Thursday, February 3, 2011
American Idol Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry
I had heard yesterday how Ryan Seacrest announced on his radio show that the producers were going to make a public apology for "Steven Tyler's outrageous behavior last week." I knew it had to be some sort of lame joke. The same sort of silly stuff that the Idol producers always seem to think is funny when it's just really stupid. As it happened, since it was right at the start of the show, I pretty much missed it anyway. Besides, what in the world were we supposed to think that Tyler had done that was so bad? Sure he's a creepy lech, but he hasn't done anything more outrageous than any other Idol judge.
The saddest part of that is how Ryan goes right along with all the lameness. When he's playing around with the contestants, you can just see him making fun of people without them being aware of it, but still in a nice way. He seems like he's genuinely funny with a good sense of humor and just an all over nice guy. I have to believe that he only goes along with all the lame producer humor in a tongue-in-cheek kinda way. Although last night, when he kept hugging that 17 year who's in love him, I was a little concerned that maybe Steven Tyler's lecherous ways were rubbing off on him.
I kept thinking that if she makes it past Hollywood and sticks around for a while, she may turn 18 and then all bets are off. I can think of worse ways to get your CD some air play than by sleeping with a prominent producer/radio show host/TV personality. Watch out, Ryan!
In the time it took me to tell you about the not funny Idol humor, I completely forgot whatever else I was going to say. It may even have been about some of the contestants. But the only one I can recall at this moment is the cowboy, John Wayne something...John Wayne Gacy, John Wayne Bobbitt. No, those aren't right. But whatever. He sang country (no surprise there) and he loves his mother (clearly he's the forgiving sort, cause she was responsible for naming him John Wayne).
Other not so interesting events were....well, I can't think of any right now. But I do have to say I notice that Randy Jackson is different this year. Not only is he now the mean one (with Simon Cowell gone, someone had to do it) but he's more in charge and I'm hearing a lot less "Dawg" and "for me for you" and other random babbling.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I think our little boy is growing up.