The American Idol 14 Top 11 sing “Songs From the Movies” tonight. Jennifer Lopez performs, Nile Rodgers is this week’s celebrity mentor. One contestant leaves the competition.
Quentin Alexander Jokes About Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Stank Face’ on ‘American Idol’ – “We all notice when J.Lo really like something because makes the ‘stank face’ and she’s really concentrated,” he tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “So if she’s doing that, that means you’re either killing it or she’s trying to figure out what the hell is going on.” – Read more at Ryan Seacrest.com
Jax Cole on ‘American Idol’ Competition: ‘We’re Only Helping Each Other’ – Top 11 stand-out Jax Cole will be performing on American Idol tonight, hoping to survive another round. But although the contestants are all battling each other for a spot in the Top 10, she insists there’s nothing but good vibes between them all. “We’ve actually brought out the best in each other,” Jax tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “The people here are family to me. I’m going to love these people forever. We’re also different as artists, so we don’t see each other as direct competition. We’re only helping each other.” – Read more at RyanSeacrest.com
Fired ‘X Factor’ judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon offer apology to contestant – Natalia Kills and Willy Moon have both apologised to the X Factor contestant they criticised prior to being fired from the show.””A lot goes on behind the scenes of a reality TV show and you see isn’t always the whole story,” she wrote. “The show brought me on to bring my passion, dramatic expression and perspective. I was encouraged to be outspoken and things got out of hand.” Reaching out to Irvine, she added: “Joe. I hope you can forgive me and I wish you all the best! Be natural, unconventional and be you!” – Read more at NME
‘Empire’ Postmortem: EP Danny Strong on Ending the Season the “Polar Opposite of Where It Began” – “Heart and fear.” Those were the two key elements Empire co-creator Lee Daniels felt the first season finale absolutely had to have. And Fox’s hip-hop drama delivered on that in spades during Wednesday’s two-hour season finale. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Chris Colfer reflects on Glee and Cory Monteith: ‘He really was the big brother I never had’ – Friday marks the final episode of Fox’s musical phenomenon Glee. Chris Colfer, who has played Kurt for all six years of the series, was right out of high school when the show first began. Kurt and his on-again/off-again boyfriend/now-husband Blaine (Darren Criss) became pop culture icons with their groundbreaking gay romance. On the eve of the finale, EW talked to Colfer about Glee’s roller-coaster ride and what he’ll remember the most. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly
‘Glee’ finale: Kevin McHale looks back on six seasons – “We were absolutely not ready for it at all,” said Kevin McHale, who plays Artie Abrams. “When it came out, it wasn’t like from the get-go it was huge. The first 13 episodes aired (in 2009), and it did build. But it still was kind of a cult following. “But when we came back on for the second half of the first season (in April 2010), it felt like word of mouth over the holidays really turned the show into a much bigger thing (the ratings backed that up, too). There was all this anticipation when we came back. And then we were everywhere, out of nowhere, in just a few months. – Read more at The Sun