Buddy Bites: 'Idol' Judge Drama Almost Over, SuBo Serenades Pope
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Idol Judge Drama Almost Over
What a roller coaster of a year it's been for Idol. From the moment Simon announced his departure, rumors of a replacement have swirled out of control. Then to add to the crazy, we found out that Kara and Ellen left Randy all alone at the judges table. This summer, Idol judge speculation became a national pastime. By now the whole judges-roulette thing has really gotten old. That is why it was nice to hear this week that JLo has officially signed on as a judge. But if the suspense over who will fill the other seat is making you ill, I have news for you. We can all put this judge's debacle behind us on September 22 when FOX makes their official announcement. Then we can begin tearing down FOX's picks. [People]

It's Stewart vs. Colbert in D.C.
Comedy Central's late night duo will go head-to-head in Washington D.C. on October 30th. The funnymen are staging apposing rallies in the vein of last month's Glenn Beck-athon. Last night on their respective show's, each host announced their rallies. Stewart's get together is being called "Rally to Restore Sanity." Colbert's rally has the name "March to Keep Fear Alive." Stewart described his rally as his a "million Moderate march." [THR]

In other news, I am taking this moment to announce my rally: "Rally to Fund a Trip to D.C. for Ben."

SuBo Serenades the Pope
The Susan Boyle train is still moving along at full speed. Yesterday, the Britain's Got Talent alum sang three songs for Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Glasgow, Scotland. She said to the crowd of 800 "it's a great honor to sing for the pope and it's something I've always dreamed of." Can you guess which song SuBo choose to sing? I'll give you a hint: it's about dreaming a dream. [TV Guide]

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