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Today I'm thinking about movies coming to theaters this year that I can't wait to see.
Tron Legacy: December
Garrett Hedlund stars as Sam Flynn, who in search for his father, finds himself digitalized in the same cyber world as his father played by Jeff Bridges, reprising his role as Kevin Flynn from the original 1982 Tron.
The Twilight Saga Eclipse: June
Not only is Victoria still hunting Bella, but now the Volturi are after her too. Knowing that Bella is still human they want her dead. Edward promises to turn her eventually but hesitates even when things look their worst and vows to protect her. Jacob's love for Bella and vow to protect her could damage his relationship with his pack and Bella fears for his life. Bella loves them both and they both love her who will she choose?
Kristen Stewart recently talked about the trailer for Eclipse. She said, "I think Taylor looks really great," she adds, "Like Taylor looks very strong and I love his voice in it. He's good in it."
Iron Man 2: May
The world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.
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Your Keyword is "TRON" 250 points.
Today I'm thinking about Jennifer Aniston. You just can't avoid her even if you wanted to although I don't know why you would she's adorable. She's all over the tabloids because the rumor of Brad and Angelina splitting up has spurred rumors of Brad and Jen hanging out again. Of course neither one has confirmed that they've seen each other Jen did say in an interview for her new movie "The Bounty Hunter," that reuniting with an ex (not specifically Brad) might work out, "Absolutely. When you dated before maybe you were at a time in your life when you're not ready and not mature enough to make a big commitment. But people change and you learn to accept the good and the bad."
Now speaking of the movie "The Bounty Hunter" rumors have also surfaced about her and her hunky costar Gerard Butler hooking up. "Gerry is lovely, he's a really nice guy," Jen told the UK Television program GMTV. "But it seems I get linked to all my co-stars. There seems to be a formula - if you make a movie together, then you must be dating in real life. I don't know who starts those rumors but I'm learning to ignore them." Hey Jen, I hate to remind you, but didn't your ex-husband hook up with his costar in real life...while he was still married to you?
While we're on the topic of marriage let's talk about one that's gotten a little too much press lately considering the couple. Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt from the MTV reality show "The Hills" although Heidi is more well known for her 10 plastic surgeries in one day now. News is she fired her hubby Spencer, who was her manager and replaced him with a psychic! Crazy move? Maybe not, today's news: Heidi Montag has landed a role in a romantic comedy called "Just Go With It" due out in 2011 which stars Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman. Filming starts Monday according to Heidi's twitter account. I hope this movie is more successful than her album, "Superficial" which sold around 1000 copies in the first week. No I didn't leave out any zeros it really only sold one thousand copies. I guess that would be a good reason to fire Spencer as the manager of your career.
Your keyword is "Jen" 250 points.
Today I'm thinking about how upset I am over the American Idol results! The results show was on last night and I only agree with one of the 4 contestants who were sent home.
Katelyn Epperly deserved to go home after murdering that Carol King song.
Todrick Hall was on my cut list two weeks in a row prior to Wednesday night's performance of Queen with which I thought he did great. He didn't deserve to go home after that performance if he managed to stay in prior to that. I was kind of upset, but could live with this one because like I said I wanted him to go home prior to this week.
Lilly Scott in now way deserved to go home! That girl is an artist! I don't understand this one at all! Maybe people didn't like her choice of song, but she made it her own and sang well and that's what really counts. I was mad that she got sent packing.
Alex Lambert was the 4th goodbye of the night. I couldn't believe it! This kid has talent. He is so good, but I agree with Ellen when she said, "You're so good, you just need to have more experience, you need to believe in yourself." That was his only downfall he just suffered stage fright so bad he had a hard time opening up and showing America all that he had to offer, but I believe that if he had been allowed to continue in the competition he would've surprised us. That was really sad.
I had one person post a comment on my Facebook page that she was so disgusted with the results that she may actually stop watching the rest of the season. What do you think of the results? (comment below)
Your keyword is "Alex" 250 points.
I'm thinking again today about American Idol. Or American Idol alumni anyway.
Carrie Underwood's "Play On" tour kicks off in Reading, Pennsylvania tonight. Craig Morgan is opening for her and I understand that they'll be doing a duet every other night at the end of the show.
