25 Best Moments From 'The Simpsons'

March 9th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
25 Best Moments From 'The Simpsons'
It’s hard to believe that "The Simpsons” have been providing television viewers with 25 years of biting satire and top notch TV comedy. Never proving redundant or stale even after the passage of the series’ early golden years, "The Simpsons" still proves to be a highly relevant voice in pop culture today, one that equally influences and parodies the latest trends in entertainment and culture. But even after 25 years on the air, there are still some key Simpsons' moments that prove to be the shining pinnacle of the series’ work, so hilarious and irreverent that they’re still as fresh and fun...

'American Idol' Recap: Kristen Goes Home Plus The Top 12 Power Rankings

February 28th, 2014 8:50am EST
Kristen O'Connor eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL
Last night's 'Idol' results show was, well...and 'Idol' results show.

Yes, it doesn't seem that in a season of change the producers want to do much to the results show. We still have stools, we still have Seacrest and we still have plenty of time to fill.

Last night we got a few musical acts. First, there was Candice Glover singing a "Medley of Her Hits" - I'm amazed that was said with a straight face. I'd never heard either of these songs before and I don't think I ever will again.

Then it was Jake Bugg. Cheer up, dude, you're on 'American Idol'. Nice of him to put on a smile or any sor...

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 13 Go Live!

February 27th, 2014 8:42am EST
'American Idol' Recap: The Top 13 Go Live!
It's thirteen Singers. It's three Judges. It's one Seacrest. It's one Dawg. Yes, it's the first 'American Idol' live show and there's no sense waiting around. Let's get to the recap!

Dexter Roberts sang "Aw Naw" by Chris Young

Keith Said: Figure out how to make it a Dexter Roberts performance.

J-Lo Said: Figure out how to take it to the next level.

Harry Said: You're singing out of tune. Use your personality more.

The Verdict:

There's a rumor going around that Dexter was singing during this performance.

That rumor remains aurally unsubstantiated as it was impossible to hear Dexter ov...

5 Spoilers You Need To Know: 'New Girl,' 'Scandal,' 'Hawaii Five-0' And More...

February 24th, 2014 2:45pm EST
New Girl
Every four years, the Winter Olympics inspires nations through through extreme snowy sports, the human spirit and a centuries' old flame. As much as I enjoyed the tear-jerking interviews and the incredible performances, I'm glad the Olympic torch has been extinguished and the television can resume its regularly scheduled programming. In honor of all of the returning shows, here are five spoilers you need to know on "New Girl", "Hawaii Five-0" and more...

Schmidt Happens. If you are hoping for Schmidt and Cece to reunite on Fox's "New Girl", you might not want to hold your breath. T...

'American Idol' Recap: Ranking The Top 13 Set To Compete

February 21st, 2014 10:41am EST
American Idol Top 13
The Cute Guy with a Guitar was back in a big way on 'American Idol' last night after being forced out by producers last year.

Four of the five dudes who passed America's test strummed their guitars for their performance show. Sam, Ben, Alex, Dexter, they're all minstrels. This archetype is just catnip for voters and it appears to be a fight between dudes with a dreadnought to ultimately win this show. That's just what American prefers.

But what about me? What about your humble 'Idol' recapper? Who do I prefer on this year's competition?

Yes, it's time once more for The Molly DeWolf Swens...

'American Idol' Recap: The Guys Take The Stage On Rush Week

February 20th, 2014 8:39am EST
'American Idol' Recap: The Guys Take The Stage On Rush Week
It was Rush Week, Part Two last night on 'Idol' as the boys hit the stage to complete in what's been a pretty cool innovation for this season.

The best feature of this Rush Week parade is definitely the cruelty: how devious it was of 'Idol' to make a total of ten kids prepare this week without ever getting a chance to sing or knowing if they would sing. It was a total departure for the show to do something like this and added double drama each performance night as the audience got to play along with the contestants as they were called out like the NFL Draft.

That was great, and as an adde...

Mariah Carey Laments Being A Judge On 'American Idol'

February 13th, 2014 3:00pm EST
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey thinks it was a mistake to be a judge on "American Idol" instead of a mentor. The singer served on the reality show for just one season and famously clashed with her co-star Nicki Minaj.

She told New York radio station Z100: "I should've been a mentor on the show and that's it. I should've been the Jimmy Iovine."

Iovine, the boss of Interscope Records, was a mentor for the competitors from 2011 until 2013, and frequently gave the aspiring singers constructive criticism.

Carey explained, "There needed to be that person that was brutally honest, but the brutality didn't have t...

Good Riddance X Factor!

February 10th, 2014 3:20pm EST
The X Factor
Opinion: A death has occurred in the reality television show family – gasp! The X Factor (USA) was kicked to the curb – CANCELLED! Dun dun dun!!! Normally, being the reality television enthusiast that I am, I might be upset by the ending of the show. However with the cancellation of X Factor, I don’t really give a flip (and yes you know what I mean instead of “flip”). I’m not the only one who does care – few others care either judging by the ratings. X Factor just didn’t connect on the level that American Idol did when it first came out and even with Idol sagging in the ratings now, it’s...

Fox Axes 'The X Factor'

February 8th, 2014 11:00am EST
The X Factor
FOX has cancelled "The X Factor" after three seasons. The news was announced just hours after Simon Cowell said he would be returning to the British version of the show as a judge.

Last month, Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly agreed that the program was struggling against rival singing shows like "American Idol" and "The Voice," stating, "The show underperformed this year. Simon himself would admit that. The ratings were not what we hoped...If the show were to come back, it would not be in the current format we have."

The U.S. version of "The X Factor" launched in 2011 with judges Cow...

'American Idol' Recap: The Pitfalls Of Group Week

February 7th, 2014 8:26am EST
'American Idol' Recap: The Pitfalls Of Group Week
Last night was the night when 'American Idol' bizarrely transforms into 'The Sing-Off'.

'American Idol' is a solo performance show, an individual competition where the judges seek to find the best contestant to become a pop star. So, of course, they make these solo artists sing together in a group in order to determine who should move on. The obvious choice.

This exercise has never made much sense. Actually, it used to make a lot of sense: It was a perfect excuse to inject the artificial reality show drama of the behind-the-scenes elements of group week into the show for a fun little dist...