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Kanye’s big fudge and Ellen’s made a judge

Pop Addict By Kristal Jones Yes! My request for Hollywood to go mad has been granted! Over the last week we had two celebrities to lose their marbles at the MTV VMA’s (Video Music Awards), a sassy and very funny DeGeneres take over Idol, and a quirky country blonde win a half a million dollars. Before we get to all ...

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Apple disappoints at the iPod conference

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu Last week’s iPod-centric conference was certainly exciting for the millions of manic Apple fans; the company has become just as good at building hype as it is at selling expensive MP3 players. Prior to the conference, internet forums and blogs were filled with speculation and rumor mongering. The event was expected to be especially important ...

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The ‘Doctor’ is in

Dr. Louis Sullivan jams at Bayou Bills from VSU Spectator on Vimeo. Francesca Zagami Multimedia Editor frzagami@valdosta.edu “All y’alls’ eyes look crazy” called out Kyle Nichols, guitar player for Dr. Louis Sullivan, as the LED lights lit fan’s irises iridescent at Bayou Bills on Aug. 28. The 21-and-up bar welcomed Dr. Louis Sullivan, affectionately nicknamed Doc Lou, to their stage ...

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Beatles mania returns in ‘Rock Band’

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu There’s been a lot of hubbub surrounding Sept. 9, 2009, Entertainment Weekly dubbed the day as “the reinvasion of The Beatles,” a title that’s well warranted with the long-sought remastered release of the Fab Four’s entire work. These Baby Boomer-baiting sets carry a hefty price tag ($300 for the box) and an impressive amount of ...

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New TV shows and a baby Sparrow

Pop Addict By Kristal Jones Surprise, surprise! Here’s another week of drama, babies, and new releases from Hollywood. MTV’s “A Shot at Love” star Tila Tequila (whose real name is Tila Nguyen) was physically assaulted by her boyfriend, NFL star Shawne Merriman, and then hospitalized Saturday night. Merriman was thrown in jail for a couple of hours after Tila’s frantic ...

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Inglourious Basterds blows the mind

Katherine Dowdy Staff Writer kldowdy@valdosta.edu Inglourious Basterds is not your average WWII movie. This is the fall of Hitler and the Third Reich through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino. Apart from the more historically accurate WWII films, Tarantino provides a witty account of vengeance for the Jews in Nazi Germany. Inglourious Basterds opens with in Nazi-occupied France when 18-year-old Shosanna ...

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Batman:Arkham Asylum a very pleasant surprise

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu  Batman fans are a thick-skinned bunch.  When George Clooney donned the newly nipple-adorned batsuit to fight the cliché spouting Schwarzenegger “What killed the dinosaurs? The ice age!,” they hid behind their copies of The Killing Joke.  When Dark Horse Comics published Batman vs. Predator, they scrambled to have the story stricken from Batman canon. When ...

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Great Depression photo exhibit comes to VSU

Christina Emery Staff Writer cdemery@valdosta.edu  The VSU Fine Arts Gallery is having its first exhibition of the fall semester. The photographs are from a traveling exhibition from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum. It features images of America taken between 1935 and 1942 by the legendary photographic unit of the (FSA) Farm Security Administration. The prints were produced in ...

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Farewell DJ AM, R.I.P., welcome back Whitney

 Pop Addict By Kristal Jones OK, I’m not going to talk about Michael Jackson being buried this week, or Jon & Kate Plus Eight’s crazy saga of divorce and relationships, or even Octomom’s crazy shenanigans on her new reality show. People are tired of hearing about it but they just won’t stay out of the news. I’m willing to talk ...

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