The auditions continue across the USA on night two of ABC’s reboot of America’s original(-ish) reality singing competition. At the top of the two-hour episode, we learn that some contestant or other’s mom had a goldfish named Ryan Seacrest. When Ryan Seacrest (not the goldfish) asks where Ryan Seacrest (the goldfish) is now, the woman matter-of-factly reports that the aquatic creature died. This... is American Idol!
Folks, let’s kick this thing off by looking in the mirror and being honest with ourselves: The last time American Idol was actually at the center of the pop conversation was during Season 8, in 2009. That go-round saw Paula Abdul take a final lap as judge on the then-Fox series, while Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta -- good ol’ “Kradison” — duked it out for the pop competition’s big prize.
On November 22, Katniss, Peeta, Gale and the rest of the crew from Panem will return to the silver screen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Ahead of that, November 19 will see the release of the film’s soundtrack, which is packed with contributions by Coldplay, Christina Aguilera, Imagine Dragons and Lorde, among others. Today, we’ve got the premiere of one such track: Sia‘s “Elastic Heart,” which also features Kiss Land crooner The Weeknd and Major Lazer founder Diplo.
Seen some truly terrible horror movies in my time, but lazy, cynical The Strangers #PreyAtNight takes the cake. It abandons its own mythology by the end & simply opts to rip off the best kill from Christine & final scene from Texas Chainsaw 👎🏼
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".