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The Killing's Burning Questions Answered

Joel Kinnaman, The Killing

We grill the executive producer and stars of AMC's tantalizing thriller The Killing for answers to our burning questions.

Detective Holder, Sarah Linden's hoodie-loving, hygiene-hating partner, has a hard-to-place accent. Where is he from?
Joel Kinnaman
, the lanky 31-year-old who plays Holder, speaks the way he does partly because he's half-American, half-Swedish and lives in Stockholm. But Holder also sounds like that, says... read more

American Idol Champ Scotty McCreery: "What You See Is What You Get with Me"

Scotty McCreery

After the record-breaking 122 million votes were tallied, Scotty McCreery was crowned the new American Idol champ. "I couldn't believe it," says the down-to-earth 17-year-old. "It was an incredible experience and a moment I will never ...
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Lauren Alaina: I Knew Scotty Would Win

Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina has cried more tears than anyone else on American Idol this season, worrying those watching her roller coaster of emotions. But when the 16-year-old Georgia peach with the killer voice learned that she was not the winner, she was ...
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American Idol Backstage Report: Season 10 Winner Crowned

Scotty McCreery

Moments after becoming the newly minted American Idol, Scotty McCreery sticks his tongue out, trying to catch the confetti falling from the ceiling. "I was acting like it was snow and sticking my tongue out like you do for snowflakes," he tells reporters after the show. "I was just being a kid. I am seventeen."

It's a good thing the contestants on this show get some practice doing press, because the ...
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Watercooler: What We Learned from American Idol

Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Ryan Seacrest

Well, kids, it's over. But before we officially stick a fork in Idol Season 10 and get busy forgetting who won (or who we thought should have won), let's look at some of ...
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Keck's Exclusives: What's Next for Desperate Housewives?

Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives' seventh season ended with both a wink to the past and an unsettling nod to the show's future.

After Carlos came to Gaby's rescue by murdering the back-from-the-dead stepfather who'd raped her as a child, the housewives conspired to... read more

MTV Gets Hairy with Teen Wolf Remake

Teen Wolf

The dog days of summer are about to get hotter — and a whole lot scarier.

Based on the kitschy 1985 Michael J. Fox big-screen comedy about a pubescent, van-surfing furball, MTV's Teen Wolf remake could have been a total mutt. But thanks to some serious tweaking — and a supernaturally attractive cast — the cable net has unleashed a wolf of a different color.

"They said they wanted to... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: May 27-29

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights (Friday, 8/7c, NBC)
In their perfect (so far) season, it's now "rivalry week" as the East Dillon Lions take on their arch-rival Dillon Panthers (Coach Taylor's old team) — but the battle with the higher stakes may be the tug of war over star player Vince's future between the Coach and Vince's shady father Ornette. Meanwhile, Billy becomes Luke's personal trainer and puts the poor kid through the paces. Whatever helps you win.

National Memorial Day Concert (Sunday, 8/7c, PBS; check tvguide.com listings)
For an American Idol also-ran, Pia Toscano certainly gets around. She's one of the headliners for this year's... read more

Katie Couric Receives WNBA Inspiration Award

Katie Couric

Though she's not known as a basketball fan, Katie Couric was honored Tuesday by the WNBA with the league's 2011 Inspiration Award. The award "recognizes an individual who inspires others through her commitment and dedication to work, family, and community." (Previous winners of the award include Susan Rice, United States ambassador to the United Nations and ABC News' Cokie Roberts and Robin Roberts.)...
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American Idol Backstage Report: The "No Voice" Drama

Lauren Alaina

The rumors started flying at about 4 pm Pacific time, roughly an hour before American Idol went live to the east coast: Lauren Alaina, one of the last two competitors standing, had no voice, and it would take every last minute up until show time for producers to decide whether or not she could perform...
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