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Rock Star: INXS

Dave Navarro’s involvement in Rock Star caused Jane’s Addiction to break up

With Rock Star effectively cancelled–at least, it hasn’t been renewed for a third season by CBS–there’s now news about the show’s impact, beyond a new lead singer for INXS and a ridiculously named band that bombed. Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell said that when the band’s guitarist, Dave Navarro, got the job hosting Rock Star, the …

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INXS has its highest debut ever with Pretty Vegas; Rock Star DVD will be released

After almost 13 years without a hit, INXS is back on the charts. INXS’ new single “Pretty Vegas” debuted at number 37 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. That “gives the Australian-based rock act the highest debut of its career,” according to Billboard. “Pretty Vegas,” which is also ranking in the top 10 on iTunes, is …

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J.D. Fortune is INXS’ new lead singer; show rebounded with strong music because it was not Idol

INXS’ new lead singer is J.D. Fortune, a 32-year-old from Toronto who lived in his car before appearing on Rock Star: INXS. Previously, he was best known for wearing a go fuck yourself t-shirt on TV and slipping it by CBS’ censors. During the show’s finale, Tim Farriss, INXS’ guitarist, said, “J.D., you are right …

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Tonight: Big Brother 6 and Rock Star: INXS conclude, and Dancing with the Stars’ dance-off begins

Tonight’s a busy TV night, so make sure the DVR has plenty of room on it. Since when did Tuesdays get all the action? From 8:30 to 10:01, Dancing with the Stars returns for a dance-off between John O’Hurley and Kelly Monaco. Viewer votes will determine the winner, who will be announced Sunday. At 9, …

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CBS considering rescheduling Rock Star: INXS; Mark Burnett says he’s held “to a different standard”

The relative failure of Mark Burnett’s Rock Star: INXS has CBS “seriously weighing scheduling changes related to the series,” in part because “the show is performing worse on many nights than the re-runs CBS aired in the time slots a year ago,” the Wall Street Journal reports. Mark Burnett admits the show isn’t doing well, …

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Despite low ratings, Rock Star: INXS “may be a clever move” for the band

Rock Star: INXS isn’t the next American Idol. It’s not even the next Dancing with the Stars. Last week’s episode “continued its slide,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says only 4.3 million viewers tuned in on Wednesday. But Billboard reports that INXS’ decision to find a new lead singer via the Mark Burnett CBS …

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So You Think You Can Dance has strong debut as Rock Star sinks and Brat Camp stays solid

So you think there’s nothing else on TV so people will watch a pretty poor copy of American Idol, one that’s so cheap the contestants wear hand-written numbers and get cast by the producer rather than real judges? If so, you’d be right. (Hell, even Virginia Heffernan hates it.) FOX’s So You Think You Can …

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