Why Harry Connick, Jr. Should Run for President

Harry Connick, Jr. should run for president. Spend any time with Connick, as I did recently during a phone interview, and it becomes clear that Harry has what the country needs right now. He’s patriotic, with two family members who are in the military. A brilliant jazz musician, he is respectful and empathetic to African-Americans … Continued

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‘American Idol’s Social Justice Problem

The American Idol contestant La’Porsha Renae was momentarily a favorite of feminists and parishioners of the holy secular church of social justice. In an interview, a writer on the perpetually angry feminist site Jezebel noted breathlessly if not self-contradictingly, “Talent is subjective, but La’Porsha is undeniably the biggest presence on Idol this season. She boasts … Continued

Culture


3 Reasons The Show Must Not Go On For ‘American Idol’

This week, American Idol announced that it would be entering into its 15th and final season on Fox next year—after 15 years on (often) live television. Personally, I was a fan during Season 5 (2006), when some of my favorites—Ace Young, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, and Kellie Pickler—were eliminated prior to Kat McPhee and Taylor … Continued

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Kimberly Henderson’s Abortion That Wasn’t

It’s the lullaby that almost wasn’t. Kimberly Henderson, the American Idol contestant who first became famous for her YouTube rendition of Sam Smith’s version of Whitney Houston’s, “How Will I Know,” revealed that she almost aborted the baby that she sings to in the video that now boasts over four and a half million hits. … Continued

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Jason Aldean and The Other Woman

Country music superstar Jason Aldean has ruffled some cowboy hat-wearing feathers among the genre’s fans for how he publically handled both the dissolution of his marriage and his recent engagement to American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr. From The Washington Post: Aldean’s been on the defense ever since he and Kerr took their relationship public this … Continued

Culture

The Inspiring Life of Jennifer Hudson

In 2008, Jennifer Hudson was a star rising with incredible velocity. Having become famous through American Idol, she released her first album, earned 29 awards—including an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her performance in the movie Dreamgirls, and was the first black female singer to land on the cover of Vogue. In her Academy … Continued

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Conan O’Brien: The Revenge of the Nerd–THR “Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism; for the record, it’s my least favorite quality. It doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” American Idol … Continued

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