‘American Idol’ Bosses Fed Up With William Hung

A source tells ‘The New York Post ‘’ reject was threatened with a lawsuit when he tried to title his debut album ‘Real Idol.’ “The ‘’ people were up in arms,” the source revealed. “It was funny at first, but now they just want William to go away. They feel he is making a mockery of the show.” Hung’s album is now called ‘American Inspiration’ and is set to be released on Tuesday (April 6).

Eliminated Idol Amy Adams Visits Fox News

April 2, 2004 – Amy Adams was on the Fox News Channel on Friday to talk about what she wants to do after being eliminated from ‘American Idol’. She talked about Simon Cowell comparing her to Jay Leno, and how Jay impersonated her on the ‘Tonight Show’. Adams admitted singing after she was eliminated from the show Wednesday night was very hard to do. FoxNews.com has since removed the video.

A Backup To Fox’s ‘Playing It Straight’

April 1, 2004 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Wednesday night, “The Fox Network has cancelled the show ‘Playing It Straight’. A Fox spokesman went on to say that if viewers want to watch gay men pretending to be straight they can still watch ‘American Idol’.”

Amy Adams Voted Off ‘American Idol’

April 1, 2004 – Amy Adams Wednesday night became the third pop- star wannabe booted off ‘American Idol,’ leaving only nine more contestants vying for the $1 million recording contract with RCA. “I just want to say thanks to everybody who got me here – friends, fans, everybody,” Adams said after learning her fate.

‘Idol’ Trimming Down With Matthew Rodgers Ouster

March 31, 2004 – Now only 10 ‘American Idol’ hopefuls remain and the Fox News Channel discussed Tuesday night’s competition with last week’s ousted ‘Idol’ Matthew Rodgers. The former football player talked about his chummy relationship with judge Simon Cowell, and how poorly the top 10 performed as he had to watch from the sidelines. Rodgers says Fantasia Barrino is his pick to win. FoxNews.com has since removed the video.

Creepy-Crawly ‘Idol’ House Gets Fumigated

March 26, 2004 – The New York Post reports the Hollywood Hills house the ‘American Idol’ contestants were sharing last week had unexpected guests. “The house was infested with termites and other bugs,” revealed an insider. “It was disgusting. Nothing was done about it until the contestants threatened to not go on air unless they were moved out.” The show’s finalists were moved to a Beverly Hills hotel for several days while the Hollywood Hills home was fumigated. They returned on Friday after work was completed.

‘American Idol’ Alumni Update

March 26, 2004 – TV Guide Channel answers what the ‘American Idol’ stars have been up to in ‘American Idol: Where They Now?’, airing Sunday at 6 pm/ET. “We caught up with a lot of last year’s Idols to see what they were doing,” says host Kimberly Caldwell, an ex-Idol contestant who’s now a TV Guide Channel correspondent. “Some of them were modeling or recording an album, some have their own fashion line. Some are still at home, and that’s where they want to be. We’re just letting America know there’s life after American Idol. They’re not just done because their show’s over.”

Simon Cowell Denies Middle Finger Gesture

March 24, 2004 – Reuters reports Simon Cowell denied flipping Paula Abdul the middle finger on Tuesday night’s ‘American Idol’. “I certainly would never make a gesture like that toward Paula or on national television,” Cowell said. “Sometimes I lean on my index finger. Sometimes a different finger. Sometimes two at the same time, or, God help me, even the whole hand. I never even thought about it until now.”

FOX Execs Warn Simon Cowell Over Middle Finger Salute

March 24, 2004 – ‘American Idol’ judge Simon Cowell gestured a middle finger during Tuesday night’s broadcast from Hollywood during a heated exchange with fellow judge Paula Abdul and host Ryan Seacrest after the performance by Fantasia Barrino. A FOX executive told the Drudge Report: “We were not sure he was doing what he was doing, quite frankly. It appeared he was simply resting his head on his middle finger, but I now think we made a mistake, the gesture should not have aired.”

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7 thoughts on “‘American Idol’ Bosses Fed Up With William Hung

  1. sweetheart_805 says:

    they said that he gave fantasia the finger, but later on he rested his head on his middle finger when John Stevens, who Simon loves and complimented yesterday, performed. but if he really was giving fantasia the finger, she deserved it last night!

  2. Homertime says:

    William Hung needs to get over himself. Don’t tell me he hasn’t let it go to his head, because it has. He has bodyguards escorting him around the Berkeley campus for poop’s sake. The American Idol executives need not worry. The people worrying should be the executives at Fuse records who financed that horrendous album and video. Soon they’ll realize that William Hung is funny to watch on TV at no additional charge, but no one is gonna pay for a CD of his blabber.

  3. JuniorGirl04 says:

    While I think the CD will do fairly well just because it’s a novelty (like Weird Al), you just made my point. No one really cares about William Hung…he’s not taking from or adding to American Idol. Even if he was, the public doesn’t care.

  4. getalifeyall says:

    This sounds fake because the title of the original album was True Idol not Real Idol and now the album is called Inspiration not American Inspiration. But anyway, who cares? This guy’s fame shows the rest of the world how stupid America can be some time. Just because he’s nice and mildly retarded doesn’t mean he should get his own record contract.

  5. Homertime says:

    ^^I wouldn’t compare William Hung to Weird Al. Weird Al actually has some talent and the creative wit to come up with clever satires of popular music, whereas William Hung is a no-talent, semi-retard who butchers songs and is still “loved” because he’s “speshul” and nice. William Hung embodies everything that is wrong with the music industry today.

  6. Jerseline says:

    both sides need to get over themselves a little that Hung guy don’t bother me. I think it’s cool the serious underdog got his chance to shine and not become another punchline like that “like a virgin” guy from last season. Not to say he has skill, but still, he got the last laugh he’s a novelty, but who knows? with singing lessons, he might actually learn to sing. But it don’t matter. so just drop the issue I say, and let it pass as it will normally

  7. jlol says:

    Everyone has a “time of their life”, and Hung is not an exception. I don’t think he is harmful at all; indeed he is just another victim or I’d say product of avaricious people and record companies. They are clever enough not to do anything for free. Having said that, I think that we just leave a guy alone as everyone has the right to do whatever he/her wants.

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