Can’t Stop Watching: ‘Scandal’ Casts Olivia Pope’s Mom, Ruben Studdard Exits ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Fantasia Shines on Broadway & More

Well, well, well, ABC’s “Scandal” has cast Khandi Alexander as Olivia Pope’s mother, Maya Lewis. This news was quite unexpected. Many people, myself included, had been wagering to see who would be cast in the much-talked about role.

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Ruben Studdard on "The Biggest Loser" (Photo: NBC)

‘The Biggest Loser’ Gives Ruben Studdard a Second Chance

For years Ruben Studdard put his career ahead of his health. In the decade since Studdard was declared the Season 2 winner of “American Idol,” platinum albums and Grammy nominations followed. But so did the pounds. “The Velvet Teddy Bear,” as he is known to his fans, is now one of the 15 contestants on […]

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"American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

‘American Idol’ Ruben Studdard to Compete on ‘The Biggest Loser’

A familiar face is coming to NBC’s weight-loss competition as an “Idol” goes from belting it out to sweating it out on national TV. Former “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard could be the next “Biggest Loser.” Studdard will appear on the 15th edition of “The Biggest Loser,” which returns to NBC this fall, where he’ll […]

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Ruben Studdard Drops a New Album, Kisses Sleep Goodbye

If Ruben Studdard is the gold standard for American Idols, then this season’s winner has some expensive shoes to fill. Taking a break from his demanding (and exhausting) portrayal of Fats Waller in the national tour of Ain’t Misbehavin,’ Ruben talked to Fancast about the projects he’s currently working on. And if the crazy schedule […]

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The Ultimate, All-Time ‘Idol’ Rankings

Alright, America. You asked for it, you got it! OK, maybe you didn’t ask, per se, but I knew you wanted it, so here it is: The Ultimate American Idol‘ Power Rankings. That’s right. Like Dr. Frankenstein, I’ve been working in the “Eye on Idol” lab for weeks to pull together this unstoppable force — […]

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Is Scott MacIntyre Getting A Free Pass On American Idol?

[iframe 420 355] Looks like Simon Cowell is going soft. This season on American Idol there have been a number of questionable twists (new judge, first-time ever final 13, the judge’s save option) but the most disappointing is a kinder, gentler Simon. Aside from Idol’s winning format from day one, the most invigorating aspect […]

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