Idol Headlines for 10/17/09

Carrie Underwood: The Billboard Cover Story

Though plans are still in the works, Fuller wants to expose Underwood’s music internationally. “We’ve got a shot at actually breaking out of America and having a run at a couple of other countries around the world, ” he says, adding that he plans to first focus on Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany. “The world needs to discover Carrie Underwood, so that’s something exciting to come. Carrie always said that she’d love to take country music to the world and that would make her very proud.”

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Carrie Underwood

This Just In: Flu Knocks Derek Hough Out of Dancing Practice, Maksim Steps In

Dancing With the Stars: Following Derek Hough’s tweet-nouncement that he has a 104-degree fever (could it be swine flu?!), ABC confirms that Maksim Chmerkovskiy is going to help Joanna Krupa with her three routines for Monday’s episode of Dancing With the Stars in case Derek is unable to perform. In other DWTS news, Louis van Amstel tweeted that there might not be a tour this year.

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Adam Lambert Promises ‘Glam Is Back’ With His Debut Album

While Adam Lambert’s debut album doesn’t hit stores for more than a month, the “American Idol” runner-up is offering fans some hints about what they can expect.

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, Lambert says he was influenced by the Killers and Muse for the yet-untitled LP. “It’s as if a ’70s time capsule blasted off into space and you’re watching it through a holographic filter, ” he said. “That’s my big vision. … Glam is back, mother—-ers.”

MTV

Late Night Fun and Games

Stuart Scott reprised his now-familiar role as emcee for Carolina’s traditional season kickoff, with support from Carolina’s pep band, cheerleaders, and American Idol finalist Anoop Desai. Sylvia Hatchell’s women’s squad, featuring veterans Jessica Breeland, Italee Lucas, and Cetera DeGraffenreid, showed off a number of new players while sporting pink jerseys and shorts. The Tar Heel women’s volleyball team tossed in a 3-1 victory over Duke for good measure.

Clemson.scout.com

Kellie Pickler Expands Her World

Blonde and boisterous Kellie Pickler has frequently professed her appreciation of Dolly Parton, and the North Carolina native seems to have the same approach to the world as Dolly, who grew up across the stateline in neighboring Tennessee.

‘I’m from a small town, but I don’t think small town, ‘  Kellie told The Raleigh News & Observer. ‘I’ve always thought bigger. I’ve always wanted to travel the world and learn about other cultures and their religions and how they live. I’ve always been interested in the world. I think my biggest fear in life has always been to settle ‘” to settle with a career and a lifestyle that I’m not completely happy about. ‘ ¦ There’s nothing wrong with staying in a small town. But if you get a chance to step outside, go ahead and do it. That small town is always going to be there.’ 

GAC

Catching Up With Paula Abdul

(MYFOX NATIONAL) – Now that she’s left “American Idol, ” Paula Abdul is launching a whole new chapter in her career.

“I’ve got one, two…six things that I’m working on, ” Abdul said. “Very exciting and time-consuming and jet-lagging and everything. It’s great.”

“Idol” won’t be the same without her, but Abdul is excited to see how Ellen DeGeneres changes the dynamic.

My FOX

Lea Michele: Casino Party Pretty

Glee chick Lea Michele keeps it cute at the FOX Fall Eco Casino Party in Los Angeles on Wednesday (October 14).

The 23-year-old actress and co-star Cory Monteith checked out the Broadway hit musical Rock of Ages on October 11 in New York City. Afterwards, the pair dined with American Idol vet Constantine Maroulis, who has a starring role in Rock of Ages.

Just Jared

Simon Cowell: ‘Dannii Minogue was an idiot to make bisexual jibe about Danyl’

Simon Cowell has spoken out against fellow judge Dannii Minogue over comments she made about contestant Danyl Johnson.

The X Factor supremo said the Dannii made ‘an idiot of herself’ when she joked about Johnson’s sexuality on Saturday’s live show.

He claimed the jibes showed the other judges saw his protege Danyl, 27, as a threat.

Simon, 50, told the Daily Star: ‘All three of them were messing with Danyl and I’m not having it.

‘Those three are more competitive than ever. They see Danyl as a big threat to them winning this competition.

‘I know Dannii is not a spiteful or homophobic person and what she said was a joke. She was terribly upset afterwards because she knew she had done wrong.

Daily Mail.co.uk

X Factor’s Olly: ‘I won’t win, but I’m enjoying every second’

EVEN superstar Robbie Williams wants to be his friend.

Essex boy Olly Murs, 25, is proving that it’s not just his singing talent which is winning the voting masses.

Three months ago the down-to-earth Witham resident was singing karaoke in his local pub – now he’s singing live to millions of people on ITV’s The X Factor.

In fact, Olly is tipped as one of the favourites to win the show. A few bookmakers are offering odds of 11/2 for him to take the crown, despite his mentor Simon Cowell’s admission that he thought the singer was ‘a risk’  and ‘not the best singer in the world’ .

Eveningstar.co.uk

Cheryl Burke Talks ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Michael Jackson Tribute

Since his death in June, Michael Jackson has received a number of tributes on television, including a Janet Jackson-helmed performance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The next tribute will come from “Dancing With the Stars, ” which will devote a portion of next Tuesday’s episode to the King of Pop, according to The Associated Press.

