Idol Headlines for 10/27/09

`Michael Jackson’s This Is It’ to open worldwide

LOS ANGELES ‘” When Michael Jackson died in June, he was just days away from launching a 50-show run of comeback concerts in London.

Now, video footage of preparations for those performances have become “Michael Jackson’s This Is It, ” a documentary opening worldwide Tuesday.

The simultaneous showings around the globe will be anchored by a star-studded premiere at the Nokia Theatre, a 7, 100-seat concert venue across the street from Staples Center, where many of Jackson’s rehearsals ‘” and his high-profile public memorial ‘” were held.

Associated Press

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta all make the Idol airplay chart

Kelly Clarkson’s Already Gone tops 10, 000 spins on the American Idol airplay chart this week, as the single moves into the Top 10 of USA TODAY’s Mediabase-powered Top 40 chart. It’s one of just two Idol singles in the Top 40’s Top 40 this week, as Jordin Sparks’ S.O.S. (Let the Music Play) moves into the 40 slot.

Elsewhere, Katharine McPhee’s Had It All comes in at #40 on the AC chart, and Daughtry’s new single, Life After You, makes its debut on the Idol chart at #99.

USA Today

Kris Allen previews three new tracks at Miami Dolphins tailgate party: What do you think?

Who knew you needed to keep up on football to feed your American Idol addiction? Yesterday afternoon, season 8 champ Kris Allen debuted three new songs from his forthcoming debut CD at a Miami Dolphins tailgate party. Two of the tracks ‘” ‘Before We Come Undone’  and ‘Written All Over My Face’  ‘” were ones I’d heard back in September, and asked Kris about when I interviewed him at Z100 the day he premiered ‘Live Like We’re Dying.’  The third song, ‘Can’t Stay Away, ‘  is one of 13 ditties that made the final track list for Kris’ self-titled debut, due Nov. 17 from 19 Recordings/Jive. I know there’s been some chatter among music-industry prognosticators that Kris is too low-key to compete in a post-Idol world, but I suspect those folks haven’t actually listened to any of the man’s music. Here’s their big opportunity ‘” all three songs, plus ‘Live Like We’re Dying, ‘  are embedded below! Ch-ch-check ’em out for yourself, then join our informal focus group by way of some exclusive PopWatch polls. (It’s okay to vote ‘woot!’  for all three; I did!)

EW.com

David Archuleta Christmas Sweaters Took Some Convincing

Last week, David Archuleta and I serenaded MTV staffers with Christmas carols in celebration of his new holiday album Christmas from the Heart. Needless to say, Archuleta’s fans were happier than Ryan Seacrest at a tanning salon. Aside from the expected flailing we received from the Archie-Angels, we got a lot of questions about the Christmas sweaters he and I donned during the shoot. Where did they come from? Is he going to wear that on his upcoming Christmas tour? Did you have to twist his arm to play dress up?

So, by popular demand, here’s the sweater song. (Cue Weezer.)

MTV

ABC GOES COUNTRY WITH PROGRAMMING AND APPEARANCES LEADING UP TO THE “THE 43RD ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”

Sunday, November 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Country Music sensation Kellie Pickler joins the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team in Beavercreek, Ohio, to tell James Terpenning, a wheelchair sports champion and mentor to disabled Iraqi War veterans, that he and his family will have their home rebuilt in seven days. Kellie will be the celebrity volunteer for this build and will perform her new song at the family’s reveal.

Tuesday, November 10 (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET) “Good Morning America” Returning CMA co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will perform live outside the Sommet Center in Nashville. This concert is free and open to the public.

Futon Critic

Jennifer Hudson starts in on new album, plans Christmas TV special

A new Jennifer Hudson album is in the works, though fans shouldn’t expect a complete new effort this year, according to Sony Chief Creative Officer Clive Davis.

The veteran starmaker says the song search has begun, and that he’s especially mindful of picking strong, “special” songs for the former “American Idol” star.

“The key is in the material. [Hudson] has only grown as an artist in this past year. She is more soulful. But the real challenge with a ‘pop’ artist is to come up with those songs that are special, ” Davis told HitFix. “That is the challenge for every young artist who is still trying to make a lifelong career. They’re still dependent on radio play… You gotta have the hits. So we have several candidates for it.”

Hitfix.com

Carrie Underwood Cranks Up Chorus of “Undo It”

Thank you, Billboard, for releasing a little bit more of Carrie Underwood’s upcoming album, Play On, every time I turn around. This time, it’s “Undo It.” Before I even listened I knew I’d like it, because who hasn’t had those moments in life when you want to start something over, clean the slate and all that? I was surprised, though, when I heard the intro because it sounds more like a Miranda Lambert song with an acoustic guitar and some sassy, bouncy fiddle. But by the time the chorus rolls around, and Underwood is belting that, “You stole my happy, you made me cry/You took the lonely and took me for a ride/And I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh undo it, ” the music’s big enough to keep up with her voice.

CMT

Claude Kelly: Bridging Music

Claude Kelly is a songwriter who penned hits like ‘Party In The USA’  by Miley Cyrus and ‘Circus’  by Britney Spears. In addition to writing those chart topping hits, Claude has also written for Kelly Clarkson, Chrisette Michele, Toni Braxton, and Whitney Houston to name a few. Claude has quickly become one of the most sought after songwriters in the game.

Singersroom.com

Kelly Clarkson brings house down in Detroit

REVIEW (WJRT) — Pop rock princess Kelly Clarkson has many distinctions since her coronation in 2002.

She will forever possess her own chapter in rock history tomes for being the first American pop singer to ever be voted into the glittery world of superstardom during the inaugural season of “American Idol.”

She will forever be known for having a powerful, angelic voice that belies her irresistible aw-shucks charm.

ABCLocalgo.com

Bears QBs and ‘Bachelorettes’ on hand for Kelly Clarkson show

Kelly Clarkson performed a five-song acoustic set at Hub 51 (51 W. Hubbard St.) on Monday in front of 101.9 FM contest winners and invited guests, including Jay Cutler. The Bears quarterback had dinner and watched as Clarkson sang locker room favorites “I Do Not Hook Up” and “My Life Would Suck Without You.”

Bears backup QB Caleb Hanie joined Cutler at the show, which means Cutler likely used the phrase “If I’m going down, you’re going down with me” a few times Monday.

Chicago Tribune

Blake Lewis: The Ear Candy interview part 2

Earlier this month I had a conversation with Blake “B Shorty” Lewis on the date his new album, Heartbreak On Vinyl, was released. We chatted about his connection with the local hiphop scene, the making of the album, his tour plans and a few other things. You can read the first part of the interview here.

In the second part of our conversation (see below) we continue to discuss “Heartbreak On Vinyl, ” which is hands down the most original record created by an Amiercan Idol contestant, as well as Blake’s promising new side project called Orchestral Drive-By. Blake played a bit of the project for me (sorry, it is not a part of the recorded interview) and like Blake himself, it’s truly original and unlike anything currently coming from the Seattle music scene.

Ear Candy

X Factor’s Simon Cowell rages at Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue

Simon Cowell gave Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole a furious dressing down after Sunday’s X Factor ‘ saying they were more concerned about their looks than their acts.

Cowell was in a bad mood after his act Danyl Johnson was left languishing in the bottom two and had been in the sing-off against girlband Miss Frank.

Afterwards he summoned judges Dannii, 38, and Cheryl, 26, to his dressing room and blasted them for spending too much time on their outfits and not enough on the hopefuls.

And he ordered them to be ready 30 minutes early each week before live shows for a briefing with him.

Mirror.co.uk

‘Glee’: Kristin Chenoweth to return! Plus, is Julia Roberts a Gleek?

We have even MORE Glee news to deliver, PopWatchers: Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies) will reprise her role as the boozy glee alum April Rhodes for at least one episode in 2010. (Listen to her sing ‘Maybe This Time’  in the window below.)

Plus, Glee has gotten the stamp of approval of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars: Julia Roberts. Co-creator Ryan Murphy, who is currently filming Eat, Pray, Love with Roberts in Bali, tells EW, ‘We’re on location here and she’s watched episodes and has quite enjoyed them.’  I could totally see Roberts being a major Gleek.

And finally, Murphy also says that he’s planning on using the whole NBC/Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade snafu into an upcoming episode. Look for the glee club to get denied from having a float in the spring festival parade thanks to the villainous Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), standing in for NBC.

Entertainment Weekly

Mary Murphy from So You Think You Can Dance Set for December 22 Burn the Floor

Mary Murphy, who served as a judge and choreographer for the Fox series So You Think You Can Dance, will guest star in Broadway’s Burn the Floor, at the Longacre Theatre, for one night only, Tuesday, December 22 at 7pm.

The show is created, directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, and blends Latin and Ballroom dance. It was first conceived as a special performance at Sir Elton John’s 50th birthday celebration in 1997. Two years later, the show made its world premiere in the U.K., and it has since toured globally.

Murphy, who will be partnered with ballroom champion Vaidas Skimelis, is a US Ballroom Dance Champion and an Austrian National 10-dance and Ballroom Champion.

TheaterMania

‘Dancing With the Stars’ recap: Mambo No. 9

Monday’s Dancing With the Stars week 6 performance night marked the first-ever competition mambo, regulated by the supreme pre-determinism of hall monitor DANCMSTR and won by Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough. I think it was the 10 seconds Derek spent lying on his back ‘” as a just-eliminated Donny Osmond straddled his bespangled chest and Joanna was left off to the side to shimmy all by her lonesome ‘” that put Derek and Joanna over the edge. Joanna’s use of the corner of her dress as a temporary partner was almost as effective as Derek’s repeated ”Time to lower my breathless lady to the floor so she’s completely at my manly mercy, then bob her tiny lips-dominated noggin up and down in the general direction of my crotch”…move. Every day is crotch-bobbin’ day at Dancing With the Stars! Tom Bergeron’s comment, ”Not sure what that move was, Derek” ‘” uttered in a perfect golf-announcer voice ‘” will go down in Rectagon history as one of the greatest Dancing With the Stars moments ever.

EW.com

‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Meet your Top 20! (Especially since two of them will be gone tomorrow)

Was tonight’s “Meet the Top 20” episode of “So You Think You Can Dance” essential? No, but the producers has a good idea to give the viewers a little non-competitive introduction to the new season, show what the dancers can do best and, of course, give the audience a chance pick out favorites (like I’ve already done).

Before the dancers were grouped by specialty, the whole cast performed a Wade and Amanda Robson number set in a 1930s bar that was very cinematic and had a lot of flash (and hands on crotches for some reason). It seemed designed to make the dancers all look like sexy stars. It’ll be interesting to see if and how the group numbers evolve as the dancers find their chemistry.

LA Times

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ recap: Comfort Zone

Well, last night certainly was fun, wasn’t it? I started off watching this season of So You Think You Can Dance with a hint of worry. After all, we knew the new fall season would coincide with the baseball playoffs and World Series, which meant there would be plenty of pre-empting and far less attention paid to a show that usually dominates the schedule when it airs in the summer. So, to me, the decision to run a fall season of SYTYCD was akin to the decision to have a baby: Why do it if you can’t devote the proper time to making sure everything turns out well? (I take my reality TV very seriously, folks.)

EW.com

The ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Top 20 Special: No Pressure!

One of the biggest problems with TV talent competitions is, as the old adage goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression: Mess up during your first go-’round, and your proverbial 15 minutes of fame will be whittled down to about two minutes and 17 seconds (i.e., you will get prematurely axed–just ask last season’s American Idol also-rans Jackie Tohn or Casey Carlson, for instance). And if you didn’t get a generous amount of screen time during the show’s Hollywood Week (or Vegas Week, whatever), even a totally solid performance might not be enough to save you over more heavily featured contestants who’ve already won America’s hearts during the audition rounds.

Reality Rocks

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Pro Maksim: This season is one of the hardest

Maksim Chmerkovskiy says the format of the hit show “Dancing with the Stars” may be rethought after this strenuous season.

The dancing pro calls this season one of the hardest, writing on his TVGuide.com blog, “On top of preparing a knockout dance, everyone has their main dance and the mambo group number. … It’s insane.”

I think it will be rethought during the off-season. I can’t wait for that rethinking process to begin because it’s been really hard for everyone. At some point you have to say, ‘That’s not working.'”

ET Online

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  1. Some of Jackson’s family members and friends have seen “This Is It” in its entirety. Elizabeth Taylor, a longtime friend of the pop star, posted her thoughts Monday on Twitter.

    It is the single most brilliant piece of filmmaking I have ever seen,” she wrote on the micro-blogging site.

    LOL. Dial back on the hyperbole Liz.

  2. LOL. Dial back on the hyperbole Liz

    She’s inside the Michael bubble :)

  3. ‘The key is in the material. [Hudson] has only grown as an artist in this past year. She is more soulful. But the real challenge with a ‘pop’ artist is to come up with those songs that are special,’ 

    JHud is pop? Her stuff seem pretty soulful to me from what I’ve heard. And she got the Grammy for R&B album… Did she get radio play on pop stations, cuz I’ve never heard her hits on a pop station.

  4. EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Does Shot On Stage

    Kelly Clarkson channeled her inner rock goddess Monday night at a private acoustic concert at HUB 51 in Chicago.

    The American Idol alum was offered a shot on stage by a fan in the audience and dispelling any ideas about her being a clean living good girl she was quick to accept.

    Kelly downed the shot in one, exclaiming, “Oh, Sh**!” Going on to claim that her mouth was on fire and that, “You can’t force the willing!”

    But ever the pro Kelly didn’t let the shot interfere with her set. An eyewitness tells RadarOnline.com that Kelly was “awesome” and did an “amazing performance”.

    RadarOnline.com

  5. Is this where Adam performed last weekend?

    Because his name is mentioned twice, as greeting the kids at the event and performing at the party, I’m going with “yeah, I think so.” ;-)

    Seriously, thanks for the link. Good to have confirmation. Better to have photos, best to have video, but print confirmation is the best so far! TY~

  6. LOL. Dial back on the hyperbole Liz

    Eh, I think the man is a bloody genius too.

  7. Kristin Chenoweth coming back to Glee? Well I will have to watch that episode at least and I can’t wait for her in more musical numbers. Too bad I have to wait for next year for it to happen.

  8. ‘It is the single most brilliant piece of filmmaking I have ever seen,’  she wrote on the micro-blogging site.

    LOL. Dial back on the hyperbole Liz.

    Well, Liz isn’t too familiar with movies.

  9. Eh, I think the man is a bloody genius too.

    Yes but there she was gushing about the filmmaking, not Michael.

  10. According to a local newspaper, David Cook is on the scene as the Extreme Home Makeover work finishes today. So he will probably be there for the reveal of the house for the family.

    Apparently, from the twitter war with his brother, yesterday Cook was in Kansas City, perhaps to see the Springsteen concert (which was unfortunately canceled due to the death of Springsteen’s cousin).

    Does anyone know if Cook will actually be at that Michael Jackson movie opening, or is that just a rumor? I guess “Billie Jean” would be his connection, but who knows. I’m sure we’ll all enjoy seeing Idols on Red Carpet.

    and to repeat Cook’s latest Twitter: suckitcancer, suck it hard.

  11. Apparently, from the twitter war with his brother, yesterday Cook was in Kansas City, perhaps to see the Springsteen concert (which was unfortunately canceled due to the death of Springsteen’s cousin).

    The roadie was his cousin, I didn’t know that.

  12. ‘It is the single most brilliant piece of filmmaking I have ever seen,’  she wrote on the micro-blogging site.

    “A Place In The Sun” and “Giant” weren’t bad, either.

  13. ‘It is the single most brilliant piece of filmmaking I have ever seen,’  she wrote on the micro-blogging site.

    ‘A Place In The Sun’  and ‘Giant’  weren’t bad, either.

    LOL – no they weren’t and ‘A Cat On Hot Tin Roof’ didn’t suck either.

  14. I was looking at amazon and Kris album is 97. When I checked last night he was 115 so I think singing some of his music for the album is helping him. At least for right now. Allisons is still in the 100’s I think it was around 118 or something like that. And Adam’s is # 10. Also speaking about Allison wasn’t Lyndsey suppose to talk about the songs she heard of Allisons. I wonder when it’s going to get posted?

  15. Does anyone know if Cook will actually be at that Michael Jackson movie opening, or is that just a rumor? I guess ‘Billie Jean’  would be his connection, but who knows. I’m sure we’ll all enjoy seeing Idols on Red Carpet.

    A press release on a thread yesterday said David Cook was going to be on the red carpet for the MJ show. The only other idol on the list was Adam. Didn’t see Kris’s name at all. Don’t know the connection with Cook and Lambert but they were scheduled to attend.

  16. Kokomo, Ind. newspaper reports that David Cook is on the scene at the Extreme Makeover home and the reveal is currently scheduled for 3 pm EST. I would not look for him on the red carpet.

  17. According to a local newspaper, David Cook is on the scene as the Extreme Home Makeover work finishes today. So he will probably be there for the reveal of the house for the family.

    The paper also mentioned the rain and mud delays, and the possibility of needing to move back the 3pm reveal. I seriously doubt DC would make it to the red carpet in LA. PRs for movie premieres often list people who are invited but not confirmed. I think that may be the case here?

    Apparently, from the twitter war with his brother, yesterday Cook was in Kansas City.

    I don’t know what to make of the twitter war yesterday(except to say that “you have an ugly face coming off your face right now at your entire life.” will be my insult of choice forever and forever from here on out). Andrew and DC were tweeting like they were next to each other at a restaurant, but Andrew’s tweets were from the web… and they’re clearly making up shit with their insults to each other, so they could’ve just been messing around and not really with each other at all… but DC did tweet that he was on a jet, so it’s conceivable he hopped over to KC from Indiana for one night.

    ‘A Place In The Sun’  and ‘Giant’  weren’t bad, either.

    LOL ‘“ no they weren’t and ‘A Cat On Hot Tin Roof’ didn’t suck either.

    Loved Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, hated Giant. A Place in the Sun is good? I like Liz Taylor and I’m starting to check out old movies. Netflixed The Apartment recently and loved it. (not Liz I know, but an “old movie” I liked)

  18. Since know he’s definitely in Indiana for the reveal, which is apparently at 2pm I’m thinking no. That’s quite a hike to LA. I’m also wondering if its possible he agreed to go to the premiere before the Extreme Makeover thing came up?

  19. I don’t think one needs a definitive “connection” to Michael to attend the premiere, does he? I mean we’re all connected to Michael, imo, and not just in a Kevin Bacon sort of way. ;-) Besides, it’s “star-studded” and both Cook and Adam have lived in L.A. for more than a minute. Somehow they scored an invite, which couldn’t have been easy to come by, considering. I’m excited for them!

  20. Well, David Cook is in Kokomo taping Extreme Makeover.

    The show tentatively plans to begin taping about 3 p.m. for the final few segments, in which show star Ty Pennington and the rest of the cast will reveal the home to the Cowan-Brown family.

    http://www.kokomotribune.com/local/local_story_300111439.html

    eta: Just because he got an invite to the MJ premiere, doesn’t mean Cook will be there. Not sure why it would be so pressing to jump onto a jet plane to go this red carpet event. But since Cook likes to fly, who knows? But it would be cutting it very close.

