If Adam Lambert Were A Lesbian, Would He Already Have His Own TV Show?
Rosie O’Donnell, Suze Orman, Ellen DeGeneres, Wanda Sykes, Rachel Maddow, Portia De Rossi, now Meredith Baxter Birney? Is this reverse discrimination? What do you do if you’re a gay male, and want to work on the air…. on TV? There are gay men on TV, but in the talk show/broadcast journalism world, it seems the lesbians may outnumber the gay men?
Liberace, Rock Hudson …wait they are both dead! Well, there is always Perez Hilton and that guy who won “Star Search” years ago.
Isn’t is odd that TV programming executives, and human resources people from broadcast and cable networks are willing to accept these lesbian woman brave enough to “out” themselves, on the air… yet, if there was a man, who anchored a cable TV show, he may be afraid to say he was gay?
More Idol Headlines after the Jump…
KRIS ALLEN LOVIN’ THE RIDE POST-‘ AMERICAN IDOL’
American Idol season eight winner, Kris Allen has big plans for the holiday season.
He took center stage at Wednesday’s results show of So You Think You Can Dance, but that’s only one stop he’s making.
Allen will headline Billboard’s New Year’s Eve Live! special’ ¦on New Year’s Eve. Joining him? AI fellow Top 10-er, Allison Iraheta along with reggae-fusion singer and Rapper, Sean Kingston.
Allen’s also involved in Ryan Seacrest’s Ryan, Rock My Town contest, where the city with the most votes gets a free concert featuring Allen, AI runner up, Adam Lambert and Iraheta. There is only a week and a few hours left to vote for your city and Allen tells HollywoodOutbreak.com that New York is in the lead right now.
Kris Allen, we figured out what your second single should be
What will the second single off “American Idol” Kris Allen’s debut CD be?
When Zap2it spoke with Allen earlier this week, he said he hasn’t yet decided, but he’s been thinking a lot about it. He also says that he’s accepting advice, so we asked readers to weigh in.
Though neck-and-neck with “Before We Come Undone, ” “Alright With Me” currently has a slight lead.
CONFESSIONS of a TV JUNKIE: Kris Allen Proves He Doesn’t Need Sideshow Antics
After Adam Lambert’s recent AMA performance, I wrote a piece running down my thoughts on his misguided antics, his blatant use of his platform to promote and ‘glamorize’ (pun intended) his lifestyle and the way he betrayed American Idol and his fans from the show.
Needless to say, a lot of users had opinions on the topic. Most, it seemed, disagreed with my perspective.
So be it.
I thought it appropriate, though, to point out the stark contrast between Lambert, accompanied by his 3-ring shock-circus and the understated music-is-the-thing performance by Kris Allen on So You Think You Can Dance on this week’s results show.
Adam Lambert Counts Down 2010 and Performs at the Biggest Red Carpet Event on the West Coast to Benefit the American Red Cross
Adam Lambert has just signed on to ring in the new decade at the GRIDLOCK New Year’s Eve event located at the legendary Paramount Pictures Studio! The mega-draw Lambert will take over the main stage at Midnight with an electrifying performance to kick off the New Year immediately following an amazing Midnight Countdown and Fireworks display…all hosted by the beautiful Pamela Anderson!
Tennis stars, other celebrities to visit Athens for event
Some of professional tennis’ most famous names might rattle the rafters of Stegeman Coliseum at today’s SunTrust Rock-n-Racquets exhibition.
The event will bring John Isner, Serena Williams, Melanie Oudin and Sam Querrey to Georgia’s campus for a series of matches intertwined with a musical performance by former “American Idol” contestant Allison Iraheta. Former Georgia shortstop and current Chicago White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham will also appear.
The players will have an autograph session beginning at 3 p.m. today at Stegeman Coliseum. The start of the event follows at 4 p.m.
Tuned In: Allison Iraheta, Susan Boyle and Andy Caldwell
Season 8 of “American Idol” will be remembered for Adam Lambert and his shocking loss in the finals to Kris Allen.
Allison Iraheta? She was a superfluous contestant, the teen rocker destined to lose eventually (and lucky to have made the final four).
Funny thing, Iraheta’s new debut, “Just Like You, ” is more genuine than Lambert’s recent “For Your Entertainment” and more adventurous than Allen’s recent “Kris Allen.”
