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30Jul
2010
1

What’s Up Doc? American Idol Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to a new installment of "What's Up Doc?" and this week we cover the American Idol drama.

Ellen quits! Kara's fired.  J Lo and Steven Tyler are the judges?  What?

Let's discuss all the drama above and share your thoughts.-Dr.FB

29Jul
2010
5

Shocker! Ellen Quits American Idol!!!!!!!

Ellen Degeneres. File Photo
Ellen Degeneres. File Photo

Ellen Degeneres. File Photo

This was rumor as of yesterday as Ellen was under contract for 5 years and would have to quit if Nigel Lithgow, the producer of American Idol, who has returned to the show, was going to make changes to Idol.

So in a Tweet, Ellen said

 "Dim the lights...I've voted myself off American Idol."

It followed with this released statement:

A couple months ago, I let FOX and the "American Idol" producers know that this didn't feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldn't leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for. I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on "Idol" and I am very grateful for the year I had. I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be.
 
OK, did she REALLY quit Idol or was she forced out?  We hear Randy Jackson is next and Kira DioGuardi is gone already.
Nigel Lithgow will be replacing Simon Cowell and we hear Jessica Simpson will be announced as a judge along with Nigel on Monday.
What we do not know now is if they will have 3 judges or 4.
Chris Isaak has expressed interest in the gig but Harry Connick Jr. is passing. 
With Ellen gone and Simon gone, is Idol over for you?-Dr.FB
15Apr
2010
3

Is Paula Abdul Heading Back To American Idol?

Paula Abdul. File Photo

Paula Abdul. File Photo

We just got a hot tip that Paula Abdul MAY be returning to American Idol.  Could she be replacing Simon? 

Could we see it returning to 3 judges next year with Randy, Ellen and Paula?  That means Kara would be out but it might be the answer that Idol needs as ratings have been slipping somewhat.  Now, granted, rating slipping for Idol compared to other shows is nothing but it is something they are worried about now that Simon is leaving. 

Do you want to see Paula back on Idol?

Is Casey Anthony Guilty?

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14Apr
2010
0

Idol’s Kara Goes Nude; We Actually Pay Attention To Her

Kara DioGuardi. Photo: Allure Magazine
Kara DioGuardi. Photo: Allure Magazine

Kara DioGuardi. Photo: Allure Magazine

Kara DioGuardi, you know her.  You know the American Idol judge?  The one who replaced Paula Abdul?  No?

Well maybe after she posed nude for Allure Magazine, you might remember her now. 

I sure as heck do and perhaps will actually listen to what she says on Idol.-Dr.FB

2Nov
2009
3

Adam Lambert’s “Four Your Entertainment” Track List Revealed!

Adam Lambert's Debut Album Cover Art
Adam Lambert's Debut Album Cover Art

Adam Lambert's Debut Album Cover Art

Here is the track list for "Four Your Entertainment" including credits:

1 “Music Again” 3:16 – Rob Cavallo, Justin Hawkins of the Darkness
2 “For Your Entertainment” 3:35 – Claude Kelly/Dr. Luke
3 “Whataya Want from Me” 3:47 – Pink, Max Martin
4 “Strut” 3:29 – Adam Lambert, Kara DioGuardi (Yes, that Kara)
5 “Soaked” 4:33 – Muse
6 “Sure Fire Winners” 3:32 – Rob Cavallo
7 “A Loaded Smile” 4:04 – Adam Lambert, Linda Perry
8 “If I Had You” 3:48
9 “Fever” 3:26 - Lady GaGa
10 “Sleepwalker” 4:25 – Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsay, Ryan Tedder
11 “Aftermath” 4:26
12 “Broken Open” 5:03
13 “Time for Miracles” Bonus Track 4:43 – Rob Cavallo

Do you think you will be picking up this CD? Has an American Idol runner-up's CD ever debuted at Number 1? If not, Adam's will.-Dr.FB

6May
2009
2

American Idol Season 8: The rock concert continues, but not for one.

Allison Iraheta

 

Allison Iraheta

 

Top four performed rock songs last night with the help of Slash, and tonight we find out who will go home. It's just a matter of sitting back and waiting an hour to find out, but really, do we need a whole hour? Apparently, according to the Idol producers, we do. Although, tonight, I may agree. No Doubt and Chris Daughtry will be performing tonight. That is a lineup I can get behind. Breaking again from tradition, the group performance is also featuring the mentor from last night, Slash. The guy has not lost a thing in his playing. In my eyes, Slash revolutionized the guitar solo, and tonight, he showed us how.

5May
2009
1

American Idol Season 8: Top Four Rock Out With Their Socks Out.

Adam Lambert Courtesy of idol-mania.com
Adam Lambert Courtesy of idol-mania.com

Adam Lambert Courtesy of idol-mania.com

So, I have been gone for a while, but I am back this week with another American Idol review. In my absence, we have seen a lot of people leave, and we are now down to the top 4. Too bad I haven't been around, because there were some things I would have loved to talk about, but unfortunately, I was not. That's all old news, we are here for tonight's show, where the top 4 do Rock Week.  I'm telling you now, if Adam doesn't nail this week, then I don't know what I will think. To make things a little more interesting, they are also performing duets. Again, I don't know if this is because of me, but last year I also suggested this idea as a way to change things around. This week's mentor is probably one of the best options to teach these kids rock. The mentor this week is Slash. Most kids these days may know him from Velvet Revolver, but the best of us will only see him as the lead guitarist for Guns and Roses. I gotta say off the bad, I don't think Slash has aged in the last 20 years. Now it's time to see how they did.