Monday, May 30, 2005

Cannibalism is the NEW diet

Direct from E! Online's "Watch With Kristin":

Most Bite-Worthy: Paula Abdul

No doubt about it. She crazy. But personally, I find her fun crazy, though that may change should I require antibiotics. While interviewing Simon, Randy, Ryan and our favorite "Straight up, now tell me" girl at the Fox party, I had my arm extended across the Idol gang to get the microphone near Simon. Apparently, my arm either was too close to her face (mind you, we looked like André the Giant and Hervé Villechaize, standing side by side) or the buffet table was lacking, for Paula snapped her head forward and bit my forearm.


Hmm...I wonder what an E! correspondent tastes like...

Do you think Kristin tastes sweet like Steve Kmetko?

Or sour like Jules Asner?

Or just slimey like A.J. Benza???

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And while we are on the subject of Paula...can we TALK about this old picture of Paula with the Guarini???



Maybe Corey Clark WAS telling the truth after all!


(Story thanks to TDZ)

Sunday, May 29, 2005

How can we miss you Constantine...if you won't GO AWAY?



Pray for the Soul of Betty's shameless record label has released a video for the band's first single, "Drift," which appears to be a cut-and-paste job featuring old home movies of Constantine rockin' out with his bandmates.

As expected, the song is horrid...and the video is even worse.

Click here and take a look for yourself.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

DeNoNo Graduates!



Congratulations on graduating from high school Diana DeNoNo! You're all grows up!

(Story via the website formerly known as PageSixSixSix)

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Apathy Idol

So Carrie won...and Bo lost.



Eh.

You would think I would feel something...but I don't. As we learned from the Clay/Ruben conundrum of '03, the Idol runner-up can do just fine.

Frankly, I'm too busy obsessing over what was wrong with Latoya London to care about anything else.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I spent all season waiting for THIS???

THE TOP 2 OF THE IDOL 4

ROUND ONE - Original Song #1

1) Bo Bice ("Long Long Road") - Do you remember that Hallmark moment during the Idol 1 finale, when Kelly came out and performed "A Moment Like This" (a terrible song made great by a talented singer)...and you knew deep down in your "special areas" that you just discovered a superstar-in-the-making along with the rest of America? Yeah...that didn't happen here.

2) Carrie Underwood ("Inside Your Heaven") - That moment really didn't happen here.

ROUND TWO - Favorite Song from the competition

1) Bo Bice ("Vehicle") - Nope...didn't happen here either.

2) Carrie Underwood ("Independence Day") - Or here.

ROUND THREE - Original Song #2

1) Bo Bice ("Inside Your Heaven") - It almost happened here...

2) Carrie Underwood ("Angels Brought Me Here") - Um...how long until HOUSE is on?


JUDGE JRU VOTES

Bo - just because I'd rather have Bo win than that country cyborg known as Carrie Underwood.

JUDGE JRU PREDICTS

Unfortunately, I think Carrie's going to win...she doesn't have the arrest record or the scary split ends.


DISCLAIMER: I apologize for the minimalist post...but after tonight's lackluster episode, I don't have the energry, time, or inclination to be "clever and creative."

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Best o' the Idol

The always-on-top-of-things Daily Zak just sent me an interesting top ten list from EW.com:

The Top Ten Best Idol Performances (according to EW.com)
10) "Proud Mary" - Trenyce (Idol 2)
9) "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Constantine Maroulis (Idol 4)
8) "Crocodile Rock" - John Stevens (Idol 3)
7) "Unchained Melody" - Clay Aiken (Idol 2)
6) "A House Is Not a Home" - Tamyra Gray (Idol 1)
5) "Superstar" - Ruben Studdard (Idol 2)
4) "Circle of Life" - Jennifer Hudson (Idol 3)
3) "Whipping Post" - Bo Bice (Idol 4)
2) "Stuff Like That There" - Kelly Clarkson (Idol 1)
1) "Summertime" - Fantasia (Idol 3)


I take issue with many of these choices. I admit some of these are very smart choices (Kelly's "Stuff Like That There," Fantasia's "Summertime), while others are absolutely hideous and totally wrong (John Stevens??? Constantine???)...so I have decided to compile my very own top ten list.

