May 5th, 2009
08:17 PM ET

Top 4: Adam Lambert delivers up a 'Whole Lotta Love'

I was so hoping Adam went first!

Adam Lambert

I am digging the new haircut, and the guy-liner seems to be extra thick this week.

Adam wails his way through Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," and Randy says he's a rock star but Kara's gotta top that by calling him a "rock god."

He did tear it up. There was no denying that tonight was going to be Adam's night, and he nailed it. Leather jacket opened at chest, chains swinging around the neck and tons of rock swagger.

Adam Lambert, I hate myself for loving you!!!


Filed under: Kara DioGuardi • Randy Jackson • television
May 5th, 2009
08:10 PM ET

Top 4: Slash works it out

Slash is the man, but I do wish he would get rid of that "Cousin It" hair.

Full disclosure here: I have been to The Roxy in Los Angeles, where the "AI" kiddies were mentored by Slash this week. Not that I think there's a conflict, I just wanted to put it out there.

Slash has a solo album coming out? Wonder what that's gonna be like?


Filed under: television
May 5th, 2009
08:08 PM ET

Top 4: Hit me with your best shot

I wanna rock!!!

As excited as I am about rock night, these next few weeks are going to be rough for me because I like all four of the remaining contestants.

The show just started and after a dramatic replay of last week's "Adam in the bottom three" madness, we are off and running.

There was an accident on the set and Adam, Allison, Kris and Danny weren't able to run through their songs.

But that's not the shocker - for the first time ever the contestants will perform duets!

I can't wait for this!!!

- Lisa Respers France, CNN.com writer


Filed under: television
May 5th, 2009
06:06 PM ET

Miss California Nude Photo Flap!

Should Miss California lose her crown? First there was the gay marriage controversy, now naked pictures of Carrie Prejean have landed on the internet.

Showbiz Tonight received this statement directly from Carrie Prejean;

“On April 19, I chose to answer a question during the 2009 Miss USA pageant in an honest and personal manner that expressed my views of the long-established definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. That answer, and my commitment to stand by my beliefs, has since resulted in attacks on me and my integrity as a woman. We live in a great country; a nation that was built on freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Yet my comments defending traditional marriage have led to intimidation tactics that seek to undermine my reputation and somehow silence me and my beliefs, as if opinion is only a one-way street.

“I am a Christian, and I am a model. Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos. Recently, photos taken of me as a teenager have been released surreptitiously to a tabloid Web site that openly mocks me for my Christian faith. I am not perfect, and I will never claim to be. But these attacks on me and others who speak in defense of traditional marriage are intolerant and offensive. While we may not agree on every issue, we should show respect for others’ opinions and not try to silence them through vicious and mean-spirited attacks.

“With that in mind, I will continue to support and defend marriage as the honorable institution it is. I will continue to stand with the overwhelming majority of the American people and the voters of my home state of California. If this whole experience has taught me anything, it is our precious right to speak freely, and how we as Americans can never allow anyone or any group to intimidate or threaten us to keep silent."

Tune into Showbiz Tonight on HLN at 11p ET & PT!


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May 5th, 2009
04:39 PM ET

Watch 'American Idol' with CNN.com

On Cinco de Mayo, "American Idol" has gone one better: It's now down to its final four.

The theme tonight is rock, and Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is scheduled to mentor the remaining four contestants.

Who do you think will rock it out - and who will roll on home after tonight's performances? Watch “American Idol” tonight along with CNN.com’s Lisa Respers France, who will be blogging live during the show.

We want to know your thoughts on who you think will do well tonight. Post your comments below, or head over to iReport to share videos of your thoughts about the show.

Your comment or video may appear on CNN!

Lisa Respers France, CNN.com writer

May 5th, 2009
11:33 AM ET

Testy judges and a comeback on 'Dancing'

The judges’ comments can be as entertaining as the ballroom moves on “Dancing With the Stars” and Monday’s show had plenty of zingers.

Bruno Tonioli usually has the most outrageous critiques and he didn’t disappoint last night, telling rapper Lil' Kim, who had just performed a romantic waltz with professional partner Derek Hough, “You tried to be a lady, but you’re more comfortable being a tramp.”

Meanwhile, rodeo star Ty Murray received good scores for his Argentine tango, but was blasted for his second dance of the night, the rumba. Judge Len Goodman summed it up this way: “First dance you’re a peacock, now you’re a feather duster.”

And actor Gilles Marini’s take on the rumba drew lots of applause from the audience, but judge Carrie Ann Inaba didn’t like his solo, calling it “self-indulgent” and “over the top.”

There were no zingers for “Bachelor” alumna Melissa Rycroft, who was a no-show last week due to a rib injury but staged an impressive comeback last night. She danced two routines, scoring a perfect 30 for her samba. “You 100 percent should be here next week,” Goodman said afterwards.

Who do you think will be booted off tonight?

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