American Idol auditions are over and Feb.6 marked the first night of Hollywood Week. It was just the guys this week, as the women will audition next week. See who’s going on and who had their dreams shattered.
The men took the stage in front of judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson, and the stress of the group auditions took their toll on the remaining contestants.
The contestants sang a capella first, hoping to get a yes from the judges.
We had to say an early goodbye to Dustin Watts and Dr. Calvin Peters, among many others. Those who did make it through went onto the hardest part of the competition — group night.
A Surprise Twist In The Competition
As cliques start to form, the producers announce there will be a twist. Nigel Lythgoe tells the contestants that the producers will be forming the groups! And there will be no trades!
The groups must choose a song from a list of 20 then learn the lyrics and choreography all in one night. The groups were rehearsing in every corner of every room — including the men's bathroom!
Go Big Or Go Home
The first group, the Mathheads, had all four guys going through after their amazing, harmonized performance!
Many of the groups tried to sing One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" but unfortunately, most of the groups forgot the lyrics and completely slaughtered the song.
One group sang a capella (everyone else sang with a band) and nailed it! Unfortunately, only 3 of the 4 guys went through.
Lazaro Arbos' group actually said he was holding them back but in the audition, Lazaro lead the team. Lazaro and Christian were sent through, while Scott and Joshua went home. The two that went home claimed that Lazaro took their spot and that they spent too much time trying to help him. Not very polite!
Though Zayn’s relationship with girlfriend Perrie Edwards is recovering nicely after he was accused of having cheated on her, it seems as if the pitfalls of fame have shaken the 1D hunk! Could he really be considering walking away from it all?
A source close to the band revealed to Celebuzz that “there is growing concern among the bosses that Zayn is on the brink at the moment…He feels that the last six months have been his toughest in the band yet.”
Zayn Malik’s Recent Struggle With Fame
The insider alleged that Zayn began struggling before scandal rocked his world. “Even before the cheating scandal, Zayn was steering clear of nights out with his bandmates and sometimes would skip media events,” the source said. “He has been quite low at several points when being away for key family celebrations. But his pals have cheered him up. People forget he is the shyest member. Naturally, he likes the adoration and his day job, but he is battling to cope with the pressure which comes with it."
It appears that Zayn worries how his actions, fabricated or otherwise, affect the image of the band. “Zayn feels that being caught out with Courtney has made the band look bad, and is still worried about how bosses will react in the long run,” the report reads. "Simon [Cowell] made it clear that everyone makes mistakes and the key is to resolve problems and move on with what they do best."
Zayn Gets Extra Vacation Days?
The report alleges that the hunky singer is finding the time away from his family to be more and more difficult to handle. Simon has allegedly promised he won’t overwork the group, even offering Zayn extra time off.
We hope Zayn is able to work through this and remain a member of the group. 1D wouldn’t be the same without him!
Do you think Zayn will quite One Direction, HollywoodLifers?
In the spirit of National Beyoncé Week — brought to you by the National Football League, the United States Congress, the Internet and the House of Dereon — I begin this American Idolrecap with the bastardization of a famous lyric from the Artist Occasionally Known as Sasha Fierce:
“To the left, to the left. All the lady Idols in the holding pen to the left.”
Yes, folks, I’m still trying to sort out my feelings about one of the biggest changes to the show’s structure since the days I first began recapping Fox’s reality behemoth — and identified with #TeamBo over #TeamCarrie. (Oh hindsight, you’re the cruelest mistress of all. Still, I bet even you have “Witness” on your iPod.)
But back to the curveball thrown by maniacal genius/kindly British uncle Nigel Lythgoe: Separating the annual/grueling Hollywood Week festivities by gender. Male contestants this week; future Haley Reinharts and Aloha Mi’Shos not taking the screen till next Wednesday. Yes, thanks to Fox’s crackerjack publicity department, we knew the change was gonna come — if you took that as an Adam Lambert shout-out, then ding-ding-ding-ding-ding — but tonight’s fast, furious two-hour telecast was kinda hard to process.
