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New E! Series Tracks 'Life After American Idol'

by Kim Potts, posted May 20th 2010 1:15PM
Season 9 is down to the Top 2, and by this time next week, we'll have our newest 'American Idol' champ. But what about all those contenders, and winners, from seasons past?

E!'s lining them up in 'Life After American Idol,' a new five-part series that premieres tonight (7PM ET) and airs for the next four nights, leading up to Tuesday's final performance show of the season (8PM ET) and the season 9 finale on Wednesday (8PM ET).

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Janice Dickinson and Holly Montag Voted Off 'I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here'

by Katy Kroll, posted Jun 19th 2009 7:30PM
This week on 'I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here,' Janice Dickinson and Holly Montag got the boot, leaving six stars to duke it out in next week's finals.

As the younger sister of Heidi from 'The Hills,' Holly surprised the rest of the camp when she came in as a replacement after Heidi and Spencer Pratt left the show for good. She quickly proved to be more resourceful than her sibling -- and played well with the others. She even cozied up to Sanjaya Malakar, sparking rumors of a romance.

Janice, on the other hand, rubbed everyone the wrong way -- name-dropping, stealing things, eating everyone else's food and urinating on the ground right next to her bed.

Holly and Janice spoke to AOL TV via conference call about what really went on in the jungle, their thoughts on Heidi posing for Playboy and who the most annoying camper was. -- Katy Kroll

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NBC says all Blagojevichs are the same, casts one for I'm a Celebrity

by Jason Hughes, posted May 21st 2009 3:49PM
Patti & Rod BlagojevichNow that Saturday Night Live is off the air, what's the fun in former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich doing anything if we can't have it made fun of on "Weekend Update?" The biggest douchebag in the Midwest, and I can say that because I live there, wasn't allowed to join Sanjaya on NBC's summer reality show because of that whole legal matter. So NBC, proving how "FOX-y" they can be, have now signed Mrs. Rod Blagojevich to join I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here this summer.

Now, I support the decision to not allow Rod there because he'd either be taking hits out on fellow celebrities (wait a minute ... Sanjaya will be there) or he'd just disappear altogether. But in an era where getting rejected by a bachelor can make you a "Star" worthy of Dancing, it still boggles my mind that being married to a jackass is enough. We don't know anything about Patti Blagojevich except for her terrible taste in men. Kristen Wiig hasn't even developed an impression of her and now she's going to be on a major summer reality show?

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Sanjaya still around, joins new reality show

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 18th 2009 9:07AM
SanjayaDanny already told you that ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich might join the cast of the new NBC reality competition show I'm A Celebrity...Can I Get 15 More MInutes Of Fame, Please? I'll Even Eat A Bug If You Want Me To! Now the show has grabbed another cast member, former American Idol contestant Sanjaya.

If you're not familiar with the show that originated in Britian and aired a season on ABC in 2003, a bunch of celebrities are dropped in the jungle (in this case, Costa Rica) and have to survive using their wits, their charm, and ... their shiny white teeth, or something. Sanjaya and Blagojevich will be joined by Geraldo Rivera, Heidi and Spencer from The Hills, Dog The Bounty Hunter Duane Chapman, and model Janice Dickinson.

OK, the real title is I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Outta Here!, but you probably already knew that.

The article above says that Sanjaya released his memoirs a while back. His memoirs?!?

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Quiz: How well do you know American Idol families?

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 26th 2008 1:01PM
Shyalami MalakarWhen I find good ones, I like to take those really obscure pop culture quizzes to see if I truly have as much useless pop culture trivia in my head as I think I do. So when AOL's latest American Idol quiz came out asking how much we knew about the families of former Idol contestants, I was so there. It's only ten questions long but man do they dig into the obscure on some of them.

As TV Squad's resident Idol guy, at least for this year, I felt like my pride was on the line. How much do I really know about Shyamali Malakar, she of the hotness to the right there? And when it was over I'm not sure if I'm proud or horribly disturbed to report that I got 9 out of 10 right. Sure I'm upset that I missed one, but I'm a little more upset that I got nine right. I think there may be something wrong with me. I mean, how much do I know about stuff that matters. Who's running for President again and how often does that happen (I'm kidding, I do know those things)? Find out if there's something wrong (or right) with you and post your results in the comments section.

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American Idol season seven hype begins

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Nov 30th 2007 4:21PM
American Idol JudgesIt's not even December, and American Idol's seventh season is still a month and a half away -- but the hype has already begun. According to an interview with Extra, the American Idol judges - Simon, Paula, and Randy -- are in agreement: This is going to be the BEST SEASON EVER!!

Last year, as you may recall, season six was often slammed by fans and critics as the WORST SEASON EVER. Who could forget Sanjaya? Oh wait, we did. His 15 minutes of fame only lasted 12.5 minutes. But for all of our Sanjaya-bashing, at least he kept things interesting in an otherwise bland and uninspiring year. Seriously, does anyone even care that Jordin Sparks just released her debut album?

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Aug 29th 2007 4:56PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily:
The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also download the file directly.

