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American Idol's Top 7 turned the tables on one another Wednesday night, with each competitor picking a song for another finalist. Demi Lovato even stopped by to tout her tour and serve as a pseudo-mentor and judge. Jena Irene (sporting new Lea Michele bangs) stole the night with her emotionally powerful rendition of "Creep" (chosen by Caleb Johnson so she could "turn it into a big, beautiful theatrical rock song"), which she did, earning a standing ovation from Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez (clad in a backless, DayGlo yellow leather dress). "You Jena-fy every song that you do," said Lopez. »
- Wade Rouse
(Pictured left to right: C.J. Harris, Dexter Roberts, Sam Woolf) There were no true stand-outs or Omg moments during Wednesday night's "American Idol" performance show in which the contestants chose (rather safe) songs for each other. Alex Preston's version of "The A Team" and Jena Irene's performance of "Creep" seem to be your favorites based on our odds, but let's shift focus and talk about who really blew it. All week long you've been voting for which singer will be sent home from the remaining Top 7 contestants, and the results of Gold Derby's odds are in: This week's eliminated singer will be C.J. Harris, Dexter Roberts or Sam Woolf. -Break- Do you agree with the results of our oddsmakers? To cast your votes, simply log into your predictions, click on the "American Idol" button and answer our weekly questions. Or you can vote now by scrolling down to »
DC Comics fans were definitely in for a pleasant surprise in Arrow's April 16 outing as the show set the stage for the debut of a classic baddie, while Survivor's 28th season continued its campaign for the title of most shocking season ever. Plus, a new frontrunner emerged on American Idol's Top 7 performance show. Warning, spoilers for Wednesday night's TV ahead! Arrow: Why hello there, Ravager! The CW drama finally introduced the DC Comics baddie in tonight's episode and guess who it was? Isabel Rochev! We learned that she had an affair with Oliver's father back when she was an intern and has held a grudge over him choosing his family over her, hence why she is out for revenge and teaming up with »
In an interesting twist, the remaining seven American Idol singers were given the task of choosing songs for their competition Wednesday. The “Competitors Pick” theme certainly opened up the evening for sabotage, but this bunch seems uninterested in drama, and did a nice job matching up songs for their peers. Mentor Randy Jackson said the theme was more to test the ideas of the Top 7, and some of the suggestions were really interesting. Former X Factor judge Demi Lovato stopped by to talk about her Neon Lights tour and to have a seat next to Jackson to check out
- Michele Amabile Angermiller
It's Competitors' Pick Night on American Idol, where the Top 7 finalists get to pick songs for their competitors, and each singer gets to choose one of six options. Did anyone go the sabotage route, or was everyone altruistic?
The show finally finds something for Randy Jackson to do, as he introduces the theme of the night and interviews each singer about what they would select for their counterparts. (Everyone seems to be playing nice, for the record.)
So, what did the finalists ultimately decide on? Let's get to the performances:
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- Liz Raftery
Watch out, Cressida Bonas! Fact: I Wanna Marry Harry is going to be the summer TV season's most-talked about new show. How do we know this? Well, just listen to the premise: 12 women compete for Prince Harry's love. The catch? It's not Prince Harry! Matthew Hicks, a normal English bloke, is pretending to be Prince William's red-headed brother. Cruel? Maybe. Entertaining? Hell yes. Fox released the first promo for the new reality dating competition during American Idol's Wednesday night show and after watching the 30-second teaser, we're RSVPing yes to this royal hot mess when it premieres on Tuesday, May 27. Judging from the promo, it seems like none of the ladies catch onto the royal »
American Idol judge Keith Urban is married to sexy Aussie actress Nicole Kidman and they have two kids together who ''love'' being on tour with their dad. The 'American Idol' judge - who has daughters Sunday, five, and Faith, three, with wife Nicole - and his actress spouse try to stay together as much as possible, despite their hectic schedules, and their little girls are already used to life on the road. Discussing balancing work and family life, he said: ''We're only gone days at a time, not weeks and weeks... And when I'm touring, Nic and the girls come out and join me... The girls love the tour bus!'' The couple are currently in Australia while Nicole films independent movie 'Strangerland' and Keith - who flies back to Los Angeles every week for 'American Idol' filming - admires his spouse's ''fearless'' career choices. Speaking on Australia's 'Today' show, »
At age 16, Malaya Watson is American Idol's second youngest finalist of all time (behind Lauren Alaina). And the Season 13 contestant — who made it to the Top 8 before being eliminated last Thursday — says she strongly considered waiting a couple of years to audition.
