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A MasterClass Moment: David Cook’s ShowStopping Response To Caleb Johnson


When will American Idol Season 13 winner, Caleb Johnson, ever learn to keep his mouth shut? Someone “google” him a filter and a brain because this guy does not know how “keep a lid on it” to save his life. Recently, he dissed American Idol Season 7 winner, David Cook, by saying that he – […]

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Performing Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 9: The Quarter – Finals Group Four


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC And so this week, America’s Got Talent showcases the Final Group of 12 Quarter-Finalists. Scheduled to perform on Tuesday, August 19th at 9:00 on NBC are: One Voice Children’s Choir Cellists Emil & Dariel Extreme Dance Company The Bad Boys of Ballet Mothmen Dance, Magician Smoothini Dom the Bom’s Triple […]

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Cooking Masterclass For MasterChef Season Five Top 8: Fighting For The Perfect Teammate


Picture Credit: MasterChef This week, the MasterChef Top 8 will be working in Teams of 2 and the kicker is this: they have to pick their own teammates. I was chuckling when I watched the video below – that Leslie breaks me up! He proves that age and experience really rock and he is quite […]

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CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Ten: Sex, Drugs And Rock And Roll


I may have experienced my teen years during The Sixties but this particular “free to be” revolution didn’t even come close to being on my radar. However, many young people embraced this hippie, “why not” revolution in am effort to “find themselves” and/or express themselves without barriers. Good times! Really good times! Really, really, really […]

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Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Dies At Age 89


Well, today is another sad day. Hollywood star, Lauren Bacall, has died at the age of 89. I loved her. Everything about her – her exquisite acting, her classy look, her professionalism, her voice and her name. Lauren. So beautiful. However, her real name was Betty but she was convinced by her agent to change […]

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Remembering Robin Williams: “Make Your Life Spectacular”.


I was just watching CNN’s remarkable coverage of the death of iconic comedian and actor, Robin Williams. They played his graduation speech from the movie, “Jack”, and it struck me as so poignant and so chilling, considering that he is no longer with us on Earth. His words, “Make your life spectacular – I know […]

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Performing Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 9: The Quarter – Finals Group Three


Last week’s show showcased many exceptional performances and I am happy with some of the acts voted through to the semi-finals. That being said, I feel singer Jacob Curlee is as sweet as pie but he is one of the weakest singers I have ever seen on these shows. His voice is expressionless – no […]

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Iconic Comedian Robin Williams Dies At Age 63


Some Mondays are worse than others. And this is a heartwrenching, devastating Monday with the untimely death of the great Robin Williams.. With this news, the Hollywood world is in turmoil – the restaurants are surrounded by an eerie silence as mourners express their inward grief over this news. I am sure this shock has […]

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Cooking Masterclass For MasterChef Season Five Top 10: Let’s Play Football!


Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox This week, the Top 10 take to the football field to highlight their cooking prowess. Led by Team Captains, Elizabeth and Jaimee, both of whom won the Top 11 challenge last week, the home cooks must provide football snacks for the crowd while weathering, so to speak, the unpredictable natural elements. Like […]

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A Masterclass Moment: American Idol Contestant Serenades And Dances With Jennifer Lopez


Okay! this is too darn cute. It made me smile and I like to call it my Masterclass Moment of the Day. It appears that a contestant in Nashville, upon receiving his gold ticket for Hollywood, had another ticket in mind. An opportunity to slow dance with judge Jennifer Lopez. However, what made this moment […]

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CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Nine: The Times They Are A-Changin’


The Sixties was quite the revolutionary decade. Looking back, it seems almost unbelievable that the social issues raised during this decade were significant enough to warrant change, but, we have evolved and become a better culture as a result of the social movements of strong leaders during this decade. Acceptance of Homosexuality , equal rights […]

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Performing Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 9: The Quarter – Finals Group Two


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC Last week’s first group of quarter-finalists gave exciting performances. Well, some were more exciting than others, but, overall, it was a great show. That being said, I feel that the correct performers were voted through to the semi-finals, especially my new front-runner, Miguel Dakota. What a star and he possesses […]

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Cooking Masterclass For MasterChef Season Five Top 11: A Tale Of Two Boxes


Picture Credit: Fox/MasterChef It is Civic Day here in Canada so I am late to the gate posting this blog topic. We are getting mighty close to the Top 10 of MasterChef. So exciting. Last week, Francis Biondi was eliminated. I was sad to see him leave as he was one of my favorites. And […]

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American Idol Season 7 Finalist, Michael Johns, Dies At the Age Of 35


I honestly don’t know how to do this. I don’t. Like all of you, I am saddened and shocked by the recent passing of Michael Johns. According to his website and numerous reports, Michael passed away from a blood clot in his ankle on Saturday, August 2nd. I am assuming that his death was completely […]

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CNN Presents The Sixties Episode Eight: 1968


The 8th installment of The Sixties show airs on CNN at 9:00 PM on Thursday, July 31st. This week, the focus is on the year 1968. It was not a very good year. There was so much unrest and turmoil in the United States which culminated in the assassinations of the Reverend Martin Luther King […]

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Performing Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 9: The Live Shows Begin


Picture Credit: America’s Got Talent/NBC The first Group Of Twelve Acts is set to hit the America’s Got Talent stage on Tuesday, July 29th at 9:00 PM. on NBC Over the next four weeks, four groups of twelve will perform for your votes, with the results being revealed each Wednesday. Scheduled to perform tonight are […]

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David Cook And David Archuleta’s Heartwarming Reunion On Stage.


A couple of days ago, American Idol Season 7 Runner-Up, David Archuleta, surprised American Idol Season 7 winner, David Cook, with an impromptu visit during the latter’s concert in Sandy, Utah. David Archuleta performed his hit, “Crush”, accompanied by background vocals supplied by David Cook. How perfect is this? And how exciting for the fans. […]

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Cooking Masterclass For MasterChef Season Five Top 12: Team Spirit In The MasterChef Kitchen


Picture Credit: MasterChef/Fox This week, the remaining 12 home cooks are divided into teams. Based on last week’s results, the Team Leaders, chosen by our knowledgeable and discerning MasterChef Judges, Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Grahm Elliott, are Ahran for the Red Team and Elizabeth for the Blue Team. Anyone following closely take note: Leslie […]

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Performing Masterclass For America’s Got Talent Season 9: Judgement Week


Picture Credit: NBC/America’s Got Talent Does anyone know what is going on with this show this season? Two weeks of reruns? Really? Sounds to me like a production malfunction. Maybe the producers are making it up as the show moves along. Are they, perhaps, discovering the power of social media and becoming influenced by which […]

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Cooking Masterclass For MasterChef Season Five Top 13: Panic Attack In The MasterChef Kitchen


This week’s episode of MasterChef should be a doozy!! One contestant, Elise, has a veritable panic attack while competing for a spot in the Top 12. Check out the video below. My heart goes out to her. I really, really love her. She has a wonderful personality and is so determined. But, unfortunately, the pressure […]

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