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Stevie Nicks wants to strangle Minaj

AFTER Nicki Minaj apparently threatened to shoot Mariah Carey (as well as showcasing one of the single most annoying voices in human history), Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac has decided to get involved.

And she’s not happy.

Stevie – a massive fan of scarves and hippie nonsense – threw her hat into the American Idol ring and, from the sound of it, is cracking her aged knuckles and getting ready for smackdown.

“How dare this little girl!,” Nicks ranted to The Daily about the Starships rapper. “If I had been Mariah I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there.”

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Posted: 10th, October 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)

Nicki Minaj threatened to shoot Mariah Carey

YOU may have seen the story (and watched the video) about Mariah Carey getting beatdown by Nicki Minaj‘s insanely annoying voice, but have you heard about the shooting threat?

Well, that is what we’re looking at right now as Mariah Carey has been talking to Barbara Walters, about the small matter of fellow American Idol judge Nicki Minaj threatening to shoot her. That’s right. SHOOT HER. Walters said: “Nicki walked off the set and multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch.'”

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Posted: 5th, October 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Nicki Minaj threatens to knock-out Mariah Carey… on tape

POPSTARS are idiots, that’s why we love them. And acting like a supreme chump is Nicki Minaj who went mental during American Idol auditions in North Carolina, swearing at Mariah Carey and threatening, “I’m gonna knock you out”.

On video.

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Posted: 4th, October 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Steven Tyler Took American Idol Job To Irritate Aerosmith Bandmates

RUBBER duck faced, No Frills Mick Jagger – Steven Tyler – has been talking about his decision to take the American Idol gig. It seemed a strange decision to stick a supposed wild man of RAWK on the judging panel for a show that, in essence, churns out obedient pop singers, waiting for the zeitgeist to hit them, rather than create it. So, apart from cold hard cash and attention, what were Tyler’s motives?

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Posted: 27th, April 2011 | In: Music | Comment (1)

American Idol: Randy Rainbow Proves That Steve Tyler Is Janice Dickinson

RANDY Rainbow explains why you have not been watching this season’s American Idol – and why you don’t need to. And – yep – Steven Tyler is Janice Dickinson:

Posted: 27th, January 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

American Idol To Be A 3D Cartoon

AMERICAN Idol is now without Simon Cowell (now plated in solid gold) and Paula Abdul (covered in Terry’s All Gold). But as the cover of Entertainment Weekly shows, the singing contest now features animatronic likenesses of Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson.

There is also a creature among them that looks like a character from Fraggle Rock wearing Joan’s Rivers’ second face. It might be Steve Tyler.

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Posted: 10th, January 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

American Idol: Ryan Seacrest And Simon Cowell Are ‘Separated By Technicians’

SIMON Cowell and Ryan Seacrest, judge and host on American Idol, are being “separated by technicians”.

So says the National Enquirer and who are we to argue? If the technicians can’t separate Seacrest and Cowell, maybe the surgeons can. And if not them, then the lubers, mechanics and fishermen.

The story goes that Seacrest and Cowell were not separated because they had become co-joined or in someway entwined, one stuck within the other, but because they had been rowing.

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Posted: 13th, April 2010 | In: National Enquirer | Comment (1)

In Pictures: The Dressed To Kilt Charity Fashion Show With American Idol And Joan Jett’s Knockers

AT the 8th annual ‘Dressed To Kilt’ Charity Fashion Show presented by Glenfiddich at M2 Ultra Lounge in New York, USA, we spotted fat Scot Mike Meyers, Matthew Modine, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Desperate Housewives’ Kyle McLaughlin, Alan Cumming, American Idol star emeritus Kellie Pickler, Twilight mum Joan Jett, Shani Davis, Thom Evans, Eve Muirhead and did we mention those Joan Jett knockers? Spot the knobs yourselves…


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Joan Jett walks the runway at the 8th annual 'Dressed To Kilt' Charity Fashion Show presented by Glenfiddich at M2 Ultra Lounge in New York, USA.

Posted: 6th, April 2010 | In: Fashion | Comment (1)

American Idol Final 12 Party: In Pictures

AMERICAN Idol is down to the last 12: Tim Urban, Crystal Bowersox, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Paige Miles, Casey James, Katie Stevens, Didi Benami, Siobhan Magnus, Lee Dewyze, Lacey Brown and Andrew Garcia. Our man in LA went to see the party. And to see if Lacey Brown does look like a younger version of Sharon Osbourne in the flesh – albeit with less taught face skin…


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Lacey Brown during Fox's 'American Idol' top 12 finalists party held at Industry, California

Posted: 12th, March 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment

American Idol Plans To Kill Keith Richards By Unconventional Weapons

ROLLING Stone Keith Richards famously cannot be killed by conventional weapons. But American Idol singers  murdering his music might just do it:

Entertainment Weekly reports:

EW has learned that American Idol’s Top 12 contestants will perform the music of the Rolling Stones next week. During an ad break at the top 8 guys performance show, Ryan Seacrest taped a radio promotion in which he mentioned that the first week for the 12 Idol finalists will feature songs by the iconic British rock group.

Ladies and gentlemen we give you the death of Keith Richards…


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Posted: 11th, March 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)

Crystal Bowersox Presents American Idol Final 10 Women Backstage Photos

THE Top 10 Women sang on American Idol and Crystal Bowersox was the winner by a mile. Her version of ‘As Long As I Can See The Light’ by Creedence Clearwater Revival included her holding guitar. This means she is musician, much like last year’s winner Kris Allen. If she wins, they can do an album of duelling guitars. The event in backstage and on stage photos:


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Contestant Crystal Bowersox (L) and host Ryan Seacrest at the American Idol Season 9 top 10 girls performance show in Los Angeles, USA

Posted: 4th, March 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment

American Idol Kris Allen In Haiti, In Pictures

THANKS to American Idol winner Kris Allen, Haiti is back in the news. Allen was pictured with a young Haitian girl during a UN Foundation visit to recovery and rebuilding programs in Port-au-Prince. He then sang a song on an acoustic guitar. The cynics would say the audience was captive to the grandstanding celeb. They see the scene from Airplane. The reality is that whatever breaks up the day and improves the lives of the dispossessed can only be good…


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Kris Allen holds a young Haitian girl during a UN Foundation visit to recovery and rebuilding programs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Posted: 22nd, February 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (19)

American Idol: Andrew Garcia And Jermaine Sellers Present The Final 24 In Pictures

AMERICAN Idol: The final 24 were at Coco de Ville in West Hollywood, California. They are flogging mobile phones. Put these people to work. Unpaid. Fame costs. The Final 24: Tim Urban, Chris Golightly, Andrew Garcia, Tyler Grady, Alex Lambert, Joe Munoz, John Park, Jermaine Sellers, Janell Wheeler, Crystal Bowersox, Michelle Delamor, Siobhan Magnus, Paige Miles, Ashley Rodriguez, Lilly Scott, Katie Stevens, Haeley Vaughn, Didi Benami, Lee Dewyze, Katelyn Epperly, Aaron Kelly, Casey James, Todrick Hall and Michael “Big Mike” Lynche.


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Contestants attend the American Idol Top 24 Semi-Finalist red carpet event presented by FremantleMedia, 19 Entertainment and Samsung at STK + Coco de Ville on February 18, 2010 in West Hollywood, California.

Posted: 19th, February 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment

American Idol: Kriss Allen, Adam Lambert And Allison Iraheta In Concert And Pictures

AMERICAN Idol is back and with so too last year’s winner… Kriss Allen. He was singing at the Highline Ballroom with his beaten agonists Allison Iraheta and Jess Conrad lite Adam Lambert. All three are pretty good but unmemorable. The show was always about Cowell and Paula Abdul, the chubby one with the dog fetish and America’s answer to Violet Elizabeth Bott. Allen, Lambert and Iraheta need to escape the Idol shadow before the show dies. The fists might help them get ahead in showbiz…


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(L-R) Singers Adam Lambert, Allison Irahet, and Kriss Allen are interviewed at the Highline Ballroom, presented by Ryan Seacrest and Stubhub in New York, USA

Posted: 13th, February 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (7)

American Idol Inteview: Brian Dunkleman Speaks

AMERICAN Idol: Brian Dunkleman could have it all – the teeth, the hair, the year-round tan and the profile. Instead, he walked away from American Idol. Anorak’s Man in LA interviews:

THE debut of the ninth season of American Idol and Simon Cowell’s coinciding announcement that he’ll bolt when it’s through has brought Tabloid Baby pal Brian Dunkleman back to the entertainment spotlight, putting his decision to leave American Idol after its first season in a new, perhaps prescient, light.

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Posted: 18th, January 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment

American Idol: Victoria Beckham Fails Her Audition

american-idol_judgesAMERICAN Idol’s judging panel was once more set than Katie Price in a training bra. Then kook Paula Abdul gibbered off, Ellen Degeneres strolled in, Simon Cowell pulled out, Kara DioGuardi remained and Randy Jackson continued to call everyone “dog” and tell them that they “worked it out”.

