The musical drama, Nashville, starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere premieres tonight at 10/9c on NBC. Windmills will be covering it, so watch for her recap.
The judges houses begin on the X Factor tonight. Nick Jonas, Justin Beiber, Marc Anthony and will.i.am are guest mentors. Join us at 8/7pm for our live blog.
Survivor continues tonight. Amazing Race recapper, Eric, will be recapping the show. Watch for his post!
Britney Spears Joins Whitney Houston Grammy Special – Britney Spears has joined the lineup for the CBS one-hour special “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston.” The pop star won’t be performing, however. She along with Oscar-winner Halle Berry, actress Taraji P. Henson and rapper LL Cool J will introduce segments and iconic footage of Houston from from the Nokia Theatre stage at Thursday. The special on Nov. 13. Previous performers announced for the Grammy salute include Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher, Yolanda Adams and Cece Winans. – Read more at Billboard
Experts: Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey could quit ‘Idol’; vicious feud could be big problem for show – So can Minaj or Carey bow out of ‘Idol’ if the going gets too rough? “The short answer is yes. FOX will not be able to force either Minaj or Carey to stick with the program against their will,” Adli Law Group P.C. President Dariush Adli, Ph.D., Esq explained. “FOX may well, however, have recourse to suing them for damages that it will likely suffer as a result of their quitting, such as the cost of finding a replacement, the interruption in the program schedule, negative publicity, etc.” Carey is most likely to be able to quit without facing a court action by the network or production team, Adli said. – Read more at Fox News
Experts: Reality shows featuring fighting females harmful to the young girls who watch them – “American Idol” is just starting auditions, but we’ve already seen clips of a nasty girl-on-girl feud between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. And when it comes to reality television, girls being mean to girls is basically the norm. Snooki and Angelina and Sammi and Jenni get their claws out regularly on “Jersey Shore.” Brandi Glanville and Kyle Richards’s catfight continuously on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” And over on Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club,” well, as you can tell from its title, the fighting never stops. But while most of the girls getting down and dirty on TV are, at least age-wise, adults, many of these shows’ viewers are young girls. And experts say that’s a bad combination. – Read more at Fox News
Demi Lovato Covers Teen Vogue, Says She’s ‘Tired’ of Dubstep – She added, “I will say that I’m tired of all the dubstep that’s on the radio right now — I think it’s going to be out in two months. I want to make something that people will listen to for a while, rather than something that’s just trendy. I feel like I’ve grown as a person, and I want my music to grow with me.”
Five tips from ‘American Idol’ finalist LaKisha Jones for ‘X Factor’ singer Lyric Da Queen – LaKisha Jones knows a thing or two about Simon Cowell. As a finalist on American Idol in 2007, the Flint-born singer heard firsthand the good and the bad from Cowell. So with another Flint native — Lyric Da Queen — on Cowell’s new singing competition, who better than Jones to give some advice on how to do well on “The X Factor?” “I hope (Lyric) goes all the way,” Jones said. “Being in those lines and standing in there and auditioning, I know exactly what that feels like, and not everyone gets that opportunity.” – Read more at Mlive
Britton and Panettiere go country for ‘Nashville’ – 8:49PM EST October 9. 2012 – LOS ANGELES — Hayden Panettiere’s outfit for this evening has been carefully laid out — just as a chart-topping country star would expect — on a mirrored cocktail table in her sleek purple and green living room. A short black dress is steamed and ready to go, with caged black sky-high sandals and a contrast clutch waiting beside it. All that’s missing is the microphone. But tonight, that dress is meant for Panettiere the TV actress, not the sassy superstar she plays in Nashville, the country-infused drama in which she and Connie Britton star. The former Heroes cheerleader known for supernatural healing powers is preparing to premiere a more earthly skill in the ABC drama that launches Wednesday (10 ET/PT): a pitch-perfect country twang. – Read more at USA Today
‘Dancing With the Stars’: Double Elimination Leaves a Former Champ Feeling ‘Robbed’ – Of course we feel robbed,” said Trebunskaya, who was partnered with Lachey after his season two pro Cheryl Burke was reunited with Emmitt Smith. “Regardless of robbed, I feel disappointed that it came to an end,” said Lachey. “There are fantastic dancers on the show, everyone sees it, but do I think we’re going home too early? Absolutely. And I don’t think anyone in the ballroom disagree. I think Helio is going home too early is well.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: Hélio and Chelsie Have “No Regrets” – “It sucks,” they both said at the same time. “It’s frustrating because we put out a performance we thought was good,” continued Drew. “We’re disappointed obviously, but we knew what we were getting into. I wouldn’t have traded one minute of it.” As for who they will be supporting now? “For me it’s Emmitt and Cheryl,” Drew told us, with Anna chiming in that she will just root for “the best entertainment.” – Read more at EOnline
Lachey Frustrated & Disappointed to End ‘DWTS’ – “I’m putting on a happy face right now, but inside I’m very disappointed,” he said alongside dancing partner Anna Trebunskaya. “It’s frustrating. I’m not going to try to hide that…I don’t feel like our dance this week should’ve gotten those scores; I don’t feel like we should’ve left on this dance, but that’s the way it is.” “When you have a great partner, when you have a great cast, and to be back again five years later, it’s impossible to not have fun,” said Castroneves, who won Dancing’s fifth season. “Right now, I have no regrets.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight