• 10 Ways ‘American Idol’ Is Trying to Win You Back

    Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr.

    Last year, "American Idol" Season 12 ended pretty much the way it began: in tears. It ickily kicked off with a tabloid-fueled Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj feud that alienated much of the show's conservative fanbase, and it wrapped months later with an astounding 20 percent ratings drop.

    Then there was the failed-to-launch single and multiple album-release delays for winner Candice Glover; runner-up Kree Harrison's unprecedented inability to secure her own record deal; sluggish ticket sales and canceled dates for the "American Idol Live!" concert tour; the demotion of original judge Randy Jackson; and the departures of Nicki, Mariah, Fox reality exec Mike Darnell, and executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick.


    So now, as "Idol" returns for a hopefully less unlucky 13th season, Fox's powers-that-be would no doubt like to erase all traces of Season 12. You know how "Dallas" once wrote off an entire season as Pam's year-long bad dream? Well, I wouldn't be surprised if "Idol"

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  • Gary Oldman as Lt. James Gordon in Warner Bros. Pictures' The Dark Knight - 2008

    Rest easy, "Batman" fans: The Dark Knight will be a part of Fox's upcoming prequel series "Gotham"... along with a few of his favorite archenemies.

    A 12-year-old Bruce Wayne will be one of "Gotham's" main characters, chairman Kevin Reilly told critics at Fox's winter press tour today, along with younger versions of classic "Batman" villains such as The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler, and Catwoman. "This is an origin story," he declared, describing it as "an operatic soap that has a slightly larger-than-life quality to it" set in a "Gotham teetering on the edge."

    [Related: Jack's Back! Get the Scoop on Fox's New '24' Miniseries]

    Reilly's remarks shed a bit more light on the mysterious hour-long project from "The Mentalist" creator Bruno Heller, which centers on a young Commissioner Gordon — actually still Detective Gordon here — and will follow the dark tone of the Christopher Nolan films. (Gary Oldman played the role of Gordon in Nolan's trilogy.)

    A "Gotham" pilot has been ordered,

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  • Yahoo UK Movies News - 'Insensitive'... E!'s not-so-fun fact (Credit: Twitter/E!)The broadcaster of The Golden Globes ceremony has apologised after actor Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s disease was presented as a “Fun Fact” during the red-carpet part of the show.

    According to Variety, the E! Network regrets the “insensitive on-screen graphic” about the 52-year-old ‘Back To The Future’ star, who had been nominated for Best Actor in a miniseries of Television Film at the glitzy awards show.

    [12 Years A Slave triumphs at Globes]

    “We regret the insensitive classification of Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s diagnosis during our Eonline live stream,” a spokesperson said.

    “We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologise.”

    ‘Spin City’ star Fox semi-retired from acting in 2000, after his condition worsened. He has since become a prominent advocate for researching a cure for the degenerative disease, founding the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2010.

    Twitter users soon spoofed the fact box (Credit: Twitter/E!)

    After viewers spotted a similar graphic during the E! show - detailing how Hollywood legend Robert Redford was

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  • Tatiana Maslany at the 2014 Golden Globes. (Kevork Djansezian/NBC)

    Fans of "Orphan Black" were let down during Sunday Night's Golden Globes, when Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany lost the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series to Robin Wright for "House of Cards."

    Of course, that's not to say Maslany had a bad night. First, she was put in a category against the likes of Kerry Washington ("Scandal"), Taylor Schilling ("Orange is the New Black"), and Juliana Margulies ("The Good Wife"). On top of that, the Saskatchewan native showed up on the Globes carpet for the first time in an old Hollywood-style silver Jenny Packham gown, which she accessorized with a Jimmy Choo clutch, LK Bennett shoes, and a Jacob & Co. ring. She looked super fly!

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  • American HustleJennifer Lawrence accepts a Golden Globe for her supporting role in 'American Hustle' (Photo: AP/NBC)The winners are in, the attendees have had their fill of champagne (at the ceremony, at least), and memories have been made. See this year's Golden Globe Awards by the numbers.

    [Related: Golden Globes Complete Winners List]

    3: Number of Globe awards won by "American Hustle," the most awarded title of the 71st annual show. The awards were so evenly distributed this year that "Hustle" won by a nose. "Dallas Buyers Club," "Breaking Bad," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and "Behind the Candelabra," had two wins each.

    Dozens: Number of hair curlers worn by Globe nominee Bradley Cooper in "American Hustle." (He lost to Jared Leto in the Supporting Actor, Motion Picture category.)

    1: Number of times 2014 Globe winner Jennifer Lawrence dropped her bracelet on the Globes red carpet.