The Top Ten Best Idol Performances (according to judge jru)

10) "Flim Flam Sauce" - Ryan Starr
(Idol 1)

Best train wreck Idol performance ever.

9) "Ain't No Sunshine" - Christina Christian (Idol 1)

Best quietly confident performance by an Idol contestant.

8) "Proud Mary" - Trenyce (Idol 2)

Best performance by an average Idol contestant.

7) "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" - Clay Aiken (Idol 2)

Best performance by an Idol nerd.

6) "New York State of Mind" - Kimberely Locke (Idol 2)

Best Idol performance of a Billy Joel song.

5) "A House Is Not a Home" - Tamyra Gray (Idol 1)

Best performance of a song that judge jru hates.

4) "Summertime" - Fantasia (Idol 3)

Best performance by a barefoot Idol contestant.

3) "Stuff Like That There" - Kelly Clarkson (Idol 1)

Best performance by an Idol contestant on a bad idea theme night (i.e.: Big Band Night).

2) "Natural Woman" - Kelly Clarkson (Idol 1)

Best solo performance by an Idol contestant ever.

1) "Band of Gold" - Frenchie Davis & Kimberely Locke (Idol 2)

Best performance on the Idol. Period. Two years later, I still have this performance saved on the Tivo. As much as it shames me to admit this, whenever I need a pick-me-up...I play this genius performance. In fact, I love it so much...that I'm gonna go watch it right now. Later!

Friday, May 20, 2005

The Return of the Velvet Teddy Bear

Remember Ruben Studdard?

He won the Idol 2?

He was supposed to be bigger than the Aiken?

Well...Ruben has announced his grand return to the studio to record a THIRD album, entitled "The Return of The Velvet Teddy Bear."

For the full story, click here.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Shhh...Idol Download

To download the new Idol 4 compilation CD (ironically titled: "The Showstoppers"), click here.

I agree with the Idol blogosphere buzz: Jessica Sierra's track is by far the best on the CD.

ALSO...this video bit of Ryan rebuffing Bo Bice's friendly straight male advances just MADE MY DAY!

(Links via PITNB)

Kelly Rocks The Wiltern



Kelly's Set List for May 18, 2005:
-"Since U Been Gone"
-"Walk Away"
-"Gone"
-"Just Missed the Train"
-"Thankful"
-"The Trouble With Love Is"
-"Don't"
-"Piece of My Heart"
-"The Thrill Is Gone"
-"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
-"Beautiful Disaster"
-"Addicted"
-"Because of You"
-"Where Is Your Heart"
-"Behind These Hazel Eyes"
-"Miss Independent"
-"A Moment Like This"
-"Breakaway"

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Favorite Moment: Kelly's PUNK ROCK-ish version of "A Moment Like This" = Pure Genius.

Least Favorite Moment: Kelly's opening act, "Graham Colton Band." They sounded like a poor deaf man's version of Train. And I HATE Train.


More details to come...when I'm fully rested.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Lynyrd Skynyrd = Strangest Idol Cameo Ever

I just got home from the best Idol related concert ever (aka: Kelly Clarkson's show at the Wiltern)...and boy am I tired. Nothing is more exhausting than hanging out with a bunch of tween girls, their confused male best friends, and their mothers. I need to marinate in the post-concert glow, before I make a final judgment...but let's just say that it was frickin' awesome.

Anyways, enough obsessing about the Clarkson...on to one of the most unsurprising results show in Idol history...

...where we said goodbye to the extraordinarily cute Vonzell Solomon.



Bye Baby V! We'll miss your bright smile, cute fashion sense, and peppy personality!

Who Will Save Your Soul?



Uh...no thanks.

I'm agnostic.

The Godfather of Music Returns

THE TOP 3 OF THE IDOL 4

ROUND ONE - Clive Davis picks

1) Vonzell Solomon ("I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again," by Dionne Warwick) - I'm so proud of the Vonz! Even though everyone and their dog knows that the finalists are going to be Bo and Carrie, the cutest mail carrier ever comes out wearing a gorgeous black silk dress and delivers one of her best performances yet.

