Mary J. Blige Appears on American Idol

    Fresh off the release of Stronger With Each Tear, the queen of hip-hop soul appeared on last night’s American Idol and offered tersely blunt, somewhat smug critiques of the singers who showed up to audition in Atlanta. Much like the maligned Victoria Beckham, who served as a guest judge on Tuesday, Blige’s commentary dearly lacked insight — and her fits of laughter were obnoxious. Ellen DeGeneres can’t come soon enough. [Zap2it]