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What should I say to Randy Jackson?

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Randy Jackson comes to Atlanta Monday to talk diabetes awareness. CREDIT: AP

I am planning to talk to Randy Jackson face to face in Atlanta Monday to talk about “Idol” and his Type II diabetes.

Jackson has an innate ability to avoid saying anything controversial in press interviews and getting around questions he doesn’t want to answer with jokes. (Ryan Seacrest is the same way.) But I’m sure there are questions I could ask him that might reveal something about the man. Any ideas? By the time this blog entry posts, he may very well no longer be on “Idol.” We shall see.

And “The Voice” must be thrilled that it received Emmy nom while “Idol” was snubbed for the first time for best competitive reality show. (”Idol” has never won” and probably never will.)

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

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G

July 20th, 2012
9:11 am

Questions for Randy:

How does he view the trend of WGWG winners of the past 5-6 seasons? What does he attribute that to?

What was one of the most memorable seasons for him?

Life after Idol? Does he see himself judging again after Idol?

I’m a fan of ABDC. Great show! Would he consider creating another “singing” completion show after he leaves Idol?

Would he like to see Idol incorporate some of the ABDC show format (i.e. voting)?

What’s next for ABDC now that Mario Lopez is moving on?

First?

G

July 20th, 2012
9:12 am

Oh yeah…..Congrats to The Voice on the nomination. They deserve it. It was the WGWG trend that caused the Idol snub. LOL!!!

Sam-A

July 20th, 2012
9:45 am

Please get over it! It’s been beaten, drug thru the dirt, and really needs to be incinerated. Many of us here are tired of that stupid little idiom. Time to move on!

Pitchy

July 20th, 2012
9:49 am

Good morning.

Here’s some info that was on my weekly Entertaiment Buzz.

“Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are out. Will J-Lo and Steve be replaced by The Queen Of Soul? Tyler and Lopez separately announced they’re leaving Idol, but there are whispers that they beat producers to the punch. Sources say Lopez wanted a hefty raise to return, and Steven Tyler didn’t live up to expectations. Idol ratings took a hit and producers had no intention of relinquishing their title as the top singing reality show. Remember I said there are just too many singing reality shows. That’s what’s hurting, and now there’s talk Randy Jackson could go next. Meanwhile, Aretha Franklin has stated she would make an excellent judge for the show. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talked about it on the fourth hour of The Today Show. Kathie Lee thought not enough of the young Idol audience would know Aretha. The Queen Of Soul promptly checked Kathie Lee sending out a statement that her fans range from eight to eighty. Franklin also said she wished Kathie Lee would have done her homework. Kathie Lee later apologized but stood by her point that young audiences don’t know enough about legendary performers. At this point, other names being bandied about include Mariah Carey, Adam Lambert and Charlie Sheen even called Ryan Seacreast and threw his name into consideration. All this publicity won’t hurt American Idol. They’ll be back next spring, and it will be interesting to see who’s on board.”

Pitchy

July 20th, 2012
10:20 am

Where is everybody???

G

July 20th, 2012
10:30 am

@Sam A, whether you like it or not (apparently you don’t), WGWG term isn’t going anywhere…………until it’s no longer true. I guess that makes us even………..You’re tired of the term, and I’m tired of the trend.

Mercedes S.

July 20th, 2012
10:39 am

Here, Pitchy, here!

Obviously Randy ha to be asked abot the flogged horse, WGWG, AND the infected voting system.

Pitchy

July 20th, 2012
10:42 am

Hey there, Mercedes S, G!

G

July 20th, 2012
10:54 am

Hey guys. Slow day, I suppose………..

Deirdre

July 20th, 2012
11:04 am

Morning!

Got in from the red-eye this morning. I’m running on fumes.

I think the current crop of winners on Idol is exactly what the Idol voters want.

I think Idol’s Emmy snub has absolutely nothing to do with the winner and everything to do with crappy judges. After all, the other talent competition show with crappy judges(X-Factor) didn’t get nominated either.

I think The Voice got a nomination because the show is all about the judges’ interaction and the singers are just cannon fodder to amuse the judges. Who was The Voice winner again? What is he/she doing now?

Mercedes S.

