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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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Lee and Crystal get recording deals; Kris Allen opening for Maroon 5 Aug. 21 at Verizon Wireless; Melinda Doolittle book signing in Lithonia June 5

Sorry. I’m on vacation today so I’m skipping the press conferences with Lee and Crystal for today. I’ve seen press interviews in which Crystal said she expected Lee to win but didn’t seem all that upset about it.

Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox both signed recording deals with 19 Recording. Lee is with RCA, Crystal, with Jive. What that means exactly, I’m not sure. I always thought Jive was more pop oriented. Most likely, both albums will be out in the fourth quarter.

-Melinda Doolittle, promoting a book “Beyond Me,” is coming to Borders in Lithonia June 5 at 2 p.m., a Saturday. The address is 8000 Mall Parkway in Lithonia. I’m seeking an interview with her next week.

- Kris Allen is opening for Maroon 5 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre August 21. Presale starts 10 a.m. on June 1.

- The AT&T ad with Brooke White, former Atlantan Michael Johns, Kristy Lee Cook and Blake Lewis on group messaging. This is 1:54 long so I presume it’s online only? Or there’s a shorter one for TV? Not sure.

-And can someone refresh me on this? Mike S? I’ve been seeing reports saying the Ruben-Clay finale drew 38 million viewers. I think it was more like 34 million. I don’t know exactly where 38 million came from.

Here’s what I wrote for the AJC back in 2003 about ratings during the pre-blog days:

Atlanta’s infatuation with “American Idol” is as deep as winner Ruben Studdard’s soulful voice.

An eye-popping 1 million Atlantans watched the two-hour finale Wednesday night, according to Nielsen ratings service estimates.

By the final half hour, nearly half the TVs that were on in Atlanta were tuned in to see Birmingham’s Studdard outpoll Clay Aiken of Raleigh.

The ratings in Atlanta were stronger than any of the top 20 markets in the country, including New York, Los Angeles and Miami, according to the Fox network.

A Fox spokeswoman noted that several factors bumped up the local ratings. For one, the Atlanta Fox affiliate is more popular than most of its peers in other major cities. And “American Idol,” which had six African-Americans among its 12 finalists, drew a relatively high proportion of black viewers; African-Americans represent nearly 30 percent of metro Atlanta’s population.

Last year’s “Idol” also did well in Atlanta, partly because three of the 10 finalists were from the metro area. This year, only one of the final 12 was from Atlanta — Vanessa Olivarez, who was cut the first week — but half were from the Southeast.

Nationally, 34.2 million people watched the show, a sizable jump over last year’s final “Idol,” which drew about 23 million. It’s also the second best ratings performance for a reality show this season; after the 34.7 million who watched Fox’s “Joe Millionaire.”

Speaking of numbers, “Idol” co-host Ryan Seacrest not only botched the difference in votes for winner Studdard and runner-up Aiken once on Wednesday’s finale, but twice.

During the first hour, he said they were separated by 13,000 votes. Later he said it was 1,335. Fox later clarified that it was 134,000 out of 24 million votes tallied.

RCA Records has signed Aiken to a deal, while J Records has picked up Studdard (both labels are subsidiaries of the BMG Group). Album release dates, expected to be the same week, are undetermined. Amazon.com is offering pre-orders of singles by each. Aiken’s “This Is the Night” is already ranked No. 1, and Studdard’s “Flying Without Wings” is No. 2 among all CDs for sale. A spokeswoman for J Records said Studdard’s song should be out within a week; Aiken’s release date is not firm.

112 comments Add your comment

JTesla

May 28th, 2010
1:30 pm

Ahh back to the good blogs with a mish mash of Idol news. Thanks Rodney for compiling it all together.

Lee and Crystal, no surprise. Melinda LOL.

JTesla

May 28th, 2010
1:32 pm

Not that the season blogs aren’t “good” I just like the hodge-podge of mismatched Idol news better. A little bit of random for everyone.

Evan

May 28th, 2010
1:51 pm

38 million watched the last half-hour of the show, when Ruben was announced the winner over Clay.

kelly&carriefan

May 28th, 2010
1:55 pm

Rodney’s on vacation, yet still posted a new entry. That is dedication. Very interesting that Crystal went with Jive, guess the question is, what other options did she have?

