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Report: Jackson Family Upset by Idol Contestant James Durbin's "Pepsi Moment"

James Durbin

Michael Jackson's family is reportedly upset by James Durbin's "Pepsi moment" comment on American Idol.

Following Durbin's Wednesday night performance of Elton John's "Saturday Night's All Right" — complete with a flaming piano — the rocker joked with host Ryan Seacrest about being scared of the pyrotechnics... read more

CBS Orders Game Show Pilot from Idol's Nigel Lythgoe

Nigel Lythgoe

CBS has ordered a Deal or No Deal-esque game show pilot called Secret Fortune from American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance producer Nigel Lythgoe, reports.

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The game presents contestants with 24 envelopes, each containing a check for amounts ranging from a dollar to an outrageous fortune. Over the course of the game, 23 envelopes are destroyed, leaving the contestant with a possibly life-changing sum... read more

Two and Half Men's Chuck Lorre: "I've Been Going Through a Tough Time Recently"

Chuck Lorre, Charlie Sheen

Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre (sort of) broke his silence about the ongoing Charlie Sheen fiasco, and once again, he did it via one of his show's vanity cards.

Chuck Lorre responds to Sheen with new vanity card

Although the message, which aired at the end of the Lorre-produced The Big Bang Theory Thursday, doesn't mention Sheen's name, Lorre's sentiments about the recent events are clear.

"Whenever I've gone through tough times, well-meaning people have told me that God/the universe does not give us more than we can handle," Lorre wrote.  "Well, I've been going through a tough time recently, and sure enough, that old saying has been tossed my way on several morose occasions. After some careful consideration, I've decided it's bull$#*!."

Sheen sued Lorre.... read more

Grey's Anatomy Scoop: Callie and Arizona Are Getting Married

Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw

On Grey's Anatomy, wedding bells will be ringing.

Following the heartbreak of the chaotic musical episode, Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) will get married in an outdoor ceremony officiated by Bailey (Chandra Wilson, also the episode's director).

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Mad Men's Matt Weiner Sets Firm End Date: "That's How Long the Story Is"

Matthew Weiner

Mad Men executive producer Matt Weiner says he's made up his mind: The critically acclaimed AMC drama will end its run after three more seasons.

"I think that's how long the story is," he tells TV Guide Magazine. "I'm not The Simpsons. They're amazing. I don't know how they do it. I look at TV shows that I admire, and I think this is the length that they should be. At a certain point you're driven to a desire not to repeat yourself. I want the show to end before the machinery has worn out."

Weiner, who struck a deal Thursday with AMC and production company Lionsgate that keeps him at the helm of a fifth and sixth season (with the option for that seventh), says he was ready to throw in the towel several times in recent weeks... read more

Top Moments: Dancing's Lip-Lock, Grey's Musical Medicine and a Top Chef Spy

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Our top moments of the week:

11. Worst Reminder: When Tamra and Vicki head South of the Border to Cabo San Lucas on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra decides to "do as the Cabo-nians do" and do a body shot at the poolside bar. She urges her friend to do the same, but Vicki is far too mortified and reminds Tamra that she's the mother of four. Well, we guess someone has to teach them eventually, right?

10. Skating on Thin Ice Award: There's a time and a place to speak your mind, Bethenny, and your first practice session ...
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American Idol Episode Recap: The Top 9 Revealed

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Even with a double elimination planned, there's no way that this Idol results show can match the intensity and craziness of last week's. But the intro package sure wants us to believe it can. After a record-setting 55 million votes were cast, the intro promises you won't believe who is going home. True? False? Let's find out... read more

Hugh Dancy and Parker Posey Join Showtime's The Big C

Hugh Dancy, Parker Posey

British actor Hugh Dancy and indie film darling Parker Posey will guest-star on the second season of The Big C, Showtime announced Thursday.

Dancy will appear in at least six episodes, playing a cancer patient who befriends Cathy (Laura Linney). Posey will play Poppy, a woman who has a surprising relationship with Cathy's teenaged son Adam (Gabriel Basso).

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MTV Orders Adaptation of Brit Comedy Inbetweeners, Four New Reality Shows

The Inbetweeners

Just two months after debuting the controversial teen drama Skins, MTV is once again green-lighting an adaptation of another popular British show, The Inbetweeners, along with four other new shows, EW reports.

Inbetweeners follows the exploits of four friends as they grow from their late teens into adults. MTV has ordered 12 episodes, which will likely premiere in 2012. Brad Copeland, Aaron Kaplan and original series creators Damon Beesly and Iain Morris will executive produce.

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Mad Men Deal Is Done: Matthew Weiner on Board for Two More Seasons

Mad Men

After prolonged and tense negotiations, AMC, Lionsgate and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner have agreed to produce two more seasons of the Emmy-winning drama.

We'll drink to that.

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