The Las Vegas Review Journal reports ‘American Idol’ reject William Hung turned down a $10,000 a week offer to become a Las Vegas headliner. David Saxe, producer of ‘V-The Ultimate Variety Show’ said, “I wanted him for the opening. I was told ‘Mr. Hung has declined’. All I can gather from that is he’s doing so many other things.” Saxe said he will not up his offer, and doesn’t think Hung has much more of a shelf life. “He missed his opportunity,” Saxe said. “I think we’re Hung-ed out. He’s sucking up his 15 minutes before it evaporates. Two weeks ago was just about the end.”
Us Weekly quotes ‘American Idol’ reject William Hung stating: “I don’t have to save myself for marriage. I’m just looking for the right person… I get attacked from groupies left and right!”
Regis Behe of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reviewed William Hung’s debut album ‘Inspiration’, calling it “so bad it makes Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard sound Sinatra-like.” Behe explained, “OK, this is supposed to be a joke. We’re not supposed to take this seriously, and anyone who buys ‘Inspiration’ is obviously not interested in hearing a riveting interpretation of ‘I Believe I Can Fly’. One buys ‘Inspiration’ for the same reason traffic slows at the scene of an accident: to gawk and take in the carnage. There’s no redeeming value to this pile of trash. Hung is a talentless clod, a guy who got lucky, took an offer he couldn’t refuse and is now reaping the benefits of a system that capitalizes on exploitation.”
The story at pittsburghlive.com has since been removed.
According to HitsDailyDouble.com, one day sales indicate ‘American Idol’ loser William Hung will clear between 35,000-40,000 units with his debut ‘Inspiration’, thanks to plenty of television appearances and radio phone-ins. So far his sales put him at #37 on the charts, with Usher remaining on top with ‘Confessions’, followed by ‘Now 15’ and Janet Jackson’s ‘Damita Jo’.
‘American Idol’ reject William Hung appeared on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ at the NBC Studios on Thursday (April 8) in Burbank, California. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Simon Cowell makes the truth hurt on ‘American Idol’ and appeared on the Fox News Channel earlier today to discuss the hit program. Simon admits he doesn’t get the popularity of William Hung and joked about Hung’s talk of a second album – where he wants to do the writing. Cowell says he doesn’t think Hung understands why Fuse signed him to a contract – for their publicity, not because of his talent. FoxNews.com has since removed the video.
William Hung talked about his new album, ‘Inspiration’, in an interview with ‘Countdown’ host Keith Olbermann Tuesday night on MSNBC. Hung says there are more albums possible in the future if this album does well. Hung wrapped up the interview performing ‘Y-M-C-A’ by the Village People.
WBLI in Long Island caught up with ‘American Idol’ loser William Hung — waking him up apparently to talk about his new album. He says he doesn’t have a girlfriend, and is waiting for the right girl to come to him. Hung says he still hasn’t contacted Ricky Martin, and doesn’t even know if he got permission to use the tracks on his debut.
The interview audio at wbli.com has since been removed.
Craig Kilborn joked about ‘American Idol’ loser William Hung during his Late Late Show monologue on Monday night. Craig cracked, “A new poll found that if the election were held today that both George W. Bush and John Kerry would lose to the Asian guy that sings ‘She Bangs’.”
‘American Idol’ reject William Hung will host ‘Reality Radio’ for New York City’s Z-100. The show will also air on some other Clear Channel stations across the nation. He will record the program this Friday at the Z-100 studios. Air dates and times will vary for each station.