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‘Idol,’ Seacrest snubbed by Emmys as usual, Kris Allen parts ways with RCA

Kris Allen is seeking a new label. CREDIT: AP

Kris Allen is seeking a new label. CREDIT: AP

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.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

45 comments Add your comment

JTesla

September 24th, 2012
1:07 pm

Seems there is a whole lot of snubbing going on.

Thanks Rodney.

Holden Magroyne

September 24th, 2012
2:37 pm

Idol needs to just go away!!!

Woodpappy

September 24th, 2012
4:31 pm

No IDOL doesn’t need to go away. There are those of us that actually enjoy the show. Maybe not every aspect but enjoyable.

Sam-A

September 24th, 2012
4:44 pm

Maybe Holden should “just go away” if he’s so offended by “Idol”. Why would he even click into this blog if that’s the case?

Jenny

September 24th, 2012
4:48 pm

Hey Sam, from the last thread – what about a pet sitter for your bird friend? Or boarding at the vet? You need to see the ocean – 5 years is far too long!!

Not watching XF until the live shows start. But poor Britney… I was pulling for her, but this doesn’t sound good.

Pitchy… Private Practice starts back up tomorrow! On Tues now! Didn’t want you to miss it. And Grey’s on Thurs! :-)

Sam-A

September 24th, 2012
4:55 pm

Dear Sister: Birds are very succeptible creatures – if she was kept in a facility with other birds, and one was discovered to have that un spellable bird disease (pitticine or similar), all the birds are slaughtered, whether they all have it or not. And too many antiques and too much stuff we treasure to trust a pet sitter. You don’t really know, even with references, who you are entrusting your home, and your most beloved babies, to.

Saddest thing is my Aunt has a home in Palm Beach, available most of the summer and fall – and sitting right on the beach – can’t take advantage!

Highlander

September 24th, 2012
5:33 pm

I wonder if the continual snub of Ryan and Idol have anything to do with them being on that “upstart” network, Fox? The original big 3 keep giving us the same drivel and their shows and participants get Emmy nods and wins left and right (mostly left).

If I was a conspiracy theorist, I’d think something fishy was going on.

And pay TV’s shows getting nods, too, doesn’t mean anything different. Even though Showtime and HBO have had some great shows, you have to keep in mind who owns them.

Highlander

September 24th, 2012
5:40 pm

The reigning and defending (for a decade) top rated non-sports show on the air doesn’t get a nomination? Yeah, that makes sense.

Just like when the top grossing movie of the year only gets Oscar nominations for things like sound or lighting, make-up or costumes.

AzCat

September 24th, 2012
5:52 pm

Armstrong needs rehab but not because of the rant he went on. The rant was entirely justified. Though he does need some help with his profanity, or at least a little variety.

Warning: NSFW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKaaXBUTRZw

JaimeK

September 24th, 2012
5:59 pm

Kris Allen maybe have last 2 whole albums with RCA, but he sure as heck ain’t doin’ better than Taylor Hicks. Did you hear TH just signed a 1 year contract (residency-headliner)with Bally’s Las Vegas and Caesar’s Entertainment… this is 7 years post his Idol win. You go, Tay!

Seth T

September 24th, 2012
6:29 pm

A little about Lauren Alaina – to be in the Country Market is usually better for getting work, than trying to bust into the Pop – Urban markets………. Lauren is a good singer and has also been called-upon to help host Country awards shows

“Her “Like My Mother Does” single made it to Billboard’s top 20 and her resulting Wildflower album debuted at No. 5. After touring with Jason Aldean and Sugarland, she released her current single, “Eighteen Inches”. “

Sue

September 25th, 2012
2:33 am

Kris Allen didn’t generate a hit from his amazing album “Thank You Camellia”, because that album wasn’t promoted, at all my friend. RCA / 19, didn’t put in penny behind the record or Kris since the album release on May 22, that’s why Kris had to split ways with the first and not renew contract with the second. Please give that album a listen and tell me how many hits, you think it would have scored, if t was even modestly promoted. It’s so sad that good music and significant talent is not celebrated or cared for in today’s industry. Kris is in tour now with a new management “Pearl Entertainment’ & I am so excited I’ll will see him live. I’ll will always be a fan, whether he is with a major label or producing for his own, he will remain my fav. No matter what!

Amanda

September 25th, 2012
6:06 am

I and I think a lot of his other fans are actually excited that Kris isn’t with the label anymore cus they weren’t doing anything for him. They didn’t promote Thank You Camellia at all. They don’t even promote Adam enough. I think he’s better off now and I’m really excited!

Deirdre

September 25th, 2012
7:41 am

Morning!

I’m back from a happy trip to the west coast. We had a great time!

I always liked Kris Allen and thought he got a bum rap because he was the same season as Adam Lambert. Two really good singers with totally different styles, America voted and chose Kris which should not have been met with as much animosity as it was. However, elections of any kind seem to be going that way lately which is unfortunate.

Woodpappy

September 25th, 2012
8:58 am

Morning D. Glad you are back safe and sound.

Sam-A

September 25th, 2012
9:22 am

Another lovely, crisp fall morning in ATL. Sad the afternoon will reach the 80’s.

Highlander, from yesterday: The top grossing movie doesn’t necessarily make it the “best” movie. All these dude flicks, like the bachelor ones, make gazillions at the box office, but who would ever consider them “best movie” material? One exception, for me, was “HP & the Deathly Hallows Pt II” – a truly wonderful movie, and by far the biggest $$ maker of the year, but only a few effects nominations. I think a lot of it is based on how much hype the studio can generate for a film. I have to say, I waited for months to see “The Artist” (B&W – ugh; silent – ugh), but after the Oscars I broke down, and it’s a true gem of a film – great acting, lovely story, beautifully filmed, and a fabulous Dog!

My “best film” this year is a tiny independent with no chance of an Oscar, but it’s funny, sad, moving, lovely and a lot of fun to watch: “Moonrise Kingdom”/

JTesla

September 25th, 2012
10:09 am

When I hear “independent” with “movie” and I know to avoid it. I will be picking up a copy of “The Avengers” today. It is funny, sad, lovely, an very moving ;)

Sam-A

September 25th, 2012
10:18 am

JT: It was funny, but “sad, lovely, moving” – NAH! Even you might like “Moonrise K” – got Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Bill Murray – and filmed in a beautiful seaside area of Maine, that probably looks a lot like the NW area you’re lucky enough to live in.

Grasshopper

September 25th, 2012
10:38 am

“There was a jokey reference by presented Seth MacFarlane (who went to the wrong mic at first) to Brian Dunkleman at one point.”

Excuse me but can someone interpret this sentence please?

Mercedes S.

September 25th, 2012
10:43 am

Missed out on talk about birds. Have to tend to cat with BROKEN LEG. How it happened is a mystery. Older cat, 11, might just have broken her hind tibia jumping off a counter. Choices: $2,000 for “specialist” to stick pin in her leg or $500 for a cast by reg. vet. Poor creature confined to bathroom. Eats well, though, and purrs when attended to.

Mercedes S.

September 25th, 2012
10:45 am

G-hopper, Dunkelman was co-host with Seacrest on “Idol’s” first season. Chose not to sign up for second season, which he has regretted ever since.

Mercedes S.

September 25th, 2012
10:45 am

Movie to look forward to: “Looper”.

Mercedes S.

September 25th, 2012
10:46 am

What’s with Nicole Kidman dislike, RoHo?

Mercedes S.

September 25th, 2012
10:50 am

Looked bck at bird problem – agree with Jenny – pet sitter is way to go.

Harriett

September 25th, 2012
11:10 am

Good morning!

Welcome home, D and glad to hear you had a great time.

Sam, there is probably someone who would take the bird into their home to sit it. I know what you mean about not wanting a stranger in your home with all your valuables. I don’t really have any antiques or valuables though.

