Friday, July 29, 2005

Paula gets Probed

Will Miss Paula be back for the Idol 5?



Only time will tell...

This story really doesn't serve up any answers, yet somehow...the folks over at USA Today seem to think that this non-story is a story.

ugh.

Well, at least now we know the new Idol auditon schedule: San Francisco (Aug. 18); Austin (Aug. 25); Boston (Aug. 31); Memphis (Sept. 5); Denver (Sept. 11); and Chicago (Sept. 16).

Thanks USA Today! You really are the BEST!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Win A Week with Kelly Clarkson!



So this mid-west department store, Meijer, has just announced this "Back to School" contest, where the grand prize is spending a week on tour with Kelly Clarkson.

BUT the only way you can enter is at a Meijer store...and they exsist in just a couple of red states (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio). AND the winner has to be between the ages of 5 and 18 years old!

Hi...I feel old.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Smelly Kelly!



Super-blogger Stereogum just posted this junior high school picture of Miss Kelly Clarkson, along with an excerpt from Kelly's JANE magazine interview, where she reveals that back in junior high...her nickname was 'Smelly Kelly,' because her mom hadn't introduced her to deodorant yet.

Kelly, I feel your pre-teen pain!

My junior high nickname was 'Bushy,' thanks to the killer combo of my giant Irish eyebrows and ridiculously wavy jew-fro.

Awkward adolescents of the world unite!

And America's Next Top Vegetarian is...

Monday, July 25, 2005

Hell is...

...watching the second season premiere of Fran Drescher's new WB sitcom, "My Life with Fran," featuring guest star...MIKALAH GORDON!

For the full story, click here.

Congrats Kelly!

BREAKING NEWS



Kelly Clarkson (along with Kanye West and P. Diddy) announced MTV's 2005 VMA nominations.

Kelly is among the nominees (for Best Female Video & Best Pop Video)!

AND Kelly will be one of the performers!!!

For the full list of the VMA nominees, click here.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Carrie Underwood TOTALLY sells out!

BREAKING NEWS

Carrie Underwood is the new spokesperson for Hershey's!


CLICK HERE to see Carrie's new TV spots.


Download the following mp3s to hear Carrie fulfill the role she was destined to play...a commercial jingle superstar!

Carrie Underwood MP3s:

Cover Girl : Kelly

Kelly is looking very cute on the front cover of the August issue of JANE magazine:



However, that patchwork girl frock just ain't workin' for me.

* * *

And in other news, the powers that be over at the Idol are putting out two new compilation DVDs: "The Best of American Idol, Seasons 1-4" AND "The Worst of American Idol, Seasons 1-4."

Frenchie and Kimberley's "Band of Gold" performance better be on the "Best of" DVD...or else I ain't buyin' it.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Clay "opens up"

The one and only Mandel just sent me TV Guide's upcoming cover story on Clay Aiken.

The title of the story?

"CLAY OPENS UP"



Ugh.

No one wants that.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Look! They Play Guitar!

I just came across these photos from a recent Idol 4 concert...and I thought I would share...



Jessica almost looks like Kelly here.



Scott still looks like he doesn't belong.



Nikko still looks like Urkel.



Anwar sings like a girl.



How did Anthony end up being the cutest Idol 4 finalist?



OK...Anthony is the SECOND cutest. Vonzell is still the cutest.



Someone needs to lay off the craft service table...



Bo plays guitar!



So does Nadia!



AND even Carrie can play a little!

Kelly is NOT the new Madonna

STILL WANTED: Stylist DESPERATELY needed for reality star turned musical superstar. Help me...before it's too late!



Monday, July 18, 2005

worst. t-shirt. ever.

The best friend a Idol obsessed homo could ask for (aka: Doria) just sent me these amazing photos of some of the Idol 4 contestants. Enjoy!



Carrie is "very busy."



Bo looks like he lost a lot of weight.



Vonzell looks as cute as ever.



Scott looks like an idiot.



Nadia is almost as cute as the Vonz!



Jessica looks like death.



AND Constantine looks like an asshole (and it looks like he is wearing more makeup than Jessica).

Latoya London is the NEW Kimberley Locke

Idol 3 finalist Latoya London just released her first single, "Appreciate." And Billboard magazine thinks she's a star:


ARTIST: LATOYA LONDON

SINGLE: APPRECIATE

The most important things to know about LaToya London are that she has been singing since she was 7 and that in the years since, this soulful songstress has figured out what it takes to be a major force in a business that is starved for new talent. (The last thing you need to know is that London was the third runner-up on season three of "American Idol.") Debut single "Appreciate" showcases a newly burgeoning breed of female R&B artists whose greatest ability is to sing; image, beauty and star presence are evident, too, but substance leads the list. London adds a bit of spice with a rap from the Roots' Black Thought, but the emphasis is on grade-A vocals, a chorus hook you'll carry around all day long, lush harmonies and a pleasantly supportive lyrical call-out to men.


Congrats Latoya! I knew you could do it!

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Kelly is NOT the new Esther Williams!

WANTED: Stylist for former reality star turned musical superstar. The one that I have is currently not working out...at all!







During her time on the Idol, Kelly was very fashion forward...she wore "skants," pulled off a killer Janet Jackson-esque tie/hat combo, and even somehow managed to look classy in pearls during "big band" week...but THIS...this ensemble is absolutely, without a doubt the worst use of see through fabric I have ever seen in my entire life.


(Thanks to Doria for sending me these amazing pictures!)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

idols live! Live! LIVE!

The USA Today blog of the first "American Idols Live" concert is in. And all seems to be going well for the Idol 4 survivors.

I just have one question...why the heck is Constantine going to be on the new Queen Tribute album?

ugh.

UPDATE: That Deborah Wilker from "The Hollywood Reporter" is one Negative Nancy!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Idol Fever

So for the next round of the Idol, initial auditons will be held in over 50 cities to ensure that producers find the best Idol possible.

Does this mean that they will finally find someone that is Kelly Clarkson 2.0 material?

Friday, July 01, 2005

Boline marries!

Bo Bice married his pregnant girlfriend, Caroline, on June 15th!

Congrats Bo!!!


On the flip side of things...during a recent concert appearance in San Francisco, Kimberley Locke announced that her wedding engagement to Don Campbell is off and that her up-coming album, where she contributes a large amount of the song writing, will reflect her emotions from the last few months.

At least Kimberley can take comfort in the fact that she is the face of Lane Bryant's new Seven7 jeans brand!