Kenny Rogers?

SERIOUSLY. Kenny Rogers?

Who comes up with the “star” appearances on American Idol? Is it because the producers are British? Is Kenny Rogers popular in England?

I’m perplexed.



  1. I don’t like Kenny’s “new face.” I’m just sayin’.

  2. Enough about Kenny – are you concerned that Ann Curry could possibly get the nod to take Katie’s chair on the Today Show? What would that do to you?

  3. i am so with justJENN because the whole night i was like: huh?! that sounds like kenny but it sure don’t look like kenny!

    i hate country music even more after last night.

  4. If Ann Curry takes over the throne, I’m pretty sure NBC will lose more than one Today Show viewer. ;)

    I heard a rumor it was Meredith Viera…and what about Campbell Brown? She would would be MUCH better than Ann.

  5. Kenny must have a new album out to promote that is in some way affiliated with Fox (like Barry Manilow and Stevie Wonder did). For me, it wasn’t so much the random appearance of Kenny on the show, it was the ridiculously pulled-tight new face. He could barely close his mouth! And the eyes, OMG, the eyes. So tight.

    Well, I was going to blog about Kenny on Idol too, but after leaving this lengthy comment I don’t think I need to. :)

  6. Oddly enough, I see him on a few shows every now and then. Going on about liposuction and chicken.

  7. Cocodrie says:

    I *heart* Kenny. Not NewKenny, of course, but old, GamblerKenny. Seriously, in the 4th grade I went to his concert and think I may have cried when he sang that song about rivers and islands with Dolly Parton. Don’t tell anyone.

  8. Lyndsay says:

    Hello? Islands in the Stream is the best country song of the 1980s.

  9. Jurgen Nation says:

    I KNOW!!! Not to mention the fact that he has had so much Botox he permanently looks like he’s being stabbed by invisible aliens.

  10. ummm, did you see him last night?! i seriously want to “unremember” him. what a stupid song.

  11. One of my coworkers asked who “that redneck” singing last night was.

    Remember when he was famous, like 20 years ago?

  12. WE get A.I. here on Fridays so haven’t seen this week’s shows yet. KENNY ROGERS is not big here. They must also love Barry Manilow..I mean, wasn’t he on it last year?? HAS BEENS!!

  13. I think it was Kenny LOGGINS who was on last year. And yes, they love drumming up the has-beens as “credible experts” in their fields. The only thing I could think of during Kenny Rogers’ performance last night was the episode of Seinfeld that featured his Roasters restaurant. Also, didn’t he have thick, lustrous hair back in the day? What’s up with the new ‘do? Very odd.

  14. Bethany Coffey says:

    Yea, looks like ol’ Kenny had a little sum sum done, you know what i’m saying!

  15. Can someone please tell me when Kenny Rogers turned into a Cyborg??? What the hell happened to the Gambler?