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EXCLUSIVE: 'America's Got Talent' Books Nicki Minaj, Susan Boyle, Queen Latifah, Jackie Evancho & More to Perform

by Michael Maloney, posted Aug 25th 2011 8:30AM
Jackie EvanchoWe've got some time before the last five finalists of 'America's Got Talent' are announced, but AOL TV can exclusively reveal the musical performers that will be stopping by for the rest of the season.

Tony Bennett with Queen Latifah, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, David Guetta with Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida, Def Leppard, and Cirque du Soleil 'Iris' are set to perform on the popular talent competition series.

Also appearing will be last season's winner, Michael Grimm, and first runner-up, Jackie Evancho.

'AGT' executive producer Jason Raff gave us scoop on what he hopes these acts will bring to the show -- both on and off screen.

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Top 5 TVR Clips of the Week: BET Gaffe, MSNBC Mayhem, New Susan Boyle & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 2nd 2011 12:00PM

Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone! You're probably at the beach, grilling meat over an open flame or lighting fireworks right now, but if you're not, check out these videos and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll. Then go outside or watch a baseball game!

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Top 5 TVR Clips of the Week: Ben Bailey's Bathroom Break, Padma's Potato Skins, New 'AGT' Phenom & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jun 25th 2011 6:00PM

This week's five best clips collection features both the stuff of nightmares (hearing your name called at an awards show when you're in the bathroom) and what dreams are made of (Padma somehow making a potato skins recipe sexy).

We saw 'America's Got Talent' find its latest child phenom, Sharon Osbourne continue to horrify daytime television audiences and Jason Segel share his shameful weight loss secrets with America.

Check out the videos after the jump and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.

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Jackie Evancho Tells Sharon Osboure Some of Her Favorite Things on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 24th 2011 5:35PM
Jackie Evancho on 'The Talk'Jackie Evancho has had quite a few adventures since rising to fame last year on 'America's Got Talent.' The 11-year-old singer released a best-selling Christmas album and more recently released her major label debut, 'Dream With Me.' Friday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), 'Talent' judge Sharon Osbourne asked Evancho about the favorite people she's met and places she's been.

Evancho has been enjoying a slice of Hollywood life. Her favorite place? "I love being in Malibu," she said. "It's so cool there, and the water is just, it's nice and, and I love the beach. And I found a sand dollar there."

She also got to meet Oprah Winfrey, Mohammed Ali, and President Obama. Evancho sang at the White House and got to meet the Obama girls. "They're really nice," she said. Just your normal kid stuff.

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11-Year Old Anna Graceman Sings Her Heart Out on 'America's Got Talent' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 22nd 2011 3:13AM
Anna Graceman, 'America's Got Talent'One of the things that never ceases to amaze us on 'America's Got Talent' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC) is how astonishingly talented some kids are. Eleven-year old Anna Graceman didn't look like a superstar when she walked out on stage, and she didn't even sound like one after her performance.

But when she sat behind that piano and belted out Alicia Keys' 'If I Ain't Got You,' it was a moment when you stand up and take notice. Like Jackie Evancho wowed people with the maturity of her opera voice, Graceman does it with a more contemporary pop sound.

So authentic and believable was her vocal performance, it was a little jarring when she came up to talk to the judges and there was just a little girl standing there. It's the kind of raw talent we don't want to wait until she's old enough for the likes of 'American Idol' to see. We want more now, and luckily so did the judges, sending her to Las Vegas and the next round.

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Jackie Evancho Details Long-Distance Collaboration With Barbara Streisand (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 17th 2011 2:25PM
Jackie Evancho talks abou Barbra Streisand and songwriting on 'Today'Barbra Streisand is one of the guest singers on Jackie Evancho's debut album, 'Dream With Me.' Their voices appear together on the album, but they didn't sing together, the 11-year-old former 'America's Got Talent' contestant explained Friday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC). Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb asked Evancho about songwriting for the album, and what it was like to have big names like Streisand and Susan Boyle on the record.

"Well, actually, what happened was, we didn't sing together," said Evancho of Streisand. "What happened was, David Foster did his recording studio magic and we were in different studios and he put our voices together. He did say that she said great things about my voice."

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Jackie Evancho, Adorably, Feels Bad For Knocking Lady Gaga Down the Charts (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 13th 2011 2:05PM
Jackie Evancho sings Puccini's 'O Mio Babbino Caro' on 'Today'Jackie Evancho clearly has the voice to be a successful pop singer, but the eleven-year-old former 'America's Got Talent' contestant may need to sharpen her elbows if she really wants to get to the top. Evancho appeared Monday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) to talk about her new album, 'Dream With Me,' which, despite an official June 14 release date, is already the number one album on Amazon.com.

When asked how it felt to be beating out Lady Gaga and Adele, Evancho was happy, but slightly guilty. "It feels amazing," she said, "and I kind of feel sad. Because I'm kicking them out of their spot."

