Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hump Day Update

It's Wednesday and always there's too much to talk about. How was your hump day everybody?
  • Top Chef finally got rid of my least favorite chef. I won't give it away, but let me just say: I'm glad he's gone mate.

  • David Blaine broke the world record for holding your breath under water after breathing in pure oxygen for 25 minutes. Yes, the record is that specific. Apparently there are two types of records. One where you don't take in the pure oxygen and one where you do. Either way, you get the shakes, your heart goes funny and you look like a dumbass in a giant globe of water on the Oprah set. If SNL were new this week, they'd be having a field day.

  • And in Idol chatter, one of my favorites, Brooke White, went home tonight. She wasn't going to win, but I did like her modesty, sincerity and every other week, her voice.

  • Anyone else see Charlie Gibson fill in on Good Morning America this morning? His stint reminded me just how much I miss him at the desk. They played old clips of him all morning. My favorite was from a few years ago when Sam Champion was just filling in for Spencer Christian one day. The scene went something like this:

Robin: Thank you Sam. And yes America, Sam Champion is his real name.
Charlie: Really, that's your real name? Sam Third Place Finisher just doesn't have the same effect.

Charlie, feel free to come back to GMA anytime...seriously.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

You Win 90210 Spin-Off

Jessica Walter (Lucille Bluth of Arrested Development fame) is playing the role of a wealthy, alcoholic, former soap star on the new 90210 spin-off.

This news is a gift and a curse:

Gift: I will watch anything Jessica Walter touches.

Curse: The show isn't a comedy so it will be hard watching her work within the confines of a teen drama. It's kind of like forcing a chef to make you a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

This Week In American Idol

I'm still watching tonight's episode.

I have a couple things to say:

  • Why are people still voting for Jason Castro? If he's still here next week, I'm through.
  • Apparently the folks over at Idol are contemplating how they can make the show better. My suggestion? More crazy Paula and less bad singing.
  • If David Cook can eek out an American Idol win, it will give this show the credibility it so desperately needs this season.
Back to suffering through the back end of tonight's episode.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Like Hulu But For Teen Girls In The Late '90s

Since being swallowed up by the CW, few have uttered the phrase "WB" in awhile. That changed today when Warner Brothers premiered the long awaited web site aptly dubbed,

What's out there? Oh just freestreaming episodes of The OC, Gilmore Girls, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Friends, Smallville and more. The site will also house new original content from the WB.

Too good to be true? Unless you're a beta tester, it is. But will be up for the general public soon.

I hope they post those old 3 minute promos I used to love so much. I wanted to hang out with them sooooo bad!

Sleep with one eye open Hulu.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Minute For Brothers & Sisters

I'm assuming Justin and Rebecca will date once it comes out that she's not a Walker. However, in real life, wouldn't that be too much to overcome? Would the Walker family really let that relationship happen? Though they're cute together and the audience likes them as siblings, how will America take to them being a couple?

Just thinking out-loud and readying myself for the potential awkward television that will be their relationship.

Any thoughts?

Bloodier Than The Original: The 300th Post

It's the 300th post! Like the 100th and 200th before it, I will ring in the excitement with an obnoxious list. This go-round we're talking about my favorite 1980's theme songs.

Theme songs were different back then. They were a minute long, catchy and inspiring. My first attraction to TV came in the form of the Punky Brewster theme song and its been a love-affair ever since.

#5 Empty Nest (1988-1995)
This show was only okay but nothing beats watching old man Richard Mulligan stroll on the beach with his dog.

Favorite lyric: Sometimes the answers can be hard to find/That's something I will never be.

#4 Gimme A Break (1981-1987)
This theme song sucked until season three when they picked up the tempo and let Nell Carter sing it. And nothing beats her trying to strangle a bathroom scale.
Favorite lyric: Playing with fate/And not a moment too late/I'm showing the whole world nothing can get me down

#3 Growing Pains (1985-1992)
Let me clear: The theme song was always great, but it reached its peak in season 6 or 7 when it went acapella. It gave the long-running show a reverence BJ Thomas and Dusty Springfield just couldn't provide.
Favorite Lyric: Baby you and me/We've gotta be/The luckiest dreamers who never quit dreaming

#2 Just The Ten Of Us (1988-1990)
Fittingly, this Growing Pains spin-off comes in at number two. The show only lasted three seasons but it provided some pretty amazing moments along the way. Why the Lubbock Babes never caught on is beyond me.
Favorite Lyric: I'm always bringing home second places/At the end of every one of my days/ Look out because all of that's changin'

#1 Perfect Strangers (1986-1993)
This is not only a great theme song, it's a great song period. It's almost impossible to watch or listen to it without feeling amazing...or at least ready to watch 22 minutes of amazing comedy. Think the other shows can compete? Don't be ridiculous!
Favorite Lyric: It's my life/And my dreams/And nothing's gonna stop me now

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Welcome Back Everybody!

