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4/26/12 VIDEO: WHO GOT VOTED OFF AMERICAN IDOL TONIGHT? NOT JOSH OR JESSICA; KATY PERRY PERFORMS

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AMERICAN IDOL top six was cut to five tonight, after many of them received standing ovations yesterday.  They are definitely the best singers remaining in the final stretch, of all past seasons, and seem to want it bad.  So it’s getting really hard to hear the names called out by Ryan Seacrest, to take the “hot seat”.

The show had a variety of guest singers to break the ice before making the cuts, including fan favorite Katy Perry and members of Queen.  Perry delivered an over-the-top performance of her new hit song “Part of Me”, along with cool video effects, confirming she is still on her A-game.  Former Idol contestant “Stefano” also showcased his new song “I’m on A Roll”, which is sure to be a dance smash.  Although it started a bit slow for me, once he got going he was on fire and the lyrics rock.  I actually replayed it three times after really getting into the groove of the music, it should definitely make the charts.  If you have not heard it, take a listen and fall in love.

After the bottom three were separated from the top three, we ended up with Elise, Hollie, and Skylar receiving the least amount of votes.  Which meant Phillip, Josh, and Jessica were saved by their fans.  This is a sure sign that America finally got it right, well at least with two of them.  Although Phillip Phillips has grown on me over the past few weeks, any other contestant could have filled his shoes tonight.

Well, who went home tonight?  After Skylar was sent back to the couch, it left Hollie and Elise awaiting the verdict.  While I believe she will go far, Elise made bad decisions on her song choices and was sent packing.  Her stubborn behavior finally caught up with her…taking Jimmy Iovine’s advice may have actually been her savior after all.  He certainly tried in the past to sway her into singing better songs for her voice, which she declined, and he likely gave her the hint last night too.  For once, I actually agreed with Jimmy on all counts tonight…which is a first.  He’s like Simon Cowell with glasses and a frown.

In the end, it should come down to a sing off between Josh and Jessica.  They are clearly the “best of the best” and deserve to make it to the finals.  However, I have to say that last night Josh stepped up his game, and will give Jessica a run for her money.  Either could easily be crowned “American Idol” and I would be happy.

Does the voting seem back on track?  WIll the right singer win the competition this year?  Let’s hope so, my vote goes to Josh or Jessica.

On another note; Jennifer Lopez looked really beautiful tonight.  I’m glad she got rid of the “nappy hair” look. She is by far the best judge of all the singing competitions on television.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in AMERICAN IDOL BLOGS

 

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4/25/12 VIDEO: PRESIDENT OBAMA SLOW JAMS THE NEWS WITH JIMMY FALLON AT UNC; SIMPLY BRILLIANT

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA was a guest on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” tonight.  In a brilliant move, he teamed up with Fallon to “slow jam” the news, sharing with the students at UNC (University of North Carolina) in Chapel Hill, NC updates about student loans.  The live show with cheering college students, added excitement to the show and gave him a “leg up” with young voter’s.

The overall message about the possible hike in the interest rates for student loans coming in July, was delivered in the most powerful way seen before…in history (in my opinion).  His breakdown of what it means to the students, alongside Jimmy Fallon and “The Roots” band chiming in, was easy to understand and entertaining.  It may just be a new way to reach the younger generation, in a way they can truly grasp.

Clearly a rise in interest rates could hurt many students around the nation.  So hopefully his message was heard loud and clear, especially by the politicians voting on the measure.

They later answered “tweets’ sent in by BoBo and others and as usual, his responses were spot on.  Whether you’re a fan of President Obama or not, there is no denying he is a genius when it comes to speaking and promotion.  No other President has related to the younger generation as well as him…and that is a fact.

Ending the show with “The Dave Matthews Band” performing their new inspiring song “Mercy” (loved it!), added the cherry on top.  It was an incredible song also with a message about saving our world.  It was a great way to close a brilliant Presidential presentation to our youth…he definitely secured their votes.

Congratulations President Obama…I’m sure BoBo is proud as well.  Can you say “slam dunk!”

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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(VIDEO) CHINESE GIRL FALLS 20FT IN SINKHOLE; SURVIVES WHEN RESCUED BY CAB DRIVER

WATCH VIDEO FOOTAGE AND BE AMAZED!

The internet is buzzing this week, as viewers watch video footage of a teenage girl in China, plunging into a sinkhole.  It appears the girl was talking on her cell phone, when she fell 20 feet down, knocking her unconscious.

Lucky for her, one of the 1.3 billion people living in China came to her rescue.  A passing cab driver pulled over and jumped down the sinkhole and saved her life.  She looks unfazed as a full team of firefighters lifted her out with a rope and ladder.

