View Full Version : But is Kellie Pickler really as stupid as she seems?

Wendy Williams
Mar 28th, 2006, 01:06 PM
For the Idolnistas. :cool:

March 28, 2006 -- In Hollywood, the smart money plays dumb
AMERICA has fallen - hook, line and Pickler. The line: A former cheerleader who works as a roller-skating waitress at the carhop drive-in chain Sonic in a small town called Albermarle, N.C., tries out for "American Idol." She nails the audition.

The hook: Her mom left her at the age of 2, and her father is locked up in a state penitentiary for felony battery and aggravated assault.

The Pickler: She's as cute as a button.

"American Idol" contender Kellie Pickler has a Trailer Park-tastic story right out of a country song, and she's as wide-eyed and gullible as Dorothy in Oz. And one of the reasons America is still tuning in to the show in droves is to hear her singing - and her bon mots.

But is Kellie Pickler really as stupid as she seems? Or is "Miss Stanley County" pulling our pickle?

So far, she's admitted to never having eaten calamari, pronounces salmon "SAL-mon" and thought a minx was a coat.

Last week, upon being called "ballsy," she asked, "What's a ballsy?"

The 19-year-old pixie is always spewing out one-liners like, "My hair is caught in my [fake] eyelashes," or "I had my first spinach salad. It was OK. Kinda tasted like picking the leaf off a bush," and "The dogs here [in L.A.] have more clothes than I do."

She claims to "burp like a man," an uncouth trait reminiscent of Jessica Simpson, and winks at Simon Cowell while performing.

Not everyone is falling for it. In an article entitled "American Idol: Kellie Pickler, evil genius?" on palmbeachpost.com, writer Leslie Gray Streeter writes:

"I think she's laying on that 'I ain't never been nowhere and don't know nothing but I'm as shiny as a shrimp in grits to be here and swim in your see-ment pond' thing a little thick. And I ain't buying it."

Pictures allegedly showing Pickler in a tube top and body-baring prom dress have also circulated on the Web. Writer Dave McGurgan of phillyburbs.com wonders: Is Pickler really "just an insanely naive hillbilly," or "is she a trampy teenager with a sexy past?"

"I think a lot of people are debating whether Kellie is authentic or putting on an act," says Jim Fraenkel, executive producer of MTV News.

"There are people who are quite taken by her, and others who are more suspicious. I wouldn't necessarily say that she's so savvy she's tapped into the idea that America loves a stupid girl, so much as that she may think of herself as Jessica Simpson was."

The raspy-voiced singer, who so far sang Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," Stevie Wonder's "Blame It on the Sun," and the Patsy Cline classic "Walkin' After Midnight," is also the subject of an online US Weekly poll: "Is 'American Idol''s Kellie Pickler playing dumb?" Sixty percent have voted yes.

One thing's for sure. At this pace, she might outstupid - or outsmart - Jessica "Chicken from the Sea" Simpson and Paris "What's Wal-Mart?" Hilton on her way to grabbing the "American Idol" crown.

And whether it's an act or they're really that dumb, being stupid may be the smartest move these girls ever made.

"There is a lot of humor in it," says Fraenkel. "We've sort of seen the death of the sitcom in the last five to six years. And, in fact, Americans are watching reality shows like they used to watch sitcoms. I think that's why stupid plays well."

In pop star Pink's new video "Stupid Girls," she re-creates shallow scenes that have shaped pop culture in the past few years, from Paris Hilton's sex video to Lindsay Lohan's paparazzi car accidents to Mary-Kate Olsen's obsessive shopping sprees.

"None of these girls are stupid," Pink points out in an Entertainment Weekly article. "They've dumbed themselves down to be cute. I just feel like one image is being force-fed down people's throats. There's a lot of smart women. There's a lot of smart girls. Who's representing them?"

When asked who is representing them, MTV's Fraenkel was in a bit of , well ... a pickle.

"Alicia Keys would probably be someone who epitomizes the intelligent young female," he said. "Look, Madonna is still No. 1 on 'TRL,' though I don't think in this day and age she's doing a lot of preaching with a message of empowerment. Pink is attempting to. Oprah? I don't know. Seriously, that's a tough one."


Mar 28th, 2006, 01:19 PM
Some of her comments are hilarious, fake or not.

Mar 28th, 2006, 01:32 PM
I like Kellie either way plus she's a hottie :hearts:

Mar 28th, 2006, 01:46 PM
I live in Durham-Raleigh, NC and we've had several people from her town or that claim to know her from high school call into one of the local radio stations here to confirm she really IS that way in real life. :unsure:

No Name Face
Mar 28th, 2006, 04:03 PM
I live in Durham-Raleigh, NC and we've had several people from her town or that claim to know her from high school call into one of the local radio stations here to confirm she really IS that way in real life. :unsure:

oh, blondes...