July 20th, 2012
11:10 am

Risking the wrath of Batman fanboys all over this land, I must speak my peace: I was bored, bored, bored by “The Dark Knight Rises”. The movie is loud, overly long, almost 3 hours, poorly written, choppily edited, lazily cast, and leaves too many question marks to make for a satisfing movie experience. It has three (almost) saving graces – Anne Hathaway as a Catwoman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Heath Ledger lookalike) as Gotham’s one believer in Batman, AND the fact the the movie is NOT in 3-D.

Deirdre

July 20th, 2012
11:20 am

In odd news: Jessica Sanchez and Deandre Brackensick report that they are dating…each other.

Huh?

Bucky

July 20th, 2012
11:20 am

Say to Randy Jackson: “What’s Up, Dog?”

Then, once he starts speaking, be just as inarticulate and rambling as he is in return.

Also, ask him why he never be as interesting or as entertaining as Howard Stern on America’s Got (Some) Talent.

Mercedes S.

July 20th, 2012
11:23 am

In “TDKR”, The Bat shows up a good half hour into the movie, a shadow of his former self. Hobbling, carrying a stick (bad knees, busted back), Bruce Wayne is holed up in his faux Elizabethan manor, feeling sorry for himself, badgering butler/father confessor Alfred (Michael Caine), refusing to attend charity balls.

He gets beat up, again, and again, by mystery anarchist Bane (Tom Hardy in loopy facemask) whose goal is… what…?

Mystery socialite do-gooder (Marion Cotillard) is interested in Bruce Wayne because… why?

Liam Neeson shows up… I’m not sure why. Maybe being Liam Neeson is enough.

Yes, it is a movie for twelve-year olds of all ages, who love explosions, fisticuffs, guns, tanks, snapped necks. And LOUD music!

Bucky

July 20th, 2012
11:23 am

RE” “ask him why he never be”

I now sit in shame.

(Try saying THAT quickly five times.)

Mercedes S.

July 20th, 2012
11:32 am

This weeks “Good for you movie”: “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” I saw it at a film festival last February, just as the controversy started about where all the money goes that the Komen foundation collects. (Answer: nobody outside the foundation knows). “Pink Ribbons, Inc” reveals the many scams created by the Komenites in order to pretend that breast cancer is a cute disease. Deeply moving in places like where stage 4 sufferers (they never get to call themselves survivors) tal about their situation. Movie will also make you angry and feel taken, if you’ve ever given money to Komen.

Pitchy

July 20th, 2012
11:40 am

In odd news: Jessica Sanchez and Deandre Brackensick report that they are dating…each other.

Huh?

HUH??? That deserved a second HUH, followed by :shock: :shock: :shock:

Pitchy

July 20th, 2012
11:40 am

Dang Bucky, you want RHo to be without a job…HUH?

Pitchy

July 20th, 2012
11:43 am

Merceds S ~ interesting you mention Pink Ribbons. I worked for The American Cancer Society for 4 years, and I’ve never seen more of a wasteful money pit as that organization. No offense to anyone who works there, but I saw A LOT of waste!!!!

JTesla

July 20th, 2012
11:52 am

“Jessica Sanchez and Deandre Brackensick… they are dating”

How does that work? My opinion of Jessica just sank a little bit.

HASANYONESEENMAYORKASIMREED?

July 20th, 2012
12:12 pm

ASK HIM DOES HE REGRET HAVING WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY AND ARE THEIR ANY COMPLICATIONS INVOLVED.

WHERE IS KASIMREED

July 20th, 2012
12:13 pm

I NEVER SEEN A MAYOR OF A HUGE CITY WITH HUGE CRIME JUST DISAPPEAR. OR IS HE STILL IN CHINA????

Deirdre

July 20th, 2012
12:14 pm

According to a source, Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Clay Aiken and a few other former Idol folks have received calls from FOX.

“Idol is reaching out to try and gauge the interest of former contestants coming back on the show to participate in some way,” the insider revealed.

“They wouldn’t necessarily be in judging positions, but the show wants them involved.”

missnadine

July 20th, 2012
12:52 pm

What the heck is an Emmy NOM? I guess you meant nod?

As for AI, I think they need to remove the instruments from the show, or it will not recover. I don’t see the WMWG ever going away. It is a singing competition.