"My mom called me and she's like, 'Oh, American Idol's coming,'" Watson, who was 15 when she initially auditioned, tells TVGuide.com. "I was telling her, I want to wait until I'm 17 or 18 rather than jump out and do something like this. But I thought about it, and you never know when this opportunity's going to come again, so you might as well take it and run with it. I didn't imagine to make it this far."
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- Liz Raftery
Right now they may still be competitors, but this summer the American Idol finalists are once again coming to a town near you!
American Idol Live! will begin a 41-show concert tour Tuesday, June 24, in Binghamton, N.Y., featuring the season 13 top ten: C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, Mk Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson, and Sam Woolf.
Major stops across the country include July 9 at Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, the Nassau Coliseum in New York on July 11, July 25 at New Orlean’s Seanger Theatre, and a stop at the Greek Theatre »
- Jake Perlman
(Pictured left to right: Caleb Johnson, Jena Irene, Alex Preston, Sam Woolf, Dexter Roberts, Jessica Meuse, C.J. Harris) With only seven contestants left, the race for who'll be the next "American Idol" is really starting to heat up. And, according to Gold Derby's racetrack odds, three singers are frontrunners to win Season 13, two are in with a chance and another two definitely won't be claiming the title. Let's analyze the current odds of each of the remaining Top 7 contestants, from first to worst: -Break- Caleb Johnson is your current "Idol" favorite, with 6/5 odds to win. Caleb is no stranger to topping our leaderboards, as he previously appeared in the #1 position last week and again during during Top 10 Week. Can Caleb be the first rock star "American Idol" winner since David Cook's victory in Season 7? (See our photo gallery of past winners below.) Subscribe to Gold Derby's Yo »
This shake-up follows Monday.s announcement that Howard Owens, the president of the division, is leaving in June.
The timing is curious because the Nat Geo Channels are posting record profits and some of their shows are enjoying their highest -ever ratings in the Us.
Us media reports indicated Owens and Lyle had clashed with the top brass at the National Geographic Society, which co-owns the channels with Fox Networks.
Lyle is being replaced by Courteney Monroe, who had served as chief marketing officer. In his three years as CEO, the Washington-based Ngc launched franchise series including Brain Games, Wicked Tuna, Inside Combat Rescue and Life Below Zero, and its first ventures into scripted programming with Seal Team Six, telemovies Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy, and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, »
- Don Groves
The singer stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday, where he celebrated the release of his new album, "Talk Dirty," and also spoke about his relationship with the fellow singer.
Jason, 24, was quick to clear up rumors that he and the "American Idol" alum are planning a trip down the aisle.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
Hill will serve as chairman of the channels group. Nat Geo TV marketing exec Courteney Monroe (pictured) has also been upped to CEO of National Geographic Channels U.S., replacing Lyle.
The movement comes on the heels of Monday’s departure of Howard Owens as president of the division.
Monroe, who had been chief marketing officer for Nat Geo Channels U.S. since she joined the company 2012 from HBO, will oversee all domestic National Geographic Channels (Nat Geo TV, Nat Geo Wild and Nat Geo Mundo), which are a joint venture of Fox Networks Group and the National Geographic Society.
