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Top TV Moments: Big Reveals and Sad Goodbyes

Patrick Dempsey, Nicollette Sheridan, Aaron Douglas

What a week for goodbyes: Battlestar Galactica, Edie on Desperate Housewives, President Obama's sunny relationship with the press. We can't help but grieve in a week like this, but it just makes us grateful for the things we know will never change: The sky is still blue, the clouds come and go, Lost is confusing, and the Idol judges are babies. So take stock of your sort-of blessings and enjoy our Top Moments, Rest in Peace Edition after the jump. read more

NBC 86-es Chopping Block

Marco Pierre White, The Chopping Block

NBC has cut Chopping Block from its schedule after three episodes due to low ratings, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The cooking reality competition series, headlined by chef Marco Pierre White, opened to ...
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Ratings: How Did Samantha Who Do?

Samantha Who?

Thursday's ratings rundown:

8 pm/ET
American Idol played to a special Thursday audience of 22.35 million total viewers, down 650K from last week's results show. CBS' NCAA tourney coverage placed second in every prime-time hour, averaging 10.12 million viewers across the night.

ABC's brand-new In the Motherhood (6.72 mil) and returning Samantha Who? (6.53 mil, down 270 thou from Dec. 1, its last fresh outing) combined for third, but averaged 13 percent less than Ugly Betty's most recent numbers.

Trailing NBC's pairing of Earl (5.87 mil) with an Office repeat, Smallville scored 3.74 mil, surging 14 percent week-to-week.

9 pm
Grey's Anatomy enjoyed CSI's latest bye, topping the hour with 15.8 million viewers, up 10 percent. Hell's Kitchen nipped at basketball's heels, placing third with 10.95 mil. Both NBC's The Office (8.45 mil, +500K) and 30 Rock (7.17 mil, +150K) saw gains, while Supernatural (3.17 mil) was flat. (Be sure to check out next week's high-sterical promo!)

10 pm
With CBS' Eleventh Hour still shot-clock-blocked, Private Practice again claimed No. 1 with an audience of 10.48 mil, up 470 thou. ER gained 700K but still trailed hoops, delivering 10.16 mil.

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Pilot News: Which Vampire Brother Gets Your Blood Pumping?

Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

Casting of the three leads is now complete on the CW pilot Vampire Diaries, and not a moment too soon. I was just about out of puns.

Paul Wesley, who played an angel on ABC Family's Fallen, this time has a bit of the devil inside him, having been cast as Stefan, one of two vampire brothers fighting over the central heroine, Elena.

Wesley's character, says the Hollywood Reporter, is a "gloriously, amazingly, especially beautiful young man." He is also ... read more

David Cook Returns to Idol, with Lady Gaga at His Side

David Cook, Lady GaGa

He's going home.... Oops, wrong alumnus.

Er, David Cook will return to the American Idol stage for the first time since being crowned the Season 7 champ, performing on the Top Downloads theme week's results show airing Wednesday, April 1.

Cook will ... read more

Holly Madison Injured, But Will Dance On

Holly Madison

Holly Madison replaced a hobbled Jewel on Dancing with the Stars, but now she is injured herself.

The Girl Next Door star was examined Thursday after experiencing pain in her side during rehearsals for the Argentine tango.

"While she is not suffering from a broken rib, she does continue to feel a great deal of discomfort and was prescribed pain medication," Madison's rep tells Us Weekly. "She is ...
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Officials: Madonna Adopting Second Child from Malawi


Madonna is seeking to adopt a baby girl named Mercy from Malawi, according to country officials.

The newly single superstar and mother of three filed adoption papers, an official at the Malawi welfare department told The Associated Press. A U.S. government official confirmed the bid was underway.

Madonna is expected to arrive in the impoverished African nation ...
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Shawn Johnson Fan Pleads Not Guilty to Stalking

Shawn Johnson

A man who was arrested as he tried to enter the Dancing with the Stars studio Tuesday pleaded not guilty to one felony count of stalking and to two misdemeanor counts of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, a rep for Los Angeles Superior Court told

On Wednesday, Shawn Johnson was granted a temporary restraining order against the man, Robert O'Ryan, who had vowed to be with her "no matter what," according to her family's petition. The Olympic gymnast, 17, said she feared for her life after O'Ryan, 34, jumped the studio fence.

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Exclusive: Get Swept Away by Supernatural's "Monster" Promo


The next episode of the CW's Supernatural — "The Monster at the End of This Book" — arrives on the heels of April Fool's Day, but what happens to Sam and Dean ain't no joke.

No, the brothers' horror is all too real when they come to discover that an author has recounted their demon hunts, in detail, in a series of graphic novels.

The cheeky folks at the CW have thus put together a promo for the episode that is fashioned as a pulp fiction-y/noir trailer, complete with such dramatic prose as: "Armed with an iron horse and abs of steel, these heroes pack real heat."

"Prepare to be swept away" by the complete promo ... read more Asks: What's Your Favorite ER Moment?


Before we drag out the ashes and sackcloth to start mourning the loss of NBC's ER (the series finale airs Thursday, April 2, at 9 pm/ET), let's remember the good times by celebrating our favorite moments from the groundbreaking medical drama. I'll go first, but I have to warn you: My choice is kind of morbid.

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