Although American Idol hopeful Chris Medina was eliminated a round short of the Top 24, he's forging a musical future.
"I released a single," he tells TVGuide.com. "Two days after I was eliminated I found out [producer Rodney Jerkins] had written a song for me that was inspired by my audition. Friday I got a call saying come into the studio, Monday I heard the song, loved the song and the meaning of the song, Wednesday I get a copy of it saying it's going to be released on Thursday, and Friday I have to learn the song for a performance on Leno."
American Idol: Top 24
Oh this is gonna get ugly. The American Idol guys hit the stage for their first performances last night and of the 12, five will go Thursday. Can you say "bloodbath"? Because, aside from a few sure-thing goners, none of the other fellas were so atrocious they need to go just yet. Then again, that's the nature of the Idol beast, so let's check out the list and start picking off the ...
Even when the cast of The Middle is away from the set, they can't stop acting like a family. Patricia Heaton (Frankie Heck) gabs with her TV daughter, Eden Sher (Sue), about shopping. Neil Flynn (Mike) bonds with TV sons Charlie McDermott (Axl) and Atticus Shaffer (Brick) over who's the best shot during their on-set basketball games. We sat the close-knit crew down to swap stories about everything from the first time they met to their favorite Mexican veggie.
Shedding for the Wedding
As host of the new weight-loss competition Shedding for the Wedding, bride-to-be Sara Rue (she's engaged to teacher Kevin Price) has more than just fabulous prizes to offer the overweight engaged couples. She recently lost 50 pounds as a Jenny Craig spokesperson, so she's living proof that the contestants can slim down, too.
TV Guide Magazine: Were you looking to do a reality show?
Rue: Doing my weight loss so publicly has been an incredibly empowering experience. To be part of the journey with these people was too good to turn down.
Starring in a $100 million film alongside Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon and earning an Oscar nomination is a major accomplishment for anyone. For a 14-year-old, it's astonishing. But True Grit star and Best Supporting Actress nominee Hailee Steinfeld says fame hasn't...
We've made it, friends: After weeks of sob-story auditions and dramatic Hollywood-Week meltdowns, American Idol finally made it to the big stage. And that big stage swallowed up some of the competitors. While I agree with executive producer Nigel Lythgoe that past seasons' Top 24 middle rounds have gone on too long, tonight proved that not every singer who is deemed a semifinalist deserves to get the full production number. (Also, why was the band so much louder than the singers during most of the performances? Maybe to drown out some of the awfulness?)
Our new judges also faced their first real test. Sure, Steven Tyler was charming when he was edited together, but how would that translate to live TV? As it turns out, he's still kind of charming when he's dropping F-bombs and Jennifer Lopez is still pretty beautiful — but neither of them really impressed me with their level of critical analysis, positive or negative. And Randy... Well, you can't teach an old dawg new tricks.
Let's break down the singing...
In his heavily promoted 20/20 interview, Charlie Sheen said he has "a billion fans" and discussed his affinity for porn stars.
"You already know what you're getting before you meet them," he told ABC News's Andrea Canning when asked why he likes porn stars. Sheen also said he likes paying for prostitutes because "who wants to deal with all the small talk and the nonsense?"
Les Moonves hopes Two and a Half Men returns; breaks silence on Charlie Sheen
Sheen denied being on any drugs and said to his knowledge there were no drugs in his house. "If I...