Kris and Maroon 5. I saw Maroon 5 live back when Harder to Breathe was getting major play. I’ve enjoyed their music, but I was not impressed.

Aw, old Idol. The thing I remember about the Clay/Ruben finale was going to a Q100 Hosted Party at Dave & Busters. For season 3, the party was moved to The Dome.

Mike $

May 28th, 2010
1:58 pm

Evan found it. 38 Million for the last half hour.

This list was the ‘official’ numbers for the entire hour:

5/26/10…08.2/24…24.2 million
5/20/09…10.0/28…28.8 million
5/21/08…11.4/30…31.7 million
5/23/07…11.5/31…30.7 million
5/24/06…14.2/35…36.4 million
5/25/05…12.5/31…30.3 million
5/26/04…12.0/32…28.8 million
5/21/03…15.9/36…36.2 million
9/4/02 …10.7/30…22.8 million

Harriett

May 28th, 2010
2:03 pm

This just reminds me that Ruben has never really made the right recording. Ruben has a huge voice that has never been utilized correctly, imo. The songs he has recorded have mostly had little marginal appeal, and almost no commercial appeal, which is a travesty.

Rickster

May 28th, 2010
2:13 pm

Kristy Lee Cook…. mmmmMMMMmmmmmm.

Lucky dogs! :-)

Rickster

May 28th, 2010
2:17 pm

But couldn’t they have gotten Haley ? :-)

Rickster

May 28th, 2010
2:32 pm

I like the stream-of-consciousness blogging that tends to hold sway when it’s off-season. Random topics – random thoughts! :-D

Rickster

May 28th, 2010
2:56 pm

RoHo: Most likely, both albums will be out in the fourth quarter.

What a coincidence! Just in time for the Christmas shopping season!

Rickster

May 28th, 2010
3:25 pm

Sad News: Gary Coleman – child star of “Diff’rent Strokes” has died at the age of 42 from a brain hemorrhage. Isn’t that what Bret Michaels is recovering from? When it’s your time… it’s your time.

Harriett

May 28th, 2010
3:43 pm

Rickster, can’t you get anyone to come out and play? :)

Yes, that was sad news about Gary Coleman. He has had a very difficult life and perhaps has now found some peace at lasat. I don’t know what kind of hemmorage Michaels had, but Coleman’s was the result of a fall and blow to the head.

Rickster

May 28th, 2010
3:56 pm

I guess they got an early start on the weekend, Harriett.

Harriett

May 28th, 2010
3:59 pm

Yeah, it looks like it. I have to work on Monday, so my weekend is just an ordinary one.

Rickster

May 28th, 2010
4:14 pm

Sorry to hear that Harriett.

JTesla

May 28th, 2010
4:18 pm

It is a sad day, for Arnold has passed away. My favorite angry little man.

This weekend could not come soon enough, luckily I have the hat trick to pull me through.

Harriett

May 28th, 2010
4:26 pm

Summer school begins on Monday here.

Woodpappy

May 28th, 2010
4:33 pm

I’m taking 3 days off…Hope everyone enjoys themselves and are safe in their fun.

Harriett

May 28th, 2010
4:37 pm

Thanks, Woodpappy. Watch out for the bears. ;)

Deirdre

May 28th, 2010
4:39 pm

Have a lovely and safe Memorial Day blogsters!

JTesla

May 28th, 2010
4:45 pm

“Watch out for the bears”

Now that is an euphemism!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone, even if you have to work.

Harriett

May 28th, 2010
4:51 pm

JT, it was very tongue in cheek, since it takes a bear to know a bear, and Woodpappy knows…well, too much explanation. Loses something.

Harriett

May 28th, 2010
4:51 pm

And, thanks, JT. Same to you.

Harriett

May 28th, 2010
4:59 pm

Bye all. I will see whomever is here on Monday. Otherwise, have a great holiday weekend.

Rickster

May 28th, 2010
5:00 pm

Hate to think what the blog might look like when we return. Kids out of school, holiday weekend… AND a front-page like! Yikes!

I’m heading to the undisclosed location/bunker to hang out with Dick Cheney. (He’s still down there, you know. Nobody’s told him he’s no longer VP. We all get a big kick out of it!)

