Blindness hasn't been the only challenge for American Idol's Scott MacIntyre. In a visit to the TVGuide.com studio, he said he also suffered from kidney failure for two years and received a life-saving transplant in 2007 — information he did not share with producers on the show.
"It's something I didn't want to bring up during the competition process because I wanted to be judged on my voice and my artistry," he says.
The piano man also talked about stepping out of his comfort zone on his last outing by playing guitar. "[I] had to bring out the shredder for the final performance — you know, going down in a blaze of glory," he says.
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The NBC affiliate in Boston that said it would rather air a newscast than Jay Leno's new primetime talk show has changed its mind.
Though WHDH-TV owner Ed Ansin originally said running Leno's show "will be very adverse to our finances," the affiliate — "upon further consideration" will air Leno's program at 10 pm/ET beginning in September, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"Jay is from Andover, where I went to school," Ansin said in a statement. "I enjoy his humor. We hope the new show is a big success."
When WHDH made the original announcement, the station ...
Mel Gibson and wife Robyn
Mel Gibson's divorce could result in the biggest divorce settlement in celebrity history.
There's no indication that Gibson and his estranged wife of nearly 29 years, Robyn, had a prenuptial agreement — which could entitle her to half of everything the actor-director earned during ther marriage, according to People. Gibson's estimated fortune is close to $1 billion.
"This could easily be one of the biggest divorce settlements in Hollywood history," Los Angeles family lawyer ...
Rescue Me is back from its 18-month hiatus, and the early episodes of Season 5 prove the show is again firing on all its raucous and raunchy cylinders. But it's also turning a more focused eye back on 9/11 and its impact on the men of 62 Truck.
In doing so, this season brings mainstream attention to widespread conspiracy theories that suggest the 9/11 attacks were an "inside job." Fireman Franco Rivera — played by Daniel Sunjata, who in real life subscribes to these same beliefs — becomes the mouthpiece for these ideas on the show, something Sunjata admits he wasn't expecting to see on his script pages.
"I was pretty shocked because..."
Josh Holloway, Yessica Kumala
Josh Holloway's Lost alter ego(s) may be on rocky romantic seas, but in real life, the actor is a family man.
Holloway and his wife, Yessica, welcomed a daughter on April 9 in Oahu, according to People. They named her Java Kumala Holloway.
Baby Java is the first child for the couple, who have been married since 2004.
"Dad and mom are absolutely thrilled," a source said. "Everyone's happy and healthy."
Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:
* Save the date for Criminal Minds' two-hour season-ender. Plus: What will Hotch & Co. be up against in the finale?
* Is T-Bag's Prison Break run about to end? Robert Knepper previews the show's return.
* From the Mega mailbag: Now that his Life on Mars has expired, what's next for Jason O'Mara? Might a return to The Closer be on tap?
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Marilyn Chambers, an adult film star who also once modeled for Ivory Snow detergent, has died. She was 56.
Chambers' 17-year-old daughter found her dead at her home in northern Los Angeles County on Sunday night, a friend of the actress told the Associated Press.
Chambers was best known for Behind the Green Door, a 1972 film that was central to the "porn chic" movement, in which...
Adele, Ugly Betty
Soul singer Adele will show up in a May episode of Ugly Betty, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
She'll play herself in "In the Stars," in which Betty, Marc and Matt oversee a photo shoot for a YETI assignment that turns into an impromptu wedding.
Music producer Phil Spector has been convicted of second-degree murder in the 2003 shooting of an actress.
Spector, 69, faces at least 15 years in prison, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Superior Court. After deliberating for nine days, the jury found that the producer killed Lana Clarkson on Feb. 3, 2003, hours after they met at a Sunset Strip club where she worked. A previous jury on the case deadlocked in 2007.
Spector's lawyer was not immediately available for comment.
Last we saw Lost 's Michael Dawson, he appeared to perish in the freighter explosion (though perishing is a relative concept on this show). But the actor who plays Michael, Harold Perrineau, has been keeping busy since that untimely death with a new series: ABC's The Unusuals.
TV Guide Network caught up with Perrineau to learn more about The Unusuals, an unorthodox cop drama, and his neurotic character, Det. Leo Banks, who, among other idiosyncrasies, sleeps in his bulletproof vest. Plus: Will Perrineau be returning to Lost? See what he has to say after the jump.