Ellen DeGeneres is leaving American Idol. Fox announced the news earlier today. Ellen released a statement today basically saying that she had told the producers that she didn't think she was the right fit for the show but would wait on them to decide what they wanted to do from here. Fox put out a statement after that crediting Ellen for everything that she did on the show. All of this news is after the talk of reports of Nigel Lythgoe returning to the show. The reports are pondering that he may be making changes to the show. It will be interesting to see what happens with Idol this year. Something needs to be done with the show cause the show is losing major steam even before Simon left. I have no clue what the answer is but it will be interesting to follow the Idol story.
Carrie Underwood will be performing tomorrow morning on The Today Show's Summer Concert Series.
Big Brother fans were talking today about Andrew's revelation that he was going to make some noise tonight. I know I was really pumped for this episode with the possibility of things getting lively in the house. Andrew and Kristen had a blowup earlier this week when Andrew felt that she did not have his back while being up on the block. Andrew's veto ceremony speech backfired on him with the rest of the house now being sure that he was with Brendon and Rachel. The reason that they thought that positively was because of Rachel's fake reaction. Only problem was that it wasn't a fake reaction. LOL. She wasn't clued in on the fact that Andrew had aligned with them. Brendon hadn't told her. She wasn't very happy with Brendon later about not being told this either. So, we get to the live portion of the show tonight. Andrew calls out Hayden and Kristen on being a couple and calls Kristen out on what she had said about other people. Just flat out blows it up and it was an amazing speech. So much so that you could see arguing going on as they went to commercial. Andrew gets voted out on a 8-0 vote. The HOH competition is held and the battle is between the couples. It comes down to Lane and Rachel for the win. Rachel wins HOH. As the show goes off the air, words are already being exchanged between Rachel and Kristen. We did get the announcement of Pandora's Box returning next week saying that the saboteur may come back. They are asking fans to vote on who they would want to be in the role. If I had to guess, that houseguest with the winning vote will be offered the role and an offer of money to do it. Then, it is their call on if they want to do it. That is my guess.
SPOILER ALERT!! Here is what has happened on the live feeds since the show ended. Hayden and Rachel talked for a while about the things that were going on in the house. Kristen and Rachel stayed apart a while. Kristen and Kathy were hanging out and talking. Brendon and Rachel got together in the back yard to discuss the happenings tonight. The Brigade was talking trying to figure out their plan. Rachel went and apologized to Kristen for what happened including the celebration saying it was the heat of the moment. Kristen said that she did not accept the apology and that it wasn't the heat of the moment. Kristen continued to talk and then Rachel walked out. Yeah, I think this is a sign of things to come this week. The houseguests have done a lot of talking about the night. Kristen then ended up alone in the bedroom. She stayed in the bedroom for about three hours total including her time with Kathy. Her mic was right next to her heart and you could hear her heart racing as she laid on the bed by herself in the room. The "have nots" finally got to eat again at 9pm Big Brother time. Kristen then got up out of bed at that point to eat. The group got together and ate while sitting at the table. Really awkward meal. Kristen did say a few words but not much. She really looks like she is trying to calm down. Hayden looks pretty much miserable too.