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8 More Changes “American Idol” Should Make To Shake Things Up

I am panicking about what “American Idol” is about to become. First, we find out that Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres are being replaced by J.Lo and Steven Tyler, who I thought was in rehab. And now they tell us that they are changing the audition process, too. The show announced that they are now accepting online submissions of which a few of the best will be chosen to move directly to L.A. Arrghhh! Too many changes at once! [Us Weekly]

But while they’re at it, here are some more suggested changes to shake things up. Keep reading »

Quickies: Steven Tyler Confirmed As Next “Idol” Judge & Betty White The Author

  • Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has officially signed on as the next “American Idol” judge. Yow-yow-yowwwww! (Sorry, that was our poorly conveyed Tyler impression.) [MSNBC]
  • Chris Lambton, Ali’s runner-up on “The Bachelorette,” has apparently refused ABC’s offer for him to be the next “Bachelor.” Hooray! Now he and Ami can fall in love the old-fashioned way! [Bumpshack]
  • Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt’s divorce will become final on Valentine’s Day 2011. Fitting. [TMZ]

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Quickies: Shania Twain Might Be The Next “Idol” Judge & Britney Spears Is Back In The Studio, Y’all

  • J.Lo may be out as the next “American Idol” judge — is Shania Twain next in line? [TMZ]
  • On “Golden Girls,” Blanche lived among retirees in Florida. But in real life, the late, great Rue McClanahan lived in one helluva swanky pad. There’s a hidden passageway behind the spice rack! [NYMag.com]
  • Sheryl Crow’s 2010 backstage tour rider is obnoxiously nitpicky, but at least in an eco way. The singer requires “napkins made of 100 percent recycled fiber,” biodegradable cups and dinnerware, and organic produce and locally sourced water. Have fun with that, caterers. [The Smoking Gun]
  • Let us now imagine David Beckham having sex: An Australian gossip mag claims Posh and Becks are expecting another kid. The couple has not commented on the rumor. [Mirror UK]

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“American Idol” Alum Fantasia Barrino May Have A Sex Tape

Behold the curse of the Lifetime movie continuing to work its black magic on “American Idol” alum Fantasia Barrino. This week Fantasia is finding herself at the center of a divorce/sex tape scandal. Oh no, make it stop. Keep reading »

It’s “American Idol”-geddon!

Today, July 30, will forever be known as D-Day in “American Idol” land. I’m reeling, trying to make sense of what the heck happened in the last 24 hours that has very likely demolished my favorite guilty pleasure competition show. Can things ever be the same again? I fear not. After the jump, the demise of “Idol” as we know it, play by bloody play. Keep reading »

Quotable: Paula Abdul Thinks Simon Cowell Will Make A Good Hubby

“It took me about 12 days to take my jaw off the ground and put it back up. But Mezghan is a lovely girl and I’ve known her for a long time. They make a great couple and I’m happy for them. … It would be an alter ego of Simon to gush about her. That is not part of his DNA. However, I know that he’s in a happy place so that makes me happy. … I know Simon so well and honest to God, I think he’s at that stage in his life where he’s a grown-up Simon now, making him a great and loving husband. But he still has that little bad boy in him.”

—Paula Abdul on hearing that Simon Cowell was engaged to Mezghan Hussainy [People] Keep reading »

Lee DeWyze Wins “American Idol” — Is It A Beautiful Day For Him?

As I predicted, Lee DeWyze snagged the “American Idol” title last night. Go me … I mean … go Lee! But I’ll get back to Lee in a minute since there were two hours’ worth of star-studded performances before we heard his good news. Keep reading »

Simon Cowell’s Final “American Idol” Finale: 10 People We’d Like To See Replace Him

In case it slipped your mind because you were too busy obsessing over “Lost,” tonight is the highly anticipated “American Idol” finale. I’m sticking with my prediction that Lee DeWyze will take the title. But really, the question on everyone’s mind is: who is going to take over the title of most obnoxious judge? Even though we’ve been loving to hate Simon Cowell for the last nine seasons, watching him leave is kind of … well … depressing. How can “Idol” possibly be the same without flat top-rocking, v-neck t-wearing, honest-to-a-fault Simon? When Paula left, she took the crazy with her, which we miss for entertainment value, but it didn’t ruin the show. (A little birdie told me Paula will be making a guest appearance on tonight’s episode. I wonder what she’ll wear?) But when Simon leaves, will he take all of the show’s credibility with him? I guess that depends on his replacement. The rumor is that Howard Stern is the frontrunner for the job. Please let that not be true. The only thing Howard Stern is qualified to judge is a wet t-shirt contest. After the jump, our 10 picks for who should attempt to replace Mr. Cowell. Keep reading »

Lee DeWyze: Why I Think He’ll Be The Next “American Idol”

I’m actually really excited about the “American Idol” finale this year. Both Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox, the final two, are headed for big music fame as far as I’m concerned. All along I’ve been rooting for Mamasox, but on Tuesday night Lee changed my mind. After the jump, why I think he’s going to take the title. Keep reading »

Lee DeWyze Has An Hallelujah Moment On “American Idol”


Not to get all geeky on you guys, but did y’all catch “American Idol” last night? The competition’s down to three people, two of whom have a real shot at long-lasting careers post-”Idol.” One of those two is Lee DeWyze, the cute, sensitive rocker-type from Chicago. I didn’t really notice Lee too much at first — my favorite was always Crystal Bowersox, his main competitor — but he’s been really growing on me over the last few weeks. His rendition last night of “Hallelujah” was, to quote judge Ellen DeGeneres, “stunning.” It will definitely be one of the moments people remember this season by. Check it out above, and if you haven’t already seen it, check out his duet with Crystal last week singing the “Falling Slowly” from the movie “Once.” [via YouTube] Keep reading »

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