The network claims it knew all about Bice's drug busts ahead of time and that it doesn't care. (We paraphrase.)Well, I'm on record as "devastated" that Constantine got kicked off (despite his cute kicking at the camera -- his signature and prophetic dance move this week). But I don't want some ugly fact that was known all along to be used now to change the outcome. The linked article seems to express disbelief that the show knew. I guess if they really didn't, some sort of fairness to Frenchie Davis and Corey Clark might require retaliation against Bo too. But I think we've had enough of this demand for squeaky cleanliness.
"The information disclosed on various salacious gossip websites regarding Bo Bice's past was already well-known to Fox and the producers of American Idol," the network said in a statement released Wednesday. "From the beginning, Bo was honest and forthcoming in revealing his previous indiscretions and their outcome."
Fans, however are not so forgiving. Several posts on the idolonfox.com message boards are suggesting Fox dump Bice and replace him with the competition's other self-styled rocker, Constantine Maroulis, who was voted out on Wednesday's show.
April 28, 2005
Did you know if you Google "Bo Bice," you're asked if you meant "Bob Ice"? I could make an ice/snow wisecrack about the poor "American Idol" contestant whose drug misdeeds are now coming to light.