Friday, December 31, 2004

Trenyce & Queen Latifah--Together again for the first time

HAPPY NEW YEAR!



xo,
judge jru & Trenyce

PS: In the new year, be sure to check out Trenyce's cameo in the upcoming Queen Latifah opus, "Beauty Shop." One can only hope that the former Miss LaShundra Cobbins will make an appearance on the soundtrack as well.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Stripper McKibbin's comeback - Phase Two

Out in the big world of cyberspace, there is a website called TheFishbowl.com, where reality stars go to try to milk their 15 minutes of fame for all they are worth.




These pseudo-celebrities have banded together to make a Christmas CD for the entire family to enjoy. Former AI contestants, Nikki McKibbin AND JD 'I used to date Kimberly Caldwell' Adams, make multiple appearances on the CD.

Take a listen to Nikki McKibbin's rendition of Jingle Bells 2.0!"

Just to add an extra bit of holiday cheer, Alton Williams from "The Real World: Las Vegas" performs a holiday rap song entitled: "Christmas Wrap"

Seriously.

And...PARTIAL proceeds for this album will go to Rupert Boneham's charity, "Rupert's Kids." (Rupert Boneham = that Survivor guy that looks like Hagrid)

Doesn't that just warm the cockles of your heart? Reality TV stars care about people too!

Monday, December 27, 2004

Jim Verraros--The Indie Movie Star

So Carmen, Justin, and Kelly are not the only AIs that have silver screen aspirations, the one and only Jim 'I have deaf parents' Verraros stars in the new film, "Eating Out," that has been winning awards at Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals around the country.




The movie is due to be released in theaters in the Spring of 2005.

I can't wait.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Mormon Idol

Remember Carmen Rasmusen? The Mormon from Season Two of AI? The one whose voice sounded like that of a bleating sheep?





Well...it turns out that she has been quite the busy beaver. Sister Carmen made her acting debut in the Chruch of Latter Day Saints meets Jane Austen film, "Pride & Prejudice" AND then went on to relase her very own EP of original material.

Take a listen to a clip of her pseudo-country song, "Photograph."

Before you know it, Carmen will probably end up replacing little Tina Majorino in the sequel to that secret Mormon movie, "Napoleon Dynamite."

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Pepsi Holiday Spice Project hipster vs. Clay Aiken

There is this insane hipster on the internet that is drinking Holiday Spice Pepsi for 45 days straight. "No water, milk, nothing... but Pepsi Holiday Spice."

He had a recent run-in with the Aiken.

Enjoy!

Friday, December 24, 2004

Merry Christmas from judge jru!

Merry Christmas!

God bless all the Idols!

Every last one of them...even Ejay Day!



And just in case you are scurrying around town for a last minute gift, maybe Clay can help you hear the music in your life.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Clay Aiken Quote of the Day

Further evidence that Mr. Aiken is actually an eighty year old grandma, trapped in a skinny twink's body:

"Oh, Lord and Taylor, now I'm never going to get to sing!"



Thanks USA Today for providing us with such a penetrating look at the life and times of Clay!

Monday, December 20, 2004

The Countdown Begins...

Thanks to the countdown clock on the AI website...I now know that there are only 29 days, 8 hours, 39 minutes, and 12 seconds until the season premiere of what used to be the best damn talent show on television.

I wish I didn't care about this dang show anymore...but I do.

I'm an addict.

Please send help.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Jim Verraros is all grown up!

Remember Jim Verraros from Season One of AI?




He was the one with the deaf parents, who is most notable for being the only openly gay former AI contestant.

Well, according to his website, he has an album coming out in March '05.

I have a sneaking suspicion that Jim is setting himself up to be the gay male version of the Britney.

Just listen to "Move."

This song is destined to be played to death at Trunks.


The Idol that stole Christmas

What's the one thing Clay hates more than autograph grubbing children from Jersey?

Flash photography.

Clay wishes he was "Invisible" again

Thanks to that tidbit in Gawker, Clay Aiken has been named the "Idiot of the Week" by Sports Illustrated.



Stranger words have never been spoken.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

2 out of 100 ain't bad, Miss Clarkson

That Avril Lavigne song that Kelly sings continues to exceed expectations as it has managed to sneak back into the Billboard top 10 this week. Meanwhile, the brilliance known as "Since U Been Gone" is making it's way up the charts.



In a small studio apartment in Texas, Stripper McKibbin plots her revenge...which apparently involves a very special installment of "Fear Factor."

This sure-to-be-talked-about-for-seconds episode will also feature Survivor castaways Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca, Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkul, The Bachelorette's Ryan Sutter, and Omarosa.

Hi...I'm scared.

Awesomely Bad Clip Shows

Even though I was wicked tired last night, I got sucked into the inane vortex known as the VH1 Clip show. On the latest edition, a string of comics, reporters, and C-grade reality 'stars' unleash a series of unfunny and uninspired observations about the 20 Most Awesomely Bad Songs of 2004.

Unsurprisingly, Ruben's "Sorry 2004," Clay's "Invisible," and Kimberley Locke's "8th World Wonder" were among them.

Where is Michael Ian Black when you need him?

Diana's Sluggishly Blue Skies

Poor Diana Degarmo.

Her album's debut on the charts fared even worse that Justin Guarini's.



At least she has this giant cardboard key to keep her warm at night.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Fantasia's Baby Mama Drama: the Song

So Fantasia released a new CD ("Free Yourself") a couple of weeks ago...and it's doing only OK on the charts.



But I'm sure this will all change with the release of the song, "Baby Mama."


Below are the lyrics for the genius that is what might just be the best song ever to come out of the IDOL.

"Baby Mama"
by Fantasia Barrino


[chorus]
B-A-B-Y M-A-M-A
This goes out to all my baby mamas
This goes out to all my baby mamas
B-A-B-Y M-A-M-A
This goes out to all my baby mamas
I got love for all my baby mamas

It's about time we had our own song
Don't know what took so long
Cuz now-a-days it like a badge of honer
To be a baby mama
I see ya payin' ya bills
I see ya workin' ya job
I see ya goin' to school
And girl I know it's hard
And even though ya fed up
With makin' beds up
Girl, keep ya head up
All my

[chorus]
B-A-B-Y M-A-M-A
This goes out to all my baby mamas
This goes out to all my baby mamas
B-A-B-Y M-A-M-A
This goes out to all my baby mamas
I got love for all my baby mamas

I see you get that support check in the mail
Ya open it and your like "What the Hell"
You say "This ain't even half of daycare"
Sayin' to yourself "This here ain't fair"

And all my girls who don't get no help
Who gotta do everything by yourself
Remeber: What don't kill you can you stronger
My baby mama...

[chorus]
B-A-B-Y M-A-M-A
This goes out to all my baby mamas
This goes out to all my baby mamas
B-A-B-Y M-A-M-A
This goes out to all my baby mamas
I got love for all my baby mamas

Cuz we the backbone (of the hood)
I always knew that (that we could)
We can go anywhere, we can do anything
I know we can make it if we dream
And I think it should be a holiday
For single mothers tryin' to make a way
But until then
Here is your song
Show love to my....

[chorus]
B-A-B-Y M-A-M-A
This goes out to all my baby mamas
This goes out to all my baby mamas
B-A-B-Y M-A-M-A
This goes out to all my baby mamas
I got love for all my baby mamas