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Nigel Lythgoe confirms Randy Jackson’s return, ‘Idol’ snubbed again in the Emmys

- “American Idol” lost to “Top Chef” for an Emmy and deservedly so. Glad to see “Top Chef” get the crown. I love that show as much if not more than “The Amazing Race,” which had won the prize every year since the Emmys introduced the reality show competition category.

images- Nigel Lythgoe told KTLA before the Emmys that he expects Randy Jackson will be back for sure. Let’s hope they announce the judges’ panel soon, like this week. I’m beyond tired of it all.

And he gets kind of bee-yotchy when he blamed Simon  Cowell for the lack of chemistry between the other judges and Ellen DeGeneres. Really? Shouldn’t Ellen have equal blame? Or is the burden on the existing judges?

The fact is the Paula-Randy-Simon combo somehow worked chemistry wise. We won’t know about chemistry with the new crew until we have a new crew.

- And the Chicago Sun Times reamed the ‘hometown” visit of the “Idols Live” tour, especially Lee DeWyze. (Sadly, I would tend to agree):

A dime-a-dozen coffeehouse player, Mount Prospect’s DeWyze opened his set — his golden moment before a cheerful hometown crowd — by draining every ounce of passion out of U2’s “Beautiful Day,” knee-capping its bounding rhythms and simply strumming it like a Hootie & the Blowfish ballad. His utter emasculation of the song was kind of impressive. He repeated that feat with Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and the way he took the soulful swing of “Treat Her Like a Lady” and turned it into three minutes of plodding, personality-free hollering — well, it’s a dreadful talent to possess, but he owns it. He makes Kris Allen sound like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

And Crystal Bowersox enjoyed her homecoming appearance in Toledo for the “Idols Live” spot there. She is such a sweet gal. Here’s what she told the Sandusky paper:

“I’ve lived so long without, there’s not much that I need,” she said. “Insulin, obviously, and my guitar and my son. That’s been the hardest thing in the whole tour is going without him … I don’t need much in life — just love, family and friends, and that’s it.”

She’s destined for 1,000-seat venues like the Variety Playhouse but she’ll do well in that environment

-I just noticed Randy Jackson sang a bit with Jimmy Fallon durins his “Glee”-inspired “Born to Run” on the Emmys last night:

84 comments Add your comment

Deirdre

August 30th, 2010
10:43 am

At last, a critic who sees Lee DeWyze for what he really is. Small talent, small town venues at best.

Deirdre

August 30th, 2010
10:48 am

Every word out of Nigel’s mouth is like gold right now. Everyone is waiting……….

Re the F-woman. If the pregnancy rumors are true, Rodney will have no choice but to report it. Those of you who have no tolerance for the lunacy that will prevail during that particular thread should join Rickster in his well-appointed bunker. The rest of us will make as much fun out of it as we can.

As we used to be reminded on a daily basis, this is not a private blog and anyone who wants to post can and should…..whether we like it or not! ;-)

Rickster

August 30th, 2010
10:48 am

Thank heavens it’s not another Fantsleasia-related blog.

And welcome back Nana & JT!

JTesla

August 30th, 2010
11:27 am

Bring on the F-woman goodness! Wait, what are we talking about?

Randy… BOOO BOOO BOOO.

Chief Wiggum

August 30th, 2010
11:31 am

Sorry…headed down to Taco Bell for the Fantasia Burrito. Heard it’s on sale for 89 cents, as they can’t seem to sell the thing.

Sorry, but Idol has created a sea of no-talents who all have great “stage presence”, but can’t sing or perform worth a crap. Strong comment to those who apparently worship the show, but it is my opinion.

I-Ninjakicksbacklee

August 30th, 2010
11:44 am

Funny how so many females stop crushing on their cub once the tour and cd drop.

Rickster

August 30th, 2010
11:47 am

Man! Pac Man ate one of my posts… and I could swear another one was removed!

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Deirdre

August 30th, 2010
12:09 pm

Chief…we may worship the show but we sure didn’t worship the talent this past season. disappointing to say the least.

Mercedes S.

August 30th, 2010
12:37 pm

Glee Jimmy Fallom = black screen here

Nana

August 30th, 2010
1:02 pm

In my opinion, the last few years AI hasn’t the talent it did earlier on. Oh, there have been some good talents but not what the viewers are used to seeing. I think Ai started the downhill spiral when Nigel left.

This is not AI related, but thought this was news worthy. Remember the lady, Lynn Turner, who killed her husband and her boyfriend with antifreeze? She died during the night in prison. At this time, the cause is unknown and an autopsy is being scheduled to determine the cause. All I can say is, she got what she deserved.

