Hilton Hater

Hilton Hater

I am a senior staff writer at THG and a big fan of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Robert Pattinson. I believe Kim Kardashian is bad for society, but great for attention, and that The Real Housewives should all be banned from existence.

at . Comments

Was there any doubt Scotty McCreery would take on "Country Comfort" last night?

As the young artist himself said, it's Elton John's only country single, and he's an aspiring country singer, after all.

Randy loves the performance, which includes a shout-out to Scotty's grandmother, but a similar dilemma faces McCreery that faces Thia Megia: will he need to mix up his song choices if he hopes to go all the way? Or is natural, impressive talent all one needs, even if such talent is only ever presented within the same genre?

at . Comments

Calling all Warlocks: we know when and where you can party with Charlie Sheen.

Following his live show in NYC on April 8, the actor will host a shindig in Carlstadt, New Jersey, a town with a population of around 6,000 that typically employs three police officers per shift.

Charlie Sheen Party Poster

But, as TMZ reports, the police department will be extra careful with the gathering at Dragonfly nightclub. At least 10 officers will be brought in to handle crowd and traffic control.

Combing this news with the latest security fears from Denise Richards, at least Sheen's antics are resulting in extra work around the country. Still, there has to be a safer, less insane way to create jobs, doesn't there?

Continue Reading...

at . Comments

Did you believe in Thia Megia last night?

The young American Idol hopeful dedicated her rendition of "Daniel" to her brother and was told by Jimmy Iovine that "if they believe it, you get to the following week. If they don't, I don't believe you do."

So the challenge was laid out, and Megia didn't falter in the face of it. But she also performed yet another ballad, the third of the evening, and one that couldn't compete with those of Lauren Alaina and Pia Toscano.

Might Thia be in trouble? Randy said she may have played it too safe. We'll find out tonight.

at . Comments

The pressure was on Casey Abrams last night.

Following his shocking save on Thursday, the American Idol contestant had to prove the judges made the right choice. Did he succeed?

We think so. Abrams toned down some of his typical antics and performed a tender cover of "Your Song." Randy went a little overboard with his praise, likely in an effort to justify the panel's decision to keep Casey around. This was a perfectly solid rendition.

But was it really "absolutely brilliant," as the Dawg decreed?

at . Comments

If it ain't broken, Pia Toscano isn't gonna fix it.

The American Idol finalist went back to the ballad well last night, covering Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" and doing it very well.

But might this incredible talent need to mix up her repertoire if she hopes to win it all? Randy thinks so, asking Pia to "switch gears" a bit, while J. Lo posed an interesting question: "What are you going to do to surprise us next week?"

With competition such as Lauren Alaina coming on strong, it's an interesting issue. Take in Pia's latest rendition below.

at . Comments

Lauren Alaina tackled an iconic Elton John single last night, the track this singer revised in honor of Princess Diana.

It was a challenge for the American Idol finalist, but one that may have turned her into a season 10 contender.

Giving the ballad a unique sound via her country twang, Alaina earned overflowing praise from the judges. Randy referred to the cover as "sensitive," while Steven said it was perfect and J. Lo gushed: "You were gorgeous... That was it, baby. That was amazing."

Do we have a new front runner?

at . Comments

American Idol saves the final spot in its performance shows for its favorites, its most buzz-worthy contestants.

Therefore, it was a bit perplexing last night when the concluding act was not Pia Toscano or Jacob Lusk or James Dubin. Instead, Haley Reinhart was given the honor...

... and she proceeded to prove she was worthy of it.

Covering "Bennie and the Jets," Haley started out lounging on a piano (the same one Durbin set on fire) and ended up waving her arms around on stage, clearing having fun and leading Steven Tyler to quip: "You. Sing. Sexy."

Randy called this the best performance of the night. Do you agree?

at . Comments

Is there any doubt now that James Durbin is a rock star?

The American Idol finalist started his Elton John cover (of "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting") in the crowd last night, eventually making his way on to the stage, belting out the lyrics - and leaping off the piano just as it caught fire.

A bit of a gimmick? Sure. But entertaining and unexpected, as well.

Randy actually summed James up well with the following critique after the quasi rock concert: "You enjoy yourself; that's the greatest thing about any performer performing."

at . Comments

Casey Abrams might still be in shock. The same goes for American Idol viewers, who didn't expect the judges to use their one save on him so early in the season.

But that they did last week, a decision Jennifer Lopez says she's fine with.

"We knew that it was kind of a radical decision because it was so early in the season, but to be quite honest... that is one decision that I haven't lost one ounce of sleep over," the singer told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show today.

He's Safe!

Should the judges have saved Casey Abrams? Vote now!

Okay... but why Abrams?

"[Casey] is one of our most dynamic performers. He's so interesting and so talented," Lopez told the American Idol host. "I know it's crazy, but we had to do it!"

Now, of course, the decision is out of Lopez and the judges' hands. Best of luck choosing the winner, viewers!

"I really feel we put 11 amazing contestants in front of them, and now it's [about] who their favorite is, who's going to be their American Idol," concluded J. Lo. "I didn't realize I was going to fall in love with the contestants the way I have and feel for them the way I do."

at . Comments

It doesn't take much for Justin Bieber to make fans go crazy in concert. His mere appearance does it every time.

But the 17-year old really had audience members screaming during a tour stop this week when he asked what single they wanted to hear. Between shrieks for "Baby,' Justin broke into a couple quick covers.

He sampled "Friday" by Rebecca Black and then "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears. Eventually, Justin gave in to his supporters' demands, of course. Watch the fun unfold now: