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'America's Got Talent': Winner declared, concept of 'talent' still being redefined

“Life is made up of meetings and partings,” Charles Dickens once wrote.

Okay, that may actually just be a line from Kermit the Frog in The Muppet Christmas Carol, but in the case of America’s Got Talent, NBC’s annual summer competition that manages to be the spiritual heir to The Gong Show, a poignant homage to vaudeville, and a grotesque Felliniesque carnival — sometimes all at the same time — it’s especially true. Season 7, which wrapped tonight, saw both the departure of longtime judge Sharon Osbourne and the crowning of a new talent shortly to be unleashed upon the unsuspecting tourists of Las Vegas.

This year, the finalists included two performance painters–one whose medium was sand, thus becoming the first sand painter to reach an audience beyond your local Renaissance fair–an “earth harpist,” a dog trick act, a kiddie dance troupe, and a comedian who found Howard Stern’s hair to be the greatest source of fodder for his act. But there could be only one winner. And that was… [SPOILER ALERT for those who haven't watched tonight's finale yet] READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen apologizes for 'Ashton sucks' comments, holds his line on 'Two and a Half Men'

Four days after blasting his Two and a Half Men replacement Ashton Kutcher, Charlie Sheen posted an open letter of apology to Kutcher on his website:

Dear Ashton-
My bad.
I was disrespectful to a man doing his best. READ FULL STORY

Next up for Jerry Sandusky: a chat with Oprah?

Jerry Sandusky’s (perplexing) media tour may continue in the new year. Having already given interviews to NBC and the New York TimesSandusky and his wife Dottie are reportedly open to a sit-down with the likes of Oprah Winfrey or Barbara Walters.

Sandusky’s attorney Joe Amendola told PennLive.com that the couple would also consider appearances on CBS’ 60 Minutes or NBC’s Rock Center — which already ran a phone-in interview between Bob Costas and the ex-Penn State football coach who’s been charged with sexually abusing boys. The appearance gave Rock Center a much-needed boost in the ratings on Nov. 14: The news magazine averaged a 1.3 rating/3 share and 4.4 million viewers, up 30 percent from the previous week.

Sandusky’s wife has come under scrutiny for what she may have witnessed in the family home. In the most recent indictment of Sandusky, a boy told the grand jury that the ex-coach assaulted him in the basement bedroom of the Sandusky home. Knowing Sandusky’s wife was upstairs, the boy screamed for help but no one came.

A sit-down with the couple could result in a ratings bonanza for whoever snags it. Even the women of The Talk told EW they would relish the chance to interview the notorious ex-coach, though cohost Sheryl Underwood quipped, “It just wouldn’t go good!”

New promo for 'The Bachelor' features Ben's bare butt -- EXCLUSIVE NSFW VIDEO

There are some days that I love my job. Actually, that’s most days. But today, the sun seems to be shining just a little bit brighter here at the EW.com offices, as we have gotten our hands on an extended promo for the upcoming season of ABC’s The Bachelor (premiering Jan. 2), starring Ben Flajnik. (Otherwise known as the man rejected by Bachelorette‘s Ashley Hebert.) After watching it 1,932 several times, I have a lot of questions. Click through to watch, read my thoughts, and ponder what might just be the most ridiculous Bachelor promo… EVER. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen's Comedy Central Roast: Did it go too far?

It’s been an interesting year for Charlie Sheen. From getting fired from his gig on Two and a Half Men to flooding Twitter with non-sensical ramblings (#winning anyone?), and most recently, appearing on the Emmys to wish his old co-stars good luck, he’s had his share of ups and downs. And tonight, he got called out for them.

Comedians Seth MacFarlane, Jon Lovitz, Jeffrey Ross and Mike Tyson (?), among others, were all on-hand for Sheen’s sometimes brutal Comedy Central roast, which aired shortly after his character’s mock funeral on Two and a Half Men (poetic timing much?).

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'Today' books interview with Octomom and kids

Have you been wondering where Octomom went? Wonder no more: On Friday, Today’s Ann Curry will interview Nadya Suleman, who will have her 2-year-old octuplets and children Elijah, 11, and Amerah, 10 in tow. Yep, she has more kids, but correspondent Amy Robach will focus on the rest during a separate piece at Suleman’s home in La Habra, CA. Suleman, who was dubbed Octomom in the press, has a total of 14 children. The single mom will apparently talk about single motherhood, dating, and her thoughts on men. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen at Radio City Music Hall: He's not winning anymore. He's losing, big time

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So much for out-of-town tryouts. On Friday night, Charlie Sheen brought his Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option tour to New York City, where he delivered an hour-long show to a more-or-less capacity crowd at Radio City Music Hall. There was no warm-up act, and the show has been shorn of bells and whistles, though the hour did include a replay of the overly long parody video of his Andrea Canning interview on 20/20, as if anyone needed to see that YouTube clip one more time. In speaking about the evening, let me not mince words: It was Detroit all over again, an aimless and slovenly disaster, with the crowd taking less than 20 minutes to turn on him. And once they did, the boos and the catcalls just kept slowly escalating. The rumors of a better, more disciplined and lively show that had emerged during the last week out of Chicago and Ohio never came close to materializing. Does Sheen wonder, at this point, what he’s doing wrong? It was obvious that he found the mounting audience hostility at Radio City a little flabbergasting. He jeered at the jeerers, and often seemed to be saying, with a grimace of attitude: Why the hell are you people heckling me if you paid to see me? He didn’t seem to get that the audience was answering back: Because we didn’t want you to suck. READ FULL STORY

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