Idol gossip: Howard Stern wants to 'kill' Idol, and other odds and ends
American Idol wins FAVORITE TV SHOW! At the Nickelodeon's annual Kids' Choice Awards. Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul showed up this weekend to accept the award, but Simon Cowell was a no-show. Too bad, if ever anyone needed to get slimed . . .
According to the Nielsens, the Kids' Choice Awards show was watched by more 6-to-11-year-olds than American Idol. Who says kids today watch too much TV?
Singer Joss Stone thinks American Idol is becoming too cheesy. While a fan of the show when it first debuted, Stone now thinks that Idol has gone downhill. I think Idol has a lot more life in it (it's still a juggernaut!), but agree that the cheese (and the producers' greed) may eventually be the show's undoing.
Fourth Season finalist Constantine Maroulis has a new acting gig. Constantine will appear this summer on The Bold and the Beautiful as a fictional version of himself. I guess this means the fictional Constantine will also think he is more vocally talented and attractive than he really is.
Is Sanjaya Malakar going to donate his wavy locks to the follically-challenged Phil Stacey? It's not the worst idea I've heard.