Speaking of tours American Idol winner from last season, Kris Allen is going out on tour opening for Keith Urban for several of his dates. You may remember that they sang Urban's "Kiss a Girl" together last season on American Idol.
Third place contestant from last year, Danny Gokey will be in Nashville this weekend to play both shows at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday.
Other Danny Gokey news, his debut album, "My Best Days", brought out the fans, with first-week sales of more than 65 thousand copies. The accomplishment nets Gokey the best opening-week sales by a debut country male since Billy Ray Cyrus' "Some Gave All" in 1992. The album's total sales also earn "My Best Days" this week's highest chart entry by a debut artist, landing at #4 on the Top 200 and #3 on the Country Albums Chart.
Today I'm thinking that all of the guys did a pretty good job last night on American Idol. But Big Mike brought down the house again singing "This Woman's Work" by Maxwell. It is obvious that he's not just trying to stay in it, but that he wants to win this competition and according to the judges last night he just might. (listen to a clip of the performance below)
During Big Mike's performance Kara had to turn her head away. When they got to her comments we found out that it was because he made her cry! She said, "I've never cried after hearing something like that, it's amazing. You were amazing."
Now that I've gone on about how great Mike was let me tell you about the other guys. All the guys were good as I said to start the blog other than Mike I don't think any of the other guys really did a bad job. I always like it better when there's at least one clear cut bad one like there was with the girls, but hey there's always next week.
Lee Dewyze started the night with a surprising song choice, "Fireflies" by Owl City. Ellen liked it, Kara thought it was a solid performance and Simon thinks Lee will make it into the top 12. I liked it he is such a great singer I know he'll make it into the top 12 and he hasn't had a bad week leading up to this one so I think he's safe.
Alex Lambert looked like he was going to either pee his pants or throw up on stage. He looked terrified and he has admitted that he has a serious case of stage fright. Besides being completely uncomfortable he did a good job with the song, "Trouble" by Ray Lamontagne. Randy thought that he was rushing the song, Ellen loved it she actually called him a "mushy banana" because he's ripening so fast, Kara and Simon both said he needs to relax and get comfortable on stage. Simon went so far as to suggest he imagine Randy in a bikini. He has a great voice I would love to see him move on.
Tim Urban did so well with Jeff Buckley's version of "Hallelujah" that Ellen actually ran up onto the stage and hugged him. Kara felt that it was an honest performance and Simon says that it was his best performance. Tim is improving so much every week I'm starting to like him.
Andrew Garcia may be at the end of the line. He made a huge impact when he did Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" and hasn't been able to live up to it so this week he decided to duplicate it by singing Christina Aguilera "Genie in a Bottle" and it wasn't great. It was good, but not as mind blowing as the Paula song. He set the bar too high and is struggling to live up to it and that's a big problem in the competition. Randy and Kara didn't think it worked either. Ellen thought the song choice was great and Simon thought it was desperate. We'll see if he's one of the two guys to say goodbye tonight.
Casey James did Keith Urban's "You'll think of Me" and did it very well. I love it when he just sings and plays the acoustic guitar and so does Kara she said she's "kinda getting back on the Casey train." Randy thought it was too safe, Simon thought it was sincere. He's good to go.
Aaron Kelly, the youngest of the entire group of remaining contestants is sweet, but I just don't care for his voice. I see him as another ballad singer like David Archaleta was and I don't dig that. Randy thought Aaron's vocals were good, Ellen thought it was just OK, Kara thought it was too old a song for him and Simon disagreed with Kara. He may be saying his goodbyes.
Todrick Hall impressed me last night. I have been wishing him out since Hollywood week, but he did "Somebody to Love Me" by Queen and rocked it! Randy thought it was "hot", Kara thought his singing was good, Simon thinks he should be on Broadway. I agree with all of them. I hope he sticks around for the top 12.
If the viewers vote the way I believe they're supposed to, vote for the best singers of this week not taking into account previous performances I think Andrew Garcia and Aaron Kelly may be going home, but this week is very hard.
Tune in for the results show tonight at 7 on Fox and find out if I'm right in my predictions on which two girls and which two guys go home.
