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Lady Gaga Shoots “Alejandro” Video Sneak Peek

Look! It’s Lady Gaga on the set of her new video for “Alejandro,” which is that song she caterwauled on “American Idol” recently. The look: lemon meringue rubber. [Twitter] Keep reading »

“American Idol” Contestants Stand To Make Big Bucks

Don’t spend a second of your time feeling sorry for those eliminated “American Idol” contestants. Sure, every one of them has some kind of sob story. “I’m singing for my sick grandma.” “My new baby.” “My dead friend.” But don’t let the human interest stories fool you! Yes, they sing for dear ol’ granny and the love of music, but according to an “American Idol” contract someone got their hands on, they also sing to the tune of mega bucks. All of the top 12 contestants are poised to receive a big-time pay day. [PopEater]

Heck, if I were making this much, Simon could call me an untalented bitch and I’d still smile and wave. I hope you’re sitting down. After the jump, the breakdown of “American Idol” payouts. Keep reading »

Jamie Foxx: The “American Idol” Dream Mentor


I always forget what a big crush I have on Jamie Foxx. I was all smitten again last night when he came back as an “American Idol” mentor for Movie Week. Yes, he’s mega-hot and multi-talented, but what makes him a great mentor is how much he cares about the success of the contestants. The guy genuinely gives a crap that they connect to the song, the audience, and their artistry. He even got them all shirts that said “Contestant” and “Artist” and challenged them to earn the “Artist” shirt with their performance. Awww. In his mentor session with Casey James, he urged James to look into his eyes and seduce him while singing “Mrs. Robinson.” (Clearly chosen for Kara DioGuardi’s benefit.) Now that’s going the distance! Unfortunately, the best thing about last night’s show was foxy Foxx—the performances were kind of meh with the exception of Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox’s duet of “Falling Slowly” from the movie “Once.” I predict those two will be battling it out for the top spot this season. As far as I’m concerned, Jamie Foxx has already won the top mentor spot. Keep reading »

Lady Gaga’s Armani Confection On “American Idol”

Fresh from her performance at Monday night’s Met Ball, Lady Gaga showed off her musical talent to hopefuls on “American Idollast night. Obviously, it wouldn’t be a Gaga moment without an over-the-top costume, so Giorgio Armani created this breathtaking number. He envisioned a fresh take on her favorite form of clothing — the bodysuit — and dressed her in a fishnet-like material from her face to her feet, embellished with Chantilly lace, crystals, and beading. To show a teensy bit of modesty on television, the entire outfit is topped off with an organza cape. What did you think of her costume? [WWD] Keep reading »

“American Idol” Producers Edit Out 2 Minutes Of Lady Gaga’s Performance


On last night’s episode of “American Idol,” Lady Gaga performed a medley of “Bad Romance” and “Alejandro” which clocked in at a whopping six and a half minutes. However, because producers pre-taped Gaga’s appearance — to ensure there were no moments that might be deemed “offensive”? — they were able to lop off over two minutes’ worth of her performance, because lord knows “AI” doesn’t want too much time taken up by someone who can actually sing. No worries, the full performance is, of course, available on YouTube, which you can watch above. (If you really want to dissect the differences, the edited version is after the jump.) I know there are people who think this bitch is overrated, but I think she’s got a mean set of pipes. And what’s not to love about hot-bodied and partially clothed male interpretive dancers? Keep reading »

The 4 Evil TV Characters All Men Want To Be

Heroes are boring. Who wants to be Clark Kent when you could be Lex Luthor? Ever since there have been complete a-holes around to spoil the good guys’ fun on TV, guys have wanted to be them. Here’s a look at four TV villains all guys wish they could be. Keep reading »

Mary J. Blige Gets Psychedelic On “Idol Gives Back”

In case you got bored and started fast-forwarding through last night’s “Idol Gives Back” bonanza (it was kind of a snoozefest), you might have missed the best moment of the pseudo-telethon—Mary J. Blige covering “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin. That’s what I love most about Mary, she can sing anything, even psychedelic rock. Randy Jackson got up there and jammed with her band and her lady guitarist shredded that famous solo. Oh, and then Tim Urban got eliminated and no one cared. Keep reading »

Two “American Idol” Performances That Actually Inspired Me


I cringed a little when Ryan Seacrest announced last night that it was “Inspiration Week” on “American Idol.” It’s something they started a few years back to coincide with their “Idol Gives Back” charity mission. Although I think it’s a nice concept, the performances usually stink. The cheese factor goes way up and originality factor goes out the window as the contestants struggle to make their song moving and meaningful. Blech. For the most part, that’s exactly what happened on last night’s show—it was full of songs that I had to fast forward through, like “I Believe I Can Fly.” Pleasekillmenow. But there were two performances that actually inspired me. One in particular had me cuddled up with my box of Kleenex. I can only describe Crystal Bowersox’s rendition of the gospel hit “People Get Ready” as legendary. Keep reading »

We Like These “American Idol” Accessories Better Than The Singing

We’ve heard quite a few people complain that this season of “American Idol” is, well, lackluster. Where are the show-stopping, tear-inducing performances? While we haven’t gotten goosebumps listening to the contestants sing, we couldn’t take our eyes off Siobhan Magnus’s cute bracelets (which she wore with floral Dr. Martens). Lenora Dame designed the animal-covered decoupage bangles, and her fun, eclectic jewelry mixes old and new materials — and almost all of it cost less than $100. Click through to see four of our favorite pieces from Lenora Dame’s line. Keep reading »

Kara DioGuardi Gets Naked For Allure

“American Idol” star Kara DioGuardi laid herself bare for the newest issue of Allure — literally.

The judge, along with”Grey’s Anatomy” doc Jessica Capshaw, singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat and “Entourage” hottie Emmanuelle Chriqui posed naked for the magazine. Read more Keep reading »

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