American Idol Top 4 Results Recap: Guess What? I'm Havin' More Fun, Now That We're Done!

You never know when an American Idol shock-bomb is about to get dropped. Oh, sure, the show can lull you into a false sense of security with its familiar patterns — Ryan Seacrest faking us out with an “after the break” misdirect, J.Lo wearing a dress with less coverage than a hospital gown, Randy burping up clichés about how “it’s fourth and goal, with one play left” (ugh) — but the show’s trail of fulfilled dreams is undeniably littered with “Wait! What?” carnage. READ MORE

American Idol Top 8 Results Recap: What Did You Think of Tonight's Outcome?

The promise of the Judges’ Save hung heavy in the air tonight on American Idol‘s Top 8 results telecast — like the smell from an exhaust fan in the alley behind a fried-chicken restaurant or the lingering rot of Randy Jackson’s mentoring.

After all, Wednesday’s performance show marked a new peak for Season 13’s contestants. Risks were taken. Original tunes were performed. Backwards baseball … READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL

Dancing With the Stars Season Premiere Recap: Surprise, Surprise? Or Same Old, Same Old?

The 18th season of Dancing With the Stars kicked off with seemingly desperate vibe to feel “new.” Oh, sure, the roster included the typically eclectic roll call of “Who’s That?” and “Her Name Sounds Familiar” including singer Cody Simpson, swimmer Diana Nyad, former sitcom sensation Candace “Full House” Cameron Bure and Hollywood legend Billie Dee Williams — not to mention …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL

The Voice Battle Rounds Recap: I Know Forever They'll Be Duettin', Duettin' [Updated]

It’s time for The Voice Battle Rounds to come with a warning label: “Please ‘Steal’ Responsibly.”

Actually, maybe the show ought to consider rotating multiple kinds of cautions, like “Please Don’t Match Up Two of Your Best Singers (Then Whine About It Later).” And to the good folks at NBC, perhaps “Please Don’t Spoil for Viewers …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL

Reality Check: A Shakeup at the Top on American Idol! (AKA Caleb, Jena and CJ Rise, Majesty and Sam Slip) Plus: The Latest Voice Standouts!

It’s anybody’s game on Season 13 of American Idol – as evidenced by long-standing front-runners Sam Woolf and Majesty Rose landing in last week’s Bottom 3.

On this week’s Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle (who’s performing in NYC this week at 54 Below, BTW) talk about why the aforementioned contestants deserved a good, solid …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO