Conan O’Brien featured a skit on his program Tuesday called Celebrity Survey, where stars answered questions the ‘Late Night’ host posed them. “When people first meet me, they often yell out – Robin Williams wrote, ‘Hey, Mork!’, Chuck Norris wrote, ‘Hey, Walker!’, Justin Guarini wrote, ‘Hey, waiter!’ … If I could wear anything, I’d wear – Jamie Foxx wrote, ‘An Armani suit’, Heath Ledger wrote, ‘Jeans and a t-shirt,’ Clay Aiken wrote, ‘Heath Ledger’. … One city that’s not as much fun as it sounds is – Penn Jillette wrote, ‘Las Vegas’, Natalie Portman wrote, ‘Hollywood’, Michael Jackson wrote, ‘Boise’.”
Jackson Family To Stage Intervention For Michael’s Pill Abuse?
December 7, 2005 – Michael Jackson’s family fears his pill popping has spun “out of control” again and they’re making plans to fly to Bahrain to stage an “intervention” rescue, the New York Daily News has learned. But Raymone Bain called the report “a total lie”.
Cocaine In Jackson’s Underwear?
December 3, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “According to the British tabloids, cocaine was found on Michael Jackson’s underwear during a police raid last year in Neverland Ranch. They think he could have a coke problem. Hey, it’s probably why he gets a new nose every year. Think about that? Probably why. Cracko Jacko. … Well, more problems for Michael. It now seems that his ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, is now saying Michael is not the biological father the children. Did you hear that? Yeah. She’s now speaking out against Michael. You know what that means. Apparently the check bounced.”
Clay’s Hairdresser Now Clay’s Dancer
November 26, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “Clay Aiken has hired his personal hairdresser as a backup dancer on his tour. Well, that should put an end to the rumors.”
Justin Guarini To Deliver Petition To Congress
February 27, 2005 – Phillyburbs.com reports that ‘American Idol’ season one runner-up Justin Guarini will hand-deliver a petition to Congress members in March, in an effort to preserve music education in schools. The petition is an initiative of NAMM, the International Music Products Association, its non-profit affiliate the American Music Conference (AMC) and its teen web site, themusicedge.com, along with Teen People.
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Justin Guarini Laments Downside Of Fame
December 30, 2004 – Atlanta’s Q100 quotes Justin on his thoughts of fame: “Fame is a disappointment. It’s all a bunch of smoke and mirrors. It’s not that big a deal. I don’t want it to ruin my life.”
Saddam’s Other Phone Call
October 8, 2004 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Thursday night, “The CIA just came out with a new report and it said that Saddam Hussein was so fearful of the U.S. that he used a phone only two times after 1990. Yeah, once to call his generals, and once to vote for Justin Guarini.”
Justin Guarini’s Life Post-Flop
June 26, 2004 – Justin spoke with TV Guide Online about being dropped by RCA after selling less than 200,000 copies of his debut album. “That’s just life,” he explained. “Records take a long time to put together. The main problem with my last record is that we didn’t take the time that it needed to really find the correct songs and to develop the correct steam. To be perfectly honest, I’m pursuing my dream elsewhere.” As for his sophomore effort? “I’m gonna get that off the ground about a year from now. I’m talking to a couple of labels and some songwriters. I’m thankful that people still care [about me] after two years. That really warms my heart.”