Deirdre

July 20th, 2012
12:59 pm

“nom” nomination

MyPatootie

July 20th, 2012
1:09 pm

Surprised at the comments about the Batman movie on here already this AM, after all the killings at the theater in CO, and the fact it’s late enough all should know about it. Some comments from posters who are usually overly-sensitive about other matters, makes one wonder.

JTesla

July 20th, 2012
1:17 pm

Why wouldn’t there be comments regarding the Batman movie? Should it be pulled from all theaters because of one idiot in Colorado, is that what you are advocating? NO ONE go see the movie! EVAAAR!

That doesn’t make any sense.

Deirdre

July 20th, 2012
1:28 pm

Why is the Batman movie at fault? A crazy guy killed people. He could have chosen a restaurant or a theme park Would those places be to blame? Is the theater to blame?

bknsty14

July 20th, 2012
1:32 pm

Dennis Miller said on O’Reilly last night that he would be a judge on Idol. I think he may have been kidding, but they should look into it.

Pitchy

July 20th, 2012
1:42 pm

So, who do you think would make a better judge. A layman not even associated with the music industry, or someone that’s a recording artist. I don’t recall any albums by Dennis Miller. Not that I would know if had any anyway.

Pitchy

July 20th, 2012
1:55 pm

It has been brought to my attention that the shooter resembles Phil2x. I agree.

bknsty14

July 20th, 2012
1:55 pm

Jennifer Lopez was in the music industry. She not only knows nothing about music, but she can’t sing and couldn’t be impartial with her judging. I’m not saying I would want Dennis Miller an the panel, but he is in the entertainment industry, and would have no problem being honest. Something that was severely lacking last year.

Pitchy

July 20th, 2012
2:12 pm

I agree with your post, bknsty14, just not completely. No doubt honest judges are needed. I feel only those in the music industry should be judges, not those simply in the entertainment field. Never understood why Ellen DeGeneress was a guest judge and I love that woman!!

bknsty14

July 20th, 2012
2:22 pm

I prefer the music industry too. Although I do have to say that Howard Stern, as a radio show host, is proving to be one of the best judges out there right now. Though that show does have a different, more broad variety of talent, he is still an outsider doing a great job of judging. Maybe that is what idol needs. Someone outside the business who doesn’t think they know everything about the music industry and acting, at times, holier than thou or like know it alls. Just people who appreciate good talent. But who knows? Whoever they pick, we will all argue and they will eventually disappoint us.

Sam-A

July 20th, 2012
2:25 pm

Pitchy: I didn’t see any resemblence to Px2 in the pic that CNN was showing. I also love Ellem, and I think, and seems I remember her saying, that she was to represent the “plain old Idol superfan”, who loves the show but has no musical connections, like you and me.

Dennis Miller is hitting in the Sheen ballpark, real foul balls both.

JTesla

July 20th, 2012
2:30 pm

Miller > Sheen. However, at least Stern showed some interest in being a judge years before he became one. Also, he has the benefit of being on a show that judges goofy and/or diverse acts. Idol is a popularity contest, but it likes to pretend that it’s about singing, so keep with some judges that are in the music business.

MyPatootie

July 20th, 2012
2:33 pm

In reference to the Batman movie posts, I have just seen it on CNN and FOXs that there are several correlations between this movie and the shooter. One psychology expert said he was even acting out the part of “the joker”. One person pointed out about 5-6 not-so-coincidental similarities. This movie was obviously targeted, so that is why I said it is inappropriate, at least today, to be talking about this movie, in any way. Maybe drop it for a few days. Show some sensitivities like so many did on the LGBT issue a few days ago. Even a Paris theater has cancelled its premier of the movie today. At least they get it.

Deirdre

July 20th, 2012
2:39 pm

The guy is crazy…whether what he did was based on the movie or not. The movie is not to blame because some lunatic took it too seriously. Personal responsibility. He killed those people. The movie is not responsible for a crazy guy’s actions.

MyPatootie

July 20th, 2012
2:45 pm

You are jumping to conclusions and assumptions, as usual. I did not say the movie was to “blame” for him doing it. I only said, if you read carefully and comprehend it, that today is maybe not the day to be making such casual and flippant remarks about the movie that is so closely-related to this catastrophe.
Who knows, and I predict it will be revealed in the end, that this movie was his inspiration. Too many similarities already brought out. WATCH THE NEWS PEOPLE, and show some sensitivity.

