“American Idol” viewers cast their votes following Wednesday night’s performances, and it was revealed tonight that this week, it was Elise Testone’s turn to leave the competition and go home.
How did the “Idol” judges feel about that? There was definitely some surprise, as Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler all had great things to say about Testone’s talent backstage after the show.
The remaining five “American Idol” finalists will perform next Wednesday night at 8/7c on Fox.
Though she got good reviews from the judges after performing Queen and Jimi Hendrix songs last night, Elise Testone received the fewest number of votes from “American Idol’s” viewers and was eliminated from the competition tonight.
After saying her goodbyes to America, she came backstage and spoke with Fox All Access producer Jeff Axelrod about her run on “Idol,” her future, and her fans.
The remaining five “American Idol” finalists will perform next Wednesday night at 8/7 on Fox.
With his latest film The Lucky One, Zac Efron continues to work on his dramatic chops, playing a Marine who finds a deep connection with a woman he barely even knows. Although he’s proven his versatility with Me And Orson Welles and Charlie St. Cloud, Efron was still nervous about taking the role due to the manifold challenges of playing a Marine.
Rihanna’s music journey is currently at its apex, as she’s scored seven top charting singles and received six Grammy awards. Like Whitney Houston and Beyonce, Rihanna is trying her hand at acting with this summer’s blockbuster Battleship. Directed by Hancock filmmaker Peter Berg, the picture features top of the line actors Liam Neeson and Taylor Kitsch, but Rihanna supposedly holds her own in a scene stealing supporting role. The singer admits she was nervous during production, but Berg definitely put her at ease. (Click on the audio player to hear Rihanna)
This week’s American Idol Top 6 were given the ultimate royal treatment and no we’re not talking back massages, manicures, and 12 course meals. This week the final six were given the opportunity to share their voices and the stage with two of the members of the legendary rock band QUEEN, Roger Taylor and Brian May. Tackling tunes that have become cornerstones of the classic rock genre is no easy task, but add in the scrutiny of millions of Queen fans, and a same day notification that you’re getting to perform with the icons themselves, and you might understand some of the feelings that were pulsing through each of the Idols’ veins. We caught up exclusively with each of the contestants backstage right after the show to check in, see how they were holding up, hear what if felt like to perform with the music icons, and find out what the biggest challenges were in performing Queen. Check it out:
So the question is, who rocked you? Let us know! Then tune in Thursday when the official tribute band, The Queen Extravaganza, take to the stage to perform – before another one bites the dust - on Idol. It all happens Thursday at 8/7c on FOX.
Mike Henry, one of animation’s most talented voice actors thanks to his work on Family Guy, is the voice behind Cleveland Brown on Fox’s The Cleveland Show. Henry developed his skills impersonating people in his life and transforming them into memorable characters, and he found his inspiration for Cleveland Brown on the basketball court! Henry talked to us about how his personal life has played a profound impact on his craft. (Click on the audio player to hear Mike Henry)
A new episode of The Cleveland Show airs Sunday 9:30/8:30 central on FOX
Sam Mendes, whose directing projects include American Beauty and Road to Perdition, directs his highest profile film to date with Skyfall, which is the 23rd James Bond film. Daniel Craig returns as Agent 007, and even though he’s working with yet another new Bond filmmaker, the actor says not to worry – Mendes is a huge Bond enthusiast! (Click on the audio player to hear Daniel Craig)
Although he’s a cast member on the CBS hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and has headlined (and co-written) such hits as The Muppets and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Jason Segel claims his new romantic comedy, The Five Year Engagement, was an entirely different creative experience. The picture centers on the ups and downs of a close knit couple (Segel, Emily Blunt) whose priorities don’t exactly mesh during their long term engagement. Segel told us that The Five Year Engagement, which he also co-wrote and produced, had its share of narrative challenges. (Click on the audio player to hear Jason Segel)
“Touch” reached a turning point in its first season last Thursday night, as one character — Arthur Teller (Danny Glover) — was lost, and another — Clea Hopkins (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) — found herself more invested than ever in finding out more about the strange goings-on that now surround her.
So this coming Thursday’s episode promises to be an interesting one, as the mystery surrounding Jake Bohm’s (David Mazouz) abilities and Teller’s death deepens even further.
Compounding the drama is Jake’s aunt (Catherine Dent), who initiates a custody battle to try and pry Jake away from his father, Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland).
Fox All Access caught up with Sutherland and Mbatha-Raw at a “Touch” red carpet event in Hollywood this week, and producer Jeff Axelrod spoke to the stars about the new shifts in the series’ storyline.
All-new episodes of “Touch” air Thursday nights at 9/8c on Fox.
Before hitting it big on Glee as coach Sue Sylvester, who we all love to hate, Jane Lynch worked on first rate comedies including Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
On the TV end, Lynch also received attention for her hilarious recurring role as Charlie Harper’s therapist on Two and a Half Men, and her work in the well-received Starz comedy Party Down. Glee, however, has since been her bread and butter, as the show garnered her a Golden Globe win in 2011. Last year, Lynch released her memoir, Happy Accidents, and she told us that it was a therapy session which served as a turning point for her career.
Catch Jane Lynch in a new episode of Glee airing tonight 8/7 central on FOX.