The Ralphie Report
…It is the singer new song, …Crush. The single made the highest Billboard Hot 100 debut in 18 months, losing out to only Rihanna …Disturbia for the top spot. Archuleta forthcoming LP is tentatively self-titled and slated for a November release.
Could Archuleta be the next Clay Aiken ‘ a runner-up, small in stature, large in vocals ‘ outshining the season winner? He hasnt reached out to Aiken for any advice, instead leaning on someone a little more relatable in current career path and age ‘ last year winner and Jive label-mate Jordin Sparks.
But, dont count out Cook yet. A source close to the singer revealed exclusively to me that three tracks were mixed down in studio for the rocker this week, all with the potential to be a radio single heard before the end of the month.
Jordin Sparks “doesn’t regret” promise ring outburst at VMAs
Katy Perry may have covered …Like A Virgin at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, but Jordin Sparks was living it ‘ loudly. Attending the show for the first time, the American Idol winner went off-script after being agitated by host Russell Brand’s repeated mocking of the Jonas Brothers promise rings. “It something I feel strongly about, she tells EW.com. …I wish I wouldve worded it differently ‘ that somebody who doesnt wear a promise ring isnt necessarily a slut ‘ but I cant take it back now. It was a split-second thing, and it came out kind of wrong. Still, I dont regret it.
More Idol Headlines After the Jump…
Idols But Not Originals Review
Most of the Idols have good voices and attempted to make the songs their own, but some of the arrangements were so close to the originals as to raise the question, …Why bother?
Michael Johns, for example, did by-the-book versions of Queen …We Will Rock You and …We Are The Champions, before redeeming himself with a slow, bluesy take on Dolly Parton …It All Wrong But It All Right. He followed that up with Aerosmith …Dream On, which he noted was the song that got him kicked off …American Idol.
David Archuleta Has a Crush…on Someone
When I was a teen and beginning to question my sexuality it was hard to come to terms with the fact that I had crushes on the boys around me rather than the girls. I remember asking myself, ‘why do I keep running from the truth?’
Interesting then, that the video for David Archuleta’s new single Crush tracks Archuleta’s attention on the boys almost as often as the girls. Others have noticed as well. And if Archuleta is playing to a bigger audience than the female teen/tween crowd, kudos to him.
Tickets Available For Sunday’s Chiefs Game
The Raiders returned a portion of their ticket allotment to the Chiefs on Tuesday, according to the news release.
In addition to witnessing “the 99th installment of the Chiefs-Raiders rivalry, ” fans will see Blue Springs, Mo., native and “American Idol” champion David Cook and his brother, Andrew Cook, perform the National Anthem prior to the game.
Russell Brand/ Jonas Brothers VMA Flap Spurs Abstinence Group’s Leader To Send Purity Ring to Palin’s Daughter
Russell Brand might be the best thing to ever happen to purity rings.
Though the British comedian was roundly flamed by Jonas Brothers fans for relentlessly mocking the boys’ abstinence symbols during Sunday night’s VMAs, the ribbing might actually be a blessing in disguise for the movement.
No (hot) air
Is it just me, or did anyone else find Jordin Sparks’ VMA comments about purity ring showboating just a weenzy bit offensive?
Now, it’s not the defense of the purity rings part that annoys me. It’s more of the “hey, if you don’t save yourself for marriage, like me and the Disney Channel chastity brigade, you’re a total slut and deserve to be spit on” part.
Paula Abdul Talks ‘Idol’ Auditions, Vivica A. Fox Talks Politics at Fashion Rocks
As the concert celebrates the relationship between music and fashion, it was quite a star-studded event. “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul shined in gold, and we caught up with her on how it’s going with a fourth judge at the table.
“We’re finding our beat and our rhythm and it’s going to kick in really well I think in the third city, because that’s really where the talent starts coming together, ” Abdul said.
September 09, 2008 DAUGHTRY re-release “deluxe” edition today
DAUGHTRY re-release their multi-platinum debut CD today in a “deluxe” edition with all sorts of extra goodies. The expanded CD/DVD version of the record features the original album, plus four bonus tracks, including acoustic versions of “Home” and “What About Now, ” and Daughtry’s new cover version of FOREIGNER’s “Feels Like The First Time.” The DVD has videos for all the album’s hit singles, as well as live performance footage and interviews with CHRIS DAUGHTRY and the guys.