Mercedes S.

August 30th, 2010
1:11 pm

Nana, just read it. Interesting. And yes, she had it coming. Those men dies nasty deaths. And let’s not call her a lady…I think she qualifies for something on B-.

Also not Idol related – saw a George Clooney movie today, and noticed, thanks to Rosita, that the man has sanpaku eyes.

Idol related: the F pregnancy. Ick.

kelly&carriefan

August 30th, 2010
1:22 pm

Well, we can’t outrun the Karma train….just sayin’.

Rosita

August 30th, 2010
1:34 pm

Yin or Yang, Mercedes?

Loved your review of Mesrine, can’t wait to see it.

Deke

August 30th, 2010
1:53 pm

She couldn’t fill Variety Playhouse on her best day. I doubt she could pack Smith’s Olde Bar.

RK

August 30th, 2010
1:59 pm

If Top Chef were ever going to win, it would have been for last season — certainly not this year.

blkshepherd

August 30th, 2010
2:11 pm

A-hem, let me read this right.”american idol snubbed again..” What in the world make the producers of AI Fathom that the show should even be Nomminated for an Emmy knowing all the drama that has surrounded AI the past 4yrs and the very bad quailty of final talent?..Jordan Sparks boring..the last two I dont even remember..Cook and Chris? NO WAY should AI even been considered for an Emmy. Even so you think you can dance was Much more entertaining and I only would watch 5mins of that show.. NO. absolutely NOT! All those guest judges and the new ones Kara, Ellen contributed to the shows damn near demise. and the talent(or lack of). This time the emmys got it right(Although I have Yet to watch the Emmys. I have NEVER watched the Emmys not even once. Its very bias and always have been.But it got it right AGAIN. AI is not Emmy material by no means.

Randy staying..oh well..there goes next years chance of winning an emmy as well! He has got to be one of the MOST annoying judges on TV of ANy show. I still like his old band mate much better than him..Steve Perry(The Voice)..but I will give Steve Lips I mean Steve Tyler a chance(tongue in cheek)I suppose. Should be interesting to see Steve when Halloween rolls around..wonder what Steve will come dress up as, or what. that face..can I say Rocky Horror or Creature Features?

Hank Williams Jr.

August 30th, 2010
2:20 pm

I’m available as a judge………….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Rickster

August 30th, 2010
2:41 pm

I’d like to say I’m on the short list of judge candidates… but I’m too tall to be on any short list. :-)

wreckedpizza

August 30th, 2010
3:01 pm

“At last, a critic who sees Lee DeWyze for what he really is. Small talent, small town venues at best.” – Queen D.

Deirdre – not arguing the point but in the interest of fairness I must point out that Rodney wrote essentially the same thing pertaining to Crystal Bowersox. As in:

“She’s destined for 1,000-seat venues like the Variety Playhouse but she’ll do well in that environment” – Rodney Ho.

So, winner or runner-up, same thing. Not a prolific future for Lee or Crystal.

Rosita

August 30th, 2010
3:08 pm

Or, wp, maybe a prolific future for both. . .

“There’s always room at the top!”

Neg This

August 30th, 2010
3:24 pm

A dime-a-dozen coffeehouse player, Mount Prospect’s DeWyze opened his set…

OUCH!

Mercedes S.

August 30th, 2010
3:47 pm

Shepherd, you said it.

Meanwhile, got letter (yes, real life snail mail letter!) today from US friend who moved to Sweden as a translator. We lost touch for a few years. Her news: “Lots of things have changed, I’m a screen actress. This summer I filmed with Lars von Trier in ‘Melancholia’. I play Michael’s mother and Michael is played by Alexander Skarsgård..” I had to read that last line three times. Sander Skarsgård!! Erik Northman to you and me…

Mercedes S.

August 30th, 2010
3:49 pm

Rosita, thats yin for Mr. Clooney. The good sclera. But he plays a bad guy in “The American”.

Vada

August 30th, 2010
4:35 pm

Thankfully a critic that doesn’t say that Lee is another Cook or Allen. No…he is not. Cook and Allen both sing on key. Cook rocks harder and Kris adds soul to his pop/rock. That was a very harsh review for Lee, but I can’t say that I disagree with it at all. I just wish that Allison Iraheta and Matt Giraud had waited one more season to audition. They could have owned season 9.

Rickster

August 30th, 2010
4:39 pm

I hate to pick nits… but..

