Updated::Former AI Contestant Alexis Cohen Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

One of my favorite “American Idol” contestants–Alexis Cohen–passed away Saturday morning after being hit by a car in Seaside Heights, NJ (full story).  The 24 year-old Allentown native was known for her, uh, rambunctious behavior during her “Season 7” audition.  Those of us living in the Lehigh Valley were just proud that Alexis was allContinue reading “Updated::Former AI Contestant Alexis Cohen Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident”

Transformers 2 in the Valley

A scene from the set taken by Michael Kubel of The Morning Call. Welp, there’s been a lot of excitement in the city of Bethlehem and the greater Lehigh Valley over the past week or so. Movie crews rolled in late last week to begin assembling sets at the old Bethlehem Steel Plant to prepareContinue reading “Transformers 2 in the Valley”

Local Reaction to Alexis Cohen on “American Idol”

Type “Alexis Cohen” into search engine like Google and thousands of websites will pop up, most of which call Alexis “bizarre, crazy, insane” and so on. Even Allentown’s local paper, The Morning Call, published an article yesterday talking about Alexis titled, “Bizarre Rage on ‘American Idol’”. Today the paper published another article, “Televised ‘Idol’ rantsContinue reading “Local Reaction to Alexis Cohen on “American Idol””

Does American Idol Exploit Mentally Ill?

That’s the question on my mind today after watching the season premiere of “American Idol”, which broadcast the first round of auditions last night. Since my best friend, Sarah, seems to enjoy “American Idol” I go along with watching the show, even though sometimes it makes me wretch. Sometimes they put through some of theContinue reading “Does American Idol Exploit Mentally Ill?”