Why Was Michael Lynche Nearly Eliminated on American Idol Results Show?

American Idol contestant Michael Lynche lucked out big time last night when the judges decided to use their precious ‘save’ to keep him from being voted off the show. We’re glad Big Mike didn’t bite it, but we can’t help but wonder why the hell he was nearly cut in the first place?

Michael Lynche on 'American Idol' (FOX)
Michael Lynche on 'American Idol' (FOX)

The American Idol results show this week started off with all three remaining ladies receiving a pass through to next week. Naturally, we’re delighted that Crystal Bowersox retains her top status, but disappointed Katie Stevens didn’t at least land in the bottom three. It’s not that we dislike her; we just feel she doesn’t measure up against the better contestants. Not that Siobhan Magnus had a terrific week either; her performance for Lennon/McCartney night was mediocre at best.

Still, we didn’t really expect any of the three ladies to be sent home this week. What we were shocked about was the lineup of the guys in the bottom three. We knew things were getting dicey when perpetual bottom boy Tim Urban was placed in a group with Casey James – who is obviously a fan favorite. Michael Lynche, on the other hand, was put over in a group with Aaron Kelly and Andrew Garcia. Trouble brewing!

Okay, we can get that Michael Lynche might get a bottom three nod for his “Eleanor Rigby” performance this week. It was certainly not one of his best nights. But when we heard he had been voted off by the fans, we really were stunned. Of all the guys this season, Big Mike has proven he’s truly got the vocal chops and he can consistently perform on stage. Some of his performances have been the best of the season. It’s just scary that one night of wrongness could put Lynche below a near-talentless hack like Tim Urban or ultra-weak Andrew Garcia.

When the judges, after much passionate deliberation, announced they were going to grant Big Mike the save, we breathed a hefty sigh of relief. For a contestant like Michael Lynche to go home before Tim Urban, Andrew Garcia or Aaron Kelly would just be seriously painful.

We can’t help but feel America got it all wrong this week with the bottom three lineup. Not only should Michael Lynche never have been there, but Tim Urban and Aaron Kelly absolutely should have been in the bottom two. Urban because he’s sucked his way through the whole season and Kelly because his “Long and Winding Road” this week was torturous to listen to.

Just goes to show, however, that one bad week can make or break you on American Idol. Let’s just hope Crystal Bowersox doesn’t become the victim of one of those bad weeks now that the judges have lost their ability to save anyone else from elimination.

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Kate Gosselin New Show on TLC Makes Us Nauseous

Dancing With the Stars diva Kate Gosselin will be returning to TLC with a new reality show. The new series, Twist of Kate, will begin airing 12 episodes this summer. The whole idea of Kate Gosselin stretching out her long expired 15 minutes of fame yet again puts a nasty twist in our stomach.

Kate Gosselin on 'Dancing With the Stars'
Kate Gosselin on 'Dancing With the Stars' (ABC)

Kate Gosselin’s new show will feature the reality TV mom using “fan letters from women inspired by her story as the basis for profiles of women facing their own challenges,” according to USA Today. Why is it that a reality show supposedly about profiling other women somehow makes Kate Gosselin sound even more narcissistic and self-involved? Someone bring us the Tums and Pepto, stat!

Twist of Kate will not focus on Gosselin’s children, but the 8 kids will reportedly return to TV in several Kate Plus 8 specials. So, basically, using the children to raise cash to pay for their own nannies… gotta love that. Ex-husband Jon Gosselin, of course, will mostly likely be notably absent from any kind of filming (or earning) going on.

“I look at it as a loose concept,” Kate Gosselin said of her new reality show. “I want to be out there learning from others, helping to provide insight whenever I can, though I don’t consider myself an expert on anything.”

Let’s just hope no one needs any advice about dancing, because obviously Kate Gosselin is definitely the furthest thing from expert in that area!

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Tiger Woods Latest Alleged Mistress is 21-Year-Old Neighbor Raychel Coudriet

Tiger Woods‘ alleged mistress list just keeps on growing. The latest addition to the count comes courtesy of the National Enquirer, which claims Tiger Woods had an affair with 21-year-old neighbor Raychel Coudriet. Coudriet, now 22, was reportedly furious when she learned about Woods’ many alleged affairs with other women.

Tiger Woods (Photo: Tim Hipps, U.S. Army)
Tiger Woods (Photo: Tim Hipps, U.S. Army)

The latest cheating allegation is especially disturbing because Tiger Woods has allegedly known Raychel Coudriet since she was 14. Coudriet reportedly lives near the golfer’s home near Orlando. The National Enquirer claims Woods and Coudriet made out in sight of his house and had sex in his office.

Raychel Coudriet was reportedly enraged when she found out she was only one of dozens of women Tiger Woods allegedly slept with. “I felt used and violated, like I meant nothing to him but a night of casual sex,” Coudriet said, a source reportedly told the Enquirer. “I just wanted to dig a big hole, crawl in and die.”

Proof of this latest Tiger Woods affair may come in the form of even more racy text messages between the golf legend and his new alleged mistress. Much like the text messages Woods sent former porn star Joslyn James, the ones sent to Coudriet are reportedly graphic and extremely sexual in nature.

Tiger Woods may go forth and conquer the Masters Tournament, but nothing will ever win him our respect in any way ever again. If this latest affair rumor is true and Elin Nordegren still doesn’t dump Tiger Woods to the curb pronto, we just don’t know what the hell is wrong with her.

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American Idol Contestants Come Together

The performances on American Idol last night were rather surprisingly good overall, a nice change from the abysmal mess most of the contestants seem to be from week to week. Once again, Crystal Bowersox was our favorite of the night, giving a sexy, quirky groove to her version of “Come Together.” The biggest shock of the night, however, is that we didn’t actually want to wash our ears out with bleach after Tim Urban took his turn on the stage.

