Idol Headlines For 10/28/09

First Presenters Announced for ‘The 43rd Annual CMA Awards’

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — The excitement is building as the first group of presenters are announced for “The 43rd Annual CMA Awards, ” hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, and airing live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The first celebrities announced as Awards presenters during “Country Music’s Biggest Night(TM)” are NASCAR superstar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.; stars of ABC’s “The Middle” Neil Flynn and Patricia Heaton;Julianne Hough; nominee Randy Houser (for both New Artist and Music Video of the Year for “Boots On”); nominee Jake Owen (New Artist of the Year); Kellie Pickler; CMA Award winner LeAnn Rimes; and ABC News’s Robin Roberts, co-anchor of “Good Morning America” and host of the upcoming “Robin Roberts: Bright Lights. Big Stars. All Access Nashville” ABC television special (airing Nov. 10).

Reuters.com

Danny Gokey to perform at Bucks Home Opener

The Milwaukee Bucks and their fans will welcome home American Idol star Danny Gokey on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at their 2009-10 home opener at the Bradley Center. And Danny will reciprocate the welcome by performing the National Anthem and a special halftime performance during the Bucks-Detroit game.

Tickets for the game are available at Bucks.com, by calling 1-800-4-NBA-TIX, at the Bradley Center box office 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

NBA.com

Oprah Winfrey: Adam Lambert is on Thursday’s show

“America’s favorite runner-up” will visit “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Thursday.

That’s the way Winfrey describes “American Idol” finalist Adam Lambert, who will be a guest on an episode that promises “the biggest stars of reality TV.”

Well, not exactly. Simon Cowell won’t be there. Isn’t he the biggest reality star of all?

Orlando Sentinel.com

People’s Choice Awards Nominations for AI and Alumni

The People’s Choice Awards 2010 preliminary nominations have been announced and American Idol and its alumni received a total of eight nominations! What’s cool about the People’s Choice Awards is that YOU get to vote. Vote for American Idol and the show’s alumni at http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca. The top five vote getters in each category will become the official nominees of People’s Choice Awards 2010.

American Idol

Adam Lambert, David Cook Honor Michael Jackson At ‘This Is It’ Premiere

Adam Lambert paid homage to Michael Jackson during his stint on “American Idol.” The glam singer put his own stamp on Jackson’s classic tune “Black or White” while competing on the show. And at the red-carpet premiere of “Michael Jackson’s This Is It, ” Lambert shared with us just how the King of Pop inspired him.

“Michael wasn’t afraid of just being himself, ” he said. “Michael didn’t conform to one style of music. He did his own thing. That’s the thing that makes me tick.”

MTV

Paula Abdul Remembers ‘Many Memorable Moments’ With Michael Jackson

Long before Paula Abdul was a pop star or an “American Idol” judge, she worked with the Jacksons on their flashy dance moves. While she was still in her teens, she was called upon to choreograph the group’s legendary 1984 Victory Tour. At the premiere of “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Abdul recalled how much she learned from Michael.

“There were so many memorable moments, ” she told MTV News. “I was still a [Los Angeles] Laker girl and I was summoned to work with the brothers. I was 18 years old and I got to see entertainment at its finest. [I learned that] you’re only as good as the last thing you’ve done. He was just amazing.”

MTV

Michael Jackson’s This Is It

Had Michael Jackson’s series of concerts at London’s O2 Arena gone off as planned earlier this summer, it would have almost certainly signaled one of the most dramatic comebacks in pop music history. The rehearsal footage on display in ‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It’  is evidence enough to draw that conclusion, providing a solid basis to imagine the final product while also giving a heretofore unseen glimpse of the star’s creative process — and the latter is both the film’s greatest strength and its most troubling element. Worldwide box office after Sony’s midweek bow should be monstrous.

Variety.com

‘This Is It’ a fascinating work-in-progress

Many of the musicians and craftsmen interviewed in ‘This Is It’  talk about Michael Jackson’s perfectionism, so it begs the question: Would Michael Jackson have wanted this movie of rehearsal footage to be seen by mass audiences?

Filmed during a series of run-throughs for a London concert engagement that was canceled after Jackson’s untimely death this summer, ‘This Is It’  takes us behind the scenes of what was going to be a gargantuan show, complete with dancers, filmed segments, pyrotechnics and acrobatics. The footage was meant for Jackson’s personal archival use; only after Jackson’s death did the concert promoters and others involved with the show decide to go public with this material.

MSNBC

Adam Lambert’s outre-space ‘For Your Entertainment’ cover: What do you think?

Adam-Lambert-album-cover-520Adam Lambert unveiled the cover for his forthcoming debut CD, For Your Entertainment, on his official site this afternoon, and to paraphrase the sadly under-appreciated 2003 single from current Dancing With the Stars contestant Mya: This cover’s like’ ¦whoa! A publicist for 19 Recordings reveals that the image was shot by Warwick Saint in August in New York City. And, to put it mildly, it’s a little more, um, out there than the pensive-yet-ultimately-benign images we’ve come to expect from Idol runners-up. (If you’re not familiar with the show’s post-second-place oeuvre, do check out Exhibit A, Exhibit B, and Exhibit C. Not that there’s anything wrong with them, of course.) Is America ready for this particular jelly? Some of my EW colleagues aren’t terribly optimistic, but might I remind them, we’re dishing a dude who sailed through Grand Ole Opry week with a hyper-sexual, sitar-infused take on ‘Ring of Fire.’  Anyhow, while the Glambert nation collectively wipes its brow, catches its breath, and attempts to unlock its eyes from Adam’s hypnotic gaze (good luck!), here’s five things I think the cover art reveals about the artist and his debut disc, set to drop Nov. 23.

EW.com

Adam Lambert has a Message: Step Up You Fancy Unicorns

If you felt the ground quiver earlier today, fret not: That was just 80s Trapper Keeper designer Lisa Frank rolling over in her grave. (*Assuming she is dead, which we are.) That’s because today, a glowing orb from outerspace came hurtling towards the Earth’s surface, crashing into a field somewhere in America’s heartland, cracking perfectly down the middle to reveal quite the sight. No, not Arnold Schwarzenegger’s glistening nude body’ ¦ Something much, much, much more sexually intriguing.

Ladies and gentlemen, today, we bring you Adam Lambert’s album cover: For Your Entertainment (click for high res copy):

Best Week Ever.tv

How to Turn the New Adam Lambert Album Cover into a Last-Minute Halloween Costume

Within this Halloween’s predictable costume brigade of Michael Jacksons, Lady Gagas, and ‘Recession-Proof Sluts, ‘  it may seem daunting to find an original costume by Saturday. Well, I can’t help you with originality, but if you decide to go as Adam Lambert’s new For Your Entertainment album cover, I can ensure that you find all necessary supplies in just one trip to your decrepit hometown True Value.

Movieline

Adam Lambert’s Album Cover Reminds Us Of The Most Insane ‘American Idol Covers

Adam Lambert revealed his album cover for “For Your Entertainment” and it’s as spectacularly over-the-top and jaw-dropping as his memorable ‘American Idol’  performances. The dude is a walking water-cooler conversation. And by golly, he’s done it again.

In the Tweet that linked to the cover, Lambert wrote, ‘Glam is back!!!’  Judging from this album art, however, I don’t know that I’d say it’s back so much as hanging out at the mall Glamour Shots kiosk. (Will this eye-catching retro look help sell albums? We’ll find out when it lands in stores November 23.)

MTV

Adam Lambert brings the glam

Any slightly negative commentary regarding American Idol contestant and soon-to-be pop superstar Adam Lambert, I’ve learned, is met with obsessive fury.

Truth be told, I’m all about Team Glambert, which is why I’m happy to see the cover for Lambert’s solo disc, due Nov. 23, seems to promise the crazysexycool vibe of his Idol performances.

Androgyny? Check. Fierceness? Check. Makeup and blue hair? Check. (Loves it.)

FYE is said to include collaborations with Ryan Tedder, Linda Perry, Pink, Ferras, Rob Cavallo and Lady Gaga. Expect a full Lambert attack in the coming weeks?

Is America ready for a wholly new kind of idol? What do you think?

Chron.com

Adam Lambert’s ‘For Your Entertainment’ Album Cover is the Most Terrible/AWESOME Thing Ever

Here at Autostraddle, we like to say that we enjoy the things that ‘[auto]straddle the line between terrible and AWESOME.’  (Lexicon Sidenote: ‘AWESOME’ is always in ALL CAPS when using this phrase, and emoted in a ‘loud whisper of awe.’  Very important.)

Let me get right to the point (I’m a designer, not a writer): Adam Lambert’s cover for his new album ‘For Your Entertainment’  is all at once the most terrible and the absolute most AWESOME thing I’ve ever seen. I guarantee you this will be a cult classic in ten years. If this image is on a poster or t-shirt and you get your hands on it then you better SAVE THAT SHIT. I will pay you money for that t-shirt in about 15 years when it’s worn and vintage-y and I’ve lost mine to the sandy abyss of time and want to remember my youth and be cool again. Srsly.

Autostraddle

David Archuleta Says Allison Iraheta has Spunk

The David Archuleta outtake chronicles continue!

One of the fun things I learned about the “American Idol” star during our Christmas carol extravaganza is that he is ceaselessly curious. When he wasn’t stopping to look at every single bulletin board or framed poster hanging on MTV’s walls, he would turn the tables and casually interview me. “Know any good New York City restaurants? What music are you listening to these days? What kind of bird do you have?” (Long story.)

But this line of questioning was my favorite from the day, if only because it sparked us having a brief chat about recent “Idol” rocker, Allison Iraheta.

MTV

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 .

An estimated 1.5 million Hondurans were without access to health care in 2008. With the highest Aids rate in Central America , the quality and access to health care are directly tied to income levels. Health care for the urban and rural poor is extremely limited.

Hip Hop Press

Bucky Covington ‘ ‘Gotta Be Somebody’ 

Nobody was more excited than Bucky Covington when Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger showed up as a co-writer on the lead single to what will likely be Tim McGraw’s last album for Curb Records. ‘Nickelback is country, Nickelback is country!’  Covington shouted as he dashed out into the streets, embracing strangers and swinging toddlers playfully around by the arms. One of his longest-held dreams had finally become reality.