Mar 28th, 2006, 04:14 PM
I like the fact I'm blonde... I do really DUMB things and say dumb things all the time and people IRL excuse me of it and just say "She's blonde..."

Mar 28th, 2006, 06:55 PM
she's fake.

Mar 28th, 2006, 07:07 PM
She wears too much makeup. She looked like a clown last week and Dolly Parton the week before.

Mar 28th, 2006, 07:14 PM
IT's really hard to fake that kind of thing consistently. She is for real.

Sally Struthers
Mar 28th, 2006, 07:28 PM
she's as fake as her blonde hair :tape:

Mar 28th, 2006, 07:42 PM
She's beginning to seriously annoy me- there's only so much stupidity I can take. :( :lol:

Anyway, just found this on the internet. Sickening :lol:

Jailed father’s proud of ‘Idol’ daughter

By Jim Lisk, Staff Writer

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 — Clyde “Bo” Pickler, Jr. - jailed father of “American Idol” contestant and Stanly County native Kellie Pickler - is proud of his daughter and all she has overcome in life.

Pickler, 41, writing from his Florida prison cell where he is incarerated for felony battery and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer/firefighter /EMT, thanks all the residents of Stanly County for their support of his daughter during her run for the title of American Idol 2006.

“Kellie has really touched my life with all she has overcome,” he wrote. “I can take no credit for anything she has accomplished in her 19 years of life. I’m only regretting the fact that I’m not there to support her in person.

“However, despite what some people may think, Kellie and I are very close.

“No, I’ve not been the father (by far) that I should have been. But, our love for each other is what it is. I’m her daddy and she’s my little girl, just like anyone else.”

Admitting that his life has been full of bad choices, the elder Pickler - who is serving a 45-month sentence and slated for release May 12 - said there’s one major difference in Kellie and him.

“She learned from my mistakes and I didn’t.”

As for Bo’s changing his own life, he points to Jan. 15, 2003 as the day he accepted Jesus Christ as his saviour and the day change in his life began.

“Since then, a lot has happened. I’ve studied God’s word and allowed Him to have rule in my heart. Today, I am working for the chaplain here at Florida State Penitentiary,” he wrote. “I’m learning to listen to what God has planned in my life, instead of going my own way.

“The point I’m trying to get to is this. ‘I am soon to be released and I’m planing to come back to Albemarle, find a church that preaches the gospel and not an itching ear message, and to make amends to those I’ve hurt over the years. I’m praying they will accept me.’”

While he realizes skeptics abound, he only asks people give him a chance.

“As (the SNAP’s) B.J. Drye said, ‘don’t judge someone unless you’ve walked in his/her shoes.’ It’s a living hell to look at yourself in the mirror and hate what you see,” he wrote in an exclusive letter to the SNAP.

“I’ve done this for 25 years, but today, I can look and say, ‘God has blessed you with another day and wonderful children who I’m looking forward to coming home to in the near future.’”

And when he gets home, he has a new plan for his life.

“I’m looking forward getting involved as a productive member of Stanly County instead of a menace,” he said. “I hope that I can reach out to others who have walked or are walking in the shoes I’ve been. I want to tell them that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (our over-comer.)

“Again, I want to thank the SNAP and Stanly County for all their support for Kellie. Please pray for me to continue to follow the Lord Jesus Christ in everything. You are all in my prayers.

“God bless Stanly County.”

Source: http://www.thesnaponline.com/local/local_story_073132709.html

Dana Marcy
Mar 29th, 2006, 12:05 AM
IT's really hard to fake that kind of thing consistently. She is for real.

:yeah: Don't get me wrong (Kelly haters :lol: ) she annoys me also but I really don't think she's faking. I mean you don't go on national TV and say SAL-mon unless you don't truly know how it's pronounced. :tape:

Mar 29th, 2006, 03:15 AM
Fake or night ist working and I like it.....

I mean, its gonna be hollywood for her and Hollywood is the definition of FAKE!!!

Mar 29th, 2006, 04:12 AM
Dumb....Pickler is not dumb...in fact she's the smartest person to have ever graced AI
People are talking, and the only person who can benefit from that is Kellie.

Mar 29th, 2006, 08:28 PM
She is ok, she got a personality but certainly won't remain there for long time..she won't win...

Mar 29th, 2006, 09:31 PM
she's either a really witty comedian or she's just *that* naiive. im going with the latter

dementieva's fan
Mar 29th, 2006, 11:49 PM
she's as fake as her blonde hair :tape:

Mar 30th, 2006, 03:57 AM
I'm just impressed that no one made any jokes involving her last name thus far in this thread.

I would but that kind of stuff is below me.