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'American Idol' Recap: Best Of Minneapolis And New Orleans

January 23rd, 2015 9:45am EST
'American Idol' 2015 Episodes 5 and 6 Recap: Best Of Minneapolis
This week, American Idol 2015 traveled to Minneapolis and New Orleans to find the next big superstar. Both cities produced title contenders. However, neither city reached the level of talent seen in the New York auditions.

A few auditions from this week's American Idol 2015 became our "ones to watch in Hollywood." Here are the top 5 standout performances from Minneapolis and New Orleans.

In no particular order.

Minneapolis

Morgan Ovens

Morgan became another victim of a montage sequence. We only witnessed a brief moment of her potential but we were sold on it. Morgan's soft-rock ton...
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Miss Isreal Photobombs Miss Lebanon's Selfie, Causing National Crisis

January 19th, 2015 2:02pm EST
Miss Israel's selfie
"Miss Universe" photobombed selfie depicts beauty queen drama over peace in the Middle East.

Miss Lebanon, Saly Greige, 25, came under fire over a group photo showing her smiling and standing next to Miss Israel, Doron Matalon, 21.

Greige has been criticized over the picture, which she claims was a photo bomb.

The picture, also shows Miss Slovenia, Urška Bračko, and Miss Japan, Keiko Tsuji. who are both also 21, was posted on the latter beauty queen's Instagram page on Jan. 11.

"The truth behind the photo, since the first day of my arrival to participate to Miss Universe, I was very ca...
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'American Idol' Recap: Best Of New York Auditions

January 16th, 2015 9:55am EST
'American Idol' 2015 Episode 4 Recap: Best Of New York Auditions
Our American Idol 2015 talent expectations lowered after Wednesday's episode. Last night's one elevated it again. New York introduced us to some of the best singers ever heard on Idol.

Even the Idol rejects had talent. If American Idol 2015 builds on the momentum from New York, the competition will be the toughest ever.

New York Auditions: Top 7

Adam Lambert joined Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr to judge these auditions. His presence made a wonderful night of auditions even better. The talent level on last night's American Idol episode was too high to talk about everyone. If we tr...
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'American Idol' 2015 Episode 3: Kansas City Auditions

January 15th, 2015 8:52am EST
'American Idol' 2015 Episode 3 Recap: Kansas City Auditions
American Idol 2015 premiere week introduced us to a lot of talented singers. They excited us for this season. Last night's episode of American Idol 2015 lowered our excitement levels.

This American Idol season14 episode didn't have an array of singers who couldn't hit a note, or even boring personalities. Most of them had interesting, unique voices and stories. Most of the voices just didn't elevate to a level where we'd root for them. We hope American Idol saved the auditions that give goosebumps for tonight's episode.

Kansas City Auditions

The Kansas City auditions were a bit differe...
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'American Idol' 2015 Premiere Recap: Audition 1- Nashville

January 8th, 2015 9:31am EST
'American Idol' 2015 Premiere Recap: First Stop Nashville
Last night, American Idol returned for its fourteenth season.The show that built mega stars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood had a few major changes. One change was to introduce us to the top 24...before auditions.

Oddly, we didn't really meet them. We just saw their outlines and heard their voices. American Idol 14 also decided to let fans see more behind the scenes action. These changes will either make the series seem more human, or less. The verdict is still out on which one.

One thing that remained the same was the judges: Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. T...
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'Duck Dynasty' Star Willie Robertson, 'Is Being Gay By Choice?'

December 18th, 2014 10:41am EST
'Duck Dynasty' Star Willie Robertson Wonders If 'Being Gay Is A
Willie Robertson, star of "Duck Dynasty" asks a loaded question, "Is being gay by choice?'

One year after his father Phil Robertson blasted homosexuality and compared being gay to bestiality and adultery, Willie Robertson is speaking out about the aftermath of the controversy on "Larry King Now."

"We stood by our father," Robertson revealed.

"Some of the things he said in that interview I didn't agree with and I've even said so, and he's even come out and said, ‘Yeah, that was a mistake.' With things leading to bestiality, it was a mixed bag there of things. And then he quoted a Scriptur...
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Best TV Shows Of 2014

December 17th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Best TV Shows Of 2014
Last week, we brought you the Best TV Moments Of 2014. But what about the best TV shows - the ones that didn't have just one or two good moments, but that impressed us all year long? What was going to make up for the end of Breaking Bad or the absence of Strike Back?

Here now then, is our list of the Best TV Shows Of 2014. In alphabetical order, we present to you the eight small-screen series that were at the top of their class, that were appointment television in our book and the reasons that lists like these are made.

SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up on the current season of tele...
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'The Voice's' Season 7 Winner And Coach React To Victory

December 17th, 2014 8:26am EST
'The Voice's' Season 7 Winner And Coach React To Victory
On Tuesday night, The Voice crowned its seventh winner since the Emmy Award winning singing competition began in 2011.

We had the opportunity to speak to the winner and the winning coach just minutes after host and producer Carson Daly made the announcement - read on to find out what each of them had to say.

SPOILER ALERT - If you have not seen Tuesday night's finale of The Voice, this article reveals the winner of season seven.

In the battle of the incumbents, Team Blake upset Team Adam on Tuesday night, with Blake Shelton's country singer Craig Wayne Boyd earning the victory over Adam ...
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'The Voice': Who Will Win The Season 7 Finale?

December 16th, 2014 9:04am EST
'The Voice': Predicting The Season 7 Finale
Normally, this would be when we'd showcase the top performances from The Voice, and tell you who we'd vote for. But we had a first-rate problem on Monday night: each of the four finalists was equally great.

So rather than pick and choose favorites, we're going to look back at the highlights of the evening as a whole - and try to decipher how America might have voted last night.

In the cover songs category, all the artists played it fairly safe, with three of the four going the ballad route. The exception to this was Team Adam's Chris Jamison, who fully embraced his funk-pop persona by tak...
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Terry McDermott Talks Lotus Crush's Impending World Domination

December 15th, 2014 12:07pm EST
Terry McDermott Talks Lotus Crush's Impending World Domination
Season three of The Voice was livened up by Terry McDermott, the Scottish rocker with the winning personality who started off the season, joined Team Blake, and ultimately came in as runner-up on the NBC show.

Having worked steadily since then, Terry has reunited with his band Lotus Crush for their second album, Rabbit Hole, which is set to make waves with audiences in the US and UK alike. While they may not take over the world, they're certainly poised to win over a large part of it.

We reconnected with Terry (pictured above center) last week to discuss why we should be excited about the...
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