Impressive numbers, for sure, but also a 19% drop compared to season 11.
American Idol's ratings fell another 10% Wednesday night – with a total of 16 million viewers - despite Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's feud being aired. If the footage of their showdown was leaked on purpose back in October (to create buzz) it certainly didn't pay off.
The drama that surrounds Jenelle Evans seriously never ends. Today's news: assault charges, moving on with a "good" friend, continued drug abuse claims, and new baby mama drama.
Jenelle's attorney, Dustin R.T. Sullivan, told E! News that the Teen Mom 2 star has filed charges – four counts of assault on a female with an unborn child – against soon-to-be ex-husbandCourtland Rogers. According to Dustin, Jenelle was "physically assaulted over a period of time" but seems to be "very concerned about her general health and well-being."
Facing a maximum 150 days in jail per charge, Courtland tweeted, "She has put me threw [through] hell and back and I ALWAYS been the best man I could for her. I am devastated and my whole family knows I didn't do that."
Virginia Kolb, Harvin Eadon, and Meyer Eadon introduce us to Big Rich Atlanta. Harvin is the older sister, Meyer is the younger sister, and Virginia, aka Grey Goose, is their vodka-loving mama. Virginia recently moved to Buckhead to help Harvin and Meyer launch a jewelry line. While the sisters get pretty (and tipsy) for a luncheon at the country club, they tell Virginia everything she needs to know about the ladies she's about to meet.
Sharlinda Parker and Kahdijiha Rowe are "tough nuts to crack" and "they're soft around their edges but hard around their interior." Believe it or not – that second description was a team effort. Marcia Marchman and Meagan McBrayer both bring blonde to a whole 'nother level. Harvin and Meyer agree that Marcia and Meagan are a litlte loopy and a lot hilarious.
Katie Davidson and Diana Davidson are nice, Southern ladies and dreadfully normal. No! Not normal! Sabrina McKenzie is a dancing preacher and extremely protective of her daughter, Anandi McKenzie, who is "super hot." Ashlee Wilson-Hawn fancies herself the "boss bitch, queen bee, pageant queen" of Atlanta. Harvin is closer to Ashlee than Meyer is.
All of a sudden, getting pretty and tipsy time turns into a mad rush to get to the club. Meyer still needs an eyelash, Harvin cannot find matching shoes, and Mama Goose probably regrets her decision to bring herself (and her money) to Atlanta.
The stars of Shahs of Sunset never fail to baffle amuse me. No, they amuse baffle me. Both? Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi thinks Shahs of Sunset is the 'Rosa Parks' of TV (true story) and Mercedes "MJ" Javidsays Bravo makes her out to be a hotter mess than she really is (at least she's a lovable hot mess). MJ also reveals who her non-Shahs friends are on Bravo!
Recalling Rosa Parks and her pivotal role in the civil rights movement, GGsays, "She got a lot of drama for [her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man], but at the end of the day it started something so revolutionary and I feel like we are doing the same in respect of the entertainment industry."
"Americans have always had such a bad outlook on the Middle East, but we are the most successful and radiant culture," GG adds. "I'm just glad they are finally looking at us."
Oh, Sean Lowe works out? I almost forgot. While glistening with sweat and annoying homely husbands across America, the Bachelor shares, "One week into it, I find myself really digging a lot of women." Only Sean knows which ones but the possibilities include Sarah, Kacie, Desiree, AshLee, Lindsay, Robyn, Jackie, Lesley, Selma, Catherine, Kristy, Leslie, Tierra, Taryn, Daniella, and Amanda. One of these women could (but probably won't) be Sean's future wife.
Chris Harrison arrives on the scene of the crazy to deliver the first date card. It's addressed to Lesley and reads, "How long will this love last?" Lesley is excited and goes on and on about dreams coming true and taking her relationship with Sean to the next level.
Sean brings Lesley to the Guinness World Records Museum. Lesley isn't too impressed, saying, "I'm thinking, um, this could be fun, but if I could have picked any place… I really didn't think we'd be coming to the Guinness World Records." Poor Lesley… a waste of a good (albeit way too short) dress is always tragic.
Asa needs to find the most perfect budget-friendly chakra-shattering diamond to make her diamond water. Diamonds are interesting little things. They contain vibrational energy that is the original energy from the creation of the world – and stuff. Asa meets with a diamond broker and puts her special brand of crazy right out there, saying, "I'm making beautiful diamond water infused with real diamonds." Diamond guy is like, Oh wow. Interesting. Let's go to the VIP room in the back. That's where we take our rich and/or cray cray customers.
When diamond guy brings out a small box of loose diamonds, the universe leads Asa to two envelopes. Asa holds a 9 1/2 carat diamond up to her forehead, feeling it with her third eye chakra, and says it feels amazing. Diamond guy tells Asa that this particular diamond – the most remarkable, vibrational, drinkable diamond on the planet -.costs $325,000. Asa is like, It's not that special, what else you got?