Next week: the last of the workshop. All sorts of crying. Christina says she's scared. Ivette gives a huge monologue about how she looks at her roommate and thinks about how she might not be there tomorrow, or that she herself might not be there tomorrow. Five will "have their hearts broken" at the end of next week's show. Petagay tells Kerrie to keep it cool. The remaining fifteen will be "primped and pampered" for a live performance for the judges at -- oh, dear Lord -- the Viper Room. Johnny Depp, get your ass back from France and put a stop to this mess. I wish I had lived here when this was happening. After that performance, another five get cut. You can totally see in this clip who is still around, by the way. This leaves ten left at the end of next week's show.
After Popstars, the nightly news had an interview with cut L.A. Popstar hopeful Katie Morris. She got to talk more here than the four weeks of being on the show. "I totally expected it to, especially being a singer in L.A. and seeing the type of competitive vibe here. But all of the girls, we were...we became really good friends. The girls cried the most probably when their friend got cut. Do you know what I'm saying? You really wanted...we really wanted all the girls to make it. And um, even the judges. It's their job to be professional and their job to say, 'Okay, we want you and you.' I saw them crying. I saw them crying when their favorites got, you know, taken away. Whoever you are, whether you're an actress or a singer, you have to handle rejection to survive in this industry. And if they can pick theirselves [sic] up from it and dry their tears and try again, it's gonna be great for them." The anchorwoman then cuts in and tells us that Katie is "very articulate" and that she "travels around and gives motivational speeches on the internet about, um, putting your best foot forward, how to promote yourself." It's exhausting being an internet traveler. Sometimes I'm not home for weeks. "So, go to her website. Katie.com, uh, KatieMorris.com and, uh, you'll be able to check it out." That's some fine reporting there, peeps. My favorite part about Katie's website is the lyrics section, where you can see that Katie takes well-known song titles and writes new songs for them. Like Madonna's using "Crazy For You" anymore these days. Brilliant, Katie.