Fox announced their fall schedule today and the biggest news from it is that American Idol is ending its momentous run after the 15th season. Even though the show has been declining in the ratings since Jennifer Lopez joined and hasn’t had a star since Adam Lambert in season 8, the news is still surprising.
On a conference call today, Fox said, “It was not an easy decision.” They know it’s been a vital show for the network but after talking with the producers they all agreed that next year is perfect time to end the show’s run.
Since next year will be the last year for the legendary show that changed television and music, they said, “it will be a true season-long goodbye.” At this point they are working on what that means and said that a lot of the contestants and the judges have expressed interest in coming back. If anyone knows where Brian Dunkleman is, they would love his phone number so he too can be part of it. How amazing would it be if he came back and hosted the show all by himself for one night! I would watch it again.
When it comes to the format, it will be just like this year with host, Ryan Seacrest, and judges, Harry Connick Jr, Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. The show will also start off on two nights before moving to just one with no results show.
What do you thunk of the news? I am sure Seacrest has been in a ball since they told him the news.
UPDATE: Brian Dunkleman breaks his silence about American Idol’s cancellation and it’s a winner!
I knew American Idol would never last without me #CANCELLED
Yesterday was ’80s night on American Idol, and the singing competition had ’80s heartthrob David Hasseloff sing a medley of songs from the era. Those chart topping tunes included Katrina and the Waves’ Walking on Sunshine, David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ I Love Rock’n’Roll and Culture Club’s Do You Really Want to Hurt Me. The biggest bummer about the last song on that list is that Boy George was still backstage when The Hoff belted out his tune. How like totally awesome would it have been if Boy George was like why do you really want to hurt me?
What was like totally not a bummer for us and was for the Knight Rider, is that neither the contestants nor the audience had any clue who he was or what he was singing. Their faces said it all. Hasselhoff had a more attentive crowd at the Berlin Wall coming down and that says a lot.
Having said that, I totally thought his performance was groovy to the max!!!
Last week Prairie Farms announced that they came out with three flavors of Peeps Milk for Easter and yesterday Jimmy Kimmel Live had the American Idol judges try it. Harry Connick Jr was the first one to give it a go and he got the chocolate marshmallow flavor. Next up was Keith Urban who likes his eggnog. Finally, even though Jennifer Lopez resisted it as first, she agreed to give the plain old marshmallow a try. All three judges downed their glasses of sweet, sugar-filled milk and declared “It’s going to Hollywood.” Hopefully, the evil people at Prairie Farms will hear them because the circus in a glass,” is currently not available outside the Midwest. Nothing good ever comes to Los Angeles!
Before the judges tried the heavenly drink, Jimmy had some great one liners to describe it. They are, “It tastes like what I imagine what it would taste like to be breastfed by a mother clown,” and “I will say this, the reason that they sell this for Easter, is when you drink it you are like Jesus.” Amen!
If two women show up on the red carpet wearing the same the gown, someone is going to pay dearly for the screw up. Well what if you are the host of The Grammys being interviewed by the host of American Idol and you are both wearing the same tuxedo? If you are LL Cool and J and Ryan Seacrest, then you just shake it off? At least until the fat lady sings and then all’s fair in fashion and war.
Qaasim Middleton brought his mom along on his audition for American Idol and boy does he wish he didn’t. When they were interviewing him before he met the judges, his sMother told the world that her boy is a virgin. What could the 18 year old do, but stand their embarrassed as his mom hugged him as she revealed his biggest secret.
Even though his mom just shared that her not so little boy is still pure to millions of people, it didn’t effect his time singing in front of Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr and Adam Lambert.
BTW there is nothing wrong with him still carrying the V-Card around, I just feel for him because he mom let it slip that he does.
Ryan Seacrest was on Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday and the ABC late night host wanted to see if the hardest working man in Hollywood could sit still for a minute. The good news, is that yes he can. The bad news, is that once he stops he stops. The American Idol host went into such a deep relaxation he couldn’t couldn’t come out of it.
So that means ABC is looking for someone new to host New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Fox needs someone to take over American Idol’s hosting duties. And the best news of all, is that we can finally get rid of all the Kardashian shows on E!. Quick do it before he is conscious again!
Ryan Seacrest Instagrammed this photo of himself dressed in a raincoat, a hat and sunglasses, and said we’d find out later tonight why he looks like that. But up until then we can only guess why. Is he a flasher? A private eye? Joining Hall & Oates? Preparing to become The Invisible Man? Auditioning to play Inspector Gadget? What’s your theory?
UPDATE: Ryan Seacrest took a Self-pie! To see what that is, then click here!
Larry King and Ryan Seacrest were photographed looking very comfy together as they shared a big white chair, so I have to wonder if they have something to tell us? Normally, I would say no but King’s Tweet with the photo was kind of ominous. The OraTV host said, “Fifty shades of white w/ @RyanSeacrest”. Things that make you go hmmmmm? Although, since King’s wife Tweeted the pic first, I think it is just two hard working men relaxing on Labor Day. But, I want it to be something more. What about you?
Ryan Seacrest DJs a morning radio show, produces shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians and the cancelled Mixology and I Want to Marry Harry, hosts American Idol, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and so much more. So you’d think he has enough money to do whatever he wants. Well, I guess not because today he Instagrammed a photo of himself behind the wheel of a bike taxi. So I have to wonder what he won’t do to earn an extra buck?
I kind of hope he gets a nice big huge family, if you know what I mean, who asks him to drive them to LAX. It would be a small payback for giving us The Kardashians. Don’t you agree?
You know the expression, if ain’t broke, don’t fix it? So you’d think because American Idol is broken, they would fix it and we’d be wrong. Well at least when it comes to their judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr and host Ryan Seacrest. I get keeping Ryan because he’s the only original left and he’s great at what he does for the show.
But when it comes to the judges, who are all old enough to be all of the contestants parents, you have to wonder why they kept all three of them around. I mean, the show had its lowest ratings, by far, this season and it was partially because of them. While I think that the men have good chemistry and are watchable, I just can’t stand J-Lo. She’s the reason why I gave up the show in the first place. I normally support people from my home borough of The Bronx, but I just can’t with her. She makes me embarrassed to say that we are both from the same block. Well actually former AI judge Steven Tyler and I are from same the part of The Bronx, but you get what I mean.
Plus they are obviously doing something wrong when it comes to picking out the talent during the audition phase because last year’s group of contestants were considered one of the worst. Say what you want about Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, but at least they were good at finding singers. In fact, since Paula left the show, they have not found a #1 singer. There is something that needs to be said about that.
I seriously don’t get this decision, do you?