“Just Like You” isn’t superior overall to those other two releases, but it establishes the 17-year-old California native ahead of the general “Idol” pack of wannabes, a worthy successor to Pink and Joss Stone.
Michael Sarver uses Idol ‘window’ to launch single
Michael Sarver knew he had to hustle.
The former oil-rig roughneck from Jasper finished 10th earlier this year on American Idol, good enough for a spot on the summer tour but not exactly a breeding ground for long-term careers. (Curly-haired season-sixer Chris Sligh is the only name that still rings a bit of a bell.)
“My first thought was, ‘Man, I’m going to have to work really hard for this one, ‘” Sarver says. “The window between now and the beginning of the next American Idol season (is small), and if you don’t allow yourself to jump out there as an artist, then you become old contestants. Before that happens, you need to establish yourself as a solo artist. It makes it a lot easier.”
Sarver got a big leg up this week with the release of You Are. He wrote the feel-good country ballad, and it’s a preview of his forthcoming debut album, set for a spring 2010 release via Dream Records/Universal. The song was issued simultaneously Tuesday with uptempo B-side Cinderella Girl.
Carrie Underwood: I’m nobody’s fool
CARRIE Underwood is no dumb blonde. Shooting to fame after winning American Idol four years ago, she has cemented herself as one of the world’s top crossover country music stars.
But she’s had to overcome the negative stereotypes that come with not only her chosen musical genre, but also the colour of her hair.
“People automatically think I’m dumb, and when I do a photo shoot with some fashion-forward magazine or something, they want to stick me on hay bales, wearing plaid and with pig tails, or riding a horse, ” Underwood tells Insider from her Nashville home.
Review: Kelly Clarkson rocked the Civic Center
Kelly Clarkson’s All I Ever Wanted Tour made a stop in Columbus last night and she put on a pretty rockin’ show.
I was surprised how empty the Civic Center seemed when the first opening act Parachute started playing, and still when Eric Hutchinson took the stage. But honestly, I could have showed up after both acts played and not felt like I missed anything.
Not that either performance was bad, per se, just not my cup of tea. All the tweens and teen girls seemed to like them though.
Around 9 p.m. Kelly finally took the stage, and the venue had filled up a bit since then, but the upper level still seemed bizarrely empty.
‘American Idol’: When the Silversun Pickups met Clay Aiken
You don’t often hear Clay Aiken and Silversun Pickups mentioned in the same breath, unless you’re answering a question about musical artists who couldn’t possibly much more different.
But the former “American Idol” runner-up and the newly minted Grammy nominees share a connection. Sort of.
Before Silversun Pickups broke through with their 2006 album “Carnavas, ” lead singer and guitarist Brian Aubert and bassist Nikki Monninger worked on an Aiken music video, helping organize the extras on the shoot.
Fantasia, Toni Braxton ‘Intimate’ For Centric’s Leading Women
R&B songbirds Fantasia and Toni Braxton are set to wrap up Centric’s current season with revealing interviews via ‘Leading Women’.
Joined by those who know them best, including Fantasia’s mother Diane Barrino, the American Idol winner and sultry “Unbreak My Heart” singer will shed light on their careers, family and struggle in two episodes set to air this month.
According to Centric, Fantasia intimately discusses her “highly successful career as an R&B singer and actress, as well as how she’s triumphed over difficult personal hurdles to achieve her goals” during an episode slated to air December 14 at 8:00pm.
Theater Review: Ensemble cast makes “Grease” memorable at the Overture
While American Idol winner Taylor Hicks looms large in the advertising for Grease his appearances are limited to the dream sequence number ‘Beauty School Dropout’ and a post-curtain call performance of one the blues-rock songs for which he is famous. Hicks’ crooning seems out of place in this performance and was largely underwhelming, but he doesn’t harm the outstanding performances of the rest of the cast, and he would be an added treat for American Idol fans.
I recommend Grease to fans of the movie, fans of musicals in general, and anyone aching for a bit of 1950s nostalgia.
Country Crossing concert moved to Dothan Civic Center
All the last-minute preparations at Celebrity Station Amphitheater at Country Crossing Friday, for the inaugural concert at the development, ended up for naught. Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Kellie Pickler concert has been moved to the Dothan Civic Center. The show is sold out.
