ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Playing It Straight: It’s not quite The Bachelorette
and not quite Average Joe. Playing It Straight, which airs Fridays at 8 p.m.,
makes things a little more difficult for the single female. She has 14 boys
to choose from, but here’s the catch: some of them are homosexual! Will
she end up picking a guy who’s really into her or one who would prefer
hooking up with her brother? Only time will tell...
Wonderfalls: Fox’s new quirky program began last Friday at 9 p.m. After
graduating with a philosophy degree, the main character gets that dream job
working at a gift shop in Niagara Falls, Ont. Plastic animals begin speaking
to her, she goes to therapy and her sister reveals she’s a lesbian — all
in the first episode! This one has “hit” written all over it.
The feud between Hilary Duff and Avril Lavigne: Now that’s a cat fight
worth watching! After teen punker Lavigne poked fun at fans who copy her trademark
tank-top-with-tie style, tween queen Duff said Lavigne should be more appreciative
of her fans. Lavigne responded in Newsweek by calling Duff a “mommy’s
girl” and noting, “Who the hell cares what she has to say about
my fans?” Meow!
50 Cent being a jackass: Yeah, that
one’s quite the shocker, isn’t
it? In 50’s recent interview with Playboy, the barely literate rapper
offered a few words of wisdom in the form of, “I ain’t into faggots.
I don’t like gay people around me because I’m not comfortable with
what their thoughts are. I’m not prejudiced, I just don’t go with
gay people and kick it.” He further notes that he’d rather hang
out with “a straight dude,” but that women who like women are “cool.”
The wild card American Idols: Jon Peter Lewis is cute, and we’re
glad he got selected in last week’s wild card episode. But
the other three... yikes! Jennifer Hudson is just plain annoying,
with her crocodile tears and vile outfits. Leah LaBelle can’t
sing and George Huff looks like he’s a 50-year-old pretending
to be a teenager (note the vaguely pedophilic undertone). Come
on, America — can’t you do better than this?
Forever Eden: OK, so now that the show’s actually started,
it seems like it’s going to be a second-rate Paradise Hotel,
minus the originality and interesting cast members. It had swanky
potential, but it’s proven it belongs in the skank pile.