Sam-A

September 25th, 2012
11:13 am

Mercedes: Our little Poodle Annabelle, who we lost 2 years ago, broke her left arm when she was 1 1/2 years old. Was put in a cast for 6 weeks. We bought a cage so she couldn’t jump, but she’d stand on legs and push on the cage door to try and get out. In the end, the bones were barely touching, so had to spend almost $4000 for screws, plates, rods. Good luck with your cat – hope it works better for her.

Deirdre

September 25th, 2012
11:18 am

My d-i-l hires pet sitters all the time. They are bonded and certified and have done good work for her so far. I wouldn’t hire one that just advertises himself on a Kroger bulletin board but the yellow pages(or what passes for the yellow pages these days) are full of agencies.

Deirdre

September 25th, 2012
11:20 am

And thanks for the “welcome backs”. Much appreciated! Harriett, I hope your beach stay was lovely despite the fact that I hate you for it! ;-)

Sam-A

September 25th, 2012
11:24 am

Thanks Deirdre: I feel the same: love/hate Harriett for beaching it while I sit in this humid place with no beach and little available truly fresh seafood. But want her to have fun as well.

Deirdre

September 25th, 2012
11:53 am

Diana and Ace have set a wedding date: June 1st, 2013.

Harriett

September 25th, 2012
12:25 pm

Well, Sam, I would follow D’s advice and hire one! The beach is beckoning! :)

Speaking of such things, D, I envy your being able to pick up and fly wherever you want to at the first whim! ;)

Mercedes S.

September 25th, 2012
12:49 pm

Sam, thanks for sharing. Cat’s dozing on her new dog pillow (cat ones too small for the cast) most of the time but a few minutes ago she hobbled on over(thump/meow/flop(falling down), thump/meow/flop…

dick whiskey

September 25th, 2012
1:01 pm

seamencrust snubbed don’t surprise me

Deirdre

September 25th, 2012
3:54 pm

Um, I just read a report linking Simon with Carmen Electra. ewwww

Sam-A

September 25th, 2012
3:58 pm

D: Now there’s a real classy couple. Next up: that Teresa slime from NJ Housewifes, and finally that giant ATL Housewife, Nene (or something like that) – and then Simon will have come full slime circle.

Harriett

September 25th, 2012
4:00 pm

Eww is right, D!! Wasn’t she married to Dennis Rodman? Doubl Ewww!!

Harriett

September 25th, 2012
4:53 pm

See y’all tomorrow.

JTesla

September 25th, 2012
4:55 pm

I hope Simon has a hazmat suit. Actually, I’m pretty sure that he does.

Deirdre

September 26th, 2012
7:59 am

Morning!

“hazmat suit” LOL!

Hubby and I started Breaking Bad on Netflix last night. Very good!

Mercedes S.

September 26th, 2012
10:17 am

Oh no – Andy Williams died. Barely in his 80s…

Deirdre

September 26th, 2012
10:23 am

Very sad to hear of Andy Williams’ death. We went to one of his Christmas shows a few years ago and even the younger members of our family enjoyed it very much. Of course, he sang his theme song(one of my all-time favorites) Moon River.

Deirdre

September 26th, 2012
10:25 am

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

September 26th, 2012
10:36 am

Hi y’all,

Sad to hear about Andy Williams! Moon River is a timeless classic.

Mercedes, sorry to hear about your poor kitty. BTW, glad to know you liked Looper. I’ve known about it for well over a year as the little kid in the movie is from Atlanta. I’m looking forward to finally seeing it this weekend.

PS. THE BRAVES ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS!!! /> |> /> |> /> :D

Sam-A

September 26th, 2012
10:51 am

My fave Andy W song is “Somewhere”. I had a great album of mostly movie songs, used to put it on when a particular guy came over – very romantic. Also loved his version of the theme from “Romeo & Juliet”. Didn’t watch his show too much, I found it too corny for my taste most of the time.

Deirdre

September 26th, 2012
11:18 am

new thread up about The Voice