Friday, June 30, 2006

Yet Another Dreamgirls Post

Yet another DREAMGIRLS teaser was released...



This one was shown during the BET awards.

Hi...they seriously have to stop with the teasing or else my head might explode.

(Video via Cake and Ice Cream)

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Cover Girl McPhee

Katharine McPhee's on the front cover of the new Teen People!

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Click on the picures above if you want to read the very informative article...where Katharine talks about how hard it is to be "at the top."

The whole thing is about as exiting as listening to Katharine's upcoming single ("My Destiny"), but still...since I am SUCH a giver...I thought I'd share.

(Pics via ONTD)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

He's Not Allowed in My State!

Father Ru just sent me the following information:

Reality TV stars seem to love Dewey Beach, Delaware. Bob Guiney from “The Bachelor” and Vanilla Ice from “The Surreal Life” have done shows in the beach party town.

Now Constantine Maroulis, a contestant from the fourth installment of “American Idol,” will do a free concert Aug. 3 at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach.

Fans will have to be 21 or older to attend the concert.

For more info, visit www.deweybeachlife.com

He's not allowed in my home state! We don't want him! At all!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Real Men Cry!

The one and only David Hasselhoff thinks President Bush should display more emotion...just like he did on the finale of the Idol.

CLICK HERE to read the full story on Hasselhoff's political declaration of tears.



SPECIAL JUDGE JRU BONUS VIDEO:


Please enjoy this classic Hasselhoff video...



Apparently, real men also FLY.

Friday, June 23, 2006

blam.

Is it wrong that I enjoy this:




WAY more than this?




Jessica Simpson goes retro?

With DISCO?

Seriously???


That shit is hideous!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

judge jru is speechless

If the Seacrest had his druthers, Vince Vaughn would live on his 'HUMP ISLAND.'

Uh...REALLY???

Go Clarkson!

You know that Ford commercial featuring the new Kelly Clarkson ditty, "Go?"



Well, thanks to the folks at ONTD...we can now enjoy the entire song:





Is it wrong to love a commercial jingle this much?

Especially one for Ford???

Clearly, I've got problems.

The Idol SAVES lives!

Katharine McPhee comes out of the eating disorder closet in the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine.



CLICK HERE to read the story on how getting chosen to be on the Idol forced the McPhee to get over her bulimia.

"My Big Fat Blind Idol Moment," by Angela Bassett

Oh Angela!



Get out of that picture!

While you still can!


(Photo via ONTD)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Hicks to Debut At Number One on the Charts

Taylor Hicks makes someone proud...but it's definitely not me.

CLICK HERE to read how many members of the "Soul Patrol" bought Hicks' hideous Idol single

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Before She Was On Idol 3...

Diana DeNoNo was on "America's Most Talented Kid" with JoJo and Cheyenne!**

And here's the video to prove it...



Wow.

That performance was so sugar-y sweet...that I now have adult diabetes.


**(Unlike Cheyenne, the DeNoNO didn't win and didn't get her own MTV reality show.)

Monday, June 19, 2006

Holy Sh*t!

I'm currently riding the unemployment train until July 10th...so I have a lot of time on my hands...which means I'm spending entirely TOO much time on YouTube.

I came across this bit of video ridiculousness today and almost crapped my pants.



The Video is described as being: "A video from Wesleyan University's 2005 Fall Terpsichore dance choreographed to "Baby Mama" by Fantasia Barrino."

My Name is Judge Jru. I am a Wesleyan graduate. And I don't think I've ever felt more proud to be a WesAlum than I do right now.

Look Who Is 44 and Fabulous!

Happy Birthday Miss Paula!



I'm forever your gurl!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

File Under : What the F*ck?

I don't know what to do with this...



If you are a glutton for punishment, CLICK HERE to see the duet from hell in action.

What's Better than the Idol?

I know I'm a little late on the bandwagon, but...



I'm starting to feel like "So You Think You Can Dance 2" is better any Post-Clarkson season of the Idol.



Seriously.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Mr. Aiken Attends Game Five of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals

Hi...I'm Clay Aiken! Remember me?



I don't know what you've heard, but I'm totally straight!



I love vagina and ice hockey! And I'm the proud owner of the world's worst hairdo!



Ain't that right, gurrrrrrrrrl?


(Pics via ONTD)

Meet the NEW Ford Spokesmodel...

Why...it's Idol 5 winner Taylor Hicks!


CLICK HERE to check out Taylor's Ford commercial.


