We're just one hour away from Hollywood week, when hopefully we'll have
a lot more news about the season 9 contestants who can actually sing.
Until then, there is still plenty of American Idol
related news to
report. Today we have a sneak peak of a new David Cook track from high
above Time Square, the first official un-photoshopped photo of the
judges, and more on Simon and Ellen's brewing feud, if there's a feud
at all. We're Number One! We're Number One!
Despite a formidable challenger in the lead-up to the season premiere
, American Idol
still dominated the TV ratings game last night.
24.44 million people
tuned in to watch the Mile High City audition last
night, which is up from last week's 24.2 million viewers. The big
question is, can Idol top Lost
when it's not a clip show?
David Cook Debuts New Song
David Cook took time out of mixing demos with Gregg Wattenberg high above Time
Square to record a vlog for his fans. While it's shakier than a camera
, the most important thing is the rocking sneak peak we
get of a brand new Cook tune. What do you think of the new Cook clip?
John Legend in the Studio with Jennifer Hudson
According to Monsters and Critics
Oscar winner will be working with John Legend soon. John and Jennifer
have been in the studio collaborating on a song John wrote specifically
for Jennifer's Oscar winning pipes.
First Not Horribly 'Shopped Photo of the Judges Emerges
Finally after that botched photo shop job from hell
, a real photo of
the season 9 judges standing in what appears to be the same room.
And Simon and Ellen look somewhat chummy with their arms slung around each other, so what about that feud?Ellen Says Simon Is Meaner Than Expected
In a chat with Entertainment Tonight
Ellen said that Simon actually
exceeds his nasty reputation. "I had one idea of Simon when I came in,
and it's changed. He's
actually meaner than I thought. ... It's hard to listen to him tell
people things and me not to go, 'You poor thing!'"Randy Says Feud, What Feud?
's top Dawg Randy Jackson says that rumors of an Ellen
Simon feud is rubbish. He chatted with the LA Times
said,"They're actually really getting along. They've known
each other for a really long time. Don't believe everything you hear or
read." Of course, Randy gave us the same "don't believe everything you read"
about Simon leaving Idol
the day before the news went public.
What do you think about the rumored rift between Simon and Ellen?