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November 16, 2017 – 3:44 pm | 3 Comments

I’ve been attending lots of award-season screenings and am behind in reviews, so I’ll do some in this format. Below are my quick thoughts on Justice League.
What you want to know up front: I liked …

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AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Finalists from Group 2

February 27, 2009 – 1:41 am | 9 Comments

Let’s get right to the point. The 3 who made the top 12 from this bunch were Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. Save for the choice of Iraheta, who has an incredibly powerful …

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THE REAPER Kicks Butt!

February 26, 2009 – 12:50 am | 6 Comments
beat_reaper

Man, oh man, I just finished this book by Josh Bazell called Beat the Reaper and it was so good, I started writing this review before the book’s back cover had slapped shut. That’s how …

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AMERICAN IDOL — Group 2 of Semi-Finalists

February 26, 2009 – 12:36 am | 8 Comments

The girls were way better than the guys tonight and it burns me that the rules force us to accept at least one guy from this group into the top 12. There are three girls …

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Backstage Oscars Scoop!

February 23, 2009 – 5:57 am | 11 Comments
fr12

After the ceremony, I received a call from a source who attended the show and had lots of scoop to share. Here’s our conversation: [She also took the photo below]
PCN: Spill! Tell me your favorite …

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2009 Oscars Fashion Round-Up

February 23, 2009 – 5:19 am | 10 Comments
n-portman1

There were a lot of beautiful dresses tonight so it’s hard to pick a best. Even the “bad” ones weren’t horrible. But Nerdies need to be given out so here goes:
Best Dressed—Female: (Tie) Anne Hathaway …

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81st Academy Awards — "Nerdies" for Best & Worst

February 23, 2009 – 3:54 am | 16 Comments
phillip-petit

Overall, a fun show. I was psyched I got all except two of my predictions right (missed on Best Sound Editing and Best Foreign Film). If you want just a list of winners, click here. Otherwise, …

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Video of Hugh Jackman Rehearsing for Oscars!

February 21, 2009 – 10:11 am | One Comment

Check this out. Someone took footage of Hugh Jackman rehearsing for the Oscars in New York and Hollywood. Entertainment journalist Nikki Finke confirmed its authenticity. Hugh narrates it, shows off his ripped arms (those guns are …

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My Oscar Predictions!

February 20, 2009 – 1:16 pm | 11 Comments
jackman_tux

The Oscars are finally here! I’m looking forward to seeing Hugh Jackman in a tux and hopefully shaking his money maker a little. There’s a rumor that Anne Hathaway will be doing the opening musical …

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AMERICAN IDOL Reveals First 3 of Top 12 for Season 8

February 18, 2009 – 10:12 pm | 8 Comments

WTH?!! Anoop is gone? Argggghhh! Most shocking and upsetting result of the night! Man, I thought he was a sure thing. I voted for him about 30 times and he’s still going home. What happened?! …

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Top 10 Performances Robbed of Oscars

February 18, 2009 – 12:57 am | 31 Comments
h-hunter

Oscar Sunday is coming up this weekend and, though I’m really looking forward to it, I have a feeling at least one of my faves won’t win. I think my predictions are pretty solid but …

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AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — First Batch of 12

February 18, 2009 – 12:27 am | 3 Comments

Oh wow, so many people crashed and burned tonight. I went in thinking, “How can we pick only 3 for the next round?” By the end of the evening, I could barely find three to …

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