  21. Well, Kris Allen performed a Michael Jackson song on Idol and is a big fan, much more than Cook. If David can’t make it, maybe Kris could go in his stead ;-) — although I’m sure one doesn’t have much to do with the other as this is not an Idol gig. If David can’t make it, then David can’t make it.

  22. Looooved the video of Kelly taking a shot. She’s hilarious! “Can’t take advantage of the willing!” Oh, Kelly…

  23. Could the fact that it is sepcifically Adam and David be related to RCA – not 19E in general but specifically RCA?

    Just my thoughts, but I don’t really see the David Cook connection so easily. As for Kris, I don’t think this type of red-carpet thing is his deal. I think we will see him with Katy at some of these things in the future but this one didn’t seem to make sense, aside form his love of MJ.

  24. Maybe David was invited but he’s not going. Or maybe it was supposed to be Dane Cook as someone mentioned in an earlier thread.

  25. When is the red carpet event being shown? Aren’t MTV and/or VH1 covering it tonight? At 8:30pm iirc? And is that EST? So many questions!

  26. Well, Kris Allen performed a Michael Jackson song on Idol and is a big fan, much more than Cook. If David can’t make it, maybe Kris could go in his stead

    I am a HUGE MJ fan and I sang “Rockin Robin” at our Christmas party last year. Think i’ll get an invite? Probably not, its getting a little late for the trip-anyways i scored tickets to the movie tonight. lol

  27. Kris also performed acoustic MITM and Heartless at Y-100

    Since Kris has debut 4 songs, why did he still perform covers in this interview? Shouldn’t he promote his new sings? Wired.

  28. Well, at least tonight we’ll have the answer regarding what version of the TFM/2012 trailer/mv is being shown.

  29. Since Kris has debut 4 songs, why did he still perform covers in this interview? Shouldn’t he promote his new sings? Wired.

    I thought the same thing. Some of the new stuff would still seem to lend itself well to accoustic, stripped down versions. Heartless kinda makes sense (it’s on the album), but getting the new stuff out there seems to make even more sense (especially LLWD being the first single).

  30. And yes, that prank call was funny as hell, esp with the fixation that voice coach had on Clay Aiken.

    That guy is a complete moron, and Kris did a fabulous job with the call. That was pretty hilarious.

  31. LOL. Dial back on the hyperbole Liz.

    Well, Liz isn’t too familiar with movies.

    heeeee

  32. Like I said last night, several of the names on that list have no connection to Michael Jackson so I don’t think having a connection to him was a requirement to get an invite, I doubt singing one of his songs in the past was either. Probably just knowing the right people connected to the event itself got you on the invite list. I bet we’ll see lots of people on the red carpet who weren’t on that list too.

  33. When is the red carpet event being shown? Aren’t MTV and/or VH1 covering it tonight? At 8:30pm iirc? And is that EST? So many questions!

    MTV is broadcasting live for 30 minutes at 8:30PM ET/5:50PM PT — including some red carpet.

    There is a 90-minute livecast online at many sites with boardcasts in 5 languages — starts at 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT. A couple of the Englist language livecasts: ThisIsIt.com and Crackle.com

    Well, at least tonight we’ll have the answer regarding what version of the TFM/2012 trailer/mv is being shown.

    There is scheduled to be a screening of both a new 2012 trailer and the TfM MV. It appears that a couple people got confused yesterday when a 2-week old TfM video with scenes but no Adam appeared online in Japan. It was an old video that had be available on YT since at least 10/15/09 — maybe sooner.

    Note: if anyone has any real informatio that the TfM MV is no longer going to be shown, please correct me.

  34. I thought the same thing. Some of the new stuff would still seem to lend itself well to accoustic, stripped down versions. Heartless kinda makes sense (it’s on the album), but getting the new stuff out there seems to make even more sense (especially LLWD being the first single).

    The new stuff, aside from LLWD are not yet singles so he’s probably not going to perform them on these radio things unless they are pushed as singles. And didn’t the station play LLWD while he was on the phone? I’m pretty sure in the version I heard they even had Kris intro it and then played it

  35. I am a HUGE MJ fan and I sang ‘Rockin Robin’  at our Christmas party last year. Think i’ll get an invite? Probably not, its getting a little late for the trip-anyways i scored tickets to the movie tonight. lol

    I think there’s a slight difference between the American Idol winner being a big fan of MJ’s and singing one of his songs during the competition in front of millions of people and your X-mas party. However, my point was, I didn’t understand why David was invited and thought that Kris had a similar connection. My only thought regarding David is that his “Billie Jean” rendition was the highlight of Season 7 — I think it was a top download on Itunes — and was that added boost (after Hello) to put him on the road to his win. Plus, when Michael J. died, David’s thoughts were picked up by the media. So, even if we can’t see much of a connection, the industry does. Hey … maybe Chris Cornell should be invited, if he isn’t already.

  36. Adam Lambert’s Faves: No. 3
    Until the end of the month, the idolized rocker will count down his obsessions. Yes, that means you’ll know his preferred eyeliner and condom soon enough.

    3) Condom: Durex
    “I’ve been using Durex, I guess’”I just kind of use them. I don’t even think about it! I mean, I use ultra-thin. And I wear black 2(x)ist underwear. They fit really well.”

    Durex Extra Sensitive condoms, $10 for 12; 2(x)ist black briefs, $12

  37. 3) Condom: Durex
    ‘I’ve been using Durex, I guess’”I just kind of use them. I don’t even think about it! I mean, I use ultra-thin. And I wear black 2(x)ist underwear. They fit really well.’ 

    Durex Extra Sensitive condoms, $10 for 12; 2(x)ist black briefs, $12

    This made me laugh and squick at the same time. I want to know and I don’t want to know.

  38. I am a HUGE MJ fan and I sang ‘Rockin Robin’  at our Christmas party last year. Think i’ll get an invite? Probably not, its getting a little late for the trip-anyways i scored tickets to the movie tonight. lol

    First win American Idol and then we can talk about it.

  39. Thanks, Q3! I’ll be out at 8:30, but will catch up on it later.

    There is scheduled to be a screening of both a new 2012 trailer and the TfM MV.

    I’m guessing this is what will show. Still not betting anything till it actually happens tonight though (remembering the roadblock…)

  40. Um…I would prefer to look at Glampire pics than know Adam’s condom of choice. Just sayin’…

    BTW, still no word on Cook attending? Maybe it’s because of Billie Jean–that sealed the deal for Top 3, I think. I thought maybe Kris would be there, too, in part b/c of winning Idol and his love of MJ. But Cook and are on RCA and Kris is Jive, so there *is* a difference, with the movie being RCA.

    Cannot wait for the Red Carpet!!!

    ETA: Yay on Kristin coming back to Glee! It was my second fave ep of season, after Sue and Will’s attempt to co-lead Glee.

    ETA 2: I love Kris singing acoustic, but I feel the same way about Cook. When he sang Lie a couple of weeks ago, with no accompaniment, I almost died. *sigh*

  41. Probably just knowing the right people connected to the event itself got you on the invite list. I bet we’ll see lots of people on the red carpet who weren’t on that list too.

    Yeah, this stuff happens nearly every day in LA (most premieres not being as big of a news item as this one though). And, hundreds of people are invited. Outside of the VIP’s who have a connection to the movie/event, whether or not you get an invite to one of these events is probably dependent on if your “people” know the event planner.

    Most of the entertainers who live in LA probably receive 100 similar invites a year. They chose to go to some so they can see and be seen, but not too many so you don’t become that guy that will show up “for the opening of an envelope” LOL.

  42. From the ABC News report on tonight’s TII Premier:

    Other Jackson family members think watching the film would be too much to bear and will likely not be attending tonight’s red carpet premiere in Los Angeles. Tonight’s invited guests include Adam Lambert, Mike Tyson, Snoop Dogg, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Rev. Al Sharpton.

    Link to full story: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/michael-jackson-movie-lay-doubts-rest/Story?id=8925916&page=1

    OK — I never thought I would see Adam in the same celebrity list as Mike Tyson and Al Sharpton. But at least he knows Snoop Doog and Smokey!

  43. I’m not sure why it’s so hard to figure out David Cook’s invitation to the show. Others may have sung MJ songs on AI, but no one had an iconic moment with one like DC did with Billie Jean. It was jaw-dropping. (I suspect there might be an insider or two that is privvy to the download numbers he had for that in total, including the hidden ones during the season. I suspect it was enough to justify the invitation. Oh, how I wish we could get our mitts on those in-season download numbers for season 7. Why they keep that a secret still is a mystery to me.) I think there will forever be a link there. He was one of the go-to guys for commentary on the death.

    Kris had his key moments with Heartless and Falling Slowly, so he’d make sense for other events, should they come up. MJ, not so much.

    I wonder if the 3 hour time difference might be enough to make the red carpet appearance possible? He’d have to go from sweaty construction Dave to Hollywood Dave pretty fast. And the weather would have to cooperate. I think it’s feasible, if not probable.

  44. But Cook and are on RCA and Kris is Jive, so there *is* a difference, with the movie being RCA.

    But the movie isn’t RCA though, the movie is Sony which is the parent to both RCA and Jive.

    It’s not a big deal to me. The movie is a big deal, but who is going? Eh.

  45. Since know he’s definitely in Indiana for the reveal, which is apparently at 2pm I’m thinking no. That’s quite a hike to LA. I’m also wondering if its possible he agreed to go to the premiere before the Extreme Makeover thing came up?

    But, he COULD do it. 2 pm in Indiana is only 11 a.m. in LA. It’s about a 4.5 hour flight. If he hopped a plane at 4 p.m. Indi time, he could be in Cali at 5:30 p.m. Plenty of time, really.

  46. Other Jackson family members think watching the film would be too much to bear and will likely not be attending tonight’s red carpet premiere in Los Angeles.

    Maybe Kris received the invitation but shares the same sentiment with some Jackson family and chose not to attend the premiere.

  47. There was never a reliable source indicating DC was going to be there, and with the schedule conflict, makes it very improbable IMHO. Why he got the invite (If he in fact got it) seems a bit of a moot point considering he’s not going to use it, no? But I don’t think every celeb who attends a premiere has a solid link to the movie. Sometimes they just go because they can.

  48. Not sure if this was posted:

    Danny just tweeted from LA:

    dannygokey Here is the big news – Tonight a Press Party at the DreamCenter in LA. Media will be there 2 dedicate the new Sophias Heart youth center.
    17 minutes ago from web

  49. am a HUGE MJ fan and I sang ‘Rockin Robin’  at our Christmas party last year. Think i’ll get an invite? Probably not, its getting a little late for the trip-anyways i scored tickets to the movie tonight. lol

    First win American Idol and then we can talk about it.

    Adam Lambert didn’t win American Idol.

  50. Most of the entertainers who live in LA probably receive 100 similar invites a year. They chose to go to some so they can see and be seen, but not too many so you don’t become that guy that will show up ‘for the opening of an envelope’  LOL.

    Remember Ace Young when he was networking by going to all those events? Movie premiers all the time. The funniest was that dog fashion show he went to.

    LOL. Who was it here that posted the quip about how they just roll him up in the red carpet at the end of the event so he is ready for the next one? I still chuckly about that one (of course, it was phrased better than I put it)

  51. Okay, Adam is there, so I’m good with it. I do care b/c he is there. Otherwise, I wouldn’t. In any case, I am really looking forward to the movie. And the 2012/TfM video. Both.

  52. Some David Cook twitter-stalking updates, since that thread is off the front page:

    #KokomoTribune Directors introduce David Cook to the growing crowd and Xzibit mingles with spectators as crews work on interior http://bit.ly/cEph0
    #HallmarkHomes RT @DanielWeiler: All the cast is here along with David Cook getting prepared to greet the family in a few hours. #hmark
    #cookfan2402 Holy hotness @thedavidcook you are lookin good today.
    #cookfan2402 Just sang Light On to @thedavidcook and he laughed at me…..lol
    #KokomoTribune David Cook literally skips by the crowd at “Extreme Makeover” site.
    #cookfan2402 @thedavidcook is signing autographs….on the way other side
    #cookfan2402 @thedavidcook signed my sons ND football
    #shesha1916: @thedavidcook just signed autographs for fans at extr makeover home edition. Didn’t expect that. : ) Now he is leaving. Bye! 39 minutes ago from Tweed

    So he’s leaving? Leaving the crowd or leaving Indiana? Before the reveal/greeting the family? Hmmm, plot thickens. Still not convinced he’s going to the premiere.

  53. Other Jackson family members think watching the film would be too much to bear and will likely not be attending tonight’s red carpet premiere in Los Angeles.

    Maybe Kris received the invitation but shares the same sentiment with some Jackson family and chose not to attend the premiere.

    That would be career suicide if he pulled things like that.

  54. THat video of Kelly taking a shot is awesome.

    “You can’t take advantage of the willing”? LOL.

  55. But I don’t think every celeb who attends a premiere has a solid link to the movie. Sometimes they just go because they can.

    Pretty much. It’s nice to be invited but it’s really not a huge deal, but I love watching my favorites on the red carpet.

  56. Pretty much. It’s nice to be invited but it’s really not a huge deal, but I love watching my favorites on the red carpet.

    I think it is for an upcoming entertainer. It’s good PR: networking and exposure.

  57. That would be career suicide if pulled things like that.

    It’s career suicide not to go to a movie opening that has little to do with you? The entertainment shows are going to dedicate about 20 seconds to the red carpet, 3 minutes to clips from the movies, 4 minutes to SHOCKING new information about his death (nothing new will be revealed) and 10 minutes to saying “stay tuned for the coverage we will show you later in the show”.

    I bet very few of the people that go to that red carpet will get more than a flash on the screen. Maybe one or two will get a quote. Seriuosly, Kris wasn’t going to get much traction from this event anyway (Adam might since he his single is associated with it). Why not do some radio promo which might actually help him?

    Am I the only person (other than my husband) that finds the obsession on MJ’s death on these entertainment shows to be a little ghoulish? This movie is fine, but those endless weeks of discussion about his death and showing home movies was dire (I didn’t shut the news off fast enough before they started showing the previews for ET). And now they are talking about a Jackson reality show which may include his kids? Yes, I’m sure that the man who made them wear blankets over their heads would want them on a reality TV show. Gah!

  58. Am I the only person (other than my husband) that finds the obsession on MJ’s death on these entertainment shows to be a little ghoulish?

    Hell no. I’ll join you in the “find it rather disgusting” corner as well. And I also don’t get why Kris should really be at this event; he’d basically be an ignored presence there, so what’s really the point?

  59. Am I the only person (other than my husband) that finds the obsession on MJ’s death on these entertainment shows to be a little ghoulish? This movie is fine, but those endless weeks of discussion about his death and showing home movies was dire (I didn’t shut the news off fast enough before they started showing the previews for ET). And now they are talking about a Jackson reality show which may include his kids? Yes, I’m sure that the man who made them wear blankets over their heads would want them on a reality TV show. Gah.

    Nope, you’re not the only one.

    ETA: Although I don’t think there’s any reason David Cook should rush out of Indiana after the reveal just to make it to a red carpet event, I sure would like to see DC on my TV again, even if only for a split second on some entertainment show I won’t otherwise watch on most days.

  60. SpenserJ
    October 27, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Yeah, this stuff happens nearly every day in LA (most premieres not being as big of a news item as this one though). And, hundreds of people are invited. Outside of the VIP’s who have a connection to the movie/event, whether or not you get an invite to one of these events is probably dependent on if your ‘people’  know the event planner.

    Most of the entertainers who live in LA probably receive 100 similar invites a year. They chose to go to some so they can see and be seen, but not too many so you don’t become that guy that will show up ‘for the opening of an envelope’  LOL.

    THIS. Believe me there is no big conspiracy & there doesn’t need to be a reason why. AI & subsequent iTunes sales are not a big deal to the rest of the world.

  61. Am I the only person (other than my husband) that finds the obsession on MJ’s death on these entertainment shows to be a little ghoulish? This movie is fine, but those endless weeks of discussion about his death and showing home movies was dire (I didn’t shut the news off fast enough before they started showing the previews for ET). And now they are talking about a Jackson reality show which may include his kids? Yes, I’m sure that the man who made them wear blankets over their heads would want them on a reality TV show. Gah!

    As much as some of the Jackson family says they can’t go to this movie because it’s too painful, the fact that they were willing to go along with it at all makes it look like it’s all about the money. Now, granted they — i.e., the kids — may really need it considering how much in debt Michael was, but to put them on a reality show would clearly be exploiting them to make a buck. Some of Michael’s brothers and sisters have children that we’ve never seen. I know nothing about them. They should try and treat Michael’s children the same way.

  62. Am I the only person (other than my husband) that finds the obsession on MJ’s death on these entertainment shows to be a little ghoulish?

    Hell no. I’ll join you in the ‘find it rather disgusting’  corner as well. And I also don’t get why Kris should really be at this event; he’d basically be an ignored presence there, so what’s really the point?

    I thought the movie was a bit rushed – they could have waited until next year for this. The family really have not been able to grieve imo.

  63. It’s career suicide not to go to a movie opening that has little to do with you?

    I’m not talking about this one particular event. My intent is that when you are asked to attend certain events for PR, you don’t beg off because of some vague excuses. This might be where the first connection is made for something bigger. Haven’t you ever been to an event, met an exec who was impressed with the meeting and been given his business card, saying if you decide to leave your company…

  64. 3) Condom: Durex
    ‘I’ve been using Durex, I guess’”I just kind of use them. I don’t even think about it! I mean, I use ultra-thin. And I wear black 2(x)ist underwear. They fit really well.’ 

    Have the Lambert fans crashed the Durex site yet? Because if you do, you never know. Lambert may get an endorsement deal out of this yet.

  65. As much as some of the Jackson family says they can’t go to this movie because it’s too painful, the fact that they were willing to go along with it at all makes it look like it’s all about the money.

    I thought the movie was a bit rushed ‘“ they could have waited until next year for this. The family really have not been able to grieve imo.

    Yeah, and red carpet movie premieres are glitzy, celebratory events, and as much as it’s nice to celebrate someone’s life after they’re gone, it does seem a bit too soon for that. I can’t imagine getting dressed to the nines and smiling for a million paps on a red carpet just months after losing a brother. I think it’s good some of the family won’t show…

  66. ) Condom: Durex
    ‘I’ve been using Durex, I guess’”I just kind of use them. I don’t even think about it! I mean, I use ultra-thin. And I wear black 2(x)ist underwear. They fit really well.’ 

    It sounds like they finally found a topic that makes Adam squeamish to talk about. LOL He does sound a bit uncomfortable here.

  67. So he’s leaving? Leaving the crowd or leaving Indiana? Before the reveal/greeting the family? Hmmm, plot thickens. Still not convinced he’s going to the premiere.

    I bet he just took a break. There’s a huge VIP/media tent set up and it sounds like the reveal is at 3pm now.

    I’m of two minds regarding the MJ media circus. I hate the way his death has been exploited and I hate even more his children have gotten as much attention as they have considering how he felt about their privacy, but the movie itself I cannot wait to see. I’ve been a a huge, huge fan for several years and I want to see his last moments doing what he did best.