Professional dancer and choreographer Cheryl Burke (who was paired with former Representative Tom DeLay this season) told MTV News that the project has been very personal for her.

MTV

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103 Comments

  1. Kris is on AT40 this week. I haven’t heard it, but someone who did thinks it may simply be a re-edited version of the interview he did with Ryan for 102.7 FM. Anyway, it comes on somewhre around #30 in the countdown. Ryan evidently mentions Kris a lot leading up to this interview, says that LLWD is a good song and that Ryan has been getting a lot of twitter requests to play it.

    So even though LLWD itself isn’t on the countdown, this is good publicity for Kris. Nice to hear that Ryan likes the single and is getting a bunch of requests for it. Maybe I will finally hear it on one of the L.A. radio stations!

  2. The X Factor supremo said the Dannii made ‘an idiot of herself’ when she joked about Johnson’s sexuality on Saturday’s live show.

    Simon, pot, kettle, black.
    Honestly.

  3. David Cook and friends help out Ryan Star on the drums’ ¦ hee!

    Sniff. I’m so sad watching that. I’m gonna miss Ryan :( Even though he returned after ending his run before, looking at the schedule I figure this really was the end since The Script & GRO are on deck for the rest of the tour.

  4. Love love love that video of David Cook and the guys helping out Ryan Star on the drums. It is indeed fun to be a Cook fan.

  5. Did anyone see the rather lurid article in the Star about David
    Cook? I usually give the tawdry tabs a pass….but OK, I admit it, when I saw David Cook’s name is on the cover I grabbed it! (but I do have my standards: I didn’t buy it….heh)

    Anyway, it’s Kimberly No. 2’s tale of woe about how Dave dumped her because he was afraid the fans would hate her. Huh? Ridiculous, nothing to do with his music, why am I even mentioning it……..

  6. Poor lonely Headlines thread, just thought I’d drop in and say hello.

    DavidArchie Oh wow my friends have a copy of my Christmas CD on the counter. First time I’ve seen a physical copy of it haha.about 2 hours ago from txt

    I found that rather surprising.

  7. HUGE compliment for Adam

    brianrayguitar the session for AdamLambert w Abe Jr was AWEsome! Welcome to my new friends here. AL ROCKS! [So does my boss, Paul McCartney].about 12 hours ago from web

  8. Cook helping Ryan Star singing Back of your, Car Amazing. I love Ryan he’s so talented and writes awsome songs. Didnt know he was leaving Davids tour, too bad.

  9. I was so happy that my last two shows had Ryan opening — I hadn’t seen him since April and I thought he was amazing at the C’ville/Richmond shows. Loved it. Also fun to see how David & Anthemic (are they still called that?!) had progressed… amazing. Plus so much eye candy… Ryan’s pretty darn cute too!

    Anyway, it’s Kimberly No. 2’s tale of woe about how Dave dumped her because he was afraid the fans would hate her. Huh? Ridiculous, nothing to do with his music, why am I even mentioning it’ ¦

    Ha, yeah, I refuse to buy that crap but I saw a scan of it. Admittedly it made David come off as a bit of an ass but what I took from it mostly was that Miss Kim thought there was a whoollllle lot more there than there really was. And it isn’t exactly classy to sell your story to the tabs… But hey! She bought Dublin squeaky toys! And buying squeaky toys = marriage, you know.

    I mean, I don’t blame the girl for hooking up with him… if I was single… but I sure as shit wouldn’t think that hooking up with him = future Mrs. Cook, you know? And I don’t really care who he sleeps with, but he might learn to be a little more cautious about his photo-snapping amours, lol.

  10. Anyway, it’s Kimberly No. 2’s tale of woe about how Dave dumped her because he was afraid the fans would hate her.

    If you replace “he was afraid the fans would hate her” with “she couldn’t keep her big mouth shut,” I would bet that’s right.

    I mean, I don’t blame the girl for hooking up with him’ ¦ if I was single’ ¦ but I sure as shit wouldn’t think that hooking up with him = future Mrs. Cook, you know? And I don’t really care who he sleeps with, but he might learn to be a little more cautious about his photo-snapping amours, lol.

    Yeah, Cook. This should be included on any checklist you make before “getting involved”: Do you have a myspace? Do you have facebook? Do you love taking photos and posting them? Are you an actress-wannabee? Any combination of these should be a big warning. Heh.

    Oh, and 35 years old? She didn’t just fall off the cabbage truck. No way could she be this naive. The woman’s made a buck. All should be happy.

  11. ABC confirms that Maksim Chmerkovskiy is going to help Joanna Krupa with her three routines for Monday’s episode of Dancing With the Stars in case Derek is unable to perform.

    From Maks’ recent tweets (yesterday/last night), it sounds like Derek IS going to be out for Monday’s show and Maks will fill in as Joanna’s partner.

  12. From Maks’ recent tweets (yesterday/last night), it sounds like Derek IS going to be out for Monday’s show and Maks will fill in as Joanna’s partner.

    Good. I really dislike Derek, but his partner doesn’t thrill me either. However, Maksim will be much harder on her, so that should be entertaining.

  13. awww…now that made me smile. Jason looked sooo sweet, pleased, and grateful at the 1:00 mark. Adorable. Thanks for posting the link lifeisgood.

