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4/22: Mid-day report with Paula Abdul, Bo Bice, Idol Ratings, Vince Neil

Sorry this is so late. I’ll keep this one short before tonight’s results.

-Rumors are rampant Paula Abdul has yet to negotiate a new deal and may not come back next year. Read this item on MJ’s big blog. She’s choreographing tonight’s group sing so this should be fun. Maybe she’ll join them! (NOT! She hasn’t sung live since God knows when…)

-American Idol ratings last night was 24 million. That was down from 24.7 million a year ago for the comparable episode.

-Former metro Atlantan and season four runner up Bo Bice will be co-headlining a show May 2 at the Concert in the Quarry in Suwanee in Forsyth County – literally in a quarry. It’s a fundraiser. Here’s info from the North Fulton Times:

Music, food and fireworks will be rocking at Georgia’s largest outdoor event 300 feet below ground in a quarry overlooking a small lake. The fourth annual Concert in the Quarry will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the working Martin Marietta Forsyth Quarry. Headline acts include Shaw-Blades, featuring Tommy Shaw of STYX and Jack Blades of Night Ranger, and Bo Bice (of “American Idol” fame) in a fundraising event that will benefit the South Forsyth High School Band (SFHS) Program and the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes. This announcement was made today by Glenn and Cathi Kruse with the South Forsyth Band Boosters and Mike Leathers with Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes.

According to the story, Kaedy Kiely of the River and Scott Slade of 750/WSB will be emcees. Tommy Shaw (Styx) & Jack Blades (Night Ranger) of the Damn Yankees will be there as well performing an acoustic set. Tix are $40 ($25 for students) and $75 for VIPs. Go buy them at www.concertinthequarry.com.

Thanks Lara for the tip.

Vince Neil of Motley Crue hated “Idol” but after Carrie Underwood sweet-talked him into using the song “Home Sweet Home” for the farewell song this season, he is now a fan. More in The New York Post.

And in digital download land, “Underwood’s “Home Sweet Home” cover is outselling the original — 211,000 digital copies to 181,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan,” the Post wrote.

13 comments Add your comment

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
4:35 pm

Rodney…didn’t Paula try to make a singing comeback last year? I remember a really awful music video.

KPH

April 22nd, 2009
4:39 pm

Yep D. he was looking for trouble and he got it. I hope he is satisfied enough to stay over at MJ’s.

JTesla

April 22nd, 2009
5:04 pm

Yay for the new topic. I won’t be sad to see Paula go, in fact that would be better news then the news we had last off season with the addition of a new judge.

My question, will Lara be attending the Bo Bice concert?

everett

April 22nd, 2009
5:19 pm

I’ve been missing y’all! Work has just interfered way too much with my real life. Took me quite a while to read through all the posts I hadn’t seen earlier, but now I’m back, just to let you know…I can really shake them down! Can’t wait for tonight.

JTesla

April 22nd, 2009
5:25 pm

Nice to have you back everett.

Negrecian Formula 16

April 22nd, 2009
5:25 pm

Paula is a train wreck, but I would be shocked if she left. What else can you do for a living that pays better and takes less of your time than being an Idol judge? She should take whatever they offer and say thank you…that is if they even really make an offer.

everett

April 22nd, 2009
5:35 pm

Well, thanks JT! Love this blog and hope all the regulars on here post early and often tonight. I confess, I’m really disappointed in Lil Rounds. She was one of my picks from the git-go, but she just never seemed to live up to her potential. I’m hoping Matt and Anoop leave this evening.

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
5:37 pm

everett!!! Howdy! We missed you.

everett

April 22nd, 2009
5:52 pm

And howdy right back, Deirdre ma’am. So glad to hear your ankle is improving. Always happy to hear what you have to say about Idol – we’re on the same page as far as Adam is concerned. Every week, without fail, he lives up to the promise. (And usually exceeds it!)

And GAgirl – if you’re here, I know we disagree about Adam, but I sure love your style. If you keep on posting, I’ll keep on reading. Sometimes your comments just leave me amazed and laughing and enjoying your presence.

TXGal

April 22nd, 2009
5:54 pm

I just bet that Carrie Underwood could sweet talk anyone, if she took a mind to.

JTesla

April 22nd, 2009
6:35 pm

Yes she could TXGal. Carrie could sweet talk me into or out of many different things. Give me a few minutes to be alone…

offkey

April 22nd, 2009
7:01 pm

Yep, having met Carrie Underwood a few months ago, I can attest to the fact that her smile alone commands obedience. She made a zombie out of ME, anyway.

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
7:35 pm

Hi everett…been wondering where you were…glad to hear from you