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So the new look American Idol panel has finally been unveiled… and it turns out there’s nothing new to it after all!
As you’ve doubtless heard by now the latest batch of Idol judges includes Keith Urban from season 12, Jennifer Lopez from seasons 10 and 11 and Harry Connick, Jr a frequent guest mentor from recent years. Could the ‘new’ team be any less exciting?
After a pretty big ratings decline last season Fox promised big changes to their reality champion and numerous ideas were bandied around. We were promised a panel of former Idol contestants. Or an industry panel comprising of producers, writers and execs.
But what we’ve ended up with is probably the blandest, more unimaginative and ultimately ratings sapping team possible.
It’s the start of the summer movie season and I’m all set for three months of CGI, spectacle and silliness. I make it my mission to try and see all the big summer blockbusters, and though most are invariably disappointing there’s just something about the movie going experience that never lets me down…
But in this era of $200 million movies, dominated by effects and high concepts (a Battleship movie – come again?) – it seems the role of the ‘movie star’ just isn’t what it used to be. Sure the likes of Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt can all still carry movies – but for a multitude of lesser stars, their names just no longer have the pulling power they used to.
Which is why it’s time for some of today’s big screen talents to cross over to the TV world. Glenn Close did it with the triumphant Damages. 24 was the best thing that ever happened to Kiefer Sutherland’s career. And Laura Linney, Diane Keaton and Kate Winslet are all about to follow suit, in new HBO series. We all know that nowadays the material on offer on TV is hands down better than that of the movies More >