Zap2it rounded up the country's top "Idol" experts, pundits and journos from around the media sphere to predict each week's doomed contender. The predictions are posted live every week post performances by Thursday morning at "The American Idol Exit Poll." So how are the panelists faring so far?
But first lets recap for our readers what the panelists are vying for: A $100,000 modeling contract with Cover Girl Cosmetics, a cover spread in Italian Vogue Magazine and... I'm an idiot and couldn't resist. Oh Tyra.
In all seriousness,
We're also curious to see how our pundit skills shape up. "The King's Speech" and "The Social Network" are the top picks for best picture, according to most awards watchers, but there are a raft of strong contenders from other films in the acting, writing and directing categories.
As for who should win? We've got opinions on that too. Read on for our picks for who will be taking home the little gold guy, and who really deserves to be. The Oscars air live at 8:30 p.m. Et/5:30 Pt Sunday on ABC.
Will win: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan." Though we wouldn't be (entirely) upset if Annette Bening did indeed throw
To list just a few things:
For Will Smith and Jada Pinkett's hella talented adorable kids
Willow wins for our favorite viral song of the year, and Jaden for the movie that we liked in spite of our snooty '80s memories. -- Hanh Nguyen, Zap2it
That 'Cougar Town' has made it Ok to be an alcoholic -- Tierney Bricker, Zap2it
For Courteney Cox and Eva Longoria joining the Singles Club
Lets face it, for recently single individuals (like myself), it makes the holiday season just a tad bit more bearable being in uber-fabulous company such as Hollywood's most eligible bachelorette -- Jennifer Aniston, and now these two incomparable women. (How
This fall, actors like Melissa McCarthy, Julie Benz, and Will Arnett are getting the mainstream recognition they deserve. The Zap2it staff rounded up our favorite supporting cast members who deserve to have their faces on those bus stop posters and billboards next year.
Carina Adly MacKenzie:
I'll admit it... I hated Arielle Kebbel on "Gilmore Girls." She was so boring, and as Dean's oh-so-needy eighteen-year-old wife, she just got in the way of... well, everything. Dean and Rory 4-eva! Ahem. Since spectacularly dumping Dean while all of Stars Hollow watched from Luke's Diner, Kebbel has gone from meek and mousy to totally magnetic.
She's recently been making the vampire rounds, with a memorable role on
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Let the sleepless nights begin — Emerson Drive frontman Brad Mates is a new dad!
The country singer and his wife Jana welcomed son Tyler Robert at 7:04 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, The Boot confirms.
Weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz., baby boy is the first for the couple, who will celebrate their second anniversary in October.
Announcing the pregnancy last month, Mates admitted he was having trouble grasping the idea of fatherhood.
“[Becoming a father] is a little surreal right now,” he said. “I still don’t believe that we’re going to be parents soon.”
– Anya Leon
Emerson Drive’s Brad Mates is gearing up to sing a different tune: lullabies!
The country crooner and his wife Jana are expecting their first child — a boy to be named Tyler — he revealed during an interview with Cmt.
With their April due date fast approaching, Brad is still getting used to the idea of fatherhood. “[Becoming a father] is a little surreal right now,” he admits. “I still don’t believe that we’re going to be parents soon.”
Even the “new toys, clothes, bottles, [and] diapers” stacked around the house have yet to make an impression on Brad, who
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