Or at least that’s the impression you get from listening to the mustachioed American Idol alum’s nominally countrified cover of ‘Gotta Be Somebody, ‘  a big rock hit for the critically-challenged Canadian quartet last year.

the9513.com

From ‘Idol’ to ‘Angel’: Taylor Hicks comes to town in touring cast of ‘Grease’

While he was toiling away as a struggling singer in his native Alabama, Taylor Hicks never thought about doing a Broadway show.

‘It wasn’t something I’d ever dreamed of doing, ‘  Hicks says, in his heavy Southern accent.

Now, two-thirds of the way through an 18-month jaunt in the role of Teen Angel in the touring cast of ‘Grease, ‘  the former ‘American Idol’  winner considers musical theater just another part of his arsenal.

‘I’m an entertainer, ‘  Hicks says. ‘I want to have a very versatile career. So far, I’m just scratching the surface.’ 

Naples News

Should Paula Abdul be a guest judge on ‘SYTYCD’?

Abdul-think-dance-judges_lPaging MC Skat Kat! On last night’s dazzling episode of So You Think You Can Dance, Nigel Lythgoe officially offered former American Idol judge Paula Abdul a guest spot on the series’ esteemed panel. And though Fox has yet to confirm whether or not the singer has accepted Nigel’s offer, I can’t help but feel incredibly conflicted about the possibility of Paula’s return to competitive reality TV.

On the one hand, the rabid Idol fan in me would welcome Paula with open arms. After all, we haven’t even seen a Paula-less Idol yet, and I’m already mourning her absence more than I mourned the loss of Anty in Honey I Shrunk the Kids. The loopy judge was just starting to get’”dare I say it?’”perceptive and wise, and the inevitability of a Paula blunder always made for exhilarating television.

EW.com

Michael Jackson This Is It: Live From The Premiere

6:46 P.M.: “American Idol” winner David Cook bobbed his head during interviews as some of Jackson’s songs filtered out of the speakers. “We’re here kind of celebrating the life of one the greatest entertainers of all time, ” Cook said. “It’s a circus.”

The singer, who credited Jackson as an influence, was eager to get inside to see the movie. “I’m expecting a Michael Jackson show. I think anything short of that, they wouldn’t put it out. Without Michael Jackson, the bar is definitely lower for everyone else.”

Another “American Idol” alum, Adam Lambert, cited the “Thriller” video as his fondest Jackson memory and was excited to get a glimpse into the “artistic genius. I’m really curious to see what went behind the creative process.”

LA Times

Ratings: ABC’s ‘DWTS’ and ‘Castle’ deliver big to win the night

ABC was the big winner last night with Dancing with the Stars and Castle both seeing boosts from last week’s airings, according to preliminary overnight ratings. Stars nabbed 17.8 million viewers (up from 1.3 million from last week) while Castle hit 11.1 million (up 1.2 million from last week). A possible reason for the uptick in ratings? CBS’ powerful Monday night line-up was all in repeats.

EW.com

‘Dancing With the Stars’ recap: Hanging On

Last night’s double elimination on Dancing With the Stars provided the perfect opportunity for Weepy, Grumpy, and Dopey to use their special ”name of couple” sparkly paddles for the second night in a row…and also to revive their faux-dramatic ULTIMATE DECIDERS roles from the Ballroom Kids competition of seasons past. Ballroom kid Melissa Joan Hart was eliminated first, to zero fanfare. I think her crazy two-toned eye shadow last night and Mark’s perma-pissed facial expression for the past few weeks are what I’ll remember most about this couple, though Mark would prefer we remember their Charleston. That left Louie Vito and Michael Irvin to compete in a dance-off with 30-second routines they’d learned the same morning, then get chastised for not putting more preparation into the dances.

EW.com

Julianne Hough: ‘I’m Sure I’ll Be Back’ On ‘Dancing’

‘Dancing With the Stars’  fans were saddened when Julianne Hough announced last spring that she would not be returning for Season 9 of the ABC reality competition ‘ but the dancer-turned-country singer told Access Hollywood that a return to the ballroom might just be in the works.

La Toya Jackson ‘ who has been working as Access Hollywood’s guest correspondent covering ‘Dancing With the Stars’  ‘ caught up with Julianne at Monday’s show and asked about her possible return.

‘I don’t know, ‘  Julianne said. ‘It feels weird to be here and like, not actually be dancing, but it was fun to watch’ ¦ I don’t know when I’m gonna be back.’ 

‘But we miss you, ‘  La Toya told Julianne. ‘We wanna see you. You gotta come back really, really please be there next season.’ 

‘I’m sure I’ll be back, ‘  she explained. ‘It’s great. I mean, this stuff, tonight was really, really fun.’ 

Access Hollywood

Cheryl Cole: Simon Cowell is ‘nasty, rude and annoying’

The 26-year-old admitted that she and Cowell had had a fraught relationship during this season’s show.

And she claimed she has to ‘clench her fists’  as Cowell, 50, drives her mad by getting ‘more and more annoying … really annoying’  during filming.

The Girls Aloud singer told BBC News: ‘There is tension between us on the actual Saturday night, when he starts getting annoying and saying nasty things.

‘It gets really heated backstage, and quite competitive.

Telegraph.co.uk

Louis Walsh thanks fellow X Factor judges for help after Stephen Gately’s death

Louis Walsh has credited Simon Cowell and pop star Cheryl Cole with helping him cope with the pressure of returning to the X Factor after Stephen Gately’s shock death.

The music mogul was devastated after the body of the Boyzone star was found in his luxury apartment in Majorca on October 10, with a postmortem examination concluding the singer died from fluid on the lungs.

After missing two episodes to come to terms with what happened, Louis has made a dramatic return to the show just a week after the Boyzone singer was laid to rest.

Belfast Telegraph.co.uk

Dancing With the Stars’ results: Two for the road

Alas, guess we’ll never be able to see that awesome waltz that Louie promised. At the end of Season Nine’s sixth week, it was actress Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas who ended up with the lowest combined point total and were booted from the show. But wait, there’s more: Because it was yet another round of the dreaded double elimination, snowboarder Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower also got iced out of the competition as the losing half in the first-ever dance-off of the season. Though I don’t think anyone was much surprised by either of those exits. Melissa was plagued with zero dance experience and couldn’t seem to hold on to the fun of the performance, the attention of her partner, or the viewers’ hearts. Louie, while coming out like gangbusters, just couldn’t get his dancing act together and threw his partner and his chances for the Mirrorball trophy away in the process. That twisty flip off the stage that he did at the end was pretty darn awesome, though.

LA Times

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198 Comments

  1. A couple of days ago, he was a keynote speaker. Now, Archie is an author?! This was found at Amazon.com…

    Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance (Hardcover)
    ~ David Archuleta (Author)

    List Price: $22.95
    This title will be released on May 4, 2010.

    Preorder it HERE.

  2. Adam tweets

    *homage. When’s Twitter adding spell check?
    11 minutes ago from Echofon

    @PerezHilton I haven’t appologized. :)
    14 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to PerezHilton

    androgyny. Rock n Roll.
    15 minutes ago from Echofon

    For those that don’t get it: oh well… Glad to have gotten your attention.
    19 minutes ago from Echofon

    Thank you to those who appreciate and understand that the album cover is deliberately campy. It’s an omage to the past. It IS ridiculous.
    21 minutes ago from Echofon

  3. Kris has scored another X-mas gig.

    104.5 XLO presents the XLO Acoustic XMas, December 7th at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA.
    http://www.wxlo.com/Article.asp?id=1564933

    American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen, Barenaked Ladies, Ingrid Michaelson and Joshua Radin

    I also think it is great we will get to hear the Kris/Chris colaboration “Send Me All Your Angels” as a bonus track on the Walmart CD.

  4. I have been locked out all morning. Can we discuss Adam’s tweets?

    Thank you to those who appreciate and understand that the album cover is deliberately campy. It’s an omage to the past. It IS ridiculous.22 minutes ago from Echofon

    For those that don’t get it: oh well… Glad to have gotten your attention.20 minutes ago from Echofon

    androgyny. Rock n Roll.16 minutes ago from Echofon

    @PerezHilton I haven’t appologized. :)15 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to PerezHilton
    *homage. When’s Twitter adding spell check?12 minutes ago from Echofon

    ADAM IS READING HIS TWITTER. lol

  5. Adam tweet-
    For those that don’t get it: oh well…
    Glad to have gotten your attention.

  6. SQUIRRELY, YOU BEAT ME AGAIN! GAH!!!

    Guess I better book a trip to Worcester for Kris’s show…

  7. Speaking of Archie books. There’s another one that was released just recently called David Archuleta (Dream Big: American Idol Superstars). Here is a look at some of the pages inside…

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mTMx779hd-4/SuhiLOboSFI/AAAAAAAAAFA/jVj2ne6Felo/s1600-h/book.jpg

    Amazon has one for a bunch of the other idols too in their “Dream Big: American Idol Superstars” series, including Cook, Adam, Kris, Chris, Carrie, Kelly, Kellie, Jennifer, Elliott, and Jordin. Check them out HERE.

  8. I wonder how many tweets Adam got. He never tweets this much! Wow.

    BTW, I heard his vid is not playing before TII. Tres sad.

  9. *homage. When’s Twitter adding spell check?
    11 minutes ago from Echofon

    @PerezHilton I haven’t appologized. :)
    14 minutes ago from Echofon in reply to PerezHilton

    androgyny. Rock n Roll.
    15 minutes ago from Echofon

    For those that don’t get it: oh well’ ¦ Glad to have gotten your attention.
    19 minutes ago from Echofon

    Thank you to those who appreciate and understand that the album cover is deliberately campy. It’s an omage to the past. It IS ridiculous.
    21 minutes ago from Echofon

    Jeez. He always comes off so snotty. for those that don’t “get it?” Give me a break Adam and get over yourself.

    It looks cheap and fake. I guess it fits though.

    I have a feeling he’s going to be a snot of like, lady gaga proportions. I bet he already refers to himself as an “artist” instead of a singer/entertainer/what have you.

  10. Jeez. He always comes off so snotty. for those that don’t ‘get it?’  Give me a break Adam and get over yourself.

    Snotty? – I guess ymmv.

  11. Carly:
    We’ve waited so long to announce this !!!! http://bit.ly/NfSmc

    “Universal Republic Records Signs New Rock Band We Are the Fallen”

    Ex-Evanescence Members Join Up With American Idol Vocalist Carly Smithson
    NEW YORK–(Business Wire)–

    from reuters

  12. Jeez. He always comes off so snotty. for those that don’t ‘get it?’  Give me a break Adam and get over yourself.

    It looks cheap and fake. I guess it fits though.

    WHAT?! He is just explaining the cover. It’s going to sell millions of copies…watch it happen.

    ETA: No new music yet. But Alisan’s album is doing really well on her label!!

  13. Regarding Adam’s tweets.. if you have to ~explain that it was ~meant to be campy.. then well.. fail.

  14. Carly:
    We’ve waited so long to announce this !!!! http://bit.ly/NfSmc

    ‘Universal Republic Records Signs New Rock Band We Are the Fallen’ 

    Ex-Evanescence Members Join Up With American Idol Vocalist Carly Smithson
    NEW YORK’“(Business Wire)’“

    from reuters

    Wow, good for Carly! … I still liked her old incarnation as a pop singer, but I know this is what she really wants to do, so, you go, girl.

  15. More tweets

    There is also a song called “Soaked” written by Muse! Also a tune called “Music Again” written by Justin Hawkins of the Darkness!
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    Thanks guys! :) Well here’s some more album info for you guys! The upcoming single was produced by Dr Luke!!

  16. WHAT?! He is just explaining the cover. It’s going to sell millions of copies’ ¦watch it happen.

    “For those of you that don’t get it” is like, the snottiest thing one could say. It implies that the ones that don’t like it are ignorant or uninformed. Like, we’re missing out. Not that possibly people have different tastes or at least, higher standards of taste, instead, we’re somehow deficient. Add that in with his details comments about how the fans didn’t make him, he created the thing they voted for. It’s like, ugh, Adam. You’re a singer, in your own words, it aint that deep. You included. People write you songs and you sing them. Calm down.

  17. I posted this in the other thread:

    I wonder if the TFM video will be shown starting today. The original MTV and VH-1 articles stated this:

    ‘Starting October 28, fans can check out the ‘Time for Miracles’  music video on the big screen when a special extended ‘2012’ ³/ ‘Time for Miracles’  trailer runs before screenings of ‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It.’  ‘ 

    Seems like for last night’s premiere showing, there was introduction by Kenny Ortega and red carpet shots instead of real previews and extended trailers? I guess we’ll see after today’s regular showings.

  18. Tweet from Jim Cantiello:

    jambajim Kris Allen snippets! http://bit.ly/3PXomK Thank the LORD the electronic drums were removed from “Before We Come Undone!” The demo was whack.

    Snippets from Kris’ album on amazon.de!

  19. WHAT?! He is just explaining the cover. It’s going to sell millions of copies’ ¦watch it happen.

    ‘For those of you that don’t get it’  is like, the snottiest thing one could say. It implies that the ones that don’t like it are ignorant or uninformed. Like, we’re missing out. Not that possibly people have different tastes or at least, higher standards of taste, instead, we’re somehow deficient. Add that in with his details comments about how the fans didn’t make him, he created the thing they voted for. It’s like, ugh, Adam. You’re a singer, in your own words, it aint that deep. You included. People write you songs and you sing them. Calm down.

    ALISON posted this. It says anonymous. No idea what happened. but just so we’re clear.

  20. He didn’t say debut single, he said upcoming single. TFM=debut single

    Well, i guess technically NoBo was his debut single…or any of the AI singles that were available on itunes….but in any event, its not that deep..

    whoa adam is tweeting up a storm this am…doesn’t sound like the pink song is the first single

  21. Someone on the Word Nerd board heard on Philly Sports News that the new DC song that was played on ESPN last night is going to be the official World Series song. Since I don’t follow baseball at all does anyone know what that means and where exactly it might get played?

  22. Wow, some wild stuff with the site! Being locked out, massively large fonts, no login space – WOW! I usually lurk, but posted a few times recently.

    I’m not sure if this made it anywhere with all of the hoopla MJ’s movie and Adam’s album cover art, but apparently snippets from the Kris Allen CD are on amazon.com in…….Germany???? Here is the link I found:

    http://www.amazon.de/Kris-Allen/dp/B002UANQWM/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1256741964&sr=8-11

    I love many of the songs based on the preview, and can’t wait to hear the full length versions! One that particularly grabbed me that I haven’t heard before is “Is It Over” – his voice sounds awesome! Similar in style to “Ain’t No Sunshine” it seems.

  23. Guess people see what they want to see in others’ quotes, good or bad.

    I didn’t see it as snotty, but hey, whatever.

    As for needing to explain, not sure why he needed to. I figured it out fairly quickly, and it’s not like I’m an expert on camp. ::shrug:: To each their own.

  24. Well, we know the single isn’t the Pink song. That was produced by Max Martin. Woohoo on a song written by Muse, I love them! Can’t wait for the single!

  25. Regarding Adam’s tweets.. if you have to ~explain that it was ~meant to be campy.. then well.. fail.

    I got it so I don’t see it as a fail, but for those who didn’t I guess you can take it that way. *shrugs*

    Also Word Press is yelling at me – LOL

  26. Trina, it means that during in-between montages between inning breaks and pre game footage they will have the song play. It isn’t always a song, but sometimes it is, like apparently this year lol. For example, in the 02 World Series (I was 12 then so i can’t believe i remember this…) they used a compliation of MLK speeches with dramatic music in the background and it would be played over and over again. So expect to hear a lot of Cook haha.

  27. THIS is the best thing ever printed by…uh, Best Week Ever:

    This album cover is the FANCIEST THING WE HAVE EVER WITNESSED. Unicorns may not exist, but gay ones certainly do, and this album cover is more of a warning to that endangered species: Step your game up, you cashmere soft, ivory horned, glittery hooved motherf**kers. Cause Lambert’s through f*ckin’ around, y’all. Thank you, you beautiful Lambert, you. You have not let us down.

    So, I’m SUPPOSED to laugh at the campiness of the cover, Adam? Okay then!

  28. I don’t dislike the cover and I don’t LOVE the cover. I do worry that it may turn off some people, BUT it also gets people talking. As far as Adam’s tweets being snarky, I don’t think they are, he’s just trying to explain the cover. He was probably a little surprised by the negative tweets and wanted to let people know what he was thinking in choosing it. I can’t wait to hear the music in the CD and will be downloading it, so the cover doesn’t effect me one way or the other.

  29. Muse! I am so happy! Do we know the first single, however, squrrely? I feel like we need separate threads: one for Adam, one for Kris, one for other stuff. ;) (KIDDING)

    I was told I post too much, like on Twitter. lol (MJ jail!)

  30. Also Word Press is yelling at me ‘“ LOL

    LoL Me too. Told me I was posting too fast! I’m like, it was my only post? Should I type slower? Too funny.

  31. Probably shouldn’t have projected emotion on his words.

    He’s trying to explain himself?

  32. VAidolFan09 thank you! I need to start paying attention to baseball more now haha.

    *off to listen to Kris’ clips*

  33. Even though I don’t like Adam’s cover art, I don’t think it’s a major deal if his music is great. People are talking a lot about it, which will probably end up being a positive for him. My guess is he’ll have at least a couple of hit songs from the CD and lots of success no matter what people think of the cover art.

    On another note, I love the cover art for the Kris Allen CD! I’m not sure if that will help him at all, but I’ve also been listening to the snippets, and am very excited for 11/17!

  34. Yay! I’ll have some David Cook to go along with my baseball! GOOOOOOOO YANKEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

  35. adamlambert

    There is also a song called ‘Soaked’  written by Muse! Also a tune called ‘Music Again’  written by Justin Hawkins of the Darkness!
    half a minute ago from Echofon

    woohooo~~~ a Muse song!!!

  36. Muse ha? I can see why some may say this album can be called Idol 2.0 because of all the different covers(or writers). It doesn’t matter.

    mmb :…doesn’t sound like the pink song is the first single..

    or second or third. Muse does sound good at last.

  37. USA Today mentions the MJ premiere as well and also mentions other Idols in attendance, including Danny Gokey, Elliott Yamin and Brandon Rogers.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2009/10/adam-lambert-david-cook-other-idols-take-in-this-is-it/1

    And other tweets regarding Danny:

    MatthewBarnett Press Party was awesome! @dannygokey sang, shared, inspired, n we dedicated Sophias heart youth center.Gonna be on Good day LA tomm n Ktla

    dannygokey At the Michael Jackson “this is it” premiere in LA with @jasonkennedy1 @therealadamgregory and @mdez

  38. Next time, Adam can write, hey, my album cover sucks, so you are all right! Thanks for the feedback!

    Has this happened to other Idols? Even tho I don’t like the cover, it doesn’t mean I would 1) tell him, or 2) think the music won’t be siiiiick. He must have received a lot of hate tweets, or he wouldn’t have tweeted this; it’s not like him (HEY, YOU THINK THE GUY IS A ROBOT OR SOMETHING?!). And he followed it up with some of the writers (MUSE!). I simply do not understand the hatred. Please, someone explain this to me…

  39. I seriously love a lot of these Kris snippets. Can’t wait to hear the whole thing. It looks like it’s going to be much better than I expected it to be. He doesn’t sound over-produced at all, and the vocal coaching really shows. (Take a listen to the high note on “Is It Over’. )

  40. Which one is the Dr. Luke song? That is the one that will be the single? *lost*

    Can we get an Adam thread or is the board too messed up?

  41. I have a feeling he’s going to be a snot of like, lady gaga proportions. I bet he already refers to himself as an ‘artist’  instead of a singer/entertainer/what have you.

    I’ve seen and lsitened to quite a few interviews with Ga and she is anything but snotty. She really comes across as quite sweet. “just a little Italian girl from NYC!”

  42. I’m still squeeeeeeing over a song written by Muse!!! I wonder if that was the 4th song that Lyndsey couldn’t talk about. She is a total fangirl of Muse, so she’s probably thrilled. I can’t wait for the music!! Adam, you keep me on a fan roller-coaster and I love you for it!