And since I'm SUCH a giver, below is a link to download Taylor's 30 second jingle:




I don't hate it...but I think that's because it's only 30 seconds long...and really that's all the Hicks I need.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The People Over At "People" Have Lost Their Minds

Ace Young as one of the hottest bachelors of 2006 is an idea that I can get behind...



BUT what human being includes Taylor Hicks on the same list???



Seriously?

Just what kind of crazy weed are they smoking over there?

And how can I put their dealer out of business?

This manboy shouldn't be featured on any kind of "hot" list.

Ever.


And this guy?



Do I need to say anything here?

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Idol Factor

So the first episode of the Reality "Star" edition of "Fear Factor" aired tonight on the peacock channel...



And it featured a stellar Idol twosome: the Mormon girl that bleated like a goat from Idol 2...AND that Russian boy with the singing tracheotomy scar from Idol 4!



After the Idols won the first challenge (some kind of crazy demolition derby)...the second challenge involved...



...skulls and mud.


Actually...the only thing you need to know about this episode is that Anthony Fedorov got shirtless...





And Carmen Rasmusen climbed down into a well...



And then, Anthony was a gentleman...



And helped Carmen out of the well...



And then Anthony got muddy...







And at the end of the challenge, the dynamic blonde duo ended up coming in second...



...which means they get to come back next week and spend even more quality time with Joe Rogan!


I apologize for the extreme lameness of my stills...but I wanted to share the joy of this piece of summertime reality crap with you all (I also figured one or two of you might enjoy seeing the Fedorov shirtless).

All in all...it was surprisingly enjoyable episode of the Factor (although I don't have much to compare it to...the only other episode I've seen is the one featuring Stripper McKibbin).


AND next week...



Carmen is covered in bugs!


Now that shit is gonna be H-O-T!!!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Dreaming Of J-Hud...

The new DREAMGIRLS movie teaser that aired during the Tony Awards last night is on YouTube for your viewing pleasure!!!



Hi...it's all VERY exciting!

BIG IDOL NEWS!!!
(and by BIG...I mean...not at all)

MSNBC posted this story featuring fascinating Idol tidbits like...

Kelly "loathed" her first single, 'A Moment Like This'!!!

The Idols don't choose their own singles!


GET THE F*CK OUT!!!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Two Of A Kind?

Of all of the Idol contestants...from the past five seasons...the people over at "Fear Factor" had to choose THESE TWO for their special 'reality tv stars' episode?



I mean...REALLY?

Could you have chosen less interesting contestants?

Even Jasmine Trias and Ejay Day would have been more exciting than those two!

Boring!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

If Kelly Ripa, Joan Rivers, and Minnie Pearl had a baby...

...her name would be Kellie Pickler.



I really do enjoy the Pickler so much more when she doesn't try to sing.

Don't you?


(If you can't see the video in the post, click here to see the Pickler on the Red Carpet.)

Together Again : The Chris Daughtry/Ed Kowa-bunchofconsonants Story

So do you remember what happened two weeks ago?

The Idol 5 Grand Finale aired to an audience of zillions?

You know...the one I'm talking about...the episode where Taylor "Ruben Studdard's White Counterpart" Hicks was crowned winner of the Idol 5!


Got it?

okgood.


Now...think back...do you remember when Chris Daughtry performed some lame new song with Live...instead of performing one of their five "good" old songs**?



Well, it turns out that in a desperate attempt to remain relevant to anyone under the age of 30...the band has decided to turn their brand new single into an Ed Kowa-something-or-other and Chris Daughtry duet!


The results are about as good as one could hope.

Which means...it's totally forgettable wuss rock.


Don't believe me?


Take a listen for yourself:



Not bad...but not good either...RIGHT?


AND...while we are talking about all this...can we discuss how Chris escaped from his Idol contract shackles so fast?

I thought that the Idol Top 12 finalist contract made it impossible for anyone to do anything until they're as washed up and irrelevant as that 40 year-old asian dude that won "Fame."


I fear this is the topic that's going to keep me up tonight.


Sigh.



**For the record, 'Lightning Crashes,' 'The Beauty of Gray,' 'All Over You,' 'I Alone,' and 'Selling the Drama' are the only "good" Live songs. And by "good," I mean...I still enjoy them in the same way I still appreciate all of the "good" things that Better Than Ezra has to offer.



(Song/Story via ONTD...again)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

the idol couple that judge jru is tired of

So here's the thing...