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Talk Talk: Tobey Maguire, Sarah Silverman, Sanjaya, Modest Mouse

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 1st 2007 5:58PM
  • Marcia, Marcia, MarciaCharlie Rose: TBA
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Tobey Maguire, John Byner, and Modest Mouse (repeat)
  • Jay Leno: Jack Black, Sanjaya, and OK Go (repeat)
  • Tavis Smiley: Right To Return, Part 5
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sarah Silverman, Jerry Ferrara, and Avril Lavigne (repeat)
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Adam Sandler, Sarah Thyre, and Lindsey Buckingham (repeat)
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Larry The Cable Guy, Maureen McCormick, and Montgomery Gentry (repeat)
  • Last Call With Carson Daly: Piper Perabo and Unwritten Law (repeat)

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American Idol: Live Results Show #13 (season finale part 2)

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted May 23rd 2007 11:49PM
Blake vs Jordin(S06E41) I am exhausted, truly exhausted. TV should be relaxing. But American Idol's two hour event shows are emotionally-draining. They wear me out. And tonight's show was especially BIG. I'm surprised Ryan didn't call it the "biggest show ever." It actually ran over 2 hours by about eight minutes.

But everything between 8:00 and 10:05 was just filler or commercials. We came here tonight to crown the next American Idol. The judges give their final thoughts. Randy says, "It's Jordin, baby." Paula is just proud of everyone. She congratulates them both. Simon congratulates Jordin (his pick based on the last song Tuesday night).

74 million votes were cast Tuesday night (for a combined total of 609 million votes cast over the season) and this year's American Idol is ...

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Is Simon Cowell quitting American Idol?

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted May 23rd 2007 9:41AM
Simon CowellSure, Simon threatened to quit American Idol if Sanjaya won, but that seemed unlikely to ever happen. Look, even if Sanj did win by some miracle, Simon would have had to fulfill his contract with the show for the next three years. So Simon was never going anywhere. But that doesn't mean he won't quit -- eventually.

In fact, Simon recently announced that after his contract is up he will be moving on from the show that helped make him a super-rich celebrity.

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Kathy Griffin wants to date for publicity

by Adam Finley, posted May 21st 2007 3:02PM

kathy griffinKathy Griffin recently announced on The View that she wants to date again, but this time she's not going to do it for love, she's going to do it for publicity. She's asking her fans to go to OffTheDList.com and vote for one of the following men:

  • Sanjaya
  • Kevin Federline
  • Mario Lopez
  • Larry Birkhead
  • Prince William

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Seven signs that it's time for your show to go

by Joel Keller, posted May 14th 2007 10:19AM
Ted McGinleyWe've all heard the term "jump the shark." In fact, it's become so familiar that people are getting sick of hearing it. But there's a certain truth behind the phrase: if you're a fan of a particular show, you can pinpoint the moment when the show has gone too far and needs to be put out of its misery. Some of these moments are well-documented; others less so. Still others haven't happened on any show yet, but you just know they are coming. Below are seven signs that tell you it's time for your favorite show to fade away gracefully:

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American Idol: Live Results Show #10

by JJ Hawkins, posted May 2nd 2007 11:35PM
Blake and Chris await word from Ryan(S06E35) Touchy, touchy, touchy. If I learned anything from the comments on yesterday's reviewcap, it's not to mess with the readers and their Jon Bon Jovi. Holy goodness, you guys absolutely obliterated me in the comments. The strange thing is, I kind of liked it.

Fortunately, I only received one death threat, so I'm happy to be coming out of this relatively unscathed. Deep down you know you were really laughing with me, you just didn't want to admit it. What's that you say? You weren't amused? Ok, then let's just start the recap.

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American Idol: Top 6 Finalists (once again)

by JJ Hawkins, posted May 1st 2007 11:31PM
Jordin Sings Livin' on a Prayer(S06E34) Was anyone really surprised that no one got sent home during "Idol Gives Back"? It was a charity event. Someone having their dream destroyed just wouldn't have fit in with the show.

The fact that no one left had a profound effect on this episode as Ryan was quick to point out since two people would be going home this week.

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Five more reasons not to turn your TV off during 'TV Turnoff Week'

by Richard Keller, posted Apr 24th 2007 9:12AM

It's TV Turnoff Week again.Welcome to TV Squad Lists, a feature where each blogger has a chance to list his or her own rundown of things in television that stand out from the rest, both good and bad.

Last year, at about this time, I presented you with five relevant reasons not to turn off your televisions during TV Turnoff Week. Well, as Bob mentioned, that week is upon us once again . . . whether we like it or not. So, as I'm short on fresh ideas, let me rehash last year's concept with five more reasons why you shouldn't be turning off the idiot box.

Sanjaya's gone from American Idol: Do you hear that roaring noise? That's the sound of all the Idol purists celebrating that Sanjaya is now gone from their show. This means that they can now get back down to business in choosing who will be the next winner of an exclusive recording contract. Of course, while that finalist will record and receive a good deal of money he or she will probably fade into the background. In the meanwhile, Sanjaya will probably win the Nobel Peace Prize sometime in the near future. I wonder what hairstyle he'll wear during the award presentation?

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