May 26, 2018
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Pants take spotlight on ‘American Idol’

By Aimee Thibodeau, BDN Staff

Apparently “American Idol” is all about the pants this season. Continuing with last week’s theme started by Gen. Larry Platt’s “Pants on the Ground,” contender Cornelius Edwards almost lost his drawers when he landed a crotch-cringing split followed by the words “My pants done ripped.”

I’m not sure if the judges voted him through based on his singing or his comedic relief, but I’m curious to see what he brings to Hollywood. Hopefully a new pair of pants and this “Pants Off Dance Off”-like trend stops.

The drama on “Idol” continued as one distraught contestant was taken away in cuffs, and if the teaser for next week rings true we’ll see another bad boy hauled off during the L.A. auditions.

It’s also been confirmed that Edwards isn’t the only one exposing himself. Playboy confirmed to earlier this week that Kelly Benismon of “Real Housewives of New York City” will bare it all in the magazine’s March issue.

The “Real Housewives” drama doesn’t end in New York, either. On the West Coast, Simon has reportedly filed divorce papers citing that Tamra had committed acts of infidelity. gave a play-by-play of last week’s interview with Tamra on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live.” And thank goodness they did because the show airs late at night and I missed it.

Once again, it’s not the couple I’m worried about but their three children. I love my reality TV, but I really think it’s time to leave the children out of it.

This week, I also have to mention a very important event set for tonight. No, it’s not reality TV — although I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few of our favorite reality stars in attendance — but it should be worth tuning in. And you might not have a choice since it’s set to air at 8 p.m. commercial-free on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, the CW, MTV, VH1 and CMT.

Some of the hottest celebrities have come together to perform on the global “Hope for Haiti” telethon. All donations will directly benefit Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation.

Jean — who was born in Haiti — will host it live in Los Angeles joining George Clooney broadcasting from New York and CNN’s Anderson Cooper broadcasting from Haiti, according to an MTV news report.

Please tune in.

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