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    March 3, 2014

    The 12 best concerts in Denver this week: March 3 to March 7

    Editor's note: Hall & Oates are now going as Daryl Hall & John Oates, because apparently that's the way you add gravitas to a catalogue that will turn your pants pastel and put shoulder pads in whatever shirt you're wearing if you listen long enough. Here's the thing: They needn't bother -- the song ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014
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    September 6, 2013

    Video: Peyton Manning's seven touchdowns make up for a multitude of dumb-ass sins

    As a lifelong Broncos fan, I am typically paranoid as hell about the team -- fearful that the brighter the spotlight, the more likely the squad is to screw up in it for all the world to see. And there were certainly some ugly moments during last night's kickoff to the NFL season against the Super Bo ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Flume's Harley Streten started making music with software he got from a cereal box

    Flume is the musical project of Harley Streten from Sydney, Australia. At 21, Streten has come a long way from where he started, making electronic music using a bit of production software he got from a box of cereal at age thirteen. His spare but evocative soundscapes defy easy categorization. With ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    The ten most obnoxious TV personalities ever

    These days, there's no shortage of loud, obnoxious jerks on TV getting paid to basically yell at you, but it wasn't always this way. Until Morton Downey Jr. helped pioneer the new age of television hate in the late '80s, the TV landscape was a much more civil place (with a few exceptions, admittedly ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    April 2, 2013

    Video: Chris Brown publicist skit was a perfectly timed advance for Rihanna breakup/reunion

    While most of the world celebrated the resurrection of old J.C., there were several weird developments -- both real and satirical -- in an even more implausible resurrection: that of Chris Brown's career. After becoming the most hated man in show business, Breezy has defied logic by continuing to br ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    July 31, 2012

    If you're going to watch the Olympics on TV, at least do it at the gym

    I often go to the gym to watch television. The primary reason is because, at my commune, the Witch House, we haven't figured out how to hook up the flat-screen we scored in an awesome barter situation (someone we know was going on a "life journey" and had to get rid of all earthly possessions.) But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Idol recap: Hollie Cavanagh bottoms out

    Ryan Seacrest and Fox plugged last night's Idol results show as another surprising one. "We've had a few surprises at this stage in the game," Seacrest said during the show. Well, he, and a slew of promotional clips, misled us -- the only surprise last night was that there were no surprises. Even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Bluebird Theater, 5/8/12

    BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 05.08.12 If you decide to put all of your eggs in Anton Newcombe's basket, they're going to end up scrambled. The lead singer of early-'90s psychedelica group Brian Jonestown Massacre might be the group's longest-running member, but he also seems to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    American Idol recap: Whoa! Colton Dixon is sent home after a surprise elimination

    And just like that, America got it wrong. On last night's results round of American Idol, one of the stronger, consistent contenders, Colton Dixon, was eliminated after two solid performances on Wednesday night. Apparently, fans didn't like his take on Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" or Earth Wind & Fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    American Idol Top 9: Heejun Han gets an attitude adjustment and is sent home

    After he spent all season with a bad attitude, Heejun Han was finally sent home during last night's elimination round on American Idol. It's not that Han was a poor singer -- in fact, he performed well throughout his time on the show -- it's that he just didn't seem committed to the Idol concept o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans comes to Denver, meets Phil Goodstein, acts like a child

    I will not say that Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans (referred to in the Urban Dictionary as "Douche Bagans") is the douchiest guy to ever host his own TV show, that he's a certifiable uber-chad, that he looks like Ryan Seacrest and Ty Pennington's love child, or that the way his hair creeps sideway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    American Idol: From 25 to the Top 13

    After weeks of anticipation, the top thirteen contestants of American Idol were revealed. Last night's episode, however seemingly straightforward, wasn't short of Adele-drenched drama, though. Spoilers: Jen Hirsh, Reed Grimm and Brielle Von Hugel all had to sing for their lives -- and all fell flat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    American Idol Live Show: 3 of 13 men shine during the first live round

    The first of the live rounds, last night's episode of American Idol was a welcomed return to true form. We saw all of the male contestants in the Top 24 perform, including the thirteenth contender who was brought back to compete live, Jermaine Jones, the appropriately dubbed "gentle giant" with a st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    American Idol Top 24: Stop toying with us, Randy Jackson

    Fourteen of the 24 semifinalists were revealed last night on American Idol. For most of these, it was fairly predictable whom was going to be sent on and whom was going to be cut, but that didn't stop Randy Jackson from again having his fun with the contestants' emotions. The format to last night's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    American Idol Hollywood round two: Symone Black is okay, but the show is limping along

    Symone Black's plummet from the stage doesn't compare to the decline in viewers Idol will see next week if it doesn't focus more on singing and less on drama.​Listen here, American Idol producers: Spending a large majority of last night's show, the second part of the Hollywood round, on anythi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Magic Cyclops vs American Idol: Magic one, Idol zero.

