As American Idol kicks off its 11th season with auditions Wednesday and Thursday at 8/7c on Fox, can it continue to reign over its rival singing competitions on TV (and all other shows, for that matter)?
Although Simon Cowell's The X Factor crowns its winner in the fall, NBC's The Voice will be nipping at Idol's heels when it premieres its second season on Feb. 5 after the Super Bowl. Charismatic banter among the coaches and those cool, swiveling chairs may bring in some viewers, but the Idol crew isn't sweating it, judging from a...
Scotty McCreery's post-American Idol career is off to a strong start.
The reality show champ's debut album, Clear As Day, has gone platinum after only being released in October, USA Today reports.
Around this time every year, Fox executives and the American Idol producers start to panic, wondering if the show's huge audience will return en masse for the start of a new season. But this winter is different. Idol defied the odds last January, engineering a successful reboot with the addition of new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. And more importantly, the show's talent made a comeback as well, thanks in part to the countrified sounds of finalists Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery.
Now, as American Idol enters its 11th season, no one's predicting the show's demise. Even with The X Factor and The Voice on the scene, rivals concede that Idol, the granddaddy of them all, remains a ratings monster. For the first time in four seasons, there are...
Even Goofy isn't immune to Justin Bieber's swagger.
Over the weekend, the singing superstar joined Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Cee Lo Green and Scotty McCreery to tape performances for the upcoming Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade to air on ABC. (Check local listings.) Bieber sang a medley of songs (check out those moves below!) from the Cinderella Castle stage before posing with Goofy in a Santa outfit.
Jason Aldean topped the second annual American Country Awards, which aired on Fox live from Las Vegas Monday.
He won six awards including artist of the year. "It's been a helluva year," Aldean said. Carrie Underwood took home three guitar trophies at the show, broadcast live from Las Vegas."I have got an amazing 2012 planned for you guys," she told the crowd. "We're going to have a lot of fun!"
Check out red carpet arrivals from the 2011 American Country Awards
Toby Keith was named the artist of the decade and received a special video introduction to his performance of "Red Solo Cup" from...
Is he a good Santa or a bad Santa? Sounds like a case for Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick), and in a very campy Christmas episode of TNT's The Closer (9/8c) — one of many holiday episodes we'll be weighing in on this week — the Santa is ...
Always a popular (if sometimes contentious) topic in my Ask Matt forum, Fox's Bones refutes any notion that its heart isn't in the right place in this week's ultimately touching episode (9/8c). Ralph Waite (forever Papa Walton to many of us, though nowadays better known as Jethro's dad on NCIS) makes a welcome return as Booth's grandfather, bearing some unwelcome news that has the very pregnant Bones (Emily Deschanel) wondering how best to reach ...
Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina
Thanksgiving was not a great day to be a Season 10 American Idol finalist.
Champ Scotty McCreery started off the bad day with a major blunder at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, where he was to ...
Get ready for more growling!
Haley Reinhart, who finished third on American Idol last season, has signed a deal with Interscope Records and is working on her debut album, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Haley Reinhart: I was at peace with elimination
Reinhart, 20, joins ...
"Baby, lock them doors and turn the lights down low." Surprisingly, those lyrics were not coming from the lips of American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, but from White Collar star Matt Bomer. At a White Collar screening and Q&A held Monday at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, he and fellow cast members Tim DeKay and Willie Garson sang, revealed what they're hiding underneath those sharp suits (Spanx for Garson, he joked) and gave plenty of juicy intel for what's coming up on the crime series' third season.
5 reasons we're already hooked on the new season of White Collar
Is a musical episode on the way? The White Collar cast is known to break out into "song bombs" on the set (favorite tunes include "Purple Rain," "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and the Folgers coffee jingle), so does that mean a musical episode...