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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:41 PM
I watched the show tonight, and have seen two or three other episodes.
The NY Times loves Tyler, and I agree.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:27 PM
Goin' to the Way Back Machine to pull up this comment, which I was thinking about while watching the premiere of Smash on nbc.com. I'm happy that McPhee has found a suitable vehicle for her talents. The show seems promising. It has everything that annoys me about Glee, but it has a seriousness and relatability (is that a word?) for people who are ... ummm, grown-ups, rather than teens. So score one for Smash. It might be all downhill from here, but the premiere's a'ight.
Katharine is "working on herself," according to <a href="http://www.breitbart...D8HQ4R781.html" target="_blank">this</a> AP story:
<i>McPhee fan Tess Kleinhammes was upset at Cowell's statement.
"I didn't think that was fair at all," said the 13-year-old, who had flashed a sparkly sign in support of McPhee. "I think Katharine is better than Taylor. She's one of my role models."
When told about Tess' support of her, McPhee said, "I love being a role model. It's still a man's world in society." Her advice: "Girls should keep working on themselves."
Which, she said, she's done herself.
<b>"I've been through many therapy sessions ... It's an ongoing struggle to work on myself." </b> </i>
--God bless her and all, but it�s gotta be tough to be so beautiful AND talented, right?
My imagined counseling session:
<b>Katharine:</b> �Doctor, I have a bad self-image. What can I do about that?�
Male Counselor:</b> �Did you say something? I was too busy staring into your doe eyes, mesmerized by your lovely cheekbones and flowing hair.�
<b>Katharine:</b> �I�m already feeling better, but may need to come back for many therapy sessions��
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Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:12 PM
This latest news ought to set this thread ablaze here at A&F: American Idol this year has added spiritual advisers for the contestants.
Billy Mauldin, president and CEO of the Motor Racing Outreach ministry, was brought in to help Idol hopefuls manage the ups and downs of competition – much like he's been doing for NASCAR drivers since 1999.
Along with wife Julie, Mauldin has been on hand in Los Angeles to be a resource if contestants want someone to talk with them during a critical point in the competition. ...
"The expectations here are the same for what we do for NASCAR: To be there for the people, be present, help with the spiritual side of life and some of the struggles they may deal with as they're going through the competition," Mauldin told USA TODAY Sports. ...
The idea was the brainchild of David Hill, the former Fox Sports chairman who was tapped to oversee an Idol overhaul this year in the face of a ratings decline. Hill had been watching tapes of past seasons when it struck him how many contestants grew up in a faith-based environment and began singing in church. ...
"I told the contestants that Billy and Julie were people who understand competition and would be available to talk," Hill said. "The response was incredible. A large percentage made appointments to sit down to talk to him -- and not only the contestants, but even some of the producers. It is working beyond my wildest dreams." ...
Hill said he understands not all the contestants are of the Christian faith. Mauldin is not there to proselytize, he said, and someone will be made available to contestants of different religions if they so desire.
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Posted 11 May 2015 - 01:41 PM
The show will have a "season-long celebratory event" next year, and then that's it.
I'm one of the few who will miss it. While I made a point of seeing literally every episode for a three or four years, back when it was stripped across three nights a week, and then broke the habit once I started attending film screenings regularly, I've always enjoyed keeping up with the show over the years. The past few seasons, I've watched with my daughters when I've been home, and that's been a fun shared experience.
I'm not sure what show, if any, will replace this one as "appointment viewing" - an increasing rarity for TV viewers of all ages - for me and my kids. They're obsessed with Once Upon a Time, but I don't think I'll ever get on board with that one.
Edited by Christian, 11 May 2015 - 01:42 PM.