American Idol took viewers “home” on Wednesday night to give fans an idea of how each contestants’ hometown is reacting and rallying around their local “Idol” hero. While Colton, Elise, Hollie, Jessica, Joshua, and Phillip were all smiles at the support, it did leave them feeling a little homesick. We caught up the Top 7 after the show and asked them what they were missing… Some of the answers might surprise you.
The contestants may be missing home, but you can bet they’re not ready to go home. Tune in Thursday night and find out who’s going to get a remedy for homesickness that they don’t want. It all happens at 8/7c on FOX.
Jaleel White who is currently a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, was a huge television star in the 90′s starring as loveable nerd Steven Urkel on the family sitcom Family Matters. During Urkel’s pop culture apex, the character inspired The Urkel Doll, and even the cereal Urkel-Os.
We spoke to White and asked if he still keeps any of the Urkel merchandise. White, being a practical adult, explains why having Urkel collectibles around the house could be a buzzkill, especially if one is in a romantic mood.
Last Monday night, Fox’s hit “Bones” added another 300 bones to its cast: Booth and Brennan’s new baby! (Yes, as Brennan could tell you, although an adult human has 206 bones, babies are born with 300, some of which fuse together as the child grows.) Ever since they found out that Booth and Brennan were expecting, the show’s fans have been anxiously anticipating the blessed event, and wondering how the child will change the dynamic between the characters. Emily Deschanel thinks the baby is a welcome addition to the show. She finds it refreshing that, after seven and a half seasons, Brennan now faces a challenge she’s never dealt with before — and, as a new mother herself, she knows a lot of the show’s fans will be able to relate to what it’s like to be a new parent.
Chaos reigned backstage after another emotional “American Idol” elimination show tonight. Fox All Access fought through the hordes of young fans scrambling to get a look at British boy band The Wanted and managed to catch up with “Idol” judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson after the broadcast, which saw Deandre Brackensick leave the competition.
The judges talked about his departure and how critical song selection and great performances will be moving forward, now that there are only seven “Idol” hopefuls remaining.
“Idol” returns next Wednesday night, as those seven finalists sing for a spot in the Top 6.
The American Idol Top 8 had an overall incredible evening filled with 80′s themed song selections & inspired duets, but the real winners were those contestants that achieved a “Standing O” – meaning they performed well enough to bring Randy, Jennifer, and Steven up off their chairs and onto their feet for a standing ovation. We caught up with the Top 8 right after the show and asked them to share their most memorable part of the night. Check it out, and let us know who you think deserves the unofficial “Standing O”award! Elise? Colton? Jessica? Joshua? DeAndre? Hollie? Phillip? Skylar? We want to know!
So who is going home this week? Tune in on Thursday to find out! It all goes down at 8/7c on Fox.
Emma Stone is known for her diverse body of work, as she’s given solid performances in Easy A, The Help, and Zombieland. This summer Stone enters the superhero genre, as she plays Peter Parker’s doomed love interest Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man which opens July 3. Stone admitted she didn’t read comic books growing up, but when she read about Gwen Stacy she immediately fell in love with her.
Sarah Shahi plays the adorable Kate Reed a lawyer turned mediator on the USA series Fairly Legal, which is now in its second season thanks to a loyal following. Although she’s the lead on a TV show, Shahi claims she barely gets recognized in public, even if she’s getting her picture taken next to a Fairly Legal billboard!
Fairly Legal airs Friday night on USA.
Martha Plimpton stars on the FOX comedy series Raising Hope. Plimpton who has been working for over three decades, has had her share of memorable performances, including scene stealing work in The Mosquito Coast, Parenthood, and Running on Empty. She also will always be remembered starring in 80’s comedy adventure The Goonies. A humble film and TV vet, she does not take being a working actress for granted and has an even handed approach to her craft.
Catch Martha Plimpton in Raising Hope which airs Tuesday nights on FOX.
Since the release of Titanic in 1997, the film has become one of the most beloved movies of all time. Tomorrow, the movie is being re-released in 3D. Kate Winslet, who was a relatively unknown actress in the USA, shot to Hollywood stardom after the film was released. Since then, Winslet has won numerous awards including an Academy Award for best actress. Winslet knows that if it wasn’t for her role in Titanic, she wouldn’t have all that she does today. She still recalls auditioning for the role.
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