve been following the guys this closely, so that’s good to know. I can’t WAIT to see them on the talk show circuit! (yes, probably a lot of repetitive questions, not unlike the post-finale rounds – but hopefully none will be centered on “so, Adam, when are you coming out?” ugh…)

  14. I remember elephant1212 used to post on mj’s. She always had information that turned out to be true. I even questioned at one point if she was Adam in disguise. So I feel it coming – Adam is going to the UK and I bet he opens for Robbie Williams and he will be doing the music festivals.

    As for the U.S. watchout – I feel two 6.5’s coming within seconds of each other. For those in CA, they will relate to the Northridge earthquake.

  15. Good morning everyone. Log in to see how the idol world is doing. Glad to hear 19 doesn’t plan to diss Adam. If only this piece of info came earlier yesterday.

    LOL! Guys, I still don’t get why we thought Adam might be short-changed by 19 ;-) Silly gooses – from my perspective, he’s gotten everyone in his corner supporting him – and he already has more media mentions for the album than many more established acts.

    Deep breath, all will be well :-)

  16. mj
    September 23, 2009 at 10:47 am

    There’s going to be a separate Adam thread in a few minutes, so watch for it.

    OMG!!!!….Breath…Breath….

  17. star
    September 23, 2009 at 10:44 am

    It’s not exactly inside scoop. LOL. Ellen, Seacrest’“typical press stops on the the Idol album release promotion tour. Happens every year for both the winner and runner up.

    That’s true, but the info about Simon Fuller managing him is definitely not common knowledge.

    Neither is the “Adam storm” of promotion coming in a couple of weeks she’s reporting. We will have to see if that plays out like she said.

  18. It’s not exactly inside scoop. LOL. Ellen, Seacrest’“typical press stops on the the Idol album release promotion tour. Happens every year for both the winner and runner up.

    I was referring to the simon fuller info, hadnt read the idf topic yet. But hope the ellen and seacrest are true too.

  19. I also responded in the comments section to Kate Ward at EW.com re: Chris Sligh’s blog. I haven’t read it, I’ll admit, but I thought Kate’s column was fair, as she chose several points to address. He claims that only Adam and Kris will possibly be MILLIONAIRES (he used caps). Um, I didn’t know that CHRIS was a millionaire. Or that it was the point of having a successful music career.

    I assume it’s great news that Simon Fuller is managing Adam, if true, I only ask b/c I’m not sure Cook has been given all the promotional opportunities he might, and he WON last year. His album certainly hasn’t (still no third single released!), but I don’t know how involved Fuller is with that.

    Off to vote for Kris.

    ETA: Thanks, mj. Will cease talking about AL until that time. :)

  20. Before I forget……HAPPY BIRTHDAY to SQUIRRELY! Have a wonderful day! :-)

  21. LOL! Guys, I still don’t get why we thought Adam might be short-changed by 19

    I don’t either, they are well aware of the attention he’s getting, they are going to try to cash in on that. It’s a business, after all :)

  22. That’s true, but the info about Simon Fuller managing him is definitely not common knowledge.

    Neither is the ‘Adam storm’  of promotion coming in a couple of weeks she’s reporting. We will have to see if that plays out like she said.

    Not common knowledge, just a foregone conclusion that it’s great to have confirmation.

  23. Neither is the ‘Adam storm’  of promotion coming in a couple of weeks she’s reporting.

    This might just be her (may be exaggerated) version/description of regular promotion.

  24. mj
    September 23, 2009 at 10:47 am
    There’s going to be a separate Adam thread in a few minutes, so watch for it.

    LOL I hope it’s a good one, mj. You know how easy it is to get us Adam fans worked up! My heart is racing already. :-)

    Also, thanks for the link to vote for Kris, girlygirl. It looks like he is ahead 100% to 0%. I wonder how many votes there have been? Go Kris!

  25. LOL! Guys, I still don’t get why we thought Adam might be short-changed by 19

    Wait – whut?? Why would anyone think this? Did I miss something yesterday?

  26. LOL, tweet from David Cook:

    Just found out TOML was used on Dancing With The Stars. Thanks, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch!!!! ‘” 2 hours 7 min ago

  27. LOL I hope it’s a good one, mj. You know how easy it is to get us Adam fans worked up! My heart is racing already.

    LOL! But does it really take much to get us Adam fans excited? Seriously, MJ – you could post about him buying a new belt in LA and we’d be ecstatic :-)

    After all, the thread of him and Drake at the Pink concert had like 15 pages to it, didn’t it ;-)

  28. How long is a few minutes???

    HA HA

    Happy birthday, squirrely! And booyah to Cook! When ToML was used on SYTYCD, I jumped up and down.

  29. tierbee
    September 23, 2009 at 10:55 am
    LOL, tweet from David Cook:

    Just found out TOML was used on Dancing With The Stars. Thanks, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch!!!! ‘” 2 hours 7 min ago

    Heard that on DWTS last night. Never appreciated the vocal talents and nuances of David Cook more in my life!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Thanks again guys – hopefully I can shake this head cold and it will be a happy birthday.

  31. mj
    September 23, 2009 at 10:40 am
    I saw it but hadnt seem the poster’ ¦ It must be true, because this was the poster who told here weeks in advance about the Rolling Stone cover! Remember? She/he has inside info, definitey.

    It’s not exactly inside scoop. LOL. Ellen, Seacrest’“typical press stops on the the Idol album release promotion tour. Happens every year for both the winner and runner up.

    They’ll both do Regis and Kelly, The View, The Tonight Show, etc.

    Well we are all kind of insiders…inside the AI bubble and we probably do know a lot more than pepople outside know, or care about. So guess we all get to be People Who Know Things to the outsiders.

    Oh and just because that elephant person was right about the RS cover, doesn’t mean they are right now. They could have just somehow known about that one thing, and from a different way. I have my normal internet salt strewn about when reading that person’s post.

    That being said, Adam being managed by Simon Fuller wouldn’t surprised me, but this has been bandied about before and not come true, so who knows if this time it’s accurate this time. Just a personal thing, but I usually need more than an “insider,” at IDF to get my muppet arms flailing.

  32. Whoever wants an mp3 version of Providence Starlight I posted in the previous headline thread, you can get it from here. I encoded it in 320k to (hopefully) minimize aac-mp3 transcoding quality loss.

  33. Wait ‘“ whut?? Why would anyone think this? Did I miss something yesterday?

    Not quite sure how it got started – but partly related to the fact that there is no presale of Adam’s album in the US listed on itunes, plus no announced promo dates for him performing in the next few months (unlike Kris, Danny, even Anoop and Matt). Imo it was a lot of fretting for no reason ;-)

    ETA: I meant no presale on Amazon, not itunes. My bad.

  34. And booyah to Cook! When ToML was used on SYTYCD, I jumped up and down.

    My husband laughed at me, I get stupidly happy whenever I hear DC’s songs in any iteration so… My 3 yr old, however, was profoundly disturbed that it wasn’t David singing. “Mommy! WHO is singing Magic Wainbows?! That’s not David Cook!”

    Hee.

    Really, that song will.never.die. I’m expecting it to be played at my son’s graduation or something. Many, many years from now.

  35. LOL! Guys, I still don’t get why we thought Adam might be short-changed by 19

    Because every. single. year. as soon as the tour wraps up, and news dries up, the handwringing begins. It’s as constant as the swallows returning to Capistrano. LOL.

    Just because there aren’t minute by minute reports on an Idol doesn’t mean things aren’t happening behind the scenes.

  36. tierbee
    September 23, 2009 at 10:55 am
    LOL, tweet from David Cook:

    Just found out TOML was used on Dancing With The Stars. Thanks, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch!!!! ‘” 2 hours 7 min ago

    I’m a sucker for TOML. It always makes me feel happy despite the cheesy lyrics.

  37. Happy birthday Squirrely – hope you feel better soon *hands over rum toddy and platter of assorted nuts*

    New Adam thread: Donorschoose perhaps? ETA: musical discussion thread (so to speak) – yay

  38. Oh and just because that elephant person was right about the RS cover, doesn’t mean they are right now. They could have just somehow known about that one thing, and from a different way. I have my normal internet salt strewn about when reading that person’s post.

    If I’m remembering correctly, she was right about more than the RS cover. I know she said that he was going to be in the audience of Hair, and she was right about that. I can’t remember if there was something else. I believe her, and I was actually wondering recently where she went because she always seemed to know things.

    ETA: Happy Birthday Squirrely!

  39. And happy natal anniversary Squirrely!

    Well I don’t know if this mysterious Adam thread of mj’s will be good news or bad news, but I hope it’s good news so it’s a nice cyber b-day prezzie for you.

    Hope you feel better and have a great day. :)

  40. I’m a sucker for TOML. It always makes me feel happy despite the cheesy lyrics.

    Yeah, it makes me smile :) . I think part of it is good memories of teary-eyed finale Idol winning David. Besides, cheesy lyrics aside, it’s a purty song. Nice, lilting song.

  41. I assume it’s great news that Simon Fuller is managing Adam, if true, I only ask b/c I’m not sure Cook has been given all the promotional opportunities he might, and he WON last year. His album certainly hasn’t (still no third single released!), but I don’t know how involved Fuller is with that.

    Management is not responsible for what happens with singles, that’s all RCA. Simon F. has been wonderful to DC.

  42. Katy Perry says she would ditch her career to become a permanent Idol judge, but she’s a bit confused about what they do:

    “I guess the pressure gets really on when you start eliminating the number of people that are going through,” she said. “Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, and then you’ve got the final two. That can be kind of tense and stressful.”

    Earth to Katy: The tense and stressful pressure of eliminating contestants stops for the judges at the number 24 (or 36). Methinks that perhaps Adam’s friend doesn’t actually watch the show.

    The experience gave the singer a newfound respect for the tough decisions Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson and newbie Ellen DeGeneres will have to make, but she said that sitting at the judges’ table for a day is a lot of fun for an “Idol” fan. “It’s kind of like judging a talent show,”

    Well actually Katy, I’d say it’s exactly like judging a talent show!!!

  43. David Cook got incredible promotion. He was on Saturday Night Live,
    American Music Awards, Oprah, and the usual Idol stuff – Regis, Ellen,
    Ryan, GMA, Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, plus more that I probably can’t remember.

    So expect Adam to have most of that stuff. Of course, Adam didn’t win so I’m a little more worried about Kris than Adam. Let’s see if he gets all that wonderful promo as well. Jive tends to be tighter with the promo $ than RCA. Yes, promotion costs money.

    And I doubt Simon Fuller himself will be accompanying Adam to his gigs.
    They’ll have a separate manager for that. I think this year Fuller will be managing Adam, Kris and Allison. Although confirmation on Adam is nice.

    And Fuller also managed Blake Lewis so they do have their hits and misses you know. And no amount of promo will make radio play a song that doesn’t fit their format. Although the 19 sausage factory is getting better at grinding out the hot dogs.

  44. Just a FYI Carrie Underwood’s Cowboy Casanova is Number 5 on Itunes Main page chart and keeps climbing. (Number 1 on Itunes Country)

  45. Oh that boring Carrie. She’s no Black Swan but she keeps turning out those huge hits. Of course, I read that she still plays…state fairs. ;)

  46. On about.com for top 40/ pop gave Kris a really fantasic review. I am really excited for him. I hope him and Adam really make it big. And of course Allison and Danny too.

  47. I assume it’s great news that Simon Fuller is managing Adam, if true, I only ask b/c I’m not sure Cook has been given all the promotional opportunities he might, and he WON last year. His album certainly hasn’t (still no third single released!), but I don’t know how involved Fuller is with that.

    No, management has nothing to do with singles.
    And David got great promo, other than what everybody does, He was the first person to sing on AMAs red carpet and he was the first idol to go on SNL before releasing his album.
    I won’t count Oprah because that happened more than 2 months before he released the album, and had nothing to do with the album, he just happened to have the official Olympics song, at least, in Oprah’s mind. eh!
    I just don’t remember him being interviewed by Ryan at that point. That’s a new. But I believe Adam’s music may fit Ryan’s radio station better.

    I expect an Adam storm, and a Kris Storm. And there will be an Allison storm at some point too. And a Carrie one. Cause that’s what happens when they release album.

  48. And Fuller also managed Blake Lewis so they do have their hits and misses you know.

    No he didn’t. Blake’s manager was Iain Pirie (I may not have spelled that right) from 19.

  49. So expect Adam to have most of that stuff. Of course, Adam didn’t win so I’m a little more worried about Kris than Adam. Let’s see if he gets all that wonderful promo as well. Jive tends to be tighter with the promo $ than RCA. Yes, promotion costs money.

    I don’t know why you are worried about Kris. After the show was over, Kris got to do a lot of stuff that Adam didn’t: Leno, Ellen, Fallon, Conan, Walmart gig, Today show, etc., etc. Kris already has a lot gigs lined up, and you know he will do all those shows that he did in May.

  50. After all, the thread of him and Drake at the Pink concert had like 15 pages to it, didn’t it ;-)

    Did that really have its own thread? How did I miss that?

  51. That AI commercial promo that featured Light On was amazing. And since only Carrie got the same type of commercial I’m pretty certain that came as a result of being managed by Simon. He accompanied Carrie to a couple of major award shows but he doesn’t attend every appearance and I know he’s attended some concerts for Daughtry and David but there’s definitely a secondary manager as well.

    I’m still laughing that he acknowledged magic rainbow being used last night, and dare I say actually sounded, um happy about it? Maybe he’s finally come to accept that it wont.ever.go.away.

  52. Kris got to do a lot of stuff that Adam didn’t: Leno, Ellen, Fallon, Conan, Walmart gig, Today show, etc., etc.

    So did Taylor Hicks. All winners do that, no matter who is the winner. It’s part of the thing and not really telling of what will happen in November. But they’ll both go back to those shows.
    What I’m curious is to see who does Macy’s this year. That is great promo, but it will be fun to see if they both do it.
    And this year we’ll probably see both of them in the New Year thing too.

    I’m still laughing that he acknowledged magic rainbow being used last night, and dare I say actually sounded, um happy about it? Maybe he’s finally come to accept that it wont.ever.go.away.

    Wasn’t David the one who said “the magic rainbown will never die”?

  53. ilovekrisallen39
    September 23, 2009 at 11:35 am

    On about.com for top 40/ pop gave Kris a really fantasic review. I am really excited for him.

    How about a link?

  54. I do think it’s an honor to be personally managed by Simon Fuller and he doesn’t apparently choose his projects lightly. He manages Carrie, Chris D., David C, and now Adam? Was an announcement actually made about that? Correct me if I’m wrong but I think those are the only Idols he personally manages.

    I expect good promotion for both Kris and Adam, however I do think that SF clients get a little something extra. David Cook fans have noted it on DCO when you can recognize his hands in something.

