The Maynard triplets from Nebraska received complete makeup and hair treatments and had singing lessons with celebrity coach David Coury. ‘Extra’ even arranged for the triplets to meet their idol, Barry Manilow, at his new show in Las Vegas. Now, the “overweight Jessica Simpsons” meet up with Simon Cowell again to see what he thinks of the transformation.
Ryan Seacrest Chats With Z Morning Zoo
February 25, 2005 – ‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest phoned into the Elvis Duran and the Z Morning Zoo on Z-100 in New York City on Thursday. The morning show was relaying to Seacrest that many were upset about how cruel Wednesday’s elimination show seemed to be. Ryan also commented on the new season’s contestants being older and more competitive, and that the finalists this year are more talented than ever. They also talked a bit about photos of Aaron Carter allegedly smoking pot that are in the new issue of The National Enquirer. Z100.com has since removed the audio.
‘American Idol’ Gets More Viewers Than Bush’s Speech
February 4, 2005 – Craig Kilborn joked during his Late Late Show monologue on Thursday night, “Last night more people watched ‘American Idol’ than the State of the Union address. Next year the State of the Union will be given by Ryan Seacrest. So basically America would rather watch people who can’t sing over someone who can’t speak.”
Blowout Ratings For ‘Idol’ Season Premiere
January 19, 2005 – According to The Drudge Report, ‘American Idol’ averaged a 20.1 rating/28 share for its 2005 two hour debut — surpassing TV’s #1 show, ABC’s ‘Desperate Housewives’, which scored a 16.4 rating/23 share during last week’s airing.