2) Bo Bice ("Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," by Elton John) - I love that Clive made Bo sing a song that the Aiken made famous on the Idol 2. Even though I didn't care for the sunglasses bit (he's talking about not letting the sun go down on him...get it? get it???), Bo still did his thang and rocked out to an Elton John song.

3) Carrie Underwood ("Crying," by Roy Orbision) - Have you ever seen that movie "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," where pod-like aliens invade and take human form? Well, this week...the real Carrie seemed to perform instead of the pod Carrie of weeks past. Welcome back real Carrie! Congrats on defeating those awful pod people!

ROUND TWO - The contestants pick

1) Vonzell Solomon ("Chain of Fools," by Aretha Franklin) - Baby V continues to pull out all the stops! Best musical performance by a postal carrier on national television ever!

2) Bo Bice ("In a Dream," by Badlands) - Bo boldly goes where no Idol contestant has gone before: he goes acapella...and then delivers the only TRULY memorable performance of the Idol 4.

3) Carrie Underwood ("Making Love Out of Nothin' at All," by Air Supply) - Who sings Air Supply anymore besides 60 year old guys at karaoke night at the local bowling alley? Well, I guess non-pod-like Carrie does too.

ROUND THREE - The judges pick

1) Vonzell Solomon ("On the Radio," by Donna Summer) - I didn't heart Vonzell's choice of capri pants for this performance...but I certainly did heart her actual performance.

2) Bo Bice ("I Can't Get No Satisfaction," by the Rolling Stones) - I liked Britney's rendition of this song better. And speaking of the Britney...did you see "Britney & Kevin: Chaotic" last night? Hi...it was super-dull.

3) Carrie Underwood ("I Feel Like a Woman," by Shania Twain) - That's a shame...Carrie the Country Cyborg is back!


JUDGE JRU VOTES

Bo, Vonzell, Bo

JUDGE JRU PREDICTS

Say Bye Bye Bye to the Vonz.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Vonzell is "fine"

According to the Idol 4's hunk-o-dork, Anthony Fedorov, Vonzell's breakdown on Tuesday was the result of the Vonz being "caught up in the moment." He conjectures that "she got caught up in...the intensity and magnitude of the whole thing."

For the full story (although calling it a "story" at all is kind of ridiculous), click here.


And...in other Idol news...the godfather of pop music, Clive Davis, is going to make a guest appearance on Tuesday night's show.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Kelly Needs A New Stylist



The video for Kelly's new single, "Behind These Hazel Eyes," has been released. And it's one of those ridiculously dramatic Meat Loaf-y type videos involved Kelly, a wedding dress, and lots of mud.

Click here to take a look.

America's Next Top Fag Hag

Tonight, I met up with my friend Jeff for drinks at Akbar, which is a lovely dive-y kind of gay bar in Silverlake. I was very excited to relax, drink, and be merry...so the last thing I expected was to run into Idol 4 finalist, Mikalah Gordon.

I first spotted Mikalah, while Jeff was using the facilities. This girl passed by our table that looked suspiciously familiar. I thought to myself: "that couldn't be Mikalah...right?"

I didn't want to give up our coveted seat at a table, but my curiosity got the best of me, so I followed the familiar figure outside...where she was almost immediately approached. It turned out that this mysterious young lady was indeed the one and only Mikalah Gordon. She was very friendly with the homos and chatted with them for quite a while.

Did I mention that Mikalah is only seventeen and really doesn't have any business hanging outside of a gay bar on a Friday night at one o'clock in the morning?

Unfortunately, Mikalah didn't really say anything of interest (at least not what bits I could make out)...and since I'm too much of a social degenerate, I didn't even take this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the Mikalah.

In fact, when one of Mikalah's two homo chaperones started chatting with us, I freaked out...ever so slightly...and decided that it was time that Jeff and I head home.

PS: Although I didn't actually meet her, Mikalah seemed "very nice."

