April 22, 2018
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‘Idol’ voters make the wrong choice

By Aimee Dolloff, Special to the BDN

It’s a sad week in “American Idol” history and I’m tempted (although I’ll never follow through) not to watch the season finale.

From the start, Danny Gokey, who was eliminated Wednesday night, has been my favorite. Kris Allen is out of his league, and I think Adam Lambert will come through as the rock star in the end.

The Man on the Couch missed Wednesday night’s episode, and when I revealed what happened, he said that Kris shouldn’t even be in the running. Don’t get us wrong. Kris is good, but he lacks the star quality and ability to let loose and cater to the audience. Danny’s dancing this week wasn’t desperate, he was having fun. Paula should have punched Simon much harder for criticizing his effort.

With that off my chest, we’ve got a lot to talk about.

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” premiered this week on Bravo and was less than stellar, but one housewife stood out and I’m hooked just to see what the Manzo family has in store.

I’ve always found big Italian families fascinating. Their love-hate relationships with each other, the family business, the money — no wonder so many great movies have been centered on them. And this season of housewives is no different with Caroline Manzo being my favorite.

Why? She’s real.

She loves her children and her blog on www.bravotv.com is hilarious.

“I am the marshmallow that I am shaped like,” she writes. “I think my camera was broken, it was stuck on wide angle constantly … LOL.”

Seriously, check it out.

For you ladies who are on what was termed at one point in my life as “diamond watch,” The CW’s latest might be for you.

Set to air at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, the hourlong show puts couples in long-term relationships up against a deadline to either tie the knot or call it quits.

They’re nominated by friends or family who think it’s time to make a final decision. The couples then have a week to plan their wedding, all while testing their relationship. On the wedding day, they are forced to make the final decision of making the trip down the aisle or ditching the whole idea.

I don’t think it will last, and definitely has the ingredients to ruin some relationships, but it will be a fun ride while it lasts.

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