Idol Headlines for 10/07/09

Happy birthday, Simon, the best mean Brit ever

The film noir has the femme fatale; the modern romantic comedy has the sardonic best friend. For every genre there is at least one stock character, and for reality-competition shows with judging panels, it is the Mean British Person. And the reason is simple: Simon Cowell, who turns 50 on Oct. 7.

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

Why does “America’s Got Talent” have Piers Morgan? Why did “American Inventor” have entrepreneur Peter Jones? Why does “So You Think You Can Dance” have Nigel Lythgoe (who isn’t as mean, but still)? Why does “Top Chef” have Toby Young?

MSNBC

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

‘American Idol’ runner-up Allison Iraheta the real snarling deal on new single

If I alone judged “American Idol, ” 17-year-old rocker-chick Allison Iraheta would have come in second in this year’s competition – just behind berserk rock-opera god Adam Lambert.

While the song’s chorus slicks things up in too obvious a bid at radio play, the verses retain Iraheta’s hoarse-throated charm. She’s always had a great capacity for attitude and a muscular range, both shown off to strong effect here.

NY Daily News

Adam Lambert: Tokio Hotel Happy

Adam Lambert wears a fun black and gray blazer as he leaves a medical center on Tuesday (October 6) in Los Angeles.

The 27-year-old American Idol vet just released this message on his official website: ‘As if there weren’t already enough reasons to love Adam, we’ve just brought you more! To tide all of you ravenous Glamberts over until his album is released, we’ll be featuring Adam’s response to a new question we pitch him every day in our upcoming ‘Question of the Day’ video series! These daily videos will premiere tomorrow, so stay tuned!’ 

Just Jared

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Blake Lewis — The Beat Goes On After Idol EXCLUSIVE

American Idol runner-up and beat-box sensation Blake Lewis might have been bested by Jordan Sparks in season six, but his career hasn’t missed a beat.

His first album Audio Day Dream sold more than 350, 000 copies and latest release Heartbreak on Vinyl, which was released earlier this week, is already drawing raves from critics. The 28-year-old singer spoke with RadarOnline.com exclusively about the heartbreak behind the album, which American Idol alumni he’d like to collaborate with and why the show won’t be the same without Paula Abdul.

Radarlonline

Kelly Clarkson Mixes Biggest Hits With White Stripes, Kings of Leon Covers in New York

In the middle of Kelly Clarkson’s third long, endearing monologue last night, she faced the crowd of 3, 000-plus jubilant fans at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom and became one herself: ‘That song was ‘Lies’ from Attack & Release if you want to go get it, ‘  she said of the Black Keys cover she had begun as a bruising a cappella. ‘I really love music ‘” like, all kinds.’ 

Clarkson is as comfortable stomping her boots to garage-punk like the White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’  as she is flexing her drawl on Patsy Cline’s ‘Walking After Midnight’  and bouncing up and down to her own pop masterpieces like ‘My Life Would Suck Without You.’  She did all three with remarkable skill on the third date of her new tour behind All I Ever Wanted, putting her mark on the oft-covered Stripes track with scorching, bluesy runs.

Rolling Stone

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist From Season Seven, Chikezie Eze, Croons His Way Into Port Charles

Soap Opera Digest: First up, we have to ask ‘” where did your name come from?
Chikezie Eze: I got it from my parents [laughs]. My name is actually pronounced “Chi-kez-yeh.” It’s a Nigerian name which translates into “Something well-created by God.” When I was in kindergarten, my teacher constantly mispronounced my name and kept pronouncing it, “Chi-kee-zee.” I vaguely remember coming home every day crying because everyone was mispronouncing my name and eventually, because I had no spine [laughs], I went a long with it and let people call me “Chi-kee-zee, ” and it just stuck. My last name is pronounced “Ez-eh.”

Soap Opera Digest

Chris Daughtry Offers His Tips for a Happy Marriage

Guys, listen up. One of music’s hardest working rockers may have the solution to a happy home … even while away from home for months at a time.

“Honestly, I think the biggest thing is to do what we say we are going to do, ” Chris Daughtry tells PEOPLE. “When we say we are not going out partying, don’t let them find out that you were out partying. We don’t party. We hang out … We’re not out hanging out with random girls and all this stuff. We entertain each other and keep each other in check.”

People.com

Carrie Underwood: Keepin’ Fit and Fabulous

Keeping herself in fine form, Carrie Underwood was spotted leaving the gym after an early workout in Los Angeles on Tuesday (October 6).

Accompanied by her bodyguard, the country darling looked sporty in a pink skull n’ bones t-shirt paired with black shorts as she strolled past awaiting paparazzi.

celebrity-gossip

Michael W. Smith, Jeremy Camp Join Katinas For Benefit Concert

Michael W. Smith and Jeremy Camp have added their voices to the “Hope For Samoa” free benefit concert being organized by The Katinas to aid their battered homeland from the after-effects of the of the 8.2 magnitude earthquake and resultant walls of 15-20 foot high tsunami waves that ravaged Samoa on September 29th. The Katinas lost both family and friends in the disaster.

The event will be held tomorrow–Wednesday, October 7th at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tennessee-just outside of Nashville.

CMSpin

Aranda: ‘Idol’ connection more than band ever dreamed

Clarkson is a pop diva. “All I Ever Wanted’  is the title tune of her most recent album, released in March. “Whyyawannabringmedown’  is the ninth track on her disc. Aranda just issued its much harder rocking version of that same song as its new single.

The thing some newer Aranda fans don’t realize is that both songs were co-written by Dameon Aranda and two of his band’s producers, and both tunes are included on Aranda’s self-titled debut album, which was released in April 2008.

So it’s the other way around: Clarkson’s covering Aranda. But she’s a lot more famous at the moment.

The exposure, despite its unusual nature, has been invaluable. At least three major labels ‘” which shall remain unnamed until a contract is signed ‘” have expressed interest in the band, and Dameon has signed a publishing deal to write songs for other artists, having already worked with “American Idol’  runner-up Adam Lambert and Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean, who’s working on a solo project.

NewsOK.com

‘Dancing With the Stars’ results: Double trouble

Gasp — another double elimination! This was the second time that Season 9 ended with not one, but two couples who had their run for the coveted Mirrorball trophy cut short. Maybe it was because she never made all her steps ignite, or maybe it was because the two different pronunciations of her name confused viewers and split her votes, but actress Debi Mazar just couldn’t muster up enough fan support to make it past the third week. And after several news reports that he was dropping out, Tom DeLay, who performed his samba with stress fractures, announced that he was withdrawing from the competition on the account of his bum feet. Bummer.

Dancing With The Stars

Monday’s Dancing: What You Didn’t See

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss: There was a whole lot more than dancing going on during Monday’s episode of Dancing with the Stars. Donny Osmond got the night started when he charged the judges’ table, took Bruno Tonioli into his arms and served him with a big kiss. ‘When he called me ‘airy fairy’ ‘ ¦ I snapped and I had to go there. Don’t dare me, Bruno, ‘  Osmond said of the buss. ‘He wanted me to go out to dinner with him, but I declined.’  Derek Hough couldn’t believe his eyes. ‘It was a crazy night, ‘  he said. ‘It’s like Cloris Leachman all over again.’ 

People.com

Paula Abdul’s ‘Dancing’ Fave

Former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul dishes to “Extra” about the underdog she’s rooting for on “Dancing with the Stars”.

“Chuck Liddell is my favorite right now, ” Abdul says. The former UFC champ is paired with Anna Trebunskaya and the couple scored a 17 on Monday night with their samba. Liddell is struggling to stay alive in the competition and is currently ranked number 11 with his score averages.

Warnerbors.com

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ recap: Bloody Disgusting

I’d like to start today’s So You Think You Can Dance recap with some kind of witty nod to the fact that it didn’t take all that long for me to return to the SYTYCD fold, something along the lines of secretly enjoying racing back once again into Mary Murphy’s perma-tanned bosom. But I’m finding it kinda difficult even to type right now, given than I’m writing this while curled in a tight ball on my couch, desperately trying in vain to rid my memory of the image of perky ballroom dancer Leigh Asay’s pretty painted toenail propped up like a pneumatic car hood and oozing a fair amount of blood besides.

Entertainment Weekly

An Afghan Idol’s Political Star Turn

To most Afghans, the face of Farida Tarana, 27, evokes her tumultuous 2006 ascent to the No. 8 position on the widely watched local version of American Idol. She was the first female competitor from the conservative western province of Herat, and while she charmed audiences nationwide with her joyful renditions of classic Afghan songs, she was persecuted by conservatives for daring to break cultural taboos against women singing in public. These days, however, her face, emblazoned on election posters and billboards across Kabul, symbolizes the shattering of new barriers: popularly elected women in politics. Last week it was announced that Tarana had been elected to the 29-seat Kabul Provincial Council (akin to a U.S. state legislature), winning with the second highest number of votes ‘” 8, 404 ‘” out of a field of 524 candidates. “When I competed for Afghan Star, I wanted to prove that a woman from Herat could sing, ” says Tarana, adjusting her trademark stylish rectangular glasses. “Now that I have been elected to the provincial council, I will prove to people that a lady who can sing can be in politics as well.”

Time.com

ETA:

Kelly Clarkson Fans Turn New York Concert Into A Giant Karaoke Party

Kelly Clarkson brings everyone together: the young, the old, the gay, the straight, the hipsters, the teenyboppers, the Glamberts, the Allen Nation. The proof was at her All I Ever Wanted New York City tour stop Tuesday night, where a sold-out crowd of 2, 500 concertgoers representing all walks of life collectively screamed their heads off for more than 90 minutes.

Predictably, the Hammerstein Ballroom exploded into a giant karaoke party every time Kelly tore through one of her mega-hits ‘” and she passionately tackled them all, even “Miss Independent, ” from her debut album. But the crowd was just as happy when Clarkson visited the deep cuts of her latest album, All I Ever Wanted. In fact, Kelly announced that she just had to include “Impossible” on tour because the fans demanded it.

MTV

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272 Comments

  1. OK I’d love to hear Adam singing some stuff written by Aranda. Their tracks on Kelly’s album are great IMO.

    Carrie looks fit!

  2. Adam is clean shaved…Clearone will be happy. Cool outfit! Aranda collaboration with Adam sounds interesting.

    I knew Carrie did not just look great without putting in some hard work. By the way she still looks amazing with no make up, hair down, and in a Skull T-shirt (Her inner rock chick coming out).

    Hope Blake has more success with his new Album (It is really very good)

    Good advise from Daughtry!

    Birthday shout out to Taylor Hicks.

    Good review for Allison. Hope her single does very well (yes I like it)

  3. Love the positive review for Allison. LOVE the single. Been listening non-stop on her website. (And I ain’t no tween!)

    Get on board peeps. This rocket’s taking off !

  4. Squirrely
    October 7, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I kind of want to see the toenail incident and I kind of don’t

    You really don’t….Take my word for it….Better yet wait until Halloween and then come back and watch it for some good gore. :-)

  5. I like/dislike Adam’s outfit, but I’m glad he is alive. Now give me some music.

  6. OK I’d love to hear Adam singing some stuff written by Aranda. Their tracks on Kelly’s album are great IMO.

    Me too! I think Adam (or Allison for that matter) would sound amazing on “Whyyawannabringmedown.” :)

  7. Love the positive review for Allison. LOVE the single. Been listening non-stop on her website allisoniraheta.com. (And I ain’t no tween.)

    Maybe since Adam is my fave, I didn’t have huge expectations for the others debut singles. So I totally liked it when I first heard it!

    And actually, it’s grown on me more and more since I put it in my heavy rotation iPod playlist. Same with LLWD. They’re both definitely growers. I think that bodes really well for radio success.

  8. So I take it that Adam was NOT at Kelly’s concert last night?

    He’s apparently mastered apparation/disapparation.

  9. He’s apparently mastered apparation/disapparation.

    I hear everyone from Planet Fierce can do that…. ;-)

  10. Wonder if the Idols just stick to the Doctor who did their initial AI physical….The pap seem to get a lot of pictures when the Idols visit the Doc, so I would gather it is a pap “stake out” place.

