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April 18, 2014

'American Idol' Runner-up Crystal Bowersox on Season 9 and Missing the 'If I Can Dream' House Visit

Crystal Bowersox may not have won 'American Idol,' but the 24-year-old from Ohio created a huge following over the course of season 9 -- enough to make her the first female contestant to reach the finals since -- wait for it -- season 6. Bowersox, who wowed America with her brilliant takes on 'Me and Bobby McGee,' 'People Get Ready' and 'Saved,' among other songs, recently gave an exclusive...

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Casey James on Singing With Bret Michaels and Taking His Shirt Off on Tour

Casey James made an early splash on this season of 'American Idol' when he took off his shirt during his now-infamous audition. Quickly, though, the 28-year-old Texan proved to be more than just a hot bod, thanks to such memorable performances as 'Jealous Guy' during Lennon/McCartney week. Last week, the third-place finisher gave TV Squad an update on rehearsals for the Idols Live! tour,...

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Connor Doran Flies High in Surprising 'America's Got Talent' Audition' (VIDEO)

Connor Doran took 'America's Got Talent' to new heights last night with a surprising audition that involved, of all things, flying a kite. The 17-year-old high school student gave a hypnotic and lyrical performance, set to Sarah McLachlan's 'Angel,' and by the time it was over, the crowd was on their feet. Watch Doran's audition below, then post your reactions in the comments below....

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Michael Lynche on Having More Kids, Going on Tour and Working With Ruben Studdard

Michael 'Big Mike' Lynche caught 'Idol's' radar early on in the season, when he missed the birth of his baby daughter during Hollywood Week. By the semifinals, he had brought judge Kara DioGuardi to tears with his rendition of 'This Woman's Work,' and though he was eliminated during Top 9 week, the now-famous Judges' Save revitalized his chances and propelled the 27-year-old to an impressive...

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HBO Renews 'True Blood' for Fourth Season

'True Blood' has been renewed for a fourth season, HBO announced in a press release today. "The new season of TRUE BLOOD is off to a terrific start, as enthusiasm for this unique show continues to build among both subscribers and critics," said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. "We're looking forward to more chills from Alan Ball and his gifted team next year." "I am beyond...

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Larry King to Lead Oil-Spill Telethon

Tonight, news icon Larry King will host a two-hour telethon to benefit victims of the Gulf Coast oil spill, the NY Times is reporting. The telethon, which will air on CNN, will reportedly feature a number of celebrity apperances ranging from Justin Bieber, to Robert Redford to 'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest, who will be interacting with online users. Grammy-winning musician Sting will...

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ABC Drops 'Happy Town' (Again)

More sad news for 'Happy Town': The Live Feed is reporting ABC has yanked the low-rated midseason drama from its summer schedule, and will now burn off its final two episodes on a Saturday night in July. According to the report, 'Happy Town' was averaging just 2.2 million viewers on Wednesday nights. Next week, it will be replaced by the Jimmy Kimmel special 'Twilight Saga: Total Eclipse Of...

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TV Casting: Eric Roberts Books 'The Young and the Restless'

Eric Roberts is returning to the world of soaps -- this time, on CBS' 'The Young and the Restless.' According to reports, Roberts will play an attorney representing Adam Wilson (Michael Muhney). Roberts will make his 'Y&R' debut on July 12, and will continue appearing on the show through August. [EW.com] More casting news after the jump....

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'American Idol' Contestant Tim Urban on Acting, Going on Tour and His Shirtless Photos

He may have been criticized by the judges and the champion of Vote for the Worst this season, but with the 'American Idol' tour just weeks away, Tim Urban is still smiling. The 21-year-old Texan and SomethingPitchy favorite spoke to TV Squad late last week to give us an update on preparations for the Idols Live tour, which officially kicks off July 1 in Auburn Hills, MI. In our exclusive...

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Afternoon Bites: 'Jerseylicious' Episode Order Expanded; 'The Office' Promotes Gabe

Get ready for more 'Jerseylicious': According to reports, Style has expanded its second-season order of the popular reality series from six to a whopping 20 episodes. Season 2 is expected to begin airing this fall. [Live Feed] More news after the jump....

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