- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV1 hr ago
Last night, Alex & Sierra won "The X Factor" Season 3, and ironically, they may end up becoming the most successful talent-show champions of 2013, despite "The X Factor's" lower ratings compared to "American Idol" and "The Voice." They're the real deal, and they could really work in the real world.
You know who else is the real deal? Season 3's top 16 finalist and frequent "The Day After" guest James Kenney himself, here today to dish all last night's finale shenanigans. Sit back, pour yourself a nice tall glass of Annoying Juice, and check out our chat...and be sure to check out his Indie Go Go campaign to help fund his upcoming EP trilogy.
My usual co-host Matt Whitfield and I will be back next month to talk "Idol"! Happy holidays, and see you next year.
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV2 hrs ago
When Alex & Sierra won "The X Factor" Season 3 Thursday night, they appeared to have a delayed reaction. They were almost out-of-bodily calm upon hearing the good news from host Mario Lopez, and the realization that they'd just been awarded a $1 million contract with Sony only seemed to sink in when they started singing their signature song, A Great Big World's "Say Something." That's when the tears came.
"At first it was kind of a shock. It just felt like we'd made it through another week," the duo's Alex Kinsey told Yahoo's Reality Rocks after the finale, welling up again as he remembered their winning moment. "But that stage has kind of become home for us in the past few weeks, and knowing that that's the last time we're going to sing on it, that was emotional. And then when all the contestants ran out, I lost it. I lost my mind. I don't know how we were able to sing anything."
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV3 hrs ago
"The X Factor" Season 3 has come to a close, and the future of the series is now in flux. It's not yet been officially announced that there will be a Season 4; judge Demi Lovato has already left the show; and Simon Cowell, whose closing remarks on Thursday's "X Factor" finale almost sounded like a goodbye, has hinted that he might take on a more behind-the-scenes role if and when the series returns in 2014.
So, who could ever take Simon's seat on the "X Factor" judging panel? Speaking exclusively to Yahoo's Reality Rocks backstage after the finale, he said: "Who would replace me? Hopefully someone with the same kind of experience as me. The job I do well is I do know how to make hit records. And I do that in my day job. I think that's what we need more of on these shows — people who've made records, rather than just sang records. I've always had a theory of, how much does a singer want another singer to do well? I kind of query that — because I know what singers are like!"
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV5 hrs ago
January might be the coldest month of the year, but Juan-uary is going to be hotter than the desert in summertime!
That’s what ABC is calling the month in promos for the new season of “The Bachelor,” in which sexy Latin single dad Juan Pablo Galavis searches for the woman of his (and his daughter’s) dreams.
The former pro soccer player became a fan favorite while vying for Desiree Hartsock’s heart in last summer’s “The Bachelorette.” You may have heard some high-pitched screams of “JUAN PABLO!” — or even made them yourself!
Yahoo TV has the latest promo for Juan Pablo's season (watch it above), which promises it will be “steamy, backstabby, and whatever this is” — a shot of a woman crawling underneath a bathroom stall door.
The best thing about the promo? Juan Pablo is shirtless 99 percent of the time!
As one of the contestants says, “Ay-yi-yi!”
- Elizabeth Durand Streisand at Yahoo TV6 hrs ago
The Robertson family sticks together ... and their supporters seem to be sticking with them as well.
In response to Phil Robertson's forced "indefinite hiatus" from "Duck Dynasty" after he shared some negative thoughts about homosexuality with GQ magazine, the Robertson family posted a statement on their website to shed some light to fans on the current state of the union at the "Duck Dynasty" headquarters.
"We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word," it began.
The statement, positioned beneath a family photo, then shifted gears to come more adamantly to Phil's defense.
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV21 hrs ago
"The X Factor USA" has suffered from a credibility problem over the past two years, with its ratings in steady decline and winners Melanie Amaro and Tate Stevens failing to sell (or even release) many records. But with folk duo Alex & Sierra, who were crowned the show's Season 3 winners on Thursday, the fledgling "X Factor USA" may finally replicate the success it has had with U.K. contestants like Leona Lewis and One Direction.
"I feel like Christmas just came early…thank you America," said the duo's delighted mentor, Simon Cowell. As for Alex & Sierra themselves, they seemed to be in shock. All Sierra could muster was: "Thanks America, for not making fun of my weird faces all the time!"
The realization that they'd actually just won a $1 million Sony record deal seemed to finally set in when they started to sing "Say Something." Alex couldn't even get through the already weepy song, he was crying so hard...and by the time the rest of the top 13 ran onstage, all dressed in white, to congratulate them, everyone else was crying, too.
- suzy at Yahoo TV22 hrs ago
But are "Duck Dynasty's" days numbered in the wake of the patriarch's polarizing comments on gays and African Americans?
Far from it.
"This controversy will quickly pass and do no damage to the brand," says David E. Johnson, CEO of the PR and branding agency Strategic Vision LLC. "The reason is that the controversy reinforced the brand image. The brand image of Robertson and 'Duck Dynasty' is that they speak their minds and live their lives as they believe best. His comments reinforced that image."
- czap at Yahoo TV1 day ago
Taran Killam is quite possibly a superhero. He performs crazy-funny sketches as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" ("Boy Dance Party," anyone?), writes comic books ("The Illegitimates" just came out), and found the time to discuss answers to many probing questions — such as the "SNL" sketch that got him noticed — on our Twitter chat, @YahooComedy.
Killam dished on his breakout "SNL" sketch: Not surprisingly, "Merryville Brothers" has made its creepy, comical mark.
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV1 day ago
On Wednesday, the "X Factor" top three performed for the last time, and on tonight's big finale, either Carlito Olivero, Alex & Sierra, or Jeff Gutt will be crowned the Season 3 winner. Today, my "The Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I are rooting for Alex & Sierra, but we're not counting out Jeff or Carlito ( especially Jeff) just yet.
Watch us discuss last night's mostly excellent performances, tonight's predictions, Paulina Rubio's ridiculous "Boys Will Be Boys" number, the Motor City madness at Jeff's Detroit viewing party, Demi Lovato's just-announced departure from the show, and more...and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below!
- Yahoo TV1 day ago
Sharon Needles and Alaska — the most popular romantic couple to each appear as contestants on "RuPaul's Drag Race" — have decided to sashay away from each other … at least, romantically-speaking. The couple had been together for four years, since meeting in Pittsburgh where they both lived before being cast in the hit Logo show. They issued a joint statement together announcing their split. "I will always love Sharon, and we will continue to be a part of each other's lives," Alaska wrote. "Authenticity and honesty to our fans is so important to us, and we will always be there for all of you, no matter what. I appreciate your love and support in this period of change." Added Sharon, "Due to the severe change not only in mine but Alaska's life, the survival of our partnership relies on simply changing the word 'boy' in boyfriend to 'best.' And because of my severe vanity, I'd like to keep my social media as a place dedicated to my art, and not a place to talk about my personal life. RuPaul once said that people come into our lives for different reasons for different intervals of time. I will treasure the four years we had together." Sharon (real name Aaron Coady) came into the public eye in 2012 when she won Season 4 of "Drag Race," dazzling fans of the show with her outrageous sense of goth-shock style. Her boyfriend, Alaska (real name Justin Andrew Honard), was 2nd runner-up in Season 5 of the show in 2013, making her way to the finals on her sharp sense of humor and her signature high-pitched way of greeting everyone, "Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii." We're glad to read that this seems like a friendly parting for the former couple. Meanwhile, Season 6 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" is getting ready to premiere in February. Click here to meet the queens who will be competing for this year's crown.