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.

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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?

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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."

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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."

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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:

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Perhaps things are not all good between Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.

While promoting her new shoe line in Mexico this week, the hotel heiress who made celebrity sex tapes into a profitable art form told The Associated Press: "There's so many people out there who try to imitate what I do, but I am the original. There is nothing like me."

Hmmm... to whom could Paris possibly be referring?!?

Poor Paris

Claiming she has "the best fashion sense," Hilton let her ego truly run amok during the event. She said: "The girls all love my style. When they buy my products, they can be like me!"

And who is this person? Someone who has "done everything that I wanted to do," Paris added. "I feel very blessed that I have been very successful in every area... There is nothing else to do!"

Well... except star in another reality show, of course. The World According to Paris premieres on Oxygen this spring.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]

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In the first promo for NBC's The Voice, we simply heard all about how this singing competition would be different from American Idol. Specifically: it will feature blind auditions.

That's right, judges Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and Adam Levine won't actually see contestants that initially try out for the new series, which premieres on April 26. How will this gimmick work? The network gives us an idea below.

In this trailer, we see the panel will utilize their chairs, their ears for talent and their big red buttons:

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Thank goodness.

The Real Housewives of D.C. might be no more, but Bravo viewers need not worry that they'll suffer through a decreased number of installments in this franchise. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that casting is underway for The Real Housewives of Toronto.

Toronto

It's unclear if this series will receive an official greenlight, or if it will air in the United States if it ever does go forward.

But let's hope so, right? As the recent actions of Teresa Giudice prove, these are women that absolutely deserve the fame and money that comes along with their own show.

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Rebecca Black may have a number of supporters - Simon Cowell and Lady Gaga have both expressed a certain admiration for the YouTube sensation - but Miley Cyrus us NOT one of them.

Asked about the 13-year old, Miley told Australia's Daily Telegraph: "It should be harder to be an artist. You shouldn't just be able to put a song on YouTube and go on tour."

Snaps, yo!

TGIF? Not to Miley Cyrus.

Cyrus claims she isn't a fan of how people use the Web in general, saying: "I do not Tweet, I do not social network, I try to stay out of it. I complain enough about people knowing too much about my private life, so to go out there and exploit myself would be silly and hypocritical."

Miley did just return to Twitter, however.

She's also heading Down Under for a tour this summer, and she's made it clear she won't be available to any potentual Australian suitors, telling the newspaper: "I'm definitely not coming to Australia single!"

Wow. Guess Miley wasn't kidding about doing a better job keeping her private life private.

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Matthew McConaughey covers the latest issue of Esquire. Sadly, he does so with a shirt on.

But he also admits that he's the sort of guy who just likes shedding his top on occasion. Got a problem with that?!?

"Am I a fun-loving guy, man? Who likes running around in the summer with his shirt off, man? Am I a guy who likes to hang out with his friends, and party and go to concerts and football games with his friends? Well, yeah! Yes, I am. Always have been. Always hopefully will be."

Matthew McConaughey Esquire Cover

McConaughey might not be married to Camila Alves, meanwhile, but just read what he has to say about the mother of his two kids.

"I found the woman... I wanna make a family with, hopefully live our life out together."

And, hey, if shirts come off along the way, will anyone really object?

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We have not heard the last of Rebecca Black. Not by a long shot.

The 13-year old singer recently signed with a major music label, and has now revealed the name of her next single: LOL. Pretty appropriate, given the reaction of many critics, isn't it? Black is in the process of recording the track, sources say.

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"I like the fact I am singing like a 13-year-old girl, not trying to be anything else," Black says, previewing her upcoming album and adding:

"I would consider some [songs] teenage love songs but I want to keep it appropriate and clean. People were saying, 'You're the worst singer, this is the worst song.' They criticized my voice and the lyrics. But I call them negative Nancies. They can try to rain on my parade but as far as I'm concerned they are raining on their own parade."

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