Posts tagged "american idol"

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]…
By: Susannah Breslin / May 18, 2010

“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…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 13, 2010

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…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 12, 2010

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 Idol" last 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…
By: Bianca Posterli / May 6, 2010

“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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2010

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.
By: Phil Dotree / April 24, 2010

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.
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 22, 2010

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…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 21, 2010

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).
By: Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2010

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 ...
By: PopEater / April 13, 2010

Quotable: Kara DioGuardi Calls Herself A Crazy Nut

"It probably saved my job. It was a defining moment. Like, 'She's serious and industry, but also as kooky as everyone else on this panel.' I mean, what crazy nut is gonna go out there in a bikini at almost 40 years of age against a girl who is 20 and probably cosmetically enhanced? I…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 15, 2010

“American Idol” Contestant Michael Lynche Made Kara DioGuardi Cry

Kara DioGuardi wasn't the only one crying after Michael Lynche's phenomenal rendition of Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work" last night on "American Idol." I hate to admit it, but I had to bust out the Kleenex, too. The other men can learn a thing or two from this dude. Holy crap. "Idol" just got…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 11, 2010

Why I’m Voting For “American Idol” Contestant Crystal Bowersox

The ladyfolk really redeemed themselves last night on "American Idol." I was impressed by Lilly Cole's rendition of "A Change Is Gonna Come." I was moved by Katelyn Epperly's crooning version of Coldplay's "The Scientist." And I am still a fan of resident oddball, Siobahn Magnus, who devoured Aretha Franklin's "Freedom." But there…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 4, 2010

Do The Women On “American Idol” Really Have A Chance This Season?

I was so pumped to see the top 12 ladies perform last night on “American Idol,” especially since every other sentence out of the judges’ mouths during Hollywood week was, “The girls are the best ever this year!” After the teasers I saw, I was thinking they were right, that I’d have to hitch a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 24, 2010

An “American Idol” Contestant Gives A Straight-Up Homage To Paula Abdul

"American Idol" hopeful Andrew Garcia made us straight-up miss former judge Paula Abdul last night with his amazing rendition of "Straight Up." So what did the judges think? They couldn't help but imagine how apes**t Paula would be if she were there. Even ultra-annoying Kara DioGuardi said, "Paula would be screaming and yelling." She…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 10, 2010

Shun, Shag, Or Marry: The Dudes Rumored To Be Replacing Simon On “American Idol”

I don't know what "American Idol" is thinking, losing Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell! No offense to Randy, but people certainly weren't tuning in for his witty commentary or sober decisions. Yes, Ellen DeGeneres is super hilariously awesome, but can the show survive without what Simon says? I guess it depends o…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2010

Will Howard Stern Replace Simon Cowell On “American Idol”?

According to the New York Post, Fox head honchos have finally figured out who they want to replace Simon Cowell on "American Idol." Supposedly, their top pick is Howard Stern, whose contract with Sirius satellite radio is up next January. "It's one of the few shows that could compete with Stern's $100 million-a-year…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 5, 2010

The Assorted Feuds Of “American Idol” Judges

With Paula Abdul gone, we thought there would be peace and harmony on the "American Idol" judging panel. But alas, no. Basically, it seems like whoever occupies the fourth chair pisses someone off. On Tuesday night at the Los Angeles auditions, Kara DioGuardi and guest judge Katy Perry looked close to stabbing each other…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 28, 2010

Was “Pants On The Ground” A Rip-Off Of This ’90s Grandpa Rap? You Be The Judge!

If you like the "American Idol" classic "Pants On The Ground," you'll love the totally '90s "Pockets On The Floor!" Hmm, on second thought, they sound pretty much identical. This begs the question, is 62-year-old contestant Larry “General” Platt the Vanilla Ice of "Idol"? Or, is this more of a which came first,…
By: Simcha / January 27, 2010

“American Idol” Contestant’s Mom Is Missing

This is Angela Martin, and there's no one I'm rooting for more on "American Idol." This is her third year auditioning. The first time around, she made it to Hollywood—except that tragedy struck a week before when her father was murdered. The next year, she had to leave auditions for a court date for…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 26, 2010