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Kara DioGuardi to pen memoir

alg_american-idol_kara-dioguardiKara 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.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

26 comments Add your comment

JTesla

December 1st, 2010
1:21 pm

I’ll pass on all three. I like Idol and I like books, but I’m not interested in Idol books. I look forward to the cliff notes version (here) when Kara’s book is released.

JTesla

December 1st, 2010
1:22 pm

CliffsNotes even

Rodney Ho

December 1st, 2010
1:24 pm

I’ll read the books so you don’t have to! Then again, one is a picture book so that won’t be too difficult.

Mercedes S.

December 1st, 2010
2:09 pm

The “behind the scenes for sure” book, yes, Kara’s, no.

Rickster

December 1st, 2010
2:13 pm

No to either book.

Enough with the “Mama’s Song” watch. Please just tell us when she’s either hit # 1 or has peaked & started back down.

Rickster

December 1st, 2010
2:18 pm

Sorry… should have said “No to any book.

Rickster

December 1st, 2010
2:31 pm

But Kara still looks quite nice.

kelly&carriefan

December 1st, 2010
2:31 pm

Kara’s? Most likely, no. The “Behind The Scenes?” Possibly. The PICTURE book? Definitely.

What? I’m a visual person. :mrgreen:

Rickster

December 1st, 2010
2:40 pm

Now it was a picture book of the scene of Kara’s behind….. :-)

Rickster

December 1st, 2010
2:43 pm

please insert a “if” between “Now” and “it” in the above sentence. It should be a whole lot funnier. :-)

Deirdre

December 1st, 2010
3:01 pm

I’m beat. I’ve been shopping all day. I bought my future grandson an Atlanta Falcons outfit. His dad will be pleased. (I already got him a GA Tech t-shirt.)

Harriett

December 1st, 2010
3:35 pm

That is soooo much fun, Dierdre! I remember well.

I am about to hold my last class of this term. Yay!

Rickster

December 1st, 2010
3:36 pm

I can understand the Falcons outfit… but why would you want to subject your future grandson to that kind of ridicule? :-)

Deirdre

December 1st, 2010
3:41 pm

Rickster…the queen is not amused!

;-)

kelly&carriefan

December 1st, 2010
3:45 pm

Rickster, *high five* I found that hilarious!

Sorry, D.

:D

Harriett

December 1st, 2010
3:58 pm

Take care all. See you tomorrow.

Sam-A

December 1st, 2010
4:01 pm

Were those fleas the Dawgs swatted the other night?

Rickster

December 1st, 2010
4:34 pm

Her queeness may not be amused… but I got a good chuckle out of it! ;-)

Deirdre

December 1st, 2010
4:35 pm

Um…do the UGA fans remember the beginning of their season when they didn’t have Green? Show a little sympathy for a team who lost their quarterback at the end of the season. Dawgs can’t play for crap without Green and Tech can’t play for crap without Nesbitt. Both teams had awful seasons.

Sam-A

December 1st, 2010
4:49 pm

Certainly need better seasons! At least the Falcons haven’t screwed up (yet). What a difference a good coach makes. Guess Atl got lucky that creep before just up and left outta the blue! I don’t really follow the Falcons too much, but I know an unloyal, insipid oaf when I see one, and that dude (didn’t even stick around long enough to remember his name!) was a real ace.

kelly&carriefan

December 1st, 2010
4:58 pm

Aw. D, I remember it well. I still do. But I’m still rooting for my Dawgs even if we’re only going to the Toilet Bowl this year. Tech does have the edge that they lost the QB due to injuries, not stupidity. :roll:

Rickster

December 1st, 2010
5:06 pm

Well folks, I’m calling it a day. Hope Porter continues to improve. Good luck tomorrow at the vet, your queeness.

Hope everyone has a good evening. (And a good day to Sakura.)

Deirdre

December 1st, 2010
5:25 pm

I think the Tech fans and the Dawg fans ought to get together and have a beer in hopes of better seasons for both teams next year

As for the Falcons current coach….YAY!!!!! The other idiot needed to leave so the Falcons could meet their potential.

Mercedes S.

December 2nd, 2010
6:55 am

Early Good Morning -

Looked over the Grammy list…Carrie U.’s “Temporary Love” nominated for Best Female Country VocalPerformance.

Adam’s “Whataya Want from Me” nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Fantasia’s “Bittersweet” nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
“Bittersweet” also nominated for Best R&B Song (songwriter award)
“Back to Me” nominated for Best R&B Album

Rob Cavallo nominated for Producer of the Year,Non-Classical, for a bunch of tracks, among them
Adam’s “Music Again”, “Soaked”, “Sure Fire Winners” and “Time for Miracles”.

Nana

December 2nd, 2010
7:53 am

Good Morning.

No to either book. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to read and read 3-4 books a week, but I won’t waste my money on idol books.

Rodney Ho

December 2nd, 2010
8:55 am

new blog entry up with the Grammy noms