The remnants of American Idol continue to dominate PopWatch, particularly posts about runner-up Adam Lambert. Seemingly everyone has something to say about the guy (even Clay Aiken). Elsewhere, the usual suspects of Robert Pattinson and The Bachelorette provoked lively reactions from you folks, and rumors of a Buffy movie sans mastermind Joss Whedon proved that show has perhaps the most ardent (and vocal) fan base of any program in recent memory. Here are the 10 stories that lit up PopWatch this week:
10. Missy Schwartz graciously gifted us with leftover snippets from her interview with Idol champ Kris Allen.
9. A friend of Margaret Lyons is watching The West Wing for the first time, and it prompted her to get all nostalgic/jealous and ask: What show do you wish you could see again…for the first time?
8. The machine that is known as Jeff Jensen shared some statue-related knowledge that should hold all Lost fans in thrall until his final column surfaces, in which he’ll tell us what to think about it. Thank God for that.
7. Clark Collis saw Terminator Salvation, and not only understands Christian Bale’s rage, but also just might be done with McG, professionally.
6. As EW’s resident Dancing With the Stars recapper, Annie Barrett is a little petrified that American Idol castoff Danny Gokey may find his way back on the airwaves. Why would she be petrified? Oh, I dunno, maybe because of this.
5. Robert Pattinson walks around without a shirt. Hearts flutter.
4. The Jon & Kate Plus 8 premiere attracted historic ratings. But stories from the show continue to get more depressing. Did Kate really put Jon on a $5 dollar a day allowance? At this point, nothing would surprise us.
3. Chris Harrison blogged about the cocktails, man-bikinis, and the bizarre full-frontal nudity that dominated this week’s episode of The Bachelorette.
2. A Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie without Joss Whedon? Blasphemy!
1. People can’t stop talking about Adam Lambert. Kara DioGuardi fanned the flame of the “is-he-or-isn’t he” discussion on The View, while EW staffer Adam Markovitz wondered whether Lambert is using all of the speculation as a marketing tool. It’s a must-read. Check out Michael Slezak’s interview with the guy, as well as his fuschia-red hair on Idolatry while you’re at it.