Blue Hair Ain’t Just for Old Ladies Anymore (& Other “American Idol” Musings)

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(All photos property of Fox and American Idol) One of the noveltys on “American Idol” this season is that two of the female contestants have blue hair. Thankfully, that’s not the only reason they stand out. They’ve also got talent to match. First, there’s Joey Cook, whose voice and musical artistry paradoxically reflect singers from [Read More...]

“Last Man Standing” and “Cristela” Bring a Little Religion to Prime Time

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(All photos property of ABC/Disney) ABC is home to several family-oriented sitcoms, and sometimes they integrate a little Christianity into their stories. The Heck family on “The Middle” are churchgoers (albeit dysfunctional ones) who sometimes interact with members of the clergy, like the singing youth minister Rev. Tim Tom. In recent weeks, ABC’s Friday night [Read More...]

“Person of Interest’s” Fusco and Reese Catching Perps on the Corner

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When I got to work this morning, I saw an ambulance, cop cars, and several police officers standing on the corner. No, there was no emergency. It was a shoot for the CBS series “Person of Interest.” I stood there for a while to see if I could get some pictures of anyone on my [Read More...]

UPDATE: Kelly Clarkson on Sexual Imagery, Curt Schilling on Bullies, & “House of Cards” on Jesus

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A few quick observations on topics in the news today: 1. Since winning “American Idol” in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has built an amazing career for herself in the music industry. Unlike many pop stars, she found success without going down the road of sexually explicit lyrics and imagery. While she promotes messages of female empowerment [Read More...]


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