Today in show business news: Not many people watched the American Idol finale, The Voice is still going strong, and Pete Campbell takes to the stage.
The latest wacky plan is to hire former contestants to judge the competition. And while Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Jennifer Hudson might be worth tuning in for, Fox should accept the natural death of a show that had a long and fabulous life and let Idol die gracefully.
It's over. After all of that pain and struggle, all that we have endured, it's done. Randy Jackson has left the show. Ha, mean. I'm just kidding, Randy. But yes, the twelfth American Idol competition came to a close last night, a surprisingly rousing and spirited finale to a season that's been anything but.
The annual Top 3 of American Idol is always such a big episode, crowded as it is with the home visits and the producers' choice song and, of course, that ever-present feeling of the season being almost over. It's a good episode, and a lot of the singing last night was quite good, too, if you can believe. Let's discuss.
As far as useless episodes of American Idol go, and there is at least one a week, an elimination episode in which no one is eliminated ranks pretty high at the top of the list. Let's re-live the utter waste of everyone's time, shall we?
The final four! We've finally made it. How are your brackets doing? Since there are only four gals left, let's just go gal-by-gal.
Sure, there would have been a little ratings spike had the dramatic coup worked, if Jennifer Lopez had really returned to replace Mariah Carey. But judges on these competition shows are silly distractions — the real problem is Idol
Last night, after trotting out Carrie Underwood in some misguided attempt to remind us why we watch Idol in the first place, the awful, terrible, vain and aggravating Lazaro survived — either to keep us watching before he gets bumped off next week, or because this is really where America's at right now. Voting for dreadful Lazaro.
A dark day dawned on DisneyWorld, because its beloved son was dead, tossed carelessly into a Hollywood dumpster, left to molder amid the skeletons of so many singtestants before him. What I am saying to you, dear readers, is that Paul Jolley is gone.
American Idol returns with its new, potentially volatile judging team, and there will be Mariah. And fighting. And maybe some singing, too.
Today in celebrity gossip: An old couple got hot and heavy at a New York club, tempers flare at American Idol, and Amanda Bynes really does not like Lindsay Lohan.
American Idol auditions begin tonight in New York City so you would think the show would have its judging panel locked in before the weekend, but no. According to the New York Times' Bill Carter, the ink on the contracts with Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban is fresh.
Former Today show star and CBS News anchor Katie Couric premiered her new talk show yesterday to high numbers. Elsewhere in showbiz news: Yet another remake is in the works that should not be in the works, Randy Jackson is back on Idol, and Joan Allen is just back in general.
Oh no, dawg. For me, for you? It's bad news. Hooting, catchphrase-mangling judge Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol.
Fox moves ever closer to shoring up their judging team for next year's twelfth season of American Idol. Elsewhere in today's showbiz news, that spinoff of The Office really seems to be happening, and Benedict Cumberbatch heads to Oklahoma.
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