Last night on "American Idol," Devin Velez left in eighth place. And the two contestants joining him in the bottom three were Season 12's other remaining boys, Lazaro Arbos and Burnell Taylor, proving that this really is a girls' season. So who better to be my "The Day After" guest, filling in for my usual cohost Matt Whitfield, than one of "Idol's" most awesome girls ever: Brooke White from Season 7? Watch her dish about this season, from the unique perspective of an "Idol" veteran, in our chat below.Read More »from American Idol, The Day After: Top 8 Results Dish with Brooke White
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, Mar 29, 2013 6:22 PM EDT
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, Mar 29, 2013 5:26 PM EDT
photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesOn "American Idol's" top 10 results show, Nicki Minaj made it abundantly clear that she'd wanted to use the Judges' Save on her favorite male singer of Season 12, Curtis Finch Jr. But since the use of the one Save of the season must be a unanimous decision, and the judges weren't in agreement that week (are they ever?), Curtis went home in 10th place. Back then, Nicki complained on the air that she wished she'd had more time to debate the matter with her castmates, and she even said she would quit the show if Curtis left.
Fast-forward two weeks later, and Nicki is of course still on "Idol." And the Save still hasn't been used on any contestant--not even on this week's talented castoff, Devin Velez, despite Mariah Carey's teary-eyed reaction to Devin's elimination and Ryan Seacrest's disappointed gasp of "wow!" when he learned that the judges weren't going to save Devin. And now it seems like Nicki wants to make sure the Judges' Save never gets used, since it wasn't given to her favorite contestant--if her recent angry tweets are anything to go by.Read More »from Nicki Minaj Blasts Devin Velez, Threatens No ‘Idol’ Contestant Will Get The Judges’ Save
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Mar 28, 2013 9:25 PM EDT
This week's bottom threeOn Thursday's "Idol" results show, speaking about the previous night's disastrous group performance by this season's remaining boys (Lazaro Arbos, Burnell Taylor, and Devin Velez), in-house mentor Jimmy Iovine joked, "Well, I guess there's a new boy band in town! They're called Wrong Direction!" And these boys headed in the totally wrong direction indeed--to the very bottom of "Idol's" rankings--when they unsurprisingly comprised this week's bottom three.Read More »from ‘American Idol’ Top 8 Results: A Boy Goes In The Wrong Direction
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Mar 28, 2013 6:31 PM EDT
Last night, the "American Idol" top eight sang the songs of Motor City, and even though the contestants were paying homage to Detroit, it felt like they were still in Hollywood (Week)--at least during the three boys' horrific group number, which had a very angry Nicki Minaj flipping her blonde wig. Yes, some of last night's solo performances, particularly the game-changingly excellent one by Janelle Arthur, redeemed the episode. But the Nicki-infuriating performance by Burnell Taylor, Devin Velez, and Lazaro Arbos, followed by a very awkward (if understandable) public Lazaro-busing, all but ruined the night.
Yes, these are trying times for "Idol" fan like me and my "The Day After" cohost, Matt Whitfield. But we soldier on. Watch us talk about all the Motor City madness in our latest chatfest below!Read More »from American Idol, The Day After: Top 8 Performances Dish
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
- 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
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