Demi & Simon, together again! [photo: Fox]Britney Spears was a one-and-done judge last season on “The X Factor,” L.A. Reid jumped off the show’s sinking ship last year, and rumors are still running rampant that co-host-without-the-most Khloe Kardashian won’t be coming back for Season 3. But at least there’s some stability in Simon Cowell’s topsy-turvy TV world, since it has just been confirmed that judge Demi Lovato and her fabulous topknot/stenciled eyebrows will be returning for the struggling show's make-or-break third season, which begins airing on Fox this September.Read More »from Demi Lovato Returning For ‘The X Factor’ Season 3
Blog Posts by Lyndsey Parker
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Mar 28, 2013 1:33 PM EDT
Sarah Sellers [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. Tonight, the top eight finalists tackled the music of Motown, so for tonight's viewing-party snack, Sarah is paying tribute to Motor City with her "own spin on a hodgepodge of Detroit staples: Italian, soul food, and all-American classics." Enjoy!Read More »from Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Top 8 Results Nosh
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Mar 28, 2013 2:04 AM EDT
Usher onstage during Judith Hill's Michael Jackson memorial performanceWhen Judith Hill auditioned on "The Voice" Season 4's premiere this week, she wowed all four coaches and 13 million-plus viewers with her dynamite diva vocals. But this wasn't the first time that she'd performed for a massive TV audience: Back in 2009, Judith was hired to be Michael Jackson's duet partner for his This Is It London shows, and when those concerts were cancelled after Michael's shocking death, she sang "Heal The World" at his Staples Center memorial service, which was viewed by more than a billion people around the world. It was a performance to remember, for sure. But bizarrely, new "Voice" judge Usher, who also performed at the Jackson memorial and actually stood onstage behind Judith that day, didn't recognize her when she tried out for "The Voice"--not when he spun his chair around, and not even when she said her name.Read More »from ‘Voice’ Frontrunner Judith Hill Talks Michael Jackson Past & Usher’s Memory Lapse
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 10:58 PM EDT
photo: Jim Dyson/Getty ImagesSheesh, it's about time that Ke$ha got her own reality show. I mean, the woman's entire existence is like "Fear Factor," "Hair Battle Spectacular," "Celebrity Ghost Stories," and "RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars," all rolled into one. She hires chainsaw-wielding drag queens for her music videos; wears headdresses fashioned from her fans' discarded teeth; swaps spit with Adam Lambert; claims to have had sex with a ghost; got her TV start hanging out in the background of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's "Simple Life"; and pisses conservatives off, literally, by drinking her own urine and tweeting photos of herself peeing in public. She also DRESSES LIKE THIS.
And now the gutter-glitter princess has her own docu-series, "My Crazy Beautiful Life," coming to MTV. Time to set your DVRs, people. Or your parental controls...Read More »from Ke$ha Gets Her Own Crazy (And Beautiful?) Reality Show
Nicki Minaj is not amusedIt was Motor City Night on "American Idol" this Wednesday, which meant the top eight performed the songs of Iggy & The Stooges, the MC5, the White Stripes, and Insane Clown Posse. Psych! C'mon, now. Of course they did the same tired ole Motown standards (other than one Madonna duet by Kree Harrison and Janelle Arthur) that've been performed on "Idol" since Brian Dunkleman was still the show's cohost--even though current host Ryan Seacrest had stressed that "any artist from Detroit was fair game."
"Get off the stage!"But nothing's fair in the "Idol" game, of course--certainly not when it comes to Her Minajesty, the Queen of Shade. And so, towards the end of Wednesday's episode, when the three underdog guys remaining on the show (Burnell Taylor, Devin Velez, and this season's token Sanjaya-style punching bag, Lazaro Arbos) performed the Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself," judge Nicki Minaj could not help herself from viciously blasting the boys. There was nothing sugar-pie-ish or honey-bunch-esque about her scathing remarks, that's for sure.Read More »from ‘American Idol” Top 8 Night: Panic In Detroit
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 5:08 PM EDT
Last night, "The Voice" Season 4 continued with more Blind Auditions, and among the successful contenders was a wonderfully familiar face: Jon Peter Lewis, who nine long years ago was a top 10 contestant on "American Idol" Season 3. Will "The Voice," arguably a show much more suited to JPL's uniquely quirky talents, give him the second chance he so deserves? My "The Day After" cohost Matt Whitfield and I certainly hope so.
But JPL and his new duo Midas Whale were hardly the only standouts last night. Season 4's second episode was chock-full of talent and refreshingly light on filler, as promising contestants like throwback-country crooner Tawnya Reynolds, blue-eyed-soulman Josiah Hawley, Latina diva Cathia, and the just-plain-amazing Sarah Simmons all rocked the mic...and rocked our worlds. Watch me and Matt discuss last night's stellar talent (and stellar new coaches) in our latest chatfest below!Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Season 4, Episode 2 Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 2:57 PM EDT
Sarah Sellers [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. Tonight, the top eight finalists will tackle the music of Motown, so Sarah is paying tribute to Motor City with her "own spin on a hodgepodge of Detroit staples: Italian, soul food, and all-American classics." Enjoy!Read More »from Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Top 8 Night Viewing Nosh
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Mar 26, 2013 9:05 PM EDT
"Idol" alum Jon Peter Lewis returns to TV in Midas WhaleSeveral "American Idol" contestants have crossed over to the "The Voice" in the past, most notably Frenchie Davis and Jamar Rogers. But on Tuesday night, the first actual former "Idol" top 10 finalist competed on "The Voice," and he was so fantastic, I hope he goes a lot farther this time.Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Season 4, Episode 2: The Pen Salesman Of ‘Idol’ Returns!
Last night, "The Voice" Season 4 premiered with two new coaches, Shakira and Usher, sitting in for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green--but it was still the same old show we all know and love. There was fantastic, fun judge chemistry (something "American Idol" and "The X Factor" could use a LOT more of), quite a few impressive auditions...basically, all the right buttons were pushed, so to speak. You know, it's amazing how much I missed this show, even though it had only been off the air for three months.
So, did my "The Day After" cohost, Matt Whitfield, enjoy this week's "Voice" premiere as much as I did? Watch us talk about last night's coaches and contestants in our first chatfest of this season to find out!Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Season 4 Premiere Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, Mar 25, 2013 10:01 PM EDT
photo: NBC"The Voice" Season 4 premiered this Monday, with new cast members Shakira and Usher replacing on-hiatus regulars Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green--and let me tell you, these newbie coaches came to compete. And they came to win. Just one example of their shrewd gameplay: Even old-school-judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton were impressed by Shakira's advanced poker-face technique, when she managed to register zero reaction as she turned her chair for one particularly surprising contestant. And the usually fiery singer's ability to play it cool totally paid off in the end.Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Season 4 Premiere: Shakira & Usher Come To Compete
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