Idol Headlines for 09/28/10 – The Evening Edition

American Idol taping in Jersey City

J-Lo hasn’t been spotted yet.

But American Idol is definitely taping at the Liberty House Restaurant in Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

One person who identified herself as a contestant — and definitely seemed prepped not to talk to the press — told Wilshe the show will be there until Thursday.

Read more at NJ.com

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Jordin Sparks in the studio with Claude Kelly, “Me & @claudekelly making hits in the studio! :) http://twitpic.com/2sufig“,

@TheRealJordin: “In the booth recording a rough vocal! Haven’t been in the booth in awhile! Nervous! Here we go!”

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Idol S10 promo shoot update: @GSafarian: “Picked up an awesome interview & gr8 shots of Fantasia in Greensboro-heading back to High Point now. Gotta say…Fantasia is Fantastic!!”

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Melinda Doolittle on tour with the Boston Pops in December. She tweets: “SOOOOO EXCITED!!!! I get to do Christmas with the Boston Pops this year! Eeeeek! Check out the dates here: http://bit.ly/asTFUW.

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More after the JUMP…

American Idol Season 10 Judges Auditions in New Jersey Today

@MelanieFOX43: “Steven said he dressed himself today. His socks didn’t match.”

@MelanieFOX43: “It’s official…we have all just been informed that no one is to address Jennifer Lopez as Jenny, J-Lo or Jenny from the block.”

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Will Jennifer Lopez be good for American Idol?

When asked what he thinks of Jennifer Lopez replacing him on American Idol, Simon Cowell said, “I got to know her quite well, ” damning with faint praise as usual. We’ve all gotten to know Lopez quite well over the past decade, but is that a good or bad thing for the world’s most popular competition show? With the departure of superstar judge Cowell and failed judges Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi, Idol has seemingly turned to Lopez as its last best hope: TMZ and other publications reported that Fox is giving her a one-year, $12-million contract to sit and listen to young people who can’t sing. Fans of the show are already skeptical of Lopez’s ability to hold our interest: “I doubt Jennifer will be an entertaining character, ” says Dave Della Terza, whose website Votefortheworst.com is dedicated to whipping up votes for bad but entertaining Idol candidates. “I’ve been saying they need a judging panel of Kanye West, Whitney Houston, and Howard Stern.” But there might be one hope for Lopez, and the show: Idol needs someone who can be as hated as Cowell was. And if anyone can generate that level of animosity, she can.

Read more at macleans.ca

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David Cook and other stars wish Michael Douglas the best

Hollyscoop.com caught up with the Stars at the 6th Annual Pink Party in Hollywood for Breast Cancer Awareness. David Cook, Brooke Burke, Mayim Bialik & Eva La Rue send out their thoughts & best wishes to Michael Douglas. Interviews by Bridget Daly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID76O2VpViw

David Cook on Idol, New Judges

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American Idol Finalists to Pay Tribute to Motown at LCCC’s Stocker Arts Center

Just in time for Motown’s 50th anniversary, four favorite American Idol finalists will perform in a special Motown tribute concert 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Arts Center, located at 1005 North Abbe Road in Elyria.

American Idol finalists scheduled to perform include, LaKisha Jones from season 6, David Hernandez from season 7, Michael Sarver from season 8 and Alexis Grace, also from season 8.

Read more at Cleveland.com

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David Archuleta gets rattled by fans’ response to new music

David Archuleta’s The Other Side of Down may be streaming now on AOL Music, but don’t think that David is at his computer this week, scanning message boards and comment threads to see how his fans are reacting to the album he’s been working on since last summer.

In fact, the idea that people can finally hear his new songs rattles him a little bit.

“It’s so weird to know that people have actually listened to what I’ve been working on, ” says David, who’s at home in Utah for a couple days. “It’s not just in my own little cave anymore.

Read more at USA Today

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Glee’s Heather Morris on Taking the Spotlight in Tonight’s Britney Spears Episode

Last season, Glee fans grew attached to Heather Morris’s lovably daffy Brittany, a Cheerio with a perfect blonde ponytail, killer dance moves, and an endless supply of hilarious non sequiturs. And now, Morris is a full cast member and tonight gets the spotlight in the much-awaited Britney Spears–featuring episode “Britney/Brittany.” She spoke to us (well, as much as she could) about what we can expect tonight, her first vocal solo, and working with John Stamos.

