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American Idol 10: Top 7 Results

American Idol’s Thursday results show opened with an epic montage of the judges (Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson) falling over themselves to praise this year’s contestants. The clip ended with J-Lo crying “anybody could win!”

That’s the show’s current angle: there are no standouts, because all the singers as so sensational. It’s patently untrue, of course. Scotty McCreery has dominated his fellow contestants in Twitter followers all season long, and James Durbin is constantly singled out as the group’s best in the press.


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This Week on TV (11/29-12/5)

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MONDAY (11/29)

  • 90210 (CW, 8 P.M.): "Dixon and Annie sign Debbie up for online dating, but she ends up with Ryan during a date." The dating pool in their zip code is surprisingly small.
  • Giuliana & Bill (Style, 10 P.M.): "Giuliana encourages her niece to be a model and the encounter rekindle's Giuliana's desire to become a mom." She never quite understood the whole 'Stage Mom' thing until now.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10 P.M.): "A husband sleeps in his car because his wife's hoarding is so bad that he has no room in the house." The first husband in is the first husband squeezed out.

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Katy Perry Pokes Fun of Sesame Street Controversy on SNL

Katy Perry has mocked her Sesame Street axing by appearing in a breast-baring Elmo T-shirt on Saturday Night Live.

The pop star appeared in a sketch on the comedy series wearing a low-cut top inspired by the red puppet and tiny plaid skirt. Katy played a volunteer librarian, named Maureen Dichico, whose large breasts were causing a stir at the local library.

Parodying the famous announcement at the end of each Sesame Street episode which reveals what letters and numbers featured in the day’s program, Katy’s sketch co-star quipped, “Looks like today’s show is brought to you by the number 38 and the letters DD.”

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VIDEO: Elmo Requests New Play Date with Katy Perry

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Kids, Music, PBS, Video,

On today’s Good Morning America broadcast, Sesame Street‘s executive producer explained why Katy Perry’s segment with Elmo was pulled from the kid-friendly program.

“We would never produce anything that we thought was inappropriate,” Carol-Lynne Parente said about the clip which featured a questionably-dressed Perry. “We were surprised by not only the amount of feedback, but how fast it came in. It was a lot.”

Sesame Street has a long history. We have a great interactive relationship with our viewers, especially parents,” Parente insisted. “So we viewed a lot of feedback and made what we thought was an appropriate decision.”

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Katy Perry Deemed Too Hot for Sesame Street

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Kids, PBS, News, Video,

UPDATE: See Elmo invite Katy Perry back to Sesame Street here.

When we first saw “Hot N Cold” singer Katy Perry performing with Elmo earlier this week, we couldn’t help but comment on her cleavage-baring dress. Apparently we weren’t the only ones.

“In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on YouTube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers,” Sesame Workshop said in a statement.

Perry, who recently saw fiance Russell Brand arrested in Los Angeles, once again used Twitter to respond to the news. “Wow, looks like my play date with Elmo has been cut short! If you still wanna play see it at www.katyperry.com Tag you’re it, Elmo!” Perry wrote.

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Jon Hamm, Emma Stone, Kanye West Added to SNL Schedule

‘s fall calendar is quickly filling up.

As previously announced, Amy Poehler will kick off the show’s 36th season this weekend with singer Katy Perry. Emmy winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)—with help from recently-added —will then host on October 2 while another Emmy winner, Glee‘s Jane Lynch, will front the program on October 9.

After a few weeks off, the show will return on October 23 with actress , the star of the new film Easy A. The Halloween episode on October 30 will then feature a SNL fave: two-time host Jon Hamm (Mad Men).

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Amy Poehler, Bryan Cranston to Host Saturday Night Live

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An Emmy nominee and two recent Emmy winners will help kick off 36th season of Saturday Night Live.

It was revealed last month that Glee star Jane Lynch would host the late-night program on October 9. Now we’re learning that Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) will take the stage on October 2 while SNL alum Amy Poehler will front the show in Week 1.

Singer Katy Perry will join the Parks and Recreation actress during the September 25 broadcast.

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Katy Perry to Join US X-Factor?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, Gossip, Rumors,

Katy PerryAccording to MTV, Katy Perry has been approached to become a judge on the US version of , the show for which Simon Cowell left American Idol. Reports say that Perry has been offered $340,000 a week to do the gig.

A source says that has very specific ideas about who he wants on the panel: “At least one massive American star, someone who is known globally, plus one Brit and at least one authoritative male.”

Rumor has it that and Cheryl Cole are also on the short list of possible X Factor judges.

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TV Talk: Katy Perry is the Teen’s Choice, Chris Jericho Prepares for Downfall

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Award Shows, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, NBC,

Description-Singer Katy Perry will be the Mistress of Ceremonies at Teen Choice 2010 on August 9. I wonder if the California Gurl will have any cupcakes for the kids.

-ABC has recruited pro-wrestler Chris Jericho to front their new game show titled Downfall. Chris will first enter the ring on June 22.

-Speaking of hosts, Jimmy Fallon has appointed the emcee of the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. The NBC broadcast will air on August 29.

-In need of some change in your life? Let Tony Robbins help. NBC will debut Breakthrough with Tony Robbins on July 27 at 8 p.m.

-Is Jeff Probst angling for Larry King’s job? The Survivor fixture says he would love a chance at the CNN post should King leave after his contract expires next year.

Today Show Books Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, NBC,

Justin Bieber

recently had girls staying up late for his appearance on Saturday Night Live. Now, he’s going to have them up bright and early for a different NBC-related performance.

On June 4, the teen singing sensation will have girls screaming in Rockefeller Plaza for his musical appearance on the Today show. Bieber is just one of several hot acts that have been booked for the program’s 15th annual concert series.

Other names scheduled for the “Toyota Concert Series on TODAY” include Sting, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga, James Taylor and Carole King. For a full list of dates, click here.

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