In the first major elimination of the season, the young woman who wanted to be American Idol's diva-in-training, Ashthon Jones, was voted out Thursday night. Ashthon, 24, who hails from Valdosta, Georgia and lives in Nashville, was chosen as one of three wild cards last week, but she was unable to persuade more than 30 million voters to keep her in the competition. After learning she was at the bottom, Ashthon sang Diana Ross' "When You Tell Me That You Love Me," hoping that the judges would use their one save of the season to keep her going. But it wasn't to be. Her role model, judge Jennifer Lopez, broke the news: "Not this time baby... I'm sorry."
Russell Hantz, Survivor
Survivor's Russell Hantz says he should sue his fellow Survivors.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hantz implies that some of his castmates have committed actionable offenses. "I would have never thrown a challenge," he says. "Never. I should sue every single one of them because in the contract it says you can't throw challenges!" he said.
There's some crazy stuff going down on the March 13 episode of CSI: Miami, and it all stems from the mind of cast member Adam Rodriguez. The man who plays Detective Eric Delko wrote and directed the episode, his first, titled "Hunting Ground." TV Guide Magazine sat down with Rodriguez between takes to get the scoop on his latest endeavor.
David Lyons and Mena Suvari
Several months ago, The Cape's creator, Tom Wheeler, clued me in that he planned to kill off a series regular in his first season finale. Then ratings fell, NBC cut the show order from 13 to 10 episodes, and now the season finale appears to be the series finale. But for those loyal Cape fans out there, there will still be a significant death before the Cape hangs it up for good.
The concluding chapter will be available for viewing at http://www.nbc.com/the-cape/ beginning at midnight tonight, Friday, March 11.
Kelvin Lewis and Nancy Lieberman
Nancy Lieberman has been breaking basketball barriers for almost four decades, and she's not done yet. The 52-year-old Hall of Famer is currently in the midst of her first season as the first female head coach at the NBA level, calling the shots for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League (the equivalent of Triple-A baseball). Being a pioneer in the sport is nothing new for Lieberman, whose accomplishments are, well, legendary: Olympic silver medalist at age 18; two-time collegiate player of the year while leading Old Dominion University to back-to-back national titles; first woman to play in a men's pro league; player, coach and general manager in the WNBA. Lieberman isn't shy about her competitive nature, but she's not afraid to show a softer side with her players.
For the second time in two weeks, American Idol's Casey Abrams has been hospitalized for stomach pain, and according to show sources, the problem is bleeding ulcers. "That poor guy's in a world of hurt," says one source.
After thrilling the judges with his rendition of Joe Cocker's "With A Little Help From My Friends" on Wednesday, Abrams was M.I.A. from last night's results show...
Alexis Stewart and Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart is a grandma — but don't call her that.
Alexis Stewart welcomed baby girl Jude via gestational carrier on Tuesday, she announced on her radio show Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer. She also added that she doesn't plan for her famous mother to be called a grandmother anytime soon.
"Martha is going to be called, 'Martha.' ... I was like, 'Do you really want to be 'Grandma'? I don't like the term Grandma!" she said.
Jon Cryer is poking fun at his former castmate Charlie Sheen's comments that he's a troll.
In a monologue on Thursday night's Conan O'Brien, Cryer said that while Sheen's words were painful, the truth is, he is a troll.