Engaged Steven Tyler Hits on 15-Year-Old Idol Contestant; Mark Wahlberg Apology on TMZ; Johnny Depp America's Favorite Actor Again
01.19.12 by REELZ
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Critics agree that the 11th season of American Idol, which aired on Wednesday, features an unusually high level of talent compared to previous seasons, but it was overshadowed by 63-year-old judge Steven Tyler hitting on 15-year-old Shannon Magrane in front of her dad, '80s St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Karl Magrane. After meeting the extended Magrane family, Tyler joked with the former hurler about the weather in Boston during the summer, calling it “hot, humid, and happening — just like your daughter.”
In related age-difference news, fellow Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, 42, may want to keep 24-year-old Casper Smart off Twitter after JLo's boytoy posted eye-rollingly corny comments about age difference such as, "Age, status, 'n opinions of others are irrelevant. Our hearts are endless and our souls infinite," and "Ages are mere reminders of the hours logged on this earth and the precious time remaining," and "Close your ears and open your hearts; Love and be happy."
After telling Men's Journal he would've overpowered the terrorists on Flight 93 and landed the plane safely, but not before leaving "a lot of blood in that first-class cabin," Mark Wahlberg has apologized in a statement to TMZ that read, "To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible."
His relationship troubles may be on the cover of People magazine, but Johnny Depp can take some measure of comfort that he's America's favorite actor for the 2nd year in a row, according to a Harris poll.
Some stars without makeup look significantly worse. In the case of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who posted a pic of her makeup-free mug on Twitter, she looks significantly better.