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Cheers & Jeers: American Idol: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

American Idol

Jeers to American Idol for following its best results show ever with one of its worst...
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Mad Men's Matt Weiner Sets Firm End Date: "That's How Long the Story Is"

Matthew Weiner

Mad Men executive producer Matt Weiner says he's made up his mind: The critically acclaimed AMC drama will end its run after three more seasons.

"I think that's how long the story is," he tells TV Guide Magazine. "I'm not The Simpsons. They're amazing. I don't know how they do it. I look at TV shows that I admire, and I think this is the length that they should be. At a certain point you're driven to a desire not to repeat yourself. I want the show to end before the machinery has worn out."

Weiner, who struck a deal Thursday with AMC and production company Lionsgate that keeps him at the helm of a fifth and sixth season (with the option for that seventh), says he was ready to throw in the towel several times in recent weeks... read more

The Talk's Holly Robinson Peete Gets Personal About Autism Awareness

Holly Robinson Peete

She's fighting the good fight. Holly Robinson Peete is using her gig as cohost of The Talk to give a big plug to National Autism Awareness month. Each Friday in April (starting tomorrow), the CBS chat show will focus on various aspects of the developmental disorder — from inspiring stories of teens living with autism to sage advice for parents whose ...
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Stars Light Up Bravo's L.A. Party

Brad Goreski

Bravo has the market cornered when it comes to catfights and tantrums, but the stars resorted to no such antics at the network's upfronts presentation in L.A. on March 30. Instead, they talked up a storm about what's ahead, and it's all good stuff!

Top Chef Masters host Curtis Stone, who's starting to ...
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Watercooler: What Did You Think of Idol?

Casey Abrams

So many singers left, so much to say. And god bless yas, you American Idol fans have no trouble saying it! So in honor of this week's Top 11 attack on the music of Sir Elton John, we offer a Twittercooler round-up of your cattiest, cleverest, most critical comments about the wannabes who are still standing.
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Enlists Chewbacca for Its Season Finale


The most beloved hairball in the George Lucas universe — Chewbacca, of course! — makes a guest appearance in Friday's two-part season closer of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The plot finds our gentle Wookiee captured by the raptor-like Trandoshans, who are also having a field day killing off young Jedi apprentices ...
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Happiness Is…Andy Cohen and Snoopy!

Andy Cohen

Move over, Giggy. Andy Cohen has a new four-legged friend and he's even cooler than a Real Housewives' house pet. Bravo's veep of original programming and diehard Snoopy fan is set to fete the canine icon at an event being held Thursday at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA. Sponsored by Hallmark, Inc. and sure to be a doggone good time, the VIP night will include a screening of a brand-new "Charlie Brown" straight-to- DVD production and a Cohen-hosted discussion afterward. So of course, we just had to chat up the king of Watch What Happens Live about his lifelong Peanuts pal and how Snoopy may actually leave a permanent impression on him.
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The Idol Contestants Tweet Back

Naima Adedapo

Backstage after this week's American Idol performance show, the contestants looked remarkably relaxed.  And that's surprising, given the high drama of last Thursday's results show when Casey Abrams, saved from elimination, looked like he was on the verge of collapse - and the fact that ...
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Matt's Picks, April 1-3

Jack Black

(Saturday, 8/7c, Nickelodeon) Take bets on who'll be slimed this year as Jack Black returns for his third go-round as host of the annual popularity contest for kid-oriented entertainment. It's the only place where you'll find two Jonas brothers (Joe and Nick) facing off against two Sprouse twins (Cole and Dylan) for Favorite TV Actor honors. Performing live: the Black Eyed Peas and Nick's own house band, the multi-nominated Big Time Rush. If your taste in awards shows is a little more irreverent, tune in a night earlier to E!'s The Soup Awards (Friday, 10/9c), a snarky salute to TV's wackiest moments. Community's Joel McHale hosts, with assists from Jon Cryer, RuPaul and co-stars Danny Pudi, Jim Rash and Alison Brie, among others. Who'll win the coveted "Outstanding Meltdown" award? You'll have to watch. You know you want to.

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Cheers & Jeers: Justified, My Love: Margo Martindale

Margo Martindale

Cheers to Justified for giving Margo Martindale the role of a lifetime: Mags Bennett.  

The prodigiously gifted character actress, who's been amazing in everything from Sidney Lumet's sadly forgotten A&E drama series 100 Centre Street to Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winner Million Dollar Baby, is nothing short of miraculous as the backwoods drug runner on FX's just-renewed (yay!) crime drama. You can also see her shine on CBS' new spy dramedy Chaos, debuting on April Fool's Night, and in the current arthouse hit Win Win.

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