Hello Wednesday! Goodbye, Niecy…sadly, the perennially upbeat & funny actress was sent packing last night on Dancing With The Stars, as many expected, removing yet another one of the show’s more sparkly assets. Now, with just four stars left, it seems like the competition is getting tougher and maybe a little less, em, fun. There’s a mirror ball at stake, people, and these hoofers want it bad. Speaking of high stakes, there are plenty of them cooking (I know, stakes don’t really cook, but stay with me here) on American Idol. It’s Hollywood week and thus the crooners each take a crack at movie tunes (some of the songs we knew and even OD’d on when they first came out, others we’d never heard in the first place). Thus it seems a pretty daunting task, on account of the associations we already have with the various films (how often does Kenny Loggins’ “I’m Alright” not bring some pretty specific Caddyshack imagery to mind?) Last night should have been a crowd-pleaser, with Jamie Foxx in the Mentor Seat. Was it? Well, let’s just say that not everyone was bowled over by the solo numbers – although everyone seemed to fare better with the duets. Like a lot better. And now it’s back to that clock-ticking thing tonight, where one of the big four becomes an Also Ran. Let’s just cut right to the chase: you tell us in today’s featured poll which contestant’s headed home!
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