We've got all kinds of good news in the world of fluffy pop culture, people.
The nightmare is over! Sensitive and intelligent singer-songwritter John Mayer and orange big boobied bubblehead Jessica Simpson have broken up! Hoo-ray. Now let's hope that the two of them switch to someone of roughly equal intelligence. Such as Natalie Portman or Kate Winslett for John, and perhaps a trained chimp for Jessica.
Melinda Doolittle got the boot on American Idol.
Yes, she's a good singer. And I'm sure she's a lovely person. But you know what? I cannot, for the life of me, imagine buying a Melinda Doolittle CD or going to one of her concerts. The woman has a huge charisma deficit, and that's something, the x-factor, as Simon puts it, that changes you from being a really good singer to being a star. Jordin and Blake both have starpower. I can defintely see myself buying a Blake Lewis CD, and if Jordin goes with fun, pop music (rather than her standing around in an evening gown singing ballads), I'd probably download some of her stuff to listen to. But Melinda? Nice, but boring.