MyPatootie

July 20th, 2012
2:49 pm

Oh, and by the way, it has already been proven many times that some hard-rock songs have been responsible for young people committing suicide. So, it would be easy to see where this movie could have caused this guy to do what he did. Another BTW, just found out the shooter’s hair was painted ‘RED’ like the joker’s. HE WAS, apparently inspired(?) to do this from the movie. Sorry, facts is facts!

JTesla

July 20th, 2012
2:51 pm

MyPatoootie, I understand you have an ax to grind with the fact that some people disagree with you on one topic. I get that, but this topic is not related to that in any way shape or form. They are completely different, people have different opinions, everyone on the other side seems to be ok with that, are you?

People are still going to go see the movie, or not depending on their impression of the review above. Reviewing and talking about a movie is not disrespectful of the people who died. If I’m going car shopping I don’t hold off for a few days if I hear about an accident involving an automobile. I don’t avoid hiking in a forest because a body was found in a different forest, and I’m not going to avoid a movie because something horrible happened at one of the showings of that movie.

As far as correlations, don’t believe anything you hear from the news networks until they have more to back it up. They are now reaching the point where they want to keep the viewer but have already discussed every angle multiple times. Come back in a day or two when those “correlations” are confirmed.

JTesla

July 20th, 2012
2:54 pm

“it has already been proven many times that some hard-rock songs have been responsible for young people committing suicide”

Wrong

“BTW, just found out the shooter’s hair was painted ‘RED’ like the joker’s. HE WAS, apparently inspired(?) to do this from the movie. Sorry, facts is facts!”

WRONG. The Joker’s hair was green in the last movie (Heath Ledger’s) and also in the comic books. Facts aren’t always fact, especially when they are false. In a quick search I find no red haired Jokers.

MyPatootie

July 20th, 2012
2:56 pm

*J Tesla* I’m not even going to read your last post as your credibility is down to zero with me after that obscene, practically vulgar, statement you made yesterday at 5:06PM. I’m actually surprised Deirdre let it stay up. I don’t think RoHo would have. In case you forgot, and I’m sure you did, here it is, just so you, and others don’t have to look back. J Tesla@5:06PM “there is nothing wrong with tugging one off in an adult theater”. I was really shocked, but I guess when you’re in the circle you can get away with that stuff.

JTesla

July 20th, 2012
3:00 pm

Of course you “decide” not to read my last post when my last post is the one that points out without a doubt that you are making stuff up.

The Joker does NOT have red hair… facts are facts and feigning shock over a non-shocking post doesn’t change that.

Masturbation is neither obscene nor vulgar and is a topic that has been openly discussed since Pee-Wee Herman’s day in the theater.

Joker is still not read haired. Not even in the TV show was he red haired.

JTesla

July 20th, 2012
3:06 pm

What is funny is that MyPatootie must be in the “circle” too since they can get “away” with re-typing it. If it is obscene the first time, it is obscene the second.

Also, more proof that MyPatootie is in the “circle” is the obscene handle that includes a vulgar word.

Yeah, it’s too bad that I missed the last go-around.

JTesla

July 20th, 2012
3:07 pm

So, who is going to see the new Batman movie this weekend?

Sam-A

July 20th, 2012
3:07 pm

OMG – MyP talking about “being sensitive” – gotta laff over that one. Maybe he/she should practice what h/s preaches, remembering back a week or so! This is a tragic and horrible event, but it would be pretty stupid to demand people not talk about the movie itself, and whether it ’s worth seeing, etc. because of it!

Sam-A

July 20th, 2012
3:12 pm

JT: PLEASE don’t include MyP in OUR nice, open “circle of friends”. We agree, disagree, strongly disagree, but in the end always end up friendly – I don’t think MyP would ever fit into that mode!

Sam-A

July 20th, 2012
3:14 pm

Speaking of our ‘circle’, has anyone seen Heather M around (Highlander’s wife, if I’m not mistaken) lately? Seems like forever, but maybe I’ve just overlooked her somehow.

Sam-A

July 20th, 2012
3:21 pm

Quote from AJC article:

“There is no evidence so far that the motives of the assailant in the Aurora, Colo., killings on Friday had any specific link to “The Dark Knight Rises.” It’s not clear why he chose to enter the movie theater at 12:30 a.m., not far into the midnight screening that marked the film’s opening day”