January 3, 2013 |
Adam Lambert is humming a different refrain about the movie version of "Les Misérables" after his Twitter critique of the Oscar-covetous film went viral. Instead of damning the movie with faint praise, Lambert now is praising it with faint damns. In one of his initial Dec. 30 posts about "Les Miz," Lambert wrote: "Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers" A few hours ago, Lambert felt called to expand his views.
December 24, 2012 |
Week after week, Emblem3 made teenage girls swoon as the band played sunny renditions of other artists' hit songs on the Fox competition "The X Factor. " A fusion of pop, ska and hip-hop - think Sublime, only dreamier with washboard abs and tousled hair - the young Huntington Beach trio was also a favorite of the judges. Yet in a move as puzzling as the success of the show itself, the band was eliminated, losing its potential spot in the final three to an underdog act. VIDEO: 'X Factor' vs. 'The Voice' finale So why weren't Emblem3's members devastated by the loss?
December 9, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies This Morning Billy Corgan; Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Hugh Jackman; Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and Samantha Barks. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Valerie Bertinelli. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Hugh Jackman; Howie Mandel; Richard Marx performs.
July 24, 2012 |
Singer Mariah Carey finally validated weeks of rumors that she'd be joining Fox's long-running "American Idol" talent competition show when she revealed to reporters by speakerphone at the Television Critics Assn. press tour Monday morning that a deal had been finalized. So what does this mean for the show that has already seen six judges, including Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and multitasking pop diva Jennifer Lopez, vacate their posts over the years? With Carey aboard, “Idol” scored itself a wealth of credibility for its 12th season, a particular credibility it's lacked from Day 1, by doing something incredibly simple: hiring a singer widely recognized for her singing.
July 19, 2012
MUSIC Adam Lambert enjoys playing around with preconceived notions, and that includes proudly showing that there's depth and self-awareness beyond stereotypes. Lambert's other clear goal as a pop star is to celebrate all aspects of the word "play": pleasure, performance, flirtation, virtuosity, masquerade. His debut, "For Your Entertainment," is a polished affair, but stylistically, it shows Lambert running loose like a kid in a Comme des Garçons store. With the Hollywood pop A-list at his disposal, he chose to go for it all. Pacific Amphitheare, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.
July 14, 2012 |
Next week, thousands of wannabe superstars will descend on New Orleans to audition for Fox's "American Idol" in pursuit of their dream of being the next Carrie Underwood or Adam Lambert. But who will ultimately judge their fate is now a mystery. Like a baseball owner angry that his team made the playoffs but didn't win the World Series, Fox is overhauling the popular musical talent show after a season that saw its viewership fall by 23% and NBC's"Sunday Night Football" franchise surpass it as the most popular program on television.