Saturday, June 03, 2006

It's Only A Show

Had to share the following excerpt:

"And, over in taking-reality-television-way-too-seriously-land, a Plattsburgh, New York man was arrested after hitting his mother with a sharp object attached to a bicycle chain during a heated Idol discussion on May 24, the night of Hicks' triumph over Katharine McPhee.

According to the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, 24-year-old Cory Favreau was talking with his mother, Jan Chagnon, about the result and took issue with her comment that McPhee would likely have a successful career despite her second place finish.

In response, Favreau allegedly swung his makeshift weapon at Chagnon, cutting her head and sending her to a local hospital where she was treated and released. Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the altercation.

Though Chagnon told police she did not want to press charges against her son, Favreau was arrested and charged with felony second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. As of Wednesday, he was still cooling his heels in jail for failing to come up with $5,000. He's due in court June 5.

This should serve as a valuable reminder to the rest of the 30-plus million Idol devotees out there--in the end, it's just a show."

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