Kara DioGuardi is writing a memoir, set to come out in April, called “A Helluva High Note.”
Is she someone you’d buy a book from? And how forthcoming will she be about her two years on “Idol” as well as the artists she has worked with over the years?
And there are two other “Idol”-related books coming out early next year.
Richard Rushfield of the Los Angeles Times is doing a “behind the scenes”-type book called “American Idol: The Untold Story,” (Hyperion Books, $24.99) set to come out January 18, timed for the week of the “Idol” season 10 debut. I can’t wait to get a copy of that and see how much has yet to be told. (Yah, yah, I know, I could have written that book, too, right? He has the advantage of being in Los Angeles to do the interviews with the major players.)
The book jacket says he will reveal “the rivalries, the meltdowns, and the departures,” “the battle of the Simons” and “the truth behind the voting.”
On the lighter side, Shirley Halperin has a photo retrospective book coming out called “American Idol: Celebrating 10 Years” (Abrams Books, $22.95)
- “Mama’s Song” update. The Carrie Underwood song is at No. 8 on the daily airplay list on Mediabase 24/7 and No. 7 when weighted for airplay. It was up 262 spins week over wek, with 6,327 spins from Nov. 24-30. She’s 1,600 spins behind the No. 5 song by Reba McEntire and 2,100 spins behind No. 2 song by Rascal Flatts.
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog