photo: Fox"The X Factor" headed to Britney Spears's homeland, the beautiful South, on Thursday night. And while only three Greensboro, North Carolina contestants actually made it through during the hour-long episode, they all laid the Southern charm on thick--as thick as the grits Simon Cowell was forced by "X Factor" producers to eat in the episode's opening scenes, or as thick as that terrible Southern "Hee Haw" accent Simon kept using during the auditions. The word "y'all" certainly sounded more natural coming out of Britney's mouth than Simon's.Read More »from ‘The X Factor’ Episode 4: Kiss These Grits!
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- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Sep 20, 2012 7:03 PM PDT
The video features the scruffy sixth-place jazzbo jamming in a park, partying in the woods with friends, hanging out with hippies, and playing at least three different musical instruments. It's just Casey being Casey, and as a Casey fan, I could not ask for anything more.
Check out "Simple Life" below:Read More »from Casey Abrams’s “Simple Life” Video Is Simply Adorable
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Sep 20, 2012 4:30 PM PDT
Additional reporting by Chris Willman
photo: Michael Becker/FoxSteven Tyler kept the Fox censors working overtime during his profanity-laden "American Idol" tenure, but now that he is--quite happily, it would seem--off the show, he's really letting it rip. New "Idol" judge Nicki Minaj ain't got nothin' on Steven Tyler the Toxic Twin.
Speaking to Yahoo! Music during a press junket for Aerosmith's forthcoming comeback album, Music From Another Dimension, Steven minced NO words when discussing his decision to leave "Idol" after two seasons and never look back--although he implied that if he hadn't quit, he probably would have been pink-slipped anyway.Read More »from Steven Tyler On Why He Joined — And Quit — ‘American Idol’
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Sep 20, 2012 3:33 PM PDT
Last night, "The X Factor" Season 2 continued, and it was pure Panda-monium. And today, my "The Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I are totally hopping on the Panda express. What I'm trying to say is, Panda Ross's audition was all sorts of awesome, and she's already one of our early "X Factor" favorites.Read More »from The X Factor, The Day After: Season 2, Episode 3 Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Sep 19, 2012 11:32 PM PDT
photo: FoxThis week brought the news that Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban have joined "American Idol," and that Usher and Shakira will replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green on the next season of "The Voice." And in this competitive and cutthroat world of reality singing shows, "The X Factor" of course had to get in on the action too--drumming up some buzz of its own by replacing its head judge, Simon Cowell.
Okay, not really. No need to worry that Ellen DeGeneres, Steven Tyler, or Jennifer Lopez have been recruited for "The X Factor" just yet. But it certainly was jarring on Wednesday's episode when--after falling ill in Kansas City--Simon sat out the show's first hour of auditions, and flew out his old "X Factor U.K." co-star, an affable Irish gent named Louis Walsh, to fill in for him at the last minute.Read More »from ‘The X Factor’ Episode 3: Has Simon Cowell Been Replaced?
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Sep 19, 2012 6:11 PM PDT
photo: FoxSpeaking backstage to Yahoo!'s Reality Rocks at this week's "So You Think You Can Dance" finale, show producer/judge Nigel Lythgoe was quick to admit that he frequently caught flak this season from "SYTYCD" fans on Twitter--sometimes for supporting untrained finalist Cyrus Spencer, and then later for openly championing eventual winner Chehon Wespi-Tschopp instead. But the discussion, of course, soon turned to Nigel's other show, "American Idol," since viewers have had plenty to say on Twitter about "Idol"s new judges--particularly the very polarizing Nicki Minaj.Read More »from Nigel Lythgoe Talks ‘Idol’ Feuds, Twitter Feuds, And The ‘SYTYCD’ Finale
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Sep 19, 2012 2:57 PM PDT
Ahoy, "Voice"-viewing mateys! Today is National Talk Like A Pirate Day, in case you didn't know--so what better occasion for me and my "The Day After" co-captain, Matt Whitfield, to talk about a program that features Cee Lo Green's shoulder-dwelling parrot? Besides, talking in scurvy-riddled voices will make our discussion of last night's "Voice" show a little more interesting, really, since Tuesday's episode was a somewhat underwhelming one. Arrrr....Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Season 3, Episode 5 Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Sep 19, 2012 2:48 AM PDT
With the teams already nearly half-full on "The Voice" this season, for this Tuesday's round of Blind Auditions, the coaches supposedly got a little picky. At least that's how Carson Daly explained it, and he is a wise man, I guess. However, that didn't mean that the coaches always chose so wisely. Some of their odd decisions were actually enough to make my head spin along with their hydraulic red chairs.Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Blind Auditions, Episode 5: Decisions, Decisions
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Sep 18, 2012 10:54 PM PDT
photo: FoxOther ballet dancers, like Season 3's Danny Tidwell, Season 5's Melissa Sandvig, and Season 7's Alex Wong, went far on "So You Think You Can Dance"--but it was Season 9's Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp who were the first to pirouette all the way to the "SYTYCD" winners' circle, when the two talented ballet specialists were historically crowned co-ed champions on Tuesday's finale. This was not only a victory for Eliana and Chehon, but also for the art form of ballet, which rarely receives such mainstream TV exposure, and also for "SYTYCD," which struggled through a season of unfortunate format changes and hiatuses this year, but ultimately emerged with two franchise-boosting winners of which Fox and judge/producer Nigel Lythgoe can be extremely proud.Read More »from Ballet Dancers Eliana & Chehon Make ‘SYTYCD’ History With Season 9 Victory
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Sep 18, 2012 3:26 PM PDT
Last night, "The Voice" continued apace, although the night's proceedings were somewhat overshadowed by Monday afternoon's breaking news that Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera are planning to take a hiatus next year and will be replaced for Season 4's cycle by Usher and Shakira. However, there were at least a couple of Blind Auditions that had me and my "Day After" cohort and co-host, Matt Whitfield, still extremely excited about Season 3.Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Season 3, Episode 4 Dish