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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ coming to Gwinnett Sept. 27, no go from Elton John and Justin Timberlake

The annual “So You Think You Can Dance” victory tour hits Gwinnett Arena in Duluth Sept. 27.  Tickets go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster.

I haven’t really followed the show this year but there seem to have been a flurry of injuries, more than normal. And most of the women got voted off quickly, for better or worse.

CREDIT: AP

CREDIT: AP

- And not surprisingly, reps from Elton John and Justin Timberlake have said no to judging “Idol.” Ugh. Please, “Idol” producers: give us an answer already! This speculation is starting to get old fast. Another one: Jessica Simpson. Please, God. No! No! No!

-News reports say about 6,000 people showed up to the New Orleans auditions. That’s a big drop off from Nashville (16,000) and Milwaukee (10,000).

- I’m prepping to go to “Idols Live” on Sunday. I won’t know which four “Idol’ contestants will show up in the media room at 3 p.m. but if you have any questions for any particular “Idol,” please pass them along.

121 comments Add your comment

JTesla

July 28th, 2010
12:15 pm

Maybe they will get the cast from Jersey Shore? Yes that is the worst case scenario.

Thanks Rodney, I’m with you regarding Jessica Simpson. Enjoy Idols LIve.

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
12:19 pm

I hope you don’t have to pay for the tix, Rodney!

wreckedpizza

July 28th, 2010
12:24 pm

AI just needs to go ahead and give the job to Bret Michaels. At least he really, REALLY, seems to want it. And if they want a Simpson, I vote for Homer over Jessica. What?

Did you enjoy all the creative haikus, Rodney? Yeah.

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
12:24 pm

Toiling ceaselessly
to bring us new Idol news
Rodney “the hat” Ho

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
12:28 pm

Many awards won
Of all my favorites are
Carrie’s Golden Globes

:-D

Rosita

July 28th, 2010
12:29 pm

Lol Rickster, still Master of the Afterthought!

Rosita

July 28th, 2010
12:32 pm

And, yes, JTesla, you are still the Master Baiter!!!!

wreckedpizza

July 28th, 2010
12:33 pm

Oh no you didn’t, Rosita! Stop it!

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
12:34 pm

If you have a thought after an afterthought… does that become the afterthought and render the previous afterthought just a thought?

Rosita

July 28th, 2010
12:41 pm

Off-kilter Rickster
Just a shade too soon or late
Better than never!

Rosita

July 28th, 2010
12:42 pm

‘Pizza, what? He baits people better than any of the rest of us!

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
12:45 pm

Nicely done Rosita!! :-)

wreckedpizza

July 28th, 2010
12:46 pm

I gotcha, Rosita! We shall all bow to the Master B. LOL!

JTesla

July 28th, 2010
12:52 pm

Oh I was going to agree, but I thought you were talking about something else.

Rosita

July 28th, 2010
1:08 pm

“Oh I was going to agree, but I thought you were talking about something else.”

I rest my case!

Till Eulenspiegel (Season 0)

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
1:13 pm

Wait… JT’s a master…. but he needs help “baiting his own hook”?: :-)

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
1:15 pm

oh.. excuse me.

Haley Scarnato

Mercedes S.

July 28th, 2010
1:31 pm

Love the haikus! And everybody is getting better at counting that middle line…

Mercedes S.

July 28th, 2010
1:32 pm

And excuse ME – the loopy MC, forgot his name

kelly&carriefan

July 28th, 2010
1:34 pm

LOL, Rickster…I don’t believe we’ve ever talked about Carrie’s golden globes. (Which, I thought were for acting? ;) )

wreckedpizza, I’m not much of a poet, but here you go:

Kelly Clarkson’s Hazel Eyes
A hit song written of them
Make me swoon often

:D

I’ve been keeping up with SYTYCD this season. I have liked seeing some of the All Stars (Hi Allison, Lauren G, Twitch, Pasha, and Dominic!). I did notice the same “girls don’t last” pattern from another Fox reality show. Ahem. I am rooting for Lauren and Kent.