  14. Hmm. I don’t know if country could work internationally, but I hope for Carrie’s sake it can.

  15. I hope Adam’s “glam” album is a lot better than that POS song, “Time For Miracles.” I loved pretty much everything he did on Idol, but clearly, as with all the Idols, the singers are only as good as the material they have to work with. I don’t care how incredible his range is (never did actually) if I hate the songs. I just can’t get over the reaction to TFM. I know a lot of people would love to see Adam traipsing about naked, but the Emperor is Wearing No Clothes in any of the 2012 stuff I’ve seen/heard. The same people who rip into pretty much anybody else associated with Idol are proclaiming that song a work of art? I wonder how RS will review it.

  16. “The X Factor supremo said the Dannii made ‘an idiot of herself’ when she joked about Johnson’s sexuality on Saturday’s live show.”

    Simon, pot, kettle, black.
    Honestly.

    Preach it. Yeah, it is rich after years of gay panic jokes from Simon and using “theatrical,” as a code for gay and a bad thing.

    That being said, Danii really did shock and annoy me with her comments and I was proud of Simon for immediately calling her on her crap and calling it crap. Maybe it’s just that Simon continues to be a different person on his British shows.

  17. I don’t like Joanna, but I’m happy Maks will be on my screen again. I honestly thought they would call in Tony, since Joanna was negative about Maks before the season started. Or maybe they figure this is a way to bring in the Superstars thing and show footage of Joanna bitching about Terrell Owens and looking like a dirtbag. Plus I think Tony is back in NY. (But he did come back to talk to somebody — Natalie? — about the bolero, right? So he must be available.)

    Derek can stay out forever AFAIC. And take Mark Ballas and Lacey Schwimmer with him! The Wonder Quads have really interfered with my personal enjoyment of DWTS. And it’s all about me, y’know! ;-)

  18. I hope Adam’s ‘glam’  album is a lot better than that POS song, ‘Time For Miracles.’  I loved pretty much everything he did on Idol, but clearly, as with all the Idols, the singers are only as good as the material they have to work with. I don’t care how incredible his range is (never did actually) if I hate the songs. I just can’t get over the reaction to TFM. I know a lot of people would love to see Adam traipsing about naked, but the Emperor is Wearing No Clothes in any of the 2012 stuff I’ve seen/heard. The same people who rip into pretty much anybody else associated with Idol are proclaiming that song a work of art? I wonder how RS will review it

    I think industry people are happy to hear someone who can actually sing, and not auto-tuned to death. The industry love someone who’s unique and standing out from the norm. This song alone with everything Adam has done, most people will either love or hate it. I love the song and the message. But I love Classic Rock and songs that sometimes beat you over the head with a message. The reason he’s standing out from the usual idols, is because he’s not like the rest of them. He can’t be pigeonholed into one category. He has versatility and a lot of range, which fascinate the industry people, who get giddy from all of the possibilities. I don’t know what Adam’s album is going to be like. But if some of songs are rock,pop/rock, or glam rock, I will be very happy.

  19. That being said, Danii really did shock and annoy me with her comments and I was proud of Simon for immediately calling her on her crap and calling it crap. Maybe it’s just that Simon continues to be a different person on his British shows.

    Danni should have known better, you don’t discuss someone else’ s sexual preferences on television. It’s tacky and an invasion of his privacy. She should be made to apologize on t.v. At one point I could see Danyl was almost in tears. As for Simon, he’s totally different on that show. He’s friendly and smiling a lot of the time. I wonder what Simon would have done if Kara had done that to Adam on national t.v.. I think Simon would have reacted the same way and Kara wouldn’t be back for season 9.

  20. I think industry people are happy to hear someone who can actually sing, and not auto-tuned to death. This song alone with everything Adam has done, most people will either love or hate it

    I’m not sure what Adam has done yet. No CD sells, no concert sells, etc., but the music industry cares about making money from anyone it can. Some of the biggest selling peeps, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Madonna, LIL Wayne are indeed auto-tuned to death and no one in the industry cares because they move product. The list is endless

  21. In general when diehard fans have to listen to something over and over to MAKE themselves like it, it’s bad. Non Adam fans won’t bother.

    I wouldn’t call TFM a POS. It’s just mediocre cheese. Rob Cavallo is turning into a big hack. Although maybe he always was.

  22. I wouldn’t call TFM a POS. It’s just mediocre cheese.

    Yeah, me to. The song’s okay to me, its not horrible. But really it just sounds like a 90s era super cheesy movie power ballad. He sings the hell out of it though.

    I really don’t think it matters. The whole purpose is to introduce him to an international market methinks, and this song does that just fine.

    Ryan evidently mentions Kris a lot leading up to this interview, says that LLWD is a good song and that Ryan has been getting a lot of twitter requests to play it.

    Nice exposure for Kris.

  23. Rob Cavallo is turning into a big hack.

    Dude, he didn’t write the song. He just produced it. It’s a well produced cheesy power ballad, appropriate for the song and its intended audience. What do you want from him? Or should he be turning his nose up at recording artists unless they’re Green Day or MCR?

