Is that a fat lady singing? American Idol did manage to beat CBS' venerable reality competition show Survivor on Wednesday night, but not by much: The show scored a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo with 10.1 million total viewers—down quite a bit from last year's season finale.
American Idol on Wednesday returns for its 13th cycle, and while two long-time sponsors will be on hand to get the party started, a third has left the fold.
The American Idol exodus continues apace, as pricey divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have decided to leave the show after a single season.
The second installment of the new cycle of American Idol dominated the Thursday night ratings race, drawing 16.3 million viewers and a 5.6 in the dollar demo.
Season 12 of American Idol got off to a somewhat iffy start as the two-hour premiere failed to live up to last year’s debut.
Country crooner Keith Urban is launching his own cologne. And if that's not funny enough, he and chat queen Ellen DeGeneres did a parody ad for it. Urban's fragrance, which reeks of "woody oriental," whatever that is, is named Phoenix—after the tattoo on his shoulder, not the city in Arizona. But for the fake commercial, there are references to the ultra-conservative desert town. Maybe that's why Ellen is so intent on dousing Urban with water and ice. For anyone who didn't know Urban had a sense of humor—and wouldn't that be all of us?—the spot is awesome. His horrified facial expressions in response to Ellen's tongue bath are pretty priceless. The ad ran Wednesday on Ellen's talk show and has since become popular online, putting her at the top of Yahoo's trending list. Think it'll move product? It's just $35, and Christmas is coming! Video of outtakes after the jump.