7 items from 2016
Fox’s treatment of Marvel properties is unacceptable. There, I’ve established how I feel. Now, let’s run down why it’s so exciting that one day we may see them work with Marvel in a capacity similar to Sony. To put it bluntly, it feels like Fox is just in it for the money. I’m aware of how capitalism works, but the difference between someone who cares about what they are doing and someone rifling through your pockets is glaringly obvious. Many of you will disagree, but let’s take a peek back in time. We’ll begin with X-Men.
In 2000, a time before Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man film, X-Men was a triumph. Not many people cared about the fact that Hugh Jackman looked nothing like the comic book version of Wolverine. It was just cool to see a man with claws tearing through stuff. But, »
- Tyler Richardson
Nearly 14 years have passed since the first season of American Idol. Yup, Kelly Clarkson has been in our lives for over a decade. The fifteenth (and final) season finale airs on Wednesday and Thursday nights, and we're getting nostalgic about it - "it" being the show and the year 2002 in general (a gallon of gas cost $1.61. $1.61!). Here are some of the moments, people, performances and quirks from American Idol Season 1 that we almost forgot about. 1. Calling in to vote.Remember when the only way to vote for our favorite contestants was to pick up the telephone to call? Once again, »
- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda
The juggernaut known as American Idol is coming to an end after nearly 14 years on the air, and the conversation around its final season has focused on its musical legacy, gifting the world a constellation of bright stars like Jennifer Hudson (she won an Oscar!) and Katherine McPhee (she starred in a 3-D movie about sharks in a supermarket!). But as the show sings its swan song, we can't forget another indelible mark the series left on pop culture: specifically, 2003's would-be summer blockbuster and the stillborn brainchild of Idol mastermind Simon Fuller, »
With the end of American Idol near, we've found ourselves taking a trip down memory lane more than once, getting a bit wistful about the long-running Fox series' early days. And in doing so, we've stumbled upon perhaps one of the strangest points in the franchise's early history—one we'd completely forgotten about. In 2003, after Kelly Clarkson had been crowned America's inaugural Idol, someone had the grand idea to gather the reigning Idols from 11 countries and pit them against one another in a one-off competition. We present to you: World Idol. If you thought the biggest indignity forced upon Kelly following her crowning was From Justin to Kelly, you were wrong. World »
American Idol heads to Hollywood Week — for the very last time — on Wednesday (8/7c on Fox).
But don’t go getting all weepy about the wrecking ball heading toward The Only House That Owns a Copy of From Justin to Kelly — save your tears for the inevitable (and unexplained) disappearance of multiple front-runners in those “please step forward” montages.
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Before those horrors begin, I took the opportunity to rank the 20 most promising contestants headed to Hollywood Week in Season 15. Use it to refresh your »
But as Season 2 grad Clay Aiken points out in the following exclusive promo video of the reality behemoth’s farewell tour, the person who’s crowned the Season 15 champ come April 7 will earn a place as the omega to the Lady Clarkson’s alpha.
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Nearly 14 years have passed since the first season of American Idol. Yup, Kelly Clarkson has been in our lives for over a decade. The fifteenth (and final) season begins on Wednesday, and we're getting nostalgic about it - "it" being the show and the year 2002 in general (a gallon of gas cost $1.61. $1.61!). Here are some of the moments, people, performances and quirks from American Idol Season 1 that we almost forgot about. 1. Calling in to vote.Remember when the only way to vote for our favorite contestants was to pick up the telephone to call? Once again, we are confronted with »
- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda
7 items from 2016
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