Video: talking ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ ‘American Idol,’ ‘Big Brother’

9:16 am Jun. 30, 2015

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Tuesday, June 29, 2015

I spoke with Brittany Umar of Cinestars about “The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ casting just hours before NeNe Leakes announced she was leaving. So I am sorry if this video became quickly out of date on that front

We also talk about Audrey Middleton of Villa Rica on “Big Brother” and the “American Idol” auditions in Athens Sunday.

AMERICAN IDOL XIV: Nick Fradiani performs on AMERICAN IDOL XIV airing Tuesday, May 12 (9:00 PM-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. © FOX Broadcasting. This image is embargoed until 10:00PM PT.

Annual thank-you note for ‘American Idol’ readers

5:50 pm May. 14, 2015

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Thursday May 14, 2015

Not surprisingly, season 14 of “American Idol” ended with a thud in terms of ratings: 7.7 million viewers and a 1.6 18-49 rating, down 38 percent