Using his newfound fame and ABC News as a platform, Senator-elect Scott Brown is calling on Fox’s premier reality TV show to give his daughter one more chance.
In the midst of an otherwise substantive interview Sunday with ABC’s Barbara Walters, she asked Senator Brown (R-Mass) what he would like to say to American Idol judge Simon Cowell.
His daughter Ayla Brown was eliminated as a semi-finalist on American Idol‘s 2005 season. Cowell called then-17-year-old Brown’s performance “robotic and empty.”
“I would love for him to have her on the show again,” her father told ABC’s Barbara Walters Sunday.
“You’re asking him to please give her another chance?” she asked.
“I would love it,” he replied. “There is life after ‘Idol.’ Ayla actually respects Simon greatly, about his critiquing, even though he was kind of harsh. What he says, if you actually listen to what he says, it was right.”
This video is from ABC’s This Week, broadcast Jan. 31, 2010.
Angry Minnesota farmer bashes ‘insulting’ Trump comments that ‘we’re great patriots’ during his trade war
President Donald Trump has insulted at least one Minnesota farmer by his claim that farmers are "great patriots" who want him to continue his trade fight against China.
"This wound is self-inflicted, by our president," said Gary Wertish, who is the Minnesota Farm Bureau president. "We definitely agreed with it in the beginning. But it doesn’t appear that there’s a plan B. Some of the callous comments come, especially from the president, you know, that farmers are 'winning,' we’re 'great patriots,' that’s very insulting. That’s coming from someone who never has faced the challenges of a family farmer. I go into the bank and tell the lender I can’t make the payment because we lost our market? The banker is going to tell me you don’t have to make your payment because you’re a patriot."
MSNBC pundit nails Trump for only attacking Black voices on Fox News
Democratic strategist Joel Payne called out President Donald Trump Sunday for his attacks on Fox News when he was leaving New Jersey.
Before Trump landed in Marine One at Morristown, New Jersey, he tweeted an attack on Juan Williams, the only Black pundit on the Fox News show "The Five."
Trump briefly addressed Williams, before he told members of the press that he found it appalling Fox News hired a friend of Hillary Clinton's, whose name he couldn't even remember.
Missouri official choose Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go’ for swearing-in ceremony instead of ‘The Bible’
A Missouri county official is being both celebrated and attacked after a decision to forgo The Bible for her swearing-in ceremony and opted for a copy of Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss.
The Friendly Atheist at Patheos captured the story, posting a photo of St. Louis City Councilmember Kelli Dunaway's children holding a copy of the book while she took her oath of office.
This was the scene last week at the STLCO government center. Democrats took back control of the council and @DunawayKelli was sworn in on a copy of “Oh the Places you’ll go” with her children❤️ so proud to be part of #TeamKelli pic.twitter.com/iJ1dxfZ1Zg