Why did Simon Cowell and the producers of Fox's The X Factor decide to offer contestants the biggest grand prize on television? To make everybody a little nervous, Cowell says.
The X Factor to offer $5 Million grand prize
"By putting up that kind of prize money, it's a massive, massive risk. But it's also an incredible incentive," Cowell told reporters Monday of the decision to offer the winning X Factor act a $5 million recording contract. "I think it puts everybody, rightly, under an enormous amount of pressure. I didn't want to go into this show without a feeling a certain amount of pressure, because with pressure, you've got to find a star.
"I think if we can't find a global star, then I would say we...
Tony Hawk and Lhotse Merriam
Tony Hawk has filed for divorce from his third wife, Lhotse Merriam, People reports.
The 42-year-old pro-skateboarder filed Friday in North San Diego County, Calif. after five years of marriage.
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Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals
Miss The Shield? On Monday, Fox will debut Shield creator and boss Shawn Ryan's new cop drama The Chicago Code.
The series revolves around the Chicago Police Department, whose superintendent Teresa Colvin (Jennifer Beals) is in the middle of creating a task force to help to take down a corrupt city alderman Ronin Gibbons (Delroy Lindo) with possible ties to the Irish mob. Teresa tasks Det. Jarek Wysocki (Jason Clarke) and his new partner Caleb Evers (Matt Lauria) to investigate.
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Smallville will air its super-charged two-hour series finale on Friday, May 13, the CW announced Monday.
Smallville's Erica Durance: Lois Lane finds her place among the superheroes
The finale "will send Clark soaring towards his birthright to secure his place in history as the world's greatest protector," according to the press release.
"Paying homage to 10 seasons is no small task, and wrapping up each character and story arc has been extremely important to everyone involved in the show," executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders said. "We're excited to be able to...
One of TV's biggest stars is in the news again — and not for his acting or charity work.
After a string of arrests, drugs, adult escorts and smashed up hotel rooms, Charlie Sheen is once again attempting to clean up. But do his never-ending, destructive exploits somehow detract from his show's humor? Or make him a little less appealing? After everything Sheen has done, will you still watch Two and a Half Men?
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Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews
Super Bowl XLV was seen by 111 million viewers, making it the most-watched prime-time telecast in U.S. history.
And while Glee got its biggest audience ever, it was down — way down — from the show that got the high-profile timeslot after last year's game.
Green Lantern, Nathan Fillion
He's enjoying mainstream success as the star of ABC's Castle, but Nathan Fillion is still a fanboy favorite — and a fanboy himself. So the Firefly and Dr. Horrible alum totally geeked out when he was offered the voice role of DC Comics superhero Green Lantern in the DVD movie Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, due June 7 from Warner Bros. Animation. Emerald Knights is a series of vignettes about the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic police force. Fillion plays Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern of Earth's space sector, who mentors Arisia, a new recruit played by Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss...