Rebecca Black and Jay Leno
YouTube sensation Rebecca Black almost didn't recorder her hit song.
On Tuesday night's Tonight Show, Black told Jay Leno that the original song the studio sent her was about being a guy's superhero. Black couldn't relate and asked for — and got — something else: "Friday."
"It's about having fun with your friends and being a teenager. I thought it was different because it's not indecent," she said.
Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen
How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor will direct and act alongside rising star Elizabeth Olsen in the independent film Liberal Arts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie follows a 35-year-old who still wants to live like a college kid, but must come to terms with his age and budding responsibilities. Olsen plays a 19-year-old student who falls for Radnor's character and bonds with him over their love of music and literature. Age ultimately comes between them as they yearn to make the relationship work.
Gwen Stefani has joined the growing list of celebrities donating toward the relief and recovery efforts in Japan.
"I've been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love, appreciation and respect for the Japanese people and their culture," Stefani said Wednesday. "The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking and I want to do anything I can to help. I would never be able to make a gesture like this without the love and support of all the fans over all these years."
Fringe (Friday, 9/8c, Fox)
This entire season has been a tour de force for Anna Torv. Doing double duty as dueling Olivias from parallel warring universes, she most recently spent an episode channeling her inner Spock — aka Leonard Nimoy — as the ghostly soul of William Bell inhabited her body for a very clever outing. (In the climax, the dormant Olivia resurfaced briefly, freaking out Peter and the viewing audience.) This week, we're back in alt-world, as the pregnant Alt-livia faces mortal danger from several fronts. It's a very harrowing hour, deserving a far larger audience than it's likely to get, tucked away on Fridays. Fox, stand by this show!
Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Stand-Up (Saturday, 11:30/10:30c, Comedy Central)
The sardonic comic...
Slap-bet enthusiast Barney Stinson would be so excited! Todd (Ben Rappaport), however, is anything but when he's forced to investigate a claim by Gupta (Parvesh Cheena) that Rajiv (Rizwan Manji) let him have one — pow! — right in the kisser on tonight's episode of Outsourced (10:30/9:30c, NBC).
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As the show's black-and-white opening illustrated, tonight's American Idol was about going back in time to the golden age of Motown. It's the music that changed the face of the recording industry and made Steven Tyler want to make out with girls. Those classic songs also helped deliver what was perhaps the best overall performance show of the season. Of course, there were still a few missteps. So, who will miss out on making it to the Top 10 and, therefore, the Idol summer tour? Let's break it down...
Kevin McKidd and Sandra Oh
It's been nearly a month since the doctors of Grey's Anatomy have graced our television screens. With so many relationships left in the air — Cristina and Owen's disagreements about the future, Stark asking April out, Jackson and Lexie hooking up — TVGuide.com has compiled a handy breakdown to catch you up on where each couple stands and what's next for them.
Meredith and Derek (Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey): The pair has been grappling with infertility issues, which will come to a head in the musical episode. "It's starting to be...
It's that same signature suit and patriotic shield, but Paramount Pictures is presenting a whole new Captain America.
Starring Chris Evans as the World War II-era superhero, Captain America: The First Avenger follows how Steve Rogers (Evans) went from a scrawny young man deemed unfit for the U.S. Army to a bigger, taller and much more...