Masterclass Lady’s Media Blitz: Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Entertainment and Political News Updates

American Idol News

David Archuleta: Double-Threat? Crooner to Make Acting Debut
TV Guide – 3 hours ago

Those who take the time to know a little about David, will find him to be a rare individual, kind and considerate. And for those who need more than a voice, …read more

Idols Hudson, Cook odd mix of underdog, super talent
Albany Times Union, NY – 3 hours ago

By ANN POWERS, Los Angeles Times What do Jennifer Hudson and David Cook have in common, besides attention-grabbing new singles and an “American Idol” past? …read more

American Idol Judges Coming To Kansas City
MyFox Kansas City, MO – 1 hour ago

It’s time to pass out golden tickets to Hollywood for Kansas City American Idol auditioners. Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Ryan Seacrest will …read more

American Idol’s Anwar Robinson to Star in Syracuse Stage’s Godspell, NY – 6 hours ago

American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson will star as Jesus in Godspell, presented by Syracuse Stage and the Department of Drama in The College of Visual and …
“Idol” Finalist Robinson Will Star in Syracuse Godspell

David Archuleta Shows Acting Debut in ‘iCarly’
AceShowbiz – 10 hours ago

Kick starting from “American Idol”, David Archuleta lands himself in the acting world. The runner-up for season seven of the singing talent show will make …David Archuleta to Make Acting Debut People Magazine

David on WNCI this Morning; Plans for 11/11; Slide Show
2 hours ago by Jenny

Until new pictures of David start rolling in–and they will, don’t worry–we are going to reminesce. Bear with me as I display my favorite tour pictures! Click on the little icon with four arrows going four different directions in the …Fans of David Archuleta –

David Cook — Thank You — Video Blog
10 hours ago by Rickey

David Cook thanks his fans! Yay! The “web” nerds crashed the Sony BMG database! Woohoo! Buy “Light On” on iTunes. Video clip: — American Idol 24/7 –

Review: Jennifer Hudson’s brilliant voice victim of dull songs …
Chicago Tribune, United States – 2 hours ago

She lets it rip across her multi-octave range, which may be enough to satisfy many of the fans she acquired as an “American Idol” runner-up and as the …read more
Video: Jennifer Hudson’s New Album CBS

Carrie Underwood’s star keeps rising long after ‘Idol’, MI – 8 hours ago

“Right after I came off ‘American Idol,’ I used every single opportunity that I could to prove myself,” says Underwood, who will perform at Joe Louis Arena …read more

Broadway News

Broadway dimming lights to honor Paul Newman
Newsday, NY – 1 hour ago

(AP / January 1, 1994) WESTPORT, Conn, – Broadway will honor the life and career of Paul Newman by dimming theater marquees on Friday. The Broadway League …read more

West Side Story Books Broadway’s Palace Theatre, NY – 1 hour ago

by Staff The previously announced Broadway revival of West Side Story has booked the Palace Theatre for a production that will begin previews …read more

Off-Broadway gets a taste of Sunset Strip in ‘Rock of Ages’
Los Angeles Times, CA – 2 hours ago

The off-Broadway show is “Rock of Ages,” and stars Constantine Maroulis, who got lots of face time on “American Idol” in 2005. He plays an aspiring heavy …read more

Weekend In New York Seeing the Show Without Breaking the Bank
New York Times, United States – 1 hour ago

One hundred and twenty dollars plus fees for an orchestra seat to see a Broadway show? In this economy? When the government fails to act, Weekend in New …read more

Shindle to Host “Next Broadway Sensation” Finale Oct. 3, NY – 17 hours ago

By Adam Hetrick Legally Blonde’s Kate Shindle will host the grand finale of the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s “Next Broadway Sensation” competition …read more

Canadian Idol News

General Entertainment News

Screen Actors Guild negotiators call for strike vote
Entertainment Weekly – 4 hours ago

SAG is the lone holdout still negotiating a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (its previous deal expired in June)…read more

Hollywood actors urged to strike
BBC News, UK – 2 hours ago

The call for the strike vote brought a prompt response from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents the studios…read more

Television News

Late Night Political Humor6 hours ago by Iron Knee
-Jay Leno.
“Members of Congress have been squabbling over a new bailout package they’re trying to get passed. It’sa tough situation. Everyone agrees it’s something that needs to be done, but nobody wants to be the one that wants to step …Political Irony –

MCL NOTE: I am so happy that Neal won! A very deserving winner!
Opera Guy Wins ‘America’s Got Talent’
Hartford Courant, United States – 11 hours ago

By Roger Catlin on October 1, 2008 10:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) But the $1 million winner of “America’s Got Talent” Wednesday was Neil E. Boyd, …read more

America’s Got Talent Picks a Winner
E! Online – 8 hours ago

America’s got talent—as well as people who impersonate Ozzy Osbourne and shake unnaturally large portions of their anatomy—but only one person can …read more

It’s Official: Rosie’s Headed to NBC Prime Time!
Entertainment Weekly – 25 minutes ago

Being that both Cher and Carol Burnet are still working along with a lot of other greats from the variety show era, I hope to see them make an appearance …read more


Springsteen Announces More Concert Dates for Obama
FOXNews – 1 hour ago

AP Bruce Springsteen will perform Monday at an Eastern Michigan University rally for Democrat Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. The Obama campaign was …read more

No, honest, Bill Clinton swears he’s really for Obama — and a …
Los Angeles Times, CA – 44 minutes ago

As The Ticket noted in an item last night with details from The Times’ Faye Fiore, B. Clinton was down in Florida where Barack Obama is making a real race …read more

Economic fears driving voters into Obama camp
Globe and Mail, Canada – 5 hours ago

… for weeks seemed to be toss-ups, such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Iowa, have swung solidly in favour of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama…read more

First thoughts: The stakes for Palin
MSNBC – 24 minutes ago

Tonight is about one person, Sarah Palin. If for some reason the post-debate chatter isn’t about Palin, then Biden had himself one bad night…read more

Political Wisdom: Sarah Palin’s Big Moment Arrives
Wall Street Journal Blogs, NY – 3 hours ago

by Sara Murray and Gerald F. Seib Tonight’s vice presidential debate is the big moment for Gov. Sarah Palin, and Michelle Cottle of The New Republic says …read more

Special thanks to Wadahoot for this wonderful idea. I welcome your news items in the comments section below this article.

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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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