Idol Chatter
March 2009 Archives

Okay! Two days down. Three weeks to go. And our national holiday rolls on: March Madness! I don’t remember when the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament became a national holiday season. I don’t remember when employers decreed that taking time away […]

Julia Roberts! Clive Owen! And a movie that’s compelling. Such is what we’re offered in “Duplicity,” the new romantic comedy from Universal Pictures. (You can check out both the film’s trailer and a great review on USA Today’s website). I […]

The economy is tanking. The bailed-out companies are sending seven figure bonuses to their key managers. The banks are barely making it. The public is nervous. How does a President respond? Does he start a train tour? Does he take […]

TV: Battlestar Galactica Frequent readers of “Idol Chatter” will know that I’m a huge “Battlestar Galactica” fan, reveling in its relevance and enjoying its space opera-esque qualities. So, it is with mixed feelings that I anticipate tonight’s two-hour series finale. […]

As the death of his career continues, Ted Haggard just keeps moving toward the light–the television light. Since he admitted to homosexual acts and stepped down as pastor of a Colorado megachurch and as president of the National Association of […]

For many American Muslims, the mainstream presentation of their diverse voices seems lost in a vacuum dominated by simplistic, cardboard stereotypes depicting them as fundamentalists or perpetual suspects. Thankfully, Link TV in collaboration with One Nation has provided a way […]

Did you know that the Beatles named themselves after Buddy Holly’s band, the Crickets and that several of the early Beatlemania hits are essentially skiffled-up versions of Holly songs? Keep this in mind, anyway, when you encounter “God of This […]

After enormous speculation, last night representative’s for Natasha Richardson’s husband, actor Liam Neeson, broke the news that seemed inevitable: Richardson passed away in a New York hospital from injuries related to a fall at a ski resort in Canada. Though […]

And more of this month in Christian celebrity infidelity… First Jon Gosselin and now LeAnn Rimes? According to US Weekly, married singer Rimes is having an affair with married actor Eddie Cibrian, whom she met on the set of a […]

I’m not going to pretend that I’ve been following “American Idol” this season (Joanne Brokaw over at Gospel Soundcheck has been doing a very good job at that), but when I heard one of the finalists, Adam Lambert, covered one […]