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'American Idol' Recap: Top 12 Girls Perform

February 27th, 2015 9:47am EST
'American Idol' Recap: Top 12 Girls Perform
Last night, American Idol 2015 concluded its first week of live performances. Wednesday night the top 12 Idol guys gave a nice round bowl of talent. Unfortunately, the top 12 girls didn't quite live up to the standards the guys set the previous night.

Some of the top 12 girls did produce some stellar American Idol performances. A handful of the performers on Thursday blew us a way. So anyone of those top ladies could make it a season for a woman winner. Here's our run through of the top 12 girls.

Top 12 Girls

Lovey James

"Love Runs Out" by One Republic

Judges Comments: Harry Connic...
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'Empire' Recap 'Lyon's Roar' Jamal’s Coming Out Song

February 26th, 2015 11:56am EST
Empire - FOX
The last time the Lyon’s family put on a united front—that wasn’t a publicity stunt---was right before Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) went to prison. Sadly they’re even more divided now that she’s out.

Inspired by her and Lucious’ sexual reunion, Cookie wants to bring the whole family together for a Lyon’s legacy album and accompanying documentary. It will kill two birds with one stone: make Lucious immortal and mend family ties (at least some of them.) Basking in the day after hookup, Lucious (Terrence Howard) agrees. But Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) warns him about seconds.

“You want Cookie’s n...
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'American Idol' Recap: Top 12 Guys Perform

February 26th, 2015 9:04am EST
'American Idol' Recap: The Top 12 Guys Perform
Finally, American Idol 2015 reached the voting element of the series. Last night, the top 12 men and boys took the stage to showcase their talent. Detroit became the lucky place for Idol 2015 to start its real journey for the next big superstar.

Last night's American Idol 2015 highlighted the contestants ready for the spotlight and the ones who need more development time. Overall, we were impressed by the guys. This just might be one of the best year of Idol contestants. Here's our run through of last night's performances.

Top 12 Guys

Adam Ezegelian

"I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sister
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What Will 'Empire's' Boo Boo Kitty Do?

February 25th, 2015 3:31pm EST
What Will 'Empire's' Boo Boo Kitty Do?
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Look out Lucious (Terrence Howard) because Anika is that woman. SPOILER ALERT! Last week, Boo Boo Kitty got a front row seat to witnessing Lucious and his ex-wife, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) having sex in their bedroom. And based on the preview below that isn’t the only secret she’s uncovered.

Anika also knows that Lucious had her daddy commit fraud when he gave him a clean bill of health on an IPO report. Boo Boo Kitty warns that if her daddy is going down so is the Lyon clan.

With two major guilt trips over his head, Lucious is stuck between a rock...
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'New Girl' Recap: 'Spiderhunt'

February 25th, 2015 11:16am EST
New Girl - Spiderhunt
Season 4 of “New Girl” has dropped a lot of hints that some of the show’s ex-lovers may be getting back together, but it has been resolutely non-committal thus far. With Cece’s feelings for Schmidt stated and acknowledged, it would seem like the perfect time for the show to tip its hat. But instead it opted to say, “Nope, we’re fine with the way things are.” (At least for now.) Could this possibly be a show that would admit two main characters have feelings for each other, imply that they could have a healthy relationship, but then purposely decline to put them together?

That was the ...
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'American Idol' Recap: Meet The Top 24 Part 2

February 20th, 2015 8:35am EST
'American Idol' Recap: Meet The Top 24 Part 2
Last night's American Idol 2015 episode brought viewers one step closer to live shows. Idol revealed the final half of the top 24 contestants. Now seeing all of them, we're more excited than ever for this season.

American Idol 2015 episode 14 finished up the House of Blues showcases. It also re-aired that segment we saw at the opening of season 14. Originally, the segment gave us a glimpse of the finalist, but blacked out their faces. Now we saw them as Ryan Seacrest read out a list of the top 24.

Once again we're giving you a run down of our favorite House of Blues showcases from last ...
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‘Empire’ Recap: ‘Our Dancing Days’ Lucious Reveals He's Sick

February 19th, 2015 10:28am EST
Empire - FOX
We were waiting, hoping and yearning for Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Lucious’ (Terrence Howard) lips to meet in those tender teases last week. Well, I’m happy to report not only did they kiss, they hooked up. In Lucious’ bed. While Anika spotted them in the doorway.

And that’s only one shocking moment from “Empire’s” seventh episode, “Our Dancing Days.” The ep kicks off with the Lyons’ den (Cookie, Lucious and Vernon) prepping for the company’s investor showcase; Empire is putting their top artists on display to woo deep pocket investors before the much ballyhooed IPO offering.

As the L...
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'American Idol' Recap: Meet The Top 24 Part 1

February 19th, 2015 9:25am EST
'American Idol': Meet The Top 24 Part 1
The American Idol 2015 House of Blues showcases narrowed downed the top 48 to 24 contestants. Next week, Idol fans take back control. We'll witness our favorites singing live (and completely) for the first time this season, and then we vote for them. So last night the American Idol 2015 contestants really felt the pressure to standout.

Surprisingly, the Idol House of Blues showcases didn't live up to expectations. Some of the performers didn't really convince us they deserved their place in the top 24. As the live performances start, we reserve the right to change our opinions. Instead of ...
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Who Should Takeover 'Empire'?

February 18th, 2015 3:21pm EST
Empire - FOX
It’s nearly the halfway mark (remember “Empire” has only 13 episodes) of the season. So now It’s time to size up the Lyons’ den players we’d love (Cookie! Cookie! Cookie!), and hate (looking at you, Boo Boo Kitty) see ruling Empire records.

Starting with the immediate heirs to the throne; Andre (Trai Byers), Jamal (Jussie Smollet) and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray).

Andre Lyon, Eldest Son (The Suit)

Pros: He knows the business side of Empire records inside and out and that’s beneficial to helping the company go public. The music business is full of sharks and he’s one of them; Andre will bl...
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'New Girl' Season 4, Episode 16 Recap: 'Oregon'

February 18th, 2015 9:34am EST
New Girl
“New Girl” can get a little wacky when it gets out of L.A. It is a weirdly specific form of wackiness usually, a kind that involves Jessica Christopher Day filling time with a musical performance. In Season 2’s “Chicago,” Nick’s dad’s funeral saw an impromptu appearance from Elvis. This time around, “Oregon” saw Jess stalling for time at her dad’s wedding with a tepid rendition of “Ave Maria” followed by a much more amusing reprise of the same by Jess-as-Cookie Monster. This moment was prompted by a strain of sitcom wackiness, with Nick and Coach attempting to retrieve the wedding rings...
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