What happened in Vegas? American Idol revealed its top 40 contestants.
It was a tough night as the 70 remaining singers were asked to perform tunes from the '50s or '60s in groups. "It isn't just about the vigorous vocal rehearsals," Ryan Seacrest said. Contestants had to put together a "complete performance package," including choreography and costumes before taking the stage in front of the judges.
Some sailed through as a group, like youngsters David Leathers, Jr., Jeremy Rosado, Ariel Sprague and Gabi Carrubba, who sang "Rocking Robin" in a "job well done," according to Randy Jackson.
Steven Pasquale is suiting up for NBC's medical drama Do Not Harm.
The Rescue Me actor will play a brilliant neurosurgeon who wrestles with his dangerous alter-ego that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and processional life. He joins Law & Order alum Alana De La Garza, who has been tapped to play a fellow doctor and potential romantic interest.
The Universal Television pilot is being penned by David Schulner, who will also serve as an executive producer alongside Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan. Michael Mayer is on board to direct the pilot.
Terry O'Quinn is in demand.
The former Lost star, who's been recurring on Hawaii Five-0 this season, has landed a lead role in ABC's supernatural pilot 666 Park Avenue, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.
Terry O'Quinn joins TNT's Falling Skies in Season 2
One Tree Hill is coming to an end, and so is another romance from the set.
Sophia Bush and her on-again-off-again boyfriend and co-star Austin Nichols are finished, Us Weekly reports.
One Tree Hill's last stand
"I was just trying to observe, as carefully as I could, to determine what people were here for and what they were doing." – Richard Hatch, Winner, Survivor: Borneo
Survivor is back for a new season, and after two years of Redemption Island and the Medallion of Power, we finally have a twist worth getting excited about: One World puts both tribes on the same beach, and opens the door to a whole new evolution of strategic play. I can't wait!
The twist this season divides the tribes by gender. But, while they will remain distinct tribes, both groups are going to live on the same beach. Note to CBS: shouldn't this have been called One Beach?
Sarah Paulson, last seen on Desperate Housewives back in 2007, is returning to Wisteria Lane in her role as Lynette's loser sister, Lydia. But oh how things have changed. "Lynette always helped put the pieces back in Lydia's disastrous personal life, but she is now engaged and shows up with her new fiancĂ©," previews executive producer Bob Daily. With Lynette newly separated from Tom, Lydia is now the one offering a shoulder to cry on. "We'll hear her say, 'Oh Lynette, I'm so sorry. What can I do to help?' The seeds of sibling rivalry are planted as the roles are reversed." TV fans may also remember Sarah from such series as Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Deadwood.
Making its final victory lap, Daily says Housewives also plans to bring back the Housewives' various MIA children â€” including Julie (Andrea Bowen), Andrew (Shawn Pyfrom) and Danielle (Joy Lauren) before May's swan song. And there's even some thought being given to introducing the grown-up version of Tom's illegitimate demon daughter, Kayla, last played by child actress Rachel Fox in 2008 before the series' five-year time jump.
LA, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - Coverage of the Casey Anthony trial is all over TV these days, and "The View" is no exception. "'The View' on Crime: Casey Anthony Trial" will begin next week.
Chris Cuomo, co-anchor of "20/20" and the chief law and justice correspondent for ABC News, will appear on "The View" to give viewers insight into the famous case. The special segments will air each day next week on the show.
The Casey Anthony trial has gained much media attention in the three years following 2-year-old Caylee's disappearance and later discovery of her body. Her mother, Casey, 25, is charged with first-degree murder in the death.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - American Idol, will begin its 11th nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent later this June in St. Louis.
The search will continue in Portland and go through the summer ending in Houston, Texas.
American Idol has been No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the past seven consecutive seasons.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - "Glee" creator and Golden Globe winner Ryan Murphy has announced that he is now engaged to his long time partner
Murphy, 45, announced the engagement in an interview with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM.
"I'm with a great fellow now who I've known for 15 years," Murphy said in the interview.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - It may have come as a surprise when NBC's "The Voice" was able to acquire superstar talent like Christina Aguilera for its inaugural season. But she doesn't come without a super hefty price tag.
Aguilera reportedly rakes in $225,000 per episode. That's three times more than the amount earned by fellow coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Cee Lo Green, who earn $75,000 per episode.
Luckily, it seems like she's worth it, as her star power helped the show go on to become an unlikely hit for NBC and the #1-rated debut series of the season.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - It's another season of "Jersey Shore," another chance for its cast to squeeze out every penny from MTV. They're in negotiations again for what's to be their biggest paydays yet.
The cast is currently filming the fourth season of "Jersey Shore" in Italy and the fifth season sees them returning to Seaside Heights. They're set to return from Italy on the 23rd, with production set to begin on yet another season just days later.
