Idol Quickies: January 19, 2011
Naturally, TMZ has uncovered evidence (re: mugshots & arrest records) current American Idol contestant Amy Brumfield aka Tent Girl really likes the sauce. So much so she was once thrown in the slammer for pissing at a Baskin’ Robbins! (Please oh please can she sing Ani DeFranco’s 32 Flavors during Hollywood Week?) In high school, I worked at a Baskin’ Robbins at the corner of Baxter and Clayton Rd. in Chesterfield, MO. It was owned by this 80-odd-year-old man named Mr. Pauly who had a gigantic ass and 2 teeth. Mr. Pauly was one of the few in the country who had owned a BR for X amount of years and this was very important to him, except paying his bills was not. Finally, Baskin’ Robbins would not send the ice cream until he ponied up the money so he sent Cathy, my awesome manager (she was why I stayed working there for however long it was), to buy some Pevely Ice Cream. She knew all of this was laughable, she was an educated girl. Our paychecks would bounce so she started paying me from the register. One paycheck bounced right before I was leaving for spring break in South Padre! Anyways, cheers to Amy Brumfield, who may or may not be a drunken trainwreck, but she did what I never was able to do and that was piss on the floor of that Baskin’ Robbins.
AdAge reports 21.6 million people watched last night’s American Idol premiere, down 18% from last season. Hey, over 20 million isn’t too shabby in this day and age, but Idol is showing signs of age it can no longer hide with Pearl Cream and Botox. American Idol also won the night in “social TV,” not surprisingly:
Trendrr estimates that 67% of the social chatter about “Idol” last night came from women and girls.
But what percentage were women pretending to be girls?
This has nothing to do with American Idol but the inevitable demise of our planet. It may be the single greatest Tweet ever. (I might be in love with this man.)
MTV’s Jim Cantiello believes Philip Phillips is the ultimate mashup of every Idol winner ever. Oh really? Will he have baby daddy drama like Fantasia? Ooops. Jim said every male winner in the show’s history. I would argue that the Taylor Hicks is not strong in this one, at least not like last year’s Great WGWG Hope whose name I momentarily forgot (I know its not really Willy Whiskers) but he’s married to that girl from Thirteen and those shit vampire movies — which pretty much means that he will be the most successful non-finale contestant of that season.
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