Why old contestants aren’t going to save ‘American Idol’

Why old contestants aren’t going to save “American Idol”

Only diehard fans will care about seeing “Idol” alums as judges, and those diehard fans are already watching. PLUS: Why not copy “Survivor” and do “Fans vs. Favorites”?

How “Arrested Development” stars were paid for their Netflix episodes

The actor at the center of each episode got $125,000, while other actors appearing received much less depending on a sliding scale.

CBS canceled 2 of the most-watched shows on TV this season
“Vegas” and “CSI: NY” each had more viewers than “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Castle,” “Revolution,” “Nashville,” “Chicago Fire” and many other returning dramas.

“The Bachelor” host presents “Bachelor”-mocking “Burning Love” with a Webby Award

Ben Stiller and Ken Marino picked up the Webby Special Achievement Award from Chris Harrison. PLUS: Jerry Seinfeld accepts Webby for outstanding comedic performance.

“The Bachelorette” Meredith Phillips is recovering from alcoholism
Phillips, who was “The Bachelorette” in spring 2004, says she was an alcoholic up until six months ago. PLUS: “Bachelorette” Desiree raps with Soulja Boy.

“Saved by the Bell” and “Beverly Hills 90210” graduated from high school 20 years ago this week
Today is the 20th anniversary of Bayside High’s graduation. Three days earlier, on May 19, 1993, West Beverly High held its graduation, with Andrea Zuckerman giving the commencement speech.

Check out Simon Cowell and his new “X Factor” judges
Kelly Rowland will be sitting next to Simon this season.

Oprah is the No. 13 most powerful woman in the world
Forbes’ annual list also places Diane Sawyer at No. 73.

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi buy a $26.5M mansion
Here are pics of their new Santa Barbara home.

See “Bonnie and Clyde” pics

The Lifetime/History miniseries stars Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger in the title roles.

Shonda Rhimes: “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Callie isn’t a victim

“Callie isn’t a victim,” she says, “she’s never really been a victim, and she’s been cheated on before with George. So how she’s going to take this and what she’s going to do next is going to be the bigger issue.”