American Idol Recap: The Top 5 Are Down to the Wire

And it's a nice crop of talented youngsters.This week Jimmy Iovine brought Little Steven as a mentor, so most of their mentoring seemed to consist of them ribbing each other and ignoring the Idols. Not sure how helpful that was....more
@ElisaC I agree, Phillip was off pitch in #2 and can't stand those shoes on the girls!!!! they ...more

Women are Destroying Humanity One Insult or Injury at a Time

Women are Destroying Humanity One Insult or Injury at a Time...more

American Idol Recap: The Top Six Sing Twice, Succeed Once

 At least, that's my take on how they all did.This week, after Colton's "shocking" elimination, the remaining 6 Idols were tasked with singing one round of Queen, one round of whatever they chose. Each idol had one great performance, and one not-so-great.And there were lots and lots of extremely high-heeled shoes. Seriously it really bothers me…the female contestants seem hobbled…in the Misery sense....more

Dancing with the Stars Recap: The Top 8 "Get Down to Motown"

Will a Motown Queen get sent home on "her" week?This week's Dancing with the Stars was a tribute to Motown and featured performances from a relentlessly unblinking Smoky Robinson, an underused Martha Reeves, a still-got-it Temptations and a few words from an AMAZING looking Barry Gordy…seriously, where is his painting in the attic?...more
 @Patton Hmm. Good questions. I think right now the leading contenders have to be Katherine, ...more

Grosseries & Grotesqueries.

As you may have noticed, I have a keen, keen eye for assaults on my sense of hygienia, for egregious health hazards, and for downright disgustitudes. (As indeed have I a keen eye for spotting hand sani everywhere.)Today I was watching MTV's True Life, because, AWESOME. And this chick? who has a compulsive shopping habit? has THIS under her fingernails:...more

American Idol Recap: The Top Seven, All Over Again

After the "Dramatic" Save of Jessica Sanchez, the Top Seven Try Again with a "Now and Then" ThemeLots of folks were surprised by last week's bottom 3…well maybe not the Elise part of it, but the Jessica and Joshua part. I wasn't that surprised, because as I said in last week's recap: America hates being told who we're supposed to love. Joshua and Jessica have great vocal chops, but they don't actually have a ton of originality or authentic vulnerability. That's my explanation....more
FINALLY!  Someone else who recognizes the DMB vibe in Phillip Phillips.  I keep wondering why ...more

American Idol Recap: The Top 7 Tackle Today's Music

It's a strong group remaining, no doubt about it.Last night the Idols were set to sing songs released from 2010 until today. Any song. Any genre. Jimmy Iovine brings Akon to co-mentor this week, and that didn't do a whole lot for me, to be honest. There were also more duets, only since the group wasn't divisible by two, there were two duets and one trio, which kinda sucked for the trio…less air time, yo!Let's dig in:1. Skylar sang Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You by Kellie Pickler...more
Elisa where is your post. Couldn't wait to see what you had to say. Are you posting before ...more

Dancing with the Stars Recap: The Top 10 Rock Out

Or, at least, they wear a lot of black leather while dancing.Last night was Rock Night…if you use the term "Rock" really really loosely. But you know, Kiss was there…that's Rock, right? And also, some "heavy metal legend" band that the S.O. and I had never heard of…is that wrong?Somehow 10 dances stretched into 2 hours, so let's dig in.1. Sherri and Val danced a Tango to Come On, Feel the Noise by Quiet Riot ...more
 @Elisa Camahort She crumbled totally with the ugly cry.  BUT what she said made lots of sense ...more

'American Idol': The Top 8 Take On the 80s

Not ONE New Wave or Alternative song. What the WHAT? Sigh. It's like *my* 1980s didn't even exist with this crowd.Jimmy Iovine brought Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal to co-mentor, and while I was going to protest that they weren't actually in the music scene in the 80s, I liked them, so I'm going to shut up about it now.Last week they did trios, because 9 is divisible by 3. This week they're doing duets. Because 8…isn't.So, let's dig in....more
@ElisaC I'm watching it now on the dvr!more

Dancing with the Stars Recap: The Top 11 Tell a Story

A lot of teardrops fell, occasionally inexplicably....more
 @Zakary No kidding. I really didn't get the weepy Urkel stuff.more