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Susan Boyle is feeling the heat of her new-found fame. According to reports, Boyle, who is favored to win this season’s Britain’s Got Talent, had two foul-mouthed tirades including one that involved police.Susan Boyle is feeling the heat of her new-found fame. According to reports, Boyle,... more
According to reports, former South African President and Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela tried to get a spot on the show to publicise his AIDS foundation but was refused due to his lack of a Twitter account.
http://thestupidtimes.blogspot.com/2009/05/susan-boyle-thing-getting-really-silly.htmlAccording to reports, former South African President and Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela... more
Simon Cowell has offered Demi Moore, and that dude that lost a car, first class tickets to the UK for the final of Britain's Got Talent.
How'd this all come about? Via Twitter of course! The talent show's Amanda Holden asked Moore, in a tweet, if she would fly over from LA if Cowell offered her the use of his private jet. After a bit of a back-and-forth it transpired that Cowell's jet wasn't on offer but Demi seemed unfazed.Simon Cowell has offered Demi Moore, and that dude that lost a car, first class... more
Father and son combo "Stavros Flatley" aka; Demetrios and Lagi Demetriou danced to "Zorba the Greek" to book their place in Saturday's final.
Simon Cowell said to the pair the final would be worse without them, and described their act as: "rubbish but brilliant."
Also through is squeaky-voiced Swansea lad Shaheen who sung the song "And I Am Telling You" from the musical Dreamgirls.Father and son combo "Stavros Flatley" aka; Demetrios and Lagi Demetriou... more
Susan Boyle is staying at the Wembley Plaza Hotel in West London. Not everyone is happy about this - fellow hotel-goers are complaining that Boyle keeps them up practising her singing. They say they're kept up until 2 AM.
SuBo! Have some courtesy!Susan Boyle is staying at the Wembley Plaza Hotel in West London. Not everyone is... more
It seems like the best part of watching talent competitions like American Idol, Britain’s Got Talent–and a slew of others–is the even more memorable bad acts. And the biggest offenders in the bad acts category seems to be the slutty auditions: Y’know–boob showing, butt showing, gratuitous display of sexxxxuality. Let’s have another round of laughs at the 10 sluttiest talent show auditions of all time.
1. The Gong Show: In a segment calledIt seems like the best part of watching talent competitions like American Idol,... more
LONDON - In a shimmering dress, matched to the tint of her newly styled hair, Susan Boyle brought genuine feeling to her rendition of “Memory,” from the musical “Cats,” on the first live semifinal of “Britain’s Got Talent.”
The long-anticipated reappearance of the 49-year-old Scottish woman was no let down, and it was no real surprise that she chose to perform “Memory,” a song associated with Elaine Paige, the singer she aspires to emulate.
Comfortable with her modest makeover, perhaps a little nervous, but ultimately buoyed by her confidence in the appeal of her powerful, pleasant voice, Boyle proved the star on Sunday night, earning the winning vote from the public and a place in next Saturday’s final of the variety competition.LONDON - In a shimmering dress, matched to the tint of her newly styled hair, Susan... more
Susan Boyle, "Britain’s Got Talent" sensation, delivered the performance of her life in the semi-finals on Sunday 24th May 2009. She sang "Memory" from the musical "Cats", made famous by Elaine Paige. Susan won the viewers vote for this heat and will now compete in the finals on Saturday 30th, May 2009.
Even the always ever-so snarky "Gawker" website had this to say about Susan Boyle today:
“At this point, she could cover Sid Vicious covering Sinatra’s My Way, and we’d be there with a YouTube embed, ready to lap it up. And that’s kind of okay. Susan Boyle’s one of the few things keeping us all sincere. What I mean by that is: if you don’t like Susan Boyle, you can go die. This bitch’s on wheels, and kiss, no kiss, nothing’s getting in her path to the top. Nothing.”
Includes photographs, as well as a new 10-minute, full-length HQ video of Susan Boyle's performance of "Memory."Susan Boyle, "Britain’s Got Talent" sensation, delivered the... more
So this is what happens every Wednesday when we are making our topical segment which will start off that Friday's half-hour show for that week - I finish the full layout (which is the assembly of all of the elements, characters, backgrounds, recorded voices, music etc... and all of the camera movement, giving us all of the locked timing of the episode in detailed animatic form.) Then I split it into several smaller scenes (around 40 seconds each) and assign them to the animators. Then Josh or I will go over the specific acting notes or whatnot for each character so everyone is on the same page.
This week I recorded a behind-the-scenes video of Josh going over all of the scenes with the guys!So this is what happens every Wednesday when we are making our topical segment which... more
American Idol's Adam Lambert sings a duet with Britain's Susan Boyle!
