Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Entertainment News Updates

American Idol News

Jason Castro latest video blog
By talk(talk)

Jason Castro updates us with this video blog he did in Dallas. Go Jason!

David Cook’s ‘Light On’: Resistance is futile!
By Michael Slezak

It’s no secret that I thought America Idol voters did the right thing by handing the season 7 crown to David Cook last May. After all, I reasoned at the time, the show needed a champ who’d be ready from…Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch –

Fans react as Clay Aiken reveals that he’s gay – MI,USA

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP NEW YORK (AP) — The revelation that Clay Aiken is gay hasn’t fazed Simon Cowell. The “American Idol” judge reacted in typically …read more

Broadway News

Canadian Idol News

Canadian Idol finalist to perform at fundraiser
Owen Sound Sun Times – Owen Sound,Ontario,Canada

An upcoming Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser will feature an appearance by Canadian Idol finalist Drew Wright. Pink Pearls and Parfaits, billed as “an …read more

General Entertainment News

MySpace Music Could Shake up Digital Music
PC World – USA

MySpace Music represents a promising next step in the tumultuous integration of the Web into the music business, but its success hinges on a number of …read more

Carnegie opens season with tribute to Bernstein
The Associated Press

With his music, he still seems to reach out and embrace us.” From the Carnegie podium, Thomas couldn’t resist borrowing a page from Bernstein’s iconic Young …read more

Steve: Thu September 25 ’08 – But Come Ye Back
My good friend Patricia O’Callaghan, as well as Mike Ross and Dennis Lee, The Apostle of Hustle, the legendary Don Francks, Sarah Slean and Melanie Doane will all put on fantastic sets. Hope to see you there. …BNL Blog –

Jennifer Hudson Sheds ‘Effie’ For Aretha, Thanks Whitney Houston
Singersroom News – New York,NY,USA

If you were wondering if Jennifer Hudson’s debut would sound like an extension of ‘Effie White (Dreamgirls)’ you’ll be in for a surprise according to the …read more

MySpace Music relaunches, tries to turn up revenue volume
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA

When it came to music, “you guys are basically in our rear-view mirror; we’re going in different directions,” DeWolfe recalled Iovine saying…read more

‘America’s Got Talent’ Announces Live Show in Las Vegas
Entertainment Tonight News – USA

NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent” is bringing the competition to a live stage, and viewers can buy tickets to see all the action! For one night only, …read more

Cowell Confirms Spears Show
WHAM – Rochester,NY,USA

Simon Cowell has confirmed Britney Spears will appear on his British talent show The X-Factor, admitting she’s the “number one booking in the world”…read more

Television News

MCL NOTE: Neal should win! He is absolutely an amazing classical vocalist.
Piers Morgan: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Isn’t Fixed
BuddyTV – Seattle,WA,USA

The latest rumor floating around is that opera singer Neal E. Boyd has been picked to win season 3 of America’s Got Talent since entering the competition…read more

Ricky Gervais To Host The Oscars?
Access Hollywood – USA

But Ricky could face strong competition for the show job as the Academy Awards heads to ABC — the same network “The Tonight Show’s” Jay Leno is rumored to …read more

Google lands deal to sell ads on Bloomberg TV
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA

On the heels of last month’s deal to sell advertising on some of NBC Universal’s cable networks, Google has hooked up with Bloomberg Television to sell some …read more

‘America’s Got Talent’ recap: Who’s going to win it all?
Entertainment Weekly – USA

So, your season-long America’s Got Talent recapper Jaya Saxena has left us — left the country, in fact. I don’t think it’s because of this show — or the …read more

Late Night Political Humor
By iron

Due to a phone book misprint, callers to the New Jersey Democratic party actually got connected to a sex phone line. Ironically, on the sex phone line, you could still talk to former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey.” -Jay Leno …Political Irony –

Letterman Mocks McCain for Bailing on Late Show Appearance
About – News & Issues – New York,NY,USA

Letterman had unusually harsh words for John McCain after he canceled his appearance on the “Late Show” Wednesday night. McCain told Letterman he had to …read more

David Letterman’s Thoughts on McCain’s TV Cancellation
By TheInsider(The Insider)

Letterman’s “Top 10” centered on what questions people would ask the McCain presidential campaign, and the talk-show host even talked about the cancellation with guest Keith Olbermann. As always, Letterman managed to weave in jokes …The Insider Featured News –


Barack Obama Declines To Follow John McCain’s Lead In Suspending … – USA

… focus on the economic-bailout package being hammered out in Washington, his rival, Democratic Senator Barack Obama, said he would not be following suit…read more

Obama Says Now is the Time for a Debate
ABC News – USA

Barack Obama, D-Ill., will not match Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in suspending his campaign to work on the economic crisis in Washington DC, and made clear …read more

McCain campaign gives thumbs-down to Tina Fey’s dead-on …
The TV Guy – Orlando,FL,USA

Witness the routines of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and “Saturday Night Live…read more

Bush summons Obama, McCain for crisis economy talks

… US President George W. Bush called unprecedented emergency talks for Thursday with the two men vying to succeed him, John McCain and Barack Obama…read more

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

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