Reality Check: 'Idol' singer admits lies, Kesha series gets April premiere
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FARMER REAPS WHAT HE SOWS. "American Idol" contestant and Iraq War vet Matthew Farmer has admitted he fabricated stories of being wounded in combat, after fellow soldiers challenged his on-air story of suffering a brain injury in an IED explosion. "Everything you have read is correct," he responded at Guardians of Valor, a debunking site for fraudulent military claims, after several posts dissected what Farmer conceded were "lies. I in fact HAVE lied since a younger age . . . I do in fact take FULL responsibility for the actions and words I have said, and know that this will never go away." He added, "I was told to keep quiet and not talk to anyone, and I have decided that what's best for me and my family is to come out and end the insanity."
KRAZY KE$HA. MTV announced an April premiere for the behind-the-scenes series "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life." It was directed by the singer's brother, Lagan Sebert, and their friend, Steven Greenstreet, the network said.
PREMIERES. Season 19 of BBC America's "Top Gear" revs up Monday night at 9 with guest star Damian Lewis ("Homeland") ...The modeling competition "The Face" premieres next week, but Oxygen has a one-hour preview, "The Fight to Make The Final 12," Tuesday at 9 p.m. . . . Applicants compete each week to win "The Job," starting Friday at 8 p.m. on CBS, with a position with Palm Restaurant Group up for grabs in the premiere . . . and Friday at 10 p.m., brides-to-be decide between vintage and new wedding dresses on TLC's "Something Borrowed, Something New."
RECAPS.Leslie Hughes and Amanda Meyer are off "The Bachelor" ... Lisa Rambo won't be "The Biggest Loser" ..."Project Runway" cut James Martinez ... "Top Chef Seattle" skewered Stefan Richter ... Katie Machaiek exited "Face Off" ... "King of the Nerds" banished Brandon Moore ... and Tony Cody (aka Penny Tration) has spun out on "RuPaul's Drag Race."