The Voice Recap: Kristen Merlin Solidifies Team Shakira (4/14/14)

Shakira ended the playoffs with a solid all-female team on The Voice, including a big conviction that she’s got a gem in Kristen Merlin (photo in this recap). Relative to the other artists, Kristen’s airtime this season has been kept to a bare minimum until she reached the playoffs. Tonight was practically her full performance debut and she did it with a distinct bang, proving that she can be the weapon that Shakira’s been looking for to have a strong finish this season. Kristen’s cover of Carrie Underwood’s Two Black Cadillacs was dynamic and attention-grabbing. Clearly, she’s got the chops…

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Judge Judy Recap: $1,600 for Landlord’s Harassment (4/14/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin theoretically awards $400 to Landlord Richard Chapman (photo) for a ref and stove that Lavaya Kettlehake had taken. The judge awards Lavaya $2,000 for her wrongful eviction counterclaim, for a net amount of $1,600. The judge awards $2,750 to Michelle Slade for Tenant Dathan Brown’s 5 months’ rent. He refused to pay rent because the toilet wouldn’t flush. Eviction Richard sounds like Annette Hancock. He claims that he had told Former Friend Lavaya that the lease of his property was temporary. He shows the judge a lease for Feb. 12, 2013 to Feb. 12, 2014, with a monthly rent…

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Shark Tank Recap: PowerPot Earns Leverage via Emerging Markets Niche (4/11/14)

Who could’ve thought that a pot of boiling water can power USB devices? When Caleb Light and David Toledo (photo in this recap) came on the Shark Tank, their PowerPot product was practically scoffed off as just another of those novelty items that could be fun for camping out; their reality was that it had a limited market that most of the Sharks didn’t find interesting. But then Mark Cuban specifically asked the owners’ market direction and learned of their tie-ups with organizations in emerging markets/ third world countries. Now this is undeniably a big market which made the product go…

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Judge Judy Awards Roommate $1,600 for Rent (4/11/14)

 Judge Judy Sheindlin awards John & Karen (spelling?) Sullivan $2,000 for Neighbor William Harris’ pit bull bites. She dismisses Shaquita Ballard’s $4,000 suit against sister Christine Ballard for a broken TV and Christine’s countersuit for damaged dining and living sets. Judge Judy then awards Chelsie Hill $1,600 for rent that Former Roommate Michael Rabaino (right, photo) owes her. Dog Bites This case makes it 7th out of 7 consecutive times that Judge Judy has favored the Plaintiff in a dog bite case. Mr. & Mrs. Sullivan sue William for $2,000 in vet bills after his pit bulls attacked their pit bull mutt….

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Judge Judy Recap 4/10/14: $2,159 for Hitting Fire Hydrant

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $859 to David Cady, for his brother Alan Cady’s motorcycle repairs. The judge awards $2,159 to Monica Mills, for car damage caused by Tabitha Smith (photo). The judge then awards $100 to Darren Berilla, for a loan to his Ex-Boyfriend Diego Dixon. Judge Judy then awards $300 to Tyler Hunter, for a deposit that he paid to Ex-Future-Landlord Latownsend Cassell. Rent & Repairs David claims that Alan had agreed to pay $100 rent a week. The judge initially awards David $3,200 for rent, but dismisses that part of the suit after she learns that Alan and kids doesn’t…

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