April 28th, 2010
10:03 PM ET

Now down to the Top 5 on 'American Idol'

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SPOILER ALERT!!! Tonight's blog entry will reveal the contestant being sent home from "American Idol." Don't read any further if you don't want to know the results.

We now have one woman left in the competition.

Siobhan Magnus is no more, and that leaves us with only Crystal "MamaSox" Bowersox to represent for the ladies.

Did America pick right? And will Crystal be able to hold on to her winning streak and not crack under the pressure?


And don't forget to head over to iReport to upload videos of your questions for Siobhan.

April 28th, 2010
09:07 PM ET

'Idol' Top 6 learn their fate

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SPOILER ALERT!!! Tonight's blog entry will reveal the contestant being sent home from "American Idol." Don't read any further if you don't want to know the results.

9:56 p.m. – And the person going home tonight is ...

Siobhan Magnus!

MamaSox looks devastated. We get a look at Siobhan's journey before she sings us off with "Think."

9:46 p.m. –Shakira busts out the harmonica for her song "Gypsy," and Rascal Flatts backs her.

She's rocking a prairie skirt with a sparkly gold top. It's like she is Beyonce on top and Loretta Lynn on the bottom.

She and her back up dancers did a little bit of moving, but it wasn't the hipalicious performance I was expecting. I dug it all the same. She does manage to quote President Roosevelt with a line I only ever heard Casey Kasem use.

Back to the elimination: "Big Mike" is safe, and Lee greets him enthusiastically over in the safe section. That leaves us with Casey and Siobhan.

9:37 p.m. –Lady Antebellum = The bomb!

Love "Need You Now." With all of this killer music tonight, who even needs an elimination?

9:29 p.m. – Hey Carrie Underwood!

She's back to introduce the group Sons of Sylvia, who sing "Love Left to Lose." I dig them. Their lead singer looks hella intense though. He is not fooling around.

9:14 p.m. – Ryan Seacrest is in the new "Shrek" film?

I swear there is no work left in Hollywood thanks to this dude.

The gang looked like they had a great time visiting the studio and attending a special screening of the movie. I want some "Shrek" horns now.

Two of the films stars, Antonio Banderas and Cameron Diaz, show up on the "Idol" stage, and Antonio tells Seacrest he is the "best host in the world." Loved Antonio saying "Dim the lights" in the Puss -in- Boots voice.

Finally we get to the results, and Siobhan Magnus is up first and sent to the far end of the stage to form the first group.

Then we have Aaron Kelly who heads to the center of the stage. Then "Big Mike" forms a third group. Good Lord they are making this complicated out of the box. Lee DeWyze stands and is sent to the far side of the stage with Siobhan. Uh-uh.

Cutie Casey James is sent to stand with "Big Mike." So does that mean Crystal "MamaSox" Bowersox gets to go stand in the center with Aaron?

Yes, she does after Ellen DeGeneres explains that she doesn't think MamaSox is in trouble this week.

Ryan walks Siobhan over to "Big Mike" and Casey, and they are the bottom three. Wow that was convoluted.

9:11 p.m. – Oh joy, behind-the-scenes footage of the weekly  commercials.

Everyone is a vampire, and "Big Mike" Lynche is the victim. Seriously, all he would have to do is lift everyone up and toss their undead behinds.

I imagine the "Twilight" fans are loving this.

9:03 p.m. – America cast 33 million votes. Wonder who got the most?

We start the show off with Rascal Flatts who I love, love, love. They are such a great group, and I dig their song "Unstoppable."

Finally a guest artist/group who actually sound great live!

Don't really get them and Shakira, but we shall see.

April 28th, 2010
09:01 PM ET

The Top 6 of 'Idol' soon to be minus one

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As far as I am concerned, tonight is going to be the most difficult elimination so far this season.

Just about everyone did well on Tuesday night, and even the person I think was the worst, Siobhan Magnus, has her die-hard fans. With "Idol," you just never know.

The show just began, and on my TV there was a weird moment when we were in the control room, then it flipped to a commercial and then back to clips.

We are counted in, and "Idol" is off and running!

April 28th, 2010
05:49 PM ET

Tickets soon to go on sale for 'Idol Live! Tour'

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It’s going to be an “American Idol” summer.

Tickets for the “American Idol Live! Tour” go on sale May 14. The show, featuring the Top 10 contestants, will hit 49 stops across the country.

Simon Fuller, creator and executive producer of “American Idol,” said, “We are all looking forward to this year’s American Idol Live! Tour. This is always one of the highlights of the year.”


April 28th, 2010
05:11 PM ET

Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes in 2011

Ricky Gervais has signed on to host next year's Golden Globe Awards, scheduled for January 16, 2011, NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday. It'll mark the second time the actor will take center stage for the annual show, following his gig for this year's honors.

“I can’t believe they invited me back after awful things I said,” Gervais said in a statement. “Let’s see how far I can go this time.”

“We are thrilled to have Ricky back as the host of the Golden Globe Awards,” HFPA President Philip Berk added in the release. “His combination of wit, irreverence, and spontaneity makes him the ideal host. He was fantastic last year, and he'll be even better the second time around."

Gervais led last year's Golden Globes telecast to its highest adults 18-to-49 rating in the time period in five years, and the show was watched by 17 million viewers overall. He is a producer for "The Office" and wrote, starred in and directed "The Invention of Lying" last year.

Filed under: Celebrities • Golden Globes • Ricky Gervais
April 28th, 2010
04:38 PM ET

Country theme will continue on 'Idol'

Country-tinged sounds will continue their appearance on “American Idol” on Wednesday night.

Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum are scheduled to perform, along with Shakira. Yeah, I’m not sure how Shakira fits into that either, but just roll with it. The elimination night will be an extension of “Shania Twain week,” in which the Top 6 tackled the songs of the pop-country princess.

Watch a discussion of which "Idol" contestants did Twain proud:


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