February 18th, 2010
02:21 PM ET

The Catholic League speaks out against Elton John

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In Elton John’s recent interview with Parade, he spoke about his past relationships, fame and drugs.

But it was the statement he made regarding Christianity that has sparked a strong reaction from William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, among others.

Donohue doesn’t agree with John, who said “Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man.” FULL POST

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February 18th, 2010
10:31 AM ET

Elton John speaks openly about mistakes

Elton John didn’t hold back during his recent interview with Parade.

The rock-star turned philanthropist spoke openly about the mistakes he made in past relationships - from getting involved with drugs to acting like a caretaker rather than an equal.

"I'd always choose someone younger,” he told Parade. “I wanted to smother them with love. I'd take them around the world, try to educate them. One after another they got a Cartier watch, a Versace outfit, maybe a sports car. They didn't have jobs. They were reliant on me. I did this repeatedly. In six months they were bored and hated my guts because I'd taken their lives and self-worth away. I hadn't intended to.” FULL POST

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February 18th, 2010
10:23 AM ET

Maggie Grace returning to 'Lost'

When "Lost's" final season premiered a couple of weeks ago, one of the biggest burning questions about the alternate timeline was, "Why wasn't Shannon on the plane?"

Well, it looks like we might get our answer as EW.com reports that Maggie Grace, who portrayed Shannon - and hasn't appeared since the third season - will return before the series ends.

Shannon was memorably killed off by Ana Lucia in season two, soon after starting a relationship with Sayid. Speaking of Sayid, it was also announced that Andrea Gabriel, who played his late wife Nadia, will also return this season.

What do you think of these characters returning to "Lost?" Any other characters, dead or alive, you hope to see this season?

February 18th, 2010
10:19 AM ET

Controversy with 'Idol's' Top 24

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We once again have a Lambert on “American Idol.”

The remaining top 24 were revealed on Wednesday night and Alex Lambert (apparently no relation to Adam) made it through along with Lacey Brown, Crystal Bowersox, Janell Wheeler, Katie Stevens, Michelle Delamore, Siobhan Magnus, Lilly Scott, John Park, Joe Munoz, Ashley Rodriguez, Haeley Vaughn, Paige Miles, Tyler Grady, Jermaine Sellers, and Andrew Garcia.

And since “Idol” wouldn’t be “Idol” without some controversy, contestant Chris Golightly, who made it into the Top 24, was replaced at the last minute by contestant Tim Urban (who I’m going to go out on a limb here and say is not related to Keith). According to a press release from Fox, it was determined that Golightly was ineligible to continue in the competition.

Fellow Hollywood week contender Samantha Musa tweeted that she had spoken to Golightly – who touched hearts with his back story of being in foster care – about his disqualification. FULL POST

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