Tonight was my first busy night of television since before the Strike. ABC's Thursday night line-up (Ugly Betty, Grey's, Lost) premiered tonight and NBC tried out a new time-slot for 30 Rock. Both of these tidbits were great news for me, especially on the same night. The time slot switch made it possible for me to watch all of my shows in one sitting. It was like a new lane opening up on a busy highway.

Anyone else settle in for a night of superb comedies topped off by perplexing drama (thanks LOST)? It was really nice to have so many options again. Not only that, but the episodes were really well done. I'm officially back in the swing of things...

just in time for things with SAG to heat up. I won't be able to take another strike. Hopefully it won't come to that.

I'm going to sleep well tonight.

Best. Picture. Ever.

Thank you TV Addict for providing me with this giant photo of the 24 season 7 cast. Cue oggling.

The first things I noticed:

1. It's nice Janeane Garofolo can turn shlubby on and off.
2. Where are the CTU agents/political figures of color?
3. Love the fact that Jack is the only one wearing jeans. You'd think he'd switch to tear-away pants by now for maximum flexibility.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hump Day Update

Why does so much good TV news happen just in time for the Hump Day update? The world may never know.

  • Aging, (literally) slap-happy, supermodel Naomi Campbell is doing a guest appearance during the season finale of Ugly Betty. I don't know how they'll write in all of the cast's black eyes and broken arms into the episode. That's what makes them professionals people.
  • In other diva-of-color news, Jennifer Lopez is working on a reality show with TLC. It's going to focus on how she juggles mommy-hood with all of her business ventures. It will be like Jon & Kate Plus 8, except more like Jen & Marc Plus a 100 person staff and millions of dollars.
  • Orlando Brown, best-boy-friend to Raven on Disney's popular That's So Raven, went missing for just over a day. Apparently he left his manager's house yesterday morning to make a quick 7-11 run. When he didn't return, the search was on. Brown turned up today and said he just needed some time to himself. I think this is just a publicity stunt for his new album and Disney show. Too soon to say? Come on, no one else thought that? I bet half the people who read his name today thought Orlando Bloom went missing.

This Week In Idol News

Just a little bit on tonight's American Idol results. Stop here if you want to remain spoiler free.

I only got the tail end of the show last night (about 30 seconds after Brooke started over). For the most part I was unimpressed with everyone's performance but at least David Cook got to show off his pipes. Anyway, I assumed I must have missed the great performances. I watched all of the contestants online today and was officially saddened. Where was the excitement this week? So many great songs to pick from. So many genres, styles and above all, opportunity to shine. Everyone fell short.

That being said, some fell harder then others. It wasn't Carly's turn to go home tonight. Your days are numbered my dreadlocked friend. I'm not on the beach, I'm not high and I no longer appreciate your mellow sounds. And don't think you're immune either Syesha. You're talented but if last night proved anything it's that you belong in musical theater, not the top of the charts.

A Kids Show Worth Trying

I'm up late watching Nick @ Nite and I just saw a commercial for a new Nicktoon called The Mighty B. 

It's from the brains of funny-woman Amy Poehler, (Sidenote: Who else is going to see Baby Mama this weekend?) and Erik Weise (a writer for Spongebob Squarepants). It features the voice work of Kenan Thompson and Andy Richter.

The show centers around Bessie Higgenbottom, a spirited, over-achieving scout. She is on a quest to earn every badge and summons the strength, courage and will to do by tapping in to her imaginary alter--ego The Mighty B.  