Crystal Bowersox on 'American Idol' (FOX)
Crystal Bowersox on 'American Idol' (FOX)

Yes, we love to pick on Tim Urban. He may be one of the least talented contestants to ever appear on American Idol. Still, last night we didn’t hate him as much as usual. His performance of “All My Loving” was certainly not something we care to hear again, but it was at least passable for a change.

Crystal Bowersox once again rocked it out. We absolutely adored her performance of “Come Together” and thought it was a great song choice for her. We especially loved the addition of the didgeridoo to the song arrangement. That’s what makes Bowersox special, she always throws something unique and different into the mix.

 

Our pick for the worst performance of the evening on American Idol this week was actually Aaron Kelly, not Tim Urban. His take on “The Long and Winding Road” was off pitch and uncomfortable. We weren’t too fond of Andrew Garcia‘s “Can’t Buy Me Love” rendition either; it just didn’t click and sounded weird.

Normally we love Michael Lynche and his big voice, but we couldn’t quite get into his performance of “Eleanor Rigby,” especially with the memory of David Cook‘s hot-as-hell version ringing in our ears. We think once a song has been slammed out of the park by a previous contestant, it really should be retired from the song list. Otherwise it just sounds like a pale copy in comparison.

As for the rest of the performances, they were relatively decent in general, although we do have to ask – what the hell was Siobhan Magnus wearing? Seriously, that outfit was atrocious. Even worse, it was paired with plastic hair and one of Magnus’ most boring performances of the season. All around just not the best night for Siobhan.

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Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy Split Announced on Twitter

Funny man Jim Carrey and longtime girlfriend Jenny McCarthy have split up after five years together. The break up was announced by both McCarthy and Carrey via their Twitter feeds and Carrey’s rep confirmed the split in a press statement.

Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey
Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey

“I’m so grateful for the years Jim and I had together,” McCarthy posted to her Twitter page. “I will stay committed to [his daughter] Jane and will always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart.”

Jim Carrey also took to Twitter to share about the news of the couple’s split. “I’m grateful 4 the many blessings we’ve shared and I wish her the very best! S’okay!”

Of all the Hollywood break-ups over the past year, we’re kind of most surprised by this one. Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy have always been an odd match, but seemed to just click in a weird, but cool way. Back in January at the Super Bowl, they were all grins and giggles. In February, McCarthy told UsMagazine.com she was “really excited” to become a pseudo-grandmother when Carrey’s daughter gave birth to a baby boy.

Well, it’s sad to see what seemed like a fabulous couple taking their final bow, but least they have the class and decency to act like adults about the split and keep it nice and civil!

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Kate Gosselin Survives Another Week on Dancing With the Stars

Sadly, it was not former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin who got the boot this week on Dancing With the Stars. Instead, it was astronaut Buzz Aldrin who was eliminated in week 3 of the competition. While Aldrin wasn’t much of a dancer, we’ll still miss the witty old guy and his adorable partner Ashly Costa.

Buzz Aldrin & Ashly Costa on 'Dancing With the Stars' (ABC)
Buzz Aldrin & Ashly Costa on 'Dancing With the Stars' (ABC)

Unfortunately, we’re not surprised Kate Gosselin stuck around another week even though we think she is by far the worst dancer on the show. Yes, even worse than Buzz Aldrin. At least Aldrin had class. This week Kate Gosselin looked like some kind of Marilyn Manson street-walker and danced walked around the stage like a drugged out wax figure. (We’re still dying over the “super bitch from hell” comment from Bruno Tonioli.) Still, the people love drama and Gosselin is full of it, so we’ll be forced to endure her yet again next week.

The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka joined Buzz Aldrin and Kate Gosselin in the bottom three this week on DWTS. We aren’t quite sure he deserved to be placed so lowly. Pavelka isn’t the next Baryshnikov, but we don’t think he was really all that bad. We are a bit bummed about Buzz leaving, but we think he was pretty aware he wouldn’t last very long in the competition.

We’re still rooting for Evan Lysacek to pull off the win this season, but the competition is getting rather heated for the Olympic gold medalist. Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is tearing it up and ESPN analyst Erin Andrews isn’t half bad herself.

Now, let’s just work on getting Kate Gosselin off the show next week and back to taking care of her kids where she belongs. Then we can finally watch the show without cringing every time her face comes on screen.

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No Sandra Bullock Sex Tape Actress Says

Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock has finally spoken publicly regarding rumors arising from husband Jesse James‘ alleged affairs. Although Bullock did not specifically address James’ alleged cheating, she did go on the record to say there is no Sandra Bullock sex tape lurking out there to bite her in the ass.

Sandra Bullock SF
Sandra Bullock

“There is no sex tape,” Sandra Bullock said in a statement to People on Thursday. “There never has been one and there never will be one.” The sex tape statement is the first public comment Sandra Bullock has made in connection to the allegations husband Jesse James cheated on her with at least four women.

Rumors have been flying Jesse James made sex tape videos with at least one of his alleged mistresses. Gossip also circulated Sandra Bullock and Jesse James had made at least one graphic sex tape together that could become a weapon in a divorce battle between the two.

Well, we’d like to hear Sandy Bullock say she’s divorcing that sack of cheating slime Jesse James for good. But we’re at least glad to hear she won’t be having to deal with some horrible sex tape of herself getting leaked to the Net – and we believe her when she says there isn’t one. Personally, we never thought that rumor had an ounce of truth. Bullock is far too classy a babe to let herself get caught with her pants down on camera.

As for sex tapes involving Jesse James and his tattooed mistresses, now that we can believe. We’re betting it’s only a matter of time before one of those starts making the rounds…

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