William Gibson predicted this
would happen over sixteen years ago
It has been nearly a decade since VH1 cancelled "Pop Up Video," but at noon ET today the show returns with 60 new episodes
. Their first video: Britney Spears' Til the World Ends
. The program's new incarnation will
also allow viewers to DIY their own "pop up" videos
and share them on Facebook and Twitter." [more inside]
. No, not that one… hmmm, no, not this
one either… this one
. He’s a part of the Ganesh Charturthi
Festival that’s taking place here, and you are all welcome to watch
... a puzzle game where you strategically remove blocks in order to lower a golden idol closer to the ground. Get it within 3 squares from the bottom, but not touching it, and you move on to the next level. (via
Was American Idol's Sanjaya a fraud?
Graduate art student Bill Vendall claims that he created the American Idol
as an art project. He claims the character is "a symbol for the self referencing nature of progressive evolution." This is being debated
around the internets.
The Idol Thief
"Vaman Ghiya operated one of the most extensive and sophisticated clandestine antiquities rings in history, and he had grown rich in the past three decades by smuggling thousands of Indian antiques to auction houses and private collectors in the West."
What's worse? MySpace or American Idol? How about a website
that finds all the MySpace pages for those aweful
American Idol contestants (you know- the ones we are supposed to laugh at because they suck)?
Why, God, Why?
We've never seen a holiday cash-in too bizarre
to love. This season, please to enjoy A Very Idol Christmas.
Taylor Hicks wins American Idol....
It could be something worth talking about given how powerful the show has become: #1 show on television, contributed to over 30 million records (records -- yes records not itunes singles) sold, and a show where Queen, Rod Stewart, and, tonight, TAFKAP (or he could be Prince again) are clamoring to be on it. Moroever, some conventional wisdom seems to support that the show is not karaoeke-izing pop music and instead contributes to it surprisingly positively
. While it might not lead to debates on metafiler, arguments as to what makes a good Idol can be seen here.
is perfect for people who want to embarrass themselves in front of large audiences, but couldn't make it onto the American
, New Zealander
, South African
, or Swedish
incarnations of the show. There's also, of course, YouTube Idol
Best of the
Web American Idol:
Going to Greensboro
was a gamble for the pop TV show American Idol
, but one that has paid off in spades for tart-tongued tornado Rhonetta Johnson
, who is billed as a "terrible singer but with a mouth straight out of a pool hall and an ego bigger than Alaska
, who sports a rap sheet as long as her blonde wig, claimed she would become famous, and with the aid of the blogosphere
and web sites
such as rhonettajohnson.com
, she has delivered on her promise, even gaining the attention of Entertainment Weekly
, and going overnight from zip to in excess of a hundred pages on Google
Vote For The Worst American Idol
contestant and be a foot solider against cornball programming. In the battle between an Internet movement and television producers, so far the rouge site
has the lead. But as we get closer to the show's finale, can the contrarians keep the worst contestants
in the mix?
Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol.
Gap-toothed and described by judges as "with the looks of a hobbit," the Norwegian plumber with the voice of an angel proves that there's hope for all of us to become popstars. True talent triumphs!
The solemn, the dignified, the high-profile marketing.
On September 11th, the national anthem will be sung on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. By the recent winner of Fox's American Idol
. Days before the release of her new album. Two weeks before the winner's next, though obviously equally significant, "American Idol in Las Vegas
You will also note that this was reported before last night's finale. Meaning, this important symbolic event was arranged without even knowing who the winner was. In other words, Kelly Clarkson is not signing the National Anthem on September 11. "The Winner of Fox's American Idol
Will wins Pop Idol
- the contest to win a recording contract finally comes to a conclusion. To me, this programme just about showed how easy it is for anyone to end up in the charts. Now it's time for them to find out what the music industry is really like