In July I drove 1,800 miles with only the radio to keep me company. What struck me were the overarching themes of female empowerment sung over the airwaves. Pop music is singing a new tune. Are girls taking the message to heart?
"Dancing with the Stars," now in its 13th season on ABC, offers its celebrity contenders a huge amount of exposure – but not much of a career boost. Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, bounced Tuesday in the second round, is likely to go back to her preshow level of popularity, as have most of the 160 "Dancing With the Stars" contestants. But a few have bucked the trend. Using the show's extraordinary exposure – this year's premiere netted 18.6 million viewers, nearly six times the highest ratings that DWTS contestant Nancy Grace ever got on her eponymous HLN show and more than double what DWTS competitor and US soccer goalie Hope Solo got in the Women’s World Cup final this summer – these five contestants have seen their careers take off. Can you guess who was tops?
George Clooney film captures attention, along with a new Neil Young documentary.
Jonathan Starr founded Abaarso Tech in Somaliland to unlock the potential of the country's brightest boys and girls.
The Voice, on NBC, eliminated four contestants Tuesday. Another four are scheduled to depart in a special results show on The Voice Wednesday.
Winfrey farewell: The show being taped Tuesday afternoon will be the finale of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' according to Harpo Productions. The show will air on Wednesday.
Jackie Evancho and Greyson Chance are two young musical sensations who have converted their Youtube channels into marketable brands.