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Reality Check: Debate Erupts Over American Idol's Week 3 Auditions! Plus — Advice for Randy's Replacement

5 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s not exactly Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey 2.0, but Week 3 of American Idol‘s Season 14 auditions generates a whole lotta discord on this week’s Reality Check.

While my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I agree that the soulful Jelly Joseph was a standout in New Orleans, our paths diverge rather sharply after that. She compares one of my faves to a popular Muppets character, while I’m still wondering how one of her top picks made it past Round 1.

Before it’s all done, one of us winds up in the Naughty Corner, a few lines of “Bootylicious” get sung, »

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Saturday Night Live, Ep. 40.12: “Blake Shelton” lets the cast shine

11 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Saturday Night Live, Season 40, Episode 12, “Blake Shelton

Aired January 24, 2015 at 11:30 pm Et on NBC (East coast version watched for review)

Host/Musical Guest: Country music gets a bad rap in a lot of ways outside of the bible belt. Part of this is justifiable: The dregs of country music are ripe ground for parody, what with their trucks and beer and love for the troops. “Bro country”, in particular, has as many staunch defenders as it does haters who want to watch it burn in a tire fire. These are the kinds of country songs that take those truck and beer aspects of the genre, crank it up to 10, and generally are performed either very drunk or without shirts on (for a good primer on this, just listen to Maddie & Tae’s excellent takedown “Girl In A Country Song”). For many, Blake Shelton is the grand poobah of bro country, »

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Blake Shelton to Saturday Night Live, Full Clip Rewind! Videos

14 hours ago | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

TV Rewind: Last night brought Blake Shelton to Saturday Night Live as both host and musical guest!Check out all the highlights below, including Blake’s Hee Haw-inspired monologue, the newest hit reality show, Farm Hunk, a music video for “Wishin’ Boot,” The Voice versus American Idol on Celebrity Family Feud, a “love song” for Joan, and more.Also, make sure to catch Blake’s performances of “Neon Light” and “Boys ‘Round Here” below. Enjoy your Sunday, and get ready for next Saturday when J.K Simmons will serve as host, and D’Angelo will be the musical guest!Patriots Press Conference Cold OpenNew England Patriots coach […] »

- April Neale

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Blake Shelton on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

18 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Country superstar and The Voice coach extraordinaire Blake Shelton knows what he's good at – that would be singing – which is probably why the five-time Grammy nominee spent his first episode hosting Saturday Night Live belting out so many jams. Instead of relying on Shelton's acting skills or comedic chops to win laughs, the sketch show frequently cast him as a singer or shoved a guitar into his hands for some mild comedy. Shelton played so many different troubadours during the episode, including a country singer who sort of looks like »

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Paula Abdul And Jason Derulo Join ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges’ Panel

20 hours ago | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

So You Think You Can Dance has tapped erstwhile American Idol judge Paula Abdul and R&B singer Jason Derulo to join the show’s judges’ table for its 12th season. Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo on ‘Sytycd’ Executive producer and fellow So You Think You Can Dance judge Nigel Lythgoe announced the news in a statement, which […]

The post Paula Abdul And Jason Derulo Join ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges’ Panel appeared first on uInterview. »

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Blake Shelton Hosts SNL: What Were the Best and Worst Sketches?

24 January 2015 10:35 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Blake Shelton has been the breakout comedic star of The Voice since its premiere in April 2011, and yet it’s taken ’til January 2015 for him to land a hosting gig on Saturday Night Live? (Whoever’s in charge of cross-promotional synergy at NBC has clearly been in a professional freefall since the demise of Law & Order: La.)

Better late than never, though, I suppose. The country music star proved an absolutely terrific choice of emcee — scoring laughs in a wide range of scenarios and not relying on cue cards nearly as much as you’d expect for a neophyte. I »

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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Blake Shelton

24 January 2015 8:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Look: maybe this won’t be so bad? This has been a pretty stellar season of “Saturday Night Live,” by far the best and most consistent since I’ve started covering it here at the start of Season 36. So who could blame the show for picking a host based on corporate synergy rather than comedic talent? Plenty of hosts serve a larger purpose than “comedic quality” when they appear, and at least we are sure that Blake Shelton isn’t ashamed of making a fool of himself. (We have his cringe-inducing holiday specials as evidence of that.) Look: Shelton is an incredibly charismatic host on “The Voice,” but nothing I’ve seen there screams that he’ll be well-suited for hosting “SNL.” Still, my fears are really based on nothing but fears: hosts as varied as Bruno Mars and Eli Manning have turned in more-than-credible jobs as host, and I »

- Ryan McGee

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Fox 2014-15 Season Ratings (updated 1/24/15)

24 January 2015 12:56 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A few years ago, Fox had some of the top-rated TV shows on the air. Now, the network is struggling. Which series will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned.

