Re-Meet the Beatles
Now, the show. It seemed like everyone was really trying last week. Someone sat them all down and said, …There was this band called the Beatles and they were really, really famous once. People will despise you for even trying to sing their songs in public, so you have to try really hard not to suck the donkey dick too much out there.
But anyway, this week there was no supervision. At all. The dead rose from their graves and blood rained down from the sky. Anguished howls of curdled agony from Heather Mills throat roared over the Atlantic Ocean, hitting their intended target, the power grid that heats the pool, cools the mansion, and spins the ferris wheel at Neverland Ranch. The explosion threw sparks half a mile into the air. Catalog royalties patched the damage. But a new revenue stream would have to be undammed to meet the need.
(Back) On the Scene: An ‘Idol’ alumnus’ no-holds-barred take
Did you see me Wednesday night? There I was, seated next to Chicken Little (a.k.a. Kevin Covais) catching up on the good old days… kind of. He’s not really the talkative kind. But what he did have to say captured my attention completely. Somewhere in the ordinary getting-to-know-you chit-chat, Kevin mentioned that he’s working on a movie at MGM studios. I think that’s cool and he seemed really excited about it. I mean, he said MGM, like, 12 times in one minute. I think he’s got a really good look for film. He could totally play the beta male roles. The story only got better and more disturbing from there, though. He started talking about how he recently moved in with Ace Young and then mentioned something about picking up Ace’s womanizing leftovers? Yikes! Now that’s a movie script waiting to be written.
‘American Idol’: Simon & Randy pick faves, ridicule Ryan’s Botox
The Dish Rag talked with “American Idol” judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson at the Details magazine Mavericks party at a private Beverly Hills estate last night.
Here’s what the bantering boys had to say about the show, the songs, who will win and ‘ ouch ‘ about the Botox job on Details cover boy Ryan Seacrest.
DR: That Aussie, Michael Johns ‘ what are his chances of winning?
Simon: Out of 100? Two. Because he not choosing the right songs and Ive told him that.
Randy: He still hasnt sung the right song on the show yet.
DR: So what are your picks, your favorites?
Simon: Top three: David Archuleta. Jason Castro. Brooke or Ramiele [Malubay].
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‘American Idol’: Ryan Seacrest no fan of himself in the nude
For an early-morning radio host, Ryan Seacrest stayed up pretty darn late last night at Details magazine’s Mavericks party.
“I dont have to do the radio show tomorrow, ” Seacrest explained at 11:30 p.m. “Im catching a flight out of town. Ive got another half hour in me, max.”
His “American Idol” costars Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell hung out together all night (safety in numbers?) and hovered close to Ryan.
American Idol Results: Back to the Flat Bed
Our Idols stand behind Seacrest like a row of little musical soldiers. “We gave you the songs of the Beatles, ” Seacrest tells us. Please, don’t remind me. “You voted. But did you do enough?” he asks accusingly, like it’s our fault or something that Kristy Lee Cook is still – oh, wait it is our fault. My bad.
Seacrest looks like a very stylish undertaker tonight. Paula’s looking extra loopy, bouncing around in her seat like crazy. She looks pretty though. New weave. Simon looks hot, as usual. He’s covered up his chest a bit. I loved the open shirt look, but I’m glad not to have to look at the big blob of orangey red where the tanning bed hurt him. Oh, and Randy’s there too.
Idol winner Carrie Underwood plays Hamilton
In case the nine million album sales and three Grammy awards haven’t already made the point, fourth-season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood’s ascension to superstardom was further cemented by this week’s announcement she would become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, the weekly concert broadcast and oldest continuous radio program in the U.S.
The Star spoke briefly with the young singer who performs in Hamilton tonight on her first headlining tour:
‘Idol’ and Tiger a lot alike, only sometimes he loses
In one of the many memorable lines from the classic British sitcom “Fawlty Towers, ” Maj. Gowen walks by John Cleese’s Basil in the hotel lobby and says, “I see Hampshire won.” “Did it, Major?” Basil replies with complete apathy.
That’s pretty much how conversations between TV executives go every Wednesday and Thursday morning.
“I see ‘American Idol’ won, ” one says matter-of-factly. “Did it?” the other replies mechanically.
Exclusive Interview: American Idol’s Jon Peter Lewis goes Campy!
Recently, Reality TV Magazine chatted with season 3 Jon Peter Lewis, who is gearing up for his second stint as Idol camp counselor.
…I love kids, says Lewis. …I love being involved. I remember all of my camp experiences and I remember a lot of my camp counselors from when I was a kid and the impact that they had on me. I like seeing the light turn on in the eyes of some of these young people.
But also, Lewis explains, campers can gain a lot from learning that their …Idols are just people, too. …When they meet some of these people that they see on TV ¦and then when they see you in the cafeteria eating the bad mac and cheese, it becomes ‹This is a friend of mine. It nice to have your idols; it nice to have someone to look up to. [But it] can be dangerous.
Danielle Peck Benefits Safe Haven
For the second year, Danielle Peck has lined up some big name country music stars to perform at a benefit for Safe Haven in Nashville. The concert, set for Monday, March 24th @ 6pm at The Mercy Lounge, located in Downtown Nashville, will donate all proceeds to the Safe Haven Family Shelter.
This years’ line-up includes country music stars Eric Church, Jimmy Wayne, Bucky Covington, Heidi Newfield (from Trick Pony), Keith Anderson & Carolyn Dawn Johnson and more.
Idol’s Chris Richardson returns as ice cream pitch man
Next month, American Idol favorite Chris Richardson will come home to Chesapeake in his new role as an Edy’s ice cream pitch man, a public relations agency said Friday.
Richardson, who earned a spot among the finalist in last season’s American Idol competition, will be in Hampton Roads April 8 and 9 to met with fans and hype the new Edy’s Slow Churned American Idol ice cream flavors, including Cookies N Dreamz, One Split Wonder, Cheesecake Diva and Mint Karaoke Cookie.
Richardson will be at Farm Fresh at 1464 Mount Pleasant Road in Chesapeake from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9.
5things to do this weekend
1 Former American Idol contestant Melinda Doolittle and Cincinnati Bengals kicker Shayne Graham will be at First Church of God in Hamilton (3100 Princeton Road) at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, March 23. Services are free. For more information call (513) 867-9961.
Clay Aiken Heads ‘Here’ On Next Album
Just as his stint starring in the Broadway hit “Spamalot” concludes, Clay Aiken will return with his first album of entirely new material since 2003’s “Measure of a Man.”
Due May 6 via 19 Recordings/RCA, Aiken’s “On My Way Here” was produced by Kipper, best known for his work with Sting and Chris Botti. The album will likely include the title track and a song called “Ashes, ” but no other details about the project have yet been made available.