Gary Coleman, Dead at 42.

[singlepic id=245 w=180 h=100 float=left]Just heard the horrible news that Gary Coleman has passed away at the age of 42 from a brain hemorrhage. Coleman gained his stardom after playing younger brother “Arnold” on the hit series ‘Different Strokes’ in 1978 at the tender age of 10.  In his later years, he had been plagued with…

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Lee and Crystal – Record Deals Signed

[singlepic id=244 w=280 h=190 float=right]Less than 24 hours after Lee was announced as winner of American Idol, both Lee and Crystal have now signed at the bottom line.  Yep, both have their deals signed and sealed!  According to the Crystal Bowersox Blog (and a great big thanks to them for keeping us updated on Crystal…

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So You Think You Can Dance Season Debut!

[singlepic id=246 w=320 h=240 float=left]Do we have any SYTYCD fans out there?  Yeah, I am most definietly one of them.  I just love watching, and wishing, that I could dance like that.

The 2010 season started off very nice, with some terrific dancers!  Most notably missing from the action however was Mary Murphy, whom I know many, many people miss dearly.  I was a fan of her dance knowledge, but not so much the screaming fits she would have.  To each their own thought!  Many in our forum outright miss her and think the new panel is too subdued.  I actually enjoyed it.  I am also very happy to see Mia Michaels returning to the show, and really hope she will be choreographing many of the dances this year.  No one beats her in my opinion.  She has always been the choreographer on the dances that touch me most.

The dancer that made it through that stood out the most to me last night however was Teddy.  You may remember him last year, little blond kid who was wearing a very stand out lime green with plaid-ish shirt – I loved his dancing last year, seemed whimsical.  Last year unfortunately, he didn’t make it out of the Vegas rounds.  This year for his audition, he dressed all in a black suit and tie, and did an incredible, and incredibly sad dance, seeming to end with a sad little boy deciding to end his life.  It was certainly touching, and he had so emotion in it.  It was terrific.

Now for those of you that are fans of the show, you know that this year, SYTYCD powers that be have decided to change up the format.  This year, instead of 20 contestants (10 couples) they have decided to only go with 10 contestants.  Dancing as their partner with them will be “All-Stars” from seasons past.  I am really excited to see some of the All Stars they plan on bringing back.  I have included a list of the “All Stars” due to come back to dance this season at the bottom of this post.  Also different this year, only one dancer will leave each week, and they will switch partners weekly.

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Alicia Keys, pregnant and engaged!

[singlepic id=242 w=120 h=140 float=right]It has been reported that Alicia Keys is now expecting her first child, and is engaged to be married to Producer Swizz Beatz.  Beatz has written songs for such artists as Beyonce, Jay Z and many others.  Beatz was married previously and has two children of his own.  They plan on…

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…and the winner of American Idol is…

[singlepic id=243 w=320 h=240 float=left]So another season of American Idol has come to a close.  How would I wrap up the season?  Well, there were a few good moments, and many boring ones.  I myself was a huge Crystal fan, and thought the final two were the perfect choice.  America got that part of it right.  Crystal deserved the win for sure, having many more great moments during the season than Lee had, however I don’t think she needed it as much as Lee did, so the winning choice still made me happy.  Now I know there are many out there that did not prefer the fawning over Crystal that the judges seemed to do, I myself thought it appropriate however since in my opinion she was that good.  Last year though, I was on the other end of that statement, thinking Adam did not deserve the fawning, so I know it all comes down to taste.

The finale:  Now I don’t know if it’s my age, my taste, a little bit of both, but I personally thought this was one of the best finales AI had ever had.  It almost felt like they called me, and asked who I would like to see perform.  Christina was amazing as usual and I loved her new song, Janet was a terrific surprise although that first song she sang sounded eerily like Michael to me (Plus I would have loved to see Paula out there dancing during “Nasty Boys” seeing as she was a choreographer on the video.  I wonder if they made up yet?  I know they had a major falling out years ago), Michael McDonald was awesome (couldn’t believe he was there since he is noticeably absent from the Doobies ALWAYS), Joe Cocker was great, the Bee Gee’s, Hall and Oates, Chicago, all wonderful, and the surprise visit from Bret Michaels was real neat, although I’m not sure he should be doing things against his doctors orders, probably not smart… I have to say though my favorite moment was Alanis.  The notable change in lyric on “You Oughta Know” (from “Would she go down on you in a theater” to “would she go down with you to a theater”) made me chuckle out loud.  I just wish that segment would have lasted longer, although I know (since I know the lyrics to that song) that there wasn’t too much further they could have gone with that song without getting crazy with the changes or the sensor button!

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LOST: End to an Era

Whether you have been engulfed by LOST from the beginning, lost all faith in the show, or waver on some electromagnetic fence somewhere, the TV world will be saying goodbye to a show many will claim to have fallen an integral part of television history. From the initial plane crash, the “eye-opening” first scene, polar…

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