Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - After playing Detective Elliot Stabler on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" since its 1999 premiere, Christopher Meloni will not be returning for season 13.
According to TVGuide, contract negotiations between the 50-year-old actor and NBC executives fell through Tuesday, causing reports that the show's creator Dick Wolf is scrambling for a replacement.
However, NBC chief Robert Greenblatt announced last week he was confident that Meloni would close his deal to return next season and that the network was in "pretty great shape."
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Rihanna and Britney Spears took the stage Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards, where they appeared sporting chains and leather outfits, singing their hit "S&M." Now, the Parents Television Council is taking aim at ABC for airing it during a family-friendly hour.
The Parents Television Council have gone after shows like "Glee" and "Family Guy" before and now, their latest target is the Disney-owned network for rating the show suitable for 14-year-olds, although the two stars were performing lyrics like "Sex in the air, I don't care, I love the smell of it/Sticks and stones may break my bones but chains and whips excite me."
Some stripper pole writhing ensued and the pair concluded the song with a pillow fight, but the Parents Television Council claim the show opener was "sexually explicit."
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Model Estella Warren is behind bars after what is likely to be one of the craziest celebrity arrest stories reported.
Los Angeles police say Warren was arrested Monday night when she drove off in her Toyota Prius after slamming into three parked cars while allegedly driving under the influence, reports TMZ.
But the story doesn't end there.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Country singer John Rich, of Big & Rich, took the title of "Celebrity Apprentice" and $250,000 for his charity in the show's season finale Sunday night.
Up against Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin, Rich and Matlin each came up with ads for 7UP and hosted live shows featuring Def Leppard and the Harlem Globetrotters. Host Donald Trump said it was his toughest decision yet.
"I've never had to go through something like this," Trump said before revealing the live result. "You've both been amazing."
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - "The 2011 Billboard Music Awards" aired live Sunday night and Eminem and Justin Bieber came away the night's biggest winners, each taking home six awards. Bieber and Em? Now there's a collaboration we'd love to see.
Eminem, however, never made it to the stage, although he collected awards for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Song and Top Rap Album.
Bieber, who after 2 million votes at Billboard.com was also named Fan Favorite, was honored with awards for Top New Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Digital Media Artist, Top Pop Album and Top Streaming Song (video) at his first Billboard Music Awards.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Ashely Hebert looked for love on "The Bachelor" and is trying again on this season of "The Bachelorette." The 27 year old dental student discussed her reservations about doing the show, what she was hoping to find, and her plans for the future.
Ashley at one point expressed hear fear that the men would be disappointed to find out that she was the bachelorette. In an interview last week, Ashley explained her thoughts. "I think even from watching myself last season I was thinking 'who would want to date somebody that is looking so insecure in relationships?'" Ashley said. "So, knowing who I am, I have confidence in me as the bachelorette, but I didn't think somebody
watching would know that. So I was just worried some people would find out that it was me and then just want to leave."
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - 20-year-old Haley Reinhart was voted out of "American Idol" just before the tenth season finale. But the genre-bending singer, who performed covers by Led Zeppelin, Elton John, and Lady Gaga, says she has no regrets.
Judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson were a bit more critical of Reinhart than her fellow competitors Lauren Alaina and Scotty Mcreery, who will duke it out for the title during a teenage country showdown of sorts at the finale.
But did the judge's criticism help or hinder her performance on the show? Speaking to us on the way to finale rehearsals, where she'll join the two finalists and the rest of the show's top 10 on stage again, she says, "It could go both ways."
Tampa, FL, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Wrestling legend "Macho Man" Randy Savage has died in a car accident Friday. The 58-year-old retired two-time World Wrestling Federation champ suffered a heart attack while behind the wheel of his vehicle in Tampa, Florida.
Florida Highway Patrol told TMZ that the wrestler, real name Randall Mario Poffo, was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median through oncoming traffic before he "collided head-on with a tree."
He and his wife, Lynn, who was a passenger in the vehicle, were both wearing seatbelts. He was taken to Largo Medical Center, where he died from injuries. His was taken to a different local hospital. She survived with minor injuries.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Although Steven Tyler has been promising that Aerosmith would perform during the "American Idol" finale since he started on the show, looks like that performance is a no-go. According to Joe Perry, the band was never even formally asked.
"(We're) not playing 'Idol' 'cause we were never asked by producers," Perry said. "(Guitarist) Brad (Whitford) has (a) gig that night with Experience Hendrix. It's not logistically possible."
"Aerosmith's looking forward to playing 'American Idol' next season when our new CD is out and we can prepare a kick-a** show if they ask us," Perry added.
Brooklyn, NY, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Actress Rosie Perez is suing the producers of the NBC crime drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" for the injury she incurred while she guest starred on the show. The 46-year-old Oscar-nominated actress claims she was "recklessly pulled, grabbed, yanked, wrenched and manhandled" during the filming of the show in 2009.
The scene in the said episode saw the actress as an incensed mother who stuck her head inside a car to choke another mother when a school crossing guard pulled her away. And even though she felt pain, Perez continued with the scene.
The incident left her with a herniated disc that required two surgeries. She had a spinal fusion in July, with the bone marrow from her pelvis transplanted into her vertebrae.
CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - The Oprah Winfrey Network will be premiering four new series beginning early next month. These new shows will be aired along with other recently announced series premieres such as "Finding Sarah" and "Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals."
