By Jeremy Gaunt LONDON (Reuters) - If Kat Edmonson ever becomes a household name, she can put it down not just to her talent as a jazz singer, but to some decidedly modern financing as well. The 29-year-old Texan, an old-school chanteuse with a contemporary lilt, has funded production of her second album via a community workshop and through crowd-sourcing, essentially getting the people who like her to pay for it. The album, "Way Down Low", has now been picked up by Sony which is "launching" the singer outside the United States as an up-and-comer in a more traditional manner. ... More »Singer Kat Edmonson gets creative with financing her music
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget the DVR. More »'Scandal' cast performs finale live for Academy
Some viewers of American Idol were less than pleased with the alleged lip-sync performance of panel judge, Mariah Carey, during the show's finale. Shortly after Candice Sullivan was crowned the next Idol, Twitter exploded with tweets of disappointment after it appeared that Carey was lip-synching during her much-anticipated act. More »Mariah Causes Twitter Uproar With 'Idol' Lip-Synch
NEW YORK (AP) — In one photo, a woman is on all fours, presumably picking something up, her posterior pressed against a glass window. Another photo shows a couple in bathrobes, their feet touching beneath a table. And there is one of a man, in jeans and a T-shirt, lying on his side as he takes a nap. More »NYC artist's secret photos raise privacy issues
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a flawless voice that recalled past "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson and a sense of determination after not making it in previous seasons, Candice Glover did the one thing Hudson wasn't able to do: She won the title of "American Idol." More »How Candice Glover won 'American Idol'
For the first time since a teenage Jordin Sparks scooped the "American Idol" title in 2007, a woman has won the FOX reality singing competition. More »American Idol: Candice Glover Wins Season 12
[Spoiler alert: The following story reveals major plot points from The Office series finale More »The Office Series Finale: What Happened to the Dunder Mifflin Crew?
Man, Shark Tank is so good — it stinks to see it leave for summer vacay More »Shark Tank Finale Preview: The Judges Speak!
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Scandal's season finale. Read at your own risk!] More »Scandal Finale: Did Fitz and Olivia Get Their Happy Ending?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The third time's the charm for Candice Glover on "American Idol." More »Candice Glover wins 12th season of 'American Idol'
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The doors of Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch closed for the last time on Thursday as NBC's "The Office" wrapped up after a nine-season run with a nostalgic finale featuring a long-awaited wedding and the return of the show's biggest star, Steve Carell. Emmy-winning mockumentary "The Office," adapted from Ricky Gervais' British series of the same name, saw a documentary crew filming the daily lives of employees at the Dunder Mifflin paper company, led for several years by hapless boss Michael Scott, played by Carell. ... More »Steve Carell helps 'The Office' close its doors in moving finale
By Patricia Reaney (Reuters) - Candice Glover, a soul singer from rural South Carolina, was named "American Idol" on Thursday, becoming the first female singer to win the television singing competition since 2007. Glover, 23, defeated country singer Kree Harrison in the popular vote with her powerful voice in what judges deemed a close contest to take the title on season 12 of the Fox network show. "You are officially our American idol," host Ryan Seacrest said as the crowd of more than 7,000 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles cheered. ... More »U.S. soul singer Candice Glover wins "American Idol"
NEW YORK (AP) — That's a wrap! More »Paper wrap: 'The Office' ends its 8-year run
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Glover beat Kree Harrison in the May 16 finale More »Candice Glover Wins American Idol Season 12!
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting of actress Bea Arthur topless has sold for $1.9 million at a New York City auction. More »Bea Arthur topless painting fetches $1.9M in NYC
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors say they've charged a former "Days of Our Lives" actor with selling cocaine out of his Agoura Hills home. More »Former soap actor charged with selling cocaine
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Randy Jackson is no longer in it to win it on "American Idol." More »Jackson says goodbye on 'American Idol' finale
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite winning a Grammy and an Oscar, Jennifer Hudson is inseparable from "American Idol." More »Hudson joins Glover on 'American Idol' finale
Did The Vampire Diaries' Elena Gilbert finally have a happy ending? It seems that way — for now.
On the Season 4 finale, Mystic Falls' leading lady confessed her love for Damon (Ian Somerhalder), beat her doppelganger Katherine (Nina Dobrev) at her own game by making her mortal, and even got her brother, Jeremy (Steven R More »Vampire Diaries Video: Nina Dobrev on Elena's Future and Her Epic Fight Scene with Katherine
By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Olympus may have fallen but Gerard Butler's career as an action star continues to take off, as the "300" hero is in negotiations to topline Ricardo de Montreuil's "The Raven" for Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Films. Universal, which acquired rights to the director's popular short film in December 2010, will handle worldwide distribution and co-finance with Gold Circle, which will also produce. Liam Hemsworth had initially been rumored to star, but those reports proved premature. ... More »Gerard Butler in negotiations to star in 'The Raven' for Universal, Gold Circle
It was a big Dancing with the Stars week for Aly Raisman More »Dancing's Aly Raisman: I Want to Have Fun in the Final
By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Garrett Hedlund is set to join his "Inside Llewyn Davis" co-star Oscar Isaac in William Monahan's original thriller "Mojave," which Atlas Independent is producing with the filmmaker's Henceforth Pictures banner. Hedlund replaces Jason Clarke in the two-hander, which follows a near-suicidal artist (Hedlund) who escapes into the desert to take an existential crisis head-on, only to encounter a doppelganger-like antagonist in the form of a brilliant, homicidal drifter (Isaac). ... More »'Tron: Legacy' star Garrett Hedlund to join Oscar Isaac in William Monahan's 'Mojave' movie
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