It looks cute, creative and might even have some staying power. I'm only left thinking one thing; Poehler has a pretty solid movie career, she guest stars on other shows and now she's holding the reigns on this one. What's keeping her tied to SNL? I love that she's still on, but what's kept her from leaving when other cast members left with much less to go on?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Montana Pens Memoir For Mucho Moola

Chew on this:

Pop Princess Miley Cyrus signed a seven-figure book deal today with the Disney Book group. That's right, a 15-year-old entertainer who probably couldn't pass the English AP test will earn at least a million dollars to composing her memoir. 

I'm sure the book will be a best-seller when it's released in 2009 and the investment is well worth it for Disney. Plus it may be interesting to hear about this rising star's hectic life, especially if she actually delves in to some of the challenges and misconceptions about fame. 

But still. Seven figures? Is anyone else a little sad their parents never enrolled them in voice lessons?

Monday, April 21, 2008

CNN Goes Casual

I blog at night so you've probably heard this story 15 times today, but far be it from me to ignore the most hilarious tidbit in TV news today. is notorious for ridiculous headlines. It works for the web because it gets you to read the article, or even commit three minutes to a video (complete with advertisements).

But now the Cable News Network is getting wise and has decided to make a buck of their witty copy editing. When you logged on to today you may have noticed small t-shirt icons next to some of the news stories. That's right, if you got a small chuckle from the headline, you can put it on a shirt.

Some of today's t-shirt worthy headlines included:

  • 'Hips Don't Lie' singer pushes education
  • Law would penalize home
  • Weird fish leave sea, spawn on beach
I'm a big fan of novelty t-shirts but there are few news stories that warrant a permanent place i my wardrobe. Do you think CNN will do well this initiative? How long until they are the laughing stock of the online cable news community?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

No Deal

George W. Bush taped a greeting that will air during tomorrow night's ep of Deal or No Deal?

I think the best part of being a lame-duck president would be taking advantage of the perks of the office but getting out of all of the work. It would be like that movie Dave.

If NBC thought this through, they'd ask the President to do a guest spot on Friday Night Lights instead. It could really use the temporary increase in eyeballs. Plus it's about Texas and football. He'd fit right in.

But that's just how I'd do it.

Rudy No!

I've been away from my Google Reader all weekend. I come back to discover this shocking tidbit:

The Cosby Show's Keshia Knight Pulliam (Little Rudy for those you who don't remember) is playing a lady of the night in Tyler Perry's (House of Payne, Why Did I Get Marrried?) next movie, Madea Goes To Jail. Pulliam plays Candy, a prostitute Madea meets in her stint in the big house.

Tyler Perry is a cash cow, so career wise this is a brilliant move on her part. And it must be hard to breakaway from child-star status. But this is too much too soon Keshia! Your racy music video career was hard enough for us diehard fans. Please let us heal before you climb on the pole or on some dude in the name of comedy.

Let's look back to the simpler times. I wonder what the little boy who played Peter is doing?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Can We Talk About Real World Hollywood?

Just wanted to get a few things off my chest.

-One Hour Episodes
Cheers: 6 Months of Real World is ridiculous. Anyway to condense that is highly appreciated.

Jeers: When MTV runs the episodes over and over again, as they're known to do, it will take up a lot more time on the line-up.

Cheers: I liked the recruitment strategy for this one. If the show is in Hollywood, have the entire casts come right out and say they want to be in show business. No sense in beating around the Reality TV bush.

Jeers: Because they all want to be in the industry, all of them are constantly "on." You can't really tell who's being genuine...which brings me to my next point.

-Pretty Boy
Cheers: MTV took a risk when they let the public pick a cast member in an online vote. It's tiny bits of innovation like that that keep a show fresh in its 20th season.

Jeers: I can't tell if Greg (screen name: PrettyBoy) is a giant douche or just misunderstood. I'm leaning towards the latter which makes his roommates look like the former.

-The Rest of the Cast
Cheers: In a throwback move, MTV managed to find people who are actually compelling. Take Brianna, she just got out of an abusive relationship with her boyfriend, she has a warrant out for her arrest back in Philly, and she made it to the Top 45 on American Idol.

Jeers: In a contemporary move, it's revealed that she's also an exotic dancer. She brought zip-up boots in her suitcase.

