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Simon Cowell best paid man on American TV; Ryan Seacrest No. 3

AP photo credit

AP photo credit

Forbes reports that Simon Cowell is the richest man on TV. Between June 1, 2008 and June 1, 2009, the magazine estimates he took home a hefty $75 million.

Ryan Seacrest came in third (behind Donald Trump’s $50 million) with $38 million. We don’t really need to summarize what these two guys do. They do plenty beyond “Idol” to take home bucks.

No. 4 is Charlie Sheen at $21 million and Steve Carell at No. 5 with $20 million.

Diana DeGarmo’s gig on Broadway
-starring on “Toxic Avengers” is set to end January 3, 2010 when the show shuts down.

-Shocking nobody, Kris Allen has left “No Boundaries” off his album but included a cover of “Heartless,” according to a story in New York magazine.

One track that’s not on the album is “No Boundaries.” Why not?
I think there was a discussion about it. But we felt like we had a lot better stuff than that song to go on the album.

Kat mcphee lifetime

-This is the cover of Kat McPhee’s latest song “Lifetime.” She looks a bit like a blonde Sandra Bernhard. The blond is really not working for me. The publicist is still working on an interview for me with her. No date yet.

Allison Iraheta’s cover is much better. She really does look like the second coming of Avril Lavigne and her first single fits that mode as well.

allison-cover

40 comments Add your comment

Deirdre

November 10th, 2009
11:21 am

I wouldn’t mind making that much money! Now we know how he paid for his lavish birthday party.

I just went out in the horrendous weather….sheesh!!!!!!!!!

I thought Kat as a blond was kinda cool for awhile but I didn’t know she was going to stick with it. I thought she did it for a fun change. It doesn’t work for me either.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

November 10th, 2009
11:38 am

Rodney, was i close on the release date for Allison’s CD? Looking forward to hearing what she’s done, but i am a bit afraid they tried to make her “young and pop” instead of enhancing her raw talent for belting out rock lyrics. mmmph.

Nana

November 10th, 2009
12:18 pm

Back for a short second. Loved Allison’s cover. She really goods great. Can’t say the same for Kat. I don’t care for the blond.

And, I hate, hate , hate this messy weather. Rained all the way in this morning, which makes my commute even worse! :(

My second is up. Try to be back later today.

Mercedes S.

November 10th, 2009
12:41 pm

Rodney,don’t you mean Sandra Dee? Heart glasses and all? Those are not Sandra Bernhard lips.

Mercedes S.

November 10th, 2009
12:43 pm

P.S. Wish whoever did Allison’s cover had also been let loose on Adam’s.

JTesla

November 10th, 2009
12:45 pm

Allison is smoking hot on that cover. I’m really looking forward to listening to some of her music.

As for the McPhee cover… I really shouldn’t say what I’m thinking, but you know what I’m thinking!

Pay for Simon and Ryan, meh.

Diana, what’s next?

Kris and No Boundaries, meh. Only one person on the planet thought that was a decent song, luckily she has a chance to redeem herself during next seasons Idol.

JTesla

November 10th, 2009
12:48 pm

I can see the Sandra Bernhard comparision. Hair is the same.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

November 10th, 2009
12:59 pm

I’m with Mercedes. Sandra Dee Definitely, and definitely not SB’s lips at ALL

Deirdre

November 10th, 2009
1:13 pm

If somebody told me I looked like Sandra Bernhard I’d kill myself!

JTesla

November 10th, 2009
1:16 pm

If you had her lips you could make some great money.

Harm

November 10th, 2009
1:41 pm

I was up at 4:30 this morning to take my daughter to have laser eye surgery and when she went back to have the procedure done, they told her she couldn’t have it because she had a fever blister. She was pretty mad!

(Nana, something else we have in common.) Today is my 30th anniversary. We don’t really have a big to do over it though, because my father-in-law fell asleep while driving the next morning after the wedding. You can probably guessed what happened. He ran off the road and hit a tree, died instantly. I never had a mother-in-law, she had died 11 months earlier from cancer. I had a father-in-law for half a day.

Mercedes, do you have any reviews for The Blindside? I think I may have to go see that movie.

Congratulations Linny on 40 years!!! :-)

Mercedes S.

November 10th, 2009
3:07 pm

Let me put it this way, Harm: you’ll probably enjoy “The Blind Side” more than “All About Steve”.

So sorry about your father-in-law, even if it was those many years ago. Can’t imagine what it did to your wife.

Nana

November 10th, 2009
3:42 pm

Harm – we are truly in sync. I never had a father in law. My late hubby’s father passed away before I had ever met my hubby. My current hubby’s father passed away a few months before we got married. I was able to meet him. He seemed to be a very nice gentleman.

I have to ask a stupid question, but who is Sandra Bernhard? I truly don’t know, so help me out here.

About time to head home in all the rain. Everybody have a great evening, stay dry. Be extremely careful on the roads.

JTesla

November 10th, 2009
4:19 pm

Knock Knock
Who’s there?
Ida.
Ida who?
Ida terrible time getting here!

Knock Knock
Who’s there?
Ida.
Ida who?
Ida bought another knocker if I were you!

wreckedpizza

November 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

Thanks for the Allison cover, Rodney. It is very nice and I am also awaiting her music.
Again, I hope the next thing for Diana is some new music. That would be lovely.
Now, who would be the best Idol alum to cover “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”???

JTesla

November 10th, 2009
4:53 pm

Wreckedpizza, if I didn’t dislike him so much I’d say Jason Castro. It’s a cheesy, sleepy, lazy type song that would fit him. Or you could just have Adam go all theatrical on it.

Knock Knock
Who’s there?
Ida.
Ida who?
It’s not Ida who, it’s Idaho!

