1. Sanjaya’s weeping gal pal gets the boot.
While the former AMERICAN IDOL hair model kinda redeemed himself by morphing into Jungle Boy on I’M A CELEBRITY, the gal who broke into tears every time he sang (and not because it pained her) auditioned for the next season of IDOL… and was rejected.
2. Kristen Bell says MARS movie’s probably a no-go.
Duh! Did anybody REALLY believe that a series watched by a handful of people — and which never recreated the appeal of its first season — would somehow get the big-bucks, big-screen treatment? Seriously?
3. Fans await emails confirming they’ve won the Jackson memorial lottery.
You just know some smart spammer out there is going to trick millions of people into opening his sales pitch by putting “RE: Jackson Memorial Winner!” in the subject line.
4. Little People Ask FCC to ban the word “midget” on TV
Claming the word “objectifies” them, the LPA (Little People of America) seems to think putting the word on television’s naughty-list will prevent people from cruelty and prejudice. “How many times have people I don’t know come up to me and wanted to pick me up?” said one. Next week, expect fashion models from around the globe to unite in an effort to ban the word “gorgeous” from TV on the exact same grounds.
5. Soap actress refuses to play gay (friendly)
Patricia Mauceri was booted from the ABC sudser ONE LIFE TO LIVE for refusing to allow her character, Carlotta, to be accepting of a gay couple. To be filed under “Oh, the irony:” The show was trying to portray Carlotta as a hispanic woman who didn’t personify the stereotype of being anti-gay. Whoops. Mauceri is being replaced in the part by Saundra Santiago, an actress who — having played Mafia crime boss Carmen on GUIDING LIGHT without actually being a big believer in whacking people — knows that an actor’s job is to, um… act!