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February 10, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor David Spade; Betty Wright performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Rachel McAdams; Cee Lo Green performs with Vicci Martinez. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Chelsea Handler; biologist Dan Riskin. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10)- Dwayne Johnson; singer Katharine McPhee; comic Neal Brennan
NEWS
May 11, 2006 | By Inquirer staff writer David Hiltbrand
Maybe it was the affected sunglasses he wore while singing "Suspicious Minds" on Tuesday night. Or maybe viewers just got tired of the unrelieved asperity of his voice. But Chris Daughtry was sent packing on American Idol last night in the season's biggest upset to date. Daughtry, the shaven-headed rocker from McLeansville, N.C., had developed into such a favorite of the fans and the judges that his place in the finals had seemed assured. But he could not survive Elvis night, a theme that logically should have benefited him. His dismissal leaves Taylor Hicks, Elliott Yamin and Katharine McPhee as the remaining contestants in the Fox talent contest.
NEWS
May 4, 2006 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer staff writer
And then there were four. As expected, Paris Bennett got the heave-ho on American Idol last night. The vocal ability of the 17-year-old from Fayetteville, Ga., was never an issue. But her stage presentation had seemed increasingly amateurish. Her immaturity was painfully obvious on Tuesday's brazen rendition of Prince's "Kiss. " A bigger surprise than Bennett's dismissal last night was a sighting of Season One runner-up Justin Guarini in the audience. The Doylestown singer has been more reclusive than J.D. Salinger in recent years.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2011 | BY ROGER MOORE, The Orlando Sentinel
SEVEN TULANE students plus two bayou rednecks plus scores of sharks plus 3-D add up to zero fun in "Shark Night 3D," the worst movie of the summer, arriving on the last weekend of the summer. Director David R. Ellis has delivered a heartless, suspense-free 90 minutes of sharks dining out on kids stuck on an island in a Louisiana lake. It's one of those magical movie locations: There's no cell reception, and while the power grid serves the island-mansion where the Tulane seven hang out, nobody thought to install a land line.
NEWS
April 4, 2006 | By Amy S. Rosenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ahem. An ode to Bucky: Dude, you worked it out good song selection you stuck with your roots it was not "actually painful. " America, this is a hot one. From the beginning, we have been On Board With Bucky, the Buckster as detractors like to refer to him. Few have understood. There have been raised eyebrows and true concern. Gently answered e-mails. But apparently we are not alone. In recent weeks, Bucky Covington has become a giant killer, the George Mason of American Idol.
NEWS
February 5, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV WRITER
The big-ticket item for NBC in 2012 is - drumroll, please - show tunes. Seriously. They won't let me make this stuff up. The network has sunk some serious cash into Smash , a series built around the mounting of a major Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. What a refreshing concept for a play! No one has exploited Marilyn's legacy in the last, let's see, 15 minutes. Smash , which airs at 10 p.m. Mondays on NBC10, is executive-produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ( Chicago )
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2007 | By JIM FARBER New York Daily News
Winning isn't everything. Ask Taylor Hicks - or Chris Daughtry, for that matter. The gray-haired retro-soul singer seized the "American Idol" crown last year, leaving the chome-domed rocker wheezing as fourth runner-up. Fast-forward eight months and it's Daughtry who's now modeling the tiara while Hicks stands muttering on the runway. "Daughtry" became the No. 1 album in the country this week, with sales of nearly 1.3 million copies so far. While the disk only beat out the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack by a hair (just 130 copies separated the two)
NEWS
May 25, 2006 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The people have dialed - 63.4 million times - and as a result, Taylor Hicks was anointed the new American Idol last night on the flashy finale of television's top show. It was a night of Meatloaf and escargot, of laughs, tears (at least for David Hasselhoff), and, of course, music. The winner may be the most earnestly goofy prime-time star since Gomer Pyle. With his prematurely white hair and spasmodic dance moves, he was considered a dark-horse oddity when the competition began in January.
NEWS
July 23, 2006 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
President Bush got 59 mil votes in '04. On May 24, Taylor Hicks got 63 mil. Yeah, people can cast multiple votes for American Idol, but the Alabama singer's rousing win has still earned him an invitation to the Oval Office on Friday. Hicks and the other top 10 finalists, including Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin and Chris Daughtry, will be the first Idolaters to meet the prez. Taylor already has a White House in: Laura Bush's press secretary taught him ninth-grade English.
NEWS
May 24, 2006 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Vive la difference. Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee effectively showcased their disparate singing styles on last night's final American Idol performance show at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. It was a greatest-hits night on Idol as McPhee spiritedly reprised KT Tunstall's "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and, as expected, brought back her lustrous, showstopping rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow. " Hicks countered with Stevie Wonder's "Living for the City" and a surprisingly mellow choice: Elton John's "Levon.