In "Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal," viewers will get an intimate look at couples who have dealt with infidelity in their marriages. Each episode presents two couples who meet with a therapist in order to voice the feelings that go along with the betrayal. The series premieres Monday, June 6 at 9 p.m. ET.
Dr. Laura Berman became a famous face on The Oprah Winfrey Show and beginning this June, she will have a stage of her own. "The Dr. Laura Berman Show" will include an array of topics, from sex and intimacy to embarrassing moments in the boudoir. Dr. Berman will answer questions from callers throughout the nation. The show premiered this year and will air season two this Fall. Current episodes can be seen on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET.
Burbank, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - ABC has announced their newest comedy, "State of Georgia", will debut on Wednesday, June 29 at 8:30pm ET after "Melissa & Joey" as part of ABC Family's One-Hour Comedy Block.
Raven-Symoné stars as Georgia Chamberlain, a sassy southerner who moves to New York to fulfill her dreams of becoming an actress. Along with her best friend Jo (Majandra Delfino), a socially awkward but lovable science buff who dreams of being accepted into a premier phsyics department, Georgia works odd jobs to earn her way through New York and towards becoming a star.
The girls' mentor and landlord, Georgia's Aunt Honey (Loretta Devin), keeps Georgia and Jo focused on pursuing their dreams while entertaining them with her stories of long-lost husbands and lavish lifestyle.
Chicago, IL, United States (AHN Entertainment) - The taping of Oprah Winfrey's last-ever national talk show was a Who's Who event with appearances by Hollywood's hottest celebrities.
Billed as "Oprah's Surprise Spectacular," more than 13,000 audience members crammed inside Chicago's United Center arena Tuesday night, where stars such as Tom Hanks, Madonna, Tom Cruise and countless other big name stars honored the queen of daytime television, reports The Daily Mail.
"It's no secret that millions of people are inspired by Oprah. I am one of those people. She fights for things she believes in, even if it makes her unpopular. I have learned so much from her," Madonna said to the crowd. "She's a self-made woman who's been at the top of her game for over 25 years - and she's still kicking ass, I vow to be more courageous and never give up. Thank you for inspiring me."
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - For two of her final shows, Oprah took over Chicago's United Center for a series of star-studded performances. Among the singers who took the stage in honor of Oprah's farewell were Beyonce, Usher, and Jackie Evancho.
Tom Hanks played host for the first hour, while Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith hosted the second hour of performances. Other celebrities who took the stage included Maria Shriver, Tom Cruise, Rosie O'Donnell, Madonna, and Halle Berry.
Ten-year-old Evancho hit the stage, joined by Gayle King favorite Josh Groban for a performance of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." They were then joined by none other than Patti Labelle.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Tiger Woods' alleged mistress no.1, Rachel Uchitel, has nabbed her own reality show. The new show will be naturally based on the former nightclub manager's life as she begins her new career as a private investigator.
Uchitel, who was reportedly paid $10 million to keep quiet about her alleged affair with the top golfer, recently graduated with honors from a training program, according to RadarOnline.com. The new as-yet untitled series by Atlas Media Group will focus on her new career and personal and business relationships.
It will be pitched to networks starting May 19.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Cuddy won't be back on "House" next season. Lisa Edelstein, who played House's boss Dr. Lisa Cuddy in the Fox medical drama, has opted not to renew her contract.
Edelstein, 43, was one of the three main cast members of the show whose contracts expired at the end of season seven. The other two, Robert Sean Leonard and Omar Epps, already renewed their papers earlier this month.
It was expected that the actress would also sign a new deal, but she apparently decided in the end to leave the show.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - In the second installment of the onstage event that combines the incredible talents of two groups of entertainers and artists, the award winning casts of "The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers" (THE LXD) and "Glee" will perform together in this summer's "Glee Live! In Concert" tour.
The casts of THE LXD and Glee first collaborated during last year's original "Glee Live!" tour.
The original web-based series was created by Jon M. Chu of "Step Up 2", "Step Up 3-D" and "Justin Beiber: Never Say Never" fame and showcases the astonishing athleticism and artistry of the dancers involved. The series has successfully completed two seasons, which are now available on DVD, and the cast is currently promoting the upcoming and highly anticipated third season.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - We've seen shows over the years where celebrities get to meet their biggest fans. But what would happen when celebrities come face to face with some of their biggest haters?
That's the question posed by the new series, "H8R." According to Deadline, it's been picked up by the CW and is set to debut in the fall.
The pilot featured none other than reality superstars Kim Kardashian and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi confronting their biggest detractors. On the show, the celebrities try to convince their haters that their loathing's probably being misdirected.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - "Heroes" star Masi Oka has been promoted to series regular on the all-new "Hawaii Five-0." The 36-year-old actor, who was first introduced to the series as a socially awkward coroner in October, will be returning next season as one of the regular cast.
TVLine said that while CBS has yet to formally renew the show, a pickup for a second season is seen as a foregone conclusion.
As Oka was promoted as a full-fledged series member, Jean Smart, who played Gov. Pat Jameson in the series, left the show as her character was killed in the season finale.
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Beyoncé has been teasing fans with clips and trailers for her upcoming new music video, "Run the World (Girls)." But the video will get its world premiere on Wednesday night's "American Idol."
Beyoncé confirmed that the highly anticipated clip, which features the 29-year-old star on horseback and in the desert, will debut during the three finalists' performances on "Idol."
Following its prime-time debut, which will hopefully do for the single what it did for Jennifer Lopez's "On the Floor" following its "Idol" premiere, the video will be available for viewing online.