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The X Factor Episode 15 Recap: Final 10 Live Show

Date: 11/24/2011

The X Factor episode 15 recap: Final 10 live show, November 16, 2011 [caption id="attachment_3408" align="aligncenter" width="612" caption="L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell in applause (photos courtesy Fox)"] [/caption] Welcome to The X-Factor! Tonight, the final ten acts perform to earn your votes. Last week saw the ouster of Paula's group The Stereo Hogzz after La ...

Related Topics: Recap, Leroy Bell, Melanie Amaro, Stacy Francis, Shows, Reality TV, Live Blog, The X Factor, Live Show, Final 10, Astro, Chris Rene, Drew Ryniewicz, Josh Krajcik, LA Reid, Lakoda Rayne, Marcus Canty, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul, Rachel Crow, Simon Cowell


Michelle Obama & Jill Biden Get Booed at NASCAR

Date: 11/21/2011

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="260" caption="Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 followed by Jimmy Johnson driving for Lowe's #48"] [/caption] [caption id="" align="alignright" width="260" caption="Dale Earnhardt Jr., the Famous number 88 driving for the National Guard"] [/caption] Another Reason Why Watchwoman and Family are NASCAR Fans! Do you think she's trying to block out the bo ...

Related Topics: Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Booed, Tony Stewart, NASCAR, NASCAR Fans


Fantasia has "Mahalia" singing the blues

Date: 10/10/2011

[caption id="attachment_8455" align="alignleft" width="298" caption="Fantasia Barrino"] [/caption] Producers of legendary Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson's upcoming Hollywood film are reportedly irked after the film's star, American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, concealed her pregnancy by a married boyfriend. The family of the squeaky-clean Mahalia -- the Queen of Gospel -- is said to be aghast ...

Related Topics: Gospel Music, Mahalia Jackson, Fantasia Barrino, Blog 140


Impressive images of festivals, unimpressive use of "idol"

Date: 10/05/2011

Just recently, the Atlantic published some amazing photographs of Hindu festivals that demonstrate the colorfulness, diversity, and inclusiveness of Hinduism.  The pictures are stunning and have been taken not only in India, but also in England, Nepal, and Bali - the only Hindu-majority island in Indonesia.  Being from the Indian state of Gujarat, I'm slightly partial to pictures #2 and #37!   ...



A nickel for ten

Date: 09/25/2011

As a child, Mr. Milligan's truck filled with produce and convenience store items came through our neighborhood each day.  I could buy ten pieces of molasses-nut candy for a nickel.  Okay, I'm showing my age.  The convenience-store concept and the economics of sugary sweets has changed in drastic ways over the past 50 years.  In fact most things change.  However, some circumstances never seem to c ...

Related Topics: Christianity, Christian, Faith, Hope, Writing Tips, Mentally Challenged Community, Max Lacado, Naked City, X-Factor


The X Factor Premiere, Auditions Part 1 Recap

Date: 09/22/2011

The X Factor premiere recap, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 [caption id="attachment_1866" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="The X Factor judges: L. A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and Simon"] [/caption] Welcome to the premiere of The X Factor! Wow, we're in for a treat. Simon teams up with Paula again in his new show, leaving American Idol for good and perhaps for the better. ...

Related Topics: Recap, Shows, Reality TV, Live Blog, The X Factor, Auditions

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