But in episode one of the enw season, something odd happened: Victoria Beckham appeared. Vicky’s job was simple: make whoever followed her look good (Ellen Degeneres), bang on about what a dry sense of humour she has (break out the KY) and see if anyone licks her head. Or if anyone notices that Vicky’s singular talent is to be pushy. Ok, two talents – she’s married to David Beckham.

America watched Sticky Vicky. And America judged:

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Posted: 13th, January 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)

Jonas Brothers, Black-Eyed Peas And Katy Perry’s Cleavage Present The X Factor Free Grammys, In Pictures

TIME for another music industry AGM and we look at the Grammy nominations. The usual suspects are all name checked: Beyonce Knowles (10 award nominations), Taylor Swift (8), and The Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Kanye West (6 each). That might sound a lot but with 109 categories to be nominated for, Beyonce and the big sellers may feel short changed. As for Simon Cowell’s reality TV – American Idol, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent – concoctions, there is not a single nomination. Simon Cowell didn’t kill music – he just put it into a category marked “CRAP”. Here’s the breaking news in pictures:


Picture 1 of 17,, Fergie, and Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas attend the GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live held at the Nokia Club, downtown Los Angeles, California.

Posted: 3rd, December 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

American Music Awards: Jennifer Lopez Falls Back On Her Talent, Video

lopezTHE American Music Awards is not a folk music AGM, but yet another chance of established acts to remind the TV watching public that they are a) alive, b) working and c) looking the same as they did ten years ago, perhaps younger.

Janet Jackson lip-synced, American Idol products Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert shouted and Keith Urban, woman an award for – no faint praise here – “Best Country Male”.

Alicia Keys sang, Jay-Z did safe rapped, Eminem and 50 Cent did sweary rap, The Black Eyed Peas sang four different songs at the same time and Lady Gaga survived smashing her way through some glass to reach her piano.

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Posted: 23rd, November 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

In Pictures: Music In The Decade Of The X Factor, American Idol, Jay Z, Michael Jackson And Amy Winehouse

Music In The Decade Of X Factor, American Idol, Jay Z, Michael Jackson And Amy Winehouse.

The decade was shaped by the arrival of popstar parvenus, those not genuine popstars who had crooned someone else’s song on The X Factor, Fame Academy, American Idol, Pop Idol or Fame Academy. There were authentic pop stars, like Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty, the former who could sing and both who could live the live of excess. Eminem rocked, Britney Spears melted, Jay Z grew the brand and we wept for George Harrison, Diana and another Live Aid. And Michael Jackson died. In pictures:


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American rap singer Eminem performs during The Brit Awards 2001, hosted by SMTV presenters Ant And Dec, at Earls Court in London. * 27/10/02: A petrified resident frantically called police after a man dressed in ski goggles and salopettes turned up on his doorstep with a roaring chainsaw. Fearing he was about to be taken apart limb by limb the desperate "victim" dashed to the phone to alert officers of the impending bloodbath. But police who raced to the address in Atwater Close, Lincoln, last night arrived to find the chainsaw-wielding offender gone. It later transpired that the menacing character waving the 3ft-long power tool had in fact got the wrong address for a fancy dress party. Police said he had been intent on making a dramatic entrance to the soiree and was dressed as hell-raising rap star Eminem.

Posted: 22nd, November 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment

Twighlight New Moon Video: RPattz Tells All About His Love For KWart

pattinson-stewart-sexROBERT Pattinson, RPattz and Kristen Stewart, Kwart, are promoting their new Twilight film new moon. And they have touched hands. In public. If you are one of these people, this touching has deep significance.

So are they dating? Well, no. It’s all a big sub-plot to the main film plot. Soon Kwart will have to rest a hand over her tummy, which is Hollywood short hand for babies. And all the while they can’t shag the groupies. Fame hurts.

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Posted: 18th, November 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

X Factor: Jedward, Head Lice In The House, Sanjaya Malakar And A Fix

rachel-lloydX FACTOR: John & Edward take it lice and queasy, Rachel sobs, Lloyd Daniels has not time to keep time and it is a fact that when the tabloids run out of puns for John & Edward the act will go the way of Chico Time, Mr Blobby and Little Jimmy Osmond.

And Sanjaya Malakar, the former American Idol contestant whose inability to carry a tune in his seive of a voice  and high hair led to him almost taking the title.

The Sun (front page): “Return of the JEDDIES”

Daily Mail (front page): “X-traordinary – They got through again”

Daily Mirror (front page):”Could they Twin It?”


X Factor’s gruesome twosome John and Edward don’t just murder classic Queen songs – they’d kill for a bowl of cornflakes, too. It turns out that the talentless 18-yearold Grimes boys – who are still in the competition after their worst performance so far – have a habit of knicking the other contestants’ food.

