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Mark Salling, Glee’s Puck, Found Hanged in Gruesome Ending to Child Porn Charges

Mark Salling, who gained famed as one of the beloved characters on the hit Fox musical show “Glee,” was found hanged today (Jan. 30) at a Little League ball field near his LA home, a gruesome end following a guilty plea to child porn charges. Salling was 35 at the time of his death, which appears to be a suicide. Salling was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possessing of child pornography....

Political Correctness Snares Simpsons; Kwik-E-Mart’s Apu May Be Out (video)

Political correctness may have finally caught up with “The Simpsons,” the iconoclastic cartoon show that has never seen a social convention it couldn’t deconstruct. But the show may finaly be crossing a line with it’s Kwik-E-Mart character Apu. Hank Azaria, the actor who voices the character, has confirmed that Apu may be history because some may deem the character “offensive.”...

Think Soccer Moms Have Problems? Check This Trailer for ‘The Gifted’

Imagine the problems getting the kids to soccer practice when they are budding X-men mutants. That’s the premise of a new Fox television series that will air this fall. The network released the first trailer and it’s packed with supernatural action. Stephen Moyer and Amy Louise Acker, play parents who are trying to manage their gifted kids as a single mom. Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes round out the cast....

Maddie Ziegler Raises New Questions About Sexualizing Teens, Pre-Teens (video)

Maddie Ziegler, America’s first pre-teen sex symbol, performed last night on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” sharing the stage with other pre-teen and young-teen dancers as part of the show’s “Next Generation” finale. It raised new questions about under-age sexualization. Ziegler gained fame on the Lifetime network’s reality show “Dance Moms,” which has been criticized repeatedly for over-sexualizing under-age girls....

Emma Roberts Says She’s Not as Scary as You Might Think (Photos!)

Emma Roberts plays a really scary mean girl on the new Fox show “Scream Queens,” but she wants to let you know she’s afraid of the dark like everyone else. The horror comedy television series was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. The ensemble cast includes Abigail Breslin, Skyler Samuels and Lea Michele and a revolving cast of special guests that include well-known names like singers Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas....

Goodfellas Mobster Frank Sivero Puts Hit on Simpsons For Likeness Heist

Frank Sivero, the actor who played an iconic mobster in the Martin Scorsese classic “Goodfellas” is suing Fox television show The Simpson, alleging that his likeness has been used for more than a decade without a penny coming his way. Now, he’s put a hit on the show that’s bigger than the infamous “Lufthansa heist” that was focus of the gangster movie. Sivero, now 62, is seeking more $100 million in damages. That works out to $6,25 million per episode, ...

Becca Tobin Boyfriend Matt Bendik Sudden Death in Philly a Mystery

The death of Matt Bendik, best known as the boyfriend of “Glee” star Becca Tobin, is a mystery wrapped in an enigma. The California club owner was found dead yesterday in a Philadelphia hotel. He was only 35. The medical examiner today (July 11) would only say that Bendik’s death was sudden. No foul play is suspected and no evidence of suicide has surfaced. No drugs or drug paraphernalia were found in the room and Bendik was not known to be a hard partier or heavy drug user. ...

First Look! Kiefer Sutherland Back as Jack Bauer in New ’24’ Trailer

Kiefer Sutherland has been restored to the throne as ultimate tough guy Jack Bauer in the first trailer for the rebooted hit Fox series “24.” But this time, it’s Jack who has a price on his head. The new 12-episode limited series “24: Live Another Day” picks up, more or less, where the 8th and final season left off. The show debuts May 5 with a two-hour episode on Fox. ...

Obama Gives ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ a Big Blast Off (watch!)

President Obama (no less) gave the premiere of the new Fox docu-series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” a major blast off tonight (Feb. 9), saying the nation needs Americans eager to explore space. Will the show re-ignite our love affair with the cosmos? Oddly, failed GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was hooted when he proposed establishing a permanent base on the moon during the last presidential campaign. But space is cool again....

