Archive for the American Idol Category

And you thought the real Paula Abdul was a nutbag… [American Idol]

Posted in American Idol, North Americana, WTF? on January 31, 2009 by jetsamjr

American IdolThis is the point where I stop pitying Paula Goodspeed, the Paula Abdul stalker who committed suicide outside the front of the American Idol judge’s home last year, and go back to thinking that she was just a crazy weirdo:

A post-mortem examination of Goodspeed’s body revealed a variety of piercings and body art, some of which were “artificial” tattoos drawn with makeup or paint. Vladimir Levicky, a deputy medical examiner, noted that during the autopsy “another tattoo is found over the inner aspect of the lower lip. It appears to read the name ‘Paula Abdul.'”

She had “Paula Abdul” tattooed inside her mouth?! That poor woman. (Aww… see, I do feel sorry for her after all.)

Paula Abdul is annoyed, hypocritical [American Idol]

Posted in American Idol, news, North Americana on December 10, 2008 by jetsamjr

American IdolPaula Abdul is pissed off that American Idol producers taunted her now-dead stalker when she auditioned for the show in 2005:

“I said this girl is a stalker of mine and please do not let her in,” Abdul said during an interview with Barbara Walters on her Sirius XM radio show…. Abdul said Idol producers ignored her protests and brought Goodspeed on the show “for entertainment value”. “It’s fun for them to cause me stress,” Abdul said. “This was something that would make good television.”

Paula was so offended that she refused to be involved in her stalker’s audition in any way. Except for the part where she was. But the incident disturbed her so deeply that, shortly after it occurred, she quit the show. Except for the part where she didn’t. But her stalker’s recent suicide finally compelled Paula to walk away from the show for good. Except for the part where she hasn’t:

When Walters asked why Abdul remains on a show that put her in peril, Abdul replied: “I’m under contract.”

Oh, okay.

Paula Abdul’s former number-one fan [American Idol]

Posted in American Idol, news, North Americana, the gays on November 14, 2008 by jetsamjr

Watching the 2006 audition clip of Paula Goodspeed, the alleged Paula Abdul fan who was discovered dead outside the American Idol judge’s house this week, it’s clear that there’s a few screws loose:

Things have got to be pretty weird for Paula Abdul at the moment… weirder than usual, I mean.

+1 [American Idol]

Posted in American Idol, casting, North Americana on August 26, 2008 by jetsamjr

Pay attention, American Idol: Australian Idol learned last year that a four-strong judging panel is one judge too many, yet its US equivalent is adding a fourth judge.

I’m so sure this will prove to be a successful way to revamp the ageing series, especially considering that the new judge is songwriting luminary Kara Dioguardi. Wow! Her tunes have reportedly been song by dozens of singers – dozens!

Clay Aiken’s makin’ babies [WTF?]

Posted in American Idol, gossip, North Americana, WTF? on May 30, 2008 by jetsamjr

Clay Aiken is reportedly going to be a daddy.

The “I have a kid” kind of daddy, not the other kind.

He knocked up his producer via artificial insemination.

This guy:

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Yeah.

[Link, image ClayAiken.com]

David Homoleta [American Idol]

Posted in American Idol, gossip, North Americana on May 27, 2008 by jetsamjr

Is baby-faced, sort-of-bland American Idol runner-up David Archuleta a li’l homo? Speculation that he bats for Team Sparkle has arisen following a less-than-definitive answer he offered reporters about his love-life (or lack of):

“I just don’t want to deal with that [girlfriend] drama right now. I just want to be able focus on music. When I feel like I’ve met a girl who has a great personality, and who is someone I can connect with, and who has good standards for themselves and who has respect for themselves, and who cares for others as well… It’s just something I will definitely want to focus on later in life when I’m ready. But I just feel like I’m so young.”

Apparently Archuleta’s non-answer, which is exactly what you’d expect a 17-year-old goody-two-shoes Mormon boy to say, makes him the next Clay Aiken. So… we should expect Archuleta to get a creepy pageboy haircut, declare he’s asexual and send naked pictures of himself to randoms on the internet, then?

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Those ratings are pretty big…. I guess [American Idol]

Posted in American Idol, news, North Americana on May 23, 2008 by jetsamjr

The American Idol finale was watched by 31 million people in the US.

Thirty-one million. That is a tough number to get your head around, even when you know, intellectually, that it’s one of the most popular programs in the world. It’s one and a half times the population of Australia, you guys. Whoa.

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