American Idol: Peyton Aldridge nearly ruins duet and dreams with Madison Paige over ‘chicken wings’

As the show ended, a performer named Just Sam, 20, who spent her days busking in the New York City subways, fell apart from the stress, getting a headache and crying, as she observed, ‘This audition, it would change my family’s life… I have to do it, I have to make it.’

American Idol: Grace Leer and Lauren Mascitti make the Top 21 as judges leave cutting up to viewers

‘I’m excited,’ Dillon said, his eyes wet with tears. ‘I’m happy. I’m alive. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to people when I say that, but… I never thought I would be here.’

American Idol abandons studio for production on season 18 as they discuss filming remote amid coronavirus pandemic

According to TMZ, producers wrote in an email to the crew: ‘As we continue to monitor advice from federal and local agencies, it seems unlikely we are going to be able to make it back into the studio for this season of American Idol.’

American Idol: Katy Perry breaks down in tears after contestant Makayla Brownlee suffers seizure

Singers who’d arrived at Hollywood Week together had been separated by Sunday’s duets round, and Kat Luna, a 19-year-old student from Miami, struggled as she performed Lady Gaga’s Always Remember Us This Way in front of boyfriend Alex Garrido, 26, who was out.

Coronavirus live updates: Patients rush to join tests of drug made by Bay Area’s Gilead

5:50 p.m. Trump says he would wear face covering ‘if I thought it was important’: President Trump was asked at his Sunday briefing if his wife Melania has encouraged him to wear a face covering since in a tweet she encouraged people to take seriously the Centers for Disease Control recommendations to do so. Trump […]

2018 Domestic Box Office Postmortem: What Went Right & Wrong For The Majors In A Record $11.9B+ Year

What went wrong and what they need to do: The studio can’t assume that the Disney brand is Teflon, and that it will continually bail them out. Moviegoers are discerning: Last year goes down as the time when Solo put Disney’s Star Wars movie machine on pause. That said Disney shouldn’t give up on making more titles in the […]

A Mouse King, A Boy Prince–And A Cash Cow

In fact, this movie makes almost no concessions to commercialism at all. Clearly, director Emile Ardolino (“Dirty Dancing”) wanted a faithful re-creation of the stage production. The result is exhilarating: watching it is like having the best seats anyone ever had for “The Nutcracker.” In the opening party scene, Marie (Jessica Lynn Cohen) is given […]

Park leads by 1 shot over Lewis in women’s golf

The American had no complaints about her golf or her position at the halfway point of the first Olympic women’s golf competition since 1900. Lewis was one shot behind Inbee Park of South Korea, who birdied her last two holes for another 5-under 66 and the 36-hole lead.

In the Heights review – lively Latino West Side Story-cum-East Enders

When seen on Broadway in 2008, this Tony award-winning musical was hailed as a Latino West Side Story. It’s absolutely true that it brings a fresh voice to a jaded form, boasts exuberant music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and in this production, outstanding choreography by Drew McOnie. But, although everyone around me was on their feet by the end, it strikes me as […]