Enter the Fray: Joaquin, the Grammys, and reality TV
It’s Friday the 13th, but nothing spooky has happened yet (other than the fact that Tatiana Del Toro will continue on in the hopes of becoming
America’s Next Top Model the next American Idol). I think I’ve dodged a bullet on the whole bad-luck day thing — until next month, that is. I hope you’ve all had good luck today, too. If not, ancient legend has it that reading this week’s top PopWatch posts will improve your fortune tenfold. Enter the Fray:
10. Annie Barrett will sleep happily with dreams of sequins and Maks now that ABC has announced the newest cast of Dancing With the Stars.
9. For those who worry that Joaquin Phoenix has gone off the deep end, fret not. The actor-turned-rapper has a history of befuddling behavior on late-night TV.
8. Finishing second in the Reality TV Show Host-turned-EW.com Blogger Comment-Off ’09 Round 1 is main Survivor guy Jeff Probst. Don’t worry buddy, you’ll get it next time!
6. The judges have spoken, and the American Idol top 36 are in. You know, until Hollywood week, I was totally okay with Tatiana. But it will be completely unacceptable, America, if I have to hear that shrill giggle come from my TV set for any reason other than her elimination next week.
5. Joaquin Phoenix’s barely-there Letterman appearance on Wednesday had Mike Bruno entertained regardless of whether it’s all an act or not.
4. Hip hop goddess M.I.A. performed ”Swagga Like Us” with Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and T.I. at the Grammys while simultaneously balancing the responsibilities of being super awesome and being ready to give birth at any moment, but Mike Bruno was bummed she didn’t get to sing ”Paper Planes,” which ”Swagga” samples, instead.
3. And the Reality TV Show Host-turned-EW.com-Blogger Comment-Off ’09 Round 1 Champion is…Chris Harrison of The Bachelor! Come on down and collect your
trophy bragging rights!
2. Chris Brown turned himself in to L.A. police Sunday night for questioning in connection with a police investigation into charges of a felony battery.
1. Intrepid EW music experts Simon Vozick-Levinson and Leah Greenblatt live blogged the Grammys ceremony.
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