But while MTV reportedly planned to shoot season five under the terms of the contract for season four, it looks like Snooki, DJ Pauly D, and Co. refused and are now signing new contracts.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - CBS has announced that they are ordering a 20th season of the Emmy Award-winning reality series to air in the Spring of 2012.
The Amazing Race concluded its 18th installment, "Unfinished Business," in May and is set to premiere its 19th installment this fall.
The Amazing Race, hosted by Phil Keoghan, is a reality series which teams groups of two people in a race around the world in competition with other teams.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - Just two months after it premiered on the Disney Channel, the Mouse House has officially announced that a sequel to their original movie "Lemonade Mouth" is already in development. They're also creating a movie based on their hit show "Shake It Up."
"Lemonade Mouth" has repeatedly been watched by millions of young viewers in its 16 airings and has yielded the #1 Radio Disney hit "Determinate" and tracks like "Somebody" and "Breakthrough" off its hit soundtrack. Its sequel promises to reunite the characters of Olivia, Wen, Stella, Mohini and Charlie, plus feature all-new music.
"Shake It Up," the #1 series for kids and tweens, is getting ready to release its own soundtrack and the movie is sure to be a musical affair. The show follows two best friends, CeCe Jones and Raquel "Rocky" Blue, who take their dreams of dancing to the popular teen dance show "Shake It Up, Chicago!"
Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - Christina Aguilera says she was not an "angel" to her ex-husband during her marriage.
The 30-year-old "The Voice" judge, who has a 3-year-old son named Max with music executive Jordan Bratman, told W magazine that both were to blame for the demise of their marriage.
"At one time or another we were both not angels. It got to a point where our life at home was reminding me of my own childhood. I will not have my son grow up in a tension-filled home," she said.
LA, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - If you're looking for fashion mixed with a little drama, then Tuesday nights on Bravo are just for you. "The Rachel Zoe Project" and two new series will air each Tuesday night beginning in August.
"The Rachel Zoe Project" gets even more intimate this season as Zoe works to further her business and prepare for a baby. The designer has a new team to overlook, a brand new clothing line, and celebrity clients. On top of it all, Zoe is getting ready to welcome a very special addition into her life.
A new series, "Fashion Hunters," focuses on style seekers who hit the streets of New York-or the closets, rather- to find the best looks. Those featured on the show work at Second Time Around, a shop that brings together great bargains and designer brands.
LA, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - What happens when you take 18 former "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" participants and stick them in one house to compete for money and love? Fighting, romance, and damaged relationships, to say the least.
The contestants will take part in weekly competitions. Winning the competition gives the champion not only immunity, but also first pick on the date of his or her choice. Adding to the benefits of winning the competition (and the heart of another) is the fact that the weekly winner can offer immunity to his or her date.
The drama comes into play when voting takes place. It's men versus women when the fate of the women lies in the hands of the men. The men don't get off easily either, as the women vote off one them as well.
LA, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - What do you do when your husband of 21 years tells you he's gay? If you're Fran Drescher, you star in a sitcom based on your life. The show, Happily Divorced, airs next week on TV Land.
Drescher, 53, explained how her former husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, told her. The star says of her husband, "He had already been living a gay life away from me after we divorced, and he said, 'I don't want you to be shocked. I'm dating men.'"
The news was not a complete shock to Drescher, though. During their marriage, Jacobson said he may be bisexual. Drescher says, "By the time he told me, I had survived uterine cancer. Nothing could shake me."
Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - Jennifer Lopez has announced that she is unsure whether she will be coming back to "American Idol" because of her busy schedule.
Lopez signed a one-year deal with the show and is happy that there is no rush for her decision.
"I haven't been forced to make a decision and I'm glad about that because honestly I'm very on the fence about it," Lopez said in an interview with BBC Radio.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito left the restaurant business for entertaining at home. Now, his A-list dinner parties are the setting for TV's hottest new cooking competition premiering on Bravo Wednesday.
DiSpirito's latest foray in television, after making one of the first leaps of bringing reality cameras into the culinary world with "The Restaurant," sees him play host and judge at his own dinner party, where three chefs compete to serve the best food and ambiance for a weekly $20,000 prize.
DiSpirito has guested plenty of times on Bravo's signature competition "Top Chef," and now he gets to sit at the head of the judge's table each week with his own show for the network, which also used to air reruns of "The Restaurant" in years past.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - Jennifer Aniston, who portrays a dentist who hits on her male assistant in the upcoming comedy "Horrible Bosses," says she "wasn't a good waitress."
In the July issue of Marie Claire magazine, Aniston opened up about her first job before catching her big break with "Friends."
"I waited a lot of tables, and I wasn't very good at that," she admitted. "I dropped more than one Alpine burger in customers' laps, and you just do not want all of that Swiss cheese and mushrooms in your pants. I wasn't a good waitress, but I was told that I was very nice and charming, so people liked me anyway."