Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday:
- Boy Meets World (Seasons 1-3)
- Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam - Extended Edition (TV Movie)
- Chuck (Season 3)
- Clatterford (Season 3)
- Criminal Minds (Season 5)
- Dirty Jobs (Collection 6)
- Doctor Who: The Creature from the Pit (Story 106)
- Doctor Who: The King’s Demons (Story 129)
- Doctor Who: Planet of Fire (Story 135)
- The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles
- The Guardian (Season 2)
- Less Than Perfect (Season 1)
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A montage of clips from Tuesday’s performance round as the Beatles music played in the background. Such was the intro of the Top 9 results show of American Idol 9. Would this results show be the one to feature the judges’ save? Ryan Seacrest promised “shocking” vote tallies at the top of the episode, which was jam-packed with a mishmash of performances (with a few results thrown in).
Idol Gives Back will air in two weeks. To aid in the effort, Idol judges are donating prizes and items to raise money. Just go to the official Web site for details or to give.
The Top 9 appeared on stage to sing a medley of Beatles tunes. Lee DeWyze kicked it off beautifully. As “Here, There and Everywhere” progressed and fans screamed, I couldn’t help but feel impressed. When Andrew Garcia came out with “Got To Get You Into My Life” the number truly became fun. The wardrobe was really, really good too. Other songs featured in the medley included “Fool on the Hill,” “All You Need is Love” and “She Loves You.” It was definitely the best group performance of the season.
Ryan Seacrest began this week’s performance round on American Idol 9 from the control center, a room filled with monitors and techs. It’s here that camera angles are called out, cast members are queued - truly, it’s the hub of the entire show.
Songs from the Lennon/McCartney songbook were the feature of the week (which is almost every single tune The Beatles ever recorded, minus a few little ditties like Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Ringo Starr’s “Octopus’s Garden“). Sir Paul McCartney didn’t have enough time to mentor the Top 9, but he did offer a pre-recorded video message for the contenders.
FOX premiered the new Glee trailer during Tuesday’s American Idol. The minute-long clip is filled with goodies: a Beatles song, more than one zinger from Jane Lynch and even a great slushie-in-the-face moment.
The new season premieres April 13, so just try to hold out until then! In the meantime, get a glimpse of all the action with the above video.
The buzz on rocker David Cook’s last American Idol song choice (he wowed judges and fans with the Chris Cornell version of “Billie Jean”) has barely died down, and already new musical controversy is springing up.
Now, Cook is on the rocks for his “Eleanor Rigby” arrangement, which he crooned during one of the show’s Beatles weeks. Seattle-based band Doxology has come forward claiming the arrangement Cook performed on March 11 was actually theirs, though no credit was given to the band. In a recent press release, the band says they do not want royalties (monies they would have been entitled to had they been given credit for the arrangement performed on air), but recognition. Since Cook did not step forward and say he used another band’s arrangement, there is an implication that he created the fresh sound himself, and Doxology says this is not the case. FOX officials have not yet commented on these events.
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Tuesday saw the evening where, according to host Ryan Seacrest, “the number one show in the country celebrates the number one band of all time.” I see nothing in this statement to debate, but the second week of Beatles on American Idol did offer some disappointments.
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The legal issues (which boiled down to a trademark dispute) between Apple, Inc. (the computer company) and Apple Corps. (the recording label which supports The Beatles) was solved way back in February of 2007. A year has gone by, and recent rumors suggested that Beatles tunes would at long last be made available in the iTunes catalogue.
Apple, Inc., however, has called these rumors “unsubstantiated speculation” while Apple Corps is issuing a “no comment” approach. The deal has been in the works for months, with Paul McCartney saying he expected Beatles tunes to become available through Apple, Inc. sometime in early 2008. Well…we’re waiting. What’s the deal here, Apples?
Both sides could be holding out until just the right moment to make the announcement, releasing the tunes when it seems most opportune. Perhaps…during a live broadcast of TV’s most popular show? If you want to know the fate of Beatles tracks on iTunes, American Idol might be the series to watch for breaking musical news.
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Jordin Sparks, youngest contestant ever to gain the title American Idol, is the newly-named winner of season 6. The Arizona native sang, danced, and smiled her way through last night’s two-hour season finale spectacular, a stage show filled with live acts that included a simulcast of Gwen Stefani on her current tour. The event, as always, was filled with somewhat tongue-in-cheek awards that were doled out to would-be contestants seen in the very early weeks of this season. Coupled with the big-name performers on stage (including Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Green Day and Bette Midler, not to mention the bevy of returning Idols that also filled the stage), the show was (as always) a spectacular success. It all culminated in a Beatles-based musical montage that featured past Idol winners Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Reuben Studdard, and Taylor Hicks, performances that were followed immediately by the long-anticipated results. After more than seventy million votes (an astronomical amount, considering voter turnout in the last two major elections), Jordin was named this year’s one and only Idol.
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