  68. Yeah, and red carpet movie premieres are glitzy, celebratory events, and as much as it’s nice to celebrate someone’s life after they’re gone, it does seem a bit too soon for that. I can’t imagine getting dressed to the nines and smiling for a million paps on a red carpet just months after losing a brother. I think it’s good some of the family won’t show’ ¦

    I’m guessing Joe Jackson will probably be there if he can figure out any way to make a buck on it.

  69. My iintent is that when you are asked to attend certain events for PR, you don’t beg off because of some vague excuses.

    But, they get tonnes of these invites every year. They can’t go to every one of them or they won’t get anything else done.

    I remember back in the day, there was a lot of debate about whether Ace was doing the right thing by attending all the red carpet events or whether Elliott was (doing whatever it was he was quietly doing). Well, I think Elliott had more talent to start with, but which one of them ended up having a gold selling record and a hit song? It wasn’t the guy who was a permanent fixture on the red carpets. So, there are other routes to success.

    Sure, attend the industry events. Bribe somebody from Clive’s crew to let you in the back door of Clive’s pre-grammy event. Have an affair with John Mayer, whatever. But one movie premier more or less isn’t the thing that will make or break him. I really think schmoozing the radio stations is a better use of his time right now.

    This might be where the first connection is made for something bigger. Haven’t you ever been to an event, met an exec who was impressed with the meeting and been given his business card, saying if you decide to leave your company’ ¦

    A) I’m still hoping that Kris can stay with his current company

    B) In the biz I’m in, executives don’t make the hiring decisions. I’d probably make better connections by joining an Ultimate team.

  70. I remember back in the day, there was a lot of debate about whether Ace was doing the right thing by attending all the red carpet events or whether Elliott was (doing whatever it was he was quietly doing). Well, I think Elliott had more talent to start with, but which one of them ended up having a gold selling record and a hit song? It wasn’t the guy who was a permanent fixture on the red carpets. So, there are other routes to success.

    I’m actually with you on this, that you can’t go to every event. My question to you would be… did Ace or Elliott have contracts at this point and were they ready to drop an album within a month’s time? I didn’t follow that season, but my guess is no. It is not a career killer, but at this point both Adam and Kris need as much free publicity as possible. Now there may be a number of reasons why Kris isn’t attending (or heck maybe he is) from not getting an invite to flying out to another gig. We don’t know & IMHO I don’t think it matters in the big picture.

  71. Cook is leaving Indiana:

    Wrapping in Indiana. Off to LA! Woo to the hoo!

  72. leeann
    October 27, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Kris also performed acoustic MITM and Heartless at Y-100

    And yes, that prank call was funny as hell, esp with the fixation that voice coach had on Clay Aiken.

    Thanks for this! I agree with the dj, I’ll never grow tired of either of the acoustic versions for these songs, oops lol, I think Kris struggled some with the lyrics on “Heartless”, but it still sounded good! :) A little slowed down.

    As for MiTM, I would so love to have this as an extra track on the album! However, it seems like there are going to be others to choose from (Jim C’s fave track) so….

    Prank call was hilarious!!!! :D Literal loling!!!

  73. I’m actually with you on this, that you can’t go to every event. My question to you would be’ ¦ did Ace or Elliott have contracts at this point and were they ready to drop an album within a month’s time?

    No, neither of them had contracts at the time. That was what the debate was about. Who was going about getting a contract in the right way?

    It was the fall of 2006. In February, 2007, Elliott announced he was going independent. Ace eventually went inpdendent as well. Elliott had the greater success of the two.

    Elliott had a cousin in the biz (a producers IIRC) and Ace had, prior to his Idol years, written a movie soundtrack song. So, they both came into it with a few connections already.

    I agree that PR is important, but I think the single-to-noise ratio on this event will be quite high. The big news is the movie itself (and this salicious details about Michael’s death and the home videos that somebody has recently decided to sell to ET). Perhaps I’m wrong and the people attending the event will get the most press. One must calculate with each day what the best use of one’s time is. Adam is associated with the movie in a tertiary way, so he may get some press from it. Unrelated celebrity attending the event simply for PR? Probably not. Unless they somehow get Bubbles the chimp to come as their date, but Gaga is probably already working that angle.

  74. But, they get tonnes of these invites every year. They can’t go to every one of them or they won’t get anything else done.

    A) I’m still hoping that Kris can stay with his current company

    B) In the biz I’m in, executives don’t make the hiring decisions. I’d probably make better connections by joining an Ultimate team.

    You are totally missing the point

  75. Most of the entertainers who live in LA probably receive 100 similar invites a year. They chose to go to some so they can see and be seen, but not too many so you don’t become that guy that will show up ‘for the opening of an envelope’  LOL.

    And the other movie opening that had 25 simultaneous premieres around the world, and a Red Carpet 90-minute show broadcast in 6 languages, LIVE satellite uplink around the world and a live cellcast was ‘ ¦.

    According to Sony, the AP, Reuters and a number of other news sources, this is the first such event ‘“ ever.

    And Adam is not just walking down the red carpet as a PR “stunt” — his MV is being screened tonight immediately before TII.

    Now there may be a number of reasons why Kris isn’t attending (or heck maybe he is) from not getting an invite to flying out to another gig. We don’t know & IMHO I don’t think it matters in the big picture.

    Why would Kris be invited to the premier of TII? Most of the people on the red carpet list knew MJ and many like Paula worked with him. Adam is there because of the 2012 tie in — which is also Columbia Pictures.

  76. FWIW, I don’t think it matters all that much either. It is interesting to me that red carpets seem much more up the alley of the Adams and Aces than the Elliots and Kris’s of the world. Wonder if that plays into their choices, assuming they have them (and I assume that they do.) Yes, you do things you don’t like when working to succeed, but seems to me, you’ll have “better success” sometimes doing what comes more naturally.

    NGL, analyzing the why’s and wherefores of who’s at the TII premiere and who’s not, or who was invited and who wasn’t? Well, I’m sick and cooped up inside on a dreary, cold, and rainy day. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! ;-)

  77. I’m with those who think Kris can make better use of his time doing radio interviews, etc., as he’s been doing (even if he was invited to this, but I don’t know that he would be and who cares anyway, lol). He needs to be working the radio angle as Jive is obviously doing for him (that banner is still up on All Access even after 2 weeks!). They are pushing radio hard – has anyone else noticed the LLWD banners all over the place, including here at MJ’s? There are 10 more station adds this week, and the day is young yet.

    Regarding working the “connections” angle, Kris was photographed Sunday at the Dolphins game with Marc Anthony and JLo, so he’s doing his share of schmoozing.

    Why should any of the Idols go to or even want to attend the same events as the others? Not sure I get the logic there. They all are being marketed differently.

  78. Wow if the family didn’t arrive in Indiana yet (did they..?) I hope they didn’t actually want to meet him…I guess we can keep trying to figure out how he got invited? LOL

  79. Why should any of the Idols go to or even want to attend the same events as the others? Not sure I get the logic there. They all are being marketed differently.

    ITA

  80. Wrapping in Indiana. Off to LA! Woo to the hoo!

    Sad DC won’t be at the reveal, or be able to sing a song for the family. I know other artists have sung on EMHE, and it’s so rare that we get to see DC sing on TV these days I was really looking forward that possibility much more than a possible 2-second glimpse of him on a red carpet on ET or something… well, if he’s going to LA I hope we do see him on TV somehow, and he gets some good PR! And I’d love to see some interaction with Adam while we’re taking requests (no? fine =P).

  81. Why would Kris be invited to the premier of TII? Most of the people on the red carpet list knew MJ and many like Paula worked with him. Adam is there because of the 2012 tie in ‘” which is also Columbia Pictures.

    I have no idea why he would be invited.. but this is AI anything is possible. I never would have thought they’d have Kris sing a cover, but they did or have Adam getting friendly with a microphone stand. Anything is possible it seems.

  82. Wrapping in Indiana. Off to LA! Woo to the hoo!

    Well, hmm… I doubt there will be any focus on the celebs walking the red carpet, but if DC is there, I’ll be happy to get new PR shots at least.
    Seriously, though, it’s not a big deal and I don’t think Kris is missing the PR opportunity of his lifetime, just like I don’t think attending this event will mean much PR for Cook.

  83. You are totally missing the point

    I think I get your point. I realize that attending an events can help you to make connections.

    I’m just offering the point that sometimes you don’t have time to attend every event (especially if you are invited to many) and there are ways of networking other than attending a red carpet event. And different people might have greater success at one or the other.

  84. Sad DC won’t be at the reveal, or be able to sing a song for the family.

    Are we sure he didn’t perform? I’m no expert on the show, but I have seen artists perform and the family watches by satellite or some way. Do we know he didn’t tape a song?

    I would like to see that though, NGL. :-)

    Seriously, though, it’s not a big deal and I don’t think Kris is missing the PR opportunity of his lifetime, just like I don’t think attending this event will mean much PR for Cook.

    Maybe I’m naive or a sap or both, but I’m seeing this as more of an opportunity to “be there” for something unique to honor MJ, not as a PR gig at all. Ok, yeah, maybe it’s partly that for Adam, but not so much for Cook or Kris. Rather, it’s something sort of cool to see and do. No?

    And, it’s surely a hot ticket too, so there’s that. You go because you can, kind of thing…

  85. Why would Kris be invited to the premier of TII? Most of the people on the red carpet list knew MJ and many like Paula worked with him. Adam is there because of the 2012 tie in ‘” which is also Columbia Pictures.

    Well, it wouldn’t be a federal crime, if he were.

    I think there’s a lot more thought going into this than I ever intended. I just threw it out there because I thought Cook was not going to be able to make it. So, I thought, if someone could replace him, who would be a decent stand in … and so I mentioned Kris … which seems to be a major bone of contention here. Heh. ;-)

  86. Why is Paula going or Ashley Tisdale going to be there? Wait, did they play MJ’s music on Saved By the Bell? Maybe that’s why Mario Lopez is going to be there. LOL.

    Well, it wouldn’t be a federal crime, if he were.

    Yeah, unless it’s a criminal offensive to break up Kradam. Heh. Don’t know why Adam and Kris have to be at every event together. Cut the cord already.

    eta: First there was concern that David wouldn’t even be in Indiana for the reveal. He was. Now there is concern that he will not have met the family. Um, maybe we should just wait until the episode airs to see how the “piece” this all together.

  87. I think there’s a lot more thought going into this than I ever intended. I just threw it out there because I thought Cook was not going to be able to make it. So, I thought, if someone could replace him, who would be a decent stand in ‘ ¦ and so I mentioned Kris ‘ ¦ which seems to be a major bone of contention here. Heh.

    It would certainly be nice to see Kris on a few red carpets. I will say that just because DC and Kris were AI winners doesn’t make them interchangeable. We all want them to be independent artists aside from AI. Perhaps you just said this sort of tongue and cheek? Kinda like saying Kris would make a great date for Adam at TII? ;)

  88. Kris’ gigs are tailored to suit his image and personality. He’s doing radio interviews and tailgate concerts which are targeting his potential fanbase. As mentioned above, these gigs work quite well as proved by the raising radio adds and spins. I don’t think a high profile gig like TII red carpet fits well along that strategy.

  89. I’m sure we’ll see Kris & Katy showing up at plenty of red carpet events as time allows. They are a stunning couple and photograph well – they’ll get plenty of attention; Katy is trying to break into the acting industry, so yeah, methinks we’ll see them spiffed up and at events before too long.

  90. It is possible that DC was introduced to the family off site. It is amazing how filming is done out of order or in multiple takes. (Yes, what you see on TV isn’t always the original take of the family running out of the house or “move that bus”).

  91. BeckyMD
    October 27, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    Kris’ gigs are tailored to suit his image and personality. He’s doing radio interviews and tailgate concerts which are targeting his potential fanbase. As mentioned above, these gigs work quite well as proved by the raising radio adds and spins. I don’t think a high profile gig like TII red carpet fits well along that strategy.

    The problem with that theory is that the ‘strategy’ is that the PR is regional vs. national. A mixture of both would be more appropriate.

  92. Regarding working the ‘connections’  angle, Kris was photographed Sunday at the Dolphins game with Marc Anthony and JLo, so he’s doing his share of schmoozing.

    This is a great point – not one was asking where Adam was on Sunday. Kris and Adam are being marketed differently, as they should be. Adam has reason to be TII because of his single, Kris does not. I’m not sure DCook should be at TII – but we won’t know for sure until later if he will be there.

    Like I posted earlier on this thread, I think in the future we will see Kris at red carpet events but with the ridiculous circus TII and all the MJ stuff has become, I’m actually pleased this is not something he’ll be involvde with.

  93. I will say that just because DC and Kris were AI winners doesn’t make them interchangeable.

    Oh for heaven’s sake, I would never say that. What made you draw that conclusion? In any event, what makes them “comparable” is that they are both AI winners. End of story.

    We all want them to be independent artists aside from AI. Perhaps you just said this sort of tongue and cheek?

    Wow, bingo! Give the lady a prize!

    Perhaps you just said this sort of tongue and cheek? Kinda like saying Kris would make a great date for Adam at TII?

    I would never say that. I hated that whole Kradam thing. I’ve never cared for that business of “shipping” two people and schmushing their names together. It makes me feel like I’m 12 when I read it.

  94. … well, if he’s going to LA I hope we do see him on TV somehow, and he gets some good PR! And I’d love to see some interaction with Adam while we’re taking requests (no? fine =P).

    I’d be up for the interacting with Adam as well, and if we’re taking requests, I’d be fine with Kris as Adam’s date. That or Cook as Adam’s date. I know, neither one are each other’s type, Adam likes the Twink types and as for Cook, Adam is a natural blond, not a dyed one, so that would never work.

    Personally I don’t think going is that big of a deal. I don’t think it will hurt Kris’s career at all. It’s going to have tons of celebrities, so getting lost in the shuffle for people who aren’t A listers, is no doubt going to happen. Hence the two seconds we’ll probably see of Cook, and maybe 4 seconds of Adam and only that long because he’s somewhat attached to the showing in an offical capacity, because otherwise? yeah lucky to get those two seconds.

    Oh well I just hope Cookie and Adam look good, good hair and good outfits and I look forward to seeing their collective 6 seconds.

  95. I’m just offering the point that sometimes you don’t have time to attend every event (especially if you are invited to many) and there are ways of networking other than attending a red carpet event. And different people might have greater success at one or the other.

    My initial response was to the person saying that perhaps Kris turned this down because it would be too upsetting for him to attend since it is known he liked MJ. I’m not saying he should attend every premiere or event he is invited and/or there might be a scheduling conflict. If he is able to, why turn this down just because it would make him sad.

  96. “The problem with that theory is that the ‘strategy’ is that the PR is regional vs. national. A mixture of both would be more appropriate.”

    Sure it would – IF there were 34 hours in a day, and 10 days in a week, and Kris didn’t really need sleep and he could be beamed from place to place.

  97. Oh, I love that photo of DC and the family at the airport. He is just the sweetest, most well-intentioned man. Kind and schmexy and talented, what a potent combo. Love him.

  98. Katy is trying to break into the acting industry, so yeah, methinks we’ll see them spiffed up and at events before too long.

    Good for Katy… does anyone else find this strange? I’m not sure what exactly her aspirations are.. but breaking into acting isn’t exactly easy. Ask the guy behind the counter at any Starbucks in LA. Nonetheless… I honestly wish her good luck.

  99. Sure it would ‘“ IF there were 34 hours in a day, and 10 days in a week, and Kris didn’t really need sleep and he could be beamed from place to place.

    He doesn’t need to be beamed, but a plane would work well.

    ETA: sounds like DC is putting together housed and catching planes in one day. Snark aside. A balance of regional and local will do him well. He’ll have lots of time before and after the album drop now that all the recording is completed.

  100. It is possible that DC was introduced to the family off site.

    DC met the family at the Kokomo Airport. Here’s the photo:

    http://twitpic.com/n5v5x

    Thanks SashaB! Izzie2, you were right!

    So DC’s wearing a suit jacket and a dress shirt? Maybe he’s already prepped for the premiere? Though the blue shirt makes it more like he’s going to an interview than a Hollywood premiere…

    I’d be up for the interating with Adam as well, and if we’re taking requests, I’d be fine with Kris as Adam’s date. That or Cook as Adam’s date. I know, neither one are each other’s type, Adam likes the Twink types and as for Cook, Adam is a natural blond, not a dyed one, so that would never work.

    Bwah!

  101. “Good for Katy’ ¦ does anyone else find this strange? I’m not sure what exactly her aspirations are.. but breaking into acting isn’t exactly easy. Ask the guy behind the counter at any Starbucks in LA. Nonetheless’ ¦ I honestly wish her good luck.”

    I’m happy you’re wishing her luck, but why in the world would this be strange? I believe I’ve read she acted all through high school and college and has already had publicity shots taken and probably is enrolled in acting classes and/or has an agent. I’m sure she has a little more recognition right now than the local guy at Starbucks. Now seems the perfect opportunity for her to pursue her dream.

  102. And the other movie opening that had 25 simultaneous premieres around the world, and a Red Carpet 90-minute show broadcast in 6 languages, LIVE satellite uplink around the world and a live cellcast was ‘ ¦.

    According to Sony, the AP, Reuters and a number of other news sources, this is the first such event ‘“ ever.

    And Adam is not just walking down the red carpet as a PR ‘stunt’  ‘” his MV is being screened tonight immediately before TII.

    That’s what I’m sayin’!!!

    I’m with those who think Kris can make better use of his time doing radio interviews, etc., as he’s been doing (even if he was invited to this, but I don’t know that he would be and who cares anyway, lol). He needs to be working the radio angle as Jive is obviously doing for him (that banner is still up on All Access even after 2 weeks!).

    A regional radio feed of what? Maybe 500,000 on the average (including webcast)? Compare that to a black-tie event with international coverage in six different languages and extensive entertainment and possibly network media saturation. Uh,,,yeah, that sounds like an efficient use of his time.

  103. I’m happy you’re wishing her luck, but why in the world would this be strange? I believe I’ve read she acted all through high school and college and has already had publicity shots taken and probably is enrolled in acting classes and/or has an agent. I’m sure she has a little more recognition right now than the local guy at Starbucks. Now seems the perfect opportunity for her to pursue her dream.

    Exactly. And haven’t many people said she looks like she could be Reese Witherspoon’s younger sister (maybe it was a different actress?). That could help her in it’s own way in that she might have a look that they are looking for.

  104. Not to change the subject, but did Allison’s song offiically go to adds today? And if so, any word on any kind of marketing at all for this? Or an itunes sales date? Anything?

  105. Is anyone else seeing no adds for Allison today? I’m getting a little concerned – Top 40 adds close in 3 1/2 hours. I hope there is a flurry shortly, but this isn’t the pattern of the adds Kris had two weeks ago – he had about 30 by this time (although he went for adds on two formats, not just one).

  106. he’d basically be an ignored presence there, so what’s really the point?

    But from everything I have read isn’t he anyway…so what else is new?

