Did you think you'd ever see the day when "American Idol's" Clay Aiken, "The X Factor's" Rachel Crow, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and electro-diva Santigold would all share the small screen? No? Well, think again. That day gloriously, bizarrely arrived this week, thanks to the producers of the penultimate episode of NBC's "The Office."Read More »from Clay Aiken & Santigold Judge Fictional-But-Awesome New Singing Show
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- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, May 10, 2013 12:05 AM EDT
- Stop The Presses! – Thu, May 9, 2013 10:26 PM EDT
By Jon Wiederhorn
photo: Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesFollowing a week of speculation that Slayer’s co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman died May 2 of complications arising from a recluse spider bite, the official cause of death was announced today (Thursday, May 9) to be alcohol-related cirrhosis.
"We've just learned that the official cause of Jeff's death was alcohol-related cirrhosis," read a statement on Slayer's website. "While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life."Read More »from Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Died of Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis
The judges react to this week's resultsAngie Miller had never been in the bottom two or three this season of "American Idol," and she had been hyped as the girl to beat ever since Hollywood Week, when she wowed the judges with her original song, "You Set Me Free." Although she never gave a performance quite as amazing as that again, Angie still seemed like a shoo-in for next week's finale, and she always seemed superhumanly confident...until this Thursday, when, much to the shock of the judges, she unexpectedly went home in third place. And she unexpectedly broke down.Read More »from ‘American Idol’ Top 3 Results: Here Comes Goodbye
If I've learned anything by compiling playlists of the worst #1 hit songs of the last 50 years, it's that not all great music rises to the top. In fact, mostly sub-par music does. Sure, there are many hit songs I love, and many more that awaken nostalgic feelings, but I wouldn't mind if I never heard the vast majority of #1 hit songs again.
This will be the final entry in my Worst #1 Hits of the Decade series. I'm sure my selections will upset many, but don't bust an artery. This is only my opinion. We all have likes and dislikes when it comes to music, and it is my opinion that all 10 songs in this list are horrendous atrocities.
While Michael Bolton, Los Del Rio, and The Spice Girls are no-brainer additions to this list, I've also have selected superstar Madonna. You'll often hear people say, "Madonna's a brilliant business woman". Have you ever thought about why so many people say that about Madonna?
Well, let me tell ya. It's because she's not a "brilliant musician". She's not even a "good singer". But she is a huge success. So it must be her business skills, since it obviously has nothing to do with her music. And for the love all that is holy, "Take A Bow" is the WORST Madonna song out of her complete emasculated collection. It's a cross between a bad Chinese bathhouse movie and the decomposing parts of AM radio.
There I said it.
I'm glad I got that off my chest.
To create this playlist, I looked at all of Billboard's Hot 100 #1 hits of the 1990s. Then from these #1's, I picked what I believe is the "worst" song from each year. If a song did not reach #1 it does not qualify for the list. And the list is not ordered by badness, but chronologically.Read More »from The Worst #1 Hits of the 1990s
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, May 9, 2013 7:58 PM EDT
Last night, "The Voice" aired its first live results show of Season 4, and while the overall outcome was basically what my "The Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I had predicted, it was still a little surprising to see which contestants made it to the top 12 via the public vote, and which ones made it through only because they were their respective coaches' picks.Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Season 4, Live Playoffs Results Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, May 9, 2013 6:21 PM EDT
Last night's "American Idol" top three show was one of the strongest "Idol" episodes in weeks, as all three finalists experienced magical moments onstage. But unfortunately, the offstage drama surrounding the judges (namely news that all four of them--including Randy Jackson, who actually quit "Idol" today--may be leaving the show) cast a pall over what should have been a triumphant homecoming week for Angie, Candice, and Kree.
Today, my "The Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I talk about last night's episode and make our predictions for which ladies will be the last two standing (or singing). Enjoy the "Idol" chatter!Read More »from American Idol, The Day After: Top 3 Performances Dish
- Stop The Presses! – Thu, May 9, 2013 6:08 PM EDT
By Jon Wiederhorn
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jonathan Phillips)Friends and family of Kris Kross's Chris Kelly gathered in Atlanta Thursday to say goodbye to the rapper, who died May 1 from a suspected drug overdose at the age of 34.
Kelly’s musical partner and childhood friend Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith, Da Brat, members of Xscape, and Jermaine Dupri attended the funeral, which was held at Jackson Baptist Memorial Church.
Smith was visibly shaken when speaking about his childhood friend. Supported at the podium by his sister, he said, "This has been a struggle for me every day." He repeatedly broke into tears during his touching eulogy, at one point turning to Kelly’s mother and saying, "Donna, you've always been like a mother to me. I know I can't fill Chris's shoes, but I'll always be there for you."Read More »from Kris Kross Member Chris Smith Sobs During Remarks at Chris Kelly’s Funeral
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, May 9, 2013 5:58 PM EDT
photo: Michael Becker/FoxIt's the end of an era, dawg. After a dozen seasons of faithful (dawgged?) service, "American Idol's" only constant judge, Randy Jackson, is no longer in it to win it. Randy has confirmed to E! News that he will be leaving "Idol" after Season 12.
"Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on 'American Idol' I have decided it is time to leave after this season," Randy announced in his characteristically colorful manner. "I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It's been a life-changing opportunity, but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures."
Randy's announcement comes the day after The Wrap reported that Fox supposedly intends to fire all of the current judges (and maybe even longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe) next season--so it's possible that this is a case of Randy jumping before he is pushed. This news also comes right after Yahoo!'s Reality Rocks reported that Randy is no longer managing the career of fellow judge Mariah Carey.
I have mixed feelings about this news. It can be argued--and it has been argued, by me, many timesRead More »from The Dawg Days Are Over: Randy Jackson Leaving ‘American Idol’
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, May 9, 2013 4:07 PM EDT
Sarah in the kitchen [photo: Justin Goode]Season 10 "American Idol" alum and cool food blogger Sarah Sellers has been posting her viewing-party snack recipes in Reality Rocks for two "Idol" seasons now, and she's back this year to get your mouth watering every night of Season 12.
This week's "Idol" has a homecoming theme, so Texas-based Sarah is inspired by her favorite down-home comfort food. "This is definitely a homey recipe for me," she says. "Nothing says comfort like some cheesy quesadillas!"Read More »from Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Top 3 Results Viewing Nosh
- Stop The Presses! – Thu, May 9, 2013 3:45 PM EDT
By Laura Ferreiro
photo: Chelsea Lauren/WireImageWhen most people think of the band KISS, painted faces, platform shoes and pyrotechnics come to mind. But delve a little deeper and you'll find much more to the veteran rockers. KISS co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are also savvy businessmen and active philanthropists who used the occasion of the grand opening of their Rock & Brews restaurant in Torrance, California, on Wednesday to honor wounded military service members.Read More »from KISS Honor Wounded Warriors at Grand Opening of Band’s Rock & Brews Restaurant
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