TV Junkie: Pacitti Yanked from 'Idol'; Oscar Broadcast News; FOX Fridays
Controversial contestant Joanna Pacitti has finally been pulled from "American Idol" after it was revealed that she had friendships with multiple executives with "Idol" co-producer 19 Entertainment. For fans of the show who couldn't believe that she had made the cut after performing poorly and fumbling lyrics to several songs during the Hollywood rounds of auditions, it will be assumed that she had moved ahead due to these personal relationships and not merit.
So they're already shutting down streets in preparation for the Oscars which are still more than a week away and if you'd like to read a something about the nominees that is more analysis instead of the bitching that we've been hearing, check out David Denby's provides some insight as to how Brad Pitt is a contender and why Kate Winslet is in the lead.. In other Oscar-related news, Peter Gabriel is choosing not to perform his song from WALL-E in protest of it being shortened to 65-seconds for broadcast purposes. Gabriel will still attend the event, however.
This weekend brings FOX's attempt to become King of Friday nights with it's "Terminator" and "Dollhouse" (pictured, right) line-up, let's see if they can pull it off. And Sunday brings the premiere of HBO's new irreverent and politically incorrect comedy about a washed up baseball player, "Eastbound & Down" (pictured, after the jump).
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Terminator", "Dollhouse", "The Soup", Letterman, Ferguson. Saturday - "Charlie Brown", "SNL". Sunday - "Nature", "Big Love", "Flight of the Conchords", "Secret Diary of a Call Girl"
8:00pm Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles FOX - Time slot premiere
9:00pm Dollhouse FOX - Series Premiere
9:00pm Monk USA - Monk goes head to head with a magician he suspects of being a murderer.