  107. ETA: sounds like DC is putting together housed and catching planes in one day.

    I was just thinking that Cook is amassing quite the carbon footprint for himself lately. He was in LA for the Carrie Holiday special taping last week, then to Indiana for EM:HE, then to KC for the day (it seemed) yesterday for the sadly cancelled Bruce Springsteen concert, then back to Indiana for the rest of the EM:HE taping, then to LA this afternoon for possibly the TII premiere. His favorite band, Our Lady Peace (of which his golfing buddy, Raine Maida is frontman), is playing Kansas City this weekend so I suspect he’ll fly back for that too. Then he flies out to Arizona next Tuesday for the last (that we know) 21 dates of his is-it-ever-gonna-end tour. That’s a lot of flying around.

  108. I’m happy you’re wishing her luck, but why in the world would this be strange? I believe I’ve read she acted all through high school and college and has already had publicity shots taken and probably is enrolled in acting classes and/or has an agent. I’m sure she has a little more recognition right now than the local guy at Starbucks. Now seems the perfect opportunity for her to pursue her dream.

    Well I’m sure she had a career (or maybe not) before AI since she was *supporting* Kris. No I don’t mean he was freeloading, I did the same for my husband during his graduate work. I just find it strange or naive that she would drop whatever that is to pursue acting. I was born and raised in LA. Actors and actresses are a dime a dozen. There really isn’t much recognition yet, but hopefully that will change in the next year or so. I do wish her well and I hope she gets what she wants, just as I do everyone. Acting in high school and college is a whole different ballpark. That is why – I said “I’m not sure what her aspirations are”.. she could do bit parts, community theater, maybe a commercial. There are many, many talented, pretty people with connections still trying to break into the business. Not much different than the music business.

  109. Speaking of Cook… does anyone know when his next album is scheduled to be released?

  110. A regional radio feed of what? Maybe 500,000 on the average (including webcast)? Compare that to a black-tie event with international coverage in six different languages and extensive entertainment and possibly network media saturation. Uh,,,yeah, that sounds like an efficient use of his time.

    But he’ll just be a blip during the premiere, whereas with an album coming out in a few weeks and a single that he’s trying to get airplay for, it may be better for him to concentrate his time of schmoozing program directors and speaking into the ears of listeners who may be more inclined to buy his album. Not saying there isn’t a lot of value in being seen on the red carpet and the connections that brings up, but this is the time for Kris to be doing for targeted promo rather than just general schmoozing and being “seen.”

  111. I was just thinking that Cook is amassing quite the carbon footprint for himself lately.

    He is seriously racking up those frequent flyer miles. Andy tweets regularly about how much he hates airports, airplanes, flying in general. Neal seems to have the same sentiment, but iirc, I don’t think DC has tweeted any complaints about flying. He keeps saying how much he enjoys traveling the country on tour, so I’m hoping he doesn’t mind all the flying, since his obligations require him to do it even more than the band. Of course, it probably helps that he’s not flying coach, and probably gets to sit in some VIP lounge most of the time.

    Speaking of Cook’ ¦ does anyone know when his next album is scheduled to be released?

    I think a late Spring release was mentioned as a tentative ballpark timeframe.

  112. Speaking of Cook’ ¦ does anyone know when his next album is scheduled to be released?

    IDK, but I heard he’s busy collecting covers to record for it right now. ;-)

    As a true blue fan of his, of course, I keed, I keed…

    He’s been writing and recording for it and plans to begin recording/producing (?) in earnest after the first of the year, I believe.

  113. But he’ll just be a blip during the premiere, whereas with an album coming out in a few weeks and a single that he’s trying to get airplay for, it may be better for him to concentrate his time of schmoozing program directors and speaking into the ears of listeners who may be more inclined to buy his album. Not saying there isn’t a lot of value in being seen on the red carpet and the connections that brings up, but this is the time for Kris to be doing for targeted promo rather than just general schmoozing and being ‘seen.’ 

    To me in this discussion it seems to me that a few are talking about just the TII event, others are just referring to the time between now and album drop and others (like myself) are talking about over the long haul.

  114. Oh well I just hope Cookie and Adam look good, good hair and good outfits and I look forward to seeing their collective 6 seconds.

    Um…yeah…okay. Like the collective 4 minutes plus of TfM. And Extreme Makeover. Sucks to be Adam and David right now.

    I think Katy could do really well or not. I hope she does, but I don’t know her experience with acting. The theater industry is TOUGH: just ask Adam. As he says in Details online, if he hadn’t gotten on to Idol, he’d still be a “chorus boy” in Wicked.

  115. We have no idea what Katy is doing…i don’t rememer when we last saw her

  116. If I remember correctly, Katy has a marketing degree and somehow her job allowed for her to work from LA while Kris was on the show. He has said in past interviews her passion is acting and that now he is happy to be able to support her in her dream as she did for him. It may have been in Lyndsey Parker’s interview that he said she is working hard right now pursuing the acting thing. I think now is as good a time as any for her to try to make it happen.

  117. He’s been writing and recording for it and plans to begin recording/producing (?) in earnest after the first of the year, I believe.

    I have to say.. that I am a big fan of this voice, but can’t get excited about his current album. I’m really looking forward to hearing what he can come up with for album #2.

    On a side note – that boy sure does work hard!

  118. I think a late Spring release was mentioned as a tentative ballpark timeframe.

    I thought I heard him say summer. The first single will probably drop in the spring though. It makes sense because he is pretty much touring through the first week of December, and when asked last week, he still didn’t know whether those were the last dates of the neverending tour. And he’s playing a couple of nights in SoCal for a New Year’s Eve gig.

    All in all, I think he needs some time to take a break, relax, write, record, promo and then release. When you think about it, a summer release just may well be the earliest album #2 could conceivably be done without it being a crazy AI rush job.

  119. Wouldn’t promoting the single/album drop be working for the “long haul”? Not sure how his promotional activities right now are short-sighted, which would appear to the be the opposite of the long haul.

    I think he’s doing exactly what he needs to be doing right now.

  120. I don’t think DC has tweeted any complaints about flying.

    I’ve been thinking lately that David Cook rarely complains about anything ever, at least not in public. He doesn’t complain about tragedy, he doesn’t complain about petty stuff. I’m sure he has complaints–he’s only human, I’m pretty sure–but he seems to grasp that nobody wants to hear winners and millionaires complain. Plus, he seems genuinely grateful for just about everything that comes his way now.

    SueBrody, I loved this comment of yours:

    David always looks so ‘happy to be here and I love everyone.’ 

    Okay, clearly I am in the running for fangirl of the day.

  121. To me in this discussion it seems to me that a few are talking about just the TII event, others are just referring to the time between now and album drop and others (like myself) are talking about over the long haul.

    Thanks for bringing this point up – I am one of those people who do think over the long haul Kris will need to do the red carpets, publicity photos, etc. But I don’t think TII is something that will be of benefit to him right now. I think Jive is being smart in the way they are marketing him and they are building up towards the national appearances that will happen when the album drops. A minor 2 second appearance at the TII premier won’t bring the same long term benefit that schmoozing up radio DJs and execs will, but YMMV.

  122. I think he’s doing exactly what he needs to be doing right now.

    Agreed. Am curious whether Kris’s album will be available for preview listening as Archie’s and DC’s prior to their official album drop. Good luck to him. And I’m sure his first week album sales will be stronger than his total LLWD sales to date.

  123. Wouldn’t promoting the single/album drop be working for the ‘long haul’ ? Not sure how his promotional activities right now are short-sided, which would appear to the be the opposite of the long haul.

    Working/promoting for just the Album/single drop is not the long haul – but I think we are misunderstanding each other. The album will sell over a year at least – to me that is the long haul, the time between now and a year from now. So I’m sure he will have time available for both regional and national highlighted events.

  124. Is anyone else seeing no adds for Allison today? I’m getting a little concerned ‘“ Top 40 adds close in 3 1/2 hours. I hope there is a flurry shortly, but this isn’t the pattern of the adds Kris had two weeks ago ‘“ he had about 30 by this time (although he went for adds on two formats, not just one).

    Yeah, I continue to be worried with how Allison is being handled. I haven’t seen any kind of advertising for this single beyond the initial cell phone whatever. And I haven’t heard of anything, beyond that a few shows that are weeks out. Am I missing some Allison promotion?

  125. This whole discussion about whether Kris should be at the premiere is hilarious. Kris is busy promoting his single and album. He’s doing that by flying around the country, doing radio events, schmoozing DJs and program directors, getting on the radio, doing their holiday and charity events. This is what artists do when they are working hard to get their music played; and getting their music played is important to getting their music sold. Getting heard by 500,000 – 1 million radio listeners–people who are the target demographic of a recording artist, is more important than having a flash of your face shown on some ET story about the premiere for half a second.

    With regards to Katy, yes, she is trying to see what she can do in the acting arena. She acted all through high school, and actually wanted to go to NYC to study acting, but her parents basically put the kibosh on it. So, she went to college and graduated summa cum laude from the Walton School of Business with a degree in marketing. She got a good job working for a marketing company in Arkansas, and they let her telecommute while Kris was on AI. Before AI, she was ready to support Kris as he was planning on going back to college. And she supported them as he pursued his music career. He seems very happy now to help support her as she pursues her dream just as he was able to pursue his. Will she make it? Who knows? But, she’ll never know if she doesn’t try. Kris didn’t know that he’d end up with a major label recording contract when he went up to Louisville to try out for AI. If you want to break into the entertainment business, you have to try. There’s no guarantee of success if you try, but there’s a guarantee you’ll never make it if you don’t take the chance. Good for both of them for supporting each other in their dreams.

  126. I think a late Spring release was mentioned as a tentative ballpark timeframe.

    I thought I heard him say summer. The first single will probably drop in the spring though.

    I think you’re right.

    I’ve been thinking lately that David Cook rarely complains about anything ever, at least not in public. He doesn’t complain about tragedy, he doesn’t complain about petty stuff. I’m sure he has complaints’“he’s only human, I’m pretty sure’“but he seems to grasp that nobody wants to hear winners and millionaires complain. Plus, he seems genuinely grateful for just about everything that comes his way now.

    Aww, Spritely, I loved that comment. You WOULD win fangirl of the day, if it were up to me :).

  127. This whole discussion about whether Kris should be at the premiere is hilarious.

    Yes I agree… LOL.

  128. I’ve been thinking lately that David Cook rarely complains about anything ever, at least not in public. He doesn’t complain about tragedy, he doesn’t complain about petty stuff. I’m sure he has complaints’“he’s only human, I’m pretty sure’“but he seems to grasp that nobody wants to hear winners and millionaires complain. Plus, he seems genuinely grateful for just about everything that comes his way now.

    Who in the idol sphere has been complaining? Serious question. The only real complaints I can think of was Kelly/ Ryan Tedder thing and Clay and 19. Other than that I think most of the top 2 and or three have been very gracious.

    ETA: And considering what Jennifer Hudson has lived through for her to be happy and smiley is a beautiful thing.

  129. Is the premiere going to be on TV or just streamed live on the net?

  130. David complained about the stalkery fans! Just sayin’

    ETA:

    Squirrely: Who in the idol sphere has been complaining? Serious question. The only real complaints I can think of was Kelly/ Ryan Tedder thing and Clay and 19. Other than that I think most of the top 2 and or three have been very gracious.

    I think the whole no complaining theme came up because David was traveling a lot and someone remembered that Andy (from DC’s band) complained aboutnot liking to fly. No one’s comparing him to any Idol contestant past or present.

  131. there really is a place called Kokomo? thought it was a song …

    sorry OT

  132. David complained about the stalkery fans! Just sayin’

    Are you sure it was about stalkery and not smelly? They are different you know. ;)

    ETA: Drake who?

  133. Amazing how much is extrapolated from the fact that a single list on a french website lists a couple of past idols being on the red carpet for a “documentary movie premier”. What I know is that Adam has a connection to the proceedings around TII because of his relationship with a movie being previewed at this event.

    I have no idea why David is on the list, nor if his mad dash from Indiana is in relation to that…but if it is, good for him. I’m sure, if he is going, that he looks at it as a nice evening out on the town with a chance to network with some important industry execs since he is part of the “Sony/RCA/19 group”. As in all things (or at least in my small world) it isn’t always about what you know but who you know.

    Michael Jackson’s estate is millions of dollars in debt. I would guess that this documentary is being driven by his executors in hopes of clearing some long standing debt and helping put the estate back in the black. And sad as it is for the family, the old adage of “striking while the iron is hot” is probably why this is such a rush job.

    Other Idols and the red carpet: Personally, movie premiers, for the most part are photo ops and I am sure many a publicist uses all of their connections to get their clients an invite. It isn’t a crime, nor should it put anyone in a bad light if they 1) don’t get an invite 2) decide not to attend or (heaven forbid) 3) go to as many as possible to network as much as possible. Now…big red carpet events and the associated event that connects with them (ie: Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, The Globes, The Grammies, The AMAs, and many smaller high visibility events should be attended by all newbies if they get an invite. If you shun these the invitations will dry-up and eventually you will no longer be issued any invitations…and yes, unless you have a lot of “Star Power” and can generate all your own PR you aren’t doing your “publicity” career any favors.

  134. Who in the idol sphere has been complaining? Serious question.

    Adam complained that some of his fans were smelly.

    LOL. I still can’t believe he said that. Brain was not engaged that day. It’s tough to always be on point.

    I’m sure they’ve all complained about something. Crappy gifts. People being entitled. I’m not your messenger. No sleep. Etc.

  135. Thanks, smallie. I appoint you the decider.

    squirrely, I am focused solely on DC. Rest assured my comment was only about him and intended no comparison with, nor adverse reflection on any other Idol contestant in any season currently, in the past, or to come. Honest. If you forced me to name some complainers, I suppose I could come up with names, but I’d rather not, because I wasn’t talking about them and don’t want to. This year’s top three seem like very kind and gracious people, too. I don’t know about the rest of them, because. . .I don’t know about the rest of them.

  136. If Kris gets an invitation, he should go since he’s a big fan of MJ. Else well, no biggie for me. I’m not sure why he would get an invite though; i’m not familiar with who’s get invited to this kind of things except for the A listers. I know why Adam is invited but anyone knows why DC is there?

  137. Is the premiere going to be on TV or just streamed live on the net?

    Q3 posted this info earlier:

    MTV is broadcasting live for 30 minutes at 8:30PM ET/5:50PM PT ‘” including some red carpet.

    There is a 90-minute livecast online at many sites with boardcasts in 5 languages ‘” starts at 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT. A couple of the Englist language livecasts: ThisIsIt.com and Crackle.com

  138. Adam complained that some of his fans were smelly.

    Oh, that’s hilarious. Well, just hilarious.

  139. David complained about the stalkery fans! Just sayin’

    Well, technically, if you read his actual blog, which was misquoted and misinterpreted and twisted up the wazoo, he blogged to “address some behavior that has become disturbing”. While he “condemned” some fans’ actions, he did not actually complain about them, LOL. Not that that’s a more popular thing to say heh.

    Source

    Who in the idol sphere has been complaining?
    I’m sure they’ve all complained about something. Crappy gifts. People being entitled. I’m not your messenger. No sleep. Etc.

    I think Kirsten’s right. Doesn’t Danny still blog about being misinterpreted or mis-portrayed on AI? As for the bigger complaints, those usually don’t come from signed Idols hehehe. It comes after the droppage, or after the lack of signage…

  140. brian friedman (choreographer) will be there tonight. he tweets:

    my man is here and I’m a happy camper! MJ premiere tonight! I’m so excited to see it xxx

    I believe he worked on the MJ show and he was the connection that Adam had to the head choreographer who had wanted to introduce Adam to MJ.

    Edit: Is his “man” Adam Lambert? I know they are friends from the Zodiac Show.

  141. I’m sure they’ve all complained about something.

    Tour outfits, tour songs… and then there are those who complain that labels didn’t help them and they had to put out music they didn’t want…

    LOL It’s funny to see people discussing why David was invited or Kris wasn’t. Looking at that list, I’m not sure having a connection to the movie or MJ is the key factor. In Hollywood it’s all about connections, I think that’s just it.
    Maybe David is not one who choses to do many red carpets, but this is kinda of a big thing and it is music related, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he wanted to go.

  142. squirrely, I am focused solely on DC. Rest assured my comment was only about him and intended no comparison with, nor adverse reflection on any other Idol contestant in any season currently, in the past, or to come. Honest.

    I do agree with what you said about David. I was just thinking out loud that a few others are similiar in how they are handeling things. I wasn’t thinking of the petty stuff that they all have complained about at one time or another.

  143. Adam complained that some of his fans were smelly.

    Oh, that’s hilarious. Well, just hilarious.

    Oh, he’s said worse…lol.

    Oh, Adam – you know you love someone when they can say some pretty stupid stuff and you just keep coming back for more ;-)

  144. LOL Spritely, that was a great disclaimer. I fully support your run for the title, btw.

    I know why Adam is invited but anyone knows why DC is there?

    Technically he isn’t, and we don’t know for sure that he will be. He could be flying to LA unrelated to the premiere. If he’ll be there, it’ll be because he got an invitation. I’m sure not every guest at the premiere will be directly linked to MJ.

  145. I read that Kris was going to Arkansas….Razorback Homecoming game Sat…I kow Cale is there already.

  146. I remember some of the season 7 ladies “complaining” about the attention from the fans — more interest in them, more fan mail, more gifts — the season 7 men were getting. (NOT that they necessarily wanted more gifts, mind you. Gifts just represented fan interest and the Idol’s popularity.)

  147. Seriuosly, Kris wasn’t going to get much traction from this event anyway (Adam might since he his single is associated with it). Why not do some radio promo which might actually help him?

    Since Kris would have gotten little traction from it, it’s a good thing he wasn’t invited. Definitely would have been a waste of his time ‘-)

  148. I’m sure she has a little more recognition right now than the local guy at Starbucks. Now seems the perfect opportunity for her to pursue her dream.

    With regard to Katy, why would she have more recognition? I mean, she doesn’t seem to accompany Kris anywhere does she? Weren’t the people at ONTD_AI wondering why she didn’t attend the concert this weekend? Even the pictures that were publicized on their anniversary were him with his friends after surfing. He seems to like to keep her out of the limelight and doesn’t wish to talk about her in interviews. I would imagine that she’s talented, what little I know of her, she seems driven and very capable. Didn’t Kris say that she keeps him in line?

    I hope she is successful at acting, personally, I think she’d be great on a soap opera. They love their petite, blond ingenues.

  149. With regards to Katy, yes, she is trying to see what she can do in the acting arena. She acted all through high school, and actually wanted to go to NYC to study acting, but her parents basically put the kibosh on it. So, she went to college and graduated summa cum laude from the Walton School of Business with a degree in marketing.

    You don’t have to go to New York to study acting. Hundreds of colleges across the country offer degrees in Acting and/or Musical Theatre. University of Arkansas is one of them.

  150. “Mary102
    October 27, 2009 at 3:27 pm
    Adam complained that some of his fans were smelly.

    Oh, that’s hilarious. Well, just hilarious.

    Oh, he’s said worse’ ¦lol.”

    What has Adam said that was worse? All I remember is that he mentioned fans being sweaty with the smelly comment

  151. If they want to, Jive people have the business connections to put Kris in this event. There are reasons that they chose not to and I think such decision is correct for branding Kris.