    Of course Kris will also get extras, as the winner. They’ll both be well treated.

  55. I don’t think Idol wants Katy as a permanent judge…

    Yay for Kris and about.com. I think his single is going to do well.

    Thanks re: Simon Fuller. This is the first time I have been involved with the Idols online, so I’ve never really understood the process. Does RCA/Jive decide when to release singles, etc.? I assume so.

  56. I thought all the 19M Idols were always managed by Simon Fuller/slash other name but I guess there are some (Carrie?) that are just managed by Fuller alone. Eventually, the info as to management will be official. Usually comes out by now though.

    19M is great for promotion but the rumors say they take an huge % of the artist’s money. I don’t know if that’s true but neither Carrie or Daughtry are as rich as you might expect them to be considering their sales.

  57. Was it announced that Adam will be personally managed by Simon Fuller? I thought that’s what was stated in this thread but maybe it’s wrong.

    jpfan, there are other managers at 19 besides SF, so he doesn’t manage very many himself personally.

  58. That’s a pretty amazing review. Say’s LWYD is the best first single ever by an Idol winner.

  59. I don’t know if that’s true but neither Carrie or Daughtry are as rich as you might expect them to be considering their sales.

    How do we know this?
    I find them both to be really discreet, but I can’t really figure out how rich they are.

  60. I put this in Adam’s thread so re-posted here – didnt know which one to go for!

    I always thought Simon Fuller was going to manage Adam anyway, when he was the one who confirmed Adam being signed to RCA/19E post-finale. Just the way that he seemed to gush about it made me think he was a little bit excited about his new baby.

  61. It’s not exactly inside scoop. LOL. Ellen, Seacrest’“typical press stops on the the Idol album release promotion tour. Happens every year for both the winner and runner up.

    They even let that old gray haired guy (what was his name?) do that promo tour.

  62. Thanks for linking it. Yeh that’s the one I was talking about.

  63. There have been articles here indicating the top Idols via income.
    Plus Forbes Magazine puts out a Top listing of entertainers each year.
    People like Oprah are usually at the top of course. There are country artists who are on the list but not Carrie.

  64. 19M is great for promotion but the rumors say they take an huge % of the artist’s money. I don’t know if that’s true but neither Carrie or Daughtry are as rich as you might expect them to be considering their sales.

    From that Forbes list (May 2008 – April 2009?), Daughtry still made 2M and that was during his in between albums downtime where they were already on their 5th single and not really touring much so I think both he and Carrie are earning enough to live comfortably in the future. Carrie rakes in money from her endorsements and Daughtry rakes money from his songwriting creds. I do agree though that the management probably gets a huge chunk of their profits which is why endorsements, songwriting and touring are important more than anything.

  65. Yeah but I think we all knew that even away from the bubble of idol they would keep comparing Kris and Adam. And it’s kind of sad when you like them both so much and this happen’s. I just try to hear the positive parts and just glance over the rest. Am listening to AOL Radio under new pop first. And they played LLWD just a few minutes ago. It’s on there rotation know. I can’t wait until Adam’s single comes out too. And then video’s for both of them.

  66. I’m not knocking the amount of money that Carrie and Daughtry make. I’m just saying since they’ve sold millions of albums and downloads, I’d expect them to make more. Lots of artists way less successful make as much or more money. Supposedly 19 takes a big hunk out of their endorsement money as well.

    The music biz has its own rules though. You can sell tons of albums and still make 0 money if you’re the artist.

  67. I’m still laughing that he acknowledged magic rainbow being used last night, and dare I say actually sounded, um happy about it? Maybe he’s finally come to accept that it wont.ever.go.away.

    Yeah, it’s almost as if he’s a little giddy which is too funny especially after you watch the beginning of this:

    Hot For Teacher-Mitchell, SD

    Hee

  68. There have been articles here indicating the top Idols via income.
    Plus Forbes Magazine puts out a Top listing of entertainers each year.
    People like Oprah are usually at the top of course. There are country artists who are on the list but not Carrie.

    I actually remember seeing Carrie in one of those top listing celebrities. Also, like someone said, Daughtry has made a lot of money last year for a band that wasn’t working as much. And considering Daughtry hasn’t had an arena tour, (and that’s how many big acts make their money) I believe their numbers are pretty good.
    But I admit not knowing how most artists do compared anyway.

  69. Those Forbes’ earnings are estimates based on what data in the public domain. I’m sure there were also earnings to which the general public is not privy.

    As for 19E, the also managed Blake and Jordin — dropped the former a year later and amicably parted ways, by all acounts, with the latter. Jordin’s father is heavily involved in her management, and IIRC, 19E doesn’t believe in co-management. Probably why they didn’t keep Archie.

    We have no official word of a *change* in management for Adam, Kris, or Allison — to date. So then it’s a safe assumption that all 4 of the major label/ signed artists: Kris, Adam, Allison, and even Gokey are *all*still with 19M in terms of management.

  70. Not the whole article, just the parts between the quotation marks.

    Ha. Good one.

    Before I ever heard her speak, I thought she was in her late 20’s. Afterwards, I thought she was 16.

    I’m still laughing that he acknowledged magic rainbow being used last night,

    He was probably happy they didn’t play the track of HIM singing it. That being said, it honestly took me a few moments to place the song without his voice.

    Re: management. You’d probably have to check this site:
    http://www.19.co.uk/projects/

  71. The numbers below are for the end of year 2008. I’m not sure if they include all of the Idols’ income like ad revenue, private performances, etc. Clearly, Carrie is way ahead of the pack.

    “Forbes Names Carrie Underwood Top-Earning ‘American Idol’ of 2009”
    http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00024445.html

    Forbes’ Top 10 “Idol” Earners of 2009:

    1. Carrie Underwood – $14 million
    2. Jennifer Hudson – $5 million
    3. Kelly Clarkson- $4.2 million
    4. Jordin Sparks – $3.1 million
    5. Kellie Pickler- $2.3 million
    6. Clay Aiken- $2.2 million
    7. Chris Daughtry – $2 million
    8. David Cook- $2 million
    9. David Archuleta- $1.3 million
    10. Taylor Hicks – $300,000

  72. So far, Kris’ single has gotten very good reviews and I’m so happy that he’s getting it from the media and outside idol bubble. At least I’ve heard two radio stations do the “mystery Artist” quiz thing and both got 80% of the callers raving about the song. They chose “JAM IT!”. And suprisingly, they didn’t even know who the artist was.
    Yesterdays spins for LLWD
    AC-1
    HAC-16
    POP-3
    Two other reviews:

    From top40.com
    http://top40.about.com/od/singles/gr/krisallenlivelike.htm

    From someone who gave Kris the ” normal is boring” review during the tour.

    http://media.herald-dispatch.com/blog/idol/2009/09/kris-allens-debut-single-seriously.html

  73. Blake’s manager was Iain Pirie (I may not have spelled that right) from 19.

    Oh, I didn’t know Blake and Jordin were both with 19 after their season. Was Jordin managed by Simon Fuller back when she was with 19 management?

    [Simon Fuller] accompanied Carrie to a couple of major award shows but he doesn’t attend every appearance and I know he’s attended some concerts for Daughtry and David but there’s definitely a secondary manager as well.

    Yeah, I’m confused, what does it mean to be personally managed by Simon? David Cook has a day-to-day manager that accompanies him to everything… is he considered to be managed by Simon Fuller?

    I’m still laughing that he acknowledged magic rainbow being used last night, and dare I say actually sounded, um happy about it?

    I think it was less a result of being “happy” about it, and more of a reaction of: “LMAO, let me tweet about this and mention Sabrina, the Teenage Witch because that’s funny”. Also? How happy am I that DC remembered the comma between Sabrina and the Teenage Witch? Too bad he didn’t mention Clarissa Explains it All, haha, I remember watching that show after school like, every day. Also, TOML is only barely palatable due to David Cook’s voice. The even cheesier DWTS house band version? DNW…

  74. David Cook has a day-to-day manager that accompanies him to everything’ ¦ is he considered to be managed by Simon Fuller?

    I believe so…. See that link I included in my post just a few comments up ^^^^ thataway!

  75. Kris is getting some very nice reviews for his single. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch had anther one yesterday — and it was from a reviewer who was very upset that Adam didn’t win AI and even said he wasn’t looking forward to hearing any new music from Kris. But he loved the new single.

    It’s not going to be all rainbows and puppies, of course. Not all the reviewers will like it, and there will be some harsh comments from the public. But still, any positive reaction is always good!

  76. David Cook has a day-to-day manager that accompanies him to everything’ ¦ is he considered to be managed by Simon Fuller?

    Just throwing this out there but I spoke with his publicist, Roger, at his record release party (I’ve met him many times going back to my Claymate days and have talked to him often..super nice guy )and at one point he introduced me to the manager that travels with DC often, Michelle. I asked him flat out if Simon Fuller manages him and he said he did but that he does the bulk of his work behind the scenes FWIW. Chris Daughtry also has an *additional* manager named Stirling McIlwaine.

  77. Chris Sligh added a new beginning to his blog entry on advice to the idols:

    To the Idols: A Realistic look at your career prospects
    ETA: A lot of people have asked me why I wrote this blog. Honestly, I didn’t realize that it was going to get as much interest as it already has by outsiders. I figured my blog readers would read it and I’d try to pass it on to the other top 10 Idols from this year through some of the guys I’d met from this season. The reason I wrote it is because I genuinely want for the Idols to read it, heed it and do well. Not everyone is trying for a career in the fashion I’m pointing out here…if the Idols want to do Broadway or acting or anything other than being a pop (inclusive of rock, r&b, etc) performer, this article/blog entry isn’t for them….but if they are, this article has information I know to be invaluable. Some of it is info that I personally have not had to follow: when I moved to Nashville 8 days after tour ended, I had major management (for my genre) and a record deal basically in place (in the final negotiation stages). I also had a publishing deal in place (the company that got my Flatts’ cut) and a booking agent picked out (and each of these cogs in the machine brought money to the table). I used my tour time to put all of these pieces in place. So, I haven’t lived every single piece of it…and each situation is going to be different. But the basic premise involved with this article is true: if you work hard, you can and should be successful.

    Secondly, this post aims at the top 10 members who have not been signed to 19E. We all know that those who have won or come in 2nd have failed, but they did have all the opportunities in the world coming off of Idol. My post is to the unsigned, lower ranking Idols.

    Huh. Not really sure it makes me feel any differently than my initial feelings for the article. Interesting he feels he has to clarify so much. That EW article certainly showed its distaste, not for the essence of what he had to say, but how he went about it.

  78. Iain Pirie is the President of 19 Entertainment in the US. Given the broad nature and scope of his responsibilities, I doubt that he was the day-to-day manager for Blake Lewis either. Pririe and Fuller are business partners.

  79. I do think it’s an honor to be personally managed by Simon Fuller and he doesn’t apparently choose his projects lightly. He manages Carrie, Chris D., David C, and now Adam?

    I think you’re right. I vaguely recall reading one of the very rare interviews with Fuller in which he said something about realizing that he wanted to become more selective about who he personally manages in the future, something about partnership and someone who is willing to put the work in etc etc. Hell if I could find it again, though, just now when I tried to google it, though I did come across his bio on the 19 E website. If you click on “projects” down at the bottom, there’s a list of people/entities associated with 19E. Jordin’s name is there, but when you click on it, unlike Cook, Carrie, and Daughtry it simply says she records for 19 rather than is managed by and records for 19E. No Adam or Kris yet, and no Kelly or Archie even though I think like Jordin they are not managed by 19E but still record for 19E. Kind of interesting, I guess.

  80. I got my info about Carrie from this Forbes List of Top 10 Top Earning Country Stars (it’s a year old and there’s no Carrie). I’ll stop beating this horse now, I promise.

    http://www.forbes.com/2008/05/21/country-music-stars-biz-media-cz_ls_0521countrystars.html

    And I have no idea how much Simon Fuller makes from managing them. Just like Idol contracts that info is pretty damn hard to get. I’m just passing on rumors, etc.

    Jordin is def not managed by 19 anymore so that is a mistake.

  81. Jordin parted ways from 19M (management) after her first year. IIRC, she and 19M had a one year deal. She and Blake parted with 19M in November and December 2008, respectively. Not sure who her management is now, but they seem to be doing a good job keeping her out there. She’s still part of the 19R family, so it’s not like she’s completely free.

  82. So Fuller did pick up Adam. LOL. It’s officially on! Expect a blitz of epic proportions.

    Where did this idea that Cookie wasn’t promoted come from? He got great promo. Still does really. People don’t usually get to make multiple TV appearances for second singles.

    So we can expect all 3 to do the usual suspects mj named upthread- Regis, GMA, Today Show, Tonight Show, etc etc etc. Last year both Davids did the AOL Soundcheck so keep an eye out for that. Someone gets sent to the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the NBC Christmas tree Lighting Special every year too. ITunes banners and promo emails from Amazon and ITunes also can be expected. Coverage in People, Rolling Stone and EW is a given.

    That covers the Kradsion goodies, and that right there is a lot for any new artist. The extras… last year, Cook did a Walmart Soundcheck as well, and it got played n Walmarts on Black Friday weekend. Lets see if they get that for anyone. SNL is out of 19’s hands, maybe they will get lucky on that one again. The AMAs was a major score. And of course, the AI commercials featuring Cookie and Carrie. Should be fascinating!

  83. I got my info about Carrie from this Forbes List of Top 10 Top Earning Country Stars (it’s a year old and there’s no Carrie). I’ll stop beating this horse now, I promise.

    Sorry, wanted to kick the horse a bit. That’s an interesting list. Faith Hill is the only female on the list, and her earnings are due in part to her tour with her husband, Tim McGraw. Do male country acts just have more successful tours than their female counterparts?

    And the recent Forbes Idol list has Carrie at 14 million for 2008… so assuming the difference in country star top earners isn’t too great from 2007-2008, she probably would’ve made the list for 2008?

    ETA: Cool, thanks for posting the Forbes 2009 top country music earners, dhunken! Puts things into context. A tad more female representation with Taylor Swift, Carrie, and 1/2 of Sugarland, heh.

  84. I don’t know if anyone posted Papa Bear’s tweet to Kris yesterday and that from Chris Sligh.

    Michael SARVER
    So I just listened to the new single by my boy @KrisAllen4Real. Very nice.I’m proud of bro! It was an honor to be on stage with u.

    Chris Sligh
    Have you guys heard the new single from @KrisAllen4Real?Wow. Coolsong.Nice flow.Reminds me a little of his version of “heartless”.

  85. The 19 website cites Jordin as recording for 19 E, but not managed by 19 E, while Cook, Carrie, Daughtry are cited as “recording for” AND “managed by…” so I don’t know that it’s necessarily a mistake that she’s still there. Daughtry’s bio does mention Leave This Town, which is more recent. I have no idea what that means anyway, just random google snooping.

