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Jennifer Lopez is loving her gig on ‘Idol,’ she tells ‘The Talk’

jennifer_lopez_210x280On 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.

She is about 1,300 spins from making the top 10.

44 comments Add your comment

Deirdre

October 20th, 2010
11:50 am

Re JLo and all the “love”. Ok……..

Re Clay on(I hesitate to even say her name) Joy Behar’s Show. Thank you for pointing out that once the media focuses on something, it becomes huge. For example: shark attacks.

Please don’t think that I believe the media shouldn’t focus on hate(or fear) induced crimes. It’s time we all learned to be more tolerant. However, to pretend that it is a new phenomenon rather than one that has existed for a very long time, is foolhardy.

JTesla

October 20th, 2010
12:02 pm

I saw some pictures last night of JLo that were not all that flattering. That’s all I got regarding that matter.

Clay, first who watches the Joy Behar show? Second, “relative to other places in the south” like, say for instance Atlanta? Which according to at least one study has a higher percentage of gay couples than San Francisco? Not being from the South I’m not offended by his slam, but anti gay attitudes and crimes happen even in the very progressive Portland Oregon area. So, it’s not a Southern thing, it’s not a Northern thing, it’s not a new thing. We can agree that it’s a bad thing.

Mama’s song, still haven’t listened to the whole thing.

wreckedpizza

October 20th, 2010
12:09 pm

I’m beginning to think Rodney IS fact check…or at least related to fact check. Otherwise, why would he do a daily update to placate this particular poster? Inquiring bloggers want to know; or maybe they don’t! ;-)

That’s all for me.

Rickster

October 20th, 2010
12:16 pm

Maybe Mrs. Rodney is fact check? If there’s anyone he’d want to keep placated… I think it’d be the missus.

Re: JLo loving her Idol gig. Who wouldn’t? Getting to jet around the country, hanging out in Hollywood for a while, all the while pulling down millions?

Who WOULDN’T love that?

Mo Schreibman

October 20th, 2010
12:43 pm

So why is it surprising that this Lopez girl is excited because she has a paying television job where the audience has to watch her if they want to watch the program when before that they did not want to pay to watch her act in movies or hear her sing on records otherwise she would not have taken the television job in the first place? Work like this we should be getting.

fact check

October 20th, 2010
1:10 pm

Hey ya’ll! Genealogical research is above my paygrade so I don’t know about being related to Rodney. I give the man credit for having a sense of humor with this daily update stuff.

Like I was saying in another comment we can expect next week’s spincreases to decline because this week’s spincrease is slightly inflated thanks to Mama’s Song gaining back a little bit of syndicated airplay that it had lost last week.

The current spincrease no more means that Mama’s Song is going to become a smashing success than last week’s small spincreases meant it was going to be a failure. In fact I expect the next few weeks to be slow for Mama’s Song because it’s unlikely to pass a bunch of lead singles getting promo pushes to get into the top-10 before they do.

JTesla

October 20th, 2010
1:22 pm

Spincrease n. wrinkles caused in clothing by frequently turning in circular motions.

Thanks for checking back fact check.

Nana

October 20th, 2010
1:33 pm

I have only thing to say on the anti-gay issue:

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, we may become friends.”

Not everyone has the same life style, but it doesn’t mean we can’t understand a life style that is different from yours.

kelly&carriefan

October 20th, 2010
1:53 pm

My first thought when I saw the pic posted: “Huh? Why’s J Lo on the Idol blog? Oh, right…”

I, too, get a kick out of the Mama’s Song Watch. I think it goes to show that Rodney can take a joke. And seriously, I’m gonna give him the credit for the song moving up. He ruffled the feathers of the Care Bears, who are, apparently, not to be messed with.

Nana, you covered it all. Perhaps, the only small detail I’ll add is that sometimes we blog together. :)

JT, your comment: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

;)

Anna

October 20th, 2010
3:08 pm

Who watches the Joy Behar show?Apparently a lot of people watch it. I do. It’s a good show. She has some terrific guests.

I saw no anti-Southern slam at all in Clay’s comments. He was defending the South. I live in an area in the South where there is quite a bit of homophobia, so, yes, it does exist. He pointed out that it was not a Southern thing. It exists everywhere. A lot of people who don’t know much about the South think we’re all barefoot and don’t have indoor plumbing. Clay was pointing out that we are quite progressive. Why on earth would anyone take offense with his comments? I thought he did an excellent job. He is very intelligent.

