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6/22: Ryan Seacrest working with Lindsay Lohan, tracks for “Idol” compilation album

Ryan Seacrest, who executive produces dreck such as “Keeping With the Kardashians” and “Denise Richards: It’s Complicated,” is now teaming up with Lindsay Lohan for a reality show. But it’s not going to be “Lindsay Lohan: She’s Annoying.”

“Met with Lindsay last night about a show idea I have for her…it helps people and gives others a second shot!” Seacrest wrote on Twitter. “Still putting it all together.”

Sounds a little early to say if Lindsay will simply co-executive produce or host or be in the show at all.

“Idol” has the listing of the June 30 release of its compilation CD. These CDs are kind of obsolete now, though, since you can now download individual tracks. And who actually wants Kris Allen’s “No Boundaries”? But “Idol” has to push that single and give Kara some songwriting royalties!

1. Kris Allen – No Boundaries
2. Danny Gokey – Stand By Me
3. Allison Iraheta – I Can’t Make You Love Me
4. Matt Giraud – Human Nature
5. Adam Lambert – Mad World
6. Kris Allen – She Works Hard for the Money
7. Lil Rounds – I Surrender
8. Scott MacIntyre – Just The Way You Are
9. Michael Sarver – You Are Not Alone
10. Megan Corkrey – Walkin’ After Midnight
11. Anoop Desai – Always On My Mind
12. Adam Lambert – No Boundaries

AP teaser for the Idols Live tour:

In a small, unadorned studio far removed from cameras, spotlights and songs ending with an instant review, the top 10 “American Idol” finalists are getting ready for a nationwide tour.
They’re working on the intricacies of a group performance of “Don’t Stop Believin’,” with Matt Giraud and Scott MacIntyre singing and playing at dual pianos and the other eight, slouching comfortably on leather couches, adding their voices from the sidelines.
With so much behind them, and so much ahead, they manage to come across as friends who’ve gotten together for nothing more than a casual jam session.

-Adam is making it clear his old song “Want” is not anything he’ll be doing now, according to MTV:

Adam Lambert doesn’t seem to want you to hear “Want,” a song he recorded long before he rose to fame on “American Idol,” or the album it’s featured on.

In a statement released to MTV News late Friday (June 19), Lambert said that the song — and everything on On With the Show, an album being released this summer by Hi Fi Recordings/ Wilshire Records — is a time capsule that “in no way reflects” the music he’s making now.

“Idol” was in Chicago for auditions over the weekend.

Producer Patrick Lynn (Randy, Paula and Ryan are not in town) waded into Saturday’s crush unrecognized, scanning, giving no indication of who he was or what he was doing. “I’m looking for who stands out and who looks interesting,” he explained. “I want to see them with their guards down because, basically, a lot of these people, when they do go in for the audition, they will get nervous and they freeze up.”

So clearly, some folks are flagged ahead of time and when they arrive for first-round auditions, the producers are aware of that.

48 comments Add your comment

Lara

June 22nd, 2009
11:51 am

Do we really want to hear Kris do “She works hard for the money”? Not me!

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2009
12:11 pm

The last time I bought a compilation cd was for the season 2 group. It was nice for awhile, especially during the “Idol Withdrawl” period.

“Don’t Stop Believin”????? Are the Idols trying to imitate Glee?

JTesla

June 22nd, 2009
12:29 pm

Why does Lindsay need a second chance? Her face is everywhere. Dumb idea and a dumb person to pick. Ryan needs to stick with the Kardashians, give us an hour show of nothing but Kim Kardashian working out, now that is a hit in the making!

The compilation CD would be great if they were to cut Scott, Matt, Michael, and Megan. Fill that extra time with the stuff people want to hear.

Rickster

June 22nd, 2009
12:34 pm

Heck, I’d cut Lil Rounds out as well. (But then again… I’d skip Adam Lambert too.)

JTesla

June 22nd, 2009
1:08 pm

They can’t do that Rickster, because then they couldn’t have a picture featuring Lil’s greatest asset on the CD cover.

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2009
1:49 pm

Maybe if they can sell enough copies of No Boundaries, they won’t have to bring Kara back as a judge next season.

harriett

June 22nd, 2009
2:06 pm

I think, if they persist in releasing a compilation CD, they should let the public vote for the songs they’d like included.

Highlander

June 22nd, 2009
2:12 pm

Hey, gang. Been out for a while. CRAZY work schedule.

Nana, how ’bout this for a quote:
“Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of sh*t.” :-)

Couldn’t agree more, D. Why use a song (all be it a great one) that we’ve heard ad nauseum thanks to the promotional onslaught for ‘Glee.’ Besides, Adam’s probably the only one who can sing it in the original key!

