Don’t blow it Crystal!

| March 17, 2010 at 10:19 AM EDT

I know Crystal Bowersox is one of America’s favorites on American Idol..I know she’s at the head of the pack with this seasons singers, but if she’s not careful, this could end up being the highlight of her career instead of it being her big break that launched her into stardom!

I was shocked to hear her say last night that her mind just wasn’t there, how she had, “Other things” on her mind! Biggest show on TV and she’s having a hard time getting up for a performance? Come on Crystal, don’t let this opportunity pass you by without giving it your all!

The problem I see with Crystal, is she seems like more of a seasoned vet than an up and coming star..I think she’s too comfortable and I think we’ve seen all she has to offer..I doubt she puts down the guitar and becomes a singer(Same thing with Lee, seems a little Willie Nelsonish to me!) I doubt she tries to change her look at all, and I really think that kind of attitude is going to be her downfall..she needs to not only step it up, but step out of her comfort zone and really push herself..she’s good, but she’s not AMAZING type good, maybe if this were the woodstock era, but not now! Call me crazy, call me a hater, but Crystal is walking a fine line..
I hate to just pick on her, but I think she’s got real star potential, just not there quite yet, even though I’m sure she’d disagree..
I wasn’t a big fan of any of the songs last night..I’m not a big Stones fan, but they are a ROCK band, yet not so much ROCK huh! Its pretty bad when nobody can rock it playing the Stones..geez..

It just stuns me how the exciting up tempo songs that get crowds in arenas everywhere, up moving around, have somehow got lost in the shuffle..last night I felt like I was watching a musical of “The Rolling Stones”..
This is what I ask when I’m watching, even if they do a great job on their song, would I pay money to watch them perform for an hour on stage? So far? No Way!

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Paula Abdul Returning to Reality TV? – Update

| March 16, 2010 at 11:14 AM EDT

Update: TV Guide says Paula will not be doing Star Search after all. Did Simon swoop in and lock her down for his X-Factor show next year?

Paula Abdul may be returning as a judge to reality television but not in the role you may think.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Abdul is finalizing a deal with ABC to star in the remake of the show Star Search.  The formal Idol judge will most likely be used in a combination of both host and judge. 

ABC reportedly offered Abdul a 1 million dollar deal to appear on DWTS but this obviously never came about as the singer/dancer will not appear on this season of the show.

Star Search will make its debut in the summer which still leaves Abdul free to join Simon Cowell in the fall of 2011 on his new series The X Factor.  Simon has said repeatedly that he would be working with Abdul again in some capacity. 

This is the third time Star Search has tried to make a go of it so if it fails this time around, I doubt we will see it again.  Is this a wise career move for Paula or will the show crash and burn?

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American Idol 2010: Top 12 Sing Tonight on FOX

| March 16, 2010 at 8:00 AM EDT

Get ready for some Rolling Stones tonight as the Top 12 Finalists get ready to sing for our votes on American Idol Season 9.  Tune in at 7C/8E on FOX.

Be sure to join us in the chat room atamericanidolnet.com and discuss it as it unfolds.  It should be an interesting night to see who actually tries to mimic the vocal talents of Mick Jagger.  Here’s to hoping they can change the songs up and make them their own.  See ya tonight!

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The Celebrity Apprentice, all about the Dolla Bills Y’all!

| March 15, 2010 at 6:33 AM EDT

Even though I liked the premiere of last night’s “The Apprentice”, I’m not so sure the money angle is the way to go so soon! I just think if it’s going to be all about the “dolla dolla bills”, they need to get the rich instead of the famous!

I say this all the time, but fame does NOT mean money….the money’s made behind the scenes, so when you hear Cyndi talk about how she doesn’t have many rich friends why are people surprised? She hasn’t had a current hit in years, unless I’m mistaken….I certainly haven’t heard anything from her! She’s still riding the wave of fame she got in the 80’s, which makes her able to play out live for a paycheck, but big money? No way!

I think they should level the playing field a bit, by making it more about the task then who’s got the richest contact list! And the people I like, would benefit from the money angle, and I’m STILL saying maybe it shouldn’t be that way!

In the final task I have no problem with this, but the 1st week? I think there’s so much more to judge on who gets fired or not, other than who brought the most money in…granted Carol wasn’t fired specifically for that, but it didn’t help her that she didn’t have much money brought in! And down the road, you KNOW this is going to be an issue!

As far as the 1st episode? I think Ashley nailed it! For me, I’m digging the fella’s on this one…sorry ladies! You know I usually side with ya, but I just don’t like many of the girls! It’s not like I hate anyone(although Cyndi’s already working on my nerves) but most of the girls fall into my “don’t really care” category…I LOVE Sharon, I like Maria, but that’s about it!

I love Trump’s ability to take control over the celebs….lol…when he went off about Rosie, I actually clapped while laughing hysterically! I love that! Rosie does suck…she deserves everything he throws at her, and before she boo hoo’s about it on youtube, she needs to save it cuz she would do the same if she had a show, which thank goodness she doesn’t!

I don’t think Carol deserved to go home, I think Cyndi should be gone…and btw, can Cyndi tone down the drama already? I was almost embarrassed for her in the boardroom…can she come off looking any dumber?

If it’s gonna be about the money, I think we can pretty much guess ourselves who will last and who will be FIRED! And BTW, that IS my favorite catch phrase for a reality show exit! LOL…

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The Celebrity Apprentice Season Premiere Recap

| March 14, 2010 at 11:00 PM EDT

Donald Trump is back and ready to fire as the third installment of The Celebrity Apprenticebegins.  We have another all star cast ready to make some money for their various charities.  For the guys we have Darryl Strawberry, Bret Michaels, Bill Goldberg, Michael Johnson, Rod Blagojevich, Sinbad and Curtis Stone.  The women include: Cyndi Lauper, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Selita Ebanks, Maria Kanellis, Carol Leifer and Summer Sanders.  To learn more about the contestants and the charities they are playing for visit the website at nbc.com

Trump meets the new contestants in the Grand Central Terminal in NY and divides them into teams of male and female.  He tells them to choose a name and pick the project manager for the other team.  He also gives out the first assignment of running a diner.  The women choose the name Tenacity and the men choose RockSolid.  Cyndi Lauper is the project manager for the women and Bret Michaels for the men. 

The Task:  Both teams will run a diner which entails cooking the food, waiting on tables, busing tables, planning the menu and bringing in business.  The guys seem to have a distinct advantage with Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone on their side.

The teams ran their diners very differently with the men serving $100 burgers and $250 risotto with truffles while the women stuck with a $25 menu.  Both teams did a great job making their phone calls and drumming up some high rollers for the competition.  Trump call in last year’s winner Joan Rivers to visit both diners and give her opinion on who had the best food.  Whomever she chooses will get to add $10,000 to their final amount.

The Boardroom:  Joan chose the women to win the additional money and even with that they were far short of the men.  They made $39,000 to the guys $57,000.  Donald rounded up to a nice $100,000 for Bret Michael’s charity, American Diabetes Foundation. 

Donald got a little upset with the women because they wouldn’t tell him who should be fired or throw anyone under the bus so he had to do a little cussing to convince them to speak up.  In the end Comedian Carol Leifer heard the dreaded words, “You’re Fired.”

Do you think the women made a wise decision with this move?

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