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Monday
Dec052011

Johnny Depp's Bodyguards Too Rough with Handicapped Woman?

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A claim is being made that the bodyguards who look after Johnny Depp landed a handicapped woman in a hospital Thursday night, according to TMZ.

A 52-year-old woman, Robyn Ecker, filed a report with police, claiming she was celebrating her husband’s birthday at an Iggy Pop concert in Los Angeles. They had seats that were right next to where Depp was sitting, surrounded by security.

She claims that while dancing, she accidentally strayed close to Johnny’s table. According to her report, the actor’s bodyguards jumped on her, grabbing her wrists and wrestling her to the ground. After gaining back her composure, Ecker left the venue and was checked over at the hospital.

Ecker's assistant says that Robyn and her party had been drinking during the evening. Law enforcement sources allege that she appeared intoxicated when she made the report.

Depp's reps have yet to comment.

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Saturday
Apr092011

Pia Toscano's 'American Idol' Elimination; Sexism to Blame?

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Some are calling it the most shocking American Idol elimination ever, while other critics say Pia Toscano's departure from American Idol reveals the underlying sexism of voters on the most popular show on television.

The announcement came after a rollicking performance by Iggy Pop, in which he shed his shirt to belt out "Real Wild Child." As host Ryan Seacrest said Toscano's name, the crowd's enthusiasm disappeared. The audience shouted "no" while the judges looked stunned. Jennifer Lopez, on the verge of tears, said she was angry and speechless. Randy Jackson echoed her anger and Steven Tyler told America their "lack of passion was unforgivable."

Toscano, who was believed to be a finale shoe-in, was sent packing Thursday making her the fifth female in a row booted off the show this season.

"If you look at the last three seasons of American Idol, three out of the four final contestants have been men every single time," said Dalton Ross, editor at Entertainment Weekly. "If you look... the last three seasons of American Idol, three out of the four final contestants have been men every single time. With only two women left now, it looks like we're headed in that same direction."

Not since Jordin Sparks won four years ago has a female taken the Idol crown, and one theory is that young girls, who have bolstered the careers of pop stars ranging from the Beatles to Justin Bieber, may be casting the majority of votes ... and hormones rule.

"Why vote for a gorgeous glamorous girl who might feel like competition to them when they could vote for a wonderful gorgeous cute boy that they can have a crush on?" said psychologist Wendy Walsh.

Now only two women remain, Illinois native Haley Reinhart and Georgia native Lauren Alaina, putting the odds in favor of another male Idol.

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