An average of 17.9 million total viewers tuned in to the premiere. That's down 19% compared with last season and a new low for the reality show. The decline among viewers age 18 to 49 – the most sought-after group – was also 19%. In fact, American Idol's ratings have been going down, down, down since 2009.
Mike Darnell, the president of Fox's alternative programming, remains optimistic about American Idol's future. "We beat everybody last night, and we're way ahead of The Voice[season three debuted to 12.3 million viewers]. It’s by far the biggest reality show, [and] I feel like there's a real shot at closing that deficit over the next few weeks.”
Drumming up a media blitz for her newest reality show Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, the newly knocked up Kim is running around to every media outlet that will take her (at Kris Jenner's behest? Do we think she blackmails them?) to talk pregnancy, Kanye West, and her inter-uterine issues. Oh the wonderful world of Kardashians!
Kimsat down with E! News where she gushed about Kanye calling him "the love of my life." Kim also shares that she's not going to let her "career" overshadow her motherhood duties and doesn't want her career to "overshadow the love in my life."
As for baby names, Kim and Kanye aren't sure yet about expanding the K dynasty. They "have to think about" whether or not they'd provide their child with a K moniker. "I have to discuss that with my boyfriend to see where we are. But we'll keep the name private, I think, whenever we decide." Until Kris J leaks it to a tabloid for an exclusive!
Oh how the mighty have fallen. The original reality star and gossip maven Paris Hilton is trying really hard to remain relevant…just not in the country. Hey, you have to give her credit for knowing when to quit, right?
The star has recently been featured on the Danish nightmare Paradise Hotel, where couples compete to see who can last the longest amid the drinking, craziness, casual sex. It sounds right up Paris' alley! The X-rated show has long been criticized, but that hasn't stopped Paris from making bank, and doing so out of the public eye of her biggest followers.
Of course paparazzi were standing by to capture every moment! The La La's Full Court Life stars were photographed looking lovey-dovey as they left Scotts Restaurant. Allegations have been circulating that the usually media friendly couple has been living separately for months with La La partying it up in Miami and focusing on her career while Carmelo is in NYC.
Khloe Kardashian is finally saying enough is enough with all the media hype and gossip surrounding her. No, I'm not referring to her sister Kim's extreme insensitivity by claiming she suffered some infertility problems like Khloe. We all know that Kim got pregnant simply by going off the birth control pill, while Khloe has been struggling for more than a year to conceive with her husband. Now, she finds herself fighting tabloid rumors surrounding the status of her marriage.
As if she hasn't had horrible issues on her own, Khloe has been dealing with speculation about when she and Lamar Odom will start a family. Some media outlets refuse to give up on the idea that Lamar is stepping out on his wife. Can someone please cut Khloe a break?
We're still reeling from last week's dramatic episode ofReal Housewives of Beverly Hills. Apparently in the land where surgically altered faces trump moveable ones, a girl can't get dinner without a side of drama. Hopefully it's at least low-fat!
Reflecting on all the cous-cous laden drama at yet another one of Kyle Richard's dinner parties from hell (should we start rating them worst to most worst?) the ladies of the RHOBH are taking to their Bravo blogs to explain what exactly was happening!
"Heading into this next dinner party, I have a lot on my plate having just been served with papers from Adrienne Maloof's high-powered lawyer who asked me to either never have an opinion on or defend myself against Adrienne and Paul again or to prepare for a court battle.
"I'm still unclear why it is OK for Adrienne (or her cook) to come after me and my family, but the second I fight back I'm served with lawyer papers. At this point most of the ladies don't know the entire story of what went on between Adrienne, and but as we watch further they will see it unfold."
It seems as if things are proceeding quickly in the split. Now, just two weeks after filing for divorce, the Bethenny Ever After star has high-tailed it out of the home she shared with Jason. Where did show, you may wonder? Well, apparently, she's movin' on up…you know, to the East Side. She's now in a deluxe apartment in the sky. Seriously!