  24. SQUEEE… got hold of InStyle Magazine, Nov 2009, Reese W. on the cover & to my surprise Adam was on the last (whole) page. (don’t know how to scan it; hope someone will). Nwy, it’s a sebree pic where he’s sidelying on a chaise longue (know wht i’m talkin’ ’bout) and some BoW, TOMT, ACHIGC pics.

    title: On My Mind Adam Lambert
    it list things he likes, mentionedLady Gaga, style icon: Bowe, Bolan, Jagger, Tyler, fashion faves: Gareth Pugh, drink of choice, beauty essentials, recent splurge, also about AI, what he’ll do when he didn’t audition for AI, and of course about his most-awaited album.

    …just adding to some of the magz he’s on.

  25. I think industry people are happy to hear someone who can actually sing, and not auto-tuned to death.

    Uh, “the industry” is who is to blame for commercial music being flooded with autotuned crap. Even people who *can* sing are autotuned these days, to a ludicrous degree. If the industry is worried about where it’s gotten them, with nose-diving revenues everywhere*, well, they made their bed. Luckily for the rest of us who turned off the radio and started to get music elsewhere years ago, we don’t have to lie in it.

    *Yes, I’m aware illegal downloads have probably made more of an impact than the overwhelming amount of shlock in current commercial music. But “the industry” could have gotten ahead of that issue ages ago by using the technology available at the time to profit off legal downloads. Instead they dug their heels in and are now playing catch up. My heart does not bleed one iota for them, though it does for the artists who are, as always, the ones who get screwed.

    Whew! ::hops off soap box::

    ION, I love that DCook band/RStar band video! Even though it’s just another step toward the tour coming to an end. *sniffle*

  26. YongChavez Interviews ADAM LAMBERT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJZ06f0WwgA

    I liked that interview. Awww Adam being all complimentary of Kris and Allison, of course, and asking about how Kris’s cover looked. And in case my Adam stanhood was ever in doubt, I thought he looked so cute having his hair fluffed and drinking that water bottle. I don’t t know why, I just did. And the mint thing, hee. See? Total Adam fantard.

  27. I think industry people are happy to hear someone who can actually sing, and not auto-tuned to death.

    The industry is all about money. Britney Spears is auto-tuned to within an inch of her life but the industry adores her because she’s money in the bank. If Adam can make money for the label, concert promoters, etc, they won’t care whether or not he can sing without enhancements.

    Time for Miracles is about what I expected. He takes on the male Celine Dion role for the song and that’s fine for a movie soundtrack. I’ll pass on downloading it though. I’m not going to make myself love it just because it’s Adam. Besides, his album is what I’m looking forward to anyway. They’ll also need to chop about a minute off of it if there are any plans to release it to radio. The song is too long and frankly, it starts dragging about 3/4 of the way through.

  28. YongChavez Interviews ADAM LAMBERT

    This video of Jason singing LJFILA is cute

    Aww, both of these put a big smile on my face. I’ll say one thing for the AI casting directors over the last 2 seasons (the only ones I’m familiar with) — they have a winning percentage for picking very likable people.

    And Jason sounds *really* good!

  29. she did out him before Rolling Stone and she is back for another season.

    Adam was never IN so he couldn’t come OUT. And Kara said exactly what I and a million other people would have, and besides it was an answer to a direct question. It wasn’t a VERY snide remark on a judges panel with the person standing in front of you. So for Kara, no harm no foul.

  30. Adam was never IN so he couldn’t come OUT. And Kara said exactly what I and a million other people would have, and besides it was an answer to a direct question.

    And Danyl had been out after public announcement since August. That Dannii woman was still an idiot, but it’s more of the insult than the “outing.” If Kara had insulted Adam, there are probably some consequences; if she had just referred to him as gay on national TV, I don’t think anything would have come of it.

    edit:

    Truthiness
    October 17, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_ai/2665342.html

    So need to see better pictures of Adam’s Details cover, he looks pretty Elvis-y in it to me. It’s not just the hair, it’s the pout and the angle of the picture, or combo of that. I dunno. But it’s a good picture.

    OMFG.

  31. Hey Squirrelly: what do you mean “my boss Paul McCartney”? Am I being too literal/worshipful to think that means you work for him as an employee?

    I’ve been steeped in the Beatles lately, since I got their fantastic remastered albums, and I’ve learned a lot more about all the Fab Four as musicians (surprise, surprinse — they were really creative from the get-go) and McCartney in particular. He’s taught himself to play a lot of instruments, was open to all kind of musical influences and as a Beatle especially forged great arrangements. I really do hope that somewhere on his path, Kris gets to meet Macca — they seem to have a lot in common musically….

  32. colette
    October 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    Hey Squirrelly: what do you mean ‘my boss Paul McCartney’ ? Am I being too literal/worshipful to think that means you work for him as an employee?

    I’m not Squirrelly, but I can say she just c&p the Tweet from the guitarist. It’s the guitarist who is saying, in parens, that their boss is Paul McCartney.

    But I agree that The Beatles did indeed rock hard, I’m a huge fan. Though I am more of a Lennon and Harrison fan than of Paul, but of course Lennon/McCartney as songwriting duo were just genius. And yeah, it would be great for Kris to be able to meet Paul one day. Hey! He has like 2 degrees of separation to meeting him, he knows Adam, who worked with a Paul’s guitarist.

  33. So the ontd_ai.com thread has a description of the photos of Adam in Details Magazine, although only the cover photo is actually shown in the thread right now.

    IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ THE DETAILS OF THE PHOTOS, AS GIVEN IN THE ONTD THREAD, STOP READING THIS POST NOW!!!

