Home

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CNN

WOLF BLITZER

Travel
CHINA
Cambodia
Thailand
Phnom Penh
Angkor Wat
Consumer Reports
Thai Police Harass
Benjamin Netanyahu

Sheldon Adelson

SPORTS
JUNIOR SEAU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNN'S FAKE NEWS

 

 

Tito Ruiz KO'd by Omarosa on The Celebrity Apprentice - NBA photo

Omarosa gets her due on The Celebrity Apprentice - NBC photo

Piers Morgan's exterminates his biggest foe Omarosa on The Celebrity Apprentice - NBC photo

 

 

TV - RADIO - Video Beat 2008

TV/Video Beat

 

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA Part 3 - OMAROSA EXTERMINATED ON CELEBRITY APPRENTICE - December, 2008
She proved to be two faced in last weeks episode where she had a conflict with teammate and renowned former Ultimate Fighting champion Tito Ruiz. If Omarosa were a moth fellow contestant Piers Morgan would light a flame for her. In this case its not that he would like her to find her way it's more the case that he would hope that she would fly into it. - Recommended TV Listings - Entertainment - TV Part 1 SHEENA'S LAST STAND - Part 2 Top Model Sheena's Gone

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA Part 2 - THE Australian TOP MODEL WINNER IS - December, 2008
Bullied Model Becomes Best Ever Australia Top Model - Alex's problem is her racist remark that she made in an earlier episode when asked what made her better than the model she was standing next to the olive complexioned Samantha Downie. One of her five reasons she gave was because she was whiter. Samantha was the fans overall choice as Australia's Top Model - AUSTRALIA NETWORK TV SHOW - The Rape of Nanking. - Recommended TV Listings - Part 1 SHEENA'S LAST STAND - Part 2 Top Model Sheena's Gone

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - Australia's TOP MODEL LOST THE PLOT - December, 2008
As Vogue (Australia) editor Kirstie Clements voiced her choice she said, ""I have worriers about you behavior and attitude. We have standards and we have ethics and the girls have to represent that.
- Recommended TV Listings - Part 1 SHEENA'S LAST STAND - Part 2 Top Model Sheena's Gone

NR TOP 10 - DECEMBER, 2008 - NR SPORTS & TV REVIEWS RULE
With the November Top 10 ratings chart taking the top position the top article was our Sports Notes column EPL MADNESS - CHELSEA'S ON TOP BUT WHAT THE HULL took the number one spot based on being a pure column and not a Top 10 chart. In doing so it also qualified as being our fastest riser.

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA Part 3 - CELEBRITY APPRENTICE IN THE GHETTO - December, 2008
OMAROSA GOES GHETTO ON PIERS MORGAN - AMAZING RACE TEAM MISSING - DEAL OR NO DEAL CAMBODIA. -
- Recommended TV Listings - TV Part 1 SHEENA'S LAST STAND - Part 2 Top Model Sheena's Gone

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA Part 2 - HOLY (?) COWELL - AMERICAN IDOL RETURNS - SHEENA... SHE'S GONE - December, 2008
Excise us but it's that time of the year again when Simon Cowell and American invades your TV screens (if you choose) for another season beginning in January on the Star World channel.- Hall & Oates sang it best, 'She's Gone' as America's Next Top Model's first Asian decent contestant Sheena Sakai was eliminated after fining in sixth place. - Recommended TV Listings - Part 1 SHEENA'S LAST STAND - Part 3 The Ghetto Hits Celebrity Apprentice

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - SHEENA'S LAST STAND - BAD BEHAVIOR ON AUSTRALIA'S TOP MODEL - December, 2008
As the song goes, 'This is it!' as it will be for America's Next Top Model's first Asian decent contestant. Half Korean/Japanese Sheena Sakai will be eliminated in this weeks show Sunday night on Channel V. - Human behavior jumps out on reality shows. In some cases it is a negative attitude that can influence some viewers who enjoy these programs. Many teens who aspire to be a model watch these modeling reality series to pick up pointers. Australia's Top Model on Channel V are selecting girls who look like women but behave like spoiled children. The negative behavior on the series is currently being played out. What influence it has on viewers remains to be seen. - Recommended TV Listings - Part 2 Sheena's Gone - Part 3 The Ghetto Hits Celebrity Apprentice