Friday, May 13, 2005

judge jru hearts Kidz Bop

For those not in the know, Kidz Bop is this series of CDs that consists of covers of popular songs...done by an anonymous adult singer and a giant chorus of kids. Their cover of Modest Mouse's "Float On" was a huge hit in the blogospere (see Ultragrrrl, Stereogum, and many others). Their upcoming eighth volume includes a cover of the Clarkson's smash hit, "Since U Been Gone."

The cover is awesome and the video is even awesomer.

To see and hear a chorus of little kids chanting about how much better their life is now that their boyfriend is gone, click here.

I've also included some frame grabs, because I had to share the awesomeness...

















(video link via Stereogum and Fluxblog)

"Paulatics"

In case the Primetime Live special wasn't enough for you, you can read all about Corey Clark's allegedly torrid affair with Miss Paula in his new e-book entitled: "They Told Me to Tell the Truth, So... (The Sex, Lies, and Paulatics of One of America's Idols)."

I have no interest in supporting this sister beater/bad pun machine, but if you want to waste $9.95 -- click here.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Corey also sets the record straight about another Idol 2 rumor. He did NOT have a threesome with Kimberly Caldwell and Trenyce. He only had "one-on-one" sex with Trenyce, because he and Kim are "just friends."

I have no doubt that Corey had an inapproriate reltionship with Paula, but he really needs to leave Trenyce out this whole thing. That poor girl has been through enough.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Paula is the new Michael Jackson?

That Corey Clark will stop at nothing to get people to believe him.

He now claims he can identify a distinguishing characteristic on Paula's naked body.

Ugh. No thanks.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

No More Country, Please!

I'm really done with the Idol trying to push all of the Idols into doing country this year. It's exhausting and boring for everyone who isn't a Carrie Underwood fan. That "Islands in the Stream" group sing-a-long this week was brutal!

Anyways, enough with the chit-chat...on to the results:


THE ACTUAL BOTTOM TWO
  • Anthony "I'm No Clay Aiken" Fedorov
  • Vonzell "I'm cuter than a basket full of kittens" Solomon

And in the end, we finally said goodbye to Anthony Fedorov!



Bye Anthony! We'll miss your sweet face!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Philly, yo!

THE TOP FOUR OF THE IDOL 4

THEME ONE: "Nashville, TN"

1) Carrie Underwood ("Sin Wagon," by the Dixie Chicks) - Personally, I love the Dixie Chicks...but I question the country robot queen's song choice here. Is it really a good idea to sing a song about riding on a "sin wagon" written by the "liberal vilanesses" of country music? It's not really a way to garner votes in the red states Carrie...

2) Bo Bice ("Great Day To Be Alive," by Travis Tritt) - I'm not really digging the whole Nashville theme...it's really just an excuse for producer's to show off Carrie's specialty and it's not fair to the non-country contestants in the competition. Bo did a fine job here...but it wasn't really anything special.

3) Vonzell Solomon ("How Do I Live," by Trisha Yearwood) - For the first time in weeks, Vonzell stumbles...and then during judging, she cries. Something happened behind the scenes this week with my Vonzell...and I don't care for it. I don't care for it at all!

4) Anthony Fedorov ("I'm Already There," by Lonestar) - Well...at least Anthony looked pretty in denim.

THEME TWO: "Philadelphia, PA" (the songwriting team of Gamble & Huff)

1) Carrie Underwood ("If You Don't Know Me," made famous by Simply Red) - Carrie's performance was much like her personality: Blonde, Bland, and Boring.

2) Bo Bice ("For the Love of Money," made famous by the O'Jays) - The big sister says that she can no longer watch Bo without thinking of him buying cocaine in a sleazy strip joint. And frankly, neither can I...although I do love the idea of the fourth American Idol being ever so slightly dirty. The thought of a Bo Bice/Kelly Clarkson duet makes me get all warm on the inside.

3) Vonzell Solomon ("Don't Leave Me This Way," made famous by Thelma Houston) - Thank g-d Vonzell got that Prozac injection she so desperately needed! The Vonz is back! And she's peppier than ever!

