| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Melanie Amaro demonstrated on "The X Factor" Wednesday she already has the heart of an old pro. The 19-year-old from Sunrise was hindered by a sore throat but in the great show business tradition, she knew the show must go on.
She did more than just go...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 2:54 PM
While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we’re running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published Aug. 15, 2009.
What would you tell two starry-eyed people who were about to embark on the rosy path of marriage?
| Aug 5, 2012
Syria, a great and ancient land, is being ravaged by civil war, with government forces using heavy weapons against rebels in the major city of Aleppo. Here are some facts about a little-understood people and country:
1 Syria is commonly considered a...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:53 PM
One of the best kept secrets of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has to be the VIP treatment received by American Express card members.
Let's start with the American Express Skybox.
Card members are escorted through a door in front of show guests - you can...
| Sep 17, 2012
NEW YORK — Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Fashion publicist slapped by angry editor over seating snafu at Zac Posen show, slaps back with $1-million lawsuit against the alleged slapper. Kimye (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) cause rush-hour...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 11:01 AM
After what felt like months of rampant speculation, Fox has finally announced that the “American Idol” judges' panel will include pop-rap vixen Nicki Minaj and country statesman Keith Urban. The two are joining fellow newbie, pop diva Mariah...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:46 AM
Well, so much for playing nice.
“American Idol” has barely gotten underway and a purported feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj -- they’ve both denied the beef -- has become a full-blown diva showdown, as seen in video leaked by...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:18 AM
So we're told by Len at the top of the show that the stars will be coordinating "every little detail." I'm really hoping that doesn't mean they're doing choreography.
Brooke promies us "two bombshell announcements."
Staircase entrances — Sabrina...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Oh boy. Tonight's the night we get Paula Abdul as a guest judge. She always annoyed me on American Idol - will I find her less tiresome here? I don't doubt her credibility, she's arguably more a dancer than a singer.
During the staircase introductions:...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Last night, Paula Abdul judged, Karina cried and people did a lot of flips and lifts.
The opening number has lots of ladies in their skivvies, dancing with men who get to wear pants and unbuttoned, but tucked in shirts. It starts with one woman in the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Tonight is a tribute to Michael Jackson's "Bad" and the show starts with pros and the troupe performing to two of the album's "monster hits" — "Smooth Criminal" and "The Way You Make Me Feel." I wish we were getting a "Thriller? tribute instead of a...