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Paula Abdul discusses her new show, the 'American Idol' judges, and whether she'll reunite with Simon on 'The X-Factor'

Paula-AbdulImage Credit: Tina Gill/PR PhotosFormer American Idol judge Paula Abdul was recently in NYC promoting her new dance competition show, Live to Dance, which will premiere on CBS this January. And — as luck would have it! — we got the chance to catch up with the “Straight Up” songstress. Abdul, of course, wanted to mostly keep the focus on the hundreds of sets of twinkle toes that were there to audition for the talent competition, but we managed to sneak in a few questions about American Idol and the upcoming X-Factor. Click on the video below to hear her thoughts on her new CBS dance show, as well as what she has to say about American Idol‘s new judging panel, if the show (without Simon!) can still be successful going forward, and whether she might reunite with Cowell on X-Factor‘s judging panel next fall.


TV Insiders podcast: EW experts preview the 'Project Runway' finale, discuss Bristol Palin in a monkey suit, and name the best show on TV

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Project Runway is down to the final three contestants, but while it looks like Mondo has the title all but wrapped up, is there a chance he might actually lose to Andy or Gretchen? Our resident Runway expert, Missy Schwartz, has seen the final collections, and joins the TV Insiders (Michael Slezak, Michael Ausiello, Annie Barrett and yours truly) to talk all about it on our latest TV Insiders podcast. Could there be an upset in the making, or is it Mondo all the way? Also on the menu this week: Entertainment Weekly critic Ken Tucker pops by to give us his pick for the best show on TV. Could it be The Good Wife? Modern Family? Or is there a dark horse in the mix? He also gets into a deliciously nasty spat with Ausiello over his pick for biggest TV disappointment this season. FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! Plus, Slezak eats serious crow for last week’s fearless (and foolhardy) Dancing With The Stars prediction, and we contemplate how in the name of the Medallion of Power Marty managed to not get voted off of Survivor: Nicaragua. All that and more (Mad Men! Glee! Raising Hope!) on the latest edition of the TV Insiders. Either download the mp3 file here to listen on the go, or click on the video player below (after the jump). And if you’d like to have your TV question addressed and answered on the next edition, just tweet it to @EWDaltonRoss.

EW Exclusive: Kris Allen brainstorms tabloid-esque scandals to promote his new single

It’s the third and final day of Kris-mas here at EW.com. Yes, folks, after the acoustic performance of Kris Allen’s third single, “Alright With Me,” that we posted Wednesday, and the reggae rendition of “No Boundaries” that we premiered yesterday, tonight we’ve got a brief but jaunty interview with the American Idol season 8 champ. Press play below as Kris discusses the writing and recording process for “Alright With Me,” his excitement over getting a chance to release it to radio, and his thoughts on creating a TMZ-worthy scandal to promote it. And for all my Idol news and musings, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak. READ FULL STORY

'Skins': See the NSFW trailer for MTV's adaptation (Exclusive)

MTV has been slowly expanding into scripted programming, as evidenced by last summer’s hit The Hard Times of R.J. Berger. This winter, the network will debut perhaps its most eagerly anticipated new series, Skins, an adaptation of the hit British series. Premiering Jan. 2011, Skins is a realistic look at life as a teenager and its hardships (think sex, drugs, eating disorders, parent issues, etc.). MTV enlisted the original series’ father-and-son creators, Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain, to bring this provocative and controversial series to U.S. audiences. EW has the Exclusive First Look at the trailer for Skins, which will also play during tonight’s Jersey Shore season finale. WARNING: This trailer is for mature viewers. READ FULL STORY

EW Reunions: Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel address those pesky 'Gilmore Girls' movie rumors

Gilmore-Girls-InterviewYes, Gilmore Girls fans, Lauren Graham really does talk that fast. As anyone who’s even caught a single episode of the seven-season The WB/CW dramedy can tell you, Graham and co-star Alexis Bledel had to deliver some seriously rapid-fire dialogue as mother and daughter Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Turns out, Graham is a bit of a fast-talker in real life, too. That could’ve just been nerves, of course: EW’s shoot was last February, before Graham’s new NBC series Parenthood had premiered, and the actress clearly had the show’s debut on her mind. Or Graham could’ve just been inspired by meeting up with her TV daughter Bledel, who will appear next spring in director Robert Redford’s Lincoln assassination drama The Conspirator.