Hill is a longtime Rupert Murdoch ally who is senior exec VP of 21st Century Fox and a member of the Nat Geo Channels board of directors. Hill was most recently dispatched »
- Cynthia Littleton
Former "American Idol" finalist Nikko Smith wants the world to know ... he is Not the Nikko Smith who stars in a sex tape with "Love & Hip Hop" star Mimi Faust -- but he's not exactly embarrassed by the mistaken identity.Nikko -- who placed 9th in Season 4 -- tells TMZ, his phone has been ringing off the hook with calls from concerned friends and family members who read about a Nikko Smith's sex tape. »
- TMZ Staff
Betty Smith might want to change the title of her famous novel to A Tree Grows on a Bronx Baby. We know Jennifer Lopez's body looks perfect in this Zuhair Murad cocktail frock, but there's something so spooky about those blue, sparkly vines! It's like the American Idol judge is some kind of Transformer toy but instead of shifting from robot to car, she's going sexy star to Sleepy Hollow set piece! Maybe the effect would be less awkward minus the high neckline? Or would shorter sleeves solve the problem? What if the color was brighter and happier like pink or red? Hhmm, anything in the insides-colored category might turn these vines into veins, making J.Lo less tree creature and more anatomy class »
Nicki Minaj doesn't do subtlety often—but she should! The rapper, known for her half-naked selfies as much as her music career, turned heads at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards when she walked the red carpet in a skintight black gown at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Naturally, the Alexander McQueen design hugged her hourglass curves in all the right places. The 31-year-old completed her look with gold jewelry and side-swept black and brunette waves. Get it, girl! To no one's surprise, the former American Idol judge shared a series of sexy selfies on Instagram before she hit the red carpet. The "Starships" rapper will make her feature film debut Apr. 25 in The Other Woman; the »
Jennifer Lopez took time away from her American Idol judging duties to accept the Vanguard Award at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Saturday night. The Vanguard Award is presented to a media professional, who – through their work – has made a significant difference in support of Lgbt equality, and Lopez was recognized individually for her longtime support for marriage equality as well as for executive producing ABC Family’s The Fosters, which took home this year’s Award for Outstanding Drama Series.
“Tonight, I thank GLAAD not only for giving me the Vanguard Award, but for honoring The Fosters as the Outstanding Drama of the Year. We are so proud of this show, because our biggest hope is that it’s outstanding because it is doing the same for young people – helping them feel loved, understood, included – as Rita did for me, and as GLAAD does today,” said Lopez.
- Aaron Landry
So happy to be at the GLAAD Awards! Jennifer Lopez accepted the top honor at the organization's 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards held Saturday, April 12, in Beverly Hills while sharing some insight on her personal life, too. Oscar winner Rita Moreno presented the Vanguard Award to Lopez for her work as an executive producer on the ABC Family drama series, The Fosters. "It's ironic that Jennifer Lopez has been so successful as a judge on American Idol, because she doesn't judge," Moreno said. Glowing onstage in a [...] »
At tonight's 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in L.A., Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart enjoyed a date night while supporting a great cause. The 44-year-old American Idol star, who was honored with the Vanguard Award, and her man were quite the cute couple while supporting Lgbt rights. Lopez hit the red carpet in a sexy blue and black dress that showed off her legs. After taking photos, the singer and Smart entered the dinner at the Beverly Hilton hotel holding hands. Once inside, J.Lo immediately hugged and chatted with Rita Moreno (her idol and the celeb who handed Lopez her big award) before sitting down for the show. GLAAD awards host Ross Mathews kicked off the show with a hilarious joke about wanting »
Jennifer Lopez toplined a night for equality at the 25th anni GLAAD Media Awards Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, as the multi-hyphenate accepted the org’s Vanguard Award.
“If I do anything that makes one child out there feel empowered, then I’ve done my job,” Lopez said during her acceptance speech. “Being in the media, being in the public eye is a bitch sometimes,” Lopez added, “but I decided to listen to my heart that day,” referring to her decision to exec produce the Lgbt-themed ABC Family show “The Fosters,” which won the GLAAD award for best drama series.
- Andrew Stewart
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