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13Jul
2012
15

Your Next American Idol Judges…..Adam Lambert, Pink, & Justin Timberlake???

Justin Timberlake & Adam Lambert.  Photo:  People.com


American Idol is trouble. Big time. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have just quit the show. Randy Jackson appears to be leaving the show as well. There are only 3 people who can save Idol now, and the producers need to make it happen. Who are the next American Idol...judges?

The next judges need to be Adam Lambert, Pink, and Justin Timberlake. Anyone else and the show is going to fail. You are going to want reasons aren't you?

Adam Lambert. Let's be real. The show hasn't mattered since his loss to Kris Alan a few years ago. He wasn't good enough then to be the American Idol but he is needed now to save the show. He is coming off a number 1 U.S. album with "Trespassing" and a monumental run of dates overseas with Queen. Although "Trespassing" did debut at number 1, and there is other solid material on the album, it would be in Adam's best interest to take the Idol job.... There are no set tour plans and although some people may see this as a step back for Adam, you have to look at what it did for Steven Tyler and Aerosmith this summer to see this would be ideal for Adam and the Lamberts. Adam has been there. His advice to contestants would be invaluable.

Pink. Pink just dropped a new single and has set plans for a new album later this year. She still has a new baby at home. She would be the edge for the show. The female Simon Cowell who will tell you the truth and be short and to the point. Although she has a new album coming out, the show could work for her the way that it worked for Jennifer Lopez...and more...because unlike Jennifer Lopez, Pink is still relevant musically. She could perform on the show, premiere new videos on the show, and get the exposure all without having to leave her baby and her husband too far.

Justin Timberlake. You all remember he used to make music, right? Before he was trying to sex up Mila Kunas, he was bragging how he was going to bring "Sexyback" on "Future/Sex/Love/Sound" earlier this century. That album was filled with great material...the awful "Sexyback" aside. Either Justin has lost love for music or those movie paychecks are just too big. This could be what inspires him musically and at the same time, scope out talent for his own record label. That would have to be the provision in the contract that Justin is able to sign two artists that do not make the top 8 and 2 that do not make the top 16, giving him 4 artists that he could sign. Justin would bring a unique style to the show and at the same time, be giving Britney Spears a run for her money on X-Factor.

Think about it. This works and saves Idol at the same time. If they actually make this happen...I may watch an episode this season.

What do you think? Should Adam Lambert, Pink, and Justin Timberlake be your next American Idol judges?

Who do U want?-DocFB

13Jul
2012
1

Jennifer Lopez Announces She Is Quitting American Idol As Well

Jennifer Lopez. Photo: GettyImages.com

Jennifer Lopez. Photo: GettyImages.com

In a move everyone saw coming, Jennifer Lopez announced this morning she is leaving American Idol. This comes less than 24 hours after Steven Tyler announced he was leaving the show.

The announcement was made on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, the only person still in American Idol's employee.

J.Lo remarked "We had an amazing run."

As we announced on Twitter yesterday, it is more than likely that Randy Jackson will not be coming back as a judge either.

This show is sinking.....fast! Let's be real; this show hasn't mattered since they chose Kris Allen over Adam Lambert.-DocFB

12Jul
2012
1

Steven Tyler Quits American Idol! “My First Love Is Aerosmith”

Steven Tyler Photo: Drfunkenberry.com

Steven Tyler Photo: Drfunkenberry.com Steven Tyler Photo: Drfunkenberry.com
Steven Tyler has made it official today as he announced he is leaving the judge's chair on American Idol. Tyler was a judge for the past 2 years on Idol.

Tyler released this statement;

"After some long ... hard ... thoughts ... I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit.”

"I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass – the ultimate in auditory takeover."

"On Nov. 6, we are unleashing our new album, Music from Another Dimension on the Earth, Moon, Mars, and way beyond the stars. IDOL was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it ... Now it’s time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD.”

At a press conference for the "Global Warming" tour, Steven stated that "We would not let you down" when it came to Aerosmith. It seems he knew that he would have to commit to the band full time.

As for Idol, there has been no ill will and wish Steven good luck with Aerosmith.

With Jennifer Lopez being non-committal about returning to the singing competition, Idol is in shambles yet again.-DocFB

24May
2012
6

American Idol Finale Underwhelms, Much Like This Season

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Leave it to the judges to save the show on the American Idol finale as Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler along with his band Aerosmith to make the show somewhat watchable.

It was obvious after Tuesday's show that Phillip Phillips was going to be the next American Idol. Maybe if Jessica Sanchez was able to perform with Jennifer Holliday on Tuesday's show, she would have made it more interesting.

Chaka Khan dazzled with her very skinny self and Neil Diamond showed that he can still dress sharp and bring his own style to the show.

