Is online voting coming to 'American Idol?'
December 2nd, 2010
06:27 PM ET

Is online voting coming to 'American Idol?'

"American Idol's" already got new judges, new age limits, and a new night. Will there now also be new voting options?

The web has been abuzz ever since VoteForTheWorst.com announced they had received a tip that “Idol” will be allowing viewers to vote online this upcoming season.

“The online voting will take place at AT&T's website,” a story on the site said. “Auditions will take place for the first 6 episodes (California, Nashville, Milwaukee, New Jersey, Austin [and] New Orleans, in that order)."

Then, the site goes on to claim, "There will be 5 Hollywood episodes, a live voting kick-off episode that highlights the eligible contestants, a reveal episode to announce the top 12, and a wildcard episode to let 3 more people into the finals. The online voting may stay in place until the finals are down to 12.”

When contacted by CNN, representatives for Fox declined to comment about the accuracy of the report. “Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe recently told TVGuide.com that changes in the upcoming season include eliminating the top 24 rounds.

'Psych' does a damn fine 'Twin Peaks' tribute
December 2nd, 2010
06:04 PM ET

'Psych' does a damn fine 'Twin Peaks' tribute

The TV shows I usually watch are popular programs from years past that are now in reruns (e.g. "Roseanne," "Beverly Hills 90210," "Gilmore Girls"), so I was apprehensive when I was asked to watch and write about last night's episode of "Psych," a show still running on the USA Network.

For those of you who don't follow "Psych," it's a comedy-drama show about a police consultant posing as a psychic starring James Roday and Dule Hill.

During the course of the show's run, the creators have done tributes to the films of John Hughes, Spanish soap operas and Alfred Hitchcock. Last night, they aired an episode in honor of "Twin Peaks," which happens to be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

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Sarah Jessica Parker covers Elle magazine
December 2nd, 2010
05:13 PM ET

Sarah Jessica Parker on meeting her twins

Sarah Jessica Parker is the second actress this week to confirm in an interview that yes, even Hollywood stars have to face getting older at some point. (Shocking, we know.)

And, like Reese Witherspoon, Parker, 45, tries to keep aging in perspective.

“I don’t know what I can do about the aging. Yes, I am aging. Oh my God, I’m aging all the time,” she tells Elle in the magazine’s January cover story. “It’s like those flowers that wilt in front of you in time-lapse films. But what can I possibly do? Look like a lunatic?”

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'30 Rock' actor's dad gets elected
December 2nd, 2010
05:03 PM ET

'30 Rock' actor's dad gets elected

"30 Rock" star Jack McBrayer, who plays kooky Kenneth the Page, isn't the only celebrity in his family - his father has just been elected to Georgia's Rockdale County Board of Education.

Jim McBrayer, who retired as a history teacher and athletic director at Salem High School last year, earned 3,137 votes in Tuesday’s runoff election, reports the Rockdale Citizen.

The Macon native, who looks just like his famous son, had previously spent 22 years teaching at Rockdale County Public Schools.

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‘Terriers’: Where do we go from here?
December 2nd, 2010
03:05 PM ET

‘Terriers’: Where do we go from here?

I think it should be fairly obvious that I want “Terriers” to be renewed for a second (and third and fourth) season. But if last night was the final new episode we’ll ever get, what a way to go.

I know we missed last week’s episode, so let’s do some quick catching up. Hank and Britt seem to have tentatively reconciled their differences, but Britt is facing some serious jail time for his assault on Katie’s classmate.

Hank and reporter Laura Ross think they’ve put the pieces together on the land grab case that’s spanned this whole season. Jason (the new husband of Hank’s ex) gets involved in bringing down the conspiracy, but he ends up dead because of his involvement, with Hank looking ready for some revenge.

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'Glee' won't last forever for some stars
December 2nd, 2010
02:30 PM ET

'Glee' won't last forever for some stars

Get ready for a Gleek graduation.

In an interview with an Australian publication, show co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed that the show's stars will age out of McKinley High– just like in an actual high school.

"Every year we’re going to populate a new group," Murphy told News.com.au. "There's nothing more depressing than a high schooler with a bald spot.”

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