So many dudes. So many of them shown in less-than-bite-sized snippets. And not a single Carly Smithson or Crystal Bowersox or Theri to break the testosterone chokehold. Who was good? Who was terrible? Who only appealed to the gay British dude who lives in Nicki Minaj’s medulla oblongata? I’m not entirely sure I enjoyed it, and I’m not sure I saw the 2013 answer to Phillip Phillps, but either way, it’s gonna take me a couple hours to organize my thoughts and notes.
I’ll be back overnight to update this post with a full episode recap — bookmark, refresh, and enjoy! — but until then, let me turn things over to you. What did you think of the first night of American Idol Season 12 Hollywood Week? Were there any decisions that made you mad? Any contestants who got you jonesing for the live rounds? Sound off in the comments, and for all my Idol-related news, recaps, interviews and videos, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!
The Grammys and CBS have issued a ‘Wardrobe Advisory’ banning clothing that exposes sideboob, among other things, at the Feb. 10 telecast, as our sister site Deadline.com revealed! I think this is such an absurd and unnecessary step for the network to take. Do they know what kind of show the Grammys is?
Have the people in charge of The Grammys (airing on CBS on Feb. 10) lost their minds? As revealed by our sister site Deadline.com on Feb. 6, an e-mail from CBS Standards and Practices was sent to all presenters and performers at the upcoming telecast, advising them to “adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe” — a policy that goes so far, it bans sideboob! Should all the ladies arrive in potato sacks, CBS?
2013 Grammy Awards Show Bans Nipples, “Puffy” Genital Skin, & More
This advisory is insane. Not only is the policy a serious overreach that unfairly targets women’s fashion, it’s written in the most strangely clinical terminology. “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic,” the e-mail reads.
But it doesn’t stop there! “Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible "puffy" bare skin exposure,” it continues. I don’t even want to begin to contemplate what “visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure” is.
CBS’ Wardrobe Advisory Has Gone Too Far
Come on, CBS — this is ridiculous! The Grammys are supposed to be the fun, anything-goes awards show! You do realize your honorees are Rihanna and Katy Perry and not Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, right?
Would you tell Lady Gaga that she can’t arrive in her egg? Would you prevent men from wearing anything provocative? Why must the fashion choices for the fabulous ladies being honored at the event be so limited? CBS, it’s time you rethink this insane wardrobe advisory.
Do you agree that the banning of sideboob at The Grammys is crazy, HollywoodLifers?
As Chris was en route to an L.A. courthouse — with Rihanna in tow — to answer allegations that he violated his probation, Karrueche sent out quite the diss tweet! Was she insulting her ex-boyfriend? Read on to find out what she tweeted!
As Chris Brown is facing down an allegation that he violated the terms of his probation by submitting fraudulent community service records to the court, he needs all the support he can get. Though he had Rihanna by his side as he attended a court hearing on Feb. 6, it doesn’t look like he’s getting any love from Karrueche Tran — if a tweet she sent out during his hearing is any indication!
At 1:00pm PST, the same time Chris, 23, was getting kisses blown at him by Rihanna, 24, while in court, Karrueche, 24 took to her Twitter to announce, “When you ain’t s**t, it shows.” Could the model/fashion designer have been upset it was RiRi who was publicly supporting her man, and not her?
Rihanna Attends Court With Chris Brown
After spending the night together, Chris and Rihanna left his house to head to court around noon. They walked into the courtroom together, where the “Diamonds” singer blew him a kiss. They walked out together, as well, arm-in-arm — probably enraging Karrueche further!
Chris is expected back in court on April 5.
Chris’ Instagram Rant
The day before heading to court, Chris erupted on Instagram, letting the world in on just how low he was feeling.
"I'm wise I can handle the hate but enough is enough yo!! Yes it bothers me but it's not my main focus! My music is…and when I speak on it… it's because I want people to know how I feel."