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

SBostian

May 28th, 2010
5:07 pm

Good luck to Crystal & Lee. Early next year we can tally CD & iTune sales to see who sells the most.
Have a happy Memorial Day holiday.

Zach

May 28th, 2010
5:27 pm

Poor Maroon 5 fans.

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

May 28th, 2010
5:51 pm

Poor Kris Allen fans….. i find Maroon 5 ALMOST as boring as John Mayer. bleh. maybe he’s doing this so HE will look exciting (which he doesn’t usually do, right?)

Mercedes S.

May 28th, 2010
6:00 pm

Sorry I’m late, but I too want to play the favorite game.
My favorite idols, not necessarily my favorite winners:
1. Adam
2. Kelly
3. Siobhan
4. JHud
5. Carrie
6. Clay
7. Daughtry
8. Cookie
9. Melinda

Mercedes S.

May 28th, 2010
6:06 pm

Harriet, every woman alive wants to see “SATC2″. Just didn’t want you to get your hopes up …too much. And the clothes ARE lovely. As is Big.

The fun part about “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” is to see how long Jake Gyllenhaal can keep up his posh upper-middle-class English. He does it well! The rest of the film – well. it’s based on a video game. And filmed in the same desert as “SATC2″.

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

May 28th, 2010
8:22 pm

Mercedes, I’m probably the exception to your “rule” that every woman alive wants to see SATC2….i have absolutely NO desire. None. Zip. Nada. Zilch.

PoP on the other hand, just looks like fun — but that may be influenced by the fact that i have 3 game-playing adult sons and have been “watching” games as they play for more years than i want to think about, LOL

Neg says: hmmmm

May 28th, 2010
9:21 pm

Crystal says she only loves Lee like a brother. That’s what I’d expect her to say, but she’s not dreamin’ or stupid, but boy has she been hit by Cupid, but no one needs to know right now.

Harm

May 28th, 2010
9:47 pm

Happy Memorial Day!

So Neg, when is Crystal and Lee’s wedding?

Neg says: hmmmm

May 28th, 2010
10:26 pm

Harm, it’s not exactly proper to wish anyone Happy Memorial Day. It’s a holiday of honoring and morning those who have been killed in action.

Regarding the wedding, well I don’t see that happening anytime soon, but I am convinced they are all happy smoochy-kissy when the cameras are off.

BTW, I was able to get in on the $20 Idol tour tickets deal! I’m going on August 3rd to the Bank Atlantic Center in South Florida…Can’t wait to see Crystal and, of course, the Turbinator!!

Neg says: hmmmm

May 28th, 2010
10:27 pm

meant mourning, not morning!! Oy vay…

Neg says: hmmmm

May 28th, 2010
10:47 pm

Mercedes S.

May 29th, 2010
4:58 am

Neg, Memorial Day actually started out as a “remember the dead” and “remember we won the Civil War” Day for the Yankees. At least that’s what I’ve been told.

Whatever the occcasion, hope everybody has a safe and good 3-day holiday.

Deirdre

May 29th, 2010
7:26 am

http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html

Got caught in a nasty hail storm while driving on the connector yesterday. I was fortunate to be one of the many cars that got to sit it out under a bridge. The people behind us were not happy since the road came to a total stop but I couldn’t move for all the cars in front of me so there was nothing to do about it.

Hank Williams Jr.

May 29th, 2010
8:45 am

yawn,yawn ……………………………….

Mercedes S.

May 29th, 2010
10:27 am

Hank WIlliams, you always HAVE something to say, but never quite do.

D, glad you got out of the nasty weather ok.

Mercedes S.

May 29th, 2010
10:30 am

And thank you, D. for the link to the extensive background of Memorial Day!

Deirdre

May 29th, 2010
2:28 pm

For our Diana fans…here she is singing on CBS. She’s particularly good on Easy To Be Hard. Very mature.

http://mjsbigblog.com/diana-degarmo-sings-songs-from-hair-on-the-cbs-early-show.htm#more-26652

Highlander

May 29th, 2010
3:51 pm

Wasn’t Memorial Day previously referred to as “Armistice Day” and was actually in reference to the end of WWII and all those who died therein?

