As if all you Idol worshippers didn't already know, this week's results show now airs tonight at 9 pm/ET, due to what Fox calls "an error with the graphics shown on screen." Thanks to some techie's asinine screwup, all votes cast on Tuesday were invalidated, forcing fans to revote for their faves after last night's broadcast. We'll have to wait until this evening to learn who'll ultimately get cut. (Cough, coughMikalahGordoncough, cough.) Meanwhile, TVGuide.com has some majorly nagging questions for American Idol executive producer Ken Warwick, because we know you're peeved and dammit, somebody's got to answer for this outrage!
First off, what the heck went wrong behind the scenes?
"It's down to human error," says Warwick. "We found out as it was on the air. We got a phone call from Fox, who said, 'We're getting e-mails in saying that the wrong phone numbers are
Will Jimmy Smits win The West Wing's upcoming fake Democratic presidential nomination? We're guessing that's pretty much a yes, though NBC's making viewers wait until the sixth-season finale on April 6 for full confirmation. But more importantly, do Smits' fans — who by then will have enjoyed him for 18 of this season's 22 episodes — need to worry whether he'll return for WW's seventh (and possibly final) year?
"All of us players who have been involved this season will be part of next season, in some form or another," Smits confirms. Regarding his chances of beating out Alan Alda to succeed Martin Sheen as the prez, he says, "My hiatus will be a little bit like, 'Hmm... I wonder, wonder, wonder.' I'm OK anyway it goes. The way [executive producer] John Wells set it up, there's so much fodder for story lines that could happen, and we're all up for that."
Smits' fans everywhere just let out a collective "Phew!" B
When John Stamos called TVGuide.com yesterday morning to discuss his ABC comedy, Jake in Progress, he was feeling under the weather. "I got really sick out of the blue," he said. "I'm sweating, coughing and freezing. I guess everybody's getting sick. I'm blaming you!" On the bright side, as we reminded Mr. Stamos, he has many fans who'd be more than happy to nurse him back to health. What, you don't believe the artist formerly known as Uncle Jesse still has legions of loyal followers? We have hard numbers to back this up, folks...
TVGuide.com: We have pitted you against Charlie Sheen in our You Sexy Thing! poll. Take a wild guess who's winning.
John Stamos: I don't think that's fair. Charlie's having a tough month. If I'm winning, then I shouldn't be. It's not fair to Charlie. But if Charlie's winning, I'm p---ed!
TVG: Last time we looked, you were beating him 84 percent to 16 percent. A landslide!
The emotional farewell of Lindsey Cardinale came as no surprise to those who watched last Wednesday's American Idol. Still, TVGuide.com couldn't resist asking Linds to relive her last painful moments — we're wicked that way — and to give us the Top 12's take on Mario Vazquez' mysterious goodbye.
TVGuide.com: Who helped with song selection? Yours didn't seem to play to your strengths.
Lindsey Cardinale: We always go by what we want to do. The first time I did my [own] song selection, [the judges] didn't like it. It worried me and stressed me out, but I hoped with 30 million people out there, maybe someone would like it. It's too hard to think of something the judges are gonna like, that you know and can sing. So I performed what I knew and wanted to do... Now here I am.
TVG: Why did Ryan Seacrest look so upset, almost
Clutch the rosary beads, sister! Could there be a sinful scenario à la The Thorn Birds in the works on NBC's Revelations?
The Peacock's six-hour limited-run series, which begins April 13, features movie stars Bill Pullman and Natascha McElhone as a Harvard professor and a renegade nun who investigate omens that portend "the end of days," as predicted in the biblical book of Revelations.
They're like The X-Files' Mulder and Scully, only with the roles reversed. In this case, he's the doubting Thomas who seeks a scientific explanation for occult phenomena, while she's the true believer who's been dismissed as a blasphemous kook by authorities at the FBI, er, we mean the Vatican.
