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Lauren Alaina May Be Your Next “American Idol”


Last night, “American Idol” unveiled its first real frontrunner, Lauren Alaina. The 15-year-old Georgia native was inspired to sing by her cousin Holly, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor three years ago. (Heartbreaking story alert!) Lauren, who was described a “beyondo cute” by Steven Tyler (who also may have been referring to her when he said the judges found “the one”), first sang Faith Hill’s “Like We Never Loved At All,” which made judge Jennifer Lopez cry. Then Lauren sang her favorite song, Aerosmith’s “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” (convenient!), pointing at Steven Tyler to join in. The judges were clearly enamored with her and while I think she has a very good voice, I don’t know, I didn’t find her to be particularly special or different. PopDust also points out that Lauren suffers from an affliction faced by many an “American Idol” hopeful — the insistence on smiling through the entirety of an audition, “to ingratiate [themselves] with the judges,” even if the lyrics to the song they are singing are downright depressing. It’s annoying, but maybe no one else cares. [PopDust] Keep reading »

“American Idol” Plays Nice, Turns On The Waterworks


Last night’s “American Idol” sure was a tearjerker, huh? While the first episode of “Idol” on Wednesday had a bunch of standout bad auditions, last night’s most memorable performances were all good. First up, my new spirit animal, Brett Loewenstern, a 16-year-old ginger hippie freak from Florida, who I loved instantly, even before hearing him sing, because of his look and his story. Maura over at Popdust writes in her recap of the show, “Brett’s whole audition arc, which felt like a prologue to an It Gets Better video, made it obvious that the show is taking an anti-bullying cue from its Fox sibling ‘Glee.’ … That ‘Be Nice’ would be more of an unofficial show motto in the absence of Simon Cowell was a given, but the idea that ‘American Idol,’ which has trafficked in raking in ratings for ridiculing the oddballs during its first nine seasons, would embrace the outcasts is definitely a sea change for the show’s overall tone.” Keep reading »

Shocker: “American Idol” Season 10 Doesn’t Suck!

I’ll be honest. I did not have high hopes for the new season of “American Idol.” I was sure that the show without Simon Cowell would be like an Italian dinner without red wine. But as I am learning from my drinking sabbatical (now nine days in!), it is possible to enjoy a bowl of pasta without a bottle of Chianti, just as it’s possible to still be entertained by hundreds of amateur singers without a British guy in a tight T-shirt there to snark at them. Keep reading »

Behind The Scenes Of Jennifer Lopez’s L’Oreal Shoot


Jennifer Lopez sure is having a moment. She’s an “American Idol” judge and she’s shilling for L’Oreal now. I wonder what Tyra and Andre Leon Talley would say about her vogue-style of modeling. What do you think about it, and are you excited for J.Lo’s comeback? Keep reading »

Jennifer Lopez’s Ex-Husband Claims Home Videos Show Her “Deviant Behavior”

Jennifer Lopez has the life now—a great family and a rumored $12 million deal to be a judge next season on “American Idol“—but I still feel bad that in 1997 she married jerkface chef Ojani Noa. For years, they’ve done legal battle over 21 hours of video footage Noa shot of Jenny from the Block while they were husband and wife for 11 months. The footage allegedly contains a scene in which Noa spanks Jennifer. And now he’s revealing some more of what is on the tapes. Keep reading »

Jennifer Lopez Uses Kids To Sell Gucci, Raise Money For UNICEF

So, tell me what you think of this. Since the birth of her twins, Max and Emme, with husband Mark Antony, Jennifer Lopez has done a pretty impressive job of keeping her kids out of the limelight. Considering all that came before it — that dress, dating Diddy, Bennifer — I wouldn’t have expected JLo to be so, well, discreet. Other than some paparazzi shots, we haven’t seen much of her twins. Until now, that is. This week, there’s a new ad campaign featuring Lopez and both kids for Gucci’s newly launched fashion line for children (eh, Gucci, for tots, really?), and Gucci is also donating money to UNICEF. Keep reading »

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