My memory may be slightly dodgy, but that sounds about right to me. (And if not, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!)

Highlander

May 29th, 2010
3:53 pm

And slightly belated (later than Mercedes, …I win!):

With the caveat that my rankings are not based solely on vocal ability (which would place Kelly and Carrie at the top) but, rather, on a combination of vocal ability and of my favorite type/style of music, my favorite Idol winners list is:

1. David Cook – Great rocker, great arranger, great musician.
2. Taylor Hicks – That’s right. I said it! Great performer, passionate about his music.
3. Kelly Clarkson – Best vocalist. Can sing anything and she has staying power.
4. Carrie Underwood – Very close 2nd best vocalist. And very easy on the eyes!
5. Kris Allen – Smooth sound, good arranger, good musician.
6. Ruben Studdard – Very smooth R&B, needs a break-out cross-over hit for Top 40.
7. Jordin Sparks – Pretty girl, pretty voice, but I’m not that enthusiastic about her.
8. Fantasia Barrino – 3rd rate Aretha/Tina/Gladys wanna-be. Screams too much!
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9. Off-Key Lee – Only ranked here because he won Season 9. I’m sure whoever wins next year will easily leap-frog over him. Although I really don’t care for Fantasia, at least she sings on key …when she’s not screaming.

Deirdre

May 29th, 2010
3:55 pm

Armistice Day is what we now call Veteran’s Day. Nov.11.

Highlander

May 29th, 2010
4:34 pm

Thanks, D. Memory chip now re-booted! (And no comments regarding the “chip” part!) :wink:

Highlander

May 29th, 2010
4:36 pm

My favorite Idol non-winners:

1. Chris Daughtry – Could actually be referred to as a ‘winner’ due to Idol!
2. Jennifer Hudson – Ditto previous comment!
3. Crystal Bowersox – Will look forward to hearing her first CD.
4. Clay Aiken – Anyone who stars in a Broadway play based on Monty Python can’t be all bad! (And who would have ever thought he was gay? …Yeah, right!)
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5. Adam Lambert – Could move up on the list if he ever actually does make it “all about the music” as he previously had stated. So far it’s been all about being the male Lady GaGa, but without the Top 40 tunes to match!!

Honorable Mentions (for what should be obvious reasons and in no particular order): Kat McPhee, Diana DeGarmo, Hayley Scarnato, LaToya London, Jasmine Trias, Kristy Lee Cook.

Highlander

May 29th, 2010
4:39 pm

I might add Carly Smithson to that Honorable Mention list ’cause, after all, she IS Irish! :-)

Highlander

May 29th, 2010
5:07 pm

Is there anyone out there? Beuhler? …Beuhler?

Okay, hope everyone has a great Saturday night! Think I’ll go sing a little, then find a place to watch UFC 114.

Mercedes S.

May 29th, 2010
6:34 pm

Highlander… Armistice Day… peace on 11.11 at eleven am. First World War. Right, D?

Mercedes S.

May 29th, 2010
6:58 pm

REference in Deirdre’s link to Memorial Day brought up Moina Michael’s response poem to Lt. Col. John McCrae’s even better one about Flanders Fields.

“In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The Larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarse heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from falling hands we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high,
If you break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields”

Dec 1915

Nutmeg on Holiday

May 30th, 2010
7:44 am

Mercedes, I remember having to memorize that poem in grade school. It didn’t stick with me quite as well as most of the Bible verses, the Preamble to the Constitution, or that Sir Walter Scott poem that starts “Breathes there the man with soul so dead, he never to himself hath said, this is my own, my native land…”

I started watching Idol with season 7 (picked a good year, apparently, with Cook). I caught most of season two on the abbreviated Idol Rewind, and found the season five finale on Rewind yesterday. I could not believe how in Rewind, they actually talk over the performances. Boo hiss! But I saw what was so compelling about Taylor Hicks there–for one thing, his unbridled enthusiasm. He cheered when he won! He didn’t pretend “aw, shucks, garsh, me?” He actually cheered. He also cheered when he got a favorable review from the judges. I liked that–it felt raw and honest. No, his voice wasn’t as good as McPhee’s, but he’s got incredible charisma.

