A mother knows. Last night, my “American Idol” recap gave some ink to my mother Roberta, who has formed the habit of emailing me after each and every performance with a little nugget of punny criticism that rivals that of Jimmy Iovine. (After “Islands In the Stream,” she wanted to drown Colton Dixon and Skylar […]
Last week Jimmy Iovine pointed out one of the major problems with the “American Idol” voting public—that it’s mainly made of up young girls who only vote for cute boys. While that was a helpful dose of reality, he neglected to mention one other powerful voting group—moms. And so, to honor the other great consumers […]
Warning, Spoilers Ahead!! Heejun Han: Hollywood Week funnyman, newly eliminated “American Idol” contestant. Tonight, voters kicked off the class clown who outstayed the circus. Despite an improved performance over last week’s horror show, Heejun couldn’t muster enough votes to keep him in for another week of painful Bolton-esque balladry. In his commentary, Jimmy Iovine said […]
Stevie Nicks was the guest mentor on “American Idol,” and drew things out of the contestants that even the most cynical watcher (me) didn’t know they could do. Many of the performances were legitimately emotional, and with a cast of characters who mostly do monster ballads without even a hint of connection, that was a […]
Now that the remaining “American Idol” contestants are all going on tour, there’s really very little motivation to keep working hard (see Heejun Han). It’s not like coming in third or whatever will do a whole lot for your career (see: Haley Reinhart). So, to sweeten the deal, all those who made it through to […]
Update: A rep for Del Rey denies to TheWrap that a spring tour was canceled, saying one was never planned.
Kristen Wiig played singer Lana Del Rey in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch that had the fake “Lana” addressing the real Lana’s critically lambasted performance on “SNL” last month.
Lana Del Rey is definitely one of a kind. At least when it comes to her opinion about her recent performance on “Saturday Night Live.” Del Rey — who was ripped to shreds by the Twitterverse, actress Juliette Lewis and NBC anchor Brian Williams, among others, for her somnambulistic performance of her single “Video Games” […]
The public at large might have given a collective thumbs-down — when they weren’t plugging their fingers in their ears — to Lana Del Rey’s “Saturday Night Live” performance, but the “Video Games” songbird has at least one defender: “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe. Radcliffe — who hosted the “Saturday Night Live” episode on which […]
Brian Williams won’t be buying Lana Del Rey’s next album. In an email to Gawker chief Nick Denton, the NBC Nightly News anchor slammed Del Rey’s “Saturday Night Live” performance last weekend as “..one of worst outings in SNL history.”