June 1st, 2010
02:39 PM ET

Fox says 'no comment' on Michaels as 'Idol' judge

Round and round the “Idol” speculation goes, but where it stops nobody knows.

Fox has issued a “no comment” to CNN regarding whether Bret Michaels is in the running to replace judge Simon Cowell.

PEOPLE.com reported that the rocker casually mentioned during a recent concert in Biloxi, Mississippi, that “I don’t know if it’s true, but I could possibly be a judge on American Idol.”

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June 1st, 2010
12:50 PM ET

Sarah Ferguson gives convoluted story on 'Oprah'

A week has passed since news hit of a video that appears to show Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, sell access to her ex-husband Prince Andrew, but Ferguson still hadn’t watched the tape in its entirety, she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that airs Tuesday.

“I haven’t faced the devil in the face,” Ferguson said. “I was in the gutter at that moment…I’m aware of the fact that I’d been drinking; I was not in my right place. I don’t know if I’m ready to see it.”

Ready or not, Winfrey played the tape for Ferguson, who made remarks like “I feel really sorry for her” (yes, that remark was made in the third person) as she watched the footage.

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Filed under: Celebrities
June 1st, 2010
11:05 AM ET

Best 'Idol' reaction videos

During the seasons when “American Idol” isn’t all that entertaining to watch, the reactions to the results of the finale almost always provide a chuckle.

Buzzfeed has rounded up 10 of the best reaction videos courtesy of YouTube where fans of the show lose it over the announcement of who is the winner of “Idol.”

The videos range from a little kid who laments “I didn’t win” and gets teary over Adam Lambert's loss to Kris Allen last season to a group of tweens (some wearing David Archuleta t-shirts) going ballistic when Ryan Seacrest announced David Cooke had won season seven.

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June 1st, 2010
10:05 AM ET

Ready to rumble on 'The Bachelorette'

On last night's "Bachelorette," Chris Harrison begins the show by telling the 17 remaining men that there will be three dates this week - one group and two individual. The first individual date goes to Frank, who's just happy not to be living in his parents' house at the moment.

Frank and Ali jump into a classic aqua convertible, and pledge to have a party.  This apparently involves having the car break down on the highway.  Since it appears neither are auto club members, they hop into another vehicle and head to Hollywood.

The two walk down to the first "L" of the Hollywood sign, where Frank expresses his love of screenwriting, and how his knowledge of French is essentially limited to asking to use the bathroom. (Swoon.) When all is said and done, he gets a rose.

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June 1st, 2010
08:16 AM ET

M.I.A. on 'War Crimes and French Fries'

As promised, M.I.A. has provided not only what she says are audio snippets from her interview with New York Times Magazine writer Lynn Hirschberg, but also a new single.

In an entry titled “War Crimes and French Fries,” M.I.A., a.k.a. Maya, uses the audio to point out it was Hirschberg, not her, who wanted to snack on truffle-flavored French fries. (In the article, Hirschberg quoted Maya as saying, “I kind of want to be an outsider,” while eating one of the high-end fried potatoes.)

The second audio clip relays the artist saying those moments were never about her – “me getting to the Oscars or going to the Grammy's, that doesn’t mean anything…It wasn’t about accolades or fame.”

In the song, called "I'm a Singer," M.I.A. says, “…the story’s always [expletive] by the time it hits/Why the hell would journalists be thick as [expletive]/because lies equals power equals politics/I’m a singer/never said anything else/I didn’t lie to you/thinking of somebody else.”


Filed under: Celebrities • Music
June 1st, 2010
07:53 AM ET

'Scott Pilgrim' gets a little help from his friends

As we noted earlier, the trailer for “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” – which stars Michael Cera as a guy who must defeat all seven of his love interest’s ex-boyfriends – is not to be missed.

But it turns out there’s another trailer to satiate those eagerly awaiting the movie’s August premiere, and all because Facebook fans came out and showed their support (we smell the box office potential already…)

According to Movieline.com, “Scott” director Edgar Wright said that if Scott Pilgrim got 100,000 Facebook friends, he’d release the latest trailer.

Mission accomplished: the trailer’s up on the Facebook page now.


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