  11. Another songwriter for Adam ´s album, Matt Mahaffey :

    http://www.rocksellout.com/home/2009/10/7/interview-matt-mahaffey-of-self.html

    BVS: Collaborations seems to be something you like to do. I mean who can blame you, you have had a lot of great opportunities to work in that atmosphere. Is there a lot of guest stars on this record? Is there any collaborations in the past that almost happened that you still want to do?

    MATT: I guess i could have friends play on the new album, it just hasn’t arisen yet….I’m more interested in working with certain studios/rooms than with people. I’m supposed to write with Adam Lambert from American Idol at some point, how strange will that sound?!

  12. Aranda Myspace with both their versions of both of Kelly’s songs:

    http://www.myspace.com/aranda

    I hope the Question Of The Day on AO today is WHEN IS YOUR SINGLE COMING OUT and not something totally stupid like where he gets his inspiration. It is the ONLY question people want answered.

  13. I was wondering if Adam and David were at the same medical center. I bet they use the same Doctor.

  14. I hope the Question Of The Day on AO today is WHEN IS YOUR SINGLE COMING OUT and not something totally stupid like where he gets his inspiration. It is the ONLY question people want answered.

    The best answer would be ‘TODAY’.

  15. Here are some pictures of David Cook heading to the Doctors: http://tinyurl.com/y99tmhp He looks pretty good sick.

    Ha, yes he does look pretty good! Get to see him on Sunday… hopefully he’s feeling better :)

  16. hmmmm….clean shaven and moppy haired Adam. The rumors from ontd-ai called the physical appearance correctly. I wonder if the rest of it is true? (Please,Please,Please be true.)

  17. The best answer would be ‘TODAY’.

    WORD.

    I wonder if the rest of it is true? (Please,Please,Please be true.)

    What’s that?

  18. David Archuleta Likes Miley Cyrus’

    Looks like we aren’t the only ones who are a fan of Miley Cyrus’ new hit single ‘Party In The U.S.A.’  off of her EP album ‘Time of our Lives.’ 

    David Archuleta just Tweeted: ‘DavidArchie: Yeeeeaah, it’s a party in the USA. Haha. Finally getting my stitches out of my mouth!’ 

    David is getting his stitches out after having his wisdom teeth removed last week. Congrats David! We’re glad you like Miley’s song too!

    Click here to see the video blog David created before getting his teeth out!

    Disney Dreaming

  19. He loves that floral necklace.

    I know, wonder what the story is with that thing? It’s interesting anyway, heh.

  20. I was wondering if Adam and David were at the same medical center. I bet they use the same Doctor.

    Is David in LA?

  21. LOVE Adam’s jacket, very cool.

    Not a fan of the jacket, HUGE FAN OF THE LACK OF FACIAL HAIR!!!

    This is his first question on AO:

    Adam, when is your album coming out?

    Answer: Have you heard of the XXX’s? They are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don’t want to know anymore about Adam’s collaborators, or his favorite bands, I want to hear some news music! :(

    Yay for Blake! Happy birthday to Taylor! Yay especially for Allison! (I don’t like her song very much, but so what.) And BTW, the more I hear Kris’s single (I keep playing the youtube of LLWD w/ the Kradam montage), the more I like it. PLAY THE SINGLE, RADIO STATIONS!!!

    (The more Adam refuses to Twitter, the more the Twitter world *wants* to hear him Twitter. Mad World. And if you missed it, Emanuel from SYTYCD Canada danced to it last night for his solo. I think it’s on youtube now; Sunn/draddee provided the link to download it.)

  22. David is in LA, writing for his new record and he tweeted he was under the weather.

  23. And Chris Daughtry was stopped by paparazzi last month going into a medical building. Wouldn’t be surprised if all 3 use the same doctor..

    He loves that floral necklace.

    If he put that thing on even going to the doctor I have no hope he’ll ever throw that damn thing out. And there’s a matching bracelet now too. Frightening.

    eta: just got this in my google alerts about The Script opening for him. Sounds like a press release was sent out..?
    http://neonlimelight.com/2009/10/07/the-script-ready-to-hit-the-road-on-david-cooks-us-tour/

  24. I wonder if the rest of it is true? (Please,Please,Please be true.)

    What’s that?

    What Studio57 said!

  25. And actually, it’s grown on me more and more since I put it in my heavy rotation iPod playlist.

    I didn’t put ‘Friday’ in my ipod, but to my surprise I woke up this morning humming ‘friday i’ll forget U’.

  26. Squirrely
    October 7, 2009 at 10:47 am
    I hope the Question Of The Day on AO today is WHEN IS YOUR SINGLE COMING OUT and not something totally stupid like where he gets his inspiration. It is the ONLY question people want answered.

    The best answer would be ‘TODAY’.

    (Picture of smiley clapping wildly here!!
    A whole line of them!

    No, no — since they are imaginary clapping smilies — an army of thousands of clapping smilies!!)

    In English — ITA!

  27. I wonder what is in that little brown paper bag Adam is holding.

    BTW, he is looking long and lean.

  28. Aimee tweets (to me!)

    AimeeMayo @suebrody1 This song is inspired… all the way around, The musicans tonight loved it & played their hearts out. Cello in the A.M.about 9 hours ago from web in reply to suebrody1

    AimeeMayo @suebrody1 I have a feeling whenever they announce Adam’s single you are gonna know before me so please tell me. xoxxo

    She better get her single on the album!!! I wonder if we’ll hear cello… ;)

    ETA: Oh, David, please get well soon. Like, for example, by Saturday…

  29. I wonder what is in that little brown paper bag Adam is holding.

    If these pictures were taken on his way TO the doctor’s office, you might not want to know.

    (I wondered the same thing.)

    Also . . . is that one of the jackets he wore for the Sebree shoot? In the Sebree shoot it’s opened and has a red liner, I think. He’s wearing read shoes.

    Just speculating given that we have nothing better to do because there is still . . .

    *NO REAL NEWS!!*

  30. Kelly Clarkson brings everyone together: the young, the old, the gay, the straight, the hipsters, the teenyboppers, the Glamberts, the Allen Nation

    This line cracked me’ ¦.Only the original Idol has this kind of power‘ ¦.LOL

    The Claymates must be kryptonite – j/k

  31. The pap seem to get a lot of pictures when the Idols visit the Doc, so I would gather it is a pap ‘stake out’  place.

    And Chris Daughtry was stopped by paparazzi last month going into a medical building. Wouldn’t be surprised if all 3 use the same doctor..

    I hate that I know this… but alas, there was a time when I subscribed to US Weekly and read gossip blogs religiously, so I know these things. Basically, there seem to be just a couple fancy medical centers in LA that cater to the stars, and they are major paparazzi stake out areas. Judging from the amount of pap photos of celebs outside medical centers, they are a paparazzi go-to place, nearly as much as LAX, and the hottest clubs and restaurants. Actors need to get physicals for the insurance company before each film, musicians need them before tours, and there are special celeb doctors to specialize in vocal strain and such issues who get a lot singers. So yeah, all that to say: the paps stake out these doctors offices on a regular basis. Not sure why they bother– the results are usually boring ass photos of celebs walking. But you do get the big actors who otherwise keep a low profile/don’t hit the town as much as your Lindsey Lohans or Kim Kardashians or whoever.

    He loves that floral necklace.

    I know, wonder what the story is with that thing?

    The huge rose necklace is LOL, but I kinda forgave him when I found out that it’s part of a set, and Neal has the matching pistol necklace. Aww, those boys. It’s still ugly, but AWW.

  32. I wonder what is in that little brown paper bag Adam is holding.

    If these pictures were taken on his way TO the doctor’s office, you might not want to know.

    (I wondered the same thing.)

    Maybe he is leaving the doctor’s office and that is some medication….otherwise yeah I don’t want to know… ;-)

  33. BTW, he is looking long and lean.

    …and Fierce! Why doesn’t anyone ever look that way walking down the street where I live? He’s a STAH!

    On the rumors-a member at ontd-ai will have to bring them over.
    Remember, they are rumors. (and not from elephant girl) Adam is going to be on two covers (not to be confused with singing two covers), will be doing press next week, and the TFM video is done. Someone saw parts of it.

  34. If these pictures were taken on his way TO the doctor’s office, you might not want to know.

    Yes, I had that thought. I’m glad he takes care of himself and gets checked out periodically.

  35. Kelly Clarkson rocks!

    I still go back occasionally and watch some of her performances on you tube from AI.

    Unbelievable stage presence and vocals. In fact, maybe I’ll go back and watch her rendition of “Natural Woman” right now . . . .

  36. Didn’t Cookie say in a Q&A twitter session that the flower necklace had something to do with a bet? But that’s all he said.
    He must have been pretty sick to let Andy & Joey go golfing without him; but he did clarify that Andrew is not mistreating Dublin [all from Twitter].

  37. If anyone remembers that Christina Applegate tweeted out about seeing Adam last nite, the twitters that followed were even cuter:

    I loved adam lambert! Who do you think threw that enormous bra up on stage? Yeah I know. It wasn’t me….but I wouldve!!!!! :pabout 13 hours ago from UberTwitter

    And she answered the same guy I did who said he didn’t know who Adam was:

    Who’s adam lambert?!Have u been lving under a heterosexual rock?he won american idol!oh wait…no he uh lost..he lostamerican idol. Mving onabout 13 hours ago from UberTwitter

  38. On the rumors-a member at ontd-ai will have to bring them over.
    Remember, they are rumors. (and not from elephant girl) Adam is going to be on two covers (not to be confused with singing two covers), will be doing press next week, and the TFM video is done. Someone saw parts of it.

    I guess that’s me. :)

    They’re from this thread on DataLounge. Today’s pictures bear him out for the outfit – no makeup, long hair, clean-shaven.

  39. Also . . . is that one of the jackets he wore for the Sebree shoot? In the Sebree shoot it’s opened and has a red liner, I think. He’s wearing read shoes.

    If I’m thinking of the same Sebree one you are, they’re different jackets. But both equally fierce!

    http://i30.tinypic.com/110acd2.jpg

  40. Like the Adam blazer – how is it he just naturally looks like a celebrity in any of those pics? What a natural :-)

  41. and Fierce! Why doesn’t anyone ever look that way walking down the street where I live? He’s a STAH!

    On the rumors-a member at ontd-ai will have to bring them over.
    Remember, they are rumors. (and not from elephant girl) Adam is going to be on two covers (not to be confused with singing two covers), will be doing press next week, and the TFM video is done. Someone saw parts of it.

    I see lots of good-looking guys, but Adam would definitely turns lots of heads (even if he was unknown).

    I wonder if one of those covers has anything to do with a photoshoot he did while on tour. I wonder if we’ll get to see the TFM video soon. I wonder if he’ll announce when his single is coming out. I wonder if I’m going stop wondering so much

  42. Aranda Myspace with both their versions of both of Kelly’s songs:

    http://www.myspace.com/aranda

    I can’t find this, and I love whenyogonnabringmedown. It’s her most rocking tune on the album (uno, dos, tres, quatro…).

    I will believe we will hear Adam music when we actually HEAR some of this music. Until that time, I shall remain skeptical.

    Oh, the picture of that girl on SYTYCD; ugh (i mean, the toenail; nasty). Happily, she’s a great dancer and made it to Vegas. Sadly, her partner did not.

  43. 4evrmomof4
    October 7, 2009 at 11:20 am

    If anyone remembers that Christina Applegate tweeted out about seeing Adam last nite, the twitters that followed were even cuter:

    I loved adam lambert! Who do you think threw that enormous bra up on stage? Yeah I know. It wasn’t me’ ¦.but I wouldve!!!!! :pabout 13 hours ago from UberTwitter

    And she answered the same guy I did who said he didn’t know who Adam was:

    Who’s adam lambert?!Have u been lving under a heterosexual rock?he won american idol!oh wait’ ¦no he uh lost..he lostamerican idol. Mving onabout 13 hours ago from UberTwitter

    I Love Christina Applegate!

