Rhonetta Johnson
January 27, 2006 12:51 PM   Subscribe

Best of the Web American Idol: Going to Greensboro was a gamble for the pop TV show American Idol, but one that has paid off in spades for tart-tongued tornado Rhonetta Johnson, who is billed as a "terrible singer but with a mouth straight out of a pool hall and an ego bigger than Alaska." Rhonetta, who sports a rap sheet as long as her blonde wig, claimed she would become famous, and with the aid of the blogosphere and web sites such as rhonettajohnson.com, she has delivered on her promise, even gaining the attention of Entertainment Weekly, and going overnight from zip to in excess of a hundred pages on Google.
posted by nlindstrom (21 comments total)

 
Who needs talent when all you really need is exposure (both on tv and of skin)?
posted by fenriq at 12:53 PM on January 27, 2006


Ms. Johnson was discussed previously here.
posted by ND¢ at 12:57 PM on January 27, 2006


"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone." -- Henry David Thoreau

/leaving this one alone
posted by neuron at 12:58 PM on January 27, 2006


By posting at all, neuron, you have not left it alone.
posted by nlindstrom at 12:59 PM on January 27, 2006


I find it very unfortunate that MeFi is bringing further attention to this person.
posted by raedyn at 1:00 PM on January 27, 2006


Totally didn't find this funny. She was way too trashy and went on way too long.
posted by geoff. at 1:00 PM on January 27, 2006


Am I the only one to get a redirect from the first link, and from all other links to any part of rhonettajohnson.com? I knew Firefox was the better choice for security, but I didn't know it'd protect me from mostly-naked fat ladies.
posted by booksandlibretti at 1:03 PM on January 27, 2006



posted by fixedgear at 1:14 PM on January 27, 2006


that's awesome, fixedgear.
posted by malaprohibita at 1:17 PM on January 27, 2006


nlindstrom and rhonetta, sitting in a tree....
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 1:20 PM on January 27, 2006


Now if we were watching Nanny 911 on TiVo instead....
posted by Hands of Manos at 1:21 PM on January 27, 2006


Is this the kind of thing I would need a sense of humor to understand? (Give me pop culture over Bush-sucks faux-gravitas any day.) The parade of Idol rejects would be so much better if less people cried and more people called out Paula for being washed-up...preferably while wearing the Worst. Wig. Evah.

BTW, though I'm not much of an Idol fan, I'm eagerly awaiting the Boston auditions so I can have a hearty laugh at the crazy North Shore trash!
posted by Banky_Edwards at 2:10 PM on January 27, 2006


all yall r haters who sayin bad shit cause u wish u wouldv'e thought of it first.This is comin from here peoples. fuck yall -- fan comment the first link.
posted by birdherder at 2:28 PM on January 27, 2006


Yet another brilliant piece of work from Greensboro, my hometown.

Keep it up, ya'll.
posted by zach4000 at 2:46 PM on January 27, 2006


Any more of this crap and they are going to take the internet away from ALL of us.
posted by HuronBob at 3:00 PM on January 27, 2006


Okay, another william hung. Whatever.
posted by delmoi at 3:18 PM on January 27, 2006


BTW, though I'm not much of an Idol fan, I'm eagerly awaiting the Boston auditions so I can have a hearty laugh at the crazy North Shore trash!

Fuckwit.
posted by Kwantsar at 3:36 PM on January 27, 2006


My hometown, too. Hell yeah.
posted by sellout at 4:56 PM on January 27, 2006


(Sorry, Greensboro doesn't get much attention and I love when it does.)
posted by sellout at 4:57 PM on January 27, 2006


hey, William Hung Is Still She-Banging!
posted by mrgrimm at 5:24 PM on January 27, 2006


Jake Taylor: You’re a celebrity now, Vaughn.

Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn: I thought you had to do something good to be a celebrity.

Taylor: Not if you do it colorfully.

-- Major League
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:51 PM on January 27, 2006


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