    YOU’RE NOT READING, RIGHT?

    I WARNED YOU. SO IF YOU DON’T WANT THE SURPRISE SPOILED, DON’T KEEP READING. STOP NOW.

    OK, HERE WE GO…

    http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_ai/2665342.html?page=23#comments

  34. Truthiness
    October 17, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_ai/2665342.html

    So need to see better pictures of Adam’s Details cover, he looks pretty Elvis-y in it to me. It’s not just the hair, it’s the pout and the angle of the picture, or combo of that. I dunno. But it’s a good picture.

    He looks like a professional model – perfect nose and his eyes are arresting – that blue that almost matches the DETAILS header. He looks dangerous and angsty all at the same time.

  35. It’s not American Idol or primetime, but it’s national television and she did out him before Rolling Stone and she is back for another season.

    Adam Lambert outed Adam Lambert way before Rolling Stone, although RS was acting like they had some big scoop. Now, if either Kris, Danny, Sarver, Scott, Lil or most of the rest of the top ten had “come out,” that would’ve been news and far more interesting.

    And yeah, it would be great for Kris to be able to meet Paul one day. Hey! He has like 2 degrees of separation to meeting him, he knows Adam, who worked with a Paul’s guitarist.

    Well, since Kris is covering a Script song and is also appearing with them at some event, he has his own connection since they were an opening act for Paul McCartney.

  36. girlygirl, they locked it after a bit, after I posted the link to the pictures as well. So no ontd_ai members can read it now. But in the Adam thread they have some of what the shoot is about from IDF, ETA: and someone cut and pasted the comments from ontd_ai to the Adam thread, so it’s there now.

    And having read about them, though not seen them yet (grrrr to that girl, scan already!) they do actually sound racy. But typical for Details.

  37. The ontd_ai.com thread now has scans of the Details Magazine photos and the article.

    Maybe it’s because I know he’s gay, but the only one of the photos of Adam and the girl that I find hot is the one of them kissing, their tongues just touching. The others look too posed, IMO. I’m sure other people will find them totally hot, though! As always, YMMV. I like the photos of Adam by himself and the interview was interesting although didn’t really say anything new.

  38. Here is a quote from the Details Magazine Adam will be on the cover of. Its a great quote from Simon Fuller!

    From the Article

    “His Voice is Second to none” Fuller Says. “It’s up there with the all-time great singers Iv’e come across. Many millions of people have already fallen in love with him. He’s got a glint in his eye, whether you’re gay, whatever, it’s just attractive. He’s just a very sexual guy and he’s not threatening to women”

  39. Maybe it’s because I know he’s gay, but the only one of the photos of Adam and the girl that I find hot is the one of them kissing, their tongues just touching. The others look too posed, IMO. I’m sure other people will find them totally hot, though! As always, YMMV. I like the photos of Adam by himself and the interview was interesting although didn’t really say anything new.

    I love all the pictures. I hear what you’re saying about them posing, but thats the problem with all of these magazines/photo shoots. But I think Adam is very photogetic and sexy.

    I didn’t read the article. I didn’t feel like squinting my eyes. lol I’m just glad Adam is getting another cover so close to his album coming out.

  40. Simon Fuller’s selling Adam. It’s his job.

    Yup. Although I agree with what he said as well.

  41. Eh, Simon Fuller has been up Adam’s ass from day one and he was clearly always their chosen one so I’m sure he means every word he says. He also said after David won he was going to sell millions and would go down in history as one of the all time great Idols. I’m sure he believed that when he said it too, at the the time.

    Was just hearing in the chatroom during DC’s cellcert that Idletard went kaput? Wonder what happened there.

  42. I’m offically unimpressed with Robert Sebree. I didn’t like either of those pictures. It has some good ideas and kind of the personalities for each one. Dramatic and glamorous for the Adam one with icier tones, his gloves being like the one real splash of colour. Some more colour for Kris, not stone, but a room with wood floors and with him playing his guitar, which much less dramatic clothing. But I found the red gloves on Adam to be dumb and it looked like bad photoshopping to put him in that like stone archway thing. And Kris is too far away in the whole picture (which isn’t evident in the link you have up, girlygirl, but I saw the whole picture elsewhere) and it looks too dark and the kind of spooky, but not in a good way, but like in a “Home” episode of the X-Files, kind of way. And I don’t like most of his shoot for Adam as well.

    So Sebree has my offical thumbs down.

  43. thedavidcook: # Thank you, south Carolina. Yours was the best deep fried Oreos in all the land…. I need a week of detox after eating that
    2 minutes ago from mobile web

    LOL!

  44. Thanks mmk28 for posting the link! “you’re not an ugly guy” .. that was ..an understament. I like his hair when it’s being a bit spiked

  45. Was just hearing in the chatroom during DC’s cellcert that Idletard went kaput? Wonder what happened there.

    Apparently Trina it did. Here is what it says when you go to the idletard page:

    This is it.

    Thank you, to all the contributors, commentators and especially Doctor Fender.

    It’s been fun, and now it’s done.

    LINK

  46. by the way I THINK my little brother said something about jordin sparks being on suite life on deck?!

  47. what?? why is idletard shutting down?! I love that place!!!! especially the tard art etc.my favorite mock idol fans website.maybe idletard got in some legal trouble for the l Anne stuff?

