Were you confused what Terrence Howard was talking about when he complained to Ryan Seacrest that they got rid of "Rachael"? 

Ryan Seacrest seemed to be.

I can't be 100 percent sure, but I'm 99% sure that Terrence Howard was referring to the pre-Top 24 elimination of Rachael Hallack on last Wednesday's "American Idol" telecast. Rachael, who was initially headed for the Top 24, was forced into a sing-off with the previously eliminated Maddie Walker and the "Idol" judges backtracked and kept Maddie and ditched Rachael. Many fans thought it was a pretty dismal way for the judges to treat poor Rachel. 

Terrence Howard? Apparently displeased.

Ryan Seacrest? Not able to remember that thing that happened.

Is there a different Rachel that Terrence Howard could have been referring to? If not, I'm assuming that he was making a Rachael Hallack deep cut on the Oscar red carpet.

And if that's true? That's awesome.

A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.