'Empire': Lucious Reveals A Huge Secret!

March 12th, 2015 9:16am EDT
'Empire' Recap 'Sins Of The Father' - Lucious Shocks With Secret
There are consequences to being the offspring of Lucious Lyons (Terrence Howard). The whole family felt the dangerous effects of them in the penultimate episode “Sins of the Father.”

Mama Lyon aka Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) visits Andre at a psychiatric clinic and learns that bipolar disorder isn’t a “white person’s disease.” It affects everyone, including a Lyon. Michelle White (Jennifer Hudson) thinks music is the best cure for Andre. Hakeem and Jamal believe chatting about Empire’s IPO will do the trick. Neither work as Andre is only interested in making a paper airplane than talking to ...

Did 'American Idol' Top 12 Impress Us Last Night?

March 12th, 2015 8:57am EDT
'American Idol' Recap: The Top 12 Perform, Did They Impress?
Last night, American Idol 2015 revealed the top 12 contestants. They also had them sing their audition songs to show their progression. Overall, this American Idol season is proving to be one of the strongest ones.

America voted in their top ten favorite finalists. Then the Idol judges had to pick two more from the remaining six. By the end of the night four were eliminated. Tonight's episode of American Idol 2015 sends another person home.

Here's our recap of the top 12 performances.

America's Picks:

Sarina Joi Crowe

"Love Runs Out" by One Republic

Judges Comments: Keith Urban c...

'Simpsons' Co-Creator Dead At 59

March 10th, 2015 8:25am EDT
Emmy Winning 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Dies After Cancer Battle
Nine-time Emmy winner Sam Simon, co-creator of “The Simpsons,” died Sunday of colorectal cancer at his home in Los Angeles, his reps confirmed. He was 59 years old.

Simon was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late 2012.

“Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean also confirmed the news with a tweet on Monday.

.@thesimpsons #everysimpsonsever Just heard terrible news of death of @simonsam. A great man; I owe him everything.

— Al Jean (@AlJean) March 9, 2015

Simon won seven Emmy Awards for “The Simpsons." In 1989 he developed “The Simpsons” with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. Simon co-wrote n...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake’s Deadbeat Dad Shows Up

March 9th, 2015 11:06am EDT
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Oh Father, Where Art Thou?
From the moment "Captain Peralta" introduces its Captain Roger Peralta (that'd be the father of one Jake Peralta, played by Bradley Whitford), it's pretty obvious where the episode's headed.

The elder Peralta was a deadbeat and abandoned Jake when he was very young, but now he's back and seems to be the very picture of fatherhood. Yeah, no. Like all sitcom deadbeat dad episodes, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" gets about a half-hour of father/son goodness before Dad ditches out, just like always.

Also like all the other deadbeat dad episodes before it, we've got a character who doesn't trust our ret...

'Bob's Burgers' Touches On Some Timeless Themes

March 9th, 2015 10:53am EDT
'Bob's Burgers' Season 5, Episode 14 Recap: 'L'il Hard Dad'
With its focus on the family, “Bob’s Burgers” covers a lot of timeless themes. Indeed, it is not trying in reinventing the wheel in terms of life lessons. But that is not to say it is not unique or imaginative – far from it. The particulars of its plots often find avenues that no other show would ever look down. A father defending his principles because of the shoddy craftsmanship on a model helicopter based on “True Lies” requires some very special people to think it up.

This commitment to idiosyncrasy is an ideal approach for subverting expectations, partly because it is often unclea...

Is Jada Pinkett-Smith Quitting 'Gotham'?

March 9th, 2015 8:27am EDT
Jada Pinkett-Smith Is Quitting 'Gotham' - Or Is She Getting Kill
By far, Jada Pinkett Smith is the biggest name attached to Fox's "Gotham". Which makes this news all the weirder, because Smith has just revealed that she's done with Gotham, and won't be returning after the first season.

"I signed for a year, and the year is up," Smith revealed on "Live with Kelly and Michael" on Friday. "But, there are some great things coming ahead on Gotham – believe you me, there's a lot of good stuff coming.”

Why so not-at-all serious? Smith seems so noncommittal about the whole thing, like a star walking away from a hit TV series without any real explanation is the...

'American Idol' Recap: Which Of The Top 8 Girls Wore #TheDress

March 6th, 2015 9:04am EST
'American Idol' Recap: Top 8 Girls Perform, 4 Eliminated - One W
Wednesday, American Idol 2015's top twelve guys became eight. Idol kept it's journey to the top 12 in Detroit. In honor of the Motor City, Motown music reigned supreme. We saw some beautifully sung performances, along with some questionable arrangements.

Last night, the top eight women got their chance to shine. And some of them shined bright like a diamond. It was a strong night of American Idol performances. Here's our recap and reveal of American Idol 2015's top eight women finalists.

Top 8 Girls

Tyanna Jones

"Rockin' Robin" by Michael Jackson

Judges Comments: Keith Urban said...

Check Out 'Empire's' 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Moments Last Night!

March 5th, 2015 10:52am EST
'Empire's' 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Moments Of 'Unto The Breach'
As “Empire” prepares to wrap up its freshman season (only two episodes left, guys) we’re treated with more juicy drama from Andre, Jamal and Hakeem’s mama. Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) wasn’t the only one bringing the fire. Anika lit the match last week aligning with Lucious’ enemy Baretti (Judd Nelson). In “Unto the Breach” we see which Lyon gets burned by the betrayal.

Bye Anika
Just as Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Anika put on their best aww-worthy performance as a happily engaged couple for the wedding planner, Cookie shatters the faux fairytale by exposing her dirty little ...

'American Idol': How Did The Top 8 Guys Perform?

March 5th, 2015 8:25am EST
'American Idol' Recap: Top 8 Guys Perform, 4 Eliminated
Last night on American Idol 2015, the top 12 guys turned into the top 8. The results produced some surprise eliminations, with some even bigger surprise advancements. Besides Idol eliminations, we got treated to some Motown.

American Idol Motown week usually gets us extremely excited. We love Motown but we also love seeing how different artists interpret it. American Idol 2015's contestants definitely aren't afraid to experiment with the classics. Some experiments deserved standing ovations, while others did not. Here's the run down of last night's top 8 guy performances, and a reveal of t...

'New Girl' Recap: 'Walk Of Shame'

March 4th, 2015 9:20am EST
New Girl - Walk Of Shame
“We are sluts, and we are clowns, but we are not losers!”

A few episodes ago, “New Girl” got away with the typical TV wackiness of a lost wedding ring by not really being about the ring. In this episode, Jess and Cece’s titular “Walk of Shame” involved a host of ridiculous indignities. This trope is not as common as the “stalling for lost item” routine, but it is at least just as wacky. There were points to be made with the girls’ predicament, but they did not overcome the fact that the mess they were in was gradually making less and less sense.

Jess and Cece’s feminist justifications ...