"Their relationship is unique," Pullman says. "It's not about coyness, it's not about some fabricated oil-and-water thing. They're two people with very
Eight months after John Ritter's death, his spunky wife, Amy Yasbeck, resumed her acting career by shooting the pilot for Fox's Life on a Stick. The family sitcom — debuting March 23 at 9:30 pm/ET — features her as the sexy stepmom of a 19-year-old slacker who prefers to live at home and cook up corn dogs at the mall instead of going off to college. You can see the first few minutes of the show before it airs, in this exclusive TVGuide.com. video clip. And for Yasbeck's touching and often funny thoughts on moving on with life after loss, read on...
TVGuide.com: Your hair looks fabulous in the first episode. I'm a big fan of redheads.
Amy Yasbeck: [Laughs] Thank you. You are? It's funny, I ran into Marilu Henner la
When Marissa turned all the laundry pink on last week's O.C., her days of bicurious bliss with Alex appeared numbered. Especially after she lied about her whereabouts to hang out all night with ex-BF Ryan. Are these Newport Beach girls headed for Splitsville? Say it ain't so — they shared one of TV's 20 Best Same-Sex Kisses! We recently caught up with birthday girl Olivia Wilde (who just turned 21) for a grilling about the fate of her on-screen relationship with Mischa Barton. And speaking of hot kisses, have you heard about the one Wilde shared with Justin Timberlake? Read on for the TVGuide.com exclusive....
TVGuide.com: What's your take on Alex and Marissa's rocky romance?
Olivia Wilde: Right now, the relationship is at its height. Marissa's moved in and we're fighting, but we're also kissing. It's very realistic. It's not all fun and it's not all miser
The fourth season of America's Next Top Model is underway, but sadly, it's already over for Brita Petersons. After taking the fall in a freakish fashion photo shoot, the Southern California-based model/waitress was the first finalist to go. Before another mannequin wannabe is eliminated in tonight's episode (8 pm/ET on UPN), the embittered Brita tells TVGuide.com why she wishes she'd thought twice before signing up for Miss Tyra's snarky sideshow.
TVGuide.com: At the end of last week's episode, you said you regretted doing Top Model.
Brita Petersons: In a sense, I do, because I did get cut first. And I signed a contract that has conflicted with modeling and acting work that I had been doing. I also think it's bad publicity when they say, "You're a beautiful girl, but you can'
One of the joys of American Idol is watching amateurish, questionably dressed wannabes blossom into, well, more polished, professional-looking wannabes. Remember how Fox's reality hit spit-shined Clay Aiken? Just think what an Idol-style extreme makeover could do for this season's crop of up-and-comers...
If you read yesterday's Insider, you may've been surprised to learn that Constantine Maroulis stands at a lofty 6-foot-3. "I slouch," he tells TVGuide.com. It's no shocker to anyone, however, that both Connie and Bo Bice could use a shave and a haircut.
"I shave sometimes," the 29-year-old Maroulis grins. "And I promise all the people out there that I do
shower, and I do wash my hair. It might be hotel shampoo and conditioner, but...."
Is Maroulis ready for a makeover if the show decides he needs one? "I wouldn't be open to much chan
What were you doing last Wednesday night, American Idol aficionados?
Whilst most fans were at home reeling from the latest quadruple elimination, Party Boy was attending Idol's annual Top 12 bash in West Hollywood, Calif. That's where the dozen remaining finalists were trotted out to celebrate their survival by schmoozing the press. Sadly, the warblers who were freshly cut that night were not invited — this soirée is for current contestants only. How's that for a Debbie Downer moment?
Oddly enough, AI host Ryan Seacrest was there mugging for the red carpet stalkerazzi, but none of the judges showed up. FYI, that's highly unusual. What gives? "Simon and Paula were ill," a Fox rep told Party Boy. "Randy had to catch a flight."
Mr. Cowell and Ms. Abdul were both sick? Hmm... One ailing