On July 23, the Idols Live Tour came to Los Angeles's Nokia Theater, the very same venue where less than two months earlier, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez battled it out for the Season 11 "American Idol" title (and where, to quote P-Squared himself, Phillip "cried like a little baby" when he won). And once again, I was amazed--as I am when I attend every Idol tour, every year--by how much better all the contestants performed, now that they no longer had to worry about winning over voters or judges. Seriously, if these contestants had done this well on the actual show, any of them (yes, even Heejun) could have won "Idol" instead. This year featured an extremely talented bunch, indeed.Read More »from The Top 10 Performances Of This Year’s Idols Live Tour
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Jul 24, 2012 5:03 PM PDT
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Jul 24, 2012 1:06 PM PDT
One of my all-time favorite "American Idol" contestants, gone-too-soon Season 7 troubadour Josiah Leming, has released a new music video, the rhetorically titled "Love Me Or Not." Ha. As if anyone with two functioning ears could not love this song. It's another stellar showing from what I consider to be one of the most underrated Idols ever. Enjoy:Read More »from Rhetorical Question: Are You Gonna Love Josiah Leming Or Not?
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Jul 24, 2012 12:39 AM PDT
On July 23, "American Idol's" Season 11 contestants returned to Los Angeles for a tour stop at the Nokia Theater, where the most recent "Idol" finale took place just this past May. But obviously, a lot has already changed since May. First of all, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, the "Idol" judges who were a huge part of these contestants' Season 11 journey, recently quit the show. And on the very day of the Idols' Nokia concert, it was announced that Mariah Carey had signed on to judge Season 12. So understandably, the Idols had a lot to say about these major developments.Read More »from Season 11 Contestants Discuss ‘American Idol’ Judge Shakeups
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, Jul 23, 2012 12:05 PM PDT
Mariah as an "Idol" mentor on Season 7 [photo: AmericanIdol.com]Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon may have boasted that "American Idol" couldn't afford to hire his superstar wife, but apparently he spoke too soon: Monday morning at Fox's Television Critics Association presentation, it was announced that "Idol's" new judge is in fact Mrs. Cannon, aka the one and only Mariah Carey. Call it the Idolization of Mimi, if you will.Read More »from Mariah Carey Is The New ‘Idol’ Judge: 5 Reasons Why She Actually May Be Good
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, Jul 20, 2012 2:04 PM PDT
photo: ABC"Duets," ABC's summer talent show with an allstar judging panel consisting of Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Robin Thicke, and Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, started off with promise, but then everything went wrong with the show--so much so that by the time it wrapped up this Thursday, so few people were tuning in, the "Duets" finale was actually THE lowest-rated episode of its entire season.
And the few fans that did turn in probably didn't find it to be a particularly dramatic finale, when the contestant that had been the leaderboard-topping frontrunner all season long, Team Jennifer's soulman J Rome, was crowned the champion. It was an easily predicted victory that made Javier Colon's triumph on"The Voice" look like a shocking upset.Read More »from ICYMI: Some Guy Named J Rome Won Some Show Called ‘Duets’
News for You
- Restaurant learns online reviews can make or break
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It was the customer service disaster heard around the Internet.
- Selena Gomez Goes Without Makeup, Shows Lighter Hair Color
The "Come & Get It" singer was photographed with a fresh face and ombre locks in London on May 21
- Attorney: Donald Trump lied on stand
CHICAGO (AP) — The attorney for an 87-year-old woman who accuses Donald Trump of cheating her in a skyscraper condo deal told Chicago jurors on Wednesday that he was personally repulsed by the "Apprentice" star whom he said lied on the witness stand.
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Get a First Look at Cable's Sexy New 'Bonnie & Clyde'
Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger play the iconic title roles in an upcoming miniseries, debuting later this year.
- Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston Are "Very Good Friends," Says Pal
A longtime confidante tells Esquire that Pitt "cared deeply" for Aniston, but "saw a very adventurous person" in Angelina Jolie
- And the 'Dancing With the Stars' Winner Is...
The winner had this to say after being crowned the TV dancing competition's 16th champion.