A publishing source has been hearing rumblings that a former American Idol employee is shopping around a tell-all book could prove embarrassing to the show. The author claims that certain contestants are pre-selected “plants” and these “chosen few” bypass the usual process by skipping the early audition rounds and are ushered right to the front of the line. The former employee also says that contestants are strong-armed into singing certain songs. Producers know that if a contestant sings a song that’s not well known or appropriate for their style, they’re more likely to be voted off, so essentially they can control the voting process. Naturally Paula Abdul provides plenty of fodder – allegedly she travels with “two gallon size ziplock bags full of orange prescription bottles.” And that’s just the beginning.


Posted by Janet on March 11, 2009

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  1. By Anonymous
    On March 11, 2009 at

    Uh oh. No confidentiality agreements?

  2. By Reta
    On March 11, 2009 at

    I believe the Paula part, she is a complete wack job!! Can’t stnd her!! And I’m pretty sick of that idiot Randy BOOing Simon….HE’S the only one, well, now along with the new gal, that makes any sense!!

  3. By gay tallywacker
    On March 11, 2009 at

    Duh. Anyone who watches the show knows that it is manipulated. Of all the Michael Jackson songs to pick from, look at how few famous ones were chosen.
    AI is getting tired.

  4. By Dieter
    On March 12, 2009 at

    Is it just me or is this show just pure rubbish responsible for the dumbing down of America?
    Is middle America this medicated and gullible due to the ‘flouride’ ‘wink wink’ in the water supply?

  5. By Anonymous
    On March 12, 2009 at

    Randy Jackson was seen having dinner with a contestant the other night, so the story makes sense. But, who cares anyway?

  6. By Anonymous
    On March 12, 2009 at

    Um, seriously Ms Charlton? Do you think TV programs were real and not just entertainment? Even truthful when stated to be so? How odd.

  7. By pansi
    On March 12, 2009 at

    I am the jealous type and hated it when Katharine McPhee won. She looks like a vamp and she would steal any woman’s husband or boyfriend. Then she ended up marrying a man 16 years older who is balding. Go figure. I hope the book dedicates a chapter to her.

  8. By Pansi
    On March 12, 2009 at

    ***correction****: Kat married a man 19 (nineteen) years her senior, not just 16 years her senior. AND, I forgot earlier, she has posed for pics in suggestive poses with very little on. 19 years older, wow, and since she is so struck on her great beauty and could get someone handsome, this seems really weird. signed: Pansi

  9. By Mrs. Pinkney
    On March 12, 2009 at

    Of course AI is phony. It’s always been phony. Nevertheless there will still be untold thousands lining up to try out. That part won’t change. What will change is how many viewers they can draw in which is dropping drastically. The only way to save it is to push obvious faggots to the front line, ’cause doomed America seems to embrace them.

  10. By Badder than bad
    On March 12, 2009 at

    Paula’s fake tits are pushed up so high it’s no wonder she has to take pills/drugs. And the new judge, yuck, that rectangle face and square jaw is a turnoff. Can’t stand Randy. The only honest one is Simon. It’s rare to see honesty in someone that is a multi-multi-millionaire. Terri Seymour is nuts to leave him; who else will show her such a good time and lavish gifts.

  11. By Anonymous
    On March 12, 2009 at

    I’d love to read the book. I hope it gets published.

  12. By Sebastian Stoker
    On March 12, 2009 at

    That show is the worst thing to hit pop culture since disco. It has unleashed a whole gang of moderately-talented singers with no appeal whatsoever.
    I have only ever seen the show in five-minute sessions, when channel surfing. It reminded me of an old 70’s Canadian show called “Tiny Talent Time”, a talent show featuring kids. At least with TTT, some of the contestants were cute and adorable, and had personalities.
    All those people obsessed with this show will wake up one night, when they are 70, and be in a cold sweat, realizing how much of their lives they wasted.

  13. By Hilda
    On March 12, 2009 at

    Seriously, why is Paula still on there? She is always high as a kite. Seems more each season. And last night Ryan was so glassy eyed. He seemed to be really concentrated on what he was gonna say. He just looked straight up stoned.

  14. By Anonymous
    On March 12, 2009 at

    pansi, katherine mcphee lost to taylor hicks! this show is considered entertainment (read the fine print on the tv screen) as such, they can do whatever they want.

  15. By Anonymous
    On March 12, 2009 at

    old news, vftw (vote for the worst) reported this months ago!

  16. By Anonymous
    On March 12, 2009 at

    That show and all reality shows are fake, this one only makes Americans look stupid, I’ve never watched it but have caught clips of it on the news, that’s enough for me.

  17. By Anonymous
    On March 12, 2009 at

    This show is completely manipulated from start to finish. Anyone can see that from watching it once. Even in the initial auditions, the “crazies on parade” part, those montages of contestants all singing the same song badly are scripted. I would be surprised if the phoned-in votes are even counted. You could (and should) ignore the show, but its influence dominates the radio world and results in shreiking bores like Kelly Clarkson being considered great singers. I hate AI.

  18. By Pansi
    On March 12, 2009 at

    To: Anonymous at 9:12 AM…….My bad; I knew Katharine came in only second to Taylor Hicks: it’s just that she was OUT THERE that irritated, so I mistakenly said she won. Many thanks.

  19. By Anonymous
    On March 12, 2009 at

    Janet, am I the first to know this shocker: Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer are kaput, over, finished.

  20. By Anonymous
    On March 12, 2009 at

    I have been on a reality show and they are ALL fake-ass manipulated farces. It is in their contracts that the producers can manipulate the show and edit the contestant ANY WAY THEY WANT. When you sign their 64 page legal jargon of manipulative clause – you essentially give them permission to screw you in every orifice and the right to contest it, talk about it or explain it to others. They reserve the right to present you any way they choose, to edit or alter your footage to how they see fit. It is such a scam.

  21. By Angie Heather
    On March 12, 2009 at

    I have known this show was fixed ever since Constantine Maroulis was wrongly voted off. Every one knows he should have won that year. He was never even in the bottom 3 and all of a sudden he is voted off? Constantine was ROBBED and the show is FIXED! Thank goodness that he is still around and will be starring in ROCK OF AGES on Broadway. Also we are very proud of Jamie, who is Constantines assistant. She will win VH1 Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels.

  22. By Anonymous
    On March 12, 2009 at

    American Idol Best show ever, House, Bones, Family Guy, Fringe, and Prosion Break always on my DVR.

  23. By Anonymous
    On March 12, 2009 at

    Thanks, Constantine, uh, I mean Angie Heather.

  24. By Anonymous
    On March 12, 2009 at

    American Idol is as fixed as pro wrestling. It’s the jai alai of pop music.

  25. By mari
    On March 13, 2009 at

    In season 2 the fix was in when AI declared Ruben Studdard the winner over Clay Aiken just because AI did not want a gay american idol. (and yes it was known all alond to AI that Aiken was gay)

  26. By Delilah
    On March 13, 2009 at

    mari, I thought it would have helped AI if the faggot Clay had won, instead of a fat sweating Afro-American. The liberal world loves faggots, that’s why USA is doomed.

  27. By Hilda
    On March 13, 2009 at


  28. By Strom
    On March 15, 2009 at

    Was Governor Arnold really boffing Paula about 15 yeas ago?


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