Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery
[WARNING: The following story reveals the winner of American Idol's 10th season. Read at your own risk.]
Following a record-shattering number of votes, American Idol's Season 10 champion has been crowned.
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More than 122 million votes — the most in the show's history — were cast for Idol finalists Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, according to Fox.
While many considered country crooner Scotty the odds-on favorite (52 percent of the more than 4,600 TVGuide.com users who voted in our poll predicted he would win), Lauren gained momentum and perhaps more than few sympathy votes after her finale performance. She sang well despite reportedly having strained her vocal chords and won high praise from the judges, who suggested she might have a slight edge over Scotty...
Does the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show have you feeling down, restless and hopeless? Are you losing sleep? Retreating from the warm embraces of your loved ones? Are you worried about how you'll fill the space in your heart (not to mention the time slot) that Oprah left when she signed off Wednesday after 25 years on air? You might be suffering from Empty Oprah Syndrome, a very real condition, according to someone who has no business diagnosing anything and had a trend piece to file.
Following suit, just because we have no business offering treatment options doesn't mean we won't. Coping starts here with 10 easy tips to overcoming Oprah withdrawal...
Dancing With the Stars
Dancing with the Stars averaged 20.97 million viewers over its two-hour finale, wrapping up its best ratings season ever. All told, it was up 15 percent in viewership and 18 percent in the demo over last year's season-ender (a record low for the franchise's finales).
Ioan Gruffudd and Sarah Michelle Gellar
Why did Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar choose to return to TV with Ringer? To honor her fans.
"I have the most incredible fan base and I also had the most incredible show," she told TVGuide.com at the CW's recent upfront in New York. "You don't repeat history, but you also want to honor that and my fans are smart and like evocative television and with this all the pieces fell into place."
Ken Baumann, Francia Raisa
WARNING! The following interview contains a major spoiler about the upcoming Secret Life episodes.
Just as Ben and Adrian are ready to settle into married life and parenthood, they're going to be hit with a devastating blow — the loss of their baby. Ken Baumann, who plays Ben, says the tragedy will not only devastate the couple in The Secret Life of The American Teenager, it will change the course of every relationship in the series.
TVGuide.com spoke to the 21-year-old actor about the episode (Monday, June 6, 8/7c, ABC Family), and how he and Adrian (Francia Raisa) will cope.
Longtime CNBC anchor Mark Haines has died, the financial network reported Wednesday. He was 65.
He died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday night, according to CNBC, which did not offer a cause of death.
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CNBC President Mark Hoffman called Haines a "building block" of the network. "With his searing wit, profound insight and piercing interview style, he was a constant and trusted presence in business news for more than 20 years," Hoffman said in a statement to CNBC employees. "From the dotcom bubble to the tragic events of 9/11 to the depths of the financial crisis, Mark was always the unflappable pro. Mark loved CNBC and we loved him back. He will be deeply missed."
Season 4 of Damages will premiere July 13 on DirecTV.
"The opportunity to be on DirecTV this season allows us to explore another chapter in the lives of Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons, and push the envelope in terms of storytelling and content," series creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler said Wednesday in a statement.
The show will be carried Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Audience Network, which is the new name for DirecTV's 101 Network.
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Pop Up Video
VH1 is reviving Pop Up Video after a 10-year hiatus.
The network announced Wednesday that it has ordered 60 half-hour episodes. The revived show will feature current videos, some new graphics and those pop-up "bubbles" fans loved back in the day. Returning in the fall, Pop Up Video will also integrate user-generated content.