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FOF #2198 – Hell No to American Idol

Last year, musician Ryan Cassata auditioned for the reality TV show American Idol but he didn’t make the cut after being told he wasn’t “contemporary enough,” but now that being transgender is the new media darling, producers are banging down his down.

Today, Ryan Cassata joins us from his recording studio to talk about why he turned down such a big opportunity on American Idol.

FOF #2161 – Born on Pride

Pride Month of June is just around the corner and it seems like people are more divided than ever- activists crying out against an all white celebration of Paris is Burning, British art icon David Hockney saying gays have become boring and bloggers languishing over the future of gay culture.

Joining us today is comedian Cody Melcher, whose birthday this year lands on the same day as Chicago’s Pride parade and the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 9 years ago 0

Ian Benardo of American Idol Claims He Was Told to “Gay It UP”

Ian Benardo, the eccentric former contestant on American Idol who famously sang “Gloria” out of tune, is suing Idol. He’s claiming workplace discrimination and harassment over his chaotic appearance on the show where he pulled […]

Posted in: People, Television 13 years ago 11

VIDEO: Jlo Uses ”American Idol” to Relaunch Her Career

Jlo premiered “On the Floor” last night on AI. Swarovski crystal earrings…Really? How presh.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Music, Television, Videos 13 years ago 3

FOF #1251 – Lady Gaga Yard Sale

Today we’re taking you behind the scenes of our yard sale- the cute Mexican kids we dressed up in drag, our kooky neighbors and the hot guys who sifted through our stuff.

Also on today’s show- Ian Benardo, the eccentric former contestant on American Idol who famously sang “Gloria” out of tune, is suing Idol for $100 million.

Posted in: Actors, Interviews, Podcast 14 years ago 12

Is Anyone Legitimately Shocked by American Idol “Shocking” Finales Anymore?

Welcome back from under your rock! Because if you are just hearing that Lee DeWyze won American Idol, that’s probably where you’ve been. In whats being called another American Idol “shocking” win, local Chicago area […]

Posted in: Music, News & Rumors, People, Television, Topics, Trends 14 years ago 7

Alejandro Is Cheating On You, Lady Gaga.

Dear Lady Gaga, We love you Mother Monster.  But I feel you need to be informed.  Tonight whilst performing your new song “Alejandro” on American Idol, I’m afraid Alejandro was cheating on you.  I’m not […]

Posted in: Music, People, Trends 14 years ago 2

A Teenagers Coming Out Story – Chris Rushton

This is my coming out story – more videos at

Posted in: Images, Music, Trends 14 years ago 0

Stay Closeted to Win Idol for Yourself, Lose Equality for All

Former American Idol contestant Kat McPhee thinks gays and lesbians on Idol should stay in the closet so they can get farther on the show–and she’s right. Gays and lesbians aren’t likely to go as […]

Posted in: Culture & Style 14 years ago 8

Absolutely Dreadful – Simon Cowell Confirms ”American Idol” Exit

And then there was one… Simon Cowell confirmed earlier today that he is indeed leaving ratings juggernaut American Idol after this season. Cowell wants to focus on the show that he created called the X-factor […]

Posted in: Images, Music, News & Rumors, People 14 years ago 1