Adam Levine to 'Idol': Give me a break
August 16th, 2011
03:13 PM ET

Adam Levine to 'Idol': Give me a break

Adam Levine may view "American Idol" as a "cultural institution," as he tells Out magazine in its latest issue, but there's at least one thing about the show that sets him off.

The "Voice" coach and musician vented to the magazine about what he sees as the Fox show's downplaying of contestants' sexuality. (The network declined to comment on Levine's remarks.)

“What’s always pissed me off about 'Idol' is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken,” he said. “C’mon. You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break. You can’t hide basic components of these people’s lives. The fact that 'The Voice' didn’t have any qualms about being completely [open] about it is a great thing.”

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Filed under: American Idol 2011 • Celebrities • television • The Voice
Evan Rachel Wood wants to make you laugh
August 16th, 2011
03:12 PM ET

Evan Rachel Wood wants to make you laugh

At 23, Evan Rachel Wood is known for turning in powerful dramatic performances, from her turn as a troubled adolescent in "Thirteen" to her role in Robert Redford's historical drama "The Conspirator."

And while her portrayal of Veda Pierce in HBO's lauded miniseries "Mildred Pierce" nabbed the actress an Emmy nomination, Wood says there's still one more side that she wants audiences to see more of: her sense of humor.

"I would love to do a comedy," she says. "I'm actually...well I don’t think I can talk about it yet. But, hopefully there’ll be a comedy in the future. That’s what I really want to do."

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Filed under: Awards Season • Celebrities • Emmys
Surprise celebrity weddings: Tara Reid
August 16th, 2011
12:34 PM ET

Gallery: Surprise celebrity 'I dos'

Tara Reid isn't the only one to pull a surprise wedding.

The actress' weekend nuptials in Greece came seemingly from out of the blue, and happened so quickly after her engagement that she had to clarify the name of her new husband. It was first reported that she'd tied the knot with her former boyfriend, businessman Michael Lilleund. (For the record, Reid is now married to Zack Kehayov.)

We rounded up a few more weddings that caught us off guard in the gallery above.

Emma Stone won 2004 'Partridge Family' reality competition
August 16th, 2011
12:25 PM ET

Emma Stone won 2004 'Partridge Family' reality competition

In 2004, Emma Stone was just plain Emily, fighting for fame on a reality show. The future actress participated on a VH1 series that aimed to create a new "Partridge Family" … and won a role!

“In Search of The Partridge Familysaw eight people competing for the roles from the ‘70s sitcom. A brunette Stone was one of eight “Laurie” contestants, who were judged on their singing, acting and resemblance to the original actress.

After belting out hits like “We Belong,” “Emily” won the role of Laurie Partridge and filmed a pilot episode for the “The New Partridge Family," according to the Huffington Post.

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Jon Gosselin 'relieved' his kids are off TV
August 16th, 2011
09:55 AM ET

Jon Gosselin 'relieved' his kids are off TV

After watching close to 150 episodes of all 8 of the Gosselin kids, Jon Gosselin tells Radar Online that he's "relieved" his kids are close to heading off TV.

TLC announced Monday that the network was canceling the "Jon and Kate Plus 8" spin-off "Kate Plus 8," which featured the twins and sextuplets with now single mom Kate Gosselin.

"By the end of this season 'Kate Plus 8' will have hit the 150 episode mark (including 'Jon & Kate Plus 8'); an exceptional milestone," the network said in a statement.

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
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