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Fox on Paula: "We Very Much Wanted Her to Return"; What's Next for Her?

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul made the decision not to return to American Idol, says Fox entertainment chairman Peter Rice.

"We very much wanted her to return," Rice said during a Fox executive session at the fall TV previews Thursday. "We made an offer that we feel is very fair to Paula, it was a substantial raise, and Paula has decided not to return."

But is she already interviewing for a new job?

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Katy Perry, Victoria Beckham to Be Guest Judges on Idol

Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry

American Idol may be losing Paula Abdul, but it's gaining Katy Perry and Victoria Beckham as guest judges, Fox announced Thursday.

No dates have been set for the pop stars' appearances, but more big names are to come, Fox entertainment chairman Peter Rice said at Thursday's Television Critics Association fall TV tour. read more

Paula Abdul Heads Back to Work as a Judge — But Not for Idol

Paula Abdul, Drop Dead Diva

Paula Abdul was back to work Thursday as a judge — a gavel-in-hand kind of judge — shooting a guest appearance for Lifetime's new dramedy, Drop Dead Diva.

Find out what Fox had to say about Paula's depature and what's next for her 

While her former co-judges headed to Denver for American Idol's Season 9 auditions — without her —Abdul was in Peachtree, Ga., to shoot ... read more

Leighton Meester Says Sex Tape "Not Real"

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester wants to end the gossip about a sex tape.

"[The tape] is not real, so it makes me sort of sad. It's unfortunate that it got carried as far as it did," the Gossip Girl star told Harper's Bazaar. "People think it's real because ... read more

Britney Spears to Perform at Teen Choice Awards

Britney Spears

The ultimate teen queen Britney Spears is set to perform at this weekend's Teen Choice Awards and will receive the show's highest honor.

Spears, who is on a break from the European leg of her worldwide Circus tour, will receive the Ultimate Choice Award in recognition of her contributions to entertainment. Already the awards' winningest female artist, the pop princess is also up for three awards this year: Choice Music: Single for her tune "Circus"; Choice Music: Female Artist; and Choice Music: Tour for her Circus tour.

Watch Spears' "Circus" video now

It will be the 27-year-old's first ...
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Aerosmith's Front Man Falls from Stage, Suffers Minor Injuries

Steven Tyler

Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler fell off the stage during a performance at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota and was airlifted to a hospital with minor injuries early Thursday.

The 61-year-old rock singer fell while dancing after the sound system failed during "Love in an Elevator," according to The Associated Press. When Tyler stopped dancing, he accidentally stepped off the stage's catwalk and fell onto some fans.

See photos of Tyler performing through the years

"He does a lot of dancing on the stage and he does a lot of stuff with his mike stand," said Mike Sanborn, spokesman for the Buffalo Chip Campground, which hosted the event. "He put his stand down and twirled around and stepped backwards off the stage."

Tyler, who was in town to promote his Dirico Motorcycles, got back up and was taken backstage to be examined by the venue's medical staff. He suffered ... read more

Exclusive: Skeet Ulrich Joins CSI: NY for Killer Arc

Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich will guest for three episodes of CSI: NY as a complex and deeply disturbed killer, has learned exclusively.

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Jay Talking: Leno Says New Show Will Be About Jokes

Jay Leno

Jay Leno says his new 10 o'clock show will feature fast cars, jokes, and Brian Williams — telling more jokes.

"If we go down in flames, we'll be laughing on the way," Leno said at Wednesday's Television Critics Association fall-TV tour. He said he isn't worried about people who say they won't watch his show.

"Research says people are against pornography," he said. "That's why it's a $60 billion-dollar business."

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NBC Regrets Calling O'Brien "King of Late Night"

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien isn't the king of late night after all.

NBC issued a news release calling O'Brien "the new king of late night" after O'Brien's Tonight Show, in its first week, beat The Late Show with David Letterman in ratings.

Since then, Letterman has bounced back...

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Chris Brown's Sentencing Delayed

Chris Brown

Chris Brown's sentencing was delayed until Aug. 27 due to incomplete paperwork regarding community labor details.

Get the latest on the Chris Brown court case

Judge Patricia Schnegg said Wednesday she was still awaiting ...
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