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On the Scene: Michael Grimm on Winning 'America's Got Talent'

by Michael Maloney, posted Sep 16th 2010 10:00AM
The winner is annoubced on 'America's Got Talent'Southern soul singer Michael Grimm pulled a shocking upset by winning Season 5 of 'America's Got Talent' over front-runner Jackie Evancho, the 10-year-old opera singer from Pennsylvania.

"It's really still sinking in," Grimm told TV Squad after the show. "But I do want to thank America, 'America's Got Talent,' the judges and, most importantly, I want to thank God."

Prior to his victory, Grimm, an aspiring singer, had trouble getting record labels to consider him. They'd want to know how big his following was because they didn't have money to invest in him. "Well, now I have a little money and I have fans," he says gratefully.

"I haven't talked to my grandparents yet," he said. "But it's going to be an emotional moment."

"When you stand there and you see a guy who's never had a break in his life and he starts crying, you say, 'This was the right decision,'" judge Sharon Osbourne says about Grimm's victory.

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How long does it take to light a tree?

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 29th 2006 6:16PM
Rockefeller Center treeNo, it's not the start of a dumb joke. I'm sincerely asking you good folks at TVS the question, because it seems like the answer would be the same since Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb: about half a second.

Somehow, NBC executives think it takes a lot longer than that: an hour, to be exact. That's how long tonight's special, Christmas in Rockefeller Center, will last. The 74th Rock Center tree-lighting ceremony, hosted by Ann Curry and Al Roker, will be padded with performances Christina Aguilera, Taylor Hicks, Enya, John Legend, Sarah McLachlan, and others. If you live in the New York area, you'll actually get two hours to bask in the tree's darkness; WNBC will begin airing their special at 7, and the rest of the country will join them at 8. And you thought New Yorkers moved faster than the rest of the country.

Anyway, all the performances lead up to the climactic last thirty seconds of the show, when [SPOILER ALERT!] the tree will be lit. Not sure what they're going to do with the last twenty-nine-and-a-half seconds, but I'm sure they'll think of something.

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Kiefer Sutherland's playlist on iTunes

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 15th 2006 7:23PM
kiefer sutherland playlist itunesKiefer Sutherland has an interesting playlist up on iTunes. While most artists include songs that inspire them, he is using his playlist as a platform to promote bands that use his L.A. recording studio, called Ironworks. The studio is kinda nifty, because it holds all 28 Gibson guitars that Kiefer has collected over the years, and they are available for use by the bands.

While some people may consider his playlist shameless self promotion, I think it's a great way to learn about new music. Maybe that's because I happen to like the little snippets that I heard. Plus, he has also included some well-known performers such as Marvin Gaye, U2, and Sarah McLachlan.

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