Very sad news…but happy for what you gave us, Harper Lee!
The beloved author has died in her Monroeville, Alabama hometown today. Though she suffered a stroke in 2007, she lived to the healthy old age of 89, mostly in her hometown and out of the public eye.
Lee penned the American classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which won the Pulitzer Prize and became a classic movie as well, 2 years later starring Gregory Peck. ‘Mockingbird’ was Lee’s first and only novel until 2014, when a manuscript was found of the first draft of her book, which she published in 2015 under the title “Go Set a Watchman.”
Though she has died, her legacy surely lives on.
Posted Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 8:08am
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Not even a performance by diva Jennifer Lopez and a shocking finale win can bring back viewership for the ‘ol American Idol, it seems!
Last night’s show had the lowest ratings the program has seen in the history of its finales (and yes, they’ve had 12 of them). In fact, it was down a whopping 47% in preliminary ratings from last year’s finale.
So, half the people decided they had better things to watch. And not overall, JUST from last season’s finale! Yikes.
This is not a good sign for the benchmark reality show, and it kinda goes to show that these programs really do have a shelf life, despite being at one time SUPER popular. The producers will have to do something really awe-inspiring for next season if they want the show to last!
What do you think American Idol will do to keep their precious viewership?
Posted Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 3:15pm
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This Wednesday, American Idol had some BAD news!
Some shows have a successful run, and then need to think about calling it quits, American Idol, which has been one of the most successful reality shows in history, may have to think about its future.
On Fox’s American Idol (3.0/9), it was Rock Night with the remaining finalists belting out Rolling Stones, Queen and Bon Jovi songs among others. Coming off last week’s all-time Wednesday low, the live two-hour show again hit a new Wednesday low in the adults 18-49 demographic. However, as Idol tends to see upward movement in its final numbers, the low might not hold. Last night’s Idol dipped 3% from last week’s fast nationals result and 6% from the final numbers. With 11.48 million watching, Idol also dipped to its smallest Wednesday audience since August 7, 2002, during its first season.
Uh oh, Idol.
With new shows like How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest of Your Life and old hits like Modern Family, how will this reality staple fare? Hard to say, but keep watching (or not, just read about it, because the rest of America doesn’t seem to be watching Idol these days!).
Posted Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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Kelly Clarkson lost 18 pounds doing stuff that doesn’t seem SO crazy…sounds like she’s nipping those New Years Resolutions in the bud!
Says the singer:
“I lost 18 pounds. And I think that happens when you fall in love or date someone. If I’m going to be messing around, I gotta look good. There’s not a fad diet. I was working with a trainer, and she said, ‘You’d be amazed the amount of weight you can drop by halving your portions. I know it sounds crazy, but do it for two weeks and watch what happens.’ I just cut back my portions, I stopped eating late at night, and I work out a little more than I used to, and I literally dropped 18 pounds in a month. I think it happens when you get really busy. But when I’m on my off-time – girl, those 18 might come back.”
Sounds simple enough, and I definitely think keeping busy and a high activity level will drop those unwanted pounds (or at least help). And, Miss Clarkson has a very refreshing stance on fad dieting. She says:
“I’m not willing to do that. I’m willing to work a little bit because I want to be a healthy individual – which I always have been. I’ve put on weight, but that’s just what I’m happy with at that moment.”
I love this talented singer’s stance on her body image! Kelly’s got it all- a hot fiance, a booming career and a great outlook on life! LOVE IT!
Posted Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at 3:15pm
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