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Simon Cowell: A True Friend

James M. Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James M. Lynch

A true friend is one who will tell you the truth whether or not you want to hear it, whether it might endanger the status quo of the friendship or not.

Susan Boyle Placed Rather Than Won: Hollie Steel Cried Her Way into the Finals

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

it seems to me Susan's negative press in the tabloids and CNN, plus tweets on Twitter may have worked against her.

Susan Boyle's Phenomenal Ride Just Won't Stop: And Yes, It Mattered That She Could Sing

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

It's been a week and I still can't get enough of the Susan Boyle phenomenon -- I've watched her video countless times.

Gilles and Adam Losers? I Think Not.

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Irene Rubaum-Keller

They both have 'the X factor,' 'the Wow factor,' that certain je ne sais quoi.

Susan Boyle Made it to the Finals But Wasn't Great in the Semis: A Case of Nerves and the Wrong Song Choice

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

To win the contest Boyle should revert to a song that shows her greater strengths, one which is in her complete range so that she can demonstrate she deserves to be a musical star.

Simon Cowell: I'm Quite Odd, I Have Dark Moods

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In his frankest interview ever, Simon Cowell opens up about his lonely single life. Simon Cowell can't stand untidiness. He says it distracts him, ...

American Idol May Need an Adam Lambert Win More than Lambert Does

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Deggans

Idol needs to look relevant: the problem with being the most-watched, biggest moneymaker on network TV? There's nowhere to go but down.

American Idol -- Top 3 Showdown

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

So is this the finale? Is Simon right when he says Adam Lambert is fated to win? Or could Kris Allen or Danny Gokey surprise everyone the way David Cook did last year?

American Idol: Adam and the Two Other Guys

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Where's the suspense? Adam, Kris, and Danny are like a presidential election between Barack Obama, Ralph Nader, and Lyndon LaRouche.

If Adam Lambert Loses American Idol, It May Be Because the Show Wants Him to Win so Badly

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Deggans

We'll see tonight if all the praise and support pays off for Lambert, or fuels a backlash that cuts his Idol dreams short.

Adam Lambert for the Win

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The bottom line is this -- Lambert has shocked judges each week with his strong rearrangements of songs, wailing vocals and fashion sense. A mustache seems the next logical step for Lambert.

Entertainment Weekly's Gay Idol Cover: Where's the Controversy?

Mark Pasetsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Pasetsky

EW took an inventive step in noting Adam's sexuality by making it a "footnote." This move is quite symbolic.

My (and the World's) Adam Lambert Obsession -- Part II

Jim David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim David

Lambert has completely dominated the competition since his first appearance. Writers have hurled superlatives as if he were the second coming of Elvis and Streisand.

American Idol -- Top 4 Slashed By Rock; Only Adam Escapes Unscathed

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After everyone delivered a solid performance on Big Band Night last week, the Top 4 tackled rock 'n roll Tuesday...and came up short.

'Idol' Fan Anderson Cooper Likes Simon, Mocks Paula, Thinks Adam Lambert Will Win (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Anderson Cooper talked about "American Idol" on "The Tonight Show" Monday night. The CNN anchorman is betting Adam Lambert will win, "He's the better ...

New Tunes On Monday: Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Ben Harper and Relentless7, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, New York Dolls, and Paul Potts

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ever since Cat Stevens embraced Islam, the West has been clueless when it comes to accepting the former superstar. His latest release, Roadsinger, is a good start in rebuilding that emotional bridge to Stevens.

Simon Cowell Picks His Ideal Final Two

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"American Idol" still has five singers left in the competition. But acid-tongued judge Simon Cowell has already decided who he would like to see in th...

The Beauty of Susan Boyle

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hermene Hartman

In this day of age where looks, style and image are everything that equals up to success, every now and then, someone with real talent, raw talent com...

The Boyle Next Door

Jonathan Tolins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Tolins

The world of opera is a mirror image of the Susan Boyle circus. Serious fans regard good-looking singers with suspicion, fearing gorgeous looks are becoming more important than gorgeous singing.

I Just Don't Get the Big Deal with Susan Boyle

Rachel Thebault | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rachel Thebault

I JUST DON'T GET THE BIG DEAL WITH SUSAN BOYLE. I watched the video on YouTube. In case you haven't seen it (but almost everyone I know has), it's a...

Real Good Pop Singing, American Idol-Style

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Something to remember about this year's singing is that it's only part of an evolving notion of what popular singing is.

She Had A Dream

Neil McCarthy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Neil McCarthy

Then Susan Boyle sang. She didn't just sing. She overwhelmed. She was perfect. The audience was on its feet. Simon was simply fooled and couldn't wash that "I've been had" smile off his face.

On Susan Boyle

Amitava Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amitava Kumar

At a time of losses worldwide, banks failing, jobs gone, success has become sweet and natural again.

Susan Boyle Superstar

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joan Z. Shore

At the risk of alienating everyone on the planet, I am going to raise my voice against the Susan Boyle phenomenon.

Will Simon Cowell Really Quit 'American Idol?' | BILL CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Beyond his part in the Susan Boyle juggernaut, Mr. Cowell was also the central attraction on the top-rated television shows on separate continents las...