The contestants get booed at a baseball game, Lisa de Moraes' criticism is actually warranted and Drudge hints that the show could finish third in this week's ratings. Odd news considering Ryan Seascrest claims that the show is setting new voting records every week. Maybe the audience has melted away to reveal what we've always feared: all the votes are actually phoned in by the same 15 teenagers calling 2 millions times each.
But part of the fun of watching Idol is seeing how rapidly, if not subtlely, the producers react to bad news. How will they save the juggernaut? I'll tune in tonight to see.