JTesla

October 20th, 2010
3:18 pm

Anna, I think you’ve been watching Joy a bit too long: jumping to unfounded conclusions and going all nutty because you didn’t understand something. Isn’t that the Joy Behar motto?

What Clay said:

“This area is relatively progressive, relative to other places in the south”

He’s saying that the area, Raleigh, is relatively progressive… RELATIVE to other places in the South. Meaning that other areas of the South are less progressive than Raleigh and even that statement does not mean that Raleigh is progressive. Why? Because he qualifies progressive with the word “relatively”. So, it’s more progressive than other places in the south, but not necessarily, in Clay’s opinion all that progressive.

He certainly wasn’t defending the South, and perhaps he would have been better off just saying that this garbage goes on everywhere. That would have been a more truthful statement.

Nana

October 20th, 2010
3:59 pm

There are gays in every American town, community and city. And yes, there are always going to be people who will lash out and say that it’s not right just because it’s not their lifestyle. But, as I’ve stated here before, as long as their lifestyle doesn’t interfer with mine, it’s none of my business what goes on in their private life. When they become an exhibitionism to try and push their lifestyle on me, then I will take offense.

Sam-A

October 20th, 2010
4:14 pm

I’d say watching Joy B is much preferable to, oh say, Bill O’Reilly! Haven’t seen her show, but she can be quite funny at times on other shows. I disagree with her and Whoopee on the mosque thing (it doesn’t belong there!), but that doesn’t make me hate her. However, I’d have left the stage the minute the big B O stepped on it.

JTesla

October 20th, 2010
4:32 pm

I don’t mind Bill even though I disagree with him on the whateveritis, yet I detest Joy even though I agree with on her regarding thewhatchamacallit. Joy reminds me of Bette Midler, and yes that is a good reason to dislike someone. In fact it is the best reason to dislike someone.

Sam-A

October 20th, 2010
4:35 pm

Bette M is fabulous (ergo the title “The Fabulous Miss M”). Good woman – working all over NYC to get gardens and green spaces, and involving people from all walks of life. Done a tremendous job getting NYC streets cleaned up. People are growing their own veggies and passing the extras on to feed the hungry thanks to her.

JTesla

October 20th, 2010
4:44 pm

“Oh brother” – Charlie Brown. ;)

Deirdre

October 20th, 2010
4:50 pm

Re Joy…the call for tolerance from the intolerant gives me a headache.

Re Bill….I don’t watch him either.

Mercedes S.

October 20th, 2010
4:52 pm

JT, in all fairness, Bette Midler is a terrific lady. I have been lucky enough to interview her many times over the years and she has always been gracious, professional, smart and FUNNY. Plus she does good public works, in person. Most celebs just donate money or give speeches for a cause; Miss M is out there in her grubby (yet chic!) clothes, working those parks on her hands and knees.

Harriett

October 20th, 2010
4:58 pm

Have a good evening. Work! :(

JTesla

October 20th, 2010
4:59 pm

ok, ok, I’ll temper my disgust at Bette… a little. I’ll replace her as my “Most detested celebrity” with Glenn Beck. There, everyone should be happy.

Rickster

October 20th, 2010
5:05 pm

I wish people would quit placing pejorative labels on people on people who do not agree with their particular cause.

Don’t agree with the gay lifestyle? You’re labeled “homophobic.”

Don’t want the mosque built near Ground Zero? You’re labeled “Islamophobic”

Try to defend your point of view with well-reasoned and logical statements? You’re labeled a “right-wing extremist” spewing “hate speech”

It seems the ones that that demand tolerance are the ones who offer it the least.

Can’t reasonable people disagree in a respectful manner without name calling?

Good night all (and good day, Sakura.)

Deirdre

October 20th, 2010
5:15 pm

Can’t reasonable people disagree in a respectful manner without name calling?

Apparently not. Except for us, of course! ;-)

JTesla

October 20th, 2010
5:24 pm

Not trying to “fight” you Rickster, I AGREE: these labels shut down conversation, but sometimes I just like to type everything out.

The only time I’ve heard anyone being called “Islamophobic” was when Deirdre referred to herself that way (and my subsequent agreeing with the assessment – I was not condemning her for that, I feel that it is part of human nature). Of course, again, I think the correct term would be Muslimphobic since the distrust she expressed was against the people who practice Islam aka Muslims. It might be even more correct to state Arabphobic, as the “phobia” might not extend to Indian, or Indonesian Muslims (the nations with the highest population of Muslims.)

