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Simon Cowell Wants Obama To Appear On ‘Idol’
MSNBC.com ^ | March 24, 2009

Posted on 03/24/2009 6:59:04 PM PDT by Steelfish

Simon Cowell wants Obama to appear on ‘Idol’ But judge is unsure if presidential mention of him was a positive one

March. 24, 2009

Simon Cowell and "American Idol" have the power and popularity to enlist plenty of big names to appear on the show. But can they pull in the biggest name of all — President Barack Obama?

According to digitalspy.com, Cowell told Absolute Radio that "we're trying to get (Obama) to do a show at the moment."

It didn't escape Cowell's notice that he received a mention from the commander in chief on the "Tonight Show" last week, digitalspy.com reported.

"(The president) was on the 'Tonight Show' talking about how everyone in Washington is a critic," Cowell noted. "And then he said, 'Unfortunately, they're all like Simon Cowell.' I'm not sure if it's a compliment or not."

Cowell also called the president "a really cool guy."

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: americanidol; bho44; celebrity; celebutard; narcissisticsupply; npd; popculture; simoncowell

1 posted on 03/24/2009 6:59:04 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

the american idol president?


2 posted on 03/24/2009 6:59:53 PM PDT by GreatDaggar
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To: Steelfish

American Idol already had Sanjaya.


3 posted on 03/24/2009 7:00:18 PM PDT by ari-freedom ( Hail to the Dork!)
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To: Steelfish

Anyone remember The Gong Show’s “Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine?”


4 posted on 03/24/2009 7:00:59 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Steelfish
“Simply dreadful.”
5 posted on 03/24/2009 7:01:39 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Steelfish

“Welcome to Hollywood DAWG!”


6 posted on 03/24/2009 7:02:52 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Steelfish

Oh good grief...the first Kenyan idol?


7 posted on 03/24/2009 7:03:59 PM PDT by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: Steelfish

You know that the Kenyan attention whore will do it.


8 posted on 03/24/2009 7:04:12 PM PDT by Redcloak ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Steelfish

From what I gather on the AI thread AI is on the downgrade.


9 posted on 03/24/2009 7:04:39 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Steelfish

Just perfect. The Idol who is his own Idol.


10 posted on 03/24/2009 7:05:34 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: azishot

PeeWee’s play house.


11 posted on 03/24/2009 7:05:36 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Grizzled Bear
Anyone remember The Gong Show’s “Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine?”

Feelings, wo-o-o feelings,
Wo-o-o, feelings ....

12 posted on 03/24/2009 7:05:52 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Steelfish
Why not?

The entire country and the government is a damn joke.

I'm sure our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan will get a big kick out of it ... as well as our enemies.

13 posted on 03/24/2009 7:06:37 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: Steelfish

Last year, he didn’t even know who “O-buh-MA” (as he called him) was.


14 posted on 03/24/2009 7:06:57 PM PDT by Rastus (Jedi mind tricks would work on Obama.)
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To: Steelfish

What, he needs another hapless, stupid fool to pick on?


15 posted on 03/24/2009 7:08:28 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Steelfish

I view Simon Cowell and MTV as competing for the award of ‘Zero to no use’ entertainment......


16 posted on 03/24/2009 7:08:55 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Paved Paradise
"Just perfect. The Idol who is his own Idol"

But will he fog his teleprompter and choke?

17 posted on 03/24/2009 7:10:26 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Grizzled Bear
"Gene Gene the Dancing Machine" was my favorite part of that show. Him and the gigantic inflatable Fist that fell from the rafters when they would all dance.

I have no idea why the fist cracked me up, but I'm going to youtube right now and see if I can find it.

18 posted on 03/24/2009 7:11:57 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: GreatDaggar

Thats MY TAGLINE!


19 posted on 03/24/2009 7:13:09 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (" An American Idol President")
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

AI is artificial but nobody would confuse it with intelligence.


20 posted on 03/24/2009 7:13:47 PM PDT by ari-freedom ( Hail to the Dork!)
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To: Steelfish

What would he sing? The Internationale?


21 posted on 03/24/2009 7:14:26 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Steelfish

He already is, Simon. He already is.


22 posted on 03/24/2009 7:14:44 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: Steelfish

I think he should do it; as long as you’re going to be the national laughing stock, might as well do it right.


23 posted on 03/24/2009 7:15:03 PM PDT by eclecticEel (I already have a Messiah, I don't need another one.)
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To: Steelfish

Why not?

Obama’s base is the young and the starstruck, and he is apparently thoroughly bored with the actual work of the presidency.

An American Idol appearance would give the people the impression is he actually “doing something”, especially the people that he needs in 2012.


25 posted on 03/24/2009 7:20:46 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Steelfish

He could never make it on American Idol, he’d have to show a borth certificate first....


26 posted on 03/24/2009 7:25:34 PM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: Steelfish
Give me another reason to depise Obama.I can't stand that show and avoid it like the plague.It's nothing but annoying caterwauling.
27 posted on 03/24/2009 7:26:47 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: Grizzled Bear

Obama would never share the same stage with the likes of Chuck Barris given that he was a Game Show Host by day and CIA Operative by night.


28 posted on 03/24/2009 7:32:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan (The New Tone Has Finally Come Home To Roost)
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To: Steelfish

Probably figures that’s the only way to get Obama to stop pre-empting the show.


29 posted on 03/24/2009 7:38:28 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: Steelfish

Yeah, he can do his presidential act in front of those judges.
Can he dupe them like he has most of the rest of this country? Answer, it’s Hollywood.


30 posted on 03/24/2009 7:38:44 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Yeah, but that isn’t new. It peaked season five.


31 posted on 03/24/2009 7:40:36 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: GreatDaggar

He’s already the American Idol President.


33 posted on 03/24/2009 7:44:36 PM PDT by Horn_Dude
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To: Steelfish

Is Obama the President of the United States or an actor because I see awhole late of acting and little Presidenting going on.


34 posted on 03/24/2009 7:51:12 PM PDT by proudCArepublican
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To: Steelfish

Obama will probably be stupid enough to do it.


35 posted on 03/24/2009 7:54:04 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Steelfish

What’s he going to sing “In Over My Head”? Cowell had better be careful - viewership would crash.


36 posted on 03/24/2009 7:56:11 PM PDT by Jukeman (.)
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To: Steelfish
As what?...

Guest Judge?
Paula's Lap Boy?
Randy's Lap boy?

37 posted on 03/24/2009 7:58:01 PM PDT by topfile
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To: Steelfish
Simon Cowell wants Obama to appear on ‘Idol’

I thought he was already on every tuesday, that's what my TV guide sayss..

look! 7.00 pm pst "Lie to me"...

38 posted on 03/24/2009 8:15:09 PM PDT by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: Steelfish

Obama should just send his teleprompter to perform on his behalf.


39 posted on 03/24/2009 8:19:40 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: Steelfish

Seems redundant since he was elected by the same crowd that wathces American Idol.


40 posted on 03/24/2009 8:29:42 PM PDT by NV Lawdog (In God I trust; Everybody else keep your hands where I can see them!)
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To: tsowellfan

I’d love to see a special Gong show where the Messiah gets Gonged and a pie stuffed in his face!


41 posted on 03/24/2009 9:01:49 PM PDT by Senormechanico
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To: Steelfish

Watch Zero show up with his telepromtor in tow.


42 posted on 03/25/2009 6:20:53 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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