  48. thedavidcook: # Thank you, south Carolina. Yours was the best deep fried Oreos in all the land’ ¦. I need a week of detox after eating that
    2 minutes ago from mobile web

    I once ate a deep friend Snickers and I felt like I needed to crank out a week of detox and a week of pilates. Ew.

    After a first listen to the clips, I’m loving ‘Unapologize.’  Can’t wait to hear these songs in full!

    I really like that snippet too. My feelings normally change once I hear complete songs but so far I’m really liking that, Undo It and What Can I Say. Her voice sounds gorgeous on the latter.

  49. Okay, I’m one of those three-year-olds who have no / can’t do delayed gratification. I’m reading the transcript of the Details article – and once again – Adam is getting rid of any remaining skeletons in his closet. Let it be said that any future scandals will truly be future scandals since he’s virtually laid himself bare.

    As for the shoot – They’re definitely marketing Adam as more than a gay entertainer. He can do hetero as good as any hetero guy.

  50. THANK GOD, Idletard has shut down. Hopefully, for good. The woman who ran it seemed to be on a kind of jihad or personal mission to persecute some woman named L. Anne whose sole crime seemed to be that she lived in a sort of delusional, fantasy world and blogged about it.

    It was so middle school and L. Anne was the overweight girl who ate lunch by herself at the table by the window. I was seriously beginning to think I was going to read in the headlines that this poor woman had committed suicide. It was that mean and vindictive. Really hateful stuff.

  51. Blah Kris interview with Cincinnati tv station the other day.

    Kris is adorable as always (what is up with his hair though?), boring question about Katy is boring’ ¦

    Agree on all counts. Boring interview and Kris’s hair was just not good that day and oddly so. Normally it’s fine and effortlessly so for him, but that to the side thing? I’m not feeling it, yo.

  52. Leann, thanks for posting the link to the Details article on Adam and all the photos. Wow!

    I think girls’ pulse rates will jump just looking at the photos. The next magazine to profile Adam will probably have to talk him into taking his shirt off (a guaranteed 20% additional circulation boost).

    Funny thing confirmed by the article, is that straight guys somehow don’t feel threatened by Adam, and really like the dude.

    Has anyone seen the video of Adam performing in some Los Angeles area club, before AI, when he had blonde hair (not red hair), and was backed up by guitar and drums. In the vid, Adam performs with 5 or 6 girls, and he is sitting down for some of it, and takes one or two across his lap and slaps them across the backside…at an appropriate time in the vocal of course. I think the song is “Driving me crazy” or something like that.

    I tried to find the video again on YouTube but couldn’t find it. Now it’s driving me crazy…

  53. The woman who ran it seemed to be on a kind of jihad or personal mission to persecute some woman named L. Anne whose sole crime seemed to be that she lived in a sort of delusional, fantasy world and blogged about it.

    She didn’t just blog about it. She created online personnas on message boards that were complete fabrications. She’d lie, manipulate and create havoc,–get busted and start all over again somwhere else. She hurt people. I don’t think she’s innocent. She brought a lot of shit on herself.

  54. I tried to find the video again on YouTube but couldn’t find it. Now it’s driving me crazy’ ¦

    It’s Crazy, by Gnarls Barkley, that’s probably why you couldn’t find it. It was for an Art 4 Life Benefit to benefit AIDS research, here you go Crazy

  55. She didn’t just blog about it. She created online personnas on message boards that were complete fabrications. She’d lie, manipulate and create havoc,’“get busted and start all over again somwhere else. She hurt people. I don’t think she’s innocent. She brought a lot of shit on herself.

    No joke. I wish someone would make a permanent internet-based record of her story. Other insane fans have them, and L Anne is certainly worth the object lesson.

    I’m sorry to see Idletard go.

  56. No more Idletard? There are probably a bunch of fantards breathing a sigh of relief. Top Idol, the job of taking the piss out of the OTT wackjobs is mow yours.
    I’ll miss the L Anne stories. What a hysterical, sociopathic character she is.

  57. Boo hoo, poor Idletard. The extent to which they were willing to stalk and harass innocent people certainly skirted legality in some way, shape or form, I’m sure.

    As for Adam, I guess he’s trying to play up his (likely nonexistent) “bi-curious” nature. Someone with a conscience or some human decency would probably have an issue with using the implication of veiled heterosexuality to sell themselves (why not a hot guy?) but I’m not surprised that Adam doesn’t.

  58. Loved the CRAZY vid….thanks truthiness!!
    I bet girls have been falling all over that boy for years. He had such a cute young guy bod!
    Uh huh, he`s not anywhere near bi. For the girls he will love to be your fantasy…..The rest, well, you are on your own!!!!!

  59. If idletard is really gone, I think that’s awesome. About time it happens.
    I love sites like VFTW, they mostly pick on the contestants who are public figures and they kinda of have of a purporse. But idletard picked on people who’s sole “crime” sometimes was to attend an idol concert or something. I think idletard became so obsessed with the fans behavior that they forgot the reason they were there in the first place.
    Bullying is not acceptable.

  60. I am glad idletard is no more. The meanness of that site the one time I went to it was astounding. And what was worse is that folks blamed the people that were the targets of the bashing. IMO they did not deserve it they were fans of singers and were not public figures. Sometimes I am shocked by the unkindness of our society.

