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American Idol Lovefest Top 9: I miss Simon Cowell

In the absence of “Mr. Nasty” Simon Cowell, or maybe just due to overly impressionable natures of J.Lo and “Grandma Tyler”, American Idol‘s Season 10 has turned into a lovefest I find hardly bearable to watch. Judges just looooove everybody … Continue reading

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“Khodorkovsky. Pipes/Corpses”: preparations for third YUKOS trial begin?

A curious film surfaced on the Internet recently. It is called Khodorkovsky. Pipes/Corpses (it’s a mediocre wordplay: in Russian, the word “pipes” (truby) and the word “corpses” (trupy) only differ by one letter) and it was made by a journalist Andrey … Continue reading

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Rating American Idol Top 12 performances

Tonight American Idol Top 12 contestants sang songs from the year they were born. I’m rating those performances. 1. Naima Adedapo, What’s Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner:  As the judges rightly said, it was pitchy and … Continue reading

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Rating American Idol Top 13 Performances

American Idol‘s Top 13 performed tonight, singing songs by their idols. I’m rating those performances. Lauren Alaina, Any Man of Mine by Shania Twain:  Way too laid-back. I want to be blown away, not just watch Lauren “have a good … Continue reading

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Traffic Light

I like sitcoms about relationships, so I thought I’d enjoy FOX’s new flick, Traffic Light. (The website says it airs on Tuesdays, but I saw an episode yesterday, which was a Wednesday. I’m confused.) The show follows three buddies as … Continue reading

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Putin killed Kenny

“Oh my God, they killed Kenny! You bastards!!!” Apparently, the word on the Russian street has been for quite a while that “Putin wants to kill Kenny” – Kenny symbolizing democracy in Russia, of course. Specifically, the buzz was about … Continue reading

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Top 10 songs I’d love to hear on American Idol

So, first round of American Idol live shows tonight – starting with the boys! In anticipation, here is what I’d like to see on American Idol. Granted, it’s a bit girl-biased, but guys can still find something useful. I already … Continue reading

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Navalny and Anna Chapman’s The Room-like show

What a rich day in Russia! Following Navalny’s debate with United Russia Fedorov, British The Guardian published an article about Navalny, calling him a “Russia’s chief whistleblower” and a “one-man Wikileaks”. As Navalny said on his blog, the feedback he … Continue reading

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My complaints about American Idol’s Hollywood Week

I already sang the praises to  the concept of American Idol. However, I did mention that the execution of the show sometimes leaves a little, or even a lot, to be desired. This refers to the “dreaded Hollywood week” (as … Continue reading

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HIMYM, you’re not listening!

I told How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) to go back to its roots and stop forcing the cute but uninteresting and not properly included in the show’s canvas Zoe character on us viewers. Instead, what did they do? They keep rubbing … Continue reading

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