Congrats to Jordin Sparks America’s New Idol! It was pretty obvious that she was going to win for the past few weeks. I gotta give her snaps for being the first Idol winner from the great state of Arizona. It was a very long show filled with some pretty awesome performances and a very weird time-filler called the “Golden Idol Awards.” I, unlike the Evil Beet, never really wanted to have sex with Blake Lewis but tonight he really brought down the house with his duet with Doug E Fresh.
Sanjaya! Also performed with a wind machine. Jesus…just when I didn’t think this show could get any more bizzare. Taylor Hicks looks adorable now after losing some weight. I really also think that every C-lister in Hollywood was on hand for the Idol Finale. Jordin also performed with Ruben Studdard who thankfully, unlike Ryan, makes her look tiny.
17 year-old Jordin is the youngest winner in Idol history. I’m interested in seeing what her album will be like. The Idol machine will, I’m guessing, have her drop 30 pounds and she will be on the cover of People in a few months under the headline “How Jordin Got Healthy and Fit!” She will then say that a high protein diet and “the crazy schedule” of her Idols tour help her lose the weight.
Miss Spears and Mr. Sean Preston show up at Millenium Dance Complex in Studio City on Wednesday. I think she looks pretty cute in these shots. Maybe it’s because her awful, awful extensions are pulled back. I don’t know. But it’s the first half-decent shot of her I’ve seen in awhile.
With Jason Wahler busy getting arrested left and right, his regular court dates interrupted only by brief stints in rehab, and Heidi’s relationship with series star and Pratt nemesis Lauren Conrad essentially non-existent, what on earth is Spencer Pratt going to do to get some screen time in season three of The Hills? Oh, right. He can propose to Heidi Montag. So he did.
Spencer, 23, proposed to Montag, 12, at Bacara in Santa Barbara on Tuesday night. A source says that “she said ‘yes.’ She’s over the moon!”
He proposed with a diamond-encrusted platinum band with a pink stone, which he purchased on Monday in Brentwood. A witness at the store says that “she was trying on tons of them and they looked really happy!” What? You think Heidi would let someone else pick out her engagement ring?
Well, if nothing else, this most recent turn of events should help expedite their inevitable split.
Fran Drescher is showing off the old lady back. [Yeeeah!]
Not to be outdone, Sharon Stone’s in a bikini. [Celebslam]
The Halle Berry pregnancy rumors, round 206. [Cele|bitchy]
The Jessica Simpson pregnancy rumors, round 509. [The Bosh]
Celebrities have bad skin, too. Mostly because of the meth. [popbytes]
What were you listening to the first time you got drunk? [Pajiba]
Demi and Ashton take little Tallulah (although she’s had it changed to Lula) to the Mr. Brooks premiere. [Warship]
Pics of Sheryl Crow and her newly adopted son, Wyatt, on the cover of OK! magazine. I guess when she stated that they were “enjoying some very private family time” she meant for, like, a week. That’s a long enough normal childhood — time for the spotlight! [POTP]
Thank God, Lindsay Lohan finally found a sponsor. Except it’s not for AA, it’s for her 21st birthday party. And it’s a vodka. Awesome. [Celebrity Smack]
Rosie’s feuding again, this time with co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck. Damn. They should have paid her what she asked for. [The Blemish]
The season finale of Grey‘s basically left the door open for either of them to leave: Washington’s character walked out on his own wedding and moved out of the place he shares with Christina, and O’Malley failed his intern exam. (Sorry for the spoiler, but, really, if you haven’t watched it by now, you’re not going to.) So, in the immortal words of Tyra Banks, who goes home? The violent homophobe who appears to be generally detested by the entire cast? Or the gay guy?
Nobody seems to know.
When asked last night if he would be returning next season, T.R. said, “I literally don’t know. It would be nice to know if I’m supposed to report back soon.” Apparently the producers haven’t told him, lest he tell everyone else.
Meanwhile, Us Weekly’s got a source at ABC that says â€œ[Isaiah] will not be back as a series regular. The cast â€“ especially the women â€“ just donâ€™t like him.â€ Other sources back up this claim, saying that Washington has been taking meetings in NYC and LA for TV series that will film at the same time as Grey’s, implying that he knows he won’t be back.
Washington’s rep denies these accounts, saying that â€œIsaiah is not off the show. We do not have a contract yet, but we expect to.â€
I still have my fingers crossed for some strange twist of fate in which Katherine Heigl gets the boot, and we can get through ten minutes of that show next season without hearing Izzie whine about anything and everything. That would sure be nice.