A Bored Diva is a Snarky Diva....

Ho-hum. The gossip news these last few days has been boring.

First big bore: Another "shocking" ouster on American Idol.

The Church Lady was not pleased

Carly Smithson might be the first “American Idol” contestant to be voted off the show for blasphemy.

Online chat boards devoted to “American Idol” have been abuzz since Ms. Smithson performed the title song from “Jesus Christ Superstar” — the 1970 rock opera, which many Christians consider offensive — on Tuesday’s episode. Ms. Smithson received the fewest votes of the six remaining contestants following her Tuesday performance. Her elimination was announced on Wednesday night’s episode. The week’s performances were drawn from the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber, who wrote “Jesus Christ Superstar” with Tim Rice.

Within hours of Ms. Smithson’s performance, which was hailed by one “American Idol” judge as one of the best of the night, questions were being raised online about the song. On one thread on the show’s official Web site, AmericanIdol.com, a viewer warned shortly after the performance that Ms. Smithson’s choice of the song would put her in danger of elimination.

I guess then the Diva won't pontificate on her love of that particular musical and her experience as a young Diva singing in a local theater production of it back in 1972... and how it deepened, not lessened, her beliefs. Sheesh. Thicken up that skin, people. I think there are some folks out there with too much time on their hands who feel the need to look hard for things to offend them. I am not a fan of the American Idol, have not watched a single episode this year (or any year) but I do watch the clips each week that are posted on YouTube (sort of a Reader's Digest or CliffsNotes Version of each week's show) when I listened to this gal singing on the YouTube clip....wow... the Diva would have given up her best pair of platform shoes if she was able to obtain a set of pipes like this gal. She was simply amazing:

Gee, another show that apparently is pandering to fans of little metrosexual boy singers. How....boring... and it seems that a lot of other people agree with the Diva:

And Another One Jumps the Shark:

"American Idol" posted its lowest rating among adults 18-49 in five years Wednesday, continuing its seasonlong slide as it edges towards its grand finale next month.

The Fox talent show drew 22.6 million total viewers, and an 8.2 rating, 21 share among adults 18-49, a demographic coveted by advertisers. Last Wednesday's results show drew 23.3 million viewers.

Second Big Bore: another "shocking" Hollywood split up

Former Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman revealed back in February that he had secretly married his 22-year-old girlfriend Shannon Price last August. Now, 40-year-old Coleman and his eBay Queen are headed to divorce court...no, not the usual court with real lawyers, etc.... they are headed to divorce court as in the show "Divorce Court"

If you are interested in the Diva's take of all of this back in February you can click here.

Wow...whatta shocker... given this history who could have predicted, eh?

  • Coleman and Price secretly wed on August 28, 2007 in a small, private ceremony in Nevada. The marriage took place on Price's 22nd birthday with, according to Coleman only "the minister, preacher, the cameraman, the photographer, the helicopter pilot and us."
  • Coleman also revealed his relationship with Price was his first with anyone. "I never got the opportunity to be romantic or feel romantic with anyone," Coleman said. "I wasn't saving myself, she just happened to be the one."
  • The honeymoon did not last too long....Price told Inside Edition in February that "[Gary] lets his anger conquer him sometimes. He throws things around, and sometimes he throws it in my direction."
  • Price said the couple fought all the time and police have been called to their disputes several times.
  • Price said that if Coleman "doesn't get his way, he throws a temper tantrum like a five-year-old does, He,like, stomps on the floor and yells, ‘Meehhhh,’ and starts throwing stuff around. He bashes his head in the wall, too,"
  • Coleman states in the transcript that he is tired of the male always being the "bad guy" and when he tries to "state my case or explain things to her or try to get her to understand my point of view, my point of view doesn't matter."

Missing among the marital assets to be divided by the court: any friggin' sense of dignity and pride. Luckily they will both be able to add the title "media whore" to their slim resumes.

Third Big Bore: another "shocking" denial of the love that dare not speak its name

Nice apartment with a huge walk-in closet?

LOS ANGELES - Clay Aiken has no interest in taking his love life public.

During a promotional appearance for his upcoming album, “On My Way Here,” and his Broadway show “Spamalot,” the “American Idol” Season 2 runner-up told “The Billy Bush Show” it’s only the media who cares whether he is gay or straight. “I think for the most part, I really think that people don’t care, honestly,” Clay told Billy Bush. “I think that the press ... people like that care more than anybody else does.” Aiken told Billy that when press attention first began focusing on his sexuality following his “Idol” season, things were rough.

“It can be difficult initially. I think when you get into anything and you’re not used to people scrutinizing this, that or the other ... it bothers you,” Aiken said. “After awhile you kind of just say, ‘Forget this ... This is not who I am, this is not about me, what I want to do is be a singer, want to be an entertainer, and forget all that stuff.’ ”

The singer, who releases his new album on May 6, said his sexuality is not of interest to most people — it is his voice they are interested in.

“I think for the most part, people don’t want to have that type of stuff pushed, people who are living in Omaha or in Charlotte or wherever,” he said. “They don’t want stuff like that pushed in their face, I don’t think that’s necessary and that’s also not what I’m here for. I mean I went on ‘Idol’ to be a singer, I went on ‘Idol’ to be an entertainer and that’s what my priority is.”

And while he may not comment publicly on his love life, Aiken gets revealing, somewhat, in song.

“Some of the songs on the album are personal, some of them are not personal, some of them are very universal and I like to keep that — allow people to interpret it that way,” he said.

Oh, but Clay baby, unfortunately you are wrong, some of your little Claymates do, they do care:

Clay Aiken was at the center of more questions surrounding his sexuality after parishioners at a Wichita, Kansas church where he was set to perform a Christmas concert last November demanded assurances the singer isn’t gay.

According to The National Enquirer elders at the The Central Christian Church wanted to make sure the singer was heterosexual before ok’ing for him to perform before their congregation on November 26. Controversy reached a fever pitch shortly after the performance was announced, and the executive pastor Mark Posson felt compelled to send a letter to concerned elders.

Posson’s letter claimed Clay:

  • Has always spoken openly about his Christian beliefs. He doesn't drink, smoke, swear or womanize. He won't sing about sex or even use lyrics with innuendo. During his Idol appearance in 2004, Aiken wore his WWJD bracelet each show."
  • "His holiday CD includes several songs about Christ's birth. During a tour for Disney, he sang an explicitly Christian song ('You Were There') which references Abraham, David and Jesus."
  • "In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in July 2003, Aiken... stated that he is not gay. This fact was again confirmed in an interview with 'Today's Christian,' an internet website and service of Christianity Today, International."...

I am not a Clay Aiken fan, just am not into his singing, but if...just if... he was living in that walk in closet and decided to step out he might find that people who were not part of his current fan base might buy his albums as a way of showing support. I know the Aging Disco Diva would.

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  1. Maybe Clay can marry Katie to prove he's not gay.

  2. Hi Deb,

    The Diva is thinking of going the Mayflower Madam route, but instead of supplying hookers to Johns I will supply Beards to Toms, Dicks, Harrys, Clays and yes, Johns... and Merkins to Marys.

    Thanks for stopping by again!