Archive | February, 2009

Adam Lambert In; Norman Mitchell Out- American Idol Top 36 Batch 2 Results

And the results are out.

After battling it out on the Idol stage last night with songs picked from the Billboard Top 100, 3 from batch 2 of the American Idol Top 36 earned spots to advance to the Top 12.

The 2nd batch opened the show with a production number of RnB Hip-Hop artist Ne-yo’s “Closer,” after a montage of performances and Ryan Seacrest’s announcement that last night’s performances raked in 25 million votes.

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Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta Rocks American Idol Top 36 Batch 2 Perfomance Night

This week, the 2nd batch of Top 36 American Idol hopefuls vie for America’s vote to get one of 3 spots for the Top 12. Tonight, these twelve battled it out with songs from the Billboard Hot 100 on the Idol stage:

Jasmine Murray
Matt Giraud
Jeanine Vailes
Nick Mitchell/ Norman Gentle
Allison Iraheta
Kris Allen

Megan Joy Corkrey
Matt Breitzke
Jesse Langseth
Kai Kalama
Mishavonna Henson
Adam Lambert

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Jasmine Murray

Jasmine Murray opened the show with her rendition of Sara Bareilles’ “Love Song“, something that didn’t impress judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Kara DioGuardi, and Randy Jackson. Continue Reading

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Slumdog Millionaire Dominates the Oscars!

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Slumdog Millionaire is tonight’s big winner at the 81st Oscar Awards, taking home a total of eight awards, including : Best Director for Danny Boyle and Best Picture. It bested The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Milk, Frost/Nixon, and The Reader for the award. Steven Spielberg presented.

The first Oscar to be given out was Supporting Actress which Penelope Cruz won for her performance in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”.

The late Heath Ledger was honored posthumously with the Supporting Actor Award for ” The Dark Knight”. His father, Kim, mother and sister accepted the award on his behalf.

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Another big winner was Kate Winslet, who won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in A Lead Role for “The Reader”. It’s Winslet’s first ever win, despite being nominated five times in the past.

Sean Penn took the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role for his portrayal of gay rights activist Harvey Milk in the movie “Milk”.

The acting categories were presented by five previous winners from each category. These included Goldie Hawn, Whoopi Goldberg, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Sophia Loren, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline.

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Here is the complete list of winners at the 81st annual Academy awards:

• Motion Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire.”

• Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk.”

• Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader.”

• Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight.”

• Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

• Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire.”

• Foreign Film: “Departures,” Japan.

• Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire.”

• Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, “Milk.”

• Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E.”

• Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

• Cinematography: “Slumdog Millionaire.”

• Sound Mixing: “Slumdog Millionaire.”

• Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight.”

• Original Score: “Slumdog Millionaire,” A.R. Rahman.

• Original Song: “Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire,” A.R. Rahman and Gulzar.

• Costume: “The Duchess.”

• Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire.”

• Documentary (short subject): “Smile Pinki.”

• Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire.”

• Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

• Animated Short Film: “La Maison en Petits Cubes.”

• Live Action Short Film: “Spielzeugland (Toyland).”

• Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

• Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (Oscar statuette): Jerry Lewis

• Gordon E. Sawyer Award (Oscar statuette): Pixar Animation co-founder Ed Catmull

The 81st annual Academy Awards, which aired Sunday, was hosted by Hugh Jackman.

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Rihanna – Bruised & Beat Up Photos

Aside from the investigation of the alleged beating Rihanna suffered from ex-beau Chris Brown, they are now investigating how TMZ acquired this confidential Rihanna photograph.

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Apparently this photo look alot like one that was taken during an official investigation.

Officials of LAPD are already conducting an internal investigation amid suspicion that the leaked photo that depicted injuries to Rihanna’s face was an inside job. It was also rumored that the photo was bought by TMZ for $62,500 from an unknown source.

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Official American Idol Top 36 Announced

Last week, the American Idol Top 36 was announced to the world in a very emotionally charged episode. And it wasn’t even a day when the controversy stricken show was dealt yet another blow when news came out in the media — hopeful Joanna Pacitti was booted from the Top 36 roster, and 26-year old mom Felicia Barton was in.