    ETA: Awww at the MJH tweetage.

  86. Where the hell is Cayman Islands?

    PebblesCayman:@KrisAllen4Real, listening to #livelikewe’redying on radio here in Cayman Islands!

  87. LOL Melissa Joan Heart tweeted David:

    @MellyJHart TOML is the song title Time Of My Life by David cook. It was our waltz song.

    @MellyJHart @thedavidcook -it was such a joy to dance to your song! Thanks for letting us use it. I felt like I was floating on air in a fairytale!!!

    That might be one of the best thing ever said about magic rainbow. She also re-tweeted his tweet from this morning heh.

  88. The people who earned higher than Carrie on that country list all write songs, and most had multiple back catalogs of music out there still earning royalties. Plus, a big chunk of album sales for her latest effort happened the year before since her album was released in October 2007. So I don’t think you can point to that list and say Carrie should be earning more for her level of success.

  89. That Kradam video to Kris’s song is really cute. The song is very catchy and should be a hit. My only problem with it is that Kris’s voice sounds pretty generic, like it could be anybody. Somebody mentioned before that the song sounds like “Macarena” but I think just in the chorus/rap part. The good thing is “Macarena” was catchy and you couldn’t get it out of your head whether you like it or not so maybe that will work for this song.

  90. Hey, if ToML is good enough for the Summer Olympians and Oprah, it’s good enough for a TV dance competition and the teenage witch. Hee.

  91. Hey, if ToML is good enough for the Summer Olympians and Oprah, it’s good enough for a TV dance competition and the teenage witch.

    No argument from this corner. That tweet exchange was too cute! LOL

  92. Okay Carrie is doing fine with Simon Fuller.:0
    (kicks horse in the head one more time, anything to keep from working)

  93. Jordin parted ways from 19M (management) after her first year. IIRC, she and 19M had a one year deal. She and Blake parted with 19M in November and December 2008, respectively. Not sure who her management is now, but they seem to be doing a good job keeping her out there. She’s still part of the 19R family, so it’s not like she’s completely free.

    Jordin is managed by the Jonas Brothers dad, according to an earlier Billboard article…

  94. oceana
    September 23, 2009 at 11:56 am
    Was it announced that Adam will be personally managed by Simon Fuller? I thought that’s what was stated in this thread but maybe it’s wrong.

    It wasn’t announced, right now it’s just some ‘insider,’ who had the RS cover from the IDF board saying it. So maybe yes, maybe no.

    On the other hand, there is this:

    I did come across his bio on the 19 E website. If you click on ‘projects’  down at the bottom, there’s a list of people/entities associated with 19E. Jordin’s name is there, but when you click on it, unlike Cook, Carrie, and Daughtry it simply says she records for 19 rather than is managed by and records for 19E. No Adam or Kris yet…

    hmmm.

    I have my salt lick out and getting it’s usual interwebz use.

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  96. Okay Carrie is doing fine with Simon Fuller.:0
    (kicks horse in the head one more time, anything to keep from working)

    Well, if its any consolation, we have no idea of Fuller’s share of her 14 million, so you may be right!

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  98. Oh and thanks for people for bringing over those good reviews of Kris’s single. Good to see, and I look forward to seeing how he’s doing with this getting out there with the spins/media threads here, really soon. And I’m sure part of some top HAC charts.

  99. @MellyJHart @thedavidcook -it was such a joy to dance to your song! Thanks for letting us use it. I felt like I was floating on air in a fairytale!!!

    That might be one of the best thing ever said about magic rainbow. She also re-tweeted his tweet from this morning heh.

    Do you know any other song about a magic rainbow tough :).
    TOML definetly contributed big time to DC success, you can see the difference with Kris this year who didn’t have a song on radio for most of the summer.

    Hoppefully, Cook will have a huge single for his second album, I don’t want him to be primarily remember for that song.

  100. Wow Kate Ward showed an amazing ability to totally miss the point of Chris Sligh’s blog. Using Lindsay Cardinale and a slew of idols failed albums as proof the people she likes are stars? She needs to let go of her inner fangirl and come out to see reality.

    Kellie and Carrie both need to eat a cheeseburger. Or two. They are rail thin.

  101. Hoppefully, Cook will have a huge single for his second album, I don’t want him to be primarily remember for that song.

    Yes, but hopefully, Cook will have a huge single from THIS album still to come! Heh, I know there’s a big possibility DC won’t be getting another single (sobs), but I’m holding out hope :). C’mon, there are so many good, DC-penned songs! Lucky Phillipines fans get like 5 DC singles while we barely get 2, 3 if you count the Rainbow.

  102. Niall
    September 23, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Wow Kate Ward showed an amazing ability to totally miss the point of Chris Sligh’s blog. Using Lindsay Cardinale and a slew of idols failed albums as proof the people she likes are stars? She needs to let go of her inner fangirl and come out to see reality.

    I personally found Chris Sligh’s blog to be all about how successful he is. Maybe he just sets me off…in a bad way…but I truly hated his blog by at least the 3rd sentence.

    I actually liked Chris Sligh on the show. I’ve actually disliked him since. I’d say he’s a pompous ass.

  103. from Jim Cantiello

    Adam Lambert Album Update: More Producers, More Tweets http://newsroom.mtv.com/2009/09/23/adam-lambert-album-update/

    There’s never been a contestant quite like Adam Lambert on “American Idol.” Actually, forget “Idol” ‘” there’s never been a major-label artist quite like Adam Lambert. So it’s understandable that “Idol” ‘” and music ‘” fans are clamoring for any and all tidbits they hear about his still-untitled RCA debut, which hits stores on November 24. On “Idol,” Lambert proved that he could rock just as loud as Axl Rose and deliver vocals as tender as Jeff Buckley, while on the “American Idols Live!” tour, the “rock gawd” turned David Bowie’s “Fame” into a playful, sexual romp.

    With all that creativity busting out of the seams (of his stylish trenchcoats), the album could go in a million different directions. No wonder we’re all dying to know what it will actually sound like. The suspense is killing me!

  104. HoppersSkippersMiners
    September 23, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    Hey, Megan news!

    Thanks VAlilac!

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  105. @MellyJHart @thedavidcook -it was such a joy to dance to your song! Thanks for letting us use it. I felt like I was floating on air in a fairytale!!!

    What’s funny about that tweet is that David’s actual permission was probably not sought or necessary. However, thanking him on some cosmic, figurative level was nice.

  106. Eventually, Anoop will have an interview thing posted. I swear. Just wait for it. He shot it today about the state fair and they had corn dogs. It’s supposedly humorous.

    I know I just sold that really well and you guys are probably about to burst with excitement, but you’ll just have to wait.

  107. I just heard this from a friend.
    David Cook will be the DJ on KBig 104.3 for the evening on this radio station. This is on the West Coast in Southern CA. Starting at 7PM Pacific. Can anyone confirm this? thx-a-bunch.

  108. David Cook will be the DJ on KBig 104.3 for the evening on this radio station. This is on the West Coast in Southern CA. Starting at 7PM Pacific. Can anyone confirm this? thx-a-bunch.

    I can, since I’ve been listening to him for the past two nights. He’s been doing this gig all week. Well, not doing it literally. It’s pretty obvious it’s pre-recorded since DC’s on a break this week. Anyway, he’ll be dj-ing for an hour on that station this entire week.

  109. David Cook will be the DJ on KBig 104.3 for the evening on this radio station.

    Yeah, it’s actually all week, I already listened to it Monday and Tuesday online, 10pm ET. He’s pretty good ;). They’re only a few short intros between every couple songs or so, but DC as usual manages to inject some cuteness and wit. The songs have been decent too, for the most part. I’m sure somewhere on DCO you can find more details, downloads.

  110. Cook has been a real road warrior this year. He’s not my all time favorite but he’s a solid performer and I’ve got a lot of respect for his work ethic and dedication to music.

  111. Kris’s brother Daniel Allen just tweeted this:

    DA4Real: You know what would be tight? Adam Lambert singing the chorus of “Live Like We’re Dying”..Make it happen!
    11minutes ago from Sidekick

    LOL..too funny.

    That is him, right?

  112. Well actually Katy, I’d say it’s exactly like judging a talent show!!!

    Ha, she’ not the brightest gal on the planet.

  113. vanjess38

    The Cayman Islands are in the Caribbean, located south of Cuba

  114. DA4Real: You know what would be tight? Adam Lambert singing the chorus of ‘Live Like We’re Dying’ ..Make it happen!
    11minutes ago from Sidekick

    LOL…i cant imagine Adam-izing Live Like We’re Dying though it would be fun!

  115. Allison has Anoop decided on his set list for the fair thing yet?

    I think so… he just hasn’t told us yet.

  116. For those who are interested in listening to DC’s stint on KBIG this week, you will find the link to the downloads to the broadcasts from last night and Monday HERE in case you have missed them. It’s been very entertaining. :D

  117. Since amazon says Kris’s single comes out Friday should I-tunes have it that day too? I wonder if we have the i-tune pass well get it that way,or if it’s seperate. I can’t wait to see how the single does. Am so glad he seems to be getting alot of good reviews. Even thou of course well have bad one’s. I saw someone that only gave it to or three star’s.

  118. Since amazon says Kris’s single comes out Friday should I-tunes have it that day too?

    Really, on a Friday? Is that a precedent? How often do singles go on sale on a Friday? I guess they don’t care for the Hot 100 debut number, then? The Billboard sales week is Monday to Sunday or Sunday to Saturday? Either way, the first week’s sales will be a partial week– with just a couple days’ worth of sales? And the next full week of sales would exclude the first couple days, which usually has the highest number of sales. This is interesting. Any thoughts why Jive is putting it up on a Friday?

  119. Somehow this scares me. From the interview with Ryan Tedder…

    One Republic is a completely different animal for me because I can’t sit down and write more obvious, straight-ahead lyrics with OneRepublic. That’s kind of the catch. We might do something musically has a vibe of some other influence. Lyrically, I can’t sit down and write the same lyrics I would write for Kelly Clarkson or Rihanna. I have to do something that’s my own personal take. Our lyrics are little bit more random. I don’t want to say esoteric. They’re not obvious. It’s the best way to put it. They’re not written like cookie-cutter, songwriter-for-hire kind of thing, which a lot of songs on the radio sound like. That’s how they’re written. They’re written by two or three people sitting in a room trying to write a pop hit. I approach OneRepublic completely differently. So there’s absolutely no songs on this album that were scrapped from other artists, nor are there any songs that didn’t make the album that have gone to other artists. I try to keep those two as separate as possible.

  120. They’re not written like cookie-cutter, songwriter-for-hire kind of thing, which a lot of songs on the radio sound like. That’s how they’re written.

    WOW, dude, way to ADMIT that’s what you’re doing when writing for others. Can someone say, SELLOUT? Oh wait, you’re saving the “real” music for OneRepublic, but pawning the cookie cutter soundalike radio stuff on other artists, right? Is that supposed to show that you have artistic integrity? Never been a fan of OneRepublic or Tedder (ick, Bleeding Love), though I do like Already Gone (more for Kelly and the melody than the backing track)… but this quote is making me actively dislike him. Pretty glad he never wrote for Cook now…

  121. Really, on a Friday? Is that a precedent? How often do singles go on sale on a Friday? I guess they don’t care for the Hot 100 debut number, then? The Billboard sales week is Monday to Sunday or Sunday to Saturday? Either way, the first week’s sales will be a partial week’“ with just a couple days’ worth of sales? And the next full week of sales would exclude the first couple days, which usually has the highest number of sales. This is interesting. Any thoughts why Jive is putting it up on a Friday?

    The sales week runs Monday through Sunday, and the vast majority of new music (albums and singles) release on Tuesday in the U.S. I agree the Friday release is puzzling and does indicate that Jive is not concerned with Hot 100/Digital Songs debut chart placement. The only reason I can think that they might do this is if the are excessively concerned about illegal downloads cutting into overall sales numbers. Sometimes a release might be pushed up in the face of an unforeseen internet leak, and maybe Jive is worried that if they don’t get it out there for sale ASAP that they might get undercut by piracy. Personally I think that’s a leap considering that everything under the sun is available illegally these days. I’m very surprised they’re not timing things to maximize chart placement, but in the end the overall sales number and longterm chart performance is probably more important than debut week numbers (IMO).

  122. Pretty glad he never wrote for Cook now’ ¦

    I didn’t even know who he was last year when he was rumored to be working with Cook, but the cringing of fans here and on other boards on Cookie’s behalf worried me a bit. Then there was the collective sigh of relief when the rumor proved false. Interesting that he seems to be all over the records of the the new batch of Idols.

    I have this fan-wanky scenario in my head that they tried to pawn Tedder onto Cook last year, and David put his stubborn foot down and said “no way in h***”. Not realistic in the least, but fun to imagine. ;)

  123. I have this fan-wanky scenario in my head that they tried to pawn Tedder onto Cook last year, and David put his stubborn foot down and said ‘no way in h***’ . Not realistic in the least, but fun to imagine.

    David likes OneRepublic. I remember him naming Stop and Stare as one of his favorite songs from last year and he’s following the band on twitter.
    I like One Republic’s work more than what Ryan does for others, and what he says doesn’t really surprise me. He’s asked to write hits and that’s what he does, I understand him wanting to do more personal things for his own project, because he’ll be the one singing them and maybe cause he wants his band to have a different sound than these Divas.
    However, if I was an artist and had read that I don’t think I’d want to write with him.

  124. Looks like Carrie’s new song will hit #2 on iTunes today. I don’t think she’ll be able to break the Miley hold on #1 though. The top songs on iTunes seems to be some weird combo of rappers and country girls lately.

  125. Stop and Stare is the only OneRepublic song I like. Yeah, I think there was a lot of buzz about Tedder writing for DC after his win. I wouldn’t be surprised if he submitted something, but it must not have gone far, cuz by mid-late summer the rumor was getting debunked. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Tedder wanting OneRepublic stuff to be more personal, it’s the way he described the other stuff that’s a little hilarious. Anyway, bottom line, regardless whether DC likes them (FWIW, he follows them on twitter, if you like to read into these things), this statement by leome is true, and is why I am glad there are no Tedder songs on DCTR:

    However, if I was an artist and had read that I don’t think I’d want to write with him.

  126. Really, on a Friday? Is that a precedent? How often do singles go on sale on a Friday? I guess they don’t care for the Hot 100 debut number, then? The Billboard sales week is Monday to Sunday or Sunday to Saturday? Either way, the first week’s sales will be a partial week’“ with just a couple days’ worth of sales? And the next full week of sales would exclude the first couple days, which usually has the highest number of sales. This is interesting. Any thoughts why Jive is putting it up on a Friday?

    I really hope this is not true. I cannot think of one positive to this strategy and you have listed the two big negatives above. The only thing this will lead to is a lot of online articles talking about how poorly Kris’s single debuted compared to post Idol winners. I don’t want to get too far into grassy knoll territory, but I don’t see this decision as a positive for Kris in anyway.

