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American Idol producers want Howard Stern to replace Simon

Posted in Entertainment, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2010 by Otto

NY POST: “American Idol” producers are eager to hire Howard Stern to replace Simon Cowell as the show’s tough-talking judge, sources tell Page Six.

An insider said that producers of the hit Fox show say Stern, America’s highest-paid radio personality, is their top choice to take over from Cowell, who leaves at the end of this season. They approached the King of All Media after he repeatedly mentioned on-air that his exclusive Sirius XM Radio deal expires next January and he was open to other offers. Cowell was paid $50 million a year.

A source connected to “Idol” said, “It’s one of the few shows that could compete with Stern’s $100 million-a-year Sirius contract, and ‘Idol’ bosses think he’d be even nastier than Simon.

“They know he would be great TV and would clash with the other judges such as Ellen DeGeneres and the contestants. ‘Idol’ will do what it takes to sign him.”

But a second source told us Stern hasn’t made the “Idol” talks easy, and has been giving out mixed messages about his intentions.

“Despite what he’s been saying on-air, Howard isn’t ready to leave radio and would like to stay on at Sirius,” the source said. “We believe this is a ploy to make Sirius pay up and keep him on his huge contract. But if Sirius can’t pay him the money he wants, he may negotiate to film ‘Idol’ on the side.”

Stern is also believed to be reluctant to commit to a show that would require him to tour the US as a judge and spend much of the year in Los Angeles.

He recently said, somewhat cryptically, “I was approached by a major TV network to take over a TV show and leave here and do that next year — and I did turn it down . . . I’m not even sure if I want to be working. I’m waiting to see what happens.”

This will never happen. Even if they moved the show to New York, Stern would not travel around the country to listen to the initial auditions. Stern would love to take the job, considering he is into the show more than a prepubescent girl. I think he would be awesome on it, insulting Seacrest, Ellen, Randy, and most likely key Fox executives by the second show.

Let’s not forget this is another show or concept that Stern claimed to conceive, because he used to have 3 record producers on his show to listen to amateur bands, and have them fight for a contract. Of course Stern has interviewed Kevin Bacon, therefore by 6 or less degrees of separation, Stern has invented every concept ever used on TV since Stern’s first shows on college radio. He will inform you of this fact repeatedly as well.

This is nothing but a PR move by FOX to promote Idol, on a FOX owned newspaper, as a viable show. This comes on the heels of the mass realization that the show has grown stale, lost it’s key talent, and was gay from the beginning. Not homosexual gay, but just gay like having sex with another man in his anus.

This is the last you will hear of this, unless you listen to The Howard Stern Radio Show, where he will talk about it repeatedly, and refer to it until he retires.

ZZZlist Radio Episode 19

Posted in Comedy, Entertainment, ZZZcast Episodes, ZZZlist Radio with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by Ro


Check out our newest episode, ZZZlist Radio Episode 19.

We’re back from vacation! In this episode… voicemails, Jim Carroll, Patrick Swayze, Kanye, Chris Brown, Joe Wilson, Glen Beck, Rammstein, and more.

Intro song “Sucker” by Mott the Hoople. Outro “It’s Too Late” by Jim Carroll Band.

You can find us on iTunes, Odeo, Zencast, Limecast, and Podcast Alley.

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American Idol Execs Found Replacement Judge Worse Than Paula Abdul

Posted in Entertainment, Music with tags , , , , on September 9, 2009 by Ro


Apparently FOX searched high and low for someone less qualified and entertaining than Paula Abdul, and they found her. Meet the Paula Abdul’s replacement on American Idol… Ellen DeGeneres.

DeGeneres will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi for the ninth season starting in January.

Expect plenty of jokes that fall flat, contrived wackiness, and bad dancing.

ZZZlist Radio Episode 15

Posted in Entertainment, ZZZcast Episodes, ZZZlist Radio with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2009 by Ro


Check out our newest episode, ZZZlist Radio Episode 15.

In this episode, we discuss Twitter, Heidi Montag, American Idol, Squeaky Fromme, and other stuff. In the second half of the show we have a debate about Charles Manson.

