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Lauren Alaina debuts at No. 5 on the album charts

Scotty and Lauren are No. 1 and 2 on the country album charts this week. CREDIT: AP

Scotty and Lauren are No. 1 and 2 on the country album charts this week. CREDIT: AP

Georgia’s own Lauren Alaina debuted last week at No. 5 with a respectable 69,000 in sales for “Wildflower.’ That is about a third of what Scott McCreery opened with the week before, no surprise there.

Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox (who is showing up on an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Body of “Proof”) sold about 58,000 her first week out.

Scotty’s second week sales dropped a typical 55 percent to 88,000, where he’s No. 4.  His two-week total: 285,000. In this environment, that’s pretty good.

Scotty, who sang the National Anthem last night for the World Series’ first game, is touring with Brad Paisley and the Band Perry next year. No Atlanta date in the first round of dates but I’m sure we’ll be included at some point.

In other Idol/X Factor news:

L.A. Reid is holding a press conference at 2:30 p.m. EST. I’ll be listening in. I’m curious to hear what he’s like in these types of calls.

- Kelly Clarkson’s single “Mr. Know It All” has sold 328,000 copies to date. The single is struggling up the top 40 charts, stuck at No. 18, where it is gaining airplay but not very quickly. She did look great on “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday:

- Check out former Snellvillian Diana DeGarmo on “The Young & the Restless,” where she plays a Jersey daughter of a mobster who wants to be a singer but can’t do it very well. So Diana is going to have to pretend to sing badly? That will be amusing! Her stint begins October 31. I’ll definitely DVR that! The EW has the first photos.

- In an Advocate cover story, Adam Lambert says his next album will be Nine Inch Nails meets George Michael. I’m intrigued!

- The Wall Street Journal reported that Fox guaranteed advertisers a 6 share for “X Factor” among 18-49 year olds. It’s getting only around a 4 share so the network is having to give advertisers free airtime to compensate. The show is averaging around 12 million viewers per episode, half of what “Idol” normally gets. While respectable, 12 million is not a huge hit even in this current environment.

- Simon Cowell defends host Steve Jones.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

65 comments Add your comment

Deirdre

October 20th, 2011
2:08 pm

Thanks Rodney.

RE Scotty and Lauren, they are not the worst voices that have won Idol but not the best either.

And speaking of the best, thanks for the Kelly video!

Woodpappy

October 20th, 2011
2:21 pm

Hey Mercedes, from the last thread you mentioned about “trigger-happy cops” shooting the animals like some sort of fun wild game free for all. In my career I worked with literally hundreds of cops, and I never saw or knew of a single “trigger-happy cop”. Just wanted to put that in for what it was worth. I am not a hunter and I had to put down several injured animals in my career and I hated it, but unfortunately I was the one who had to do it. I am saddened by the loss of the animals lives, but put the blame where it belongs. On the dumbazz who opened all the gates and then killed himself.

Deirdre

October 20th, 2011
2:23 pm

Couldn’t agree more, Wp!

JTesla

October 20th, 2011
2:35 pm

Thanks Rodney, great for Lauren.

“Nine Inch Nails meets George Michael” I’ll believe it when I hear it.

“half of what “Idol” normally gets” LOL. A copy will not be as good as the original.

Sam-A

October 20th, 2011
2:44 pm

Saw a preview of the “Body of Evidence” show with Crystal – seems she’s playing a murder suspect. Who knew she could act. Good for her – shoulda won that season – it was hiway robbery.

In defense of Mercedes, I still believe they acted perhaps too quickly in at least some of the killings. Had they gotten the zoo experts out there immediately, possibly some of these innocent and precious animals may have been saved. Anyone, incl police, can act too quickly in times when scared and nervous.

Branch Loveless

October 20th, 2011
3:34 pm

So, this Kelly Clarkson is pretty damn good, don’tcha think?

