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Ryan Seacrest Assures Fans Everyone Is Ok After Following Fire at His Beverly Hills Mansion

7 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Ryan Seacrest has assured fans he is Ok after a fire erupted at his Beverly Hills, California, home in the early hours of Monday morning.

The Beverly Hills Fire Department tells Et that they received a call around 1:27 a.m. Pt at the radio and TV personality’s mansion, where they extinguished the electrical fire in 15-20 minutes.

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Seacrest took to Twitter later in the morning to share photos of the damage and confirm that no one was hurt.

“Fire last night at the house - thank god everyone is ok,” the former American Idol host captioned a photo of burnt rubble.

Seacrest bought the 9,200 square-foot property for $49 million from television star Ellen DeGeneres in 2012.

Watch: Ryan Seacrest Speaks Out on Mariah Carey’s ‘Unfortunate’ New Year’s Eve Performance

While it’s unknown whether anyone else was with Seacrest at the time, he »

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Adam Lambert Addresses Sam Smith Dating Rumors: We Did Do 'a Lot of Bonding'

17 February 2017 1:41 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Adam Lambert is setting the record straight.

The 35-year-old singer appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Thursday, where he denied that he ever dated British crooner Sam Smith.

"I love that rumor, actually, the minute I heard it, I texted him and said, 'So?'" Lambert said in response to a caller's question. "He's like, such a nice guy, he's so funny [but] no, there's no romantic rumor."

Watch: Adam Lambert on Being Single -- Will I Ever Fall in Love Again?

Still, he did tell a hilarious story of one experience hanging out with the 24-year-old "Lay Me Down" singer.

"We did ride a rickshaw in London from one club to another, wasted, at like 3 a.m. in the morning," Lambert recalled. "So, there's a lot of bonding."

Et spoke to Lambert last month, when he talked about his tour this summer with legendary rock band Queen, after already »

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‘American Idol’ Reboot Legally Moves Closer To Reality

17 February 2017 10:40 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

No word if Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj will be back as judges, but the resurrection of American Idol less than a year after the once ratings blockbuster ended its 15-season run on Fox looks like more of a done deal – at least legally. As talks with NBC over a possible Idol revival still going on, producers FreemantleMedia and the Core Media-owned19 Entertainment submitted a plan late last month to the federal judge overseeing the April 2016 filed bankruptcy of the… »

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'American Idol' Relaunch Clears One Hurdle

17 February 2017 6:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

American Idol isn't definitely coming back to television, but the producers of the singing competition show have taken one big step for the warblers out there.

On Thursday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge Stuart Bernstein blessed an amended agreement between 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia Limited. According to court papers, the agreement "memorializes the parties’ intention to re-launch American Idol on American television by seeking a new license agreement with a broadcaster, network or other platform subject to various terms and conditions."

FremantleMedia has reportedly been pitching NBC in recent weeks on the reboot. 

First, however, FremantleMedia had to »

- Eriq Gardner

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This Is Us Recap: Brothers Gotta Hug

14 February 2017 6:58 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out the previous This Is Us recap here. 

Grab that heart-shaped box of chocolates and prepare to feed your feelings, because the Valentine’s Day episode of This Is Us is an emotional eater’s feast.

An overwhelmed Randall is not, as some of you posited last week, exhibiting the early symptoms of multiple sclerosis. He is, however, getting crushed by an increasingly competitive workplace and the certainty that his biological father’s death is rapidly approaching.

By the end of the episode, poor Randall is so overcome that he’s rendered immobile, crying on »

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Is Trump to Blame for ‘The New Celebrity Apprentice’ Bust?

14 February 2017 1:27 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Two weeks before he was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer his take on “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” the rebooted NBC reality show starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role previously occupied by Trump.

“Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got ‘swamped’ (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, Djt,” Trump wrote. “So much for … being a movie star — and that was season 1 compared to season 14. Now compare him to my season 1. But who cares, he supported Kasich & Hillary.”

