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Idol Season 9: Top 10 -- Didi Says Bye-Bye

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I doubt many people will argue Didi should have been saved. That would only make sense if you believed she were destined to make the finale and voters had made a tragic mistake. But what about the contenders?

E! Turns 20 in True Hollywood Style

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

What happens when an entertainment company like E! turns 20-years-old? It has a star-studded poolside birthday party in Hollywood, of course.

Idol Season 9 Finale: Idol Jumps Shark

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In what even ardent fans must admit was the least musically exciting, least dramatic finale in Idol history, Crystal Bowersox received nothing but praise.

E! Celebrates 20 Years of Entertainment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Last night in Los Angeles, an eclectic mix of personalities strutted down the red carpet to celebrate two decades of pop culture at the E! 20th annive...

Idol Season 9: Top 11 -- Non-Shocker: Paige Goes Home

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

American Idol said goodbye to Paige Miles and finalized the Top 10. That's the group that goes on tour and from which most every single successful Idol alum has sprung.

Idol Season 9: Top 11 -- Paige Making Top 10? Only Against All Odds

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

American Idol week now begins on Mondays, when the contestant who just left the show appears on the Late Show With David Letterman.

Cheers and Tears for American Idol Finalists Crystal and Lee: Singers With Heart

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Robinson

Whether it's Crystal or Lee who gets crowned on Idol this season, it doesn't really matter. Both artists have given America a reason to cry, cheer, and move on from what's been ailing us.

Idol: Judges Refuse To Save Lacey Brown; Top 11 Back Tuesday

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Lacey Brown was the first contestant to be dumped from the Top 12 on American Idol.

Idol Season 9: Top 12 -- Rolling Stones Night

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

American Idol moved to a bigger stage this week as the Top 12 tackled the Rolling Stones. Ryan stared down Simon, Simon gave Crystal Bowersox some helpful tips and the kids were alright.

Idol Season 9: Top 4 -- Big Goodbye for Big Mike

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

So is it clear cut that Crystal and Lee will be the finalists, or can Casey sneak in there? And is it foolish to think Crystal is a lock when last season most people thought the same about Adam Lambert?

Idol Season 9: Top 4 -- Crystal Back in Action

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It was movie night on American Idol and Crystal Bowersox appeared in her own production of A Star Is (Re)Born. Any questions as to whether she would make it to the winner's circle are over.

Idol Season 9: Top 16 Elimination: Meet The Top 12

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Four more contestants were eliminated on American Idol. So this is the Top 12, the performers who get to go on tour and get a shot at a career of some sort.

Betty White Must Co-Host the Emmy Awards

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Gurko

Let's face it. Betty White is television and with good writing, it will be a slam dunk. So, I'm officially putting Betty White's hat in the ring to co-host the 2010 Emmy Awards.

Idol Season 9: Top 16 -- The Men

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This season on American Idol, the judges have insisted the women are where it's at. But the men are certainly more consistent.

Oscars Away: Five Random Observations from the 2010 Academy Awards

The DC Damsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The DC Damsel

I did something on Sunday night that I haven't done since I was a co-ed in my dorm room at the University of Wisconsin, I popped some kettle corn and ...

Idol Season 9: Top 16 -- The Women

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Half of Idol's women are vulnerable and only two have to go home, with Katie Stevens almost certain to be one of them.

Idol Season 9: Top 20 -- The Elimination

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Last night's show began with another godawful lip-synced group performance. The group performances, with 20 folks crowding the stage, invariably have a painful 'Up With People' aura about them.

Idol Season 9: Top 20 -- The Women

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The women took to the stage and after a very strong Crystal Bowersox, so many of the women crashed and burned that the not-bad women towards the end seemed pretty good in comparison.

Idol Season 9: Top 20 -- The Men

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A good improvement for a number of men this week on American Idol ... but then, so many of them had so much room for improvement.

Idol Season 9: Top 24 -- The First Elimination

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

American Idol contestants faced their first possible elimination on Thursday night and no wonder so many of them looked freaked: very, very few of them have given performances that stand out.

Idol Season 9: Top 24 -- The Men

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The judges touted the women but the men on American Idol offered a little more positive news in their first live performances.

American Idol Season 9: Top 24 Named, Part 2

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

One storyline is clear in this season of American Idol: happy thoughts. In the midst of a recession, the producers clearly believe people want to hear good news.

Idol Season 9: Hollywood Week Day One

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Ellen. That was the big event of the day for me. How would Ellen Degeneres fit in? Would she get along with the other judges

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Finale

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The auditions finale for American Idol was both the most entertaining and enjoyable show so far... and the lowest rated at just 20.8 million viewers.

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Denver

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A brisk, well-edited show with 26 winners heard or glimpsed but not one that excited me. Did you think any of the people headed to Hollywood had what it takes to go all the way?