    ​If you missed American Idol tonight, well, let's just say you missed a hell of a lot. We'll have a full recap in the morning, but for now, we just had to give massive props to the one and only Magic Cyclops, the Mile High City's most prized export, who has officially achieved God-like status. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    American Idol in San Diego: The only one to be idolized is Jennifer Lopez

    Last night's episode of American Idol saw auditions in a vastly different location than usual: the USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego, California. At points, the industrial and fly-over noise was a nuisance, but it didn't stop nearly all of the contestants who saw air time during the episode k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Mark Cuban: HDNet rebranding as AXS TV won't impact Denver operation

    What a difference a few years makes. In 2006, Mark Cuban, the billionaire behind HDNet, partly based in Denver, was touting the service's inking of past CBS anchor Dan Rather. Now, he's psyched about hooking up with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and AEG Entertainment, owned by local moneybags Phi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    American Idol is back, with a new host of hopefuls

    If the hat Steven Tyler wore during last night's premiere of American Idol is anything to go by, it's going to be an interesting season.​Nearly eight months since Scotty McCreery became America's latest Idol in May 2011, it's good to have the cast of American Idol 2.0 back in action. To wit, R ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Julie Zorrilla in American Idol Top 24

    ​Evidently, Julie Zorrilla not only has a lock on cute dresses and shoes, but she now holds the distinction of being one of only twelve girls in the the American Idol Top 24. When we last checked in with Zorrilla, she sailed through Hollywood week with her take on "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Ted "Golden Voice" Williams has a better voice than these ten celebrities

    It's so much better with Ted.​It's hard not to love Ted Williams, the Ohio man who was homeless, found redemption from drugs and alcohol and now has a job offer with the Cleveland Cavaliers. His voice really is amazing, which got us thinking of celebrities who have voices that are grating, ann ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Seven Reasons American Idol Should Be Cancelled

    ​American Idol has been around for eight years and going on ten seasons. And really, anything has a natural lifespan, and television shows, for the most part, live theirs in close to dog years. Like Great Dane years. Which means, essentially, that American Idol is long in the tooth. It's blind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Jessica Simpson Billy Corgan Songmaking = Depressing It has been rumored that Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan are dating , but we thought they'd at least have the decency to spare the public the fruits of their love. Then we remembered who we were talking about and suddenly the idea that they would record music together seemed like the next ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    American Idol: Did you catch the Radiohead and Jeff Buckley cameos?

    Meant to mention this in yesterday's American Idol post, but we ended up being so preoccupied with recounting the respective travails and eventual denouement of Lilly Scott and Haeley Vaughn, the two Colorado ladies ultimately picked to be included in the Top 24, that it completely slipped our minds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Poptimystic: "Follow Me Down" sounds like another hit waiting to happen for 3OH!3

    UPDATE: 3OH!3 just announced that it's upcoming Too Fast For Love tour with Cobra Starship, Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes) and I Fight Dragons, which reportedly stops by the Fillmore on May 21, goes on sale on next Saturday, February 13. Follow the jump to see the dudes chatting about it. ​B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Top Five Candidates to replace Simon Cowell on American Idol

    ​So by now you've heard that legendary curmudgeon Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol after this season. Good for him. Probably a few years too late if he were hoping to jump ship before the franchise jumped the shark, but whatever. Anyhow, his absence will all but drain Idol's talent pool ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Top ten celebrity tweets about Balloon Boy

    Simon Pegg's advice for Falcon: Escape! Escape!​ The Twitterspere absolutely exploded yesterday with commentary about accidental-whistle-blowing, Today-show-vomiting Balloon Boy Falcon Heene, with celebrities among the countless thousands exercising their fingers on the topic both before and a ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Victoria Beckham in Denver for American Idol auditions?

    The Posh one.​Many locals are no doubt still emotionally distraught by Paula Abdul's absence from today's latest round of American Idol judging in Denver. But it looks as if such people will be getting a celebrity booster shot to assist in their recovery. To whit: reports that Vi ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    3OH!3 on America's Top 40 with Seacrest

     When 3OH!3 formed, we'll bet that that they never imagined they'd a) have the number one song in the country, and b) that they'd be leaving Ryan Seacrest a voice mail that he would then play across this great land on his weekly Americas Top 40 show. But that's exactly where the dudes find the ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009

    American Idol auditions: It's all over but the regrets

    A Channel 31 photo of "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest being quizzed by 2/31's Chris Parente. Yesterday's American Idol auditions took place out of the view of local news cameras, in order to save the good, the bad and the ugly for the talent contest's next season of broadcasts. But that didn't s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009

    Soup for You

    There’s something funny about comedian Joel McHale.

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    May 2, 2008

    Fallen Idol

    There are things we believe in this world. That the sky is blue, that water is wet, and that Paula Abdul is a complete headcase. But has Paula's own brand of crazy actually uncovered the real truth about American Idol? Was her performance on Tuesday night evidence that the judges' responses are s ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008
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    November 15, 2007

    Black Dice

    Thursday, November 15, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.

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    September 18, 2007

    Emmys Gone Wild

    Everyone complains that the Emmy Awards—heck, most Award shows—are staid, over-long affairs that just don’t earn their three-plus hour block of prime time anymore. Viewers (not to mention reviewers) look for anything that’s remarkable—whose dress sucked (Hayden Panettiere), who made the be ... More >>

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    September 7, 2007

    Something’s Less Rotten in the State of Television

    You used to be able to count on TV serving all your lowest-common-denominator needs. Up for some good transgender slap-fighting? Jerry Springer has you covered. Hankering for some good cornpone jokes and T&A? Hee-Haw was on for more than twenty years. Want to see someone forced to eat something ... More >>

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    July 19, 2007
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    May 31, 2007

    Knocked Up

    Judd Apatow delivers another spot-on geek fantasy come true.

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    May 23, 2006

    Idol Speculation

    Our long national nightmare is almost over... Tonight's penultimate episode of American Idol means that millions of people who love high phone bills will finally be able to vote for their favorite among the ultra-popular Fox talent show's finalists. There's no telling whether Taylor Hicks and Kathe ... More >>

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    July 31, 2003

    The Message

    Woody Rises