American Idol: Peyton Aldridge nearly ruins duet and dreams with Madison Paige over ‘chicken wings’

As the show ended, a performer named Just Sam, 20, who spent her days busking in the New York City subways, fell apart from the stress, getting a headache and crying, as she observed, ‘This audition, it would change my family’s life… I have to do it, I have to make it.’

American Idol abandons studio for production on season 18 as they discuss filming remote amid coronavirus pandemic

According to TMZ, producers wrote in an email to the crew: ‘As we continue to monitor advice from federal and local agencies, it seems unlikely we are going to be able to make it back into the studio for this season of American Idol.’

American Idol: Katy Perry breaks down in tears after contestant Makayla Brownlee suffers seizure

Singers who’d arrived at Hollywood Week together had been separated by Sunday’s duets round, and Kat Luna, a 19-year-old student from Miami, struggled as she performed Lady Gaga’s Always Remember Us This Way in front of boyfriend Alex Garrido, 26, who was out.

Cardinal Newman guard Anya Choice is Chronicle’s Girls Player of the Year

Salesian coach Stephen Pezzola said the defensive plan was to stop Choice’s drives. He said her performance reminded him of when Kelsey Plum scored 32 points for La Jolla Country Day in the 2012 Division 4 title game against Salesian. At Washington, Plum set the NCAA D1 record for career points (3,527) and now plays […]

Should you lead or defend?: Messaging in the time of coronavirus

Akshaya VijayalakshmiThe latest Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) figures show that Indian viewers are spending an increasing amount of time consuming traditional and new media. Specifically, the time spent on news apps have gone up. Covid- 19 is at the top of everyone’s minds. It is significantly impacting many of our daily actions. Given such […]

Coronavirus live updates: Patients rush to join tests of drug made by Bay Area’s Gilead

8:45 a.m. Secretary of Defense backs firing of Bay Area Navy Captain: U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Sunday defended the firing of U.S. Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, saying it was a “chain of command” issue focused on the “trust and confidence in the captain of the ship.” Crozier, a Santa Rosa native, was […]

Classic villa at 61 Hewitt Ave, Rose Park is so much more than meets the eye

“We had three teenage daughters at the time and we wanted to build an entertainer where we had plenty of room and could have several lots of girls of different age groups here without them all being on top of each other, and somewhere the parents could get their own space, too. We lived in […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, ‘wartime’ pandemic leader or ‘backup’?

“Some of these governors take, take, take and then they complain,” Trump groused in an interview Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.” Of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, he said, “All she does is sit there and blame the federal government.” And he said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, also a Democrat, “should be doing […]

A Mouse King, A Boy Prince–And A Cash Cow

True, there was nothing civilized about the tantrum thrown by Culkin’s father and manager, Kit Culkin, during post-production. He demanded that scenes be reshot, that Kevin Kline’s brief narration be eliminated, even that changes be made in the music. Otherwise, he threatened, the boy would not promote the movie: no interviews, no talk shows, none […]

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

Cardiff’s singfest was all the stronger this time for being mercifully free from old warhorses among the material. Instead, there was plenty of gutsy contemporary repertoire, and it revealed some star talent. Irina Lungu, Kostas Smoriginas and Sergejs Jegers – aged 25, 24 and 27 respectively – are singers with a future.