  44. I wonder if one of those covers has anything to do with a photoshoot he did while on tour. I wonder if we’ll get to see the TFM video soon. I wonder if he’ll announce when his single is coming out. I wonder if I’m going stop wondering so much

    Oh, oh – covers! Made of WIN! Yea!

    Ok, I am now in a new stage of anticipation when it comes to waiting for Adam news. Last week I was ok with waiting and waiting, I was fully in acceptance mode, but now I am seriously starting to climb the walls wanting more and more from him! Patience, I know – but it is getting harder and harder to exercise at the moment :-)

  45. Didn’t see this posted, but his QOTD video was ‘What were your career aspirations as a kid.’  Boo.

    Boo, indeed. That shirt and hat combo were from the tour this summer, so these questions will probably all be old, recyled news.

  46. The huge rose necklace is LOL, but I kinda forgave him when I found out that it’s part of a set, and Neal has the matching pistol necklace. Aww, those boys. It’s still ugly, but AWW.

    Oooh, Guns n’ Roses. Okay, I get it. Glad he’s wearing the rose part of it because, for me, guns are not cool.

  47. Didn’t see this posted, but his QOTD video was ‘What were your career aspirations as a kid.’  Boo.

    WTF! :cry:

  48. Yes, I had that thought. I’m glad he takes care of himself and gets checked out periodically.

    Maybe this is why he looks a bit crabby about having these pictures taken.

    Kind of like, can I PLEASE have some privacy here . . .

    Anyway. Good for him.

  49. I am surprised that there is no mention of Allison’s single being available on Amazon. First because it is not advertised anywhere and also because it is a weird marketing strategy!!

  50. Didn’t see this posted, but his QOTD video was ‘What were your career aspirations as a kid.’  Boo.

    WTF!

    More disappointment.

  51. That shirt and hat combo were from the tour this summer, so these questions will probably all be old, recyled news.

    Every time AO tries to do something, they are so behind the curve it’s almost laughable. They should put a tech savvy fan group in charge of his official website, and I’m sure they would come up with something much more current and interesting.

    I understand that’s an impossibility, but I mean really!!

  52. KLI, those days of privacy are DONE for him and it will only get worse, and WTF, the QOTD is so lame.

    They are determined to keep everyone about his single & TFM releases secret until the last .possible. minute.

  53. Didn’t see this posted, but his QOTD video was ‘What were your career aspirations as a kid.’  Boo.

    I knew these were going to be complete non-questions. Ugh.

  54. @kristieleecook15:

    “I’m headlining in Portland, ME on the 8th!!! I’m excited at the fryeburg fair!!! have poison oak on my face but trying to deal with it !!”

    Attagirl, Kristie Lee!!

  55. Didn’t see this posted, but his QOTD video was ‘What were your career aspirations as a kid.’  Boo.

    I haven’t watched his response yet, but uhhh, the suspense is killing me.

    He wanted to be a veterinarian like most kids. Right?? Or a fireman? Haha J/K

    Then again, maybe he wanted to to hang out with the firemen . . .

  56. I am surprised that there is no mention of Allison’s single being available on Amazon. First because it is not advertised anywhere and also because it is a weird marketing strategy!!

    Has any radio station added this song yet? Where did it go? And is it on iTunes (no, right?)

    It’s sad when the paparazzi have to stake out doctor’s offices (or the doctor’s office).

    We shall get NO Adam news till a single is released. I guarantee it. AO sucks. I hate that Aimee Mayo says we will know when singles get released before she does. I am sure she’s right. (Also, we have become Twitter buds. ;))

  57. He must have been pretty sick to let Andy & Joey go golfing without him; but he did clarify that Andrew is not mistreating Dublin [all from Twitter].

    I bet the doctor told him to stay in and rest. If it was definitely tonsillitis he has the best thing for that is antibiotics and lots of rest. Tomorrow will probably be a travel day so he’ll need as much rest as possible.

    Maybe its just me but I thought it was pretty lame he even had to clarify what Andrew meant by that video. God knows what kind of crap Andrew was being hit with on there for David to have to step in.

  58. Aranda Myspace with both their versions of both of Kelly’s songs:

    http://www.myspace.com/aranda

    I still can’t find this. Help!

    As for Adam: The angels wanna wear my red shoes…(Elvis Costello).

    What QOTD video?

  59. Woah, I actually tweeted DC in one of his Q&A’s about the gawd awful rose-ary. I thought I had seen a pic of Neal wearing the same necklace. He actually answered *hugs her answer* that Neal’s had a pistol on it. It took me til today to realize it’s Guns & Roses, but then I see somebody already posted that. It’s still ugly even if I am a bit slow.

    I guess from one of David’s tweets, he was talking to his father when those pics were shot…

  60. Maybe its just me but I thought it was pretty lame he even had to clarify what Andrew meant by that video. God knows what kind of crap Andrew was being hit with on there for David to have to step in.

    I’m not surprised, people are crazy. I noticed that fake accounts are being set up on Twitter just for the sole purpose of harassing people.

  61. Has any radio station added this song yet? Where did it go? And is it on iTunes (no, right?)

    Yeah – I also want more info on when Allison’s single is available for download and adds. I guess I stand corrected in terms of who was being marketed more completely by Jive, Kris or Allison – Kris didn’t get the awesome single cover art that Allison got, but at least he got a lot of primo interviews and single plugs out there in the first week.

    We shall get NO Adam news till a single is released. I guarantee it. AO sucks. I hate that Aimee Mayo says we will know when singles get released before she does. I am sure she’s right. (Also, we have become Twitter buds. )

    I love Aimee now – I follow her on twitter :-) She moved up a notch in my book too when she gave a shout out to the cello. Yeah cello – was she saying it’s being added to Adam’s song too? Or was that another singer she was working with? Cello in an Adam song could actually be really really interesting, esp. considering the road I thought he was headed down (more electronic/dance).

  62. I don’t like when Adam says he didn’t like theater as much as he thought he did. His theatrical experience has made him what he is today. The theater community has embraced and supported him. He may need them someday. He could just say he has new aspirations.

  63. KLI: He wanted to be a veterinarian like most kids. Right?? Or a fireman?

    Then again, maybe he wanted to to hang out with the firemen . . .

    That was only during “Flaming Headdress Fire Prevention Week” at school. It was just a phase….. or was it?

    Regarding the pap pics, only someone expecting to run into paps would dress like that for a trip to the doctor, not to mention Strut like that. Makes you wonder why that medical building doesn’t have direct access to the parking garage if celebs don’t actually want to be hounded.

    However, I’m glad to see that members of the Hirsutism Defamation League are happy again so we can dispense with a daily debate over the merits of porn ‘staches and goatees as a semiotic cultural indicator in the post-modern gay music industry.

  64. I don’t like when Adam says he didn’t like theater as much as he thought he did. His theatrical experience has made him what he is today. The theater community has embraced and supported him. He may need them someday. He could just say he has new aspirations.

    I think it’s a good point to not burn any bridges, but Adam is one to say what he thinks rather than necessarily try to be nice about everything.

    As someone who has done theater, I can understand his frustration, especially being as talented as he is, and stuck in a chorus for productions. There is so much BS and politics involved with theater, it’s all about networking and who you know, rather than necessarily who is the most talented and who should be in the spotlight. I can understand his creative frustration in a situation like that.

  65. Eh, I think it’s ok for him to be burned out on theater and acknowledge it, as long as he doesn’t get all Megan Fox about it. And I’m sure if and when he returns to the stage he will be fully embraced again.

  66. Regarding the pap pics, only someone expecting to run into paps would dress like that for a trip to the doctor, not to mention Strut like that.

    LOL! Then again, isn’t Adam the kind of person who will (and probably has) dressed like that just to pick up his mail?

    ETA: Just did a double-take to make sure I entered “mail” instead of “male” – yeah, that would suddenly take on a whole new meaning ;-)

  67. Then again, isn’t Adam the kind of person who will (and probably has) dressed like that just to pick up his mail?

    His pjs are probably bedazzled and studded.

  68. His pjs are probably bedazzled and studded.

    LOL! This is something I would pay to see ;-)

  69. His theatrical experience has made him what he is today. The theater community has embraced and supported him. He may need them someday. He could just say he has new aspirations.

    He has said that in numerous other interviews. Said he loved the theater community and it gave him valuable experience. He has also said that it wasn’t fulfilling him anymore so he wanted to try something else and he wouldn’t rule it out in the future. One of those interviews where he said that was on Broadway.com. One small qotd on Adamofficial.com isn’t going to negate all the positive he’s said before. I actually like it that we don’t hear the same “canned” answers each time he’s asked a question, we get what he’s feeling at the time. Love his honesty and candor.

  70. ETA: Just did a double-take to make sure I entered ‘mail’  instead of ‘male’  ‘“ yeah, that would suddenly take on a whole new meaning

    Darn you, Mary102, and your blasted perfectionism! Our fellow commenters could’ve milked that one for the rest of the day!

  71. I don’t like when Adam says he didn’t like theater as much as he thought he did. His theatrical experience has made him what he is today. The theater community has embraced and supported him. He may need them someday. He could just say he has new aspirations.

    Agreed. It appears that Adam gets bored easily so I have a hard time believing that he is just going to be a recording artist for the rest of his life. Give him a couple of years, and he may feel a calling to go back to theater for a while.

    I think that over time he’ll be doing all forms of entertainment even if he’s solely focused on recording right now. In fact, as hard as it might be to imagine right now, I wouldn’t discount the possibility that one day he might put out his own Christmas/Holiday/Hanukkah (sp?) album. And yes, I know he’s Jewish!

    I can imagine him thinking . . . “hey, I haven’t done that before, that’d be cool, I could add some new beats, apply some modern updated production and update the classics. I’m there . . .”

    Really.

  72. Kristy Lee Cook at the Fryeburg Fair? LOL….I love that fair!!! It is the quintessential country fair — tractor pulls; largest pumpkin contests etc. And it is so beautiful in that part of Maine at this time of the year. But that is seriously super small potatoes… Now I am craving a candy apple (used to eat the best ones at that fair when I was a kid..)

  73. I would think Allison would start promoting her single soon. Funny no announcement of dates. Didn’t Kris do promotions before they released his for download? I wonder if Kris’s single leak was intentional.

    Why is it that Adam’s single(s) have not one teeny snippet of a leak.

  74. I agree that neither Andrew nor Davd should have had to defend what was clearly a video Andrew made as a joke. People, in general, can sure be hard to like.

    Rest up Cookie! Get well!

  75. For once, he’s not wearing something recycled. Well, maybe the pants, but I don’t recall seeing the top or the jacket before. And there’s a real debate about what’s on his hands – mitts that he carefully coordinated and mismatched? Or very long cuffs with holes belonging to that shirt?

    I suspect the latter, but the first image is rather hilarious given it’s a trip to the doctor.

    If he dressed in case there was paparazzi, his instincts were good.

  76. I would imagine that doctor’s visit was probably one event in a long line of scheduled appointments that day..lol. Seems like he’s pretty heavily scheduled lately. I hope the ONTD_AI stuff is true!

  77. I like this kind of speculation, better than the one on the other day…I thought it was his phone in his pocket, but then I saw it in his hand.

    Any guess what was in his pocket?

  78. As someone who has done theater, I can understand his frustration, especially being as talented as he is, and stuck in a chorus for productions.

    See, now if he said he was stuck in the chorus (as he mentioned somewhere else), that would have changed the whole tone of the sentiment. I don’t like that his homepage has him dissing theater.

  79. only someone expecting to run into paps would dress like that

    Some people really, really like clothes and dressing up. In the past (when I still wore a size 4) I’d “dress up” to go to the grocery store since I had all these fun clothes in my closet. I have several friends who (when we were younger) never left the house if they didn’t look like they had just stepped off of a runway. And I worked with one guy who never wore the same thing twice and he was brazenly macho but just “loved” clothes…he must have had 200 ties ’cause I can’t remember ever seeing the same one twice over a year. And remember, Adam says that his “favorite” thing to do is go shopping.

