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American Idol Unveils New Judges: Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson

Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez

In a return to a three-judge format, American Idol has named Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson its judges for Season 10.

"We always ask, 'Who's going to be the next American Idol?'" Ryan Seacrest said Wednesday at The Forum in Los Angeles. "We never ask, 'Who will be the new judges?'" After showing a montage of each ...
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Jane Lynch: Ellen DeGeneres "Blazed a Trail" for Me to Come Out

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch says Ellen DeGeneres "blazed a trail" for her to come out. 

"You were at the height of your fame and you came out. And that just blazed a trail for me," Lynch said on Wednesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show, referring to DeGeneres' famous "Yep, I'm Gay" Time magazine cover in 1997. "It made it so much easier for me what you did."

VIDEO: Glee's Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer are terrible secret-keepers

The Emmy-winning Glee star said she never wanted to hide that she was gay, but wondered how to or if she should come out. Lynch added that being a character actor made it easier.

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Poll: Who's Your Favorite Emmy Host?

Jimmy Fallon

The 2010 Emmys are now in the books, but one of the night's biggest winners was host Jimmy Fallon, whose opening Glee spoof — complete with a Springsteen impression and tons of star power — kicked off the night. Other former Emmy hosts have brought their talents to the stage, including Ellen DeGeneres' dancing, Neil Patrick Harris' show-stopping voice and Conan O'Brien's big laughs. Let us know who your favorite Emmy host is in our poll below!

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Kara DioGuardi Exits American Idol: "Now is the Best Time to Leave"

Kara DioGuardi

After spending two seasons as one of reality TV's most picked-on judges, Kara DioGuardi is exiting American Idol.

Fox and DioGuardi made the news official Friday following weeks of widespread speculation that her time on the show had run out.

Nigel Lythgoe: Idol judge announcement coming within 3 weeks

"I felt like I won the lottery when... read more

American Idol Producers: We Do Not Use Auto-Tune

Ryan Seacrest

After Simon Cowell's U.K.-based singing competition The X-Factor caused an online uproar for using Auto-Tune, American Idol producers are making it very clear that they won't make the same mistake.

"We have never, nor would we ever, use... read more

Nigel Lythgoe: Idol Judge Announcement Coming Within 3 Weeks

Nigel Lythgoe

The decision on who will be sitting at the American Idol judges table next season will be announced within the next three weeks, reinstalled Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe says.

Aerosmith bassist confirms Steven Tyler is joining American Idol

"I guess the decision has got to be made... read more

Watercooler: So Ellen Thinks She Can Dance

Ellen DeGeneres

While last night's So You Think You Can Dance finale was all about awarding Lauren with the grand prize, the grand surprise was Ellen DeGeneres joining All-Star tWitch for a recreation of his epic hip-hop routine with Alex Wong from earlier this season.

Girl crushed it!

Of course, Ellen has shown us she can get down on her daytime talk show, but who knew she had those kind of moves? read more

Kara DioGuardi Feels "Disappointment" Over Idol, Dad Says

Kara and Joseph DioGuardi

Is Kara DioGuardi in or out at American Idol? According to her dad, Joe DioGuardi, even Kara doesn't know whether she'll be returning to the singing competition series.

"Would you believe that she did not hear — and still has not... read more

And the Winner of So You Think You Can Dance Is ...

So You Think You Can Dance

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the So You Think You Can Dance finale]

After a high-energy finale — which featured a rousing performance from Ellen DeGeneres and the return of ... read more

Portia de Rossi to Become Portia DeGeneres

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres

Portia de Rossi wants to become a DeGeneres.

The actress filed papers to change her surname to match that of her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, at Los Angeles County Superior Court  on Friday — a day after a California federal judge overturned Proposition 8, according to E! Online.

Celebrities react to overturn of California's same-sex marriage ban

De Rossi, who was born ... read more

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