Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Proof The Weeknd Should Stick to Singing, Not Acting: Here’s a Preview of His John Lennon Cover, “Jealous Guy,” from “The Idol”


We all know how bad The Idol is, and all about its precariously low ratings. Last Sunday just 133,000 people watched on the HBO main channel.

Now Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, gives us a preview of Sunday night’s episode. He sings John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy” while his character shaves Lily Rose Depp’s legs in a bathtub. Meanwhile, Mexican housekeepers gossip about him by the pool.

“The Idol” has become peak hate watching, that’s for sure. But even the haters are staying away.

I hope John Lennon’s estate got a nice piece of change for the music license. I’ll bet they regret this now even though it’s a good cover. The Weeknd should stick to making records.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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