November 18th, 2010
03:00 PM ET
I don’t know what Sarah Palin is thinking. She’s taking on the biggest reality TV show today, “American Idol,” while her daughter Bristol is on one of the other incredibly popular reality shows, “Dancing With the Stars.”
Portions of Palin’s new memoir were leaked online just a week before its release, and some of the juicy tidbits include Palin’s views on “American Idol."
In the book, she reportedly calls contestants on the show “talent-deprived” and goes on to say, "No one they have encountered in their lives — from their parents to their teachers to their president — wanted them to feel bad by hearing the truth…so they grew up convinced that they could become big pop stars like Michael Jackson." Ouch!
Clearly, Palin wrote this book before her daughter, Bristol, slipped on those “Dancing With the Stars” shoes, but a lot of people are arguing today that Sarah is talking out of both sides of her mouth! I just have to wonder why Sarah is picking on “Idol” in the first place.
So I’m asking today in our "Showbiz" Flashpoint: Is it fair for Sarah Palin to slam “American Idol”? Post your comments below.
And here are some other big stories I’m all fired up about today:
There's been some serious divorce drama going on now that “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria has filed for divorce from her NBA star husband Tony Parker. But what’s behind the split? Plus, Dina Lohan is none too happy about “Glee” poking fun at Lindsay’s rehab. Will the Lohans sue the show?
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