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So now, here is the Official American Idol Top 36 in alphabetical order: Continue Reading

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Breaking News: Joanna Pacitti Kicked Out of American Idol Season 8

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Goodbye Joanna Pacitti

And the drama continues.

Yes, you read it right: Idol hopeful Joanna Pacitti is indeed kicked out of the competition.  A statement released by Fox shortly after the Top 36 announcement episode Wednesday says ” It has been determined that Joanna Pacitti is deemed ineligible to continue in the competition.Continue Reading

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Most Popular American Idol episodes

American Idol is no ordinary TV show. This show encompasses talents from all over the USA and more who converge at the auditions for a first attempt at showbiz singing. Individuals with and without singing experience alike enter the contest auditions.

The auditions are the best part to watch as some of the most offbeat singers and the most mature talents exhibit their skills in front of the panel of judges. This show reached the pinnacle of popularity thanks to its realistic showcasing of singing ordeals and achievements.

This show came from being a summer replacement to a big hit on TV. Fox network is to be thanked for recognizing the potential of this show and making use of it to bring the people watching other boring shows to the edge of their seats. The sole purpose of this show is to create that supreme rock star with the versatility of a number of genres.

Some of the singers who make it to the absolute final rounds and also get to win make the most hay as they get all the sponsorship and record deals they can assume. This show features as a spring break from amateur status to celebrity in just a few weeks time. This is one show which even has mathematical models attributed to it which elucidate patterns of winning and losing compared to past shows. Continue Reading

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Famous American Idol Finalists

Taylor Hicks : American Idol

Taylor Hicks : American Idol

As said before, when it comes to American Idol, the champions are not the only ones who have their moment in the spotlight. As a matter of fact, many finalists have gathered enough exposure on AI to launch music careers on their own.

Because many record labels recognize their talent and their impressive work ethics, it isn’t a surprise that we hear of non-winners who are making their own marks in the music biz. Here are some more tidbits on successful AI finalists:

Perhaps it was the fifth season of American Idol that brought the most number of successful stars to the record industry. It seems that then winner Taylor Hicks has become overshadowed by some of his former competitors: Katharine McPhee, Elliot Yamin, Chris Daughtry, and Kellie Pickler to name a few, who each shone in their own genres, catering to millions of fan bases worldwide.

It’s hard to forget the sultry and beautiful Katharine McPhee, who emerged from the runner-up position in Season 5 and blossomed into a successful singer, actress, and product endorser. Katharine’s first launch was her self-titled album in 2007, which ranked number 2 on US charts, and brought the hits “Over It” and “Love Story.” In that same year, she became an endorser for Neutrogena. She also starred in the recent comedy, “The House Bunny” with Anna Faris. Continue Reading

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American Idol Season 8 Early Favorites

Katrina Darrel

Katrina Darrel

Although this season of American Idol has only just begun and it is too early in the season to name favorites, it hasn’t stopped some contestants from being more popular and better liked than some of the others. Here are some of the early favorites that have emerged in the season 8 of American Idol so far:

Michael Sarver : This contestant, as an oil rig worker, does one of the top most dangerous jobs in the country. A resident of Jasper, Texas, while he risks his life everyday he also manages to sing a song beautifully. He sang “Thank You” by Boyz II Men and sounded so good, he won instant approval of the audience.

Katrina Darrell : Auditioning in a bikini, that added a large dose of immediate attraction, Katrina Darrell sang ‘Vision Of Love’ by Mariah Carey. She has moved on to the Hollywood round, but we sure hope that she goes much further than that.

Scott McIntyre : This blind, but wonderfully talented contestant sang ‘And So It Goes’ by Billy Joel. He was reminiscent of a number of blind musical prodigies of our age and we sure hope he goes very far ahead in this contest.

Deanna Brown : She was amongst the most popular contestants on the opening night of this season of American Idol. The contestant from Louisville, Kentucky stole our hearts by her brilliant rendition of Otis Redding’s one of more popular tunes ‘Sitting’ By the Dock of the Bay.’ She was immediately liked by all the judges and audience members alike.

