Glad to see “Modern Family” and “Homeland” win Emmys. And “The Amazing Race” won best reality competition series for the ninth time in 10 tries.
“American Idol”? What’s that. It wasn’t even nominated in the category “The Amazing Race” won for the first time. And Ryan Seacrest lost as usual for host, this time to Tom Bergeron, who thanks Jeff Probst for not being nominated. No sign of “The Voice” or ‘X Factor,” though all three shows were included in a “reality show” compilation. There was a jokey reference by presented Seth MacFarlane (who went to the wrong mic at first) to Brian Dunkleman at one point. I’m sure he appreciated that.
- The “Idols Live” tour ended with a sold-out show in the Phillipines. Now most will fade into obscurity. Let’s hope Phillip Phillips isn’t one of them.
- And in the “I really don’t care but Us Magazine does” category: Nicole Kidman will be hanging out backstage during “Idol” shows to support her husband Keith Urban.
- Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day, is in rehab after he went a bit nutso on stage during the I Heart Radio festival concert in Las Vegas for getting his time cut short. But his sessions as mentor to Christina Aguilera on “The Voice” were taped before hand and will air as scheduled.
- Season eight winner Kris Allen, who generated one hit out of his first album with RCA but nada with his second, has parted ways with the label. No surprise On the bright side, he did better than Taylor Hicks and Lee DeWyze, who lasted just one album. As this MTV article noted, only Ruben Studdard among the male winners has lasted more than two albums with the winning label and he lasted three.
I’m also kind of surprised Allen’s bud from season eight Adam Lambert’s latest “Trespassing” hasn’t really generated any radio hits at all.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk