We've made it, friends: After weeks of sob-story auditions and dramatic Hollywood-Week meltdowns, American Idol finally made it to the big stage. And that big stage swallowed up some of the competitors. While I agree with executive producer Nigel Lythgoe that past seasons' Top 24 middle rounds have gone on too long, tonight proved that not every singer who is deemed a semifinalist deserves to get the full production number. (Also, why was the band so much louder than the singers during most of the performances? Maybe to drown out some of the awfulness?)
Our new judges also faced their first real test. Sure, Steven Tyler was charming when he was edited together, but how would that translate to live TV? As it turns out, he's still kind of charming when he's dropping F-bombs and Jennifer Lopez is still pretty beautiful — but neither of them really impressed me with their level of critical analysis, positive or negative. And Randy... Well, you can't teach an old dawg new tricks.
Let's break down the singing...
In his heavily promoted 20/20 interview, Charlie Sheen said he has "a billion fans" and discussed his affinity for porn stars.
"You already know what you're getting before you meet them," he told ABC News's Andrea Canning when asked why he likes porn stars. Sheen also said he likes paying for prostitutes because "who wants to deal with all the small talk and the nonsense?"
Les Moonves hopes Two and a Half Men returns; breaks silence on Charlie Sheen
Sheen denied being on any drugs and said to his knowledge there were no drugs in his house. "If I...
Glee, Grey's Anatomy, Blue Bloods
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So, will Kurt be back with New Directions on Glee any time soon? — Lizzie
ADAM: Sorry to break it to you, Lizzie, but Kurt will still be singing with the Warblers at least through Regionals. That means he won't be singing Glee's original song, the geek anthem "Loser Like Me," either. But don't worry, Kurt and the Warblers have their own underdog ode. Hint: It's by Pink!
I can't believe we won't get a new episode of Grey's Anatomy until March 24. Can you give us some scoop to tide us over? —Rachel
NATALIE: In the next new episode, Arizona is going to see a new side of Callie. "Callie has this obsession with baby showers, and she has this massive need for attention and girliness," Jessica Capshaw tells us. "Arizona keeps guessing wrong on what Callie would want and Mark keeps guessing correctly. Arizona just gets sick of it, so Callie gives...
Katie Holmes filed suit against the publishers of Star Magazine on Tuesday, accusing them of libel over a January magazine cover that implied she was a drug addict, according to The Associated Press.
In the lawsuit against American Media Inc., Holmes said the cover that featured the headline "Katie DRUG SHOCKER!" was not true and not supported by the story itself, according to the news agency. The story said Holmes was "trapped in a...