David Cook, American Idol
American Idol's first top 12 elimination helped Fox win an extremely weak Wednesday night permeated with repeats.
Idol drew 20.1 million viewers and was up 5 percent over the previous week's results show among adults 18 to 49. Its lead-in, Human Target (8 million viewers), was down a bit in the demo, but remained steady with its competition.
NBC took second place overall against CBS and ABC, which mostly aired repeats. Mercy (5.6 million viewers) was down in total viewers and in the demo, but Law & Order: SVU (9.5 million viewers) easily won the 10/9c timeslot.
CBS' only new show, Gary Unmarried, drew 5.9 million viewers...
Jill Zarin, Bethenny Frankel
Alliances have definitely flip-flopped this season on The Real Housewives of New York. Bethenny is on the outs with Jill and LuAnn, while Kelly, the ladies' former punching bag, has become their new BFF. Ramona is back in the good graces of her former nemesis, Alex, and her husband Simon. Oh, and apropos of nothing, Kelly's on the cover Playboy.
Real Housewives' Bethenny Frankel is having a baby
In the interview below, TVGuide.com got the scoop from Jill on her fractured relationship with Bethenny and LuAnn's take on Bethenny's confessional comments. Plus, find out why Kelly calls her Playboy spread "the ultimate stamp of approval."
Watch the video after the jump.
Sandra Bullock left the Southern California house she shares with Jesse James just days before a report of infidelity by her husband surfaced, People reports.
The Oscar winner left on Monday, a source told the magazine. On Wednesday, In Touch printed a cover story featuring an interview with tattoo model Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, who claims to have had an 11-month long affair with James while Bullock was filming The Blind Side in Atlanta last year.
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Later on Wednesday, Bullock, 45, abruptly ...
The fate of 24 has yet to be determined, but Howard Gordon, the show's executive producer, has already lined up his next project.
Gordon will adapt the Israeli series Prisoners of War for U.S. audiences, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the Israeli drama, three soldiers return home after being held captive in Syria for 17 years. The U.S. import, tentatively titled Patriots, will center on three American soldiers presumed dead after the 2003 ...
Brotherhood alum Jason Clarke has been tapped to headline Fox's police drama pilot Ride-Along, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
To be set and filmed in Chicago, Ride-Along tells the story of Clarke's Det. Jarek Wysocki, a local legend who struggles to eradicate the city's violence and corruption. The pilot was created ...
Alex Chilton, the Box Tops and Big Star lead singer who served as an inspiration for generations of indie rock bands, has died. He was 59.
Chilton died Wednesday at a New Orleans hospital, where he was taken after complaining about health problems earlier in the day, John Fry, a longtime friend and owner of Memphis' Ardent Studios, told The Commercial Appeal. Chilton could not be revived in the emergency room, Fry said.
"I'm crushed. We're all just crushed," he said.
Big Star was scheduled to perform Saturday at the South by Southwest Festival.
"Alex Chilton was an artist of the very highest caliber," SXSW Creative Director Brent Grulke said in a statement. "It's too early to do much ...
CBS has ordered up Beat the Chefs — its first culinary reality series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The show will pit professional chefs against skilled ...