Highlander

June 22nd, 2009
2:16 pm

Harriett, c’mon. Just because the show itself uses voting to determine the winner, doesn’t mean every decision 19 makes should be done that way!

harriett

June 22nd, 2009
2:19 pm

C’mon yourself, Highlander. It is my opinion and I am sticking to it!!

Nana

June 22nd, 2009
2:27 pm

Highlander, don’t think that was really a quote. Was it? Although, it’s true!!!! :)

harriett, I do remember traveling I-20 to Ft Bragg and having to take what I call the senic route. Interstates are faster, but not near as scenic. Give me the country back roads anytime.

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2009
2:28 pm

I agree with harriett! They should let us(and by “us” I mean this blog) vote on everything! I’m convinced we could make it a much better show…of course, the ratings would probably plummet but…we’d be happy!!! :-)

harriett

June 22nd, 2009
2:38 pm

Right, D, and that’s the most important thing!

Highlander

June 22nd, 2009
2:38 pm

Okay, D. But be ready for JT, Neg and myself (and probably a couple others) to vote for more Haley, bikini girl, etc from the show!! ;-)

Nana

June 22nd, 2009
2:55 pm

Time to call it a day at the office and head home.

Everyone have a good evening, be safe, be happy, and keep a song in your heart, a smile on your face and a tap in your toes. Be careful when on the roads.

JTesla

June 22nd, 2009
3:13 pm

Highlander, bikini girl? You don’t know me that well do you. Now Haley, she could have made the top 5 this season.

We could make the show better: get rid of the judge dead weight, if you run over it is because you have more music not more chatter, more backgrounds, lose the judges save, etc.

Oh what a painful season, and not just because of Scott, Matt, and Anoop.

Judy

June 22nd, 2009
3:22 pm

Good afternoon everyone! Thanks for the updated information on the summer album from Adam. So basically he was a studio singer. I thought this was his body of work that he had unfortunately sold for much less than it was worth b/c he was” down on his luck. Of course it is a very smart business decision to put the album out now since people will automatically assume it is Adam’s regardless of the number of times he says it isnt. Since he is a singer on the album, they can still advertise it as his and 19 and Adam have no recourse? At least this can be a lesson to other struggling actors, singers, models, etc.

Did any of Megan’s songs sound CD worthy once she made the top 36? I hate they have to use her at all. Not sure if that song was Matt’s best song, but he deserves to be there.

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2009
3:22 pm

Not to mention Megan, Lil and Michael! :-)

But I have to say I enjoyed the season despite all it’s flaws and quirks…..I just hope we are dealing with 3 judges, not 4, next season and we get to vote a few more times during the semifinals.

Judy

June 22nd, 2009
3:36 pm

Would definitely prefer 3 rather than 4 judges. How did Ryan’s other show, “momma’s boys” or something like that do? I intentionally avoided watching any of the epsisodes.

Judy

June 22nd, 2009
3:49 pm

Has anyoine heard from Mercedes lately? Did she mention how her son doing?

Woodpappy

June 22nd, 2009
4:16 pm

Ryan needs to stick to musical talent !

harriett

June 22nd, 2009
4:38 pm

Time to head home. Hope you all have good evenings.

JTesla

June 22nd, 2009
4:55 pm

Has Ryan had any success outside of Idol and the top 40? I like him doing those two things, and I’ll even admit to enjoying his talk show, but everything else he does seems like a dud. I guess as long as people only remember the good and not the bad he will continue to do well.

For the record, after this message I’ll deny ever having watched a day-time talk show.

Mercedes S.

June 22nd, 2009
5:09 pm

Thank you, Judy, for asking… son, who witnessed the shooting at the Holocaust Museum, where he works as a tour guide, is doing much better. He came home to Atlanta for a couple of days to calm down and talk to us about his ordeal. His younger brother works as a river guide in Colorado and he’s the one I thought I needed to worry about. You think a kid is safe tucked away in a museum…

Re posts above about Adam and his work as a studio singer, for which he got paid a flat rate and no recognition whatsoever since he was a total unknown back in 2005, apparently a similar thing happened to Christina Aguilera. Anyone got details about that?

Since Adam has distances himself from the work he did with the opportunistic Wilshire Records I hope people won’t buy the stuff if/when it’s released.

blair

June 22nd, 2009
5:31 pm

NEW ADAM LAMBERT SINGLE, “WANT” TO BE RELEASED ON ITUNES ON TUESDAY, JUNE 23

FORTHCOMING ALBUM, “ON WITH THE SHOW,” FEATURES 11 RECENT TRACKS, 8 CO-WRITTEN BY LAMBERT

JTesla

June 22nd, 2009
5:35 pm

blair, do try to keep up, we’ve already covered that issue. I’ll second what Mercedes said “I hope people won’t buy the stuff if/when it’s released”

Barker

June 22nd, 2009
5:49 pm

Obviously someone likes Kris Allens No Boundaries since it has sold over 200,000 copies in just under a month, and is currently in the top 20 on the AC mediabase chart. Adam’s version, not so much.

