February 22nd, 2010
05:25 PM ET

'Idol's' Kris Allen helps out Haiti

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“American Idol” season eight winner Kris Allen returns to the “Idol” stage Thursday night for a good cause.

Allen traveled to earthquake-ravaged Haiti as part of the philanthropic “Idol Gives Back” program and returns to the show to share footage of his experience, as well as perform.

During a media conference call on Monday, Allen said he had some lasting memories of volunteering in the country – especially the resilience of the Haitians.


February 22nd, 2010
03:38 PM ET

Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" lineup makes the A-list (sort of)

Will Ferrell said that he "may have a sore throat" should Jay Leno ask him to come on "The Tonight Show" appearance, but it appears that Leno isn't hurting for guests.

Over at the Backstage with Bryan blog on "The Jay Leno Show's" Web site, the guest list for Leno's first two weeks back on "Tonight" has been revealed, and it's quite a mix of names.

His first night back in the 11:30 time slot on Monday, March 1, Leno will return to his seat behind the desk for sit downs with Jamie Foxx and Olympic Gold Medal skier Lindsey Vonn, plus a musical performance from Brad Paisley.


Filed under: Late Night comedy • television
February 22nd, 2010
01:11 PM ET

Lil Wayne finds his way to Twitter

Lil WayneAmong the myriad of things one should do the week before being sentenced to prison, getting a Twitter account is surely high up on the list.

Rapper Lil Wayne, who is due back in the Manhattan Supreme Court next Tuesday for sentencing, officially started tweeting on Monday.

His location? Mars, of course. (As his fans know, Wayne has repeatedly said that he is not the same as the rest of us, and is in fact a Martian.)


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February 22nd, 2010
08:35 AM ET

'Our Little Genius' under FCC probe

Remember "Our Little Genius"?

This was the Fox game show featuring child geniuses answering questions on specialty subjects.  Fox was expected to premiere the show in January, but the network pulled the show a week before its premiere, after series creator Mark Burnett expressed concerns over, in his words, "How some information was relayed to contestants during pre-production."

Now, the New York Times is reporting that the Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether "Our Little Genius" provided potential contestants with answers to some questions before taping. FULL POST

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