Intro song “Mechanical Man” by Charles Manson. Outro “Home is Where You’re Happy” by Charles Manson.

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Paula Abdul Will Not Return to American Idol

Posted in Entertainment, Music with tags , , on August 4, 2009 by Ro


Paula Abdul just announced on her Twitter page  that she will not be returning to American Idol next season.

“With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to #IDOL. I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of al  I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day1 become an international phenomenon.

 What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me  It truly has een breathtaking, especially over the past month I do without any doubt have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all”

“Breathtaking”? WTF?

No word yet on if she will be replaced.

Kara DioGuardi is Booked For American Idol Season 9

Posted in Entertainment, Music with tags , , , on July 30, 2009 by Ro


According to E! Online, the newest judge on the American Idol panel Kara DioGuardi will return for Season 9 of the show.

The jury is still out on whether or not Paula Abdul will return. But really, who cares? Unless she has another on-air drunken black-out like she did during a Fox news interview in 2007.  Now THAT was entertaining.

Daniel Bark Charged With Vehicular Homicide

Posted in Deaths, News with tags , , , , on July 27, 2009 by Ro


Today a judge decided that Daniel Bark, the man who allegedly hit and killed American Idol contestant Alexis Cohen, will face charges of Vehicular Homicide. And what do you know… alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

Speaking outside the courthouse afterwards, his attorney, David Glassman, said “he’s having an extremely difficult time mentally coming to terms with the fact that there’s an allegation that he caused a death.”

“My client is in a state of mind where he is going to be under suicide watch,” Glassman said. “His family is extremely distraught about what happened to the victim in this case and want to extend their condolences to her family.”

Glassman said he believes prosecutors will be alleging that alcohol was involved in the incident.


Arrest Made in the Death of Glitter Girl Alexis Cohen

Posted in Deaths, Entertainment, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2009 by Ro


Daniel Bark, the 23-year old man who killed Idol contestant Alexis Cohen, was arrested and charged with her death. Bark allegedly ran Cohen (a pedestrian) down with his 2005 Mitsubishi Gallant and left the scene, leaving her to die in the street.

 “Daniel Bark, 23, of Toms River mowed down Cohen in his 2005 Mitsubishi Gallant and left the scene of the predawn Saturday accident, police said. He was charged with second-degree manslaughter, and faces 10 to 15 years in prison if convicted. “


American Idol Contestant “Glitter Girl” Found Dead

Posted in Deaths, Entertainment, Music with tags , , , , , on July 26, 2009 by Ro

Two-time American Idol auditioner Alexis Cohen aka “Glitter Girl” was found dead in Seaside, New Jersey. She was the victim of an apparent hit-and-run car versus pedestrian accident.

“Alexis Cohen was found dead at the edge of Dupont Avenue near Bay Boulevard at about 4 a.m., said Deputy Chief Michael Mohel of the Ocean County Prosecutors Office.

A driver and passenger noticed Cohen and called 911, Mohel said. Seaside Heights
First Aid workers transported her to Community Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 6:30 a.m., he said.

An autopsy conducted Saturday afternoon revealed chest and abdominal injuries and a closed head injury caused by collision with a vehicle, Mohel said.”


American Idol Without Paula?

Posted in Entertainment, Music with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2009 by Ro
Paula Abdul sporting the "Bride of Frankenstein Chic" look.

Paula Abdul sporting the "Bride of Frankenstein Chic" look.

Paula Abdul might not return to American Idol next season, according to her manager David Sonenberg.

“I find it under these circumstances particularly unusual; I think unnecessarily hurtful,” he said of the contract holdup. “I find it kind of unconscionable and certainly rude and disrespectful that they haven’t stepped up and said what they want to do.”


Could this just be a ploy to up the ante on her Idol contract negotiations?

Fuck Paula. She’s as boring as that stupid song that Kara DioGuardi co-wrote for the American Idol finalists to sing. “No Boundaries” was so bad that Idol winner Kris Allen was more than happy to remove from his set list on the American Idol tour.  

“Taking that out is kind of helping my set a little bit. It gave it a little bit more energy…It just felt like a better fit to put something else in.”