Idol Headlines for 10/4/14

Saturday Night Live airs tonight on NBC at 11:30/10:30c with host Sarah Silverman and musical guest, Maroon 5.

Video interview: Christina Grimmie on working with Adam Levine, why she loves PH fans – “I was a little quirky, a little awkward, a little, slightly comedic, and I sing – I think the people just saw that and liked that,” she told media at a press conference on Friday, October 3. Before she goes up onstage, she says, she does tune in to songs that help her get in the mood. When she’s especially nervous, she’ll listen to metal (Metallica is one of her choices) and EDM. She also said that she often says a prayer before a show. – Read more at Rappler

‘Idol’ winner Glover happy to be home for USCB homecoming concert – St. Helena Island native and “American Idol” season 12 winner Candice Glover will headline the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s homecoming concert Saturday night. Glover, a former USCB student, will anchor the university’s week-long homecoming celebration. “I’m excited to go back and see everyone,” Glover said. “I wasn’t (at USCB) for too long, but it was enough time to establish relationships with other students and teachers.” Glover’s friend and fellow “American Idol” contestant Burnell Taylor will be the opening act at the concert. Taylor came in seventh on “Idol” season 12. – Read more at The State.com

Clay Aiken | Democratic Candidate North Carolina Second Congressional District | NC Now | UNC-TV

‘Big Brother’ Contestant –Slut Shaming Is Ruining My Life … CBS Sends Backup – Slut, skank, whore … “Big Brother” contestant Christine Brecht’s been labeled all of the above and worse since last week’s finale — and the wave of hate is so brutal, she now needs semi-professional help to cope. Even though she’s married, Brecht carried on a very affectionate relationship with fellow house guest Cody — and she’s paid the price on social media. One ‘BB’ fan wrote, “Christine is a motherf*****g trash ass thot bitch motherf****r whore cheater scum.” And that’s the abridged version. Brecht tells TMZ it got bad enough that CBS set her up with ex ‘BB’ star Shelly Moore … who’s now giving Christine advice on how to re-enter the real world. She says Shelly’s Rule #1 is … stay off social media and keep your life private. – Read more at TMZ

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27 Comments

  1. Thanks for posting that Clay interview, MJ. While the questions seemed pretty easy, Clay’s responses were phrased well. He seemed sincere.

  2. Ugh. “Big Brother” is at the very bottom of any shows on television.

  3. Not nearly as interested in the new SNL as I am in the vintage episode airing at 10:00. Steve Martin and the Blues Brothers! YES!!!!

  4. Michael Orland @MichaelOrland
    A little last day @ryanseacrest selfie @americanidolauditions tour in SFO #season14 Next stop, Hollywood Week. instagram.com/p/tv7iDqQGSO/

  5. Everything about him just seems so smarmy to me, he really winds me up. He reminds me of the preacher on True Blood in s2, I think it was….

  6. If he’s insincere and as bad as opponents suggest, he’ll fit in just fine in today’s politics and government!
    I was surprised that he had his talking points down so well and didn’t come across as an inarticulate amateur. Yes, I know it’s campaign rhetoric.

    I don’t know of any candidate (or other human) without flaws, prior mistakes, etc. Maybe his are major, maybe not, I’m not interested enough to do the research and decide for myself. Just favor less hateful politics, new faces, new possibilities.

    And it was kinda fun to think that a political novice, American Idol runner up could beat a Tea Party incumbent and be elected to Congress.

  7. I agree that Clay’s answers sounded pretty good in this interview. He also came across more liberal than he has in his campaign material, as I assumed he would once he got the chance to discuss his views in length. I want to like him, but between his hypocritical response to naked pictures leak, and his misrepresentation of his service on the Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (which Fuzzywuzzy mentioned in yesterday’s thread), I’m willing to acknowledge that his sincerity is, at the very least, no better than the typical politician’s. I’m not ready to write off Clay completely, but it seems to me that his negative reputation on these boards has been well enough earned.

  8. I agree that Clay’s answers sounded pretty good in this interview. He also came across more liberal than he has in his campaign material, as I assumed he would once he got the chance to discuss his views in length. I want to like him, but between his hypocritical response to naked pictures leak, and his misrepresentation of his service on the Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (which Fuzzywuzzy mentioned in yesterday’s thread), I’m willing to acknowledge that his sincerity is, at the very least, no better than the typical politician’s. I’m not ready to write off Clay completely, but it seems to me that his negative reputation on these boards has been well enough earned.

  9. Huh? I don’t know why this is still here. I tried to delete it (I haven’t done formatting on this site before, and didn’t intend to do both italics and bold), but for some reason it’s still here…and changed my name to “Guest”. Is it normal for this to happen?

  10. If I were his constituency his American idol past wouldn’t be a factor. That I find him as trustworthy as most seasoned politicians would be. From his initial American idol narrative that was disingenuous, to his accepting a seat on that panel, yet blowing it off, but using it as a political jump off, is awful. Considering any intelligent person can be coached to sound knowledgeable when asked soft ball questions, I’m not the least impressed.

  11. I’m a big brother fan, and the hate that Christine has been receiving is just out of control and uncalled for. Yes, there was flirting and may cross the lines in some people’s minds – that being said – the things that people are saying on line – it’s over the top. She did not cheat on her husband. I think being away from your loved one for such a long time; you develop crushes on people – she IMO did not cross that boundary into cheating. The haters need to let her live her life and move on.

  12. The Hollywood Reporter: Beloved TV Shows That Just Didn’t Make It

    #2
    ‘Glee’ (2009-2015)
    The onetime-phenomenon still has a season left, but the show is definitely not going out with a bang. The Ryan Murphy-created series, which averaged 12.45 million viewers in season two, repeatedly hit all-time ratings lows last season, when it averaged a paltry 5.06 million watchers.

    #6
    ‘The X Factor’ (2011-13)
    Simon Cowell’s second singing show in the U.S. never lived up to its pre-premiere hype, and frankly, it was never all that good. Still, its 2011 premiere garnered a lot of attention, with a rather impressive 12.5 million people tuning in. Alas, its series finale two seasons later was seen by fewer than half that many people.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/beloved-tv-shows-just-didn-738106?utm_source=twitter#6-x-factor-2011-13

  13. Clay sold himself far too short when he claimed that he “wasn’t a politician” in his intro video. He has all of the qualities that will allow him to fit in perfectly with most of his colleagues in the government. lol

    “I’m not interested enough to do the research and decide for myself. Just favor less hateful politics, new faces, new possibilities.”

    So, you aren’t interested in researching candidates before you vote for them? OK. lol

  14. As much as I loathe Glee, I don’t think that it belongs on that list. The show burned out fast, but unlike other shows on the list, it did make a cultural impact.

  15. I agree. The hate directed at her is OTT. Where were these concerned fans when Caleb was literally stalking and harassing Amber? smh.

  16. I think so too, and the booing was probably because of that too. I think the show itself brought attention to it, so that didn’t help. I do think things are amplified while in the house, you’re spending more time with the same group of people than you do even with your families outside the house.

    Christine tweeted this yesterday:

    “@stinestinks Sorry haters, but you aren’t ruining my life. Thank you to TMZ for making stuff up though! Reporting at it’s finest.”

  17. I don’t get that either, because that did concern me also. I wouldn’t call it hate, just concern though. I think there is OTT hate for certain other individuals and situations that occurred in the house, even though others were in the same or similar situations without the OTT hate.

  18. I agree, it was one of the top shows for most of it’s run. It is only in the past couple of years it had a downturn. All shows inevitably have a downturn, but I wouldn’t consider Glee one that didn’t make it, it had an average run for a successful TV show.

  19. I would have not called X Factor beloved in the US, unless they mean because it is so popular worldwide. In the US it was usually unfavorably compared to American Idol and The Voice practically from the start. Of course it did have some fans, and did find some talent.

  20. North Carolina 2nd Congressional District Debate

    OCT 06, 2014 | 11:30AM EDT | C-SPAN.ORG

    Incumbent Representative Renee Ellmers (R) and challenger Clay Aiken (D) face off in a debate for North Carolina;s 2nd Congressional District seat.

  21. Double standards at play as usual. I mean Amber even got the “she deserved it, she led him on” harassment.

  22. Well, certain individuals who fairly or unfairly (i’m thinking TOTALLY FAIRLY but that’s my opinion) received OTT hate while they were still in the house are having quite the party now that they’ve left BB.

    Not feeling sorry for anyone else in that cast in the least. Not one little bit.

  23. The NC-2 debate is no longer listed on the C-span site. It looks like C-span is no longer covering the debate between Clay and Renee Ellmers.

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