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Sarah Palin Book Excerpts Must Be Removed From Gawker, Judge Rules

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Saturday ordered Gawker Media to pull leaked pages of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book "America by Heart: Reflection...

Britain's Got Talent, and a Lot of It's Wasted

Christina Patterson | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

This country is teeming with Susan Boyles. They may not have such spectacular talents, but there are several million people in this country who don't work and and who have never had the opportunity to find out if they have a talent.

Ex Idol Judge Cowell Rigging Google To Show He's Actually A Good Guy

nydailynews.com | Frank Digiacomo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Eagle-eyed observers of the former "American Idol" judge and upcoming "X Factor" creator's online profile tell us they're convinced Cowell is using a ...

The Rise and Fall of the Mean British Judge

Roger Catlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Catlin

Cowell certainly seemed to set the standard for reality judges on American TV competitions, as each show scrambled to get its own mean British judge.

Paula Abdul: 'You Can't Replace Simon'

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Paula Abdul is optimistic that "American Idol" will survive after the departure of Simon Cowell. "I don't see an end to Idol, I see ...

Bret Michaels Replacing Simon Cowell On 'American Idol'?

tmz.com | Originally Posted May 29th 2010 10:15 AM PDT by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Bret Michaels returned to the stage last night in Biloxi, MS where Bret dropped a huge piece of info on the crowd -- he might be taking Simon Cowell's...

Simon Cowell's 'American Idol' Era Comes To An End

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Simon Cowell was known for being nasty and mean to aspiring singers on "American Idol," but his final appearance on the show was a...

I Want an 'I Survived American Idol' T-shirt

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Robinson

Just when I was beginning to wonder whether American Idol is really a government conspiracy, an opiate for the people, we finally got to the results.

Idol Season 9: Top 5 -- Aaron Swings On Home

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In a week I found underwhelming, who will be the bottom three? I'd say Aaron, Casey and Michael with Aaron and Casey in the bottom two and Casey going home. What did you think of the singers and their song choices?

Idol Season 9: Top 6 -- Siobhan Sent Packing!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Crystal kept talking back when she should have taken her weak reviews humbly. The problem was that her singing wasn't very good.

Celebrity Detoxes & Diets: Whose Is Craziest? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Gwyneth Paltrow is never shy about sharing her detox regimen, down to bowel movement advice (castor oil!), but she's not the only celebrity to tout ...

Adam Lambert Ushers in the Era of 'Papa GaGa' in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

While Idol winner Kris Allen struggles remain relevant and standout in the industry, Lambert has easily made the transition quite easily from contestant to pop star.

Simon Cowell's Fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy Counts His Calories

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Simon Cowell's skinny fiancee has put him on a strict diet to get ready for their wedding. After a five-week detox of just veggie smoothies and one pr...

Idol Season 9: Top 7 -- Tim Smiles All The Way Home

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After weeks of coasting, Crystal used no instrument, sang a cappella to start, looked supremely confident and knocked it out of the park.

Idol Season 9: Top 9...Again

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's Elvis Week and Adam Lambert is the first contestant to come back as a mentor -- and turns out to be one of the best mentors ever.

Most SUCCESSFUL People Who Never Went To College (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Sure, a college degree can open a number of doors for those who hold them. But throughout history, some of the most renowned entertainers and entrepre...

American Idol: Who Should Replace Simon Cowell? (Answer Below)

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

I can't imagine what Idol will be like without Simon Cowell. But I can imagine another British reality show host taking his place at the judges' table.

Idol Season 9: Top 9 -- Big Mike Loses...And Wins!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In a dramatic moment on American Idol, Michael Lynche received the fewest votes from the public and was in danger of being cut from the show.

Idol Season 9: Top 9 -- Casey James Back In The Hunt To Win

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Top 9 contestants on American Idol were given the keys to the greatest catalog in pop history: the tunes of Lennon and McCartney. The results were so-so.

I Should Replace Simon Cowell

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

I should replace Simon Cowell on American Idol. I mentioned this on Twitter and Facebook and got an unbelievably positive response. Three, maybe four people at least. So I've decided to really go for it.

Simon Cowell's AI Spill: Time to "Top Kill" American Idol

Mike Amato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Amato

Simon may be leaving the company but the rig's still in place spewing plumes of vocalists into the American star-hole, leaking into Broadway and Hollywood with no end in sight.

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?

Idol Season 9: Top 10 -- Lee Dewyze Breaks Out

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Lee Dewyze Sang "Treat Her Like A Lady," the #3 hit from 1971. Usher actually said "wow" about Lee's singing after a rehearsal when Lee was heading out the door and couldn't see him. And no wonder.

Lee DeWyze: A Three-Peat for Milquetoast White Guys

Josh Dickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Josh Dickey

David Cook. Kris Allen. Le DeWyze. These are your past three "Idol" winners, America. All demure, lilywhite males, certified safe for cougar- and tw...

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.