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June 1: What's Jen Clicking on Between Newscasts?

The Song and the Dance ... sorry Susan, this time the dance wins...



    June 1: What's Jen Clicking on Between Newscasts?
    Chris Schauble, Jennifer Bjorklund

    I was curious to see the act that beat Susan Boyle -- not because I think she's a phenomenal singer and was robbed by taking 2nd place in Britain's Got Talent (I'll explain what I mean in a minute; don't hate) but because dance troupes never win these things.

    Turns out there were two really great dance teams on "Britain's Got Talent" this time -- "Diversity," which won, and "Flawless," which was seen as the major competition.

    Check out "Diversity's" audition here, and their winning finale performance in these YouTube videos.  You can also see Susan Boyle's finale performance here. 

    I thought "Diversity" was pretty amazing, and probably deserved to win. 

    And here's is what I meant about Susan Boyle.  Yes, beautiful voice; but once the novelty wore off of hearing that voice come out unexpectedly, hers is just that: another lovely singing voice.

    Poor Susan Boyle, it looks like she sort of came unraveled in the last week or so leading up to the finale.  The best story I found on what's up with her is this one in the Mail Online:

    Her family revealed that despite her 'gracious' behaviour in saluting Diversity as worthy winners, she was 'devastated' and 'distraught'.
    Up to 19.2million viewers tuned in to ITV1 on Saturday night to see Diversity crowned as winners. They received around a quarter of the 4million votes. Boyle had 20 per cent.
    (Judge Piers) Morgan said of the result: 'I do think it may turn out to be the best thing that happens to her, coming second. I think she has found a lot of it quite hard to deal with and I think the pressure of actually winning and living up to all that expectation would have just carried on the mayhem for her.'

    I can see her on Broadway.  I hope the experience hasn't soured her to the point that she's going to be back at the local Karaoke bar.  I think she probably has enough fans to come out the other end pretty well.

    While we're on the subject of the other end.  Did you see the MTV awards?  Eminem caught himself on the wrong end of Sacha Baron Cohen, as he flew in wearing angel wings to present an award.  These pictures pretty much tell the story...

    Yup, that's Cohen's bare butt.  This is what I found in the sidebar column as I was reading about Susan Boyle's troubles this morning in the Mail Online.  It says:

    Furious Eminem stormed out of the MTV Movie Awards after finding serial prankster Sacha Baron Cohen's bare buttocks just inches from his face.

    The rapper was left fuming when Cohen - as his flamboyant fashionista alter-ego Bruno - descended from above dressed as an angel in a thong and landed head first right in his lap.

    The 36-year-old looked disgusted by the surprise stunt but sat powerless with Cohen, 37, on top of him before his bodyguards came to his aid.

    Yuck.  I kind of feel like I need to take a shower, just seeing that.  Here's a little more:

    As Eminem got up to leave, Cohen mocked: 'Is the real Slim Shady about to stand up?'
    The stunt brought the house down as it occurred on live TV during the irreverent awards, where Baron Cohen appeared as a presenter to promote his new movie.
    But it was unclear  if the incident - which was included in the show's rehearsals without the rapper present - was just a well-scripted stunt.

    Hmm.  Gross.  I think Eminem is a pretty good actor -- I really liked "8 Mile" --- but I think he was really mad.  Seriously?  Yuck.

    Not sure where to go from here so I'll just say, wish me better luck tomorrow on what to click on and write about.  I know there is a missing Air France plane, and I know about the GM Bankruptcy.  But we all know where those stories are going, and I needed a little diversion today -- thanks for coming along!

    Editor's Diversion: You call that a diversion? This is a diversion.

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