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Lea Michele Eyes ‘American Horror Story’ Role

Lea Michele and Ryan MurphyLea Michele wants a role on American Horror Story.

The actress is gearing up to film the final season of Glee and intends to remain loyal to show creator Ryan Murphy as long as he wants her to play uptight Rachel Berry - but would happily jump ship to his other pet project for its upcoming carnival-themed series four.

When quizzed whether there might be a Rachel spin-off in the works, Lea remained coy and told chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, "I come from Broadway and on Broadway you stay in a show and that's it. You make it your home. So for me, I like the schedule, I like the routine, and I love Ryan and I love Rachel Berry. So I'll be Rachel singing in a senior citizens home for everyone. I've literally have said before that I will work for Ryan Murphy for the rest of my life. Unless he wants to put me on American Horror Story, I know what the theme is for next year and I'm in if he'll have me at least maybe for one episode. Let's start that campaign right now actually!"


CeeLo Green Quits ‘The Voice’ for His Own Show

CeeLo GreenCeeLo Green has quit the The Voice to host his own show.

The "Forget You" hitmaker has been a judge on the version of the singing contest on the first three series, before returning on the fifth series last year, but has now decided to step back to focus on other TV projects.

"I'm not coming back guys. I'm going to continue my relationship with NBC. I have a television show development deal with them as well and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year. But yeah, I'm going to miss The Voice too. So I'm not coming back guys," he said, speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Shocked by his revelation, Ellen replied, "Oh, you're not coming back at all? I did not know that!"

CeeLo is hoping to take some time to focus on his music and is excited about the release of his next album Girl Power, which is due out between February and March.

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Simon Cowell: Britney Spears Couldn’t Criticize

Britney Spears and Simon CowellSimon Cowell dropped Britney Spears from The X Factor because she wasn't outspoken enough.

The music mogul who is judging this year's singing contest alongside Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland - who was a judge on the UK X Factor in 2011 - and Paulina Rubio, fired Britney as she felt "uncomfortable" in the role.

Simon says the "Ooh La La" singer was unable to give honest, "negative" feedback to the pop hopefuls so he had to replace her. Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he said, "I kind of booked someone who couldn't talk, which is a bit of a problem when you want someone to judge! She wasn't comfortable being negative, she didn't like it when the contestants spoke back to her, so she was just uncomfortable. I liked her. So we decided to change it this year and I thought I'll work with three girls because I like working with girls."

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Britney Spears ‘Electrified’ by X Factor

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Britney SpearsBritney Spears finds judging on X Factor "electrifying."

The "Hold It Against Me" hitmaker - who joined the show alongside Demi Lovato after Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul were sacked after one season - admits she was terrified when she first signed up but eventually got into the rhythm of the talent search. "I was really nervous. You have all these people behind you and you know they're rooting on you. It's a really exciting, electrifying thing to do," she said, speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Speaking about her judging style, Britney says she learns from the show's head judge Simon Cowell and always tries to be honest. "I used constructive criticism. I learned from the best. I prefer to be honest. I think that's the best way to go. I wouldn't want to be told something and then waste seven years of my life. I feel like it's the thing to do," she added.

However, Simon - who judged the UK version of the show before heading up the US adaptation - was shocked at how quick she made her decisions about wannabe pop stars. "I've never heard someone say no to contestants to quickly in my entire life."

Ellen Degeneres Receives a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Ellen DegeneresEllen Degeneres received the 2477th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday.

The chat show host invited her fans to watch the ceremony by posting a message on Twitter and jokingly asking for a ride home afterwards. "I'm getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today at 11am. Come watch me! Also, I'd love a ride home. 6270 Hollywood Blvd (sic)," she wrote.

She later added, "So excited to see fans here at the W Hollywood to see me get my star on the Walk of Fame! Come down if you can!"

Ellen was cheered on by Ryan Seacrest and Jimmy Kimmel and revealed she was thrilled people would now be walking all over her: "It is amazing. I spent my entire career trying to conduct myself in a certain way making sure no one walks all over me only to get to a point where people are going to walk all over me. It means so much to me that everyone showed up."

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American Idol 10 Spoilers: Journey Covers and Finale Duets

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Rumors are circulating that one of American Idol’s Top 4 will cover a tune that’s already been a huge hit for FOX in the past: Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” We’re hearing that the Wednesday night version of the song will be “mind-blowing.” And, we know who’s singing it. We also know which former Idol is coming back for the finale... to sing a duet with Jack Black. Follow the jump to get all the details...

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American Idol 10: Celebs Sound Off on Pia Toscano Exit

Pia Toscano eliminated - American Idol 10

Pia Toscano was so overwhelmed by her ninth-place American Idol elimination, she had to be led off stage by a medic. She’s feeling much better now… but, we can’t say the same for the celebs who have been following her on Twitter. Her early exit has sparked outrage from some of the most surprising sources.

“Don’t have an IDOL habit, but how could the USA vote Pia off?” Tom Hanks tweeted. “I may be done for the season! HANX”

“Are you watching Idol? I am shocked and so sad,” said one-season judge Ellen DeGeneres.

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The American Idol Revolving Door: DioGuardi, DeGeneres Out, Steven Tyler, J-Lo In

Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres - American Idol

On the heels of the news that American Idol after only one season, the entire reality hemisphere is erupting. Today, TMZ is reporting that Kara DioGuardi, who graced the show for two seasons, has been fired.

Simon Cowell announced his decision to leave the show at the beginning of Season 9, sounding a death knell for the series…or did he? Two new judges with serious singing chops have now signed on to the singing competition, and they will definitely change the entire dynamic of the show.

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UPDATE: DeGeneres Leaves American Idol, More Changes Possibly Coming

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UPDATE: No announcements are expected from FOX on Monday.
UPDATE: Jennifer Lopez has reportedly closed a deal to be one of the new judges.

Will it be Chris Isaak or Harry Connick Jr. on American Idol next season? Could it be Isaak and Connick? Or how about this: Isaak, Connick and Jessica Simpson?

These all could be very real scenarios as rumors about a total show makeover grow.

Prior to this week, Idol chatter had primarily been focused on Simon Cowell’s replacement. Then former executive producer Nigel Lythgoe came back into the picture. Then Ellen DeGeneres announced her departure.

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Charice Joins Glee Cast

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Music, Prime Time, FOX, Video,

If you aren’t familiar with Charice, the teen Filipino singing sensation, you will be soon. The young singer, 15, has landed a role on the FOX hit series - and she’s definitely got the pipes to give even Lea Michele some serious vocal competition.

Check out the video above to see Charice’s stunning performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she wowed audiences with a big rendition of “

You’re Gonna Love Me

And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.” Later, she performed “I Will Always Love You” with jaw-dropping confidence.

The trip to the talk show was Charice’s first visit to the United States, but we’re pretty sure she’s here to stay. Charice herself broke the news on Monday via Twitter with these words: “It’s official. I’m on Glee next season.”

If you aren’t prepared to be astounded, don’t watch the video.

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