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Last Update on April 24, 2014 07:10 GMT


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Keith Urban says you never forget your first time. The first time you get booed. The crowd didn't like it when Urban was critical of Alex Preston's version of "Animal" on "American Idol" last night. J-Lo noted they were hearing the first boos for Urban on the show. But the judges were blown away by Caleb Johnson. He didn't lose his cool when his mic stand got away from him. J-Lo says he even stayed on beat. The top six did two songs each, one rock and one country. CJ Harris could be in the most trouble. Neither of his songs wowed the judges. One of the top six gets the ax tonight.


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Jena (JEE'-nah) Irene, performing "Barracuda"

Jena Irene performing "Barracuda." COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Keith Urban

Keith Urban says Jena Irene is good but could be even better. OURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Alex Preston, performing "Animal"

Alex Preston performing "Animal." COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez

The crowd doesn't like it when Keith Urban is critical of Alex Preston. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit)) ((note length of cut))

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Caleb Johnson, performing "Sting Me"

Caleb Johnson performing "Sting Me." COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez says she can't believe Caleb Johnson's cool when he lost the mic. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr. says Caleb Johnson couldn't have been better. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))


UNDATED (AP) -- Tony the cop is getting awfully paranoid on "Survivor." He's been spying on his alliance members and was sure he was headed for a fall in the Tribal Council. But it was Woo who took a fall -- of the very real variety. Woo tumbled out of a tree on last night's episode but was only shaken up a bit. Later, a frantic Tony managed to find a super Hidden Immunity Idol. But he didn't use it. Spencer did use his Hidden Immunity Idol in the Tribal Council, but it turns out he didn't need it. The vote came down to Woo and Jeremiah and it's Jeremiah who comes up short. Jeremiah says he did his best and thought he had a shot at the million bucks.


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Jeff Probst and Tony Vlachos

Spencer plays a Hidden Immunity Idol, drawing scorn from Tony. COURTESY: CBS and Mark Burnett Productions ((mandatory on-air credit)) ((note length of cut))

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Jeff Probst

"Survivor" host Jeff Probst announces the results of the Tribal Council vote. COURTESY: CBS and Mark Burnett Productions ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Jeremiah Wood, contestant voted off

Jeremiah says he did his best. COURTESY: CBS and Mark Burnett Productions ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Excerpt of "Survivor: Cagayan" theme

Excerpt of "Survivor: Cagayan" theme. COURTESY: CBS and Mark Burnett Productions ((mandatory on-air credit))


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jodie Foster has gotten married. Foster tied the knot with Alexandra Hedison, who's a photographer and actress who was in "The L Word." They'd been dating since last summer. Hedison is Ellen DeGeneres' ex. DeGeneres dated her in between Anne Heche and her current wife, Portia de Rossi. Hedison's father is David Hedison, who starred in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" in the 60s.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Louis (LOO'-ee) C.K. tops GQ's list of the Funniest People Alive. Amy Schumer comes in second, followed by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the stars of "Key and Peele." The cast of Mike Judge's new series "Silicon Valley" take up spots five-through-ten. In eleventh place is SNL's Kate McKinnon. Then comes John Oliver, Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.


NEW YORK (AP) -- When she was 16, Lupita Nyong'o (loo-PEE'-tuh nee-YONG'-goh) never would have believed she'd be named People magazine's Most Beautiful person. She didn't like her looks and wished she had lighter skin. That changed over time and now she's considered one of the most glamorous women on the red carpet. She says she hopes other girls will learn from her experience and love the way they look. Keri Russell ranks second on the list. And there are three women linked to men who were named People's Sexiest Man Alive over the years. Jenna Dewan is married to Channing Tatum, Amber Heard is engaged to Johnny Depp and Stacy Kiebler used to date George Clooney, who was named Sexiest Man Alive twice. Others on the list include Kerry Washington, Pink and Mindy Kaling.


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Michael Weinfeld

The Oscar-winning star of "12 Years A Slave" has been named People magazine's Most Beautiful person of 2014. AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld has more about the choice of Lupita Nyong'o. ((Lupita Nyong'o is pronounced loo-PEE'-tuh nee-YONG'-goh))

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Michael Weinfeld

AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld tells us that the list shows beauty attracts beauty.

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Michael Weinfeld

AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld tells us who follows Lupita Nyong'o on the list of the Most Beautiful women. ((Lupita Nyong'o is prounounced loo-PEE'-tuh nee-YONG'-goh))


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Last year's winner of "The Voice," Danielle Bradbery will perform at the 25th anniversary National Memorial Day Concert in Washington next month. Megan Hilty and Jackie Evancho will sing. Johnny Carson's old bandleader, Doc Severinsen will perform. Dianne Wiest (weest) will be part of the show, too. Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise will host for the ninth year. The show airs on PBS May 25.


NEW YORK (AP) -- The creator of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch' wanted Neil Patrick Harris to star in the show on Broadway so much, he agreed to wait until Harris was through with "How I Met Your Mother." John Cameron Mitchell says Harris is "the perfect Hedwig." Mitchell should know. He originated the role. He says Harris can expertly handle the dancing and singing and the comedy and emotional scenes. Hedwig opened this week.


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Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris says he's lucky that they waited for him to finish "How I Met Your Mother" before casting "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

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Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris says he's able to react in character if someone in the audience shouts something to him.

