Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
At long last, Fox has confirmed the judges panel for American Idol's upcoming 13th season — which, as previously reported, will consist of Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and newcomer Harry Connick Jr.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry Connick Jr. is returning to American Idol full-time. The former mentor is in the process joining Idol's upcoming 13th season as the third judge, according to the The Hollywood Reporter.
Dr. Luke was originally slated to help replace departing judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj, but he dropped out of negotiations last week due to a conflict with his label at Sony Music. Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun was also rumored to be the next possible frontrunner, but he reportedly passed.
It was no secret in recent weeks that the judges on American Idol were showing slight favoritism towards Amber Holcomb. But their praise couldn't bring her out of the bottom two last week, and she was sent home. Does Holcomb think the judges' reactions backfired in her voting tally?
Harry Connick Jr.
As American Idol's twelfth season winds down towards the May 16 finale, speculation is growing about another judging shakeup, and a serious contender has now entered the race. Crooner Harry Connick, Jr. confirmed to reporters after Thursday's results show that he has been talking with producers about joining next year's panel. "They wanted to know if I would be interested and it's a blast, but I don't know, it's hard to make a commitment like that," Connick said backstage.
No sneaky twists this week — someone was definitely sent home from American Idol Thursday night. Who was it? Keep reading to find out.
If anyone felt a sense of déjà vu on Wednesday's American Idol, you weren't alone. Like last week, it was the Top 4 girls performing. But the key difference? Someone's definitely going home this week, as host Ryan Seacrest repeatedly assured viewers throughout the broadcast.
With no more remaining saves, sort-of saves, or other shenanigans that the judges could pull out of their sleeves, the final push for Idol's 12th season began in earnest, with the four finalists each performing two songs, from the themes "Songs from 2013" and "Standards," after coaching from guest mentor Harry Connick, Jr. Here's a critique of the performances:
Dreams do come true! At Comic-Con last summer, Kevin McHale suggested Sons of Anarchy actress Katey Sagal to play Artie's mother on Glee, and on Thursday night, Ryan Murphy announced just that.
Mariska Hargitay, Dean Winters
[WARNING: The following story reveals major details about Wednesday's episode of Law & Order: SVU. Read at your own risk.]
After weeks of teases and debate, Wednesday's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit finally revealed Detective Olivia Benson's mystery man.
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And he is...
Bachelor No. 1, come on out! After months of anticipation and impassioned guessing from fans, Law & Order: SVU will finally reveal Det. Benson's mystery man on Wednesday's episode (9/8c on NBC). So who is the lucky guy? Little is known about the man in question other than he and Olivia (Mariska Hargitay) are taking it slow and that he likes spending major holidays in tropical locales. Ahead of the big reveal, we look at seven possible suspects most likely to have stolen Benson's heart.
Nathan Fillion, Johnny Galecki, Damian Lewis
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Loved the Castle premiere, but what was Castle doing with a half-naked woman in the promos for the next episode? —
ADAM: As creator Andrew W. Marlowe already teased, that encounter is a consequence of Castle pretending to be single in order to keep his relationship with Beckett a secret from their co-workers. But that doesn't mean infidelity won't be an issue. An upcoming case will implicate Castle in the murder of an ex. "It makes everybody question: How well do we actually know this guy?" Marlowe says. But it gets worse: "Castle may have been having an affair with her at the same time he was dating Beckett," he teases. "That goes to the heart of all of Beckett's insecurities."
Is Leonard actually going to date someone other than Penny on The Big Bang Theory? — Thomas