I might be posting new pictures of a certain Idol 5 finalist and her significantly older boyfriend...



...but I'm already tired of them.



Seriously.



I'm TOTALLY done with them.


And while we are on the topic...why is the stalkerazzi even following them?

Don't they have anyone better to stalk?

Are US, OK, and Star really paying TOP dollar for Kat McPhee out and about in NYC pix?


These are the questions that will keep me up to tonight.

Well, THAT and the thought of the inevitable Taylor Hicks shirtless stalkerazzi photos.

Those are just going to hurt.


(Pics via ONTD)

The Old Man and the McPhee

Hi Katharine!



You enjoying that iced coffee drink?



Are you also enjoying the company of a mysterious stranger?



This can't be your boyfriend...



Right?



He's a thousand years too old for you, gurl!


(Pics via ONTD)

Monday, June 05, 2006

judge jru hearts Xtina, but NOT Katharine McPhee

This is Katharine McPhee's contribution to the Idol 5 "Encores" CD:


Now that Kat has lulled you to sleep with her mediocrity, here is a song that should perk you right back up:



okgood.

Now I feel MUCH better.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Kelly Clarkson Hates The Shift Key

Miss Clarkson has updated her online "journal" for the first time in ages...



date: 6.3.06
BACK IN THE STUDIO

well i am officially back in the studio working on the next album and i have never been more excited about any other project i've been a part of!! it's sounding so aweosome :) today we're working on 'yeah', one of the new songs we're playing on the summer tour and it's one of my favorites. i can't wait for y'all to hear some of the new music ....seriously can't wait!

i'm also working on the summer tour right now as well, and this will honestly be the best tour i've done so far. there are just so many more elements and it's just gonna be so different in a good way. i mean, obviously i want each thing i do to get better and better so ....

anyway, i'll talk to y'all later

kc :)

oh, and the picture is of me and ashley ....this is what we look like when we frolic in australia, ha!




kelly frolics?

kelly doesn't like to captialize?

kelly really is JUST LIKE US!


(link via ONTD)

Saturday, June 03, 2006

judge jru loses his mind/credibility

Is it wrong that I like this...


MORE than this?





Clearly, I've got problems.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Purple Jacket = Giant Homo?

Uh...we don't want him on our team.

You guys can have him.

The Beginning of the End?

Something is going on out there in TV Freakshow Land...and it's making me VERY uneasy.


First, the Chenbot became self-aware.


And now...it's Taylor's turn...



Hicks occasionally rips his own performances, especially his rendition of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads." "I saw that clip and thought to myself, 'Man you are flat all the way through that song."



To read the full eye-opening article, CLICK HERE.


UPDATE: Click here to listen to the podcast of the interview, where Taylor declares that going on Idol was like "dancing with the devil."


(Pics & link via ONTD!, Podcast via Just Jared)

Wake Me Up When They're Done

So...the covers of the new Idol Singles are up over at Amazon.

And they are about as boring/bland/Kilolame as you would expect...



Don't get me started on Taylor's whole tousled it-should-look-like-I-just-got-out-of-bed-but-it-doesn't look.

It's almost as played out as he is.

ALMOST.


As for Miss McPhee...her picture is pretty in a very forgettable Noxema girl kind of way...



I guess the only thing that's at all interesting about Katharine's CD is that her rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" appears to be her new "A-Side" and that shite original "My Destiny" has been pushed into the shadows as the single's "B-Side."


BUT if I were you (and yes...I know I'm not), I would save you 7 bucks and skip both of these CDs.

Instead, click on down below and download the Idol 2's very own Kimberley Locke and her lovely rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."




I know I originally geeked out over Katharine's version...but K-Lo's version is the real thang (although I wish the arrangement wasn't quite SO cheesetastic)!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Mario likes Girls...REALLY!

CLICK HERE to check out Idol 4 runaway Mario Vazquez's new video for his "hit" single, "Gallery."


A full review of Mario's video disastrophe is coming soon...

Math is Fun!

I just got an email from my Uncle Ro (from my Mom's side of the family - therefore Ro instead of Ru), who used to be a high school math teacher. He informed me that my Taylor Hicks Math Proof was not quite accurate.


What follows is the PROPER Taylor Hicks Idol 5 Math Proof:


1000*Lame = Kilolame

THEREFORE

1000*Taylor=KiloTaylor


Uncle Ro also voiced concern about putting the prefix "Kil" near "Taylor," but I'm throwing caution to the wind...and posting it anyways.

Enjoy.