NBW

November 10th, 2009
4:53 pm

Wreckedpizza, if you count all the new songs done acoustically over the course of 2008 and 2009, there’s an entire live album of new material by Diana. Plus there’s her EP. :)

According to what DD said on Twitter, she’s already rehearsing for a one night reading, which is a theater term for a one night performance w/o props or costumes. I think it is meant to attract investors or to preview the script and make tweaks and adjustments before moving forward. She isn’t allowed to say what the show is yet, but has said rumors about her being in The Nutty Professor musical are false.

wreckedpizza

November 10th, 2009
5:02 pm

Wow, thanks for the Diana info, NBW. I guess I get feeling sometime that she is gonna push music aside and that would be a mistake. I guess we’ll take what we can get…

JT, I think Castro would be good for the song. Or maybe Bikini Girl!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

November 10th, 2009
5:09 pm

WPm thanks a LOT, now i’ll be humming that freaking song for DAYS again *SIGH*

but you’re right, Castro would be the perfect fit for it…

JT, who you callin’ ‘ho???

NBW

November 10th, 2009
5:19 pm

No problem, wreckedpizza. I have my own little playlist of all Diana’s live Nashville performances of her songs (they are up on YouTube). With 13 or 14 new songs in a year and a half, I figure I can give her another year or so before I get anxious about more music. :)

Rodney Ho

November 10th, 2009
5:40 pm

Yes, now I can hear Jason Castro singing “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.” It should end soon, though, I hear…

Judy

November 10th, 2009
7:53 pm

i actually didnt recognize Kat on the cover. She certinly is reinventing her look. Here is another Idol alumn with a new look. http://concreteloop.com/2009/08/coupled-up-kimberly-locke-harvey-walden-at-fitness-event
just google harvey walden and kimberly locke at fitness event. Kimberly has lost alot of weight or maybe just a noticeable amount of weight. Dont think she was really that big on season 2.

Deirdre

November 10th, 2009
8:03 pm

You’re right, Judy. Kimberly is looking a lot slimmer.

JTesla

November 10th, 2009
8:24 pm

Is Kimberly still with Harvey… go Kimberly (or go Harvey).

Mercedes S.

November 10th, 2009
9:18 pm

Since I’m old enough to be Lady gaga’s mom (I think), I probably should’t say this… but I love her “Bad Romance” video! The crab claw shoe outfit is amazing. Horrendous AND amazing. Madonna must be insanely jealous that she’s not 30 years younger…

Barker

November 10th, 2009
9:21 pm

Allison’s cd will be released December 1st.

AOL Music is streaming Kris Allen’s entire album, http://music.aol.com/

todd

November 11th, 2009
1:28 am

linny cat, you seem like an oldies but goodies kinda person…repeat after me
Raindrops
So many raindrops
Falling from my eyes

Should take the other song out of your brain. And it’s not even old-school Friday yet.

JTesla

November 11th, 2009
2:08 am

Mercedes, I love that song. Great video. I still think Lady GaGa is a freak, but a freak who is dominating my iTunes download list.

Nana

November 11th, 2009
6:35 am

Happy Wednesday Morning Everybody. Hopefully, the rain will be outta here today.

Today’s Quote: “Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once, so spend it wisely.”

Todd, you did bring back some memories from the short lyrics of that song. Just had to post it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOMgDs96rVU

Justin

November 11th, 2009
7:35 am

This does not point to anyone in specific, but the “blonde doesn’t work for me” mentions of Kat constantly are really starting to get annoying. It’s been 3 months!

ANYWAY – The publicist is still working on an interview for me with her. No date yet. YAY THANKS TO ME!!! :D :D :D

Highlander

November 11th, 2009
8:07 am

Morning, gang.
Rodney, definitely don’t get the Sandra Bernhard comparison! SB is extremely plain and always has that kind of “rode hard and put up wet” look. (Can I say that on the blog?? Guess I’ll find out!) ;-)

I think you might owe Kat an apology. ..Then again, if you don’t get an interview, you’re absolved. (Don’t forget to say 3 Hail Mary’s, though!)

Deirdre

November 11th, 2009
8:10 am

Morning!

Thanks for the help, Justin. Do you like the blonde better than the sultry brunette?

I swam to the surface this morning to see if things were starting to dry out. Nope!

todd…thanks for popping in. You know we always love it when a lurker says hello.

A special and heartfelt nod to our veterans and our men and women serving our country.

Deirdre

November 11th, 2009
8:13 am

Highlander…in the case of SB, I think the horse reference is suitable.

Nana

November 11th, 2009
8:39 am

In honor to all who have served and are serving in the Armed Forces and all veterans, a big hearty THANK YOU for your service for our freedom. May God always have a special place for all of you.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

November 11th, 2009
9:38 am

Nana you beat me to the punch — let me add my warmest regards and heartfelt THANK YOU to all the Veterans of All the Wars. And to the Veterans who held it together BETWEEN “wars” (you know, all those “conflicts” over the years). God Bless You All.

TODDDDDDD!!!! so good to see you again!!! and yeah, I’m afraid I am indeed an “oldie but goodie” …OH! wait! you meant my song preferences didn’t you ****grin****

Mercedes S.

November 11th, 2009
10:09 am

I swear, the sun was out in my neck o’ the woods for a full five minutes. While it drizzled, though.

Rodney Ho

November 11th, 2009
10:33 am

New blog entry up and the guys shall be quite happy because it’s all about Carrie Underwood– and no Adam Lambert in sight!

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Justin

November 12th, 2009
6:31 pm

I was being sarcastic before, I can’t stand Kat’s UGLY blonde hair either. It has been 3 MONTHS I don’t see why she doesn’t change it back already.

Justin

November 14th, 2009
12:14 am

Ok, that obviously was not me above… whoever did that is retarded.