How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving.

Fox shows this season (so far): American Idol, Backstrom, Bob's Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, Family Guy, Glee, Gotham, Gracepoint, Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef Junior, The Mindy Project, Mulaney, Red Band Society, New Girl, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, and Utopia.

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A Day in the Life of Jennifer Lopez

24 January 2015 12:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mother, actress, singer, producer - Jennifer Lopez does it all. The Boy Next Door star, 45, broke down her typical routine for People - so what does a day in the life of Jenny from the Block look like? Start the Day RightLopez usually starts her morning with her 6-year-old twins (with ex Marc Anthony), Emme and Max. Unless she's out of the house before during shooting, "the kids come in between 6:15 and 6:45 a.m. Then we get ready for school [or] they'll say, 'We want you to make us breakfast!' " Once the kids are out the door, Lopez »

- Jeff Nelson and Elizabeth Leonard

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A Day in the Life of Jennifer Lopez

24 January 2015 12:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mother, actress, singer, producer - Jennifer Lopez does it all. The Boy Next Door star, 45, broke down her typical routine for People - so what does a day in the life of Jenny from the Block look like? Start the Day RightLopez usually starts her morning with her 6-year-old twins (with ex Marc Anthony), Emme and Max. Unless she's out of the house before during shooting, "the kids come in between 6:15 and 6:45 a.m. Then we get ready for school [or] they'll say, 'We want you to make us breakfast!' " Once the kids are out the door, Lopez »

- Jeff Nelson and Elizabeth Leonard

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So Cute! See Carrie Underwood Use Her Growing Baby Bump As a Table

23 January 2015 12:30 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Carrie Underwood is putting her baby bump to good use. The adorable country singer, who is expecting her first child with husband Mike Fisher, is really enjoying pregnancy -- especially when it comes with some hidden perks! The 31-year-old took to Twitter to share a new found use she had for her growing belly.     Pregnancy perk: using my belly as a tabletop for my snacks! Nom nom nom... pic.twitter.com/e935SZv5hv — Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) January 23, 2015 "Pregnancy perk: using my belly as a tabletop for my snacks! Nom nom nom..." she captioned the silly photo.   In the pic, the "American Idol" alum is seen relaxing on her couch in a blue sweatshirt while she enjoys a few chips.  The star recently opened up to to ABC News about the moment she and her hockey player hubby found out their baby's gender. The couple had their doctor write the »

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Thursday TV Ratings: Backstrom, Reign, The Taste, Bad Judge, Elementary

23 January 2015 12:12 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Thursday, January 22, 2015 ratings -- New episodes: American Idol, Backstrom, The Biggest Loser, Bad Judge, A to Z, Parenthood, Mom, Two and a Half Men, Elementary, The Vampire Diaries, Reign, and The Taste. Reruns: The Big Bang Theory and How to Get Away with Murder.

How are your shows doing? Check the current rankings:

ABC | CBS | The CW | Fox | NBC

ABC Family | AMC | FX | HBO | Showtime | Syfy | TNT | USA (more…) »

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Was Arrow Too Speedy? Will Jane Off an Ex? Is CBS Spoiling Twists? Was Empire Tune Flat? And More TV Qs!

23 January 2015 10:50 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Glee, Sleepy Hollow, Parks and Recreation and Arrow!

1 | Between Fleshlight jokes and monologues about scissoring, is Glee going out of its way to push the envelope in its final season?

2 | Wouldn’t it be better if Revenge‘s Ben was one of Malcolm Black’s double agents? At least then he’d have a purpose, right?

3 | Can HBO please give us the toxically hilarious Girls spinoff we never knew we needed — focusing solely »

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The 6 Kinds of Dresses Jennifer Lopez Wears

23 January 2015 9:15 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Let no one ever accuse Jennifer Lopez of being a boring dresser. She sings and dances, sure, and she judges Idol, and she stars in often-crummy movies — but she holds our interest like few others can, thanks in part to her distinctive style. Her red-carpet looks fall into six basic categories: black and sleek, long and shiny, short and shiny, bold and bright, whites and neutrals … and tragic disasters. Journey with us through some of the highs and lows in each of these categories. »

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Ratings: Fox’s ‘Backstrom’ Off to Decent Start Thursday

23 January 2015 9:05 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Update: In updated nationals from Nielsen released Friday afternoon, Fox’s “American Idol” picked up a tenth (2.8/9 in 18-49, 10.65 million viewers overall) but newcomer “Backstrom” gave one back (1.9/6 in 18-49, 7.98 million viewers overall).

