January 27th, 2010
01:10 PM ET

Tiger Woods still considered the most powerful athlete

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With all of the rumors, scandalous photos, CGI animated fight scenes and remixes of Tiger Woods’s alleged voicemail message, the golfer still came out on top of Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 2010 list of the 100 most powerful athletes.

The reason: Woods dominated on the green in 2009, and as a result has become the king of endorsements like few others have. He’s been the face of Accenture, American Express, Nike and Gillette, and the total of those deals made him $92 million last year, according to the magazine. His total earnings for the year came in at $103 million, and Woods was expected to become the first athlete to earn $1 billion in career earnings before the car crash over the Thanksgiving holiday. FULL POST


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January 27th, 2010
10:53 AM ET

‘Idol’ hits La-La Land

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Oh Los Angeles auditions, where do I even begin?

You knew it was going to be nutty when guest judge Avril Lavigne showed up in a hoodie with devil horns.

I felt sorry for the sweaty, verbal tic mess that was 19-year-old Neil Goldstein (whose hair length kept switching in his scenes), but couldn’t help but feel that the aspiring actors were out in full force thanks to 26-year-old “martial artist/sandwich maker” Damien Lefavor.

I would have much preferred to see more of the actually talented singers like Andrew Garcia, 23, whose version of Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning” made me swoon. I look forward to seeing more of him and personal assistant/minister Tasha Layton (does everyone in L.A. have multiple gigs going on?)

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