photo: WireImageOkay, "X Factor" fans, I have good news and bad news. Which would you like first? Oh, heck, let's just rip off the Band-Aid and get down to it: The bad news is, Khloe Kardashian--yes, THE Khloe Kardashian--has officially signed on to co-host "The X Factor," when the show goes live on November 1. [Insert Edvard-Munch-painting-esque scream here...]Read More »from Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez Officially Hired As ‘X Factor’ Hosts
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, 16 Oct, 2012 6:57 PM EDT
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, 16 Oct, 2012 5:58 PM EDT
Last night, "The Voice's" Season 3 Battle Rounds continued, and while Monday's episode was relatively drama-free, that didn't mean it wasn't highly entertaining. From the perfect hairstyle of Dez Duron to the sublime stylings of Suzanna Choffel, from the sassiness of Terisa Griffin to the '70s yacht-rock of Nicholas David, there was much to enjoy. And today, my "The Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I break it all down for you...Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Battle Rounds Dish, Pt. 3
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, 16 Oct, 2012 11:16 AM EDT
photo: Michael Becker/FoxFans of Season 11 "American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez who've been missing her on Fox since "Idol's" May finale can reset their DVRs soon: It's just been confirmed by TVLine that the 16-year-old diva-in-training will be joining the cast of Fox's "Glee," for a multiple-episode story arc.Read More »from Jessica Sanchez Joins The Cast Of ‘Glee,’ Phillip Phillips Announces Album Date
Team Xtina's "Voice" finalist Chris Mann may have placed fourth in Season 2, but he just may have the best chance of becoming the "Voice" franchise's first bona fide breakout recording star. After already establishing an impressive pre-"Voice" career working with artists like Babyface, India.Arie, Idina Menzel, Katharine McPhee, and David Foster, and even appearing as a Warbler on "Glee," the affable popera singer is about to embark on his post-"Voice" career this month, releasing both his major-label debut, Roads, and a Walmart-only Christmas EP on Ron Fair's Faircraft/Universal Republic imprint.
And Reality Rocks is delighted to exclusively premiere the audio for "Roads," the first official single and title track from Chris's album. Mann fans, check it out below:Read More »from Chris Mann’s “Roads”: Exclusive Audio Premiere!
"The Voice's" Season 3 battles continued apace on Monday, and once again, the coaches for the most part made the right choices and sent the most deserving singers through to the next round. Fine by me! Yes, maybe "The Voice's" relative lack of shockers and scandals makes these show recaps less tweetable or bloggable, but we'll save all that controversy for the evenings when Fox's also-enjoyable but very different rival show, "The X Factor," airs. Personally, I'd rather just see talent prevail, night after night, with--as this season's guest mentor Mary J. Blige might put it--no more drama. And judging from "The Voice's" ratings this season, many people out there agree with me. So hey, maybe a recap of happy endings and semi-predictable outcomes will get clicks! Yay.
Here's how Monday's mostly sensible battles panned out...Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Battle Rounds, Pt. 3: Sound Decisions
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, 12 Oct, 2012 11:25 PM EDT
A few weeks ago on "The X Factor," a lovable lady by the marquee-worthy name of Panda Ross captured America's hearts--and seemingly the heart of her longtime crush, Simon Cowell--with her huge personality and huge voice. "You sound like a legend," Simon told Panda, before he and his fellow judges unanimously decided to advance her to the Boot Camp rounds.
And then...Panda was never heard nor seen on TV again. America never got another piece of Panda. "The X Factor's" Boot Camp episodes continued, as the contestants were whittled down from 120 to 60 to 24, but Panda's "Fandas" didn't get another chance to see Panda perform, nor did they ever find out what exactly had happened to her. Considering that the last time Panda appeared on the show, she was being wheeled away from her audition by paramedics (due to a pneumonia relapse), viewers had to wonder--and worry--if she'd even made it safely to Boot Camp in the first place.Read More »from Whatever Happened To Panda Ross? Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor’ Boo Speaks
Jedward--the "X Factor U.K." Season 6 wondertwins who, frankly, are still more entertaining than almost anyone who's ever been on "The X Factor USA"--are back to light up our lives, hearts, imaginations, and computer screens with a new video, for the aptly titled "Luminous."
Basically, imagine if Adam Lambert's For Your Entertainment album cover served as the inspiration for the storyboard of a budget Care Bears film. Lensed by whoever directed all the Klaxons' music videos. Styled by the wardrobe designers for Xanadu, the Jacksons' Victory Tour, and Sprockets, with all supplies for the video shoot purchased at Spencer's Gifts. Starring the owl from Clash Of The Titans. And then the whole thing was turned into a screensaver.
Yeah, it's sort of like that.Read More »from Jedward Light It Up For Jepic “Luminous” Video
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, 12 Oct, 2012 6:59 PM EDT
This week on "The X Factor," Season 2's top 24 were announced, and then those two-dozen hopefuls headed to the fake Judges' Houses. My usual "The Day After" co-host, Matt Whitfield, isn't here to share his thoughts on what went down this week...but one of my favorite Season 1 "X Factor" semifinalists, James Kenney, is here to offer the unique perspective of someone who once actually performed poolside at one of the show's famous rented McMansions. (Watch James's "Russian Roulette" performance from last season's Judges' Houses round HERE.)
James is a frequent "Day After" commentator, and his insight and candor always make for fun and refreshing conversation. Check out his thoughts on "The X Factor" Season 1 vs. Season 2 in the video below!Read More »from X Factor, The Day After: Judges’ Houses Dish with Guest James Kenney
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, 11 Oct, 2012 11:12 PM EDT
Wednesday night on "The X Factor," L.A. Reid threw a totally unprofesh hissyfit when he found out he'd been assigned the "Over-25's" category. But I guess that was understandable, considering that this show has increasingly celebrated youth to the point of near-fetishization. Remember, last season, the oldest category was called the "Over-30's," and it actually included a contestant who was 60 years old. Additionally, the top four finalists ended up all being 19 or older, with one age 29 and another age 30. But not this year, people. Things are different now.
With new categories labeled "Teens" (ages 12-17) and "Young Adults" (18-24), and with the contestants in the "Groups" category being mostly teenagers as well, AND with new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato and guest mentors Justin Bieber and Nick Jonas obviously brought in to court a young demographic...well, it's clear that 30-60 is so not "The X Factor's" target market. L.A. Reid is a competitive man, a man who loves to win and loathes to lose, so I assume that he believed he had no chance of winning Season 2 with some group of supposed old fogeys, when he received his category assignment on Wednesday.Read More »from ‘X Factor’ Judges’ Houses, Pt. 2: Age Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Number
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Thu, 11 Oct, 2012 5:22 PM EDT
Christmas came early for "Voice" fans, not to mention for Muppets fans, on October 10, when "Voice" coach Cee Lo Green taped his "Cee Lo & Friends" holiday special at Las Vegas's Planet Hollywood resort and brought out some very special friends indeed. In fact, it was practically a Christmas miracle when a whopping 20 Team Cee Lo contestants, along with the legendary and beloved Muppets, joined Cee Lo onstage for a massive group singalong of "All I Need Is Love," an original track from his forthcoming Christmas album, Cee Lo Green's Magic Moment.Read More »from ‘Voice’ Stars, Muppets Join Cee Lo Green In Vegas For Early Holiday Celebration