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Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

‘Idol’ hands

Just not feeling it, dawg: Hit with disappointing ratings, Fox is revamping its schedule, canceling shows and trimming “American Idol” from 50 hours to 37 next season. The problem? When it premiered, the typical “Idol” viewer was 30. Now, the median age is 50, not the age demographic advertisers covet.

Our suggestion to bring the median age of viewers back down? Have contestants cover songs by Raffi, The Wiggles and Yo Gabba Gabba.



Speaking of aging “Idols”: Former “American Idol” singer and candidate for a North Carolina congressional seat, Clay Aiken, may have an easier path to the general election. His primary opponent died Monday.

Aiken, D-A Little Pitchy, is reminding supporters that to vote for him they have to go to the polls; calls to 1-855-4-IDOL-02 will not be counted by election officials.



Don't know much about history: On this day in 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill told Parliament: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

Backed by a horn section, he then sang a rousing rendition of “Spinning Wheel.”




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