TV - VIDEO BEAT Part 2 - NO OSCAR - NO PERFORMANCE - December, 2008
He won't be receiving an Oscar for this. . In what we felt could have been one of the greatest fights of all time with Oscar De La Hoya against than man recognized as being the best pound for pound fighter in the world Philippine Manny Pacquiao turned out to be a dud for the non Philippine viewers and those who plunked down major money for the event which took in over $100 million. - Asian Top Model Sheena Sakai said "It's not where you come from (that matters) it's where you're going." - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT - AMAZING RACE USA FINAL - December, 2008
After 10 legs it's down to the final three teams for the race to the $US 1 million prize on the Amazing Race USA edition. - As they say the party is over for our Asian representative Sheena Sakai on America's Top Model. She has two episodes remaining on the show before being eliminated - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT SUPER MAX - Part 2 - GALAN OVERRATED & UNDERDEBATED ELIMINATED ON THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE - November, 2008
TRUMPS CUP FULL WITH UNDERACHIVING TV EXECUTIVE - At last Trump had Galan right where he wanted her. He felt she got away with not being called into the boardroom two times in the past when he felt she was largely responsible for a loss. As the questioning/interrogation began you could see Trump salivating at the mouth and chomping at the bit to sink his teeth into her. - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT SUPER MAX - AMAZING RACE USA DOWN TO FINAL FOUR - November, 2008
The mother Toni and son Dallas team are the first team to finish a leg first other than the brother and sister team of Nick and Starr and former NFL defensive back Ken Greene and his estranged wife Tina. - TOP MODEL ALMOST ASIAN'D OUT of Sheena Sakai -
There are two more episodes with Sheena involved so if you want to see America's Top Models first full blooded Asian contestant you have two episodes to do so. - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - Part 2 - THE SOPRANO IS ASSASSINATED ON THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE - November, 2008
PASTORE BITES THE DUST - Pastore was playing two ends against the middle and got caught up in lies. Piers Morgan set Pastore up as a fool. The problem here is this is a reality show and it depicts human behavior. In this case it depicted one of the worst kind… cut-throat. - TOP MODEL'S SIX HOUR MARATHON - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - HONG KONG WINS AMAZING RACE ASIA - November, 2008
After quitting on the last task in the semifinals last week Vince and Sam representing Hong Kong overcame a four hour penalty to come from behind and win the US $100,000 prize. In doing so it wasn't easy. - TOP MODEL'S SIX HOUR MARATHON - CAMBODIAN GIRL ON AUSTRALIA'S MISSING PERSONS - Recommended TV Listings

NR TOP 10 - NOVEMBER, 2008 - NR TOP 10 COLUMNS TAKE 5 of 10 Spots
As the year winds down this month we took a look at the stories published this year that appealed to NR readers. The NR Top 10 columns registered five of the 10 positions and was also the top section visited. The October NR Top 10 took the 8th position and was our fastest riser of the month. Our Sports Notes column took three positions on the list topped by September (4th), July (8th) and (6th) and our July Extra edition locked down the 9th spot. Our television review column Video Beat took the remaining two positions. The oldest story was about former NFL (National Football League) player Howie Long who made his made his underdog life TOP DOG. .- SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?.... -

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - AMAZING RACE ASIA THREE FINALISTS - November, 2008
OLDER IS BETTER, Two Amazing Race Asia teams quit but one goes through by default. - Vinnie Pastore from the hit TV show The Sopranos is taking his TV role seriously on the Celebrity Apprentice. He has a personality problem with Piers Morgan who functioned as the Project Manger on this episode. - If you've missed the drama on Tyra Banks Americas Top Model TV show where a male dressed as a girl competed on the program you have a reprieve - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - CELEBRITY APPRENTICE NO ROOM FOR ETHICS - November, 2008
Jennie Finch is an Olympic Gold medal winner as a softball pitcher for the USA in Greece and Beijing. The Donald (Trump that is) concluded that Finch was too nice a girl to be in his world where cutthroat business people thrive and she was FIRED. - Amazing Race USA & ASIA producers have choice who they want to continue in the race. If you're liked you would most likely be told, "This is a pre determined NON ELIMINATION leg of the race." - Thursday night on AXN will determine who will be the final three teams to fight it out for the title and a cash US $100,000 prize on the Amazing Race ASIA. - TOP MODEL'S Tyra Banks told she was too booty and boob (de)licious - Last week for he/she on Top Model - MISSING PERSONS ... - Recommended TV Listings - MISSING PERSONS... - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT - AMAZING RACE USA HAS BALLS VISITS CAMBODIA - CELEBRITY APPRENTICE THE SET UP TO FAIL - November, 2008
It took big brass balls for the Amazing Race USA edition to be the first to visit Cambodia. The producers did a commendable job in filming the true spirit of Cambodia by showing places and people who are really what Cambodia is all about… poor who get on with the job of survival. - It took just one week for Kiss bassist Gene Simmons to go from being a solid Celebrity Apprentice Project Manager to where he lost the plot and the task due to his stubbornness and befriending someone who did an inadequate job of getting the right information in a product meeting. AMAZING RACE ASIA DOWN TO FINAL 4 - PRODUCERS HOLD ONE MORE TRUMP CARD - MISSING PERSONS... - Recommended TV Listings -

TV - VIDEO BEAT SUPER MAX - NO LADY LOVE ON CELEBRITY APPRENTICE - AMAZING RACE ASIA HEATS UP - October, 2008
ANOTHER FEMALE BITES CELEBRITY APPRENTICE DUST - Former Kiss band member and bassist Gene Simmons was a major player in the win as he took on the Project Managers job. In doing so he permitted actor Steven Baldwin to direct a dog food commercial featuring former heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis. Former UFC fighting champ Tito Ruiz expressed his displeasure vocally and physically by showing up in the editing room with the team UNINVITED.- Tension is building between Malaysian team Bernie and Henry vs. Geoff and Tish from the Philippines."Being yielded by him (Geoff) really hurts because he's fake." He also called Geoff "Scum." - MISSING PERSONS... - Recommended TV Listings

