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Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman Want to Laugh at Your Crafts

23 minutes ago | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Will Hipsters Finally Get Their ‘American Idol’?

Reality-tv historians rightly remember Antiques Roadshow as one of the genre’s formative forebears. One of the earliest updates of the storied traveling freak show for the televisual medium, the venerable institution (the original British version dates to the very punk year of 1979) paved the way for cheap, glorious crap like the early rounds of American Idol, everything about Hoarders, and everything on Hgtv. But what if, instead of finding garbage in their attics, insufferable people made the garbage with their own two hands? What if NBC filmed it? That’s the question that hipster hero Amy Poehler and her production company, Paper Kite Productions, are asking in their sell of The Handmade Project, an “unscripted series” focused on competitive arts and crafts. To make things even more affable, she will be joined by Nick Offerman, her co-star on NBC’s hit Parks and Recreation. NBC »

- Andrew Karpan

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'American Idol' Bidding War Between Fox and NBC

28 March 2017 10:26 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

NBC and Fox are going full bore against each other to bring "American Idol" back.  We're told both networks have submitted bids to FremantleMedia -- which owns the show -- and a decision could come as early as this week. Multiple sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... NBC wants the show in part to resolve a problem with "The Voice." We're told the network doesn't want to oversaturate the market with the show, which airs twice a year. »

- TMZ Staff

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The Voice Recap: Thinning of the Heard

27 March 2017 7:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A blazing Black Crowes redo. An overnight transformation. Rehearsal-room drama. Robyn unplugged. Hmm. Night 3 of The Voice’s Battle Rounds must’ve been pretty decent, especially for what you’ve mentioned is a subpar Season 12, because by the end of it, even Adam Levine’s Gwen Stefani-blond ‘do was starting to grow on me. Let’s review Monday’s performances, shall we, then you can play favorites in the comments.

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Kanye West, No 'American Idol' For Me

27 March 2017 6:32 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Kanye West is not in discussions with NBC or anyone else about doing a re-boot of "American Idol" ... contrary to reports. Reports are surfacing NBC and producers are chomping at the bit to bring Kanye on as host, and discussions are underway. Not true. Sources close to Kanye and with direct knowledge tell us ... "There is no conversation with Kanye West to join 'American Idol' or any other show for that matter." There's been a »

- TMZ Staff

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Im Global Television announces key hires

27 March 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Company ramps up unscripted and alternative division

Im Global Television’s president of unscripted & alternative, Phil Gurin, has revealed the hiring of Jennifer Colbert as vice president of development, Tim Rosenman as director of development and Casey Kelly as manager of development.

Colbert previously served as an executive producer and showrunner for networks including A&E, Lifetime and Vh-1, as well as with production companies including Studio Lambert/All3 Media, 44 Blue Productions and Fishbowl Worldwide Media. Colbert has worked on reality shows like Talk Soup and Girls Next Door.

Rosenman joins Im Global TV having previously served as a development executive for Done and Done Productions and Lionsgate. He has worked on such shows as The City and The X Factor and was a consulting producer on American Idol for their season 14 finale and a new format for their 15th and final season. 

Kelly worked under Gurin as manager of development for The Gurin Company, where she was »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Watching Carrie Underwood Do Yoga With Her 2-Year-Old Son Is the Best Video You'll See Today

22 March 2017 7:27 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Breaking a sweat has never looked so darn cute. As Carrie Underwood enjoyed another workout Wednesday afternoon, the American Idol winner wasn't alone. In fact, her two-year-old son Isaiah was ready to show off some moves of his own. In a new post on Instagram, fans and followers were able to catch a glimpse of the mother-son duo's workout. Let's just say cuteness ensued. "My workout buddy...mama's in @caliabycarrie and the big man is in his fire truck PJs...whatever works!" she wrote online. "#StayThePath Ps, please excuse my yoga form...I don't do much yoga, but like to stretch..." The candid moment comes after country music fans learned Carrie would be »

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Listen to the ‘Titanium’ Cover That Sia Called ‘The Best Yet!’

