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Randomly Commenting About: Miley Cyrus’ Cancer Event Performance

Even though I really like the single (and loved the cause for which it was written), there was one musician who really stuck out during Friday night’s event: Miley Cyrus.

The song - which is available for purchase on iTunes - was performed live this weekend from New York’s Radio City Music Hall. And while “Just Stand Up” earned a nice reception, I couldn’t help but notice how Miley Cyrus’ immature voice stuck out like a grating sore thumb. Did she really deserve to be up on the same stage as Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, and Carrie Underwood? Ehh, I think not.


American Idol’s David Cook: Already a Star?

David Cook is still weeks away from picking a winner, but one contestant is already enjoying notable success from his time on the show.

Resident rocker of the seventh season, has enjoyed pretty consistent praise from the judges, pretty sweat-free elimination rounds and now, pretty big album sales. Cook’s 2006 record “Analog Heart” is currently enjoying the top album sales slot on Amazon.com, towering over even Mariah Carey’s “E=MC2.” Now, when Randy Jackson tells Cook he’s ready to make a record, we’ll know it’s true - because he already did, two years ago.

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What Happened to Paula Abdul’s Today Show Concert?

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, ABC, NBC, American Idol, Gossip, News,

Paula AbdulA while back it was announced that American Idol judge would be participating on the Today show’s Summer Concert Series.  Of course, given her inability to perform live for her Super Bowl pre-game performance, I was shocked to hear that she was ready to tackle a such a large task.

Well -  surprise, surprise.  I apparently wasn’t the only one to miss the news that her April 25 gig had been cancelled.  (In fact, a current magazine I have sitting in front of me is still promoting the event.)  A press release released a fews ago did not provide a reason for the change in plans:

“Paul Abdul is no longer part of Today‘s concert series at this time, however, she is always welcome at Today.”

I have to wonder—did the decision have anything to do with an actual performer’s engagement on a competing morning program?  ( is scheduled for Good Morning America this Friday.)

Interestingly enough, a quick check of NBC’s website shows that Miss Abdul is now slated for August 29.  Maybe she just needed the extra rehearsal time?

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New York Post

American Idol Narrows it Down to Six

Kristy Lee Cook

As elimination night began on , host Ryan Seacrest reminded us that “anything can happen on this show.” After a season-high vote tally of a whopping 36 million, what did happen was probably a long time coming - and hardly shocking for most viewers.

Seacrest quickly introduced the judges ( looked spectacular for a change - loved the upswept ‘do) before the Idols took the stage, singing “One Sweet Day.” Idol then reminded all that there’s only one week left to vote in the songwriting competition. Remember, the winning song will be crooned at the finale by the winning contestant. But soon enough, it was time to get down to the real reason for watching: elimination.

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Tuesday Ratings: The Biggest Loser Weighs in Nicely for NBC

The Biggest Loser, AliThe Biggest Loser finale helped NBC place a strong second behind FOX’s hit reality combo.


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Hollywood Reporter

American Idol Top 7: A Vision, or a Watered-Down Version?

Top 7 Idols and Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey night on began on a rather solemn note, as host Ryan Seacrest remarked that all were “still feeling the shock waves here after last week’s surprising departure by Michael Johns.” As a chorus of boos filled the theater, he reminded us that “every single vote is vital.”

But really, all that’s old news. Tomorrow someone else will be kicked to the curb and it will time to interview them. Who will it be?

Superstar mentored this week, and at the outset I was afraid for the Idols. Carey is a diva unlike any other - a harder theme night could hardly be imagined. She looked fabulous for her mentor sessions, and seemed completely at ease with the cameras and contestants. Were the Top 7 just as comfortable with her songs?

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This Week on TV (4/14-4/20)

Real World Hollywood

(You can view TV Envy’s Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)


MONDAY (4/14)
  • Bones (FOX, 8pm):  New episode.  “When a motorcycle racer’s remains are discovered in a national park, Brennan and Booth hunt for his killer.”  I hear this is a great show.  I just wish Angel wasn’t flirting with a new woman.
  • One Tree Hill (CW, 9pm):  New episode.  “Lucas tries to deal with being left at the altar.”  He’ll find comfort in the arms of a young blonde thing later.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS, 9:30pm):  New episode.  “Adam and Jennifer go on a vacation with Jeff and Audrey, but first they have to endure a time share sales pitch.”  What do I get if I endure the show?
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  “Kelly Preston guest stars as venture capitalist Meghan Doyle, who strikes up a professional and personal connection with Joe.”  Anjelica Huston, Rosanna Arquette and now Kelly Preston.  Is this the channel?

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The Idols Attempt Mariah Carey

Mariah CareyAny person with a shred of common sense knows—you shouldn’t go on aiming to sing anything by Whitney Houston, Celine Dion or Christina Aguilera.  Not only will the decision set you up for comparison, it’s likely you’ll end up in a world of embarrassment.

So why then would the producers schedule a whole night dedicated to ?  Isn’t that the last thing Randy, Paula and Simon would want the contestants to do?

During a recent exit interview, Michael Johns revealed he would have attempted a version of “Vision of Love” during next week’s show.  (Of course, his early exit means we are now being spared that potentially questionable rendition.)  But what does this mean for the rest of them?  Which records could David Cook, Jason Castro, Brooke White or Carly Smithson possibly sing?

I’m predicting Archuleta will take on “One Sweet Day”.  Make your guesses for the rest of them now!

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Entertainment Weekly

Idol Gives Back Tidbits

American IdolThough ’s charity extravaganza won’t air until Wednesday, much of the show has been pre-taped…and thus, it’s already happened. Want to know who showed up to sing what? Want to know more about the money the event wants to raise? Want to know what’s going to happen…before it does? Keep reading or turn back now - spoilers to follow.

Last year’s spectacular raised more than $75 million for various charitable organizations and even helped FOX score an honorary Emmy award. The official financial statement for the event will be released in May. This year’s goal is to raise at least $100 million in funds for charity. To kick off the night and begin the event, the Top 8 Idols performed Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music.”

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Mariah Carey to Make Several Idol Appearances

Mariah Carey, Mariah Carey. Everywhere I turn - there’s Mariah Carey.  Must be album promotion time!

Although the singer just recently wrapped an appearance on Saturday Night Live, her work on TV is far from over.  It’s now being reported that Carey will make three separate visits to American Idol.

In addition to the Idol Gives Back special, Mariah will guest as one of the upcoming mentors.  She will then follow that up with her own turn on the reality show’s stage.

Look for the self-described prude to make her first Idol entrance on April 9th.

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