Mariah Carey brings superstar status to “American Idol”

Grammy-winning pop star Mariah Carey will join Fox television’s “American Idol” singing contest as a judge next season as the highly rated show fights to regain its slumping audiences. Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting, told television critics on Monday in Los Angeles that popular singer Carey will…

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Ice T Speaks Out Against Increased Gun Control, Talks About Colorado Shooting

Rapper and actor Ice-T has come out against increased gun control legislation in the wake of the Aurora shooting at a “Dark Knight Rises” midnight showing, arguing that the “United States is based on guns.” Speaking on London’s Channel 4 (via Mediaite), the “godfather of gangster rap” essentially argued the…

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Sherman Hemsley: A tribute to the great George Jefferson

Sherman Hemsley, the man who brought George Jefferson to vivid life, has died at age 74. The accomplished stage actor achieved his widest fame in a role he raised to comic greatness: George Jefferson, the egotistical, strutting centerpiece of The Jeffersons. Hemsley took a part that could have been clownish…

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Bruce Springsteen’s Blues: The Boss Reveals Battles With Severe Depression

Maybe Bruce Springsteen was much more affected by that “Wreck on the Highway” than we realized. Opening up more than ever before, Springsteen reveals battles with depression throughout his life in a 16,000-word New Yorker profile hitting the stands this week. It turns out he wasn’t just dancing in the…

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