Most people assumed that the Massachusetts' bid for American Idol supremacy went down the tubes when they voted off that broad-shouldered, Broadway-belting broad whose dad is running for Lt. Gov. or something.
Not so fast.
There has been rampant speculation online that a certain Joe Cocker wannabe is not really a prematurely-gray 28 year old. Now it can be told. Our spies tell us that the secret identity of TAYLOR HICKS, a/k/a Gray Charles . . .
. . . IS ACTUALLY FAMOUS BOSTON SCENESTER BILLY RUANE, AS SEEN HERE WITH DINOSAUR JR's J. MASCIS AND A MEMBER OF MAGIC PEOPLE!!! (PS: Come back later for exclusive Magic People mp3!!!)
Also, we're gonna be just as sad as every other 12 year old girl to see choirboy-turned-soulmanchild Kevin Covais, the R. Kelly of teenage Irish tenors, get the boot tomorrow night. BUT (we might as well get the rumor mill started now), he'll be free just in time to take over his new job . . . as FRONTMAN OF DROPKICK MURPHYS!! Just in time for their annual sold-out St. Paddy's day gigs!! On pipe-bombable Lansdowne Street!!!