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American Idol Backstage Report: Season 10 Winner Crowned

Scotty McCreery

Moments after becoming the newly minted American Idol, Scotty McCreery sticks his tongue out, trying to catch the confetti falling from the ceiling. "I was acting like it was snow and sticking my tongue out like you do for snowflakes," he tells reporters after the show. "I was just being a kid. I am seventeen."

It's a good thing the contestants on this show get some practice doing press, because the ...
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Watercooler: What We Learned from American Idol

Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Ryan Seacrest

Well, kids, it's over. But before we officially stick a fork in Idol Season 10 and get busy forgetting who won (or who we thought should have won), let's look at some of ...
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Keck's Exclusives: What's Next for Desperate Housewives?

Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives' seventh season ended with both a wink to the past and an unsettling nod to the show's future.

After Carlos came to Gaby's rescue by murdering the back-from-the-dead stepfather who'd raped her as a child, the housewives conspired to... read more

MTV Gets Hairy with Teen Wolf Remake

Teen Wolf

The dog days of summer are about to get hotter — and a whole lot scarier.

Based on the kitschy 1985 Michael J. Fox big-screen comedy about a pubescent, van-surfing furball, MTV's Teen Wolf remake could have been a total mutt. But thanks to some serious tweaking — and a supernaturally attractive cast — the cable net has unleashed a wolf of a different color.

"They said they wanted to... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: May 27-29

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights (Friday, 8/7c, NBC)
In their perfect (so far) season, it's now "rivalry week" as the East Dillon Lions take on their arch-rival Dillon Panthers (Coach Taylor's old team) — but the battle with the higher stakes may be the tug of war over star player Vince's future between the Coach and Vince's shady father Ornette. Meanwhile, Billy becomes Luke's personal trainer and puts the poor kid through the paces. Whatever helps you win.

National Memorial Day Concert (Sunday, 8/7c, PBS; check tvguide.com listings)
For an American Idol also-ran, Pia Toscano certainly gets around. She's one of the headliners for this year's... read more

American Idol's Scotty McCreery on Dating, Duet Rumors: Lauren and I Sound Great Together

Scotty McCreery

What a difference a year makes.

As soon as Scotty McCreery was named the Season 10 winner of American Idol, his mind shot back to where he was the last time a winner was named.

"I was watching the show last year and it didn't even cross my mind that this could even happen," McCreery told reporters backstage hours after winning the title Wednesday night. "I think I've changed as a performer and as a singer. ... It's amazing what American Idol has helped me do."

American Idol finale: And the Season 10 winner is...

Until host Ryan Seacrest actually read his name, the 17-year-old North Carolina native said he thought Lauren Alaina had won after... read more

American Idol Episode Recap: We Have a Winner!

Beyonce

After an American Idol season that was at times shockingly unpredictable and at other times maddeningly obvious, the (more than 122 million) votes are in: We have a new champion. But the overstuffed finale, of course, offered up a number of musical distractions before the first bit of confetti rained down inside the Nokia Theatre.

Beyonce! Gaga! Spider-Man! Jack Black?  Rather than break down the whole night, we humbly offer our favorite moments... read more

Frances Conroy, Alexandra Breckinridge Cast in American Horror Story

Frances Conroy, Alexandra Breckenridge

Frances Conroy and Alexandra Breckinridge have joined the cast of FX's American Horror Story, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

From executive producer Ryan Murphy, the series centers on Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott), a sensitive therapist, and his wife, Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton), who move to San Francisco after Ben makes a terrible mistake that damages his family. The only problem: their new home may not be the best place to start over.

Conroy (Six Feet Under) will play... read more

So You Think You Can Dance Changes: An All-Star Twist and a Quieter Mary Murphy?

Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe and Cat Deeley

So You Think You Can Dance is back Thursday (8/7c on Fox) with a few changes this season, including less All-Star action and more "amateurs," executive producer Nigel Lythgoe says.

"What I wanted to try and do this year was to please everybody," he explains. In Season 8, the show will return to the Top 20 finalists format, but introduce the All-Stars partners once... read more

American Idol Finale: And the Season 10 Winner Is...

Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery

[WARNING: The following story reveals the winner of American Idol's 10th season. Read at your own risk.]

Following a record-shattering number of votes, American Idol's Season 10 champion has been crowned.

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More than 122 million votes — the most in the show's history — were cast for Idol finalists Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina,  according to Fox.

While many considered country crooner Scotty the odds-on favorite (52 percent of the more than 4,600 TVGuide.com users who voted in our poll predicted he would win), Lauren gained momentum and perhaps more than few sympathy votes after her finale performance. She sang well despite reportedly having strained her vocal chords and won high praise from the judges, who suggested she might have a slight edge over Scotty... read more

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