‘American Idol’s’ Jessica Sanchez and DeAndre Brackensick Dating

Love is in the air as an “American Idol” tour romance blossoms for the season 11 finalists.

by Michele Amabile Angermiller

Young love is blooming on the American Idol summer tour.

Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez giddily teased her fans with her news via a UStream chat Thursday that she has a new man in her life: fellow Idol DeAndre Brackensick.

“I got a secret and I want you guys to guess. I’ll nod if it’s no or yes,” said Sanchez.

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Viacom, DirecTV standoff heads into uncharted territory

By Erin Kim and Julianne Pepitone

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — As one of the largest cable blackouts in the industry’s history stretches into its fourth day, analysts say they’re not holding their breath for a quick resolution. Both sides have too much at stake in a fight affecting 20 million DirecTV customers.

Many industry watchers think Viacom will get some of the fee increase it’s seeking, but not without a protracted battle.
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‘American Idol’ Tour Kicks Off

Set List Includes Gotye Hit By Phillip Phillips, Billy Joel Classic By Colton Dixon

by Michele Amabile Angermiller

Season 11’s Top 10 also performed songs by “X Factor” finalists and judges and coaches from “The Voice.” Plus: a whole lotta Adele.

The American Idol Live summer tour kicked off on Friday night in Detroit and it’s safe to say that Phillip Phillips fans were in for a surprise: they had to wait until the end of the second act for the Season 11 winner to make his first appearance. Still, they were rewarded for their patience.
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E3 2012: New Samsung Cloud Gaming Smart TVs to Compete with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo Consoles

by John Gaudiosi

The company enters the video game business with a product that offers hundreds of streaming games through Gaikai cloud service.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is showcasing its cloud-based gaming service, Samsung Cloud Gaming, at E3 2012. Samsung Cloud Gaming, developed in partnership with Gaikai, a leading cloud-based video game platform provider, will stream a mix of family-friendly and AAA video games directly to owners of 2012 Samsung LED 7000 series and up Smart TVs in the U.S. Within 12 months over 40 million TVs are expected to be able to stream console-quality hit games without needing any console or upgrades.
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Hollie Cavanagh couldn’t make ‘Idol’ fans love her

By Andrea Burzynski

(Reuters) – Hollie Cavanagh was sent home from top-rated TV talent show “American Idol” on Thursday night after singing “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – a song choice that proved prophetic.

Cavanagh closed out the show by performing Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb,” remaining composed while fellow contestant Joshua Ledet wept as she sang.

Almost 70 million votes were cast to determine Thursday’s outcome. Audience voting was based on performances on Wednesday night’s episode during which contestants sang songs by artists from California, followed by songs they wished they had written.
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‘The Good Wife’ Leaves for Vacation

By Richard Lawson | The Atlantic Wire

The Good Wife (CBS)

The days grow longer and the weather (for the most part) warmer, and tomorrow is May, which means the sweet, sweet easy times of summer are soon upon us. This is, for the most part, great news. But there is one terrible thing happening as everything else gets good: TV shows are ending. Yes, network seasons are wrapping up, meaning soon there will be so little to watch. For example, The Good Wife, smart sudsy show that it is, ended its third season last night. We’re gonna miss it!

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