Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
This dates me but who cares, I still look fabulous! I met today’s birthday girl, Paula Abdul for the first time when she was married to Emilio Estevez. I used to like Paula’s music, especially songs like “Knocked Out,” “Straight Up,” and “U,” which Prince wrote and gave to her nearly 15 years after it was first recorded. Speaking of Prince, I know people who have seen Paula, drunk off her ass at numerous Prince concerts. It’s amazing to me that Paula Abdul, who has a very limited vocal range, became a judge on American I-dull and criticizes how badly the televised karaoke contestant’s voices are. I guess it just shows how stupid people really are.
Photo by G.
Howard Stern on stage at Radio City Music Hall, 2009
Rolling Stoned is reporting that Howard Stern might be taking Simon Cow(ell)’s place on American’t I-Dull when Cowell departs the show next year. Howard is thankfully denying the reports. I hope this is true. If he is truly the King Of All Media, he has no need to judge a weekly televised karaoke contest, according2g.
Adam Lambert. Photoshopping by G
As most of my readers know, I am not a watcher of “American Idle.” For months, I kept hearing about Adam Lambert and that he’s being called a “Freddie Mercury for the new generation.” Of course, I immediately take issue with anyone using the Queen’s name in vain, but after reading an article about him in Rolling Stone magazine, I like the guy. At a Burning Man ceremony, fueled with drugs, he had an epiphany that the only way to accomplish your dreams is to make them happen by acting on them and not just by talking about making them come true. He also mentions that being gay is just a part of his life and it’s not his entire life, so he doesn’t feel the need to start and end every sentence with it. Rock on Adam! I’m sure wherever Freddie is, he’s thinking “there is only one me, but you’re pretty cool too.”