Adam backstage at L.A.'s Staples CenterAdam Lambert, who served as a Grammy red-carpet correspondent in 2010 and was nominated for "Whataya Want From Me" in 2011, won't be at the Grammys this year, as he'll be out of town. But he did swing by the Grammy rehearsals this weekend to check out all the action. And there, Reality Rocks caught up with him to talk past Grammy fashion faux pas (he seems to deeply regret wearing a bolo tie to the 2010 Grammys) and his much-anticipated collaboration with Grammy darling Bruno Mars (the man who ironically beat him out for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance last year). And yes, he addresses all the gossip out there about his possible future collaborations with Queen, too.Read More »from Adam Lambert Talks Past Grammy Fashion Faux Pas, Bruno Mars Collabo, Queen Rumors
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Kris Allen returns to the L.A. stageOn February 9, Season 8 "American Idol" winner Kris Allen played a whopping eight songs from his forthcoming third album at Los Angeles's intimate Mint club, for a 200-capacity audience that included many diehard fans who'd traveled from out of state as well as Season 10 "Idol" alum James Durbin. "I missed you guys! This is great!" Kris told the shrieking audience, as he played his first full L.A. show since his secret Viper Room gig of April 2011.Read More »from Kris Allen Debuts Mint-y Fresh New Songs at Rare L.A. Show
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Feb 9, 2012 9:57 PM EST
Symone has fallen, but she can get upPoor Symone Black continued to be exploited featured Thursday night on "American Idol," after Wednesday's episode cliffhangingly ended with the hapless 16-year-old suddenly blacking out, then toppling off the stage and practically into the shocked judges' laps during Hollywood Week's first round. Unfortunately, Symone landed smack on the cold, hard auditorium floor instead, and the judges just sat there, making no effort to help her for about 10 minutes. (Come on, even meanie Simon Cowell would have gotten up sooner than that!) Thankfully, Symone survived, and no insult was added to her near-injury, as she was advanced to the next Hollywood Week round.
Patient Zero, aka Tent Girl, aka Amy BrumfieldBut Symone's face-plant and subsequent ER visit wasn't "Idol's" only health scare this week. Amy Brumfield, who used to be known as "Tent Girl" but apparently now goes by the even worse nickname "Patient Zero," showed up in Hollywood with some sort of stomach bug. Unsurprisingly, considering the fact that she lives in a tent in the woods, she repeatedly and desperately insisted that she "needed some fresh air," as she sat in the presumably unventilated "Idol" auditorium, feverishly sweating and breathing in the set's poorly recirculated air.Read More »from ‘Idol’s’ Hollywood Week, Episode 2: A Sick Show, But Not A Siiiiiick One
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Feb 9, 2012 5:08 PM EST
Hollywood Week's on a roll!Diehard "American Idol" viewers will remember Sarah Sellers as the geek-chic food blogger who made it to Hollywood Week last year. (Watch her Season 10 audition here.) Sarah has since continued her food-blogging, and has been cooking up scrumptious snack suggestions for any "Idol" viewing party and posting them here exclusively in Reality Rocks.Read More »from Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: More Hollywood Week Viewing Nosh
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Feb 8, 2012 10:20 PM EST
Hollywood Week's original 309 contestantsAt the start of Wednesday's "American Idol" episode, Ryan Seacrest promised this would be The. Most. Dramatic. Hollywood. Week. Ever. And the hour-long broadcast did feature plenty of invasive, dramatically voiceover'd close-ups of 309 anxious golden-ticket-holders deeply exhaling, wringing their hands, wiping their brows--and, in the case of one unfortunate auditioner, the young and talented Symone Black, falling off the stage, in THE most shocking and unsettling Hollywood Week moment of probably all 11 "Idol" seasons so far.Read More »from ‘Idol’ Hollywood Week Begins: Some Contestants Stumble, One Takes A Fall
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Feb 8, 2012 6:40 PM EST
Sarah's through-to-Hollywood cuisineDiehard "American Idol" viewers will remember Sarah Sellers as the geek-chic food blogger who made it to Hollywood Week last year. (Watch her Season 10 audition here.) Sarah has since continued her food-blogging, and has been cooking up scrumptious snack suggestions for any "Idol" viewing party and posting them here exclusively in Reality Rocks. And she's back this season to get your mouth watering every Wednesday and Thursday night.Read More »from Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: Hollywood Week Viewing Nosh
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Feb 7, 2012 7:46 PM EST
Jamar RogersViewers of "The Voice" this week were no doubt moved by Team Cee Lo auditioner Jamar Rogers, not only because of his brilliant cover of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army," but because of his harrowing backstory: After battling meth addiction, he got clean and sober six years ago, but now he is living with HIV as a result of his drug use. What made Jamar's story even more interesting, however, was the fact that it was not told when he appeared on "The Voice's" more conservative rival show, "American Idol," three years ago. Diehard singing competition fans probably remember Jamar from "Idol" Season 8, when he auditioned with his best friend, future third-place finalist Danny Gokey, and back then, Danny's sad story of young widower-hood received a huge amount of screentime. But "Idol" viewers oddly learned nothing of Jamar's own equally serious troubles.Read More »from ‘Voice’ Standout Jamar Rogers Discusses His Past with HIV, Addiction & ‘Idol’
Last night, episode 2 of "The Voice" aired, and the talent continued to impress. The two-hour Blind Auditions round featured the coolest contestant yet (Lindsey Pavao), a memorable "American Idol" alum getting a deserved second chance (Jamar Rogers), a random Prince medley, and a cat named Mr. Purrfect. The show was pretty much purrfect (as were the ratings), and today my "Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I are feeling pretty excited about Season 2.Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Episode 2 Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Feb 7, 2012 1:51 AM EST
Cee Lo with his furry friendAfter a ratings-bonanza Season 2 debut Sunday night after the Super Bowl, "The Voice" settled into its regular timeslot on Monday and kept trying to score. Of course, most of the focus as usual stayed on the judges, not on the contestants (my one real gripe about "The Voice"), as Cee Lo Green stole the show by dressing like a giant Disco Teletubbie in a red sequined onesie, petting a fluffy Mr. Bigglesworth-lookalike lap cat, and singing a random Prince medley with his allstar castmates. The auditioners who followed therefore had a lot to compete with, in order to grab the viewers' (and judges') attention--but there were a few singers who made a lasting impression.Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Episode 2 Recap: Cat’s Got Their Tongues
Last night, "The Voice" Season 2 premiered after the Super Bowl, to huge ratings that totally dwarfed the Nielsen numbers for "American Idol"s Season 11 premiere last month. And so today, my "Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I have many burning questions. Will "The Voice" be able to sustain such stellar ratings, as it settles into its regular Monday timeslot tonight? Will "The Voice" kick "Idol's" butt this year? Which show has the superior talent--and does it matter if "The Voice's" cast is packed with so many experienced singers (including one of Christina Aguilera's former "Mickey Mouse Club" cronies)? And finally, just to compare "The Voice" to another singing show...can "The X Factor" learn a thing or two about friendly judge rivalry from Adam, Xtina, Cee Lo, and Blake?Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Season 2 Premiere Dish
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