It was a bizarre moment in a bizarre subplot to the Trump national drama: The president-elect using Nielsen ratings as a club with which to beat a television show that he executive-produced and would make money from while in the Oval Office. Trump would keep at it, continuing to criticize the show and needle Schwarzenegger in the weeks to follow. The »

- Daniel Holloway

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Espn Sued by Tennis Analyst Who Was Axed Over Venus Williams ‘Guerrilla’ Comment

14 February 2017 11:21 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Happy Valentine’s Day, Espn. Here’s a lawsuit. A journalist who was pulled from duty after describing Venus Williams’ “guerrilla” style of playing while covering the Australian Open last month is now suing Espn, contending that the sports network “bowed to the Twitter universe of haters and those ignorant of tennis who thought used the word ‘gorilla’ to describe Venus Williams that day.” The lawsuit, filed by tennis analyst Doug Adler in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday,, also names Espn senior vice president Mark Gro and vice president Jamie Reynolds as defendants. Also Read: 'American Idol' Alum Bo Bice Vents About. »

- Tim Kenneally

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‘Timeless’ Brings Lincoln Panel to Smithsonian and Neh’s History Film Forum — Exclusive

13 February 2017 1:02 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Four score and seven decades ago, America’s greatest president was assassinated. Now NBC’s “Timeless” will replay that moment in history at The Smithsonian and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ second annual History Film Forum.

The science fiction drama will hold a screening of its episode “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” on Thursday, March 9 before holding its panel, titled “Timeless: (Re)Creating American History.” Executive producers and show runners Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke will be on the panel alongside stars Matt Lanter, Abigail Spencer and Malcolm Barrett.

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“We’ve never felt classier in our lives than when we were invited to be a part of a Smithsonian and Neh’s History Film Forum. The Smithsonian!” said showrunners Kripke and Ryan via email. “We’re so thrilled and grateful. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Timeless’ Brings Lincoln Panel to Smithsonian and Neh’s History Film Forum — Exclusive

13 February 2017 1:02 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Four score and seven decades ago, America’s greatest president was assassinated. Now NBC’s “Timeless” will replay that moment in history at The Smithsonian and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ second annual History Film Forum.

The science fiction drama will hold a screening of its episode “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” on Thursday, March 9 before holding its panel, titled “Timeless: (Re)Creating American History.” Executive producers and show runners Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke will be on the panel alongside stars Matt Lanter, Abigail Spencer and Malcolm Barrett.

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“We’ve never felt classier in our lives than when we were invited to be a part of a Smithsonian and Neh’s History Film Forum. The Smithsonian!” said showrunners Kripke and Ryan via email. “We’re so thrilled and grateful. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘America’s Got Talent’: Nick Cannon Announces He’s Leaving Show After Uproar Over Comedy Special

13 February 2017 9:47 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After hosting eight seasons of “America’s Got Talent,” a disheartened Nick Cannon has announced he is leaving the popular NBC series, due to recent backlash to another one of his entertainment endeavors. Cannon’s comedy special “Stand Up, Don’t Shoot” aired on Showtime this past Friday, and it features Cannon commenting on racial disparities through his comedy. Per Cannon, NBC didn’t find much to laugh about, to the point that Cannon began to hear rumors that he was going to be fired from his “Talent” post.

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Deadline reports that after Cannon learned of the possibility of his termination, he took to both Instagram and Facebook to comment, writing: “After days of deliberating over some extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by Executives because of a comedy »

- Kerry Levielle

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‘America’s Got Talent’: Nick Cannon Announces He’s Leaving Show After Uproar Over Comedy Special

13 February 2017 9:47 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After hosting eight seasons of “America’s Got Talent,” a disheartened Nick Cannon has announced he is leaving the popular NBC series, due to recent backlash to another one of his entertainment endeavors. Cannon’s comedy special “Stand Up, Don’t Shoot” aired on Showtime this past Friday, and it features Cannon commenting on racial disparities through his comedy. Per Cannon, NBC didn’t find much to laugh about, to the point that Cannon began to hear rumors that he was going to be fired from his “Talent” post.

