Nothing is sadder than when celebrities dabble in the food-service industry and fail miserably at it -- except when the food fails are so completely predictable that even a dumb-as-a-rock celebrity should have known better. Over the weekend the lady-centric (and arguably un-feminist) steakhouse SHe ... More >>
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Are we the only country in the world that dresses up like the country's own flag to celebrate independence? It seems strange that we would honor the U.S.A. by draping ourselves with trashy, mocking versions of our own global visual representation -- but that's what we do. And while I say "trashy," ... More >>
Jessica Sanchez can thank J. Lo for saving her last night on American Idol after a surprising revelation that Sanchez, one of the stronger vocalists this season, had received the lowest number of votes from Wednesday's show. Sanchez, whose take on Jazmine Sullivan's "Stuttering" was far from worth ... More >>
If life is a drag, why not play to the hilt? Since this is the second Wednesday of the month, Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret is presenting the Viva las Divas Art of Illusion Follies, hosted by female illusion artists (drag queens, in shorthand) Alexandra Winters and Harley Quinn and featuring a changin ... More >>
No surprises last night on American Idol. The bottom three, Elise Testone, Hollie Cavanaugh and DeAndre Brackensick, deserved to be on the chopping block following their poor performances on Wednesday. Cavanaugh, the sure-fire one to go home, made it through to the next round -- a second chance. Bra ... More >>
After he spent all season with a bad attitude, Heejun Han was finally sent home during last night's elimination round on American Idol. It's not that Han was a poor singer -- in fact, he performed well throughout his time on the show -- it's that he just didn't seem committed to the Idol concept o ... More >>
After weeks of anticipation, the top thirteen contestants of American Idol were revealed. Last night's episode, however seemingly straightforward, wasn't short of Adele-drenched drama, though. Spoilers: Jen Hirsh, Reed Grimm and Brielle Von Hugel all had to sing for their lives -- and all fell flat ... More >>
Over two days of competition, three American Idol contestants took on Adele -- Eben Franckewitz, Elise Testone and Jen Hirsh. Adele's not easy to sing, as Franckewitz proved two nights ago, but the ladies brought the vocal power last night to do the British soulstress justice. Testone's take on "On ... More >>
Fourteen of the 24 semifinalists were revealed last night on American Idol. For most of these, it was fairly predictable whom was going to be sent on and whom was going to be cut, but that didn't stop Randy Jackson from again having his fun with the contestants' emotions. The format to last night's ... More >>
American Idol is really coming down to the wire now. As last night marked the last episode of Hollywood week, we saw many contestants fold under the pressure -- a pressure which plagued the episode as either stage fright or actual illness. And while the judges managed to stay clear of the contagion, ... More >>
Last night's first Hollywood round of auditions on American Idol played like a rapid fire of hopes and dreams realized and shattered and realized and shattered, like an endless loop of Aerosmith songs -- at times, entertaining; at others, it dragged on. Even so, the three judges, Randy Jackson, Jen ... More >>
If you're going to take on Freddie Mercury's vocal prowess on "Somebody To Love" and use it as an audition piece for American Idol, you better be able to hit those notes. Unfortunately for the baby-faced Ben Harrison, 28, none of the judges loved his take. The falsetto, on blast, would have made Mer ... More >>
Last night's episode of American Idol offered us a few strong contenders and an out-of-place space shuttle opening sequence. Houston, we have a problem: we're not actually in Houston -- despite misleading promos, we're in Galveston, Texas. Don't be deceived, people. Skylar Laine, a sweet seventeen ... More >>
The fourth episode of American Idol auditions took us four hours from the Mile High City to Aspen, where we saw many a Denver hopeful either break through to the Hollywood round or get the good ol' Randy Jackson boot. Unlike previous audition episodes thus far in the season, last night we fi ... More >>
Last night's episode of American Idol saw auditions in a vastly different location than usual: the USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego, California. At points, the industrial and fly-over noise was a nuisance, but it didn't stop nearly all of the contestants who saw air time during the episode k ... More >>
If the hat Steven Tyler wore during last night's premiere of American Idol is anything to go by, it's going to be an interesting season.Nearly eight months since Scotty McCreery became America's latest Idol in May 2011, it's good to have the cast of American Idol 2.0 back in action. To wit, R ... More >>
Now you can smell like a teen girl in love with Justin Bieber.Smelling like a rock star wasn't always considered a good thing. But now that The Strokes' Julian Casablancas is the face and inspiration of Azzaro's new perfume, Decibel, and Prince has to pay $4 million to a company over his fail ... More >>
Even though most of our moms aren't rock stars, some of them sure as hell seem like it. With their busy schedules and insane ability to multi-task, they deserve screaming fans and scads of cash. We know it's hard being just a suburban mom trying to juggle work and a family, so we got to think ... More >>
Hey, nits, I already said I was sorry about those crappy movies, alright?Ben Affleck has acted in some truly horrible movies. After co-winning an Oscar with his best friend, Affleck's resume reads like a list of the worst movies from the late '90s that we all thought were sorta okay at the t ... More >>
March 26, 2011 Update: See photos from Drama Drag last night at Tracks Valenzuela as Essex as J-Lo.The life of a drag queen is an expensive, high profile existence, and Joel Valenzuela, aka Angelina Essex, knows this routine all too well. The madam of many faces is making his final appearance to ... More >>
American Idol reunited JLo and Diddy last night, when the latter came to perform on the show now judged by the former. In case you need a refresher, the two had a very public, very volatile relationship ten years ago.
JLo couldn't handle the dream crushing on last week's American Idol. Apparently, she was under the impression that this show consisted of judges telling people how inspiring their life stories are. She shed some tears and questioned her future on the show, but despite the manufactured drama, ... More >>
Evidently, Julie Zorrilla not only has a lock on cute dresses and shoes, but she now holds the distinction of being one of only twelve girls in the the American Idol Top 24. When we last checked in with Zorrilla, she sailed through Hollywood week with her take on "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles ... More >>
Well, that was fun while it lasted. American Idol had its worst season premiere ever, coming off the heels of its first season where winning didn't translate to commercial pop success. Turns out J-Lo and fossilized Steven Tyler are pushovers trying to make their own careers as much as anyone ... More >>
American Idol has been around for eight years and going on ten seasons. And really, anything has a natural lifespan, and television shows, for the most part, live theirs in close to dog years. Like Great Dane years. Which means, essentially, that American Idol is long in the tooth. It's blind ... More >>
The body politic. Forget Jennifer Lopez, Rosario Dawson and all those other so-called stars reportedly heading our way for the Democratic National Convention. A real celebrity is on her way: Amber Lee Ettinger, better known as the Obama Girl. Via e-mail, Jackie Brook, Ettinger's publicist, reveals ... More >>
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony talk about making El Cantante.
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All or Nothing (Atlantic)
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Richard Gere and J. Lo Dance, and there's nothing dirty about it.
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JLO for dessert
Maid rehashes an old formula.
You've probably seen J. Lo's new movie before. Want seconds?
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