As if there weren't enough reasons to heart David Cook, here's another: His LOL-tastic skit on possibly the best Best Week Ever ever:
- With this, David has officially man-cemented his status as best Idol ever.You know, if this singing thing doesn't pan out for David, not only could he go into hairdressing, he surely could try acting or standup comedy as well.This Idol is funnier than Chris Sligh, hotter than Constantine, has more famous hair than Sanjaya...is there anything he cannot do?
According to TMZ, Clay Aiken is going to be a FATHER.
TMZ is reporting that Clay's late-fortysomething producer/roommate/"best friend" Jaymes Foster-Levy (yes, Jaymes is a woman, in case you were confused) was successfully artificially inseminated with Clay's sperm, and is now carrying Clay's baby.
I honestly don't have much more to add here. I'm as speechless as Simon Cowell during Fantasia's recent performance.
But a rep for David Foster, Jaymes' famous producer brother, is a little less tongue-tied. The rep has confirmed TMZ's earlier report in a statement to The Insider: "[Jaymes] looks great, glowing, and very happy. She and Clay have been good friends for a long time."
Is this the "measure of a man" Clay was singing about? Hmmmm.
Maybe this song ought to be Clay's next single.Read More »from Clay Aiken To Be A Babydaddy!??!!
OK, I honestly don't think anyone with an IQ higher than, say, that of the average Flavor Of Love bachelorette actually believed that Flavor Flav was seriously searching for a soulmate during the three seasons of his trainwrecky VH1 dating show. Just like no one really believed that queen of the cougars Brigitte Nielsen was really going to dump her much younger, much hotter fiancé, Mattia, for Flav on the season finale of Strange Love.
But on last night's Flavor Of Love 3 reunion special, when Flav parted ways with his most recent Flavor Of Love boo, Thing 2, to propose marriage to his offscreen love interest, babymama Liz...well, that was just too much.
See, according to Wikipedia, Flav and Liz were actually engaged before season 3 even went into production, and Flav only went through with the show because he had "already cashed the check given to him by VH1 and was required to fulfill his contractual obligations." I don't know if Wikipedia's source is legit, but I do feel that whenRead More »from Flavor Of Love: Don’t Believe The Hype
Not content with ruining (oops, I'm sorry, I mean managing) just one of her daughters' lives, Dina "One Tough Mother" Lohan has now turned her momagerial attentions to her younger, as-yet-uncorrupted meal ticket (oops, sorry, I mean daughter): poor little Ali Lohan.
And she's chronicling Ali's career trajectory from 14-year-old, freckle-faced innocent to firecrotched rehab resident/tabloid target on her new E! reality show, Living Lohan.
I smell an Emmy!
Anyway, according to the E! website, Ali is "outspoken, beautiful beyond her years [editor's note: um, that sounds a little pervy], a bit of a rebel...she's the girl young teens look up to when they've outgrown Hannah Montana. She's determined to achieve success--but she's savvy about the pitfalls of fame."
Well, that all sounds fine and good, but judging by this Christmas song recorded in 2006 by a heavily ProTooled Ali, I think Dina has her work cut out for her:
However, Ali also portrays a younger version of her elder sister inRead More »from You Don’t Mess With The Lohan
In past blogs, I openly criticized top 12 American Idol contender Amanda "Rock 'N' Roll Nurse" Overmyer. But now I've changed my tune...to a decidedly more rockin' one. Why? Because tonight I saw the Big O in her element--stomping the floorboards of the stage once rocked by her own idol, Janis Joplin, at L.A.'s legendary Whisky A Go Go--and I was utterly, unexpectedly impressed.
Because at this show, the skunk-striped wonder was finaly able to show her true stripes.
I realize now that AmIdol was so not where Amanda belonged. At all. Sure, the show was an invaluable springboard for this supercool rock chick, a way of introducing her to a nationwide audience hungry for old-time rawk 'n' roll. But Amanda was always obviously, squirmingly uncomfortable on Idol: She never smiled, never seemed too thrilled to be there, and seemed almost relieved when she was voted off just one spot away from landing on the top 10 tour.
Please note how on last week's Idol finale, when she half-assedlyRead More »from Amanda Overmyer Hits The Whisky
Anyway, last night I blogged about what went down on the red carpet and in the press room (where season 6 winner Jordin Sparks actually happened to be standing when David Cook's victory was announced, by the way).