    ETA: Just because Adam says he doesn’t love Broadway as much as he thought he did when he was younger isn’t dissing it…and he qualifies his statement by stating the obvious (with a giggle) that he wants to be a “Rock Stah”.

  80. What happened with David and his brother, I’m not understanding?? The gist I get is that he has crazy fans that are harassing people on twitter??

  81. Any guess what was in his pocket?

    Oh, BeckyMD, really?? Do you really want us to go there?? Because we could…. and would… >;-)

  82. If he dressed in case there was paparazzi, his instincts were good.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if this medical office is the same one where he was hounded by the papps last spring and was followed into the garage. I think that a lot of celebrities go there because they are required by their management to do so for insurance or other purposes.

    He’s certainly dressed to impress! But where are the smiles??

  83. BestAI
    October 7, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I would think Allison would start promoting her single soon. Funny no announcement of dates. Didn’t Kris do promotions before they released his for download? I wonder if Kris’s single leak was intentional.

    Why is it that Adam’s single(s) have not one teeny snippet of a leak.

    Well, Allison’s single got leaked, too, and it’s also been reviewed (even was when it was just a snippet). So the lack of promotion–no interviews, no radio plays, NADA–is puzzling.
    I will believe Adam has a single till I hear he has a single.

    Oh, and he said he would *consider* going back to the theater, but for now he wants to focus on his music.

  84. I would think Allison would start promoting her single soon. Funny no announcement of dates. Didn’t Kris do promotions before they released his for download? I wonder if Kris’s single leak was intentional.

    Yes, Kris had the early leak (20 sec clip) on a Friday, then the Monday premier on the Boston station, with interview, then the Friday Seacrest interview, the same day as the itunes download – so a bit more of advance notice and PR (via interviews etc) about when the song was available for purchase on itunes.

    Why is it that Adam’s single(s) have not one teeny snippet of a leak.

    Me thinks his whole PR package (single, interviews, PR appearances, etc) is being guarded like Fort Knox right now. Just a sense I have. I bet part of the whole rollout (Adamstorm?) is to release it all at once later on, rather than just leak little bits here and there, with less impact. JMO.

  85. Sue Brody- both those songs are on there in the video player to the right.

  86. His pjs are probably bedazzled and studded.

    Adam wear pjs? No, I don’t think so.

    I don’t think Adam has to worry about burning bridges with his musical theatre connections. With his name recognition now, they would jump at the chance for him to play on Broadway.

  87. Makes you wonder why that medical building doesn’t have direct access to the parking garage if celebs don’t actually want to be hounded.

    He was hounded pretty good in the parking garage last time the paps caught him at a medical building. Guess he figured it better to be bothered on an open street rather than a stairwell in a parking garage!

    Adam is stylin’ in this pictures! No facial hair (yeah!) or tacky muscle shirts. :) What’s up with the collar on the sweater though? Is that the style?

  88. I just heard Adam’s “video” message on AO. LAMEST.ANSWER.EVER. I already KNEW this. Toldja this would be useless.

  89. ETA: Just did a double-take to make sure I entered ‘mail’  instead of ‘male’  ‘“ yeah, that would suddenly take on a whole new meaning

    Darn you, Mary102, and your blasted perfectionism! Our fellow commenters could’ve milked that one for the rest of the day!

    I knooooowww, riiight? ;-) You’d think I’d slip up with a freudian slip like that – my mind is evidently not as much in the gutter as it should be. Might have to change that tonight by perusing the Adam photo/vid collection…

  90. Oh Adam Tweets (2)!!

    adamlambert Have you all heard Allison’s single?! I can’t get it out of my head!!! Call ur radio station and request!!! ‘Friday I’ll Be Over You”
    7 minutes ago from Echofon

    adamlambert Check out OneRepublic’s new single “All the Right Moves” on iTunes!!! It’s a great song!

    ETA: The Allison song shout out :-) Yea!

  91. oy..adam’s back to tweeting about other bands/singers (in this case Allison and OneRepublic)…

  92. I would imagine that doctor’s visit was probably one event in a long line of scheduled appointments that day..lol. Seems like he’s pretty heavily scheduled lately. I hope the ONTD_AI stuff is true!

    What did ONTD have to say? I saw a link in the other thread but it did not work for me.

    I hope one of Adam’s scheduled appointments is a dental appointment. He has such beautiful pearly whites and probably hasn’t had time for a cleaning since AI.

  93. adamlambert Check out OneRepublic’s new single ‘All the Right Moves’  on iTunes!!! It’s a great song!

    yep, for those of you who havent heard it, its a really good song. not as good as some of the songs on their first album, dreaming out loud, but pretty good. and ryan tedder’s falsetto is pretty nice

  94. He may have gone to the same doctor office he went to for his tour physical, where he was accosted in the parking garage by a swarm of papps.

    If so, this is THE celebrity medical center and maybe he didn’t want that scene again in the garage, cause to tell you the truth, he looked frightened in the stairwell of that parking garage.

  95. What’s up with the collar on the sweater though? Is that the style?

    Clearone, just like with holey jeans….you pay extra for the “old, used” look!

  96. Bet we are close to news, Adam is using twitter as a marketing tool 3x in one day….

    AND holy crap! Twitter goes nuts when he twitters!!!

  97. You guys always beat me w/ the Adam tweets on Twitter! As expected he did NOT mention himself. Because he will NEVER DO THAT AGAIN, AO’s video do that, and they suck.

    ETA: 4evrmomof4, I doubt it. I know, I am being totally pessimistic today, but I have been burnt too many times by the adamstorm. I want to hear more from Aimee Mayo…

    In non-Adam news, SYTYCD’s Vegas Week starts tonight!

  98. Bet we are close to news, Adam is using twitter as a marketing tool 3x in one day’ ¦.

    He is very tweet happy right now :-) Loved the Allison shout out – esp asking people to request it on radio – how awesome is that! Love how both Kris and Adam show a lot of support to each other and the other idols via twitter.

    But it’s “Friday I’ll Be Over U” – get it right Adam ;-) j/k

  99. Awww for the Allison shoutout…I love Adison.

    The tweets supporting her from Kris and Adam were well timed. Kris tweeted yesterday, Adam today…2 days of :)

  100. You guys always beat me w/ the Adam tweets on Twitter! As expected he did NOT mention himself. Because he will NEVER DO THAT AGAIN, AO’s video do that, and they suck.

    Yeah, he tends to use it to market others rather than himself – he’s definitely using it (imo) to build relationship among other artists and potential collaborators (showing support to other idols, Pink, Gaga, etc.) Very smart move of his.

    But unlike some other twitterers, he tends to not want to heavily promote himself (maybe nothing to promote yet – again, I think the RCA PR strategy is to keep everything very hush hush now, to build suspense and anticipation – god knows it’s working!)

  101. SarahP, such fresh & inappropriate thoughts come to mind with the ‘guess what is in the pocket question’!

  102. Driving to work and flipped to MY-FM in L.A. and they just started a Kris interview about the Napa show. http://valentine.1043myfm.com/main.html Here’s the link, but I can’t search the site at work for the actual podcast.

    The D.J., Valentine, is an unmitigated idiot who I can only take in small doses (he way passed my tolerance point during this little exchange). Kris holds his own and sounds more enthused about the album, especially at the beginning.

    ‘ ¢ Album should be named in a couple of days.
    ‘ ¢ No, wasn’t invited to Cowell’s b-day (they dish on that)
    ‘ ¢ He had dinner with Fuller night before Cowell’s party

    Most of the rest just nice chit chat ‘“ more of the same plus, of course, gratuitous Adam question (Kris said he’s going to hang Adam’s autographed CD above his bed ‘“ HEE! still shipping, I guess). And unless they played LLWD before I clicked over (I still have not heard on the radio), they didn’t during or after the interview (FAIL).

  103. Nice Rolling Stone review for Kelly. About time. Good to see that, ultimately, it’s hard to deny talent like hers. Sounds like a great show.

  104. ‘ ¢ He had dinner with Fuller night before Cowell’s party

    Now this is interesting. Wouldn’t have minded being a fly on the table centerpiece at that convo.

  105. Well, the radio station here gave the tickets to the “Live in the Vineyard” tickets away yesterday, free tickets, spa treatments, accomodations and airfare. The person who won didn’t even get excited when they told him..lol.

  106. New Ferras tweet:

    OhFerras @AimeeMayo yayayayayayayayyayayayayay! Will there be a rough 4 me soon? Im so exhausted. On another plane now. Cant wait!! Is it a H-I-T?

    And Aimee’s reply:

    AimeeMayo @OhFerras Maybe you can sleep on his shoulder. Don’t even worry about that this song is out of control. It’s like it’s own little world!!!!

    *sigh*

  107. Regarding the pap pics, only someone expecting to run into paps would dress like that for a trip to the doctor, not to mention Strut like that.

    To be fair it is jeans and a ratty shirt. On the way out the door he thought “New Jacket!” and slipped it on.

    Hey, when I was a kid excited over new shoes I slept in them, so wearing a cool new jacket for no good reason doesn’t seem like such a big deal to me.
    And maybe he had an important lunch meeting after.

  108. And unless they played LLWD (which I’ve still not heard on the radio), they didn’t during or after the interview (FAIL).

    Really? So, this seems like a pretty standard practice. If he’s doing the PR with them (interview, etc) shouldn’t they at least play the song (or at least a part of it?) Even if it isn’t on their playlist yet, at least give a plug to the song to introduce it to a new audience.

  109. Even if it isn’t on their playlist yet, at least give a plug to the song to introduce it to a new audience.

    Also, I edited to add that I forgot the “before” clicking over. Their format plays tons of Idol (I heard “Moment Like This” on it the other night.) The main reason I flipped there is to check for Kris or Allison. What did they play after his interview? “Battlefield.” Oh yeah, they never even mention the single!! They just talk about the album.

  110. Regarding the pap pics, only someone expecting to run into paps would dress like that for a trip to the doctor, not to mention Strut like that.

    To be fair it is jeans and a ratty shirt. On the way out the door he thought ‘New Jacket!’  and slipped it on.

    True. His standard attire is jeans, boots and some kind of shirt. Then he put a blazer over that. Doesn’t seem too unusual for anyone. After all, going to the doctor’s is not like going to the city dump.

  111. Ferras also tweeted:

    Literally this guy sitting next to me looks like a pig. Im squashed up against this window. If i were an egg, i would be hatching rite now

    not his first “mean girls” post, that’s for sure.

  112. What happened with David and his brother, I’m not understanding?? The gist I get is that he has crazy fans that are harassing people on twitter??

    Andrew posted a video (which David shortly after even re-tweeted)

    @thedavidcook hmmm RT @ACookOfficial Written and Directed by Andrew Cook. Starring Andrew Cook as Himself Dublin Cook as Himself http://twitvid.com/7E98F

    In a nutshell the little bit I saw after Andrew first posted it was a bunch of fans flipping out thinking Dublin was being mistreated and many were tweeting #savedublincook. Some time after that David tweeted:

    @thedavidcook Ok… everyone relax. @ACookOfficial was not yelling AT anyone. It’s an old Wil Ferrell skit from his SNL audition. Dublin is a happy pup.

    Pretty lame. But I don’t know. Maybe I only think its lame because I know exactly what he’s talking about with the SNL skit and I picked up on it right away watching the video. Fans IMO do take stuff too seriously sometimes though. Looking through some of his responses I noticed some apologizing because they really did believe Andrew was screaming at the dog.

  113. NEW AIMEE TWEET:

    AimeeMayo @suebrody1 We wrote this for Adam. He has inspired me so much it’s gonna be bittersweet when this CD is done for me. We r pitching it to him

    I swear to God, if Adam says no, Aimee is going to have a heart attack. (She and I are going to meet up one day, now that we are good Tweeter friends ;))

  114. When has KISS in LA played an Idol’s song? When it fits their format. Ryan will interview who he will and they will play who they will. The two don’t necessarily intersect. Going on a radio show isn’t necessarily a sure thing to get played. Sometimes after the Idol hangs up, the DJ’s are assholes. I’ve seen it…not with the aforementioned, but I’ve certainly heard it.

