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TMZ Gives the Contestants a Crash Course in Being in the Spotlight on 'American Idol' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 7th 2011 11:38PM
trip to TMZ, 'American Idol'In past seasons, the folks at 'TMZ' have followed around various 'American Idol' (Thu., 8PM ET on FOX) contestants, keeping fans in the loop as to what they're doing now, and in some cases what they've done in the past. It hasn't always been good news.

This season, however, the Idols got a chance to get back at them a little when they went to TMZ's offices for "some serious media training," according to executive producer Harvey Levin.

There wasn't a lot of practical training, though. They advised Paul McDonald to use spit to style his hair if he ever gets arrested and suggested Haley Reinhart try to turn her lipstick-on-the-face incident into an endorsement.

'American Idol' airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on FOX.

When it was suggested that James Durbin learn to compose himself when faced with his idols, like Hulk Hogan, Durbin lashed back, sparring with the guy who brought it up.

"Look at you," Durbin said referencing the guy's shaggy hair and five o'clock shadow. "You're on camera!"

"You look like you're in Staind," the guy retorted.

"At least I'm in something," Durbin shot back.

What did you think of the kid's trip to TMZ? Do you think they got any good advice?

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maybe TMZ took it too personal when james durbin fired back a dose of the bearded guy's meds and this is what they've managed to come up to get even. good job james by the way.

also the guy who said stefano's twitter page is boring? dude,you find stefano's twitter page boring---then why don't you unfollow him? you find the guy boring,unfollow--problem solved! I'm not a stefano fan...but what if you put stefano and that TMZ guy on stage...stefano singing songs plus playing the piano while the TMZ guy doing what--hours of criticisms(?)...who do you think would garner claps? I don't know..let's ask the (nearly) 50,000 followers of stefano.


April 11 2011 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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