Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Want Acting Advice? Call Clay Aiken


I just realized this is my second post involving some byproduct of American Idol. I guess that means Carrie Underwood is safe for today, and I wouldn't think Sanjaya would be showing up in Random Photos. Anyway, on America's Next Top Model tonight, Clay Aiken is a guest. Tyra Banks invited him on for this season's acting challenge. Apparently once a year the hopeful models have to show they are as good, if not better than Cindy Crawford in Fair Game.

So, for this year, Tyra decided that Clay Aiken would be the best choice to perform a scene with the models and to judge those scenes later. Well, sure, because when I think of future Academy Award winners, the name that pops into my head is Clay Aiken. He must be at the top of every list when it comes to getting scripts. You know he was offered the roll of Wolverine and turned it down? I know, he decided Spamalot would be much better for his career, and so Hugh Jackman got it.

"Every year [the models] do an acting challenge, and since I had been in Spamalot and was doing the Broadway thing, Tyra called and wanted me to be a part of it. I did a scene with some of the girls and then later on tried to help judge that scene."

Does Tyra really have that few friends that the person she called for an acting challenge and to judge it was Clay Aiken? Doesn't she have anyone come on her talk show who can act or is on there plugging a movie who would give Tyra a day to film the appearance? She is on national television every day. She has tons of money. She could pay an actor to come on and make an appearance. Maybe it is because the acting done by the models is probably of Kathy Ireland in Necessary Roughness caliber, and so what Tyra does is bring in someone who is equally as bad. If the models were to perform a scene with say, anyone with actual acting talent, then it would make all the models look foolish. OK, well welcome to ANTM Clay.

10 comments:

Mooshki said...

The only real acting he's ever done is pretending to be straight, and he sure sucked at that!

Mooshki said...

Oh, and Enty, you must not watch ANTM much, because it's obvious Tyra puts 99% of the show's take in her own pocket, and 1% to production costs.

not on my dollar said...

Enty the show is just that bad. Every season she gets an actor from the Z List to coach the girls.


Last week she pulled out a photo from one of her successful model shoots to show as an example for the girls. It suddenly dawned on me that the photo was probably 10 years old which makes her advice laughable.

Her entire presence as well as the show is such a joke.

Harriet Hellfire said...

I do not get tired of this show. I think it is excellent reality television. Har har. My friend and I were discussing possible outcomes of this season...and we think that nobody will win. I think the last episode will be Tyra telling the final 2 or 3 that none of them is good enough for the title of America's Next Top Model. They all suck this time around.

Mooshki said...

Harriet, did you see the fake promo for "America's Next Top Tyra?" It was 12 Tyras competing against each other. She would SO do that if she could.

Harriet Hellfire said...

No, sadly I missed that *LOL*.

Mooshki said...

I was thinking it was from FourFour, but it was on The Soup.

califblondy said...

I still watch if there's nothing else going on. It's definitely lost it's luster given the success, or lack of, for the previous winners. What a letdown. Kinda like finding out people can't find true love on The Bachelor. Bummer.

J said...

Tyra pay someone for coming on her show? Yeah right!

It should be their honor...

The level of conceit is so appalling and BASELESS

Translation: Does she really think she's that fly?

Mooshki said...

I think Clay has a thing for Miss J. He lost it at one of J's bad jokes. Other than that, he was boring and the "models" were hideous at "acting." So, pretty much just what you'd expect.