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Reba McEntire has friends in high places! The 59-year-old country superstar released the heartfelt, inspiring music video for her "Pray For Peace" Monday on Facebook, and she's already gotten lots of help from her pals in the industry in spreading the song's powerful message. Daughter-in-law (and new mama herself) Kelly Clarkson tweeted a link to the clip, writing, "So honored that Reba asked me to lend my voice to this new song she wrote!" Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman—along with daughters Sunday Rose, 6, and Faith Margaret, 3—showed their #PrayForPeace support, too! The American Idol judge tweeted a clip of the family doing the prayer and peace signs »
Jennifer Lopez is not afraid to show off her body -- and we can see why!The "American Idol" judge took to Instagram on Monday to show of her fabulous figure, as she posed for a pic in a tiny brown bikini, aviator sunglasses and straw fedora."She yelled at me "Dont Move!" Another shot by Remini... #shemakesmelaugh #notmad #loca #loveher #shesgettinggoodatthis," she captioned the cute candid. The sultry singer has been taking time off from her hectic schedule and hanging out in the Hamptons with her closest gal pals including actress Leah Remini and her sister, Lynda Lopez. J. Lo shared another revealing Instagram snap over the weekend, which showed the gorgeous mom rocking a red bikini that showed off some serious cleavage. "My friend took this pic. And made me post it! Guess who? @leahremini #vacation #summertime #feelingrelaxed #backtoworksoon," she captioned the pic. The vacation has definitely worked »
- tooFab Staff
Jenny from the Block… lookin' hot! Jennifer Lopez stripped down to a skimpy bikini while lounging poolside in the Hamptons on Monday, July 21. The picture, taken by Lopez's best friend Leah Remini, was posted to the global singing sensation's Instagram account alongside its backstory. "She yelled at me 'Dont Move!'" Lopez, 44, recalled. The sexy bikini photo features Lopez wearing a hazelnut color bikini, hoop earrings, and a straw fedora, while reclining against a white chair. The American Idol judge flashes a big smile as she [...] »
Are Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed creating a new vampire love story? The Vampire Diaries and The Twilight Saga stars were spotted getting close at a Studio City, California, farmers market on Sunday. The pair appeared affectionate and at ease with one another as they grabbed coffee and other market favorites. Somerhalder, 35, was dressed down in black sweatpants, gray T-shirt and a ball cap. Reed, 26, appeared to be going to or from a workout in sneakers, black patterned leggings and a neon yellow tank. Their reps have not commented. Reed announced her divorce from American Idol musician Paul McDonald in March, »
- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
Five months after the record company founded by American Idol creator Simon Fuller brought a blockbuster lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment for allegedly cheating artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Carrie Underwood, a New York federal judge is being asked to make an early determination about the claims. Photos 'American Idol' Judges Past and Present The litigation explores quite a bit of ground in the modern music business, from the way in which a music major like Sony accounts for revenue off of platforms like Spotify and iTunes to how advertising expenditures are treated. One topic that was
- Eriq Gardner
Fox chief Peter Rice talked to the Television Critics Association and commented on the decline of Idol‘s ratings. “…we haven’t found a group of kids the last two years who really captured the imagination of the public. We talked about it this year— how do we focus on that and not get wrapped up in this constant conversation about the judges and how good they are?” Pretty much every time I’ve paid attention to Idol, it’s been due to a contestant who grabbed my attention, so I’d say he’s on the right track.
We can expect to see Arrow and the upcoming spin-off Flash cross over in different ways. “You will see — organically — characters shifting over, villains shifting over back and forth between Flash and Arrow. We will be introducing more villains that are part of the DC Comics universe.” I’m still »
- Lyle Masaki
Memo to Kelly Clarkson: American Idol hasn't been the same "since u been gone." Even Fox Networks chairman and CEO Peter Rice has noticed a change in the star quality of the contestants over the past few seasons, which has arguably led to the once-dominant show's lowest ratings ever. Speaking at a Television Critics Association event on Sunday, July 20, Rice told reporters in L.A. that Idol needs better, more captivating competitors, presumably like the Kelly Clarksons and Carrie Underwoods of years past. "I do think if [...] »
An almost unbeatable favorite emerged Sunday night in the battle for Rising Star‘s Season 1 crown, and, so, please kindly put your hands together for “None of the Above.”
For those of you who slept through more than half of this week’s telecast, it bears pointing out that I’m not talking about the sculpted identical triplet brothers who threatened to take off their shirts for Kesha in the audition rounds — even though “None of the Above” would actually be »
We had a deep-dive interview with Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller a couple months ago that answered many of the burning questions about Fox’s upcoming Batman prequel series. But when Heller took the stage at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Sunday, he still revealed a few fresh-ish tidbits about the ambitious series, which premieres Sept. 22 on Fox:
– While there are several classic villains introduced in the premiere, Gotham will ease back on rolling them out: “You kind of have to front-load the pilot with the best that you’ve got, because that’s the »
- James Hibberd
You already know the final season of Glee will only be 13 episodes. Now Fox Networks Group Chairman-ceo Peter Rice is going on the record as to why. Naturally the musical dramedy’s ratings are a giant factor — the recent fifth season fell sharply to all-time lows. But when asked about the cutback at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Sunday, the executive had something else to add.
“I think Glee is one of the great shows in television history, and it was so hot and so big,” Rice said. “I remember being in this room, »
- James Hibberd
Fox Networks Group CEO Peter Rice survived his turn before the press. Thrust into the hot seat a week after appointing new heads of his broadcast network (Dana Walden and Gary Newman, both of whom had prior engagements), Rice was called upon to discuss the new consolidated structure and what's next for a cadre of Fox series, including Bones, 24 and American Idol. What was not addressed during his stop at the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour Sunday was the departure of former Fox Broadcasting chairman Kevin Reilly and the holding pattern that the network has been in
- Lacey Rose
How can Fox improve American Idol? According to the network’s top executive, it’s the contestants that could use some upgrading.