  152. I’m sure they’ve all complained about something. Crappy gifts. People being entitled. I’m not your messenger. No sleep. Etc.

    I would so love to be behind the scenes during the idol tour. Can you just imagine the what they really say. LOL Maybe some day, in 30 years or so, someone will write a tell all book. :)

  153. I agree..Jive is “allowing” him to cover britney..their Cash Cow

  154. You don’t have to go to New York to study acting. Hundreds of schools across the country offer degrees in Acting and/or Musical Theatre. University of Arkansas is one of them.

    As well as the internet. Hmmmm maybe I should sign up for one of those correspondence courses.

  155. I would so love to be behind the scenes during the idol tour. Can you just imagine the what they really say. LOL Maybe some day, in 30 years or so, someone will write a tell all book.

    Ruben and Clay would have brawls after every show.

  156. Okay, that DJ who broke the Adam single story?? He’s now deleted the tweet and replaced it with one that says the song “MAY BE Pink Written Song”.

    And if this tweet means what I think it means, he’s an asshole too.

    Q102briand
    on air right now playing all new music til 11a @thescript version of live like were dying, temper trap , new mx from Timbaland and more
    6:20 AM Oct 25th from web

    It’s pretty shitty if he’s playing the Scripts version of LLWD, especially after Kris played their Bosom Ball.

  157. My wish is that Wade Robson or Brian Friedman would choreo Adam for the AMAs. Maybe this could happen???

    I love Cook but I will leave it to you to fangirl. I am not as good as some of you are. ;) When I saw him a few weeks ago, tho, I thought, I must see this amazing man again. HAVE TRAIN MONEY, WILL TRAVEL. lol

  158. She acted all through high school, and actually wanted to go to NYC to study acting, but her parents basically put the kibosh on it.

    I’m betting they jumped for joy when she told them she and Kris were getting married. LOL j/k

    Q102briand
    on air right now playing all new music til 11a @thescript version of live like were dying, temper trap , new mx from Timbaland and more
    6:20 AM Oct 25th from web

    It’s pretty shitty if he’s playing the Scripts version of LLWD, especially after Kris played their Bosom Ball.

    Oh my, that sucks! What a douche. First he baited with the “exclusive scoop” on Adam’s single, and then he holds the audience with Script’s LLWD? That’s a whole new brand of low in my book. Wow.

    What was it halfie said about every third DJ? Sheesh!

  159. Why would the DJ play the Script’s version of LLWD? Do they play that on their tour? Did their original version go for radio adds? or was this the DJ’s douchey way of “making amends” to Lambert by pissing on Kris? Weird.

  160. IMHO…There is an entire sub-culture in this country made up of radio DJs who are “intent” on poking fun at every Artist, destroying their careers, telling minor fibs if not blatant out and out lies, and do as little honest work during the day as possible. I often wonder if they are so damn jealous of anyone that has made it into the music business that they have lost every rationale bone in their body.

  161. I’m betting they jumped for joy when she told them she and Kris were getting married. LOL j/k

    Well I would hope so – after all her dad gave Kris his permission, as per Kris’s story to Leno – LOL.

    Why would the DJ play the Script’s version of LLWD? Do they play that on their tour? Did their original version go for radio adds? or was this the DJ’s douchey way of ‘making amends’  to Lambert by pissing on Kris? Weird.

    I’m confused since The Script version was never released to radio here and was only released as a b-side overseas. Also, Kris has met these guys now and I don’t think there’s been any turf-was between them regarding the song.

  162. or was this the DJ’s douchey way of ‘making amends’  to Lambert by pissing on Kris?

    don’t think they are related.

  163. SashaB
    October 27, 2009 at 3:48 pm
    Why would the DJ play the Script’s version of LLWD? Do they play that on their tour? Did their original version go for radio adds? or was this the DJ’s douchey way of ‘making amends’  to Lambert by pissing on Kris? Weird.

    This tweet was the day before his “reveal” of Adam’s single that he’s currently backtracking from. The tweet is from Sunday morning at 6:20am. Nothing to make amends for at the time. I think he’s just an asshole.

  164. Q102briand
    on air right now playing all new music til 11a @thescript version of live like were dying, temper trap , new mx from Timbaland and more
    6:20 AM Oct 25th from web

    What an ass. Can I say that on this blog?

  165. I hate twitter so much. Now I have to know about some DJ in a city a third of the way across the country? I refuse to let myself get caught up in the jerkiness of DJ’s that I’m never going to listen to.

  166. If David Cook was invited, I imagine it is because of his iconic take on Billie Jean, which was a major star turn that really honored MJ. He was a go-to guy for quotes about the death. Seems a no-brainer and has been mentioned 2 or 3 times. Do people not read back, or is this reason being dismissed? Plus he is a credible A-lister himself.

  167. With regard to Katy, why would she have more recognition? I mean, she doesn’t seem to accompany Kris anywhere does she? Weren’t the people at ONTD_AI wondering why she didn’t attend the concert this weekend? Even the pictures that were publicized on their anniversary were him with his friends after surfing. He seems to like to keep her out of the limelight and doesn’t wish to talk about her in interviews.

    For the most part, he prefers to keep his private life private, so he doesn’t talk about her a lot in interviews. As for the pictures, those were paparazzi pictures from Kris at an outdoor mall in LA the day after his anniversary with his friends. He was asked about his anniversary at the high school event he did in connection with the Bosom Ball, and said that they made a pact not to get each other gifts this year (so frugal, those two!), but that they spent the day together at the beach. They managed to avoid the paparazzi there, apparently, and good for them.

    And, in answer to what I think was someone’s sarcastic question, no, I’m not a personal friend of Katy Allen. I read an article about her in an Arkansas magazine. Not much more to it than that. As for why she didn’t study acting in college, as I said, her parents put the kibosh on it, and wanted her to study something more practical. She acquiesced and studied business, but she did act in a play or plays in college, even though she didn’t study there. Plenty of people go into acting without having gotten a degree in it. I’m not sure what it matters that she didn’t. I only brought up her previous acting to show that this has apparently been a lifelong passion of hers, as opposed to something that she’s just now decided she wants to do now that her husband is in the entertainment business.

  168. If David Cook was invited, I imagine it is because of his iconic take on Billie Jean, which was a major star turn that really honored MJ. He was a go-to guy for quotes about the death. Seems a no-brainer and has been mentioned 2 or 3 times. Do people not read back, or is this reason being dismissed? Plus he is a credible A-lister himself.

    I was pretty awe struck by that rendition..but I simply can’t believe that something that happened over a year ago on a silly reality show would get him a ticket. Maybe contributed? I’m sure it is a number of factors. Or maybe he just picks his dry cleaning up at the same place as the person who sends out the invites? Connections, connections, connections.

  169. ^^^^ Now somebody pick that to pieces

    Yup, Pretty much. I’m one of his biggest fans, but… no.

  170. I’m betting they jumped for joy when she told them she and Kris were getting married. LOL j/k

    Well I would hope so ‘“ after all her dad gave Kris his permission, as per Kris’s story to Leno ‘“ LOL.

    Yes, yes. Of course. I simply am noting how they reportedly kept her from following her frivolous dream of stardom and insisted that she follow a more realistic path to business school… Only to have Kris come along, at the time a wannabe musician and college drifter of sorts. ;-) I keed, I keed… Oh the ironies of life…. Just another example of parents not always knowing everything — but don’t let my daughter hear me say that!

  171. Wasn’t Cook’s “Billie Jean” the Chris Cornell version? Seems to me that’s who DC credited.

    ETA: And I loved DC on the show.

  172. I think we should try and figure out why Paris Hilton will be there tonight while we’re at it..wait, why is she invited anywhere for that matter?! I’m leaning more towards DC being there. He seemed excited in his tweet and he never seems all that excited the various times he’s tweeted about going to LA in the past, and I can definitely see him wanting to be part of something like that if he had the means and the connections or however he landed the invite. I would have liked for Kris to be part of it because I know what a huge MJ fan is and even a few seconds of publicity for a high profile event and networking is a good thing, but I can’t see it impacting his future one way or another.

    eta: I cant for the life of me find it now but the week MJ passed away David was quoted in an article, saying something about how he thinks Billie Jean helped push him towards the win. That same week MTV did an hour long MJ tribute and they singled his BJ out, along with Mariah’s I’ll Be There, and I think Fall Out Boys Beat It as one of the amazing covers his music spawned.

  173. IndyMuse
    October 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    David did a very credible job with Billie Jean on AI Season 7, but that was 18 months ago and besides it was a cover of a cover and not his version. Several Ai related blog sites or news sites may have asked him about MJ, but I think that can easily be attributed to a time-space continuum.

    As far as his attending tonight…I would think that he is a much respected commodity in the in the Sony/19/RCA stable, and if he was issued an invitation it is because he is highly deserving of any PR this may bring his way.

  174. I hear you, weareallinnocent. I think one of the blessings Kris seems to have had in his life is that his parents were always supportive of him pursuing his dream of a music career. And Katy, even though her parents seemingly squelched hers, was also always very supportive. In the article I read about her, it sounds like her parents had no idea how good Kris was until AI, even though Katy would tell them all the time. Her dad was an air force pilot, and sounds like he was a pretty by-the-book guy. I can only imagine what he thought of this college-dropout musician wannabe wanting to marry his daughter. But, I’m guessing right about now, he’s not feeling so bad about it, and is glad he gave them his blessing. ;)

  175. Yes, yes. Of course. I simply am noting how they reportedly kept her from following her frivolous dream of stardom and insisted that she follow a more realistic path to business school’ ¦ Only to have Kris come along, at the time a wannabe musician and college drifter of sorts. I keed, I keed’ ¦ Oh the ironies of life’ ¦. Just another example of parents not always knowing everything ‘” but don’t let my daughter hear me say that!

    LOL – parents don’t always know what’s best – and think about it this way – Katy’s parents are kind of the reason she was in a poition to support Kris on his way to his dream.

  176. Tess
    October 27, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    As far as his attending tonight’ ¦I would think that he is a much respected commodity in the in the Sony/19/RCA stable, and if he was issued an invitation it is because he is highly deserving of any PR this may bring his way.

    I think is probably the best answer. It’s great for David Cook to be there and it probably worked for his schedule. His take on Billie Jean was great, and while it was Chris Cornell’s version, I associate it with David.

  177. Not everything that happens to Kris is Adam related.

    Good point. Didn’t even consider that. OK until there is more proof the guy is not an ass.

    ETA: Is Billie Jean rendition one of the connections for Chris C. & Light On (Chris C. wrote it right?)? If this is true, sounds like once they pull someone off AI they try and copy the performances. This sort of makes sense to me now. Then you have the heartless = LLWD, similar sound. Hmmmmm.. maybe that is why they thrusted that song on Kris. Its a good sound for him, but I never really understood WHY it had to be LLWD. Its a repeating pattern.

  178. Wow! you know alot about the wife of Kris Allen! Are you a personal friend?

    There was an article about her in a magazine where anybody could read this stuff. There were a lot of links to it in Kris threads and forums.

    I’m betting they jumped for joy when she told them she and Kris were getting married. LOL j/k

    Ask them how they feel now. Bet they’re not too miserable. lol

  179. You don’t have to go to New York to study acting. Hundreds of schools across the country offer degrees in Acting and/or Musical Theatre. University of Arkansas is one of them.

    As well as the internet. Hmmmm maybe I should sign up for one of those correspondence courses.

    No, students at places such as U of A, Alabama, University of Memphis, Cincinnatti, etc. put in four years of studying acting or musical theatre to get an earned degree. They enroll in classes, buy books, and attend these classes. They also have to participate in plays and musicals during the year. If these students don’t get a part, they are required to work behind the scenes. Many of these students do Summer Stock work to add to their resume and get invaliable experience. They actually work countless number of hours, year round, towards a career they are pursuing.

  180. Why is Paula going or Ashley Tisdale going to be there? Wait, did they play MJ’s music on Saved By the Bell? Maybe that’s why Mario Lopez is going to be there. LOL.

    Paula has been friends with the Jackson family for years and has worked with both Janet and Michael.

    Paula did the choreography in the music videos for Janet Jackson, and performed herself in videos for Michael Jackson, and Janet Jackson.

    Randy Jackson also has a long personal and professional relationship with the Jacksons.

  181. I think it is well-known that it was a cover of Chris Cornell’s version. However, if you listen to both, I can’t even stand to listen to the Cornell version. David made changes which might be subtle, but were there. It was still a star turn, and still a great nod to MJ. Just because he didn’t revolutionize it the way he did several other songs (Little Sparrow, All I Really Need Is You, etc. ) does not take away from the impact it had. Maybe it wasn’t the reason, but I don’t see it as laughable to consider. YMMV.

  182. David did a very credible job with Billie Jean on AI Season 7, but that was 18 months ago and besides it was a cover of a cover and not his version. Several Ai related blog sites or news sites may have asked him about MJ, but I think that can easily be attributed to a time-space continuum.

    LOL. Tess, DC was featured on that Primetime 20/20 Special about MJ’s life and death. Clips of his BJ performance were played and he was interviewed about MJ. His quotes were also featured on Entertainment shows and in major newspapers. Not exactly “several AI related blogs”. Love him or hate him, but I think that most casual viewers of AI felt that David did more than a “credible” job on Billie Jean that night.

  183. Adam complained that some of his fans were smelly.

    Ya’ know what though, he was right. Picture it: You sweat your butt off in a concert venue for 3 hours. Then, you wait outside by the barricades for 2 hours in August in Florida, where it’s still 95 degrees at 11:00 pm. Trust me, at that point, you probably stink. Then, you want these guys to hug you. Adam may be the only one who said it out loud, but trust me, the rest of them were thinking it.

    If David Cook was invited, I imagine it is because of his iconic take on Billie Jean, which was a major star turn that really honored MJ. He was a go-to guy for quotes about the death. Seems a no-brainer and has been mentioned 2 or 3 times. Do people not read back, or is this reason being dismissed? Plus he is a credible A-lister himself.

    David Cook is not an A-lister by Hollywood standards (not that he needs to be or anything). And, Billie Jean is an iconic song, from an iconic guy. David’s version? Really good, not iconic, and a star turn only in the context of AI.

    And – the Jackson family is so filled with narcissists – I doubt any of them ever noticed. And, if they did, they certainly wouldn’t remember.

    Plus again, I think the guest lists for these things are made by publicists, etc. Outside of VIP’s, MJ’s family doesn’t give a crap who’s coming.

  184. I think it is great when anyone finally has the financial means to pursue their dreams. Good on Katy and good on Kris for supporting her, both financially and emotionally. I get the impression that Katy is pretty level headed and isn’t your typical “airhead” starlet wannabe. There are all kinds of Acting careers in Hollywood from regional theater, through commercials, independent film, televison and major film. She may never have a BIG career (she is a bit old for that now, ha when 26 is old) but she may find enough work to keep her busy and occupied. Kudos for trying, Mrs. Allen.

  185. There are hundreds of sites livestreaming tonights premiere, but here is another site option:

    http://www.michaeljackson.com/us/this-is-it-premiere

    Also, didn’t see this posted here, but Adam Co-Wrote a Song on Alisan Porter’s New Album.

    ali22san fyi my track “NEVER EASY” was written by me and @adamlambert……forever ago….who would have thought.
    10/27/09 around 7:00AM PT/US from web

    Link to track list for Alisan Porter’s first album: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/AlisanPorter

  186. Tess, DC was featured on that Primetime 20/20 Special about MJ’s life and death. Clips of his BJ performance were played and he was interviewed about MJ. His quotes were also featured on Entertainment shows and in major newspapers.

    Yeah, he was asked about it a lot and he looked a bit puzzled that they were asking him — did he call it absurd? I think David has a really good sense of self.

    I’ll just be glad for a cute grinning Cookie pic if he does indeed turn up on the red carpet :) .

  187. When I first saw DC’s name on the list for the premiere, my first reaction was: how random. Second, it’s probably wrong. And I’m a fan. I remember when he was quoted all over the place for his reaction when MJ died, and he even mentioned how he was surprised that people cared about his opinion at all on that. But anyway, I think I also saw Jennifer Love Hewitt on that list, so I’m sure a strong association with MJ is not required. Now that it looks like he MIGHT go, I’m just hoping for pretty pictures and perhaps a few seconds of video somewhere :)

    Why would the DJ play the Script’s version of LLWD? Do they play that on their tour? Did their original version go for radio adds? or was this the DJ’s douchey way of ‘making amends’  to Lambert by pissing on Kris? Weird.

    Maybe the DJ likes the Script’s version of LLWD better then Kris’s. Not everything that happens to Kris is Adam related.

    Sure, but in this case, I really think the DJ sounds like a douche. Radio stations don’t often play songs that are NOT released as singles. The Script’s version of LLWD is not readily available to radio stations, so he had to actively dig it up to make a point. The Script has 2 singles out that are on their current album that they are pushing here in America– why didn’t he play one of those? I’m sure the band loved that the DJ chose to play a song that’s not on the album they’re currently promoting, and a song that’s not available for sale in this country.

  188. Ask them how they feel now. Bet they’re not too miserable. lol

    On the money front, yeah probably. But then again there was all that “crushing” going on between Adam and Kris, and Katy and Adam, and what not. Heeee…. ;-)

  189. Man, I’m just post-hoing away. I gotta get in some posts before I get back to work!

    I think it is great when anyone finally has the financial means to pursue their dreams. Good on Katy and good on Kris for supporting her, both financially and emotionally.

    Yeah, my thought on Katy going for it with acting… why not? She can do it now, so go for it. So what if she might fail? She will definitely fail if she doesn’t try. Good luck to her!

  190. dannygokey Here is the big news ‘“ Tonight a Press Party at the DreamCenter in LA. Media will be there 2 dedicate the new Sophias Heart youth center.

    The LA entertainment media who aren’t at the TII premiere? And is the youth center in LA? And he’s announcing this the morning of the event?

    Went to Danny’s Twitter, where picture of starving child in what may be refuge camp in Africa is now background. Clicked on Sophia’s Heart web site link. Website so full of gee-gaws it takes forever to load. And has so many images and talking Danny figure pop-up can’t actually click on any News & Events links.

    Lots of good intentions. Wish he was listening to better advice.

  191. DC was featured on that Primetime 20/20 Special about MJ’s life and death. Clips of his BJ performance were played and he was interviewed about MJ. His quotes were also featured on Entertainment shows and in major newspapers.

    My apologies…I wasn’t aware of these…guess I was caught up in my own thoughts at the time….guess I’d better check out youtube and look up what I missed…got a link?

  192. SpenserJ
    October 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    Adam complained that some of his fans were smelly.

    Ya’ know what though, he was right. Picture it: You sweat your butt off in a concert venue for 3 hours. Then, you wait outside by the barricades for 2 hours in August in Florida, where it’s still 95 degrees at 11:00 pm. Trust me, at that point, you probably stink. Then, you want these guys to hug you. Adam may be the only one who said it out loud, but trust me, the rest of them were thinking it.