4) Anthony Fedorov ("If You Don't Know Me," made famous by Simply Red and destroyed by Carrie Underwood) - Surprising everyone (except for a select few), Anthony outperformed Carrie on this cheesetastic classic. If Anthony goes home this week, I think he should blame it on the fact that someone lied to him...and then let him walk out onstage without shaving his flavor-saver goatee. Nothing says "I'm not quite ready to be an American Idol" like disastrous wispy facial hair (see also: A.J. Gil, Scott Savol, and countless Idol semi-finalists).


JUDGE JRU VOTES

Bo, Bo, and one sympathy vote for the Vonzell.

JUDGE JRU PREDICTS THE BOTTOM TWO

Vonzell and Anthony...of course.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Paula is the new Paris

Following in Paris Hilton's footsteps, Miss Paula showed up on SNL this past Saturday to prove that she isn't letting her recent sex scandal get her down.

The "Opposites Attract" songstress appeared in an Idol parody sketch, where she told Amy Poehler: "You need to perfect the clap a little more and be a lot more sexier so contestants will be willing to sleep with you."



Oh Paula? We can see the tears behind your smile.

UPDATE: Paula was supposed to be in three skits on SNL, but only opted for one...and she was disappointed with how the one turned out! For the full story, click here. (link via Trent & Zak)

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Who's that J. Paul Koehler?

Some Idol contestant from earlier in the season that I don't really remember is moving to Hollwood...in the hopes of becoming America's Next Jim Verraros.

For the full story, click here.


UPDATE: I found him! J. Paul Koehler is THIS guy...

Friday, May 06, 2005

Paula on SNL!

TIVO ALERT!!!

In response to Corey Clark's allegations, Paula's gonna appear on Saturday Night Live this Saturday.

Hi...Miss Paula needs a new publicist.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Forever Your Girl?

Although I missed ABC's Primetime Live Idol special, the big sister informs me that it was quite amaazing and I can't wait to check it out when I get back into town.

Until then, check out the latest "Will Paula Quit The Idol?" story on MSNBC.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Green Mile

I'm currently on a road trip...so I missed the Idol for the first time ever tonight!

Thanks to the magic of the internet. I still have the results...

THE ACTUAL BOTTOM TWO
  • Anthony "Surprisingly Cute" Fedorov
  • Scott "I'm No Prison Guard" Savol
And in the end...America finally sent Scott down the long green mile home.



Bye Scott! We won't miss you! Please listen to Fantasia and treat your baby mama with the respect that she deserves!

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Also...can someone please tell me what happened to that "Vote for the Worst" website that everyone was all up in arms about? It's gone!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Two For One

THE TOP 5 OF THE IDOL 4

THEME ONE: Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller

1) Anthony Fedorov ("Poison Ivy," by The Coasters) - I have to admit...in recent weeks, Anthony's whole "gee whiz" thing was actually growing on me...but after this sub-par performance, I'm not so sure that Anthony is anything more than a glorified seat filler.

2) Scott Savol ("On Broadway," by George Benson) - When I saw that Scott had shaved off his ridiculous neck beard this week, I got all excited thinking that Scott might change things up and actually perform his song totally in tune this week. Unfortunately, Scott's performance wasn't nearly as smooth as his newly shorn skin.

3) Vonzell Solomon ("Treat Me Nice," by Elvis Presley) - I wasn't digging Vonzell's denim capri pants ensemble, but I definitely dug her performance.

4) Bo Bice ("Stand By Me," by Ben E. King) - Unlike "Scotty the Body," Bo looks damn good with facial hair...although I could do without seeing his weird flame-y cross chest tatoo. That thing just freaks me out.

5) Carrie Underwood ("Trouble," by Elvis Presley) - If you close your eyes, Carrie Underwood's performances tend to be quite brilliant. BUT when you keep your eyes open, her performances feel about as natural as Paula Abdul's acting in "Touched By Evil" (that TV movie where Paula dated her rapist and hung out with that sassy nun from "Father Dowling").