Read more at New York Magazine

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Glee’s Heather Morris on Becoming Britney Spears: I Was “So Nervous” To Sing!

The lone Glee clubber who hasn’t belted one out will finally be heard in the show’s tribute to Britney Spears.

It’s only too appropriate that it will be Brittany doing Britney.

“At first, I was so stoked to sing. I was the only one who hadn’t, ” says Heather Morris, who plays the delightfully ditzy cheerleader. “Then I went in the recording booth and I got so nervous. It was like, ‘Freak! What if I sound bad?'”

Read more at TV Guide

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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Boos Weren’t Directed at Sarah Palin Show Says

Given the negative reaction to those boos heard during last night’s telecast of Dancing with the Stars, the producers will go the extra mile during this evening’s telecast and show that the crowd was directing their disdain toward the judges, not the visiting Sarah Palin. Many viewers misunderstood that the boos were meant for Palin, who had attended to the show to watch her daughter Bristol and was later interviewed on camera by host Tom Bergeron.

Bergeron told EW today that the audience actually had a bone to pick with the judges and the scores they gave Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough. “We are going to show footage from another camera angle. Thank God we had a camera on the grassy knoll!” quips Bergeron. “You’ll see the judges basically taking on the audience. They were upset they they gave Jennifer Grey an 8.

Read more at Entertainment Tonight

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Dancing’ Stars Angered Over Bruno’s Bolton Slam

“It was unfair, it was hard, ” Margaret Cho told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson after the show. “I love Michael Bolton, he’s my buddy here and so it’s really tough.”

“I don’t think we’ve seen a 3 since Master P days, ” professional dancer Tony Dovolani, who is paired with Audrina Patridge, told Shaun, recalling the hip hop star’s disastrous Season 2 appearance. “That was harsh. We had to actually dance right after [Michael and Chelsie], so it was hard to watch that because I know Michael wants to do this so badly, and I know the judges are there to judge, but they need to be encouraging.”

“It was harsh, ” Audrina added. “It was kind of rude.”

Read more at Access Hollywood

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Sarah Palin Controversy: Here’s What Really Happened, Says DWTS’ Maksim

We’ve been booing for the last eleven seasons. This is the eleventh season of booing at judges’ comments and this time Sarah Palin happens to be sitting in the audience and people are saying, “Oh, the booing must be for her.” Who were they booing at before? I don’t think people were booing because of Sarah Palin. Also, if somebody is going to pick on the fact that she didn’t stand up when her daughter danced, it’s because this is the section where you can’t stand up because there’s a big camera behind you. They tell you not to stand up.

Read more at E Online

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So You Think You Can Dance‘s Allison Holker Enjoys ‘Dance Jams’ with Daughter

Allison Holker has been dancing nearly all her life, so she’s used to the long hours, wear-and-tear on her body and brutal competition.

But embarking on the 40-city So You Think You Can Dance 2010 Tour this month, she had to cope with her biggest challenge yet: leaving her 2-year-old daughter, Weslie Renae.

The fan favorite — who appeared on season two of the FOX reality hit and then returned as an All-Star this year — is already missing her nightly mommy-daughter ritual.

Read more at People

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DO YOU “LIVE TO DANCE”? ANNOUNCING OPEN CASTING CALL DATES FOR CBS’S NEW REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES WITH PAULA ABDUL, “LIVE TO DANCE”

DO YOU “LIVE TO DANCE”? ANNOUNCING OPEN CASTING CALL DATES FOR CBS’s NEW REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES WITH PAULA ABDUL, “LIVE TO DANCE”

Open Casting Calls Set for New York and Los Angeles As Producers Audition Dancers for One of the Most Inclusive Talent Searches Ever on Television

CBS will hold open casting calls for the Network’s new reality-competition series with Paula Abdul, LIVE TO DANCE (formerly titled “Got to Dance”) in New York City on Thursday, Oct. 14 and Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 28. Exact locations for the casting calls will be announced shortly.

Read more at Futon Critic

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58 Comments

  1. Two minute video of a David Cook Interview that was recorded from the Pink Party.

    He mentions:
    New album has lots of instrumentation and that they’ve had time to play around

    That Idol should be focusing back on the contestants and investing in their success as that is what keeps the show going

    And he can’t wait to meet the new judges and hopes he doesn’t “fan out on Tyler.”

