Phillip Phillips and his father at their Georgia pawn shop [photo: Fox]Poor Phillip Phillips has had a really bad week. First, last Wednesday, the Season 11 "American Idol" winner underwent a six-and-a-half-hour operation to remove the enormous kidney stones that had tortured him throughout his "Idol" run. And just a few days later, while he was recuperating from his surgery in California, the Phillips family's famous pawn shop in Albany, Georgia, was burglarized.Read More »from Phillip Phillips’s Tough Week: Six-Hour Surgery and Family Business Burglary
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Wed, Jun 13, 2012 10:00 AM PDT
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Season 1 "The Voice" winner Javier Colon landed several hits in the iTunes top five during his memorable run on the show, but the "Voice's" powers-that-be certainly didn't come through for him when it came time to promote his post-"Voice" effort, Come Through For You. The album, which was released during last year's holiday shopping season, debuted at an extremely disappointing number 134 on the Billboard chart, with less than 10,000 copies sold in its first week; to date, it has only shifted about 42,000 units. When Javier conducted an interview with Reality Rocks last month, he hinted that he was less than thrilled with his record label, Universal Republic, saying, "Am I happy with how everything has gone down? No. Would I have liked to have changed some things and kind of pushed folks more to do some things? Absolutely. But it is what it is."
So perhaps it is no huge shock to hear that Javier and Universal Republic have now officially parted ways.Read More »from ‘Voice’ Winner Javier Colon Unsurprisingly Parts Ways With Record Label
Ten years ago this week, a little television show called "American Idol" (perhaps you've heard of it?) premiered on Fox. Since then, the "AI" empire has spawned dozens of chart-making pop stars, hundreds of watercooler moments, millions in record sales, and has taken up probably thousands of hours of my life. So thanks, Fox!
To celebrate the show's big double-digit birthday, I'm dusting off and updating my list of my top 10 "Idol" performances ever. It was INCREDIBLY difficult to pick only 10 performances out of 11 seasons, so I have many honorable mentions as well. But finally, I came up with a top 10 list I can live with.Read More »from Happy 10th Birthday, ‘American Idol’!
This week, "So You Think You Can Dance" returned to Atlanta, the audition city where last year's winner, Melanie Moore, was discovered. Did Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and guest judge Debbie Allen find another champion there this year? Quite possibly. In fact, Nigel might need to change the rules this season, in order to justify having a three-way tie for first place.Read More »from Episode 3 Recap: ‘SYTYCD’ Goes To The ATL
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, Jun 4, 2012 11:41 PM PDT
A recurring skit on Conan O'Brien's late-night TBS talk show is "Fan Corrections," in which viewers write in to point out Conan's egregious on-air errors. But of course, Conan is always able to show that he was in the right all along; to date, no one has ever definitively proven that Conan has actually made a mistake. However, this week, one viewer, Andy Zager, sent in a video message calling out Conan for accidentally referring to Season 10 "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery as Scotty McCreedy. Finally, Conan was caught! He'd really messed up this time!Read More »from Scotty McCreery Announces “Name Change” on Conan O’Brien’s Show
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