Top Chef - Jamie
Top Chef took its contestants out of the kitchen for a little fun in the sun with a fishing trip to Montauk, N.Y., this week. But of course there was a catch, pun intended. They had to reel in enough fish to serve to a group of 200 people later that night — and face a double elimination. Find out what castoff Jamie Lauren thought of the judges calling her dish too watery, why she was so shocked that she didn't get eliminated during the Chinatown challenge, and why she thought she got a bad edit this time around. Plus: See what she had to say about the tennis challenge ...
This summer, Oxygen will premiere The Glee Project, a reality series in which 40,000 would-be Gleeks compete for a guest-role on Fox's hit musical comedy.
Glee casting director Robert Ulrich saw more than 40,000 auditions, which included everyone from working professionals to teens who had never performed before. "It's given so many kids an opportunity they would never have had in a normal situation," he said Thursday at the Television Critics Association's winter previews. "I had kids sing in front of me who had never sung in front of anyone in their lives.
A. J. McLean
Backstreet Boys singer A.J. McLean has checked into rehab, People reports.
McLean said he checked himself into a rehab clinic for "personal reasons," according to the magazine.
"With 2011 being a busy year for Backstreet, I want to be healthy and perform and sing for people at my very best and happiest," he said in a statement. "None of this will...
Off The Map
President Barack Obama's speech at the Tucson, Ariz., memorial for the victims of last weekend's shooting skewed Wednesday's prime-time ratings, throwing people off the trail of their regular shows.
If you didn't know, Kara DioGuardi's writing a memoir — A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol — where she'll wax on about her time on TV's No. 1 show. It's out on April 26.
Until then, please, no questions about Idol.
Kara DioGuardi to pen memoir about American Idol
Facing reporters Thursday to promote her upcoming Bravo series Platinum Hit, a competition aimed at finding the next great songwriter, DioGuardi refused to talk Idol. Asked for her opinion on Idol's decision to let contestants sing original music, she said...