Reports are circulating that Ellen DeGeneres is out at American Idol – and Jennifer Lopez is thisclose to being signed as the show’s newest judge. It’s no secret that DeGeneres has been a complete failure on the show with vague comments to the contestants and stilted jokes that came out of nowhere. Lopez, on the other hand, has been a “guest mentor” on the show and impressed the show’s producers. There is another rumor circulating that Kara DioGuardi is also on her way off the show, but I hope that report is wrong, as Kara often became a voice of reason at the judge’s desk last season.
History was made yesterday when Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to appear on a daytime talk show. Now, I don’t find that to be particularly historic, but Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepard, and Elisabeth Haselbeck seem to think it’s the most important event of the year. Critics came out from both sides (including former Hillary Clinton supporter, PA governor Ed Rendell) to say that President Obama should be tending to more important things than what Whoopi and Joy are discussing during the “Hot Topics” portion of the show. After seeing the episode, which was entirely devoted to the interview with Mr. Obama, I actually think that it was good for President Obama to appear on the show. He got to speak directly to the public in a comfortable and informal setting, and – as always – his communication skills were excellent. And, for the most part, even Elisabeth Hasselback was on her best behavior.
As I said yesterday, I didn’t do well following the Weight Watchers program last week. Last night I was fully prepared to hear the bad news at the weigh-in – I just knew I had gained. But, believe it or not, I had actually lost 1.6 pounds! That bit of great news will certainly keep me motivated to follow the program for the next seven days!
After two high flying weeks with Weight Watchers, I crashed and burned this past week. Well, that may be a bit extreme, but I didn’t have a great week. I didn’t log what I ate (because I told myself I didn’t have time) and before I knew it, I was off track. To top it off, I didn’t go to the gym as often as I should have (because I told myself I had already blown my week). Now, I have to face the scale tonight…. Results tomorrow.
From A&E’s Intervention series: