It’s no secret that the “American Idol” powers-that-be want a girl to win this season. Or that they’ve wanted a girl to win for at least three seasons. In the past, they’ve tried various transparent tactics to orchestrate the result they so desired—saving Jessica Sanchez from early elimination in Season 11, creating a dramatic overcoming-adversity storyline for Lauren Alaina at the Season 10 finale, aggressively hyping the female contestants at every opportunity throughout Season 9—and nothing has worked. But now I think crafty Nigel Lythgoe and company are onto something. This season is the season when they've finally figured it out: Hey, if they don’t want another “WGWG” to win, then they just won't put any “WGWGs” in the top 20 at all. Eureka! Problem solved, right?Read More »from ‘Idol’ Top 20 Revealed: It’s Not Reigning Men
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Feb 28, 2013 8:35 PM PST
photo: Twitch's Twitter"So You Think You Can Dance" Season 4 runner-up Stephen "Twitch" Boss and Season 2 alum Allison Holker have been an item for roughly two and a half years, and last month, the fleet-footed couple announced their engagement, when Twitch tweeted a photo of a beaming Allison flaunting a diamond ring with the caption "@AllisonHolker said yes!!!! #official #love."
And now "Access Hollywood" has released video of the couple's proposal, which took place in January on the set of a commercial Twitch was shooting for Microsoft. Watch the adorable footage below and prepare to do a happydance:Read More »from Watch: ‘SYTYCD’ Allstars Twitch & Allison Holker Get Engaged
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Feb 28, 2013 2:46 PM PST
Last night, 10 more of this season's "American Idol" girls competed in Vegas, and let's face it: Zoanette Johnson stole the show. I am sure there are many people out there who hated on her wild Lion King tour de force, but my "The Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I were not among the haters. We loved Zoanette.
We also loved many other girls' Vegas performances last night...but unfortunately, due to this show's infuriating gender quotas and an uneven division of talent between last night's crop and the contestants who competed last week, some real strong contenders had to go home way too early. (Jett Hermano, cough.)
Watch us talk about all this and more, and feel free to weigh in with your own opinions in the comments section below. And all hail the Lion Queen!Read More »from American Idol, The Day After: Vegas Rounds, Night 3 Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Feb 28, 2013 2:32 PM PST
Sarah Sellers [photo: Justin Goode]Season 10 alum and cool food blogger Sarah Sellers has been posting her viewing-party snack recipes in Reality Rocks for two "Idol" seasons now, and she's back this year to get your mouth watering every night of Season 12.
Tonight, the Vegas rounds conclude with the 10 more male semifinalists, so for tonight's viewing, Sarah is inspired by the Southwestern flavors of her favorite Sin City chef, Bobby Flay.Read More »from Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Vegas Week Night 4 Viewing Nosh
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, Feb 28, 2013 12:58 PM PST
Simon Cowell has taken his search for the next, um, Melanie Amaro or Tate Stevens to the Interweb...Read More »from Talkin’ ‘Bout “You Generation”: Simon Cowell Launches Online Talent Contest
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