Although the contest is only just beginning, and like every other season is bound to be filled with surprises, one hopes that the spark of talent we saw in the auditions only develops further as the show goes on and achieves deserved recognition and acknowledgement.

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Britney Spears’s sued by former Manager Osama Lutfi

Britney with Sam - the former manager

Britney with Sam - the former manager

Britney Spears is back in the headlines again as her former self-styled manager filed a law suit against her.

The former talent manager claims that Britney’s parents defamed him and that he was owed unpaid management fees.

Osama “Sam” Lutfi filed suit against Spears and her parents in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging libel, defamation, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract.

Sam Lutfi’s attorney, Bryan J. Freedman said in a statement Tuesday that there is “overwhelming evidence from independent witnesses” proving his client’s case and that “at the time of the trial in this action, the jury will have an opportunity to weigh the credibility of the witnesses.”

Spears is currently rebuilding her career after a prolonged period of turmoil in her private life following her 2006 split from ex-husband Kevin Federline.

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Where is David Archuleta?

David Archuleta updates… As some of us might know that David Archuleta happens to be the American Idol runner-up and in recent news he has bagged a record deal with certain music label that goes by the name of 19 Recordings/Jive Records.

Archuleta's Album Cover

Archuleta's Album Cover

This was recently announced by the label’s representative.

David is 17 years and he now plans to perform on the Idol tour that kicks off real soon and he also wishes to release a debut album later in this year.

He says that signing up a record contract with the aforementioned company 19 is indeed an experience that can be best described in the oh-so-clichéd- dream come true style.

He also says that he has always been a big fan of the American Idol series since its inception and since the first season and he has absolutely adored as well admired the American Idol alumni.

David says that he really feels honored as well as humbled to be a part of the prestigious group of the American Idol. Continue Reading

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Worst and Funniest American Idols Season 8 Auditions

Watching bad auditions on the American Idol has always been one of the funniest aspects of the series. It is always amusing to watch people who really can’t sing, but seem to have deluded themselves into believing that they do.

However, this year the producers are showing a lot of restrain and reducing focus on outrageous auditions. Yet, just like every year, this season has also seen its share of really bad auditions.


Worst and Funny Auditions in American Idol Season 8

Here are our pick of some of the worst auditions of Season 8 of American Idols: Continue Reading

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Jennifer Hudson to sing at NFL football Super Bowl

Jennifer Hudson is back on spotlight since her mother, brother and nephew were killed in Chicago in October, according to reports.

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Jennifer Hudson

The Oscar-winning “Dreamgirls” and The former “American Idol” contestant and actress will sing the U.S. national anthem on the pop culture’s grandest stage – the NFL football Super Bowl.

Hudson would sing at the game in Tampa, Florida, Feb. 1. The game is usually the most watched U.S. television broadcast of the year. 

Hudson’s Super Bowl performance will come five days before she is due to sing in Los Angeles at the 2009 the MusiCares Person of the Year gala, an event leading up to the 51st annual Grammy Awards on Feb 8.

Hudson is nominated for four awards at the Grammies.

Hudson, 27, competed in the reality talent show “American Idol” in 2004. She was eliminated midway through the competition but revived her career with a critically acclaimed performance in the 2006 musical “Dreamgirls,” which earned her an Academy Award as best supporting actress.

Last year, she co-starred in the movie “The Secret Life of Bees.”

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Rin On The Rox – Ellen DeGeneres’ New Youtube Discovery

Enough with the videos, I’m sure that most if you guys have watched several of them and now want to know about the hot chikas makin’ noise on youtube.


Rin on Rox invades Ellen Degeneres Show

Rin On The Rox is a duo composed of bestfriends Rin (Erin) and Rox (Roxanne). Both are Filipinos, Rox is half white, so I guess this is Pinoy act discovery number 2 for Ellen (referencing Charise Pempengco). Their guesting on the Ellen show will be on February 3, so watch out for it.

They were recently discovered by Ellen DeGeneres of the Ellen show, “Recently I found these two singers on the internet, These two girls are singing in the bathroom. So they are fantastic. Continue Reading

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