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DVD Review: Kathy Griffin: Pants Off and Tired Hooker

Kathy Griffin is like TMZ with a sense of timing as she mocks the sad and pathetic reality stars that inflict their lives on the public's eyeballs. »»

What Does Simon Cowell Say About Britney Spears On His Show?

Although it hasn't been yet confirmed, rumours are swirling that Britney Spears could be the new judge on The X Factor. »»

Simon Cowell Fires Paula And Nicole From The X Factor

Apparently unable to live up to his own gigantic expectations of X Factor last year, Simon Cowell has begun the retooling process.  And by "retooling", we mean "Firing everyone until there's only an empty studio left".  Victims of the mighty Cowell »»

Simon Cowell Joins Twitter

Cowell debuted his brand new Twitter page, just in time for the performance show of the X Factor. So far his Tweets include: It's official, I know it's taken a while. It's really me! We're live in 10 minutes. I'll keep you posted. Lots of love »»

Is X Factor Starting To Bomb?

Maybe 47 reality shows looking for singers is just too many. This week's Thursday show was down 12% from the first show. Even with the drop in viewers, X Factor put Fox in the top spot for adults 18-49. »»

The X Factor Doesn't Factor Into Great Ratings

Rather shockingly, the very, very, very hyped debut of "The X Factor" on Fox delivered a disappointing 8.7 rating, only half of what "American Idol" debuted with this past January.  Executive producer Simon Cowell desperately wants to beat "Idol" in »»

Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul Still Bickering For The X Factor

Picking up right where they left off, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul were once again bickering during publicity panels for "The X Factor", debuting this month on Fox.  The show actually had its premiere at Hollywood's Cinerama Dome, a venue generally »»

American Idol 2011 News: New Judges Get Paula Abdul's Seal Of Approval

Everyone has been talking about the new season of American Idol... even former judge Paula Abdul. »»

Paula Abdul Confirmed To Host Star Search Remake On ABC?

It didn't take Paula Abdul long to land on her feet after American Idol and now she'll be helping people find theirs. Abdul has been pegged to host another incarnation of Star Search for ABC. Whether Abdul will also judge the show remains to be see »»

American Idol - Episode 9-16 Review

Crystal Bowersox was rushed to the hospital for complications related to diabetes. The producers have decided to swap the girls for the boys on tonight’s episode so she’s not eliminated for medical reasons. Is there any reason we should be optim »»

Paula Abdul Confirmed To Join Simon Cowell's X-Factor?

It appears Paula Abdul is now the frontrunner to rejoin Simon Cowell as a judge on X-Factor amidst rumors that the final judging spot would go to Lady Gaga or Beyonce. She admitted that she is "going back to my roots and doing a TV show that has som »»

Paula Abdul To Trade Favors With ABC? Participation On Dancing With The Stars For X-Factor Judge Chair?

There is a hot rumor making the rounds in Hollywood right now and it is scintillating. Apparently, Paula Abdul is Simon Cowell's pick to fill the co-host chair on his new show The X-Factor. The problem is that ABC wants to get the most bang for the »»

MGF Reviews Mr. Rock 'n Roll: The Alan Freed Story

This 1999 made-for-TV film chronicles the story of Alan Freed, the deejay responsible for spinning crossover rhythm-and-blues music on a local Cleveland radio show in the early 1950s. Swing, big band and "grown-up" music was the fare of the day and what he was expected to give adult, white listeners. ... »»

A Moment's All I Ask - 5.7.09

Rock week was fun on The Lambert Show, er... I mean, American Idol. As I expected, Adam stole the show from the beginning with a sexually playful and charged version of "Whole Lotta Love"... »»

A Moment's All I Ask - 2.17.09

American Idol: Season 8... this is not good, America. They let some people in that shouldn't be here at all, with a healthy dose of mediocre-at-best talent amid the group of remaining contestants. ... »»

A Moment's All I Ask - 4.30.08

Well, it was Neil Diamond week on American Idol; yeah everyone, let's get really excited... I hate to say it, but I'm a very, very, very passive Neil Diamond fan. I had no idea how much I'd not enjoy his catalogue until the contestants had to sing from it this week. Don't get me wrong, Neil seems like a great guy, but I think he's a better songwriter than an actual performer. Since I had to go through it, let's just sum up Tuesday night as easily as possible: For the first song set, everything was pretty standard, and nothing jumped out as particularly memorable. Then Paula flaked and we got some of her infamous "forward thinking" while critiquing Jason Castro on his two songs, though in actuality he only performed one. Hilarious and embarassing. »»

MGF Reviews Randy Jackson's Music Club, Volume One

Randy Jackson's Music Club, Volume One Concord Records/Dream Merchant 21 (03/11/08) Pop / R&B / Rock / Country If you can ignore the cheesy album cover, Randy Jackson's Music Club, Volume One is actually "pretty good, dawg." Most of America knows Randy Jackson now as a fun-loving American Idol judge, but he is also a Grammy-winning producer, virtuoso musician, hit songwriter and legendary A&R executive. His music industry experience is vast and Music Club Volume One is an accurate representation of what Jackson views as the formula to success in the overall current musical landscape. Paula Abdul's "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" is catchy in that traditional Paula-Abdul-dance-track fashion and is her first new song in over a decade. Maybe I'm drinking the Coca-Cola, but I think Paula still has it. Joss Stone's "Just Walk On By" would be a solid dance/R&B hit for her and it's great to see her chosen by Jackson as one of the stars to represent what he considers an album that has something for everyone. I would absolutely love to see Joss perform this live with some Paula choreography. "What I Am So Afraid Of" by Trisha Covington, Keke Wyatt and Kiley Dean, is exactly what I'd expect to hear on pop radio and covered on American Idol as the go-to ballad. "Like A" represents the R&B/hip-hop party by Crunk Squad featuring Ghostface Killah. "Who's Gonna Love You Now" has a beautiful vocal by Kellie Love and could provide some good remixes if released as a single. One of the biggest surprises was "Wang Dang Doodle"—and before you get caught up in the title, the legendary Sam Moore, Keb' Mo and Angie Stone provide some Louisiana blues and soul that make this track a welcomed addition to a pop-heavy album. This track provides what I wish more collaborations would do—a true mentor in the music industry like Moore with the up-and-comers who honor the traditional sound with their contemporary touches. »»

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