There was a tribute to Robin Gibb that was somewhat off key.  A tribute for Donna Summer that was to feature Sheila E. never made it to live air.  Guess there just wasn't time after an on air proposal from former Idol castoff's Ace and a girl with a nice backside.

The finale underwhelmed like it did for most of the season.  We were not talking about the performances, aside from Jessica Sanchez being "saved" weeks ago.  Nope.  We focused on Jennifer Lopez's dresses and some overobsessed on her make up.  We looked for what Steven would say.

We never had that shining moment.  We had a moment when Sanchez did "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston earlier in the season.  To show how much this season lacked, they had Sanchez sing the song again last night.

The American Idol Finale used to pull in Super Bowl numbers with special guests and a few surprises.  There were no surprises.  Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler made it bearable last night but not "must see" at all.

So, expect Jennifer to get her $25 million plus.  Expect Tyler to pull in $12 million and to see them next year.  The thing is, unless the talent improves, something has to change on Idol.

Somewhere, Simon Cowell is scheming.  If the judges of American Idol are stealing the show, his judges will do more than that.  With Britney Spears signed on and up and comer Demi Lovato there as well, it makes "must see tv" for X Factor.

The reason?  The talent pool on X Factor was much better than Idol's this year.  Simon knew his show needed improvements and fast.  Hiring Spears and Lavato gets them age groups that Idol no longer has.

Idol had to remind us about Kris Evans and Taylor Hicks last night.  They even took credit for Adam Lambert (Not an Idol winner) hitting number 1 knocking off Carrie Underwood, who was an Idol winner.

The Voice isn't dominating yet although the talent pool on that show was better than Idol this season.  Simon Cowell knows Idol dropped the ball and he intends to pick it up and not give it back.

What did you think of the Idol Finale last night?-DocFB

20Apr
2012
1

Photo Of The Moment: Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler Photo: Lisa Margaroli For Drfunkenberry.com
Steven Tyler Photo: Lisa Margaroli For Drfunkenberry.com

Steven Tyler Photo: Lisa Margaroli For Drfunkenberry.com

Here is a photo of Steven Tyler arriving to the "Global Warming Tour" press conference last month. We were by the stage so had that angle covered.

We ran into Lisa Margaroli who was able to get this pic of Steven signing autographs for the fans before taking the stage.

The Global Warming Tour kicks off in Minneapolis, MN June 16th and we will have a special article on Aerosmith covering the tour and more next week.

Thanks again to Lisa for allowing us to use her photograph.-DocFB

3Jan
2012
4

Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper & Weird Al(!?) “Come Together” For 2012

Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper and Weird Al, yes, Weird Al were jamming together for New years Eve. They even covered "Come Together" by The Beatles.

In one of the oddest pairings in rock and roll history, Weird Al killed it!  Can we even mention Steven Tyler showing even though he is engaged to a 30 something year old, he can still hang?

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

Check it out and let me know what you think.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Check out Mike Myers getting on stage at the end....

24May
2011
0

Exclusive: Lady Gaga CONFIRMED For American Idol Finale

Lady GaGa File Photo
Lady GaGa File Photo

Lady GaGa File Photo

Thanks to our good friends at Good Day L.A., we can CONFIRM that Lady Gaga is to be on the finale of American Idol!

She will be performing.  Also, Bono of U2 will be performing as well as Steven Tyler (No word on Aerosmith) and several other surprise guests.

Hope you like the "classic" Gaga photo we chose.  Going to be a fun show and a new idol crowned as well.

Put your paws up little monsters!-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Idol Finale Is Going To Be Monster

16May
2011
1

Video Premiere: Steven Tyler “Feels So Good”

Here is "Feels So Good" the new video by frontman of Aerosmith & American Idol judge Steven Tyler.

The video is trippy and features some of Steven's facial anticts. Looking a lil bit older so it somewhat creeps me out at first.

What do you think of the new song and video by Steven?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: This Is....Steven Tyler

25Apr
2011
0

Simon Cowell Confirms Paula Abdul For X-Factor; Paula Not So Sure

Simon Cowell. Photo: Esquire.com

Simon Cowell. Photo: Esquire.com

Simon Cowell announced that the judges for X-Factor would include former American Idol jusge with Simon, Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole.  They would join Simon and L.A. Reid as judges.  The problem?  Paula says the deal is not final.

Simon comments are said to be confirmed but Paula says the deal has been discussed but not finalyzed.  Cheryl Cole is set and although Mariah Carey was rumored to be a judge, she will not be, but will be part of the show in some capacity.

Simon siad he wanted Paula for the show because of the chemistry they had.  Everyone including Simon thought that "Idol" was going to be a lame duck but Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez along with a slew of talent have seen "American Idol" still be a ratings knock-out.  I think getting Paula is huge for the show's success now.

What do you think of Paula joining Simon for X-Factor?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Paula Is Still Simons Girl