  43. Has this happened to other Idols? Even tho I don’t like the cover, it doesn’t mean I would 1) tell him, or 2) think the music won’t be siiiiick.

    Something to keep in mind is Twitter wasn’t around in previous years so it makes it easy to have more direct contact with these people. I highly doubt any fan/non-fan would tell any artist to their face their album cover sucks, but its mighty easy to do on a platform like Twitter. Idols album covers have always been knocked on message boards, for years.

  44. Suebrody

    I think all the idols get hate weets about stuff sent to them. I’m sure Kris and Allison both got tweets from people who hated their album covers as well. But I doubt Adam’s too worried about it. He knew that album art was likely going to be a “love it” or “hate it” thing. Hopefully no one tweeted him anything too hateful (although I somehow fear my hopes are not correct)

    Are you going go listen to the snippets of Kris’ songs? I’d love to hear what you think!

    In fact I’d like to hear what everybody on here thinks! There’s some wild flailing about this going on over at ontd_ai

    http://www.amazon.de/Kris-Allen/dp/B002UANQWM/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1256741964&sr=8-11

  45. Wow, I actually made it through the Krisnippets. His voice is often like nails on a chalkboard for me, and I never bought any of his Idol songs or his single, but I liked “Bring it Back” and “Alright with Me” quite a bit. I would buy those two.

    I wanted to like “Is it Over,” but he sort of sounded like the guy from the Fray on there, whose voice is REALLY nails on chalkboard to my ears. The rest sounded like very safe, pop-rocky stuff that reminded me of Rob Thomas, who doesn’t do much for me, but who is obviously very successful. Kris should do really well on HAC

  46. I’m thinking Adam’s first single might be “Entertainment”…lyndsey said in her article that this was a Dr. Luke/claude kelley song and that it was a real uptempo party song….would make sense, and put the album and album title in context….and sounds like he could do a wild live performance of it

  47. So, does anyone remember from past Tweets anything about the Dr. Luke song?

  48. Kris songs

    I’m predisposed to like.
    However, still too early to tell. I’d just be unhappy, if some decided to hate an Adam song with so little.

  49. Something to keep in mind is Twitter wasn’t around in previous years so it makes it easy to have more direct contact with these people. I highly doubt any fan/non-fan would tell any artist to their face their album cover sucks, but its mighty easy to do on a platform like Twitter. Idols album covers have always been knocked on message boards, for years.

    I agree and I’ve read some of the criticism of album covers in the past. However, the tweets he and his friends got last night were vicious. Just like some of the remarks made on different articles regarding the cover. There were many who took the album cover as an opportunity for a condemnation of his sexual orientation and made some vicious remarks regarding Adam as a person. That’s where I think it goes over the line. Adam also got a lot of support from people who loved/liked the cover and are fans, so hopefully it all balances out.

    Hey, I loved the album cover the minute I saw it. I thought it was outrageous, conveyed the glam message and was visually arresting wrapped up in a beautiful package. I also understood that others wouldn’t like it. Different strokes, people. I don’t think anyone’s trying to shove his album cover down your throat, anymore than I thought that Kris’s or Allison’s was. I liked Allison’s, thought Kris’s was meh, (liked the single cover better) made my comments and moved on. Not a big deal, really.

  50. Yay! A post went through. I like most of the Kris snippets. Not loving “I Need to Know” but I think they put up a weird clip of that song. The rest all sound pretty good.

  51. http://www.amazon.de/Kris-Allen/dp/B002UANQWM/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1256741964&sr=8-11

    I will hold my judgment until the full songs are release, but based on what I’ve heard from the snippets I don’t think I’ll have much interest to check out the album. Well, it’s Kris. It’s generic to my taste. Will there be some hits? Probably. And I now see why LLWD was selected as his first single. It’s melodically the most catchy song in the album.

    What is going on with the snippet of “I Need To Know”?

  52. Site is wonky today. I like that we can see the full list of comments without scrolling, but the Anonymous posts are confusing! No likey…

    Anywho. since Adam’s tweeting about his album today, I guess yesterday’s tweet about the single coming out “next week” should be valid? There’s no posted radio add date out there for Adam next week, is there? So I’m thinking it’ll be some sort of AOL popeater premiere like DC had for LO, or maybe they will premiere it on Seacrests show or something? Have they ever done that for an AI single?

    Is the world series song thing for DC confirmed? Wow, is so, that’s awesome exposure. I will watch out for it. I kinda wish it was a better song, or something on his album (Heroes or Declaration maybe?), but I get that the “One Second To Change Your Life” message fits better.

    Jim Cantiello’s spoof on bad Idol covers is hilarious. Can’t wait to see the rest of the list.

    Off to check out Kris snippets!

  53. Okay, girlygirl, I listened to Kris snippets. I like them! I am reminded of Gavin DeGraw (he is one of my favorite artists, so that is a GOOD THING!). I hear a combination of his first album and the second one (not the latest one, Free). My favorite song might be I Need to Know, b/c it is very pretty. I noticed only two ballads (the second is The Truth) Bring it Back seemed especially early Gavin Degraw (IMO). I think this is a VERY radio-friendly album, and does not seem over-produced at all, *tho* I don’t hear quite as much vintage Kris as I would have liked, perhaps (tho I do in I Need to Know). Two thumbs up, and I bought the pass, so I will get it soon. Of course, I already have Heartless…that’s my favorite Kris song. No NoBo, I see. lol

  54. CNN coverage of the premiere last night. Both Cook and Paula are interviewed toward the end:

    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS//2009/jackson.this.is.it/index.html

    Since the site is wonky, thanks for this link, whoever posted it! LOL. David really interviews so well, his confidence shines through. I’m happy he got an invite to this event. Kudos to his management for swinging this for him!

  55. I will hold my judgment until the full songs are release, but based on what I’ve heard from the snippets I don’t think I’ll have much interest to check out the album. Well, it’s Kris. It’s generic to my taste.

    Unfortunately, I concur with this — sorry Girlygirl. I don’t know what it is, I just do not enjoy Kris’ singing voice. But I wish him well and expect that he will have a good career.

  56. I am such a mix of emotions today :-( Adam rollercoaster in full effect, I guess.

    Ups and downs over the album cover (boo), Adam’s tweets about it (yea!), fanwars over TFM sales (boo), learning that a song written by Muse is on the album (yea!), learning TFM mv is not before TII (major boo).

    I need things to calm down. Wow.

  57. WoW! So many reviews of Adam ´s album cover, and we have not heard any of the songs yet. I cannot imagine when the single is released. Way to go, Adam. You catch people ´s attention. That ´s for sure.
    I did not like the cover at the beginnig because I felt it was too static, without feelings. However, it grew on me, and now I love it!!!!!

    Let the music come!!!!

  58. I am glad that Danny will be performing at an upcoming Bucks Game, and that there will be a Sophia Heart Youth Center. I think that is great news for Danny, and I hope that we hear about more good news for him.

  59. Yea, I don’t think Adam’s tweet was snotty, either, just made me love him more.

  60. Daenarys here (in case name doesn’t show up). I just listened to the snippets from Kris’ album and gotta say, I’m liking what I’m hearing a lot. LLWD didn’t really grab me, but I love what I’ve heard of

    -Red Guitar
    -It’s Not Over
    -I Need To Know (my fave)

    And is that a new version of Heartless? Because I didn’t get the AI release. Alison’s vocals was the one that grabbed me over AI8 tho I hafto say her single disappointed me, but am now looking forward to checking out Kris’ album too. Am very curious about Adam’s since I dont think TFM is representative of what he’s described of his sound.

    On a different note, thanks for the CNN clip with Cookie. He’s been on at least 5 different clips of the event. On a week that I wasn’t expecting any Cookie crumbs, this has been fuuuuuunnnn!

  61. Adam and Neil are finally following each other – little things make me happy. I loved Neil’s tweet about the cover.

  62. “Mary102
    …FM mv is not before TII (major boo). ”

    WHAT?! Where did you get this info?

  63. btw from twitter, dont know if we saw this already:

    David Archuleta will be on a Fox Special on Thanksgiving Day! “Kaleidoscope” will be taped in Washington D.C. on November 16th, and will air on November 26th at 4 p.m. ET on FOX.

    its not on their site yet though.. so take it for what its worth.

  64. Bringing this over from the sales thread

    LLWD has debuted on 2 of the Billoard charts this week

    debuts at #31 on Adult Pop chart
    debuts at #50 on Christian chart

    And I don’t expect everyone to like or want to buy Kris’ stuff. I’m just happy for the people on here who at least listen with an open mind.

  65. From IDF

    It’s got to be ENTERTAINMENT!!

    Entertainment
    WRITTEN BY: Claude Kelly, Dr. Luke
    PRODUCED BY: Claude Kelly, Dr. Luke

    “Entertainment” – The default title track and statement of intent, masterminded by Dr. Luke (Katy Perry) and Claude Kelly (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson), Adam opens this one up, Rocky Horror-meets-Robbie Williams-style, with the audacious declaration: “I’m here for your entertainment!” And he ain’t kidding. This is an ultra-caffeinated party-starter (imagine if Mika, Sam Sparro, and Kevin Rudolf had a threesome that resulted in the conception of a glittery alien baby…if you dare), and it’s just begging to be remixed by everyone from Calvin Harris to the Neptunes to Justice–even though it sounds like a shiz-hawt remix already, as is.

  66. What cracks me up is Negative Neil (Adam’s brother) talks to NeiLambert (Fake Adam’s brother) on twitter. I’m surprised the person kept the fake account open.

  67. Yea, I don’t think Adam’s tweet was snotty, either, just made me love him more.

    ITA – and I’m glad he tweeted it. I think he needed to smack people upside the head and say “it’s just not that deep.”

  68. From IDF

    It’s got to be ENTERTAINMENT!!

    Wow. Yes, that write up sounds EXACTLY like what I would expect the first single to be.

    Oh, god – I so need this thing to burn up the charts! My anxiety has just shot through the roof in the last 24 hrs.

  69. Am really excited for both Adam and Kris. Am really interrested with the muse one from Adam’s cd and can’t wait for his single. And I like his cover alot more today then I did yesterday,it kind of grows on you. And now that I heard those 30 second clips of Kris’s cd I really want the 17th to get here. My favorites are Let It rain, red guitar and lifetime,and Bring it back.