22 March 2017 3:01 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Move over, Biebs—there’s a sexy new crooner in town, and people are calling him the new Sam Smith.

Leon Else, 27, a British singer from Kent, England, has been turning heads with his cover of Sia’s “Titanium” —even earning the attention of the captivating singer herself.

Sia called Else’s version out on Twitter, saying, “Holy crap. Best cover of Titanium yet.”

“I was actually quite shocked that she would have even seen my cover, let alone tweet me telling me it was the best she had heard,” Else tells People. “It’s an amazing compliment to have, »

- Gillian Telling

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Mel B Steps Out Wearing Wedding Ring One Day After Filing for Divorce from Stephen Belafonte

22 March 2017 1:51 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Just one day after filing for divorce, Mel B stepped out to run errands still sporting her engagement ring and wedding band.

Dressed down in active wear, the singer appeared to be in positive spirits Tuesday morning when she was photographed out with a friend in Beverly Hills. People confirmed on Monday she filed for divorce from her husband, Stephen Belafonte, after nearly ten years of marriage.

In divorce papers filed on March 20, the former Spice Girl, 41, listed their date of separation as December 28 and asked for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Madison Brown Belafonte, 5.

She also »

- Nicole Sands

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American Idol: Jennifer Lopez Hasn't Heard About NBC Reboot Plans

21 March 2017 7:15 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Is American Idol coming back? Deadline reports former judge Jennifer Lopez isn't aware of any plans to reboot the series on NBC.Earlier, we reported producers of the singing competition show were in talks with NBC for a possible revival. The series ended last year on Fox after 15 seasons. Lopez served as a judge on American Idol for five seasons.Read More… »

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The Voice Recap: Battle Cries

21 March 2017 6:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Night 1 of The Voice’s Season 12 Battle Rounds was such a head-scratcher that it’s a wonder I still had a singular Homer Simpson hair left up there by the time it was over. Quizz Swanigan over Felicia Temple? Mark Isaiah over Gaby Borromeo? No steals for Kenny P. or Missy Robertson? We were in Bizarro World territory! Did Night 2 return us to some semblance of, “Ok, this computes”? Read on and find out, at least in my estimation…

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The Voice Recap: Marching Into Battle

20 March 2017 7:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

[Bleep] just got real. Monday night kicked off The Voice’s Season 12 Battle Rounds — or, as I think of them, Thunderdome with more key changes. Who managed to survive the spectacle of trying to outsing their teammates/rivals to perform another day, and who was told to exit stage left? Read on…

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'World of Dance': Jennifer Lopez Talks Returning to Judge's Panel After 'Idol'

20 March 2017 1:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Jennifer Lopez is known as a triple threat. She acts, signs and dances. And after five seasons as a judge on American Idol, Lopez is adding judging back to her list of professions for her new show World of Dance, which she also executive produces. 

Out of all of her many hats, though, Lopez wears one the proudest. "I always consider myself as a dancer first. I became a singer and actress after dancing. For me, it's so part of who I am," Lopez told reporters Monday at NBC's summer press day.

The reality series, premiering May 8, will see »

- Brian Porreca

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Sheena Brooks’ Performance on ‘The Voice” Proves She’s Ready for the Spotlight

15 March 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

With shows like The Voice, America’s Got Talent, and of course their predecessor American Idol (which should make its way back to television on NBC), we’ve gotten used to hearing as much about the contestants as we actually hear them sing onstage.   The shows are equally about the stories of teenage prodigies, heartbreak, coaching drama, and anything else the show throws our way as the ability of the singers themselves. But last night when Sheena Brooks got up to perform a Sugarland cover of “Baby Girl” all attention was on the singing.   “I sing a lot of different genres. But

Sheena Brooks’ Performance on ‘The Voice” Proves She’s Ready for the Spotlight »

- Nat Berman

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Scott Stapp Will Share His Struggles During an ‘Intimate’ Acoustic Tour

15 March 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Scott Stapp is starting a new tour, and he promises that it’ll include some of the most intimate performances he has ever given. 

