Both Lone Star and J.Lo's careers got lengthened a tiny bit today. Way to hustle, guys.
After only four episodes of American Idol this season, Steven Tyler has definitely turned out to be a... unique addition to the judging panel. Not only does he hit on girls who are half his age (or even younger), he also spouts some of the most inane babble I've ever heard on this show, or on television in general -- and I watch a lot of shows that make no sense at all. Hell, the women on The Bad Girls Club follow a more logical stream in their rantings. Even Camille Grammer's convoluted logic makes more sense. Here's a rundown of the things Steven said this week that still have me scratching my head:
It's been widely known for quite some time that Aerosmith's Joe Perry has some issues with his frontman Steven Tyler, but those issues have rarely been as hilariously expressed as they were today, with Joe Perry's comments on Tyler's American Idol judging gig: "It's a reality show designed to get people to watch that station and sell advertising. It's one step above (Teenage Mutant) Ninja Turtles. It's his business, but I don't want Aerosmith's name involved with it. We have nothing to do with it." Oh yes, the salt of the earth, anti-establishment, integrity-filled Aerosmith name. The very name that was famously lent to these independent non-profits.
Happy Post-Groundhog Day! Here's some news to keep you warm until our early Spring...
The Voice's first season just ended, which means now it's time for record deals, tours and contract renewals.
It's early yet, but American Idol is already cleaning house for next season. Not all of it is official, but most of the news seems pretty definite, at least for the time being. Ellen's out (that's been confirmed). Kara's probably out, and being replaced by J.Lo. Randy, easily the most universally hated judge in the show's history, is reportedly staying, for reasons I cannot for the life of me discern. Seacrest isn't going anywhere, of course, and then there's the most baffling of all the news: Steven Tyler may replace Simon. Well, that should be terrifying.
The recruiting process for a show like Celebrity Rehab is much more discriminating than you might imagine. Like The Surreal Life and other reality shows of its ilk, CR requires a very specific mix of celebrities who fall into precise pop culture-based categories. The more a categories a celeb belongs to, the more incentive, to my mind, there is to cast him or her (and the more likely he or she will be to provoke all manner of drama on the show). Taking cues from last season's diverse lineup, I've devised a crib sheet of pre-req's that stars must satisfy to be eligible for the show from here on out.