  2. But there might be one hope for Lopez, and the show: Idol needs someone who can be as hated as Cowell was. And if anyone can generate that level of animosity, she can

    We’ve yet to see them on air, but I think Steven will have the target on his back first. Something tells me that he’s not going to beat around the bush. I bet interesting stuff is just going to fall out of his mouth.

  3. And if anyone can generate that level of animosity, she can

    I just don’t get this ‘level of animosity’ thing with Jennifer. I just don’t it seems personal, but how can that be? She certainly isn’t the first pop star who can’t ‘sing’ which is really debatable. No, she can’t SANG, but her singing is no worse than Kesha, Rihanna,or to go back further Janet, Britney, or Paula. What gives with that? SMH?

  4. I just don’t get this ‘level of animosity’ thing with Jennifer.

    Yeah, I don’t get ‘animosity’ vibe at all with Jennifer. I might actually watch this year because it will be interesting. Jennifer is a smart cookie and very articulate. She has done a lot in her life and has been very successful as an actress and recording artist. Plus she is one of the most beautiful celebrities I have ever seen. I mean she is breathtaking. I am a straight woman and even I enjoy looking at her, LOL. Plus she provides some greatly needed eye candy too considering she will be sitting between Steve and Randy, haha.

  5. I’m looking very forward to seeing both Stephen Tyler and Jennifer Lopez as judges. I found Jennifer to be very down to earth and kind when she mentored, I would be surprised if she’s the hated one. I think Stephen might just say whatever he’s thinking, which will probably be a good thing. Hopefully. LOL.

    Ahhh David Cook. Please talk to cameras more. :) and *squee* for “lots of different instrumentation”. I’m so looking forward to him getting OUT of the studio!! **Random – I loved his “too pretty is NOT interesting” shirt he had on in the pics with Ryan Star and Christina Perri last night. :D

  6. I just don’t get this ‘level of animosity’ thing with Jennifer. I just don’t it seems personal, but how can that be?

    It’s because she is a strong, smart woman of color. A lot of people have problems with that. It especially drives me crazy when people assume Steven or Randy will be speaking last. Of course a woman shouldn’t have the final say.

  7. Melinda is looking really good in her website pics. Those holiday shows with the Boston pops will fit her really well. She was really good on AI and always seems like such a nice person.

  8. I don’t get all the negativity over JLo, either. I am excited about her addition to the show. She seems to me to be a sweet, personable, intelligent woman. IMO, even a little Paulaesque, for lack of a better word :)

  9. I’m happy for Melinda! Singing with the Boston Pops is great for her and them. Yes that picture of her is more flattering than most and it looks like she is doing well with perfromances scheduled. I wish her well and hope for a perfect Broadway role for her someday.

  10. I am one of those who think they could have done a whole lot better than J-Lo. She failed as a actress, she failed a singer and spent more time in the tabloids for who she was sleeping with, than for her own accomplishments. If it wasn’t for P-Diddy, Ben Affleck, and Marc Anthony, would we even know who she is.

  11. I am one of those who think they could have done a whole lot better than J-Lo. She failed as a actress, she failed a singer and spent more time in the tabloids for who she was sleeping with, than for her own accomplishments. If it wasn’t for P-Diddy, Ben Affleck, and Marc Anthony, would we even know who she is.

    I think having several $100,000,000 grossing films and millions of albums and singles sold does not make a failed career. She’s in her 40s now and her career is slowing down, but I think it would be silly to deny the fact that J-Lo has has a very successful career.

    Also, I hate when a woman’s success is cited to the men in her life. She was successful before P-Diddy and when she was dating Affleck she was the much bigger star.

  12. It’s because she is a strong, smart woman of color. A lot of people have problems with that. It especially drives me crazy when people assume Steven or Randy will be speaking last. Of course a woman shouldn’t have the final say.

    I agree. If anything, I think SHE might be the “Simon”, or rather, the one who tells the straight dope to the contestants. She seems more coherent and straightforward than Steven Tyler. Gender roles are are hard to break I guess.

    Also, I hate when a woman’s success is cited to the men in her life. She was successful before P-Diddy and when she was dating Affleck she was the much bigger star.

    Not really. P-Diddy (back when he was Puff Daddy) discovered the Notorious B.I.G., whose first album dropped in 1994. Sure, J-Lo was a Fly Girl back then, was in a Janet Jackson video, but nobody knew her by name until she starred in Selena. Diddy had a mini-empire by then.