Hate the slaughter of the animals in my native Ohio; wish the authorities would have saved more than six. Hope the Buckeye state passes tougher legislation soon about folks owning exotic animals. Saw pics of a lot of the dead animals and it is just tough.

On the upside—- Diana DeGarmo! Not a soap fan but going to check this out for sure. Of course, you knew that already. ;-)

Branch Loveless

October 20th, 2011
3:42 pm

Mmmmk, I got the opening of the bold, but not the closing. Let’s try again.

Diana DeGarmo on The Young and the Restless? I’ll be watching.

And, yay for Lauren Alaina!

Branch Loveless

October 20th, 2011
3:46 pm

Sweet!

Thanks, Deirdre! I guess you can teach an old dog a new trick (or two).

Deirdre

October 20th, 2011
4:08 pm

Hey…if I can learn this stuff ANYONE can!

Rickster

October 20th, 2011
4:35 pm

Why would they ruin a GREAT appearance by Kelly with stupy dancing?!?

Keep the camera on the STAR!!

Rickster

October 20th, 2011
4:40 pm

Hey Rodney Tom B mentions that Kelly will be back later in the show. No video of that appearance?

Harriett

October 20th, 2011
4:43 pm

Ok, folks. Too busy to chat today Just checking to see if I can still do this! Bye!

Sam-A

October 20th, 2011
4:54 pm

Rickster: there you go again. Finally actually have a STAR on the show, and mess it up with dancing, like there’s not enough of that on the show already!

Rodney Ho

October 20th, 2011
5:17 pm

Daughtry is headlining Star 94’s Jingle Jam at Gwinnett Arena Dec. 13. Pre-sale tix go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. (Ticketmaster code: SANTA).

http://blogs.ajc.com/radio-tv-talk/2011/10/20/star-94s-jingle-jam-returns-to-gwinnett-arena-daughtry-big-time-rush-matt-nathanson/

Boogie

October 20th, 2011
5:39 pm

“Lauren Alaina debuted last week at No. 5 with a respectable 69,000 in sales for ‘Wildflower’. ”

“His (Scotty’s) two-week total: 285,000. In this environment, that’s pretty good.”

“The show (X Factor) is averaging around 12 million viewers per episode, half of what “Idol” normally g

ets. While respectable, 12 million is not a huge hit even in this current environment.”

- Why I love ur blog, RH – no illusion, delusion, confusion.

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Mercedes S.

October 20th, 2011
7:44 pm

Knew I’d ruffle some feathers with my trigger happy comment…

Highlander

October 21st, 2011
8:21 am

Deirdre

October 21st, 2011
8:29 am

her capacity for exuberant chatter is remarkable.

That’s our Kelly! Morning everyone!

Deirdre

October 21st, 2011
8:35 am

The article was great! Thanks Highlander!

Sam-A

October 21st, 2011
9:01 am

Lauren A is on Ellen today. My sister saw her on one of the morning shows last week and said she’s lost a lot of weight and looked really pretty.

Deirdre

October 21st, 2011
9:55 am

Rodney, great article in the print edition about Bill Cosby. Makes me want to go out and buy his book when its released.

Deirdre

October 21st, 2011
10:59 am

It’s like Friday died.

JTesla

October 21st, 2011
11:04 am

Kickin’ in the front seat
Sittin’ in the back seat
Gotta make my mind up
Which seat can I take?

It’s Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend
Friday, Friday
Gettin’ down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend

Lar

October 21st, 2011
12:36 pm

cricket, cricket

JTesla

October 21st, 2011
2:34 pm

Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Fun, fun, fun, fun
Lookin’ forward to the weekend

Harriett

October 21st, 2011
2:37 pm

Hey, everyone. I have been very busy. It is that time of year where I work, and I have had little time to check in. Deirdre, remember when we used to do “old school Fridays?” That would generate conversation and fun. I remember how Nana used to enjoy it, too.