As far as “She Works Hard for the Money,” the live version was amazing, but the studio version can’t compete with it.

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2009
6:23 pm

Barker…Kris was the winner…the winner ALWAYS sells huge numbers of the coronation song because the people who voted for him want to prove that they were right about him. The song itself sucks rotten eggs.

We’ll know how well Kris is going to do when his SECOND cd is released…until then…fans from Idol will be the ones buying his work

And btw, considering that there were nearly 100 million votes cast at the Idol finale…200,000 is kind of a drop in the bucket.

Harm

June 22nd, 2009
6:59 pm

I’m checking in to tell ya’ll that I did not melt yet, and I wanted to see if ya’ll survived the weekend without melting. Things seem to be pretty much normal!

Nana, hopefully Wes will be gone tonight!

JTesla

June 22nd, 2009
7:44 pm

Enough with the Kris vs. Adam garbage. I know, the David vs. David garbage is still going strong a year later, these fanbois need to stop getting stuck on dumb.

Hey, I’m going to be in Kansas next week (no blogging as I’ll be having too much fun) but if you all could order some cooler weather I’d appreciate it. I’m sure the coolness will reach Kansas and I don’t want to melt, so you have five days to get that done.

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2009
8:50 pm

Wow! JT!!! Kansas!!!! That’s halfway to Georgia! Let’s do lunch! :-)

Deirdre

June 22nd, 2009
8:51 pm

And my advice to you is locate all the air conditioning you can and STAY THERE!!!!!!

Judy

June 22nd, 2009
8:58 pm

JT, you said it so well, I will just say “ditto” to your comments to Barker.
Harriett, please go to the front page and read the link about the missing SC Gov. Since they are pretty sure he is fine, the story and comments are pretty interesting.

Judy

June 22nd, 2009
9:01 pm

Sorry Barker, I meant Blair.

harriett

June 23rd, 2009
7:51 am

Good morning. Can’t believe Nana was not already here. To respond to Judy from last night, I do not have to visit a front page to know that our governor has pulled another “cute” stunt and disappeared on Father’s Day weekend. He chose Father’s Day to “just get away from the kids” or so his wife said. Add that to his taking a live pig to the floor of the State Assembly among other things and his disapperance without seeing to a transfer of power is not surprising. Of course everyone knows how safe he would be in walking the Appalachian Trail without human contact.

Nana

June 23rd, 2009
7:51 am

Good Morning………………

Today’s Quote: “Read a book and put yourself inside. This way you can travel to worlds unknown.”

Running alittle late this morning on posting. Had to leave home at 3:00am for a 5:30 meeting and just got to my desk.

JT – You have fun in Kansas.

Nana

June 23rd, 2009
8:00 am

hey harriett – I’m here.

Deirdre

June 23rd, 2009
8:13 am

Morning!

Have to take mom to a doc appt this morning.

Did anyone watch Jon and Kate Plus 8 last night? Sad! Not to mention annoying.

harriett

June 23rd, 2009
8:14 am

D, I don’t watch, but have been caught up in all the “stuff” about them. It is sad.

harriett

June 23rd, 2009
8:15 am

Lara

June 23rd, 2009
8:31 am

Good morning. Anyone going out to get Michael Johns cd today?

harriett

June 23rd, 2009
8:52 am

Pac man is out in force this morning. No, Lara, I was not planning on it, but I could be convinced to if it is really good. Let me know!

Deirdre

June 23rd, 2009
9:01 am

Sad news. Ed McMahon has passed away.

Nana

June 23rd, 2009
9:13 am

Another great TV icon. Thoughts and prayers be with his family.

harriett

June 23rd, 2009
9:27 am

The passing of these folks like Ed McMahon signals the coming end of that generation of performers, which I find infinitely sad. Most from the “Golden Age of Television,” are pretty much gone now, along with most of the true “movie stars” of the same era.

Mercedes S.

June 23rd, 2009
9:44 am

Who is that with Regis this morning? Sounds like, and kind of looks like, the Fourth Judge, but without that STAR make-up she wore on Idol it’s hard to tell…

Mike S

June 23rd, 2009
9:48 am

OK – I cannot believe JT actually used the words FUN and KANSAS in the same sentence.

Rodney Ho

June 23rd, 2009
10:33 am

Michael Johns interview up!