Your keyword is "Tonight" 250 points.
Today I'm thinking about American Idol of course. We are in the top 16 on American Idol.
The top 8 girls competed last night and it was awesome! Two ladies will say their goodbyes on Thursday night and I think it is pretty obvious who should go home, but America never seems to vote my way.
Let's do like the judges and start off with the good.
Crystal Bowersox was AWESOME! Singing Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason" her bluesy voice is perfect for Tracy type music. Simon said, "Right now you are the one everyone has to beat, I'm telling you." I agree one million billion percent with Simon.
Didi Benami has such a unique voice and last night she blew me and the judges away with Fleetwood Mac's "Rihannon". The judges commented on how great a performance it was especially considering how badly she was torn apart last week.
Lacey Brown performed "Story" by Brandi Carlisle which put her back on track according to the judges. She did a really great job. There is just something about that girl I like. It might be her sunny disposition or her unique look I'm not sure.
Lilly Scott played the mandolin while singing Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" which Kara said she somehow made sound current. Simon thought it was good, but lacked the "WOW" factor and Randy loved it. I gotta go with Simon on this one.
Siobhan Magnus did "House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals which was in my opinion a good performance, but far below performances she's done in past weeks. Simon was under impressed, Kara loves that she's unique and different and Ellen was captivated by her performance.
Katie Stevens is such a cute young lady, the youngest of the girls left in the competition, but she just didn't come through for me last night singing Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway". She wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either. Simon and Kara both think Katie is confused about what kind of artist she wants to be. Both Ellen and Randy said poor song choice and I have to agree with them. However, I don't think it was bad enough for her to go home.
Paige Miles performed "Smile" and it was her worst performance to date and possibly the worst performance of the night or at least tied for the worst (listen to the clip below). Paige, I had such high hopes for you! Wrong song that's all I can say. The judges felt that she misunderstood the song completely and that ruined her performance. I'm afraid this may be the end of the road for her. If the voters take into consideration only last night's performance when voting.
Katelyn Epperly, not only tried to sing a Carol King song, but she tried to look like her too. Carol King "I Feel the Earth Move" is such a great song and she murdered it last night. The judges didn't feel like she connected with the song. She said she didn't want to be "corny" again this week. I think she's on her way out the door.
The top 8 guys perform tonight on Fox at 8pm and 2 guys and 2 girls pack their bags on Thursday's results show at 7pm.
Your keyword is "Paige" 250 points
Danny Gokey signs endorsement deal with Wisconsin Vision
Monday March 8, 2010
Categories: American Idol, Christian music in mainstream
American Idol contestant Danny Gokey is known for more than just his singing story and personal story. The former worship leader is famous for his eyewear.
In a press release, Wisconsin Vision reports:
Former American Idol finalist and current country music recording artist Danny Gokey has signed a two-year marketing agreement with Wisconsin Vision, the state's largest independently owned optical company. For Gokey, known for his passion for eye wear, the signing is his first long-term endorsement deal and his first with a Wisconsin-based business. The agreement is Wisconsin Vision's largest-ever marketing investment and first use of a celebrity spokesperson.
Under the agreement, Gokey will wear up to 60 pairs of Wisconsin Vision glasses, be featured in Wisconsin Vision Milwaukee-area marketing campaigns including television and outdoor advertising and social media, and make personal in-store appearances.
The company's first television commercial and outdoor ads featuring Danny Gokey will appear in May. The Wisconsin Vision website will also feature documentary-style videos featuring Gokey.
Danny Gokey was the third runner up on American Idol, season 8, and captured viewer's hearts with the story of his late wife, Sophia. Gokey released his debut album, My Best Days, last week.
Danny says, "Milwaukee will always be home and supporting area-based businesses is important to me. I'm known for my eyewear. With Wisconsin Vision I will not only have the best in fashion, but also the most accurate lenses available made right here in Wisconsin by a family-owned company."
Your keyword is "glasses" 250 points.
Sandra Bullock's Razzie acceptance speech:
Sandra Bullock became the first person to ever win a Razzie for Worst Actress and the following night win an Oscar for Best Actress.
Your keyword is "Razzie" 250 points.
