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Paula Abdul’s tattered clothing the most interesting thing about American Idol

During 90 minutes of sheer American Idol 7 boredom–interrupted only by a kick-ass performance by Michael Johns singing Queen’s “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions”–there was really only one thing on my mind: What the hell was Paula Abdul wearing? Just look: Seriously, it looks like Simon Cowell ripped the left side off during …

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Appearance as important as athleticism for Gladiators contenders; gays recruited; producers admit scripting hosts

American Gladiators, which returns May 12, recently cast for more contenders, and casting directors admit that one’s personality is given equal weight to their appearance and personal history. In addition, the show is actively recruiting gay contenders. “Your looks, your story, a TV-friendly personality — that’s as important as athletic ability. We look for somebody …

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Unexpected moments make Dancing with the Stars more entertaining than American Idol

If anything, watching Dancing with the Stars proves that American Idol has become somewhat of a bore this year. The Fox show used to be little more than a string of hysterical, awkward, or outrageous unscripted moments interrupted by bad karaoke; now, with Paula Abdul mostly sedate and a kind of bland top 10, the …

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