The Sun: “Twins gave us Jed lice”

THE X Factor house is feared to be infested with HEAD LICE – and the towering hairdos of John and Edward Grimes are being blamed.

Daily Star (front page):  “TWINS SECRET PLOT TO WIN”

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Posted: 2nd, November 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Ellen Degenes Joins American Idol, Paula Abdul Twitter Pics

4812415ELLEN DeGeneres says she will be honest in her new role as American Idol popstar maker, as Paula Abdul reacts:

I think it’s going to be hard, but as my career has grown… I’ve learned how to be tougher and learned how to say no – I think I can do it, and I think I can do it in a respectful way.”

Honesty is the best policy:

On the same day her hiring was announced, some of the world’s largest recording companies – including Sony, where Simon Cowell lives – Universal and EMI – are suing Ellen’s show, claiming its producers violated their copyrights by playing more than 1,000 songs without permission – many of the songs were allegedly played during a segment where DeGeneres dances through the audience.

As Buffalo News adds:

But what, you ask, does she know about pop music? Quite a bit: Her show is, in large part, about music, albeit dance (and over the summer she finally took lessons from professionals).

No, not lawyers, Other professionals, allegedly.

So Ellen learnt all she know about music from her daytime telly show, which is being sued for copyright infringements. But what of Paula Abdul, the head on hands former Idol judge now replaced by Degeneres? Well, news is that she is lucid:

“American Idol is a fantastic show that offers an invaluable platform to young talent. Ellen DeGeneres is wildly funny and talented in her own right. I wish her and the show only the best of luck.”

And then to re-enforce just how happy-happy-happy she is, Abdul wrote on Twitter:

Abdul says she wishes DeGeneres “the best of luck,” and that she (prepare for Twitter/IM lingo) “will b a gr8 judge on Idol.

Abdul is taking the news well. I’t sGrrrrrrrrrr… It’s Grrrrrrrr… It’s Greeeeee..8!. But can she take second hit? News reaches us that Degeneres has scored a role as judge on the The Shine A Light program, which recognises everyday small businesses.

Up for the big one is The Cheese Lady, one of a mere 1,965 online nominees competing for a chance at a $50,000 grant and $50,000 in marketing support.

The Cheese Lady began selling high-end, gourmet cheeses at the Muskegon Farmers Market over five years ago,” Berntson said in his nomination. “Kathleen has turned selling cheese into an art form.”

Along with Fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg, MSNBC’s J.J. Ramberg, Degeneres will pick the final three. It’s an American Idol for capitalism.

Come on, Paula. Get your new business started. Ellen is here to help…

Posted: 11th, September 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (2)

Brian Dunkleman’s American Idol Goldmine

BRIAN Dunkleman is the former host of the hit US show American Idol who left before it became huge. Anorak’s Man in LA looks at how things have worked out for the man who turned his back on American Idol:

Word that Ryan Seacrest signed a well-deserved $45 million deal to host three more seasons of American Idol has apparently led to a barrage of Brian Dunkleman jokes on Twitter, the radio and across the universe (Tabloid Baby pal Nili informs us that “Howard Stern was making fun of Brian Dunkleman on his show today… Artie Lange said he was doing stand up in Peoria and Howard said he was cutting coupons out of the Pennysaver…”).

Dunkleman was Seacrest’s cohost on the first season of American idol, but quit the show — yes, he quit– because he thought it was “mean to kids.”

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Posted: 14th, July 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Adam Lambert Denies Adam Lambert

adam-lambert-gayMORE shocks from the life of Adam Lambert as we reveal that his first musical release will not be a cover version of an old hit. No, Adam Lambert’s first release will be a cover version of a song that has been and never will be a hit.

Adam Lambert breaks the mould.

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Posted: 22nd, June 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Susan Boyle Launches Range Of Merchandise

simon-cowell-unveils-susan-boyle-range-of-merchandiseSUSAN Boyle Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Susan Boyle in the news. Susan launches a new range of merchandise, which may say well should she well, retire undefeated…

The Frisky:

Susan Boyle is one reality TV contestant who let fame go to her head. And by that, I mean she had a breakdown as a result of the celebrity that was thrust upon her after appearing on “Britain’s Got Talent.” But she’s not alone. Paula Goodspeed committed suicide outside “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul’s home after being teased about her weak tryout. Then there’s CT from “Real World/Road Rules Challenges: The Duel 2,” who would have killed Adam in a couple fights if producers and cast members hadn’t intervened.

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Posted: 17th, June 2009 | In: Celebrities, Photojournalism | Comment