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Simon X Factor
Just as we’re about to suffer through another bazillion weeks of bad auditions for season 9 of American Idol…Simon Cowell trumps everybody yesterday, and announces this his last season on the show…he’s prepping The X Factor, which will premiere stateside in the fall of 2011…and wouldn’t you know, The X Factor is another Cowell creation…and my question is: how in the hell is The X Factor diffrent from American Idol?…the answer is, not much…the only difference is the X Factor contestants are divided into groups of 4 and each of the judges mentors a group…judges on past British X Factors have included, Sharon Osbourne, Danii Minogue, Cheyl Cole, and Cowell himself…the show produced Leona Lewis, who is still a rising a star in America…rumor is Paula Abdul may join the American version, since Cowell has said he would love to work with her again…and hell, she needs the job!…note that new Idol judge, Ellen DeGeneres, will not be seen until the top 12 are set…I think that’s one reason Cowell is bowing out this season, he probably secretly thinks the show will suffer because of DeGeneres…that’s my theory…I still think Ellen will be a fresh addition to the judges’ table…however, I’m a little skeptical…and you may wonder will American Idol go on without Simon?…yes, it will!…I don’t know why, but Cowell recently signed a contract for 3 MORE SEASONS…which will be honored I’m sure…so you know, we have at least 2 more seasons to look forward to…UGH!…
As for the onslaught of auditions that start airing tonight…I’m in!…and I’m usually not this enthusiastic about it…maybe it’s because I’ll be on the lookout for the next Glambert…or the next Kevin Covais aka Chicken Little…or the next Melinda Doolittle…or, well you get my point…
Happy Watching!
(NOTE: You may have noticed the link for my upcoming live Project Runway blog is missing…I’m still playing with Cover it Live and Thursday will hopefully be a good test run…I know I say every year I’m not going to do another PR blog, but since the show is back in NYC, I thought I would give it another shot…come back Thursday!)

OUTRAGE!

Divas Live 2009 Line-up

It’s time to play that old SESAME STREET sing-along game “One of These Things is Not Like the Other”…VH1 has announced the line-up for its resurrected “Divas Live” show and well, they have dropped the ball on at least one of these…um, Miley Cyrus???…you are joking right?!?

As you can see, the others are really good: Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, and Adele…Miley Cyrus cannot sing! and how did the powers that be at VH1 decide Cyrus was worthy of sharing the stage with such amazing voices???…this is all very baffling…Cyrus is hot for the tween crowd, but for the crowd that appreciates a good diva?…ME HELLO?!?…they have let all of us down…

Now there could be a surprise in store for this installment of divas, with maybe an appearance by someone who has an album coming out close to the airdate of the new “Divas” show:

Whitney

Okay, I know the picture is small, but Whitney Houston is set to release her comeback cd in early September, “Divas Live” is schedule to air September 17…things that make you go hmmmm?….I wouldn’t put it past VH1 to make that happen and would it not be perfect???…great promotion for Whitney’s new album and the crackhead can sing!…it makes sense…

What do you think of this whole hot mess?