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(Beat)Box Jovi

By now you’ve realized that we’re probably the only people in America not watching Idol. Not ’cause we’re too good for it (we’ve seen that reality show Wedding Crashers — made us wanna slit our wrists), it’s just that the talent seems pretty boring.

So Tuesday night, New Jersey’s own Jon Bon Jovi wa… More »

By: Stereogum / May 3, 2007 - 10:12 am

American Idol, Give Back Our Two Hours

There were two good reasons to tune in to last night’s very special American Idol Gives Back telethon: (1) to secure the relevant telephone number and make a donation; and (2) to witness the debacle that would be Celine Dion’s virtual duet with Elvis Presley. And yet the charity drive special had an irresistible pull… More »

By: Stereogum / April 26, 2007 - 12:27 pm

New Bo Bice Video – “Blades Of Glory”

Right, as in that Blades Of Glory. Is Bo in on the joke? We’re guessing it’s not intended to be a serious song from a comedic film ’cause Bo’s wearing a powder blue tuxedo. And, you know, that’s a funny color for a tuxedo. But there’s nothing else funny about the clip. (Sorry Bo, constipated… More »

By: Stereogum / April 2, 2007 - 5:00 pm

Good Bye-a, Sanjaya

We’ve been been silent on the Idol insanity to date, but it’s time for the obligatory Sanjaya post. A new tee for your wardrobe?

Yeah, we feel a little weird shilling for CollegeHumor, but those kids have so much money it’s not like a link from Stereogum is gonna be a… More »

By: Stereogum / March 30, 2007 - 11:12 am

American Idol Gets Its “Float On”

Post Puppet Show, we waited on line with the rest of Austin for Blonde Redhead at Emo’s. Things were looking dire, until we got word via BBerry that Simon, Randy, Paula, and Ford Fusion had a treat waiting on the Internet for us. Yes, American Idol’s top 12 gave ?Float On? the silly costume and… More »

By: Stereogum / March 15, 2007 - 12:40 pm

Jim Carrey On Idol, Gnarls, Britney’s New ‘Do

As part of a nauseatingly comprehensive press push for the new thriller The Number 23, Jim Carrey is at present in the TRL studios, pimping his R rated movie to the tweeners in the studio and the after-school set at home. We’re watching ’cause … well we have no good reason. As awkward and ScientologicalMore »

By: Stereogum / February 20, 2007 - 3:58 pm

New Kelly Clarkson – “One Minute”

Stereogum’s never been too proud to say it: We love Kelly Clarkson (who doesn’t?), despite the Idol not knowing from blogs nor deodorant. But Ted helped indie snobs get past the reality TV stigma and hear how infectious her singles can be. Yesterday, Kelly performed at the Daytona 500 (who went?), unveiling the new tune… More »

By: Stereogum / February 19, 2007 - 10:20 am

Reports Of A Thriller for Idol

American Idol fans will be shown no Love this season, but this totally unsubstantiated report promises to bring even more crazy to the judges’ table. has started a media-speculation frenzy with its report that “Several signs seem to be pointing to the possibility that Michael Jackson will be the focus of an upcoming AmericanMore »

By: Stereogum / February 13, 2007 - 4:00 pm

Idol Weeds Out A Pot Smoker

Count us among the 350 billion people that can’t seem to stop watching American Idol. Last night’s San Antonio episode was the final audition edition, and it was full of the usual mix of strangled cats and Idol ready pop stars. But we took a particular shine to one of the final contestants, a kid… More »

By: Stereogum / February 7, 2007 - 5:30 pm

Love Your American Idol Judge

While you’re watching Birmingham get blasted tonight by “It Was A Little Flat For Me” Jackson, “I’ve Never Been Drunk” Abdul, and the British guy, imagine a new face seated along the panel. This one.

