Enter the Fray: 'American Idol' mania (with a dash of 'BSG' and 'Lost')
Well PopWatchers, another week has come and gone. In the interest of fairness (and not having an Enter the Fray with a 8/10 American Idol ratio), this week’s Idol reaction posts will count as one EtF entry — that means only half the top stories are Idol-related (instead of, you know…most). This is my first season watching, and I finally understand why people talk about it so much: I never realized I’d become so emotionally invested in a show I fast forward through most of (I can’t handle the Seacrest banter; it’s performance, critique, repeat for me). Now that I’ve entered into the world of Idol mania, let’s Enter the Fray:
8. President Obama graced television for the millionth time this week, this time on 60 Minutes.
7. Adam Lambert held on to his No. 1 spot on his week’s American Idol Power List.
6. Still raw from the inexplicable departure of Alexis Grace, Idolatry hosts Michael Slezak and Kristen Baldwin came up with a new name for American Idol: America Hates Talent.
5. An Enter the Fray Public Service Announcement: If you’re into David Cook, the best way to profess your love is definitely not stalking his hotel room or following his tour bus.
3. In a blow to teenage boys everywhere, the impossibly attractive Robert Pattinson proves to be self-deprecatingly humorous and charming on the Twilight DVD commentary. Teenage girls, Edward Cullen isn’t real. He will never love you. Give Joey from study hall a chance. (That doesn’t mean
I you have to take those hot GQ photos down from your walls, though.)
1. Sadly, Battlestar Galactica aired its last episode last Friday. Marc Bernardin and Margaret Lyons celebrated (and mourned) with a live(ish) blog.
addCredit(“Lost: Mario Perez/ABC; Battlestar Galactica: Carole Segal/SciFi”)