Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

Wednesday night, two hours before Lost

Bon Jovi night on American Idol! Man, I have never been sorrier that Gina got booted off so soon, because this would have been perfect for her. Jordin and Blake are my favorites at this point--not because I think they have the best singing voices per se, but because I feel like they have the total package: the looks, the spark, the youth appeal. Which is not to say they're appealing because they're young, but they appeal to the younger viewers in a way that I'm not sure Melinda or LaKisha do. And between those two, I have to go with Blake. I mean, Chris is like Justin Timberlake Lite--which is basically what Simon means when he says that Chris "is good at making a song contemporary": he can boy-band it up, and he even kind of looks like him. So he does have the youth appeal thing, and has done some interesting arrangements. But it's Blake's arrangements that I consistently look forward to, ever since "Time of the Season." (Ironically, it's Blake who actually does the Timberlake beatboxing thing.) So what does he go and do? "You Give Love a Bad Name," my absolute favorite Bon Jovi song. (Yes, I have one. DON'T JUDGE ME.) And he does the beatboxing--something he hasn't used in several weeks--and the general effect is that it sounds like he's remixing the song as he sings it. Which I love, because what the hell is the point of getting up on stage and singing an '80s karaoke staple the exact same way it was recorded? And I'm always astonished that he can do it live--I think there was some song he did earlier in the season (a 311 song?), where he censored the word "ass" with a little fizz-fizz sound that cracked me up. Also, it made my stepfather happy that he had the drummer onstage with him last night.

P.S. I wish Gina had done "Livin' on a Prayer" instead of Jordin, because Gina would have rocked it, and Jordin is probably going to get kicked off over it. Sadface.

(The level of service you have come to expect from this blog: "You Give Love a Bad Name" converted to mp3 and edited down to the song itself.)

FDA issues antidepressant alert; Antidepressant suicide warning expanded.

Feds: Millions ate chickens fed tainted food.

Sarcastic judge tosses KFC lawsuit. I just like the juxtaposition of the last two headlines there.

Experts skeptical of 'Master Cleanse' detox diet. Although it still may be safer than eating any food produced in America.

Chemical cocktail may be key to pet-food deaths.

Couple touring home find woman's body.

Authorities charge man with rare 'murder by duel.'

Historian: Jack the Ripper was South Africa's 'King of Pimps.' Wait, what?

xkcd's Map of Online Communities (includes the Bay of Trolls, Isle of Slash, Your Base and Spaaaarta).

Christian Bale Says Heath Ledger Has 'Really Crazy' Take on Joker. And while we're here, remember: any full-face shots of Joker!Ledger to date have been debunked as fakes. So we still have no idea what it's going to be like.

Keira Knightley To Quit Acting? Probably not, but it does sound like she's being overworked and overstalked by photographers at the moment.

(Meanwhile: Keira's Mom in a Historical Romance Frenzy: First Thomas, Now Hemingway.)

"There's Already a Sin City 2 Teaser?!" Well, not released yet, but still: I have never been so deeply excited for a movie without being entirely sure who was in it. (IMDB says Rachel Weisz is "rumored"; I've heard Rose McGowan elsewhere.)

(Meanwhile: Rachel Weisz Tops 'My Blueberry Nights' Poster. Also: Running With Frank Miller's Ronin.)

First Photo of Kidman in Australia.

Peter Jackson shopping The Lovely Bones to non-New Line studios.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is The Frog King.

Martin Freeman Starring As Rembrandt For Peter Greenaway?

Crichton's Andromeda Infects A&E. But wasn't it already a movie back in the day?

Mel Gibson Wants to Do 'Maverick 2.' Good luck finding anyone else, is all I can say.

'Babel' side effects leave Japanese fans nauseous.

Paparazzi preventing Lohan's Oscar dreams? Wow, I had no idea that paparazzi was Italian for "coke-fueled party-girl shenanigans."

(Meanwhile, case in point: Lohan plans to 'milk' her 21st birthday.)

Also, the second story in that article: Orlando Bloom is way, wayyyy too nice to his fans:
When the “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” star was asked about a woman who reportedly snuck into his hotel room, Bloom told Gotham, “To be honest, I don’t want to share that with you because if I were that person reading this, I’d feel so embarrassed.”

Bloom says he once actually apologized to a fan who was angry that he didn’t pay attention to her.

“She got kind of aggressive with me and was really angry. She was like, ‘I’ve been at every premiere and you never say hello’,” the actor told the mag. “And it was funny, I felt really upset. I felt bad for her. So I turned around and went over to her and just gave her a hug and said, ‘It’s cool. I’m sorry you feel let down or disappointed. But the nature of my life is I can’t necessarily stop every time, and it’s not because I don’t want to.’ I think she felt a little better afterward, and so did I."
How can you not love him? He's so cuddly.

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