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Top Chef's Casey: My Dish Wasn't Inedible

Casey Thompson, Top Chef

Top Chef has had some chaotic elimination challenges, but this week's jumbled dim sum service resulted in a whole lot of angry — and hungry — patrons reduced to stealing food off the carts. During the madness, front-of-the-house volunteer Casey Thompson was forced to leave her dish in her fellow cheftestants' hands, and the judges' described the final product as "inedible."

Find out what the Texas native says about what went wrong during the disastrous service, why she went on a limb and opted to use chicken feet, and if she blames her colleagues for what went wrong with her dish. Plus: Why was she convinced Jamie was going home over her?

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Ricky Gervais: An Idiot Abroad’s Karl Pilkington is "My Gift to The World"

Ricky Gervais

How did Ricky Gervais' next show, An Idiot Abroad, wind up on The Science Channel? Thank Karl Pilkington.

Fans of Gervais and Stephen Merchant's popular podcast (and subsequent HBO series) already know Pilkington is the pair's friend and longtime punching bag. In An Idiot Abroad — billed by the network as "the most elaborate practical joke-turned-social experiment in television history" — Gervais and Merchant send him to see the Seven Wonders of the world.

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Gervais explained why Pilkington has the makings of a Science Channel star. "Karl sees things very differently from the rest of us," he said via satellite Thursday during the Television Critics Association's winter previews. "He does investigate, he does do what science does and... read more

PHOTO: Lauren Conrad Debuts New Dark 'Do

Lauren Conrad

Say goodbye to Lauren Conrad's golden locks.

The Hills star, 24, showed off her new brunette hair color Wednesday during a CoverGirl event in Hollywood.

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"It was just time to go for it," Kristin Ess, Conrad's stylist, told Us about the "Brazilian brown" shade. "We've done ... read more

Two Practice Alums Book Guest Spots on David E. Kelley’s New Series

Camryn Manheim and Steve Harris, The Practice

Former Practice stars Camryn Manheim and Steve Harris will reunite with series creator David E. Kelley, TVLine reports.

Manheim and Harris both will guest-star on Kelley's latest legal series, Harry's Law. It stars Kathy Bates as a recently fired attorney who... read more

People's Choice, Live to Dance Ratings Tumble

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner

The 37th People's Choice Awards were not the people's first choice on TV.

The populist awards show, airing 9-11 p.m. on CBS, averaged less than 10 million, down 21 percent from last year.

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The Middle took ... read more

Bill O’Reilly to Interview President Obama Before Super Bowl XLV

Bill O'Reilly, Barack Obama

No matter which teams make it to the big game, there's at least one good match scheduled to take place on Super Bowl Sunday.

Bill O'Reilly will interview President Barack Obama in a special set to air before the NFL championship, Deadline reports.

Black Eyed Peas to perform during Super Bowl halftime show

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Piers Morgan on The Banning of Madonna, Butt-Kicking of CNN

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan to Madonna: You're still banned from my new talk show.

In December, Morgan told a British newspaper that Madge would not be welcome on his upcoming CNN series, Piers Morgan Tonight, because she is "so boring."

While promoting the show Thursday at the Television Critics Association's winter previews, Morgan further explained: "[Madonna] has kind of been an... read more

Eminem's Recovery Is 2010's Best-Selling Album

Eminem

Eminem's Recovery was the top-selling album of 2010, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.

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The album — the rapper's sixth release — has sold more than 3.4 million units since hitting stores in June.

Lady Antebellum's Need You Now followed closely in second place with 3.1 million.

Taylor Swift's third album, Speak Now, which was only released in October, came in at No. 3 with 2.96 million. Swift's second album, Fearless, was the top-selling ...
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Elizabeth Edwards Leaves John Out of Will

Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards cut her estranged husband, John Edwards, out of her will, leaving all her possessions to her three children, ABC News reports.

Elizabeth Edwards dies at 61 from cancer

"All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles owned by me at the time of my death I give and bequeath to my children who shall be living at the time of my death," Edwards wrote.

Cate Edwards, daughter of John and Elizabeth, is engaged

In the will, signed Dec. 1 — six days before her death from breast cancer — Edwards appointed ...
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Conspiracy Charges Against Howard K. Stern Dismissed

Howard K. Stern

A judge dismissed the two conspiracy felony charges against Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend-lawyer Howard K. Stern on Thursday, ruling that there was no evidence he intended fraud when he got drugs for the late star under fake names, The Associated Press reports.

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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry also dismissed the two conspiracy charges against Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, Smith's psychiatrist, and reduced a charge against her of unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance to a misdemeanor. Citing Eroshevich's long career and her concern for Smith, Perry sentenced her to no more than one year of probation and a $100 fine for obtaining one Vicodin prescription under a false name.

"The evidence is that Howard Stern did not have an intent to break the law," Perry said, adding that without Stern's participation, there was no conspiracy ...
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