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For more SuperNews! go to www.current.com/supernewsAmerican Idol's Adam Lambert sings a duet with Britain's Susan Boyle!... more
I was just working on the lighting in our big Susan Boyle/Adam Lambert showdown for this week's SuperNews season finale and I clicked on something which made everything turn all pastel and neato looking! I thought it was cool.I was just working on the lighting in our big Susan Boyle/Adam Lambert showdown for... more
American Debbie Ritter, 46, is selling Susan Boyle dolls she creates from clothes pegs, wire and clay. She painstakingly hand-paints the four inch models before putting together an individual outfit for each one and selling them to collectors for £14.
The mother-of-four from Illinois said she first "fell in love" with Boyle because she is "so down to earth.
She said: "I have watched her video on YouTube literally one thousand times. I love the fact she is so down to earth and there is nothing fake about her. She's a simple woman but I mean that in a very good way."
The Susan Boyle dolls are available to buy from www.uneekdolldesigns.etsy.com
Hmmm, crazy fan or just a businesswoman out to make a quick pound?American Debbie Ritter, 46, is selling Susan Boyle dolls she creates from clothes... more
Andrew Lloyd Webber, famed musical composer with credits like Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, bumped into Simon Cowell recently. ALW is interested in Susan Boyle's career, and while no firm offer is in place, there have been discussions about putting Boyle on centre stage.
"She's a great fan of my shows," Lloyd Webber was quoted as saying to The Sun. "If she wanted to be in one, well, it could happen. It would have to be the right role. Maybe I know what it could be, but I'm not telling. She's got a great future."Andrew Lloyd Webber, famed musical composer with credits like Cats and The Phantom of... more
Susan Boyle, the Britain's Got Talent star, was given subtitles during an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
The 48-year-old church volunteer was speaking in the first part of a two-stage interview on the show in the US on Monday.
Ms Boyle was the star guest as Winfrey was joined by TV judge Simon Cowell for a show called The World's Got Talent.
The first part was pre-recorded at her home in Blackburn, Scotland. The subtitles were added by bosses who thought American viewers would not understand her strong Scottish accent.Susan Boyle, the Britain's Got Talent star, was given subtitles during an... more
The Britain's Got Talent viral juggernaut continues to power down the internet highway this week, leaving Hairy Angel Susan Boyle and Michael Jackson Kid in its dust.
Had enough pretentious hyperbole already? Fair enough. Here's a man with a daft haircut called Greg Pritchard singing in a *very* surprising way, instead. Enjoy.The Britain's Got Talent viral juggernaut continues to power down the internet... more
Interesting article in how today's viral popularity is not being monetized (is that really a word?). Here is an excerpt:
As Simon Cowell might say, this story is utterly disappointing and self-indulgent. But the fact that YouTube and ITV have been unable to monetize the Internet sensation that is Susan Boyle is a rather significant blunder, and highlights some of the archaic ways that business is still done between old and new media.
By some estimates, video of Boyle’s performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” on Britain’s Got Talent has already asmassed more than 100 million video views on the Web. However, according to The Times of London, Britain’s ITV - who owns the rights to the show - and YouTube - where most of the views have taken place – have been unable to reach a revenue share deal, meaning no ads have been served, and more than a “million-pound windfall” has been missed.
The holdup is apparently over ad formats, as ITV wants pre-rolls and YouTube doesn’t. The Times of London quotes ITV’s director of online saying, “We don’t want to be part of YouTube’s standard terms and conditions, because content like Susan Boyle is unique … I think both sides are being hard-nosed and commercial about it.” YouTube, the article notes, prefers overlay and text ads, which have been increasingly showing up on videos around the site.
While these two sides bicker over ad formats and revenue sharing, the bottom line is that the majority of Boyle video views are likely behind us as the sensation fades and we await the unlikely singing hero’s next performance. Even if these two companies do eventually reach a deal, there is only so much cream left to skim off the top at this point. Who’s in the wrong here? Both companies.Interesting article in how today's viral popularity is not being monetized (is... more
On this week's infoMania Conor Knighton checks out the news' attempts to convince us we're all going to die from swine flu and that sexting is destroying our kids. Ben Hoffman gives us his take on swine flu. Sarah Haskins takes a look at how a lady stays well. Sergio Cilli counts down the top alternative tracks. Brett Erlich checks out YouTube's best tattoo videos. And we salute Bea Arthur.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.On this week's infoMania Conor Knighton checks out the news' attempts to... more
Poor, dying, ITV. Nearly every week there's stories about how they've got no money, how they're losing money and are basically screwed (business jargon). Now it turns out that despite Susan Boyle's internet fame, having registered hundreds of millions of views of her singing on YouTube, ITV - and Simon Cowell - haven't made a single penny from this. Why? Because they were stupid enough not to sort out an advertising deal with YouTube, and insisted that before they do, no adverts may appear alongside the video.
This is probably the stupidest thing they've done since they bought Friends Reunited (remember that?) for something like 175 million quid a few years ago.Poor, dying, ITV. Nearly every week there's stories about how they've got no... more