Wednesday's intriguing people
Pia Toscano, formerly of "American Idol," will reportedly appear on "Dancing with the Stars."
April 20th, 2011
11:57 AM ET

Wednesday's intriguing people

Pia Toscano

Viewers were shocked when the American Idol prospect was ousted from the top 10 last month. Last night, it was announced that the singer will appear on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” on Tuesday.

Rich Scali

The owner of Georgia-based Easy Street Rentals  appeared on a commercial praising BP’s response to the oil spill in the Gulf Region. In today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution, however, Scali said that while he was initially pleased with the support BP provided for his four rental businesses and 16 properties throughout the Florida panhandle, his business is no longer growing 30%, as it was before the spill. He is now worried that before he can get any further claim money, BP wants him to sign a waiver absolving the company for any future problems that rise from the spill. “I look at this as a bad dream,” Scali said.

JoAnn Chiakulas

The 68-year-old grandmother was the lone not-guilty vote that kept former Illinois Gov. Rob Blagojevich from being found guilty of trying to sell Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat. While that jury was also hung on the 22 other counts against Blagojevich, Chiakulas told the Chicago Tribune that she's faced harsh criticism for her decision. Blagojevich’s retrial begins Wednesday.

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  1. Jazzzzzzzz

    No, BP signed a contract with Halliburton that release them from any fault , forget what it was called. Philip knows the legal term.

    April 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzz

    Opps, sorry forgot to mention that BP is trying to still get Halliburton to take some of the responsibility though. That's all I know right now unless there has been some new developments.

    April 20, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ole Lady

    I just get bumbed out seeing the eco system in the gulf struggling to survive and don't see any activity to further clean up the mess. No one has mentioned cleaning the gulf sea floor. Its a horror story in itself. Living near the gulf and physically seeing the mess is disheartening.

    April 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    Im still here

    April 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzzzzzz

    Does the water still look oily?

    April 20, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ole Lady

    It doesn't look good. Brown and grey and somedays a funky smell. The atlantic looks like the ocean should. It only takes me 3-4 hours drive to go from east coast to west coast.

    April 20, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ole Lady

    When vacationing with son bought shrimp in gulf shores alabama. Got a lot of shrimp for $5. It smelt like shrimp and tasted fine. I didn't feel bad or got sick after eating it. I'm just concerned on the cleanup so we can enjoy seafood from the gulf.

    April 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ole Lady

    I often look grey and smell bad too. .but at least im not the homely bowzer jazz is. .let me tell ya she hangs fly strips from her belt loops

    April 20, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ole Lady

    And my son ate that nasty shrimp because he has the palsy so he isnt right to begin with

    April 20, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ole Lady

    Two ol ladies lying in bed! one rolled over to the other and said. .i wanna be an airborne ranger live the life of fun and danger!

    April 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. i rock

    Isure do! and dq banana splits on sale in palm springs today for 2.50

    April 20, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 20, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ole Lady

    Wow. I've been hijacked. My last post was at 9:33!!! That's not nice.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ole Lady

    The name has expired.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MaDukes

    Farewell ole Lady.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
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