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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 189: Female Villains, Profiling 2016 Films, and True Crime Dramas

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda: Circuit Madness results – Any upsets? We talk about some of this year’s anticipated films that have been given the Awards Profile treatment including: “Indignation,” “Keanu,” “A United Kingdom,” “Snowden,” […]

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American Idol XV Recap: Top 8 Perform

Last night, the Idol XV Top 8 were announced and with the exception of one individual, I couldn’t be happier with the final outcome. Unfortunately, we ended the night with an early frontrunner given the unfortunate boot while an underdog sang for their life and made us all sit up and take note. Ladies and […]

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FOX’s “American Idol” to Pull the Plug after Next Season!

Approaching the end of its fourteenth season, FOX’s one-time hit show “American Idol” will close its doors after next season.  While not shocking considering the downward spiral the ratings have taken over the past few years, I still believe that “Idol” is a one of a kind talent show that paved the way for a […]

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American Idol XIV Recap: Top 8 Perform

This past week, the Idol XIV Top 8 took on Billboard Hits to try and prove their relevancy in this competitive business. Did they succeed? Surprisingly, several favorites played it safe while those on the bottom rungs of the competition stepped up their games. Someone did eventually head home…but was it the right decision? Find […]

Rayvon dares America to send him home after an exquisite performance.

American Idol XIV Recap: Top 9 Perform

Last night, the remaining nine contestants tackled the songbook of inaugural winner Kelly Clarkson. Usually when people sing Clarkson songs on this show, the trapdoor to hell opens up and the contestants fall right through. Surprisingly, aside from one or two individuals, there were no glaring embarrassments made that would dishonor their successful and ridiculously […]

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American Idol Season 14 Recap: Clark Beckham Shines and the Wardrobe of Quentin Alexander

Tonight was the first set of performances for the fourteenth season of “American Idol.”  Host Ryan Seacrest, along with judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr. introduced the Top 12 Boys to America.  Overall, the group was lackluster, especially the earlier group of contestants. With the ratings for FOX’s former #1 show plummeting, this […]

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‘American Idol’ Season 7 Alum Michael Johns – Dead at 35

Even the people that have abandoned “American Idol” might remember the Australian from back in Season 7, Michael Johns.  The 35-year-old singer has died from a reported blood clot in his ankle.  Johns was married and released a debut album back in 2009 called “Hold Back my Heart.” Johns garnered much success following his departure […]

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 96: TV Talk, Movie News, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. We’re back this week with a list of interesting discussions.   After taking some of your questions, we have some news from the week including talking new images and trailers released. Right before we […]

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American Idol and Survivor – Too Much Power with the Producers

Awards Circuit Staff Writer Joseph Braverman has done an incredible job this year of weighing with the “American Idol” recaps while Mark Johnson has been bringing “Survivor” thoughts just moments after the credits roll.  Both shows I watch religiously (thanks to the power of DVR), but both have taken on new realms of uncomfortable traits that’s […]

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American Idol Top 7 Song Spoilers and Power Rankings

We got our hands on some American Idol Top 7 spoilers for tonight’s show courtesy of MJsBigBlog.  The theme for tonight is Competitor’s Pick where the seven contestants chose the songs for each other.  This would yield an opportunity for sabotage if they wanted to be clever and knock someone out of the running however, […]