First off, let me touch on American Idol. I love Hollywood week, and Tuesday night's show was great; however, I am a notorious hater of Group Night and could barely make it through last night's obnoxious banter!
- Andrew Garcia's version of Paula's Straight Up was fan-freakin-tastic! I wish I could buy it on iTunes and play it on repeat in my car; that's how much I love it! I think Andrew will do really creative things with the music each week, so I really hope he makes it into the Top 12. (Listen to Straight Up again and again like I do by playing the video below).
- I really think that Ellen did a great job on her first week as a judge, and it will definitely be interesting to see how she judges the Idol hopefuls in the coming rounds once they actually show more of her commentary. I think the dynamic of the 4 current judges will be great this season, unfortunately it will be short lived with Simon leaving.
- BTW, WTF are they thinking with their possible Simon replacements? Howard Stern? Jamie Foxx? Conan O'Brien? No. No. and No.
- Why in the world would they make Gwen Stefani's Sweet Escape a song for group night? I mean seriously, no one but Gwen can sing that non-stop refrigerator line!
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Last up, Kate Gosselin!
Now, I know all moms deserve a night out with their friends, especially a mom of 8, but this NYC night on the town has me a little nervous of things to come. Kate did nothing wrong by going to dinner and drinks, even a nightclub, but I hope she doesn't pull a John Gosselin on us and revert back to the lifestyle of a 20 year old with a fake ID and a bad fashion sense.
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-All silly banter aside, I'm especially sad to hear about the death of Alexander McQueen. He was a truly great designer who I know will be greatly missed.