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American Idol crowns a new Winner!

Posted Thursday, May 22nd 2014 @ 7am

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Caleb Johnson was crowned the new American Idol. The 23-year-old rocker, from Asheville, North Carolina, took home the Idol crown. Caleb's new single, "As Long as You Love Me", was his winning song. Caleb went all the way on his third attempt at American Idol glory. Jena Irene Asciutto was the runner-up. The two-hour live show was packed with performances by Kiss, Demi Lovato, Paramore and all three of the show's judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. It took 13 seasons but Ryan Seacrest finally sang on Idol too. Seacrest braved the Nokia Theater stage to sing the first few lines of "Right Here Waiting" before being joined by Richard Marx on the piano.

After being criticized by nearly every member of the nine-person final jury, Jersey City Police Officer Tony Vlachos was voted winner of the $1 million prize on the final episode of "Survivor Cagayan.'' t


Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show are headed to Orlando. It'll be Fallon's first gig outside New York since he took over for Jay Leno in February. The Universal Orlando Resort will host the late night program from June 16th to June 19th. A first look at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios is one highlights mentioned. Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Tracy Morgan are some of the guest stars scheduled to make appearances.

It's another Bachelor wedding. On the heels of Kacie Boguskie tying the knot with Rusty Gaston on May 11th and Emily Maynard's bachelorette party last week, it seems like it's wedding central over in Bachelor-ville. The latest former contestant from the ABC series to walk down the aisle is Bachelor Pad 2 winner Michael Stagliano, who will say, "I do" to fiancee Emily Tuchscherer this weekend. Stagliano also appeared on season 5 of The Bachelorette but didn't find love with Jillian Harris.

Charlie Sheen will be the latest star to appear as a guest analyst on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight when the show broadcasts live from the Cincinnati Reds-St. Louis Cardinals game on Sunday night.

Nikki Reed has officially filed for divorce from Paul McDonald. The couple revealed they were splitting in March. Reed cites irreconcilable differences in the court documents. They tied the knot in 2011 and have no children together. She's famous for the Twilight movies, he's famous for American Idol.

HBO’s Game of Thrones is looking to film part of season 5 in
Spain. The HBO fantasy hit is currently scouting locations in the Andalucia region of the country and is deep in talks with a local film commission. If all goes according to plan, Spain will mark the seventh country where Thrones has shot on location. The main Thrones production base and studio is at Titanic Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson revealed that they named their daughter Alijah Mary. Baby Baskett arrived at 8:02 am May 16th at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles May 16th. She joins big brother Hank IV, 4.


Warner Bros. has announced the official title of its Batman vs. Superman movie. The studio has named the film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Zack Snyder will return to direct the new movie, a sequel to 2013's Man of Steel. Henry Cavill is set to reprise his role as Superman, and Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg and Ray Fisher have joined the cast as Batman, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor and Cyborg. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled for release May 6th, 2016. A Justice League movie is expected to follow in 2017 or 2018.

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