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The Reality Check – Top 20 American Idol Contestants Of All-Time Part 1

The Reality Check – Top 20 American Idol Contestants Of All-Time Part 1

Photo via screenrant.com As a prelude to the twelfth season of American Idol, rather than do a normal preview of this season’s talent, I wanted to do something with a more historical scope. My Reality Check podcast partner-in-crime Tiffany ( @TVProducerLady ) and I jumped on Skype for a couple hours and went through every single top 12 (13 in some seasons) finalist in all eleven previous seasons and discussed them ad nauseum. We didn’t come up with a specific algorithm [...]

Valentine’s Day Character Crushes!

Valentine’s Day Character Crushes!

So this is Valentine’s Day? They can keep it! OK, so maybe I shouldn’t be saying that, after all I’m hitched and as a decent husband I should be overspending today on flowers, candy and teddy bears in hopes that my wife will repay me in … making awesome dinner for me! I’m a hopeless romantic, but I’ve never understood why we have to go out of our way this one day to love someone we should be loving just [...]

Arsenio Is Back!: Check Out The Trailer

Arsenio Is Back!: Check Out The Trailer

It’s been a long time since I’ve been excited for anything on late night TV. Sure, Conan’s cool. Fallon’s OK, and I can hang with Letterman every now and then. But nothing has been the same since Arsenio Hall signed off in 1994, after a five year run that did much for the representation of urban culture on television. Guess what, boys and girls? Arsenio is back this September with a new talk show! Thanks to his success on the [...]

The X Factor USA Season 2 – And Then There Were 3

The X Factor USA Season 2 – And Then There Were 3

Even if you weren’t an Emblem3 fan, you had to be surprised to see them go instead of Fifth Harmony. Simon’s pandering to the audience for votes for Fifth Harmony more than likely hurt Emblem3′s chances. He pandered for the wrong team. It left us with a rather bland final three. Tate Stevens was an early favorite who got boring mid-season and finished strong. Carly Rose has been consistently good all season long. And Fifth Harmony has been terribly inconsistent [...]