January 14, 2008

American Idol Season 8 kicked off last night and it did not disappoint. In fact, it reminded me oh to well of why I missed it so much. I'm still trying to get over my break-up with Bikini Girl (when the show ended). And Ryan Seacrest tried to high-five a blind guy:

Are you kidding me?! Too awesome. I'm lovin' the new judge, Kara Dioguardi. It's a hard "a" Simon, try it out. Kara is sassy, funny, and she can sing! Oh, and she's engaged. Her boyfriend popped the question on the 8th. Congrats!

Patrick Swayze is "doing fine" after checking into a hospital last Friday for pneumonia, according to his mother. She told me that her son, who's battling pancreatic cancer, "sounds really upbeat and positive." She also added, "We don't talk about illness when I talk to him."

Speaking of hospital visits...
Howie Mandel, the host of Deal or No Deal, was released from a Toronto hospital yesterday after checking in the night before with an irregular heartbeat. His rep told me Howie is expected to return to work today. He's in Toronto, where he was born, to tape his new NBC comedy show, Howie Do It.

Ok...one MORE health scare...
Law & Order: SVU actress Mariska Hargitay is recovering from a partially collapsed lung. She is "feeling better," and Law & Order says "We are looking forward to her quick recovery and return to set."

Time has run its course on Fox's Prison Break. The network announced yesterday that it's pulling the plug on the drama this spring. The series' final four episodes will begin airing on April 17th, though there's a chance some additional episodes may be shot.

The trash-collecting robot WALL-E wouldn't mind rotten tomatoes. The animated film WALL-E won the award for best wide release in the 10th annual Golden Tomato Awards, based on the reviews of film critics compiled by the movie website RottenTomatoes.com. Here's the full list of award-winners:
Wide Release

Limited Release
Man on Wire

The Dark Knight




Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Ghost Town

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

The Wrestler


Man on Wire

The Band's Visit

Worst Reviewed Film
One Missed Call

Best Reviewed Australian Film
The Black Balloon

Best Reviewed UK Film
Man on Wire

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