The Jane Ellen Experience Podcast #17 Wed 04.01.09

Last night's American Idol contestant's got to choose from the iTunes library. Ooh now, that really narrowed it down. Anoop started with Usher's Caught Up. It was only OK. Megan did Turn Your Lights Down Low. Again, OK. Then Danny sang What Hurts the Most and was, I thought, fantastic. Allison played the guitar on No Doubt's Don't Speak. I thought it was pretty good. And she had just either learned the song on guitar, or had just learned how to play the guitar, period.

Scott MacIntyre did what thought was his best performance since his audition with Billy Joel's Just the Way You Are. Matt Giraud was OK with You Found Me. Lil Rounds sang I Surrender. You know, she catches it all the time from the judges that she has not been picking ballads so she picks one and she still hears it. I like it. They were underwhelmed. Adam Lambert was amazing, naturally, with Wild Cherry's Play That Funky Music. He's just so extraordinary. And even though I totally blanked during the podcast, it was Kris Allen who closed the show with Ain't No Sunshine from Bill Withers. Which he played on piano. He usually plays guitar.

Apparently, Adam googles himself. Honestly, can't say that without giggling. And the fans like his hair slicked back so he did it again to please the fans. Just thought you'd want to know.

The Simpsons rate a postage stamp. You'll be able to buy it in January.

Cloris Leachman is the new PETA spokesperson only she's not naked in the new ad. She's wearing a lovely, for real, gown of purple cabbage and green lettuce. Instead of saying I'd rather go naked instead of wear fur it says "Let Vegetarianism Grow On You." She's 82 and looks great in this ad. What I don't know is if the entire dress was made digitally or not. Crack Research Team? Get on it.

Dancing With The Stars had Steve-O, Steve Wozniak and Holly Madison in the bottom three. The Woz and Holly were sent home in the double elimination. And now there's just one more reason to love Gilles. For some reason, since last season, Cheryl Burke has been hearing it about her weight. I know. WTF. I hear she's a size four. Whatever, she looks amazing. Gilles has apparently said, "If women look like her the world would be the perfect world. She doesn't need to change anything. Who likes stick skinny girls? Where's the flavor?" Just give him the trophy already, OK?

And, as I said we had planned to, Brien Travis and I did go on a coffee binge. The details in tomorrow's blog and podcast. Once I stop twitching. Vcast of said binge to follow. By the way, Jane Ellen merchandise will be available by the end of the week at www.thejaneellen.com.