Melissa McGhee! :mrgreen:

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
1:54 pm

Quite loopy at times
seal clap dancing sweet critiques
How we miss Paula

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
1:58 pm

I’ve been keeping up with AGT:

No wow acts last night. But did like Harmonica Pierre, the hula hoop/rope girl, stunt bike dude, blionde guitar babe and the belly dancers. (Okay.. they made me say “WOW” act – but not for their performance – which was good.) :-)

Nikki McKibben

kelly&carriefan

July 28th, 2010
2:08 pm

Rickster, you’re Mr. Haiku

Tiffany Montgomery (aka Ryan Starr)

[...] the original: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ coming to Gwinnett Sept. 27, no go from Elton John and Justin Timbe… [...]

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
2:31 pm

Thanks, K&CF….

Cougar on patrol
just how bad can one song be
Dude, no boundaries

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
2:32 pm

Could that possibly be the first recorded instance of “Dude” being used in a haiku? :-)

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
2:44 pm

Inflated ego
quite pointless commentary
For me, sorry dawg

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
2:46 pm

Can you imagine what Linny’s going to be thinking when she checks in later and finds herself in haiku he11?

idolblogwatcher

July 28th, 2010
3:19 pm

Hey Rodney, do you happen to know if the number of viewers is down for this season of SYTYCD? Just curious. My daughter who is a dancer and a lot of her friends are barely watching. They hate the format this year with pairing the new dancers with the All Stars, because that’s not what the show is suppose to be about. They feel like so many good dancers who auditioned were not given a chance because they had to make room for the All Stars. Most of her friends are getting updates from Facebook, not bothering to watch because their favorites are already out becaue of injury.

I asked her if she wanted to go to see the tour at Gwinnett Ctr and she said, only if I win tickets, because it’s not worth paying to see it.

Rosita

July 28th, 2010
3:34 pm

Rickster, you ARE the Master Hai-ku-ster! ‘Specially love the Paula one!

Mercedes S.

July 28th, 2010
3:52 pm

Just remember Rosita’s rule: 5-7-5

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
3:56 pm

Oh so complimentary
humorous and quite gracious
Thank you Rosita

:-)

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
4:00 pm

Dangit….screwed up the syllable count in the first line!

Dangit!!

Highlander

July 28th, 2010
4:12 pm

Justin says, hell no
Elton John says no fo’ sho’
Please, Shania, please!

Kellie Pickler

Highlander

July 28th, 2010
4:17 pm

What would be wrong with Jessica Simpson?

We could expect the same dittzieness (is that a word?) as Paula provided but with other larger attributes.

Not sure if Ryan could handle the “sexual napalm” though. :lol:

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
4:19 pm

Nice one Highlander!

Rosita

July 28th, 2010
4:28 pm

Ta, Rickster!

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
4:33 pm

‘night Rosita!

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
4:42 pm

This one’s for you K&CF

Long Golden tresses
smile that lights her face
Carrie Underwood

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
4:44 pm

DANGIT! (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7…. what’s so @#$%^ing hard about that?)

Dangit!!

kelly&carriefan

July 28th, 2010
4:48 pm

Ha! Haiku or not, loved it Rickster… :D

JTesla

July 28th, 2010
4:59 pm

Rickster counts to five
Doesn’t know it’s just haiku
This needs to end now

;)

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
4:59 pm

Last two of the night, folks…

Screaming fans pursue
Segway slow, hair in his eyes
It’s Justin Bieber

Rosita

July 28th, 2010
5:01 pm

ha ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha ha

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
5:01 pm

A late-night descent
into haiku hell torment
hi Lady Linny!

Rickster

July 28th, 2010
5:03 pm

Have a great night, everybody!

Deirdre

July 28th, 2010
5:17 pm

Little did we know,
When this haiku day began
Rickster’s mind would burst.

Horsetoothedjackass

July 28th, 2010
5:36 pm

After listening to the latest Mel Gibson tape, perhaps they could hire him as a judge, as he seemed to have his ex-girlfriend’s musical talent pegged fairly well……….

Rosita

July 28th, 2010
5:44 pm

Good one, Deirdre!!!

Waylon Jennin's

July 28th, 2010
5:59 pm

Christ almighty. Cain’t yall lay off the Idol judgin? Don’t noone care cept for yall ig-no-ram-usis!

Les Grossman

July 28th, 2010
6:07 pm

Someone is going to need a binding resolution from the UN to keep me from destroying this show.

Mercedes S.

