Film and TV

Idol Beat: Movies Is Magic

It's time for American Idol, the show that dares ask the question, "What the f*ck is will.i.am still doing here?" Seriously, when do they make him a judge?

In case you hadn't heard, Jennifer Lopez was selected World's Most Beautiful Woman by...Cat Fancy or something. This provided a brief respite before the actual business of the evening, something called "Music from the Movies." Last night found the remaining eight contestants belting out cinema standards from the likes of Nat King Cole and Simon & Garfunkel.

And Miley Cyrus and Boyz II Men. Bitter with the sweet, as Van Helsing once said.

The Paul McDonald Experience is officially over. Same suit, same goofy dance, same "unique" vocal stylings. Dude is the luckiest man alive not named Stefano still in competition, not that you'd know from the judges' reaction. They loved him. Then again, they love everybody.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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