Jay Leno Reams NBC; New York Antes Tax $$$ For Show (watch!)

Jay Leno has a new punching bag… his own network. He ripped NBC again last night, for playing out his future on the Tonight Show in the news media. But he should have plenty of new fodder when he gets wind of how much money New York is paying to get the show. “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon, 38, is being groomed to take over. ...

Khloe Kardashian Apologizes For X-Factor Exposure (watch!)

Khloe Kardashian is apologizing and trying to explain how she came to wear a blouse without a bra on her debut as co-host of Fox’s “X-Factor.” In the cold studio air her nipples puckered right up and were visible to viewers at home. Was it by accident or design? More than likely Khloe knew what she was doing when she went out on stage dressed in the thin purple top open to her waist. She was obviously looking to make a big–and lasting–impression with her first hosting gig. But she insisted otherwise today (Nov. 2) as she apologized for the mishap....
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Britney Spears, Demi Lovato Turn X-Factor Into Freak Show

the second season premiere of “The X-Factor.” Show creator Simon Cowell got just what he hoped for by picking music’s two of the biggest head cases to be judges. With television now saturated by musical and variety talent shows, Cowell has smartly, in an evil genius sort of way, re-positioned “The X-Factor to appeal to the lowest common denominator among viewers. Now, the show is no longer about contestants, but about how the judges react to the contestants. “American Idol” tried to tone down the more tawdry aspects of the talent show after Simon left....
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Jennifer Lopez Follows Steven Tyler Out American Idol Door

Jennifer Lopez has decided to call it quits on Fox’s hit show ‘American Idol,” following by one day Steven Tyler’s decision to do the same. The move may open the door to sweeping changes that breathe new life into the long-running series. Lopez got off to a bumpy start on the show, but eventually grew into her role and provided some softness to the Tyler's and long-time Judge Randy Jackson's rough edges. Lopez made the announcement during a call in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning....
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Lea Michele, Glee Go All Out for Whitney Houston (watch!)

Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer and Naya Rivera sing one of Whitney Houston’s earliest hits “How Will I Know” in the upcoming episode of “Glee.” It’s a stirring tribute to the fallen star whose Feb. 11 death was linked to drugs. Michele posted a link to a video of the song, one of eight the cast will sing in their special tribute to the late singer....
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Colton Dixon Proves Talent Alone Won't Win American Idol

Colton Dixon certainly has talent, but that wasn’t enough to save him on “American Idol” last night. Was it his cockiness, or his nonchalant attitude that did him in. Quite possibly this late in the contest. Dixon proves the rule that the singing show morphs into a popularity contest in the later rounds as the talent near equals itself out and no one is a truly bad singer....
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Nicki Minaj Starships Blasts Off on American Idol (watch!)

Nicki Minaj is a force of nature. She stole the show on Fox’s “American Idol” last night with a high energy performance of her new song “Starships.” At one point, she seemed to nearly suffer a wardobe malfunction. The 29-year-old singer was stuffed into a tight, barely there rainbow-colored bikini top and paused mid-song to reel in a nearly exposed breast. The singer also got sassy with judge Jennifer Lopez....
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Jessica Sanchez Perfect on Whitney Houston Classic (listen!)

Jessica Sanchez, a 16-year-old “American Idol” contestant, shocked judges and the show’s audience with a stirring rendition of Whitney Houston’s classic “I Will Alaways Love You.” It was pitch perfect and she didn’t miss note. The performance was gutsy in more ways than none. Not only was Houston’s a singular talent with a soaring vocal range, the song is one of the most difficult to sing in popular music....
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Gleeks Face Teen Suicide, Texting, Marriage in Glee Finale

Lady Gaga figures into the season finale of Fox's "Glee," as the Gleeksters come to grips with gay cyber bullying, suicide and on a brighter note, the marriage of Rachel and Finn, although teen marriage is nothing to laugh at. On the heavy side, Dave Karofsky (Max Adler) attempts suicide because he can't take anymore real-life and cyber bullying. He's been under fire since coming out as gay....
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