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Oh, DeAndre Brackensick. You're making this way too easy.

The high-pitched American Idol finalist covered a somewhat random Eric Benet track last night, "Sometimes I Cry," giving critics far too obvious of an avenue to mock the contestant. As in: yes, DeAndre, sometimes you make us cry, especially when you rely so heavily on a falsetto that pierces our ear drums.

The judges were on board with the performance, however, giving Brackensick a standing ovation. (Note to Randy, Steven and J. Lo: you stood up and applauded for five finalists this week. Five! Out of nine! Pick and choose your spots a bit more carefully or else a standing O won't exactly be considered special any longer.)

Will DeAndre escape the bottom three this week? Will he pack his bags and head home? It will all be based on this audition:

Clearly, we didn't love Brackensick. But here's a look at our three favorite performances from the top 9:

  1. Phillip Phillips telling us it's "Still Rainin."
  2. Elise Testone showing a "Whole Lotta Love."
  3. Joshua Ledet belting out a heartfelt "Without You."
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Vivid Entertainment's newest movie, 3 Mistresses: Notorious Tales of the World's Greatest Golfer, stars Devon James, Joslyn James and Holly Sampson - three acclaimed adult "actresses" who made national headlines as being mistresses of Tiger Woods.

Award-winning director (LOL) B. Skow brings the women together for an in-depth Q&A session, which generates explicit discussions and on-screen demonstrations of what intercourse was like with Tiger ... followed by pornographic reenactments.

3 Mistresses

"Any time you can get three women to sit down together to talk about the same guy the results are going to be more than interesting," said Skow.

"These women also happen to have sex for a living, and so if they've been with the same guy, you can be sure they'll share absolutely everything."

The film, released this week, includes the following disclaimer to ward off legal action from Woods, who just won his first tournament since 2009:

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The American Idol finalists did not make things easy on themselves last night.

Joshua Ledet covered Mariah Carey. Elise Testone tackled Led Zepplin. And Hollie Cavanagh dared to make the mistake that has haunted many contestants before her: she took on a single by an Idol icon; in this case "Jesus Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood.

Cavanagh definitely has the chops to pull off the track, but it's impossible not to compare her to Underwood - the most successful competitor in the show's history - when watching/listening to the performance. Did Hollie do Carrie proud? Could you see her following in Underwood's enormously impressive footsteps?

Judge for yourself:

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Colton Dixon took a bit of the life out of Lifehouse last night.

The American Idol finalist took to the stage and performed a version of "Everything," trying his best to milk emotion from the ballad (and even shedding a few tears after it was over), but really just coming across as - dare we say it? - boring overall.

There were no major moments and nothing that really stood out from the audition, as evidenced by the judges restrained comments: Steven Tyler just said it was great; J.Lo said it was emotional; and Randy said Colton has "believability."

We grant the guy that. We do believe he exists. We just wish he had gone in a different direction in this case...

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Peter Facinelli has made it official and filed for divorce from Jennie Garth after 11 years of marriage, citing the boilerplate "irreconcilable differences."

The actor is seeking joint custody of their three daughters.

According to Facinelli, they separated on January 1 - more than three months before the split was announced - after nearly 11 years of marriage.

After they confirmed their surprising split on March 13, Facinelli, 38, and Garth, 39, stepped out separately in public without their wedding rings.

Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli Photo

The ex-couple and parents to Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and Fiona, 5, briefly reunited last weekend for a shopping trip to a toy store with Lola and Fiona.

Says Garth of the split from her husband of 10 years:

"You get the rug pulled from under you. I have no landscape of what my future will look like, where before I had something that I can count on."

Since the split, Garth and Facinelli have shared parenting of the girls, who have been living with their mom on the family's Santa Ynez, Calif. ranch.

Garth has a new CMT reality show, Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country, in the works. Facinelli stars in Breaking Dawn Part 2 as well as Nurse Jackie.

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When is predictability a good thing? When it comes from Skylar Laine.

Faced with the challenge of selecting songs from their personal idols on American Idol this week, it wasn't hard to forecast that Laine would choose a track from Miranda Lambert. She's likely the contemporary artist with whom most viewers would compare Laine.

And Skylar did not disappoint on "Gunpowder and Lead," bringing her rocking country girl persona to the appropriate levels. She doesn't possess the same kind of voice as someone like Jessica Sanchez, but Laine owns the stage every time she steps on it, don't you agree?

Enjoy her latest now:

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Heejun Han made a fool of himself on American Idol last week, at least in the critical eyes of Steven Tyler. He laid in to this finalist for not taking the opportunity seriously.

So, did Han learn from his mistake on the top 9 performance show?

He sang a version of "Song for You" this week and somehow earned a standing ovation for the effort, with Tyler telling Han he "turned it around" and J. Lo giving him props for a "beautiful vibrato."

We guess? Heejun is clearly not Phillip Phillips, but there's room for diversity on Idol. Although... will that continue to be the case after tonight? Can Han really survive another cut? Watch his latest audition as we await his fate:

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The late Amy Winehouse's estate, worth an estimated $4.66 million, will go to her parents in its entirety, as will residuals from any posthumous earnings.

Her ex-hubby, Blake Fielder-Civil, jailed for a burglary committed to pay for his drug habit (which some feel he passed on to Amy), will get nary a cent.

Sucks to be him in so many ways.

Amy Winehouse, Blake Fielder-Civil Cuddle

According to probate documents, because the late diva did not have a will, her dad, Mitch Winehouse, will serve as the administrator of all her assets.

Mitch also heads the newly-created Amy Winehouse Foundation.

The star passed away at age 27 at her London home July 23, 2011. A coroner later determined Amy Winehouse's cause of death was accidental alcohol poisoning.

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Jessica Sanchez went all Beyonce on American Idol judges and viewers last night.

No, she didn't ask a man to put a ring on it. And she may be crazy in love with someone, but that wasn't Jessica's performance focus.

Instead, this singer went the ballad route again and gave us a beautiful rendition of "Sweet Dreams." Steven Tyler told Sanchez she really "knows her notes," while Randy Jackson referred to her as a naturally born star. What did you think of this cover?

And where would you say Sanchez stands overall? How does she match up with other top performers from this week, including Joshua Ledet or Elise Testone?

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To anyone accusing her of being wasteful or irresponsible on a planet already short on resources, Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting offers a strong rebuke.

In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Michelle was asked how one can justify having such a large family in an already overpopulated world.

Duggar said overpopulation is basically a myth. Why? Get ready for this ...

Jim Bob, Michelle Duggar, Family

"The idea of overpopulation is not accurate because, really, the whole world population, standing shoulder to shoulder, could fit in the city limits of Jacksonville."

"So if you realize that aspect, we're not anywhere near being overpopulated."

Who knew Jacksonville was that big? Take that, science. Step off.

Michelle Duggar did, with all due respect, go on to discuss how buying used cars, old clothing and living resourcefully can reduce a family's environmental impact.

They also have no debts, reducing their financial burden on others.

Nevertheless, a family of 21? Probably more of strain on the environment than one half its size. Or a quarter of its size. Carbon footprints do exist, like it or not.

According to Duggar - who does specialize in a terrific Duggars Tater Tot Casserole recipe -  other countries have death rates that eclipse birth rates (it's actually quite rare), so there can never be too many babies. Huh?

Anyway, we're done. Your turn. Is it okay to have 19 kids?

 

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