C.J. Harris has come a long way from playing bars in Jasper, Alabama to making it to the Top 6 on Season 13 of American Idol — and his journey wasn't without a few bumps along the way. Harris weathered some pretty harsh criticism on the show about his singing style, but that was nothing compared to some of the prejudice he faced back home when he was first starting out as a musician.
"I would go in some bars and people didn't want to see [me]," Harris told TVGuide.com this week. "It didn't matter how good I was. They didn't want to hear it. I've had people walk out on me. I've booked shows back at home, and I'd come and play the show, and the owner would come up to me and say, 'Hey, people just aren't enjoying your music tonight. We want you to cut it short.' It was obviously because of one reason. I've dealt with that."
Anthony David Miles, Tom Shillue, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Tartaro
This week, Jimmy Fallon made his debut as host of The Tonight Show, and welcomed a host of celebrity guests — the most entertaining of which was Kristen Wiig, who did her entire interview in character as One Direction's Harry Styles. With NBC devoting its prime time programming to Olympics coverage, Parks and Recreation launched its online spin-off The Hapley Group, and Parenthood's companion web series incorporated the show's long-awaited crossover with Friday Night Lights. Also bowing this week were Marlon Wayans' new comedy channel, and Chipotle's original web series Farmed and Dangerous. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera
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10. Strangest Showstopper: On The X Factor, it's not the three finalists that everyone is buzzing about but judge Paulina Rubio, who performs her song, "Boys Will Be Boys." Dressed in what appears to be an armored black teddy topped with marabou feather epaulets, Pau Pau is a vision in fetishwear as she prances around on stage, whipping ...
Megan Boone and James Spader
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14. Worst Name-Dropping: Country diva Juliette exerts her power over reality star Layla by switching sets and stealing her duet with boyfriend Will on Nashville. In return, Layla anonymously calls TMZ and reveals that it was Juliette who broke up the marriage of one of the country's most well-known couples. At least this will make good material for a song?
13. Worst Missed Connection: Yes, everyone knows that Simon Cowell loves to be mean. But the acerbic judge accidentally takes it too...
Kenan Thompson, Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga pulled double duty as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live and she didn't hesitate to poke a little fun at herself. The night's sketches included a glimpse into the future, with a washed-up Gaga reminiscing about her glory days in her Upper West Side apartment, where she's forced to call upon her superintendent to keep her company. On the musical side, Gaga was joined by special guest R. Kelly for her single "Do What U Want."Check out highlights from the episode below:
R. Kelly, Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has debuted the latest single from her forthcoming albumARTPOP: a collaboration with R. Kelly called "Do What U Want."
R. Kelly's Closet is getting a little bigger.
Trapped in the Closet, the singer's "hip-hopera" that currently stands at 22 chapters (available on DVD), will add 11 more to its canon Friday, premiering the extra hour of footage on IFC at 9/8c.
Eddie Murphy, Prince, Will Smith
Hollywood's starter wives aren't finished yet.
VH1 will debut its new series Hollywood Exes this summer. The show will follow the ex-wives of Eddie Murphy, Prince, Will Smith, Jose Canseco and R. Kelly, the network announced Wednesday.
Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder
Some 1,500 invited guests descended upon Newark, N.J. to pay their final respects to music legend Whitney Houston on Saturday, with Kevin Costner, Tyler Perry, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys paying tribute to the pop diva. The funeral, called her "homegoing" ceremony on the invitations to the service, took place at New Hope Baptist Church, the same church where Houston first sang as a young girl.
Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph
Maya Rudolph loves Amy Poehler, but not the way an average person loves Amy Poehler.
Rudolph told the crowd at Variety's 2011 Power of Comedy, which honored the Parks and Recreation star, that the two are good friends — they did Saturday Night Live together, not to mention "all that heroin," Rudolph deadpanned.
But Rudolph went a step further, declaring that's she's also in love with Poehler. "I'm actually in love with Amy, and I want to do her. Really hard... And if I...