"I'm a human being and I honestly think I deserve respect, I'm sick of being accused. I'm tired ya'll just don't understand I've been going through this s**t since I was 19 years old … you can't sit here and tell me to calm down, when am I gonna get a positive outcome out of anything I do? … When can I get that feed back? I'm TIRED do you read me I'm tired!!!!! I'm not gonna sit here and play the victim, I'm just tired of this s**t … I pray every day and night for a new outcome … and just when everything seems to be going good some new s**t happens."
Do you think Karrueche’s diss tweet was meant for Chris, HollywoodLifers?
Rihanna doesn’t want to see Chris sad and alone, which is why the couple hit up the recording studio in the early morning of Feb. 6. Keep reading for all the exclusive details!
Rihanna knows how to get Chris Brown in better spirits — and it’s through music. After a tumultuous few days for Chris, including an allegation that he violated his probation by submitting fraudulent community service records, Rihanna took her man to the studio on the morning of Feb. 6, so he could decompress!
“Rihanna and Chris had a late night, a real late night dinner and they talked and chilled because he was just going thorough it,” the source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “He was sad and she wanted to be there for him. With all the s**t he been going through, she felt she needed to be there for him.”
More Drama For Chris Brown
Rihanna, 24, seems to be keeping her promise to stay by Chris’ side, as she was in court with Chris, 23, on Feb. 6 in Los Angeles. Chris and his attorney were there to respond to allegations that Chris lied about the number of community service hours he was court-ordered to perform, stemming from the 2009 case where he was convicted of beating the “Diamonds” singer.
Rihanna Wasn’t The Only Woman In Court Supporting Chris
While Chris loves two women at his side at all times, Rihanna sat next to Chris’ mother, Joyce Hawkins, in the gallery behind him.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported on Feb. 5, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office claims Chris lied about fulfilling his mandatory community sentence and say documents may have been falsified to make it appear as though he performed more work than he actually did. The D.A.’s office goes further, suggesting that Chris’ own mother was in charge of supervising him while he performed his court mandated service.
Sound off, HollywoodLifers. Should Rihanna keep Chris in the studio longer until all is resolved?
The hard-nosed and emotional Mama Miller is introduced when Nick and the gang travel to his hometown of Chicago and discover that their roomie is actually the most responsible and mature member of his clan. (Not hard to believe when you remember his con-man dad, recently played by guest star Dennis Farina.)
Meanwhile, mom is skeptical of her son’s relationship with Jess.
Former 666 Park Ave. resident Dave Annable is making a major push into comedy, landing a starring role in the NBC comedy pilot Joe, Joe and Jane.
The multi-came project, written by Joe Port and Joe Weissman (The Office, Just Shoot Me), focuses on Joe, an author caught in an ongoing war between two needy, flawed people — his wife, Jane (played by Army Wives‘ Sally Pressman), and his ladies man co-author/BFF, Joe (Annable). The search for the other Joe continues.
Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore co-stars as Jane’s recently divorced stepfather.
Annable’s mostly dramatic TV resume includes this season’s short-lived ABC thriller 666 Park Ave., Brothers & Sisters and Reunion.
Shocking news! A nine-year-old girl from Mexico gave birth to a baby daughter on Jan. 27. In a tragic turn, local officials are telling reporters that the pre-teen mother was a victim of rape. Click on for further shaking details.
On Jan. 27, a young girl from Zapopan, Mexico gave birth to a 5.95-pound baby girl. The mother of the girl, who has so far only been identified as “Dafne,” told Mexican police officials that her daughter was only eight years old when she got pregnant, and that the father is a 17 year-old boy.
The 17 Year-Old Father Runs Away
The unidentified teenaged boy is under suspicion of rape, and has not been found by the police. “He ran away,” said Dafne’s mother.
Jorge Villasenor, from the state prosecutor’s office, insists that the boy has not been charged, but is just being sought after for questioning. “We are looking for the young man to get his story because she does not understand what has happened,” he says, though he does add, “This is a rape or child sex abuse case.”
