Deirdre just gave me the lowdown of last week. Sounds like I didn’t miss much. I need to 1) read her posts and 2) catch up on news overall. I was virtually completely out of touch last week while eating way too much at an all-inclusive resort in Tulum, Mexico. I was even glad Fox Mexico did not air “Idol” last Tuesday and Wednesday. (My hotel did get the Miami stations of ABC and NBC so I saw the final moments of Conan’s “Tonight Show”).
– An Idol contestant who made the top 24 has been cut because his dad broke the confidentiality agreement. This is the first time I have heard this happen to somebody who made it this far. Here’s a bit from People.com
Michael Lynche (a.k.a. Big Mike) was reportedly told to pack his bags after his father revealed to his local Florida paper, The St. Petersburg Times, that Michael had made the top 24 — a violation of Idol rules requiring the singers and their families to keep the Hollywood week results quiet until they’re broadcast.
- The Minnesota Vikings flew General “Pants on the Ground” Larry Platt to the NFC Championship game yesterday for good luck. It didn’t work. The New Orleans Saints ended up winning in O.T. From NBC Sports, a funny detail:
Here’s a video of Platt cheering the Vikings on in the locker room:
Rumor mill on Simon replacement alert: Jamie Foxx?