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
American Idol: What Should the Top 10 Sing for 'Top 10s of 2010-2014' Night?
This week’s American Idol performance telecast (Wednesday, 8/7c on Fox) will bring new meaning to the expression “tens across the board.” READ MORE
The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Won't Be Dancing: Here Are 10 Other Reality Shows He Could Ruin
This was the week where Juan Pablo Galavis stood trial in the court of public opinion, accused of being the worst Bachelor in the history of ABC’s reality dating competition — and the evidence was pretty damning.
Dumped by Andi Dorfman for talking incessantly about himself during their “fantasy suite” experience; accused of …READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
Idol Results Recap: Can't Look at the Stars
Is there anything more stomach-churning than Ryan Seacrest kicking off an American Idol results telecast with a comment like, “Tonight’s outcome may surprise a few people”?
OK, yeah, maybe the threat of a live, un-Auto-Tuned performance by Britney Spears or Katy Perry — or a half-hour segment called “The Wit and ‘Wisdom’ of Randy Jackson” — might cause …READ MORE
American Idol Top 11 Performance Recap: Take This Sinking Boat, and Point It Home [Updated]
At the risk of the universe saddling me with a hot pink catsuit, a gigantic tuba and a filthy trucker hat — three of the wardrobe items prominently featured on tonight’s Top 11 performance episode of American Idol — I’m gonna make a controversial confession: I miss theme weeks.
Don’t get me wrong: If executive producer Per Blankens does the unthinkable and …READ MORE
Dancing With the Stars Season 18: Who's Likeliest to Win? Check Out Our Odds!
Point those toes and get your jazz hands limbered up.
Season 18 of Dancing With the Stars is set to kick off next Monday (8/7c on ABC) — and while it’s unclear which contestants have knowledge of an eight-count or are in possession of an eight-pack (dare to dream!), it’s never too early to start handicapping the race. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS
American Idol's Emily Piriz Talks 'Stars,' Harsh Harry's Shaming and the Decision to Cover J.Lo
Emily Piriz’s run on Season 13 of American Idol was relatively short — but it was also packed with a number of memorable moments, good and bad. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
The Bachelor Finale: Who 'Won'? Why Was Juan Pablo Glum? And Who's the New Bachelorette?
So you opted not to watch The Bachelor ever/this season/tonight? Good call!
That doesn’t mean you won’t want a little water-cooler ammo come Tuesday morning when the topic turns to who received Juan Pablo’s final rose; why, during a live “After the Final Rose” special, said woman looked about as happy as a bride who spills …READ MORE
The Voice Recap: Maybe Just One More Try?
Fun fact: The Bachelor: After the Final Rose is airing as I write this sentence. But as a reality TV recapper, I’m “here for the right reasons.” And that means I am obligated to ignore the fameosexual horror show/absurdist comedy unfolding over on ABC, and instead report on Episode 5 of The Voice‘s sixth season.
OK, yes, maybe the water cooler convo tomorrow will focus on …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL
Reality Check: Is American Idol Season 13 in Trouble? Plus: Defending 'Harsh Harry' and Questioning Randy Jackson's 'Mentoring'
Seacrest, we have a problem.
American Idol‘s Season 13 Top 12 performance night wasn’t exactly a memorable one — not for the right reasons, anyhow — and it’s causing even long-time fans of Fox’s reality singing competition to wonder if the rewards of viewership are worth the investment of every Wednesday and Thursday from now through late May. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO