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American Idol: Big Mike saved by judges from elimination on “Idol” but two finalists will be sent home next week

BY GREG HERNANDEZ Ryan Seacrest said at the top of the show that the results would be shocking and they were: Mike Lynche received the lowest number of votes on American Idol last night but he was saved from elimination by the judges. Mike sang beautifully in his last-ditch performance[...]

Tiger Woods and Elin getting worse

BY STAFF Tiger Woods has been focusing on his future by spending most of the time on the golf course these days, and away from wife Elin who has been humiliated to say the least. Despite reports that she didn’t want Tiger to return to golf so soon, he still[...]

The Godfather Part II (1974) – “Foote in Film”

BY JOHN H. FOOTE THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) – **** Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Is there a greater American film than The Godfather Part II (1974)? If there is, and I do not believe there is, I have yet to see it. What Coppola achieved in The Godfather[...]

Law & Order: Epatha May Stay, Meloni In, Erbe Back?

BY ROGER FRIEDMAN It’s spring, and a young man’s fancy turns to the soap operas at the various “Law & Order” shows. I can tell you that sources say S. Epatha Merkerson may not be leaving “Law & Order” so fast. Even though Merkerson announced that she was exiting her[...]

Cyndi Lauper to open True Colors Residence for LGBT youth who have been kicked out by their parents

BY GREG HERNANDEZ As if we didn’t love and appreciate Cyndi Lauper enough already. The singer is planning to open a shelter in Harlem for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. It will be called True Colors Residence and will support young people who have been kicked out of[...]

Wondercon ’10: ‘The Losers’ filmmakers on making a winning comic adaptation

BY TODD GILCHRIST It seems like every spring Hollywood produces at least one breakthrough movie – the sort of film that razes notions of stardom or style and gives audiences something they want in a way they don’t expect. The Losers appears to be 2010’s requisite entry: directed by Sylvain[...]

In Development: “Twilight,” “Battleship” and Harrison Ford in the news

BY STAFF Serious negotiations are under way on some major film franchises, including the fan favorite “Twilight” finale. Here’s the latest news on a few projects HollywoodNews.com is tracking: “Breaking Dawn” Summit Entertainment has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Oscar winner Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls,” “Gods and Monsters”) is “in negotiations”[...]

Kate Gosselin tapped for TLC reality series

BY STAFF Kate Gosselin survived another round of eliminations on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” earlier this week, to much dismay from the public. She just can’t seem to get out of the public eye. Today, we’re learning that no matter when the infamous reality television mom departs the dance[...]

Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning rock and roll through “Runaways”

BY SEAN O’CONNELL The Runaways (**1/2 out of 4) (Editor’s note: This film goes wide this weekend after limited openings in select cities.) Strangely polished considering its grungy subject matter, Floria Sigismondi’s “The Runaways” sticks to the established rules of music-biopic moviemaking as it records the rise and fall of[...]

Glee music covers Madonna and lets new singers shine

BY FRED TOPEL The only thing more popular than the Glee show on Fox may be the Glee music. Ever since the premiere episode, glee club versions of his songs have dominated the music charts. “Don’t Stop Believin’” led to “Somebody to Love” led to “Jump.” My personal favorite was[...]