    SpenserJ – I can almost smell it now. Actually just the thought of it is a bit revolting. I can’t even stand jumping up against me after a sweltering summer day, can’t imagine a complete stranger or 30.

  193. Sure, but in this case, I really think the DJ sounds like a douche. Radio stations don’t often play songs that are NOT released as singles. The Script’s version of LLWD is not readily available to radio stations, so he had to actively dig it up to make a point. The Script has 2 singles out that are on their current album that they are pushing here in America’“ why didn’t he play one of those? I’m sure the band loved that the DJ chose to play a song that’s not on the album they’re currently promoting, and a song that’s not available for sale in this country.

    Ok so I can go back to calling the DJ an ass. :) On a side note… loving the Script. They are played pretty often on my local station.

  194. He’s always said the celebrity/Hollywood part of his musical career was a necessary evil ‘“ just a part of the job.

    Oh, don’t tell me that another Idol has shattered my fairy princess dreams. I would give my first born to get to have some fun in the “glamorous” world of Hollywood for a bit. Why do these guys insist on dissing something that is so other worldly. I mean a steady diet would be gross…but having fun in the limelight once in a while would be a blast. Besides…given how much he enjoys a craps table (or is it 21) and a few drinks at the casinos you would think he would like putting on the ritz a time or two. Oh well!

  195. Is Billie Jean rendition one of the connections for Chris C. & Light On (Chris C. wrote it right?)? If this is true, sounds like once they pull someone off AI they try and copy the performances. This sort of makes sense to me now. Then you have the heartless = LLWD, similar sound. Hmmmmm.. maybe that is why they thrusted that song on Kris. Its a good sound for him, but I never really understood WHY it had to be LLWD. Its a repeating pattern.

    Yeah, LO was cowritten by Chris Cornell, and yes, it does seem like the label was trying to recreate the Billie Jean magic with LO, but too bad LO is NOT A GOOD SONG. Sorry, okay, it’s a decent song, but Chris Cornell’s Billie Jean was 10 times better than LO.

    I also have this theory that they tried to recreate the success of DC’s Always Be My Baby when they chose Come Back to Me as a second single. According to mid-season iTunes leaks, BJ and ABMB were two of DC’s most popular songs on iTunes, and both hit #1 overall on iTunes, which is pretty incredible. And those two songs definitely helped propell DC to the win, and represented the two sides of his appeal. The simple-minded folks at RCA probably thought, ABMB was a big hit on AI, let’s give DC another slightly grunged up sappy love song and it’ll be great! But again, CBTM, not a good song, so yeah DC’s ABMB >>> CBTM by a thousand. /end rant :)

    FWIW, I think LLWD is a pretty good song.

  196. Scott, a poster on DCO just posted a press release from Columbia re the MJ premiere (thanks, Scott):

    WHO: FROM THE FILM – Kenny Ortega (Director & Producer), Randy Phillips (Producer),
    Paul Gongaware (Producer), John Branca (Executive Producer), John McClain (Executive Producer), Travis Payne (Choreographer), Thomas Organ (Guitarist), Judith Hill (Vocalist), Darryl Phinnessee (Vocalist), Mekia Cox (Dancer), Christopher Grant (Dancer), Danielle Rueda-Watts (Aerialist), Alexandra Apjarova (Aerialist)

    INVITED GUESTS – Allison Janney, Ben Vereen, Berry Gordy, Carrie Ann Inaba, David Cook, Forest Whitaker, Jamie Kennedy,JC Chasez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Lowndes, Mario Lopez, Marisa Miller, Matt Lanter, Michael Rapaport, Neil Patrick Harris, Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, Sharon Lawrence, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, Sugar Ray Leonard, Viola Davis, Vivica A. Fox, Zac Efron

    WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 .
    Press Call Time 3:00 PM
    Arrivals 4:15 PM
    Doors Close 5:45 PM
    Screening 6:00 PM

  197. ack, post-ho’ing.

    Why do these guys insist on dissing something that is so other worldly.

    I don’t know if he’s dissing it, but he’s really just a very unassuming, mid-western boy and has said he’s not a “Hollywood” type. Although, I have a feeling that the few big events he’s gone to, he has completely enjoyed. He just doesn’t like the shmoozing part of the job, even if it is necessary.

  198. Scott, a poster on DCO just posted a press release from Columbia re the MJ premiere (thanks, Scott)

    Well, I guess that’s a pretty solid source. Yay for new red carpet photos!
    Oy, HairGate vol. 3,561, here we come. LOLZ

  199. Someone posted that press release yesterday, but I think it was in French. Did we ever get the English version.

  200. Maybe because some other people weren’t? Just a random guess ‘ ¦

    But no one knows who’s on the guest list. Everything we’ve seen is just snippets. The list is probably a few thousand people long.

    Allison Janney, Ben Vereen, Berry Gordy, Carrie Ann Inaba, David Cook, Forest Whitaker, Jamie Kennedy,JC Chasez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Lowndes, Mario Lopez, Marisa Miller, Matt Lanter, Michael Rapaport, Neil Patrick Harris, Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, Sharon Lawrence, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, Sugar Ray Leonard, Viola Davis, Vivica A. Fox, Zac Efron

    LOL – Good thing Sugar Ray’s coming. If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that no movie premier is complete without a boxing legend or two :)

  201. He just doesn’t like the shmoozing part of the job, even if it is necessary.

    Could I have a Cook quote on this….thanks

  202. Scott said on Twitter that David Cook is confirmed to be there tonight. Ultimately he will be there if he’s there. I won’t be watching so I hope to hear about it here later.

    I don’t know if David doesn’t enjoy schmoozing…he’s awfully good at it. It seems that everybody he meets comes away saying he’s just a really nice guy. It does seem to me, however, that he’s not fond of the Paparazzi. I have nothing in writing…just my take on his reaction when they’re around.

  203. INVITED GUESTS ‘“ Allison Janney, Ben Vereen, Berry Gordy, Carrie Ann Inaba, David Cook, Forest Whitaker, Jamie Kennedy,JC Chasez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Lowndes, Mario Lopez, Marisa Miller, Matt Lanter, Michael Rapaport, Neil Patrick Harris, Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, Sharon Lawrence, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, Sugar Ray Leonard, Viola Davis, Vivica A. Fox, Zac Efron

    Can he take a date? Is he taking Kyle again? Hubba Hubba!

    Once again flailing about Kris not being invited.

    It was a joke. It was a joke. It was a joke. Here it is in pig latin: Itway asway away okejay!

  204. Oy, HairGate vol. 3,561, here we come. LOLZ

    Gives everyone something to bide away the time. LOL. Maybe he’ll wear a hat and spare us. ;)

  205. Sure, but in this case, I really think the DJ sounds like a douche. Radio stations don’t often play songs that are NOT released as singles. The Script’s version of LLWD is not readily available to radio stations, so he had to actively dig it up to make a point. The Script has 2 singles out that are on their current album that they are pushing here in America’“ why didn’t he play one of those? I’m sure the band loved that the DJ chose to play a song that’s not on the album they’re currently promoting, and a song that’s not available for sale in this country.

    I agree that the guy sounds like a total douche to play The Script version of LLWD — particurly since the station just finished doing a major promotion with Kris.

    The Script LLWD is available in the US as a CD Single import and has been for over a year. (Almost all CD Singles available in the US are imports from the UK or Mexico now. So not that unusual.)

    Finally, radio stations do play album tracks and since December 1998, Billboard has allowed tracks to chart on the basis of airplay alone without a commercial release. Previous to this methodology change, several substantial radio and MTV hits had not appeared on the Billboard chart at all, because companies chose not to release them as standalone singles, in hopes that their unavailability would spur greater album sales. Among the many pre-1999 songs that had ended up in this Hot 100 limbo were Nirvana’s “All Apologies”, the Cardigans’ “Lovefool”, Smash Mouth’s “Walking on the Sun”, OMC’s “How Bizarre”, Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta”, Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity”, Everclear’s “Santa Monica”, Stone Temple Pilots’ “Interstate Love Song”, Fastball’s “The Way”, the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Disarm”, Veruca Salt’s “Seether”, and The Cranberries’ “Zombie”, as well as numerous Green Day, Live, Offspring, No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mariah Carey, Alanis Morissette and Foo Fighters tracks. (I know the Billboard chart info is correct — the list of non-single “limbo” tracks is from Wikipedia and I did not check it completely. For the most part I know the list is correct, and the big point is, yes, stations play non-singl tracks.)

  206. Well, I guess that’s a pretty solid source. Yay for new red carpet photos!
    Oy, HairGate vol. 3,561, here we come. LOLZ

    Cook being out and about is always a win win situation for fans and non fans. Fans will be happy to see him, non fans will have another reason to talk about his hair. What a great guy he is.

  207. But no one knows who’s on the guest list. Everything we’ve seen is just snippets.

    LOL, exactly. And just look at the # of posts those snippets have induced.

  208. frogcooke, I am pretty curious, but 50 minutes is too much. You wanna recommend a highlight from one of the 6 parts for me to get a taste of the speech?

    The PR is pretty good confirmation, but it still lists “INVITED GUESTS”. I mean, the fact that he rushed to LA probably means he’s going, but I don’t wanna be disappointed if he doesn’t show…

  209. I don’t think anyone was saying that he is unworthy.. just wondering what the connection. Its all about who you know or your notoriety, right?

    What is the connection with Paula and MJ? Did she dance in one of his videos?

    eta: Since Nigel is now on the list. Maybe it’s reading like a 19E – affiliated list. Heh. Yeah, where’s Kris? (<–Kidding)

  210. Scott, a poster on DCO just posted a press release from Columbia re the MJ premiere (thanks, Scott):

    WHO: FROM THE FILM ‘“ Kenny Ortega (Director & Producer), Randy Phillips (Producer),
    Paul Gongaware (Producer), John Branca (Executive Producer), John McClain (Executive Producer), Travis Payne (Choreographer), Thomas Organ (Guitarist), Judith Hill (Vocalist), Darryl Phinnessee (Vocalist), Mekia Cox (Dancer), Christopher Grant (Dancer), Danielle Rueda-Watts (Aerialist), Alexandra Apjarova (Aerialist)

    INVITED GUESTS ‘“ Allison Janney, Ben Vereen, Berry Gordy, Carrie Ann Inaba, David Cook, Forest Whitaker, Jamie Kennedy,JC Chasez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Lowndes, Mario Lopez, Marisa Miller, Matt Lanter, Michael Rapaport, Neil Patrick Harris, Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, Sharon Lawrence, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, Sugar Ray Leonard, Viola Davis, Vivica A. Fox, Zac Efron

    WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 .
    Press Call Time 3:00 PM
    Arrivals 4:15 PM
    Doors Close 5:45 PM
    Screening 6:00 PM

    WHERE: Nokia Theatre L.A.
    777 Chick Hearn Ct.
    Los Angeles, CA

    That is not a Columbia Pictures press release — it is a press announcement that is sent and posted for the press so they know when to arrive, who will be there, etc.

    A reported from Montreal apparently used it to write her story. But I haven’t seen any confirmation that David Cook will be at this event.

    Also, the celebrity invitee list for a premiew like this is long, these are usually the press-worthy invitees that were invited and who are expected to be there. So it is cool that Cook is on the list.

  211. He just doesn’t like the shmoozing part of the job, even if it is necessary.

    Could I have a Cook quote on this’ ¦.thanks

    Oh, goodness. I’m a pretty big fangirl, but I really don’t have every Cook related media opportunity memorized or at my fingertips. I do know that I’ve heard/read/seen him say this several times.

    Any other Cook fans remember exactly where we’ve heard this before? Please, for Tess?

  212. Hey SashaB~

    Q3 answered the Paula MJ connection a little further upthread:

    Paula has been friends with the Jackson family for years and has worked with both Janet and Michael.

    Paula did the choreography in the music videos for Janet Jackson, and performed herself in videos for Michael Jackson, and Janet Jackson.

    HTH!

  213. Why does it matter? David was on tour. It’s not like he was hiding from celebrity or red carpet events. LOL. David Cook is going to be on the red carpet. Oo! Wonder who he will be wearing? Yes, am shallow.

    eta: Thanks for the Paula connection. Now how about Mario Lopez and Nygel Lythgoe?

  214. 1. Why does it matter which celebrities are or aren’t attending the premiere of the MJ documentary? I’ve never paid much attention to who goes to movie premieres — and it’s not like they are going to be able to pimp their own projects as the interviewers will likely only ask them about MJ.

    2. I read that article in that Arkansas magazine where Katy talked about wanting to be an actress. As someone else on ehre stated, she has wanted to be an actress since she was a kid, but her parents wouldn’t let her go to NY to study, and — for whatever reason — she majored in business in college while doing some acting as well. So this isn’t something she’s decided to try just because her husband is now a celebrity.

    Also, she’s not 26 years old — she’s a year younger than Kris, which would make her 23.

    3. That Cincinnati DJ seems to be a douche. Unless people have specifically requested that the station find and play The Script’s version of LLWD, there’s no reason for him to do that — especially after Kris came and did all that Bosom Ball stuff, including doing an itnerview with that exact same DJ. The Script’s new single is Breakeven — THAT’s what he should be playing of theirs. Not something they didn’t even put on their current album…

  215. That list looks different from the list on the French site. Like I don’t remember Nigel Nythgoe being on the we saw yesterday..was he?

  216. The PR is pretty good confirmation, but it still lists ‘INVITED GUESTS’ . I mean, the fact that he rushed to LA probably means he’s going, but I don’t wanna be disappointed if he doesn’t show’ ¦

    True. Guess the best approach is always “wait and see”. BTW – When is the live feed scheduled for? I’m sure it’s somewhere in this thread, but it’s a long thread…

  217. Does anyone else remember this from the AI7 finale? At the time Nigel or one of the other producers was quoted as saying that the biggest star in the world was going to be at the finale – but that it would be a secret until then. Right away people started speculating that MJ would be there because David Cook’s cover of Billie Jean was such a sensation. Then when the finale he came it was George Michael. There were still rumors that it was supposed to be MJ but that MJ got the last minute jitters and backed out. Am I imagining this?

  218. He just doesn’t like the shmoozing part of the job, even if it is necessary.

    Could I have a Cook quote on this’ ¦.thanks

    About 4 minutes in.

    I just figured the guy gets his extrovert on while performing, and doesn’t really need the party circuit on top of that. But when there’s an event with some additional appeal, he seems to enjoy it.

    And seriously, most red carpet guest lists would probably look pretty random to the casual viewer. Nobody has yet explained why Allison Janney or Jennifer Love Hewitt will be attending, other than that they wanted to go.

  219. Cook being out and about is always a win win situation for fans and non fans. Fans will be happy to see him, non fans will have another reason to talk about his hair.
    Maybe he’ll wear a hat and spare us.

    The last time he went to a premiere, he wore a hat! And elephant ears on top of it! The Horton Hears a Who premiere during Top 11 or something.

    He just doesn’t like the shmoozing part of the job, even if it is necessary.

    Could I have a Cook quote on this’ ¦.thanks

    Someone else with photgraphic memory of DC quotes wanna apply for #1 fan today? I feel like he’s mentioned something about being about worrying about the music and not the celebrity aspect, though maybe not about shmoozing specifically.

    ETA: standtotheright, you win! Though I can’t see the clip now, I’m sure it’s good :)

    ETAA: frogcooke, thanks, I’ll check out 1 and 4.

  220. “frogcooke, I am pretty curious, but 50 minutes is too much. You wanna recommend a highlight from one of the 6 parts for me to get a taste of the speech?”

    well its all pretty good I think. maybe parts 1 and 4?

    1 is mostly about obviously his not being good at public speaking and how he was asked to talk at this etc etc. and then how its facing fears and taking risks etc etc lol theres some funny bits in there.(an then the beginning of part 2 where it had cut off)

    4 is mainly about the time between the utah kids talent show, having a panic attack, starsearch and up to now about what is was like not being about to sing and how he was feeling during those times. Theres some cute stuff.

    but its all really good stuff TBH.

    mini recap:
    part 2 is about his journaling and how he gets scrapbooks but he also wants his kids to hear his view on things from him.

    part 3 is the first time they ask him to sing, and talks about how he got into music and how much he hated his voice but he liked singing more.
    (the end is when he said he wasnt done talking, when they asked to sing again)

    part 5 is talking about potential and then his ‘smiley boy’ story and how even smiling can help people, also about visiting widows and stuff. And how family is important etc etc

    part 6 is him singing lol

  221. Cook being out and about is always a win win situation for fans and non fans. Fans will be happy to see him, non fans will have another reason to talk about his hair. What a great guy he is.

    For real, I restrained myself all day while that pic stayed on the front page. I did not go into that thread and rain on the Cook Fan parade at all. The comb-over was exceptionally bad yesterday – but I held it in. I’m not sure I can do that for two days in a row. But, I promise I’ll try :)

  222. By the way, I’m not trying to be snotty about wanting some information from someone about David actually dissing the Hollywood establishment. I know what Kris has said…he pretty much makes it clear in every interview that he isn’t into the Hollywood scene, but I haven’t really heard this from David.

    I personally don’t know that it is a “bad” thing to your fan cred to be a little enamored with the Hollywood scene. Most people have a bit of the “low brow” in their makeup…and to play your cards and use your celebrity to get in a really good club, or “free” tickets to a good movie and an even funner party, or great seats at a high stakes sporting event, or a tee time at a wickedly good golf course….well I’d play the game a bit. And I just don’t think that David wouldn’t want to play the game once in a while…he seems cosmopolitan enough to enjoy it.

  223. That list looks different from the list on the French site. Like I don’t remember Nigel Nythgoe being on the we saw yesterday..was he?

    It is a bit different. Yesterday we were discussing the list being in alphabetical order (Adam Lambert was listed first) and I commented on poor Vivica A Fox. I noticed today the Zac Efron is now last, so he’s been added. Also, Adam is not listed on this particular list.

  224. Nobody has yet explained why Allison Janney or Jennifer Love Hewitt will be attending, other than that they wanted to go.

    No one can explain the spider web of connectivity between publicists, managers and event planners LOL. But seriously, am I the only one who finds Sugar Ray Leonard to the be the strange guest choice here? (Not that I don’t love him, because I do).

  225. Am I the only one kind of grossed out by this Michael Jackson movie? The idea of piecing together this footage right before he croaked in order to make money off it– I just find it macabre. Ick.

  226. I’m not sure I can do that for two days in a row. But, I promise I’ll try

    We appreciate the effort, SpenserJ. (;

  227. auntieaimee
    October 27, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    If you check back a few pages you will find lots of posts agreeing with you.

  228. Tess, from what I understand David’s problem is to be news for his private life and have papz taking pictures and filming videos of him out there. And when in LA, those papz are everywhere. But he goes to events, and he goes out, maybe he just feels like he’s being watched, more than anywhere else.

    I wonder if Marisa Miller is single. She so makes someone’s style. lol

  229. standtotheright
    October 27, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks…now I am heartbroken…I was hoping he’d show up at a few places….so I gather with that interview he won’t be there tonight. Oh well.

  230. You don’t have to go to New York to study acting. Hundreds of schools across the country offer degrees in Acting and/or Musical Theatre. University of Arkansas is one of them.

