The Age of the Diva: Fallbacks in Dance and Pageants

Watching Dance Moms and Toddlers & Tiaras is always interesting for me– both because the shows are often entertaining (if only in a horrifying way, like the recent T&T episode that featured Heaven, a modern day Violet Beauregarde with her incessant gum chewing, and Honey Boo Boo child and her TLC crossover extreme couponing momma […]

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T(w)een Idols

Are your fingers ready? Voting starts for American Idol this week (with a new option to vote via Facebook, in addition to calling in or voting by texting) and the Top 24 seems to be full of talent. It also happens to be one of the youngest groups yet.  Thanks to John Kubicek’s calculations we […]

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Git it, gurl!

If you have ever attended a child beauty pageant, or watched TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras (aka T&T), you will know this expression. Or, “Yes, MA’AM!” And you definitely will have heard my favorite grammatically incorrect phrase, “You did so goooood!” Last night’s installment of T&T, featuring Texas’ Groovy Girls pageants, did not disappoint linguistically, or […]

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