We'll see how this all shakes out. I'll try to keep the Real World XX (Ha, get it it's like 20 and X rated! Oh MTV you slay me!) posts from clogging the blog. But this season looks better than the previous two already so here's to hoping.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rob and Big: Retired From Doing Work...Son

So the show that brought you a 400 pound black guy, a lovable bulldog, and a pro-skater hopped up on a little too much redbull, is now over. In the words of Tina Fey...really? I was a little choked up when I heard the news and nothing helps you get over the sadness of losing one of your favorite shows like guest blogging on your sisters entertainment blog.

This show was truly a breath of fresh air from all of the garbage that is spewing out of MTV studios these days. Rob and Big brought smiles to everyone faces and gave us a glimpse at the good life. No, no, no, I'm not talking about living in LA and driving a Denali on 24s. I'm talking about spending every day doing what you love with the your best friends and letting the world get snapshot of what it's like to be you.

Thanks to Rob Dyrdek and Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, my Tuesday nights and the Tuesday nights of countless others were filled with laughter. Their show was real, their shenanigans were hilarious, and the doodoo jokes were plentiful. This is the first MTV show that I will truly miss, but I'm happy that Big Black will be showing his new daughter how to do work...on the playground.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Taking The "Live" Part Very Seriously

Jimmy Kimmel is introducing live commercials to his program in late May.

The practice was very popular in the early years of television. Not only were shows produced live, but advertisers sponsored entire programs. The trend reversed after companies started dictating content or results of game shows (watch the movie Quiz Show for more).

While Kimmel will be the irst contemporary host to work the live spots in every night, Leno ran a live commercial for Garmin last year.

Please note that all of Kimmel's commercials will be for Ben Affleck-fucking related products and services.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Night Round-Up

I missed the 9 PM John Adams so I have to wait for the West Coast feed at 11. So far, its been a very long wait. The worst part? I will probably fall asleep before the 90 minute installment ends. What better to occupy my time than writing to all of you?

  • If you loved the return of Comedy Night Done Right (I'm personally still tied to Must See TV) then why not take home the merchandise? Now you can own your very own Serenity By Jan candles (including a Bottled Water scent) or a MILF Island t-shirt. Better question? Why haven't they started selling a Michael Scott edition of the George Foreman Grill
  • Viva Hollywood, a reality show about Latino actors competing for a starring role on a telenovela, premiered today. I saw an airing this afternoon and while it's not as fun to watch if you don't know telenovela conventions or stars, the drama is still there. Plus one of the wannabes drinks a lot, one isn't there to make friends and the rest of the girls are slutty. It's pretty much just like every other reality show.
  • Desperate Housewives returned to the air tonight. The show was awful last season and was in the middle of a fantastic comeback before the Strike. Hopefully the break didn't slow their roll and the ladies will be funnier than ever. My secret hope? They take risks without being crazy.
  • There's a new sitcom premiering on My Network TV tomorrow. It's about an ex-con who moves into his uptight brother's house. It's called Under One Roof. It stars Flava Flav and I will watch it so you don't have to. It's the least I can do for you.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

I Know These Parents Are Flippin' Nuts

I've been watching I Know My Kid's A Star on VH1 for a few weeks now. It's a reality competition show about stage parents and their children. The parents are judged alongside their children by host Danny Bonaduce (kind of scary) and tough-as-nails casting director Marki Costello (love her!).

The show would be pretty run of the mill and fall way below the radar (see: Showbiz Moms and Dads) if it weren't for the completely wacked out parents. It is like watching Intervention if the drug of choice is attention. Their neuroses are alarming, even disturbing at times. For the most part, the mothers (they got rid of the dads in the first two episodes) are well intentioned but a few are just trying to re-live their glory days. Or more like " I almost made Tupelo...maybe" days.

Take a gander at my favorite mom Rocky:

This show exposed what we always thought to be true about some die-hard families in the entertainment industry. Like life, not every family on the show is nuts, but those that aren't, don't look poised to take home the crown. Bad lessons? Probably. Fun TV? Sadly yes.

Friday, April 11, 2008

In Booming Johnny Gilbert Voice: This is Jeopardy!

"Are you ready to make some television?"

I was a kid in a candy a flippin' candy factory.

The Jeopardy College Championship is shooting in Madison this weekend and I attended tonight's taping.