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Anne Heche & James Tupper Book Lifetime Movie, Glenn Beck Schedules Final Show and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 3rd 2011 12:20PM
Anne Heche, James TupperAnne Heche and James Tupper have been tapped to star in Lifetime's flick 'Girl Fight.'

The real-life couple will play parents to a young girl who is brutally beat up by her "friends." These "friends" then upload footage of the savage beating to the Internet. According to Deadline, the story is based on true events of Tori Lindsay, a 16-year-old high school student.

Heche and Tupper met on ABC's 'Men in Trees.' This is their first on-screen pairing since the series.

In other TV news ...

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TVR Awards -- The 10 Most Viewed Videos of the Year

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 27th 2010 11:30AM

Take a tour through the past year of TV and relive some of the best moments the medium had to offer in our 10 Most Viewed Videos of the Year. We'd all do well to study these fan favorites and commit them to long-term memory. After all, someday our grandchildren might ask where we were when Terry Bradshaw sprang from a cake, when Helen Mirren showed up in a red bikini or when Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off their own set. Okay, maybe not. But it's nice to dream.

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Jackie Evancho Would Like to Sing With Lady Gaga (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 20th 2010 1:05AM
Jackie Evancho Would Like to Sing With Lady GagaSince appearing on 'America's Got Talent,' 10-year-old opera prodigy Jackie Evancho has become famous. She'll be singing at Carnegie Hall -- making her the youngest solo female singer to perform there. Jackie also has her first major-label CD coming out, and it's already number one on Amazon.com.

On 'Oprah' (weekdays, syndicated), Oprah Winfrey asked Jackie how she's dealing with all this fame. Evancho is only in 5th grade, but she seems grounded. But she also has big dreams -- including a collaboration with an artist who wears a "meat dress."

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Jimmy Smits Gushes Over Singer Jackie Evancho, Says She's "Like an Angel" (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 24th 2010 5:34AM
Jimmy Smits Gushes Over Singer Jackie Evancho, Says She's 'Like an Angel'We still kind of feel like 10-year-old opera singer Jackie Evancho should have won this year's 'America's Got Talent.' But whether you supported Jackie or not, the new 'Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) makes one thing clear -- actor Jimmy Smits is a big, big fan.

Smits and Evancho both showed up to chat with Jay Leno, and Jimmy revealed that he had been in the audience for one of Jackie's previous performances. He gushed with admiration for the pint-sized singer, saying that she was "like an angel," and adding that she had a "voice from God." Aw -- how sweet.

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'America's Got Talent' Season 5 Finale Recap

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Sep 16th 2010 1:15AM
America's Got Talent['America's Got Talent' - 'Season Finale']

"Tonight, one act's life will change forever." - Nick

After about three months of competition, it's now time to crown the winner of Season 5 of 'America's Got Talent.' Prior to Nick announcing the results, our latest TV Squad poll placed Jackie Evancho as winner with close to 20 percent more votes than Prince Poppycock, who took second place. Fighting Gravity was in third while Michael Grimm placed fourth.

Did the TV Squad voters get it right? Let's get on with the happenings of this way too-long, two-hour finale.

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'America's Got Talent' Winner Is Crowned

by Kelly Woo, posted Sep 15th 2010 11:57PM
Michael Grimm, America's Got Talent winnerThe 'America's Got Talent' winner for season 5 was named Wednesday night, after a summer filled with magicians, aerialists, dance troupes and opera singers. So who won 'America's Got Talent'?

In a shocking finale outcome, singer Michael Grimm triumphed over early favorite, 10-year-old opera singer Jackie Evancho, to win the $1 million prize and a Las Vegas show.

"Is this really happening?" asked the 30-year-old singer in disbelief, then screamed, "Yes!"

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'America's Got Talent': Former Contestants Return For One Last Performance (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 15th 2010 5:20AM
'America's Got Talent': Former Contestants Return For One Last PerformanceWe're down to the Top Four on 'America's Got Talent' (Tue., 9PM ET on NBC). On Wednesday's finale, this season's winner will be crowned. Tonight, the last four players got one more chance to show their stuff in front of the judges. But during this main event, some of the hottest variety performers of the season also got to dance, play music, spin through the air and display a little magic.

Can you identify all of the former contestants who reappeared on the show tonight? Or did you only have eyes for the finalists?

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'America's Got Talent' Season 5, Episode 31 Recap (Video)

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Sep 15th 2010 1:15AM
America's Got Talent['America's Got Talent' - 'Top 4 Performance Show']

"People please vote." - Howie

Howie almost sounded like a broken record when he said over and over again that it was important that America voted after the live show. And he's right. Every vote counts and, based on the few polls we've done here at TV Squad, it would take only a handful of votes to sway the win from one act to another!

The Top 4 acts had one last chance to impress America. Did they? Most did but one act got Xed! Yes, an X in the finals!!! The answer as to who got Xed and how the others performed is coming up!

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