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Daughtry Waits For Superman In New Video

In: Donovan, Music

I haven’t liked a Daughtry track in ages, but their latest has me jumping back on their bandwagon. “Waiting For Superman” is the lead cut off their fourth studio album, Baptized. Can you believe they’ve released that many albums already?

With their new track, the Chris Daughtry-led band modify their hard rock sound to a more radio-friendly one. This decision might yield results similar to their smashes “It’s Not Over” and “Home.”

For the accompanying video, the band enlisted Shane Drake to direct. His wide array of work includes Tegan and Sara (“I Was A Fool”), Kelly Clarkson (“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”) and The Wanted (“Walks Like Rihanna”). The visual also features Thomas Dekker (The Secret Circle) and Patrick Muldoon (Days of Our Lives). Check it out below. It’s definitely one of their better produced clips.

watch the music video after the jump

The auditions for American Idol Season 13 begin today in Boston. It’s only fitting FOX officially unveil its latest judging panel line-up. Question is… can they save the show?

Initially, music producer Dr. Luke was to fill the third slot, but due to a professional conflict of interest, he had to step down. This sent the show’s producers into a panic trying to find a last-minute replacement. Enter Harry Connick, Jr. Personally, I’m not sure why it took this long to bring him on board. He’s always been a great mentor and never been afraid to mince words with the other judges, but not in a Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj uncomfortable way.

Connick Jr. joins Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban on the panel. Lopez makes a return after a season break, while Urban is the only returning member from last year’s lineup. Randy Jackson also returns, but in a mentor role. He takes over for a departing Jimmy Iovine. Just when I thought I was finally rid of Jackson, he returns. I just hope Idol doesn’t dedicate too much time for his input. I’m so over him. Check out what everyone, including Ryan Seacrest have to say about the upcoming season below.

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Coming off their worst season to date (ratings wise), it’s not surprising American Idol producers have had difficulties filling seats on the judging panel. They asked Keith Urban back from last season even though it was the show’s worst. Secondly, they’ve reportedly inked a deal for Jennifer Lopez to return after a season hiatus. Hell, they even resorted to bringing back Randy Jackson, albeit in a mentor role, even though he bid farewell to the show last year.

Instead of a huge recording superstar, FOX has tapped a big name behind the scenes to step front and center. E! News is reporting Lukasz Gottwald, a.k.a. Dr. Luke, will fill the remaining vacant slot. Dr. Luke began his career as a lead guitarist for the house band on Saturday Night Live but rose to prominence as the guy behind Kelly Clarkson’s breakout hit “Since U Been Gone.”

While not a huge name, I think Dr. Luke isn’t a bad choice. He doesn’t come with all that celebrity baggage Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj brought with them. This way, the show can shift its focus back on the contestants. With that being said, I still would’ve preferred the All-Star Idol alum panel idea that floated around a few months ago. Don’t you agree?

If you want to know more about Dr. Luke’s impressive music resume, check out my Top 10 favorite tracks he’s produced or written below.

check out my five favorite tracks after the jump

Randy Jackson Returns To American Idol (UGH)

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Randy Jackson is the cockroach of reality television. He just won’t go away. Just when I thought he was gone from American Idol for good, the Top Dawg returns. Why??? Dude even had a going away montage during last season’s finale.

Jackson, however, won’t be claiming his seat back on the judging panel. He’s set to replace Jimmy Iovine as the show’s in-house mentor. DOUBLE UGH. Not only is Randy coming back, but Jimmy is leaving. The latter has been my favorite part for the past couple of years. He’s the only one not afraid to say exactly how it is.

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So much for those rumors about an American Idol alum judging panel. BOOOOO. I was really hoping that would come to fruition. It’s exactly what the show needed (IMHO) to usher in a new era without Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick as producers. Instead, they’re going with the familiar.

During FOX’s turn at TCA Press Tour, Kevin Reilly, the chairman of entertainment for FOX, discussed the upcoming season of American Idol. He confirmed Keith Urban signing on for another stint on the judging panel. He also addressed rumors that Jennifer Lopez is THIS close to returning to the show. “Most of what you’re reporting or you read is true. … [Jennifer Lopez] has been a close part of the show all along. There have been discussions there. There is no deal with her or with anybody else.”

Since Simon Cowell’s departure, the veteran reality show became all about the celebrity judges. Reilly is hoping to change that.

“We want some judges in that are good at the job, that people like, that refocus the attention on the contestants. … It really became too much about the judges. The show’s always been about the contestants. … Let’s really focus on some great stories with the kids,” says Reilly.

Personally, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen. Do you? Excited that Urban is back for Season 13 and potentially J. Lo? Sound off below.

Adam Lambert Joins Glee

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Looks like another American Idol runner-up is walking the hallowed halls of McKinley High. Let’s just hope for Adam Lambert he actually has lines instead of Jessica Sanchez who popped up last season only to whip out a couple of performances.

Ryan Murphy broke the news in his usual fashion, via Twitter. The Glee co-creator wrote “I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall.” If the rumors of an all alumni judging panel for American Idol Season 13 come true, I can already picture FOX’s marketing campaign for an Adam Lambert night. Lots of glitter and over-the-top fabulousness.

Lambert isn’t the only newbie joining the fifth season of Glee. TVLine is reporting that the show is adding three new characters. After cutting several original cast members and promoting Melissa Benoist (Marley), Jacob Artist (Jake), Becca Tobin (Kitty), Blake Jenner (Ryder) and Alex Newell (Unique) to series regulars, I didn’t think they were going to introduce this much new blood. Find out what producers are casting for below.

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I was debating whether or not to make you guess which American Idol champ was joining Season 15 of the NBC weight loss reality show, but let’s be honest, Ruben Studdard is the obvious choice. Even when Kelly Clarkson was at her heaviest she wasn’t The Biggest Loser material. The Velvet Teddy Bear on the other hand is. Hope Ruben knows what he’s getting himself into. Jillian Michaels is hardcore.

This isn’t the first time the Season 2 winner has attempted to lose weight. Back in 2008, he slimmed down considerably when he married Surata Zuri McCants but gained it back when they divorced in 2012. He explained stress eating because of the divorce and a $100,000 tax bill from the IRS were to blame. Studdard also lost a bit of weight when he turned to vegetarianism, going from 455 lbs to the 380 lbs range.

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American Idol Names New Executive Producer

In: Donovan, TV Shows

With Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick officially out on American Idol, FOX has found and revealed their replacement. On the heels of David Hill’s appointment to oversee American Idol and The X-Factor for the network, Pers Blankens steps in as the new executive producer for Idol’s thirteenth season.

“Per is a creative and experienced executive who has been the show runner on the blockbuster Swedish Idol for more than 5 seasons,” said Trish Kinane, “Idol” executive producer for FremantleMedia North America. “He is extremely passionate about Idol and I’m very excited about his ideas and vision for keeping Idol creatively vibrant. He brings the talent and energy needed to keep ‘American Idol’ strong.”

learn more about Pers after the jump

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