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Quotable: Kara DioGuardi Calls Herself A Crazy Nut

“It probably saved my job. It was a defining moment. Like, ‘She’s serious and industry, but also as kooky as everyone else on this panel.’ I mean, what crazy nut is gonna go out there in a bikini at almost 40 years of age against a girl who is 20 and probably cosmetically enhanced? I looked a little pasty. But hey, at least I didn’t wet myself!”

—”American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi in the April issue of Women’s Health talking about putting on a bikini and doing a duet with “Bikini Girl” last season. Yeah, it would’ve been totally awkward if she’d wet herself. Ew. [People] Keep reading »

“American Idol” Contestant Michael Lynche Made Kara DioGuardi Cry

Kara DioGuardi wasn’t the only one crying after Michael Lynche’s phenomenal rendition of Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” last night on “American Idol.” I hate to admit it, but I had to bust out the Kleenex, too. The other men can learn a thing or two from this dude. Holy crap. “Idol” just got exciting. Keep reading »

Why I’m Voting For “American Idol” Contestant Crystal Bowersox

The ladyfolk really redeemed themselves last night on “American Idol.” I was impressed by Lilly Cole’s rendition of “A Change Is Gonna Come.” I was moved by Katelyn Epperly’s crooning version of Coldplay’s “The Scientist.” And I am still a fan of resident oddball, Siobahn Magnus, who devoured Aretha Franklin’s “Freedom.” But there is one contestant I am totally in awe of … Crystal Bowersox. As many of you know, the men and women switched nights this week because Crystal was severely ill in the hospital. They didn’t tell us why, but it sounded very serious. All she said was, “I’m a tough cookie.” Food poisoning? A heart condition? Cancer? Keep reading »

Do The Women On “American Idol” Really Have A Chance This Season?

I was so pumped to see the top 12 ladies perform last night on “American Idol,” especially since every other sentence out of the judges’ mouths during Hollywood week was, “The girls are the best ever this year!” After the teasers I saw, I was thinking they were right, that I’d have to hitch a plane to L.A. and stalk the Kodak Theatre. But last night was stank city! Even the girls that I was fantasizing about being great sucked. And the judges seemed like they were going easy on them in a first grade teacher to the slow student kind of way. But I don’t want to watch “American Idol: No Singer Left Behind.” Cut those awful bitches! Was it just opening night jitters, or do the girls this season really blow (in a bad way, not in a Randy Jackson slang kind of way)? I’m hoping for something better … like much better from the guys or else I may be watching this season just for Ellen’s jokes. After the jump, some of the girls I thought I’d be excited about and my review of their performance last night. Keep reading »

An “American Idol” Contestant Gives A Straight-Up Homage To Paula Abdul

“American Idol” hopeful Andrew Garcia made us straight-up miss former judge Paula Abdul last night with his amazing rendition of “Straight Up.” So what did the judges think? They couldn’t help but imagine how apes**t Paula would be if she were there. Even ultra-annoying Kara DioGuardi said, “Paula would be screaming and yelling.” She also might be drooling or slurring her speech or wearing a crazy outfit. OK … I love Ellen DeGeneres to death but I’m having a moment of Paula nostalgia. [PopEater] Keep reading »

Shun, Shag, Or Marry: The Dudes Rumored To Be Replacing Simon On “American Idol”

I don’t know what “American Idol” is thinking, losing Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell! No offense to Randy, but people certainly weren’t tuning in for his witty commentary or sober decisions. Yes, Ellen DeGeneres is super hilariously awesome, but can the show survive without what Simon says? I guess it depends on who fills his shoes. Last week, rumors sparked that Howard Stern was Fox’s top pick, but this week it sounds like Jamie Foxx, Tommy Mottola, and Guy Oseary are in the running, with Oseary in the lead. [NY Daily News]

And because we want Fox to make an educated decision about who should be hired, we’re going to have to shun, shag, or marry the candidates to figure it out. Keep reading »

Will Howard Stern Replace Simon Cowell On “American Idol”?

According to the New York Post, Fox head honchos have finally figured out who they want to replace Simon Cowell on “American Idol.” Supposedly, their top pick is Howard Stern, whose contract with Sirius satellite radio is up next January. “It’s one of the few shows that could compete with Stern’s $100 million-a-year Sirius contract, and ‘Idol’ bosses think he’d be even nastier than Simon,” a source told the paper. “They know he would be great TV and would clash with the other judges such as Ellen DeGeneres and the contestants. ‘Idol’ will do what it takes to sign him.” [NY Post]

I, for one, think this is a horrendous idea. Let me tell you why. Keep reading »

The Assorted Feuds Of “American Idol” Judges


With Paula Abdul gone, we thought there would be peace and harmony on the “American Idol” judging panel. But alas, no. Basically, it seems like whoever occupies the fourth chair pisses someone off. On Tuesday night at the Los Angeles auditions, Kara DioGuardi and guest judge Katy Perry looked close to stabbing each other with pencils. When Kara began singing “I kissed a dolphin/ and I liked it,” Katy snapped back, “Please stop, or I will have to throw my Coke in your face.” Keep reading »

Was “Pants On The Ground” A Rip-Off Of This ’90s Grandpa Rap? You Be The Judge!


If you like the “American Idol” classic “Pants On The Ground,” you’ll love the totally ’90s “Pockets On The Floor!” Hmm, on second thought, they sound pretty much identical. This begs the question, is 62-year-old contestant Larry “General” Platt the Vanilla Ice of “Idol”? Or, is this more of a which came first, the chicken or the baller, situation? [I'm Not Obsessed via WOW Report] Keep reading »

“American Idol” Contestant’s Mom Is Missing


This is Angela Martin, and there’s no one I’m rooting for more on “American Idol.” This is her third year auditioning. The first time around, she made it to Hollywood—except that tragedy struck a week before when her father was murdered. The next year, she had to leave auditions for a court date for a traffic violation. This year, she got a unanimous vote through to Hollywood. But now another horrible thing has happened. The day after Christmas, Angela’s mom never showed up at her sister’s house. She’s been missing ever since, though her car was found in a wooded area of a Chicago suburb. This is Angela’s last year of eligibility for “Idol,” so she’s pushing through and competing anyway. “The mothers, the other contestants, everyone has really, really held me up,” she says. “Music heals my soul and it heals my heart and I tell everyone, I have a Band-Aid on my heart right now.” We hope her mom is found—alive. And that she makes it far in the competition. [People] Keep reading »

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