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Olympics recap, Day 4: Jordyn Wieber gets her gold in the Women's Team Gymnastics final

You better be wearing your hair in a messy bun right now (conditions permitting) in honor of Team U.S.A.’s Fab Five — Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, and McKayla Maroney. I don’t know about this Fab Five nonsense. They’ve always been the Spice Girls to me. Always. For like three days now. In Olympic years, that’s an eternity.

Get ready to relive this tape-delayed event yet again via a bunch of crappy photos I took with my iPhone!

This was no nail-biter, not in the slightest. Basically the silver-medalist Russians kept messing up and the Americans didn’t. Romania and China (third and fourth place) competed in a separate rotation and, at least on NBC primetime, were pretty much nonentities in terms of posing a possible threat to America’s soiled scrunchies. READ FULL STORY

Style & Design: Marilyn Monroe uncovered, The Big Lebowski's L.A., and more

See the iconic — and oft-imitated — photographs of Marilyn Monroe in lensman Douglas Kirkland’s memoir With Marilyn: An Evening/1961. [Complex]

Dude, where’s the Hollywood Star Lanes? Two men go in search of the L.A.-area locations seen in the 1998 movie The Big Lebowski. [Yahoo Movies]

Meat is murder — and cats make interesting headgear. Animal rights activist Morrissey stars in a new ad for PETA. [Pitchfork]

You can learn a lot about a superhero by the font he uses. [Flavorwire]

American Idol alum Kelli Pickler strips down to her (designer) undies to pay tribute to the troops. [People Stylewatch]

Karl Lagerfeld unveils his Olympic-themed capsule collection in London. [Vogue UK]

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Who's on your dream 'American Idol' judging panel?

Steven Tyler announced yesterday that he would not be returning as a judge to American Idol next season, and just moments ago Jennifer Lopez followed suit, announcing that the past season of Idol would be her last.

With Randy Jackson’s spot up in the air, the judging panel for the 12th season of the singing show staple is wide open. PopWatch got to brainstorming who we’d love to see in the judges’ (non-spinny) chairs.


Jennifer Lopez talks to 'Today' about 'Idol': 'Maybe it's time for me to go'

Jennifer Lopez was on Today this morning talking about her role in Ice Age: Continental Drift (she’ll voice a saucy tigress, of course) when the chat turned to American Idol.

Speculation has been rampant that Lopez won’t return to the program next season after two years as a judge. While Lopez officially said that she hadn’t made a decision yet, her wavering sure sounded like she’s making an exit. She explained that while she loved doing Idol, it’s a busy schedule and there are a lot of other things she has to say no to in order to continue on the program—movies, another album, etc. “At the end of the day, whichever way, it’s a heartbreaking decision if I’m going to have to go,” Lopez said.

She further explained, “Like I said, I’ve just enjoyed it so much. But I am thinking that maybe it’s time for me to go and do other things that I really love to do.”

Watch the Today interview below (the Idol talk starts at 2:25)


Debbie Allen vs. J. Lo: Who wore an 'I wholeheartedly approve of you' stankface better?

It’s our first-ever Reality TV GIF Battle! I’m pretty psyched.

On tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance auditions in Atlanta, guest judge Debbie Allen rivaled American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez in terms of wearing an “I wholeheartedly approve of what is happening onstage” stankface complete with dramatic head-jerks and an overwhelming sense of “bringing it.”

So who wore it better? Vote for your favorite dancing diva below…. READ FULL STORY

Which shows are 'exploding' in social media? Do you 'explode' onto social media while you watch TV?

I hope you’re not hurting yourself! A new study (DON’T FALL ASLEEP) suggests that social activity surrounding broadcast prime-time this April topped its level a year earlier by 194 percent. That means a whole lotta people were heading over to The Voice‘s “Sprint Lounge with Christina Milian” instead of heading over to the fridge for a snack.

You can read more about the numbers here, but I’m interested in reactions from those of you who never use social media at all. READ FULL STORY

Season Finale Awards: Vote now!

The polls are officially open in our third annual readers’ choice Season Finale Awards. Now through Monday, vote for your favorites — or least favorites — in 20 categories. We’ll crown the winners Tuesday. READ FULL STORY

On the scene at 'American Idol' finale: No shortage of lasers, confetti and Phillip Phillips fans


In many ways, watching an American Idol finale in the flesh can end up being a lot like watching it at home: just like the previous night’s show, if you have a seat closer to the ZZ row than the A row, your eyes are going to be fixed mostly on the big screens instead of on the tiny people occupying the stage far away.

But there are still parts of the taping at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre that you probably didn’t catch on TV, like some fun off-camera moments from the judges and the truly loud and dominant crowd of Phillip Phillips fans. Yes, even 20 minutes before the show started, love for the Georgia guitar man was in the air, as one eager audience member shouted, “There’s Phillip!” – and that was just for one of his many appearances on-screen as moments from past episodes played. Here are a few other things you may have missed as you watched this year’s American Idol finale:


'American Idol': Did the right one win? -- POLL

Update: Annie’s recap is live.

SPOILER ALERT: After a two-hour results show starring everyone who has ever appeared on American Idol — plus Aerosmith! — either 21-year-old sillyface Phillip Phillips or 16-year-old living doll Jessica Sanchez has been named the season 11 champion. The winner… is… coming up, after the break!


On the scene at 'American Idol' finale: The audience at Nokia Theatre clearly liked Phillip Phillips better than Jessica Sanchez


Watching American Idol is so much more satisfying on a television. So thank your lucky stars that that’s where you got to watch it.

That fact that Idol is better on TV became abundantly clear last night, as I was sitting in the audience of the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, where the show’s performance finale was shot and telecast live to the East Coast and the Midwest in front of 7,000 screaming fans. My seat was in the very back row, all but assuring that I had to watch what was playing out just a few hundred feet in front of me on the jumbo projection screens plastered on either side of the stage. Think of the situation as something like how you might experience a Britney Spears concert in a huge arena today and — even though she’d be on stage right in front of you — you’d still end up watching most everything on the screens provided. Sure, it was something to simply exist in the same space as Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips, as they tried to convince America to vote for them one final time, but just like, say, the Grammys or the Oscars, American Idol is a show that’s made to be watched from the comfort of your own home.


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