July 28th, 2010
6:17 pm

Adam at Oprah
Sad to say was a rerun
I was fooled, badly

audi5000

July 28th, 2010
6:20 pm

Looks like I’ve stumbled upon the remedial blog…

Mercedes S.

July 28th, 2010
6:42 pm

audi5000, in haiku, please

bless u

July 28th, 2010
6:48 pm

haiku!

gesundheit!

Rosita

July 28th, 2010
7:11 pm

pop pop
salt please

Melinda Doolittle

Highlander

July 28th, 2010
7:55 pm

“Don’t noone care cept for yall ig-no-ram-usis!” – Waylon Jennin’s, 5:59pm

Gee, that would be so hurtful …if it wasn’t from someone with no capacity for spelling, punctuation or grammar!

Other than that, I’m down witcha, man! :wink:

Highlander

July 28th, 2010
8:04 pm

Seriously, someone needs to come up with a sarcasm emoticon!

Rosita

July 28th, 2010
8:13 pm

Naw, that would be too easy! You’re doing fine w/o one, ‘Lander

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

July 28th, 2010
8:38 pm

rosita is cool
highlander awfully smart
but deirdre is queen

what’s-his-name-who-won

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

July 28th, 2010
8:40 pm

and rickster, he rocks
jtesla baits with the best
where’s negativo?

cookie

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

July 28th, 2010
8:40 pm

by the way, you guys
the haiku thing, simply rocks
love the Idol link

Seacrest – out

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

July 28th, 2010
8:43 pm

i have to say, audi calls this the remedial blog, but i don’t see his/her swollen brain inventing silly little haikus, which, by the way, aren’t all THAT easy to do and get right.

pass the butter please, mercedes, i’m still thinking up another one for you and ‘pizza and K&Cfan…

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

July 28th, 2010
8:48 pm

‘cedes, like my car
smooth talking, movies she sees
tells all, no bias

Allison Iraheta

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

July 28th, 2010
8:50 pm

k-and-c-fan is
beyond shadow of a doubt
coolness in person

Kelly Clarkson (duh)

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

July 28th, 2010
8:53 pm

‘pizza, i am stuck
thinking on a way to say
love your stuff baby

Hudson

Rosita

July 28th, 2010
9:45 pm

You rock, Linny!!!

Harm

July 28th, 2010
10:37 pm

Making my brain hurt
Haiku is not for me,nope
I don’t want to count

George Huff

Harm

July 28th, 2010
10:43 pm

Oh where have you gone
Did you retire from the blog
Huh Nana huh

Ricky (Hercules) Smith

Heather MacDonald

July 29th, 2010
6:48 am

Okay, so will today be iambic pentameter day? Just asking! LOL

Deirdre

July 29th, 2010
7:17 am

Morning!

Heather, I hope not!

linny….wow!!!

Harm…where IS Nana?

Highlander

July 29th, 2010
7:18 am

Heather questions us,
Iambic pentameter?
Flaunts English B.S.

Please help me stop!!! …Just think, if we were celebrities, there would be a rehab center we could go to for Haiku addiction! :lol:

Diana DeGarmo. (You’re welcome, WP!)

Heather MacDonald

July 29th, 2010
7:32 am

Highlander, It’s a B.A., not B.S. LOL

Mercedes S.

July 29th, 2010
7:42 am

linny haiku star
perfect poems right away
more today? yes, please!

James Frain (my new non-Idol idol)

Rickster

July 29th, 2010
8:34 am

Slumber wiped from eyes
Computer on and on-line
Good morning to all!

Melinda Doolittle

;-)

Rickster

July 29th, 2010
8:58 am

Watched AGT last night.

Pleased with most of the results (especially that snotty-nosed punk “CJ Dippa” going home.) But surprised that the judges picked stunt bike dude over the belly dancers. (Where’s “The Hoff” when you need him?”)

Can you imagine those two ladies in a middle-eastern themed show at “The Sands” hotel? It’s a natural?

Chris Richardson

kelly&carriefan

July 29th, 2010
9:10 am

Hey y’all!

Linny! LOL, that was awesome. “Kelly Clarkson (duh)” Ha! I think I might make that my next “that’s what she said!” ;)

Caught SYTYCD last night. It was good, I’m ready to get to the end, tho. BTW, just as they were praising the lack of injuries, they ended the show saying that the last girl, Lauren, was with the medic. Oy.

