During the 1990’s, Jaleel White was one of the most beloved television actors, playing the nerdy but loveable kid on the comedy series, Family Matters. Since the show ended in 1998, White still acted but also went to college. White is a contestant on the new season of Dancing with the Stars, which makes its season premiere tonight, and told us that he got into acting to pay for his college education, and had no idea how successful he would be on the show. White goes on to tell us that he had no vision of how his career would play out after playing such a popular character.
Back in the 1990’s, Arsenio Hall was one of the most beloved late night talk show hosts. Hall’s show, The Arsenio Hall Show, gave The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, a run for his money as the king of late night, even though Hall never quite achieved the longevity of Johnny Carson.
Although Hall’s late night show has been off the air for eighteen years, many people still recall Hall’s show. Hall, who is currently a contestant on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice, credits YouTube, among other social media networks, as to why people still remember his late night show.
“American Idol” said goodbye to contestant Shannon Magrane Last night and FOX All Access was backstage to speak with the judges afterward.
Steven Tyler thinks things are only going to get tougher for the remaining 10 contestants, because he says they’ve been improving and raising the bar every week since they made it to the live performance round. And since the 10 remaining singers will be going on the “American Idols Live” tour this summer, we reminisced with Tyler about his first Aerosmith tour. And even though that tour took place four decades ago, Tyler told us the band’s been working on new music, and they’re on an incredible creative roll right now
It was a night of high emotions and even higher stakes last night at “American Idol.” Because of the disqualification of Jermaine Jones, the field was being cut from 11 to the Top 10, which means one contestant would go home, while the rest will all go on tour when “Idol’s” finished. Based on America’s votes, Shannon Magrane was the one who didn’t make the cut, and the judges chose not to use their save tonight.
FOX All Access was backstage after the show and spoke to Jennifer Lopez, who talked about the Top 10 finalists, having to say goodbye to Magrane, and what it will take to win the “Idol” crown this year.
Although “American Idol” is based in Hollywood, the Top 10 contestants will be in a “New York State of Mind” next week, as they tackle the Grammy-winning catalog of the “Piano Man,” Billy Joel. Who will be able to handle the “Pressure,” and who will be “Movin’ Out”? Only the good move on, so watch the performances next Wednesday at 8/7 central, and then find out who advances on the “American Idol” results show, Thursday night on FOX.
It was a strange night on American Idol, especially in light of the controversy surrounding Jermaine Jones and the events that led to him being disqualified from the competition. We caught up with each of the remaining Top 11 right after the show to see how they felt about the whole Jermaine situation and find out how they were preparing for the scrutiny that comes along with fame and being in the limelight. Check it out.
So did you watch the show? Thoughts? Do you think the show handled Jermaine’s situation appropriately? Who do you think will go home this week? Let us know what you think. Then catch the results show tonight, Thursday at 8PM ET/PT on FOX.
While Kurt Hummel’s “Glee” aspirations have him bound for Broadway, Chris Colfer’s real-life quest has him aiming for the big screen. Later this summer, we’ll be able to see “Struck By Lightning.” Not only does Colfer star in the movie — he also wrote and produced it!
The film is a comedy about a teen who, after being struck and killed by lightning, flashes back to tell the tale of how he blackmailed his fellow student into contributing to the literary magazine he was publishing.
Colfer told us the movie is clearly written from a teen’s perspective, and the results are unlike what you would get from teen movies scripted by older writers..
Take a look at the newly released “Struck By Lightning” trailer below and let us know what you think.
Jonah Hill is one of the most talented comedic actors and writers in Hollywood today. So when it came to writing and producing the movie based on the 1980s television series, 21 Jump Street, he knew he had to find the right actor to be his partner in the film. He knew he had to find the right actor to play the role of his partner in the film. And when he came across Channing Tatum, who’s primarily known for his work in drama and action films, he knew he’d found the perfect foil.
Hill recalls that first meeting, when he realized Tatum would be a great fit for the film.
Being an American Idol finalist comes with a lot of firsts. There’s the first time on national TV, first photo shoot, first batch of press interviews, and first music video. However, one of the ”cooler” items on the “firsts list” is is waking up to find out you’ve landed your first celebrity twitter follower. FOX All Access host Chris Leary caught up with the Top 13 American Idol contestants and asked each of them who would be their ideal celebrity fan and follower. Check out the video. (Want to make a game of it? Follow each of the Idol contestants on Twitter and find out which contestants land their dream followers first!)
Watch the American Idol Top 13 take the stage this week and sing! It all happens this Wednesday and Thursday at 8/7c on FOX!
Wilmer Valderrama’s back on TV again… the former “That ‘70s Show” star is featured on the new series “Awake.” He’s not the only “’70s” star who’s back on TV… Ashton Kutcher’s on “Two and a Half Men,’ and Laura Prepon’s on “Are You There, Chelsea.” Of course, Mila Kunis was Golden Globe-nominated for “Black Swan,” and she’s a voice on “Family Guy,” so she’s been doing quite well for herself, too. I asked Wilmer why so many of the “’70s” cast members have done so well…