“Nigel Lythgoe told KTLA before the Emmys that he expects Randy Jackson will be back for sure”

to me doesn’t quite justify the headline “Nigel Lythgoe confirms Randy Jackson’s return”

But what do I know? I’m just a bitter old guy about to join the 50-year-old club!”

Rickster

August 30th, 2010
4:43 pm

Maybe “Nigel Lythgoe all but confrms Randy Jackson’s return” would have been more appropriate/accurate.

Deirdre

August 30th, 2010
4:45 pm

‘pizza…I don’t think either Crystal or Lee have a future in large venues but at least Crystal can sing. ;-)

Deirdre

August 30th, 2010
5:04 pm

Here’s a picture of Christina Hendricks in the dress on critic said looked like a very large azz emerging from the front of her dress.

http://projects.accessatlanta.com/gallery/view/entertainment/tv/emmy-2010-after-parties/#thbz_hm

So true! ;-)

Deirdre

August 30th, 2010
5:05 pm

“one critic” not on “critic”.

JTesla

August 30th, 2010
5:15 pm

I can work with that.

Mercedes S.

August 30th, 2010
5:17 pm

Must be difficult for that woman in feathery purple to find clothes that fit. Or does she get Dolly’s hand-me-downs?

light

August 30th, 2010
6:03 pm

Let God will be done thru this blog http://lightoftheearth.blogspot.com/

Highlander

August 30th, 2010
6:29 pm

I was under the impression that Randy was in the middle of a 3 or 4 year contract. So unless there’s some kind of early release or buy-out clause, he’s going to be back. (As much as 19 looks after the bottom line, i just don’t see them buying him out!)

Highlander

August 30th, 2010
6:30 pm

light (6:03pm), pray for better grammar! :wink:

Pink Panther

August 30th, 2010
11:10 pm

duh duh, duh duh, duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duhhhhhhh…duh duh!
wah! welcome to the world of pitifuls. American Idol. at least it gives persons job all over the US blogging in newspapers about loosers who would never otherwise pop a blip on the richter scale!

Chicken

August 30th, 2010
11:23 pm

Does it make all of you haters feel better about yourself to put these kids down? At least they had the guts to try out and eventually succeed in their quest for a successful musical career. The funny thing is that all of them are already more successful in only one year than most of you will EVER be in your sad, pathetic lives. Suck on that LOSERS!!!!!!!

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

August 31st, 2010
1:36 am

wow. talk about chicken little! this is a blog about american idol. american idol is made up of contestants who offer themselves up to the public to be judged. so when we express our reasons for our personal judgments, we become haters. folks….the whole freaking POINT of american idol and other “vote in” shows IS to JUDGE the contestants. Do we think they can sing? dance? do magic act? break? i don’t watch a lot of the other shows, are there more that utilize the “voting public” to find the vote-getting-est (not all are really winners, imho)… oh, yeah, they win the votes, but frequently are NOT the best talent — just more popular, more sympathetic, more interesting in OTHER ways… but nonetheless, the whole POINT is that we JUDGE them and express our judgments by voting. I don’t think it’s fair to ask us to vote withOUT expressing ourselves as to why we vote/feel the way we do about various individuals, both on the positive and on the negative side.

so…call me judgmental all you want. I’m being asked to be judgmental.

yeah.

soapbox. under platform. needs painting again.

niteynite!!!

Highlander

August 31st, 2010
7:24 am

“at least it gives persons job all over the US blogging in newspapers about loosers…” – Pink Panther, 11:10pm, 8-30

PP, the written word isn’t your strong suit!

Deirdre

August 31st, 2010
7:26 am

Morning!

Well said linny! Pink and chicken are the same person. We may be “loosers” but we’re not stupy!

Watched a rerun of Oprah’s interview with Simon yesterday. The guy really is a decent sort of human being.

Highlander

August 31st, 2010
7:27 am

“Does it make all of you haters feel better about yourself to put these kids down?” – Chicken, 11:23pm, 8/30.

Yes, it does! Just as it makes you feel better to assume we’ve never accomplished anything and then (ironically) label us as losers.

Hello, pot, meet kettle! :lol:

Highlander

August 31st, 2010
7:38 am

Ditto, D. Saw some of that while on the treadmill at the gym yesterday. (Although Simon really should lose the much over-used “if I’m being totally honest” remark.)

As for Pinky and the Brainless (sorry, couldn’t resist), I guess we should refrain from having a battle of wits with unarmed opponents! :wink:

Always good to hear from Linny. Especially when she’s on a tear!

