Another one bites the dust on 'American Idol'
April 21st, 2011
09:06 PM ET

Another one bites the dust on 'American Idol'

SPOILER ALERT – Tonight's "Idol" blog will reveal who is leaving the competition, so please don't read if you don't want to know.

Thursday nights are always such a mixed bag for me.

One one hand, we are one person closer to the Season 10 winner of "American Idol." Yet on the other, we are losing yet another talented contestant.

Tonight's choice to go home was not a huge surprise, but I still liked the kid.

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Bye-bye to one of 'Idol's' Top 7
April 21st, 2011
08:02 PM ET

Bye-bye to one of 'Idol's' Top 7

SPOILER ALERT – Tonight's "Idol" blog will reveal who is leaving the competition, so please don't read if you don't want to know.

8:59 p.m. – James hasn't stopped crying, and there's a great moment when he runs out and lifts his buddy up off of his feet before giving him a bear hug.

We will miss you, too, Stefano. FULL POST

Catherine Zeta-Jones to play 'Rock of Ages' villain
April 21st, 2011
07:15 PM ET

Catherine Zeta-Jones to play 'Rock of Ages' villain

She won an Oscar for "Chicago" and now Catherine Zeta-Jones is tuning up for another movie musical. The actress has just been cast as a villain in the upcoming film adaptation of Broadway's "Rock of Ages."

Zeta-Jones will play the Los Angeles mayor's wife, a conservative woman who wants to rid the world of rock and roll, Deadline reports. The character does not appear in the stage version of "Rock of Ages" and was created specifically for the movie.

"There are so many plotlines in the piece, we thought it would be fun to create a villain, and a cultural discussion point," director Adam Shankman told Deadline. "She's the moral majority person, kind of like if Tipper Gore and Anita Bryant had a love child in that era. To have a great actress who won an [Oscar] in this genre with 'Chicago' is wonderful."

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What's the verdict: Beyonce's 'Run the World (Girls)'?
April 21st, 2011
06:13 PM ET

What's the verdict: Beyonce's 'Run the World (Girls)'?

Whether you've heard the leaked version or the official track that dropped today, no doubt Beyonce's latest empowerment anthem "Run the World (Girls)" has marched its way over and implanted itself on a hard-to-shake loop in your head. (Oh, that's just us? Moving on...)

Snippets from the song's demo have been circulating the Web for days, but the single's Thursday release offers the full Diplo-produced experience.

"Who run the world?" she asks in the hook, and goes on to provide an answer: "Girls!"

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Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities • Music
It's almost done for another 'Idol' contestant
April 21st, 2011
05:59 PM ET

It's almost done for another 'Idol' contestant

We are getting closer and closer.

Tonight's "American Idol" will send another person home, who will join the crew pictured above. On the other hand - tonight will bring us one step closer to our next winner.

But here's a question for you: Do you think Steven Tyler will be able to rein in his language tonight?

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Heidi Montag returns to reality TV
April 21st, 2011
04:38 PM ET

Heidi Montag returns to reality TV

If you see Heidi Montag waiting tables, it's not because she's fallen on hard times. "The Hills" star is teaming up with six fellow celebrities for a restaurant-themed VH1 reality show called "Famous Food."

In the series, Montag, Danielle Staub ("Real Housewives of New Jersey"), Jake Pavelka ("The Bachelor"), Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos"), singer/mistress Ashley Dupre and Three 6 Mafia members DJ Paul and Juicy "J" will spend eight weeks working at a new restaurant—also called Famous Food—and attempt to turn it into a hit.

Each week, they'll be faced with a different challenge, including renovating the space, agreeing on a restaurant concept, drafting marketing plans, crafting a menu, hiring staff and ensuring a scandal-free grand-opening. Whoever contributes the most to the restaurant's success will ultimately be crowned the winner and receive a partnership stake in the restaurant.

With a crew that includes Staub and Montag, expect things to get pretty heated when the one-hour, 10-episode series premieres this fall.

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