A view of Antonella’s party from the bloggers’ lounge on the second floor.
B: What else have you been up to? Still singing?
A: Sure, I am going to be recording some singles in Atlanta, so I’m excited about that.
B: So tell us, is Ryan Seacrest cool or is the jerk he portrays in “Knocked Up” more accurate?
A: No, Ryan is a sweetheart. But he’s a robot. The Ryan you see is the Ryan we see. He’s always on. He is always in Ryan mode even behind the scenes. But he’s a great guy.
B: Just a mechanical robot.
A: (Laughs) He does so much, he’s so busy, I guess he has to be.
B: Did you hate Simon by the end? Is he really a monster in real life?
A: Simon isn’t as bad as everyone says. He is friendly behind the scenes and approachable. He told me after I was cut that I should be an actress. He’s great.
B: Did he ever retract rude statements he said on the show afterwards?
A: No, Simon would never take anything he said back, but he wouldn’t bring work behind the scenes. He never spoke to us about singing off set.
B: Paula’s mentally insane, right?
A: No! Paula’s awesome. She’s so sweet and personable. She was my favorite.
B: We heard she isn’t happy about this possible new judge. You know anything about this?
A: No! And I wanna know! I haven’t heard anything. Is it true?
B: We thought you would know!
A: No, I heard all the rumors but I have no clue if that’s true. I like the three of them. I can’t imagine a fourth judge. I thought Idol had a good thing going with the three.
B: Will you watch the new season?
A: We’ll see (laughs).
A: No actually, I’m taken. My boyfriend and I have known each other for years. We met in grammar school!