Read More: Denzel Washington Talks #OscarsSoWhite and Lack of Diversity at Academy Awards: ‘I’ve Lived It’

Deadline reports that after Cannon learned of the possibility of his termination, he took to both Instagram and Facebook to comment, writing: “After days of deliberating over some extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by Executives because of a comedy »

- Kerry Levielle

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Country Breakout Maren Morris Shouts Out Her Mom After First-Ever Grammy Win

12 February 2017 6:57 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Maren Morris‘ first-ever Grammy Award was years in the making.

The country singer nabbed the trophy for best country solo performance at Sunday night’s ceremony, for her hit “My Church.” As she explained in her acceptance speech, “Eleven years ago, I went to the first-ever Grammy camp. It was the first time I ever flew on a plane by myself to L.A., and it’s crazy to be here a decade later.”

Morris, 26, actually began her speech with a shorter reaction: “Oh my goodness, this is so crazy! Thank you to the Recording Academy.

She also gave a special thanks to her mother, »

- Gabrielle Olya

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'California Dreams': Film Review | Berlin 2017

12 February 2017 8:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

In the age of Insta-celebrities, reality TV luminaries — and I use the word luminaries very loosely — and countless variations on American Idol, the dreams of many seem to have less to do with possessing any kind of innate talent than with simply becoming famous. This would seem like fertile ground for a docu-fiction project, and the early going of Mike Ott’s California Dreams appears to tap into this idea, as the director asks unknowns from several small towns in California who dream of becoming actors to audition for him with their favorite Hollywood scene.

All the aspiring actors that »

- Boyd van Hoeij

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Kelly Clarkson Says Her Daughter River Rose Will Be Her Grammy Date: 'I Wrote the Song For Her'

11 February 2017 6:02 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Get ready GRAMMYs -- River Rose is coming your way!

Kelly Clarkson adorably revealed over Facebook Live on Friday that she would be bringing her 2-year-old daughter as her date to the awards show on Sunday. Clarkson is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Piece by Piece."

"Hey, what's up Idol fans? Kelly Clarkson here!" she began in a video message on American Idol's Facebook page. "I am so excited that I got nominated for the Grammy that I sang 'Piece by Piece' live on Idol, the last show, and it's such a nice bookend for me, so thank y'all so much for the support, for like, 15 years!"

"I'm so excited, I'm taking my 2-year-old, because I wrote the song for her… well, and you. That's my husband, he's standing right there," Clarkson sweetly »

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Project Runway: Junior: Which Designer Deserves the Last Spot in the Finale?

10 February 2017 12:39 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Project Runway franchise has always excelled at ramping up pre-finale drama, but the twist at the end of this week’s Junior — a personal obsession of mine — left me on (the cutting) edge.

RelatedAmerican Idol Revival Eyed at… NBC?!

If you watched Thursday’s episode, you know that the much-hyped double elimination turned out to be a bit of a misdirect. Though we did say goodbye to one designer (your flowing capes were too good for this world, Molly!), the judges couldn’t decide which of the other two in-danger contestants, Hawwaa or Tieler, should join her. Both »

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Becoming Beyoncé: 20 Things You Don’t Know About the Singer’s Journey to Superstardom

10 February 2017 11:22 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Between her Super Bowl appearance, which got fans into ‘formation,’ and an HBO special combined with the surprise release of Lemonade and her subsequent world tour, Beyoncé was the undisputed queen of 2016. And this year, following the announcement that she’s pregnant with twins and slated to make history at the GRAMMYs, she’s also scheduled to headline Coachella, marking the first time a female artist has appeared at the top of the schedule of the California music and arts festival in a decade. There’s no disputing that 2017 will once again fall under her reign.

