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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

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… More »

By: Stereogum / February 20, 2007

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… More »

By: Stereogum / February 19, 2007

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… More »

By: Stereogum / February 13, 2007

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

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

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

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… More »

By: Stereogum / January 18, 2007

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

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

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… More »

By: Stereogum / January 15, 2007

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 i… More »

By: Stereogum / January 12, 2007

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

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… More »

By: Stereogum / November 30, 2006

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'sMore »

By: Stereogum / November 22, 2006

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 American IdolMore »

By: Stereogum / November 21, 2006

Clay Aiken Covers Mr. Mister

Speaking of the '80s, can someone punch Clay Aiken in the throat for what he's done to our favorite Mr. Mister song? Listen to "Broken Wings" here (Win Media), along with really atrocious versions of other rock ballads. Think Bryan Adams's "Everything I Do" is cheesy? Wait 'til you hear Clay's cover. Via… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 12, 2006

Justin Timberlake Vs. American Idol

JT tells Vanity Fair's Fashion Rocks supplement that Taylor Hicks is not the shit.?People think he looks so normal, and he?s so sweet and he?s so earnest, but he can?t carry a tune in a bucket. ... If he has any skeletons whatsoever, if God forbid, he?s gay, and if all these people in Mississippi… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 16, 2006

Six Degrees Of Jeff “Skunk” Baxter

I think Steely Dan has gotten more press for their cheeky letter to Luke Wilson than they did for Two Against Nature. I saw it last week while Stereogum was down, and figured I missed my window to blog about it. But you know what? I'm opening a new window. 'Cause IMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 26, 2006

David Spade Trains For American Idol

With a little help from Anthony Kiedis. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2006