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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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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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10 Most Innovative Companies in Russia

Randomly saw a list of the 10 “most innovative” companies in Russia on Fast Company website. Here are the winners: Yandex, Internet search company; Kaspersky Lab, most known for its Internet antivirus program; ABBYY, maker of text recognition and linguistics … 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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International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! In Russia, it has become a vomit-inducing feast of mawkishness with no connection whatsoever to what it was supposed to be: an occasion to promote gender equality and women’s right, created by socialist female activist Klara … 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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