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How Scotty McCreery won 'American Idol'

Posted: 05/26/2011 - McCreery, a 17-year-old high school student from Garner, N.C., won the "American Idol" title on Wednesday night after performing nearly flawlessly throughout the 10th season of the Fox talent competition.

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MSNBC's Schultz off air because of remark

Posted: 05/26/2011 - On his radio show, the liberal commentator referred to conservative host Laura Ingraham as a "right-wing slut." He was apparently upset over her criticism of President Barack Obama's overseas trip.

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Elaine's regulars mourn loss of famed NYC eatery

Posted: 05/26/2011 - For regulars still mourning the death of Elaine Kaufman in December, the news that her namesake restaurant in Manhattan will close on Thursday has been a double blow.

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Kim Kardashian is engaged to Kris Humphries

Posted: 05/25/2011 - People magazine reported Wednesday that reality star Kim Kardashian is engaged to her boyfriend of six months, New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries.

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Finale of 'Oprah Winfrey' to air after 25-year run

Posted: 05/25/2011 - Oprah Winfrey's talk show ends Wednesday with an episode featuring only the talk show queen thanking her viewers and highlighting the lessons they have learned from one another over 25 years.

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Hines Ward part of a string of 'Dancing' athletes

Posted: 05/25/2011 - When Hines Ward took home the mirrorball trophy on the hit show Tuesday, he joined its winningest group of alumni: Athletes. Professional athletes have taken the "Dancing" title six times in the past 12 seasons.

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Oprah Winfrey focuses on fans during finale

Posted: 05/24/2011 - For the final episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" taped Tuesday, the talk show queen appeared alone on her Chicago stage, talking to viewers about what they've meant to her during the show's 25-year run.

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Iran slams Cannes for von Trier Nazi ban

Posted: 05/24/2011 - Iran's government has protested to the Cannes Film Festival over its decision to ban director Lars von Trier for saying he sympathized with Adolf Hitler.

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Singer John Rich named `Celebrity Apprentice'

Posted: 05/23/2011 - This season of "Celebrity Apprentice" began airing in March with 16 contestants, each competing in business-oriented tasks around Manhattan to raise money for and publicize their favorite causes.

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New England seal turning 40 with grace

Posted: 05/23/2011 - As long as she gets a special birthday squid for lunch, folks at the New England Aquarium anticipate Smoke the seal's milestone birthday Wednesday will pass without any moments of moody reflection.

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'Macho Man' Randy Savage dies in Fla. wreck

Posted: 05/20/2011 - he Florida Highway Patrol says in a crash report that the 58-year-old former wrestler -- whose legal name is Randy Mario Poffo -- was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he lost control in Pinellas County around 9:25 a.m.

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Schwarzenegger puts acting career on hold

Posted: 05/20/2011 - The former "Terminator" star, who earlier this week acknowledged fathering a child with his family's longtime housekeeper, told his talent agency Thursday to postpone all his movie projects.

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Cannes bans von Trier after Hitler remarks

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier was booted out of the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday for saying that he sympathizes with Adolf Hitler.

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Label sues Tim McGraw for breach of contract

Updated: 05/18/2011 - Tim McGraw and Curb Records could be headed to court over an unreleased album. The independent record label filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit last week against McGraw.

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Von Trier stirs up Cannes with Hitler, Nazi quips

Posted: 05/18/2011 - Lars von Trier brought the end of the world to the Cannes Film Festival - then the Danish director really shook things up, saying he sympathizes with Adolf Hitler, thinks Israel is a pain and plans to make a porn flick with Kirsten Dunst.

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CBS unveils 3 new dramas, 2 new comedies for fall

Posted: 05/18/2011 - CBS is prying loose "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" from its long-time Thursday slot next fall to make room for a new drama from "Lost" creator J.J. Abrams, the network announced Wednesday.

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Netflix's Internet traffic overtakes Web surfing

Posted: 05/17/2011 - A study published Tuesday by Sandvine Inc. shows that Netflix movies and TV shows account for nearly 30 percent of traffic into homes during peak evening hours, compared with less than 17 percent for Web browsing.

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Report: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy expecting baby

Posted: 05/17/2011 - The Bild newspaper on Tuesday quoted Sarkozy's father Pal Sarkozy as confirming that his son and wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are expecting their first child together.

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Trump says no to presidential run

Posted: 05/16/2011 - After months of flirting with politics, Donald Trump said Monday he won't run for president, choosing to stick with hosting "The Celebrity Apprentice" over a bid for the Republican nomination.

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