  127. Update Carrie’s Cowboy Casanova is now #3 on top 100 songs on Itunes main page. (all Genres) #1 on Country chart.

  128. 2 of my local top 40 radio stations have Kris on the from page of their website with a link to listen to the song. I don’t know if they have played it on the air or not, but I figure they will if they have it on their website. I think he is off to a good start, but the Friday release thing is strange.

  129. I have spent all day in the Adam Lambert Chamber of flailing, so I wanted to say hi. :) Good news about Kris, maybe great news. I hope this single does well. It will also pave the way for a well-selling album.

    Tedder can suck it. I like One Republic but it isn’t *all that* and if you’ve heard him sing live, rather than on his album, you will notice that he is frequently *pitchy* (seriously).

    I couldn’t get the link to Cook to work last night, but will try again tonight. I see him in Providence, RI on 10/10. I can’t wait.

    Ciao for now!

  130. Countdown to ‘2012’ Begins October 1 as Columbia Pictures Unveils an Exclusive Two-Minute Scene From the Highly Anticipated Film During Largest North American Media Roadblock Ever Executed

    http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-23-2009/0005099794&EDATE=

    – Total Television, Online and Mobile Viewership Projected to Reach Over 140 Million –

    CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ — The countdown to 2012, the highly-anticipated film from director Roland Emmerich, begins October 1 with the largest broadcast, cable, online and mobile media preview ever orchestrated to support the launch of a motion picture, it was announced today by Marc Weinstock, president of Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures. Television audiences watching virtually every major North American broadcast and cable outlet will have the opportunity to see an exclusive, two-minute scene from the film as part of this simultaneous roadblock on Thursday, between 10:50 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. EDT/PDT. The film will be released in theaters worldwide on November 13, 2009.

    Supported by a multi-million dollar promotional campaign by Comcast, the action-packed two-minute sequence from 2012 will air on the major broadcast networks (ABC, NBC and CBS), 89 cable networks, local stations in the top 70 markets, and Spanish-language networks throughout the United States. With nearly 450 separate North American television outlets taking part in this unprecedented media event, it is projected that the 2012 footage will reach nearly 110 million television viewers – a delivery that exceeds that of the Super Bowl. The two-minute scene will reach an estimated 90% of all households watching ad-supported television at that time.

    FOR FUNNY PHOTO CAPTIONS, GO HERE
    http://screenrant.com/new-pics-from-2012-scottm-27099/

  131. so he’s working with kris too? thats news!!!

    Hey at least he remembered his name this time….

    Tedder can suck it.

    Right on! Do No Want.

    DC just tweeted that he bought drums, and a piano, and he still has that other puppy there LOL

    If LLYWD really comes out on Friday I really have to question Jive right about now, especially since it doesn’t have a ton of airplay.

  132. Etd: oops, Trina beat me.

    I would love to hear some of DC’s own piano playing on the next record. Practice, Dave, practice!!

  133. Yeah I thought it was wierd about coming out on Friday to. But it’s there on amazon. I wouldn’t have even know. But on the review one I was talking about had the date there. And when I hit the link it took me to amazon.

  134. Breaking news!

    Allison is getting her hair done right now :P

    Allison4RealzzzSup homies?!So far . It’s been a good day.. Saw all my friends that I havnt seen in so long.. Ohh shnaappp.. And now gettn ma herrrr diiddd

    Allison4RealzzzLooking like Blanca from street fighter ain’t so cooooo
    17 minutes ago from Echofon

    Heh, just thought I add some Allison to this thread.

  135. DC just tweeted that he bought drums, and a piano, and he still has that other puppy there LOL

    Aww! Now he’s making teriyaki porkchops. Haha, wonder if it’s Steve Perry’s recipe? (Those who have been listening to his DJ stint will know the reference) We want the rest of the story, Dave!

  136. As I posted earlier, LLWD is going up against Michael Buble’s “Haven’t Met You Yet” right now on my local HAC station http://www.q104.com.

    The played HMYY first – and as I was listening, it occurred to me that it sounds like the song that I think some people were expecting of Kris. It’s nice, and catchy… more ‘Mrazy’ than I think LLWD is…

    LLWD was introduced as “If you think it sounds like the Script, there’s a reason for that. It was written by one of their members.”

    Anxiously waiting caller feedback/votes….

  137. I didn’t like the Buble song at all…the first caller I heard voted for Kris (yay). On their site, you can text in votes…

  138. I texted for Kris and got a message back. So at least am supporting my Idol. I was going to call but was to afraid of sounding like a nut. Plus I have a very bad cold.

  139. Can I just say that in all my days I’ve never streamed the station from home… but here I am, sitting anxiously by.. waiting for the next caller. I’ve also never voted on this challenge, but today I texted and called… not to mention my tweets to the DJs asking when they would be playing the song.

    I’ve never been this kind of fan before, and it slightly concerns me :D

  140. Listening to Buble’s Haven’t Met You Yet now and love it. But doesn’t matter to me I love Michael Buble no matter what, his voice’s sexy.

  141. I know it’s so wierd kt_cle. And am almost 40 and have never been so crazyin my life. I feel like a little girl with her first crush. And am married with 3 kids.So crazy.

  142. So I at least got 2 votes for him. Even if he doesn’t win am still excited. This is so fun.

  143. Well, I can’t make any assumptions based on the votes they put on the air… gotta make it seem close, right? Although, they did just air a flurry of Kris votes.

    And based on what we learned from AI, never underestimate the power of the text voters!

    Wow, I need help…

    ETA: It just occurred to me that if he wins tonight, I’ll probably end up glued to the computer/radio same time tomorrow… yep, I definitely need help.

  144. Yeah I heard those three votes. I did my when a song was playing. Boy the guy can’t even see me and I was so nervous.It’s so exciting know matter what happen’s. It’s so fun thou.

  145. Headlines thread says 2012 starting its promotion on October 1. Not sure if we get anything Adam. I still say Adam’s single coming out on October 5.

  146. It looks like most of the Top 40 Clear Channel stations have added a LLWD
    streaming link to their main page scrolls!

  147. Oh well. It was still very exciting and fun. Besides if he would have won I’D have to go throw this again tomorrow night. And Michael’s song was really good. So at least he lost over a good song and not an alful one.

  148. For me, the biggest downer about LLWD not winning tonight’s challenge is that it could mean a longer wait til it’s played again on the station. If it had won, there would have been an additional spin at the end of the hour, and one guaranteed tomorrow – more if it won again. Now, who knows when it will play again. I’m reading speculation that Clear Channel is getting first crack at promoting the song, and Q104 is not a Clear Channel station.

  149. I didn’t like that Buble song at all. Oh well. Hopefully the station will still play Kris’ song some more.

  150. 19M gets $$$ from any and everything their signed artists do. It’s no coincidence that you very rarely see idols release or has albums that have songs written or co-written by them. Since the whole management and recording deals is under one huge umbrella with Fuller at the helm, they tend to keep things within the family. Why do you think we see so many idols using the same producers and/or writers on their various albums even if the styles of the artist are not similar, Kris, Adam & Allison? It’s all in the family. 19M owns their signed idols exclusively for life (rumored). Some have gotten out of contracts but at a high price but 19 would retain the rights to use their image for whatever they wanted and probably still gets a cut of future earnings.

  151. I didn’t vote, b/c I just came back from Twitter and the Lambert Chamber, but BUBLE beat ALLEN? That seems so wrong.

    I am a little afraid when Allison has to promote her single and then album. I know she’s only 17, but outside the Idol bubble, ppl don’t care how old she is, really (I mean, you have the Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift, and they are all pretty articulate, IMO). She needs a handler, IMO. Her tweets are cute, but won’t fly outside of Idoldom. YMMV

  152. jpfan:

    The music biz has its own rules though. You can sell tons of albums and still make 0 money if you’re the artist.

    Heh. Reading this sent me straight to google, because I couldn’t remember the exact quote and it’s worth quoting correctly:

    “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” –Hunter S. Thompson

    Good luck, kiddos.

    Someone help me out? Why does DC refer to “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” in his Magic Rainbow tweet? I’m missing the reference.

  153. Do we have an official release date to ITunes for Kris’ single? I just saw on twitter that Jim C says that Jive told them they are “trying” to move the date up to this Friday (instead of next Tuesday)

    Has that been confirmed officially yet?

  154. Someone help me out? Why does DC refer to ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’  in his Magic Rainbow tweet? I’m missing the reference.

    That’s in reference to Melissa Joan Hart dancing on Dancing with the Stars to Time of My Life :) . Did I get her name right? I’m awfully tired :)

  155. BUBLE beat ALLEN? That seems so wrong.

    Buble has a *very* devoted fanbase, one that could easily give the Idol fanbase a run for its money, I think. One of my friends is a mega-fan, and her description of her fellow Buble-loonies (TM Slezak… sort of) makes it sound like they could easily rack up the numbers for their guy.

    Or maybe people liked the Buble song better… (I didn’t, but some might, I suppose.)

  156. That’s in reference to Melissa Joan Hart dancing on Dancing with the Stars to Time of My Life. Did I get her name right?

    Thanks tierbee! About the name… I’m not sure they’re in the right order but *squints* I’m pretty sure you got all three, so. Now it makes sense. ;-)

  157. Aww! Now he’s making teriyaki porkchops.

    Bwahhh, ha, ha! DC posted a pic of his dinner. Does this count as his derided “twittering about a sandwich”?

    http://twitpic.com/iw2p7

    He’s too cute – all proud of his cooking! Love him.

  158. girlygirl
    September 23, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    Do we have an official release date to ITunes for Kris’ single? I just saw on twitter that Jim C says that Jive told them they are ‘trying’  to move the date up to this Friday (instead of next Tuesday)

    Has that been confirmed officially yet?

    It’s on Amazon as being available on September 25th, Friday….

    http://www.amazon.com/Live-Like-Were-Dying/dp/B002PZI7BC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1253746649&sr=8-1

    So I imagine if amazon download is available friday so will Itunes.

  159. Bwahhh, ha, ha! DC posted a pic of his dinner. Does this count as his derided ‘twittering about a sandwich’ ?

    Ha, no sandwiches for DC… fancy pork chops on fancy plates ;) . Too funny. Nice presentation, David!

  160. Or maybe people liked the Buble song better’ ¦ (I didn’t, but some might, I suppose.)

    Or maybe Idol fans should learn not to post these things on general Idol blogs if they actually want to win. For some, the competition never ends. And, no, I’m not saying this behaviour is endemic to any specific fan group or season. It’s specific to rabid fans. My guy wins when your guy loses at anything. Keep it on the down low on the fan sites until AFTER the voting ends. LOL.

    Who knows? I actually like the new Buble song too (which is good, because he’s local so he’s on the radio all the freakin’ time. Better than Nickelback which is also local).

  161. I must say that any Cook fan who hasn’t been listening to his week-long hosting gig on KBIG is really missing out. These three nights have been better than any interview he’s done since Idol, because it’s completely him, talking about the things he wants to talk about and not dictated by the same lazy questions or 19’s media talking points. He’s crazy good at this – just a total natural on the air. This is quickly becoming my favorite promo opp he’s gotten in the last year. So much fun.

    ETA: Did Cook just offer to be Carrie Underwood’s height man on LA’s largest HAC station?? OMG I’m dying. LOL!

  162. For Jason Castro Fans, 92 PRO FM (Providence, RI) just tweeted this:

    @92profm: True story, Jason Castro will be calling in to The RRS tomorrow around 6p… have a question for him? – ralphie.

  163. Bwahhh, ha, ha! DC posted a pic of his dinner. Does this count as his derided ‘twittering about a sandwich’ ?

    The real question is… who is that other plate for? LOL A date, or is he just practicing on Andrew?

  164. Awe David’s singing with or without you. And was talking about rachel and rose broke up on Friends. Up he did offer Carrie that option. That would be so cute if those two would hook up.

  165. Did Cook just offer to be Carrie Underwood’s height man on LA’s largest HAC station??

    LOL, I believe he did. There’s good money in it, according to him — maybe Dave got the idea when that Forbes Idol earnings list was published and wants to boost his ranking on Carrie’s dime.

  166. The real question is’ ¦ who is that other plate for? LOL A date, or is he just practicing on Andrew?

    Ha ha, I was thinking the same thing. Surely he isn’t ignoring a date to post stuff on twitter, though. That does look tasty!

  167. Not a pimp cup, but a chalice LOL
    That was the best intro to a song he has done. Plus the Carrie reference. Where’s Trina??!!

  168. The real question is’ ¦ who is that other plate for? LOL A date, or is he just practicing on Andrew?

    Plategate! Plategate!

    I am loving DJ Dave. He’s too cute.

  169. That was the best intro to a song he has done. Plus the Carrie reference. Where’s Trina??!!

    Right here flailing *izdead*

    Now he tweeted this

    @thedavidcook nothing like grabbing a drink and reading textsfromlastnight.com

    I thought at first “oh yay I hope he’s got a hot date he cooked for!” Then I thought “wait, would he be on twitter at all if he had a date?” He’s clearly bored LOL How cute is it though he’s so proud of his meal he cooked? So now not only is he actually tweeting about his food, which he claimed he would never do but he’s taking pictures of it haha.

  170. DJ!Dave was so good tonight. His stories were great, he’s sooo snarky, and just sounds like a natural. This has been fun.

    I just looked up that website he mentioned in his last tweet. OMG, it’s hilarious!

  171. The station that David was on just said they were going to be talking to Kris.

  172. I am hoping Allison meant only her hair looked like Blanka. Unless she was inspired by Adam Lambert’s picture with green skin, so now she has a halloween outfit :P.

  173. I left the 104.3 stream on after DC finished and Billy Bush (urgh) just announced that he would be interviewing Kris Allen within the next hour. No idea if this is a repeat of an earlier interview (I doubt anything on this station is live at this time of night), but the link is here, FWIW.

    Oops, duplicate info. But I’ll leave the link up just in case.

  174. I hope Wednesday DJ Dave was taped as I forgot to listen to him.

    I know!!! ( Channeling Craig Ferguson of the Late, Late show here.)

    But, seriously, I would love to be hooked up to what Dave was referencing as I am deeply, deeply trying to have a life beyond Idol.

  175. I hope Wednesday DJ Dave was taped as I forgot to listen to him.

    Oh, you missed a good one tonight. I know there’s a thread on DCO just for the radio show, and someone uploads the show each night to an mp3.

  176. Hi guys,

    I’m really curious about the Friday release of Kris’s single— doesn’t that affect his opening week numbers by— a lot? I’ve read back on this thread and didn’t see any theories on why they would be doing this.

    Maybe I missed it? Anybody?

