'Idol' Top 3 'in it to win it'
May 18th, 2011
10:01 PM ET

'Idol' Top 3 'in it to win it'

I don't know about you, but I don't think I need to ever hear that phrase again.

I do believe that this is going to be one of the closest "Idol" Top 3 we have ever had. For the most part, really strong performances from super-talented contestants tonight.

After the final performance, I think Haley  will be out tomorrow night, but I've been wrong before. Your thoughts?

'Great Gatsby' finds its Tom Buchanan
May 18th, 2011
09:00 PM ET

'Great Gatsby' finds its Tom Buchanan

Bradley Cooper can stop lobbying for the part of Tom Buchanan in the upcoming 3-D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"—the role has officially been handed to Australian actor Joel Edgerton, according to Deadline.

Though Edgerton is largely unknown to U.S. audiences (he starred in the critically acclaimed 2010 crime drama "Animal Kingdom" and will next be seen playing a mixed-martial-arts fighter in the upcoming "Warrior"), "Gatsby" director Baz Luhrmann believes he has exactly what it takes to play the cocky blueblood husband of Daisy Mulligan (Carey Mulligan).

"In casting Tom, one had to find an actor who could credibly be (as Fitzgerald describes him) 'one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven,' had five-star acting chops, and in the big dramatic showdown scenes between Gatsby and Tom, hold the screen against Leonardo DiCaprio, in the appropriate age group," says Luhrmann. "Any wonder, it has been a long and thorough journey. The simple truth is that Joel came into our rehearsal space in New York and fulfilled all of the above criteria, and then some."

Ben Affleck was originally being eyed for the role of Buchanan, but dropped out of the running because of a prior film commitment.

'Idol' Top 3 come home
May 18th, 2011
08:01 PM ET

'Idol' Top 3 come home

10 p.m. – Two out of three judges give Round 3 to Lauren.

9:51 p.m. – So why did Haley get her song choice text while riding in the car in her hometown of Chicago (without a seat belt no less).

The judges select Alanis Morissette's "You Ought To Know." Haley gives it a valiant effort, and I felt like it should have been amazing, but I didn't love it.

Was it just me or was it all strange with Haley from how she got the news to her low notes that didn't reach the basement? FULL POST

Chris Brown leads BET Awards nominations
May 18th, 2011
06:41 PM ET

Chris Brown leads BET Awards nominations

The BET Awards honors the top performers in music, acting and sports, and this year a singer leads the nominations.

"Look At Me Now" singer Chris Brown has garnered six nominations including best male R&B artist, two nominations for best collaboration, video of the year, best actor and Coca-Cola viewers’ choice.

Rapper Lil Wayne follows close behind with five nominations including video of the year, best male hip-hop artist, best collaboration, and two Coca-Cola viewers’ choice nominations.

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Down to the Top 3 on 'American Idol'
May 18th, 2011
06:17 PM ET

Down to the Top 3 on 'American Idol'

Sorry, James Durbin.

You are no longer with us on "Idol," so I had to cut you out of the above photo because I just couldn't resist a look back at the crazy that was last week's show, thanks to Lady Gaga.

Tonight the final three head back to their hometowns in what will be the last performance show before the finale. Time flew quickly, didn't it? FULL POST

Ferrell, Wahlberg to star in football comedy
May 18th, 2011
05:32 PM ET

Ferrell, Wahlberg to star in football comedy

After teaming up in the 2010 cop caper "The Other Guys," Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are getting ready to make more mischief. The duo will reunite for the upcoming comedy "Turkey Bowl."

In the film, Ferrell and Wahlberg play men from different football-obsessed towns who lead their rival teams in an annual game of tackle football, according to Deadline. The ultimate prize? Bragging and trash-talking rights, of course!

Alec Baldwin has reportedly been cast as Wahlberg's father, and Deadline reports that the football games will feature tons of celebrity cameos, similar to the rival TV-broadcaster gang fights in Ferrell's film "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."

Before tackling football, Ferrell starred in sports comedies set in the world of ice-skating ("Blades of Glory"), soccer ("Kicking & Screaming"), race-car driving ("Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"), and basketball ("Semi-Pro").

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