The baby, born in Zoquipan Hospital, is healthy and doing well, according to doctors. Both the baby girl and her young mother were released from the hospital, though doctors say that they will need further examination because of the extraordinary circumstances.
More History of Pre-Teen Mothers
The nine-year-old Dafne is not, in fact, the youngest woman to give birth. Yelizaveta Gryshchenko gave birth to a stillborn baby at age six in the Soviet Union in 1934. Even more astonishing, five years later, Lina Medina from Ticrapo, Peru gave birth at the age of five years and seven months.
HollyMoms, what do YOU think about this shocking, pre-teen delivery? Let us know!
The stunning star rocked it at the Super Bowl and looked incredibly fierce! But as we examined her beauty look, we couldn’t help but notice her nose looked a bit different — below, experts give their opinion on whether Bey had a bit of a nip/tuck or is it just a little makeup contouring!
Beyoncé is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women in the world — not to mention incredibly talented! She proved she has the pipes and the moves to rock the world stage at the Super Bowl. On closer inspection of her gorgeous face (compared to earlier pics), it seems she might have had some work done. “It’s extremely likely she’s had a rhinoplasty,” says Jeffrey Spiegel, M.D., Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Professor at Boston University in Boston, MA. “I think she has had her nose narrowed and the tip refined. I do this same procedure regularly. She looks gorgeous and the surgeon did an excellent job," he says.
Beyoncé’s Evolving Appearance
Beyoncé, 31, looks different in 2013 than in 2005. Back then, the shape of her nose seemed wide and the tip more rounded. Now it’s possible Bey’s makeup artist is a contouring expert and has created the illusion of a thinner nose with makeup. Contouring is a trick makeup artists use to change features. Kim Kardashian is one celebrity who’s been vocal about the tips her makeup artist has used to contour her features. In fact, she bravely bared her before pics to show all the makeup necessary to create her signature look!
How To Contour Your Features
Contouring is basically creating shadow on certain areas of the face so they change shape. The easiest way to make a wider nose slimmer is to use a foundation darker than your skin tone and apply it on either side of your nose and blend. Use a lighter foundation down the center of your nose from eyebrow to tip and then blend.
HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Beyoncé had a nose job? Vote below!
WATCH: Kim Kardashian On Makeup Contouring — It Can Change Your Face
‘Lannie’ shippers, your prayers have been answered!
Say it with me kids: finally! According to the official description for 90210‘s Feb. 25 episode, Annie (Shenae Grimes) “feels confused about her newly re-surfaced feelings” for Liam (Matt Lanter). It should come as no surprise that Annie is “confused” — honestly, when is she not? — but I think all “Lannie” fans can breathe a sigh of relief that she’s seeing what we’ve all seen for the past five seasons: Liam is totally her lobster.
I assume the next few episodes will find Annie mourning Riley (Riley Smith), who died on last week’s episode after an experimental spinal surgery. And who will be there to provide a shoulder for Annie to cry on? My guess is that his name rhymes with Shmiam Shmourt.
4 More Spoilers From ’90210′ Season 5, Episode 15
1. Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) goes into business with half-brother Mark (Charlie Weber), as they “decide to open a restaurant” together. I’m assuming “disaster” is on the menu.
2. Dixon (Tristan Wilds) books Michaela (Lyndon Smith) to perform at Naomi and Mark’s restaurant opening, and Silver (Jessica Stroup) probably won’t be happy when she finds out.
3. It’s also safe to assume that Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) won’t be too happy that Dixon booked Michaela over her. (What’s she going to do, sing “Snake Charmer” alone in her bedroom?)
4. Navid (Michael Steger) discovers a dark secret about Campbell (Grant Gustin) when he agrees to escort his fiancé to an event: Campbell is cheating on her! I knew that guy was trouble.
Are you glad to hear that Annie will finally be rethinking her break-up from Liam? Drop me a comment with your thoughts on all things ‘Lannie!’
It’s the story we all thought we knew, but now, Oz themed makeup palettes will once again engage us in the fight between good and evil! Bewitching makeup collections from Urban Decay make us ask — are you Team Theodora or Team Glinda?