If you go to a less explosive topic – American Idol contestants, and look at the argument that the fans come here and use, you see the same intolerance. The fans place labels and spend most of their argument trying to make those labels stick. You’re jealous, dumb, don’t understand music, etc. All labels used to dumb down the argument in an attempt to “win.” They can’t argue that their Idol is the greatest, so they argue that you are dumb for not agreeing with them. Rickster, you have been a big target in that regard. Instead of fans using numbers and sales to support the greatness of Adam, they instead lash out at you with labels, and I find it funny because if Adam were really that great, one voice on one blog wouldn’t matter.

It’s no different than the garbage you hear spewed on talk radio (both left and right), and perhaps that, along with political correctness has worked to exasperate the problem. Just look at the labels attached to Obama: socialist, foreign born, Muslim, all wrong yet the talking heads do not want accuracy, they want listeners, and they want followers. Political correctness follows the same path don’t use that term it is bad – ignore the argument but focus on a very minor phrase or word.

It’s all silly

Deirdre

October 20th, 2010
5:43 pm

Agree JT, although I wish you had also mentioned the labels that have been put on those who disagree with the President’s policies. Racist…extremist. Just for fairness’ sake ;-)

It is in our nature to divide into groups but it seems like the divisions are getting much wider and have a definitely ugly slant.

Tolerance is demanded from people who are completely intolerant of any opinion differing from their own.

Name-calling rather than an adherence to respectfully explaining one’s point of view is becoming an art form.

Civility has almost completely been lost on many blogs.

We must be an amazingly exceptional group of people here on American Idol Buzz!

Deirdre

October 20th, 2010
5:52 pm

And please allow me to explain my Muslimphobia a little more coherently. My husband is a captain on a major airline. Every time he flies I am reminded of 9/11, I am reminded of the shoe bomber, I am reminded of the man who tried to blow up his underwear on a Delta flight last Christmas. All of it at the hands of Muslim extremists. I have to trust that the TSA, Homeland Security, gate agents, flight attendants, air marshals, pilots and passengers will set aside their political correctness long enough to recognize a danger when they see it.

At the moment, I am incapable of distinguishing a Muslim from a Muslim extremist. So sue me!

JTesla

October 20th, 2010
5:57 pm

“although I wish you had also mentioned…” Agreed, I tried to get that side with the ‘political correctness’ umbrella, but failed. It is disturbing that people think you are disagreeing with the President (which I do on many topics) just because he is… well I don’t believe in race and the President is another example as to why I have taken the right stand regarding that issue. You can disagree with him and Pelosi without being racist or sexist.

As an aside, I saw that a recent poll has Pelosi trailing in her race, and I am shocked. I’m not a fan, but I can’t believe that the people of San Francisco (her district) would be so stupid as to not re-elect her.

Mo Schreibman

October 20th, 2010
6:48 pm

So when those Flintstones program singers where singing – We will have a gay old time – what did that really mean? For that matter what did – Have a yabbadabba doo time a dabba doo time – really mean to anyone? For my money give me Jackie Gleason instead of this Fred cartoon person. And those June Taylor dancing girls for a dabba doo time if you got to have it.

Mercedes S.

October 20th, 2010
7:39 pm

Deirdre, Muslim extremists who are about to blow something up have generally just had a bath and shaved…

…seriously, best to you and your husband; we have an airline pilot (nephew) in the family living in Hong Kong, and his wife puts on a bave face every day for their young kids.

Harm

October 20th, 2010
9:48 pm

I have too many phobias to list! I would probably do better listing what I’m not scared of!

SK

October 20th, 2010
10:01 pm

I wish that all online articles eliminated a place for comments (many don’t see the need to allow comments),

IMO, it only promotes hatred and bigotry as it encourages individuals who need to vent their own opinions – and like a–holes, we all have them. People do not need to espouse their negative comments – something that the Internet has propagated for no good reason.

JTesla

October 20th, 2010
10:23 pm

Oh the irony.

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

October 20th, 2010
10:53 pm

on behalf of JT, to k&cfan

a wood chuck would chuck as much wood as a wood chuck could chuck, if a wood chuck would chuck wood

*****big smile*****

am i avoiding the remaining topics, well, yes, because others have said what needs to be said :-)

JTesla

October 21st, 2010
1:40 am

Speaking of no good reason for propagating the internet or nothing good that is propagated, or propagated for no reason: forget that former AI contestant ordering food at a drive through, this is how it’s done:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uwY3sjqYX0&feature=player_embedded

Lily

October 21st, 2010
1:48 am

JTesla:
“Anna, I think you’ve been watching Joy a bit too long: jumping to unfounded conclusions and going all nutty because you didn’t understand something. Isn’t that the Joy Behar motto?”

