The name of 'Lost's' Man in Black is...
August 5th, 2010
12:47 PM ET

The name of 'Lost's' Man in Black is...

One of the unsolved mysteries of "Lost" (a few of which may be resolved by the upcoming DVD set) was the real name of the Man in Black. The third-to-last episode, which included the birth and childhood of the character, didn't shed any light on the subject either.

But according to the fan site Docarzt.com, that mystery appears to be solved... or is it?

A catalog for the upcoming "Lost" auction includes the chair belonging to actor Titus Welliver, who portrayed the original form of the Man in Black, with the name "Samuel" underneath.

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Nigel Lythgoe definitely back with 'Idol'
August 5th, 2010
11:16 AM ET

Nigel Lythgoe definitely back with 'Idol'

As shown by a recent episode of “So You Think You Can Dance,” Nigel Lythgoe has had “American Idol” on the brain, and with good reason: He’s back as the executive producer of the vocal talent reality competition, according to THR.

While many have theories of what Lythgoe’s return will mean for the show, all he's saying for now is that he’s interested in “creating more magic,” whatever that may mean.

Lythgoe, who served as an executive producer on “Idol” for its first seven years, said in a statement that he’s remained close with “Idol’s” other exec, Simon Fuller since they started “Pop Idol” in England. Since then, he said, "American Idol became a juggernaut of epic proportions, but to me it was always like home.”

Lythgoe will join fellow “Idol” executive producers Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick for the show’s 10th anniversary season, which starts in January, and no, he said on Twitter, he will not be a judge.

"YES, I am returning to 'IDOL,'" Lythgoe tweeted.  "I hear we have the biggest turnout of talent in years. I'm very excited at the prospect of finding a new STAR." But, he added, "I am not going to be a Judge on 'IDOL.' I am returning to the team in my old role as Executive Producer."


Filed under: American Idol 2010 • Celebrities • television
Mary Hart to exit 'Entertainment Tonight'
August 5th, 2010
11:11 AM ET

Mary Hart to exit 'Entertainment Tonight'

Anyone else feel like it’s the end of an era?

“Entertainment Tonight” host Mary Hart has decided that she’ll take her leave from the entertainment news program at the conclusion of its 30th season, which premieres September 13, 2010.

Hart, who has been working for “ET” since 1982, said in a statement, “I only meant to be at 'ET' for three years, suddenly it's almost 30! I've reached a point when I clearly realize it's time for a change.”

She added, “There are many things I want to do in my life and I'd better get on with them. It will certainly be with mixed sentiments that I say 'goodbye' at the end of the season, but it will definitely be with a sense of celebration.”

No decision yet on who will replace Hart. Is there anyone who you think could, or should, fill her shoes once she leaves?


Filed under: Celebrities • television
Who wants it more on 'SYTYCD?'
August 5th, 2010
10:11 AM ET

Who wants it more on 'SYTYCD?'

When the final four dancers took the stage for their group routine on Wednesday night's "So You Think You Can Dance," guest judge (and choreographer) Tyce Diorio told AdeChike, "I want to see the fight." It was something of a theme for the night, as some dancers really showed that they wanted it while others had something - perhaps, that "fight" - lacking.

For me, the two dancers who showed they really possessed that fire to make it to the finale were Lauren and (surprisingly, to me at least) Robert.

In both of Lauren's routines, she gave it her all, as she has throughout much of the season, especially as a black widow with Ade as her prey. As Mia Michaels said, she is a "beast," and it was some of the most powerful dancing all season.

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Kylie Jenner latest Kardashian sib with modeling gig
August 5th, 2010
09:52 AM ET

Kylie Jenner latest Kardashian sib with modeling gig

Looks like 12-year-old Kylie Jenner is keeping up with the rest of the Kardashians. The youngest member of the uber-famous reality-show clan has landed a modeling gig for Sears.

The daughter of Olympian Bruce Jenner and wife Kris, Kylie will star in a series of fall TV ads for Sears's "Crush Your Style – The Search for America's Top Style Crush" contest, and will appear on the Style Crush Panel to issue fashion challenges to applicants.

Kylie's kin are no strangers to striking a pose in the name of pushing a product. Her half-sisters Kourtney, 31, Kim, 29, and Khloe, 26, have hawked everything from diet supplements to swimwear, while sis Kendall Jenner, 14, recently participated in a bikini shoot.

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