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.
January 19, 2011 |
? Do you have to be bad to be a good TV talent show judge? Up until now, that's been the thinking behind "American Idol," home of the original mean judge, Simon Cowell. Over the last nine seasons, the smug and acerbic Brit with the snug V-necks has become famous for comparing one contestant's singing to "a cat being thrown off a skyscraper," telling another, "Don't mean to be rude, but you look like the Hulk's wife," reducing dozens of hopefuls to their worst ugly cry ? and propelling the show to the No. 1 spot in the ratings.
January 9, 2011 |
When "American Idol" returns for its 10th season on Fox Jan. 19, it will have two fresh (and very famous) faces at the judges' table. And it will also feature, the network promises, a renewed focus on the warbling would-be stars who are supposed to be the singing smash's reason for existence in the first place. Ah, but something will be missing. Oh, right ? the sassy guy with the flattop and tight T-shirts. The big suspense surrounding the new "Idol" isn't whether Steven Tyler will be introduced as Liv Tyler's father or Jennifer Lopez will salvage her fading career.
May 31, 2008 |
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is in an unidentified rehab facility in the aftermath of recent foot surgery. A spokeswoman for Tyler said the surgery was done "to correct longtime foot injuries resulting from his . . . athletic stage performances." Tyler checked himself in for rehab, but his spokeswoman said, "I have no further information available" on the nature of the rehabilitation -- whether it is physical treatment for the foot itself or substance-related because of medications used in the course of the surgery and post-surgery.
March 28, 2013 |
Sure, it was Mariah Carey's birthday this week - strike that, her "anniversary" - but she was the one doling out a present to fans: a shot of herself without makeup and looking lovely. " Love to all the lambily!!! #WWLD," she wrote on Instagram just hours before it was her birthday on the West Coast, captioning the shot of herself with a fluffy stuffed lamb in honor of "Worldwide Lamb Day. " Mariah's fans, dahhhhling, make up the "lambily," of course, and Worldwide Lamb Day suspiciously resembles the diva's birthday.
March 23, 2006 |
Aerosmith and Randy Newman have something to say to their fans: "Ouch." Word came Wednesday that both veteran acts would be nixing upcoming concert stops because of medical misadventure.