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Super-Busy Simon Says "Maybe" He Will Leave Idol

Simon Cowell

Apparently even Simon Cowell is mortal.

The man who brings a certain something to American Idol, its across-the-pond predecessor, X Factor, and Britain's Got Talent (watch clip here), is beginning to question whether he can keep the candle burning at all three ends. And that's not even factoring in his work as a music producer.

"I don't want to come over as whiney, because I am very grateful that I have got these jobs," Cowell tells the UK's Daily Mirror. "But there is a point where ... read more

"Octo-Mom" Could Have TV Deal By End of Next Week

Nadya Suleman

Are you ready for an "Octo-Mom" reality show?

Nadya Suleman could have a TV deal "by the end of the week," her lawyer, Jeff Czech, told Us. The "Octo-Mom" met with four production companies this week to explore creating a reality show about life with her 14 children. "Nadya has been interested in, and hoping to find, something not so intrusive to the family and babies while, at the same time, [something to] sort of focus on trying to make a little income for herself," he said.

While no deal has been inked yet, potential Octo-Shows include... read more

What Has Shawn Johnson "Scared to Death"?

Shawn Johnson

More than ever now, Shawn Johnson's focus is on Dancing with the Stars and more importantly, just dancing. After weathering critique for her style-over-substance Lindy Hop, Johnson showed her Olympic mettle, rising to the occasion with a lyrical Viennese waltz. See what else the 17-year-old had to say about her comeback, David Alan Grier's elimination and what has her completely terrified.
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American Idol Episode Recap: Top 7 Revealed

This American Idol results show featured tons of performances, including those of the crowd-pumping hip-hop variety and twangy country alike. But there was also a surprise blast from the past, an un-lip-synched group number and, of course, one of our Top 8 sang for his/her life. Who did America vote into the Bottom 3? And did the judges see fit to save someone from elimination? Let's find out.

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The Biggest Loser's Sione Makes Fitness His Life

The Biggest Loser, Sione

Sione Fa has not only been a fan favorite on this season's The Biggest Loser: Couples, but a front-runner as well. Competing with his Tongan cousin Filipe, Sione lost a whopping 116 pounds during his 10-week run, while also realizing his passion for educating his community on nutrition and exercise. Sione's small four-pound loss in his final week on the ranch resulted in being voted out and missing the chance to claim the grand prize by a few short weeks. Fa, who has lost 130 pounds to date, spoke to TVGuide.com about why he preferred to train with Bob and how being on The Biggest Loser has led him to a new career in fitness.

TVGuide.com: Why do you think you only lost four pounds this week and do you regret participating in the temptation challenge?
Sione Fa:
I think everybody has their weeks when they have a low number and this was the first time I fell below the yellow line. Everybody else there had at least been under once or twice before...

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Jon & Kate Plus 8 Dad Addresses Infidelity Rumors

Jon & Kate Plus 8

Questions about the state of Jon and Kate Gosselin's marriage have swirled for weeks after the Jon & Kate Plus 8 patriarch was photographed at a bar with college-aged girls. But the father of eight says he's never been unfaithful to his wife.

"I am ...
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You're Fired — For Real: Fox Orders Layoff Reality Series

Someone's Gotta Go

Someone's Gotta Go — and everyone gets to watch.

Inspired by the recession, Fox has picked up a new reality series in which real struggling businesses will ax staff on-camera, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

There's a twist, of course: Each week ...
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VIDEO: The MythBusters Return with a Bang, Smash and Pratfall!

This Wednesday at 9 pm/ET, Discover Channel's MythBusters — led by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage — returns with a "Demolition Derby Special," in which our stalwart experimenters try to flip a bus (à la Speed), compact a compact car, and mimic a remarkable Lexus commercial.

In this video Q&A with TVGuide.com, Hyneman and Savage discuss the difficulty they often face in recreating "once in a million occurrences," with Savage admitting, "Sometimes it really kicks our butt."

Also coming up in the show's seventh season: another Alaska special, in which they try to sail a boat made out of sawdust and ice, a nod to Seinfeld (does double-dipping really spread germs?), and an in-depth expose of, yes, the age-old banana-peel slip. Says Hyneman of their look into the slapstick chestnut, "It's hilarious."

See everything the guys had to share after the jump.

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VIDEO: Megan Joy Talks about Blowing Her Chance, and More

Megan Joy

Just hours before being reunited (finally) with her 2-year-old son, Megan Joy came by TVGuide.com to discuss her solid run on American Idol.

Reflecting on her exit, she says, "I honestly wasn't thinking about being eliminated until the day of." After all, she notes, "They did give me the Wild Card, and they kinda liked me, sometimes."

Yet in the end, she admits, "I obviously blew it."

Especially during the fateful Top Downloads/Top 40 theme week. Megan says that because she doesn't listen to a lot of mainstream music but instead favors "underground" tunes, "I didn't really get a chance to shine."

Also in this video Q&A: Megan updates us on the feud between her "punk" brother and Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, talks about her calling-card tattoo, and goes along with our suggestion that she smuggle pint-sized Alexis Grace onto the summer tour!Watch the video after the jump. read more

Idol's Megan Doesn't Regret Snubbing Simon: "I Couldn't Help But Be Honest"

Megan Joy with Kris Allen, upon her elimination.

Strategically, it was a questionable move.

Just before she made the bottom three this week, and knowing that were she to be eliminated, the Judges' Save would be in play, American Idol wannabe Megan Joy took a moment to snub Simon, saying, "I don't care" what the Brit thinks of her singing.

A half-hour later, the 23-year-old beauty learned that she had in fact received the lowest vote total. And due in part to the frankness she demonstrated earlier in the show, Simon said there would be no chance, none at all, for her to vie for the Judges' Save.

Joy, though, has "no regrets" about what she said.

"I wouldn't take anything back," she tells TVGuide.com. "I was happy to ... read more

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