Whatever the reason, shoosh, those ladies have the speedy comic patter thing down. In zippy succession, they discussed their fondness (or lack thereof) for Stars Hollow, the fictional Connecticut town that played home to the ladies Gilmore; how often (or not) they catch the many reruns of the show; how they handled (or didn’t) creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s mile-a-minute pop-culture references; and the truth (or fiction) to those persistent rumors of a Gilmore Girls reunion movie. Pay close attention, PopWatchers — this will go by quickly: READ FULL STORY

EW Exclusive: Kris Allen performs a 'reggae' acoustic 'No Boundaries'

Kris-Allen-song-videoTo paraphrase the legendary disco act Andrea True Connection — as I am regularly inclined to do –  sometimes you’ve got to “Get the cameras rolling/ Get the action going.” Or, perhaps more importantly, you’ve got to keep the cameras rolling. Which is exactly what I did earlier this week after taping American Idol season 8 champ Kris Allen’s acoustic performance of his new single “Alright With Me” at the Room Mate Grace Hotel in Manhattan. Lucky for me (and for all of us, really), Kris and his buddy Cale Mills started noodling around on their guitars, and before I knew it, they’d begun an acoustic-reggae rendition of the much maligned Idol victory anthem “No Boundaries.” Yeah, there’s still that line about weathering the hurricane, but — and I am shocked to say this in public — the Kara DioGuardi-penned ditty doesn’t sound too bad! Ch-ch-check it out, and click here if you missed the aforementioned (and totally legendary) Idolatry rendition of “Alright With Me.” (Oh, and for all my Idoloonie news and commentary, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!) READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Nicaragua' quick take: Double elimination time!

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Eliminations are so nice they had to do it twice on tonight’s episode of Survivor: Nicaragua. The tribe members battled for individual immunity, with each tribe then having to vote someone out. My full recap will be up at midnight (UPDATE: Click here to see Dalton’s detailed Survivor recap), but if you’ve already watched and want to sound off on the people sent home, then read on after the jump for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday's episode of Survivor: Nicaragua.] READ FULL STORY

EW Reunions: 'Roots' stars LeVar Burton, Ben Vereen, and Louis Gossett Jr. discuss the ground-breaking miniseries

“There’s a line that goes through the Civil Rights movement, through Roots in [the] 1970s, to Barack Obama being elected,” LeVar Burton notes as he and Roots co-stars Ben Vereen and Louis Gossett Jr. reminisce about their days playing Kunta Kinte, Chicken George, and Fiddler. Thirty-three years after the miniseries first appeared on ABC (85 percent of the population tuned in for at least part of it, with the finale drawing 100 million viewers), a lot has changed in the country and the culture. But, as Vereen points out in the embedded video below, filmed at EW’s Reunion 2010 shoot in Los Angeles earlier this month, not even Roots was able to enlighten everybody. He remembers what happened when co-star Madge Sinclair (nominated for an Emmy for playing Belle) approached one of the networks with a post-Roots project. “She was told they had done their quota for the African-American community,” he says.

To hear more from Vereen, Burton, and Gossett Jr, click after the jump. And don’t forget to check out our Cast Reunions hub and pick up EW’s Reunions issue, on newsstands now. READ FULL STORY

EW Exclusive: Kris Allen performs an acoustic version of his new single 'Alright With Me'

kris-allenGet ready for the three days of Kris-mas at EW.com! Yes, folks, earlier this week we met up with American Idol season 8 champ Kris Allen at Manhattan’s Room Mate Grace Hotel lounge, where he performed an acoustic version of his new single “Alright With Me,” talked with us about creating a TMZ-style scandal to promote it, and then delivered a bonus performance of a certain “controversial” ditty as a special treat for Idolatry viewers. Because we’re not all about instant gratification here, we’ll dole out the good stuff over the next three nights, starting with the absolutely infectious “Alright With Me” after the jump. Come back at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday for the interview segment, and at the same Idol time on Thursday evening for the encore performance. And to get all my Idol-related news and commentary, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY

EW Reunions: 'The West Wing' cast talk President Obama, and where their characters are now

Reunions_West-WingThe cast of The West Wing must really enjoy each other’s company. Our reunion shoot for the Emmy-laden NBC drama was scheduled for a Sunday morning — early Sunday morning, at a dive bar in East Los Angeles, on one of the hottest days of the waning summer. Some of the women were scheduled to arrive at 7 a.m. Again: On a Sunday.

But Martin Sheen (President Josiah Bartlet), Allison Janney (C.J. Cregg), Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman), Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet), Dulé Hill (Charlie Young), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Kathryn Joosten (Dolores Landingham), and Stockard Channing (Abigail Bartlet) could not have been more game to reconnect and reminisce about the show, its impact on the culture and their careers, its eerie parallels with Barack Obama’s ascent to the real White House, and where their characters would be today.   READ FULL STORY

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