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Cowell Wants Obama Star Power on 'Idol'
Newsmax ^ | 5/4/09 | James Hirsen

Posted on 05/04/2009 9:18:31 AM PDT by holy joe

Simon Cowell has invited President Barack Obama and his family to appear on “American Idol.”

The cantankerous chief justice of the supreme show made the invitation via a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.

“We would put out an invitation on a daily basis,” Cowell said. “I’d love him [Obama] to come on, his wife to come on, kids to come on. I could only picture now what it would be like if he actually turned up.”

As to why the prez should go on the reality show, Cowell crowed, “He’s a rock star.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hollywood; idol; obama; simoncowell

1 posted on 05/04/2009 9:18:33 AM PDT by holy joe
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To: holy joe

The “American Idol president” should rightfully pay respects to the mentality that helped to spawn him.


2 posted on 05/04/2009 9:20:43 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: holy joe

Obama should take Paula’s place.. he sure can pick talent.


3 posted on 05/04/2009 9:20:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: holy joe

In the immortal words of Laura Ingraham:

SHUT UP AND SING.

Please. Please. Please. Stop. Mixing. Politics. And. Entertainment.

I doubt the lefties would have liked to see Bush on AI. I feel the same way about Obama. It’s a singing competition not a political statement program.

Ugh!


4 posted on 05/04/2009 9:20:55 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Control the teleprompter, control the agenda!)
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To: holy joe

Can we “send him home” ?


5 posted on 05/04/2009 9:20:55 AM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: holy joe

I’m done with the show. Why the heck can’t people keep politics out of my entertainment? I watch TV to escape my worries, not to get my blood pressure up.


6 posted on 05/04/2009 9:23:20 AM PDT by oldvike
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To: oldvike

William Hung, Sanjaya, Barack Obama


7 posted on 05/04/2009 9:24:18 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: oldvike
Never watched it, never will.
8 posted on 05/04/2009 9:25:33 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: holy joe
Simon Cowell has invited President Barack Obama and his family to appear on “American Idol.” “

Maybe Cowell should read this:
Obama’s ratings slide: press conference down 29%
http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/04/obama-press-conference-draws-288-million-viewers.html

9 posted on 05/04/2009 9:25:42 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: holy joe; ExTexasRedhead

The dummie POTUS probably will. Nothing is too low for him and Michelle.


10 posted on 05/04/2009 9:26:18 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: holy joe

“Cowell wants Obama”

Is it one o’ them `metrosexual’ things?


11 posted on 05/04/2009 9:27:19 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

I think it’s a ratings ploy. The ratings for A.I. has been flat for the last couple of years. I don’t watch it, but I have read that.


12 posted on 05/04/2009 9:27:41 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: holy joe

Cowell has jumped the goldfish...


13 posted on 05/04/2009 9:28:18 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: SmokingJoe; ExTexasRedhead

He probably has read it and wants to help Obama since we all know that Obama and Michelle are a PR creation or nightmare in my opinion.


14 posted on 05/04/2009 9:28:35 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: personalaccts

I watched the first 2 seasons or two, then it got stale and the same.


15 posted on 05/04/2009 9:29:02 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: holy joe

As to why the prez should go on the reality show, Cowell crowed, “He’s a rock star.”

********

And unfortunately he governs like a rock star.


16 posted on 05/04/2009 9:35:20 AM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: massgopguy

Don’t mess with William Hung! He’s da man. LOL


17 posted on 05/04/2009 9:35:53 AM PDT by oldvike
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To: holy joe
Dear God, we already have to put up with him on every other form of media. If I had a $1 for every time I've seen picture of BO, his shrew of a wife and/or their spawn on the cover of a magazine at the grocery check out I wouldn't have to work for the rest of the year.

Every blasted time I turn on the TV I see sycophantic media types getting the vapors over everything that family does. If they go on American Idol it will be the last time I ever watch that show, I can't take it anymore. Every day I feel like I got on the crazy train and got off in another universe. If anyone would have told me a year ago all that BO would have done to ruin this country in just the first 3 months of his reign I never would have believed them.

18 posted on 05/04/2009 9:36:30 AM PDT by mykdsmom (Whatever happened to common sense?)
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To: holy joe

Simon. why did you have to go and ruin AI? Don’t you liberal morons understand that over half of Americans HATE Obama? We don’t want him shoved down our throats. We watch AI because we like the show. NOT your stupid politics!!


19 posted on 05/04/2009 9:37:03 AM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: holy joe
Did no one see ‘American Dreamz’? Obviously Simon cannot have seen it or he is more devious than I thought.
20 posted on 05/04/2009 9:37:32 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: bereanway

21 posted on 05/04/2009 9:40:20 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

While backing into an RV spot in Fl..we knocked down a termite infested post which held the main Cable TV connection for about 500 RV slots. It was hours before the finals of American Idol and we blacked out the show to those units. Until then, we didn’t know what it was.
We didn’t have a TV.


22 posted on 05/04/2009 9:40:48 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: holy joe

23 posted on 05/04/2009 9:41:06 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: holy joe

This makes me want to start watching this stupid show so I could stop!!


24 posted on 05/04/2009 9:41:50 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

I thought I saw something like this in the movie “Idiocracy.”


25 posted on 05/04/2009 9:42:06 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Oldexpat

In a way, it’s the most conservative show on TV, as it (generally) rewards the meritocratic.


26 posted on 05/04/2009 9:42:19 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: holy joe

Idolatry is a no-no.

Thou shall have no Gods before me....


27 posted on 05/04/2009 9:43:35 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (A woman will be the next President; I hope it's Palin instead of HRC.)
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To: Fu-fu2

28 posted on 05/04/2009 9:43:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Oldexpat
Only time we watch it is to see the auditions.

Delusion On Parade

29 posted on 05/04/2009 9:45:07 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: holy joe

I’ll have to start watching, so I can quit.


30 posted on 05/04/2009 9:53:45 AM PDT by smokinleroy (Eccl. 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: holy joe
“He’s a rock star.”

It's a shame we didn't elect a leader instead of a rock star. Maybe we'll choose one in 2012:

31 posted on 05/04/2009 10:03:23 AM PDT by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: holy joe
Wow...I had no idea that Cowell started another Idol in Kenya.

He's right though, he is a rockstar socialist.

32 posted on 05/04/2009 10:17:51 AM PDT by VanillaBlizzard
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To: personalaccts
I think it’s a ratings ploy. The ratings for A.I. has been flat for the last couple of years. I don’t watch it, but I have read that.

I don't know your source, but American Idol is bigger and better than ever. There were around 43 million callers who voted on the contestants. You should watch it. There are only 5 contestants left, and they're all very good singers this year.

33 posted on 05/04/2009 10:19:05 AM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: holy joe
I personally hope that he goes on American Idol and his adoring fans vote to make him the next American Idol because it is clearly the job he is more qualified to hold and then he could resign as POtuS and everyone would be happy.
34 posted on 05/04/2009 10:21:13 AM PDT by madinmadtown (It is good to be right.)
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To: NRA2BFree

I like NCIS.


35 posted on 05/04/2009 3:44:13 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: personalaccts
I like NCIS.

I do too!! :o)

36 posted on 05/04/2009 4:12:01 PM PDT by NRA2BFree
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