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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What’s the best way to contact a prisoner?

Call him on his cell phone.

What American Idol winner was the first female performer named Entertainer of the Year two years in a row by the Academy of Country Music?

Carrie Underwood, in 2008 and 2009. She won Idol in 2005, its fourth season.

When American Idol debuted in 2002, it unleashed a pop culture juggernaut, leading to pop stars, an annual arena tour, and several years as the #1 show on TV. Idol production company 19 Entertainment also planned to make a movie at the conclusion of each season that would star that year’s winner and runner-up. Only one was made: From Justin to Kelly starring Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, a cheesy, spring break beach romance. It was lambasted by critics and made only $4.9 million. The abysmal performance led to the cancellation of any and all future Idol movies … including From Ruben to Clay, starring season two’s Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken. Production had already begun on the film, which was going to be a modern-day version of the Bing Crosby/Bob Hope buddy comedy musical Road movies of the 1940s, such as Road to Singapore and Road to Morocco.
On That ’70’s Show, Fes’s name was an acronym for Foreign Exchange Student.
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