  13. Not really. P-Diddy (back when he was Puff Daddy) discovered the Notorious B.I.G., whose first album dropped in 1994. Sure, J-Lo was a Fly Girl back then, was in a Janet Jackson video, but nobody knew her by name until she starred in Selena. Diddy had a mini-empire by then.

    Sorry I meant she was successful before dating Diddy, yeah I know he was famous first.

  14. Sorry I meant she was successful before dating Diddy, yeah I know he was famous first.

    ;)

  15. Matt Giraud recording a new song “See you in a Little While” Oh, hopefully he’ll play that this weekend!

    RiverCityLtd
    The cat’s out of the bag a little early! @ImMattGiraud is our first artist backed by our very own @sweetJband. Behind the scene pics to come

  16. I think having several $100,000,000 grossing films and millions of albums and singles sold does not make a failed career. She’s in her 40s now and her career is slowing down, but I think it would be silly to deny the fact that J-Lo has has a very successful career.

    Slowed down, it had come to a standstill. I saw her on SYTYCD, New Year Eve’s show, AMA and SNL and she was reduced to lip syncing. She was becoming a laughingstock and now she wants to judge other people trying to sing.

  17. J Lo hmmmmm
    well who exactly could they get who are current and with free time on their hands? She may completely suck, but it’s not like a bunch of pop star divas are knocking on AI’s door. Pickings were probably slim.

  18. Slowed down, it had come to a standstill. I saw her on SYTYCD, New Year Eve’s show, AMA and SNL and she was reduced to lip syncing. She was becoming a laughingstock and now she wants to judge other people trying to sing.

    J-Lo had a decade long career. In her 40s she was still on SYTYCD, the AMA’s and SNL so I don’t get this whole idea that she is a nobody. Her career is certainly at a much better point than Paula when she started on idol.

    She may completely suck, but it’s not like a bunch of pop star divas are knocking on AI’s door. Pickings were probably slim.

    Really? I mean I’ve read about people ranging from Mariah to Janet Jackson to Shania to Faith Hill who were all interested in the job. I can’t think of a single person besides Elton John turning them down. Who would you have considered? I can’t think of too many people who have the relevance or name recognition of J-Lo in the past decade.

  19. It’s like beating a dead horse to keep talking about the panel, but I pretty much still think the biggest problem is that they set out to try to find people to fill the roles left by Simon and probably Paula. At least it seems like that’s what they did. And not only did they try to fill those roles (so people will automatically compare the new panel to the old one, which they would have done anyways but even moreso now), they set out to fill those roles with the biggest names they could fill them with. An unheard of record exec and a professional vocal coach who just happened to have the right sort of personalities to be on a TV show would have been far better choices. Or, if musicians, perhaps ones who aren’t so well known – while people know both names, I think Harry Connick, Jr. and Paul Schaffer, along with Randy, would have made a great panel – never would have happened, but I’ll bet those 3 would have been incredible.

  20. If it wasn’t for P-Diddy, Ben Affleck, and Marc Anthony, would we even know who she is.

    Yup!! I think J-Lo has had a nice adventerous career with some personal ups and downs, some really nice “chick-flicks”, some great wardrobe minutes (her green Versace will ever echo in my mind). And in comparison to Paula’s career she has been on the A list for a pretty long time.

  21. Really? I mean I’ve read about people ranging from Mariah to Janet Jackson to Shania to Faith Hill who were all interested in the job. I can’t think of a single person besides Elton John turning them down. Who would you have considered? I can’t think of too many people who have the relevance or name recognition of J-Lo in the past decade.

    Are we talking about the same J-Lo, relevant to whom. Sure, name recognition for sleeping with P-Diddy, Ben and Marc. I wasn’t turning cartwheels when they mentioned Shania, but I would never think they be desperate enough to get J-Lo.

  22. Really? I mean I’ve read about people ranging from Mariah to Janet Jackson to Shania to Faith Hill who were all interested in the job.

    rumors. And then I question.. why didn’t they work out? AI too cheap?

  23. Are we talking about the same J-Lo, relevant to whom. Sure, name recognition for sleeping with P-Diddy, Ben and Marc.

    J-Lo has sold over 25 million albums, has been nominated for the grammys and the golden globes, and her movies have grossed over 1 billion dollars. That is great that you want to reduce the accomplishments of one of the most successful women in both music and film to who she slept with, but I can’t agree with you.