  177. I’m really curious about the Friday release of Kris’s single’” doesn’t that affect his opening week numbers by’” a lot? I’ve read back on this thread and didn’t see any theories on why they would be doing this.

    It doesn’t seem like a winning strategy to me. The press are going to butcher Kris if he doesn’t have good numbers for his first week and that’s tough to do if you get released at the end of the week (instead of Tuesday). Miley’s last CD was released on a Friday. Maybe it’s some new strategy. They did it with Miley because of all the illegal downloads. Maybe they are noticing a lot of illegal downloads of Kris’s single?

    IDK. Maybe they think iTunes numbers are weaker near the end of the week so Kris can surge higher. There is definitely a bonus to being on the front page of iTunes when you are in the top 10. Free advertising.

    It is curious.

  178. I’ll tell you what’s tedious. The fan warring is tedious. Anybody who is obsessed with an Idol has no room to be pointing fingers. I’m just saying.

    And if you’re wondering what I’m talking about, sorry. I just deleted a coupld of posts.

  179. Sorry, original post was already answered by Kirsten.

    I hope there is more Kris p.r. soon. Does that happen after the single is officially released?

  180. I’m not surprised at Buble’s single beating Kris’. After all, Buble is pretty established in his nitch and I remember reading somewhere that he’s sold like almost 20mil record all over the world already. And his album is way up on Amzon preorder list than Kris’. Honestly, Kris barely has any buzz around his single and album so far.

    Anyway, both singles sound kind of too AC for my taste. Buble’s is a bit better though.

  181. Why would anyone post a song challenge info during the voting here? I mean seriously. Do you not know anything about fandom? Also, voting should be left to local fans.

  182. Maybe they think iTunes numbers are weaker near the end of the week so Kris can surge higher.

    Maybe. Imo, Kris will have weak numbers regardless.

    I was actually surprised by leona’s weak numbers. Her single was promoted and played much more.

  183. IDK. Maybe they think iTunes numbers are weaker near the end of the week so Kris can surge higher. There is definitely a bonus to being on the front page of iTunes when you are in the top 10. Free advertising.

    Sorry, I feel like a lunkhead. I don’t understand this at all.
    So– they want him to have a big “surge” the second week? That WOULD make for a good story.

    Maybe they are afraid he won’t do well the first week and if they release on Friday no one can slaughter him for not doing well? Just like a politician announcing bad news on a friday?

    ETA: cleaned it up to make it coherent.

  184. Here is an mp3 of tonight’s DJ Dave, thanks to the awesome fans at DCO

    Thanks for sharing the link here!

    Green Day’s album came out on a Friday too. I remember, at the time, the thought was that it would give them big #s for the 1st 2 weeks, since the 1st week of sales would be spread over 2 weeks. Maybe Jive has that kind of confidence in Kris.

  185. Green Day’s album came out on a Friday too. I remember, at the time, the thought was that it would give them big #s for the 1st 2 weeks, since the 1st week of sales would be spread over 2 weeks. Maybe Jive has that kind of confidence in Kris.

    I didn’t realize that. Maybe it’s a new thing. Must be working since Green Day and Miley are hardly bottom dwellers.

    Who knows? The labels certainly have access to much better data than we do.

  186. I just googled “why release single on Friday” and it turns out that a whole bunch of musicians have released singles on Fridays over the past few years. So there must be some reason for this, although I didn’t find any explanation

  187. Glowing review of David Archuleta’s performance at the ALMA awards…

    “Let me just say that, if you have not seen or heard David’s Spanish number, you are in for a very memorable musical treat. David’s artistry continues to enfold and soars to remarkable heights during the performance of this song.

    “Oftentimes, the refinement of his technical skills astounds me ‘“ he never veers from the proper technical approach in his singing style. Yet, at the same time, his voice sounds fluid, relaxed, liberated and soulful.

    “His Spanish pronunciation is exquisite and meaningful. He feels every word, every nuance and, thus, is the key to David Archuleta’s musical gifts. He is a vocal narrator of the highest order and makes absolutely certain that his musical heart and passion reaches the center of our soul.

    “And, did you notice the depth of his lower range at the beginning of the main section of the song, as he sang the words ‘No hay bella melodia’ ? The rich timbre of his baritone voice has definitely increased in volume ‘“ just gorgeous. This will continue to grow and flourish with each passing year.

    “In closing, the strong visual and aural presentation of this song was extraordinary.”

    MasterClass Lady

  188. The interview wasn’teven wort it. Billy just asked him one thing and that was it. Said he’ll have more with Kris when the album is finished. They have a link on tweeter.

  189. ETA: Did Cook just offer to be Carrie Underwood’s height man on LA’s largest HAC station?? OMG I’m dying. LOL!

    Oh that Dave. I just got finished listening to the MP3, and yes, I believe he did indeed offer to bring the hype. With grillz and a challice. Hmm…. take that rewind it back Underwood got the voice that makes the booty go uh, take that rewind it back DC got the flow that make the booty go uh…. Yeah, it could work. *raises eyebrow* Newsflash…I kinda heart him.

  190. Boy rickey really did it know on twitter. His saying a little birdie toldhim Kris’s albums big mess and some other things. And he even twitter the post to Kris. Man even if it’s true why would he send it to Kris.

  191. BeckyMD: Rickey: Kris Allen CD ‘“ A Rough Road Ahead

    http://www.rickey.org/?p=23197

    Take it with a grain of salt. I think he’s playing reverse-psychology.

    No I don’t think so. Why would a big Kris fan like Rickey put our such negative buzz about Kris’ album? And that is negative.

    MAYBE RICKEY HAS FINALLY REALLY LOST IT!!

    ETA: Just read Rickey’s Adam album blog entry. I guess it’s the super reverse:

    Anticipation for Adam Lambert CD Very High ‘“ Strut is Amazing 2
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 11:04 PM |

    Adam Lambert’s debut album will come out on Nov. 24, but already the music industry is abuzz. Not just the fans, but the industry itself.

  192. That last double decker bus with Kris’s name on it is coming a lot sooner and a lot faster than I expected. This is not going to be pretty.

  193. BCU79: That last double decker bus with Kris’s name on it is coming a lot sooner and a lot faster than I expected. This is not going to be pretty.

    God, I sure hope not!

  194. Rickey: Kris Allen CD ‘“ A Rough Road Ahead

    Rickey: Anticipation for Adam Lambert CD Very High ‘“ Strut is Amazing

    I do NOT understand Rickey. Luckily he doesn’t have the same kind of journalistic credibility that MJ does, so I cannot imagine anyone unfounded negative rumors about Kris’ album like this seriously. But it’s his blog, and I guess he can write what he wants, although I am mystified as to what he is trying to accomplish.

    However tweeting a link to it TO Kris? That crosses a line IMHO. Maybe he really has lost it. Which would be sad, his cellcerts was a really enjoyable part of my summer and he seemed like he had a good heart.

    ETA: It’s like he’s determined to burn his blog down around him. Or generate more traffic. Oh wait.

  195. It’s really a shame that someone who hasn’t even heard either album is already saying that one is awesome and the other is a train wreck. Too bad for Kris. I personally want to hear both before I make my decision on them, but apparently that’s not good enough anymore. Internet buzz is what it’s all about now. Crying shame as some are over hyped while some are not hyped at all. I reserve my judgement until November. Rickey should do the same.

  196. (Deleted because I’m just repeating myself, I blame the shock of seeing Rickey sucker punch Kris in print and then tweet him about it.)

  197. Am not sure know I might have read his post wrong.Did he send it to Kris or was he saying we should send support to Kris. Either way Kris is going to see this. I just don’t understand why he would do this even if it’s true. There sure going off at Rickey on his website. He even said the one Kris did on his own and was talking about th other day was one of the really bad one. I know we shouldn’t pay an attenton to Rickey, until we know if it’s true or not but it’s sad how he could do this to someone his suppose to like alot. There sure sending Kris alot of support throw twitter tho Realy wierd twets.

  198. Boy rickey really did it know on twitter. His saying a little birdie toldhim Kris’s albums big mess and some other things.

    Rickey is reporting THIRD HAND INFORMATION that he WASN’T SUPPOSED TO SPILL.

    I’m officially finished with Rickey.

  199. Did Cook just offer to be Carrie Underwood’s height man on LA’s largest HAC station??

    LOL, I’m pretty sure he said “hype man”, not height man. And then grunted YEAH! Oh DC. I heart your sense of humor so f-ing much. I’m FLOVING this DJ stint.

  200. I think it’s time Rickey steps away from the computer. Dude is losing it. Even if he really does have inside info, why, as a fan post that? And the possibility of Kris seeing it? DUMBASS. AND if he does have a contact they might want to stop talking to him.

    and these great photos keep popping up
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/roxybella/3943196843/

    Roxybella is a goddess.
    That website he tweeted I’ve been reading and I have tears from laughing so hard.

  201. Rickey is reporting THIRD HAND INFORMATION that he WASN’T SUPPOSED TO SPILL.

    MJ, please tell me that “THIRD HAND” means totally unreliable bullshit, right?

    I may be an Adam fan, but I want Kris to succeed as well, I adore both these boys.

  202. I just posted this in the padded cell Adam thread.

    Rickey is mentally ill and twitter is the devil.

    He has no credibility in my book. No sourcing, a lot of gossippy, breathless pronouncements…. where is the reporting?
    and then to tweet that shit to Kris???

    He is dirt.

    ETA back to the padded cell now… :)

  203. Rickey is reporting THIRD HAND INFORMATION that he WASN’T SUPPOSED TO SPILL.

    I’m officially finished with Rickey.

    I was curious what you thought of this, MJ. That clears it up. Rickey has posted some crazy stuff before, but wow!

  204. Rickey has been losing it for weeks now. The tweet war he got into on Monday night over the word “gay” was ridiculous. I can not believe that he tweeted that story to Kris in that manner…

    Kris Allen’s album so far “an embarrassment” http://bit.ly/ml5AR Save Kris Allen’s CD! @KrisAllen4Real
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck j

    And Kris follows him, so it won’t be some random @krisallen4real tweet right?? It will show up on his twitter page??

    He’s totally gone too far. No wonder he can’t even get AP or M&G passes to any shows.

  205. MJ, please tell me that ‘THIRD HAND’  means totally unreliable bullshit, right?

    I wouldn’t call it totally unreliable bullshit, but the opinion of 1 or 2 people doesn’t mean Kris is in trouble. Rickey is exaggerating.

    I can’t believe he’s asking people to tweet Kris.

    Rickey must be desperate for hits.

  206. AND if he does have a contact they might want to stop talking to him.

    Oh, they already have.

  207. mj
    September 24, 2009 at 1:23 am
    MJ, please tell me that ‘THIRD HAND’  means totally unreliable bullshit, right?

    I wouldn’t call it totally unreliable bullshit, but the opinion of 1 or 2 people doesn’t mean Kris is in trouble. Rickey is exaggerating.

    IN other words, totally unreliable bullshit.

    I’m so angry for Kris.

  208. Rickey must be desperate for hits.

    Yeah, that’s the only thing I can think of that makes even a convoluted kind of sense. But if that’s the case, it’s really short-sighted because once people finish rage-commenting, they just might leave for good.

    Thanks for clearing up the facts on the sourcing! I think it’s nuts to do what Rickey did based on this flimsy crap.

  209. Yeah I think even if it’s true he shouldn’t do what he did. I quit following him. His just to crazy for me.

  210. sma11ie, he did say “height man.” It’s a thing.

    sunchick, I love your version of Usher. LOL!

    As for Rickey, I’ve never looked at his blog and have no idea — how many readers does he have? And how gullible are they? This sounds more like a tempest in an internet tea pot than anything serious, but I suppose you never know.
    ETA: Oh crud, never mind. Just read that he had actually tweeted this to Kris. What a tool.

  211. C’mon — Rickey is a weird guy who has never had access to any inside sources. He’s not a journalist — he’s a fantard. He wasn’t even able to get AP passes to the tour and allegedly was thrown out of an AP last year. The Idol TPTB obviously don’t like or trust him — so why would they even talk to him about the status of Kris’ album? THEY WOULDN’T. And he has been acting stranger than usual of late — he’s had several meltdowns on twitter over just the past few days.

    And he’s also a total douchebag tweeting this “article” to Kris. WTF is the point of that? All that does is make Kris want nothing to do with him.

    The only people I’ve seen quoted about Kris’ album (outside Kris himself) are Adam and Allison — both of whom were very positive about what they had heard. I know they are Kris’ friends, but I’m still more likely to believe them than I am Rickey’s “unnamed sources”

  212. Holy lameass drama. Ew. Cuz it makes perfect sense to buy into to a review of Kris’s music without actually, you know, hearing it and stuff. ~rolls eyes~ Methinks rickey’s blog just committed harakiri.

    How did I miss the YEAH grunt? ~goes back to listen to Cook getting his crunk on~

  213. He begged Kris to follow him on twitter. Kris finally does and he tweets him this bullshit story??? Sorry…he’s an asshole.

  214. Honestly what bothers me the most is – Kris follows him on Twitter because Rickey begged him to. Kris is going to see this, someone right on his feed, basically trying to tell him his album is going to tank. In what world is that ever okay? Just leave Kris and Adam be – let them put out their album and THEN decide.

  215. Oh and Rickey probably just made an enemy — Kris might be one of the nicest guys in the world, but he’d be totally justified in wanting nothing to do with Rickey ever again — this after Rickey BEGGED Kris to follow him on twitter and take pictures with him, etc.

    Someone should make Rickey go see a psychiatrist, because even before this came out I thought Rickey was losing it. And he’s never seemed all that stable to me in the first place…

  216. I wouldn’t completely discount Ricky’s reach. I am a newbie to this whole world admittedly and only am beginning got get my brain around the sphere of influence with bloggers. We cannot discount Ricky as irrelevant, even if he’s a raving lunatic at this point.

    Writing that heinous blog and tweeting Kris was beyond unconscionable. Poor BB. How is he supposed to react to that? And in the Idol sphere, everyone knows who Ricky is.

    Do they respect him? Doubtful, but like Perez, we still know who the hell he is and that’s sad.

    Ricky MUST be mentally unstable to think anything good could come from what he just did. Pure. Evil.

  217. Rickey must be desperate for hits.

    his attibuting Kris ‘mess’ situation to 19 allocating all resources to Adam is a BIG sign that he is baiting hits from fanwar.

  218. wow, way to rain on a dude’s parade.

    do these third-hand sources know people at ew, rs, and usa today or something?

    true or not (it’s definitely not heartening for kris fans to hear a couple “sources” hate it so much), this is surely gonna make the idol round and spoil (somewhat) what should have been an exciting week for him

  219. Rickey’s piece also indirectly makes Adam the bad guy in all this. So he’s pissing off both Kris and Adam fans — nice job!