“He certainly wasn’t defending the South, and perhaps he would have been better off just saying that this garbage goes on everywhere. That would have been a more truthful statement.”

JTesla, I don’t know Anna, nor do I have a dog in this fight, but Anna was correct in relation to the entire interview. What you quoted was only a part of what Rodney selectively quoted. I watched the entire interview, and Clay did indeed make the point that these incidents go on everywhere. He pointed out that places like TX, NC, and SC and the south in general are unfairly spotlighted due to their traditional conservative views. He talked about the recent crimes in NY against gay men, and said that there are places all over the country that have their own problems they need to focus on.

My suggestion would be to find the interview and watch it all before drawing conclusions based on a snippet.

JTesla

October 21st, 2010
2:01 am

Thanks Lily, so he basically agrees with what I’ve been saying. Great. Oh and thanks for watching the whole interview so that I don’t have to. Joy reminds me of Glenn Beck and I won’t go there (notice the substitution I did there? I’m growing as a person)

Darryl

October 21st, 2010
2:06 am

Thank you, Lily. You are correct.

smurfet

October 21st, 2010
2:10 am

I have enjoyed your articles. They are full of supercalifrostidosis or whatever it is. I like your movies and even to the way you express your show

puteri

October 21st, 2010
6:42 am

@ Deirdre

….At the moment, I am incapable of distinguishing a Muslim from a Muslim extremist. So sue me!……

Hi :) greetings from Indonesia, the biggest moslem country in the world :)
With a humble feeling, I would like to invite you to come to indonesia, so you will be able to understand how moslem live & think. You will meet ordinary people who works, shop, smiling …(& not carrying gun…as gun is a big big big no no no in our country).
Yes there are terorists everywhere all over the world (as I think, now is becoming trend to ride on terorist thingy…) … not all of them are moslem, one for sure usually they are fanatics to what their believes (religious, group, political, etc).
So Deirdre… if you have time & a bit of intention to understand moslem…please..please..please do come to Indonesia, I will wellcome you with all my heart. The difference between us people is just to make everything more beautiful, I think that’s what God wants ….
*** Puteri, moslem from Indonesia who really-really hate people who kills innocent people on behalf of Islam

Deirdre

October 21st, 2010
7:27 am

@puteri….thank you for being patient with me and offering to help. I am fully aware that my fear of muslims is not completely rational and is based on the actions of a few. Yes there are terrorists everywhere unfortunately. And until we all find a way to live with each other, Christians and Muslims, blacks and whites, gays and straights and anyone else in the world who thinks their way is the ONLY way…terrorism will continue.

I said before my post(and you may have missed it) that I know my feelings are wrong and that I work very hard to eliminate them.

Again, thank you for your kind words….and I have always wanted to visit Indonesia. Perhaps we will meet one day. I would like that.

Nana

October 21st, 2010
7:57 am

Good Morning.

That’s all I have to say for now.

Mercedes S.

October 21st, 2010
8:11 am

Good Morning!
Barely forty posts on a J-Lo thread – and very few comments on J-Lo/Idol. Really, what is there to discuss about this woman, at this point? Her hair extensions?

Harriett

October 21st, 2010
9:08 am

There is a new thread. Perhaps better luck there? Well, maybe not…it is about Anoop Dog.

ReginaJ

October 21st, 2010
10:58 am

I may watch one or two episodes of AI when it comes back on to see how it’s going, but I tuned out a few seasons back. I thought for sure they were going to quit while ahead after 9 or 10 seasons. I mean, how many singers can they put out there that were manufactured from AI and other show like it? Is this how people are going to be discovered from now on? Oh yes, I forgot all about the Justin Bieber youtube stardom and how famous (or infamous for his haircut) he is now…

http://www.paragonfinancial.net/

puteri

October 22nd, 2010
8:56 am

@all friends in this thread, you are always wellcome to visit Indonesia, you can watch Indonesia through Bali in “Eat, Pray & Love” movie :) . Specially @deirdre, would love to meet you here, no I have not missed your comment that you’re may be wrong :) . Let’s continue with other thread…let’s continue enjoy American Idol…thanks to Rodney :)
***Puteri from Indonesia