| Sep 9, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Christiane Amanpour was spotted Friday by our own Hilary Phelps at Bar Boulud, a restaurant near Lincoln Center frequented by New York Fashion Week attendees. The veteran journo was eating soup and sipping on what appeared to be a pink grapefruit...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:21 PM
An estimated 22.1 million viewers, the fourth largest audience of the TV year for NBC football coverage, tuned in Sunday night to see the Ravens dramatic last second victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
That's a huge audience -- as huge as that of...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:14 PM
Tonight's another two-hour episode as the competition heads to Vegas, baby!
Seventy contestants travel on a bus from Hollywood to Vegas as the judges continue to trim the roster before the live shows begin. These contestants are to perform in groups...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 8:32 PM
This time, "Idol" pays a visit to Pittsburgh, the City of Champions. Is this where we will find the ultimate winner then?
THIS! Is "American Idol"!
Side note: I love how the Scotty McCreery clip that the producers added to the opening credits this...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:37 PM
Tonight's episode kicked off with a special greeting from Commander Burbank at the space station, "currently flying 250 miles above the earth." The video quality's so crisp and sharp for something so far away. Ain't technology grand?
THIS! Is "American...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:38 PM
It's now the group round, "the most infamous night of Hollywood Week," Ryan Seacrest narrates. "For the past 10 years here, it's been the ultimate test of strength, endurance and determination. The critical challenge that truly separates the pack.
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:30 PM
As we head into the sixth audition city, one wonders, "When is the freakin' Hollywood round?"
Sorry to start on a negative note -- the auditions just seem never ending. What with the good ones just OK (I miss being blown away, i.e. Paris Bennett), and...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:14 PM
The episode opened with one of the biggest stars to come out of American Idol: Carrie Underwood. Carrie documented her journey to her audition in St. Louis—and guess where tonight's audition city is?
THIS! Is St. Louis!
The city that introduced us...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:52 PM
"American Idol"kicked off its 11th season with a retrospective feel as it took us back to 2002 and reminded us of the moment when waitress Kelly Clarkson won the inaugural season. Video clips of Idol hopefuls as kids performing were flashed before our...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 11:55 AM
For the past few days, Gloria Estefan, Nelly, John Rich and Joe Jonas have been in Baltimore, preparing contestants to compete in a new TV show.
Called "The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep," the CW's singing competition partners the four stars with local,...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 8:54 PM
Tonight, "American Idol"gives us two hours' worth of coverage from the remaining days in Hollywood week. If the previous episode was all drama, this one has ... drama. But we are finally treated to performances as well. Hooray for having our cake and...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 11:10 PM
“The 'American Idol' auditions are in a … boat, I’m guessing?” wondered one Idol hopeful.
A very large one at that, as the San Diego auditions of "Idol" were held aboard the USS Midway, complete with jets flying above ("Top Gun,"...