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IdolCritic finale

Bittersweet: One more episode of IdolCritic, but the last . . . for now. More to come on different fronts. In the meantime, savor Liza:

Say it ain’t so

Melinda gone? How could it happen. Mary C. Matthews, producer of Idol Critic, explained it to me in email: “Did we really expect a nation that voted GWB in TWICE to at least choose an American Idol wisely?”

Meanwhile, over at IdolCritic

Liza Persky’s latest take on IdolCritic and Barry Gibb’s teeth:

Betting on Black20

I’ve just invested in Black20, an energetic and creative new small-TV company that is sure to grow big. Virginia Heffernan wrote a great piece telling their story so rather than try to tell it again, I’ll just say go there. And go watch some Black20 videos. These guys are talented, funny, ambitious, smart, and tireless. I’ve just invested in the studio of the future.

Other investors and amounts aren’t being announced — sorry, Staci, Rafat, Om, and Liz.

I have been blathering a lot about exploding TV. But I am putting my money and time where my mouth is with my own small video venture — so far producing IdolCritic and PrezVid — and with my investment in Black20. The new means to produce and distribute — contrasted with the incredible cost of the old ways — opens up incredible opportunity. Keep an eye on the guys at Black20.

Idol Critic: A special double edition

For a special American Idol, we have a special two-part edition of Idol Critic Better than ever:

Idol Critic: Sanjayanara!

Sanjaya’s gone and Liza’s shocked and disappointed and relieved. Watch to the very last punchline; I won’t ruin it for you; just watch.

And thanks for the reviews Idol Critic is getting. A sampling from the comments:
* MUCH MUCH MUCH better than the actual show.
* I LOVE this show…..I wish IDOL were on eveyday so we could hear what the IDOL CRITIC thinks.
* I LOVE this show. You’re wrap up is better than that “the Soup” Show on E!
* This is the best YET! I’d rather watch this than IDOL.
* Persky knocks it out of the park again…Brava!
* I agree with Joy and Wonder. I LOVE Idol Critic, but how am I going to get my Liza Persky fix when Idol is over?! She needs a spin-off.
* Give this woman a TV show, for God’s sake!!!
* Liza + snarky = FABULOUS!!!
* You all have totally renewed my interest in this dawg-awful tv show, which I now tune into for 90 minutes each week. I really think that without watching Idol Critic each week, I probably wouldn’t even remember that Idol is on their 15th season…not sure if I should thank you for that…

And from none other than Liz George, the Barista: “Liza Persky is my new best friend. OK, online anyway.”


Sorry I’m late but the latest IdolCritic is here. Enjoy!

39 Second Single on Today

After being preempted twice by Anna Nicole Smith, my friends at 39 Second Single are finally going to be on Weekend Today this morning; just saw the promo.

: LATER: Well, it’s sorta silly that they took a fun, entertaining show and turned it into a faux-serious trend story: women who date and blog. That’s morning TV for ya. But Liza Persky, the star, and Mary C. Matthews, the producer, come off great and my friends get publicity. So long as they spell the URL right!

(It was through 39 Second Single on Blip that I discovered this talented team and recruited them for IdolCritic.)