| May 26, 2015
| 5:32 AM
The reality trend transformed television in a crucial way: It made the medium more local.
People can root for hometown favorites competing on "Survivor," "American Idol," "The Voice" and other series.
Orlando viewers celebrated the victory of Alex...
| May 21, 2015
| 3:00 AM
On the two-hour season finale of "American Idol" earlier this month, 29-year-old Guilford native Nick Fradiani beat out Nashville's Clark Beckham, becoming the first Idol winner from Connecticut and across the Northeast.
So what happens now?...
| May 11, 2015
| 7:20 PM
Not long ago, "American Idol" was such a ratings juggernaut that a rival TV executive dubbed it a "monster" that should be killed. That wish has now been granted, with Fox executives announcing Monday that they will end the record-breaking singing contest...
| May 13, 2015
| 8:40 AM
They starred together on "The X Files," but on Tuesday night David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson played like they were on "The X Factor."
"The X Files" stars sang together onstage in New York City, performing Neil Young's "Helpless" on the day Duchovny...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 6:52 AM
Simon Cowell certainly loves his underdogs. In 2010, the producer managed the boy band One Direction from a third-place finish on "The X Factor" to first place in the hearts of teens worldwide.
Fifth Harmony are hoping history repeats itself. After...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 4:00 AM
SANTA ROSA — Charles M. Schulz's beloved cartoon "Peanuts," with its artfully minimalist design and simple, good-hearted characters, would seem out of step with the modern pop culture mantra of more is more.
It's been 15 years since Schulz died,...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 11:25 AM
Jacquie Lee, a 17-year-old pop star from Colts Neck, N.J., was the runner-up of Season Five of NBC's "The Voice." She now has her own EP and is on tour with Shawn Mendes. Teenlink was able to do a phone interview with Lee before the tour came to Miami...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 3:02 PM
A renowned tenor who has starred as Jean Valjean on Broadway will reprise the role for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's June production of "Les Miserables."
Mike Eldred, who also starred in the original cast of the Tony-nominated "Civil War," will...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 10:55 AM
A week and a half into all the One Direction drama, we're finally hearing from Zayn Malik, who took himself off the road last week and then took himself out of the band completely on Wednesday.
"It is crazy and wild and a bit mad," he told Britain's...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 12:02 PM
Zayn Malik says he worries that he's let One Direction fans down by leaving the world-conquering boy band, but couldn't carry on in a role that made him unhappy.
Malik quit the group this week, saying he wanted "to be a normal 22-year-old." He had...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 6:23 AM
Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton met when they were in high school in Florida but didn't begin a relationship — musical or otherwise — until college. As Alex & Sierra, they won the third season of televised talent show "The X Factor" in 2013...