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Paula Abdul to host “Star Search” on ABC?

From Entertainment Weekly’s Ausiello files we learn that Paula Abdul will move to the ABC Network as host of a re-launched “Star Struck”. Abdul, of course, is not on American Idol this year and three was some speculation that she would follow Idol judge Simon… Read More »Paula Abdul to host “Star Search” on ABC?

Disney Payments to Idol Stars revealed in court docs

With a new season of American Idol underway it’s fun to note that one of the final 24 actually was a ‘Dream ticket’  winner at American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In fact, Aaron Kelly won his ticket to the front of the audition… Read More »Disney Payments to Idol Stars revealed in court docs

Disney News – The Morning Report

Catching up with what you may have missed yesterday The LA Times questions Bob Iger’s focus on the franchise strategy. I think they may have something there. Progress City, USA returns to the story behind “project future”, what would eventually become Walt Disney World. There’s… Read More »Disney News – The Morning Report

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival’s new look

EPCOT’s International Food & Wine festival officially opens tomorrow, but if you head to the park this afternoon you’ll likely be able to experience some of the options during today’s test run. There are 70 new dishes this year and most of the old favorites (like Canada’s Cheese Soup). Look for more of an international street food feeling this year at the 27 food booths and showcases.

Orlando food critic Scott Joseph got to sample a few of the tasting sized dishes early this year and he has a review up on his blog. A downloadable guide and map are available at Scott’s blog or the official website.

Another change might come as a surprise to long time event attendees. The daily wine seminars and tastings are no longer be free. There is now an $8 fee. Tickets are sold through the reservation system. However, Disney is holding some tickets for sale in the park each day for guests who may not have heard about the change.

Food and Wine runs a long 45 days this year wrapping up on November 8th, which will make it a pretty tight turn around to get the Winter Holiday decorations up at the park.

One of my favorite parts of the Food & Wine Festival are the Eat To The Beat concerts. Plenty of big names this year, and, in what I believe is a first, an American Idol winner.

A full listing of which acts are scheduled below the jump:

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Around the Hub – Disney News and Links

Debuting a new name for these little news and link roundups. The ‘Hub’ is the center of Walt Disney’s revolutionary Hub and Spoke themepark design. It’s also shorthand for where people in the know congregate, aka, the hub of activity. Remember that “musical marriage proposal”… Read More »Around the Hub – Disney News and Links