Fantasia, A Diamond in a dollar store


Ten years ago, the world discovered Fantasia Monique Barrino on American Idol.  She was the contestant with the 100 watt smile. Her smile and personality is infectious she has the rare ability to make the audience feel is if they were in her home. Fantasia’s performance of Summertime was named amongst AOL’s 2004 list of greatest televisionContinue reading “Fantasia, A Diamond in a dollar store”

Reality TV @ Its Finest “Amy Baking Company” Kitchen Nightmares (Its must See TV)


There are  many people who poo poo reality television they see it as  vast wasteland of mold designed to rot the brain.  (an actual statement)   There is some truth to that.  Like scripted TV there is a  different formulas .         Kitchen Nightmares  is what I would call the Cinderella formula.Continue reading “Reality TV @ Its Finest “Amy Baking Company” Kitchen Nightmares (Its must See TV)”

Sinead O’Connor,Apple, The end of live classical music,Kevin Hart,SMF, Just Sayin for Tues,April 24,2012


“Scene-Stealer” An actor who draws attention from or overshadows other actors in the same production, as by charm or quality of performance. Last year it was Melissa McCarthy in” Bridesmaids” and this year it Is Kevin Hart in “Act like a Lady,Think Like a Man.  In Bridesmaids she was the one you watched, you knewContinue reading “Sinead O’Connor,Apple, The end of live classical music,Kevin Hart,SMF, Just Sayin for Tues,April 24,2012”

Friday Mash Up “Whitney”


WHITNEY HOUSTON  (1963-2012)  Tip your I-pod or Mp3 players to  Jay-Z and Beyonc’e . Like most celebrities they could have made oodles of money selling pictures of their daughter “Blue Ivy Carter” to People or some magazine.  They chose instead to download the picture on the internet for everyone to see.   “Money Can’t Buy You Class” Meanwhile backContinue reading “Friday Mash Up “Whitney””

2011: A good year to be gay


From marriage equality to the end of don’t ask, don’t tell, this has been an extraordinary year. Here, Aaron Hicklin, editor-in-chief of Out magazine, looks forward to the end of gay culture A funny thing happened in America in 2011. With the US political establishment in deadlock and Republicans bowing to Tea Party mandarins overContinue reading “2011: A good year to be gay”

I Don’t Want No UGLY PEOPLE


X Factor” judge L.A. Reid isn’t pulling any punches about becoming music’s next Mr. Nasty, supposedly joking, as new CEO of Epic Records, that the label should be scrubbed of “ugly people.” Sources say Reid, who started on July 11, allegedly told label executives shortly after, “I don’t want no ugly people working here; IContinue reading “I Don’t Want No UGLY PEOPLE”

Simon Who?


Last year the sky was falling?  Who would be the next Simon Cowell?  Would the show go on? It does and its better than ever……. Channel surfing, I paused and stayed. For the first time since Fantasia (four or five years ago)  I’m watching and entertained.            The new judges JenniferContinue reading “Simon Who?”

10/10/10: TV’s top 10 moments of the first 10 months of 2010


It’s been a big year in television, and we still have 82 days to go. To mark the date — 10/10/10 — here are the biggest moments of the first 10 months of 2010: January There was no holiday lull this new year. 2010 began with two departures that are still resonating across the TVContinue reading “10/10/10: TV’s top 10 moments of the first 10 months of 2010”