I don’t care where Crystal signs, so long as she puts out a CD ASAP. Lee’s CD will likely also be good–they can fix all manner of pitch sins in the recording studio.

Hank Williams Jr.

May 30th, 2010
10:16 am

this blog puts me to sleep…….. yawn,

Mercedes S.

May 30th, 2010
10:22 am

So… Hank. why don’t you contribute something exciting?

Mercedes S.

May 30th, 2010
10:35 am

Nut, the reason “Flanders Fields” stuck with me is the circumstances during which the poem was written. Flanders, Belgium, saw some of the bloodiest and most destuctive fighting of WWI. Where once there were homes, farms, roads, there was now ( May of 1915) mothing but a sea of mud – a grave for the dead. The only living thing, except for the surviving soldiers, where the poppies. They flowered every year, throughout the war. At a lull in the fighting, after John McCrae has just help bury a young friend, he sat down, and over 20 minutes wrote the poem, which became so well-known in the Allied World.

Mike S

May 30th, 2010
11:23 am

Interesting post-Simon news – Bret Michaels told the audience at a concert in Mississippi last night that he has been approached by Fox as a possible replacement for Simon Cowell and he is very interested in the possibility of taking the position.

Hank Williams Jr.

May 30th, 2010
11:38 am

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………………….

Mercedes S.

May 30th, 2010
11:39 am

Mike – perhaps they should wait and see if Bret Michaels is still alive when the auditions start next year. He doesn’t seem to take his health issues very seriously.

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

May 30th, 2010
11:43 am

ok ugly comment number 1 for the day….maybe they KNOW Bret Michaels doesn’t take his health very seriously — a “sudden” health problem mid season would give AI all kinds of media boost…

***duck***

Mercedes S.

May 30th, 2010
1:22 pm

Desperate measures EXPECTED from AI next season… so you stand tall, linny.

Rosita

May 30th, 2010
7:31 pm

Wonderfully restful and fun weekend!
Harriett, all that’s on my to-do list for tomorrow is vacuum upstairs and down (nature abhors a vacuum and so do I!) and grill hamburgers and hot dogs, so I will come and keep you company for a little while tomorrow.
Harvested my first crookneck squashes today, also jalapenos!

Nutmeg likes Bret Michaels

May 30th, 2010
10:59 pm

Very sad, Mercedes.

I wouldn’t necessarily say that Bret Michaels doesn’t take his health seriously. I watched Celebrity Apprentice and heard him talk about his diabetes–for instance, mentioning that cinnamon has been shown to lower blood sugar, so he included it in his “Snapple” flavor. The AI performance wasn’t that long, and you know the man has an entourage taking care of him before and after. Doing what one loves can be the best medicine of all–and he’s well aware that he has a surgery scheduled in the fall which could feasibly end his life. Given that, I think I’d be pushing the envelope, too–I wouldn’t want to spend what might be my last months sitting on my duff, withering away, and hoping I’m strong enough to survive the surgery.

Now, that’s a whole different matter from whether he’d be capable of handling the rigorous AI schedule. These couple of weeks have just been a few singular appearances with folks who weren’t expecting more than five minutes out of him. The grueling multi-city tour with upwards of 12 hour days? He might not be up for *that*.

Deirdre

May 31st, 2010
7:58 am

Morning!

Hubby and I watched Taking Chance last night. This movie should be running on a loop for the entire weekend. For those of you who have not seen it, it’s the story of a Marine escorting the body of a fallen Marine home. True story(as it is for many of our young soldiers) Very well done. It also makes you very proud to be an American.

Harriett

May 31st, 2010
8:13 am

Good morning, everyone, or at least everyone who might peek in. So far, nobody’s here but me. I am at work, but I expect it to be a pretty slow day.

Thanks for posting that poem, Mercedes. It was actually read from the pulpit of our church yesterday. I have loved it since childhood, along with other poetry. I was lucky in that as a child my father, who loved poetry, read it aloud to me, encouraging me to learn and recite it for company. Fond memories. Then, as a student of English in college, I fell in love with the whole body of poetry from “The Great War.” Thanks for reminding me of it, Mercedes.

