Elton John calls 'Idol' 'boring'; David Archuleta - a day in the life

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"I'm not a fan of talent shows. I probably wouldn't have lasted if I'd gone on one. I was asked to judge 'American Idol.' I couldn't do it because I won't slag anyone off," says Elton John. "Also, I don't want to be on television. It's become boring, ****-paralysingly brain crippling. I like Simon Cowell, but what he does is TV entertainment." [ Daily Mail]

Spend a day with David Archuleta as he promotes his new album "The Other Side of Down." "I didn't know how far I was going to get [on 'American Idol']," Archuleta says. "I didn't even think I was going to get past the first round, so after the first couple of auditions, I was like 'Wow, things are actually happening." [ PopEater]

Taking his glam-infused pop music to all ends of the Earth, Adam Lambert gave a killer concert in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday night (Oct. 17). The singer took the stage at the Trusts Stadium along with his flamboyant band and backup dancers in front of a packed house. See all the glam-rock pictures. [Celebrity Gossip]

Lee DeWyze has announced the official track listing for his upcoming "Live it Up" album. The tracks are 1. Live It Up, 2. Sweet Serendipity, 3. It's Gotta Be Love, 4. Dear Isabelle, 5. Beautiful Like You, 6. Stay Here, 7. Me And My Jealousy, 8. Brooklyn Bridge, 9. Weightless, 10. Earth Stood Still and 11. A Song About Love [Lee's official site]

The average cost of a 30-second ad in the Tuesday-night edition of "American Idol" is $467,000, making it the most expensive program on television for advertisers, according to a new poll of advertising costs released Tuesday (Oct. 19). [Advertising Age]

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