  61. About time it happens.
    I love sites like VFTW, they mostly pick on the contestants who are public figures and they kinda of have of a purporse. But idletard picked on people who’s sole ‘crime’  sometimes was to attend an idol concert or something.

    THIS, and I bet it’s why it is gone. I didn’t mind some of the poking fun that they did, but when it got to the point that perfectly innocent people just trying to go to shows had their pictures brought over there and were skewered just because they were overweight – that was wrong. I saw pics from the Charlottesville show of people I met and they were NORMAL people who just apparently didn’t meet Idletard’s standard of beauty. I suspect that is what finally got them shut down, could be wrong, but I wondered about the legality of just taking random pics when people don’t know you’re doing it, posting them on a public site, and tearing them to shreds. When that got to be popular (and I put myself in those folks’ shoes, I was at many of the same shows that people sent pics of)… that was taking it way, way too far.

  62. I don’t think she’s innocent. She brought a lot of shit on herself.

    Maybe. I don’t think any of us really know. Since we don’t know HER, any more than we know Paula or Adam or David C. She could also be severely mentally disturbed, someone who is high functioning enough to support herself and get through daily life but who is sick nonetheless. Not unlike a high functioning alcoholic who somehow manages to be successful despite having a serious illness.

    Regardless, my issue is with the Idletard woman who obsessively internet stalked her, who dug up massive amounts of information on her. She was like some cold war spook compiling a dossier. What was her agenda? Vindicating those poor souls L. Anne supposedly “hurt,” protecting the rest of us? I doubt it (and, no thank you, don’t need that kind of help). Generating more hits to her blog is more like it. That or exorcising some demon from her childhood. To me, her jihad said volumes more about the Idletard chick than it did about anyone else.

    Poking fun at the OTT craziness of the fan fraus is one thing. But what this woman did went way beyond that and crossed a line.

  63. Poking fun at the OTT craziness of the fan fraus is one thing.

    Yeah, but the pics that people were taking of fans at shows… they were specifically because the people were, in their opinion, unattractive. I met/know some of those people and they are perfectly nice, normal people who do not wear shirts with puffy paint and Cookie pictures nor do they make signs or stalk him and they still got lampooned on there because they didn’t meet the Idletard standard of fan beauty. And that was just wrong.

  64. Blah Kris interview with Cincinnati tv station the other day.

    Kris is adorable as always (what is up with his hair though?), boring question about Katy is boring’ ¦

    I have to agree. I was hopng for so much more (HELLO, NEW SINGLE, HELLO, FOX!!!). Enough w/ the wife, geez. I mean I think it’s wonderful he did the concert (lol on the screaming girls), but the hair looked awful and he seemed to be tired (maybe just bored? ;)) God, more Kris interviews, please!

    BTW, still have not heard LLWD on mix104.1 (HAC in Boston.

    I did not know Idoltard ( I guess the name says it all), and am thankful I did not from what you are all saying, but I still despise VFTW, b/c it does NOT just make fun of the contestants but also their fans. I DO NOT go there anymore. If I need info, I go here or to Twitter (duh on me). I posted a few times there, and they were so snarky (and yes, Adam being gay HAS come ups many, many times). They make me sick.

  65. I wouldn’t call TFM a POS. It’s just mediocre cheese.

    Yeah, me to. The song’s okay to me, its not horrible. But really it just sounds like a 90s era super cheesy movie power ballad. He sings the hell out of it though.

    I like it. *shrugs* His voice is beautiful. It’s not going to be my favorite song of his EVER, but after listening to it about, I dunno, 100 times, I can really appreciate what he did with the song. His voice is BEAUTIFUL. Plus, as HWC said about 20 hours ago, it ha to do with one of the songwriters dying of cancer. that makes it especially poignant, It’s a song ABOUT THE END OF THE WORLD; regardless. What’s he going to sing, WLL or SR? The fact that Rob Cavallo picked him to sing it speaks VOLUMES; If you don’t love it, that’s fine, his new single will drop (!) in a week or two. I LOVED the pic of wet t-shirt Adam, BTW, as I’ve noted in his Details thread.

    I am now a huge fan of Ryan Star, after seeing him last weekend, so that’s a bummer about his leaving the Tour, but he was only re-joinng it temporarily, right? Maybe he can do well as a solo artist with his band.

  66. I didn’t mind some of the poking fun that they did, but when it got to the point that perfectly innocent people just trying to go to shows had their pictures brought over there and were skewered just because they were overweight ‘“ that was wrong.

    That’s how I felt. Making fun of OTT fan behavior is one thing, picking on people for whom you have no idea whether they are OTT or are just showing up at a concert the “wrong” age or weight (or possessing the “wrong” fashion sense… that’s something else altogether. That part felt icky to me.

  67. Rob Cavallo picked him to sing it speaks VOLUMES;

    I thought Rob Cavallo was brought in later after Adam was designated the TFM singer.

    I love all the pictures. I hear what you’re saying about them posing, but thats the problem with all of these magazines/photo shoots. But I think Adam is very photogetic and sexy.

    I must be one of the only women on this site who isn’t the least attracted to Adam.

    I am now a huge fan of Ryan Star, after seeing him last weekend, so that’s a bummer about his leaving the Tour, but he was only re-joinng it temporarily, right? Maybe he can do well as a solo artist with his band.