  220. Wow, that is just twisted. But after his freak out over Syesha’s ALLEDGED treatment of him, I’m not that surprised. There’s something off about him.

    Really sorry to see this drama happening to Kris — he seems like such a humble and sweet guy.

  221. Maybe that’s what his trying to do,girlgirl. But Kris is getting alot of support on twitter. He just doesn’t need this when his trying to get the album finished. And how is he going to feel about this.

  222. I don’t care about Rickey. Everyone here has already summed up his issues nicely.

    But I don’t see how it can be good for Kris that people at 19 or Jive are apparently leaking negative things out about his album before it’s even finished. That says a lot right there.

  223. I posted this in the P.C. and I’m reposting here, if it’s ok with you mj.

    I left this blog for 2 hours and come to find all hell has broken loose.

    Bu**ering Hell!!! What’s Rickey done????

    I always suspected the man was barking, last night’s twitter tantrum strengthened my suspicions, and this morning’s post confirms it.

    Not only is he mad, he is an utter nob for tweeting it to Kris and asking his readers to do the same.

    What possible reason could anyone have to play with Kris’ head like that? Why intentionally act to demoralize the man?????????????

    He has no sources, the only song he named other than LLWD is one that is already known to us all. I think he’s full of crap.

  224. Jason fans, as you may know, this is the second week of Jason’s 6-week radio tour. It’s been going great so far. Lot of pictures, videos, stories, etc., on Castrocopia, Twitter, radio sites and fan sites.

    He did a showcase for KHOP in Modesto, CA at State Theater Monday night. They put up lots of pictures. Here’s the link:

    http://www.khop.com/Article.asp?id=1512169

    He will be on Kidd Kraddick In The Morning radio show Thursday morning. You can listen live:

    http://www.kiddlive.com/

    He was part of a Warner Music Group showcase for iTunes Tuesday night. Here’s the Twitter picture he posted:

    http://twitpic.com/isg4p

    You can read about the showcase on his blog on his official site.

    http://www.jasoncastromusic.com/

    Jason introduced his band on his blog last week. You can read that on his official site also.

  225. But I don’t see how it can be good for Kris that people at 19 or Jive are apparently leaking negative things out about his album before it’s even finished. That says a lot right there

    Folks at 19 are not leaking anything.

  226. I never really read Rickey that much anyway, but I’m totally done with him now. Ugh.

    sma11ie, he did say ‘height man.’  It’s a thing.

    Wow, I’d never heard of that before… someone who heightens you and backs you up? That’s kinda lame. So now he wants to be the one to cheer Carrie up when someone puts her down?

    I’m not sure what he said TBH, but I hope it was hype man. It’s sweet if he wants to be Carrie’s support group, but way funnier that he wants to be the guy who randomly yells stuff in her songs. Cuz “hype man” is the term that’s used in music, in the way DC was describing (i.e. the dude who yells stuff like YEAH during a song)– e.g.BIG PROOF (R.I.P) was the illest hype man for EMINEM

  227. girlygirl: Rickey’s piece also indirectly makes Adam the bad guy in all this. So he’s pissing off both Kris and Adam fans ‘” nice job!

    He finally writes something nice about Adam then 10 minutes later writes that “It’s Adam’s fault” theory.

    That said, Rickey has a lot of traffic — over the past 3 months, Alexa traffic rank was #21,841 in the US.

    For comparison:
    MJSBigBlog #21,019
    IdolForums #16,949
    PerezHilton #146 (highest traffic entertainment blog site)

  228. gabam
    September 24, 2009 at 1:51 am
    Jason fans, as you may know, this is the second week of Jason’s 6-week radio tour. It’s been going great so far. Lot of pictures, videos, stories, etc., on Castrocopia, Twitter, radio sites and fan sites.

    I discovered Jason a little while ago on YouTube.I love his voice! But more than that, he has wonderful interpretive skills and is very emotive.
    I’m very interested to see how he does with hsi new album.

  229. Rickey has now posted a video claiming he has heard 3 songs (besides LLWD) that Kris has recorded, and he hated them.

    Well, ok — even if that part is true (which I doubt) — it’s only Rickey’s opinion. And he doesn’t even know if those songs will end up on the album — Kris has likely recorded way more songs than will make the final cut for the album. Kris himself has said that some of his writing sessions didn’t work out — it’s possible that what Rickey (allegedly) heard came from some of these sessions.

    This blog serves no purpose. Rickey claims he wanted to help Kris? That’s a joke — all this does is spread more negativity about Kris — how is that supposed to help him?

  230. Know Rickey post a video. I don’t know what he said but. They said something abot it on tweeter. His nuts.

  231. I’m totally at a loss as to what Rickey is doing, since he has always been such a Kris supporter….

  232. PerezHilton #146 (highest traffic entertainment blog site)

    Pray for us all.

  233. Wow he’s a moron of epic proportions. So he’s deleting the video in 30 minutes because he doesn’t want some people to hear what he said? ROTFL.

  234. I read that Jason’s single will officially go for radio adds Oct 5th. I’ve been trying to find the site which lists the upcoming adds but I can’t remember where it is. *sigh* (I read that the video will be ready by then also. Hope that’s true.)

  235. But I don’t see how it can be good for Kris that people at 19 or Jive are apparently leaking negative things out about his album before it’s even finished. That says a lot right there

    Folks at 19 are not leaking anything

    So, MJ, are you suggesting that someone at Jive is leaked negative stuff about Kris?

    Or am I misinterpreting your reply?

    Because I don’t get why anyone at Kris’ management co. or label would try and sabotage him, even if they did hate the album. The idea is for them to SUPPORT the artist so they can make $$$ off him. Leaking negative stuff won’t help them make $$$. If someone at Jive hates the stuff — unless s/he has a lot of power at the label — wouldn’t it make much more sense to simpy keep quiet?

    I have faith in Kris — I don’t expect a masterpiece or even a great debut album. But I think it will be more than respectable. I like the debut single — don’t love it, but like it. And Kris is very talented and has already proven he isn’t going to back down from a challenge. But this little shitstorm isn’t pleasant, is it?

  236. Rickey has now posted a video claiming he has heard 3 songs (besides LLWD) that Kris has recorded, and he hated them.

    Huh? Rickey hasn’t heard any of the songs.

  237. yeah, Rickey sid he heard 3 other songs and was very disappointed

  238. NOw he says he’s actually heard 3 of Kris’ songs.

    mj is that true do you think?

    ETA:

    You already answered my question above. Thanks mj.

    I always felt so secure about Kris’ album, I never really had to worry about his success. I was always sure that he would easily succeed, and concentrated all my anxiety on Adam’s album. Rickey’s ruined that for me . Now I have 2 idols to worry about. :(

    Even as I worry, I still believe Kris will be fine. His first single is getting rave reviews and it will support his album sales. Besides, they probably haven’t compiled the songs for the final cut, and I’m sure they’ll only choose the best.

    I’m rambling. Sorry.

  239. This blog serves no purpose. Rickey claims he wanted to help Kris? That’s a joke ‘” all this does is spread more negativity about Kris ‘” how is that supposed to help him?

    girlygirl, you’re right. This whole thing is ridiculous and trying to understand it is trying to rationalize the irrational. I know, I’m one to talk, as I’ve spent the better part of my day in a thread where we were freaking each other out, then talking each other down off a ledge.

    But seriously, there can be no logic behind what Ricky is attempting to do. And certainly no truth. If there was an iota of fact, what nutjob would decide this is the way to solve it? Erm, no one.

    He’s angling for attention and hits (which is pathetic prostitution, IMHO). Kris rocks. I hate that Ricky is cyber bullying him in some twisted attempt to … I don’t even know.

    We’re done with him.

  240. So Rickey isn’t just an unstable ass, but he’s a liar as well? NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE.

  241. mj
    September 24, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Rickey has now posted a video claiming he has heard 3 songs (besides LLWD) that Kris has recorded, and he hated them.

    Huh? Rickey hasn’t heard any of the songs.

    question is, mj, have you? ;)

  242. Rickey has now posted a video claiming he has heard 3 songs (besides LLWD) that Kris has recorded

    Wasn’t it Brian M. who just recently said he hadn’t heard Kris’s music yet. But somehow Rickey got to it? Not believing it. Kris isn’t 12-he’s not going to freak out if Rickey tweets some crazy crap to him. I’m sure he will just roll his eyes…if he even does that much.

  243. Well I feel very priveleged to have seen Rickey’s video before he deleted it — I knew there was an advantage to having insomnia!

    He said he’s personally heard three tracks in addition to LLWD, so it’s not “third-hand information.” But it IS just his opinion, nothing more.

    ETA: I don’t believe he’s lying about having heard them. Why would he jeopardize his entire reputation with such a lie?

  244. question is, mj, have you

    I’m going to say no, but if I had, I probably would not admit it.

    Rickey may have heard the songs, but that he didn’t mention it on his blog indicates that his source DIDN’T WANT HIM TO BLOG IT. He’s got a note on the video that he’s going to delete it in 30 minutes because he doesn’t want certain people seeing it.

    I’ve made some contacts in the Idol World, and often I learn things that I’m supposed to keep off the record. For instance, I knew Adam’s album release date several weeks before it was announced, but I was asked not to post about it.

    When I’m told something off the record, I DON’T TALK ABOUT IT ON THE BLOG. If I did, people would stop telling me stuff.

  245. Am I the only one who thinks Michael Slezak is the source? He had Kris’ full single for weeks. They’re also both in NY and both likely to panic b/c they’re huge Kris fans.

    What an ass. Way to boost Kris’ confidence in the home stretch.

  246. MJ: stupid question, but what’s the point of sharing stuff off the record for Idol bloggers? Just business chit chat?

    ETA: if all this is true, it looks like Rickey has burnt a few bridges.

  247. MJ: stupid question, but what’s the point of sharing stuff off the record for Idol bloggers? Just business chit chat?

    Business chit chat. And it helps to know what’s coming even if I can’t reveal it.

  248. Rickey’s video is already on YouTube. He’s naive if he thought he could delete it and few would see it.

    For instance, I knew Adam’s album release date several weeks before it was announced, but I was asked not to post about it.

    I wonder why this kind of stuff is kept top secret. I’m dying to know Adam’s single release date. Do they hold this info back in case things change? It’s killing me.

  249. I really feel bad for Kris and I am not even a fan. Boy he should not have posted that stuff. Poor Kris. What was Rickey thinking?

  250. Regardless, this was a bad, bad move. Because even though he won’t actually say his source’s name, he’s revealed that he has them and that he can’t really be trusted with any information at all. Bad, bad move on his part.

  251. I wonder if this will shape Kris’ album reviews (it might even help with the lowered expectations) or be a little blip that is soon forgotten.

  252. Wow, I just wish I was really pirate and recorded the songs I heard and post them on the Web and named names so people will lose their jobs
    13 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    RICKEY”S LATEST. JERK MUCH?

    Michael Slezak is gonna be pisssssed if it’s him. I think it is b/c he had Kris’ full single for weeks, but no one is agreeing with me! Rickey’s delivery also pointed to a conspiracy which is right up Slezak’s alley.

  253. He should have talked to Kris privately about his worries, that’s for sure. He looks sincerely worried but he has some other agenda as well, his blog IMO, his reputation of enlightened.

  254. I read that Jason’s single will officially go for radio adds Oct 5th. I’ve been trying to find the site which lists the upcoming adds but I can’t remember where it is. *sigh*

    It’s going for adds on October 6th. Pop adds are on Tuesdays.

    The site for radio adds I like is AllAccess (owned by Mediabase). You have to sign up for a free account to see the add dates (unless you just want the adds for this week). There is a tab for each format and you just pick “Future Releases”.

    As to the “third-hand” person. We did learn this past week that there were versions of “Strut” and “LLWD” floating around the industry. Whether that was to generate buzz or what, I don’t know. So, it is possible that there are more tracks. But, it seems like whatever may be out there for Kris’s album isn’t creating positive buzz in all corners of the industry. This doesn’t mean his albums doomed (not everybody has the same opinion on everything and he could record new stuff. KLC recorded an album in 4 days. It sucked, but it can be done), but it would be better news if these third hand person or persons FLOVED the songs.

    They used to say Idol albums are like pancakes. The first one is for the dogs. But, in today’s industry, we might only have enough dough to make one pancake (yeah, I know it’s made from batter, but work with me for the pun). It’s not November, yet, so there is time to fix this. If not, I’ve survived my favourite going down in flames and becoming a national punchline, so I will survive if it happens again. It’s not like I can do anything about it. Plus, it will make it that much easier to find a new favourite on Season 9. When is that starting again?

  255. If I were Kris, I’d break Rickey’s face. Not that that would necessarily help anything, but I’d feel much better.

    And the YouTube video has already been removed

  256. WTF is Rickey’s point in spreading all this bad shit around?

    I couldn’t have expressed this better.

    I’ll make sure that I don’t go back to his website, and had already dropped him on Twitter.

    Give Kris a chance to spend some time in the studio before declaring it a mess!! Even if Rickey heard some tracks, those could have been discards from the CD, and they certainly could be unfinished tracks. Way too early to know if the CD will be good or not. And, totally out of line to spread that negative energy.

  257. MsAdamEve

    Why would it be Slezak — he loves Kris. And he loved LLWD. Not only that, he wouldn’t have access to Kris’ unreleased songs this early — and there’s certainly no reason why he’d leak info to Rickey. Does he even know Rickey???

  258. I just watched the Rickey video and I really think that he sounds like a OTT Kris fan who is worried about Kris’ album. Also he sounds a bit jealous of Adam — since he meantions the buzz about Adam’s great songs in the middle of the video and at the end comes back to how Adam has all these great songs that were written for him and Kris just has a few songs.

    Kris certainly has recorded more than 4 songs, so even if Rickey heard some not-so-great songs, there surely are some good songs. If not, they don’t have a lot of time to write more songs. Kris’ album is releasing on 11/17, they need to wrap up recording in about 2 weeks. Plus Kris needs to take some time to promote his lead single.

  259. Michael Slezak is gonna be pisssssed if it’s him. I think it is b/c he had Kris’ full single for weeks, but no one is agreeing with me! Rickey’s delivery also pointed to a conspiracy which is right up Slezak’s alley.

    No way is Slezak Rickey’s source.

  260. omg… look at all the drama… can’t believe he RT those

    RT @arizonaa: @rickey Why are you such a douchebag? Jw

    19 minutes ago from TweetDeck RT @ryo_girl: @rickey Cry more, Rickey. Please.

    20 minutes ago from TweetDeck Wow, I just wish I was really pirate and recorded the songs I heard and post them on the Web and named names so people will lose their jobs

    21 minutes ago from TweetDeck RT @StylesLovesTAKS: @rickey DONTCHU SUCK UP TO ONTD_AI. YOU ARE PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE. YOU PASSED GOKEY.

    23 minutes ago from TweetDeck RT @endofthisphase: @rickey I meant it.

