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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

Louis C.K. on Finding TV Success: "I'm Still Terrified"

Louie CK

Louis C.K. says he's thankful for the success of his FX series, Louie. But he's still a little freaked out.

"I'm still terrified of putting on a bad show," the 43-year-old comedian told reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter previews. "There's still a lot of pressure."

FX renews Louie, orders pilot from Reno 911 team

Louie was renewed last August, five weeks into its Season 1 run. 2010 also brought Louis C.K. success on... read more

The Good Wife: Michael J. Fox Books Third Episode, Kalinda and Blake's "Battle Royale"

Archie Panjabi, Michael J. Fox

The Good Wife's second season has featured a twisted love triangle, a heated political campaign and a surprising in-house fight for the firm. But the show is just getting warmed up.

Co-creator and executive producer Robert King spoke with reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter previews Friday about what's coming up for the second half the season (the election! A big Kalinda revelation!) He also clued us in on what you can expect from the slate of upcoming guest stars, including a third appearance by Michael J. Fox and new information on... read more

Justin Bieber Taken to Hospital During CSI Shoot

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber was taken to the hospital Wednesday while filming an appearance on CSI, Life & Style reports.

The 16-year-old pop singer visited Providence St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, Calif. Bieber was taken to the hospital after he had... read more

Report: Carson Daly to Host NBC's The Voice

Carson Daly

Carson Daly is in negotiations to host NBC's new singing competition series, The Voice, Deadline reports.

The Voice, announced by NBC in December, comes from... read more

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