    I thought he *was* a solo artist with a band, or the lead singer of a band … something like that.

    Was just hearing in the chatroom during DC’s cellcert that Idletard went kaput? Wonder what happened there.

    No great loss to my web surfing. I must have gone to that site a handful of times and only to look at the first page, or some link posted elsewhere to a particular item. I do like to go to VFTW every so often to counter the sugar shock, hyper-fanaticism I get from other sites. It helps me to put the fan/Idol world in perspective. Of course … taking a break from the internet altogether would probably be just as helpful.

    VFTW is probably in mourning, but it does leave the field open for them a bit more.

  68. I’m offically unimpressed with Robert Sebree.

    Yeah, Kris was about a million miles away and those red gloves of Adam’s were…odd. I have seen much better pics of those two. Oh, well. As long as he isn’t doing the cover for Adam, and we’ve seen the cover art for Kris, then it’s not the worst thing in the world.

    ETA: Loved the interview with Adam in EW. Besides the fact that it was Emo! Adam with that cool Dickens scarf ;), we actually got REAL INFORMATION about his studio sessions and three of the songs on the album. (I think they are on the album–Strut is, anyway).

  69. I probably qualify as a “frau” myself (being of middle-age), I’m almost certainly a “Cook tard,” and I’m not skinny, so for all I know my large middle-aged butt at a David Cook concert is (was) somewhere on the Idletard site. But I didn’t find it offensive. YMMV.

  70. Aww no more Idletard? Some of it went too far but I enjoyed the contests where they had readers parody fan fic or other silly tard activities. And the Lori Ann Dennick (L Anne Carrington) stuff was an epic expose of a true con artist among fans.

    It was AI’s “People of Wal Mart” and 95% of the time I enjoyed it. But alas, it is now over. Fantards are again free to roam the land, tattooing themselves, stalking hotels, neglect their children and husbands, and overall make fools of themselves. LOL

  71. I don’t think she’s innocent. She brought a lot of shit on herself.

    You sound like a person who possesses the “blame the victim” mentality. Sort of the type who blames a rape victim who “deserved it.” If you agree with such behavior, you’re as much as a sick b**ch as that Idletard woman is.

    Maybe. I don’t think any of us really know. Since we don’t know HER, any more than we know Paula or Adam or David C. She could also be severely mentally disturbed, someone who is high functioning enough to support herself and get through daily life but who is sick nonetheless. Not unlike a high functioning alcoholic who somehow manages to be successful despite having a serious illness.

    Exactly. They were so quick to judge people without even knowing them personally. What I saw of a few of THEM, they aren’t supermodels either. Frankly, I’m glad the site is gone. It served no purpose outside of being a glorified hate site. It’s funny they called people “anti-Semitic” and “racist” in some posts, yet they made fun of homosexuals and people who are handicapped in some ways. Hypocrites much? Now that the site is gone, maybe the b**ch will have to actually get a real job and a life. And no, stalking innocent strangers doesn’t qualify.

  72. Good riddance Idletard. A lot of the stuff that was said on that site was disgusting and very hateful. Not to mention I thought it was very wrong of them to take pictures of regular people who were just enjoying the concert and not stalking the contestants and say cruel things about them.

    They didn’t just attack OTT fans, they attacked and mocked regular people who were simply going to concerts to enjoy them. That could be the reason why the site is no longer around. I am glad that site is gone.

  73. Was Idletard threatened with an Invasion of Privacy lawsuit? That might be the reason they pulled the plug. Damages might have been/could be significant, especially if the site was malicious and its statements indefensible or false…

    As far as claiming fans are overweight, is this front-page news? A majority of the people in this country and many others are overweight, even children…

    And Idletard forgot to mention that some female fans are very attractive and not overweight…there were dozens/hundreds of ’em at the final AI summer tour concert…I saw them, and probably, so did you!

    The correct plural of “Frau” is Frauen.

  74. Wow. People who seem so *shocked* and *appalled* at all the HAAAAAAAAATERS turn out to be incapable of doing anything but spew their own brand of hatred when they have the occasion. Hypocrites.

  75. I’ll miss the L Anne stories. What a hysterical, sociopathic character she is.

    Are you medically qualified to diagnose someone you never met? I thought not.

    Also let it be a lesson that printing false information about someone is a term known as “libel.”

  76. Are you medically qualified to diagnose someone you never met? I thought not.

    Also let it be a lesson that printing false information about someone is a term known as ‘libel.’ 

    L Anne? Is that you? LOL

  77. If you agree with such behavior, you’re as much as a sick b**ch as that Idletard woman is.

    Nice language there, Lori.

    You must be so relieved that Idletard is gone. Now you can get back to conning and lying your way around the internet without interference. lol.

  78. Idletard is gone? Mixed feelings here. I feel bad for some of the people they featured. They’re just fans, if over invested. The ridicule is OTT. But that L Carrington woman deserves whatever she gets.

    My main problem with Idletard is that they/she was ruthless when dealing with people who probably had a hopeless crush on a celebrity. Not people like L Anne who hurt peeps. Normal people who will be looking for jobs and don’t need that shit on the web. Yes, I know it’s their fault. And yes, I bet the woman behind Idletard might need to step on a scale herself. Ahem.

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