    23 minutes ago from TweetDeck RT @endofthisphase: @rickey I hope you encounter an aggressive top in a dark alley.

    26 minutes ago from TweetDeck Yessir! (ONTD-AI RT) @KrisAllen4Real: Chill The Fuck Out I’ve Got This

    28 minutes ago from TweetDeck I will delete this video in 30 minutes because I don’t want some people

  261. Well am off to bed. Kid’s well be up so. See ya all in about 4hrs. All this drama is enought for one night.

  262. girlygirl, Slezak himself said he had the full single for weeks. Somehow Slezak is getting ahold of the music. And Rickey’s “behind the scenes” info/theorizing is right up Slezak’s alley. Both are in NY. No legit news outlet would give him the info, so I’m thinking it was another Idol reporter – in this case Slezak,

    Even b4 they started working on the albums Slezak was paranoid.

  263. HOnestly, I believe Rickey has the right to say whatever he wants on his blog, that’s not the issue with me.

    What I find most upsetting is that it was tweeted to Kris!!!

    The fact that Kris will have read a post from a supposed fan claiming that people are complaining about his album before it’s finished is upsetting to me. Why hurt someone like that. Why tweet such an incendiary headline to a guy that followed you as a courtesy?

    I’m not a fan of Kris’ music, but I really do like him, and I hate seeing injured by a nutball like Rickey.

    Having said that, I’m sure Kris is made of stern stuff, and will brush this and Rickey right off his shoulders without a second’s thought.

  264. Well Kris did tell Slezak that a few songs didnot work out…maybe he heard those

  265. I’ve been watching this here and at ontd_ai and I have two thoughts based on Kris statements. First, Kris will be fine. He has said (Slezak int post-idol) that he knows he has to have a sense of humor about all of this or he’s screwed. I think both these guys (adam and kris) know they have to take the bad and the good. Second, he has said (again, Slezak – tour int) that he tried out a bunch of different writers, and some didn’t work but he had a good experience. So who even knows what these songs are or if they are still on the album list. I think this will be a non-drama. It’s the middle of the night in LA. By the time time they all wake up, there will be other news (I hope).

  266. I have a feeling that the person least concerned about all this Rickey-created drama is Kris himself. If he even sees it…

    Still, this whole shitstorm was unnecessary.

    If (when) Kris’ album gets good reviews, Rickey will feel even more like an idiot than he’s already proven himself to be may times over.

  267. jts323: Well Kris did tell Slezak that a few songs didnot work out’ ¦maybe he heard those

    That is the best comment so far. And with that I really will call it a night!

  268. girlygirl
    September 24, 2009 at 2:55 am
    I have a feeling that the person least concerned about all this Rickey-created drama is Kris himself. If he even sees it’ ¦

    See that’s what pisses me off, Kris seeing it. Since he follows Rickey, it will show up on his feed, right?? I wish Rickey would at least delete the tweet he sent to Kris. Rickey’s batshit crazy.

  269. It’s true , I remember the iterview Kris had with Sleazak on tour. He said the early writting sessions he had wasn’t good. And I remeber those were the Salaami Remi’s and Claude Kelly’s. Those were the first two he had. And these two guys are not in Kris’ style at all, so I get it when he says it didn’t work. After that, I think he’s been happy so far with the rest that he’s written with.
    I don’t think Sleazak is Rickey’s source. Sleazak would have ben the first to say it if he knew anything and he wouldn’t be afraid to complain. I have a feeling the source is ………..

  270. I leave this blog for a while thinking all is calm in Idol land and come back to this? I cannot imagine any rationale for tweeting this rubbish to Kris. And he is supposed to be a bit time Kris fan? What a load of crap he just dumped in the middle of Kris’ debut week!

  271. Sorry if this is old news, but I just turned on the TV and saw Matt Rogers from season 3 doing an infomercial for hair loss. He was hosting the whole 30-minute show. He himself underwent a Bosley hair transplant.

  272. No legit news outlet would give him the info, so I’m thinking it was another Idol reporter ‘“ in this case Slezak,

    I’m sorry, but, are you saying that Slezak is not a legit news outlet? He is a journalist working for a major entertainment magazine. He is legit. I don’t believe for one second that Slezak is Rickey’s source. Slezak has had no problem on his own freaking out about the possibility of 19/Jive shafting Kris. He has no need to enlist some batshit blogger in this whole affair.

    Also, Slezak said someone else at EW had gotten an advance copy of the single. That is way different (and something much more likely for the label to do as strategy) than having your hands on demo tracks.

    Your logic in thinking Slezak is the source does not add up for me.

  273. washpd
    September 24, 2009 at 3:09 am
    No legit news outlet would give him the info, so I’m thinking it was another Idol reporter ‘“ in this case Slezak,

    I’m sorry, but, are you saying that Slezak is not a legit news outlet? He is a journalist working for a major entertainment magazine. He is legit. I don’t believe for one second that Slezak is Rickey’s source. Slezak has had no problem on his own freaking out about the possibility of 19/Jive shafting Kris. He has no need to enlist some batshit blogger in this whole affair.

    I agree, no way is it Slezak.

  274. I can not believe that he tweeted that story to Kris in that manner’ ¦

    Putting @krisallen4real in a tweet isn’t the same as tweeting Kris directly with the link. What he said in the video, IIRC, is that people should send Kris support to help him get good songs on his album, or some such, so I think that’s what he was trying to do by putting that in the tweet. BUT the end result is the same, Kris will see his post.

  275. Slezak has had no problem on his own freaking out about the possibility of 19/Jive shafting Kris. He has no need to enlist some batshit blogger in this whole affair.

    Exactly. And as far as I know, Rickey and Slezak have never even met. And even if they had, why would Slezak risk jeopardizing his own career by leaking anything to Rickey? Rickey isn’t just saying he’s heard from other people, now he claims he’s heard them himself – no way Slezak, who works for one of the biggest entertainment magazines in the country, would EVER leak anything, let alone to Rickey.

  276. I am not scared for Kris at all. What makes Rickey think that 19E was going to treat Kris badly? Are they fools to invest in something just to let it tank? God, they were going to sign Kris, Adam and Allison by the top4 week. It was Danny they were not sure about. Rickey is a big fool.
    I kind of agree that he feels Kris is not getting buzz like Adam and feels they are not treating him good.
    But that is Kris, has he ever had any buzz? He survives it all the same.
    As a fan, I’m really pissed with Rickey. I’m glad it was late and probably by daytime it will die naturally.

  277. CindyM, read my post above. I think I know who the source might be……….. beep beep beep.

  278. All that stuff about Adam getting all the good songs is just Rickey theorizing. It doesn’t even make sense, because their styles are so different, they wouldn’t be competing for the same songs.

  279. mj
    September 24, 2009 at 3:16 am
    All that stuff about Adam getting all the good songs is just Rickey theorizing. It doesn’t even make sense, because their styles are so different, they wouldn’t be competing for the same songs.

    This I totally agree with. If 19 didn’t have songs ready for Kris it wasn’t because of Adam, it was because they thought Danny would be there. Stupid of them, since Itunes leaks showed the top 2 sellers were Adam and Kris. Adam and Kris don’t even seem to be recording albums in the same genre, well both are pop-rock, but Adam’s dance/electronic vibe wouldn’t go with Kris’s vibe at all.

  280. MJ, please talk some sense into Rickeys head. Iknow Kris might not be bothered so much but he should not repeat it . He shoul cease from talking about Kris all together. Argggh!

  281. MJ, you know Rickey, is he losing it or what???

    His twitter fight last night, this crap today…what the hell is his problem??

  282. vanjess, I saw your post, but I don’t even have a clue who your guess is. I thought maybe another Idol blogger, but it’s late and my brain is fried. I need to get some sleep, I have to be up in 3 hours to go to work.. :(

  283. vanjess, you’ve got us curious! The only ‘beep beep beep’ meme I know from this season is Kris and Adam’s pushing-the-limit bubble tweet. Are you suggesting one of them is the source? That would be conspiracy galore! I’m probably missing some other beep beep beep…too late for my brain too!

  284. The only ‘beep beep beep’ meme I know from this season is Kris and Adam’s pushing-the-limit bubble tweet. Are you suggesting one of them is the source? That would be conspiracy galore! I’m probably missing some other beep beep beep’ ¦too late for my brain too!

    See I thought it was just me. I associated “beep beep beep” with Kradam and the “who’s on top” stuff.

  285. will
    September 24, 2009 at 3:11 am
    I can not believe that he tweeted that story to Kris in that manner’ ¦

    Putting @krisallen4real in a tweet isn’t the same as tweeting Kris directly with the link. What he said in the video, IIRC, is that people should send Kris support to help him get good songs on his album, or some such, so I think that’s what he was trying to do by putting that in the tweet. BUT the end result is the same, Kris will see his post.

    Yes it is. The only difference being if you put the @name at the front of the tweet only that person gets to see it. When you put the @name in the middle of the tweet, it is seen by that person as well as all your followers. Kris would still get it as a mention. Especially if he’s using Echofon, which he is.

  286. I let this sit and I’m thinking that it’s not that big of a deal and will blow over. Consider the source. It’s not like this is MTV. It’s Rickey the blogger who was obsessed with Sanjaya. The only way this will have legs is if someone else backs him on it and if others in the press choose to pick it up. I really really really hope that the press is responsible on this one and just ignores it.

  287. Thanks Sunn, I’m still learning the ins and out of Twitter. But when you say:

    The only difference being if you put the @name at the front of the tweet only that person gets to see it.

    it confuses me, because everybody still gets to see it if they follow Rickey or go to his page. The only private communication on Twitter is DM, right?

    I guess all I meant is that embedding @krisallen4real within a tweet is a more passive-aggressive way of getting the link to Kris than tweeting him directly. It’s disguised as a request to send Kris support.

  288. it confuses me, because everybody still gets to see it if they follow Rickey or go to his page. The only private communication on Twitter is DM, right?

    People who follow both the sender and receiver will get to see the tweet. Also if you go to the sender’s page you will see it, but not on the receiver’s page.

    The only private communication on twitter is indeed the DM.

  289. Putting @krisallen4real in a tweet isn’t the same as tweeting Kris directly with the link. What he said in the video, IIRC, is that people should send Kris support to help him get good songs on his album, or some such, so I think that’s what he was trying to do by putting that in the tweet. BUT the end result is the same, Kris will see his post.

    Yes it is. The only difference being if you put the @name at the front of the tweet only that person gets to see it. When you put the @name in the middle of the tweet, it is seen by that person as well as all your followers. Kris would still get it as a mention. Especially if he’s using Echofon, which he is.

    Unfortunately, it’s even worse than that. Due to Rickey’s fanboying, Kris actually follows Rickey.

    So that tweet from Rickey goes into Kris’ primary twitter feed, along with all the other friends, etc that Kris personally follows. He doesn’t have to take the extra step to click on @replies to see it. So there’s no chance that he’ll somehow miss if he doesn’t have time to check his @replies, and no chance that fans can successfully bury it with a flood of supportive (or sometimes nonsensical) @replies, a common tactic when someone send a really shitty tweet to their Idol fave.

    Unless he ignores twitter completely for the night, he will see it. So I guess maybe there’s a slim chance.

  290. The only private communication on twitter is indeed the DM.

    Yep! Oh, and I believe you can only DM someone that is following you. So Kris could DM me since I follow him, but I cannot DM him since he of course does not follow me.

  291. Actually, Slezak said that Jive sent one of his colleagues, not him, a copy of Kris’ first single, and that this colleague let him listen to it. I highly doubt that Jive would send out any more demo tapes this early, aide from the first single or songs that could have possibly been the first single. I don’t see how any of the other songs could be album ready, so why would they leak these out this early.

    Rickey is just wants attention. There were too many times where people counted Kris out during the season, but that didn’t stop him from winning the whole thing, so I’m not going to believe any garbage that Rickey is spreading around.

    Considering that Allison, Adam and Kris are all using many of the same writers, Rickey’s line abut getting Kris some good writers makes no sense.

  292. Waking up to the last Rickey meltdown is depressing, since he recorded that frightenning video of him ranting about being followed by Kris, it was clear that he was unstable. I also think that he may be losing viewers and that is his real problem.

    Unfortunatly, he may have had some legit source for all this stuff, Rickey has been an idoltard for a long time so he’s bound to have contacts just like Mj does.
    Since May , Kris has been almost like dispossessed of his title with all the concert reviews and album previews focussing on Adam and No Boundaries tanking. I think LLWD is a good song but it may not be enough to overcome all this negative momentum.

  293. As on of Adam’s fans, I’ve known for a while that Rickey had to be off his rocker… :) I’m sorry that Kris’s fans had to experience this. It is a little heartbreaking to watch. Know that this kind of talk usually doesn’t go anywhere – especially not outside of fandom.

    Have no fear Kris fans. It will all blow over soon. I think he is discrediting himself. Keep the faith folks.

    If anyone has a link to the YT vid. Please post. The only one I have has been taken down.

  294. I also think that he may be losing viewers and that is his real problem.

    Hope I did the quote correctly!

    I have visited Rickey’s site rarely; however, after this ridulous behavior, I will not do so again.

  295. And as far as I know, Rickey and Slezak have never even met.

    They met when there was that Idol round table thing last year. There were a bunch of Idol bloggers there including Slezak, MJ and Ricky.

    That said, I doubt very much it is Slezak.

    That’s the problem sometimes with these unamed sources. Everybody comes up with a name on their own and somebody gets blamed.

  296. I don’t think it even matters who Rickey’s source is – they won’t be a source anymore. I don’t think it’s Slezak either, by the way. I agree with whoever said Rickey’s looking for hits. I also don’t think Kris will get too bent out of shape over Rickey’s opinion, one way or the other. He’s clearly unstable.

  297. I don’t even think they have selected tracks for the album. Who is this person alias inside source? I don’t believe it one bit.
    That said, one man’s meat is another man’ poison, so he might not like the songs but others may love it. LLWD, anyone?

  298. Rickey is probably losing it. However, this just adds to my feeling that Kris is getting shoddy treatment.

    So far the single has not been handled well. These singles are there for impact. Where’s the impact in releasing it to iTunes so quickly and on a Friday? It’s like Jive is throwing it out there.

    Hoping that Kris doesn’t end up treated like Taylor or worse. Sorry but I’m starting to get that vibe. By the way, gossip columnists leak info about projects all the time – saying movies aren’t going well, albums are in trouble, etc.
    Sometimes they’re full of crap and othertimes they’re on the money.

