American Idol Lowers Entry Age

Ryan Seacrest

American Idol is getting younger.

Beginning with Season 10, contestants can be between 15 and 28 years old, a year younger than in previous seasons, Fox announced Monday.

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"A lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16," executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz said. "Lowering the age limit allows us to ... read more

Roush Review: Finale Watch: Treme

Melissa Leo

At its languid but intoxicating best, HBO's Treme dances and grooves to its own peculiar and particularly New Orleans beat. Call it the rhythm of life. And, naturally, death. But mostly life. Such is the case in the series' languorous 80-plus-minute finale, infused with sorrow but also overflowing with a defiant resilience and joy in the moment that captures the ebullient nature of this national treasure of a city.

Plot-wise? Let's not dwell on that. As Professor Creighton Bernette (John Goodman) told his students in the penultimate episode, before presumably stepping off the ferry to put an end to his blocked creative life, "Don't think in terms of a beginning and an end. Because unlike some plot-driven entertainments, there is no closure in real life — not really." Could be a testimony to Treme itself, which has taken some knocks for its often oblique approach to actual narrative. (Ominously, Cray added when asked about an upcoming test, "In the end, every one of us will be tested, and every one of us will be found wanting.")

Creighton's suicide, and the grief and rage of his widow Toni... read more

Exclusive Video: USA's Boys of Summer

TV Guide Magazine takes you behind the scenes on our exclusive photo shoot with USA Network's boys of summer! Burn Notice's Jeffery Donovan, Royal Pains' Mark Feuerstein and White Collar's Matt Bomer riff about their shows' new seasons, how their characters would get along and who's the sexiest star on the network. Check out the hilarious video after the jump... read more

Vanessa Carlton: "I Am a Proud Bisexual Woman"

Vanessa Carlton

Singer Vanessa Carlton came out as a bisexual during her headline performance at the Nashville Pride concert over the weekend, according to Queerty.com.

"I've never said this before, but I am ... read more

Matt's Picks for the Week of June 21

Deadliest Catch

The popular summer series goes into space for its eighth-season opener. One segment investigates whether art from Andy Warhol and five other major modern artists was smuggled onto the Moon in 1969 aboard the Apollo 12 lunar module, on an unauthorized ceramic mini-canvas... read more

What's the Coolest Thing in the Pawn Stars' Shop?

Rick Harrison

From an engraved whale's tooth to sunken treasure from the Taj Mahal dynasty, the Pawn Stars have seen a fair share of historic — and obscure — items come through their Las Vegas shop. But what items does Rick "The Boss" Harrison think are the coolest things he currently has in his family-run store?

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TVGuide.com caught up with the star of History's hit series (Mondays at 10/9c) to find out the answer, as well as to find out how the business came to be and what it's like working with his son and father (aka "the old man"). Plus: Find out about their eBay charity auction where the winning bidder will get to intern at the pawn shop with the whole gang... read more

Mel B. Spices Up Dance Your Ass Off

Mel B.

Mel B. isn't just a Spice Girl anymore. With hosting duties on the rump-shaking weight-loss series Dance Your Ass Off's second season (Oxygen, 10/9c), a solo album in the works and a reality show on the horizon, the Dancing With the Stars vet has more on her plate than ever... read more

Ask Matt: True Blood Boiling Over? And More!

Evan Rachel Wood, True Blood

Please send all questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter at @RoushTVGuideMag

: Welcome back! This question is a two-parter. I'm in love with True Blood. It's so often described as lurid, melodramatic, overripe, etc. But the glory of the show is that it's all of those things while also containing moments of startling humor or tenderness, where we actually find ourselves caring about the characters, be they supernatural or just plain natural. That tension is what makes.... read more

Entourage Star Constance Zimmer Engaged

Russ Lamoureux and Constance Zimmer

Entourage and Boston Legal star Constance Zimmer is engaged.

Zimmer, 39, will marry her boyfriend, director ...
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Toy Story 3 Tops Box Office with Record-Setting Haul

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 had a huge play date with moviegoers over the weekend, earning $109 million to bow at No. 1 and become Pixar's highest-grossing opener ever, according to Box Office Mojo.

The sequel is the third animated film to crack the triple-digit mark on opening weekend — after 2004's Shrek 2 ($108 million) and 2007's Shrek the Third ($121.6 million) — and is the first Pixar film to do so. The previous record for a Pixar opening was the $70.4 million haul by The Incredibles in 2004.

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Aided by 3-D ticket sales, Toy Story 3 also extended Pixar's perfect streak of No. 1 openings to 11 and bested its franchise predecessors. The original Toy Story, which ushered ...
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