The Voice Recap: Dawn & Hawkes Fade in Kat Perkins’ Presence (4/7/14)

The final night of The Voice’s 2nd round of battles was a sad one with the departure of Dawn & Hawkes (photo in this recap) from the competition. I’ve been a big Dawn & Hawkes fan since their blind audition and was hoping that they can finally bring out all their dreamlike singing on the second round of the battles. Unfortunately, they had to go head to head with the equally charming rocker Kat Perkins. From start to finish, Kat was engaged in the song and with the audience while keeping her vocals in check. She surely listened well to mentor…

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Judge Judy Recap 4/7/14: Drunk’s Assault and Battery Medical Bills Suit Dismissed

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $1,025 to Landlord Gregg Tobin’s counterclaim and dismisses Tenant Tremaine Grant‘s suit for his things. The judge dismisses Craig Knox (photo)’s $5,000 suit against his friend of 17 years, Firefighter Jason Kammann, for medical bills, return of rent and a loan. Craig admitted to being drunk on the day that Jason knocked him unconscious. Rent Tremaine admits to the judge that he paid partial rent. Judge Judy tells him that he can’t go to a restaurant and order a $5.95 tuna sandwich then pay $2. When he starts to tell her why he paid only partial…

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Shark Tank Recap: $500k Funding for Plated’s Cooking Experience (4/4/14)

Mark Cuban has no plans of cooking his meals but when it comes to Plated, he gamely risked $500,000 of his own money in today’s episode of Shark Tank to a business that’s projected to make $10 million in sales in just 12 months. Plated is marketed as the alternative to delivered meals: it sends fresh and healthy ingredients overnight in exact portions and a recipe to make a dish enough for 4 servings. In exchange for his investment, Mark gets a 5.56% stake plus advisory shares. Plated owners Nick Taranto and Josh Hix (photo in this recap) both have…

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Judge Judy Recap: $1,500 for Tools, Car Payments (4/2/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $740 to Tynetta Winters, for repairs that she paid for, for a car that she bought from Lonnie Harris. The judge dismisses Lonnie’s counterclaim for stolen money. The judge orders Michael Turnipseed to pay $247 to Jennifer Eskridge for an iPhone. Judge Judy orders Jason Barrows to pay Holly Wicker $1,500 for a tools and car payments loans. IPhone I don’t understand why this case went to court, when Boyd’s parents look very well-dressed. And: When my friend’s phone fell into the bathtub, he took out all the parts and aired them for 24 hours, and…

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The Voice Recap: Sisaundra Lewis Profoundly Impresses Chris Martin (4/1/14)

Last season was all about Tessanne Chin’s out-of-this world vocals. Tonight, Sisaundra Lewis claimed the vacated spot on The Voice and made a believer out of anyone who heard her onslaught to a James Brown classic. Early on, Chris Martin sensed Sisaundra’s brilliance, hailing her as one of the few singers who can empower a song. Sisaundra’s battle with Biff Gore (stolen from Team Usher) was larger than life: she slickly tackled the lower and upper ranges, found her big moments (that long note towards the end was a killer) and bitingly accentuated the ironic truth behind It’s a Man’s,…

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