Tag Archives: American Idol

President Obama Opens American Idol Finale With Praise For Show And Call For Voter Registration [VIDEO]

American Idol ended its 15-season run last night and the finale began with a message from the president. Via Deadline: Acknowledging “not all of us can sing like Kelly Clarkson,” Obama told viewers of the very last episode of the Fox series “all of our voices matter.” Opening up the jam packed 2-hour end to Idol’s fifteen season run, the ...

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American Idol To End Next Season

Via the Associated Press: The swan song of “American Idol” and heavy doses of comedy and sci-fi will mark Fox’s 2015-16 season. The once-blockbuster singing contest, which launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has seen its audience dwindle and age. “Idol” will return next year for its 15th and final season with returning judges Jennifer ...

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TRAILER: The Runner-Up

Billboard reports: The political baptism of Clay Aiken will be explored with the premiere of the new docu-series, The Runner-Up, premiering Tuesday night (April 7) on the Esquire Network. From the very first frame, the cameras follow him from his initial days stumping door to door to the nail-biting drama leading to the results of the primary election as the ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Clay Aiken Apparent Winner In Democratic US House Primary

Via the Raleigh News & Observer: The battle between Keith Crisco, a moderate, business-friendly Democrat, and former “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken came down to a very slim margin Tuesday night: As the vote-count neared completion, Aiken led by fewer than 400 votes. At 11:30 p.m., Aiken took to the stage to thank his supporters and say he was confident ...

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TODAY: North Carolina’s Primary

Miss Mona Sinclair isn’t the only gay man in today’s North Carolina primary.  According to the Wall Street Journal, Clay Aiken actually has a shot of winning his bid to be the Democratic nominee for the US House. Mr. Aiken, 35 years old, faces a crowded field in Tuesday’s election, which pits him against the state’s former commerce secretary, Keith ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Clay Aiken Officially Joins 2014 Race For US House Seat

American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken yesterday filed the paperwork to officially become a candidate for the US House. The Charlotte News-Observer reports: The performer, a Democrat, turned in his paperwork at the State Board of Elections to seek the 2nd District seat currently held by Republican Renee Ellmers. Aiken, who lives in the Raleigh-Durham area, announced his bid three weeks ...

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Clay Aiken Announces US House Bid

Pop star and openly gay American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken today formally announced his candidacy for the U.S. House. Aiken portrays himself as someone who is not a politician. He emphasizes his personal story – growing up in a home torn apart by domestic violence – and says it inspired him to be a voice for the powerless. He began ...

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Candice Glover Wins American Idol

Probably like most of you, I haven’t watched the show since Adam Lambert’s year, but in case anybody here cares, here’s last night’s announcement.

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Did Chick-Fil-A Franchise Block Adam Lambert From Winning American Idol?

An interesting conspiracy theory has been floated on Yahoo. While every measurable indicator favored an Adam Lambert victory around the nation, back in Conway, Arkansas Chick-fil-A mounted a campaign to change that outcome. Week after week people gathered to vote at Chick-fil-A sponsored events. It was not just ordinary voting, but power texting with multiple phones and after hour voting ...

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Beauty And The Beat

Even though it’s by miles the most wildly popular viral video of the week, I’ve resisted posting this “hood take” on Disney produced by openly gay American Idol contestant Todrick Hall. It’s funny, clever, inventive, and musically brilliant. But it takes its humor at the expense of the stereotyped, impoverished black community and that makes me uncomfortable behind the laughs. ...

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Quote Of The Day – Carrie Underwood

“As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love. Our church is gay friendly. Above all, God ...

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Clay Aiken Denounces NC’s Marriage Bill

(Via Towleroad)

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Concerned Women Are Concernstipated About The It Gets Better Project

“Thank you for cleaning up the Viagra commercials Fox, but PLEASE what’s with the new tolerance for homosexuals campaign disguised as anti-bullying? Bullying is wrong. It is wrong for any reason. Apparently, American Idol with the help of Woody from Disney’s Toy Story, thinks that my 4th grader needs to be fully aware of the plight of teens who view ...

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PhoboQuotable – Gary McCullough

“There is a moral to the story of this DeGeneres-Idol saga. There is a limit to what Christian viewers will tolerate, and I am using ‘Christian’ in the broadest of definitions. The revenue generating ability of television programming that promotes homosexuality has its limits. If primetime network programming becomes indistinguishable from HBO and Showtime someone else will take ownership of ...

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Homoquotable – Ellen DeGeneres

“A couple months ago, I let FOX and the “American Idol” producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a ...

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The Gayken On The View

Clay Aiken appeared on The View yesterday to talk about why he came out when he did and about being a new dad. This clip concludes with Aiken’s performance of Unchained Melody, which is from his new album, Tried & True.

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Comedian Dane Cook Gets Kanye’d During Finale Of American Idol

I haven’t followed this season of American Idol, but I did catch some of last night’s finale. The highlight, for me, was when unfunny comedian Dane Cook was performing a satiric tribute to Simon Cowell’s final appearance on the show. As Cook sang, a troupe of the show’s most infamous weirdos trotted out, including hipster hero William Hung. Watch how ...

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PhoboQuotable – Gary McCullough

“While many entertainers who profess an alternate sexual lifestyle are individually accepted and enjoyed by the public — when sexual behavior becomes their identifying trait in a specific broadcast, it limits the audience they will draw. Beyond that, it actually drives away a significant market share of parents and teens who used to watch the show together, until mom and ...

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Too Ashamed To Mention His NARTH Pal, Porno Pete Attacks Ellen DeGeneres

We’re into our third week of radio silence about Dr. George Rekers from Porno Pete LaBarbera, despite Petey’s voluminous history of citing the “scientific” work of NARTH. Wassamatta, Petey? Rentboy got yer tongue? Or something else? Instead of manning up to the scandal enveloping his colleagues in the hate industry, today Porno Pete attacks Ellen DeGeneres because she had a ...

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Lady Gaga Does Idol

Towleroad tips us to this clip of Lady Gaga’s gay-gay-gay performance on American Idol last night. BTW, some of you have written wondering why I haven’t been covering Idol every week this year as I did over the last three seasons. No special reason, other than I figured the nonstop RuPaul coverage was enough silly television for your delicate nerves.

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