  24. Even if she’s doesn’t do much these days and she can’t sang why can’t she be a judge? What is Randy doing anyway? I never hear anything about him and he’s been there for 10 years.
    She knows about the industry, she knows music, she has been part of it for years, that’s good enough. I will have a problem with JL as a judge when I see her doing it and if she happens to not be good at it. Till then I’ll wait and see.

    Are we talking about the same J-Lo, relevant to whom.

    to the millions of people who have listened to her music, watched her movies. I’m pretty sure she’s more known worldwide than Paula.

  25. rumors. And then I question.. why didn’t they work out? AI too cheap?

    I can’t imagine that is the reason since they are paying J-Lo over 12 million a year along with development deals. Why is it so hard to understand they just like J-Lo, and having the arguably most successful Hispanic entertainer of all time on Idol isn’t a bad get. I’m still interested to hear who would be a better choice.

  26. Why is it so hard to understand they just like J-Lo, and having the arguably most successful Hispanic entertainer of all time on Idol isn’t a bad get. I’m still interested to hear who would be a better choice.

    I don’t have an issue with JLo so you’ll have to get a list from someone else.

    I said “she may suck”, well Steven may suck and I already know that the Dawg sucks. So we’ll see what comes of this.

  27. It’s because she is a strong, smart woman of color. A lot of people have problems with that. It especially drives me crazy when people assume Steven or Randy will be speaking last. Of course a woman shouldn’t have the final say.

    Yes, that’s it exactly. Or could it be, that I don’t like JLo because I don’t like JLo. The individual. The bad singer. The bad actress (in everything except the excellent “Out of Sight”). The poseur with her Jenny On the Block bullshyte. And of course she was going out with that fellow American cheese version of anything authentic, P. Diddy (as I think he was known at the time).

    I don’t care if she was sucessful for a time. So were countless of other fellow talentless acts (who span years, gender and races, let’s hear it for the equity of crap!) who have inexpliably done well..for however long they manage to fool some of the people, some of the time. But given how poorly her latest album and singles did, guess not all of the pople, all of the time.

    Which means she’s fine in the Paula tradition of being a judge whose time has passed. Someone who is musically weak, but despite that, who found some sucess. Though at least Paula had worked in music biz as a legitimately good dancer and choregorapher. Having a good acting role or two, well ever, doesn’t translate to me, to bein as relevant as working as a choreogrpher for musical acts. But mileage and varying.

    On a completely different note, I long to have my computer back from the shop. Making a post now, is painful.

  28. Though at least Paula had worked in music biz as a legitimately good dancer

    And so has J-Lo.

  29. I just want to know what current A list star would do this. Shania is also past her peak, as is HCJ. I was not one who was doing cartwheels over the possibility of him being on the panel because I thought he made his mentoring more about him, and less about them. I also thought his humor might have been a little abrasive over the long haul. It might have made good teevee, but it might not have been the best for turning the spotlight back on the contestants.

    Of the original panel who was an A lister? Why does the equation change for Jennifer? The only person on the panel who was possibly A-list was Ellen and that was a colossal disaster. I just think that we need to see how it goes, I don’t take my cues from that sillyass site.

  30. Though at least Paula had worked in music biz as a legitimately good dancer

    I think JLo was a passable dancer, and not a choregorapher for big time music acts and events, the way Paula was.

    And none of this takes away from my genuinely not being impressed with JLo’s so-called skillz (outside of “Out of Sight,” which I’m willing to attribute to more Clooney and Soderberg, at this point) in anything (she’s not a really good dancer or choreographer) or personality, or taste or anything about her. I don’t like her. And her race and or gender don’t matter in my not liking her or her so-called accomplishments.

    And I really can’t handle posting on this computer anymore. I might kill someone if forced to deal with it. So carry on.

  31. gangreen29:
    09/28/2010 at 8:17 pm
    J-Lo has sold over 25 million albums, has been nominated for the grammys and the golden globes, and her movies have grossed over 1 billion dollars. That is great that you want to reduce the accomplishments of one of the most successful women in both music and film to who she slept with, but I can’t agree with you.

