We’re less than two weeks away from the 12th Season of American Idol and I cannot wait. Sure, I’m a little drained from following both The X Factor and The Voice this Fall, but it’s Idol- the granddaddy of them all. It does after all have a track record of making viable artists in the industry. Say what you will, but Phillip Phillips’ “Home” was a huge success and the best-selling coronation song to date. Impressive given that the show is in its second decade.
Even with all that, I have to admit I’m also tuning in to check out Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj’s chemistry during the auditions. I wonder if Nigel Lythgoe will air their infamous diva-off. Don’t let me down Lythgoe. Don’t let me down!!!. Even without the Minaj factor, Mariah is worth tuning in (IMHO) alone. Arguably, she’s the most accomplished singer to ever judge one of these talent shows.
The “Hero” singer along with Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson and Minaj grace the cover of the latest issue of the Hollywood Reporter. Inside the issue the newbies discuss their experience. The producers also reveal what they have in store for the 12th season. Overall, it’s a pretty good piece. Check out a few quotes below along with the cover.
“I was on the fence about the whole thing. I got approached by all the shows. [Husband Nick Cannon] said I should do it because it’s the top, it’s the cream of the crop. And I felt like, ‘Do the show that’s produced massive stars who have had major careers.’”
Getting ready to clean house next year with a few blockbuster hits, Daniel Craig has become one of Hollywood’s hottest leading men. In 2012, Daniel will appear in the thriller Dream House with now wife Rachel Weisz, the highly anticipated The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Spielberg and Jackson’s TinTin and will reprise his role of Bond in Bond 23.
Before Daniel hit it really big with his winning of the coveted James Bond role, he appeared in several box office hits with smaller roles including Tomb Raider and the Golden Globe winner Elizabeth. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a list of Craig’s Top 5 movie roles where he has a more of a leading character for you to check out if you haven’t seen them already. I have to say, I totally agree with this list.