THEME TWO: Any Song From This Week's Billboard Top 40 Charts

1) Anthony Fedorov ("Incomplete," by the Backstreet Boys) - Meet Anthony Fedorov, the long lost sixth member of the Backstreet Boys.

2) Scott Savol ("Everytime You Go Away," by Brian McKnight) - Hated It!

3) Vonzell Solomon ("When You Tell Me That You Love Me," by the Idol 4 Finalists) - Even with the horrendous choice of song, the Vonz pulled off yet another cute performance.

4) Bo Bice ("Heaven," by Los Lonely Boys) - Bo is much like a musical Rumpelstiltskin. He turns piss poor songs into music gold.

5) Carrie Underwood ("Bless the Broken Road," by Rascal Flatts) - I've finally realized who Carrie reminds me of...VICKI, the robot girl from "Small Wonder!" The poor thing needs to get her batteries recharged.


JUDGE JRU VOTES

Vonzell, Bo, Vonzell, Bo, Vonzell

JUDGE JRU PREDICTS THE BOTTOM TWO

Scott and Anthony

Corey Clark is a publicity AND profit whore!

The good people over at Fox, Freemantle, and 19 Entertainment recently posted the following on the official Idol website:

RESPONSE TO CLARK ALLEGATION

Disqualified “American Idol” contestant Corey Clark was removed from the show for failing to disclose his criminal arrest history. Despite documented procedures and multiple opportunities for contestants to raise any concerns they may have, the producers of “American Idol,” FremantleMedia, 19 Entertainment and FOX were never notified or contacted by Mr. Clark, nor presented any evidence concerning his claims. We will, of course, look into any evidence of improper conduct that we receive. In the meantime, we recommend that the public carefully examine Mr. Clark’s motives, given his apparent desire to exploit his prior involvement with “American Idol” for profit and publicity.

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I always knew that the Idol powers-that-be would rue the day that they kicked Corey Clark off the Idol...

Paula's "Special Friend"

PAULA WATCH 2005

So...ABC has finally confirmed what we already knew. Their "Fallen Idol" special is all about Paula's inappropriate relationship with the infamous Corey Clark.

Below are some highlights from this breaking news "story":



Clark, then 22, said that during the competition he had an off camera relationship with Abdul, then 40, which was at first platonic but later became sexual. He said Abdul, who was herself a chart-topping singer in the late 1980s, initially told him, "I want to look out after you like I'm your mom." He said Abdul then quickly changed her mind and said, "Well, maybe more like your special friend."



Clark said Abdul helped him with his look even choosing a hair stylist and gave him prescription cough syrup, with a prescription made out in her name, to soothe his throat.

Clark said he thought Abdul was "polishing that dust off the dirty diamond and helping me shine a little bit."

He said he and Abdul were friends for a month and then it became a romantic relationship.

For the full story, click here.


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Apparently, Paula is no better at speaking in real life than she is at speaking on national television.

Lindsey Cardinale's Big Break



Can someone please tell me which "showstopper" the Cardinale is going to sing???

Diana DeNoNo Strikes Back

In a recent AP story, Diana DeGarmo shared her wisdom with the world regarding the recent Idol controversies:

"It's just like high school: drama appears out of nowhere whether it's true or not. The more I'm in the business I'm like, 'Wow, I thought I was graduating to get out of this,' but I'm graduating to get back into it...It keeps things interesting, let's put it that way."

Um...when did Diana DeNoNo become the Yoda of the Idol?

Monday, May 02, 2005

16 Days Until Kelly "Rocks" the Wiltern

WARNING: NON-AMERICAN IDOL RELATED POST

In an effort to distract myself from obsessing about Kelly's upcoming concert at the Wiltern, I went to Coachella this weekend...which was awesome, exhausting, and titillating all at once.



M.I.A. was definitely the highlight of the festival. Even though she was on the third smallest stage (Gobi) and her band consisted of a DJ and a backup singer, this Sri Lankan female rapper brought the noise and the funk. She was the ONLY person/band at Coachella that actually managed to finagle out an encore (or at least her encore was the only one I saw).