  70. ‘Mary102
    ‘ ¦FM mv is not before TII (major boo). ‘ 

    WHAT?! Where did you get this info?

    There are some comments on the TII thread about people watching it live and only seeing a shorter 2012 trailer with TFM playing over it, but not the actual TFM mv, and no shot of Adam.

    Once again, I’ll ask: why make an mv like that, at the last minute no less, just to show on myspace? Not getting that at all.

  71. I liked at least 30% of Kris’ snippets, which is pretty good, since they’re only snippets. I like that there are some uptempo songs, I like the instrumentation for a lot of the songs. I don’t prefer his tone on the songs when he’s trying to sing too high too long, but I like his voice in the lower register. Sounds like they redid Heartless? The snippet sounds like it’s better quality.

  72. Adam has been turning me off more and more lately with his attitude. I’m sorry adam but I didn’t like the cover. Period. Nothing wrong with not liking it, doesn’t mean I can’t see where you were trying to go, doesn’t mean I can’t understand, it just means I don’t like it. Deal.

    As for Kris, I absolutely LOVED the 30 seconds that I heard of his songs. The heartless remake, I think, will be my favorite, followed very closely by “is this it”.

  73. There are some comments on the TII thread about people watching it live and only seeing a shorter 2012 trailer with TFM playing over it, but not the actual TFM mv, and no shot of Adam.

    Once again, I’ll ask: why make an mv like that, at the last minute no less, just to show on myspace? Not getting that at all.

    I remember reading it was supposed to start on October 28th so maybe it wasn’t for the premier screenings but for general viewing. So if someone is going tonight, maybe they can let us know.

  74. …and compares him to that 80s glam rocker, Jobriath!!

    You mean the Jobraith who was one of the most hyped singers in history, failed to sell, and who’s career was in ruins with a year of his launch? Let’s hope not for Adam’s sake.

    From wiki:

    Signed to Elektra Records for a reported $500,000, he was advanced by his manager Jerry Brandt as the great American glam singer. A huge marketing campaign ensued, with Jobriath’s naked torso on buses, in music magazines, and on a 43 x 41 billboard in Times Square. Jobriath is credited as the first mass-marketed pop star, and the first to be openly gay. Jobriath’s first, self-titled album was well-publicized, but sold very poorly. The public seemed less frightened than puzzled by the performer who sang of sexual themes, posed as an alien (not unlike David Bowie or Zolar X, or later Klaus Nomi), sang in a range of styles and voices, and name-checked everyone from Jesus to Marlene Dietrich.

    Losing interest in the act, Brandt canceled their much-talked-of stage show. A second LP, Creatures of the Street, which contained songs from the same extensive sessions as the first album, was released to scant interest. Glam itself was fading, and by late 1974 had all but vanished. After Jobriath and his band embarked on a brief American concert tour the act folded.

  75. Hi,

    Taylor Hicks fan here. I was just browsing through this page and saw the GREASE article on Taylor Hicks.

    I’ve followed Taylor’s career since he won in Season 5 and I must say that even after he won, I knew that it would be difficult to sell him.

    unlike Carrie Underwood (country) or Chris Daughtry (hard rock), Taylor doesn’t have an obvious musical niche with a built-in audience.

    It’s very hard to place him anywhere in our current music scene. While the Soul Patrollers are still interested in his songs, music listeners as a whole probably aren’t even aware they exist.

    It’s really a shame because Taylor has written some very good music out there. It’s just that his genre went out of style years ago. He won Idol PRECISELY because the show provided someone like him the opportunity to revive music that was forgotten long ago.

  76. Is that all the articles about Adam (j/k). He apparently had over 200 articles written about him between his cover and MJ, within the last 24 hours.

  77. I don’t think Adam came off as snotty but he did come off defensive. I think he like to talk about being ridiculous and outrageous but sometimes it just makes him look like a poser because he seems to try way too hard at it.

    If he has a vision and he feels it was realized in his cover who cares what anyone else thinks? I think Adam is desperate for validation if nothing else. Most, if not all people are, but some people are more than others and Adam is one of them. He really needs to learn to let things go.

  78. I remember reading it was supposed to start on October 28th so maybe it wasn’t for the premier screenings but for general viewing. So if someone is going tonight, maybe they can let us know.

    That’s what I’m hoping for too. I guess we’ll find out soon.

  79. Once again, I’ll ask: why make an mv like that, at the last minute no less, just to show on myspace? Not getting that at all.

    I am guessing that it will be released to VH1/MTV and itunes at some point over the next few weeks, closer to the movie opening. I have just, over the last 3 days, noticed that they have started commercials for the movie on tv on a regular basis….i think there will be a lead up to the movie opening…the video will be part of it

  80. I don’t think Adam comes off snotty. I’m just puzzled by the content of the tweet. The intent for his first album cover was to be “campy” and “ridiculous”?

  81. Kris’ snippets – I like them! There’s a surprise, right? Before We Come Undone, which was my fave from the tailgate performance, loses a bit going into the studio, but Can’t Stay Away improves. I like that there are a lot of upbeat songs on there, but the most intriguing for me is “I Need To Know” due to its spare arrangement (Jim Cantiello twittered something about a piano/cello/vocals only track, and I think this is it.) I have a feeling it will be something in the vein of Kelly’s Irvine track from her My December, just very raw and honest.

  82. Okay, so, I guessed that the first song would be Entertainment. It goes with FYE title, and it’s upbeat. Pink didn’t seem to work for me.

    From Alisan:

    Music Again is the best song in the UNIVERSE!!!!!11 minutes ago from UberTwitter

    lol

    From Lyndsey’s review:

    “Entertainment” – The default title track and statement of intent, masterminded by Dr. Luke (Katy Perry) and Claude Kelly (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson), Adam opens this one up, Rocky Horror-meets-Robbie Williams-style, with the audacious declaration: “I’m here for your entertainment!” And he ain’t kidding. This is an ultra-caffeinated party-starter (imagine if Mika, Sam Sparro, and Kevin Rudolf had a threesome that resulted in the conception of a glittery alien baby…if you dare), and it’s just begging to be remixed by everyone from Calvin Harris to the Neptunes to Justice–even though it sounds like a shiz-hawt remix already, as is.

    YIPPIE SKIPPY!

  83. Is the world series song thing for DC confirmed? Wow, is so, that’s awesome exposure. I will watch out for it.

    This is the exact quote from WNH

    It is being reported on Philly Sports news that One Second To Change Your Life will be the offical song on the World Series. Dont know what that means, but it is being played on commericals here already for are boys.

    I guess if it’s definite we should start hearing more details..?

  84. The intent for his first album cover was to be ‘campy’  and ‘ridiculous’ ?

    ‘Campy’ I get and ‘ridiculous’ is California slang – not sure what it means but it’s all good.

  85. Re: Adam and his having to twitter about his cover, I feel badly that he felt compelled to defend it, I will take him at his word on the intention of the cover art concept.

    It’s fun that Twitter gives us this direct line to the Idols but I wonder if they don’t miss that 4th wall sometimes…

  86. Has this happened to other Idols? Even tho I don’t like the cover, it doesn’t mean I would 1) tell him,

    I think Twitter means a lot of people are telling famous people lots of things they wouldn’t have told them in the past! …

    Tweeting really is a game change in that regard. … Making it harder for the famous to keep their cool, I suspect, which probably isn’t a good thing!

  87. David Archuleta will be on a Fox Special on Thanksgiving Day! ‘Kaleidoscope’  will be taped in Washington D.C. on November 16th, and will air on November 26th at 4 p.m. ET on FOX.

    Wonderful, that he’ll be on TV again, on a National holiday. Any idea of what he’ll be doing?

    I just finished watching David at the women’s conference from a few days ago. He was so funny and very captivating. I highly recommend that people check it out. His personality shined.

  88. “Entertainment” as the first single (not counting T4M) explains the album title. Seems logical.

  89. Boy, I sure didn’t interpret those twitters as “snotty”. I thought he came off kinda cool. Here is a blog about Fuko, the designer of the cover. Evidently they could have gone a lot safer:

    /gossipcandy.com/2009/10/leave-fuko-alone-said-in-chris-crocker-voice/

  90. If he has a vision and he feels it was realized in his cover who cares what anyone else thinks? I think Adam is desperate for validation if nothing else. Most, if not all people are, but some people are more than others and Adam is one of them. He really needs to learn to let things go.

    Maybe to stop all the vicious tweets coming at him? Maybe to temper that a bit? Maybe to take some of the tweets from people who hate the cover off of his friends (who were also getting cover hate tweets) and focus it back on himself? He doesn’t come off as desperate to me, but he does seem to be eager to please his fans and probably a little disappointed that he didn’t please some of them.

    One thing I can say about Adam, he goes balls to the wall with everything he does. He takes risks and doesn’t play it safe. It’s why I am a fan, well, that and he has an amazing voice like I’ve never heard before. Didn’t know that was a bad thing. In fact, in my book, it’s a fricken’ awesome thing. YMMV of course.

  91. Sarah Quipayco, thank you for your nice remarks. :) Even when I write about emo Sarver’s tweets, I understand that he just wants to connect to people (and I hope his country song does well….he realizes r&b is NOT the way to go for him, at least). I have stopped the snark, b/c, well, it bothers me when my favorite Idols (Adam, Cook) receive it, so why would I do it toward another poster? I think Slezak and Cantiello are exempted. ;)

    Mary, you and I, as always, are on the same page. And as usual, Adam is generating headlines, b/c that’s Adam, but Kris is more quietly doing HIS thing. I hope both of them are successful (and I am one of the crossover fans, b/c I like both kinds of music).

    I do not think Adam has EVER been searching for validation, but since Hollywood week, when he said, “I will surprise you,” I think he’s looking for the ability to be heard. You might not like the results, but at least listen to him and give him a chance. Or walk away. Different strokes, but he had ever right to confront the viciousness, and he has. Now he (and his fans) can be excited about his music again.

  92. Maybe to stop all the vicious tweets coming at him? Maybe to temper that a bit? Maybe to take some of the tweets from people who hate the cover off of his friends (who were also getting cover hate tweets) and focus it back on himself? He doesn’t come off as desperate to me, but he does seem to be eager to please his fans and probably a little disappointed that he didn’t please some of them.