Preparation work in the theater was ongoing all week, as concrete sidewalks were poured and sod was being laid throughout the day Friday for Saturday night’s concert.
Show times have been moved up to 6 p.m., with Pickler expected to take the stage somewhere around 8:30 p.m.
‘American Idol’ Katharine McPhee gives back
“American Idol” runner-up Katharine McPhee is getting into the holiday spirit by attending a donation event at the Forgotten Harvest Food Bank.
To celebrate Chase’s donation of $5 million to the Feeding America organization, Katharine McPhee joined the Forgotten Harvest Food Bank in Detroit, MI in helping raise awareness about hunger in Michigan and all across the United States.
Katharine is a member of Feeding America’s Entertainment Council, which is chaired by actor David Arquette and includes other celebrities like Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Marcia Cross, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ali Larter, other “American Idol” Kimberly Locke, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Rachael Ray and Alison Sweeney.
Lythgoe Claims ‘SYTYCD’ Won’t Air Twice Yearly
Could Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” be returning to a once-a-year format?
That’s the word from the show’s ever-chatty executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe. According to TheWrap’s man about town on the party scene, Mikey Glazer, during the audience warmup for Wednesday night’s live results show, Lythgoe told audience members a twice-yearly, back-to-back format was simply too much for him.
Against much tougher competition, the dance competition show took an expected ratings hit. But it also helped stabilize Fox’s fall, boosting ratings in key timeslots. Bottom line: Fox is having its best fall in memory and heads into “American Idol” season a lock to finish the 2009-10 season in first place.
That might be one reason a Fox rep sought to downplay Lythgoe’s comments, noting it would premature to assume that any scheduling decisions have been locked in.
X Factor: Our Top 10 moments of the series
1. Jedward do Britney
Wearing Britney Spears’ famous red-leather cat suits Jedward sent the audience ‘ and judges ‘ into hysterics in week two singing Oops I Did It Again.
Why it’s no contest in the battle for the Saturday night sofa
t may surprise younger viewers to learn that Saturday nights were once a problem for ITV. In the mid-Seventies BBC One held them so surely that as the decade neared its end ITV’s Michael Grade poached Bruce Forsyth, host of the all-conquering The Generation Game. His new show was Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night. Unfortunately for them both, it was soon better known as Bruce’s Big Flop.
Thirty years on, Grade, once again at ITV, has no need of Forsyth. The old trouper’s Strictly Come Dancing, while still drawing a respectable 8 million viewers, has been crushed by The X Factor. Last weekend 12.3 million watched its semi-final and another 350, 000 its Sunday results edition. Tonight’s final is expected to attract many more. Simon Cowell may even dare to hope that 20 million will see the winner weep tears of joy/disbelief.
Simon Cowell: a conqueror, but for how long?
“Cowell is untouchable right now, ” grumbled one frustrated executive from a rival broadcaster this autumn, as it started to dawn that ITV1’s The X Factor would hit record ratings week after week ‘ and bulldoze all opposition in the process. “He could be found doing anything scandalous, and the tabloids would just say: ‘Well, Simon needs a hobby.'”
Simon Cowell is, without doubt, the television phenomenon of his age. His talent shows have been called exploitative and trashy, and many viewers find him intolerably smug. But, as both producer and on-screen talent, he bestrides the Atlantic with the biggest TV shows in both Britain and the US. This series of The X Factor has seen the show consistently hit record viewing figures, averaging more than 11 million ‘ a 20 per cent increase on last year. The final (starting tonight with the result tomorrow) promises to deliver the show’s highest ratings ever ‘ and could even pip this year’s final of Britain’s Got Talent, whose Susan Boyle v Diversity showdown hit a peak of 19 million viewers. BGT is, of course, another Cowell show.
‘Glee’: Source says there are plans to release original content during hiatus
I know these last few days since the Glee fall finale have been tough, fellow Gleeks. Personally, I watched the ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ performance about six times, not wanting to let the show end. Glee is not scheduled to return with new episodes until April 13 (the cast and crew will begin shooting the back nine episodes in early January) but EW does have some info that will hopefully help you handle your withdrawal: sources close to the show say that there are plans to release original content during the hiatus (similar to how clips and music were released this past summer between the May preview and the season premiere) and that an episode marathon is being discussed prior to the series returning. While nothing is official yet, Gleeks, your best bet is to check out the series twitter and Facebook pages for updates.