Archive for May, 2009

“Idol Gate” Conspiracy: Is American Idol Tampering With Votes?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 | SMASH Pop Culture, SMASH TV with 6 Comments

Kris Allen Looks Like a Donkey

Unmasking the Truth

The New York Times is reporting today that AT&T, one of the principal corporate sponsors of “American Idol”, may have unfairly swayed some votes in the final vote between Adam Lambert and eventual winner Kris Allen. Apparently, AT&T is admitting that it was asked to provide free cellphones at two local parties in Arkansas, and it went so far as to instruct the home state residents of Allen on how to send text messages for free. Read the rest of this entry »

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Un-broke: Keepin’ it Real with Seth Green

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 | SMASH Pop Culture, SMASH TV with 1 Comment

Seth Green Unbroke

This Friday (May 29), ABC will air a special called “Un-broke: What You Need to Know About Money”, which will attempt to explain this current recession to a distinct audience that pretty much needs it –the same young people who get roped into credit card debt, live well beyond their means because they have to have the 22” rims, and who may well find themselves, like so many people across America, broke. Knowing that our attention-addled youth won’t listen to some hand-wringing let’s-get-in-a-circle like Linda Ellerbee used to do on Nickelodeon, or a Nightline-type discussion by Robert Krulwich, ABC decided to bring out some big guns. Enter Will Smith, the Jonas Brothers, Samuel L. Jackson, Cedric the Entertainer and others, along with “Good Morning America” contributor Mellody Hobson, who try to talk to young people without talking down to young people. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Obama Poster Copycats: Had enough yet?

Monday, May 18th, 2009 | SMASH Politics, SMASH Pop Culture with No Comments »

The Obama Poster Copycats:

Shepard Fairey created something truly inspiring in his original and stirring renditions of HOPE, OBEY and ultimately OBAMA.  Since then, hoards of copycat wannabes have been flooding the intranets with their own Photoshopped, inferior versions.

And yes, you can even OBAMA YOURSELF should you be so inclined.

So let’s get them all up and and over with, shall we?

Obama Poster Original

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