Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment:
l In today's Ticket there's an interview with season seven ''American Idol'' contestant Michael Johns, who will perform Saturday at Eastwood Mall in Niles.
As I write this on Wednesday, I don't know who was voted off the show last night, but it's worth noting that the song Johns sang the week he was eliminated was ... Aerosmith's ''Dream On.''
Danny Gokey sang the same song Tuesday. I don't remember much about Johns' final appearance, but I doubt that he hit a note as sour as Gokey's final screech.
Certain songs have a reputation for being contestant killers on ''Idol.'' If Danny no longer is in the running, maybe ''Dream On'' should be added to that list.
I guessing Adam Lambert didn't go home, but I'm still not convinced he's certain to win the ''Idol'' crown, even though he's clearly the most accomplished and polished performer of the bunch.
It's not like he did anything particularly wrong last week, and he finished in the bottom two. That's an indication that his fan support isn't as strong as everyone believes (David Cook never made an appearance in the bottom three last year).
If Gokey got voted off, I think his fans might be more likely to gravitate toward Kris Allen or Allison Iraheta than Lambert. Lambert might have won over a few rock-oriented ''Idol'' fans with his vocals Tuesday on ''Whole Lotta Love,'' but he doesn't seem like the kind of candidate who will attract bandwagon jumpers.
Those who didn't like him enough to vote for him six weeks ago aren't likely to start now.
l Speaking of Idol, tickets for the ''American Idol'' tour featuring the top 10 finishers go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through Ticketmaster for shows on Aug. 22 at Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena and Aug. 23 at Cleveland's Wolstein Center.
However, there's a presale starting at 10 a.m. Friday for those who have a password.
A little birdie told me - actually an e-mail from tour promoter AEG Live - that the password for Cleveland is - Tour2009. I'm guessing something that generic might work for Pittsburgh or any date on the tour. Good luck.
l For those who have tickets for Coldplay, which will open the summer season at Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake on May 30, the band will be giving away a free live CD to all fans in attendance.
The nine-track disc, called ''LeftRightLeftRightLeft,'' will be given away at all remaining shows on the band's 2009 tour (not counting festival gigs). Those who aren't going to the shows will be to download the songs for free from the band's Web site - www.coldplay.com -but the live shows will be the only place to get a hard copy of the music.
l Ever wonder what Mrs. Butterworth's first name is?
Apparently, she doesn't have one, or at least it's never been revealed.
The syrup maker is sponsoring a contest asking the public to guess the marketing icon's first name. Entrants are asked to send their guess along with an explanation of 100 words or less why they think their guess is correct.
The winner will get $500 and a year's supply of syrup in addition to being featured on the product's Web site.
I was gonna guess Marge - short for Margarine - but I'm guessing that won't win. ''Jemima'' or ''Log Cabin'' seem like bad guesses too.
Entries are due by July 17. Contest details can be found at www.mrsbutterworthsyrup.com/namecontest
Andy Gray is the entertainment writer for the Tribune Chronicle. Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org