But now that I've had the opportunity to go home, fire up my TiVo, and watch the televised finale without distractions, here are my personal top eight finale moments (yes, sorry, I could only come up with eight this year, but they're a great eight). They are listed in ascending order of overall Idoliciousness:
8) David Cook Rocks Out With ZZ Top - Because every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man...and hey, I'm no exception.Read More »from The Great 8: Last Night’s Top Idol Finale Moments
Those of you reading this entry probably know by now that American Idol history was made tonight, as the show had its first "rocker" winner in its seven-season history: David Cook. And those of you who are regular readers of this blog know I'm personally pretty psyched about this development...as is my even more pro-Cook mother, whom I took to the pre-finale showdown last night.
Well, tonight I was in professional mode, leaving the moms at home to go work the preshow red carpet and then camp out in the backstage press room during the actual main event. And judging by the huge whoops and hollers that resonated throughout the press room when David Cook's name was announced, it seems like many members of the media were pretty pro-Cook too. In fact, when David The C starting crying after his victory, some of the usually-hardened press people got verklempt as well. (I was one of them, natch.)
But before the big winner announcement and all the odd musical numbers that preceded it (BryanRead More »from Seacrest Out: The Reality Rocks Idol Wrapup
Hey everyone...I'm at the Nokia Theater right now, so I won't be able to blog in detail about the American Idol finale until later tonight. But here's the one piece of vital info you need to know right now, just announced:
DAVID COOK IS YOUR NEW AMERICAN IDOL!
Man, this news just rocks. Literally!
Yes, the unassuming Missouri bartender with no Smithson-style showbiz connections has trumped aggressively hyped/stage-parented Star Search winner David Archuleta. America got it right this time. Thanks for rocking the vote, Idol fans! (And if those Internet rumors are true that this outcome was fixed, well then, I guess thanks to whomever rigged it in Cook's favor...)
I know I said in my earlier blog that I didn't want to David The C to win (ONLY because I was afraid it would ruin his career)...but now that I'm here in the middle of all this celebratory hubbub, I'm pretty pleased with the results. And Cook's career seems pretty intact so far. So huzzah for Cook!
Come back later for a fullRead More »from IDOL SPOILER ALERT: David Cook Wins!
This week American Idol--along with Dancing With The Stars and Flavor Of Love 3--wraps up its season, leaving an aching void in our hearts and TiVo schedules that will only temporarily be filled by So You Think You Can Dance. But fear not, reality addicts: VH1's just-announced addition to its fall programming schedule will probably tide us all over until AmIdol season 8 kicks off.
Yes, it's been confirmed that Charm School will return to VH1 for a second season, only instead of Mo'Nique mentoring wayward Flavor Of Love castoffs, season 2 will feature the always-charming Sharon Osbourne retraining and refining the uncouth Rock Of Love stripper skanks to become (and I quote) "sophisticated rock 'n' roll ladies."
According to a VH1 press release, Ozzy's missus will help Bret Michaels' boozy rejects "learn and grow in areas of etiquette, fashion, manners, and moderation" and "will attempt to strip the girls of their former rebellious and wild ways."
Considering the job Sharon's done withRead More »from Sharon Osbourne’s Back-To-School Special
About six years ago, my mom phoned me, spasticaly sputtering, barely able to spit her words out because she was laughing so hard. She'd just seen some tone-deaf wackjob with delusions of grandeur get flat-out insulted by some surly flattopped Brit, on some hilarious new talent show called American Idol. She ordered me to turn on Fox immediately, I did as I was told (she's my mother, after all)...and my life hasn't been the same since.
I'm not sure if I should thank her or scorn her for turning me on to this TV obsession. Probably the former. So I've thanked her over the years by taking her to various Idol events, like last year's Jordin-vs.-Blake finale (read blog here) and Yahoo!'s Nissan Live Sets show with Kelly Clarkson (see blog). And tonight I escorted my mom--who, like me, is a proud member of the Team Cook cheerleading squad--to the season 7 David-vs.-David showdown at L.A.'s Nokia Theater.
Here's me and my mom, Leslie Parker (aka "LP Sr."), in front of the Nokia right after weRead More »from The Final Idol Fight: Has Cook Been Knocked Out?
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