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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Another sour note?

Advertiser Staff and News Services

The final 12 "Idol" contestants

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Who cares if it's Taylor or Katharine after the "American Idol" finals tonight? So-so fans not immediately picking up "American Idol Season 5: Encores" out today wanna know if the annual Idol covers CD sucks as much as in years past.

We couldn't get an advance copy to find out. But Ace Young's "Father Figure?" Probably as scary as the live version.

Derek Paiva


New research suggests that women subconsciously pick up cues of interest in children in men's faces and use that to determine if they are suitable for long-term relationships.

The same research also shows that women can judge men's testosterone levels a lure for short-term relationships by looking at their faces. Now, how do you practice that in a mirror?

Washington Post


"Going from a (Red Hot) Chili Peppers session to Neil Diamond, and then to a Dixie Chicks session, forces me to think about music in new ways each day."

Rick Rubin | producer, in Spin