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by Jessy Krupa

31 Mar 2010


In the beginning of this week’s episode, Sarah met one of her daughter’s teachers, Mr. Cyr (Joan of Arcadia’s Jason Ritter). After borrowing some nicotine gum, he mentioned Amber was one of his best students and raved about a book report she wrote. Later on, she discovered that Amber plagiarized the report that she wrote on the same book when she was in high school. Furiously declaring that she “ran out of punishments in Fresno”, Sarah then went to tell Mr. Cyr what happened. After she heard him speak so admirably about a report that her own teacher once lambasted and offer Amber a letter of recommendation for college, however, Sarah changed her mind. She did demand that Amber rewrite her report and “not let us down”, though.

Meanwhile, Julia dealt with a different problem with her daughter. Sydney has been playing with Racquel’s equally obnoxious daughter, Harmony, who won’t let her be the princess. Instead, she’s always picked to play the servant, the maid, or the cook. (I, for one, dealt with a similar problem when I was her age. Being of an independent spirit, I solved that by hanging out with the boys instead.) Anyways, Julia’s plan to get Sydney to stand up for herself backfired. Does this mean they will address Racquel and Harmony’s snobbishness in another episode?

by Andy Edelstein / Newsday (MCT)

30 Mar 2010


With April Fool’s Day arriving Thursday, it’s only right that we take a look at the five most foolish things we’ve seen on TV this season.

The Jay Leno Show (and NBC’s decision to eliminate 10 p.m. ET dramas) — No need to elaborate — this may actually go down as the most foolish decision in network-TV history.

by Sean Murphy

30 Mar 2010


Oh no she didn’t…

Oh yes she did.

This one is going to generate some serious discussion, methinks. (You can go directly to Badu’s official site @ www.erykahbadu.com/ to see her new video, about which you may have already heard some noise.)

Shameless self-promotion or audacious creative experiment? A bit of both? It is undeniably bold. The simple act of a woman (much less a black woman) slowly stripping as she strolls through Daley Plaza is political. And provocative. My first take is that this video is neither as visionary as some will claim, nor is it as outlandish (or offensive) as many of the predictable suspects will insist. Badu is about to get a bunch of people talking, and it’s hard to argue that’s ever a bad thing.

Thoughts?

by Jessy Krupa

30 Mar 2010


Paul McCartney finished his somewhat unofficial “Good Evening” concert tours a couple of months ago, but his fans have spent that time speculating about what songs he would perform for his next concert tour. Last night, the rumors were put to a rest as the first night of the “Up and Coming” tour went underway at Phoenix, Arizona’s Jobing arena.

Thirty-six songs were performed, ranging from the Beatles’1963 hit “All My Loving” to last year’s Emmy nominated “(I Want To) Come Home”. Though most of set list was identical to that of the previous tour, some of his newer solo tunes, like “Only Mama Knows” and ”Flaming Pie” got cut along with some Beatles classics, like “Drive My Car” and “I Saw Her Standing There”. Those songs were replaced by well-loved Wings gems like “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five” and “Venus and Mars/Rockshow”.

by PopMatters Staff

29 Mar 2010


Dum Dum Girls
I Will Be
(Sub Pop)
Releasing: 30 March

1960s girl pop stages a resurrection with the 30-minute, 11-song debut album of the Dum Dum Girls.

SONG LIST
01 It Only Takes One Night
02 Bhang Bhang, I’m a Burnout
03 Oh Mein M
04 Jail La La
05 Rest of Our Lives
06 Yours Alone
07 Blank Girl
08 I Will Be
09 Lines Her Eyes
10 Everybody’s Out
11 Baby Don’t Go

“Jail La La” [MP3]
     

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