  299. I am an Adam fan but I support Kris as well. The guy has talent and I think LLWD will be a hit. I totally predict top 10. I didn’t think I would like Kris’ single but I really do and I am all set to dl it from Itunes or Amazon. I don’t know about his album but you know, I don’t know about Adam’s either. I think Kris has an excellent shot a putting out a very reasonable first album that his fans will like and that not Idol listeners will enjoy. I would utter ignore Rickey. Don’t go to his site to read or watch his BS or defend Kris. That is a hit for him. Unfollow him on twitter. Just ignore the crazy dude behind the screen. I totally don’t believe his Adam gushing, any more than I believe it from Cantiello or Slezak. So I will just stick with MJ’s blog for news and debate.

  300. Rickey is a moron (and a nutcase). I’ve been following him on Twitter for the LOLs ever since Idol ended, but over the past 2 weeks his tweets have gotten to the point where they’re spammy and offensive. Today’s the last straw. I’ve unfollowed him on Twitter. Too much unwarranted negativity.

  301. So far the single has not been handled well. These singles are there for impact. Where’s the impact in releasing it to iTunes so quickly and on a Friday? It’s like Jive is throwing it out there.

    Hoping that Kris doesn’t end up treated like Taylor or worse. Sorry but I’m starting to get that vibe.

    I have been worried about this happening ever since Ryan and Simon trashed Kris immediately after the finale. And it’s really disheartening to see it all begin to play out like this.

    I don’t know much about radio add dates or strategies for releasing songs to iTunes. But I have been reading the thread for “Live Like We’re Dying” over at the pulse music board and the posters there follow this stuff religiously. Most everyone on that thread is questioning Jive’s strategy of putting this on iTunes before it’s even had a chance to catch on at radio. And this Friday iTunes/Amazon digital release is only going to kill the first week sales numbers – and the song’s potential Hot 100 debut ranking.

    Jive seems to have a track record (at least in Idolland) for rolling out singles properly. It’s hard to believe they have just forgotten how to do their job.

  302. WTF? I’m going to kick Rickey’s butt!

    For your information. It wasn’t Slezak. Damn it, think people. If you lived in the same City as Rickey, would you feed him info? It would be like hand feeding a crazed raccoon. Do it once and you’d have him hounding you day and night. Tipping over your garbage to search for tidbits. Making a mess everywhere. And then there would be the concern over rabies. Trust me, Slezak knows his crazies. He’s too smart for that. That’s why he’s still working in an industry that eats it’s over 30s.

    For those of you new posters, I used to be the liaison between Clive’s office and the show during Season 5 and early Season 6. I got sent back to head office when Nigel had his holy jihad about spoilers and got rid of tonnes of people. It took him months to figure out what all of us knew. It was the chatty hairdresser, Nigel. It’s ALWAYS the chatty hairdresser. Those guys are the nexus of any show and they talk, talk, talk, all day. You’d talk like a fiend too if you needed to distract yourself from having to stick your hands in people’s gross hair all day too. I hear the suicide rate amongst hair dressers is even higher than that of dentists (not quite as high as those poor people who give bikini waxes, though. Do they even have a name for that job? Forget it, I don’t want to know).

    Then, there was the big shake-up at Sony and, thank god, I got sent to work for Barry. I hear Clive hasn’t taken things too well. And it gets worse every week. At first, he thought he’d have Barry fired within 6 months, but when that didn’t happen, he got a little desperate and tried spiking all his artists with crappy songs in hopes the numbers would go down. Who knew the world loves crappy songs? Everybody in the industry. That’s who. Whatever. Clive got a little happier when Whitney FINALLY finished her album, but the numbers haven’t been stellar, so he’s back in the dumps again. I hear he’s taken to throwing Skittles at anybody who uses a word that starts with “B” or “W”. I feel for the peeps still in his office.

    Cross your fingers that I’ll soon be back in my old job as show liaison. I did get to be there for a couple of the audition episodes. Trust me, I felt like throwing Skittles at Posh to see if we could get any expression on her face other than, bland. Seriously, step away from the plastic surgeons Posh. Or just buy a mask. It’s cheaper. And man, was her husband a pain. Dude needs to go back to playing soccer in Europe permanently. He’s bored out of his tree. He kept going around saying “[Blank] it like Beckham”. You know, like he’d go up to somebody, start hopping on one foot and say “Hop it like Beckham”. Or he’d be munching on some Cheese Nips and he’d say “Cheese it Like Beckham”. Bad enough on it’s own, isn’t it? But, then he’d expect the person to actually do whatever it was he was doing. At first, the auditioners thought it was cool that he was there and interacting with them. By the end, I think some of them wanted to kill him. We finally had to get security to throw him out when he went up to an underage kid in the bathroom and said “Pee it like Beckham” (although, in his defence the kid did look 25).

    Anyway, back to the subject of the leak which Barry told me to address or I’d have to be in charge of Paris Hilton’s next CD (some day, that threat is going to start losing it’s power, Barry). It was I who talked to Rickey. I was in New York for the Kris Z100 event and I bumped into Rickey in the bathroom (Yes, I’m female. Yes, it was the ladies’ room. Remember the crazed raccoon?) He was badgering me about getting a Kris scoop and I told him that the songs were off the hook and that Daughtry was pissed because Kris wouldn’t let him record that hot track he wrote while visiting Daughtry (Daughtry was in awe that Kris could do that without even having to have the alphabet up on the walls). I don’t know what the hell happened in Rickey’s brain to turn it into what he posted, but Rickey, if you are reading this, I learned from the first time to record EVERY conversation I have with you, so I’m not going down for this!

  303. OH my Percocet! I see people say that they laugh so hard at something that they spit food/drink on their computer, but I thought that was just an expression to make a point until I unwittingly put a bite of muffin in my mouth while starting to read your post. Now that I’ve cleaned off my computer screen and finished laughing, I just had to say thank you. That was very funny, and a much needed laugh this morning.
    Now off to get ready for work… like Beckham.

  304. Rickey is just weird. don’t know what he was thinking posting that but if it’s true, I hope some good comes out of it like say wake up tptb. it wld be sad if they mistreat kris cos he doesn’t deserve that. How hard can it be to get good songs for him?. or let him write them himslef if they can’t get enough. I realy hope kris doesn’t read that tweet.

  305. FWIW – Rickey’s post struck me as a “Kanye moment” – desparate for attention, and serving no useful purpose whatsoever. Just causing more trouble than it’s worth. I never visited his site, so can’t comment either way on him, but that’s just my take.

  306. Percocet returns! Yay….

    Rickey is just batshit crazy, there is no other explanation for it. He lost all credibility a long time ago. I really think he should give up blogging. Well maybe not. If it brings back Clive’s and Barry’s sidekick, it’s worth it.

  307. No, I don’t get it . So what id the case now with Daughtry and Kris. Was he giving Kris a song or what. I don’t get what Percocet said. Someone?

  308. In have never had the thought that Jive was going to mishandle Kris. And I don’t get any feeling that they are going to do so.
    Lets not forget they are businessmen. Please can someone clarify what Percocet said?

  309. Rickey is a complete nutjob but its his blog and his twitter account and he can say whatever the heck he wants…if he wasn’t supposed to reveal certain things, then he will suffer the consequences in that his “sources” will dry up…anyway, who cares what Rickey says…maybe Kris’ album will suck, be raked over the coals by the critics and still be a huge success (happens ALL the time); or maybe it will be the best album ever and a critics darling but have disappointing sales (happens all the time too); any any combination of these possibilities…in the entertainment industry pre-release/opening night leaks/opinions/rumors are de rigeur (how many times has Michael Reidel of the Post skewered or praised a show while it is still in the workshop phase)…sometimes the negative buzz results in a flop; sometimes the OTT praise never results in commercial success. 19E seems to be treating Kris just fine — they have no incentive for him to flop. And I doubt that he will flop — I don’t think he is going to be “the next big thing” but I do think that he is going to have a good, respectable career and lots of opportunity in the future .

  310. It was I who talked to Rickey. I was in New York for the Kris Z100 event and I bumped into Rickey in the bathroom (Yes, I’m female. Yes, it was the ladies’ room. Remember the crazed raccoon?) He was badgering me about getting a Kris scoop and I told him that the songs were off the hook and that Daughtry was pissed because Kris wouldn’t let him record that hot track he wrote while visiting Daughtry (Daughtry was in awe that Kris could do that without even having to have the alphabet up on the walls).

    … seems that Kris wrote the track mentioned here.

    i don’t get the ‘songs were off the hook’ (english is 2nd language for me) … is that what Rickey interpreted as being a mess?

  311. “Off the hook” is favorable. Maybe Rickey misinterpreted what it meant? The whole thing seems weird.

  312. Rickey is a tool…what can I say? Is he pitting Kris fans against Adam fans? How does HE know what Kris’s album sounds like? I realize he can write whatever he wants, but he also knows how many readers he has, so this is just mean.

    I assume this should NOT be brought over to the new thread, so I’m leaving it here. I honestly have never trusted Rickey–he changes his opinion whenever convenient or advantageous for him–so I only read him when something is brought to my attention.

    Hi, Percocet. Nice to read you.

  313. vanjess38
    September 24, 2009 at 10:45 am
    In have never had the thought that Jive was going to mishandle Kris. And I don’t get any feeling that they are going to do so.
    Lets not forget they are businessmen. Please can someone clarify what Percocet said?

    Isn’t Percocet’s post kind of a parody of the whole situation or am I misunderstanding. It is early here, my brain may not be working well.

  314. I’m just shocked. Anyway a friend just called from Australia that they played Kris’ single on radio there.
    I think Rickey just misunderstood what the lady told him or maybe someone is not telling the truth.
    Am I the only one who doesn’t believe that 19E will bus Kris? God, he has the most fans second to Adam. They are not fools?

  315. Please can someone clarify what Percocet said?

    Somehow I doubt it!

    How does HE know what Kris’s album sounds like?

    Rickey did say in his now-deleted video that he had heard three of the tracks.

  316. Post deleted by me.

    Thanks for clarifying jersey, now I feel like a complete idiot!

  317. I’m with will on this one. This whole thing is bizarre, yet entertaining. Is it too early to eat popcorn?

  318. Ah.

    sar ·chasm (‘sà ¤r-“ka-z&m) : The giant gulf (chasm) between what is said and the person who doesn’t get it.

  319. Hey

    Percocet is comic relief?

    I was at the end of this thread last night and when I refreshed it this morning this is all that I saw. So like Jersey … what?

    But I just looked up the thread to discover that Percocet is a person (haha – sort of). I’m eager to see what Percocet has to say though … should be a really uplifting humorous kind of thing … I hope.

    Off to read (and try to make sense) now. Good morning all.

  320. I missed the whole Percocet thing…I thought he/she was explaining the situation…

    Damn, I must be really stupid. :(

  321. NVM. just read Rickey’s blog

    much ado about fuck all. I dont know what’s more comical and hilarious…Rickey’s obvious handwringing blog or the completely OTT juvenile responses to his single blog entry.

    Idol bubbleland is un-effing-real

  322. “Rickey is probably losing it. However, this just adds to my feeling that Kris is getting shoddy treatment.

    So far the single has not been handled well. These singles are there for impact. Where’s the impact in releasing it to iTunes so quickly and on a Friday? It’s like Jive is throwing it out there. ”

    Well with the i-Tunes thing maybe they’re figuring that most of what LLWD would sell it would sell right off the bat (like in the first few days) because it doesn’t have enough airplay to really sell downloads right now and Kris isn’t promoting the single on TV. So maybe instead of a quick rise and then fall during a week, they’re figuring Kris’s AI fans will all act quickly and grab the single as soon as it’s out, resulting in a high ranking on the i-Tunes chart even though the Billboard debut will be lower. Then they can promote the single using its i-Tunes ranking.

    I don’t know if I believe Kris is getting shoddy treatment but this whole thing is deepening my feeling that Kris is someone who might get screwed by the compressed timeline of getting the album out during the holiday season. With Kris IMO his success is really tied up in coming up with songs that are his sunny but thoughtful perspective on life or his sincerity. It’s much harder for him to get away with not writing his songs and that’s the kind of thing that takes time. Add to that Kris’s own admission that it took him a few sessions to really get his teeth into cowriting and getting ready for that Nov 17th release date looms very large.

    Contrast that with Adam who’s already viewed as such a chameleon that IMO it’s not anywhere near as important that he write his own songs. No doubt he’ll cowrite some that’ll be personal but he also has songwriters writing for him because he’s got that voice and that presence. I don’t know I just feel like Adam is more ready to make an album that’ll be undeniably him. I’ve always thought that of the top 4 Kris’s album would be the hardest to assemble and it’s because IMO he’s got the kind of artistic sensibility and style that really needs some nurturing so that he can grow into a mature album that’s worthy of his talent. Idk if that makes sense.

    As far as Rickey I think he heard some things, failed to put them in perspective, and ran with them in an attention-seeking panic. It’ll be interesting seeing if there’s any attempt at damage control by previewing a couple tracks to Slezak and/or Cantiello. I don’t think Rickey is that influential but on the other hand I’d be surprised if Slezak and Cantiello didn’t hear about his antics and do some investigating on their own.

  323. So far the single has not been handled well. These singles are there for impact. Where’s the impact in releasing it to iTunes so quickly and on a Friday? It’s like Jive is throwing it out there. ‘ 

    I’m new to following the post-Idol activities. How have past singles been handled? What is being done wrong with the handling of Kris’s single?

    I kind of expected the single to be available, (at least on ITunes), once it hit the airwaves, but apparently that’s not the norm? Seems counterproductive to me to NOT have it available. When I hear something that I like and might want to buy, it’s good to have it there for me to buy. If it’s not yet available, I might either get sick of it or forget about it later. Or decide that I’m fine with being able to hear it on YouTube. So, why is it bad for the single to be released this week?

    I do think that Kris could be doing more PR for the single, and that might help, but I also realize that he’s busy in the studio, so that’s hard for him to do.

    Just hoping that someone could help me to understand what Jive is doing wrong with Kris’s single….

  324. Some people here seem to know who Percocet is but to somebody who doesn’t … she sounds almost as demented as Rickey. Her post is garbled and almost non-sensical. Sorry Percocet but … I don’t know if I should believe you … and I could have used some pain killer about now.

    But I googled Kris this morning and, as yet, there’s no hint about any of this silliness.

  325. Alli’s release dates are not officially announced, but usa today shows her album has been moved back to dec 1. Not word at all on the single. i think……….

    saw that she is recording today in la, 1st session since returning from sessions w/ max martin in sweden a coupl of days back.

    edited: changed saw “where” to saw “that” to avoid confusion like following 3 posts

  326. saw where she is recording today in la, 1st session since returning from sessions w/ max martin in sweden a coupl of days back.

    you saw where she was recording today?..where?

  327. Saw where alli is recording today on he twitter acct, @allison4realzzz .

  328. Saw where alli is recording today on he twitter acct, @allison4realzzz .

    oh I know about that…I thought you actually saw allison head into the recording studio or something

  329. I thought you actually saw allison head into the recording studio or something

    I’m not THAT bad a stalker!!!lolz

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