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

    February 18, 2013 2:30 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    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, against all odds and logic, she was granted a golden ticket to Hollyweird. And this Thursday, zany Zoanette wowed America again, when she shockingly advanced to this season's top 40. Yes, dear readers, Zoanette Johnson...  | More »

  • Need To Get In The V-Day Mood? Tim McGraw Offers Up Musical Selection

    February 15, 2013 11:50 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country
     |  Wendy Geller

    Tim McGraw is no doubt enjoying Valentine's Day this year for the obvious reasons--16 years of marriage to his sweetie, Faith Hill--but also his No. 1 debut on the country albums chart this week for new set Two Lanes Of Freedom. Still, even with all of this exciting stuff to consider, McGraw insists that he prefers a low-key family-oriented approach to the holiday. "For us, having an evening at home with the kids, a quiet evening is probably the best Valentine’s we can have," he t...  | More »

  • J. Cole's 'Tears For ODB': Anthem For 'Forgotten Souls'

    February 14, 2013 9:55 AM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    J. Cole’s “Tears For ODB” from his new Truly Yours mixtape is more than just a tribute to the late Wu-Tang Clan member who died of a drug overdose in 2004. “Tears” is a nod to anyone struggling to make it. The Roc Nation/Columbia artist raps about having a father on drugs and growing up with a single mother. But he acknowledges that his purpose as an MC transcends simply entertaining. “I’m here for more than to just kick some witty metaphors,”...  | More »

  • Is That A Bullet In Your Pocket?

    February 12, 2013 3:57 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    Reviewing the week’s new releases is always tough the day after the Grammy Awards have taken place! After spending last night spellbound by the raw talents assembled onstage—by definition the prior year’s very finest—how can any new release hope to measure up? It’s easy! I’ve taken all 10 of the albums below, dressed them in the finest contemporary gowns, given them colorful and creative manicures, and played each and every one of them after re-watching m...  | More »

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

    February 11, 2013 2:24 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    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. What was this? An "Idol" judge giving actual advice? Having strong opinions? Not just telling everyone they're "beautiful" and "in it to win it"? Yes, newbie judge Nicki Minaj stepped it up and officially became "Idol's" new Simon Cowell last week, proving once a...  | More »

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