In March 2013′s film, Oz The Greatand Powerful, Michelle Williams will lend her angelic face to the role of Glinda the Good Witch opposite a sultry Mila Kunis as the nasty Theodora. With these enchanting collections from Urban Decay, YOU can pick your side, channeling whichever witch suits your mood! Are YOU more of a Theodora or a Glinda?
Urban Decay’s ‘Oz’-Inspired Makeup Palettes
Urban Decay is offering two new makeup palettes that will let you literally get into character before the premiere of the much-anticipated Oz movie. These palettes are filled with beautiful, completely wearable colors. You don’t have to worry about how you would work ruby slipper red eyeshadow into your routine! Instead, these colors look just like the ones the real actresses in the movie are sporting!
Get The Look: The Glinda
Soft and pretty, the Glinda palette from Urban Decay is filled with eyeshadow shades that you can wear everyday. Delicate metallics, dusty pastels and rich jewel tones define the collection, making it on-trend for Spring 2013. The included mini 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar is a deep plum shade that’s super easy to incorporate into your makeup routine — this liner plays up any eye color and gives you a soft but powerful look. The palette also includes the custom “Glinda” shade of Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color, a nude mauve that compliments any look.
Get The Look: The Theodora
The Theodora palette is rich in flattering earth-toned shades that will help you achieve the evil witch’s smokey style. This palette also features emerald green and shimmering gold shadows that are a little bit more of a literal interpretation of Emerald City’s Yellow Brick Road. The set comes with a 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero and custom “Theodora” Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color because what evil temptress is complete without a bold red lip and piercing blacker-than-black eyeliner?
HollywoodLifers, are you more of a Theodora or Glinda? Vote below.
Madonna and Lola chose the model to front the Spring 2013 campaign — and you can get a sneak peek and go behind-the-scenes right here!
Madonna, 54, and her daughter Lourdes Maria Ciccone (Lola), 16, are ready to unveil the Spring 2013 Material Girl collection — and what better way to show it off than on a famous face? Georgia is featured in a series of photos in iconic tourist destinations around California such as the Hollywood Hills sign, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, and the famous west coast burger joint, In-and-Out. Georgia says, “The highlight of my day was going to the Hollywood sign because I’ve never been up there before and meeting the tiny little pig, which was so cute.”
She lead us in the world of the “Material Girl,” saying, “It’s been such a good experience working with Madonna and Lola and doing Material Girl, they have such a great style and both such lovely women.” When asked what she would like from Madonna’s closet, Georgia hinted, “If I was to borrow something from her wardrobe, it would be the iconic cone bra.”
Georgia isn’t the only famous face to sport the brand! In fact, former Material Girl models include Kelly Osbourne and Taylor Momsen. How do you think Georgia ranks? Check out the scenic California cool shoot right here and let us know what you think. If you want to scoop up the collection, you can find it at Macy’s where it’s available at an affordable price, ranging from $5-$89.50.
Chris appeared in court on Feb. 6 arm-in-arm with Rihanna, to face the judge for an already-scheduled hearing. Rihanna even blew him a kiss as he entered the courtroom. But the focus ended up being about his alleged faked community service hours that could land him back in jail!
TMZ is reporting that Chris has been ordered to meet with his probation officer in LA within 48 hours to speak with the officer possibly faking his community service.
But the biggest shocker was when Rihanna walked in with Chris and was actually in the court room and left with him too!
The next hearing is scheduled for April 5, in the meantime the judge is going to review all of the evidence from the DA.
Chris Brown's Probation Revoked?
We told you that HollywoodLife.com reported, that the Los Angeles County District Attorney filed legal documents claiming that he had violated his probation by altering his community service documents.
“Entertainer Chris Brown failed to provide 'credible, competent or verifiable evidence' that he completed his court-ordered community labor,” the Los Angeles District Attorney told us. “[We] asked the court to order Brown to fulfill his obligation in Los Angeles County.”