The new season of American Idol will hit your TV screens this week with a special 2-night season premiere event (Wednesday and Thursday, 8PM ET/PT). FOX All Access host Chris Leary caught up with Idol judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler to talk about the new season and find out what the judges are learning from this year’s crop of contestants. As far as the other singing competition shows out there? Randy Jackson compares Idol to Picasso, saying “It’s copied, but never duplicated.” Check out the below, and find out why Steven Tyler has “stones” on the brain.
So are you excited for the new season of Idol? Do you think it’s the “Picasso of its kind”? And more importantly, how long do you think it’s going to take Steven Tyler to out do last year’s set of “Steve-isms”? Catch the all new season of American Idol this Wednesday and Thursday at 8PM ET/PT on FOX.
Love is in the air at McKinley High on an all-new episode of Glee tonight on FOX. When Will tries to plan a special surprise for Emma, he gathers up the glee club to help him sweep her off her feet. Meanwhile, Becky sets her sights on Artie, and Finn makes an announcement about his life plans after high school that surprises the glee club.
Fox All Access producer Monica Guerra caught up with Dot Marie Jones, who plays Coach Beiste, to find out what her character is up to on tonight’s episode and it sounds like Emma and Coach Beiste are going to have a ton of fun! Plus, we find out what Dot Marie Jones still loves about being on a show like Glee, what some of her odd jobs were before discovering acting and how she got through her early struggling acting days. Make sure to watch an all-new “Yes/No” episode of GLEE airing tonight at 8/7c on FOX.
Iconic singer Madonna won a Golden Globe tonight for Best Original Song for “Masterpiece,” which was featured in the film W.E., which she also directed. Madonna was up against another music legend, Elton John, in this category. After winning the award, she came back backstage and when asked how she felt beating John for the award, Madonna said she hopes he isn’t mad at her. (Click on the audio player to hear Madonna)
How many of you are excited that Snow Patrol’s new album, Fallen Empires, is out and dying to jump into your hands? We are! The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum UK band rang in 2012 in a big way…with the release of their sixth studio album. It took them a little over 3 years to complete what singer Gary Lightbody calls, “a massively ambitious record.” We talked to Gary today about what he considered the most challenging part of making Fallen Empires. To our surprise it was writing the songs, finding words to put on paper. He was experiencing something he wasn’t used to – writer’s block. (Click on audio player to hear Gary Lightbody)
Gary admitted the struggle was worth the fight. What at first frustrated him was really a blessing in disguise. He was challenged to think about everything in a new way including songwriting, and once that reality settled in…Fallen Empires was complete. He’s really happy with the words. We asked him to tell us what this new album is all about, it’s personal story and what it means to him personally. (Click on audio player to hear Gary Lightbody)
Jessica Simpson seems to be on every major gossip web site and magazine showing that she is pregnant. The singer/former reality star now has a new reality show called Fashion Star, which will be hosted by model Elle Macpherson. We spoke Simpson (who was with Macpherson), and she told us that she is so excited about her pregnancy and that she and her boyfriend, former NFL player Eric Johnson, don’t know the sex of her child yet. She also told us that she has a maternity line coming out as well
We were saddened to hear the recent announcement of Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s divorce. We were really rooting for these two since Katy is such a sweetheart and Russell seems like a genuinely nice guy. We have complete faith in both of them that they will grow from this experience and become even stronger individuals. As Katy moves forward, she can rely on her friends and family to be by her side and support her decisions along this journey. Although it’s not nearly the same magnitude, Katy has been through hardships before with her career especially when she was first starting out in the business. She was gracious and facetious about reminding us when we asked her were there tough times and how she handles them. (Click on audio player to hear Katy Perry)
It’s undenibale how talented Katy Perry is and it’s so easy to gravitate towards her especially with those big blue eyes gazing at you, but unfortunately along with fame comes a price. We asked Katy what she hopes never changes about her as time goes on. (Click on audio player to hear Katy Perry)
Gosh! Who’da thought that “Napoleon Dynamite” would come back….. as an animated TV series? To celebrate, Napoleon is getting his very own day here in L.A. So if you’re in Southern California — or can make it here in the next 18 hours — you can join in on the fun for free! Plus, if you’re one of those die-hard fans who can recite lines from the movie by heart, you might even win something! Check out this special message from Napoleon himself, Jon Heder, and then check out the complete details below! It’s gonna be flippin’ sweet.
THINK YOU SOUND DANG SWEET LIKE “NAPOLEON DYNAMITE”?
CELEBRATE “NAPOLEON DYNAMITE” DAY
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 AT HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND
CAST TO AWARD $1,000 AND OTHER PRIZES TO BEST CHARACTER IMPRESSIONS
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Premieres With a Double Dose of Episodes
Sunday, January 15, on FOX
“Gosh,” it seems like everyone thinks they can do an awesome NAPOLEON DYNAMITE impression. Fans can prove it by getting their “sweet bods” down to NAPOLEON DYNAMITE DAY at Hollywood & Highland on Thursday, Jan. 5 for the “NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Sound-A-Like Contest” where the best impression will win $1,000 and the entire cast – including star Jon Heder – will be on hand to judge the mad skills.
Fans should brush up on their favorite lines from the film, whether it’s Kip’s hilarious taunt “Your Mom Goes to College,” or Pedro’s campaign slogan “If you vote for me, all of your wildest dreams will come true” or Napoleon’s iconic threat “You Do, You Die.” The entire cast, including Heder, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Jon Gries, Diedrich Bader and Sandy Martin will be on hand to award cash prizes and bragging rights to the best character impressions, so fans should sign up early by emailing their first name, last name and email address to NAPOLEONDYNAMITEday@gmail.com. Or show up anytime between 12:00-4:00 PM PST to enjoy a trip back to summer in Preston, ID, with free Tater Tots and quesadillas, Deb’s Arts & Crafts station, Rex Kwon Do demonstrations, a dance competition and a photo with “Tina,” the llama.
Don’t forget! NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, the new animated comedy based on the hit film, joins FOX’s ANIMATION DOMINATION® lineup with a double dose of all-new episodes Sunday, Jan. 15 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).
Lady Gaga’s current single is called “Marry The Night,” but the latest Gaga song to be released has her marrying her talents with a true music legend. She recorded a single with Tony Bennett, “The Lady is A Tramp,” for Bennett’s new album “Duets II”. She looks to the past for inspiration having been influenced by ’70s glam-rockers like David Bowie and Queen. Would she dare go back even further into musical history and record an album of standards? (Click on the audio player to hear Lady Gaga)
We talked with Josh right after his Wednesday night “finale” performance and asked him to compare the feeling of performing in front of the judges now vs.that first audition. He also talks about Ohio, fans, what he’s learned from Nicole, and Grammy dreams.
Will Josh be the one to walk away with the 5 million dollar recording contract? Find out tonight! Watch The X Factor finale this evening at 8PM ET/PT on FOX.