NYTVF Will Screen “Teachers” Pilot Starring Reinders, Maroulis and Litzsinger
Kate Reinders, Constantine Maroulis and Sarah Litzsinger star in the independent pilot “Teachers, ” which will be presented as part of the fourth annual New York Television Festival.
In “Teachers, ” Noah Starr ‘ who appears as the tech-guru on Food Network’s “Ask Aida” ‘ is cast as Tim Donnely, a young teacher fresh out of college. However, press notes state, “he’s in for a rude awakening when he butts heads with jaded educators and a professional teacher-coach sent to retool the faculty. Throw in a celebrity music teacher and a search for a new principal, and you’ve got the first episode of ‘Teachers.’ Everyone has been to school; everyone has had teachers. We are now proud to lift the veil and reveal the true colors of American academia from the teachers’ perspective.”
“Teachers” will be screened Sept. 13 at 5 PM and Sept. 17 at 3:45 PM.
Celebrities Expected In Town For Ryder Cup Experience
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — People from all over the world will be in Louisville for the Ryder Cup next week. Many will be here for the golf, but some, including celebrities, will be here for the bigger “cup experience.”
With names like Carrie Underwood, Michelle Branch, Muhammad Ali and possibly Michael Jordan attending, the Ryder Cup is guaranteed to be a who’s who of the sports and entertainment worlds.
Children of Men Meet Hollywood’s hottest new accessory: the gaybie
Tom Ford wardrobes, Fire Island homes, and Le Corbusier chaises have long been coveted power gay accessories, but now celebrities like Clay Aiken and Ricky Martin are flaunting a new, even more exclusive essential: the gaybie.
Yes, the gaybie. A baby gayness hath wrought. Found sashaying down the uteri of surrogate mothers worldwide, providing self-actualization and status-faction to Hollywood’s single fathers. (For the sake of brevity, and legality, “I consider sort of obviously gay despite publicist claims” is herein truncated simply as “gay.”)
‘American Idol’ finalist McPhee’s in ‘The House’
HOLLYWOOD – On a hot summer afternoon in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, “American Idol” finalist Katharine McPhee talks about her recent switch from singing to acting and boils down her role in “The House Bunny, ” now playing in theaters, to two words: preggie suit.
“That’s what they call it, ” she says, laughing at the memory of playing Harmony, a very pregnant hippie throwback who totes around a tub of peanut butter, spoon at the ready, and wears flower-child dresses.
The Sun’s Lindsey Ward confidently predicts Lethbridge’s Theo Tarns — maybe
There’s no turning back now, Canada.
The votes are in, and this year’s Canadian Idol — be it Port Hood, Nova Scotia’s Mitch MacDonald or Lethbridge, Alberta’s Theo Tams — has already been determined.
Of course, we won’t know who has won rights to the sixth karaoke crown until tonight, when the CTV competition comes to a rousing finish.
After nearly two hours of performances, season recaps, and forced banter between host Ben Mulroney and judges Farley Flex, Sass Jordan, Zack Werner and Jake Gold, the moment you have been waiting for all summer will arrive.
Even the judges are weary of Canadian Idol ‘talent’
Never mind the grating host, irrelevant mentors, lacklustre talent and ingratiating Pantene commercials disguised as creative content — when the judges start dissing the inaugural singles written for winners on Canadian Idol (8 p.m. on CTV), you know the writing is on the wall.
“Song-wise, neither of ’em were my favourites!” an unimpressed Jake Gold told Alberta’s Theo Tams and Nova Scotia’s Mitch MacDonald on Monday’s east-versus-west pre-finale duke-out.
“But, y’know, you’ll probably get a lot of airplay if you win.”
America’s Got Talent’: Yikes. What happened to the ‘talent?’
Tonight on America’s Got Talent we first will learn which of the last group of 10 is going home from last week. My initial picks last week, before seeing the performances, were Flambeaux, Kaitlyn, the Tapping Dads, Eli Mattson and Nuttin but Stringz. I should end up 4-1. Let’s see how I do…
America’s Got Talent: Episode 313
Little Kaithlyn pictured on the right was one of the final performers who got to hear if they made it to the Top 20 or not at the start of Episode 313 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Now that the Top 20 has been revealed, they are, as Jerry pointed it out, going to battle it out for a spot in the Top 10. Performers need to step it up as the competition gets more and more serious.
America’s Got Talent: Meet the First 15 Finalists
Singers, dancers, and baton-twirlers, oh, yes! There’s something for everyone among the reality competition’s last performers standing. We chatted with the first 15. Stand by to meet the final five later today