| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:00 PM
This episode needed a parental guidance warning.
Alexis gets a new nose and it is already out of joint because Gretchen didn’t visit her on the day of the operation. And lucky us – we get to see everything they pulled out of Alexis’ old...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:01 AM
Two area Maryland performers made it to the final 12 on Simon Cowell's talent competition "The X Factor."
They are 18-year-old Paige Elizabeth, of Perry Hall, and 20-year-old Marcus Canty, of Bowie.
Read a Sun interview I did with Elizabeth two weeks...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Television just isn't the same without Simon Cowell. Whether you love or loathe him, there's little denying his impact on reality TV competitions and pop-culture in general. Cowell returns to the tube Wednesday night, when his beloved project (and...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:12 PM
THE SKINNY: Welcome to the world of "The X-Factor." From the start of Wednesday night's premiere, the "X" would take the foundations of "American Idol" — high drama, big lights and heartfelt stories — and build for the sky. This was an...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 11:48 AM
THE SKINNY: Have we been had? "The X-Factor" followed up a seriously stellar debut with a two-hour mess of talentless singers and worse. The supporters of the first episode should be worried. Was Thursday night the real "X-Factor" or just a momentary bump...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 4:59 PM
THE SKINNY: More auditions. It was basically the same show as the first two, with more talent than the second but no where near what the first had. There was actual drama between the judges not agreeing on talent, and Fox wisely saved it for last. The...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 3:31 AM
Paige Elizabeth, an 18-year-old day-care worker from Perry Hall, is getting a crash course in the power of television and instant fame.
Two weeks ago, a brief clip of her audition singing Lady Gaga’s “You & I” aired on Simon Cowell&...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:48 PM
We'd rather not think about the Super Bowl.
But after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is presented to Sunday's winner comes a championship contest we can really get behind: the premiere of the second season of "The Voice" on NBC.
A different kind of talent...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Erin Andrews will be the new co-host on "Dancing With the Stars," which starts its new season March 17 on ABC.
But Andrews will continue to work for Fox Sports. Andrews competed on the 10th season of "Dancing" and had Maksim Chmerkovskiy as a partner....
| Feb 22, 2014
| 3:06 AM
If "Dancing With the Stars" drops host Tom Bergeron, the end will be near, because he has been central to the show's success.
But the changes continue at "Dancing With the Stars."
Co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet won't be with the ABC dance contest when...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 6:30 AM
This post has been updated. See below for details.
Not so long ago, Simon Cowell was probably the most powerful man on American TV.
His cranky, caustic judging had helped make "American Idol" an invincible No. 1 hit. As a producer, he makes "America's...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Fox has X'd out "The X Factor."
Once hyped as the next "American Idol," Fox has canceled the "The X Factor" after three seasons of shuffling judges and low ratings for the musical talent show.
Simon Cowell, who left "American Idol" for "The X Factor,"...