On yesterday’s second “The Talk” on CBS featuring the likes of Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne, Jennifer Lopez said she’s loving everybody and everything about being on “Idol.”
If she has any issues, the closest she came to a complaint was the standard difficulty of critiquing people who are neither great nor horrible. In other words, she said nothing remotely controversial or interesting. She is looking forward to doing a gig in which she gets to go home at night for five months (though she’s traveling now.)
“I love everybody,” she said. “It’s such a machine. It runs like clockwork. I love [executive producer] Nigel [Lythgoe]. I love Ryan [Seacrest]. I love Steven [Tyler]. I love Randy [Jackson]. Everything’s great!”
- On last night’s “Joy Behar Show,” Clay Aiken, now openly gay, talks about the anti-gay incident in Raleigh, where he lives. “This area is relatively progressive, relative to other places in the south,” he said. “It was a little bit surprising given the area it happened.”
He’s not sure if there is a rise in anti-gay incidents or simply more awareness of it.
“There’s definitely an air of ignorance and I think probably fear that comes from people. And as these things get into the news more often, as we, unfortunately, talk about these teens committing suicide, or we talk about gay rights becoming more common in the public arena, I think it probably scares people who are ignorant and are not aware of homosexuality and the fact that we all are equal folks and deserve the same rights as each other.”
- Carrie Underwood’s daily “Mama’s Song” radio airplay update:
Wow. In the week since I noted how the song seemed stalled at No. 19, it’s now up to No. 15 on the rolling Mediabase country charts. At the time I wrote the item, the song had increased only 115 spins week over week. Now it’s up a whopping 543 spins since I wrote that story. Did writing that item have anything to do with it? I doubt it but heck, if someone wants to give me and Fact Check some credit, we’ll take it!
The song was spun 4,768 times from October 13-19 vs. 4,225 from Oct. 6-12. It is still 500 spins behind Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” at No. 14 so it may be at No. 15 for awhile. Interestingly, some songs that were showing more momentum a week ago just behind “Mama’s Song” have slowed a bit, including singles by Trace Adkins, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban. Only singles by Tim McGraw and Toby Keith are gaining more spins behind her.