Spoiler Alert! How Maddie Poppe found out she'd won "American Idol" before America did

(NEW YORK) -- On Monday night, Maddie Poppe won the American Idol crown, but even before Ryan Seacrest announced it, she knew she'd won...because she literally saw her name written on the card in Ryan's hand.

"Every week...I [could] s... Read More

Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, dies at 85

(NEW YORK) -- Philip Roth, the prolific author known for dark humored novels like Goodbye Columbus and Portnoy's Complaint, died Tuesday in a New York City hospital of congestive heart failure, a close friend tells <... Read More

Brynn Cartelli becomes the youngest winner of "The Voice"; coach Kelly Clarkson wins in her first season

(LOS ANGELES) -- Kelly Clarkson notched a victory in her very first season as a coach on The Voice, as her artist Brynn Cartelli was crowned the season 14 winner -- the youngest in Voice history. She receives a record... Read More

Jamie Foxx to host the 2018 BET Awards

(LOS ANGELES) -- BET has tapped Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx to host the 2018 BET Awards.

The network announced on Tuesday that Foxx has signed on to host the annual event, which will take place in Los Angeles June 24. This... Read More

Taylor Swift is "so proud" of her "fuzzy daughters" and their "Deadpool 2" cameo

(LOS ANGELES) -- If your kids appeared in the movie that was currently #1 at the box office, you'd be proud, right? That's why Taylor Swift is pretty excited right now.

In the movie Deadpool 2, star Ryan Reynolds, a good friend of Tay... Read More

Bachelorette Becca Kufrin is engaged

(HOLLYWOOD) -- It seems like new Bachelorette Becca Kufrin is going to get her happy ending after all.

ABC's Good Morning America has confirmed that the reality TV star, who has wrapped production on her season of... Read More

Gangster's paradise: Paul Bettany begged Ron Howard via text to join "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

(NEW YORK) -- Actor Paul Bettany is still in theaters as Vision in Avengers: Infinity War, but on Friday you can see him without the purple android makeup as the villain in Solo: A Star Wars Story

W... Read More

Spike Lee is in a Brooklyn state of mind after winning the Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Film Festival

(NEW YORK) -- Spike Lee is ready to get back to work after receiving the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix Award Sunday for his forthcoming film BlacKkKlansman.

On Monday, Lee switched gears, posting a message from his hometow... Read More

Are "SNL" star Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande an item?

(NEW YORK) -- It looks like Ariana Grande has moved on after ending her two-year relationship with rapper Mac Miller earlier this month -- and is "casually dating" Saturday Night Live castmember Pete Davids... Read More

Former "American Idol" contestants come together for "Where Are We Now" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

(LOS ANGELES) -- If you ever wondered what happened to William Hung, Sanjaya Malakar and a number of other onetime American Idol contestants, Jimmy Kimmel wondered the same thing.

On Jimmy K... Read More

"Dancing with the Stars: Athletes" finale: Adam Rippon wins the mirrorball

(LOS ANGELES) -- Adam Rippon proved he is indeed still America’s sweetheart. The Olympic figure skater was crowned the winner of Dancing with the Stars: Athletes Monday night after four short weeks of competition. He sha... Read More

And the new "American Idol" is… Maddie Poppe

(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol’s two-part finale concluded on Monday with the top three finalists learning that Maddie Poppe is the newest “American Idol.”

Caleb Lee Hutchinson came in second, wit... Read More

Commander in Stream: Barack and Michelle Obama turn producers in Netflix partnership

(NEW YORK) -- Barack Obama has gone from president to producer in a deal with Netflix that will have him and former first lady Michelle creating programming for Netflix.

Confirming news that first broke last March, the streaming giant an... Read More

"Veep" Emmy winner Tony Hale says Julia Louis-Dreyfus "doing great" post cancer treatment; shooting to resume soon

(NEW YORK) -- While promoting the return of his beloved show Arrested Development, the fifth season of which hits Netflix next week, ABC Radio asked Tony Hale about his other show, HBO's Veep, and the awaited ret... Read More