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Standing “Idol”-ly in Line: 24781165.jpg
Jay Fernandez woke up damn early to report a dispatch from the audition (or the line outside the audition, anyway) for Season 6 of American Idol.

He talked to your average Idol hopefuls: blondes, brunettes, people with spina bifida — all hoping to be the next Fantasia (who is on Sam Moore’s new album. And we swear we’re going to write more about that today).

Copy Cats: 24787412.jpgThe teens-are-bored series took a weird turn today, with a piece about teens’ perspectives on copyright infringement.

“Among teens ages 12 to 17 who were polled, 69% said they believed it was legal to copy a CD from a friend who purchased the original. By comparison, only 21% said it was legal to copy a CD if a friend got the music free. Similarly, 58% thought it was legal to copy a friend’s purchased DVD or videotape, but only 19% thought copying was legal if the movie wasn’t purchased.”

We’re not sure what this has to do with anything, but if you’re a record exec or working on a dissertation, you might want to read this.

Fat Rat: images-65.jpgDisney stock soared today (yes, today). LAT speculates the rise is due to a 40% increase over last year in third-quarter net income. We have other theories.