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Danny Gokey Love$$$ 'American Idol'

6/12/2009 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Believe it or not, the best part of "American Idol" actually isn't having 12-year-old girls screaming your name, because according to Danny Gokey, it's all about the "MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. MONNNNNNEY!"

Danny Gokey: Click to watch
He requested we not air that part. Whoops.

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MJ    

Danny should have been in the top two, and we all knew that from the very first audition. It is a shame that in a talent competition, true talent doesn't seem to matter any more. YOU GO DANNY, I WILL BUY ANYTHING YOU DO.

1875 days ago
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WB    

Nothing wrong with him being paid well and being happy about it. This doesn't mean he is all about the money..seems to me TMZ is all about the money and that is why they are making a big deal over this...

1875 days ago
18.

Anna    

He was joking seriously, TMZ and Idol are just doing this for money more. Best soulful voice, rock doesn't get to judge soul, the fans do and already have which by the way are not attracted to the hate. People read too much into every little word if it's someone who is the opposite of what you would consider the "idol".

1875 days ago
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Lisa Pembleton    

Small per diem?.... SERIOUSLY? On Larry King, the Idols talked about the money that they made off of their iTune downloads alone and said that it was a VERY NICE percentage!

These kids are making TONS more off Idol than the first several year contestants.

1875 days ago
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gypsy214    

My jaw dropped when I saw this on the TMZ TV show. I didn't think that even Dead Wife Danny could be that much of a douchebag. Notice how quick he was to start saying "Don't show this" - and I DON'T think it's because, as an earlier poster indicated, he was going to get slapped on the wrist for it. He knew it didn't go with his squeaky-clean image and he was mentally thinking "Oh s**t, just blew that one."

1875 days ago
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SCat    

The Gookster needs to keep his mouth shut... he has no idea how to deal with the media. Who the heck says "don't show that" to the paparazzi? It's like inviting them to show it to the world. Dork. Wait til The Donald gets a hold of this footage. No wonder the Gookster doesn't have a record deal, he has foot-in-mouth disease, he's a PR nightmare.

1875 days ago
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Shannon    

The douchebags that leave comments on here are pathetic. Danny is a great singer and did not "pimp" his dead wife. Danny has no control over the editing process to get the final product you saw on television and answered the questions on Idol that were asked of him. The only Idol pimping anything now is Lambert about being gay even though we all damn well knew.

Money is important to a guy who isn't rich. The man drove trucks and taught choir, I bet it's a nice step up to have some extra money in your pocket. Deal with it.

Danny Gokey is a great singer with an amazingly soulful voice, espescially for a white guy. He's the best singer on Idol by far and the fact that people go through all the trouble to comment on this video when they knew good and well they didn't like him is about as laughable as Allen winning.

1875 days ago
23.

Olivia    

Geez, people cannot take a joke. Danny is A-OK in my book. I guess you need someone to bash on a consistent basis.

1875 days ago
24.

Jess    

Danny is awesome. He's so funny :) Love him so much

1874 days ago
25.

CDub    

The only douches are the hosts of TMZ. All they are a bunch of celibrity stalking wannabes who once they get a celebrity on camera take it back to the studio and edit it to make the celebrity look bad so that they can stand around and talk about how the celebrity is a douche. These people are prosititutes for whatever small change they make on the website and show. And, the only reason they are associated with TMZ is because they could never make it in the legitimate world of journalism or in the entertainment industry. Talk about douches! Also all you haters who act like sheep and just believe and repeat what you hear on shows like TMZ are just as big a pitiful as they are.

Also, most of the Danny haters resent that Danny is hot, sexy, turns scores of women on and exudes the kind of animal magnatism that is threatening to their own manhood. And, the few women who don't like him are probably listening to their insecure boyfriends. Any other women who don't like Danny just can't admit they could never handle a guy as manly as Danny is.

1874 days ago
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STOPH8N    

YOU ALL DO GRASP THE CONCEPT OF A JOKE, RIGHT? HOPEFULLY, YOU YOURSELVES ARE JOKING AROUND AND NOT SERIOUSLY JUDGING A MAN YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ( A MAN WHO, IF YOU NOTICED, KEPT TELLING CAMERA DUDE TO WATCH OUT FOR TREES AND SIGNPOSTS AS TO NOT HURT HIMSELF).
REALLY, LAPTOP GANGSTERS, IF YOUR LIVES ARE SO BEREFT OF SUBSTANCE THAT YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO BUT HATE ON SOMEONE THAT YOU'VE NEVER MET WHO'S STATION IN LIFE IS BETTER THAN YOURS, GO RIGHT AHEAD. IT'LL JUST MAKE THAT PERSON'S SUCCESS SWEETER.
...I PERSONALLY THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY.

ON A SIDE NOTE, I HIGHLY DOUBT LIL ROUNDS WEARS MORE EYELINER THAN MADAM LAMBERT.

1874 days ago
27.

M    

Just when I thought KaraokeGokey could not become more of a huge douchbag he proves me wrong. "Don't air that part." Sorry, tard, now 19E has to pay up. bahaha No wonder no one wants to sign him. Pastor Rolex to the rescue!

1874 days ago
28.

GEO    

Hey Hey Jenster...

Get a sense of humor girlfriend... or maybe get your hormones straightened out.. take ur pick ~ better yet do both !

1873 days ago
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marcus    

Danny is so full of himself, that's what makes him so unlikeable. He thinks he is on a pedastal. He is still pimping his dead wife. read his tweet about tour colors..".Purple-dead wife's fav color + it means royalty" ? He thinks he is so good he will now try dancing with stars? Listed himself as celebrity, artist, musician? Vote for me to become Mr. Twitter Universe? etc....His head is so big I am surprised he can even hold it up.
And his voice is so put on. You could see when the judges kept talking about his raspy voice how much more he deliberately highlighted it. He started off not too bad a singer and ended up trying so hard he was regressing. He is the only one who did not stay true to themselves as far as singing. He was competing to outdo everyone else and he failed.
Can't wait until he falls off his high horse!

1873 days ago
30.

Spin    

If this is how the head of a charitable foundation wants to portray himself in the media have at it - I for one would NEVER donate to his charity that he pimps in every f'n interview - what a douche he is. Scream On King Gokey (King since he twittered that he wants his tour color to be purple - the color of royalty hahahahaha)

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