Harriett

May 31st, 2010
8:17 am

Thanks for the tip, D. I would love to see it. Was it on regular programming?

I did see SATC2 yesterday and was thoroughly entertained. I was not looking for anything special, since the reviews have not been good, but as for me, I actually enjoyed it and did not think it was too long. I enjoyed the first one more, but the story line with Big and Carrie was great. I am with Mercedes re: the clothes and Big being “lovely.” I love this character so much more than the others he plays, such as on The Good Wife.

Hank Williams Jr.

May 31st, 2010
9:22 am

i’m still snoring………zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Harriett

May 31st, 2010
9:24 am

I think I am, too, HWJ

I-Ninjakicksbackinhd

May 31st, 2010
9:25 am

Glad cougars couldn’t get their film to no.1. Thanks Shrek for defeating them since we can’t do it on idol.

Rosita

May 31st, 2010
9:26 am

Just got a glimpse of Lee and Crystal doing a promo for their Today concert next Friday — they certainly do look like a couple! :-)

Deirdre

May 31st, 2010
9:40 am

:lol: I remember when Taylor and Kat were thought of as an “item”.

Harriett

May 31st, 2010
9:40 am

Rosita, one of my friends kept referring to the “leg embrace” she gave Lee when they were announced as the final two. It was pointed to as the straw that caused Big Tony to leave and go home. May be something to it, although I did not think much of it at the time.

Hank Williams Jr.

May 31st, 2010
9:42 am

wake me when this is over………………….zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Mercedes S.

May 31st, 2010
10:16 am

D, so glad you saw and enjoyed “Taking Chance”. Kevin Bacon won several well-deserved awards for it. It was a television film, on HBO, I think.

Deirdre

May 31st, 2010
10:31 am

We saw it on HBO last night. I think it’s been released to dvd but not sure.

Harriett, I just saw the “leg embrace” as excitement but maybe it was something else. I guess we’ll have to keep an eye on things.

Harriett

May 31st, 2010
10:51 am

Thanks for the info, D. I just ordered it from Netflix. Looking forward to seeing it. Yes, we will definitely have to keep an eye on things!

Mercedes S.

May 31st, 2010
11:07 am

And yes, “Taking Chance” is avaiable as DVD (has been for a while). I have given several copies to friends. It’s a timeless movie, one that doesn’t take any stupid (sorry, stupy) sides for or against war, it just tells a simple story in a brilliant way. As D, pointed out, it makes you proud to be an American.

Rosita

May 31st, 2010
11:56 am

Lee & Crystal — Inquiring minds want to know!!

Harm

May 31st, 2010
1:00 pm

Neg! I know the signifigance of Memorial Day and wouldn’t disrespect any soldier, but I don’t want to wish anyone a sad Memorial Day either.

I saw Lt. Dan’s homecoming on the news saturday night, I’m happy he had such a large turnout! Did you attend, Deirdre?

LOST was re-run saturday night at midnight, I made myself stay awake and made it all the way through including the Jimmy Kimbell special! Went to bed at 3 in the morning. It was well worth it, I got to see all the parts I missed last week!

Mercedes S.

May 31st, 2010
2:01 pm

Poor Larry Platt. Probably reconsidering his 15 mins.

Harriett

May 31st, 2010
4:24 pm

This long day is almost at an end.

Hank Williams Jr.

May 31st, 2010
5:20 pm

just woke up….. boring place to be right here, yes sir.

going to take a nap………………….

Mercedes S.

May 31st, 2010
8:40 pm

Tomorrow RoHo is back – with something to say!

Deirdre

June 1st, 2010
7:35 am

Morning!

Welcome to June. Can hot, muggy weather be far behind? OK…so we already have hot, muggy weather. How about the 3 H weather? Hot, Hazy and Humid. We haven’t really been hazy yet.

:-( We need a new thread!

Mercedes S.

June 1st, 2010
8:01 am

Yohoo, Rodney, wakey, wakey!

Harriett

June 1st, 2010
8:08 am

Good morning, all. I am a lover of the three H thing, D. Much better than the cold weather, which I bitch about all winter. I live in the right place. Love the hot weather!

