Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mid-week musings

- Does the fact that Allison Iraheta was booted from American Idol confirm that most of those who vote are women--particularly pre-teen and teen women? The final three on the show are Adam Lambert (the prohibitive favorite to win), Kris Allen and Danny Gokey. All three seem to have their share of female fans, if reaction on the set of the show are any indication. Remember too that last year's winner, David Cook, was adopted by the "cougar" voting bloc for the show.

- Bravo debuts The Fashion Show tonight after losing Project Runway to Lifetime Channel. Here's predicting that Isaac Mizrahi is no Heidi Klum and Kelly Rowland is no Tim Gunn.

- The NBA has to be breathing a bit easier after Boston and Los Angeles both won game two in their playoff series last night. The Celtics lost in game one to Orlando and the Lakers did the same in their game one to Houston. The league would much prefer the larger market, and larger fan base, teams of Boston and L.A. to stay alive as long as possible for television ratings purposes.

- ABC broadcasts the 100th episode of Grey's Anatomy this evening. Can we please get rid of Izzie?

- As expected, Amazon announced the larger version of the Kindle yesterday. The new device will cost a hefty $489 and is aimed at readers of newspapers and magazines. It also is targeting the device as a delivery tool for textbooks. Both the new Kindle and the original version run on the Sprint network.

- One sign of the growing business of electronic readers? Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, noted yesterday that of the books offered on Amazon which have a Kindle version, 35% of the sales are for the Kindle edition versus a hardback or paperback.

- When was the last time that the Kansas City Royals were in first place, even in early May? Pretty fun, huh?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, but most of the KC viewing area missed seeing the 100th episode due to Busby's storm/tornado coverage... thankfully ABC is going to re-air Grey's on Saturday, 5/9 at 3:00 p.m. So if you saw it in SF, don't tell us what happened!!