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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Top Of The Pops Coming To America

The 40+ year-old British institution in TV pop performances looks like it may be coming to America. Yay!

"Boy band hitmaker" Lou Pearlman told the Associated Press yesterday that he's close to signing a deal with the BBC to jointly produce an American version of the show. Ick!

The American version will apparently be based on the Top 20 Billboard charts.

"The show will be just like it is all around the world," said Pearlman, who launched the careers of 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys (CR: yeah, til they fled their inital contracts with you and headed for the hills!). "Except our thing will be each week having an up-and-coming artist that will be debuted on the show. After (aspiring artists) are on American Idol, what show do you appear on?" Pearlman said. "This is the next level of American Idol."

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  • At 12:41 AM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Lou Pearlman is the grossest thing in the world. Remember that one BSB video where they were all kneeling down in front of him. I think it was for We Got It Goin' On or something. It might have been NSync too, I don't remember.

  • At 10:37 AM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Hmmm. Never saw that one, but it sounds kinda hot.

    Oh, to be the lucky lad most likely promised a boy band future in the photo.

  • At 12:10 PM, Blogger mobius said…

    Lou Pearlnecklace's latest creation "US5" has been involved in a gay scandal in Germany last week.

    Singer Richie Stringini was caught in the toilet of a Berlin gay club probably getting a blow job. Someone took pictures with their cellphone and tried to blackmail the band.

    The police got involved and they caught the blackmailer. The tell-tale pic was published, though. See here:

    The management (2 totally camp guys) denied the whole thing and forbad journalists to ask Richie directly if he was gay. Richie then told his version of the story playing it down to him being sick and that he couldn't remember a thing.


  • At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Nia Peeples said…

    What? It's coming back? I'm available, Lou! Call me!!

  • At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Take That! said…

    D'Luv if you wanna see a hot video, then look no further than Take That's first video.. I think it was "Do What You Like"? Anyhoo, the video was left off of their recently released DVD. Hmmm... wonder why... It's very homoerotic, and I think there's some whipped cream involved.

  • At 6:54 PM, Blogger MoogaBoo said…

    The Pearls seriously creeps me out. I can't believe people let him near their children.

  • At 4:03 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Richie von US5 mit Sexbildern erpresst
    AHAHAHA. The Germans have a great way of making words sound extra strong.

    If I were a stage parent (and the only thing stopping me from being one is the fact that I do not have offsprings right now), I could totally see why parents let their kids near Lou Pearlman. He may be the grossest thing in the world, but he does own a blimp that he's often mistaken for. And not many people can make that claim!


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