There’s something about Ryan
Adjusting your television won’t help. Ryan Seacrest is everywhere.
In just a few short years, Seacrest, 33, has turned a pitchman’s smile, a shock of thick, frosty hair and his genial tolerability into a media empire.
The “American Idol” host (who will be in Louisville this week as “Idol” returns for round two of its auditions) isn’t just the Dick Clark of his generation — though he does co-host “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” with the TV legend. He’s also the Larry King of his generation, filling in when CNN’s prime-time talkmaster is on vacation.
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Archuleta won’t talk about romances
American Idol runner-up David Archuleta is terrified of discussing his love life in the media after his female friend received hate mail.
The singer recently invited his gal pal to watch him at a concert, and was stunned after his companion was bombarded with hateful messages from jealous fans who spotted her in the audience.
And the 17-year-old insists the experience has left him wary of talking about his personal life to the press.
He says, “I’m just afraid to mention anything now. They said (to her), ‘You’re not good enough for him, and you’re ugly.’
“I can see why people (celebrities) want to keep things to themselves.”
Jordin Sparks concert and interview
I didnt have a lot of time to interview Jordin, but I did a quick catch up while she finishing up her tour with Jesse McCartney before she did a sound check in Washington D.C. Friday. She came across as humble and sweet. She only said …amazing three times. (I remember that being her favorite adjective during one press conference.)
Young at part
As you may have heard last week, Ace Young, a former …American Idol hopeful, is the latest …Idol type to go to Broadway. He takes over the role of Kenickie in …Grease next week. Taylor Hicks, an …Idol winner, will end his stint as Teen Angel on Sunday.
Young, who will perform through Jan. 18, claims this is his favorite role in …Grease. Kenickie is the right-hand man of lead Danny Zuko and what Young calls …a guy guy.
…That a big side of me that a lot of people dont know, he said. …They didnt get to see that on ‹Idol. You know, I have four older brothers. I was never trying to even care about what I was wearing. I was just trying to survive at the household.
ITTY BITTY BITS: Trenyce ‘Misbehavin’
*Season Two …American Idol finalist Trenyce has been cast in the forthcoming revival tour of “Ain’t Misbehavin, ” joining fellow “Idol” veterans Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis. According to Jawn Murray of AOL Black Voices, the singer has shifted her career focus to acting after signing with Vincent Cirrincione Associates, the Hollywood management company that reps Halle Berry and Taraji P. Henson.
Culture Vulture: Britain’s cultural empire still rules
Why do we trust the British to be our tastemakers?
Turn on the TV and you find Brits telling Americans how to raise our kids, cook in our restaurants and sing our pop songs. These are the people who gave us repressive boarding schools, bangers and mash, and the Spice Girls.
» The most powerful Brit on TV, Simon Cowell, is the nastiest judge on Fox’s “American Idol” – and, not coincidentally, the only one anyone listens to.
» Cowell picked Piers Morgan to fill a similar role – the snobby Brit judge whose opinions are booed by the audience – on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
Pop Tarts: New ‘Idol’ Judge Starred in Reality TV Bomb
Will new “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi halt the show’s slide in the ratings? Not if history repeats itself.
Back in July 2006, DioGuardi was the female judge in an “Idol” rip-off show called “The One: Making a Music Star.” It was given primetime position on ABC and was heavily promoted by the network as a the ultimate summer show, which was not only seeking the next big star but also documented the contestants’ trials and tribulations while living together at a music academy.
Canadian Idol Recap: Rocksteady?
This week the Top 3 perform Bryan Adams. It’s interesting to note that the judges, and the Adams bio itself, noted that Adams was a songwriter before becoming a Canadian rock legend. Will this have an effect on the final three competitors? Hard to say since we do not really know their songwriting ability.
Canadian Idol Final Three Recap
It down to the final three on Canadian Idol and the remaining Idols hope to break through to the finale by rocking out with songs from Canadian rock star, Bryan Adams.
Opening the show with …Cuts Like a Knife is Drew Wright. …I have to say that I think I finally figured out who you are and doing Bryan Adams seemed really natural to you, says Jake. …I love the metal-ized version. That was killer, says Sass. …This night makes the most sense for you. It a perfect vibe for you, says Farley. …I certainly cant say you sang it badly. If you were going to go heavy musically, I dont think you took your voice and put it in that genre. I would have sung it a lot tougher, says Zack.