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Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris says it's fun to improv if someone in the audience shouts something to him.

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John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell says Neil Patrick Harris was worth waiting for.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- One of Paul Walker's final films is out today. Walker plays an undercover cop trying to stop a gangster from launching a nuclear missile into the center of Detroit. The gangster is played by RZA (RIH'-zuh), who's acting more than rapping these days. RZA made his directing debut with "The Man With the Iron Fist" in 2012. He says he knew he'd done a good job when Russell Crowe told him he was "one of his favorite directors" and Quentin Tarantino told him "the student has now become the master." Brick Mansions opens tomorrow.


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RZA (RIH'-zuh)

RZA says his acting career was pre-destined.

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RZA (RIH'-zuh)

RZA says he knew he was a good director when he got compliments from Russell Crowe and Quentin Tarantino while directing "The Man With the Iron Fists."


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- If "It's a Small World" gets stuck in your head after a ride that lasts only a few minutes, what will happen if you sit through an entire movie about the song? You might find out some day. Variety says a script is being written for a movie based on the ride and the song. Jon Turteltaub, who directed "The Lego Movie" will direct.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Bomer knows how to keep a secret. Turns out he's been married for three years. Bomer tells Details magazine that he and his partner Simon Halls got married in 2011, a year before he came out publicly. They have three children, Kit, Walker and Henry. Bomer stars in the movie version of the play "The Normal Heart," about the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York. It premieres May 25 on HBO.

Rewind Time

April 24, 2014 07:10 GMT


Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On April 24, 1916, some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in Dublin. (The rising was put down by British forces almost a week later.)

On this date:

In 1792, the national anthem of France, "La Marseillaise" (lah mahr-say-YEHZ'), was composed by Captain Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.

In 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress.

In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States. (The United States responded in kind the next day.)

In 1913, the 792-foot Woolworth Building, at that time the tallest skyscraper in the world, officially opened in Manhattan as President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button at the White House to signal the lighting of the towering structure.

In 1915, what's regarded as the start of the Armenian genocide began as the Ottoman Empire rounded up Armenian political and cultural leaders in Constantinople.

In 1932, in the Free State of Prussia, the Nazi Party gained a plurality of seats in parliamentary elections.

In 1953, British statesman Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

In 1962, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology achieved the first satellite relay of a television signal, using NASA's Echo 1 balloon satellite to bounce a video image from Camp Parks, Calif., to Westford, Mass.

In 1970, the People's Republic of China launched its first satellite, which kept transmitting a song, "The East Is Red."

In 1974, comedian Bud Abbott, 78, died in Woodland Hills, Calif.

In 1980, the United States launched an unsuccessful attempt to free the American hostages in Iran, a mission that resulted in the deaths of eight U.S. servicemen.

In 1990, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope.

Ten years ago: Suicide boat bombers attacked Iraqi oil facilities in the Persian Gulf, killing three Americans and disabling Iraq's biggest terminal for more than 24 hours. A U.N. plan to reunify the war-divided island of Cyprus collapsed when Greek Cypriots rejected the proposal in one referendum and Turkish Cypriots endorsed it in another. In Los Angeles, Vitali Klitschko stopped Corrie Sanders late in the eighth round to win the WBC heavyweight title vacated by the retirement of Lennox Lewis. Cosmetics queen Estee Lauder died in New York at age 97.

Five years ago: Mexico shut down schools, museums, libraries and state-run theaters across its overcrowded capital in hopes of containing a deadly swine flu outbreak. Back-to-back suicide bombers struck near a Shiite shrine in Baghdad, killing 71.

One year ago: In Bangladesh, a shoddily constructed eight-story commercial building housing garment factories collapsed, killing at least 1,129 people.

Today's Birthdays: Movie director-producer Richard Donner is 84. Actress Shirley MacLaine is 80. Author Sue Grafton is 74. Actor-singer Michael Parks is 74. Actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 72. Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is 72. Country singer Richard Sterban (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 71. Rock musician Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 69. Rock singer-musician Rob Hyman is 64. The Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland, Enda Kenny, is 63. Actor-playwright Eric Bogosian is 61. Rock singer-musician Jack Blades (Night Ranger) is 60. Actor Michael O'Keefe is 59. Rock musician David J (Bauhaus) is 57. Actor Glenn Morshower is 55. Rock musician Billy Gould is 51. Actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 50. Actor Djimon Hounsou (JEYE'-mihn OHN'-soo) is 50. Rock musician Patty Schemel is 47. Rock musician Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) is 46. Actress Melinda Clarke is 45. Latin pop singer Alejandro Fernandez is 43. Country-rock musician Brad Morgan (Drive-By Truckers) is 43. Rock musician Brian Marshall (Creed; Alter Bridge) is 41. Actor Derek Luke is 40. Actor Eric Balfour is 37. Actress Rebecca Mader is 37. Country singer Rebecca Lynn Howard is 35. Country singer Danny Gokey is 34. Actor Austin Nichols is 34. Actress Sasha Barrese is 33. Contemporary Christian musician Jasen Rauch (Red) is 33. Singer Kelly Clarkson is 32. Rock singer-musician Tyson Ritter (The All-American Rejects) is 30. Actor Doc Shaw is 22.

Thought for Today: "Never practice what you preach. If you're going to practice it, why preach it?" -- Lincoln Steffens, American journalist-reformer (1866-1936).

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