Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 10 Redux: Family Reunion


 Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox  Boy, last week’s episode was a bit of a roller coaster wasn’t it?   The Red and Blue Teams were quite tasked with their “home on the range” dinner and, then, the Pressure Test was a bit of a train wreck.  However, I made one huge observation about a potential front-runner – Katrina! […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Judges Cuts With Marlon Wayans


  Boy, Season 10 of America’s Got Talent is dragging on and on and on. This time last year,  the live shows were in full swing.  And, it seems, that the judges are aiming for a Top 36 this season versus a Top 48 in previous seasons.  However, since only 14 acts have advanced so far, […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 10: Moo – Vers And Bakers


  Last week, the Top 3 Rice Dishes were created by Hetal, Tommy (who created a rustic Jambalaya) and Claudia (who created a dessert dish – Arroz Con Leches Morrotes).  The winner was Tommy and his dish will be featured in the September issue of Family Circle magazine.  He has a dream of creating a Creole Cookbook […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Judges Cuts With Michael Buble


  Last week, Neil Patrick Harris assisted judges Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B in the decision making process for the live shows.    That being said, can anyone out there explain to me why Neil Patrick Harris hit the Golden Buzzer for Piff The Magic  Dragon?  Anyone?  Because, I am throughly confused.  […]

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67TH PrimeTime Emmy Nominees Are Announced


  Picture Credit:Emmys Here we go everyone. The very best in television 2014-2015 was announced by Orange Is The New Black Actress, Uzo Aduba, and Cat Deeley from So You Think You Can Dance.  And, in many categories, the talent runs very deep and the race to the win is going to be a good one.  For […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 11: Rice, Rice Baby


   Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox From the picture above, it appears that Steven is one of the front runners on this season’s MasterChef.  He has proven to be a strong team leader and a consistently excellent cook.  This week, the Mystery Box challenge involves contestant creating their best rice dish, elevated in every way possible. The three […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Judges Cuts For The Live Shows 


  Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent Don’t you just love this picture? ⬆️  The judges and Nick Cannon were celebrating the fact that America’s Got Talent now has 100,000 Instagram followers.  Meh – I can barely keep track of my Instagram account let alone follow anyone else’s. Not a fan of Instagram but I am a huge […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 12: Gordon’s Greatest Hits


  Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox Those three – layer cakes on last week’s episode were hilarious. Seriously?  I thought I would learn something but most of those cakes were pretty funny.  However, in fairness to the cooks, I found a 90-minute time frame to create their cake was pretty unrealistic.  I mean,  if you take into account that […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 14: Happy Birthday MasterChef


  Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox This week, MasterChef is celebrating their 100th episode. That is quite an achievement!  Think of all the fantastic food moving through the MasterChef kitchen over the past 6 seasons. The recipes have been spectacular and unique, mirroring the special productive elements that make this show one of the best on television. Congratulations […]

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MasterClass Video Of The Century – President Obama Sings Amazing Grace In Memory Of Senator Clementa Pinckney


   I honestly don’t think that there will ever be a future moment in history as memorable, inspiring and politically current than when President Barack Obama eulogized State Senator Clementa Pinckney, who was one of nine victims in the June 17th, 2015 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopla Church in Charleston, North Carolina. And if […]

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Surprise! Taylor Swift’s New Album – 1989 – To Stream On Apple Music On June 30th 


Originally posted on GrannieTheGeek.Com:
?? Well, that didn’t take long, did it? ? Looks like Taylor Swift and Apple made “nice, nice” after this past week’s -uhm – “misunderstanding“. According to Taylor Swift’s Twitter account, the popular recording artist has decided to release her 1989 Album for streaming on Apple Music.? Apple Music is…

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 17: Bring Home The Bacon


  Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox Boy, what a drama – fest last week. Lots of underhanded comments and maneuvering. Oy!  The knives were not used to only eat the food, that’s for sure!  Heaven help us!   In the end, four members of the Blue Team – Claudia, Derrick, Ailsa and Christopher – were involved in a  two-phased […]

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MCL Picks From America’s Got Talent Season 10 Week Five Show With Videos


   Many of the acts were shown in collage videos and I have to say there was some exciting artistic potential in these videos.  In particular, I would like to give special mention to Metalachi, Animation Crew and Evoke Tap Movement. Hopefully, they will be selected for the live shows.  However, in fairness, I focused […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Week 5


   Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent Welcome to Week 5 of America’s Got Talent Season 10!   If you haven’t yet done so, check out my MCL favorites from last week’s show, where the majority of the acts were of the “extreme, daredevil” variety.  It wasn’t my favorite episode, as I much prefer the indoor acts. What […]

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James Horner, Renowned Film Composer for ‘Titanic’ and ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies in Plane Crash


   Life is so fleeting, isn’t it?  My heart broke into little pieces when I read of the untimely and tragic death of prolific film composer, 61-year old James Horner.  He died in a plane crash on Monday, June 22nd, near Santa Barbara. He was the sole passenger on his privately – owned plane.  James Horner […]

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Cooking MasterClass Discussion For MasterChef Season 6 Top 18: What Happens In Vegas Steaks In Vegas!


  Picture Credit: MasterChef Well, some of those crab dishes in the Mystery Box Challenge last week were pretty sophisticated and amazing.  Some of the Southern -bred cooks had a distinct advantage because crab dishes are part of their food culture.  The three best crab dishes were created by Amanda (who made an absolutely scrumptious crab cake),  Olivia […]

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MCL Picks From America’s Got Talent Season 10 Week Four Show With Videos


  Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent  Most of this week’s show was devoted to extreme outdoor acts. And many were absolutely exciting. However, there was some promising talent indoors as well so, with that in mind, here are my picks for Week 4 on America’s Got Talent Season 10.   Did they jive with yours? Comment […]

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Performing MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 10: Week 4


   Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent America’s Got Talent Season 10 is already at Week 4 of the Preliminary Auditions  If you haven’t yet done so, check out my MCL favorites from last week’s show.  And from the Premiere Show and Week Two Show.  I hope to continue to do the same this week and in the weeks […]

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Netflix TV’s Orange Is The New Black Season 3 Is Ready To Rock Your World 


   Picture Credit: Orange Is The New Black/Netflix Update:  OITNB is streaming now!  Have fun everyone!  On Friday June 12th, those naughty little inmates are back to entertain you when Orange Is The New Black Season 3 explodes on Netflix.  And explode it will as this show has captured the attention of audience and critics […]

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CNN Premieres Eight-Part Series About The Seventies. Episode One: Television Gets Real


   Picture Credit: #SeventiesCNN Last year, CNN aired the award -winning 10-part documentary, The Sixties.  It was just wonderful and it always left me wanting more.  Most episodes were an only an hour long and easily could have been stretched to a two hour- time frame without losing viewer interest.  This year, CNN is focusing on The […]

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