My friends Adam, Liz and I arrived at around 6 and because we had VIP tickets (Thanks Adam!) we were routed around the extremely long line and into the Kohl Center. We were told to turn our phones entirely off ( not silent, not vibrate, OFF!) androuted through a security screen. It was almost worse than the airport because there weren't posted signs telling you what to do. There were bottle necks everywhere. We made it through and got to the VIP holding line. After 10-12 minutes we were ushered into the arena.

The Kohl Center was outfitted with a gorgeous set that looked like a traditional college building, complete with porticos, ivy and trees. The Badgers play basketball and hockey in the Kohl Center but you'd never know. Red and white drapes covered seats, boxes, and the jumbotron. You could hardly tell where you were.

The contestants did a rehearsal round to get used to the lights and microphones then Johnny Gilbert came out. Johnny Gilbert is officially my new favorite TV personality. He has sparkly jackets, does game show announcements and is old as hell. Johnny was the announcer on Price is Right...before Bob Barker. He also narrated the action on Supermarket Sweep (a fact he hid until we'd been there for 90 minutes) and he worked on the Dinah Shore Show. Yes, that Dinah Shore. The one born in 1916.

Anyway, Jonny warmed up the crowd and told us about when to be quiet and when to go nuts. Unfortunetely, there were some drunkies in the upper tier who missed the announcements. They cheered everytime the student from Wisconsin got a question right. Loved the enthusiasm, hated the crowd noise.

The show was great, just like you see on TV. Instead of commercial breaks, Alex Trebek would come into the audience for a few minutes and answer questions from the crowd. Too bad no one had good questions. My favorites were the ones when Alex cut lose. He's a pretty funny guy. Very long winded and kind of introspective for a game show host, but I bet he'd be a fun grandpa.

Anyway. These were actual interactions:

Audience Member: How do you stay so fit?
Trebek: Drugs

Audience Member: (Yelling!) You da man!
Trebek: How do you know I'm the man? The surgery must have been a success.

So we saw two shows tonight. We clapped, we laughed, we cheered and we reveled in just how old Johnny Gilbert really is. You can't really improve on that.

The College Championship episodes start on May 5th.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Things That Some Consider Better Than The Office Returning Tonight

  • Sex
  • An air hockey table
  • The irresistible siren song of a well-worn book
  • Deep Dish pizza and a good sit-down
  • The movie Mrs. Doubtfire
  • And for some reason, American Idol.

In actuality, there is little if anything short of a family or natural disaster that would keep me away from tonight's television docket.

New 30 Rock at 7:30, New Office at 8. I've been waiting too long to write it. Tonight it's finally true.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Hump Day Updates

Lots of little things to talk about today.

  • These new Gossip Girl ads are steamy. People are getting this much ass in high school? I should've spent less time in forensics.
  • I Tivo'ed Idol Gives Back tonight but I haven't had a chance to watch it yet. This is probably for the best seeing as it is probably the cheesiest 2.5 hours of television known to man...since this of course.
  • It's official: I will watch Chris Hansen sting just about anybody.
  • Dr. Oz is probably the only person in Oprah's posse who is intelligent and charismatic enough to get his own show. It's about time he steps out from under her cashmere wing. Maybe this one will actually be worth watching.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Simpsons Aren't Welcome In Venezuela

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, ordered the The Simpsons off the airwaves. Apparently Chavez and the rest of the government heavies doesn't think the show is appropriate, especially at its 11 AM timeslot.

The best news of all? Venezuela's National Telecommunications Commission selected Baywatch to fill the void left by America's favorite four-fingered yellow family. Apparently the show is more kid friendly/educational than The Simpsons.

They've obviously never seen the episode where Lisa goes to Washington.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Breaking News: Project Runway "Aufs" Bravo

The popular reality show is strutting over to Lifetime of all places!

You can read all the details right here.

Apparently The Weinstein Brothers, (Project Runway's current production house), owe Bravo on more season of the show. Those meeting are going to be tense.

Bravo and NBC are trying to block the deal but it looks like the Weinstein deal actually has legs.

This is ridiculous news. More when I hear more.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Hugh

Just a few thoughts on Hugh Hefner:

The publishing magnate is turning 82-years-old on Wednesday. Ridiculous.

He is keeping himself young with work, a beautiful home, and presumably copious amounts of sex.

His empire has grown from humble nightclubs to a very popular television show. But when is it just time to step down?

