→ American Idol is over for another season and Simon Cowell is gone and there was a love fest for him on Wednesday night—or so I’m told as I didn’t watch it. Lee Dewyze won the thing and Ohio’s own Crystal Bowersox came in second which doesn’t really matter as she also gets a big record deal. USA Today fills us in on this. I have a question. How come the runner-ups on this show often do better than the person who wins? Maybe that’s why I just can’t get into it.
→ The Taste of Cincinnati continues today through tomorrow downtown and while I was all negative this past week about it, Mike Breen at The Daily Beat puts a positive spin on the music, comedy and dance that’s taking part, so that’s why I’m sharing.
→ Bill Clinton is watching his calorie count these days and it’s turning him into a strange old woman. Wonkette tells us why.
→ I sometimes wonder if Jean-Robert will ever open his new restaurant at 713 Vine Street downtown. The Cincinnati Nation tells us there is yet another delay. Whenever I walk by the place, there is never a worker in sight, like the building isn’t preparing for any kind of opening soon. Whatever. We still got Arby’s to go to.
→ When it comes to marijuana in Cincinnati, there seems to be a double standard. Whites use it, blacks get arrested—or at least that’s what Eli Braun thinks at The Streetvibes Blog.
→ Pigs fly in Cincinnati, but in Texas, they dive. Don’t believe me? Go to The Daily Dish to discover how sincere I am.
→ And on a sad note, child actor Gary Coleman has passed away at the age of 42. I don’t know why so many child actors have such bad adult lives, but Gawker takes the high road and looks back at Coleman at the early, funny years.
(Photo of Crystal Bowersox from FOX)