NR TOP 10 - OCTOBER, 2008 - NR TOP 10 COLUMNS ROCK THE CHARTS
RINGO STARR, Felipe Scolari and Fabio Capello rock the top of the two most read NR Top 10 columns. A dispute with a reader regarding Thai recording artist Ta Ta Young nails the third position. Our fastest Riser was our September Sports Notes column RAIDERS AREN'T LOST THEY'RE IN FOOTBALL. In the overall breakdown four Top 10 ratings columns made the list (1-2-3 & 6) followed by three Sports Notes columns (4-5 & 8) and two Video Beat columns (7 & 10) that deals with what's going on in the world of television programming and DVD's worth watching or purchased for your video library.- SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL'S NEW TWISTS - October, 2008
Tyra Banks has selected an Asian as well as a transgender contestant to compete in Cycle 11 - Ouch! No Mercy On the CELEBRITY APPRENTICE In the business word of Donald Trump you can't be a nice person. It appears the he prefers the barracuda type with bite and the beauty was treated like a beast - AMAZING RACE ASIA PRODUCERS HOLD THE TRUMP CARDS Five teams and five shows remain thus two NON ELIMINATION passes are still available. - AMAZING RACE USA - NBA Popularity in Greater China ... - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - IT'S ON!!! THREE SEASON PREMIERS - October, 2008
The Best of Saturday Night Live, America's Next Top Model with Tyra Banks and the Celebrity Apprentice will make its season debut this week. Also on tap is the final of the US presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain - AMAZING RACE ASIA IN TROUBLE... - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT USA - US Presidential Debates TV Schedule and Issues - October, 2008
One down and two to go. With the Vice presidential debate between Sarah Pailin and Joe Biden out of the way and the US government bailing out Wall Street with $700 billion of US taxpayer's money it's time for the second US Presidential debate. Each debate will be broadcast on the major broadcast networks, including CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX. They will also be aired on cable news channels such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and C-SPAN. All four debates will begin at 9pm ET, 6pm PT and last for 90 minutes. Both campaigns also agreed to accept the CPD’s participation rules for third-party candidate participation. Third-party candidates will be included if they poll 15% or above in at least 5 national polls....

Entertainment TV BIZ: Former NFL Player Mike Golic Predicts Winning Plays on the Backyard Grill - October, 2008
Mike Golic Predicts Winning Plays on the Backyard Grill will Score Big This Football Season Kingsford Charcoal Partners with ESPN for Second Annual Tailgate Week, Bringing Fans the Chance to Win Prizes and Learn Game Day Strategies from Football and Grilling Greats - Sports --- TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - AMAZING RACE ASIA AQUATINTED AND TAINTED - IT'S ON… AMAZING RACE 13 USA - October, 2008
The two Amazing Race shows are on and vastly different. The Asian version focuses on so called celebrities who play to the camera and have quitters the USA version has real people who try to win. All of the USA contestants are real people with regular jobs and true emotions. They don't play to the camera as the actors and models do in the Asian version of the show.- APPRENTICE FINAL - COMING - The Apprentice CELEBRITY EDITION - America's Next Top Model with Tyra Banks - The Best of Saturday Night Live... - Recommended TV Listings - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT - AMAZING RACE ASIA'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST - October, 2008
QUITTERS NEVER WIN - We had it figured out when the Amazing Race Asia 3's Casting Director Priscilla Yeo and Producer Michael McKay said they were going to something different this season as well as make the race the toughest it's ever been…. And that they did and THEY GOT IT WRONG. The first BEWARE sign was the focus on having so called Asian celebrities competing in the race with several being beauty queens, TV hosts and actors. - APPRENTICE FINAL FOUR - Recommended TV Listings - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT USA - US Presidential Debates TV Schedule and Issues - September, 2008
Each debate will be broadcast on the major broadcast networks, including CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX. They will also be aired on cable news channels such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and C-SPAN. All four debates will begin at 9pm ET, 6pm PT and last for 90 minutes. Both campaigns also agreed to accept the CPD’s participation rules for third-party candidate participation. Third-party candidates will be included if they poll 15% or above in at least 5 national polls.... Entertainment - TV