    Oh please, this is J-Lo were talking about, not someone with real talent. She can’t sing and she’s proven on the big screen that she can’t act. If movies she did grossed over a billion dollars, it was in spite of her supposed great acting skills. The woman is a hack, and if she had any real talent for singing she would actually be able to sing her own songs live. There is no excuse to lip sync every performance she has had on television. Is that what she’s going to teach the Idols, that you really don’t have to be able to sing, just fake it like she did.

  32. LOL. I guess Paula was Whitney Houston.

    JLo may very well be a good judge. Simon was the guy who made the Teletubbies album and we all know how that worked out. She doesn’t need to be Mozart, she just needs to be a good teevee coach.

    ETA: AND I bet she brings back a ton of black and brown viewers, just like Steven Tyler might lure in some men.

  33. ;J-Lo has sold over 25 million albums, has been nominated for the grammys and the golden globes, and her movies have grossed over 1 billion dollars. That is great that you want to reduce the accomplishments of one of the most successful women in both music and film to who she slept with, but I can’t agree with you
    Ditto..
    She & Steven Tyler are the reason me & my friends are talking about actually watching Idol next season & these are people who have never had any interest in the show. :)

  34. Oh please, this is J-Lo were talking about, not someone with real talent.

    Sorry, but we are in subjective territory here. I don’t know much about Jennifer’s music but as an actress I feel she has done quite well. I loved her in Selena, thought she held her own in Out of Sight (nothing compares to George) and I thought she was excellent in An Unfinished Life. I believe she does have real talent. I have seen many of her interviews and she has a great personality and is very smart. She is also one of the most drop dead naturally beautiful women I have ever seen. I love how she glories in her curves and does not try to fit in to the Hollywood version of beauty. Her husband Marc Anthony is one of my favorite Mexican singers and he has an incredible voice. I think she brings a lot to the table and really think she will do well as a judge.

  35. JLo not a good dancer? Ever hear of The Fly Girls from In Living Color? Carrie Ann Inaba from DWTS was one too- those girls were unbelievable!

  36. J-Lo has sold over 25 million albums, has been nominated for the grammys and the golden globes, and her movies have grossed over 1 billion dollars. That is great that you want to reduce the accomplishments of one of the most successful women in both music and film to who she slept with, but I can’t agree with you.

    clap-clap-clap
    personally, I have enjoyed some of her music and I think she’s a talented actress. She’s a bit in jewelry too; i remember going to a store in Manila and there was tons of stuff with her name on it.
    Anyway, I believe she’s a smart and grounded woman. I think she’ll do great on the show and she’ll probably attract a bigger hispanic audience than before

  37. Remember the folks that picked JLo also got rid of Paula (who got paid alot less) and thought Ellen would be a great judge.

  38. JLo not a good dancer? Ever hear of The Fly Girls from In Living Color? Carrie Ann Inaba from DWTS was one too- those girls were unbelievable!

    She was also one of Janet Jackson’s dancers for the album that had ‘That’s the Way Love Goes” on it. She’s all over the video.

    Anyway, we’ll she if she can give compelling soundbite critiques. No one will care if she can dance if she sucks as a judge.

  39. She was also one of Janet Jackson’s dancers for the album that had ‘That’s the Way Love Goes” on it. She’s all over the video.

    Oooh, I love that album. I love that song. Remember watching the video and thinking whooooaaa, when did Janet get that hot?!

    And especially love that there’s a… cassette tape. My kids do not know what they are.

  40. JLo not a good dancer? Ever hear of The Fly Girls from In Living Color? Carrie Ann Inaba from DWTS was one too- those girls were unbelievable

    I have. And those girls, and their few seconds of mediocre dancing, were shockingly, incredibly mediocre to me. And IIRC, even that, wasn’t choreographed by JLo. I admit, I was wondering if someone was going to bring up our friend, Carrie Ann, and her nonexistent ability to judge ballroom. Which to be fair, the only reason Bruno does, is years of practice on SCD. Oh and a lot more dance experience overall, than JLo (or Carrie Ann) has.

    Regardless, we’ll see if she can deliver the goods as a judge. Cool if she can. I’m just saying, I get the animosity factor.

    Oh and hair offically torn out for breaking my own dictum and coming here with this computer. Not even a big glass of Pinot Noir is helping me with the lag. must go away and think happy fast computer thoughts…before I’m in jail for randomly strangling someone, or a suicide attempt…or both.

  41. American Idol is a cheesy show and I wouldn’t expect really big, current, relevant people to even want to judge.

    Besides, being hugely successful as entertainers isn’t necessarily what will make them good judges.

