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Television: Sneak Peek at Supernatural S5.14 My Bloody Valentine


Once upon a time, in mining town in Pennsylvania called Harmony, there was this handsome but totally deranged young man named Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles) who took on the personality of Harry Warden a dead miner who used to kill people with a pick axe. Hanniger unable to control his split personality, began taking up where Warden left off and..oh wait wrong My Bloody Valentine!

This one is  the newest episode of season five of the hit CW Network series, Supernatural. While this aptly titled 14th episode of Supernatural, which is being aired in February (and you gotta love this show’s sense of the absurd to connect these things together) might not be featured in the latest 3D technology, we still get to see Jensen Ackles..and Jared Padalecki too.

In Supernatural S5.14, My Bloody Valentine (directed by Mike Rohl and written by Ben Edlund), Castiel (Misha Collins) helps Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) hunt down Cupid (guest star Lex Medlin) on Valentine’s Day after townspeople start to kill each other for love. However, after Cupid tells them he’s innocent, they discover Famine (guest star James Otis), one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, has arrived in town. 

Hmmm, wonder if he is as good looking as the deranged killer, Tom Hanniger? Let’s take a look at the sneak peeks provided by Warner Brother and see if we get to find that out.

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TELEVISION: Americal Idol Hollywood Week 02.09.10

*****SPOILER ALERT****  If you live on the West Coast, don’t read this.  For those of you on the East Coast, YES!  YES!  YES!  These are the Idol episodes we have been waiting for.  It’s Hollywood Week where we separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls and the queens from the, well, queens.  It’s also the debut of new Idol judge ELLEN DEGENERES.  Yay, Ellen!

Enough chit chat.  Let’s get down to business.

100,000 people auditioned.  181 got that elusive Golden Ticket to Hollywood.  In one week, that number will drop to 12 guys and 12 girls, so one heck of a cut is coming and that means a whole lot of drama in between.  I’m literally salivating as I type this.  I’m so excited.

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Television: Michael Shanks Flies into Smallville for Absolute Justice


Actor Michael Shanks is best known for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson on the hit Syfy Channel series Stargate SG1, which ended it’s successful ten year run back in 2006. Shanks also reprised this role in two made for DVD Stargate SG1 movies and in guest-starring appearances in the two spin off series, Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe. Of course this talented and versatile actor has spent time in other roles as well since becoming a fan favorite on Stargate SG1 (so popular in fact that many loyal fans participated in a campaign to bring him back to SG1 after the actor departed the series at the end of season five). Shanks has appeared in guest starring roles on several top rated television series such as 24, CSI: Miami and a very popular recurring guest appearance on Burn Notice as the rogue agent, Victor.

Now Michael Shanks steps into the realm of the superhero as he dons winged armor to become The Hawkman in the upcoming Smallville telemovie, Absolute Justice.

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Television: American Idol Recap 02.03.10

The infamous Larry Platt and "Pants On The Ground"

This is a new show but it spans all of the audition cities featuring great talent.  In the past, IDOL has been criticized for not doing enough to promote some of the folks who make it to Hollywood.  Therefore, this show is aptly titled “The Best For Last.”  Here’s hoping.


*Name to Remember: DIDI BENAMI, inspired by her friend who died 4 years ago, she proves she has the chops.

*The One You Hope To Forget: SHADDAII HARIS, gives new meaning to the term “tone deaf.”

*Most Heart Warming Story: HOPE JOHNSON, the poor girl with a heart of gold and a miracle voice.

*Quote of the Night:  Kara to 6’8” ADRIAN CHANDTCHI:  “Adrian it’s like there is a small school boy trapped in you.”  Simon:  “Either that or you’ve eaten one.”

The show starts off tonight with a tribute to “Pants on the Ground.”  I readily admit that I dropped the ball on this one.  I just don’t get the phenomenon it caused, but clearly I was in the wrong b/c everyone has been talking about “Pants…”  My apologies to all you “Pants” lovers.  Although it makes a nice segue b/c song choice is important and singing a song that is memorable, like “Pants on the Ground,” is just as important. 

JESSICA FURNEY, 20, Wamego, KS – Jessica knows the importance of song choice.  In Season 8, she sang a Janice Joplin tune that really didn’t work.  So this year she auditions with a song co-written by Simon Cowell called “Footprints in The Sand.”  Simon says “It’s a beautiful song, so good luck.”  He’s waiting for Jessica to bomb.  She doesn’t.  Her voice is soft and sweet and she knows how to carry a tune.  Four YES votes sends her to Hollywood.