Now she is a trooper!  Good thing it didn’t happen in New York City…people would have likely passed her by.  Just kidding!

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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2012 CHICAGO’S JENNIFER HUDSON; MURDER TRIAL BEGINS PAINFUL MEMORIES RESURFACE

The murder trial for Grammy and Oscar award winner and American Idol finalist, Jennifer Hudson, began this week.  Not only did she have to testify, Hudson had to relive the painful day that her 57-year-old mother, Darnell Doneroson, her 29-year-old brother, Jason Hudson and 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, were killed.

According to reports her former brother-in-law, William Balfour, allegedly shot her three close family members in cold blood.  Hudson sat completely still and shut her eyes, as Chicago police Sgt. David Dowling testified, describing the horrific murder scene.  She even had to leave the courtroom briefly to compose herself.

It is hard to imagine just how painful it must be to see graphic video and hear detailed descriptions of how your family members lost their lives.  She is a strong woman and it breaks the hearts of many that Jennifer has to relive this tragedy.

What makes this case most depressing is that she lost her mom at the height of her career, and she was unable to see just how much she has achieved.  It ‘s obvious that painful memories have now resurfaced and the loss must be fresh in her mind again.  Chicago is definitely rooting for Jennifer and hoping that justice is served in the end.  Although Balfour has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Who kills an innocent family over a woman?  What a disgrace and senseless shooting…when will people learn that violence is not the answer.  If you can’t cope…move on and leave the innocent victims out of your mess.

R.I.P. to her family members…and stay strong Jennifer.  Chicago is standing by your side along with the world.

JENNIFER HUDSON BUYS CHICAGO MANSION…OR DID SHE? 

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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BRAD PITT & ANGELINA JOLIE ENGAGED? CAUSES OUTRAGE AMONG SAME-SEX PARTNERS

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is a power couple truly under a microscope.  So when it was announced this week that he bought his long-time girlfriend a $1 million dollar engagement ring, the internet was buzzing.  But rumor now has it…that the extremely expensive ring, which caused outrage among same-sex partners, was merely a “friendship ring”.

Turns out the couple vowed to never marry until ALL couples in love, were given the same rights.  So when many of gay rights activist found out they were getting hitched, they felt betrayed.  But to be fair, Pitt has not confirmed this rumor is true.  However, a million dollar “friendship ring” after adopting a million kids, seems unlikely.  Dude is in it for the long haul after taking on that huge responsibility!

Any way you look at it, they will be punished for finally tying the knot…some still cannot forgive Brad for leaving Jennifer Aniston even after a MILLION years!  In the end they seem happy and in love, so they should just seal the deal and not worry about others feelings.  It was not the smartest thing to promise, but don’t they have the right to change their minds?

Just do it already so we can stop hearing about these crazy rumors…when will this finally become “old news?”  Please tell me soon…it is starting to get on my nerves and surely Jennifer wants it over.

On another note…did you hear they allegedly invited Jennifer Aniston to the wedding?  Now this would be a cruel joke…so very doubtful that rumor is true.

CHELSEA HANDLER BASHES ANGELINA JOLIE…SERIOUSLY?

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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2012: TRAYVON MARTIN UPDATE; SANFORD FLORIDA POLICE CHIEF BILL LEE TO RESIGN

It appears that the Trayvon Martin case has hit another unfortunate turn.  Not only did George Zimmerman ruin his life when he shot the unarmed teen, he also forced another man to lose his job.  News outlets are reporting that Sanford, Florida, police chief, Bill Lee will resign today.

Anyone following the senseless shooting case of young teen Trayvon Martin, knows the police chief was criticized for the way his department handled the tragic incidence.  It appeared he was defending Zimmerman without seriously considering the facts clearly in front of them.

This has turned into a complete disaster and should force changes in this ridiculous law.  It gives untrained civilians the right to kill when feeling “in danger” for their lives, which seems good on paper but not always in “real life” situations. 

According to the LA Times Bill Lee is being called the “scapegoat”, but if he was in charge wouldn’t it fall on him?

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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2012: RUN HUNDRED TOP TEN WORKOUT SONGS FOR APRIL; KATY PERRY & NICKI MINAJ TOP LIST

The Run Hundred top workout songs for April has Katy Perry leading the pack.  It seems her songs are not only popular for dancing, but also for losing weight and gaining muscle!  The Nicki Minaj futuristic hit “Starship”  is a close second and even pop diva, Madonna, made the list.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For April

Fort Wayne, IN – April 2, 2012 – This month in the gym, radio hits ruled. Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Madonna all released singles destined for workout playlist glory. But, it’s not just pop divas who prevailed. Carrie Underwood’s latest retains a few country touches. Skrillex and Sirah cranked out a boisterous dubstep anthem. And, although most hip-hop is too slow to make the cut, J. Cole’s aptly-titled “Work Out” proved to be an exception.

Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular workout music site.

Katy Perry – Part Of Me – 128 BPM

Nicki Minaj - Starships – 123 BPM

J. Cole – Work Out – 93 BPM

Madonna – Girl Gone Wild – 133 BPM

Skrillex & Sirah - Bangarang - 109 BPM

Carrie Underwood – Good Girl – 130 BPM

Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music – 131 BPM

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe – 120 BPM

One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful – 124 BPM

Far East Movement & Justin Bieber – Live My Life – 129 BPM

To find more workout songs–and hear next month’s contenders—folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

Contact:
Chris Lawhorn
Run Hundred
Email: Admin@RunHundred.com
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Posted by on April 22, 2012 in Britta's SCOOP

 

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4/19/12: WHO GOT VOTED OFF AMERICAN IDOL TONIGHT? SHOCKER BUT NOT JESSICA OR JOSH!

WHO GOT VOTED OFF ON 4/26/12?

Tonight on American Idol the showdown really heated up.  According to Ryan Seacrest the highest number of votes were cast for the season, reaching 53 million.  The final seven were all hoping their fans lit up the phone lines to support them, but one did not get their wish.

The bottom three included the obvious choices of Elise and Hollie but Colton was a shocker.  Although Jimmy Iovine finally got it right and said he may be in trouble, it seemed unlikely. I was kind of hoping it would be Skylar, but country fans are loyal and seem to back her all the way.  In the end, it was a bit of a surprise when Colton was sent packing.  While he originally was not one of my favorites, he clearly was more of an overall standout than the others.

So who will win it all?  Well, if America gets it right, the finals should include Josh and Jessica.  And I believe a female singer should take it all this year.  A true American Idol is consistent…confident….powerful…and sincere.  And she has it all.

On another note, is it just a coincidence that the votes increased right after Jessica made the bottom?  Well, it definitely adds fuel to the rumors of Idol being rigged.  I’m just saying…

Side note; why did JLo have the nappy hair?  What was up with that?  She clearly makes enough money for a hair brush.

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in AMERICAN IDOL BLOGS

 

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4/19/12: WHO WILL LEAVE AMERICAN IDOL TONIGHT?

UPDATE: THE VOTES ARE IN…WHO GOT VOTED OFF?

Many are asking “Who will leave American Idol tonight?”  Well, if the competition is truly based on finding the best talent out there, it would have to be Elise.  While they are all exceptionally great singers, she is now the weakest link.  It just seems like she has reached her peak and has less vocal range than the others.

However, if it were based on my personal taste I would send Skylar packing.  She is definitely an energetic performer and has a good voice, but somehow has not grown on me like some of the others.  This is not based on her being a country singer, which is not typically my preference, it is more about her demeanor.  Even Phillip Phillips earned my respect after last nights performance, and he was originally on the bottom of my list.

If the rumors about Idol “rigging” the competition to insure a young successful star emerges, the bottom three may just be a surprise.  We all saw the best singer, Jessica Sanchezalmost head home last week, but I do not expect to see her on the “hot seat” tonight.

Who will leave Idol tonight?  My bet is on Elise or Skylar, but we all know my picks have not always been right.

 
 

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2012: IDOL JESSICA SANCHEZ LEADS POLLS; IS AMERICAN IDOL RIGGED?

American Idol had a close call last week with Jessica Sanchez nearly going home.  Thanks to the judges she hung on for dear life when the save was used.  But anyone watching the show, knows the save should have never been needed.  Jessica is clearly the best singer in the competition and did not come close to deserving that scare.

According to the Idol poll below, nearly 80% of the voter’s put her in first place.  So how likely is it that she received the lowest number of votes?  While I don’t want to speculate, many are shouting “foul” after the surprising announcement last week.

Do the producers create this type of situation for ratings?  Is it all done in a calculated move to receive free press and hype?  Well, we will likely never hear the true answer to this question, but it does seem to happen every year.  It could also be blamed on the lack of votes coming in because viewers “assume the favorites are safe”.  But why wouldn’t they vote for their favorite?

What do you think?  Is American Idol rigged for ratings or is this just a fluke?

On another note, American Idol Producers can forget about a lawsuit, I have no money and this is only a question…not a guilty sentence.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in AMERICAN IDOL BLOGS

 

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