J.Lo heading back to 'American Idol'
August 10th, 2011
03:00 PM ET

J.Lo heading back to 'American Idol'

“American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Wednesday to talk about tonight’s “So You Think You Can Dance” finale.... and to drop an “Idol” bomb.

Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson will all be back behind the judges’ table for the show’s eleventh season.

The announcement came after Seacrest asked Lythgoe, “Do you want to go ahead and do the Jennifer announcement here, or are we still waiting?”

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Snooki tries out Gaga-inspired look
August 10th, 2011
02:35 PM ET

Snooki tries out Gaga-inspired look

“Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is known for some wild looks (mini skirt and animal slippers, anyone?), but she's upped the ante with some crazy colored contacts.

Snooks tweeted a picture of her intensely blue lenses yesterday, along with the caption “Got my gaga look on, I’m ready to go :)”

The naturally brown-eyed reality star was in New York City for a visit to "Good Morning America" and got extensions at Gemini 14 salon. Check out Snooki's finished "vampire"-esque style on Twitter. Luckily, she kept the poof.

Nicole Scherzinger: It's very hard to tell me 'no'
August 10th, 2011
01:12 PM ET

Nicole Scherzinger: It's very hard to tell me 'no'

Nicole Scherzinger may not be accustomed to hearing the word "no" very often, but it sounds like that's because she doesn't accept that two-letter word as an answer.

"I definitely have the eye of the tiger," Scherzinger tells Marie Claire. "I've fought my way to where I am and will continue to do so. I'm a hard worker — I get it from my family. We only know work. Nothing was handed to us. When I believe in something, I go after it. It's very hard to tell me 'no.'"

The 33-year-old has replaced Cheryl Cole as a judge for "The X Factor," and while she's well-known from her time with the lip-glossed pop group The Pussycat Dolls, Simon Cowell's reality competition will surely let her shine in a new light.

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Gloria Steinem hopes you'll boycott 'Playboy Club'
August 10th, 2011
01:08 PM ET

Gloria Steinem hopes you'll boycott 'Playboy Club'

NBC's "The Playboy Club" hasn't been without its share of controversy, and now Gloria Steinem is chiming in with her own call to boycott the show, but for a slightly different reason.

The women’s rights activist, 77, says she hopes viewers will refuse to watch the show, set in the first Playboy Club in Chicago, because it’s not a truthful representation of the time and place and it’s demeaning to women. She says in an interview with Reuters, "Clearly ‘The Playboy Club’ is not going to be accurate. It was the tackiest place on earth. It was not glamorous at all.

"It normalizes a passive dominant idea of gender,” the feminist leader explains. “So it normalizes prostitution and male dominance... I just know that over the years, women have called me and told me horror stories of what they experienced at the Playboy Club and at the Playboy Mansion."

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Mila Kunis: If you're not losing weight, you must not want to
August 10th, 2011
01:07 PM ET

Mila Kunis: If you're not losing weight, you must not want to

As we know full well by now, Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman worked their tails off to get into ballerina shape for last year's "Black Swan."

And after pushing herself to drop 20 pounds for the role, Kunis tells Glamour U.K. that it's changed her outlook on the battle of the bulge - if you're not slimming down, you're not trying hard enough, she says.

"I don’t think I ever fully realized what a human body is capable of doing,” she says. “But I think I was also, in a beautiful way, incredibly naïve. I believed I could do anything. I never for one moment thought I couldn't do it. I believe in hard work. In self-drive and self-worth."

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies
'Covert Affairs' finale pulls out all the stops
August 10th, 2011
12:48 PM ET

'Covert Affairs' finale pulls out all the stops

It doesn't feel like a couple of months have passed since the new season of "Covert Affairs" began, but now the show will be off the air until the fall.

At least the producers gave us a summer finale to remember on Tuesday night.

When Annie had to help Chinese scientist Shen Yue (in an incredible, ultimately heartbreaking performance by Benedict Wong) defect, we watched them walk from a ballroom to a waiting van - all the while looking back to see if anyone was following them - in a tracking shot worthy of Brian DePalma.

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