    One thing I can say about Adam, he goes balls to the wall with everything he does. He takes risks and doesn’t play it safe. It’s why I am a fan, well, that and he has an amazing voice like I’ve never heard before. Didn’t know that was a bad thing. In fact, in my book, it’s a fricken’ awesome thing. YMMV of course.

    I think we are driving in the same direction. I agree with every word.

  93. Could someone link Adam’s question of the day from Adamofficial? Very sweet today.

  94. Adam ´s twitter keeps getting more followers:

    217,069
    Followers

    It seems that nobody has walked away.

  95. http://bit.ly/3vgEnn

    Random David Cook quote from the red carpet about the celebrity burglaries in LA. I know, I just like an excuse to see the guy. But still! Sorry if someone already posted it. I am trying to read all the posts but… I’m so behind!

  96. The intent for his first album cover was to be ‘campy’  and ‘ridiculous’ ?

    Adam has said in the past that he can be a little ridiculous at times, so yes I think that’s a fair assessment (especially since he tweeted it, we really can’t take it any other way).

    However, something to keep in mind is that Queen was pretty campy and sometimes put out fairly ridiculous songs (Bicycle Race, anyone?), but even so their music was brilliant. A seriously good sense of humor is required to enjoy it. I’m convinced that Adam just want’s to put out fun and entertaining music and doesn’t want to take himself too seriously. It can be confusing at times because he’s also a perfectionist when it comes to his music, so on the one hand he takes it seriously, but on the other he doesn’t. It’s a bit of a contradiction, but I think it will make for an interesting album. Just my opinion, of course.

  97. OK, I think I’m almost caught up. Pardon me for the potpourri of quotes I’m posting on. Figured I may as well do it all at once ;)

    CNN coverage of the premiere last night. Both Cook and Paula are interviewed toward the end

    So many Cookie crumbs ‘“ love it! And here I thought I’d be bored while he took a ‘break.’  Dude, get some rest!

    I REALLY like most of the snippets from Kris’ album ‘“ head bobbing to Can’t Stay Away, lol. I’m excited to hear the full songs since I remember from last year with David Cook that it is really hard to get a feel for a song from the snippets. But I have a feeling his album will fit in nicely with what I’m listening to these days, and I am looking forward to hearing the full songs!

    r/e Adam’s tweets’ ¦ I didn’t get snotty from it, but I think it is really hard to get emotion from a line of text. I did get defensive, which probably means he got way too many nasty tweets about it. Twitter is the devil, remember?

    who wanted David/Adam red carpet interaction?
    http://i37.tinypic.com/2pq13zn.jpg

    Hee, they are so cute, hair and all (I don’t think that was a shining hair moment for either). I

    It is being reported on Philly Sports news that One Second To Change Your Life will be the offical song on the World Series.

    Hmm. I found myself watching baseball lately during the Yankees/Angels series and I don’t have a favorite and I don’t generally watch baseball’ ¦ so probably was going to watch some of the World Series anyway but if there’s the extra incentive of hearing David? OK. I’m in. Hubby will be happy’ ¦ I let him watch baseball. Then he will hear David and raise the ol’ eyebrow at me again…

    IdolObserver ‘“

    unlike Carrie Underwood (country) or Chris Daughtry (hard rock), Taylor doesn’t have an obvious musical niche with a built-in audience.
    It’s very hard to place him anywhere in our current music scene. While the Soul Patrollers are still interested in his songs, music listeners as a whole probably aren’t even aware they exist.

    I agree, his last album was actually quite good, I thought. It’s too bad it doesn’t reach more ears!

    One thing I can say about Adam, he goes balls to the wall with everything he does. He takes risks and doesn’t play it safe.

    I’ll give him that. I suspect his music isn’t really my thing genre-wise or whatever you want to call it, but I totally respect that he’s Adam and he’s staying true to Adam. If there are any songs that I like, I’ll certainly buy them… the beauty of iTunes!

  98. Hmm, my post shoved itself up the page a bit… weird! Oh well. I don’t think it is entirely out of context ;)

  99. Tierbee:
    who wanted David/Adam red carpet interaction?
    http://i37.tinypic.com/2pq13zn.jpg

    Hee, they are so cute, hair and all (I don’t think that was a shining hair moment for either).

    They do look cute together. I think pictures of them together are always cute. The GMA interactions between the two were great and I think they both seem to get along well. Love seeing pictures of my two favorite guy idols together.

    As far as the hair? Wow, it must have been really windy.

  100. However, something to keep in mind is that Queen was pretty campy and sometimes put out fairly ridiculous songs (Bicycle Race, anyone?), but even so their music was brilliant.

    Ha, thanks for that, now I’m walking around “I want to ride my bicyccllleeee…”

    LOL

  101. The board is playing tricks in honor of Halloween. After refreshing, I’ve been sent to different threads, back pages, had the font change and everything turn blue among other things.

  102. HELP PLEASE!!!!

    I have 4 tickets to the 4:30 This is It TODAY –

    Before I go spend 3 hours I really can”t spare,

    is the Adam TfM MUSIC VIDEO PLAYING before TII ANYWHERE?

    I called the manager at my local theater and he said that he’s playing the 2012 movie trailer with Cuzak in it and that the “guy from American Idol” is singing the song in the background” and doesn’t appear at all.

    I’m really hacked off as now I’ll probably get stuck with a huge bar tab since my three friends only agreed to go see TII because of Adam’s MV, and now we’ll go get a drink instead.

    I’m going to send whoever made that announcement about TfM MV at TII an invoice for $38 worth of movie tickets (wasted) and whatever the Shiraz bill comes to.

    Anyone actually seeing the MV ?????

  103. They do look cute together. I think pictures of them together are always cute. The GMA interactions between the two were great and I think they both seem to get along well. Love seeing pictures of my two favorite guy idols together.

    Someone who wrote a long review of GMA, said Adam and David were chatting away like teenage girls. They are both articulate and give good interviews. I can see them getting along really well.

  104. Someone who wrote a long review of GMA, said Adam and David were chatting away like teenage girls. They are both articulate and give good interviews. I can see them getting along really well.

    I think Adam’s personality in some ways does remind me of David’s, despite how different they are. I wouldn’t be surprised if they get along really well.

  105. who wanted David/Adam red carpet interaction?
    http://i37.tinypic.com/2pq13zn.jpg

    Hee, they are so cute, hair and all (I don’t think that was a shining hair moment for either).

    Awww, the cuteness. It’s killing me. Plus you can totally hair caption that pic….

    “Cookie, babe, I love you, but your sweet little ass needs a hair intervention. You got a whole lotta S.O.S. goin on up front there, you know what Im saying? Call me, I’ll hook you up. I have a girl…”

    “Dude, I am so down with that, but can I just request that we not explore the whole Tina Turner circa 1988/ Tokio Hotel genre of follicular expression? Not that you can’t totally rock that look, man, but I had this tragic experience with a flat iron once…”

    :D

  106. Adam ´s twitter keeps getting more followers:

    217,069
    Followers

    It seems that nobody has walked away.

    After that cover we all want to hear the music behind it. lol Its amazing to me the news avenues (non entertainment) that have taken an interest in his cover. They completely ignored the others.

  107. O/T, but the Zodiac Show (remember the thread about the documentary last week or so?) had a twitter party! (Without knowing it, they tweeted me, lol)

    @HannaBec on the day we release the dvd, everyone will know. thanks for asking!about 1 hour ago from web in reply to HannaBec

    @glambert96 Every Zodiac Show we do is unique. Like a buddhist sand sculpture.19 minutes ago from web in reply to glambert96

    @JessyBR If someone is serious then we can get more info then. Thanks for your interest!13 minutes ago from web in reply to JessyBR

    @leanne353 We couldn’t be happier for them and for the success of all of our Zodiac family!7 minutes ago from web in reply to leanne353
    (RE: Alisan and Adam, of course!)

    @glambert96 We love having everyone in our show..including Adam haha.35 minutes ago from web in reply to glambert96

    @suebrody1 for now, just festivals but we paly everything by ear. That’s the beauty of The Zodiac Show!about 1 hour ago from web in reply to suebrody1

    @ilovelambert_ back in 2003 was our first Zodiac Party. We started the band then. It was a Pisces show.44 minutes ago from web in reply to ilovelambert_

    @leanne353 LA is our home base. Next show will be in LA.39 minutes ago from web in reply to leanne353

    @Glambert_3799 Would love to tour. It’s on our to-do list.39 minutes ago from web in reply to Glambert_3799

    COOLIO!!!

  108. Someone who wrote a long review of GMA, said Adam and David were chatting away like teenage girls. They are both articulate and give good interviews. I can see them getting along really well.

    They were definitely very cute at GMA. Not just the interaction leading up to the performances but also when they and Kris sat down for the interview together. Kris was sitting between them kind of quiet and David and Adam were laughing and talking a lot sort of like over Kris. My friend had joked that Kris should have scooted over because he was in their way LOL

  109. Thanks for posting the David/Adam pic sunchick—my two favorite Idols! (they even have the bad hair in common,lol). They are both smart, articulate, and just so natural in every situation.

  110. ‘Cookie, babe, I love you, but your sweet little ass needs a hair intervention. You got a whole lotta S.O.S. goin on up front there, you know what Im saying? Call me, I’ll hook you up. I have a girl’ ¦’ 

    ‘Dude, I am so down with that, but can I just request that we not explore the whole Tina Turner circa 1988/ Tokio Hotel genre of follicular expression? Not that you can’t totally rock that look, man, but I had this tragic experience with a flat iron once’ ¦’ 

    BWAH! Didn’t Adam hook up Allison with his hairdresser? And she looked great! Well, not that Adam’s own hair is the best here, but the great majority of the time it looks better than DC’s… maybe DC should try Adam’s guy. BB, at this point, try ANY GUY and stop thinking you can ever get away with wash and go, ever. Kthxbye ;)

  111. Wow, mj’s site is really wonky today. ;)

    One thing I tried to post (can’t edit anymore) is how happy I was to see Adam and Cook on the Red Carpet (fave Idols #1 and #2). I know that Kris was known as the “dark horse,” but I always felt that Adam was actually the one with the least chance to win, despite the pimping, because he was so different, so out there, and he took so many chances, which I won’t rehash. Like Cook, I felt as if he reinvented himself every week. Plus, I love their voices. :)

  112. Speaking of Michael Jackson and Idol … at least in a tangential way, someone posted a link to a video of an ice skating perfofrmance. Looks like a European competition? This pair used the studio version of David Cook’s rendition of Billie Jean to skate to:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fkc4FsA1ao

  113. If he has a vision and he feels it was realized in his cover who cares what anyone else thinks? I think Adam is desperate for validation if nothing else. Most, if not all people are, but some people are more than others and Adam is one of them. He really needs to learn to let things go.