    ETA: I think it behooves us to realize that if we are mistreating a dog, or any human or other creature, we aren’t going to proudly portray it on a video and make it public….well never mind, there’s lots of idiots out there. But I’m convinced that Andrew Cook is no fool. I didn’t know what it was about. I assumed that it was about something I didn’t know about…and it was.

  115. I don’t like that his homepage has him dissing theater.

    What he said was, “I realized I didn’t like it as much as I thought I [would].”

    He personalized it. To me, he’s not dissing the theatre at all; merely explaining why he changed career paths. There isn’t one negative thought is the above-quoted statement. In fact, saying “it just wasn’t for me” is about as neutral as one can get. What he omitted this time was a positive statement, such as, “but someday I’d like to get back on the stage …”

    Still, omitting a positive statement is not the same as dissing … to me, anyway.

  116. I went on the 104.3 FM site — doesn’t look like the interview with Kris has been posted yet (there is one with Kris on there, but it’s from right after he won Idol…). I’m upset I missed this — I’ve been listed to 104.3 lately to try and win tix to that Live in the Vineyard thing, but didn’t have it on this morning. (the promo for that event 104.3 FM doesn’t even mention Kris, BTW – it’s like Collective Soul, parachute, David Gray…and others. BOO)

    Interesting that he had dinner with Simon Fuller…does that mean Fuller is directly overseeing both Kris’ and Adam’s management?

  117. And yeah I hope Aimee Mayo is prepared for diappointment if her song doesn’t make Adam’s album. I’d guess she and her husband have written a song or two for artists that disn’t make an album cut before, but she is just so excited about the possibility of this one being on Adam’s album, it’s a little bit scary.

    Oh, and yay for Adam’s twitter shoutout about Allison’s single!

  118. AimeeMayo @suebrody1 We wrote this for Adam. He has inspired me so much it’s gonna be bittersweet when this CD is done for me. We r pitching it to him

    These Aimee Mayo tweets are officially beyond tedious. How many ways can she OMG Effusively!!! say the same exact thing day after day after day? Ugh.

  119. Ok, that data lounge thread was terrible. Not reading that ever again, didn’t know there was so much contempt for Adam AND the people who enjoy his singing out there.

    On a happier note, I was laughing when reading Kris’ answer to when his tour will finish (never). I think he just want to play music and would do so every day if he could. It is probably why he is booked for so many concerts, because that is what he wants to do.

  120. Interesting that he had dinner with Simon Fuller’ ¦does that mean Fuller is directly overseeing both Kris’ and Adam’s management?

    girlygirl, where did you see this? I guess i missed something!

  121. These Aimee Mayo tweets are officially beyond tedious. How many ways can she OMG Effusively!!! say the same exact thing day after day after day? Ugh.

    LOL, and now I’m going to laugh my ass off if Adam hears the song and says “Sorry Aimee, this song sucks. No way I’m singing this crap”.

  122. These Aimee Mayo tweets are officially beyond tedious. How many ways can she OMG Effusively!!! say the same exact thing day after day after day? Ugh.

    I’ve stopped reading them; they’re really all about her anyway.

  123. Interesting that he had dinner with Simon Fuller’ ¦does that mean Fuller is directly overseeing both Kris’ and Adam’s management?

    Agreed. It’s mid-October. Does the fact that we’ve had no new management announcements from any of the signed Idols that they ALL (Kris, Adam, Allison, Danny) stayed with 19M?

    Maybe its just me but I thought it was pretty lame he even had to clarify what Andrew meant by that video. God knows what kind of crap Andrew was being hit with on there for David to have to step in.

    Ugh, I’m thinking more and more we WON’T be getting a real Dublin vlog or Twitvid from DC precisely because of all the crap he gets from fans every time there’s any tweet relating to the dog situation.

    I’m still shocked that there was minor drama when Andrew tweeted that pic from DC with Edie from the charity dinner, and DC had to clarify that Edie was going to very good friends. There was this one crazy person who reamed DC for getting a new dog when he is “neglecting” his own or whatever. Others were complaining about gifting dogs. People can be so touchy. Edie went to the Van Zandts– that’s a pretty good home, I think. As for Dublin, he’s a puppy who eats everything and pees everywhere– DC tried, and having him on the road didn’t work, cuz it’s not fair to the bandmates who share the bus. It’s not like Dublin is some abandoned pet at home alone, or stuck in a kennel. He’s happily running around KC with Andrew and/or DC’s mom. People need to chill with the overprotectiveness over others pets. Dude is a dog lover, he’s not gonna do anything bad to dogs, jeez.

  124. Don’t even get me started on twitter. How about those who ask for a Q&A every time somebody farts? How about those who only ask about their favorite Idol when a Q&A is announced? How about those who are almost as old as me who have as their avi their pic with their favorite Idol? I officially HATE twitter, but I’m as addicted as the rest of you.

  125. I’ve been listed to 104.3 lately to try and win tix to that Live in the Vineyard thing, but didn’t have it on this morning. (the promo for that event 104.3 FM doesn’t even mention Kris, BTW ‘“ it’s like Collective Soul, parachute, David Gray’ ¦and others. BOO)

    The very first advertisement I heard for the contest here in Albuquerque mentioned Kris. After that, he wasn’t mentioned at all in the promos. When they announced the winner and talked to him, the main DJ didn’t mention Kris either but named the other acts. However, Donny, the sidekick piped in with “And don’t forget my boo..Kris Allen!”. Donny has a huge crush on Kris..lol.

  126. As an aside….watched the Andrew Cook Twitvideo and my Goldie went absolutely ballistic when Andrew started Screaming…too too funny. How Dublin stayed quiet was beyond me. It was all pretty bizarre and ironic.

    Aimee….a double edged sword. If a song makes it we will never hear the end of it. If one doesn’t we will never hear the end of it. Oh well, she puts my rationale fangirliness into perspective.

  127. LOL – the point at which fantardness has reached its peak and peeps should just step away from the internet is when they start giving a shit about an idol’s dog. Lunacy.

  128. As an aside’ ¦.watched the Andrew Cook Twitvideo and my Goldie went absolutely ballistic when Andrew started Screaming’ ¦too too funny. How Dublin stayed quiet was beyond me. It was all pretty bizarre and ironic.

    I’m guessing he wasn’t even in the room and they let him in the last minute. I can’t imagine a dog not barking or reacting to that loud shouting.

  129. I’m glad David Cook seems to be able to shake off the really crazy fan stuff, like that mentioned above. (I’m a fan – but that means I like his music, want to watch/hear him and his band play, and want the best for them. I don’t want to run his life, or even need to know every detail about it.)

    and how can he look so good when he’s sick?
    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=nmlyxs&s=4

  130. I’m guessing he wasn’t even in the room and they let him in the last minute. I can’t imagine a dog not barking or reacting to that loud shouting.

    Bingo, Sassycatz. Congratulations, this fan has a brain ;)

    I give half a shit about Dublin, but only to the extent that I’d love to see a vlog with him cuz he’s cute. That old vlog where DC thanked fans for platinum TOML and introduced everyone to Dublin when he was teenie tiny was all kinds of adorable. But that’s where my curiosity ends. Don’t care to dissect the rest of the details of the situation, really.

  131. I honestly don’t understand the wanting to run their lives shit, but it’s rampant. I have to think it’s an Idol phenomenon. It’s like I voted for you, I invested in you, therefore I own you. That’s the only way I can explain it. I’ve actually seen the man 3 times and never once tried to meet him. It just doesn’t equate in my sense of fanhood. If he was selling his CD at the break I’d have been delighted to meet him, but other than that, I feel he owes me nothing other than a good show (all 3 were excellent shows so I’m good). But I do think there’s Idol expectations…I just wonder when do they end?

  132. Good luck, tierbee, for winning tickets…if you’ve not already bought them.

  133. But that’s where my curiosity ends. Don’t care to dissect the rest of the details of the situation, really.

    Come on, you don’t want to send angry tweets about his mistreatement? What fun is that? :)

  134. Bingo, Sassycatz. Congratulations, this fan has a brain ;)

    Actually, not sure about the brain but I have two cats and no way would they not react to that kind of shouting; dogs even more so.

    94.7 here in DC is giving away chances to meet Brooke White and attend an acoustic performance I guess at the station’ ¦ heard it on the radio this morning.

    Ooh, we have to brain storm over a few good questions that will draw their attention.

  135. LOL ‘“ the point at which fantardness has reached its peak and peeps should just step away from the internet is when they start giving a shit about an idol’s dog. Lunacy.

    Indeed!

  136. Andrew may not have meant what he was yelling out but Dublin certainly doesn’t know that. As a dog owner myself, I found the whole thing pretty disturbing. Even Tess’s dog had a disturbed reaction.

  137. Mtlfan

    Kris mentioned during his interview with 104.3 FM this morning that he had had dinner with Simon Fuller when he was in London last week…

    Ontd_ai.com has a thread up about Kris’ album supposedly being officially titled in the next couple days, and they are trying to come up wih some ideas for it. Some of the suggestions are pretty funny!

    Also, I’m thinking that for all the people who miss the “Kradam” thing (and judging from ontd_ai, there are a bunch of people who do), we may actually see Kris & Adam in public together at their album release parties. I can’t think of any reason why Kris wouldn’t go to Album’s release party, and vice versa.

    I know that there are sometimes tickets available to the public for album release parties (I saw that Blake’s was open to the public). Anyone know how one would go about getting tickets for Kris’ and Adam’s???

  138. Bingo, Sassycatz. Congratulations, this fan has a brain

    LOL…even Dublin could tell that Andrew wasn’t mad at him. Why couldn’t the fans? Who are these people? I’d like to think it’s the same person under different names…

  139. Mat Kearney sounds like he has respect for Kris but his disdain for all things Idol comes out loud and clear. Kinda sounded like a bit of a douchebag to me in that story.

  140. I don’t miss the “Kradam” thing at all. I love that they’re friends, but I’d prefer for it to be behind the scenes. I like them better separate so some of the comparisons can end. Once they’re more established, then an occasional appearance together would be good for me.

  141. CindyM
    October 7, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Mat Kearney sounds like he has respect for Kris but his disdain for all things Idol comes out loud and clear. Kinda sounded like a bit of a douchebag to me in that story

    That may be exactly the cross Idols have to bear. I’ve not listened to but I’m actually not at all surprised. Matt will whore himself out, writing with them, all the while disdaining that he didn’t get the chance the Idols get. yeah he made his own road, but so many don’t realize the road the idol’s have taken is fraught with as many potholes. I guess I just see those who disdain Idols on general principals (as I’d assume he did, without checking further) while sucking up to the system, are so very wrong. Yeah, it may work for some, and IMO they will soon be found out, but for the majority, they’ve worked their asses off to get this chance…Let nobody deny it’s only a chance.

  142. Re album release parties – a lot of Cook fans got to go to his at the Hard Rock Cafe in NY last year. (It was also a fundraiser for David Wright’s foundation.) first 100 or so who bought the record at a particular NY store got tickets, or something like that.
    Anyway, Kris and Adam fans may get something similar.

  143. So in the end, I won’t be buying anything related to Matt Kerney. He’s proven himself to be a two-faced asshole. You either work with the Idols and embrace them. Or you don’t. You can’t have it both ways, Matt, as far as I’m concerned. I actually have not problem one with anybody who won’t work with Idols. It’s all good. I have huge problems with those who qualify their working with them. To me, it seems like they assume we aren’t smart. I’m actually quite offended by that.

  144. LOL ‘“ the point at which fantardness has reached its peak and peeps should just step away from the internet is when they start giving a shit about an idol’s dog. Lunacy.

    Nah, the dog thing isn’t any indication. Dogs are like kids. Every other (dog) person will have an opinion as to how you could be treating them better, be training them better or raising them better — and if you don’t, you must be abusing them. I’ve been to doggie classes with my two dogs and there is always some snit between two dog owners because one always has to decide that they know better how to handle someone else’s dog and are convinced that the poor dog must be mistreated at home. Oh and don’t even think about coming to class if your dog hasn’t been fixed yet — because then, you must be the devil to that dog rights crusader! I am absolutely mad for my dogs and pretty much spoil them, but sheesh, the doggie crusaders need to figure out that just because they volunteer at the shelter and see lots of abused dogs doesn’t mean everyone else mistreats their dogs.