NR TOP 10 - SEPTEMBER, 2008 - Pinoy Dream Academy's Persecution of Laarni Series Takes 5 of 10 Spots & 7 of Top 12
Top story Mourinho, Ronaldo Deals - This is the first time any one subject dominated the list as this human interest story did. We wrote two series on the subject the first being a four part series and the second eight. This wasn't planned but given the abuse this young lady was receiving on the show warranted the coverage and our point of view. - Entertainment, Boxing and the NBA are the new entries to the NR Top 10 sections most visited list this month. The most significant story interest is in our Video Beat columns eight of which made our Top 10.- SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?.... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - LAARNI LOSALA WINS DREAM ACADEMY TITLE AGAINST ALL ODDS - September, 2008
There is a God after all. That was proved Sunday night when the persecuted Laarni Losala walked away with the Pinoy Dream Academy title after receiving overwhelming support form the Philippine TV viewers of the program. In the process Losala went though more pain and anguish than anyone since Jesus carried the cross only to be nailed to it before dying to save sinners - It's in the charts. This column includes the final voting results, our top six finishers in order and a chart of how the scholars rated themselves to finish..... - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - PINOY DREAM ACADEMY'S FINALS - THE PERSECUTION OF LAARNI - Part 8 - September, 2008
OUR DREAM ACADEMY RATINGS CHARTS AND ANALYSIS - Van has flown under the radar throughout the season. The judges and mentors have been very generous in giving him high marks - The ABS-CBN Network is showing their colors of their favoritism towards malcontent no talent former Academy contestant Inaki .... - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - PINOY DREAM ACADEMY'S FINALS - THE PERSECUTION OF LAARNI - Part 7 - September, 2008
The persecution of Laarni by the mentors continues.- Questionable ID numbers for viewer voting was assigned to contestants. The question is this a method of diversion, conversion or simply an inept decision? - Van has flown under the radar throughout the season. The judges and mentors have been very generous in giving him high marks. Liezel has a nice pop voice. The material chosen for her was perfect for her talent. She has a stunning look and a bright future IF... Bugoy has the most interesting voice of all the contestants. He also has song writing skills - The ABS-CBN Network is showing their colors of their favoritism towards malcontent no talent former Academy contestant Inaki .... - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT - PINOY DREAM ACADEMY'S FINAL 6 - THE PERSECUTION OF LAARNI - Part 6 - September, 2008
For reject Laarni Losala it's been a long and bumpy road that she had to travel to survive on the Pinoy Dream Academy reality show. The bottom line is she was strong enough to survive her mentors and tormentors and make it to the final six and a chance to win the top prize of a million pesos and a house for her very poor family. What stood out this past week is the final six had an opportunity to choose who the order of the top six and who would win the contest. The final results showed that none chose themselves lower than a third place finish. Miguel was the only one to pick himself to finish first - IT'S ON!!!! AMAZING RACE ASIA 3. The contestants largely come from entertainment related backgrounds ranging from being beauty contestants, actors, sports agents as well as an heiress. Yes there is no room for the little or common people on this show..... - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT SUPER MAX - IT'S ON!!! - Dreamgirls - THE PINOY DREAM ACADEMY'S PERSECUTION OF LAARNI - Part 5 - August, 2008
IT'S ON!!! - Dreamgirls is a film that brought together a mega star cast of Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Husdon, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx. The stage musical contains several allusions to the lives and careers of Motown Records act The Supremes. Dreamgirls won three awards at the 64th Golden Globe Awards ceremony in 2007, including Best Picture - Musical or Comedy, and won two Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards - LAARNI LOSALA EXEMPLIFIES ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE - After being singled out again Laarni bounced back and for the first time was selected as being the top scholar for week nine and an appearance on ASAP... - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - THE PINOY DREAM ACADEMY'S PERSECUTION OF LAARNI - Part 4 - August, 2008
Laarni Losala had to deal with isolation and verbal abuse while trying to study and prepare for a weekly performance show that would determine her fate if she would receive enough praise and recognition to continue on the program as each week one contestant is eliminated. Footage from a daily show of Dream Academy featured Laarni much of the time constantly being berated by many of her fellow contestants and she was depicted as the bad seed on the show BUT... THERE WAS A TURNING POINT . . - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - THE PINOY DREAM ACADEMY'S PERSECUTION OF LAARNI - Part 3 - August, 2008
LAARNI'S MENTOR DISSENTERS
After being insulted and isolated from the other scholars Pinoy Dream Academy contestant Laarni had no choice but to deal with it and in the process went into herself and focused on her singing. The problem was her talents weren't respected nor appreciated by those who chose her to be in the contest…. the mentors.... --- APOCALYPTO - Directed by actor Mel Gibson. The film builds to a pinnacle of intensity when the tribe is taken as prisoners to the Mayan Temple for sacrifice. These scenes will have you on the edge of your seat and your eyes glued to the screen. . - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - THE PINOY DREAM ACADEMY'S PERSECUTION OF LAARNI - Part 2 - August, 2008
The Jimi Hendrix rockumentary film was initially released in 1973 after Hendrix's death September 18, 1970 (aged 27) of asphyxiation induced by drugs. For music lovers this is a must see or acquire given it covers a period in music history that will never be duplicated. It reflects the peace and love theme of the 60's that turned sour in the 70's. - When they say the devil gets his due or bad karma will come back on you it applied this past week. Laarni was chosen the top scholar and Miguel was again in the bottom four along with Inaki. - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