At CBS, both “Mom” (2.4/8 in 18-49, 11.05 million viewers overall) and “Two and a Half Men” (2.2/7 in 18-49, 9.31 million viewers overall) were revised downward by a tenth.

NBC’s finale of “Bad Judge” also came down a tenth (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.86 million viewers overall), but CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” edged up (0.8/2 in 18-49, 1.64 million viewers overall) to avoid matching its series low.

 

Fox drama “Backstrom” opened to credible numbers on Thursday behind “American Idol” but may have a tough time staying at this level in coming weeks when ABC’s “Scandal” and then NBC’s “The Blacklist” move into its timeslot.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, the Rainn Wilson-fronted “Backstrom” averaged a 2.0 rating/6 share in »

- Rick Kissell

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Ratings: Decent ‘Backstrom’ Premiere Aids ‘Idol’ in Handing Fox Demo Win

23 January 2015 8:56 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC’s “Bad Judge” and “A-to-z” see slight rises in still-unimpressive finales

American Idol” paired with the Rainn Wilson crimedy “Backstrom” debut on Thursday, handing Fox a ratings victory in the key 18-49 demographic.

CBS topped the night in total viewers, with a “Big Bang Theory” repeat boasting a primetime-best 11.6 million. For NBC, while its entire lineup ticked up slightly, “Bad Judge” and “A-to-z” closed their seasons — and series — with soft finale numbers.

Also Read: ‘Backstrom’s’ Rainn Wilson Doesn’t Care If You Like His New Show: ‘That’s Completely Out of My Control’

Fox was first in ratings »

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Carlos Santana's Nephew Auditions for "American Idol" -- And Kills It!

23 January 2015 8:45 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Music is in this guy's blood!One of Carlos Santana's nephews auditioned for "American Idol" on Thursday night -- and, while this guy blew the judges away with his talent, he definitely surprised them with his appearance.Adam Lasher walked in the room with a busted up hand from a skateboarding accident, a machine monitoring his blood sugar and all the facial expressions of Jimmy Fallon.While Jennifer Lopez couldn't help but compare him to the "Tonight Show" host, it sounds like Lasher kept his actual celebrity connection a secret from the judges, as Santana's name only came up during the singer's pre-interview with Ryan Seacrest."He's like a Jedi with a guitar," Lasher told Ryan of his legendary mentor.And the training definitely paid off -- check out his televised audition, with an original song, above. Lasher also posted another video of him singing Rihanna's "Stay »

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Ratings: Backstrom Better Than Rake, Tvd Ties Low, A to Z Finale and P'hood Tick Up, Elementary Matches High

23 January 2015 8:38 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fox’s Backstrom premiered on Thursday night to 8 million total viewers and a 2.0 demo rating, up 14 and 18 percent from Rake‘s year-ago debut out of American Idol.

TVLine readers gave the freshman procedural an average grade of “B-.”

Idol opened Fox’s night with 10.5 mil and a 2.7, adding a few eyeballs plus a tenth in the demo week-to-week.

Elsewhere….

CBS | Once again leading out of a Big Bang rerun (11.6 mil/2.4), Mom (11.2 mil/2.5) was up a tenth. Two and a Half Men (9.6 mil/2.3) and Elementary (leading out of an old Bang with 8.2 mil/1.5) each added two tenths in the demo, with »

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Sleepy Hollow's Tom Mison on Crane's Karaoke Debut, Plus: Watch Him Sing!

23 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sleepy Hollow‘s Tom Mison really has no one to blame but himself.

A while back, when kicking around possible Ichabod scenarios with series writer Heather Regnier, the actor found himself chuckling at the idea of his character singing karaoke.

Then it showed up the script for Monday’s episode (Fox, 8/7c).

“Heather Regnier and I had long discussions about it, and there are lots of different routes we could have gone down,” Mison tells TVLine. “Would it have been funny if he had sung a Lady Gaga song? What sort of thing would be best? And also, what sort of voice would Ichabod have? »

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[Video] 'American Idol' One Singer to Watch: Erica Washington Impresses with Beyonce's 'Halo'

23 January 2015 4:35 AM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

The audition rounds are almost over, with only one week left to see who else has a shot at winning American Idol. As I mentioned in my last One Singer to Watch article, the auditions have been great overall in season 14. But then Minneapolis came around and stopped that momentum in its tracks. With New Orleans, Harry Connick, Jr.'s hometown, as the next city the judges visited, will the talent show up?

The short answer is: sort-of, but not really. Harry really wanted his town to impress him and the other two judges, but that didn't really happen. Having said that, the New Orleans stop was definitely an improvement over Minneapolis. Hopefully the final week of auditions brings the top-notch talent back out in full force. »

- editor@buddytv.com

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