    Maybe to stop all the vicious tweets coming at him? Maybe to temper that a bit? Maybe to take some of the tweets from people who hate the cover off of his friends (who were also getting cover hate tweets) and focus it back on himself? He doesn’t come off as desperate to me, but he does seem to be eager to please his fans and probably a little disappointed that he didn’t please some of them.

    Apparently he received thousands of tweets regarding his album cover and many vile comments (you can just imagine). Also the designer got really vile comments to her twitter and blog that she had to protect them. I don’t think most of these were Adam fans in the first place, because of the type of comments made. Those were the same type of people who like to make comments after articles written about Adam.

  114. Anywho. since Adam’s tweeting about his album today, I guess yesterday’s tweet about the single coming out ‘next week’  should be valid? There’s no posted radio add date out there for Adam next week, is there?

    Darn. That’s right, he has nothing scheduled. Kris had a bunch of promotion dates scheduled in advance. So far we have zero for Adam.

  115. For those of you with Twitter accounts, there appears to be a new worm. If you get a DM saying

    hi. this you on here?

    do not give your password on the linked faux twitter sign-in page.

  116. Sunchick:
    Awww, the cuteness. It’s killing me. Plus you can totally hair caption that pic’ ¦.

    ‘Cookie, babe, I love you, but your sweet little ass needs a hair intervention. You got a whole lotta S.O.S. goin on up front there, you know what Im saying? Call me, I’ll hook you up. I have a girl’ ¦’ 

    ‘Dude, I am so down with that, but can I just request that we not explore the whole Tina Turner circa 1988/ Tokio Hotel genre of follicular expression? Not that you can’t totally rock that look, man, but I had this tragic experience with a flat iron once’ ¦’ 

    Oh MY God, that is hilarious!!! I had to get the screen cleaner out when I read it! LMAO, I can just see their faces too, Adam all wide-eyed and breathlessly excited about sharing his stylist’s name and David all chill just gathering the information! Love those two, I really do.

  117. “Jeez. He always comes off so snotty. for those that don’t ‘get it?’  Give me a break Adam and get over yourself.

    It looks cheap and fake. I guess it fits though.

    I have a feeling he’s going to be a snot of like, lady gaga proportions. I bet he already refers to himself as an ‘artist’  instead of a singer/entertainer/what have you.”

    I don’t think Adam is the one who comes across as snotty here

  118. After that cover we all want to hear the music behind it. lol Its amazing to me the news avenues (non entertainment) that have taken an interest in his cover. They completely ignored the others.

    Yeah – that almost seems to be part of the point. I generally liked both Kris’s and Allison’s, but, in hindsight, there wasn’t much more to say then, “they look good.”

    Then, Adam drops this kind of bombshell out of nowhere, and it is definitely something worth talking about. If it had just been an ok cover, or even a great cover, I think it would be mostly widely ignored. But Adam is not about being ignored.

  119. I really liked the Kris snippets, except for one, and it was probably just a weird part of the song, as someone mentioned above. I’m excited for Kris, I think it’s going to be good!

    About Adam, it makes me sad to think that people are sending him nasty messages about his cover. I personally wouldn’t have chosen an “homage to the past” as a concept for his first album cover, but in the larger scheme of things it’s not worth getting wrapped around the axle about, I don’t think. It’s the music that really matters, and the sooner that single gets out there the better – I really do think that the reception that his music will get will ease any residual pain over the album art.

  120. tierbee, mine too…it is showing up well before posts that I had read before I even started typing mine.

  121. Apparently he received thousands of tweets regarding his album cover and many vile comments (you can just imagine). Also the designer got really vile comments to her twitter and blog that she had to protect them. I don’t think most of these were Adam fans in the first place, because of the type of comments made. Those were the same type of people who like to make comments after articles written about Adam.

    Yes. I may not have liked the cover art, but I never would have tweeted Adam about it, heck, I didn’t really even tweet my friends about it – I just tweeted more open ended comments. And I think many of his fans would have been the same way.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/photos/gallery/30692859
    Adam Lambert’s ‘For Your Entertainment’ : The Album Covers We’d Like to See

    LOL! This is pretty hilarious! I do love the sense of fun the media seems to be having with this. Fun, in a good way, too :-)

  122. Apparently, the way to read this thread is from the bottom up. The most recent post goes to the top of the most recent page?… I think.

  123. Reminder:

    Even after Adam told us what we should be thinking, posters still get to hate the album cover without a pile on. I’ll be deleting defensive posts.

  124. Speaking of Michael Jackson and Idol ‘ ¦ at least in a tangential way, someone posted a link to a video of an ice skating perfofrmance. Looks like a European competition? This pair used the studio version of David Cook’s rendition of Billie Jean to skate to:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fkc4FsA1ao

    Sassycatz – I watched that ice skating video & it was fantastic, as was listening to that recording which I hadn’t heard in a while.

  125. ‘Jeez. He always comes off so snotty. for those that don’t ‘get it?’  Give me a break Adam and get over yourself.

    It looks cheap and fake. I guess it fits though.

    I have a feeling he’s going to be a snot of like, lady gaga proportions. I bet he already refers to himself as an ‘artist’  instead of a singer/entertainer/what have you.

    I don’t think Adam is the one who comes across as snotty here

    Yeah, well, if you have a question about a lion, who are you going to ask? A lion, or a hamster?

  126. “Trina
    10/28/2009 at 1:15 pm
    I tried posting this in the This Is It thread but I cant even get it to open, who wanted David/Adam red carpet interaction?”

    http://i37.tinypic.com/2pq13zn.jpg

    thank you Trina…they look so happy to see one another

  127. Yeah, well, if you have a question about a lion, who are you going to ask? A lion, or a hamster?

    LOL!

  128. I think this is the very best pic of David Cook from premiere yesterday
    http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg138/N_or/ThisIsIt04.jpg

    Oh, I LOVE that picture :) . Dang, he looks skinny. I thought the camera was supposed to add weight? And there goes JC Chasez in the background… my mom works for his lawyer. See? Everything can be related to Cookie somehow… I just linked him to my moms! ;)

  129. No one posted this, I don’t think. DC tweeted Rob Thomas.

    thedavidcook: @ThisIsRobThomas, while in KC, if a woman tackles u only to tell u how great you are, that’s my mom. Sorry in advance

    Haha, so now we know that Beth is a fangirl of Rob Thomas and Matt Nathanson. I’m sure she appreciates that DC shares this stuff with us. Hahaha. I wonder if DC has more LA obligations, or if he’s spending Halloween and his last couple days off before returning to tour in KC with family.

  130. Sassycatz
    10/28/2009 at 3:29 pm
    Apparently, the way to read this thread is from the bottom up. The most recent post goes to the top of the most recent page?’ ¦ I think

    Holy crap. The Web Nerds at DCO and DaughtryOfficial.com have taken over MJs. Backwards ass reading FTL.

  131. Backwards ass reading FTL.

    I’m so confused! Hee.

    Haha, so now we know that Beth is a fangirl of Rob Thomas and Matt Nathanson. I’m sure she appreciates that DC shares this stuff with us.

    And we know that she wears Paula’s jewelry… bet she was thrilled to get up on stage at his show and model it. LOL!

  132. Lady Gaga on her Adam-album song:

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1625010/20091028/lady_gaga.jhtml

    “They called me. They asked me to write for him. I was actually like, ‘Geez, I got this record that I wrote a while ago.’ It’s, like, a total hit, smash record, but for some reason, like, I couldn’t get it right with me doing it, and I said, ‘Gosh, it would be perfect for him.’ ”

    While the “Paparazzi” singer may not have been able to record the song to her liking, it sounds like Lambert didn’t have any problems.

    “I played it for him and he’s like, ‘Oh my God, I love it,’ and he went crazy, so we did it. He’s a funny guy, he’s a good guy,” she said.

    Gaga, who is set to release The Fame: Monster in November, also noted that she leaves her onstage persona at the door when it’s time to write songs for other musicians.

    “When I do things like this, it’s important for me and the artist to remember that I’m not an artist in that room, I’m a songwriter. It’s Adam’s time and it’s his song and I want him to enjoy this moment in his life. You never debut again. You only get one time,” she explained.

  133. I have’ ¦tickets to’ ¦This is It TODAY – is the Adam TfM MUSIC VIDEO PLAYING before TII ANYWHERE? I called the manager at my local theater and he said that he’s playing the 2012 movie trailer with Cuzak in it and that the ‘guy from American Idol’  is singing the song in the background’  and doesn’t appear at all.

    TXArchitect I saw a noon showing of TII today in a suburb of New York City. No Adam music video. It was shown with the trailer your local theater manager described.

  134. I don’t think that was a shining hair moment for either

    I think you have to have hair for it to be any kind of “moment” :)

  135. Cnn is showing clips today Cook is mia they do show PAula though..Daivd Cook is just not wel known as Paula outside the bubble…

    Outside the Ai bubble DC cd has stoled at 1 million and his songs are not major hits on pop he is doing well on AC and Hac..The major problem the manager or label is trying to make a hit song out of somet
    Daughtry who does have a footfold in pop music second cd is right now going through a sophmore slump…

  136. I don’t think that was a shining hair moment for either

    I think you have to have hair for it to be any kind of ‘moment’ 

    Touche’ :)

  137. How bad is Daughtry’s sophomore slump? I’m worried if it was bad for Daughtry how much more so it will be for DC.

  138. How bad is Daughtry’s sophomore slump?

    I think Daughtry’s doing fine. Over 700K sold already, pretty much before the 2nd single has even gotten any traction, and without the benefit of holiday sales yet. No Surprise did great on radio. Album sales aren’t what they used to be, but he’s doing great, all things considered. I think RCA is happy.