    As well as the internet. Hmmmm maybe I should sign up for one of those correspondence courses.

    No, students at places such as U of A, Alabama, University of Memphis, Cincinnatti, etc. put in four years of studying acting or musical theatre to get an earned degree. They enroll in classes, buy books, and attend these classes. They also have to participate in plays and musicals during the year. If these students don’t get a part, they are required to work behind the scenes. Many of these students do Summer Stock work to add to their resume and get invaliable experience. They actually work countless number of hours, year round, towards a career they are pursuing.

    I have a degree in theatre from a liberal arts college in the South and I have had a career in the business without ever going to NYC or LA to work. Professional theatres and movie production companies exist in all parts of the country (as well as all over the world). Televsision shows such as most of the Lifetime shows (drop Dead Diva, Army Wives) are filmed entirely away from either Hollywood or NY.

  231. Sugar Ray Leonard to the be the strange guest choice here? (Not that I don’t love him, because I do).

    Oh SpencerJ…I too loved Sugar Ray and when the blow to his eye stopped his career I was devastated…but it did keep the pretty intact.

  232. I don’t know if he’s dissing it, but he’s really just a very unassuming, mid-western boy and has said he’s not a ‘Hollywood’  type. Although, I have a feeling that the few big events he’s gone to, he has completely enjoyed. He just doesn’t like the shmoozing part of the job, even if it is necessary.

    Such an unassuming Midwestern boy that he went on the most popular show in the US to have a chance at getting a recording contract and become famous as part of it. Not saying that he wants to just be famous, yes I think that he wants to create music and whatever, but if he was going to be successful at it, he would be successful at it, and yeah, famous . And no, I don’t think he’s Greta Garbo in combover form.

    It Cook was really ALL about the music and being so unassuming and hating the games of the industry, than he wouldn’t have tried out for American Idol at all.

    That being said, I really am looking forward to hopefully seeing David Cook if he’s at the show and very soon! for however many seconds he is shown. And not to worry about David’s hair, I’m sure Adam’s will suck more and take the bad hair spotlight away from David’s hair issues. Which even as a non-Cook stan, I think David’s hair looks fine most of the time.

  233. I’m not sure I can do that for two days in a row. But, I promise I’ll try

    Haha, you didn’t need to restrain yourself like that– a good handful of people (myself being a big contributor) snarked on the hair/lack thereof at length in that thread. Good times.

  234. Jolene:

    that was a great disclaimer. I fully support your run for the title, btw.

    lol!! Is it too late for law school?

    That DC fangirl title is up for grabs every day. Sigh. The indignities I have to commit to win it anew each time. :)

  235. ALBUM COVER ON ADAMOFFICIAL.COM!!!!

    Have to say I am a bit disappointed. While Adam looks very good here, there are many, many photos of him that look better. I don’t think the cover alone will win him any attention from non-fans other than perhaps some derogatory comments.

  236. This may have surfaced on the long expired Kris-Fin thread. But this is a YouTube of Can’t Stay Away that went up overnight. With better audio. Not completely muffled audio like many of the others. Little trebley, but at least not underwater. (Though we preciate them all). And very nice video.

    And if a repeat, apologies. But, hey, bears a repeat listen or two. Still not grokking why this isn’t the first single.

  237. He just doesn’t like the shmoozing part of the job, even if it is necessary.

    Could I have a Cook quote on this’ ¦.thanks

    About 4 minutes in.

    Whew! Thanks a bunch, standtotheright!

  238. OMG…I love that album cover! He looks gorgeous, love the graphic for “For Your Entertainment”.

    Here’s his tweet:

    adamlambert
    Album cover revealed on adamofficial.com. Glam is back!!!6 minutes ago from Echofon

  239. The cover is VERY Bowie like for me and very glam. I really like it.

  240. Very 70’s -early 80’s glam. Even down to the font’s. lol Love it.

  241. I don’t hink the cover alone will win him any attention from non-fans other than perhaps some derogatory comments.

    There are plenty of derogatory comments on twitter already, luckily not all of them can be seen by Adam. Does RCA really think that making him feminine and air brushed will make him more marketable? This cover is the opposite of the David Cook cover which I also didn’t like where they tried to make him look this too cool dude and didn’t capture who he really was.

  242. Such an unassuming Midwestern boy that he went on the most popular show in the US to have a chance at getting a recording contract and become famous as part of it. Not saying that he wants to just be famous, yes I think that he wants to create music and whatever, but if he was going to be successful at it, he would be successful at it, and yeah, famous . And no, I don’t think he’s Greta Garbo in combover form.

    DC was barely making ends meet as a struggling musician in Tulsa before AI– he went to auditions to support his brother and kind of got prodded to give it a try. I think once things got going, he saw it as a great platform that could help him get his music out to a larger audience. He didn’t actively seek the huge TV show as his path to success, but went for it after he realized how lucky he was to be on the show. (He mentioned post-win that to not give it his all would be a like slap in the face to the 103,000 talented people who tried out and didn’t make it that far– perhaps alluding to his brother). And I think he absolutely wants to be famous– the guy is pretty ambitious when it comes to his career–just as long as that fame is due to the music. I don’t get the Greta Garbo reference?

  243. Well, Adam definitely embraced his glam and androgenous side. To put it mildly. Not sure how I feel about it.

    I think Allison’s is best, at best thus far.

  244. And yes, he was interviewed about MJ on 20/20 after he died.

    Was this the interview after the concert for GMA that some producer did with David, Kris and Adam? What ever happened to that. I was in Central Park and saw them talking on stage but never saw the resulting interview.

    DC was barely making ends meet as a struggling musician in Tulsa before AI’“ he went to auditions to support his brother and kind of got prodded to give it a try. I think once things got going, he saw it as a great platform that could help him get his music out to a larger audience. He didn’t actively seek the huge TV show as his path to success, but went for it after he realized how lucky he was to be on the show.

    I think his mother and brother tricked him into that audition.

    And I think he absolutely wants to be famous’“ the guy is pretty ambitious when it comes to his career’“just as long as that fame is due to the music. I don’t get the Greta Garbo reference?

    Greta Garbo was famous for “vanting to be alone!” It became a real “get” for her to do any press or to interview her.

  245. I kind of like the glam picture. It goes well with the album title. The full make up might turn off some of the rock fans. But its not wishy washy for sure.

  246. Dreadful, emasculating and not even interesting. If this album cover is supposed to be some kind of Ziggy Pop or Velvet Goldmine homage, it’s not even succeeding on that level.

  247. Not my favorite look for Adam, lol. Not by a long-shot. But, I will live with it if the music is great (as I am anticipating it will be).

    I do get what they were going for—very Bowie.

  248. Have to say I am a bit disappointed. While Adam looks very good here, there are many, many photos of him that look better. I don’t hink the cover alone will win him any attention from non-fans other than perhaps some derogatory comments.

    I agree on all counts. I’m disappointed. I’m really not thrilled with it. Not thrilled with how it makes him look and agree about fans/non fans and opening up for ridicule. Which to a degree, I think it warranted.

    feh.

  249. Well…..he kinda LOOKS like Pink.

    Not what I was hoping for. Meh.

  250. Re: Album cover.
    A little shocking at first, but then it grows on you. The more I look at it, the more his “Adam-ness” comes out.

  251. Hello photoshop in that cover, big time. Doesn’t even look like a real picture.

    It Cook was really ALL about the music and being so unassuming and hating the games of the industry, than he wouldn’t have tried out for American Idol at all.

    Well, considering the times he has said that he likes to use his famous status to other causes non music related, I’m not sure he’s just about the music. I also don’t think he has ever said he doesn’t want to be famous or that he hates the games of the industry. Actually, I think he knows how to play those games well.
    But I think Cook and others go on American Idol because of the music. Yes, it is a popular show and the most popular one, but it’s a way to an end, which is to make music and live from it. Without AI most of them wouldn’t have that chance. Sometimes it feels like people think these contestans would make it with or without idol, but I don’t think that’s just like that. I believe without idol most of them wouldn’t go nowhere near a career. When you’re 25 years old and you see your music career isn’t going anywhere, maybe that TV show seems like the last option for you to have a music career. It’s not about being famous just for the heck of it, but to have an audience for you music.
    I don’t know what’s so strange about David not being a fan of Hollywood life, for all I know neither are Kelly, Carrie, Daughtry, Hudson… And I think it tells a lot about them that that’s not what they’re looking for. Like David has said before “sometimes you have to kiss the beast to save the beauty”. Some things are part of the game, and you just take it. It doesn’t mean you have to like it.

  252. I LOVE LOVE Adam, love everything I have every heard him sing, have TfM on repeat, but I really, really do NOT like that album cover… I like glam, but I just don’t think this pic makes him look attractive….it is certainly a gutsy move, but I think it is going to subject him to ridicule….but if the music is good, people will buy it and I don’t think it is going to hurt his sales — it might make people more interested to see what the heck he is doing.

  253. Well, That cover is… Alot.

    Guess straight guys are not the target demo RCA are going for here.

  254. Are they *trying* to make Adam into a caricature? This is really odd. He’s a talented guy. Why do this to him? It’s truly bizarre.

    eta: I know he might be singing a P!nk song, but did they have to make him look like her? WTF?

  255. Well’ ¦..he kinda LOOKS like Pink.

    Not what I was hoping for. Meh.

    And we’re the hardcore stans, so I can imagine how well this will go over with other non-stans.

    I am disappoint.

    BIG time. Heck, I think it’s take some black and white picture in from of some vaguely grainy background, over this. That’s how much I’m not liking this. I agree, it’s not even good glam or anime. It’s..feh.

  256. Adam looks like a girl in his album cover.. not sure that’s good or bad… he sure looks pretty!

  257. Seriously, that cover does NOT have cross-over potential.

    I love Adam, and all I can think is:

    ******** WTF ********

    Gah Adam. Stupid.

  258. Whoa on that cover – not only do they make Adam look more feminine – they make him look younger. Do you think they are going for the Tokio Hotel crowd?

  259. The cover isn’t what I was expecting, but damn he’s gorgeous!

  260. This cover is the opposite of the David Cook cover which I also didn’t like where they tried to make him look this too cool dude and didn’t capture who he really was.

    RCA doesn’t do wishy washy and just goes for the extremes? DC looked like he wants to punch you in the face on his cover, while Adam looks like he wants to do your makeup.

    Artistically, the cover is well done, but it’s very much a pop album cover, so it looks like they’re not going for the rock fans. I dunno though, can’t Adam be glam without looking so feminine? From seeing him on TV, on tour, the RS cover, etc., Adam’s always come off as glam but very masculine. This cover seems very unlike him in real life.

  261. If enough of us get on Twitter, can we force a do-over?

    I’m only slightly kidding.

  262. Adam Lambert totally totally androgenous and every bit Bowiesque. And he looks beautiful….and it fits in perfectly with his glam is back. And, hell yes it’s photoshopped…it’s not a damn real life portrait. It’s an OTT album cover. And don’t tell me that it doesn’t warrant attention. Whether you love it or you hate it, you’ll notice it!

  263. Get your popcorn, folks. This cover will generate some discussion.

    hwc (aka “blowhard tard-in-disguise”)

  264. I Luuuuuuv Adam but not liking the Album cover either. I luv the emo look but this is……….well, i haven’t decided what it is yet. Not what I expected. I wanted edge but this is ………well i haven’t decided yet …..but not loving it. Hope the stuff inside is good.

  265. This album cover is an embarrassment. It looks like a refurbished Blake Lewis cover. Same background. My teenage son just fell over laughing at it, and he actually liked Adam on the show. Sometimes I just wonder about decision makers at RCA.

  266. Whoa on that cover ‘“ not only do they make Adam look more feminine ‘“ they make him look younger. Do you think they are going for the Tokio Hotel crowd?

    That is exactly what it reminded me of. Not sexy to me at all. Too feminine.

  267. Adam looks like a girl in his album cover

    That was my first impression, too. At least he looks like a pretty girl.

  268. How can anyone be surprised – it is exactly what he told us it would be!?

    oh yeah, and it is so not American Idol :) :)

  269. Eh. Adam, WHY?! I really love you but that cover is kind of a joke. Oh well, I hope the music rocks!

  270. It’s not as bad as Blake’s cover. Nothing could be as bad as that. I still kind of like it (even though on my 2nd viewing, it looks a little Danny Noriega like. Remember him.)

  271. The album cover is the CHEESIEST-OTT-80’s meets 70’s GLAM-ANDROGYNOUS-BOWIE-ESQUE-UNREAL-ALIEN thing I’ve ever seen!!!!!

    I LOVE IT!!!

  272. Yikes! I LOVE Adam, but his cover…not so much. He looks way too feminine. It isn’t the make-up so much, but the air brushing, his expression, the way his hand lays on his face, the way his lips are parted……idk, maybe just the combination of it all. Oh well, I guess it doesn’t really matter. It’s the music that counts.

  273. Well I guess this is where I say that it could have been worse with the Michelin meets Boy Big Boy look and try and console myself?

    Ugh. Going to have to have a Snowcap or 3 to get over this.

  274. I love it. I think it’s glam, it’s androgynous and he looks gorgeous. It is photoshopped, but no more than Kris’s is, Allison’s is or David Cook’s was. LOVE IT!

  275. Ok, I can’t edit, so I’m reposting.

    If enough of us get on Twitter, can we force a do-over?

    I’m only slightly kidding.

    ETA: I’m not kidding at all. That is seriously fucking bad. That cover is going to LIMIT his audience. Not expand it. No male in his right mind will buy that album. A good number of females would blanch before being seen buying that album. That choice of cover is not just stupid, its stupidity to the nth degree.

    Where the fuck are his friends who talked him out of the flaming headdress?! Whichever record exec approved this should have his ass kicked.

  276. Yeah, not feelin’ Adam’s album cover. I don’t think it’s as bad as Blake’s A.D.D. cover though. That said, if the music is great, no one will really care about the cover.

  277. It isn’t the make-up so much, but the air brushing, his expression, the way his hand lays on his face

    I’ve looked at it a few more times and i don’t mind it as much but i HATE the hand on his face….would have been better to just do a straight shot of him without the hand….the hand imo looks dumb….oh well, i’m gonna download the album so i won’t look at the cd cover too much…seriously gutsy move by rca and adam

  278. The more I look at it the more I like it ‘“ it’s so spacey.

    The more I look at it, the more it creeps me out.

  279. And don’t tell me that it doesn’t warrant attention. Whether you love it or you hate it, you’ll notice it!

    But if you are neutral about Adam Lambert, or you have heard nothing about his music, would this cover make you open to listening to his music or laughing at the cover and putting it down?

    It appears that even the diehard fan at AO are upset with it.

    “Embarassed” is not a good word for your fans to be using. Word of mouth sells the best. If you are “embarassed” to look at it, do you think you’ll share it with your friends? Perhaps not with the original cover.

  280. I agree, mmb. I think Adam was going for glam and he got it. I do, however, hate his hand on his face. The cover as a whole is meh, IMO.

  281. I’m not kidding at all. That is seriously fucking bad. That cover is going to LIMIT his audience. Not expand it. No male in his right mind will buy that album. A good number of females would blanch before being seen buying that album. That choice of cover is not just stupid, its stupidity to the nth degree.

    Don’t have a stroke – almost everyone is buying their music on itunes. No one will have to strut down the aisle at their local music store with a cd in hand.

    :) :)

  282. Is it too late to get the Michelin man photo back?

    OMG, seriously. I was just thinking the same thing. Bwah!

  283. I think this is worse than Blake’s—the airbrushing!!!

    It better be a damn good album. (and I am saying this as a huge Adam fan)

  284. Not only do I think Allison has the best album cover this year, I think she has the best one in YEARS. What is it with all bad these Idol album covers?? The only one I can think of that I really liked was Carrie’s Carnival Ride but that wasn’t her debut.

  285. Don’t have a stroke ‘“ almost everyone is buying their music on itunes.

    Not even close. The big box retailers sell the vast majority of albums.

  286. No male in his right mind will buy that album. A good number of females would blanch before being seen buying that album. That choice of cover is not just stupid, its stupidity to the nth degree.

    Funny, I’m male, and generally considered very sane. I’d buy it. Most of my female friends would be trying to figure out what technique was used for makeup shading. ::shrug:: different strokes.

  287. This cover will do exact what Adam wants – bring this thread up to over a thousand posts – MJ you best open another one.

  288. jpfan
    October 27, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    I kind of like the glam picture. It goes well with the album title. The full make up might turn off some of the rock fans. But its not wishy washy for sure.

    Are you messing with us??? :)

  289. Wasn’t the whole point of having the album a chance to get album art?! Wasn’t the entire point of an album cover to INDUCE people to buy it?

    O.M.G. There are simply not enough words in the English language to describe the idiodicy of that pictoral decision. He HAD a chance to market himself to a wide audience. He chose to divebomb for the sake of “art”.

    I cannot believe that I am acutally PISSED by a piece of “album art”, but that is my only emotion right now. My only desire right now it to kick his talented but STUPID ass.

  290. Get your popcorn, folks. This cover will generate some discussion.

    hwc (aka ‘blowhard tard-in-disguise’ )

    Oh Vera. You didn’t disappoint me! I hope everyone at Planet Fierce enjoyed that. (I also hope you kept in the part where you called me a “bi-polar skank”)

  291. Seriously the ‘fans’ who have not been feeling anything Adam has done since he left AI – I think it’s time to exit the bus because he not going to go in your direction.

  292. Do you think they are going for the Tokio Hotel crowd?

    I don’t know about Tokio Hotel, but it’s definitely Tokyo something. It looks a bit anime. Maybe they think this will help his world-wide stardom, especially in Asia.

  293. It appears that even the diehard fan at AO are upset with it

    I only saw a couple at AO that didn’t like it.

  294. No male in his right mind will buy that album

    No…no middle of the road AI fan will buy this. Adam just divorced himself from AI in one final blow. And kudos.

  295. I’m really starting to love it – it’s a ‘what the heck’ then a ‘damn I like that’

  296. I would remind everyone that 19/RCA signed off on this cover. They have their reasons for gong with a “bold” cover. I think it’s pretty safe to assume that the music probably won’t sound like retread corporate-rock Nickelback covers. This is clearly a cover designed to be “too much for parents to handle”.

    hwc (aka ‘blowhard tard-in-disguise’ )

  297. Wow, he looks pretty. Maybe a little too pretty (for some tastes). But But hey, this picture got my attention and now I’m even more curious about what’s inside the CD. And for that, I pronounce this cover a hit.

  298. Absolutely stunning. I’m glad his beautiful blue-eys are highlighted. We get pretty Adam on the album cover, and dirty Adam on TfM. The world gets all sides of Adam.

  299. Stupid DCO is offline again. Stupid.

    The MJ premiere thing is interesting. I think most people here are wondering why DC got invited to the premiere and what the connection is because MJ is such an icon and this would seem like a big deal. Plus, AI fans are interested because Adam Lambert is premiering his video before TII. To me, as someone who is not that much of an MJ fan, I’m wondering why DC would bother going when he’s already so busy and has got a lot more worthwhile and important things to do (such as relaxing at some point during his “break” from the tour). Oh well, at least we’ll get some red carpet pics out of it and maybe even some interviews.