I first met Beyoncé at a Sony Music party when she was, well, still a teenager and I was the entertainment editor at InStyle magazine. Years -- and many platinum records -- later, Beyoncé chose me to help write Soul Survivors, the authorized autobiography of Destiny's Child. Over the next decade, we’d go on to spend time together at her »

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If Grammy Winners Thank Fans, MasterCard Might Have A Prize In Store

10 February 2017 9:35 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Musicians aren’t the only ones who stand to win prizes during CBS’ Sunday broadcast of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

As part of a promotional venture, credit-card giant MasterCard will award prizes to users of its “digital-wallet”  MasterPass. Customers who are signed up to use the payment system can opt to buy special prizes for a dollar every time a Grammy is handed out. Every time a winner thanks his or her fans, the company will make available a better tier of awards, said Joyce King Thomas, chief creative officer of McCann Xbc, the Interpublic Group agency that serves MasterCard.

“We believe music is a major passion for our customers and we are helping them experience it,” said Thomas, in an interview.

The marketing effort suggests advertisers are looking for new ways to harness the power of digital wallets, which allow consumers to use a pocket device to buy things on a whim (or with more »

- Brian Steinberg

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‘American Idol’ Reboot at NBC? Here’s Why Fox Wasn’t Interested in Bringing It Back So Soon

9 February 2017 7:12 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

NBC’s decision to kick the tires on “American Idol,” less than a year after the show was originally retired, comes after Fox balked at the idea of bringing it back this fast.

Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman confirmed to IndieWire last month that the network has held preliminary conversations with “Idol” producer FremantleMedia about reviving the franchise.

“[Fremantle] came to us and asked if we should resurrect the show and bring it back to television as is,” Newman said. “To us, that didn’t make sense. We didn’t call it the ‘last’ season as a marketing ploy. That’s what we perceived it as. Our credibility with the audience is important. We felt bringing it back quickly, particularly in the same form didn’t make sense.”

According to insiders, any discussions between FremantleMedia and NBC are still in the supremely early stage. Also, it appears that “Idol” creator Simon Fuller, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘American Idol’ Reboot at NBC? Here’s Why Fox Wasn’t Interested in Bringing It Back So Soon

9 February 2017 7:12 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

NBC’s decision to kick the tires on “American Idol,” less than a year after the show was originally retired, comes after Fox balked at the idea of bringing it back this fast.

Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman confirmed to IndieWire last month that the network has held preliminary conversations with “Idol” producer FremantleMedia about reviving the franchise.

“[Fremantle] came to us and asked if we should resurrect the show and bring it back to television as is,” Newman said. “To us, that didn’t make sense. We didn’t call it the ‘last’ season as a marketing ploy. That’s what we perceived it as. Our credibility with the audience is important. We felt bringing it back quickly, particularly in the same form didn’t make sense.”

According to insiders, any discussions between FremantleMedia and NBC are still in the supremely early stage. Also, it appears that “Idol” creator Simon Fuller, »

- Michael Schneider

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Exclusive: Maren Morris on Making Her Acting Debut in 'NCIS: New Orleans' Guest Appearance

9 February 2017 6:55 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Only Et was behind the scenes as Maren Morris filmed her upcoming guest appearance on NCIS: New Orleans!

"Being a part of NCIS: New Orleans has been crazy. I've never done anything like this," Morris told Et. "I've never done any sort of scripted drama series, so this is so cool to see how it all works."

Watch: New 'NCIS: New Orleans' Regular Vanessa Ferlito Teases Her Introduction

The 26-year-old country music star is taking her act to primetime for the CBS drama, in which she makes her acting debut playing herself in the Valentine's Day episode.

The story will follow the team as they search for a missing terrorist playbook. Morris makes a cameo by belting out her breakout single, "My Church," in a bar.

Morris scored four Grammy nominations for "My Church," which is the most nominations for a country artist at Sunday’s awards show.

"I was basically »

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