Rosita

August 31st, 2010
8:28 am

Morning, all. Semi-controlled craziness studded with awesome insights — this blog is my cuppa tea!

Deirdre

August 31st, 2010
8:33 am

I have to admit that I’m almost as enamored of the semi-controlled craziness as I am the awesome insights. I think they balance each other nicely and keep us from getting too full of ourselves.

Mercedes S.

August 31st, 2010
8:42 am

Morning!

Got up early, started reading the AJC online, came to “Georgia Man Killed by Goat”… terribly sad for family, of course, but… in other news, how about that congresswoman in Texas who handed out scholarship money to her own kin and didn’t see anything wrong with it. Dallas columnist wrote a funny piece about the ABC defence:
A) I didn’t do it
B) If I did it, it wasn’t wrong
C) If it was wrong. I didn’t know it was wrong

Strategy used by many politicians.

wreckedpizza

August 31st, 2010
8:53 am

Morning, folks. My early comments for the day:

1) Point taken about Crystal, Deirdre. Although she wasn’t my cup of tea at all she had more hits than misses. Cannot say the same about Lee.

2) I hate AT&T internet service. Went down right after my comment yesterday and just now is back up; for how long we don’t know.

3) Gotta love linny! Wish she was able to be here more.

4) Christina Hendricks- too much. Really, too much!

5) Happy 50th to Rickster! Hope it’s a great one. I’ll join that 5-0 Club in about 2.5 years. Save me a seat.

Rosita

August 31st, 2010
8:58 am

Is today the day, Rick O’Shea?

Nana

August 31st, 2010
9:12 am

Good Morning Everybody.

Today’s Quote: “One has to be grateful for what they have for as long as you have it. Fate is unpredictable and sometimes you don’t know how blessed you are until things change.”

Deirdre

August 31st, 2010
9:13 am

To all reaching or approaching the big 5-0. Congrats on a half-century of progress! ;-)

Nana

August 31st, 2010
9:16 am

Last night while watching the Batchelor Pad, the 12 stars were announced for DWTS. Not an impressive list at all, imo. When did Bristol Palin become a star?

Deirdre

August 31st, 2010
9:19 am

LOL! Nana! Bristol is as much a “star” as any of the others.

Deirdre

August 31st, 2010
9:20 am

Here’s the DWTS list, for those who might be interested(thanks to mj):

* Brandy – Singer and actress
* Jennifer Grey – Actress – starred in Dirty Dancing
* Margaret Cho – Comedienne
* Adrina Patridge – from MTV’s The Hills
* Florence Henderson – Mom on The Brady Bunch
* Bristol Palin – Daughter of Sarah Palin
* Michael Bolton – Singer
* The Situation – from MTV’s Jersey Shore
* David Hasselhoff – The Hoff!
* Kurt Warner – Retired NFL player
* Kyle Massey – Actor, Disney’s That’s So Raven
* Rick Fox – Retired NBA player

Rickster

August 31st, 2010
9:23 am

Yup! I’m officially an ‘old fart’ now.

Deirdre

August 31st, 2010
9:24 am

They should have asked Levi Johnston, too. That would have been an interesting “battle”.

wreckedpizza

August 31st, 2010
9:32 am

What a “scraping-the-bottom-of-the-barrel” list for DWTS. Only “stars” I see are the two athletes, especially Kurt Warner who won a Super Bowl and some MVP awards. As for B. Palin, she is reaping the benefits of her mama’s “star” power which I don’t understand either. Sarah Palin, a novelty choice for vice-presidential candidate who then quits as Alaska governor before her term is up. What’s to be excited about there?

Rosita

August 31st, 2010
9:46 am

Well, happy birthday, old fart!
I guess that makes some of us dinosaur poo. . .

Rickster

August 31st, 2010
9:47 am

If they ever get Kathy “My Life on The ‘D’ List” Griffith on there… that will officially signal the death knell of DWTS.

Looking forward to AGT. Should be a GREAT show. Too many good acts competing against each other compared to last week.

Rickster

August 31st, 2010
9:54 am

Geez…. I just realized… unless I live to be 100 (highly unlikely) – I’m already over the hill! 8-O

Rickster

August 31st, 2010
9:57 am

Well THAT just stinks!

Rosita

August 31st, 2010
9:57 am

I saw the obit of a dear friend of mine in the AJC today — Sam Linden. He and I were envoys in the ‘96 Olympics, him for his native Sweden and me for Iceland. Only 72, and so handsome, smart and nice!!!
Live every day to the fullest, friends . . .