NR TOP 10 - AUGUST, 2008 - SCOLARI DROPS BOMB, RONALDO # 1
Ronaldo continues to be the top subject in reader’s interest in a subliminal way as the June Sports Notes column noting that Filepe Scolari dropped the bomb by signing on as the Chelsea manager became number one for our latest Top 10 ratings. The Beatles Ringo Starr on tour in our Entertainment Beat June column notched the second spot. The story focused on the power and influence of the Beatles music in Asia. The NR Top 10 leaped from the seventh spot to the number one position in SECTIONS MOST VISITED. A human interest story perspective about the Philippines Pinoy DREAM ACADEMY story Something is Wrong With This Picture Part 2 - THE SETUP OF LAARNI was our fastest rising story for the month - SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?.... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT - THE PINOY DREAM ACADEMY'S PERSECUTION OF LAARNI - August, 2008
The plot thickens as the Pinoy Dream (Nightmare) Academy mentors continue to persecute Laarni the abused girl from a very poor background who is trying to make her way through life as a singer in hopes of becoming someone who is recognized for her talent so she can earn enough money to return to her home and help her family - BBC THE FOOL? The catch for me was the setup when the BBC indicated that after the Beatles Boutique closed in July 1968 the FOOL disappeared and didn't surface until the BBC did its report 40 years later. I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT - IT'S ON!!! GLORY ROAD - THE COMMITMENTS - HE GOT GAME - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX Part 2 - CHRISTIAN ALVEAR CUT FROM DREAM ACADEMY - July, 2008
INAKI KNOCKS OFF ANOTHER STUDENT. The Small Boy Wonder was expelled from the Pinoy Dream Academy after losing by SMS vote 43.99% to Inaki 56.01%. Inaki is a person who has connections and much less talent and quality of voice than Christian. - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - THE APPRENTICE WINNER - July, 2008
Stefanie Schaeffer eventually became the Apprentice winner. She was one of the have nots - SARAH GERONIMO IS OUR CHOICE - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - PART 4 - SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE PINOY DREAM (NIGHTMARE) ACADEMY - LAARNI'S DILEMMA - July, 2008
As teachers the mentors seem to lack the skill of how to nurture individuals. The show is too much about what's wrong with Laarni rather than WHAT'S RIGHT and embellish on that... CNN Dangerous Ground Relations between Australia's Muslim community and the rest of the population are near to exploding. As they face increasing suspicion and hostility from the rest of the nation, young Australian Muslims are being made to feel like foreigners in their own countries. Is Australia's response to terrorism to blame? - The Bloom Fell Off The Freshie Rose - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - PART 3 - SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE PINOY DREAM (NIGHTMARE) ACADEMY - LAARNI BASHING - July, 2008
With the constant backstabbing by the evil 18-year-old duo Laarni toughed it out and did well on performance nights while trying to fight off the pressures through the week. Her efforts were not appreciated by the judges who have questionable judging credentials. They preach what they themselves can't put into practice...- The Bloom Fell Off The Freshie Rose - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - PART 2 - SOMETHING IS WRONG - THE SETUP OF LAARNI - July, 2008
The producers of the show appear to be salivating and foaming at the mouth as the tension in the house intensified by five of the six member 18-year-old group. And who was to blame? Laarni…. THE APPRENTICE SIXTH SEASON WINNER..- The Bloom Fell Off The Freshie Rose - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA Part 1 - SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE PINOY DREAM (NIGHTMARE) ACADEMY PICTURE - July, 2008
Season Six THE APPRENTICE HAVE & HAVE NOTS - You can read into things any way you want. For some the glass is always half empty for others half full. In some cases there are people who always see the glass empty. The point being do people look at things in a positive or pessimistic way? For the Pinoy Dream (Nightmare) Academy the glass is always empty to half empty...- The Bloom Fell Off The Freshie Rose - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA Part 2 - Dream Academy's 18-YEAR-OLD FACTION CHEW UP AND SPIT OUT ELDERS - July , 2008
The backstabbing 18-year-olds have chewed up and spit out several of their elders resulting in two having mental problems and quitting the show due to stress. Another Chivas was hospitalized and then expelled for stress reasons that resulted in repeated hyper ventilating attacks. This past week Miguel 18, who has the best voice in the competition was paired with his girlfriend Bea 18 to sing as a duo. They received the lowest GPA 5.06 and both are on probation meaning one will be eliminated by the voting public and their relationship could be finished or on hold .. - The Bloom Fell Off The Freshie Rose - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA Part 1 - OH PLEASE!!! DREAM ACADEMY APPOINTS GERARD SALONGA AS RESIDENT JUDGE??? - July , 2008
"It's about chaos and loving it," he said. Is that Dream Academy's and the Networks problem? It begs the question does the Philippine culture enjoy sadistic treatment and chaos? That's exactly what the Pinoy Dream (Nightmare) Academy is all about. Who is he? Read on. - Dream Academy's BEST SINGERS list .. - The Bloom Fell Off The Freshie Rose - Recommended TV Listings .... Entertainment - TV

