Youd think that tonights show was all about the girls but alas no the biggest divas of all were sitting behind the judges table Thats right Paula Simon and Randy were the stars of tonights episode and not in a good way I got utterly tired of Randy and Paulas self-congratulatory name-dropping Well when I worked with Oh yes I choreographed and Simons bitchy retorts not to mention the way the three of them held court just for themselves They seemingly spent forever on their own indulgent nonsense but when it came to actually critiquing the performances they gave several of the girls most notably Syesha barely a minute of attention Paula at least did seem somewhat more sober tonight though she spent a disturbing amount of time draped all over Simons lapBut unlike the judges I will not ignore the girls performances which were after all the whole point of tonight So without further ado On to the performancesAsiah Epperson
The Shot at Love hoochie will count down to midnight for MTV as ringleader of Tila Tequila's New Year's Eve Masquerade 2008, featuring partygoers ranging from the sublime (Mary J. Blige, Wyclef, Paramore) to the ridiculous (Kid Rock, Perez Hilton). Of course, how literally the MySpace case will interpret the dropping of the ball remains to be seen and, odds are, will have to be seen to be believed.... Fox has added Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis and Lifehouse to the list of performers for its New Year's Eve Live. The Cat Deeley-hosted special will also feature the premiere of Mariah Carey's "Shake It Off" video. Ben Katner
It's been less than a month since Blake Lewis inked a deal with Arista Records. But the American Idol runner-up is already hard at work laying down tracks for his debut album. Lewis has already recorded half a dozen songs while on tour with American Idols Live! And, despite the mounting pressure of a December release date, the spiky-haired singer promises he's holding up just fine — as evidenced in this chat with us.
TV Guide: What do you do during your downtime before shows?Blake: Honestly, I do a lot of writing on the bus, actually. People go outside and I usually stay inside the bus and write music.
TV Guide: Chris Richardson said he wrote one of the tracks with you the other day. Blake: Yeah. We wrote a song together.
American Idol's first runner-up is the second to ink a deal. Just days after Idol champ Jordin Sparks jumped in with Jive, Blake Lewis signed with Arista, says the Reporter. Blake's first disc is expected later this year.... A sneak listen of the first track off Madonna's new album netted mixed reactions when the deejay at Thursday's Pop Rocks bash sprung it on the crowd. "Everyone cheered and was excited, but when it started playing, few were dancing," a source tells the New York Post. "[It]sounds almost exactly like Britney's 'Slave 4 You.' The response was tepid at best."
Thirty-one million viewers watched live as she became the reigning American Idol. But, despite the Nielsen ratings, Jordin Sparks still insists her face isn't nearly as recognizable as her name. Hours before she took the stage in Sunrise, Florida, with the American Idols Live tour, the Season 6 winner spoke with TV Guide.
TV Guide: When did you get to Florida?Jordin Sparks: We got to Florida on the 1st, so we've been here for a week, you know, tanning and soaking up the sun and rehearsing....
TV Guide: Have you done any sightseeing yet?Jordin: We had a day off where I rode the WaveRunners and we all just kind of chilled. It was really fun.
TV Guide: Was that your first time on a WaveRunner?Jordin: It's like a Jet Ski, which I