  145. wellhesback the DWR gala and the album release party were two different events, they just both happened to be at the Hard Rock within the same time frame :) The way it worked for the album release party was you had to line up and be one of the first 500 (I think it was 500 I cant remember) to purchase the CD at the Virgin Megastore and with the purchase you got a wristband that let you into the party that night. It wasn’t really a party per se. Lots of media there, he performed a set of songs and later signed autographs.

  146. @adamlambert @paulaabdul & @snoopdogg will announce the nominees for the 2009 American Music Awards on October 13 at Beverly Hills Hotel
    40 minutes ago from web

    Alison would be proud of me, because when I first read that I thought it said anoopdogg.

    (BTW, someone else posted this tweet but it disappeared.)

  147. Yes, Sassycatz, I drew a blank for questions for Brooke that might give me a chance of getting in there so I’m open to suggestions :)

    I’m *heavily* involved in doggie rescue work (like spend more hours than I can count coordinating transports and arranging rescues for shelter dogs in high kill shelters in SC, NC & VA), and I didn’t think for a minute that Andrew was yelling at Dublin, lol. Besides, dogs *do* know if you are yelling at them — I can stand here and scream my head off waving my arms like a crazy person and my dogs might look at me like I’m nuts but I don’t yell at them… so they wouldn’t assume I was yelling at them. Now, a very shy dog could get really terrified by that sort of thing but… unless Dublin has a very non-terrier personality, confidence is NOT an issue in terriers. I have one, and I commonly refer to her as a terror in the most fond way. Anywhoo, there’s a perspective from a “doggie crusader,” so to speak. I’m just not a… nutter. And believe me, being involved in doggie rescue, I deal with some batshit crazy people. Luckily there are enough great folks (waves at Caroline, who drives for me and is awesome) to balance it out. And if not, there’s always a glass of wine.

  148. Slezak’s interview w/Kris:

    There was some buzz in the blogosphere late last month saying that aside from your single, ‘Live Like We’re Dying,’  that the rest of your album was ‘a mess.’  I’ve heard four tracks so far, so I know that’s not true, but would you like to address those rumors yourself?

    You know what? I actually heard about that. The way I heard was I was following Rickey.org on Twitter, and I guess he had said something about it. And I was like, ‘I don’t know why anyone would say that or where anyone would get that news.’  Because the way we feel about things is that everything’s going great. I think there are times where you’re like ‘Oh my gosh. What are we doing? Blah, blah, blah.’  But I think that’s with any album. But, what we have right now, and the finished product, I think is going to be really great.

    And there you have it.

  149. Here’s the Kris interview from LA this morning:

    104.3 KBIG Kris interview

    Morning show dj’s are always kind of annoying, but it’s nice to hear Kris talk a little more about the album. So I guess there’s a possibility it won’t be self-titled? That would be cool.

    Aha, thanks for the link to the Slezak interview (where I guess he hung up on Kris at some point….oops! lol)

    Well, rickey wanted his mention. There’s Kris saying your name rickey, dunno if it’s quite the way you wanted. :P

    What was it like working with Chris?
    Chris is great. He reached out to me early on, during the show, I think during top-4 week. He gave me his number and was telling me if I needed anything to just give him a call. He was a really, really nice guy, and he kind of knew what I was going through, and was just kind of rooting for me. And now we have the same manager, so that makes it easy.

    OKAY QUICK: who is managing Daughtry???

    eta: okay wow, lots of good info in the EW interview.
    -possibly shooting video for LLWD this weekend (Marco Puig directing)
    -a new song title or two
    -confirmed that a track was done w/Chris D. and Mike Elizondo
    -so far the tracks are “guitar driven” and “very piano driven”

    heh, I knew Slezak would come through. (Cantiello, your turn!)

  150. Kris says that he has the same manager as Daughtry. That’s Simon Fuller, correct?

  151. Kris says that he has the same manager as Daughtry. That’s Simon Fuller, correct?

    Yup. Wow that’s a bit of a surprise.

  152. Trina – Thanks for the correction. I wasn’t in NY then anyway – gee I got some David Cook information wrong. Maybe I’m just a fan and not a fantard! [not that your are, don’t get me wrong.]

  153. Kris says that he has the same manager as Daughtry. That’s Simon Fuller, correct?

    Not in a million years did I expect that to happen! Wow! Good for Kris! (And good for Fuller, too!)

    http://www.nashvillegab.com is reporting that Kristy Lee Cook has landed herself a tv job on the outdoor channel.

    Uh oh, I guess more wildlife better run for their lives.

  154. There is some really good information in the Slezak interview with Kris, including:

    Some great info in the Slezak article, including…

    MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT MAY BE THIS COMING WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MS: Last time we spoke in late September, you did not yet have a concept for your video. What about now?
    KA: We have the concept. I think we’re gonna shoot it maybe this weekend.

    MS:I know you enjoy a good riddle, like when you teased your collaboration with Eg White on Twitter. Can you drops some hints about the video?
    KA:It has to do with time. That’s all I’m gonna say.

    MS:Who’s directing it?
    KA:Marco Puig.

    NEW SONG!!!! That Kris wrote Pre-Idol and really loves…

    KA: Ihave a song that I wrote like a year ago that I really love that we’re gonna really push for. It’s called ‘Red Guitar.’ 

    MS:So you wrote it pre-Idol?
    KA:I did.

    MS:What’s it about?
    KA:You have to figure it out. You have to listen to it.

    MS:So it’s open to interpretation?
    KA:Yeah, exactly. I know what it means to me, but it might mean something else to you. [Mike Flynn] and I were working on the track last night. It was fun to be in the studio and working with a producer who sees your vision for a song you wrote.

    Kris also talks about what he worked on while in London and working some more with Joe King…

  155. I don’t know why it’s a surprise that Simon Fuller manages Kris. I think it’s the default. Simon has a blog, soundbite, whatever, out there that says he is no longer interested in managing upstream. I took that to mean if you can work with him and can give and take, he would not be against working with you. I took it to mean that there’s a whole lot of give and take. If you can give, he can take. I think it plays perfectly into what David Cook said when he was talking about picking and choosing his battle when he got time off. I do think that Simon Fuller won’t manage anybody who won’t give an inch…he absolutely doesn’t have to and why would he want to.

  156. I didn’t think for a minute that Andrew was yelling at Dublin, lol. Besides, dogs *do* know if you are yelling at them ‘” I can stand here and scream my head off waving my arms like a crazy person and my dogs might look at me like I’m nuts but I don’t yell at them’ ¦ so they wouldn’t assume I was yelling at them. Now, a very shy dog could get really terrified by that sort of thing but’ ¦ unless Dublin has a very non-terrier personality, confidence is NOT an issue in terriers. I have one, and I commonly refer to her as a terror in the most fond way. Anywhoo, there’s a perspective from a ‘doggie crusader,’  so to speak. I’m just not a’ ¦ nutter.

    Whoops! Sorry, tierbee. Didn’t mean to go off on that. Just had some annoying experiences in doggie class with some nutters on the issue. (Sad how you have to separate the humans who get into yelling matches — in a class full of dogs.)

    And I agree about a dog’s reaction being based on their personality. I have two dogs (same breed) and if one heard you yelling like Andrew, he’d probably just think you were upset and give you a big ole lick, because in his mind his lick will make everything better. Whereas my other dog, well the moment she hears loud noises (e.g., fireworks), her tail goes down and her head goes down and she gets on the sofa with us and tries to burrow her head behind us. We’ve had her since she was 12 weeks old so we have no idea why she’s the way she is.

    And yup, terriers for sure have their full share of that confidence that they own the world. I’m sure Dublin was fine.

  157. Yes – just read the Slezak interview with Kris. So music video coming up! About Time (no pun intended ;-) it really is about time!)

    And addressing the Rickey situation. What a jerk for what he did to Kris – poor Kris for having to hear that via twitter. Oh, well – you just gotta let it roll off, which Kris is very good at.

  158. Whoops! Sorry, tierbee. Didn’t mean to go off on that. Just had some annoying experiences in doggie class with some nutters on the issue. (Sad how you have to separate the humans who get into yelling matches ‘” in a class full of dogs.)

    Oh, no, I don’t take offense. Working in rescue I am *well* aware that the doggie rescue world is full of people who range from misguided to flat out human-hating wackadoos (as my sister likes to say). I don’t take offense because I like to think I’m a *sane* animal rescuer who actually for the most part still likes people, lol. I could’ve given David better advice on a breed that might do well on a tour bus lol but Dublin is well-loved and I’m sure quite happy where he is! This is what happens when David takes a few days off… the fans start to implode a little bit ;)

  159. I liked this bit from the Slezak article (well, I loved the whole thing but this was funny)

    MS: It’s my ‘new songs’  playlist. I downloaded ‘She Wolf’  maybe a week before yours, but you’re catching up to her in the play-count department. And for the record, I purchased your single with my own money. It’s no promo copy.
    KA: Thank you for my nine cents. I really appreciate that.

    LOL — So does this mean artists get paid 9 cents per iTunes download?

  160. MS: It’s my ‘new songs’  playlist. I downloaded ‘She Wolf’  maybe a week before yours, but you’re catching up to her in the play-count department. And for the record, I purchased your single with my own money. It’s no promo copy.
    KA: Thank you for my nine cents. I really appreciate that.

    I loved that part, too. And nine cents from me, too!

  161. Hey, that’s 4.5 cents per “Awoo!”

    Actually I bet the royalty varies depending on the deal they strike with iTunes.

  162. David Foster has announced his new singing competition in a PopEater interview. Sound like it could be a fun competition:

    Foster is setting off on a North American tour with a handful of the acts he’s produced – and he’ll feature surprise guests in each city, chosen through his talent contest on Namedrop.com.

    On the singing contest: “I know it sounds kind of corny, but I love to discover new talent, and to just be around new talent. And there’s talent in every nook and cranny of this planet. So all you gotta do is go on Namedrop.com – you enter the contest … you can be young, you can be old, you can be black, you can be white, you can be male, you can be female, I don’t care. But I’m going to listen to the final 25 entries in each city, and the winner is gonna come on stage and be part of the show. And I think it’s a really, really cool idea. And who knows. I mean people always say to me, ‘you know, well, how will I find you?’ I mean, here’s my CD, what if you like it? I say, ‘if I like your CD a lot, believe me. I will track you down like a bloodhound. You won’t have to worry about me trying to find you, ’cause I will find you.'”

    Link to entire interview

  163. Here’s the Kris interview from LA this morning:

    104.3 KBIG Kris interview

    thanks for posting Michelle. Like Kris humor and how he caught them off guard twice. haha he’ll hang above his bed a signed first Adam cd

  164. Michelle: Here’s the Kris interview from LA this morning:

    What was it like working with Chris?
    Chris is great. He reached out to me early on, during the show, I think during top-4 week. He gave me his number and was telling me if I needed anything to just give him a call. He was a really, really nice guy, and he kind of knew what I was going through, and was just kind of rooting for me. And now we have the same manager, so that makes it easy.

    OKAY QUICK: who is managing Daughtry???.

    From Billboard.com June 12, 2009 3:42 EDT

    “That tour is 60 cities in 12 weeks,” says Daughtry’s manager, Stirling McIlwaine of 19 Entertainment, of the American Idols Live tour. “It’s a grueling schedule. He had like one day off a week, so what we did is either fly Chris in or fly people out to meet him on the road.” After a series of auditions, the final lineup of Daughtry was set for the tour, and the very next day the band had its first photo shoot. The making of the album continued to avalanche until November 2006, when “Daughtry” arrived with a No. 2 debut on the Billboard 200 and eventually reached No. 1 after nine weeks.

    Link to entire article.

    Here’s a picture of him: http://www.fmqb.com/article.asp?id=358616

    ETA: He is also listed as the Responsible Manager for Jordin Sparks within 19M.