Today I'm thinking about American Idol Results:
Guys: John Park and Jermaine Sellers
Girls: Michelle Delamor and Haeley Vaughn
We now have the top 16. Next week 2 more guys and 2 more girls go home then we'll know the top 12 and it's no longer gender split so guys look out!!
Danny Gokey performed on last night's results show and he was great! Danny was my favorite last season I'm so glad he decided to go country. I always wondered what prompted that though because he doesn't sound country and he never showed interest in being a country artist while competing on the show. He tells us what got him into country music in the clip below check it out.
Your keyword is "Top16" 250 points.
Today I'm thinking about American Idol. There are so many good girls I can't even vote!
Crystal Bowersox kicked off the night after being in the hospital from complications from Diabetes the day before and she rocked the house and wowed the judges. I'm loving her bluesy, Americana style.
Didi Benami is still one of my favorites however last night I don't think she was quite as good as last week, but I think she's safe. She has such an interesting voice I love it.
Katelyn Epperly put Ellen to sleep with her super slow version of a Cold Play song. She has a great voice, but her performance was just not up to par.
Katie Stevens has such a range, but she didn't work it out enough last night to impress the judges though she did do a nice job on her song.
I love Lacey Brown's look she's got such a unique beauty and such a great bubbly smiley personality I want to see her go far, but I just don't think she's got what it takes. She chose a good song last night, but still couldn't impress the judges.
Lilly Scott is unbelievable! She's got a great voice, she's a great performer and she has a unique style. I think she'll go pretty far.
Michelle Delamor made a vast improvement over last week. She's still not one of my favorites, but she has a good voice.
Paige Miles has an amazing voice and the Kelly Clarkson song she did last night was great, but Kara didn't think that she understood the meaning of the song so didn't appreciate the performance. I guess Kara did write the song so she'd know. Paige has some mileage left in her.
Siobhan Magnus, Simon calls her a strange little thing. She sang a really big song "Think" by Aretha Franklin. Ellen said she was worried when she first saw that she was taking on such a big song and said that people would've probably advised her against doing it, but "people didn't think blankets should have sleeves and look at th snuggie, it's huge!" Siobhan did a great job.
Haeley Vaughn is on her way out. She's so smiley and cute and young and I love that about her, but she just doesn't have the chops to hack it. Check out the clip below of her singing Miley Cyrus' "The Climb".
Tonight 2 girls and 2 guys will be saying their goodbyes. Danny Gokey will be back on the Idol stage to perform "My Best Days Are Ahead of Me". Danny's advise to the contestants, "Just remain steady. Remain calm and collected." He adds, "I mean, I think nerves are the biggest thing they're going to deal with on the show."
Your keyword is "Haeley" 250 points.
Today I'm thinking about how much the guys improved from last week to this week. Let me just say my favorites changed after last night's performances. I was on the Casey James bandwagon, he still did well last night, but just not as well as my two new favs. I also really liked Andrew Garcia, but he just hasn't lived up to that moment he sang Paula Abdul's Straight Up. My two new favorite guys are Michael Lynche who sang "This is a Man's World" by James Brown (listen below) and Lee Dewyze who sang "Lips of An Angel" by Hinder.
The guys were originally supposed to perform tonight, but one of the girls, Crystal Bowersox was taken to the hospital yesterday morning and was unable to perform so they had to switch the girls' night and the guys' night, but it didn't phase them at all. They really did well this week. I still think the girls are better, but the guys are improving quickly. We'll see how far the girls have come tonight at 7 on Fox for a two hour episode. Then tune in Thursday to find out who has to say goodbye.
Not all the guys impressed me last night though. I was not at all impressed by the performances of Jermaine Sellers (though I love that he "Rocks the onesie") and Todrick Hall. I think they are both in danger of going home and unfortunately I think Andrew Garcia may be in trouble this week. I sure hope I wrong on that one because I think he has potential.
Alex Lambert and Tim Urban earned the most improved players award since last week. Casey James is still hangin in there I think he'll make it to the middle somewhere. Kara Casey's biggest fan even said, "Tonight I gotta say you took two steps backwards." OUCH! That had to hurt.
Your keyword this morning is "Girls" 250pts. Tune in tonight to see the girls perform on American Idol.