And while she’s been “Haiku-ed,” she hasn’t been named dropped: Carrie Underwood! :)

Rickster

July 29th, 2010
9:16 am

She was name-dropped at the end of my screwed-up haiku earlier.

Rickster

July 29th, 2010
9:20 am

good teeth – for a Brit
Dick Tracy villain hair cut
Simon has man-boobs

Ayla Brown

Woodpappy

July 29th, 2010
9:27 am

woodpappy is here
thinking ya’ll are truely nuts
but I’ll hang around

4 Carrie Underwood…..)

kelly&carriefan

July 29th, 2010
9:36 am

Rickster, sorry, bud. One can never have too much Carrie, right?

Woodpappy, we dangle carrots hoping for bunnies to stay around.

Katelyn Epperly

Rickster

July 29th, 2010
9:42 am

Make me make me stop
Me not want haiku again
Hari Kari, knife?

Anoop Desai

Rosita

July 29th, 2010
9:50 am

I’ve created a
monster — stop already please please
kudos to you all

Ruben Studdard

Deirdre

July 29th, 2010
9:52 am

I don’t think I can deal with another haiku day.

Boredom is rampant
When haikus are our subject
Time to move on guys.

We need some news.

Woodpappy

July 29th, 2010
9:54 am

It sure is catchey
this Haiku word playin game
Hang in there Rickster

Rosita’s to Blame!

Deirdre

July 29th, 2010
9:55 am

How about this from mj:

While TMZ claims that an announcement about Simon Cowell’s replacement won’t happen until early September, EW reports it could happen as early as Monday, during FOX day at the TCA press tour in Los Angeles.

Says the EW source, “The network’s dream scenario would be to make a splashy announcement at TCA on Monday morning. They’d be the talk of TCA, and the message to other networks would essentially be, ‘Follow that”

The only thing that media outlets appear to agree on, is that Nigel Lythgoe will return to American Idol. Tonight on Nigel’s dance competition show, So You Think You Can Dance, he slipped and called it American Idol. He said, something to the effect, “You know what’s been on my mind lately.”

CC

July 29th, 2010
9:57 am

Did anyone else notice Nigel Lithgoe’s slip of the tongue on So You Think You Can Dance last night? He actually called the show American Idol. Wonder what he’s thinking about?

Rosita

July 29th, 2010
10:00 am

ha ha woodpap! :-)

Rosita

July 29th, 2010
10:06 am

This haikumania reminds me of an old Seven-Eleven commercial for Slurpees. Forget the first bit, but it’s about a guy who accidentally makes a rhyme after having a Slurpee, and he says “Now I rhyme/all the time; If I don’t stop/I think I’ll pop!

Kellie Pickler

Deirdre

July 29th, 2010
10:09 am

CC…great minds! ;-)

Rickster

July 29th, 2010
10:10 am

Rosita to blame
Wise for her 22 years
Incredulousness

Tamyra Gray (or was it “Grey”?)

Deirdre

July 29th, 2010
10:13 am

Go to:

http://projects.accessatlanta.com/gallery/view/entertainment/new-american-idol-judge/

and vote. Wait after you vote..a few seconds…and the results will come up.

JTesla

July 29th, 2010
10:14 am

No really… stop.

No haiku, no idol names. They’re so yesterday.

kelly&carriefan

July 29th, 2010
10:17 am

“So yesterday” That’s a Hilary Duff song.

JTesla

July 29th, 2010
10:25 am

K&Cfan the fact that you know that worries me a little bit.

Rickster

July 29th, 2010
10:35 am

Dang! Pac Man ate my post about Rodney’s great article about Idols Live ticket sales slumping.

From the main AJC.com page, click on the link to the right of Simon’s smiling face.

kelly&carriefan

July 29th, 2010
10:43 am

JT, lol. It was a single and got fairly decent airplay when it came out. I recall hearing it on the local Top 40 station…

Rickster

July 29th, 2010
11:22 am

I’m surprised I did as well as I did with the haikus. I’m more of a limerick guy myself.!

There once was a girl from… naw.. ain’t going there.

kelly&carriefan

July 29th, 2010
11:31 am

Lime-Rickster…?

Rickster

July 29th, 2010
11:38 am

Hmmmm… has an interesting sound to it! :-)