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Television: Sam & Dean Winchester "Meet The Parents" In Supernatural S5.13 The Song Remains The Same


With Sweeps Weeks going on and every television network looking to gain even more viewing audiences for their shows, The CW Network and Warner Brothers gave select members of the online press a chance to have an advance viewing of this week’s new episode of the hit series, Supernatural to generate some Sweeps Week buzz about it. After taking advantage of that opportunity to see Supernatural S5.13 The Song Remains the Same, all this reviewer can say about it is WOW!!

Ok, there is more to say than just that. Check out this synopsis to see what I mean.

When angel ally Anna (guest star Julie McNiven) escapes her captors in Heaven she contacts  Castiel (Misha Collins) in an effort to find Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), but Castiel is suspicious of her motives.  He soon learns that the former ally has gone back in time in a “Terminator”-like plan to stop the Apocalypse by killing John (Matt Cohen) & Mary (Amy Gumenick) Winchester before their son’s are ever born, thus ending the possibility of the brothers becoming vessels for Lucifer and Michael.  Steve Boyum directed the episode written by Sera Gamble and Nancy Weiner. 

Now read my review of Supernatural S5.13 The Song Remains the Same.

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Television: American Idol Re-cap 02.02.10

American Idol Guest Judge: Victoria Beckham

It’s the Mile High City – Denver, CO.  It’s where Chris Daughtry got his start in 2005 and he didn’t do too bad.  Can someone from the Denver auditions follow in his footsteps? 


*City:  Denver, CO

*Celebrity Judges: Victoria Beckham (Skeletor is back) 

*Number of Contestants: Unknown (they didn’t say)

*Name to Remember:  DANELLE HAYES  — She will be Top 20 and will be HUGE! 

*The One You Hope To Forget:  KENNY EVERETT — He thinks he should be Top 20 (he also thinks he’s the male Mary J. Blige).

*Most Heart Warming Story:    HAELEY VAUGHN — “The Miracle Child” who wants to be the first African-American pop country singer.

*Quote of the Night:   Simon:  “Victoria wants to know if you have eaten any helium today?”  before NICCI NIX’s very powerful audition. 

MARK LABRIOLA, 28, Aurora, CO —  A Jack Black look alike and he kinda sounds like him, but I think Jack Black can carry a tune pretty well.  Can Mark?  Well, if past auditions tell us anything, numero uno is usually el stinko.  Hmmm?  He does have an interesting story though.  His mother kidnapped him from his father when he was 4.  You don’t say!  Anyway, on to the audition.


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Michelle’s Very Long, Rambling, Blow by Blow of The Grammy Awards!!

It’s time for the annual right of passage called Michelle is getting old and turning into her mother, AKA Grammy Awards night. Generally speaking I hate all award shows, but my Tivo makes them bearable. Let’s start with my old fogginess; I have no idea who half the people nominated and performing tonight are – so I will get the names of these songs wrong. Let me say I don’t like Taylor Swift – well don’t like is a strong word, I think she’s incredibly over exposed and I find her music to be bland and boring. Which probably explains why Sony thought it’d be a good idea to have her perform at their CES Press Conference.

The show opens with a performance by Lady GaGa, she puts on a spectacle but has absolutely no stage presence. Her performance is saved by an appearance by the Great One, Sir Elton John. Even after all of these years, he’s still cool. I don’t know what the name of this song is because I don’t like Lady GaGa – they did work in a nifty rift/mashup of Elton’s “Your Song,” and a Lady GaGa tune. Grade – Lady GaGa gets a F, but Elton and Lady GaGa Gets a Solid A

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Television: American Idol Re-cap 01.27.10

American Idol Guest Judge: Neil Patrick Harris


*City:  Dallas, TX

*Celebrity Judge:  Neil Patrick Harris / Joe Jonas 

*Number of Contestants: 11,000

*Name to Remember:  ERICA RHOADES, the former “Barney” actress who shed’s her little girl image with a whip and big voice.

*The One You Hope To Forget: VANNESSA JOHNSTON whom Simon calls the sights and sounds of his nightmares.

*Most Heart Warming Story:    DAVE PITTMAN, the man who stutters and ticks with Tourette’s, but sings flawlessly

*Quote of the Night:  Former Barney Actress ERICA RHODES:  “I want people to know that Barney kids grow up…”  Neil Patrick Harris:  “To be dirty little girls.”

This is IDOL’s 3rd visit to Dallas and it’s where the very first Idol was discovered, one Kelly Clarkson.

In that same season, JULIE KEVELIGHAN, 28, Fort Worth, TX, also auditioned with a horrendous version of “Lady Marmalade.”  Simon suggested she sue her voice coach.  Seven years later, she’s back.  So what will Julie do?  


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