Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Crying Game

As we suspected here on The Weight, it was finally revealed that "cry-baby" Ashley, the emotionally disturbed girl who was demonically possessed by Sanjaya's trainwreck performance, was planted by Idol producers. According to the Chicago Tribune:
The family had tickets to attend a taping of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" which allowed them to attend a dress rehearsal of "5th Grader" or "Idol." The mother and daughter found their way to the "Idol" rehearsal, where Ashley's waterworks began. Producers summoned the two to a ringside seat at the final taping.
On a related note, according to, an Idol insider has confirmed that the banter between Simon and Seacrest is indeed scripted. Although we figured as much, it's still a shame to hear that Simon, of all people, has finally sold out to "the man." (I suppose $43 million pulls a lot of weight)

So, parting words for today -- don't believe ANYTHING you see on TV...and will someone get that damned girl into therapy, FAST!!!

p.s. Ashley wasn't the first person to shed a tear on Idol...does this refresh any memories?

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