I am still reading about Bret Michaels as a replacement for Simon. MSN has it again: http://www.current-movie-reviews.com/tv/2010/05/31/simon-cowell-fans-endorse-bret-michaels-for-american-idol-judge/ Still not sure I like this idea; especially when I think and compare him to Harry Connick, Jr, which would be my choice.

Rickster

June 1st, 2010
8:39 am

You taking a nap, HWJr.? Or drinking yourself unconscious again? :-)

Rickster

June 1st, 2010
8:41 am

I’m a fan of colder weather. When it’s cold, you can always put more clothes on.

When it’s hot… there’s only so much you can safely (and legally) take off. :-D

Neggy-Neggy Poo-Poo

June 1st, 2010
8:45 am

Happy Monday everybody! Wait a minute…

Rosita

June 1st, 2010
8:47 am

No bad hair days in humid weather!

Deirdre

June 1st, 2010
8:47 am

Summer used to be my favorite season but I’m more of a spring and fall kinda gal now. I like 75 with a breeze.

My childhood was spent in St Joe, MO. before air conditioning became common. Sometimes it would get so hot we’d go to a movie just to get cool…but the movie theaters didn’t have climate control systems like we have now…just full out cold, refrigerated air. The result was that many people passed out when walking from the theater to the outside. I remember my dad catching someone on the way down. Kept the guy from banging his head on the sidewalk.

Deirdre

June 1st, 2010
8:48 am

Rosita…unless you have curly hair! My hair tends to explode outward in humidity.

kelly&carriefan

June 1st, 2010
8:50 am

Hey y’all.

Hope y’all had a lovely holiday weekend. I had an Idol filled one.

After making an escape to Nashville,I was lucky enough to attend the Daughtry concert at Bridgestone Arena (formerly the Sommet Centre). Guess who came out to sing with him? Kelly! They did a lovely cover of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car.

I have to say, as someone who wasn’t exactly a Chris fan, I was definitely impressed with his show. Talk about ROCK STAR. Unfortunately, the sound was not exactly what one would expect in “Music City,” but he was still on.

Chris also brought out the lead singer from 3 Doors Down for a version of Whipping Post, that was fantastic. He had to opening acts, but I’d only heard of Lifehouse. (Sidenote: They are fantastic live, and it was a very nice surprise).

But anyway. Funny y’all mentioned the leg wrap from Crystal to Lee. I don’t know. It seemed a bit of excitement, but I’m sure her boyfriend didn’t exactly appreciate it.

Rosita

June 1st, 2010
8:54 am

Correction: Lee and Crystal live on the Plaza Thursday, not Friday (Friday is your fave, JT — Justin Beiber!)

Harriett

June 1st, 2010
8:55 am

D and Rosita, I wear mine kind of messy and spikey, so it doesn’t matter–even in the wind. ;) KCF, what a great weekend treat! Thanks for the description! I had to work, and it was a very long day. And, today, I sit here about to go home sick. My boss left me a really bad cold when she went on her two weeks’ vacation.

Deirdre

June 1st, 2010
9:01 am

k&cf…that’s fantastic. I heard that Daughtry invited all those people to the concert as a benefit for the Nashville flood victims. I’m excited that you got to go.

So true…no guy wants to see his lady wrap her leg around another guy.

Sorry you’re not feeling well, Harriett.

Mercedes S.

June 1st, 2010
9:03 am

Clay Aiken- ‘member him? Another Idol who didn’t win, yet became more succesful than the winner – on GMA. Sang “Can’t Take My Eyes…” against a much-too-loud studio orchestra. From his new album of old standards. Has “filled out” – he used to be so skinny – and looked good. Needs new hairdresser, though.

Mercedes S.

June 1st, 2010
9:04 am

Harriett, I’m a firm beiever in airborn…

Mercedes S.

June 1st, 2010
9:06 am

Harriett

June 1st, 2010
9:16 am

What is that, Mercedes?

Harriett

June 1st, 2010
9:19 am

I just looked it up. They sell it at CVS, which is just down the block. I have been doing Cold Eeze, but not many results. They took Zicam off the market. Oh, well. I will try anything within reason. Thanks, D. Talk to you all tomorrow. Guess I will try and watch AGT tonight, but after that guy won last year, I am not a fan.