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  • ‘Idol’ Top 40 Revealed! And You’ll Never Guess Who’s One Of Them…

    ‘Idol’ Top 40 Revealed! And You’ll Never Guess Who’s One Of Them… | ARTICLE

    A couple weeks ago, on what was THE weirdest episode in "American Idol" history, a bug-eyed, big-haired, booty-poppin' lady named Zoanette Johnson delivered perhaps the most controversial televised National Anthem performance since Roseanne Barr's...and somehow,...

    February 18, 2013 2:30 PM ET
  • Why Nicki Minaj Is The New Simon Cowell (And Why That's A Good Thing)

    Why Nicki Minaj Is The New Simon Cowell (And Why That's A Good Thing) | ARTICLE

    If you only started watching "American Idol" in the post-Simon Cowell era, over the past two seasons, then you were undoubtedly very confused when you tuned in last week for the Season 12 Hollywood Week boys' episodes....

    February 11, 2013 2:24 PM ET
  • Watch Jedward's Jepic Interview With Reality Rocks

    Watch Jedward's Jepic Interview With Reality Rocks | ARTICLE

    For all you Yanks watching this who are unaware of the awesomeness that is Jedward, you are about to get schooled with a crash course in all things Jepic, via Reality Rocks' in-depth, out-of-control interview. Jedward are John...

    February 11, 2013 10:05 AM ET
  • 'Idol' Contestant Matt Farmer Lied About Military Injury

    'Idol' Contestant Matt Farmer Lied About Military Injury | ARTICLE

    Last year, "America's Got Talent" contestant Tim Poe went from celebrated military hero to public enemy number-one, when it was revealed that he had lied about being injured in Afghanistan. And now it seems that...

    February 4, 2013 10:15 AM ET
  • 'American Idol' Finds Peace In The South (Sort Of)

    'American Idol' Finds Peace In The South (Sort Of) | ARTICLE

    This is where it all happened," host Ryan Seacrest ominously intoned at the start of last Wednesday's "American Idol" episode. Ryan, of course, was referring to Charlotte, North Carolina, the infamous audition city where catfighting alpha-female judges...

    January 28, 2013 11:51 AM ET
  • Attack Of The Show: 'American Idol' Season 12 Premieres

    Attack Of The Show: 'American Idol' Season 12 Premieres | ARTICLE

    Even the most casual "American Idol" viewer knew all about the months-long feud/publicity campaign leading up to last Wednesday's premiere of "Idol" Season 12, starring new alpha-female judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. The "leaked" TMZ video...

    January 22, 2013 12:11 PM ET
  • 'American Idol' Preview: Season 12 Just May Be ‘The Nicki Minaj Show’

    'American Idol' Preview: Season 12 Just May Be ‘The Nicki Minaj Show’ | ARTICLE

    "American Idol" Season 12 doesn't officially begin until January 16, and it remains to be seen if this upcoming season will uncover/discover a new singing superstar of Clarkson- or Underwood-esque proportions. But judging from a 45-minute "Idol"...

    January 14, 2013 4:04 PM ET
  • It's Been Real: The Most Memorable Reality Rocks Moments Of 2012

    It's Been Real: The Most Memorable Reality Rocks Moments Of 2012 | ARTICLE

    Reality television offered so many memorable moments for music fans this year, I almost needed to buy a second DVR to keep track of it all. But let's get real...THESE are the 20 reality moments that ultimately...

    December 28, 2012 11:35 AM ET
  • The Most Robbed 'Voice' & 'X Factor' Contestants Of Fall 2012

    The Most Robbed 'Voice' & 'X Factor' Contestants Of Fall 2012 | ARTICLE

    As you have probably figured out by now, if you managed to turn on a television set or check Twitter during the last week, former Hey Monday frontwoman Cassadee Pope won The Voice Season 3, and country...

