You know how every year the Oscars are crammed with gratuitous video montages and irrelevant performances when all you really want to see is the announcement of the winners? Well, last night’s episode of American Idol was a lot like that – except all we really wanted to see was the announcement of the loser.
Seriously though, a duet between Celine Dion and Elvis Presley? Jack Black singing Seal‘s “Kiss From a Rose”? An appearance from Tom, “creator” of Myspace? We didn’t need all that. However, it was nice to see Sanjaya again. It was kind of like being comforted by hearing the familiarity of an old song that used to drive you crazy.
Basically, we all got tricked into watching a star-studded, two-hour telethon
when all we really wanted was to hear the voting results, that all
through Wednesday’s show, was promised to be “shocking.” The couple
hours of altruistic sentiments of charity, warm feelings of
togetherness and helping to heal the world seemed like it was building
up for a HUGE let down for whomever would be sent home. However, it
turns out that the big “shocker” was that no one went home, and that
two people will be bounced next week.
Eve is the latest celeb suspected of driving under the influence after she crashed her gold Maserati into a divider on Hollywood Boulevard at 2:45 this morning. Gossip army TMZ responded with the same speed as the police, and were able to catch a crying Eve being loaded into a squad car as a male companion shouted at photographers. In an odd twist of events, Academy Award-winning actor and family man Sean Penn visited the Philly-bred rapper in the hours between her booking and release. Eve posted bail this morning and was picked up in yet another Maserati.
Why do you think Sean Penn was visiting Eve?
Sanjaya Family Drug Cartel Exposed
Mom-jaya was caught with 310 marijuana plants, sis-jaya was arrested for possession and stepdad-jaya pleaded guilty to unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance. [TMZ]
Prince Makes Paris Turn Purple
Hilton stormed off the stage at a Vegas club after Prince handed her the mic, asking: "Let’s see if she can really sing?" Ouch! [Us Magazine]
Sienna Wants Lesbian Role With Kiera
After Lindsay bowed out of film, Sienna Miller jumped at the chance for some girl-on-girl action with British babe Kiera Knightley. [Fox]
This is such crap. In fact, it’s a big bunch of pussycrap.
If you can’t wait for the White Stripes, have already checked out the "Icky Thump" leak link Idolator posted here, and the earlier news about Jack recording with the Raconteurs in Nashville made you salivate, then just check out Mr. White’s Coke commerical below. Thanks to Fashionista for finding the link.
Has ‘King’ Found His Queen?
Doing his best to be a Stand Up Guy, T.I. is reportedly going to marry Tameka "Tiny" Cottle just a month after the couple suffered through a miscarriage.
T.I. Won’t Have to Duke It Out
Duke University has decided not to sue T.I. for ducking out of a performance 20 minutes early. "I (think going to court) would cost more than what we would get back," said a school rep.
Common Apologizes to Duke
Classy rapper Common apologized to Duke and its lacrosse team for dissing (barely … watch) the players after they were falsely accused of raping an African-American exotic dancer. Stand Up Guys aren’t just from the ATL, evidently.
- We’ve told you about this already, but Rihanna’s new video premieres tomorrow! At 10 a.m.! She’s added 14 extra syllables to the word “umbrella,” and boy, does it sound sweet-eet-eet-eet-eet-eet-eet!
- Former Phantom Planet drummer and acting whirlwind Jason Schwartzman has released a new solo record called Nighttiming. The first single, “West Coast,” is beautiful. So is the video, which stars skate legend Mark Gonzales. Only problem is that the footage wasn’t exactly Schwartzman’s to use. Ooops.
As expected, Rosie O’Donnell announced her imminent departure from ABC’s estro-fest The View today. "It’s on CNN?" she asked mockingly. "It’s breaking news?" Well, it was certainly breaking enough for Rosie, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck to discuss immediately upon settling into their seats — and then maintain the topic for seven minutes.
‘Last night’s American Idol was the first of a "two night TV extravaganza" known as Idol Gives Back, on which our heroes sang "life anthem songs of compassion and hope." That description may have given you back the meal you just ate, but really, the purpose of the night was to raise money through calls that Ryan Seacrest said will "not only save your favorite contestants—they will also save lives." Jeez, as though it weren’t pressure enough to have to choose between your favorite of the top six, now the voting process is a life or death situation.
America Dumps Heather Mills From "Dancing"
Her elimination shocked everyone, except Paul’s ex, who had a farewell speech tucked in her top. [People]
Cruise Orders Katie To Take "Mommy Lessons"
Tom has suggested his wife attends the Scientology Church to become a better mother. [Us Magazine]
Reese to Aniston: Stay Away From Jake
Pics of Jen and Jake Gyllenhaal sharing a kiss at a recent awards ceremony have Witherspoon freaked. [Entertainment Wise]