American Idol also-ran and all-around stand-up guy Corey Clark has been
wait, no! There must be some mistake! He's been arrested on charges that he was in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He's also in hot water because last year he skipped a court date in which he was supposed to address charges of violating a court order and trespassing. Gee, and he always seemed so with-it. In other reality-TV news, America's Next Top Model kook Jael Strauss has filed an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against her former agent for publishing risqué pics of her on the Internet and in the 2001 book Beautiful: Nudes by Marc Baptiste. Although while she was on the show, the girl couldn't keep her top on for five minutes in a row, she's still miffed that these photos of her as an uninhibited 16-year-old have been released without her parents' consent.read more
American IdolI have to agree with Simon Cowell: Any of "that lot" could have been in the bottom three, as this performance night was one of the worst in the history of the show. Before we got to the big buh-bye, the wannabes headed off to the premiere of Ice Age 2. Seems like the perfect activity for Kevin "Chicken Little" Covais, but he missed it by a week. Then it was time for a photo shoot, where Lisa called them one "big, happy family." Well, not for long. Shakira and Wyclef brought out the intense energy — I swear, Shakira's hips moved more during the first 10 seconds of the song than Bucky, Lisa, Ace, Kellie and Chris' whole bodies have during the entire competition. Wycread more
9:02 am If I didn't know better, I'd swear Fox is trying to kill us. How else to explain the artery-clogging goodie bags awaiting each and every one of us at our work stations this morning. Among the treats inside: chocolate-covered pretzels, M&M's, Whoppers, roasted almonds, Jolly Ranchers and huge gumballs. Do they not realize that most of the critics — after spending upwards of three weeks binging on fried shrimp, pizza, hamburgers and lard-filled pastries — are in detox mode? This is akin to inviting Sue Ellen Ewing to finish off a bender with a wine-tasting at Falcon Crest! Well, I'm not letting the terrorists win this time. I'll pretend like they're not even there.
9:05 I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm going to miss former Fox chief Gail Berman. Sure, we didn't always see eye to eye — she insisted audiences were responding to Quintuplets; I insisted she was plastered — buread more