American Idol's Top 13 hit the stage this week with songs recorded by their personal idols, but not all of the night's performances were worthy of being worshipped. With a few exceptions (one of which was an equally troubling rap-reggae take on a current song), the night seemed to be plagued by sleepy arrangements. But do we blame the singers or Jimmy Iovine's team of producers? (More on that later.)
Luckily, there were a few standouts that kept us from completely nodding off. Let's break down the performances...
He may be gone from the judges table, but Simon Cowell isn't afraid to admit American Idol is doing just fine without him.
"I personally think it is a better show than last year," the acerbic former host tells Piers Morgan in an interview set to air March 14. "I genuinely do. I think what they've got is that it feels to me that they've got their energy back, that they're confident, that they're...
Here's the low down on Lowe: When it comes to talk of Rob Lowe joining the cast of Two and a Half Men, don't believe the hype.
Lowe is a full-fledged cast member on NBC's Parks and Recreation. That means he has a multi-year agreement to star on the show — which would appear to rule out a sudden move to fill the Charlie Sheen void. "He has a regular series deal," says one network insider. "He's sticking with Parks and Rec."
The Lowe idea has spread fast and wide in recent days, so much that even Sheen is...
Lost's Terry O'Quinn is coming back to ABC for the hourlong drama pilot Hallelujah, a network rep confirms.
From Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, the project centers on a small Tennessee town that is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil. However, things change when a...
Chris Klein has signed on for a multi-episode arc on FX's upcoming comedy, Wilfred, TVLine reports.
The series stars Elijah Wood (in his first series role) as Ryan, an introverted guy trying to find happiness. Ryan finds a friend in...
Julianne Moore, Sarah Palin
Step aside, Tina Fey.
Julianne Moore has signed to play Sarah Palin in an upcoming HBO film about the 2008 presidential election, Deadline reports.
The project, titled Game Change, is based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's book that follows Sen. John McCain's campaign, from his selection of a...
Mel Gibson has reached a plea deal with prosecutors in his domestic violence case, The Associated Press reports.
Gibson, 55, was expected to be formally charged this week for misdemeanor battery against ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, but instead will appear in court to enter the plea and will avoid jail time, a source close to the case told the AP.
Woman believed to be Gibson's ex-girlfriend: You hit our baby while she was in my hands
"I know from almost 20 years as a criminal defense lawyer that sometimes justice can come for a client at too high a personal price," Gibson's lawyer, Blair Berk, said in a statement Wednesday. "That is particularly so for Mel, whose right to due process can only be exercised in this case with an enormous media circus attached. Mel's priority throughout all of ...