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March 8, 2013 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
WHAT'S Crystal Bowersox doing, playing the 125-seat Tin Angel (on Friday) and putting out her sophomore album on the "indie" Shanachie label? Exactly what she wants, apparently, to hear tell from the artist: "It's like Ani DiFranco suggested in a song: 'If you're not getting happier as you're getting older, you're f---ing up.' I'm in the best place I've ever been. And by the way, did you know, my husband [performer and sometime songwriting collaborator Brian Walker Linsk] is from Philly?"
NEWS
February 10, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor David Spade; Betty Wright performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Rachel McAdams; Cee Lo Green performs with Vicci Martinez. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Chelsea Handler; biologist Dan Riskin. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10)- Dwayne Johnson; singer Katharine McPhee; comic Neal Brennan
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2012
SMASH. 10 tonight, NBC 10.   I'VE SPENT months trying to resist NBC's "Smash," I really have. Not only does that title - "Smash"! - lead with its chin, but as a show about show business, it has critically acclaimed heartbreak written all over it. And I know my gushing about it isn't going to help, especially if you're already tired of hearing about it. So I'm not going to gush. Much. Instead, because I've considered all of them, I'm going to offer a few reasons you might not want to bother with "Smash," which premieres tonight after a two-hour episode of "The Voice," the singing competition that's currently the only decent lead-in NBC has to offer: *  You're already sick to death of Fox's "Glee," and a show about the making of a Broadway musical sounds an awful lot like "Glee" for grown-ups.
NEWS
February 5, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV WRITER
The big-ticket item for NBC in 2012 is - drumroll, please - show tunes. Seriously. They won't let me make this stuff up. The network has sunk some serious cash into Smash , a series built around the mounting of a major Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. What a refreshing concept for a play! No one has exploited Marilyn's legacy in the last, let's see, 15 minutes. Smash , which airs at 10 p.m. Mondays on NBC10, is executive-produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ( Chicago )
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2011 | BY ROGER MOORE, The Orlando Sentinel
SEVEN TULANE students plus two bayou rednecks plus scores of sharks plus 3-D add up to zero fun in "Shark Night 3D," the worst movie of the summer, arriving on the last weekend of the summer. Director David R. Ellis has delivered a heartless, suspense-free 90 minutes of sharks dining out on kids stuck on an island in a Louisiana lake. It's one of those magical movie locations: There's no cell reception, and while the power grid serves the island-mansion where the Tulane seven hang out, nobody thought to install a land line.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2011 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
Are American Idol fans misogynistic? The argument goes that the last three Idols have all been boys (David Cook, Kris Allen, and Lee DeWyze); that this season, particularly, girls seem to be targeted for elimination; and that teenyboppers are to blame for this gender bias, because they always vote for the cute guys. There are several problems with this theory, beginning with its ipso facto implication that DeWyze is cute. Over the course of the show, boys have won five times and girls four - hardly a rout.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2007 | By JIM FARBER New York Daily News
Winning isn't everything. Ask Taylor Hicks - or Chris Daughtry, for that matter. The gray-haired retro-soul singer seized the "American Idol" crown last year, leaving the chome-domed rocker wheezing as fourth runner-up. Fast-forward eight months and it's Daughtry who's now modeling the tiara while Hicks stands muttering on the runway. "Daughtry" became the No. 1 album in the country this week, with sales of nearly 1.3 million copies so far. While the disk only beat out the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack by a hair (just 130 copies separated the two)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2006 | By LAURIE T. CONRAD conradl@phillynews.com 215-854-2270 Daily News wire services contributed to this report
NOTHING LIKE a new movie to get an actress babbling about the things she once insisted were NOYB. Angelina Jolie stars in "The Good Shepherd," out next Friday, and wouldn't you know it, she's ready to clear up a few things regarding her baby daddy, Brad Pitt, and how they got together. Let's start before it started, when she was "content to be a single mom" and Pitt was seemingly content to be married to "Friends" actress Jennifer Anniston. Then Angie, 31, and Brad, 42, crossed and, er, double-crossed paths while making the film "Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
NEWS
July 27, 2006 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Millions of teen girls are shedding bitter tears today: Bubble-pop singing heartthrob Lance Bass, 27, the most attractive 'N Sync-singer-with-spiked-up-blond-hair in the world, has revealed, via People mag, that he is gay and in a "very stable" lovelink with square-jawed all-American Amazing Race winner and sometime soap opera actor Reichen Lehmkuhl, 32, whose first name means all sorts of things in German, including "the rich" as in die reichen M??igg?nger...
NEWS
July 23, 2006 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
President Bush got 59 mil votes in '04. On May 24, Taylor Hicks got 63 mil. Yeah, people can cast multiple votes for American Idol, but the Alabama singer's rousing win has still earned him an invitation to the Oval Office on Friday. Hicks and the other top 10 finalists, including Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin and Chris Daughtry, will be the first Idolaters to meet the prez. Taylor already has a White House in: Laura Bush's press secretary taught him ninth-grade English.
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