NR TOP 10 - JULY, 2008 - CRISTIANO RONALDO’S SPORTS NOTES ROCKS NR TOP 10
Within a 24 hour period our Sports Notes July column rocketed to the top position on our NR Top 10 ratings for July. This is the fastest rising story ever in our National Radio history. The subjects were Cristiano Ronaldo, Filipe Scolari and Ronaldinho - Another fast mover was out Phnom Penh column published June 29th which raced up the charts to the number three position - Our Video Beat column is growing in popularity evidenced in its taking four of the Top 10 spots. Sports Notes regained its strength also taking four spots. Our Phnom Penh column took the two remaining positions - SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?.... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT Part 2 - DREAM (NIGHTMARE) ACADEMY CRASH & BURNS - July , 2008
DONALD TRUMP & THE APPRENTICE RETURNS - If you've never seen anything self distruct then take a look at this repulsive show called Pinoy Dream Academy. More appropriately it should be named Pinoy NIGHTMARE Academy because that's just what it's turned out to be since now three of its members have left the show due to stress within the first three weeks of the program - The Bloom Fell Off The Rose - Recommended TV Listings .... More NBA.- More Football/Soccer - More Sports.

TV - VIDEO BEAT - DREAM ACADEMY CRASH & BURNS - July , 2008
RINGO STARR Celebrates 68th Birthday on the LARRY KING SHOW - Dream Academy is about sensationalism, controversy and money and not about finding great talent. It's more about producing a controversial TV show that will attract viewers and advertising - The Bloom Fell Off The Rose - Recommended TV Listings .... More NBA.- More Football/Soccer - More Sports.

TV - VIDEO BEAT SUPER MAX - PINOY DREAM ACADEMY DISASTER - June , 2008
USA OLYMPIC BASKETBALL TEAM TV SPECIAL - The Pinoy Dream Academy judges have this mightier than thou attitude whereupon they talk down and humiliate the contestants rather than critique them - The Bloom Fell Off The Rose - Recommended TV Listings .... More NBA.- More Football/Soccer - More Sports.

NBA NEWS: USA BASKETBALL FIVE-PART TV DOCUMENTARY 'Road To Redemption ' - June , 2008
USA BASKETBALL AND NIKE ANNOUNCE FIVE-PART DOCUMENTARY SERIES CHRONICLING THE USA MEN’S SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM -- “Road To Redemption presented by NIKE” to Feature Behind The Scenes Access to the USA Team, the Players and Coaches As They Prepare For Competition This Summer Aug. 8-24 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, China.... ... More NBA.- More Football/Soccer - More Sports.

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - NBA FINALS GAMES MOST-WATCHED TELEVISION PROGRAMS IN JUNE - June, 2008
NBA FINALS Game 5 Tops, Game 6 peaked at 11:45pm-12am ET with 19.8 million viewers - NBA... REALITY THIS!!! - TV RATINGS - PINOY DREAM ACADEMY Returns With Problems CONTROVERSY RETURNS - Steve Cropper, David Foster, Quincy Jones & the music business in 1979 - The Bloom Fell Off The Rose - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition winner Ejay Falcon - June, 2008
Ejay Falcon, 18 was victorious via fan voting via SMS. Falcon won a condominium and 1 million pesos (US $23,255). By comparison in Cambodia the winners are guaranteed nothing or receive a prize lacking significant value. Contestants are at the mercy of the producers with the winner being selected by some mysterious unnamed and undisclosed committee - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - LARRY KING & JAY LENO AMERICA'S BEST TALK SHOW HOSTS - June, 2008
Commitments Continue to Rock & Soul with Collector's Edition DVD - Holly Valance on DOA (Dead Or Alive) - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT - NBA FINALS - LARRY KINGS AMERICAN IDOLS - June, 2008
Larry King did a second show with the American Idol contestants called the Memorial Day show. Though this was a dull show two things jumped out that were interesting - It's on… the NBA playoff FINALS that is… - When it comes to good film with good music you must see The Commitments movie. It's a film that has aired several times during the month of May on the MGM channel in Southeast Asia - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - LARRY KING TAKES ON AMERICAN IDOLS - MAY, 2008
Runner-up David Archuleta revealed that American idol creator Simon Fuller discussed with him a record deal with Jive records. To Archuleta's credit in the way he disclosed the information he wasn't that excited about it and rightly so as in the music business there can be a lot of talk and no action. Archuleta's attitude was we'll see what happens- Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT SPECIAL - DAVID COOK WINS AMERICAN IDOL - MAY, 2008
Following the previous days competition where David Archuleta and David Cook faced off in a head to head competition with each singing three songs for America to decide who they would vote for to be the next American idol it appeared that Archuleta was the odds on favorite to win. COOK SURVIVES SIMON COWELL'S CRITICISM - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - AMERICAN IDOL ELIMINATES SYESHA MERCADO ELIMINATED - MAY, 2008
She survived losing her voice during the Hollywood Week auditions. She then survived through being nominated for elimination in seven of nine shows after it reached the final 12. She grinned and endured it all, survived again and again making it through all of those cuts until the final three. It was at this point that her dream of becoming the next American idol came to an end as she was eliminated - The finals are not David vs. Goliath but David vs. David (Archuleta & Cook that is) - LARRY KING interviews American Idols - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - Jason Castro voted off - American Idol Down to Final 3 - MAY, 2008
This past week Jason Castro's luck ran out that was helped by his forgetting the lyrics to a song and he was voted off the show. For Syesha Mercado her toughness has been tested week after week as once again she was in the bottom two up for elimination. She has been in the bottom three or two all but two weeks since the competition went to the final 12 format. - HOLLY VALANCE CITING - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT - BROOKE WHITE ELIMINATED - AMERICAN IDOL ROLE REVERSAL - MAY, 2008
This season makes up a complete role reversal from last. Last season the final four consisted of three black girls and one white male. This season the tally is three white males and one black girl. Racism? Perish the thought. After all it is stated that AMERICA VOTED. - Jordin Sparks Teams Up with Do Something.org and Staples. Do Something 101 Campaign Encourages Teens to Collect School Supplies for Youth in Need - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - AMERICAN IDOL TRAVESTY - April, 2008
In what has been touted as the best ever group of contestants American Idol has ever had the results beg to differ. American Idol is in danger of losing the plot. - CONTENDER ASIA FINAL OVER - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