Harriett

August 31st, 2010
10:07 am

Good morning all. Missed you yesterday. Was not at work much of the day, then had my class at the end of the day. Anyway, I did not miss too much it seems.

DWTS list? Rick Fox–nice to look at, and probably will be well-coordinated; Kurt Warner–see Rick Fox. Briston Palin–famous for being a pregnant teenager whose mother ran unsuccessfully for vice-president. Levi Johnston–well, D, I loved the thought. LOL!

Rickster

August 31st, 2010
10:08 am

Sorry to hear that, Rosita.

Harriett

August 31st, 2010
10:09 am

kelly&carriefan

August 31st, 2010
10:26 am

Hi y’all,

Rickster, Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fun day planned in your lovely “old fart” outfit. :D

DWTS cast: LAME. I’m sorry, but it’s a big pile o’ meh, for me. Wish they’d gotten Rick Fox’s GF instead…. ;)

Mercedes S.

August 31st, 2010
10:27 am

Rosita, again you bring me importangt information. Sam Linden, oh no. A wonderful man beset by many sorrows. Do you know if his wife, Barbro, is still alive?

And Rickster, life is still great. Happy Birthday.

Mercedes S.

August 31st, 2010
10:28 am

And Rosita, please prod Rodney again about exchanging emails.

JTesla

August 31st, 2010
10:43 am

I don’t watch DWTS, at least not since the best person to ever be on it got the boot, but it is good to know that the guys get some eye candy too. Brandy and Jennifer Grey, I could see myself watching for them, but then you throw in Margaret Cho and The Situation… I’ll pass.

Happy Birthday Rickster.

Rosita

August 31st, 2010
10:54 am

Mercedes, Barbro is listed as surviving. I didn’t know her well but have met her and visited their amazing home in Smokerise. What a loss! If you have contact info I would like to send my condolences to her. I looked for a link at the obit but there wasn’t one.

Will email Rodney again right now.

Mercedes S.

August 31st, 2010
11:13 am

Rosita, I may have the Linden’s SMt address in old phone books. Have also sent copies of obit to friends who knew them, incl. Swedish Consul. Will see her later today.

Harriett

August 31st, 2010
11:18 am

Happy Birthday, Rickster! Halfway to 100, and that ain’t bad!

Harriett

August 31st, 2010
11:19 am

And, my condolences on the loss of your friend, Mercedes.

Rosita

August 31st, 2010
11:21 am

Mercedes, please offer my condolences, from the woman who was the envoy to Iceland . . . such nice people!!!

Mercedes S.

August 31st, 2010
11:25 am

Rosita, found the address – and sent RoHo a reminder.

Thank you, Harriett.

Rosita

August 31st, 2010
11:36 am

So did I, Mercedes.
You can give me the address when we email each other, thanks.

Carson

August 31st, 2010
12:07 pm

yap yap yap yap. worse than one of those little midget dawgs!

JTesla

August 31st, 2010
12:11 pm

Rodney Ho: journalist, blogger, messenger service.

Deirdre

August 31st, 2010
12:16 pm

There are such nice, patient, kind people in the world that it just makes people like Carson look really bad! That’s a shame! Must be awful to live with so much venom in your soul that you’re compelled to be rude to people you don’t know.

Ah, but such is life!

Rickster

August 31st, 2010
12:34 pm

All but five of the CMA award nominations are out (the rest will be tomorrow morning on GMA) and Carrie Underwood did not receive a single nomination.

http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1646844/miranda-lambert-lady-antebellum-lead-initial-nominations-for-cma-awards.jhtml

Miranda Lambert, however, long with Lady Antebellum are currently leading.

Rickster

August 31st, 2010
12:35 pm

or… ‘along’ even!

Rosita

August 31st, 2010
12:44 pm

Deirdre, so true about venom. A study in contrasts: Carson’s post v. JTesla’s. ‘Nuf said.

MIssed ya, Tes.

Nana

August 31st, 2010
12:51 pm

Happy Birthday Rickster and may you have many many more!

I was so glad to hear on the news last night that the board of the Fox Theater is allowing the 83 year old former caretaker to continue to live in the apartment that he has maintained for over 30 years.

As for DWTS, I will agree that the list is very weak. I think Brandy and Jennifer will do well and maybe Kurt Warner. The others will be anyone’s guess as to how they will do.

Rodney Ho

August 31st, 2010
12:58 pm

New blog entry. Not much going on today!

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

August 31st, 2010
6:39 pm

hmph dwts list IS lame. oh well.

JT who was it that was voted off that spoiled dwts for you? inquiring mind (mine) wants to know!