Topic: American Idol

Kara DioGuardi Refuses to Go Away

Kara DioGuardi Refuses to Go Away

Although I thought that the way American Idol fired judge Kara DioGuardi was kind of cold, I agreed with their choice to let her go – Kara was long-winded, annoying, and kept turning every critique into a story about herself. However, getting canned from Idol has not caused her to go away and stop bothering me. More »

Conspiracy Theory: Jennifer Lopez Is Holding Out for More ‘American Idol’ Money

Conspiracy Theory: Jennifer Lopez Is Holding Out for More 'American Idol' Money

Although the tenth season of American Idol produced another lackluster winner, the ratings for the show have remained strong. A lot of that has to do with the stunt casting of new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. However, J.Lo is playing coy about whether she’ll be back for season 11. It’s likely that she only signed a one-season contract, and the show isn’t above canning female judges after just a season or two (see also: Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres). But I think there’s another reason J.Lo is claiming to be “on the fence” about coming back – money. More »

Scotty McCreery Took An AP Exam Last Week

Scotty McCreery Took An AP Exam Last Week

It’s not enough that Scotty McCreery just became the youngest American Idol winner ever – he took a “super secret” one day trip back to his high school in Garner, NC to take his AP exam in English. His music teacher, Meredith Clayton (you’ll remember that Meredith’s mom was Clay Aiken‘s high school music teacher) told the Raleigh News & Observer that “He is keeping on top of his school work, and he will graduate, and his mom said he will go to college.” More »