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American Idol -- Top 7: Judges Silenced

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Only Idol would label Movie Theme night "historic" because they had decided to only let teams of two judges comment on the performances in order to cut down on the time. Historic? No. Stupid? Yes.

American Idol -- Top 8: Allison Gets (Some) Respect

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

On a day when photos circulated on the internet showing Adam Lambert apparently kissing a guy or two, the big news in the parallel world of TV Idol was Anoop's defensive attitude coming across too much last week.

American Idol -- Top 9: Kris Allen Shines

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Who belongs in the bottom three? Allison was treated so dismissively that I worry it'll be her. Matt Giraud was treated so roughly and seems so unhappy, it could easily be him.

American Idol -- Top 10: Motown

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Sight unseen, I'd say the bottom three is Megan Joy and Scott MacIntyre and Michael Sarver with Sarver going home.

Obama Team Wanted To Drive Limo Onto "Tonight Show" Stage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As final preparations are made at NBC Studios in Burbank, CA for President Obama's visit to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno studio, network chairman Be...

American Idol -- Top 11: Bye Alexis

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It was a topsy turvy peformance night on Idol, with Simon looking bored, Paula providing some cogent analysis (again), a minor stumble from Lil Rounds and praise for Anoop.

Ryan Seacrest And The "Slumdog Millionaire" Kids Interview (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Ryan Seacrest may have been awkward during it, but he still had the cutest interview with the children from "Slumdog Millionaire" on the Oscar red car...

American Idol -- Hollywood Week Ratings Down But Strong

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

My biggest complaint about Hollywood Week is that I still feel like there are loads of people I don't know yet. The judges cut 147 people down to 104 and no one who was cut deserved to stay.

Afghan Stars at Sundance

Havana Marking | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Havana Marking

Last Saturday night, we were presented two awards by the good people of Sundance. it was the first time an Afghan film had made it there, and the people of Afghanistan were over the moon.

American Idol -- San Fran and Louisville

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After the dearth of exciting talent in San Francisco, I was hoping Idol would come charging out of the gate with some great singing. Instead, they started off with a train wreck.

Ryan Seacrest High-Fives Blind Contestant

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"American Idol" contestant Scott Macintrye, 23, may be blind, but that didn't stop Ryan Seacrest from trying to given him a high five. Macintyre pl...

American Idol Returns -- Phoenix

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The opening montage included Clay Aiken several times, giving him as much (if not more) screen time than any other previous Idol contestant -- a nice nod to the latest Idol finalist to come out.

Dick Clark Still "Rockin" Despite Walker, Wheelchair

AP | JEFF WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Four years after a stroke, Dick Clark is relishing the prospect of another New Year's Eve, determined to help host his 36th celebr...

ABC's Dick Clark New Year's Line Up Announced

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift and Lionel Richie will ring in 2009 from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve." The...

Bearded Dragons, Chihuahua Named Lou, A Bag of Flour, and the Obama Family Dog

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

Lucky and I checked out the Fourth Annual Cool vs. Cruel ceremony honoring fur friendly designers and retailers who exude compassion in fashion.

Ryan Seacrest Radio Show To Hit New York Airwaves

New York Post | Michael Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

RYAN Seacrest is coming to New York. Beginning Monday, Seacrest's newsy radio show, "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," will air from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. weekday...

Ryan Seacrest Coming To Chicago Radio

Chicago Sun-Times | Robert Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest will soon be heard on Chicago radio, Robert Feder reports in the Sun-Times. Starting Monday, Seacrest's nationally...

Ryan Seacrest Scores New Contract With Comcast, On E! Through 2012

Broadcasting & Cable | Alex Weprin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fresh off naming longtime agent Adam Sher to head up Ryan Seacrest Productions, Ryan Seacrest inked an expansive new deal with Comcast Entertainment G...

Ben Silverman Explains The "Awesome Wall" Of China, Jokes About Chinese Names On Ryan Seacrest Radio Show

Broadcasting & Cable | Joel Topcik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Oh! Fireworks! Live! On-air!! Oh, my -- Holy Cow!!!" If you've been relying on Bob Costas or Matt Lauer or any of NBC's ubiquitous platforms for you...

Ryan Seacrest Named Permanent Co-Host Of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve"

Hollywood Reporter | Nellie Andreeva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media


Ryan Seacrest Bit By Shark In Mexico

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" couldn't be getting better free PR. "American Idol" host and radio superstar Ryan Seacrest announced on his radi...

American Idol Finals: David Wins It All!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The show's producers may have told us it's been a lot closer than we believed (with only one million votes separating the Davids two weeks ago), but this is what I think: a tie goes to Archuleta.

Larry King, Ryan Seacrest Deny CNN Rumors: "There's Nothing To That"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Larry King hosted good friend — and rumored replacement — Ryan Seacrest Thursday night in an interview hyped by Seacrest saying they would...

American Idol Top 4: Jason's Last Bow

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I've preached that as long as the two best make the finals, there's no real big scandal about who goes home in what order. But if Jason Castro doesn't say "bye bye" this week, it'll be a shonda.

American Idol Top 5: The Results

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Diamond gave away little about his attitude towards the singers and since we didn't see him actually giving any tips or suggesting arrangements, changing keys, or doing much of anything, I assume he wasn't a very active mentor.