Fox Networks Group chairman Peter Rice told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Sunday that Idol is “aging gracefully,” and that increased competition from shows like NBC’s The Voice are a factor in the former ratings kingpin’s declining popularity. Yet the executive had one specific note for improving the show itself, which is carrying over last season’s judges panel of Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. »
- James Hibberd
John Mulaney (pictured above center) has a pretty good strategy for his once-nbc and now Fox comedy, “Mulaney” – ”I just watched ‘Seinfeld’ and copied it,” the former “SNL” writer joked at Sunday's Television Critics Association panel. He added: ”They run it all the time. It was easy.” The easy comparison though, is not completely a joke. Mulaney is a clean-cut, suit-wearing comic a la Jerry Seinfeld. His observational material is not completely unlike Seinfeld's, and the multi-camera sitcom follows the protagonist curating a stand-up career, also like “Seinfeld.” Also read: Fox's Peter Rice: ‘American Idol’ Is ‘Aging Gracefully,’ But Contestants Are a Problem Plus, »
- Tony Maglio
Fox’s Gotham, as it chronicles police detective Jim Gordon’s rise to the eventual post of police commissioner, will introduce not one but four foes — Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and original creation Fish Mooney — in its series premiere. However, don’t expect a plethora of baddies every week.
Related Exclusive Gotham Video: What’s a (Young) Catwoman Without Some Milk…?
“You have to front-load the pilot with the best that you’ve got. You have to open big,” executive producer Bruno Heller (formerly of The Mentalist) said Sunday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in Beverly Hills. »
Fox Networks Group Chairman-ceo Peter Rice was pressed into TV Critics Assn. tour service on Sunday, what with Kevin Reilly having been let go as entertainment chief and his replacements, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, have been in the job about 15 minutes. Yet the exec spent the morning leaving doors open — on another day of “24,” or “Bones,” for example — while trying to reassure Hollywood’s creative community about the studio’s new vertically integrated network/studio alignment.
Placing both 20th Century Fox Television and the Fox network under the same executive duo, Rice said, is a way of telling the talent community, “You can speak to us with a single voice now.” He stressed that the studio would continue to sell to other networks, as it already does, and said of the more cohesive voice, “I think it’s going to be good for us, and I think it’s »
- Brian Lowry
Comings (24?) and goings (Bones?) were the hot topics as Fox Networks Group Chairman and CEO Peter Rice took the stage at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, ahead of Dana Walden and Gary Newman officially seizing the reins later this month.
Related Fox’s Fall Premiere Plan Includes Family Guy/Simpsons Crossover, 3-Part Utopia Launch, Late Mulaney Start
Following 24‘s successful and recently wrapped revival — which premiered to numbers larger than many of the action-drama’s previous openers — Rice seems to think there’s a good chance we’ll see another edition down the line.
“I loved this year’s season of 24,” he said. »
“American Idol” is “aging gracefully” but needs to do a better job of finding contestants who “capture the imagination of the public,” Fox Networks Group chairman and CEO Peter Rice said Sunday. “Idol” still performs well for Fox, but not as well as it did when it helped Fox rule in the key 18-49 demographic for nearly a decade. Rice said Fox was happy with the production of the show last season and received good viewer feedback on the judges. Also read: Liam Neeson, Julie Bowen and Key & Peele Coming to Fox's Animated Block His one complaint? The contestants. “We haven't found. »
- Tim Molloy
Kevin Reilly is gone. Dana Walden and Gary Newman won't be taking over and Chairmen and CEOs for the newly formed Fox Television Group until the end of the month. That means that on Sunday (July 20) morning, our Television Critics Association press tour Fox Executive Session is with Fox Network Group CEO and Chairman Peter Rice, who hasn't met with us for several years and even when he did meet with us, it was always clear that he was far enough above the network's day-to-day that our questions weren't part of his thought process. At least he'll be able to talk about the Fox executive restructuring, which will make for a buzz-y panel, I'm sure. Click though and follow along... 10:02 a.m. We had French Toast sticks for breakfast. 10:02 a.m. Peter Rice is wearing blue jeans. "It's good to see you all again. It's been a while »
- Daniel Fienberg
Find out the status of all your favorite Fox shows!
Rise and shine, TV lovers!
Just because it's the weekend doesn't mean that TV news gets to take a day off. The Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour is still in full swing, and today it's all about Fox. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Fox Networks Group, Peter Rice, addressed a room full of reporters Sunday morning to answer burning questions about the statuses of all of your favorite Fox shows.
And because we always want our fellow TV fans to be in the loop, ETonline was on hand bright and early to snag scoop on the decision behind Glee's final season, whether or not Bones will continue, American Idol's admitted shortcomings, and many more updates on the network's most popular series.
Watch: Check Out the First Look Trailer for Homeland's Fourth Season!
Glee: The musically inclined series is set to debut their sixth (and »
Episodes: 80 (one - two hours)
TV show dates: September 21, 2011 -- December 19, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid, Demi Lavato, Britney Spears, Louis Walsh, Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio (judges/mentors) with Steve Jones, Khloé Kardashian and Mario Lopez (hosts).
TV show description:
Unlike American Idol, this singing competition has no upper age limit and is open to both solo artists and groups.
Potential contestants first audition in front of the judges and thousands of people in the theater audience. Hundreds try but far fewer make it. If the majority of the judges and the audience like what they see, then the person(s) move on to the next round.
Contestants who make it through the audition phase are then »
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