Category Archives: Ryan Seacrest

Has American Idol imploded?

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The show once known as the Death Star for its rating dominance is getting trounced by its copy cat rival The Voice. How did Idol lose its Mojo? The deteriorating discourse between the judges doesn’t help matters. It’s clear Nicki and Mariah are barely tolerating each other, the interaction between them is almost zilch. Whether it’s a self-imposed fatwa or a mandate from the honchos at Idol the audience notices. Over at The Voice it seems like a love-fest compared to the dysfunction at idol. Fights on The Voice seem more like brother and sister squabbles than disagreements requiring beefed up security and threats of guns. Continue reading

American Idol Overhyped?

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The eagerly awaited premiere of American Idol Season: Divas Gone Wild was a fizzle. Based on the  pre-show publicity that included death threats, beefed up security and confessionals to Barbra Walters we were expecting some bitch-slappin’ and wig-pullin’ from Idol’s newest judges, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. All we got was some inane argument about who knew the movie Mean Girls better. (Show spoiler – it was Mariah) Setting aside the hype Mariah and Nicki were interesting to watch because you always sensed the two were on the edge of an all out war. Continue reading

American Idol: Randy Jackson Fuming Over All the Steven Tyler Lovin’?

How bad must Randy Jackson feel that all these twenty-something-year-olds are fawning all over Steven Tyler, but none seem to go for him. Not once this season has a female contestant given Randy the once over. Steven Tyler who is almost 10 years older than Randy, has suffered from years of drug abuse, is slowly morphing into the male version of Janice Dickenson and has man-boobs is still getting all the attention. Continue reading

American Idol: Backlash Over Jim Carrey’s Daughter

Jim Carrey’s daughter Jane tries out for American Idol, and as expected she sails through despite her mediocre performance. Did you really think J Lo, Steven or Randy would even think of offending Hollywood heavyweight Jim Carrey by not letting his daughter through. The judges are desperate to be in the Hollywood ‘in crowd’ and Idol needs to pump up its historically low ratings. Continue reading

American Idol: Ridicule and Redundant

The new season of Idol is a recycled mess of last season. The judges, of course, are all the same: Steven Tyler is still kooky, Jennifer gives absolutely useless advice and Randy Jackson is as interesting as watching paint dry.

Idol, post-Simon Cowell, is still trying to be all warm and fuzzy ditching its caustic image of years past. Basically letting the judges be spineless Continue reading