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Nigel Lythgoe Invites Idol's Paula Abdul to Dance

Nigel Lythgoe, Paul Abdul

Should it turn out that Paula Abdul is not forever American Idol's girl, she is welcome to drop by the judges' dais on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance

"We would certainly consider her as a guest judge," Dance executive producer/judge Nigel Lythgoe told the New York Daily News. "Without question."

In the news: Paula Abdul gets support from Simon, Twitter campaign

Abdul — a choreographer-slash-pop star by trade — has thought about returning to her dancing roots before, as a contestant on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. "It would be a phenomenal experience," she told TV Guide. DWTS executive producer Conrad Green in turn ... read more

Shawn Johnson Flips Again for Secret Life

Shawn Johnson

Olympic gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars champ Shawn Johnson will return to ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Video: Secret Life star Shailene Woodley talks up Season 2

Johnson will play a student at Ulysses S. Grant High School who interacts with ... read more

Izzie Giving Up the Ghost? Katherine Heigl Ponders Her Grey's Fate

Katherine Heigl on Grey's Anatomy

Dr. Izzie Stevens could be in a coma or even dead when Grey's Anatomy resolves its Season 5 cliffhanger on Sept. 24, says Katherine Heigl.

"You last saw Izzie flat-lining, so... I'm either there as a ghost 'on the other side,' or I survived a disease [stage IV metastatic melanoma] no one survives," the actress said during a Monday visit to Late Show with David Letterman.

Video: Katherine Heigl shows some skin

When Letterman asked how she could be pulling 17-hour workdays — as Heigl had shared earlier in the sit-down — if Izzie isn't alive and kicking, she countered, "What if I ... read more

"Hurt" Paula Abdul Gets Support from Idol's Simon, Twitter Campaign

Paula Abdul with Simon Cowell

Paula Abdul has the support of her American Idol foil, Simon Cowell, as well as scores of fans and Idol alumni, as her fate with the hit reality show remains in limbo.

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Not long after Abdul's manager, David Sonenberg, told the Los Angeles Times that the producers of Idol had yet to make his "hurt' and "angry" client an offer to return for Season 9, Cowell told Extra, "She'll be on the show."

"I don't get a lot of say," added Cowell ... read more

Mega Minute: CSI: NY Hook-Up Talk, and TNT's Grace Soaps Up

Melina Kanakaredes and Gary Sinise, CSI: NY

Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:

• On the heels of Danny and Lindsay finding wedded bliss — and yes, Flack and Angell being hit with heartbreak — might CSI: NY's Stella and Mac be the next to turn their professional partnership into something more? Melina Kanakaredes weighs in on that hot topic.

Saving Grace's Ham could find himself in a lather when a sexy soap opera alum guest-stars on the TNT series and sets her sights on Grace's guy. Find out who's entering the mix, and for how long. (Related: Read Kenneth Johnson's Saving Grace celebrity blog.)

Watch and discuss the new MMM after the jump. read more

President Obama to Hold Wednesday Prime-Time Press Conference

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama will hold a press conference Wednesday night, the White House announced on Twitter.

Among the Big 4 TV networks, ABC, CBS and NBC will all carry the press conference live at 8/7 CT, while Fox is sticking with a regularly scheduled broadcast of So You Think You Can Dance and directing viewers to its coverage on sister networks Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network via an on-screen graphic.

President Obama makes's Top Moments of the Week

Fox adopted the same approach for Obama's April 29 prime-time address to the nation, a decision that came in the wake of the Big 4's increasingly loud grumblings that ... read more

The Closer Episode Recap: "Strike Three"

This week on TNT's The Closer, Brenda butts heads once again with the FID's Capt. Raydor, when two cops and a civilian are shot dead during a pull-over. On with the recap...

An LAPD chopper circles the site of a street shootout. Two officers are down, slain by an onslaught of bullets, while a young man lay dead in front of their patrol car, felled by return fire.

The mood is somber as the MCD arrives to survey the scene. The numbered tags for the bullet casings reach well into the double digits. The black-and-white had turned the corner for a "routine" pull-over, only to get mercilessly ambushed ... read more

VIDEO: Alexa Vega Jams with David Cassidy on Ruby & the Rockits

Alexa Vega with David Cassidy in Ruby & the Rockits

In ABC Family's Ruby & the Rockits (premiering Tuesday at 8:30/7:30 CT), former Spy Kid Alexa Vega plays a teen who introduces herself to David Gallagher, the father she never knew. But since Dad (played by Partridge Family front man David Cassidy) is busy living off the fumes of his once-ago success ... read more

VIDEO: Joanne Kelly Hints at Warehouse 13 Romance

Joanne Kelly with Eddie McClintock, Warehouse 13

Among the myriad familiar elements of Syfy's Warehouse 13 (Tuesdays at 9/8 CT), there is the push-me-pull-you nature of Pete and Myka's working relationship. Could the special agents' bickering lead to a Bones/Booth or Scully/Mulder sort of romantic tension?

"There may be a few hints," Joanne Kelly teases in her video Q&A. In the episodes ahead, she says, "There are a couple of those moments."

Watch Eddie McClintock discuss Warehouse's wilder wares

Kelly also reveals what she likes most about ... read more

Life Interrupted: Mischa Barton Series Hits Production Snag

Mischa Barton, The Beautiful Life: TBL

The production start date for the CW series The Beautiful Life: TBL has been pushed back a week, but the network insists the delay has nothing to do with star Mischa Barton's recent hospitalization.

Fall TV grid: See what's on and when

Rather, a CW spokeswoman maintains that ... read more

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