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TMZ Live: Inside 'American Idol' with Ryan Seacrest!!!

1/20/2011 5:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Awesome show today ... Ryan Seacrest called in to talk about Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler's big debut on "American Idol"!!! Plus ... Harvey receives a letter from one of his own idols, the crazy Octomom fetish video, Max and Mike can't seem to agree on anything, Dax loves Dentyne ... and all your questions answered!!!


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(0:30) Harvey is beside himself! George Schlatter -- the guy behind "Laugh In" -- wrote Harvey a letter about his "My Way" rendition, saying Frank Sinatra would have loved it ... but also would've had him shot.
(5:30) Ryan Seacrest on the phone!!! And he digs the new TMZ Live setup.
(6:00) Ryan talks about the first time Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler sat down together.
(8:00) Ryan explains trying to rebuild the "Idol" magic with new judges.
(9:15) Ryan says the talent level of the contestants this year is incredible.
(11:15) Harvey makes Ryan judge his "My Way" rendition. Ryan is kind enough not to go all Simon Cowell on him.
(14:09) Seacrest ... out.
(16:25) Octomom's fetish video ... you may wanna avert your eyes.
(23:00) The guy from "Survivor" was arrested ... and the limo ride that followed his release.
(28:48) Max can't stand Octomom ... and then Mike chimes in. These two do not see eye to eye.
(31:00) Dax loves Dentyne gum!




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16.

Pamalot    

Thought Idol sent through an insane amount of less than average singers....over 50 sent to hollywood from jersey alone? they were waaaaay to lenient on people. The new judges were sucked in by tears.

1279 days ago
17.

Jstfyd    

Re: 7 13 Are you going to be ok, Harv?? Someone is unhappy that they have a ****ty comp. I know it is devastating, try to contain yourself until you are off the air, though.

1279 days ago
18.

arcy    

the shooting of the school police officer and how the pearents are so mad at the school for not finding the gun before this happend there is 3000+ students, what about the parents for not finding it before it left the house bull crap don't blame the school blame the parents for not paying attention

1279 days ago
19.

da runs    

Octomom can spank me anytime.

1279 days ago
20.

Bippy    

Harvey - you have become a big HAAAAAAAAAAAAM!!!!!

1279 days ago
21.

TMZ dont like me    

Ryan should have said, "It was kinda pitchy, dawg."

1279 days ago
22.

sfd    

Just can't get enough of the My Way stuff. Keep it up for the rest of our lives.

1279 days ago
23.

soulofanangel    


The RICH get RICHER and the POOR get POORER.

Why is it the people that don't need ANOTHER job, get offered EVERYTHING?

Why is it celebrities get FREE meals/services/etc. and THEY are the very people in these times that CAN afford to pay for those products and services?

Just goes to show....life is fair but it's all we've got.

Yuck just threw up in my mouth with Harvey singing, and Harvey has NO SHAME.

You got a letter from George Slaughter because HARVEY slaughtered that song!

1279 days ago
24.

HMMMM    

My Way, again? I wish it was technical difficulties. Once was hilarious, twice has made me shut down my video stream. Sorry Harvey, can't take it

1279 days ago
25.

Aurora    

btw you should clean up your Wiki page, it's full of minor errors.

Beatles song: Norwegian Wood.

1279 days ago
26.

TMZ dont like me    

Damn, Harvey. Got a few lazy slackers on your staff, I see...

1279 days ago
27.

laughingmyassoff    

n absolute figures per year, Malaria is more deadly, in Ghana alone 40,000 people die of Malaria every year. Mostly infants and elderly people. Malaria is most common in tropical Africa, so places like South Africa have very little of it, or it has been eradicated (by protecting the population from the mosquitos and eradicating the mosquitos).

In the future however, this will change as unless medication comes through for AIDS (there already are lots of advances, but none are low-cost), up to 30% of the populations of South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland will die of AIDS, this will be millions of people dead.

There is hope for AIDS, with proper anti-retrovirals as they are called, AIDS in the developed world is none but a chronic disease, patients may live a healthy life eating those pills, of course they can't have children however, maybe not even in-virto fertilisation.

Malaria, there is hope as well, but there is no cure or vaccination available for it. The hope lies in protecting the population from it, and eradicating the mosquitos (spraying, getting rid of standing water, improving sewage situations). Malaria is very deadly, though some pills (like artisenate) help so much that more wealthy persons are now safe from it. Preventive medicine is not very good (Lariam causes paranoia and bad dreams, Chloroquinine is an antibiotic and causes resistance in the mosquitos against it), but Malaria is something that people in tropical africa get several times per year, and it affects their physical capabilities as they spend so much time ill.

Both are deadly diseases, malaria maybe kills 2 million per year in Africa, and AIDS will soon do the same if not already so unless treated.

This is why there is a Global Fund for Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, created by the UN to fight these diseases, but no world leaders seem to take note. Some 10 billion USD per year is needed to solve these issues I guess, not much money in the West really.

The way to raise that money is to invent new taxes that look into 'innovative sources of financing' i.e. taxing air travel (which goes untaxed as kerosine has no tax on it) and maritime transport (maritime fuel isn't taxed either), taxing the profits of multinational companies globally (as they operate globally), taxing currency transactions as monies are changed all the time globally and it could be taxed.
Source(s):
www.nigd.org

1279 days ago
28.

Jstfyd    

Charles just adjusted himself lmao

1279 days ago
29.

bc    

GEORGE HARRISON SONG, Harvey, i just saw a guy playing a that song on a ukulele. Believe it or not it was awesome. i did not know a ukulele could sound like that!

1279 days ago
30.

Amber    

Hey Harvey,
you should put the pic of Sandra Bullock with her new bangs next to the one of bombshell McGee and Kat Von D :D they all look pretty similar too me:D

1279 days ago
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