  165. To be fair it is jeans and a ratty shirt. On the way out the door he thought ‘New Jacket!’  and slipped it on.

    About that “ratty” shirt I think a new “distressed” sweater. I also really love that he’s sticking his hand through the sleeves. I love long sleeves and also love doing that.

    Soooo, from Kris’s interviews today when talking about Chris Daughtry “And now we have the same manager, so that makes it easy.” So does this mean Kris is managed by Simon Fuller as well? COOL! and ha! that Kris could be managed by Fuller. First because it would be cool and secondly because of well the other stuff.

  166. Everything I know is that Simon Fuller personally manages the Beckhams and Annie Lennox. Idols under his management company have managers who report to Simon…but it is a once removed deal. If someone can disprove this, please let me know.

  167. ‘That tour is 60 cities in 12 weeks,’  says Daughtry’s manager, Stirling McIlwaine of 19 Entertainment, of the American Idols Live tour.

    So Simon Fuller isn’t Daughtry’s manager anymore?

  168. Michelle: Hey, that’s 4.5 cents per ‘Awoo!’ 

    Actually I bet the royalty varies depending on the deal they strike with iTunes.

    I think that the biggest variable is based on Kris’ contract with Jive/19R. And a 7% royalty ($.09/$1.29) is on the low side.

    My guess is that 19 has a special iTunes deal, but in general, iTunes keeps about 34% of the sale price. Then the label, management, producer, songwriters, etc. get their cuts.

    The artist’s royalty rate depends on the amount of the upfront advance and their bargaining power in the contract negotiations. Usually a major label record contract gives the artist 10% to 15% royalties.

    Here’s a great overview of recording contracts from True Magazine.

    http://www.lutilaw.com/articles/TheBasics.pdf

    Here’s an example of how the iTunes Artist Royalty calculation works (based on the old $.99 iTunes price.)

    http://msl1.mit.edu/furdlog/docs/baffling_itunes_royalty_calculation.pdf

  169. ETA: He is also listed as the Responsible Manager for Jordin Sparks within 19M.

    I don’t believe Jordin Sparks is managed by 19M anymore. Isn’t she managed by the Jonas Brothers manager?

    As for Daughtry, I believe he is managed by Fuller, although they have a day to day manager. Daughtry is listed on Fuller’s site with Carrie and David Cook. I think those are the only Idols listed right now.

    ETA: Just checked. Jordin is still listed, although I was positive that she is not managed by 19M anymore.
    http://www.19.co.uk/projects/

  170. I haven’t like that David Foster since he was so dismissive of David Cook during the final week of AI7 (childish, I know).

    I’m not sure I understand this manager stuff – Cookie is managed overall by Simon Fuller, but has a separate manager for his tour, right? Anybody know?

  171. That’s ok, wellhesback. Some of us still don’t like David Foster from season 5!

  172. When both Chris and David were listed on HDD’s Vibe Raters under management there would be two people listed; Simon Fuller and then the name of another manager. David’s other manager was Iain Pirie but he also has another manager, Michelle Young, that travels with him on a day to day basis.

    Jordin is no longer managed by 19 for sure. There was a blurb on HDD that said 19 “terminated” their deal. She’s still under 19R though. If you click on Jordin on the 19 site it says she records for them” while the others mention 19 manages them.

  173. If Kris has the same manager as Daughtry, then he’s signed to 19M just like Adam (I assume). Jordin and Blake were both signed by 19M as well (at the beginning). So it’s more the norm for Idol finalists than the exception.

  174. So Simon Fuller isn’t Daughtry’s manager anymore?

    I think what it is, is that Simon Fuller doesn’t personally manage any of these guys on a hands-on level. The people who work for him do. Fuller runs a pretty big operation. I don’t know how he’d have time to personally manage anyone.

  175. Simon Fuller manages Carrie, Daughtry and David Cook. I do not know who else he has taken on from this years crop yet. They all have other managers as well but Simon personally manages the above 4.

    ETA: I don’t think he manages Kelly Clarkson anymore.

  176. Simon Fuller manages Kelly Clarkson, Carrie, Daughtry and David Cook.

    Kelly Clarkson left the fold years ago (that’s why we didn’t get to see endless loops of her videos at the Idol concert like we did the other three. Guess we’ll be seeing Kris’s vidoes next year too).

    Kelly left 19M to be managed by The Firm (who seemed to have gone on some kind of coke-crazed bender and developed the PR campaign from hell) and then onto being managed by Reba McEntire’s husband (Narvel Blackstock)

  177. I agree w/whoever said Fuller is too busy to manage them day to day.
    It’s Fuller plus the guy who does the real work for all of them. And if Kris is having dinner with Fuller he is def on the list with Carrie, Cook, Daughtry, etc. Let’s see where Adam, Allison and Danny end up.

  178. I don’t believe Jordin Sparks is managed by 19M anymore. Isn’t she managed by the Jonas Brothers manager?

    Jordin is no longer managed by 19M. She hasn’t been for awhile.

    She’s now managed by the Jonas Brothers’ manager (their father).

  179. Since KISS has been much discussed on this blog lately (and they were on the AI finale), I thought I’d give an update on them. The HDD 1 Day predictions are in and it looks like KISS will have it’s first number one album on the BB200 this week. It’s a Walmart Exclusive and is predicted to sell 150-175K

    Perhaps there is still a market for that type of rock.

    In other news, that apple cart may be upset by Michael Buble who is, and this seems to becoming a trend, releasing his album this Friday to coincide with him appearing on Oprah. Doesn’t give him much time to catch up, though.

    Tokoi Hotel who was also mentioned by Adam yesterday is predicted to open with 18-22K

  180. Thanks all, it makes sense that Kris (and the other AIs) are under someone who reports to Fuller. Not to mention on the KBIG interview when asked about Fuller, Kris referred to him as the guy running things, not as his manager. (Nice that he’s worthy of having dinner w/the boss, though :) )Fuller’s a busy man and from what I understand, based in London? So someone based in LA who can handle things day to day for them sounds like a good deal. And hey, the guy’s done a good job with Daughtry, so I’m happy.

  181. Here’s a review of Allison’s single from about.com:

    http://top40.about.com/od/singles/gr/allisonirahetafriday.htm

    A very positive review. This part in particular really hit home with me:

    She could do loud and bratty with the best of them, but there was always an underlying sweetness and vulnerability to her singing as well. Here the chorus could certainly be sung in an angry, accusatory fashion. However, instead Iraheta’s vocals have an almost sweet and wistful quality. It makes “Friday I’ll Be Over U” sound more like an expansive song instead of simply a diatribe.

    This really captured what I’d been thinking but hadn’t put into words. The chorus really reminds me of some of the “expansive”, atmospheric, soaring 80s pop-rock songs (Max Martin is a big fan of that stuff) — I think the author was right on to describe her singing as “wistful”. Looking past all the loud synth stuff, I think her singing is really beautiful in that chorus.

    Of course, it actually does kind of start to sound more like a diatribe at the end of it when she hammers the title line. :-)

    Also, I don’t think anyone has posted a link to her single at Amazon — it’s actually for sale already (I bought it this morning):
    http://www.amazon.com/Friday-Ill-Be-Over-U/dp/B002RV5AEQ/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_2

  182. Perhaps there is still a market for that type of rock.

    Yeah, and I hear their tour is doing great, too.

  183. Great interview with Glee’s Jane Lynch (‘ Sue Sylvester’ ) on NPR this afternoon: Meet ‘Glee’ Star Jane Lynch, TV’s New Queen of Mean

    I’m not a huge fan of the show (sorry) but I’m a huge fan of Jane Lynch. I think she’s actually very underrated, as most character actors are, so I’m happy about her exposure with the show. I’ll be sure and check out the interview, so thanks for the heads up.

    Perhaps there is still a market for that type of rock.

    Yeah, and I hear their tour is doing great, too.

    Plus those classic rock songs as done by Glee doing so well. Hmmmm.

  184. Kelly’s version of White Stripes ‘Seven Nation Army’ is not that great, mediocre to be exact. The quality of the sound from the instruments are blah. Plus, what happened to her back-up singers? After watching the video, I did not see them singing at all. Or was it just me?!?! White Stripes SNA is an amazing song… love the lyrics.

  185. bmms: The quality of the sound from the instruments are blah.

    Of course it is — it’s just a fan video. Most fan videos are pretty bad.

  186. Just checking if there is now new music from Adam.
    Seems like the waiting continues.

    Adam looks great though in that article here. Eye wear is serious eye protection – he probably thinks that having the best protective lens and widest eye wear will keep him from squinting and thus reduce those lines around the eyes from forming.

    Glad to see though , those mile-long legs.

    Where is the music ? When is it coming ? Come on RCA and Sony.

  187. Since KISS has been much discussed on this blog lately (and they were on the AI finale), I thought I’d give an update on them. The HDD 1 Day predictions are in and it looks like KISS will have it’s first number one album on the BB200 this week. It’s a Walmart Exclusive and is predicted to sell 150-175K

    Not bad for a bunch of has beens who “aren’t relevant” anymore. LOL

    Being managed by Simon Fuller is not a big coup. Kelly Clarkson has never really badmouthed the guy but she definitely didn’t feel like he was benefiting her career. He sort of loses interest in the day to day stuff, which is where his expertise would be most valuable. Enough of the AIers have either declined his management (or ended the affiliation) to suggest he’s not all that great.

  188. Allison had a recording session with Howard Benson today.

    Met @benjaminmadden today after a session with Howard Benson!! Ohhhh shnaaapppsss!! http://twitpic.com/kn4mk

    She looks very excited to be there.

  189. Enough of the AIers have either declined his management (or ended the affiliation) to suggest he’s not all that great.

    The pattern I’ve noticed is that those who are doing well, with the exception of Kelly, are sticking with him, whereas those that are not are either moving to other management or end up being dropped by 19M.

    ETA: Oops. I suppose I should add Jordin to the list of those who are doing well who’ve left — though the news last year was that 19M was the one that did the dropping. Archie was never with 19M, so he doesn’t count.

  190. better picture http://twitpic.com/kn2tt what a face.She cracks me up.

    Yup, she’s hilarious but the caption for that picture by Benjamin is pretty interesting:

    Always nice when real American Idols stop by the studio!! Me and at Allison4realzzz @joelmadden &@nicolerichie wish they were here!

    I guess Joel and Nicole are fans.

  191. Archie’s people magazine scans with rick springfield are up at
    http://www.snarkyarchies.com

    Of course people still get it wrong and say ‘crush’ sold over 900k worldwide… when refering to the album..

  192. ^^^ Bah! That bugs me to death. David Archuleta the album has sold the 900K. Crush is almost double platinum. Grrrr….

    But, love the pics and the article!

  193. Look at Archie rockin out with his studded belt and leather! He’s too adorable.

    I’d be curious what Idols turned down 19/Fuller and if they felt it was a smart career move.

  194. Kelly’s version of White Stripes ‘Seven Nation Army’ is not that great, mediocre to be exact. The quality of the sound from the instruments are blah. Plus, what happened to her back-up singers? After watching the video, I did not see them singing at all. Or was it just me?!?! White Stripes SNA is an amazing song’ ¦ love the lyrics.

    I wasn’t a fan of it either, but than I love the original and White Stripes rocked that song live, so my bar is pretty high. And yeah the crispness and drive of the guitars and drums (despite Meg’s servicable drum playing) has been lost. That and the cool discordant stuff and different switches in moods, has been lost in this version. It’s just some diva-y belt-y thing, all the rawness and punk-ish vibe is gone. Meh. For me at least. Though it did inspire me to go look at lots of YouTubes of White Stripes performing it live at various venues, so thanks to Kelly for reminding me of them.

  195. New tweet from David Cook:

    ATTN: TO ALL FANS… you’re kind of amazing. Thanks for the trending!

    #davidcookbarbasol is trending at #2 right now.

  196. I’m confused. Why is Allison’s single for sale at Amazon but not iTunes?
    :(

  197. I’m confused. Why is Allison’s single for sale at Amazon but not iTunes?

    This does seem odd that the song wouldn’t be released in both places simultaneously.

