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'American Idol' rumor roundup: Randy Jackson as a mentor, Kanye West as a judge?

When we’re not busy trying to figure out what is going to happen on Breaking Bad, we’re consumed with constant stories about what is going to happen on none other than American Idol. Honestly, if you thought The Real Housewives had drama, you’ve been missing out.

The latest rumor surrounding the evolving cast of the reality singing competition stars a familiar face: Mr. Randy Jackson, who served as a judge on the show for the first 12 seasons before leaving last May.

According to Deadline, music producer Jimmy Iovine is leaving his post as an in-house mentor, a position he’s held for three seasons, and will “likely be replaced” by Jackson. Deadline claims Fox chairman Kevin Reilly had previously mentioned that Jackson “will be back in some capacity.” So maybe Idol hasn’t lost its top dawg after all.

But Jackson isn’t the only name being thrown around the Idol rumor mill: READ FULL STORY

'Khloe & Lamar': Kancelled? Not exactly

Is E!’s schedule about to be short one Kardashian? According to TMZ, the answer is yes: The gossip site is reporting that Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have elected to end their reality series, Khloe & Lamar, after its second and current season. Supposedly, the inactive Dallas Maverick wants to focus on reviving his NBA career.

But according to Kardashian’s publicist, Pearl Servat, TMZ’s report isn’t entirely accurate. “The show has NOT been cancelled,” she told EW via email. “It will depend on their schedules as Lamar’s basketball schedule is a priority.”

So fear not, Kardashi-fans: If Odom can learn to juggle as he’s working to regain his game, Khloe & Lamar may live to see another season. READ FULL STORY

'American Horror Story' season 2 scoop: Ryan Murphy teases which actors will return and where it will be set

Last night, Ryan Murphy appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with host Andy Cohen and dished out some scoop on American Horror Story‘s second season. First, during a round of Cohen’s nightly game “Plead the Fifth,” Murphy revealed that Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Jessica Lange will make an appearance during AHS season 2 (A rep for the show’s studio, 20th Century Fox, tells EW that there’s no official deal yet with Lange). Then, during the web-only after show, Murphy teased a few more details…

  • AHS season 2 will take place on the East Coast and will involve a “horror institution.”
  • Murphy is in talks with four of the previous AHS castmembers but none of them were the Harmons—not surprising since the entire family perished by the end of season 1. By our deduction, that means potential returnees could include Lange, Denis O’Hare, Evan Peters, and Frances Conroy.

EW readers should remember that Murphy told me exclusively last December that the secret to the second season was hidden in the penultimate “Birth” episode. It’s time to go back and watch that hour again, AHS fans! Post your theories below!

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'Glee' scoop: Details from next week's Ricky Martin episode, 'The Spanish Teacher'

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Gleeks, here’s something you already know: Ricky Martin is hot like fire. You’ve probably already seen his performance of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” and he’s even steamier on next week’s episode of Glee, titled “The Spanish Teacher.” EW got an early peek at the episode, in which Martin plays David Martinez, a night school Spanish teacher who helps Will (Matthew Morrison) when a student complains about his teaching abilities. But that’s only one part of a pretty plot-packed hour of Glee. Here are the highlights [MILD SPOILER ALERTS]READ FULL STORY

'Glee' scoop: Spoilers from next week's proposal episode 'Yes/No'

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Glee finally returns next Tuesday with a hugely dramatic episode called “Yes/No.” The basis for the episode is Will asking New Directions to help him figure out a great song and way to propose to Emma. But then sooooo much else happens… AND THEN THERE’S THE GIGANTIC, GAME-CHANGING END MOMENTS. Get ready Gleeks. Also, get ready to cry. TURN AWAY NOW IF YOU DON’T WANT SPOILERS. Here are the highlights… READ FULL STORY

'Glee' scoop: Rapper Pitbull courted to play [SPOILER]; plus prepare to meet Rachel's gay dads -- EXCLUSIVE

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Santana (Naya Rivera) has an awfully talented family. EW already broke the news that the Glee character’s mother will be played by none other than Latin superstar Gloria Estefan, but now we can exclusively tell you who’s being wooed to play her brother: rapper Pitbull! Yep, our source tells us that producers are hoping to land the “Give Me Everything” rapper to play Estefan’s son and Rivera’s big bro. READ FULL STORY

'American Horror Story': Taissa Farmiga talks last night's huge Violet twist -- 'I totally called it'

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SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY!!! Fans of FX’s horror series have been debating for weeks now whether or not Violet (Taissa Farmiga) is dead or alive and last night’s episode finally revealed the truth: Violet actually died weeks ago after a pill overdose. Farmiga says it was tough reading that her character had perished. “I was sad because now she’s trapped there,” says the actress. “She can’t get away from it. Once she finds out all the secrets that are around, she’s not gonna be too happy.” That’s an understatement given that her boyfriend Tate (Evan Peters) not only impregnated her mother Vivien (Connie Britton) with potentially the anti-Christ but is also basically a serial killer. And you thought Edward and Bella had it bad. EW talked to Farmiga about the shocking twist and what this means for her character’s future on American Horror Story.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Were you surprised to find out Violet was dead?
TAISSA FARMIGA: Honestly, I totally called it. The writers gave you little hints like she hasn’t been to school in two weeks. I was like, “Wait a minute — Is Violet dead? Is she dead?” I was asking people and they wouldn’t tell me and they weren’t allowed to tell me. As soon as I read the script, I screamed. I was like, “I knew it!” READ FULL STORY

