Why I’ve Stopped Watching “American Idol”

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Earlier this season, I couldn’t get enough of AI. The freak-show part is great, but it’s also great to discover singers who are really great, like Paris. But once they get beyond the auditions, it’s just a bunch of somewhat talented singers singing cheesy songs. Where’s the fun of that? It’s like watching the girl who always sings Annie Lennox songs or "Heaven Is  a Place on Earth" at karaoke. Sure, she sounds good, but what fun is it? Or maybe it’s more like watching skinny Jared talking about Subway these days. He’s a fine spokesman, but it’s no fun unless he’s holding up his fat pants. Anyway, I can’t wait till next season.

An Open Letter to Donald Trump, Regarding His Open Letter to Martha Stewart

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Dear Donald J. Trump,
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While perusing the World Wide Web (Information Superhighway) today, I ran across an open letter you wrote to Martha Stewart, lambasting her low-rated, totally inferior version of your hit show, The Apprentice.  Frankly, I couldn’t agree with you more.

Martha’s version of the show was a complete trainwreck, whereas your last season of The Apprentice was NBC’s highest-rated show (behind E.R., My Name Is Earl, Las Vegas, Crossing Jordan, Medium and all three incarnations of Law & Order).  Where does that glorified soccer mom get off blaming her own failure on a proven television genius like yourself, The Donald? 

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LISTEN UP: Your Daily Dose of the Best Music Ever

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    Indie For Dummies has a handful of tracks from The Indelicates, a band that may have two of the best song titles ever: "Waiting for Pete Doherty to Die" and "We Hate Kids." I like these guys.
  • Speaking of bands who name songs after famous people, here’s Gorillaz with the song "Bill Murray." Thank you Pop Tart.
  • My Ex-Bestfriend has posted some Coldplay covers that you may not have heard- give a listen to "Georgia On My Mind" and "Here Comes The Sun."
  • Rbally posted an entire Shins concert straight outta Germany. I’m not usually a fan of concert tracks, but I can make an exception for The Shins.
  • While you’re in a Garden State-of mind, head on over to Two and 1/2 Pounds of Bacon to download a great Iron & Wine track ("The Trapeze Singer"), as well as other songs that are good for dreaming.
  • And finally, See You in the Pit has listed some Nada Surf tracks for your enjoyment. Download more than just "Popular." Seriously. You won’t be disappointed.

Angelina in Prom Dresses and PJs

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There are lots of reasons to love JC penny. It’s the only place you can go to score a $59 diamond engagement ring and their satin housecoats make great Christmas gifts for Grandma. But the best reason to love the department store franchise is right here:

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Angelina Jolie in petite outerwear.  (thanks ontd)

While You Were Threatening to Issue a Presidential Veto

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    says she doesn’t want to be called a "teen queen." Coincidentally, neither does Aaron Carter. 
  • Pete Doherty has been photographed smoking crack just two short weeks after vowing to never do drugs again. This officially makes him the first drug addict in history to ever relapse. Bastard.
  • Britney Spears claims her singing voice is better ever since having a baby. America agrees that it’s cute Britney thinks we’ve ever cared about her voice.
  • Hugh Grant reportedly attacked a photographer with a manila folder. Hugh Grant: even his weapons of choice are wussy.
  • Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony may be ready to adopt. Fertility experts assume it’s because of Marc’s inability to deliver a decent Latin Explosion.
  • Donald Trump rips Martha Stewart a new one. The old one was torn to shreds in prison.

An Open Letter to Nick Lachey

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Nick, I understand you’re asking for spousal support from Jessica. I’m here to tell you that that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Even though she was clearly the brains behind the whole Nick and Jessica phenomenon, you’re still extremely talented, and you have a long career ahead of you. Why in the world would you need more money than you will already make with your music, TV shows, and movies? Just make a clean break with her and move on to your next project. Otherwise, you’ll just seem greedy.

While You Were Thinking About Making Chicken For Dinner

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  • George Clooney has dropped Teri Hatcher whom he was linked to the SAG awards in favor of Renee Zellwegger who spent the evening with him at the Bafta awards. Well, he’s got to take home something.
  • Would you recognize Axl Rose if you saw him an airport? Or would you mistake him for a regular at the airport bar?
  • Would you recognize Britney Spears if you saw her on a beach? Or would mistake her for your Great Aunt Rose?
  • Nobody wants this $365 million? Ok, then let me just get rid of it for you.
  • Gross Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo is holding a bomb and this one might blow up in her face.
  • Some dude rips off our blog. We catch him and publicly flog him.
  • Tom Cruise loves to sue the pants off people. Anything to get their pants off.

…OF THE DAY

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HEADLINE:  "Florida Man Kills Roommate Over Toilet Paper" – We’ve all wanted to do it.  (AP)
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RADIOHEAD SONG TITLE: The guys are recording a song for their new album called "Nude", which was actually written during the time they were making "OK Computer", but never released.  (NME)

WINDOWS ERROR: The world’s largest Windows Error Message appeared in Times Square.  Something tells me the building’s lobby didn’t have a "Ctrl-Alt-Delete" button.  (Network World)

AWESOME PRODUCT: Shoes specially designed for border-jumping immigrants.  (BBC)

PILLOW FIGHT: The giant one held last Saturday at Union Square here in NYC. (Brooklyn Vegan)

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DAY LATE STORY:  A family gave all seven of their kids presidential names.  (AP)