    Ellen is current, very successful and she bombed, IMO.

    Good chemistry, personality and being a little “out there” might matter more.

    Even if she isn’t the greatest singer she still may be able to judge others.

    I’m actually looking forward to J Lo as a judge. And I also completely agree with this:

    I love how she glories in her curves and does not try to fit in to the Hollywood version of beauty.

  42. I’m not a big J-Lo fan, but I do have some of her undies and they’re pretty cute. I’ll always remember the first time I saw her on some awards show before Selena came out and my jaw dropped. She had this great figure – and then this ginormous bootee when she turned sideways. You could served dinner on that thing! :D

    I agree with whoever said she would be eye-candy after having to look at Randy and Steven – lol! More like eye relief.

  43. Her husband Marc Anthony is one of my favorite Mexican singers and he has an incredible voice. I think she brings a lot to the table and really think she will do well as a judge.

    Marc is incredible, but I think he is Puerto Rican, not Mexican. He’s also one of my fantasy boyfriends. That’s why I can’t laugh too hard when some be crushing on Kris, Cookie, or Lee. Talent can make a man awfully good to look at, lol.

    I am totally rooting for Jen. I guess maybe it’s because she’s from the BX and I am from the BK it’s a sisterhood kinda thing. I also admire how she’s taken that really limited talent and turned it into an estimated 150 million dollar net worth. Imagine if she were really talented, ;)

    ETA: I googled Marc and actually he’s a New Yorker, like his wife, but he is Boricua, of Puerto Rican decent.

  44. http://www.ainow.org/index.php/top-stories/3596-exclusive-david-archuleta-to-show-personality-with-new-album

    Exclusive: David Archuleta To Show Personality With New Album

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    AINow: What made you and the label choose “The Other Side Of Down” to be the title track?

    David: Well actually I chose it because I felt like that song represented everything about me in this stage of life that I’m going through right now. And I just felt like it represented it perfectly. I wanted to have an up beat and positive kind of vibe. I want people to be in a good mood. The message about this song is that I get confused a lot, there are a lot of times where I’m not sure about what I am to do. But things are still good and I’m going to keep moving forward…It’s about looking at things from a different perspective.

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    AINow: What was the most challenging thing you encountered while working on this album?

    David: The most challenging thing might have been having the courage to know what I wanted to say…I just felt like I wanted to sing about something I believed in and something I can back up. When people say, ‘no you can’t do that, you have to do it this way. This is the way you have to do it.’ It’s like well…it’s up to me what I want to say with my music and the kind of artist I want to be. I felt like the best way to keep that in check was to make the album about me. It’s like I may not know a lot, but no one knows more about me that I do. You know? So when people argue and say ‘that’s not the right way. That’s not how you’re supposed to do it,” it’s like well actually yes it is because that’s who I am. That is something I was able to stick up for and stand my ground. No one else can tel me who I am.

    lots more at link

  45. “…and having the arguably most successful Hispanic entertainer of all time”

    I would think Gloria Estefan would be closer to holding that title than jlo. But what do i know.

  46. “…and having the arguably most successful Hispanic entertainer of all time”

    More likely that would be Rita Morena since she has won the big 4.

  47. My first thought was Julio Iglesias, so I googled him:

    Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (born September 23, 1943) better known as Julio Iglesias is a Spanish singer who has sold over 260 million records worldwide in 14 languages and released 77 albums.[1] According to Sony Music Entertainment, he is one of the top 10 best selling music artists in history.

  48. Remember the folks that picked JLo also got rid of Paula (who got paid alot less) and thought Ellen would be a great judge.

    Nigel was turfed before either of those decisions were made. Of course, he picked Mia to judge on SYTYCD and likes Tyce, so maybe his not a stellar judge of what works.

  49. Marc is incredible, but I think he is Puerto Rican, not Mexican. He’s also one of my fantasy boyfriends. That’s why I can’t laugh too hard when some be crushing on Kris, Cookie, or Lee. Talent can make a man awfully good to look at, lol.

    Haha, All this time I was convinced he was Mexican. I love Marc and I had no idea he was a New Yorker. His music is hella sexy but his looks not so much, LOl.

  50. I guess maybe it’s because she’s from the BX and I am from the BK it’s a sisterhood kinda thing.

    I knew I liked you. :D

    Flatbush, baby. Brooklyn in the house!

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