Reigning American Idol Scotty McCreery never had to suffer an emotional public elimination, but he’s ready to help this year’s contestants through it! He’s recorded season 11’s “goodbye” song, a cover of country ballad “Please Remember Me,” first released by Rodney Crowell in 1995, and made a hit by Tim McGraw in 1999. Watch their videos for the song below. McCreery’s cut will debut on American Idol this Thursday as we watch a montage of the ousted contestant’s time on the show. He’ll perform live on Idol later this season. READ FULL STORY
Tag: Dig it Out! (1-10 of 70)
In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s each confess a ballad we’re 99.9 percent sure we are the last person to have listened to — and see if we’re right. I’ll start, with a quick scroll through my Recently Played list:
Remember last year when Blake Lively admitted, “When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the Lion King soundtrack” to WWD? Well, she has company. Sort of. In the February issue of Los Angeles Confidential, Shailene Woodley, 20-year-old costar of The Descendants, was asked to name the first film that affected her as something more significant than mere entertainment. Her response: “Some movies have made me cry; some movies have made me laugh, but I’ve never thought, Wow — if it weren’t for that movie, I’d be a different person. Except Pocahontas. It’s true! If you listen to the lyrics they actually have incredibly valuable lessons for human beings to learn, and whenever I need a pick-me-up I just watch Pocahontas.” READ FULL STORY
There have been plenty of Lost crossover hints, thought nuggets, time travel mindf—ery, etc. offered up on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. But the Apollo chocolate bar hanging out near a hatch on last night’s episode really SPOKE TO ME. It’s candy, it’s a hidden gem, and I could have sworn the last Apollo had spent the summer melting in a mail/garbage/Dharma peanut butter landfill in the least-accessible corner of Doc Jensen’s office.
Candy for breakfast, anyone?
Also did anyone else really, really want Des and his lava lamp to be making their own kind of music down in that Storybrooke hatch? And he’d promise to little Henry, “I’ll see you in another life, brutha,” and we’d all piss ourselves trying to predict which nefarious beast or chiseled horseback hero Henry Ian Cusick should portray in the show’s alternate universe, Fairy Tale? He has to be down there somewhere.
Come on, Desmond, press the button. EXECUTE my fantasy!
Oak Ridge Boys celebrate 30th anniversary of 'Elvira': 'It was the kind of song that everybody was singing'
My earliest memory is when I was six-years-old, standing beside my nine-year-old sister in the kitchen of my grandparents’ farmhouse, both of us holding brooms and singing the Oak Ridge Boys’ hit “Elvira” into the handles. I know I’m not alone. Most of my friends now in their mid-to-late thirties have a similar memory of belting out Joe Bonsall’s boozy verses and imitating bass Richard Sterban’s infamous “Giddy up, oom papa oom papa mow mow” chorus. The song went viral — or “Elviral,” as one of Bonsall’s friends says — in 1981, at a time when there was no Twitter, no Facebook, no YouTube. There was just country radio, and then pop radio, which helped it sell well over 2 million 45s.
For nine straight months, “It was the kind of song that everybody was singing,” Bonsall says 30 years later. READ FULL STORY
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee seems to have deserted us on Twitter — his last tweet was on New Year’s Eve and linked to funny animal voiceovers — we’re still going to celebrate him. We can’t write “Happy Birthday Neil Diamond!” in the sky like someone did Sunday over the Bel-Air hills, but perhaps we can take a moment to each write a sentence describing our love for the man. I’ll give you a few ideas:Neil Diamond turns 70 today, and even though the
• My key chain is a silver guitar with the words “Neil Diamond World Tour 2008″ on it.
• My favorite mug says “Diamond Girl,” and it’s from 2001.
• I had this semi-hideous floral/lace/sequin shirt I only felt comfortable wearing once — to a Neil Diamond concert.
• After multiple karaoke attempts, I’ve had to accept that “I Am… I Said” is not in my vocal range. READ FULL STORY
Many thanks to the few, the proud, the Top Chef recap-readers who nominated Hidden Truffles this week! After the jump, Anthony Bourdain gets caught removing his eyeglasses (stars: they’re just like us!), a bat torments Tom Colicchio, pedestrians blur into obscurity as PopWatch blogger Padma Lakshmi hails a cab, and more! I’m like a pig in dirt, now more than ever. READ FULL STORY
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