'Single Ladies': Meet the Vh1 series' newest castmember Denise Vasi

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Last summer, Vh1′s scripted series Single Ladies, about friends dating in Atlanta, became a big hit for the network, which quickly greenlit a second season. But star Stacey Dash (Clueless) shocked fans when she announced in August that she wouldn’t be returning for another year of the show in order to spend more time with her children in LA. Enter actress Denise Vasi, from USA’s White Collar and ABC’s All My Children, who has stepped in to complete the titular trio. Vasi will begin shooting the second season of Ladies this January and will take on the new role of Raquel, a pal of returning castmember LisaRaye McCoy’s Keisha. EW talked to Vasi about being the newest Single lady.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did this come together?
DENISE VASI: Obviously the show was a huge success and I had the conversation with my manager. “Let’s keep an eye out if anything comes up even guest-star wise for the show.” A casting sheet went out and I went in and read the first time and I was lucky enough to come back again and read a second time. Then I read in New York and I read one more time in LA. We had a few work sessions and then I screen-tested. READ FULL STORY

'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy talks the Black Dahlia and whether Violet is alive... or dead -- EXCLUSIVE

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SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE LATEST EPISODE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY! Tonight’s episode, “Spooky Little Girl,” revealed two more deaths that occurred in the infamous Murder House: Elizabeth Short a.k.a. the Black Dahlia (Mena Suvari) and Constance’s boy toy Travis (Michael Graziadei). The ghostly presences in that house are starting to really multiply. Perhaps the most chilling moment though occurred at the very end during a kitchen conversation between Constance (Jessica Lange) and Billie Dean (Sarah Paulson). Worried over what kind of child Tate (Evan Peters) and Vivien (Connie Britton) would conceive, Constance asked Billie Jean for her psychic opinion. Billie Jean revealed that any conception between the undead and the living would yield, according to the Catholic Church, the Antichrist who would bring about the End of Days. Well, that’s certainly going to put a damper on tree-trimming time at the Harmon house. EW talked to Ryan Murphy about tonight’s gruesome deaths and what’s in store for Vivien’s literally damned pregnancy.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Let’s go back to last week, did you always plan on Tate being Rubber Man? READ FULL STORY

'Glee' scoop: Gloria Estefan in talks to play [SPOILER] -- EXCLUSIVE

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News already broke this week that Ricky Martin was going to appear on Glee this winter as McKinley High’s new Spanish teacher. But now EW has even more exciting news for Latin music fans: A source exclusively tells EW that pop superstar Gloria Estefan is currently in negotiations to play [SPOILER ALERT!!!]… Santana’s mother!

Last night, we met Santana’s grandmother, who did not approve of her granddaughter’s lesbian lifestyle. But we haven’t heard from her parents, who Santana claimed were supportive of their daughter’s coming out. Gleeks should expect to see Gloria in the same episode as Martin in January. Our source tells us that the entire cast is “really really big fans of hers and we love her music and her husband’s music.” In fact, the plan is for the episode is to feature some of Estefan’s own music as well as some other bilingual tunes.

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'Glee' scoop: Chord Overstreet in negotiations to return

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Chord Overstreet’s character Sam has been MIA from this season of Glee so far, but there’s a good chance that will change in the coming months: EW has confirmed that Overstreet is in negotiations to return as Sam, a.k.a. “Trouty Mouth,” later this year on the Fox hit. (TV Line first reported the news.)

The hope would be for him to do a handful of episodes and then potentially recur. Sam’s departure was explained in the season three premiere by his father getting a job in another town. But the big question is what this will mean for Amber Riley’s Mercedes, who began dating Sam in the season 2 finale but now has a new boyfriend. Meanwhile, a rep for studio 20th Century Fox would not confirm the news.

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Read more:
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'True Blood' scoop: Who's coming to Bon Temps in season 5?

Since the citizens of Bon Temps dropped like flies (RIP Jesus, Marnie, Nan, and possibly Tara) on True Blood‘s surprising finale, season 5 will introduce fresh meat and showcase some familiar faces. “There will be a very significant, strong, mysterious woman at the center of one of our main stories next year,” says co-executive producer Raelle Tucker. “That will be a very familiar and compelling character. It may be someone you’ve heard of before.” We will also once again visit the fairy world touched upon at the beginning of season 4. Says Tucker, “Season 5 will explore more fairies, new fairies, fairies in a way you haven’t really seen fairies. We will all, as well as Sookie, come to understand fairies more than in previous seasons.”

Scott Foley’s Patrick, who we met in the finale, will bring trouble to Terry (Todd Lowe) and Arlene (Carrie Preston). Says Tucker, “His arc has to do with Terry’s past coming back to haunt Bon Temps and Arlene and their life they’re trying to set up together.” READ FULL STORY

'True Blood': Alan Ball and Charlaine Harris discuss Sunday's shocking death of [SPOILER] -- EXCLUSIVE

SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t watched this week’s True Blood… Okay, now let’s continue. This past Sunday’s episode concluded with Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) sucking the life out of Claudine (Lara Pulver), Sookie’s fairy godmother. The twist surprised many fans of Charlaine Harris’ book series, because Claudine doesn’t bite the dust until much later in the novels. Executive producer Alan Ball tells EW that just because Sookie’s mentor is gone doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of the fairy world. “After everything that was going on with the fairies in the first episode, I think we wanted to sort of put a pin in that, but obviously it’s not over,” says Ball. “I felt it would have more impact if it was someone we knew as opposed to just a random fairy.”

It’s also another example of Blood diverging from its source material, like keeping Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) alive and introducing the original character of Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll). READ FULL STORY

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