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Only in America

Only in America: Violently addicted to Idol

A couple's argument over American Idol ends in a stabbing — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Pennsylvania couple faces assault charges after the two allegedly got in a drunken fight over who would win American Idol. Karen Elaine Harrelson and Gregory Stambaugh were watching the show's finale when they got into an alcohol-fueled argument that ended when they allegedly took turns stabbing each other with a kitchen knife. Harrelson and Stambaugh both told police that the other started the fight.