Speaking of Nana, she has had two very recent deaths in her family, the latest being her sister-in-law a couple of days ago. It was her husband’s brother’s wife this time. Poor Nana, she’s reallyhad it

Harriett

October 21st, 2011
2:39 pm

There is a DJ on one of our radio stations here that screams “IT’S THE WEEKEND, BABY!” He does this periodically on his Friday morning show. That’s about how I feel right now!

Branch Loveless

October 21st, 2011
2:44 pm

Thanks, D, for the Kelly link. Enjoyed the article and the video. Ms. Clarkson is looking so good these days (not that I ever thought she looked bad!).

Strange that kelly&carriefan hasn’t responded about the link. She must still be sickly…

Branch Loveless

October 21st, 2011
2:47 pm

Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend
Everybody wants a new romance, hey yeah
Everybody’s goin’ off the deep end
Everybody needs a second chance, Oh

You want a piece of my heart
you better start from the start
you wanna be in the show
c’mon baby let’s go

Deirdre

October 21st, 2011
2:50 pm

We’re dealing with a clogged pipe here and waiting for the plumber…fun stuff! Usually hubby isn’t home for the disasters but I got lucky today.

Deirdre

October 21st, 2011
2:53 pm

Take a look at a 30 sec. version of Idol Season 11’s new promo. Looks like a happier, friendlier, soda pop kind of Idol.

http://ryanseacrest.com/2011/10/21/first-look-at-the-new-american-idol-season-11-promo-video/

Rickster

October 21st, 2011
3:01 pm

Or caught up in a rhaspodic state having seen this video. :-)

Deirdre

October 21st, 2011
3:02 pm

For some reason the phrase “Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper, too” keeps running through my head.

Mo Schreibman

October 21st, 2011
3:05 pm

The old woman chasing the kids out of her garage reminds me of my grandmother if she were not dead already.

Deirdre

October 21st, 2011
3:12 pm

For the benefit of those who cannot see the video yet, that old woman’s name is Steven Tyler. LOL! Mo!

Branch Loveless

October 21st, 2011
3:48 pm

If they are only going to give us 30 seconds, 28 need to be spent on J.Lo IMO.

Yeah.

JTesla

October 21st, 2011
4:33 pm

That leaves 2 seconds for a “Yo dawg!”, sounds about right.

Branch Loveless

October 21st, 2011
4:38 pm

And no time for a “beautiful” from Mr. Tyler!

Sam-A

October 21st, 2011
4:51 pm

TGIF. Everyone have a great weekend.

Rickster

October 21st, 2011
5:08 pm

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Enjoy the cool, Fall weather!

Rickster

October 21st, 2011
5:11 pm

And I’m glad that her queeness “got lucky” today. I’m just sorry it took a plumbing disaster for it to happen.

;-)

Rickster

October 21st, 2011
5:13 pm

(Not sure I woulda shared that I “got lucky.” A bit too much personal info.)

Branch Loveless

October 21st, 2011
5:27 pm

Rickster! Hey man, you got to take it whenever (and however) it happens. Queen D knows this. ;-)

Deirdre

October 21st, 2011
5:50 pm

Mercedes S.

October 21st, 2011
6:10 pm

hello, hello from the big city…no, not big… just D.C.

Mo Schreibman

October 22nd, 2011
9:11 am

When traveling always take one of those converters for the wall socket in case they have different types of current there then you will have no problems using your hair dryer or curling iron.

Mercedes S.

October 22nd, 2011
4:46 pm

Thanks, Mo. Fortunately, our electronics work here at the hotel in our Capital.

Deirdre

October 23rd, 2011
6:45 pm

Harriett, I finally caught up with Terra Nova. I think we have a lot to learn about Taylor AND Mira. Not sure we have a bad guy/good guy scenario. Interesting.

And I just watched The Walking Dead. Aside from the gross out, it was really tense.

Deirdre

October 24th, 2011
7:29 am

Morning!

I watched Once Upon a Time last night. There’s potential although it didn’t grab me the way Lost did(I think the same guys created it). I admit to being curious.

I’ll see last night’s Walking Dead sometime today I hope.