In a multi-city trek that starts this summer, the singer will perform acoustic versions of some of his biggest hits with Creed as well as some of his new solo work. The stripped-down format will allow him to connect with his audience on a deeper level. “What I’ve been through will reflect in my music,” he tells People. “I think it makes it a lot more authentic and raw.”

By his own account, it has »

- Steve Helling

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The Voice: Miss Me Blind

14 March 2017 6:04 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Going into the final Blind Auditions of The Voice Season 12 on Tuesday, Alicia Keys — with a team that includes Felicia Temple, Lilli Passero, Anatalia Villaranda and the competition’s youngest singer, Quizz Swanigan — was looking like she might be the one to beat this time around. Did any of the vocalists recruited in this last hour tip the scales (and arpeggios) in favor of Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani or Adam Levine? Or was the show too busy letting mentors John Legend and Celine Dion pimp Beauty and the Beast to focus on any real contenders? Read on for my reviews of the performances, »

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Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes! Bacon Brothers Kevin and Michael Team Up to Fight Rare Cancer

14 March 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Kevin and Michael Bacon aren’t making films or composing for film and television, the brothers can be found making music with their six-piece band, The Bacon Brothers, formed more than 20 years. On Sunday, they traded entertainment for cycling, participating in fundraising for a cause near to them: beating cancer.

“I don’t think there’s really anybody that isn’t somehow connected to somebody who’s been touched by cancer. It’s sort of a no brainer to come here,” the Footloose star, 58, shared with People as he sat next to his brother, a cancer survivor treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, »

- Katherine Richter

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The Voice Recap: Blind Ambition

13 March 2017 7:01 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

As The Voice neared the swan song of its Season 12 Blind Auditions Monday, we were treated to a bevy of contenders covering everyone from Justin Bieber to Johnny Cash. But were any of the vocalists the kinds of talents whose hits future wannabes would cover during their Blind Auditions? Read on for my randomly-ordered reviews of the nine performers (whose full auditions were shown) advancing to the Battle Rounds, then hit the comments to critique and grade them yourself.

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Delphine Cazaux Appointed Managing Director of Endemol Shine France

13 March 2017 4:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Delphine Cazaux, who is currently CEO and head of production at Endemol France, has been tapped managing director of Endemol Shine France.

Bouchra Rejani, who was COO of Shine France, stepped down last month, while Thierry Lachkar, the former president of Shine France, left in October. The exec shuffle follows the legal merger of Shine France and Endemol France to form the banner Endemol Shine France.

Cazaux will report to Nicolas Coppermann, who will serve as president of Endemol Shine France once the legal merger will take effect in May.

“Now that we have received the go ahead merger plans can push ahead at pace and I look forward to announcing a senior leadership team comprised of talent from both companies later this month,” said Coppermann.

Until the new banner is officially launched, Coppermann and Cazaux will continue in their existing roles within Endemol France.

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- Elsa Keslassy

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Tyra Banks Replacing Nick Cannon as Host of America's Got Talent

12 March 2017 4:54 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Instead of looking for America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks will now be on the lookout for America’s next big Talent.

The former Antm host has been tapped to succeed Nick Cannon as host of America’s Got Talent. The announcement was made on Sunday by judge Howie Mandel, who took to Twitter to welcome Banks to the Agt family.

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Please welcome @TyraBanks to the @Nbcagt family! She's our new host. #TyraBanks #Agt pic.twitter.com/JFebSVqUqC

Howie Mandel (@howiemandel) March 12, 2017

Departing host Cannon had been with Agt since 2009. He previously »

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Nicki Minaj’s Beefs: A History of All of Her Celebrity Feuds

10 March 2017 1:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If there’s one vital lesson the music world has taught us over the years, it’s don’t mess with Nicki Minaj.

The 34-year-old rapper has cemented herself as a wig-loving, expletive-laden-lyric-delivering, no-nonsense force to be reckoned with. So, naturally, she’s had her fair share of feuds with other celebs.

The “Anaconda” rapper has sparred with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey and more.

However, last April, Minaj told Ellen DeGeneres that she regrets her past feuds with fellow stars, saying, “I’m a sweet person, and I don’t wanna be mean to people. »

- Char Adams

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