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Kris Allen Cancels Tonight Show Visit Because of Death in Family

Kris Allen

American Idol champ Kris Allen canceled his Wednesday night appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien because of his maternal grandmother's death.

Taking Allen's place on the late-night talker will be Idol pal Allison Iraheta, performing "Barracuda."

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"I know I was supposed to do Conan ... but there was a death in my family," Allen said on Twitter. "But everyone ... read more

Lost's Matthew Fox: "I Am Not Going to Do Television Again"

Matthew Fox

When Lost's Jack says goodbye to the island in the ABC drama's series finale, star Matthew Fox will say goodbye to TV.

Fox, who has previously described the ending of Lost as a "relief," told Starpulse that he has no plans to work on the small screen again.

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"I am not going to do television again," Fox said. "That is not because I think film is better than television. Not at all, in some respects some of the best story telling is happening on television. I have done two TV shows — Lost and Party of Five — that have each run for six years. When you add it all up it is in the vicinity of 300 hours of television. I want to find a way to have more control over when I am working and when I'm not. I'm looking for more flexibility."

Fox said that flexibility will... read more

10 Things Star: Heath Ledger "Probably Wouldn't Care" About Remake

Meaghan Jette Martin

As far as teen movies go, 10 Things I Hate About You ranks near the top, perhaps even trumping Clueless as a cult favorite, depending on who you ask. And like Clueless, the 1999 romp — which launched the careers of Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles — has hit the small screen (Tuesdays at 8 pm/ET, on ABC Family). "The movie is such a wonderful, classic teen comedy. ... We're breathing new light into it," Meaghan Jette Martin, who plays socially ambitious Bianca Stratford, tells "It's like opening it up to a new generation of kids." Find out what else the 17-year-old has to say about the show, how she masters that French accent and what she has to say to the haters.

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Titus Welliver: Lost's Season-Ending Mystery Isn't Black and White

Titus Welliver, Lost

Titus Welliver probably thought he had seen it all during his run as Deadwood resident Silas Adams. But then he appeared on Lost for all of 1 minute and 45 seconds, and in short order his world — as well as that of the ABC drama — shifted forever.

Who was this mysterious "man in black" taunting Jacob on the beach in the Season 5 finale prologue? What did he mean with the observation, "They come. Fight. They destroy. They corrupt. It always ends the same"? And why did this "Man No. 2" so desperately want to find the loophole necessary to one day kill Jacob?

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Welliver, who now has a recurring role on CBS' The Good Wife (premiering Sept. 22), shared a look inside the far-from-black-and-white nature of his Lost visit. See what he had to say, after the jump. read more

Ratings: Harper's Ends with a Bang, Eli Stone Tunes Out and More

Christopher Gorham and Elaine Cassidy, Harper's Island

Some recent ratings highlights:

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader schooled 5.7 million total viewers, a 33 percent surge from its season opener. Lead-out Mental (3.68 mil), in turn, enjoyed a 250K bump. 

Harper's Island sewed up 13 episodes of slicing and dicing before an audience of 3.84 mil, up 8 percent from its last outing. Elsewhere, Kings (1.64 mil) gained 340 thou and Eli Stone signed off for good with 2.76 mil. 

Big Brother 11's first Sunday airing drew 6.76 million viewers, making it the night's second most-watched program (behind 60 Minutes, 7.9 mil). NBC's Merlin (3.65 mil) saw 15 percent of its audience magically disappear. The Peacock's Meteor premiered to 5.04 mil, but really — Marla Sokoloff versus Armageddon? 

Lifetime's Drop Dread Diva weighed in with a premiere audience of 2.8 mil and the cabler's best delivery of women 18-49 since Army Wives' June 2007 arrival.

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Molly Ringwald Welcomes Twins

Molly Ringwald

Former Brat Packer Molly Ringwald plays a grandmother on Secret Life of the American Teenager, but in real life she's a brand-new mom to a twin boy and girl.

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Ringwald, 41, and her husband Panio Gianopoulos, welcomed daughter ... read more

VIDEO: McClintock Talks of Warehouse 13's Wilder Wares

Eddie McClintock

Syfy's Warehouse 13 (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET) has only scratched the surface of the very tippy-tip of the iceberg when it comes to the cavernous closet's far-out contents.

Series star Eddie McClintock says in his video Q&A that in the weeks to come, special agents Pete Lassiter and Myka Bering (played by Vanished's Joanne Kelly) will behold the supernatural properties of such items as Studio 54's original disco ball, the mirror that inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, and... well, you'll have to cue up the video to see which piece of famed facial hair has "a whole 'nother thing" going on.

Other topics covered in McClintock's on-camera sit-down include ... read more

Mega Minute: Big Daddy Buzz! Plus: The Closer Casts Kyra's Kid

The Big Bang Theory

Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:

• Might music man Dave Matthews crash with the Big Bang Theory brainiacs and play pop to his sitcom doppelganger, Sheldon? Series cocreator Bill Prady fields that question from the Mega mailbag.

• TNT's The Closer has found another fun way to keep it in the family, by guest-casting Kyra Sedgwick's 17-year-old daughter. Get the scoop on who Sosie Bacon will be playing and her character's connection to Brenda, how many episodes she's around for, and how dad Kevin will figure into this family reunion.

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Report: Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson Reach the End Zone

Tony Romo, Jessica Simpson

Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson have called it quits, People reports.

A source close to the pop star told the magazine that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Romo broke up with Simpson on Thursday — the night before her 29th birthday.

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"She is heartbroken," said the source. "She loves Tony. But ... read more

Neil Patrick Harris to Host Emmy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris

You don't have to be Barney Stinson to think this year's Primetime Emmys will be legendary: Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped to suit up and host the ceremony.

Harris had been eyed by the network as host ever since garnering acclaim and the biggest audience in three years as host of June's Tony Awards for CBS.

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"After having had such a hoot hosting the Tonys, I was thrilled to get the call about the Primetime Emmys," Harris said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to the ...
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