Who will it be 'Idol' fans?
May 24th, 2011
09:04 PM ET

Who will it be 'Idol' fans?

First, let me start by saying I want Scotty and Lauren to go to prom together.

I just think they look adorable standing next to each other.

But back to what we came here for. They both turned in really strong performances tonight. FULL POST

'Idol' Top 2 perform for the win
May 24th, 2011
08:01 PM ET

'Idol' Top 2 perform for the win

8:57 p.m. – Welcome back to David Cook, who sings his version of "Don't You Forget About Me."

Now I'm going to have to go watch "Breakfast Club" for like the 157th time.

8:53 p.m. – Jennifer says it's a tight race while Randy goes ahead and calls it for Lauren.

She shakes her head looking at Scotty, probably because she knows Scotty's probably got the tween girl vote on lock.

We will find out tomorrow night! FULL POST

'Book of Mormon' wins big at Drama Desk awards
May 24th, 2011
06:16 PM ET

'Book of Mormon' wins big at Drama Desk awards

The 56th annual Drama Desk Awards, a leading precursor of the all-important Tony Awards, were handed out Monday night in New York City with “The Book of Mormon” once again continuing its dominance.

The critically acclaimed musical from the creators of “South Park” nabbed five awards, including ones for best musical, lyrics, music, director and orchestrations.

Also taking home five awards was the revival of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” including an honor for best musical revival and one for its lead actress, Sutton Foster. “The Normal Heart” and “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” starring Robin Williams, each won two awards, while British import “War Horse” won the award for best play.

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Writers: 'Candy Land' movie will be like 'LOTR'
May 24th, 2011
05:47 PM ET

Writers: 'Candy Land' movie will be like 'LOTR'

The live-action adaptation of “Battleship” is only "loosely" based on the Hasbro game, but the writers of “Candy Land” are really trying to think outside of the box.

Although the board game is easy enough for kids who can't read, the writers are aiming to create something more action-packed.

“We envision it as ‘Lord of the Rings,’ but set in the world of candy,” co-writer Jonathan Aibel, who’s penning the script along with fellow “Kung Fu Panda 2” scribe Glenn Berger, told Entertainment Weekly.

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'American Idol' last performances tonight
May 24th, 2011
05:37 PM ET

'American Idol' last performances tonight

They better sing it like they mean it.

Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery have one last chance to impress the judges and "Idol" voters tonight in part one of the season's finale.

The pair -  shown on Monday with "Idol" producer Simon Fuller, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - have come a long way. FULL POST

Mark Burnett to turn the Bible into a series
May 24th, 2011
04:27 PM ET

Mark Burnett to turn the Bible into a series

Oh Lord, the Bible is being turned into a miniseries.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, reality TV producer Mark Burnett will be helming the series, which will be a "five-part, 10-hour scripted docu-drama with live-action and state-of-the-art CG" to air on the History Channel.

"This is probably the most important book in mankind, regardless of your beliefs or religious affiliation," History president and general manager Nancy Dubuc told THR. "This series will bring the historical stories of the Bible to life for a new generation."

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