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Michael Clarke Duncan Joins Possible Bones Spin-Off

Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan has joined Fox's upcoming Bones spin-off pilot, TVLine reports.

The 53-year-old actor will co-star in Episode 19 of the Fox crime procedural, which will likely serve as a... read more

The New Season of American Idol: Buh-Bye, Dawg-House; Hello, Contestants Younger Than Bieber

Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Ryan Seacrest and Jimmy Iovine

Most living, breathing Americans already know American Idol is undergoing a facelift for its 10th season. Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres are out. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are in. But new judges aren't the only major changes coming. This year will see a campaign against those McSoulful singer-songwriter types, the inclusion of younger contestants, a ban on all "dawgs." (OK, maybe just less of them.)

Before Wednesday's premiere (8/7c on Fox), TVGuide.com breaks down what's new, what's gone and how all these changes will alter the Idol universe... read more

NBC Benches Law & Order: Los Angeles Following Cast Shake-Up

Law & Order: LA

Law & Order: Los Angeles won't be returning to the NBC schedule any time soon.

The series was expected to return Feb. 8, but NBC sent out a release on Tuesday stating that they had pulled the show indefinitely from the schedule. The last episode of Law & Order: Los Angeles aired Dec. 1.  

Parenthood will instead remain in the Tuesday at 10/9c timeslot for the remainder of the season. The family drama was originally scheduled to move to Mondays at 10/9c beginning in March.

Skeet Ulrich, two actresses exiting Law & Order: Los Angeles

The announcement comes on the heels of what appears to be a massive revamp... read more

American Idol's Steven Tyler: I'm Not the Harsh Judge

Steven Tyler, American Idol

On the eve of his debut as American Idol judge, Steven Tyler says he's not the next Simon Cowell.

"I'm not going in there to be a harsh judge or an overbearing judge," Tyler told reporters in a conference call Tuesday. "[What I am bringing is] 40 years as the front guy in Aerosmith, who's judged the hell out of himself and made a good career out of it."

What does that mean for his judging style? Tyler said he was looking for three things from contestants: Can the person sing? What is their character like? Do they have... read more

New Idol Book: Inside Simon's Lair, Season 1's Love Triangle, This Year's "Three Paulas"

Simon Cowell

Throughout his nine-year reign atop American Idol, Simon Cowell reveled in his rep as reality TV's harshest judge. But in person, he's all about being zen. Just ask Idol expert Richard Rushfield, author of the new tell-all, American Idol: The Untold Story.

"We met at his huge office at Sony in London, which was two enormous rooms with lit candles, ginger tea and crutatae. He was very open. He wanted to know all the dirt I had heard about him. He did not respond defensively at all when I told him some of the unpleasant things that were in the book," Rushfield tells TVGuide.com."I think because he was so honest, there's a much more complete portrait of... read more

Desperate Housewives Episode Recap: "I'm Still Here"

On this week's episode of Desperate Housewives, Bree finds out some surprising information about Keith. Susan struggles with her dialysis treatment, while Lynette strains to accept her mother's marriage plans. Gaby and Carlos have a dangerous encounter, and Paul has mysterious plans for Beth when... read more

Green Hornet Tops Martin Luther King Weekend Box Office

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet easily topped the weekend box office, Box Office Mojo reports.

The superhero comedy, starring Seth Rogen, drew an estimated $34 million in its first weekend. Those estimates were boosted by more expensive 3-D showings, which accounted for 69 percent of the film's gross.

True Grit rides to the top of the box office

The Martin Luther King weekend's other new release... read more

Oscar-Nominated Actress Susannah York Dies

Susannah York

Academy Award-nominated British actress Susannah York has died of cancer, The Associated Press reports. She was 72.

York died Saturday at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. Her son, Orlando Wells, told the news agency she had entered the hospital Jan. 6 after experiencing shoulder pain.

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York's first big break came playing Albert Finney's love interest in... read more

Gwyneth Paltrow Again Shows Off Musical Chops on Saturday Night Live

Gwyneth Paltrow

Following her acclaimed live performance on the Country Music Awards and her un-"Forget"-able guest appearance on Glee, Gwyneth Paltrow once again capitalized on her musical talents for her third time hosting Saturday Night Live.

The Oscar winner, 38, took on the country classic "Islands in the Stream" with Jason Sudeikis' Kenny Rogers during her monologue, where she displayed her "impressive" country music knowledge. Later, she put a bar mitzvah-inspired twist on Taylor Swift's "You Belong with Me" (sample line: "She doesn't... read more

Miss Nebraska Becomes Youngest Miss America in 78 Years

Teresa Scanlan

Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan was named Miss America, becoming the youngest winner since 1933.

The 17-year-old recent high school graduate is also the first Miss Nebraska to win the title. Scanlan played "White Water Chopsticks" on piano for the talent competition and spoke about eating disorders.

Following her reign, she plans to attend law school and hopes to become a politician. She said she'll register to vote as... read more

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