  139. poporange: Cnn is showing clips today Cook is mia they do show PAula though..Daivd Cook is just not wel known as Paula outside the bubble’ ¦

    Outside the Ai bubble DC cd has stoled at 1 million and his songs are not major hits on pop he is doing well on AC and Hac..The major problem the manager or label is trying to make a hit song out of somet
    Daughtry who does have a footfold in pop music second cd is right now going through a sophmore slump’ ¦

    Semantics I know, but it is actually almost 1.3 million, and it is recognized as one of the top selling albums of the year. Not so much stalled, as run it’s course after 1 year. I do concede your point re. the singles, however…

  140. TXArchitect I saw a noon showing of TII today in a suburb of New York City. No Adam music video. It was shown with the trailer your local theater manager described.

    Which is what the Japanese site said before the premiere. This what I thought people were talking about when someone else said that it was going to be just the trailer with music and so I thought they were talking about this version. Offical 2012 trailer for TII previews. Which has been confirmed as what was playing before TII. Hmmm. Guess I was right about it being just a trailer with different clips and with Adam’s music, but no Adam MV parts. Don’t know about all those press releases and what not that kept on being brought up. Maybe they were misunderstood?

  141. ^^^ Aaaargh, the dreaded TWoP Jacob. I’ve been banned by him numerous times, once he didn’t even bother telling me why. I know many in the DC thread share my disdain towards him.

    LOL, I just remembered during one of his most outrageous power-trips, he banned the use of the word “Mavid” in DC’s thread. That was while DC and Michael Johns were performing a daily “Mavid Dance” on tour. Then he banned people for calling it “the Dance that dares not speak its name”. ROFL

  142. I still have extra usernames in reserve, ha. I really love his recaps though, and he’s not modding anymore, so I feel a little more kindly towards him.

  143. ontd_ai interviews Jacob from Television W/o Pity

    Awesome! I love Jacob, loved the interview. I read TWOP and EW recaps before I ever started watching Idol regularly, and I have to say part of my descent from a casual AI watcher into an all out AI fan in Season 7 was from reading his recaps, which led me into lurking the forum… and then I was pretty much a goner. He’s crazy but I love his writing and his thoughts even when I disagreed. Of course, I never suffered from his banning cuz I never posted, but as a spectator, the bannings were funny hehe.

  144. Cook is at the airport tweeting. Here’s a fav of mine:

    thedavidcook:

    xheartily5 @thedavidcook whend u last see Kradam? :)s I’m going to assume that’s a medieval village and say I’ve never been…

    LOL Man after my own heart! :-)

  145. I’m going to assume that’s a medieval village and say I’ve never been’ ¦

    Ha! Love it! Cook is the best tweeter… he keeps me entertained for sure. Combine him with Monty’s cheerfulness (how you can be cheerful via Twitter I don’t know but he does it), Andy’s pics, Neal’s… well, he’s Neal… I enjoy these guys so much.

  146. For anyone in UK who is going to see TII, I saw it tonight and there wasn’t even a trailer for 2012 !!

    Film is well worth seeing though !

  147. I’m going to assume that’s a medieval village and say I’ve never been’ ¦

    LOL
    And aww, he wants to go to an Archie show. I know Archie is going to KC, maybe that one?
    I wonder if Trina is recovering from the Carrie mentions.

  148. His fave Carrie song is I Know You Wont! Oh my heck.

    eta: oh hey leome! *snicker*

  149. thedavidcook

    RT tawneej @thedavidcook What are your thoughts on sporks? They’ve been riding the fence too long. PICK A SIDE!!!

    Giggle!

  150. They’ve been riding the fence too long. PICK A SIDE!!!

    I could say the same about the Kris or Adam questions he’s been skirting since May! Ever so diplomatically and graciously, but still. Pick a side? Hahaha. J/k, you don’t need a side. I’m uninvested this year and don’t really have a side either. Just found it funny and impressive that he got away with non-answering that for so long.

  151. RT tawneej @thedavidcook What are your thoughts on sporks? They’ve been riding the fence too long. PICK A SIDE!!!

    Oh, lol. That’s funny. My 8 year old son thinks sporks are the most amazing thing he’s ever seen. He came home from lunch the first day of school all flustered like “MOM, you don’t understand, it’s a spoon AND a fork together!”

    Don’t know about all those press releases and what not that kept on being brought up. Maybe they were misunderstood?

    I can’t remember what any of those press releases said. But, I guess we’re pretty clear now that it’s just the trailer. Hopefully, the song will still seep into the brains of the movie goers and Adam can sell a few. But, I can’t imagine he’ll sell a ton without some radio play to reinforce it. So, maybe not the ultimate marketing coup we thought it was LOL.

  152. He’s now riding the fence on the Yankees/Phillys question too. He must have been asked over 100 times and chose not to answer that question. The man is nothing if not intelligent. He’s so much more too.

    I love this because the juxtaposition of the man in the back shows us what a rock star looks like! I also love it because it looks like J C is skipping which makes me wonder if we will be blessed video with EM.HE skipping that was mentioned.

  153. Just found it funny and impressive that he got away with non-answering that for so long.

    LOL If he wasn’t the first, I think he was one of the first to call the Adam/Kris finale, back in April. So, for that, I’ll let him not pick a side. They were his favorites before being top 2. Now, I’d have loved to see if Danny was top 2.

  154. I can’t remember what any of those press releases said. But, I guess we’re pretty clear now that it’s just the trailer. Hopefully, the song will still seep into the brains of the movie goers and Adam can sell a few. But, I can’t imagine he’ll sell a ton without some radio play to reinforce it. So, maybe not the ultimate marketing coup we thought it was LOL.

    Indeed and I’ll echo that LOL. Though I do still think it was also a nice bonus for Adam, but I always looked at all things TfM as bonus, not the actual album, single or whatever. But yeah, I think some others might have taken it for more than it was intended…a song for a movie and not part of some Twilight levels of soundtrack where it matters outside the film.

  155. RT tawneej @thedavidcook What are your thoughts on sporks? They’ve been riding the fence too long. PICK A SIDE!!!

    *That* is funny. He always holds these darn twitter parties when I’m commuting home from work. It’s like he knows when I can’t participate and picks that time. I’m on to ya, Cook!

    As for Jacob’s interview, I’ve gotta say from someone who really despises Jacob, that that is one interesting interview. He made some really intelligent points that made me see AI in a different way. If no one has yet, I think I’m going to link that on DWoP. They would love it.

    As for being banned, Jacob handed me my walking papers a number of times. I went through so many screen names, when I tell people I was on TWoP for years, they would ask who was I, and I would have to list name after name and inevitably they would recognize one of them. But, honestly, based on that, they probably thought I was a liar and was only there for a few weeks. YES, a few weeks with *that* name! Ha!

  156. I love me some Bastard Ass Jacob. I first started reading his episode recaps because they were so uproariously snarky, and from there, I wandered into the episode threads and when I couldn’t resist DC any further, into the You Had Me at Hello Thread. Epicness all around. I actually felt so bad for Jacob trying to contain the fangirliness that was just bubbling from that thread. All these peeps trying to slyly squee without actually squeeing wasn’t fooling anyone. I had had my user name for years on TWoPand was so humiliated when I received a warning on my first post on the YHMAH thread. It wasn’t long before I was actually banned, but at this point I’d seen so many people disappearing and then reappearing under new names that I just went right back in and re-signed under a new name. But I adored BAJ still for his recaps and futile attempts at trying to keep the YHMAH thread from being just another fan board. We tried Jacob, we really did! LOL

    Besides banning “Mavid,” he also banned the words “Lindsay Rose” for a few hours at one point because he thought it was somehow related to Mavid. Poor guy.

  157. People were asking about her yesterday

    RyanSeacrest Cool song.. She was MJs guitarist! http://bit.ly/4794J9 RT @Orianthi: Get free download if u want ‘ACCORDING TO YOU’  ‘ ¦on itunes43 minutes ago from UberTwitter

  158. Sorry double posting here, but I can’t edit my previous post.

    Someone posted this information on a DC fanboard:

    FYI Peoples –

    Extreme home makeover will air on jan 10 2010 on abc #hmark

    Thank you, Squirrely. Not double posting after all.

  159. Ha! Love it! Cook is the best tweeter’ ¦ he keeps me entertained for sure. Combine him with Monty’s cheerfulness (how you can be cheerful via Twitter I don’t know but he does it), Andy’s pics, Neal’s’ ¦ well, he’s Neal’ ¦ I enjoy these guys so much.

    Oh I agree with this so much. But why oh why does DC only do these twitter parties when I’m at work, dang it. Was he on his way to KC for some actual vacation time?

  160. Ha, thanks for that, now I’m walking around ‘I want to ride my bicyccllleeee’ ¦’ 

    LOL

    LOL is right! When I first started running a few years back, and adding mileage, I’d make sure that Queen song came on my play list near the end — for shits and giggles! Now for really long runs, I aim for “Don’t Stop Me Nowwwwww, I’m having such a good time….”! :-) Ah, I do love me some Queen. RIP Freddie.

  161. who wanted David/Adam red carpet interaction?
    http://i37.tinypic.com/2pq13zn.jpg

    Hee, still loving this pic. The convos they could have…

    “Hey Adam, I hear you landed a deal with M.A.C. Congrats, dude! Brilliant marketing tie in with the album cover and the glam thing. Fuller tried to pimp me for that gig, but you might have noticed the guyliner and me did not mix so well.”

    “I know, isn’t it fabulous? Like a cosmic plan at work. The universe has a weird way of putting you where you need to be, and it’s all very glittery and mystical. For example, I don’t think I’d be the ideal poster boy for Gibson guitars, right? But they love you..”

    “Dude, now that’s a sweet hook up. I had to build an addition onto my new house just to store all of my guitars, which is a far cry scribbling songs on a napkin while crashing on a friends couch. And now that song is on my first major label CD, and it’s callled A Daily..err, sorry. I’ve been on the road so long that it’s hard to turn off banter mode. You’ll know what I mean soon enough. Yeah, life is pretty absurd sometimes.”

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