Charlton Heston died over the weekend at 84. Even though he was kind of a dick in his old age, it's always sad to lose an icon.

I want Hugh's twilight years to be enjoyable. Take a vay-cay buddy.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Shockingly, The Cradle Doesn't Rock

Against my better judgment, I watched Rock The Cradle last night. In case you missed my post about it, the show pits the children of B-list celebrities against each other in a singing competition. Hey, not that bad right? Too bad the children aren't talented.

It was a 90 minute premier two nights ago. I suffered through 15 minutes of insufferable host Ryan Devlin. He looked tweaky, kind of jittery and hard to watch. He made awful jokes and the celebrity parent peanut gallery didn't play along. Watching Devlin's jokes fall flat was probably the best part of the entire show.

Anyway, the singing finally got going after a lot of build-up. First up was Eddie Money's daughter Jessie. It was like watching a teenage performer at her Super Sweet 16; She was awful, but wealthy so everyone paid attention to her.

Devlin and all the celeb-kids kept saying, "It's time we make it on our own." Well you're not doing that because not only are you competing on MTV solely because you're the child of a talented musician. Plus you really aren't that great.

Even Idol is better than this. At the very least, those contenders can hold their own on stage. The people just can't. If given the choice, I'd actually prefer to watch a "Best Of" concert featuring their parents.

Please don't give Rock The Cradle the time of day. Almost anything is better...seriously anything.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Which Seinfeld Clip Would Be Appropriate....

Jerry Seinfeld could've died on Saturday. His brakes went out and the comedian was forced to pull the e-brake. His 1967 Fiat flipped once and almost skidded into a busy intersection. Seinfeld walked away unscathed but I couldn't help but wonder; What YouTube clip would I have picked in tribute?

Only one could come to mind, and it actually exists on YouTube.

The Jerry Seinfeld tribute would also include the following catchphrases, " Yada, yada, yada," "Not that there's anything wrong with that," " Man hands," and " No soup for you."

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

No More MTV For You McCain!

Heidi Montag, she-villian of The Hills, endorsed John McCain today. Worse? McCain's PR machine gave credence to the comment by churning out this statement:

"I never miss an episode of 'The Hills,' especially since the new season started."

The whole thing would be funny if McCain hadn't made these bonehead comments about contraception and AIDS this week.

Poor old man. Now it looks like he pays more attention to semi-reality dramas than global epidemics.

PS: To make him feel better, I put up the hottest picture of McCain I could find. You were young once Johnny, but CSI is more your speed now.

NBC's New Schedule

NBC released its 52-week schedule today and it looks pretty great. It is refreshing to see so much scripted television back in the line-up, including the long-rumored Office spin-off.

I am still hesitant about the whole thing, and I still don't understand what makes it a spin-off since none of the main characters are coming along for the ride, but hey. NBC is giving still unnamed show it's post Super Bowl spot. That's definitely an early vote of confidence.

For the whole list and an in-depth article, check out the link in Variety.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tunes on TV Will Probably Keep You From Sleepless Nights

While searching for the lyrics to that catchy song from the Kia commercial, I stumbled on a great blog I thought I'd share.

It's called Tunes on TV and it answers those burning music questions you get while watching your favorite shows and ads. Who sings that song? What are those lyrics? Where can I find it?

The blogger provides lyrics, links to iTunes and sometimes YouTube clips of the commercials just so you can be sure. It's a great blog and I'm definitely adding it to my Google Reader.

Just an FYI.

This Week In American Idol

Just a few things I noticed during tonight's live telecast (in no particular order):

  • Ryan clears up any confusion as to who is behind David Cook's rockin' arrangements...thus preventing the tamest scandal in music history.
  • My love affair with Ramiele is over. I thought she was adorable and a solid vocalist in the early weeks but after tonight, I am ready to see her go.
  • Meanwhile, I did love Brooke's version of Jolene and I was disappointed to hear the judges weren't as impressed. Hopefully her good nature and originality will keep her around another week.
  • I wonder how Michael Johns styles his hair, if at all. His ascot was rubbing me the wrong way though. My favorite performance of the night though.
  • After her patriotic number last week, Kristy Lee Cook is getting some major attention this week. Did anyone else hear Ryan compliment her french pedicure?
  • David Archuleta blended into the pack again for me. Not shocking