Reality (Talent)

Jimmy Shubert Talks Competing To Be 'Last Comic Standing'

June 5th, 2014 4:15pm EDT
Jimmy Shubert Talks Competing To Be 'Last Comic Standing'
NBC's Last Comic Standing is like The Voice for stand-up comedians: it exposes these folks, who have been grinding for years if not decades just to make us laugh, to a national TV audience. The show has made a splash in its return, and one of the comics it's introduced us to is Jimmy Shubert, who called up BFTV recently to chat about competing on LCS and his career to date.

Why would he be willing to put himself into the reality TV machine? "Just because what I read about what they were trying to do this season," he told us. "Wanda Sykes, who's a great comic, brought the show back after a ...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 2 Recap: The Puppet and Fik-Shun

June 5th, 2014 8:47am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 2 Recap: The Puppet an
So You Think You Can Dance season 11 started night two of auditions with less gimmicks and backstory, and more raw talent. During the performances, you were either overwhelmed by the beautiful technique of the performers, or you were clapping and dancing along. This episode of So You Think You Can Dance 2014 really ramped up anticipation for the live shows.

Day 4: Chicago

Joffrey Ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels joins judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe for this round of Chicago auditions.

Paul “the Puppet” Brushaber

The episode starts by introducing fans to a different style of danci...
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Exclusive Interview With Master Ventriloquist & 'America's Got Talent' Champion, Terry Fator

June 4th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Exclusive Interview With Master Ventriloquist & 'America's Got T
Recently, we had the opportunity to talk with the winner of the second season of America's Got Talent, Terry Fator. Terry is known for his lovable puppet antics, great sense of humor, and his ability to project his singing voice from the mouths of others. In case you've never seen his award winning performance, take a look here.

Terry was nice enough to take some of our questions down and answer them, as well as having a little something to say to our readers personally. Enjoy our interview with him, and read to the end to see an Starpulse exclusive video clip from Terry.

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Mary Murphy Previews 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 11

June 4th, 2014 2:15pm EDT
Mary Murphy Previews 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 11
FOX's So You Think You Can Dance is back for Season 11, and we recently checked in with the show's most entertaining judge to see what's going on. Here's what Mary Murphy had to tell BFTV about what we can expect from the show, the evolution of dance on television, and how she's able to always be so high-energy!

"It's another great group of kids. I think it'll be a totally different season than last year, which is kind of refreshing," she said, teasing the new season, which is still in its auditions phase. "I think we're going to have a new influx of ballroom [dancing]. I will say that we'...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Adam Levine's New Film Trailer

June 2nd, 2014 12:20pm EDT
'The Voice' News Roundup: Adam Levine's New Film Trailer
It's only been about two weeks since Josh Kaufman was named champ of The Voice Season 6, but the show's coaches and alumni are already making offseason moves. We've compiled the notable happenings for you below in this first June edition of our The Voice news roundup.

Adam Levine's Feature Film Debut Is Almost Here

We're just a few weeks away from seeing coach Adam Levine make his acting debut. Begin Again, in which Adam plays musician Dave Kohl, has its limited release Friday, June 27 and then expands everywhere on July 11.

The cast also includes Keira Knightley as Dave's jilted girlfri...
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John Barrowman Dazzles As Host Of ABC's 'Sing Your Face Off'

May 30th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
John Barrowman Dazzles As Host Of ABC's 'Sing Your Face Off'
Who wouldn't want to spend your Saturday night with John Barrowman? Our favorite multi-talented entertainer is showing off a whole other side of himself as the host of ABC's Sing Your Face Off, in which celebrities are transformed into various singing superstars. We couldn't resist catching up with John on Wednesday to ask him about getting to do something completely different, as well as his own forthcoming album.

Those of you who know John from Arrow or Torchwood might be thrown to see him as here, but his background is in theater; he made for an amazing Albin in La Cage aux Folles in 20...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Premiere Recap: Honoring Dad

May 29th, 2014 8:49am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Premiere Recap: Honoring Dad
The So You Think You Can Dance 2014 premiere perfectly blended heartwarming, silly, and inspirational moments. We witnessed everything from a “dad dance-off” to dancers who refused to give up on their dreams. So You Think You Can Dance started off season 11 with enough excitement to hook us.

Day 1: New Orleans

Wayne Brady joins Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe as a judge in New Orleans.

Shelby Rase

Shelby’s dad and his "bottle dance" overshadows her excellently executed contemporary solo. Later, daddy (Mike) Rase even makes another appearance to duel another father during a "dad dance-off...
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Terry Fator Talks 'Live In Concert' DVD, Life After 'AGT'

May 22nd, 2014 12:40pm EDT
Terry Fator Talks 'Live In Concert' DVD, Life After 'AGT'
Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator just released his second DVD, Terry Fator Live In Concert, on Tuesday. The multi-talented performer and America's Got Talent winner also took some time out between shows at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to talk with BFTV about putting out a second special, his live set, and the Vegas acts that he loves.

"I just felt like it was ready," he said of the decision to produce another DVD after several years since the arrival of his first one. "I'm such a stickler for quality. We put out a DVD back in 2009, and people have been asking me [to] put another o...
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'American Idol' Recap: Caleb Johnson Crowned Season 13 Winner

May 22nd, 2014 5:53am EDT
'American Idol' Recap: Caleb Johnson Crowned Season 13 Winner
Last night, what used to be one of the biggest moments on the pop culture calendar essentially became the proverbial tree falling in the forest.

Yes, it's basically over for 'American Idol' at this point. The show is coming back next season, but it comes on the heels of the series' lowest rating ever - a 1.6 for the final performance show - and less buzz than a dead bee. It was damn near impossible to find Caleb trending on any form of social media. This is not what 'Idol' is supposed to be.

So Caleb won in near-obscurity. It was inevitable once Alex started to bore the judges that Caleb ...
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'American Idol' Recap: Caleb And Jena In The Final Showdown

May 21st, 2014 9:50am EDT
American Idol
Caleb vs. Jena isn't exactly the best of 'American Idol' finales, but it certainly promised to be one of the most compelling with two very similar singers competing and neither having established themselves as the clear favorite.

So who got the better of this close matchup? Read on to find out.

Jena Irene sang "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence + The Machine

Keith Said: The way that you owned the stage is a sign of a true pro.

J-Lo Said: It was a really good start. I could see the heebie-jeebies, but you loosened up.

Harry Said: That was fantastic. I hope you put that song on your record....
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