Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

‘Voice’ Winner Believes He Can Fly

A professional singer used to being in the background, stepped up to win the second season of “The Voice” Tuesday at the end of an excruciating two hour finale. Jermaine Paul, 32, of Spring Valley, N.Y., took the top spot, singing R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” to earn the most viewer votes over […]

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Two Go on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

The youngest and oldest remaining contestants on “Dancing with the Stars” were eliminated Tuesday leaving just four competitors in the semi-finals next week. Melissa Gilbert, who had been near the bottom of judges scores for weeks, was finally eliminated on her 48th birthday. More surprising perhaps, was the elimination of Roshon Fegan, 20, a Disney […]

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The Beatles for Sale

One campaign in Sunday night’s “Mad Men” involved getting some young, peppy song that sounded like the Beatles. Getting the Beatles themselves was out of the question – even if they would sell, nobody could afford it. So they get a minor single by a group called the Wedgewoods, a cover of “September in the […]

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Yauch Distributed Film on Sendak

It’s not enough that prominent people and celebrities tend to die in groups of three. Now they have to be interconnected somehow. Maurice Sendak, the groundbreaking illustrator and children’s book author who died in Danbury, Conn., Tuesday at 83 was prominently featured in a fine 2003 documentary by Spike Jonze and Lance Bang about his […]

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Tuesday TV: AFI Collaborators, ‘New Girl’ Finale

The second in a series exploring some of the most notable artistic collaborations of today, “AFI’s Master Class: The Art of Collaboration – David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg” (TCM, 10 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.) looks at the work of the director and actor, who have worked on “Three Kings,” “I Heart Huckabees” and “The […]

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Lopsided ‘Voice’ Finals

The problem with a two hour final for “The Voice” is that just one of the three songs watch of the four finalists sing is supposed to be the basis of a viewer vote. And the other high profile, full-length songs they sing – one a duet with their judge, the other a cover of […]

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