SPORTS NOTES EXTRA EXTRA - Contender Asia Championship pitted the young verses the old Australian John Wayne Parr vs the Thai champion Yodsaenklai - April, 2008
To compound that his being 32-years-old John Wayne Parr was mocked by his competitors as being old, over the hill and past his prime. When all was said and done Parr made a good showing against a much tougher highly skilled, young and improving opponent .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - COOK ELIMINATED - IS AMERICAN IDOL A DUD? - April, 2008
This was the week that the contestant eliminated would finish as number seven in the race to find the 2008 American idol. In the past there has been some notable number seven's. In most recent memory last season Snajaya Malakar was eliminated in this position. In season three it was Jennifer Holiday and look what happened to her as she moved on to fame and fortune. - CONTENDER ASIA FINAL Australian vs. Thai. 31-year-old Australian John Wayne Parr challenges Thai champion Yodsaenklai - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - AMERICAN IDOL SHOCKER? - April, 2008
By the stunned look on Australian Michael John's face it obviously was a shock to him when AI host Ryan Seacrest announced that he was eliminated. It was somewhat of a surprise to the judges in contrast to their statements made earlier in the week while being guests on the Larry King show when they voiced their opinions on who they thought was the best in the competition. - CONTENDER ASIA SEMIFINAL John Wayne Parr verses Russian Dzhabar Askerov - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT - American Idol Say Bye Bye to Malubay - April, 2008
After Malubay's Fate It's Down to the Final Eight - The 20-year-old singer of Philippine heritage fell victim to choosing songs that failed to show off her super voice. Malubay has one of the three best quality voices of all of the contestants on the show. - CONTENDER ASIA SEMIFINAL - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT SUPER MAX - America Voted Chickezie Smith Off American Idol - March, 2008
. "He picked the wrong song," replied American Idol judge Simon Cowell when asked by AI host Ryan Seacrest what went wrong for Chickezie? - NBA ON TV - Recommended TV Listings - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - OVERMYER ELIMINATED ON AMERICAN IDOL - March, 2008
During the Hollywood auditions all of the judges praised her style and gave her credit for being an original and not a copy cat of Janis Joplin. She was flying high until she reached the 11th spot. - MYSTERY LOOMS OVER FRESHIE CONTEST - NBA ON TV - Recommended TV Listings - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - AMERICAN IDOL CUTS HERNANDEZ - STACIE ORRICO WOWS CAPACTIY CROWD IN PHNOM PENH - March, 2008
After competing with thousands of singers who auditioned for American Idol finishing in the Top 12 is good news, finishing 12th is the bad news for David Hernandez - MORE MYSTERY LOOMS OVER FRESHIE CONTEST - STACIE ORRICO WOWS CAPACITY CROWD IN PHNOM PENH - NBA ON TV - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - American Idol Cut to The Final 12 - Asiah Epperson Eliminated - March, 2008
American Idol's Epperson Overcomes Adversity But Eliminated - ALL 16 SURVIVE Cambodia's Freshie Girls & Boys contest - NBA ON TV - Recommended TV Listings - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT - OUCH!!! ELIMINATION ON AMERICAN IDOL & Cambodia's Freshie Contest - March, 2008
"No matter how good you are someone has to go home every week," said American Idol host Ryan Seacrest to a shocked and distressed Alaina Whitaker who broke out in tears when Seacrest gave her the news that she was one of the four contestants eliminated that night from American Idol's top 20. - Cambodia's Freshie Girls & Boys contest Cut to Final 16. Acting skills played a part in the Freshie decision.- Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX AMERICAN IDOL'S SIMON COWELL - February, 2008
American Idol's SIMON COWELL back to his old rude self - AMERICA'S TOP MODEL TAKES A RESPONSIBLE STAND ON SMOKING - Freshie Contest Cut to Final 18 - HUMAN TRAFFICKING FILM - NBA & Ultimate Fighter 2 ON TV - Recommended TV Listings .... - Entertainment - TV