Us Weekly reports after a conversation with Court:Love reveals to her favorite magazine Web site that… More »

By: Stereogum / January 30, 2007 - 6:20 pm

Sundance Head’s Dad: Mr. Head

Did you tune in for last night’s American Idol? Hell you know even W. was sneaking a peek before he walked the corridor and congratulated Pelosi. Well if you watched, you remember the heavy-set, goateed, “Stormy Monday” singing man from Memphis — possessed of not just the best voice of the night, but the best… More »

By: Stereogum / January 24, 2007 - 3:52 pm

Let’s Have One More Laugh At The American Idol Rejects

The season premiere of American Idol did crazy numbers (37.3 million viewers) and was the second highest rated episode of the show ever. Laughing at the misguided never gets old for America. No numbers on episode 2 just yet, but we’re sure a good chunk of those millions were return visitors, and just like yesterday,… More »

By: Stereogum / January 18, 2007 - 10:36 am

American Idol Rejects’ MySpace Pages

We had no intention of watching AI’s season premiere, but because (1) nothing else was on, and (2) were we hoping for a drugged-out Paula Abdul, we surrendered. There were some lovely schadenfreude moments we’ll be keeping an eye out for on YouTube. In the meantime, Eric at Death By Camera has dug up 11… More »

By: Stereogum / January 17, 2007 - 10:23 am

Ever Hear Of Jennifer Hudson?

The threshold to overexposure was crossed by about, oh, 9AM this morning for the Dreamgirls breakout star when we tried (in vain) to avoid a morning show with her image plastered all over it. And now that she’s a bona fide Oscar favorite, it’s just gonna get worse. That said, we’re happy for the girl. More »

By: Stereogum / January 16, 2007 - 10:05 am

Melissa Joan Hart Explains It All About Daughtry

Silly former actress. Sabrina the thirty-year-old mother takes to MySpace to expose former American Idoler Daughtry and claim songwriting credit for her husband, comes off looking like a witch to homosexuals everywhere (via ONTD):Chris Daughtry must be stopped

I am so sick of all the articles saying Chris wrote the song “It’s Not Over”. More »

By: Stereogum / January 15, 2007 - 5:39 pm

New Paula Abdul Video – “Straight Up (Smashed)”

Finally, a legitimate reason to watch American Idol.

Big-screen Brat Paul Abdul had yet another DeVito moment during a satellite interview with Seattle’s Q13 Fox News yesterday morning. Seattle Times reports:American Idol judge Paula Abdul looked utterly loopy, slurring words, smiling crookedly, waving with both hands, unable to stay quite in the camera’s frame… More »

By: Stereogum / January 12, 2007 - 1:35 pm

Clay Chokin

Stereogum reader Joe send us a YouTube that appears to have been deleted (by Team Clay?), but thankfully there’s more than one person with a camera at any event these days. Aiken is caught here, in Illinois, performing “All Is Well” — when all most definitely is not — botching not one but two glory… More »

By: Stereogum / December 4, 2006 - 9:40 am

New Fantasia Video – “Hood Boy” (Feat. Big Boi)

It’s a sordid affair, keeping track of American Idol alum; one day you’re impressed by Kelly’s choice of bassist, next thing you know the Clay-gagging-Ripa send-up is practically the most covered aspect of the American Music Awards. Somewhere in between is Fantasia Barrino and her new track, which features a few verses from Outkast’s Big… More »

By: Stereogum / November 30, 2006 - 5:43 pm

Who Knows Where That Hand Has Been?

Big week for former American Idol contestants. First Kelly Clarkson comes out and ups her cool by nabbing Mike Watt for her next record, and then Clay comes out … well, more like was outed by Rosie O’Donnell on The View. This during Rosie’s botched defense of Gayken from Ripa’s diss (debate as to whether… More »

By: Stereogum / November 22, 2006 - 12:23 pm

Miss Independent & Mike Watt

We scoffed at the first reports of this odd couple, but sure enough, ex-Minuteman and now Stooge Mike Watt is laying bass down on the next Kelly Clarkson record — and Pitchfork has the photographic proof!

Nice nab for Kelly! Meanwhile, Mike had nothing but praise for Ted Leo’s favorite AmericanMore »

By: Stereogum / November 21, 2006 - 9:51 am