  198. Yay for #davidcookbarbasol trending on Twitter!

    and yay for Magic Rainbow winning that silly award. Hamm wrote a good song but David Cook brought it to life and sold it.

  199. Yay! Thanks for bringing that over here 123abc456 – Magic Rainbow does it – the magic of David’s voice brings the song home and helps net an award for the deserving Reggie Hamm.

  200. Yeah! Congrats to Regie Hamm and to David’s performance that boosted Time of My Life into award winning territory. Now back to trending….

  201. Ok that list of all the winners just makes magic freaking rainbow winning all the more WTF. Really WTF?!!??! Maybe Regie Hamm should write season 9’s coronation song? lol

  202. I betcha Kara DioGuardia — or whatever airport she’s named after — is pea green. ;-)

  203. wellhesback, how is “Song of the Year” at the Nashville Music Awards is a silly award??
    BTW, I LOVE Magic Rainbow!!! :)

    Maybe Regie Hamm should write season 9’s coronation song? lol

    He sould! lol

  204. I only meant it was silly if it won a contest on votes from the internet. I like the fact that the song won an award cause I love it and I love David Cook and I love his AI7 winning moment.

    eta – Andy Skib tweets that drummer Kyle Peek will be back for David Cook’s upcoming concerts.

  205. There were a lot of songs in the running and you could only vote once so the votes could not be spammed. I am glad it won.

  206. Thanks, 123abc456, for the information. I didn’t know you could vote only once. I was wrong & I’m sorry, ‘kay? I am also very glad it won. I always smile when I hear “Time of My Life”. David Cook & the Magic Rainbow rule!

  207. Ok so back after quite a hiatus. And after reading all this:

    Dublin may not even have been in hearing distance while Andrew was on his rant. There’s no proof one way or another. I do know my dog deals well with yelling if it’s not at him. He’s also unconcerned with fireworks, sirens, etc. And he’s a very hyper field bred springer spaniel.

    Being managed by Simon Fuller doesn’t mean he oversees your day-to-day activities. He’s got peeps to do that. I don’t know, either, if it’s that big of a coup unless it works for you.

    Time of My Life would have gone nowhere without the voice. Even Archuleta knows that and knew it at least a year ago.

    People who spam a David Cook tour writeup because it mentions that he won are simply pathetic. They do no good for Archuleta. They look sad. It’s a shame there’s nothing better for them to focus their collective energy on right now, but I can’t think of anything either.

  208. Gooooo LLWD. I think predictions of its early demise are grossly overstated (or hopeful).

  209. There were a lot of songs in the running and you could only vote once so the votes could not be spammed.

    I didn’t see this or know anything about this, but doubt there was a way to make sure it was only one vote if it was an internet thing. There are always ways on the internet to get around that. Always.

  210. I love that Mat Kearney isn’t a fan of cheesy stuff, and I hope the song Kris did with him ends up on the album. I didn’t see where he questioned the work ethic of idols…I also don’t think he approached idol, but Kris’s camp approach him. I’m glad he worked with Kris. :D We’ll see what happens with this.

  211. girlygirl
    October 7, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Saw on twitter that LLWD was #5 on Z-100’s Top 9 at 9 tonight.

    Yay!!!!!!!

  212. Adam mentioned in his rollingstone issue that he was having dinner with Fuller did he not?
    *goes to search for my copy*

    ‘tonight he met with Simon Fuller, the creator of the Idol franchise, about his new recording contract, “He’s so confident and self-assured,” says Fuller. “He’s like Marc Bolan meets Bowie, with a touch of Freddie Mercury and the sexiness of Prince.”…Nevertheless, he pops open a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, a present from Fuller…

    I still think that Adam is managed by Fuller in the same way that Carrie is. Buuut we won’t know I guess until after his album calls out (or before).

    On the rumors-a member at ontd-ai will have to bring them over.
    Remember, they are rumors. (and not from elephant girl) Adam is going to be on two covers (not to be confused with singing two covers), will be doing press next week, and the TFM video is done. Someone saw parts of it.

    I have a feeling these two covers might be Elle and Out for their Out 100 issue (or whatever it’s called, somebody tweeted about him being at that photoshoot). Or maybe even RollingStone number 2? His issue sold out and I think that U2 has now gotten 2 covers in a year (someone correct me if I’m wrong). Also there was that long 12 hour photoshoot he did for…….something? The boy does a lot of photoshoots…

  213. I didn’t see this or know anything about this, but doubt there was a way to make sure it was only one vote if it was an internet thing. There are always ways on the internet to get around that. Always.

    Yes, I suppose you could vote from multiple locations and clear your cookies, and all that other technical stuff which is way beyond me. I did look at their voting ballot. There were many different categories with around 6 artists/songs/writers per category….several pages in fact. And your vote wouldn’t count unless you voted for every category.

    So if someone was so inclined to “spam” you’d have to spend a lot of time doing it. Obsessed would be my name for it. Heh! Not worth it for me, but for others? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe this award is actually legit. Who would ‘a thunk it!

  214. I think Elle’s creative director already more or less implied that none of the Idols would be on the cover…back when he was answering tweets about the photo shoots with Kris, Adam and Allison…

  215. So if someone was so inclined to ‘spam’  you’d have to spend a lot of time doing it. Obsessed would be my name for it. Heh! Not worth it for me, but for others? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe this award is actually legit. Who would ‘a thunk it!

    I’m not saying nor do I think the award is anything other than legit. I’m just disputing the idea that it definitely (no ways to cheat!) was one vote per person with an internet voting deal, because yeah, no. Not on the interwebz I’ve come to know and love.

  216. I like the fact that the song won an award cause I love it and I love David Cook and I love his AI7 winning moment.

    eta ‘“ Andy Skib tweets that drummer Kyle Peek will be back for David Cook’s upcoming concerts.

    Yay for the song-that-just-won’t-die Magic Rainbows and yay for Kyle Peek at my upcoming shows :) . I skip over Magic Rainbows when I listen to the CD because it is jarringly out of place but… I have a fondness for it, especially since it reminds me of the winning moment that of course I loved :) . Go, Rainbow, go!

  217. I love Simon Cowell.

    The only time I really was annoyed with him was when he dissed Adam’s “Ring of Fire”. The performance actually freaked me out, but I thought Simon was RUDE!!!!

    I love Simon’s candor. Just don’t pick on Adam!!!!

  218. I have a feeling these two covers might be Elle and Out for their Out 100 issue (or whatever it’s called, somebody tweeted about him being at that photoshoot). Or maybe even RollingStone number 2? His issue sold out and I think that U2 has now gotten 2 covers in a year (someone correct me if I’m wrong). Also there was that long 12 hour photoshoot he did for’ ¦’ ¦.something? The boy does a lot of photoshoots’ ¦

    Regarding the two covers — the report/rumor is that there two reporters at the 2012 music video. Although Adam is in this year’s Out 100, and may get the cover, he did that shoot a couple of months ago, and I don’t think they would cover the 2012 music video shoot.

    Elle is also shot and done (per Elle’s production schedule) so I think it is not Elle — even if they put him on the cover which I doubt because the spread includes Kris, Adam and Alli.

    I agree with you on Rolling Stone. Adam flew on a private jet back to LA for a very long photoshoot end of August (flew out of KC 8/30; shoot 8/31) — Rolling Stone usually does photo shoots in Southern California and I can’t figure out what else this could have been for. And Rolling Stone would cover a music video shoot. (There isn’t another mag HQ in the West that covers music that makes sense for this shoot.)

    And total speculation on my part but I bet the the second cover is an entertainment/celebrity magazine — People, US, EW, etc.

  219. Yay for Magic Rainbow winning an award. David will probably be singing that song when he’s old and gray on Austin City Limits, PBS shows they have. Can’t run from the Rainbow.

    I heard a little bit of Light On, when they were going to commercial, on Regis and Kelly this morning.

  220. The theories on what the covers could be are tantalizing (especially from Q3, love your combination fact-finding/logical conclusion theories), but as far as I know those rumors originated at the anonymous datalounge forum. And they haven’t been “confirmed” (well, as confirmed as anything on the internet ever gets) by a separate source either.

    I’m not saying it couldn’t be true, but it’s far from reliable.

  221. soverymel

    The theories on what the covers could be are tantalizing (especially from Q3, love your combination fact-finding/logical conclusion theories), but as far as I know those rumors originated at the anonymous datalounge forum. And they haven’t been ‘confirmed’  (well, as confirmed as anything on the internet ever gets) by a separate source either.

    I’m not saying it couldn’t be true, but it’s far from reliable.

    ITA — it is total speculation on my part, and I do not believe that the DL rumor is worthy of much thought. The 8/31/09 photoshoot is another matter — we still do not know what it is for — and my best guess is Rolling Stone editorial piece.

  222. The 8/31/09 photoshoot is another matter ‘” we still do not know what it is for ‘” and my best guess is Rolling Stone editorial piece.

    Excellent point. And until you brought it up, I had completely forgotten about that 8/31 thing! I still have only the vaguest recollection how the clues were pieced it together. I don’t suppose, if you’re still bored, you could recap?

  223. FYI Allison’s song is on Itunes!

    Just bought it, and am loving it!

  224. Chicago Tribune Steve Johnson Column: Top 40 Radio — Back on Top

    http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/yb/136211017

    Ross agrees and adds the TV-and-music juggernaut “American Idol” to the list of major influencers.

    “Idol” launched hit-makers with crossover appeal, he says. He cites “Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone,” a single from a 2004 record, as a key moment: “That helped make it much more of a pop world, in terms of being the first record in a while that other formats were jealous of,” Ross say

    At WXLC-FM 102.3 in Lake County, north of Chicago, the format is the sort of adult Top 40, known in the industry as “Hot AC” or “Modern AC.”

    The difference, says program director Haynes Johns, is that his station targets people 21 and older, while pure Top 40 radio includes teenagers as well.

    “My analogy would be, ‘It’s like an amoeba,’ ” Johns says. “It’s always changing depending on the product that’s out there.”

    By skewing more to adults, the station has more options to pick and choose from, but he says positive music is doing particularly well these days.

    “People are looking for something to take their mind off their troubles,” Johns says. ” ‘Now that you mention it’ ” — referring to the Black Eyed Peas’ party anthem “I Gotta Feeling” — ” ‘I am going to have a good time tonight.’ Remember when ‘Celebration’ came out from KoolandThe Gang? We couldn’t play it enough

  225. from TommyAndBrook

    http://twitpic.com/kp77i – Look who is joining us in studio Friday morning? @ImMattGiraud!!!
    41 minutes ago from TwitPic

    OMG=Oh Matt Giraud! As in @ImMattGiraud joins us IN STUDIO Friday. Eek. We can’t wait. He has some NEWS for you! Listen to STAR 105.7
    about 1 hour ago from web

  226. from MichaelSarver1

    RT @SaulaForeverFan: @michaelsarver1 Is that gonna be tomorrow? Yes that chat is tomorrow. Thursday 10/8/09 4:00pm Eastern 3:00pm Central.
    about 5 hours ago from Echofon

    Goodnight twitter world. Can’t wait to chat with u all on AINow.org at 4:00pm E 3:00pm C.
    about 6 hours ago from Echofon

  227. from DOLLILROUNDS

    @ashleejoyce Thanks Ashlee I feel a lot better! How are you girl?
    8:46 PM Oct 6th from web in reply to ashleejoyce

    HEEEY! Thanks 4 all the feel better wishes I feel a lot better 2day! You all really made my day! love ya’ll
    8:39 PM Oct 6th from web

    Hey Everybody…I can’t believe I had oral surgery today 4 wisdom teeth!Yikes.. I’ll be back later about 2 take some pain pills! N PAIN GN!!
    2:12 AM Oct 6th from web

  228. from Meganjoysings

    why oh why 630 am? Welp… LA here I come :) LETS DO THIS……
    about 1 hour ago from web

    Lots of Idols in LA? Adam, Allison, Anoop, Kris, Megan, Scott

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