  300. Oh SpencerJ’ ¦I too loved Sugar Ray and when the blow to his eye stopped his career I was devastated’ ¦but it did keep the pretty intact.

    I almost missed this Tess, with all that album cover excitement. Yes indeed, the pretty always stayed :)

    I’m relatively surprised by the strong reaction that an album cover can have on people. I had no idea they ever elicited these kinds of feelings. I almost feel bad for people. It seems to be causing extreme anger and heartbreak in the other thread. I just want to hug them all and tell them it’s just not that deep. I’m not snarking either – I’m truly have some kind of weird sympathy reaction to all of the cover-related depression!

  301. Latest tweets from David Cook.

    Just watched the pilots do an acrobatic landing here in LA… It was awesome! Even the German judge gave it a 9!

    Oh and it was extra special cause I was ON the plane
    35 minutes ago from mobile web

    eek.

  302. I’m truly have some kind of weird sympathy reaction to all of the cover-related depression!

    This is indeed funny SpenserJ.
    you’re so right.. it ain’t that deep ;)

  303. (I also hope you kept in the part where you called me a ‘bi-polar skank’ )

    Oh MJ, I’m not allowed to comment on this am I? You know how badly I want to break one of your rules right now.

    So, I’ll just say that having met you, I can assure your readers that you are not bipolar. I cannot however verify that you are not indeed a skank :)

  304. EmmaJK ‘” WTF?

    Well, he’s alive, so hopefully that was some hyperbole there.

    here’s the last twitpic from Kris:

    Oh, my 5 year old would LOVE that little cow!

  305. hot off the presses…….. david’s charity is partnering with late tlc member lisa lopes’s foundation to bring aid to hondurans…

    DAVID ARCHULETA AND ANGELS FOR A CAUSE PARTNER WITH THE LISA LOPES FOUNDATION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MEDICAL CENTER IN HONDURAS

    Over a million families are in desperate need of health care in Honduras-

    Atlanta, GA ‘“ (October 27, 2009) David Archuleta and Angels For A Cause (AFAC) partner with the Lisa Lopes Foundation (LLF) to help raise $10,000 to launch the new medical center in Honduras.

    The Lisa Lopes Foundation medical center will serve thousands of families and children living in impoverished areas of Honduras , with health conditions among the worst in the Western Hemisphere . Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America .

    http://www.hiphoppress.com/2009/10/david-archuleta-and-angels-for-a-cause-partner-with-the-lisa-lopes-foundation-to-raise-funds-for-med.html

  306. OK, back now after going through 18 pages of LOLtastic reactions to THE cover over on ONTD. I love the use of GIFs and pics as commentary there, plus getting a mostly outside-the-AI-bubble POV.

    Now, back to the premiere – how much longer to go until there’s something of substance? I’m pondering sleep but I’ll stick around if it’s soon enough (it’s 1 am here).

  307. Adam tweets:

    On my way to the THIS IS IT premiere w my lovely date Miss Katy Perry!! We are Dressed!

  308. In case anyone is still reading this thread, the CHR/TOP 40 adds are in for the week.

    LLWD got seven more adds this week – including new stations in Atlanta and Salt Lake City. But half of the adds were automatic adds. Hopefully that will be enough to keep LLWD moving up (or at least staying steady) on the Pop charts this week.

    Allison’s FIBOU officially went for adds today and it was picked up by two stations. One in Memphis where she is playing their Jingle Ball and another in Biloxi.

    It was a tough week though as Rhianna and Lady Gaga pretty much got added by every station.

  309. Balance
    October 27, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    “Is it too late to get the Michelin man photo back?”

    ROFL

  310. I just heard that they played David Cook’s “latest song” One Second to Change Your Life as the background to the baseball highlights montage on ESPN. Can anyone confirm this? Isn’t that one of those 30s unreleased songs?

    ETA: Adam Lambert on the feed now.

  311. OK, back now after going through 18 pages of LOLtastic reactions to THE cover over on ONTD. I love the use of GIFs and pics as commentary there, plus getting a mostly outside-the-AI-bubble POV.

    Well Adam is pretty hated on ONTD proper and gets plenty of hate posts there, so I don’t really consider it an outside source of anything about Adam. BUT I love them for the lulz and the gifs, which in this care are wonderfully epic and called for.

    mj
    October 27, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    Get your popcorn, folks. This cover will generate some discussion.

    hwc (aka ‘blowhard tard-in-disguise’ )

    Oh Vera. You didn’t disappoint me! I hope everyone at Planet Fierce enjoyed that. (I also hope you kept in the part where you called me a ‘bi-polar skank’ )

    Yikes! Sorry to hear that.

    Well ready for the red carpet and seeing my 6 second of David and Adam tonight. And to try and get the bad bad taste left in my fandom mind with TsC (THE shudder COVER)

  312. “I just heard that they played David Cook’s ‘latest song’  One Second to Change Your Life as the background to the baseball highlights montage on ESPN. Can anyone confirm this? Isn’t that one of those 30s unreleased songs?”

    thats what i heard too. and yeah thats one of the unreleased songs. I like that one!

  313. Yes, it is confirmed. “One Second to Change Your Life” was played on ESPN 2 on Baseball Tonight’s closing montage. Here are the unofficial lyrics.

    “A hundred signs choices at every turn
    hours stacking up with time to burn
    this road will keep on going it only stops for you
    it’s up to you so make a move
    it only takes one second to change your life
    everything can turn
    when you believe you lie and take turns tonight
    one second to change your mind
    finally breathe the air you’ve held inside
    one second to change your life
    million skies and all of them are fake
    behind your eyes you got it made
    every guess is young at heart but i’ve been right where you are
    it’s the only shape take your own today
    it only takes one second to change your life
    everything can turn when your believe your lie
    and take turns tonight
    one second to change your mind
    finally breathe the air that you’ve held inside
    one second to change your life
    one second to change your life
    one second just stand and stare
    fingers crossed for the other side
    when you cant stop moving with the other flying kind
    it only takes one second to change your life
    when you believe your lie and take turns tonight
    one second to change your mind
    finally breathe the air you’ve held inside
    one second’s too long
    it only takes one second to change your life
    it only takes one second to change your life
    one second to change your mind
    finally breathe the air you’ve held inside
    one second to save your life”

    Written by: David Cook and Zac Malloy

    It is now savely saved on my DVR for me to listen to as often as I want. Yippee!

  314. They just interviewed Cook on the feed…he looks very GQ! Where is everyone?

  315. “They just interviewed Cook on the feed’ ¦he looks very GQ! Where is everyone?”

    too busy laughing or crying over adams cover

  316. Yep, just saw both Adam and David interviewed — not together. Also Katy Perry pimped Adam’s album drop date.

    Oh man, I hope someone captured that new Cook song and is going to share it. I never watch ESPN. Not a sporty gal at all.

  317. Uh yeah, Adam’s hair and I were not happy, but it’s been worse *cough YHA cough* and his skin wasn’t great but that’s because he also didn’t look too made-up. Poor Adam. Liked his outfit at least. He’s worn the jacket a few times before, but can’t go wrong with black and relatively plain.

    Loved David’s Dickensenian scarf, and his outfit was pretty basic, so nothing too bad (or too good) hair wasn’t good though. Kind of rocking the stringy combover look hard.

    So for bad hair, I think Adam and David Cook both had their issues. Outfits? Okay. Not bad, very them and flattering and relatively plain. So yeah, not horrible thus far.

  318. I’ve seen two interviews with David via two different feeds (the UStream and the LiveStream ones). collectively, I got way more than 6 seconds, so I’m a happy DC fan right now. Tried recording the streams but my WMR didn’t cooporate, hopefully someone else got it.

    Going to bed, hopefully will wake up to find more.

    ETA: Please please let someone record that ESPN montage and put it online. Please? Pretty please with sparkles on top taken from Adam’s background?

  319. Wow, it’s windy on the red carpet. Cook looked like he just stepped out of the shower, but oh, so cool. Yeah man, just heard the new song on ESPN2 and then switch to the live feed of the red carpet and there he was, looking all cleaned up and spiffy. It’s a great day to be a Cook fan.

    Jeepers, what a schedule. He’s been filming and working in Kokomo on the house build, recording last night for ESPN, back to Kokomo to meet the family at the airport, flight to LA, acrobatic landing at the airport and then to the red carpet for the premier. How wild is that? I thought this was supposed to be his vacation?

  320. From Twitter, apparently that baseball show with Cook’s new song is going to be rerun tonight:

    FoolsApril64 FYI Baseball Tonight’s World Series Special is scheduled for rebroadcast on ESPN at 12:00 a.m. ET

  321. Holy crap is there a youtube yet to this new Cook song? I am out of the loop!!

  322. Jeepers, what a schedule. He’s been filming and working in Kokomo on the house build, recording last night for ESPN, back to Kokomo to meet the family at the airport, flight to LA, acrobatic landing at the airport and then to the red carpet for the premier. How wild is that? I thought this was supposed to be his vacation?

    Considering this schedule I’m willing to give Cook a pass on the hair tonight. I’m exhausted just following him online over the past 48 hours. The man simply does not rest.

  323. Holy crap is there a youtube yet to this new Cook song? I am out of the loop!!

    It’s one of those snippets posted a while ago, a song that didn’t make the album. You can listen to 30 seconds here.

  324. Holy shit red carpet interviews and a new song! I was not expecting this not to end up like that! If that flight was as bad as he made it sound I cut him some slack for being a bit of a mess heh. I hope he takes a nap after this.

    Has anyone posted video of ESPN? I heard the full song was used?

    eta: @thedavidcook sitting in the theater waiting on “This Is It” to start. inspiring vibe here

  325. OMG – I go to work & then my book club meeting and then come home to find that there were interviews my hot Cookie on the red carpet? and New David Cook Music on ESPN?!! I am flailing and ploding, I tell you. Sneaky sneaky David Cook – and we thought you were on vacation.

    oh so happy and proud to be a David Cook fan.

  326. How long was the ESPN montage? I’m assuming it’s not the full song, but over 30 secs?
    Totally forgot we get ESPN, so the DVR is now set.

  327. Michael Sarver evidently is releasing a single?

    #I will be singing in LA Thursday night at 7:00 pm. Go to http://www.angelustemple.org/ for info and address.
    33 minutes ago from web

    #I will be singing my new single called You Are for the first time. It is a country song for those wondering.
    21 minutes ago from Echofon

    #RT @revsac: @michaelsarver1 Is You Are a song you wrote yourself? Or a cover of someone else’s song? Yes it is a song I wrote. Very excited!
    8 minutes ago from Echofon

  328. Jolene and Wellhesback, don’t you ever refresh the page? The download for the audio portion of the ESPN performance is right above your posts.

    ETA: Added you-tube video link to above post

  329. More Jim and Archie outtakes. They talk about Allison…

    http://newsroom.mtv.com/2009/10/27/david-archuleta-allison-iraheta/

    Clearly, David Archuleta is on Team Allison with me. His face lit up when he talked about how much “personality and spunk” she has. And when I brought up how adorable it was when she jumped out of her “bottom three” chair to give him a hug when he showed up during an episode, Archuleta smiled and ‘” dare I say it? ‘” blushed.

    Cue the “Awwwwwws!”

    David: “I like Allison. She’s so awesome and she has so much spunk and personality.”

  330. Jolene and Wellhesback, don’t you ever refresh the page? The download for the audio portion of the ESPN performance is right above your posts.

    LOL thanks wordnerdarchie! It’s way past my bedtime so I have a good excuse for being slightly loopy.

    *Downloads as fast as humanly possible*

  331. Daughtry just tweeted on tweeter that his song that he wrote with Kris is the angel song that’s the bonus on Kris cd from walmart.

  332. I’m happy that the Kris/Daughtry song is getting released. Mike Elizondo was in the studio with them so I think it’s a good guess that he produced the track.
    Now, I am just hoping that the Mat Kearney song will be an iTunes exclusive.

  333. Just WOW on the new song – I love it and it fit that montage perfectly!!

  334. Just FYI, the Livestream interview was longer, so hopefully that pops up on the tube as well.

    /I’m not getting any sleep tonight.

  335. Wellhesback, don’t know why you got a textfile on the download, because I downloaded it and imported it and opened with I-tunes and it plays just fine. (It’s missing a little bit of the end.) But now the video link is up, so you can just snatch audio from that.

  336. No worries, wordnerdarchie, I’m happy for now cuz there’s the youtube of the song :)! I wonder what the guy was about to say at the end, it sounded like, “the song was writ…”?

    I hope the full ustream and livestream and MTV interviews get loaded!

    Oh yeah, the hair was not the best… hehehehe. But so excited for seeing DC and the song I don’t even care!

  337. Oh God. Just try to have a real life. Red carpet interviews, pics, tweets and A NEW SONG WRITTEN BY HIM! I’m kind of overwhelmed.

    I give his hair a complete pass tonite. He’s had quite the day.

  338. It’s not on the standard album…it’s on the Walmart exclusive album.
    42 minutes ago from web The song “Send Me All Your Angels” is the song I wrote with Kris http://www.rockstarweekly.c

    Chris Tweeted that he co-wrote the Walmart exclusive included track is “Send Me All Your Angels.”

    So guess the Daughtry co-written song made the cut of Kris’s album after all.

  339. I’m glad to hear the Daughtry song will be the bonus track, although I had guessed the Angels song might have been the Kearney co-write.

    Jim’s favorite “secret song” he has tweeted about – I can’t remember what he hinted about. This is probably the secret song, although I think with all the praise both Mat & Kris gave each other about their writing process, I have to believe that their tune will be released – I agree it will likely be an iTunes bonus track.

  340. This day is too much!
    Cook being cute at EM HE, Adam’s album cover revealed, New Cook song on ESPN2 with awesome MLB montage, Adam & Cook on the red carpet for MJ Premier, Daughtry revealing the song he wrotewith Kris will be on Kris’Walmart cd, And Brooke gets asked about her nipples.
    I can’t have a real life anymore!

  341. Okay, I take it all back! I am so glad that DC decided to take the time to fly back from Indiana to attend the TII premiere. DC on my TV, even with the Locktopus in full display, is flailworthy (to me).

    And I am also flailing over the “new song.”

    So, the song is not on the album but is on ESPN2 . . . so is that going to be just for ESPN2 montages and stuff or is it going to be for release like for iTunes or what? I wonder if this is one of those licensing deals worked out through his publishing deal with Cherry Lane? If so, cool and more $$ in DC’s pocket. Coz boy works hard for his money, yo. Just thinking about his schedule is exhausting me.

  342. To add to BCU79’s comment – Kris’ 7 adds on Top 40 today were tied for 14th most, and his 8 HAC adds yesterday were 4th most. His 15 total adds beat his adds from last week.

  343. Wow, I love the David Cook fandom. I just barely missed him on the Red Carpet stream AND on ESPN. I go to catch up on Twitter, and the photos, Youtubes, and downloads are already there, and here as well, along with the deets on when to set my Tivo for the next showing on ESPN. Y’all sure do make life simple!

    I didn’t watch the whole MTV Red Carpet show, but I did see both Adam and David interviewed and asked about their MJ performances on Idol. I think that sometimes we here in the Idol bubble forget that it is a HUGE cultural phenomenon too. It’s hard to live in the US and not know something about AI, and the winners and runner-ups.

    I like David’s new song. It reminds me of Our Lady Peace’s newish song “All You Did Was Save My Life”. I keep mixing the titles up. Now we can start dreaming about it being released as a one-off single, or on a deluxe DCTR.

    ETA: “I think this is a different red carpet clip of David Cook.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYwaOH2Xego

    I think that’s the interview that MTV showed.

  344. Coz boy works hard for his money, yo

    Cookie sure does — and he doesn’t whine about the grueling nature of his schedule, either.

    He earns every penny the old fashioned way.

    Thanks so much for all of the DC news and links on this thread!

  345. I like David’s new song. It reminds me of Our Lady Peace’s newish song ‘All You Did Was Save My Life’ .

    That’s what I was thinking. And I love, love that OLP song (as well as the entire album (Burn Burn). Loooove.) It’s a good thing it was a co-write with Zac Malloy instead of Raine Maida; otherwise I’d have been yelling at Mr. Maida for pulling a Ryan Tedder.

  346. It’s a good thing it was a co-write with Zac Malloy instead of Raine Maida; otherwise I’d have been yelling at Mr. Maida for pulling a Ryan Tedder.

    But “All You Did was Save My Life” was not written by Raine. It was written by Zac Malloy, Jess Cates and Ron Aniello.

  347. Well – I finally had time to refresh the page & look at the goodies! I love hearing the new David Cook song (!!) on the ESPN clip. read on a blog he finished the track for them just a few days ago – don’t know if that’s true.

    I like the way he looks in that MTV clip, and he sounds wonderful as always.

    What a schedule – Looks like he forgot his necklace and rubber bracelets back in Indiana

  348. I continue to like David Cook the person, so much more than the music he produces. This song is for ESPN, right? I don’t expect a lot beyond that. Which is good, because that song while aiight, was mostly mediocre and done. Nothing interesting or pretty about that song, imho. Sorry. It might just be that I’m in a really bad mood right now, so that maybe it. Or maybe this song is just meh…Which is fine. This isn’t part of his new album, right?

    Oh and talk about exposure for David? So cool. What a great opportunity. And if he wrote it? cha-ching! if it gets used a lot.

  349. I’m going to pull the song out into it’s own thread.

    It’s a little crazy here tonight. Be patient, I’ll get everything up.

  350. It’s a little crazy here tonight. Be patient, I’ll get everything up.

    If this pace keeps up, you’re going to need an assistant!

  351. I did enjoy last night’s introduction to the SYTYCD dancers. It’s a great way to start a season, just not a Fall season. I watched nearly all of tonight’s show and overall it was very, very good. Poor Brandon.

    Maksim Chmerkovskiy says the format of the hit show ‘Dancing with the Stars’  may be rethought after this strenuous season.

    Maksim is right, they are throwing way too much at the stars. Those with some dancing background can handle it, but the others seem to be tired out. Tonight’s show was not good.

    Great news that Kristin Chenoweth will be returning to Glee. It’s good to see this talented lady back on TV even for a limited time.

    MJ, you are doing a terrific job!

  352. But ‘All You Did was Save My Life’  was not written by Raine. It was written by Zac Malloy, Jess Cates and Ron Aniello.

    So, Zac Malloy pulled a Ryan Tedder. Well, between that and Malloy’s cowrite on CBTM, I might have to start hoping that David doesn’t cowrite with him for the next album.

  353. Saw this over at a site that shall remain unnamed. The Daughtry single will be a bonus track on Kris’s new album (but only the Walmart versions). Sorry if this is old news, there are too many threads to check today!

    Kris Allen’s self-titled album will feature a bonus track composed by Chris Daughtry called ‘Send Me All Your Angels’ . This however will only be available at Walmart.

    Via @CHRIS_Daughtry:

    – The song ‘Send Me All Your Angels’  is the song I wrote with Kris http://www.rockstarweekly.c‘ ¦
    – It’s not on the standard album’ ¦it’s on the Walmart exclusive album.
    – I didn’t sing on the song’ ¦.just wrote it

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