Check out some of her tunes:

"Galang" (snippet) - M.I.A.

"Pull Up The Poor" (acapella) - M.I.A.


"Supergalang" - M.I.A. vs. Super Mario Brothers


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Below is a list of the other bands/musical acts I managed to check out while sweating my a** off in the desert (in order):

Snow Patrol - Rocked in their own Irish Soft Rock way.

Keane - Cute and dorky.

Rilo Kiley - Fun-ish. Slightly disappointing.

Wilco - A little staid and "jam" band-y.

Weezer
- When did Weezer turn into frat-boy rock?

The Secret Machines
- Surprisingly enjoyable.

Bloc Party - Good, but didn't rock my socks off.

Coldplay - Dull. I also didn't stick around for them too long, because I really wanted to go check out...

Spoon - Moments of brilliance...but I was tired and wanted to go to bed.

(It was at this point that my friend and I ended up running into Jerry O'Connell and Robecca Romijn-Stamos at the front desk of Le Parker Meridian Palm Springs Hotel. We were being told that they didn't have a room for us, while Jerry was busy buying a pack of Menthols.)

Sloan - Rocked even more than I thought they would.

Jem - Super skinny cute perky British chick with an awesome voice.

M.I.A. - Magical.

The Bravery - Totally disappointing.


And that was my weekend at Coachella.

Don't Call Paula, She'll Call You

BREAKING NEWS DIRECTLY FROM THE DRUDGE REPORT

WILL PAULA BE BOUNCED FROM 'IDOL': ANSWERING MACHINE MESSAGE TO BE AIRED

Is Paula Abdul the next person to be booted off AMERICAN IDOL?

FOX executives have declined to answer any and all questions posed by ABCNEWS regarding claims AMERICA IDOL judge Paula Abdul personally "coached" a favorite contestant and then tried to cover up the breach, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Even though ABC has been warned by Abdul powerattorney Marty Singer that the network faces legal action if it proceeds with Wednesday night's PRIMETIME LIVE expose -- ABC lawyers are convinced the bombshell audio evidence and video material to be presented in the special will pass any legal challenge.

Late night phone calls and answering machine messages are said to tie Abdul, 42, to an inappropriate relationship with a 22 year-old contestant, sources tell DRUDGE.

ABC is preparing to play the audio, along with on-camera interviews given by former contestants who did not receive the same personal "coaching."

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This story is just further proof that Miss Paula has totally lost her mind (as in she's gone "Sybil" Crazy, NOT just "Gothika" Fake Crazy).

Why in the heck would she leave an inappropriate message on a contestant's cell phone and/or answering machine? What was she thinking???

Idiot!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Celebrity Deathmatch: Clay vs. Rush

Conservative media whore/pundit Rush Limbaugh is getting harassed by the Claymates for bashing the Idol.

"I have never, ever seen American Idol," Mr. Limbaugh said last week, "I don't need to see recycled amateur shows, I deal with enough amateurs every day in my life anyway."

This inane insult to the Idol set off a furious chain of events that ended with Rush getting flooded with hate email from the Claymates.

Just a few days later...the "Big Fat Idiot" couldn't take it anymore and he ended up repenting for his sins.

The following statement was posted on RushLimbaugh.Com:

"I have been getting swamped...Apparently there's a fan group out there for Clay Aiken, and I am getting swamped because I have dissed Clay Aiken, that he is different, that he is better. And I didn't mean to diss anybody. I was just expressing in passionate terms why I don't watch American Idol. I'm not putting it down. If you like it, that's fine. I know that I'm in the minority on this, and as a minority I have rights. And I have the right here to tell you I don't like it. So if you like Clay Aiken, that's fine. If you love Clay Aiken, that's fine. Unfortunately because of my hearing I can't tell the difference between Clay Aiken and anybody else I've never heard sing before. That's another reason I don't watch the show. It's music and it's new music. I can't hear it anyway, doesn't make any sense to me."

For the full story, click here.


Somehow...I don't feel sorry for Mr. Limbaugh at all. Funny that.