Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
There's a lot of discussion out there regarding which is better, X Factor or American Idol. To me, it's all about the contestants. For instance, in American Idol Season 9 vs Season 10, Season 9 had too many guitar-strumming singer-songwriter types, while Season 10 had a fine variety of fine talent. So Season 10 was much better. X Factor Season 1 did not have compelling talent.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
- Taylor Swift's CoverGirl ad pulled due to "Excessive Photoshopping." Read Here
- Adam Lambert arrested in Finland! Read Here
- Scotty McCreery goes tarp surfing. Watch Here
- Melanie Amaro has won the inaugural X Factor. Read Here. I find her to be a cross between Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks. However, I don't find her to be particularly compelling.
- Thia Megia performing at a 49ers halftime. Watch Here
- Thia Megia's "One Day" single from the soundtrack of the animated movie "Quest for Zhu." Watch Here
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Monday, December 19, 2011
- This LA Times article waxes poetic about the cloud in computing, but misses the point about how simple it really is. Read Here
- Hits Daily Double has its estimates in. Scotty's album picks up a big 66.8K, Daughtry 38.9K, and Kelly 27.5K. Lauren and James did not make the cut of 22.6K. The numbers for Scotty, Daughtry and Kelly all beat last week.
- This People article says Hugh Hefner had mix feelings about Lindsay Lohan doing Playboy. Read Here
- Steven Tyler talks about Idol vs X Factor. Read Here
- Matt Giraud will perform Friday at an undisclosed location? Read Here
- Check out this extravagant upcoming New Year's bash which includes some Idols like Melinda Doolittle. Read Here
- USA Today's Idol Chatter has the SoundScan numbers up. Scotty's album is up to 748K total, Kelly 385K, Daughtry 241K, Lauren 196K, James 57K.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
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Monday, December 12, 2011
- USA Today's Idol Chatter has the SoundScan numbers up. Scotty's album is up to 681K total.
- Hits Daily Double has its estimates in. Scotty's album picks up a big 54K, Daughtry 35K, and Kelly 22.8K. Lauren and James did not make the cut of 21.9K.
- Not much going on in the Idol world. The big stories are the LA Lakers soap opera and the Denver Bronco's Tim Tebow. Tebow is seen by many as touched by God, allowing him to do miraculous things in the fourth quarter to win the game. Let me explain Tim Tebow. First, the quarterback you see in the fourth quarter is the real Tim Tebow. He just hasn't figured out how to do it in the first three quarters. Secondly, the team is on a lucky streak. It happens in sports, it happens in life.
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Thursday, December 8, 2011
- How do you really compare the screen sizes of old screen TVs to widescreen TVs? The key is to look at the heights of the screens. Using high school algebra, I came up with some formulas for calculating the heights: Read Here
- Jordin Sparks "I'll Be Home for Christmas" with skater Sasha Cohen:
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Monday, December 5, 2011
- USA Today's Idol Chatter has the SoundScan numbers up. They differ a bit from the HDD estimates. Kelly Clarkson's "Mr. Know It All" single has passed Scotty McCreery's single "I Love You This Big."
- Billboard is reporting possible concerts by Queen fronted by Adam Lambert. Read Here
- Hits Daily Double has its estimates in. Daughtry's album picks up 40K, Scotty 35.6K, Kelly 19.1K. No sign of Lauren or James. That would put them under 14.3K.
- David Archuleta "O Holy Night" New York:
- Danny Gokey "O Holy Night" Houston:
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Saturday, December 3, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
- Richard Rushfield says X Factor is much better than American Idol! Read Here
- MTV's Gil Kaufman also thinks you should be watching X Factor! Read Here
- Siobhan Magnus at a Christmas lighting in Boston:
- Blast Magazine has an article on Siobhan. Read Here
- Hanson (Siobhan's fave) will have an MMMHop Beer! Read Here
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