    (Photo: AP)

    4: The number of baby bumps we spotted (Drew Barrymore, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington, and Elsa Pataky — "Fast & Furious" actress and wife of Chris Hemsworth).

    28: Meryl Streep didn't win this time — but she still holds the

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  • Tina Fey and Amy PoehlerTina Fey and Amy Poehler (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

    Well, that was kind of … nice, wasn't it?

    The 2014 Golden Globes made for one of the most uneventful and even somewhat — gasp! — tasteful ceremonies in the annual event's history. The drunken shenanigans were kept to a minimum, only a handful of people embarrassed themselves and it all made for a rather pleasant evening with a few bizarre standalone moments.

    As they did last year, master comediennes and real-life BFFs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ran a pretty entertaining show, keeping things brisk and amusing if not always laugh-out-loud funny (though there were some genuinely hilarious bits as well). Not surprisingly, most of the ceremony's "Best Of" moments came courtesy of them, with the "Worst Of" moments coming from some rather random sources.

    Here's our breakdown of the highs and lows of the 71st Annual Golden Globes.

    [Related: '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Win Big at the 2014 Golden Globes]

    BEST: Matthew McConaughey's Acceptance Speech

    First of all, it's awesome that Matthew

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  • In perhaps the harshest jeer from Golden Globes bleachers, the man who grew up calling Woody Allen "dad" decided to bash the film auteur as he was being honored with a Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 71st Annual  Awards show on Sunday evening.

    We repeat, Allen's own would-be son, Ronan Farrow, started a smear campaign as the director's long and distinguished career was revered in front of the world during the live televised event. (We say "would-be son" because his mother Mia Farrow told Vanity Fair last year that Ronan is "possibly" Frank Sinatra's son, and not Allen's.)

    Maybe it's a good thing Allen wasn't at the show. Diane Keaton accepted the award on his behalf as the director has a well-established track record for ditching such events — even when he's nominated.

    Mia Farrow, Allen's longtime former

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  • There were plenty of laughs at the Golden Globes 2014 show, a few more tears, But most of all, the night was studded with moments that had us wondering: what the heck just happened?

    Here were the biggest head-scratchers from the wild night at the Globes:

    7. Presenters Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie get the wrong teleprompter cues. As the script meant for the next presenters – Aaron Eckhart and Paula Patton – scrolled before them, the pair froze and took a deep breath, waiting for something to happen.  Finally, after a very awkward moment, Hill leaned forward and said, "I'm not going to lie to you. They put up the wrong stuff on the teleprompter."  "I've never done this before, so I don't want to improvise on this," apologized Robbie before a hand appeared holding a script and bailing the pair out.

     6. Accepting his trophy for Best Original Song for "Mandela," Bono backs away as P. Diddy leaned in a bit too close in the night's most awkward man hug.

    5. Musician/composer Alex Ebert's

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  • What movie was Matthew McConaughey quoting in his speech?

    When he received the award for Best Actor in a Drama, McConaughey opened by saying "Alright, alright, alright." Those were the first words he ever said on film in his screen debut, Richard Linklater's '70s flashback "Dazed and Confused," which first hit theaters over 20 years ago. McConaughey said in a later interview that he uses those words to help "kick-start" him when he has to talk in front of people.

    He concluded his speech with another nod to "Dazed," quoting his character's line, "You just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N." McConaughey also named his production company, charitable foundation, and clothing line "J.K. Livin" after that quote.

    Who is "Mr. Stone" Matthew McConaughey mentioned?

    Also in his acceptance speech, McConaughey thanked his wife Camilla, and then gave a shout-out to "my kids: Levi, Vida, Mr. Stone." Mr. Stone is apparently his nickname for his youngest child, Livingston Alves McConaughey, who was born on

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  • The winners have accepted their trophies at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Here is the complete list of winners:

    Best Picture, Drama, Motion Picture: "12 Years a Slave"

    This was the only win of the evening for "12 Years a Slave," which earned seven nominations.

    Best Actor, Drama, Motion Picture: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"

    This is Matthew McConaughey's first nomination and win.

    Best Actress, Drama, Motion Picture: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"

    This is Cate Blanchett's third Golden Globe win. She has been nominated eight times.

    Best Picture, Musical or Comedy, Motion Picture: "American Hustle"

    "American Hustle" won three Golden Globe Awards (of its seven nominations).

    Best Actor, Musical or Comedy, Motion Picture: Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"

    His tenth nomination, this is Leonardo DiCaprio's second Golden Globe win (his first was for 2004's "The Aviator").

    Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical:

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