Posts Tagged ‘American Idol’


I don’t think anyone in the states really knows why everyone across the pond is finding the duo JEDWARD so fascinating – fascinating enough that projected sales of their first single (cover) “Under Pressure” ft. the one and only Vanilla Ice is predicted to take the #1 spot on the charts next week.  They can thank their appearance on X-Factor, where they managed to stay in the competition longer than they needed.  Everyone took notice, including electronic-synth-pop master Calvin Harris, who decided to bum-rush the stage during one of JEDWARD’s X Factor appearances, with a pineapple on his head.  Check out the slow motion video here: 

I guess they’re the Sanjaya of American Idol, packaged as identical Irish twins…or you can read the UK’s Times for their take on the conspiracy theory  behind the success – I meant when I called them a phenomenom. 

This is not a joke.  They are not a joke.  I just lost 3:44 minutes of my life watching their new video, which also features Vanilla Ice, and a part of me is okay with that because it’s just ridiculous enough to make it entertaining.

Oddly enough and unsure why, according to Wikipedia, their real names are John Paul Henry Daniel Richard Grimes and Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes.    Freaks!


Okay, now I’ll go back to stories about good bands over the age of 17.  Sorry for derailing.  



In my (humble) opinion, a great songwriter, like a great PR person, should remain behind the scenes at all times – unless there’s some crisis going on you have to address, or if you’re receiving a Grammy for your writing efforts.

Kara Dioguardi (of now, American Idol fame) was unknown as of six months ago, despite writing some big pop tunes for some big names.  Now, she appears in a video for a song she wrote by some band named Theory of a Deadman.

Two things:

1. This is strange because she’s not an 18yo model/actress, though she’s megahot for a 38 year old.

2. She’s not Bikini Girl.

Still, can’t help but love her.  See the video below:

Apparently, while he’s not too busy controlling his son’s next move in the music business, Jeff Archuleta is relaxing with a nice, sexual massage. 

As reported by MTV News and may other outlets, former American Idol runner-up David Archuleta’s father was caught patronizing a prostitute.  Here’s what a Utah sgt. was quoted as saying about a January bust (no pun intended) that took place in a local undercover massage business:   “Two of our detectives went back to that room to stop the activity,” Salazar said. “Inside, they found a female masseuse and male client. At that time an interview ensued and the male client admitted to receiving sexual gratification from the masseuse.”

The full story behind the gratified client, Mr. Jeff Archuleta, can be read here.