    December 27, 2012 12:19 PM ET
  • A Very Reality Rocks Xmas: Holiday Music From 'Idol,' 'The Voice' & More

    A Very Reality Rocks Xmas: Holiday Music From 'Idol,' 'The Voice' & More | ARTICLE

    'Tis the season. "Idol" season, that is--and "Voice" season, and "Sing-Off" season. Yes, many singing-show contestants have holiday music out right now, to bring you warm tidings during those cold and lonely weeks between when "The X...

    December 17, 2012 4:03 PM ET
  • It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Dec. 8

    It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Dec. 8 | ARTICLE

    Last week, while the contestants on The Voice and The X Factor were still vying for the chance to become the next Javier Colon or Melanie Amaro, a couple of American Idol alums were nominated for actual...

    December 10, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Nov. 30

    It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Nov. 30 | ARTICLE

    As "The Voice" and "The X Factor" continue apace, with their respective finales now less than three weeks away, the eliminations just keep getting tougher. And while the cut that personally went deepest for me last week...

    December 3, 2012 12:40 PM ET
  • The Darkness: Unplugged & Unstoppable

    The Darkness: Unplugged & Unstoppable | VIDEO

    Gimme a D! Gimme an Arkness! Yes, the triumphant return of unitarded Britrock gods the Darkness with Hot Cakes--the band's first album since 2005's totally underrated One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back, and their first with all...

    November 29, 2012 7:43 PM ET
  • It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Nov. 23

    It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Nov. 23 | ARTICLE

    Last week was Thanksgiving week, which was cause for celebration, of course--at least on "The Voice." But it was a (melo)dramatically different story on "The X Factor," which cruelly opted to air a double-elimination episode ON THANKSGIVING,...

    November 26, 2012 10:51 AM ET
  • It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Nov. 16

    It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Nov. 16 | ARTICLE

    "The Voice" and "The X Factor" continued apace last week...and more than ever, it was abundantly obvious just how different the two singing shows truly are. Over on "The Voice," it was all happyfuntimes, group hugs, and...

    November 19, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Nov. 9

    It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Nov. 9 | ARTICLE

    As we all well know, last week, voting was crucial. The very future of America depended on it. I mean, if citizens didn't vote...they'd possibly end up with an "X Factor" or "Voice" champion they never even...

    November 12, 2012 12:25 PM ET
  •  It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Nov. 2

    It's Been Real: The Week In Reality Rocks Ending Nov. 2 | ARTICLE

    Last week was Halloween week, so fittingly, and sometimes horrifyingly, the TV singing-show scene was a virtual bloodbath. Several promising contestants got the Voorhees-esque axe on both "The Voice" and "The X Factor," in a series of...

    November 5, 2012 12:55 PM ET
  • 'Voice' Stars, Muppets Join Cee Lo Green In Vegas For Early Holiday Celebration

    'Voice' Stars, Muppets Join Cee Lo Green In Vegas For Early Holiday Celebration | ARTICLE

    Christmas came early for "Voice" fans, not to mention for Muppets fans, on October 10, when "Voice" coach Cee Lo Green taped his "Cee Lo & Friends" holiday special at Las Vegas's Planet Hollywood resort and brought...

    October 11, 2012 11:45 AM ET
  • Four Reasons Why This Nicki/Mariah Feud Could Ruin 'American Idol'

    Four Reasons Why This Nicki/Mariah Feud Could Ruin 'American Idol' | ARTICLE

    Unless you were living under a rock or doing other things like, say, following the presidential debate, you're already familiar with the other debate that's been going on this week: Team Mariah vs. Team Nicki. Well, I'm...

    October 5, 2012 12:55 PM ET
  • Heart Talk Old Pitfalls and New Beginnings

    Heart Talk Old Pitfalls and New Beginnings | VIDEO

    When Ann and Nancy Wilson broke through with Heart in the early '70s, they didn't necessarily set out to be pioneering "women in rock"--but with few other loud ladies leading the way, that's exactly what...

    October 1, 2012 11:15 AM ET
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