April 28, 2005

Bo Bice ≈ Bob Ice.

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.
The network claims it knew all about Bice's drug busts ahead of time and that it doesn't care. (We paraphrase.)

"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.
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.


Matt Barr said...

Not even Fox is dumb enough to have believed that nonsense about how his nickname is "Bogart" because he looked like Humphrey as a baby.

Harkonnendog said...

Constantine hired Karl Rove.

Alcibiades said...

A rocker who was caught using drugs!!

Too shocking for words.


amanda said...

it occurred to me also that the name of bo's band ("sugarmoney") could be construed as a drug reference...

Brittany said...

Are we all so perfect we have to dwell on someone's past mistakes? I think that's ridiculous.. everyone's done SOMETHING in their lifes they'd rather not brag about, and rather not have broadcast on tv and the web all the time. Everyone's just beating this thing to death... get over it.