Blake reacts to his win [photo: Oxygen Network]"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy was on a mission to find a superstar via this year's second season of "The Glee Project" (possibly the finest talent competition on television, and ironically a show I find infinitely more fascinating than "Glee" itself). And Ryan found a star indeed. While I admit that I would have been thrilled if either of "The Glee Project 2's" phenomenally talented and very deserving runners-up, Aylin Bayramoglu and Ali Stroker, had won that coveted seven-episode arc on "Glee" (and I still cling to the hope that they'll be given "Glee" roles of their own in the future), I am delighted for Blake Jenner, who was declared the new "Glee Project" winner this week.Read More »from ‘Glee Project’ Winner Blake Jenner Talks ‘Glee’ Dreams & Parrot-Poop Nightmares
Blog Posts by Lyndsey Parker
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, Aug 17, 2012 8:44 PM PDT
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, Aug 17, 2012 4:55 PM PDT
While many contestants from the "X Factor" franchise--like America's Chris Rene, Marcus Canty, and Rachel Crow, and the U.K.'s Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson, and Little Mix--continue to make inroads with their music, the darkly beautiful new tunes from "The X Factor U.K.'s" Aiden Grimshaw may comprise my favorite "X Factor" output yet. Aiden was a Dannii Minogue-mentored contestant on the seventh season of "The X Factor U.K." (the same season that spawned Cher, Rebecca, and of course, One Direction), and while he disappointingly only placed ninth, he thankfully secured a record deal with RCA/Syco anyway--and now his debut album, Misty Eye, is about to get some serious rotation in my iPod.Read More »from Aiden Grimshaw May Be “The X Factor U.K.’s” Coolest Import
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Aug 15, 2012 9:48 PM PDT
Mia Michaels returnsAfter going on hiatus for two frustrating weeks (rather than go toe-to-pointe-toe with NBC's prime-time Olympics coverage), "So You Think You Can Dance" finally returned to Fox this Wednesday. And the remaining 14 dancers faced a truly Olympian challenge: recreating (and, ideally, even topping) the iconic routines of "SYTYCD's" most beloved genius choreographer, Madame Mia Michaels, as originally danced by some of the series' most beloved contestants (like Katee Shean, Twitch Boss, even Travis Wall). So the pressure was on. Anything less than total murderation would basically be unacceptable.Read More »from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Top 14 Recap: Mama Mia!
photo: Todd Oren / WireImageCongratulations, Spencer Pratt. You are officially no longer The Worst Reality TV Singer Of All Time. That (dis)honor now goes to MTV D-lister Farrah Abraham, of "Teen Mom" semi-fame, whose inappropriately titled debut single, "Finally Getting Up From Rock Bottom," puts her atop this list for 2012--and possibly in the recording hall of shame for life. Congratulations also go out to "Jersey Shore's" the Situation, because with the deserved addition of Farrah to this countdown, Sitch (who squeezed in at number 10 last year with his eponymous rap abomination, "The Situation") has been fist-pumped right off the list.Read More »from The Worst Reality TV Singers Ever: The 2012 List
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Aug 7, 2012 1:36 PM PDT
More than three years after his season of "American Idol" ended, Adam Lambert's hair, both on his head and on his face, remains the hot topic of much online debate. Elvis hair or emo hair? Blue Manic Panic stripe or Vanilla Ice stripes? Clip-on ponytail or no? Goatee or beard-free? There was even one time when he tweeted a pic of the side of his head freshly shaved, and Twitter basically exploded. Well, the engineers over at Twitter better have some backup servers in place, just in case, now that the forever-shapeshifting Glamerican Idol has just tweeted another photo of what may be his most extreme follicle makeover yet.Read More »from Adam Lambert’s Blonde Ambition: His Most Dramatic ‘Do Yet!
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Aug 7, 2012 12:27 PM PDT
The Muppets take over "The Voice"If there was one thing that could improve upon "The Voice's" Adam/Xtina/Blake/Cee Lo formula, it would be having the judges rendered in puppet form. (I am a steadfast believer that puppets make everything better, and my obsession with all things felt has been well-documented in the past.) The geniuses over at "Sesame Street" recently posted a preview of their new "Voice" parody, and it's just as adorable and amazing as one might expect.
The Muppet Christina is infinitely more likable than the flesh-and-blood one. The Carson Daly puppet seems more lifelike and charismatic than the real guy. Oddly, there's no Adam Levine puppet...but otherwise, this clip is just about perfect. There's even a Muppet version of Cee Lo's feline mascot, Purrfect!Read More »from Sesame Street’s ‘The Voice’ Parody: Brought To You By The Letter V
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, Aug 6, 2012 8:34 AM PDT
photo: NBCAfter cryptically tweeting recently that she was ready to quit "America's Got Talent," Sharon Osbourne officially announced her resignation from "AGT" this week, after a seven-season run. While at first fans might have assumed that she was leaving due to some sort of feud with new judge Howard Stern, it turns out her feud is actually with NBC executives, over what she claims was discrimination against her ailing son, Jack. And now Sharon has made her war with the network public, via a slew of typically outspoken, scathing comments to The New York Post. It seems hell hath no fury like a mama Osbourne scorned.Read More »from Sharon Osbourne X’s Herself Off ‘AGT’…Over Alleged Discrimination Against Her Son
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Aug 2, 2012 7:36 PM PDT
With reigning "American Idol" champ Phillip Phillips's coronation single, "Home," recently certified gold and back at number one on the iTunes charts thanks to some prominent placement in NBC's Olympics coverage, the release of the song's official music video could not be better timed. It also couldn't be better suited to Phillip's casual, unpretentious persona, as it features a couple of lovable dogs, some grainy road-trip footage, plenty of P-Squared jamming, and even his real-life girlfriend, Hannah Blackwell.Read More »from Phillip Phillips Stays True To Himself In Lovely “Home” Music Video
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Aug 2, 2012 6:08 PM PDT
photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty ImagesForbes magazine released its list of the World's Highest-Paid DJs this week, and while most of the top 10 entries are big names on the electronic dance music scene--Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Deadmau5--one of these names is most definitely not like the others. Sitting pretty, and lucratively, in the number seven spot is none other than "Jersey Shore" star Pauly D, who makes a fist-pumping (or some might actually say depressing) $11 million a year for his DJing appearances. That sort of money can buy a lot of hair gel and tanning-booth visits.Read More »from Reality Check: ‘Jersey Shore’ Star Pauly D Makes $11 Million As A DJ
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Aug 2, 2012 11:50 AM PDT
Blake & Aylin's perfect acting jobNext Tuesday on "The Glee Project," the final five will face perhaps their most challenging challenge yet: "Actability." And judging by the music video from the episode--which is really a fake movie trailer for a coming-of-age film called Perfect, soundtracked by the cast singing the Pink song of the same title--all five contestants pass the test with flying colors. Like, they seriously all need to win Emmys NOW. Or Oscars.Read More »from The New ‘Glee Project’ Movie Trailer Needs To Be A Real Movie