The Hollywood cycle of life whirred vigorously this week, cruelly plucking legends from Earth and Idol alike. But new, baffling species and phenomena took their places as they always do. Relive the experience after the jump, and have a great weekend!
· Paula Abdul's tweetbye to American Idol devastated the nation. But! There is hope, from our bold network-by-network comeback plan to new negotiation strategies and a handy sizzle reel for prospective employers. We assembled none of these things, meanwhile, for the freshly fired Ben Lyons.