NR TOP 10 Stories - FEBRUARY, 2008
National Radio TOP 10 rankings top the February NR TOP 10 list with the July edition taking the top spot and May notched second place - Our December 2007 edition of Sports Notes was our fastest riser this month. The column features England hiring Fabio Capello - VIDEO BEAT took the ninth and 10th spots with the focus being American Idol, Cambodia’s beauty contests - This month we’ve added an 11th spot since it is largely about American Idol’s Antonella Barba who created quite a stir last season given her sexy looks - SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?.... - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - COLLIN & ADRIAN WIN AMAZING RACE ASIA - February, 2008
Has the Freshie Contest Lost The Plot? - Human Trafficking Film on the Hollywood Channel - NBA & ON TV - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - AMAZING RACE ASIA FINAL - February, 2008
Grammy Award Notes - Cambodia's 2008 Freshie Girl & Boy contest is on the air - Amazing Race Asia 2 FINAL - The Contender Asia - Lucia Rijker - American Idol Hollywood Week - NBA & ON TV - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT - AMAZING RACE LUNAR PIG OUT - February, 2008
To help celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year AXN will televise all of the Amazing Race USA edition this Thursday and Friday. Every Saturday the network is also televising four episodes back to back of Amazing Race Asia 2. - Fighting and arguments in the house spice up The Contender Asia - NBA & NFL GAMES ON TV - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT SUPER MAX EXTRA - AMERICAN IDOL WITH SIMON THE MERCILESS - January, 2008
The show is airing its first stage the audition process when Simon and his judging buddies Paul Abdul and Randy "Hey Dog' Jackson tour various American cities in search of the next American Idol. This is more a mix of serious talent and comedy - NBA & NFL GAMES ON TV - Recommended TV Listings - More Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT SUPER MAX - CONTENDER ASIA IS ON! -AMAZING RACE USA WINNERS - JANUARY, 2008
HIPPIES WIN AMAZING RACE TITLE & US $1 MILLION PRIZE. In the world of shoulda, woulda, coulda you would never have chosen TK and Rachel to win this race. They did so in stealth like manner.
- NBA & NFL GAMES ON TV - Recommended TV Listings - More Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX - AMAZING RACE USA FINAL - JANUARY, 2008
Amazing Race USA FINAL -
If you were to choose three teams that you would think would be in the final three to race for the one million US dollar prize it is doubtful that you would pick ANY of the three teams that made it - NBA & NFL GAMES ON TV - Recommended TV Listings - More Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - IT'S ON AMERICAN IDOL & CONTENDER ASIA - JANUARY, 2008
Amazing Race USA in final four - The Asian father and daughter team Is the most interesting in this race simply because the father continually berates his daughter in front of people and she keeps taking the abuse and supporting him by stating on camera, "I LOVE YOU DAD." - CAMBODIA'S FRESHIE CONTEST RETURNS - AMAZING RACE USA - AMAZING RACE ASIA HOT - NBA GAMES ON TV - Recommended TV Listings - More Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - BIG BRO DISASTER FINALLY OVER - JANUARY, 2008
Maria Arcega-Dunn, who joins the Q13 FOX news team - Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 program became a disaster shortly after it began that was tainted with over production, intimidation and a lack of integrity. This was a classic example of a double standard of do as I say and not as I do - CAMBODIA'S FRESHIE CONTEST RETURNS - AMAZING RACE USA - AMAZING RACE ASIA HOT - NBA GAMES ON TV - Recommended TV Listings - More Entertainment - TV

2007 YEAR IN REVIEW - JANUARY, 2008
Looking back on the top stories of 2007 two things jumped out most notably June with five stories of interest while January and May with four were the top months. Second our NR Top 10 Stories surged in reader attention. The March NR Top 10 was the fastest ever riser up the charts until overtaken in successive months of May, June and July with July eventually becoming the most read NR Top 10 column followed by May. - Entertainment - TV

TV - VIDEO BEAT 2006 - 2007


© Copyright: National Radio. Any use of these materials, whole or in part, is prohibited unless authorized in writing by National Radio. Contact: nationalradio@yahoo.com All rights reserved.

 

Los Angeles Lakers
NBA MAX French language
LAKERS BUSTED
Kobe Bryant
Omri Casspi

SPORTS

THE NHL's HULLS
Colin Kaepernick

Super Bowl Pioneers

Shoehei Ohtani

Mike Piazza

FIFA Top 10

LUIS SUAREZ
FIFA News
Sepp BLATTER MATTER?

TENNIS

Williams Family

Joe Frazier

RONDA ROUSEY

TIGER WOODS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<