March 2nd, 2010
01:04 PM ET

'Idol' creator launches new online show

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What happens when the creative forces behind “American Idol” take “The Real World” concept and put it on the Web?

The answer to that question is the new online series “If I Can Dream,” which debuts Tuesday on The show follows five young aspiring entertainers who live together in Hollywood Hills while pursuing their dreams of stardom.

The group includes singer/songwriter and ex-Miley Cyrus beau Justin Gaston, 21; actress Kara Killmer, 21; actor Ben Elliott, 22; actress Giglianne Braga, 20; and former NFL cheerleader and model/actress hopeful Amanda Phillips, 24.


March 2nd, 2010
10:10 AM ET

Update on rapper Guru

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Fans have eagerly been awaiting word on the condition of Guru, a founding member of the rap group Gang Starr.

Rumors flew fast and furiously on the Internet after it was reported Monday that the rapper was to undergo surgery following lapsing into a coma.

On Tuesday, the 43-year-old rapper's partner in rhyme, DJ Premier, tweeted some encouraging news. "Good news: #guru surgery was successful, keep sending him love," a post on DJ Premier's Twitter account said.

March 2nd, 2010
07:59 AM ET

'24' on an action-packed streak

"24": Day 8 – 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.

After my unbridled enthusiasm for last week's episode of "24," I promised to "go Bauer" here at the office and I delivered. Throughout the day, after last week's episode, various colleagues made various statements such as "Shaquille O' Neal is having thumb surgery," or "I have NOT been watching Ellen Degeneres on 'American Idol.'"

To these random workplace statements and dozens of others, my response was "copy that."

I answered repeatedly in classic "Jack" style because like Bauerites far and near, I had every right to be energized and totally psyched for this week's episode based on the momentum of last week's show. I hoped that the season was building up to be the tense, action-packed, non-stop thrill ride we know and love. FULL POST

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March 2nd, 2010
06:27 AM ET

And Jake gives his rose to ...

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...Vienna Girardi.

The 23-year-old Florida woman defeated Tenley Molzahn to win the 14th season of "The Bachelor."  The moment of truth came after nearly two hours of Vienna, Tenley and "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka going on and on about love, having hearts of gold and making tough decisions.

As to why Jake rejected Tenley, Jake said on both the finale and the "After the Final Rose" special that there was something with Tenley that felt forced, and that a "magical spark" that existed between he and Vienna didn't exist with Tenley.

Jake also told host Chris Harrison that Vienna is the best girl for him and, in his words, "everyone needs to trust that."  As for the couple's future, Vienna says she's moving to Dallas to be with Jake, who says he's ready for a "new change" in his life.  No date has been set for any wedding but, if next week's broadcast of the Jason-Molly wedding is a hit, ABC may be pressuring the two to tie the knot sooner rather than later.

After all was said and done, we were introduced to the next "Bachelorette", who will search for love in May, once Jake and his "Dancing with the Stars" brethren shuffle off the air.  This year's Bachelorette is Ali Fedotowsky, who chose work over Jake a few weeks back.  Ali, looking like she's dressed for a Belinda Carlisle look-a-like contest, told Chris that she wants to be in love, get married and have kids.  What better way to do that than a second tour of duty on a "reality" show?

What did you think of "The Bachelor" finale?  Did Jake make the right pick?  Will Jake and Vienna get married?  What's your thoughts on Ali as the next star of "The Bachelorette"?

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