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Colin Farrell, who is expecting his first child with model Kim Bordenave in September, blabbed the baby's gender to Access Hollywood Thursday. "I got a boy on the way," he said. But more importantly, he's got a film due Aug. 8, and it's called S.W.A.T. read more


Talk about a bad hand. An FX spokesman confirms that Lucky, the Las Vegas-set series starring John Corbett, has been axed after just one season. read more


Nicole Kidman won a libel suit Thursday against London's Daily Mail newspaper, which suggested that she had an affair with Cold Mountain co-star Jude Law, causing the collapse of his marriage to actress Sadie Frost. A judge ordered the tabloid to issue a public apology and pay "substantial" damages to the Oscar winner. read more


Adrian Pasdar (Profit) is joining the cast of CBS's Judging Amy in the recurring role of Doug McClaren, an ADA who first encounters Amy in her courtroom while trying a capital murder case. He'll turn up in the Sept. 23 season premiere. read more


Warner Bros. is developing a film based on Japanese animated import (and Kids' WB smash) Yu-Gi-Oh. read more


American Idol champ Ruben Studdard has slapped 205 Flava Inc., with a lawsuit, claiming the clothing maker unlawfully capitalized on his popularity after he wore its jerseys on the show. The shirts — adorned with Studdard's hometown area code 205 — became the crooner's signature accessory. (For more on Idol, see below... ) read more


Arnold Schwarzenegger will formally announce whether he plans to run for governor of California on Wednesday's Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The buzz is Mr. Terminator will bow out of the race. read more


American Idol is about to get lei-d. For the first time, Fox's talent show will hold auditions in Hawaii. The tryouts are slated to take place in late September at Aloha Stadium, with finals held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in front of judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. Oh yeah, Paula will probably be there too. read more


Last night's Amazing Race turned out to be the second of three pre-determined non-elimination rounds. That was good news for David and Jeff, who finished the current leg of the game in last place and avoided getting the boot. And there was another surprise awaiting the best friends at the Pit Stop mat in Seoul: Siegfried (sans Roy) had temporarily replaced Phil Keoghan as host! read more

Harlemm Goes Hollywood

Those who would have us believe that cheaters never prosper have obviously never heard of Harlemm Lee. To make it to the finals in NBC's summer talent contest, the eager Fame seeker shaved nearly a decade off his age. What's more, if the pocket-sized powerhouse had it all to do over, he just might do the same thing!

"At [the initial] audition, Debbie Allen gave us, like, 10 seconds to sing, and before that, it was, 'Okay, I need your name and age,'" the 35-year-old tells TV Guide Online. "So, with hundreds of people there, the majority of whom were, like, 16, I really felt that if I said I was over 30, ears were going to just shut off. So I took the risk, thinking that was what I needed to do to [make the cut]."

There's no arguing with success, we suppose. Besides, despite stiff competition from heartthrob-in-the-making Alex Boyd and wholesome read more

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