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Following Tuesday night's American Idol performances, and given how average a lot of them were, it isn't surprising to see Lacey Brown go on last night's results show.

The pastor's daughter from Texas got no love from the judges or the fans for her cover of "Ruby Tuesday," landing in the bottom three with Tim Urban and Paige Miles.

Urban would've been equally deserving of a pink slip, but this isn't The Bachelor, where they make up rules on the fly. One stays, one goes. Nice knowing you, Lacey.

Ryan announced the return of the "Judges Save" option, allowing the esteemed panel to reverse decisions if fans really, really screw up, but it was not used on Brown.

Instead, she sang farewell to her attempt at stardom with Brandi Carlile's "The Story," an emotional track prominently featured on Grey's Anatomy a few seasons ago.

Lacey Sings Goodbye

Lacey Brown bids American Idol farewell.

If Brown and her bottom three cohorts underscored anything, it was how dramatic the dropoff is in talent from the top handful to the rest of the pack.

Here's how we see the remaining finalists, grouped into tiers ...

The Contenders

Should Hang Around Awhile

  • Didi Benami
  • Lee DeWyze
  • Andrew Garcia

Bottom Three Calling Any Day Now

  • Paige Miles
  • Aaron Kelly
  • Katie Stevens
  • Tim Urban
Season 9 Top 11

TOP 11: Who will be the next to go on American Idol?

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Despite reports that Britney Spears and Jason Trawick, her boyfriend of over a year, broke up late last month, multiple insiders say it's not necessarily true.

At the very least, it's more complicated than that.

Spears Double Wedding!

Over the weekend, the star and her agent beau were spotted at L.A.'s Mondrian Hotel, and also spent time at Britney Spears' home, according to a source.

"They are on and off," another pal says of Britwick.

A rep for the singer had no comment on the latest breakup rumor. However, it's not listed in the "BS" section of her official site devoted to bogus gossip!

Britney and Jason: Together? Broken up? Somewhere in between?

Spears and Trawick have been dating since early 2009, after he stood by her as a friend during her dark moments, including her hospitalizations of 2008.

"Most everyone else abandoned her, but Jason refused to be completely cut out of Britney's life," a source close to her said. "He's very protective of her."

Even the pop star's mother is rooting for them. "Lynne said, 'He's the kind of man you dream of your daughter marrying. The kids love him he's stable.'"

The guy did follow Adnan Ghalib, so the boyfriend bar was set pretty low by the time he came along. No knock against Jason there, it's just true. Anyway.

Should Britney and Jason get married?

 

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Evan Lysacek has already won Olympic glory at this year's Vancouver games. Can he achieve the rare combination of gold medal Dancing with the Stars disco ball?

The Season 10 cast members make their ballroom debuts Monday night. Up against Evan are an astronaut, a Pussycat doll, an NFL star, Jake Pavelka and more.

Jennifer Grey, Derek Hough Pic

Here's a brief rundown on this DWTS contender ...

Full name: Evan Frank Lysacek
Professional partner: Anna Trebunskaya
Age: 24
Hails from: Chicago, Illinois
We were surprised to learn: He's straight
Famous girlfriend: Nastia Liukin
Number of revolutions in a triple toe-loop: 3
Chief skating rival: Evgeni Plushenko
Chief DWTS rival: Nicole Scherzinger
Odds of winning: 5-1

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There's a good reason you never see Suri Cruise in jeans.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' kid is way too good for 'em.

She "hates jeans and favors dresses," a source says, revealing some surprising new details on the lavish lifestyles of Suri Cruise and other Hollywood kids.

At the tender age of 3, and 4 next month, Suri, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, also has a penchant for heels - and pricey designer handbags.

The girl even carries around an $850 Ferragamo purse! You know what's crazier? That Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt. She lives in like seven different homes!

Suri and Shiloh Update

It was a slow week over at Us, apparently.

Seriously, guys. We get it, okay? Kids of rich people have expensive stuff. Ooh. Why not cover the Jesse James cheating accusations or something more interesting?

Or at least the Jackson kids. Now there's a large, dysfunctional family that doesn't get enough coverage. Especially that little, stun-gun-toting devil Jafaar Jackson.

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Might Jesse James truly be one of the biggest idiots on the planet?

While we rarely buy into tabloid fodder, we have a new reason to believe this week's In Touch Weekly report that states James has been cheating on Sanda Bullock with tattoo model Michelle McGee.

Earlier today, the actress bailed on the London premiere of The Blind Side, which is slated for Tuesday. In a statement from Warner Brothers UK, Bullock says:

"Due to unforeseen personal reasons, a trip abroad to support The Blind Side has been deemed impossible at this time. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your continued support of the film."

We hope we're wrong, but not exactly the words of someone with a strong marriage, are they?

Sandra Bullock, Husband

Bullock, one of the most beloved stars on the planet, took home the Oscar for Best Actress at this month's Academy Awards and brought James to tears during her acceptance speech.

"I'm so proud of her," he said after the show "She deserves it more than anybody."

We'll keep our eyes on this story as it breaks, but one more point of interest: James has canceled his Twitter account. Make of that what you will... and prepare to toilet paper James' house if rumors of his infidelity are true.

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In the new issue of Parade, Miley Cyrus does not hold back.

Yesterday, she talked about how hard the Internet sucks. Today, she talked about ditching Hannah Montana why she feels country music is contrived, and so on.

Her interview isn't all negative, though. Cyrus had praise for Liam Hemsworth, Lady Gaga and God too. Below are excerpts from Parade's sit-down with Miles ...

On Liam Helmsworth: “[Liam has] become my best friend. I love him. He really respects me for who I am because coming from Australia, he really didn’t know me as the celebrity I am here. I got to tell him about myself on my own terms.”

On Lady Gaga: "I really love her. She’s really smart. I used to be like, yeah, I guess she’s talented but how much is she really singing. But I’ve become a convert. She has to be smart to come up with all the stuff she comes up with. She gets it."

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On her fan base: “I am screwed up in the mind a little bit because I’m not like other 16- or 17-year-old girls. I have no perspective of who exactly my fans are, to tell you the truth. Teenage girls in general are hard for me. I’m not a girl’s girl."

On country music: “It feels contrived on so many levels. Unless you’re wearing a cowboy hat and boots and singing and whining about your girlfriend or boyfriend leaving you it’s not going to sell. It makes me nervous, the politics of it all."

On the paparazzi: "You have to ask, ‘Why would any other 50-year-old man who was stalking a 17-year-old girl go to jail, but not these guys?’ I mean, they couldn't sit outside of a high school but they can sit outside my recording studio. It's creepy.”

On her faith: "To me, faith is about having a clean slate and a clean start. The one thing I’m really strong about regarding my religious beliefs is that you should know a little bit about everything before you define your own beliefs."

On Twitter: “I believe God is the only one who can judge us. That’s the reason I deleted my Twitter, because I said I believed in gay marriage because everyone should have the right to love each other, and I got hate mail about being a bad person.”

Hard to argue her reasoning on that point if nothing else. Click to enlarge more Miley Cyrus pictures from Parade and tell us what you think of her interview ..

  • All-American Gal
  • Parade-ing Around
  • A Smiley Miley
  • Miles Cyrus
  • Cute Miley Picture
  • A Singing Sensation

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Some fans were floored by it, and others weren't impressed, but it's safe to say that 19-year-old Siobhan Magnus' rendition of "Paint it Black" was definitely the most buzzed-about of this week's 12 American Idol performances.

The judges loved it, though Simon even acknowledged that a lot of people are likely to dislike her flamboyant style. That's a compliment, as it beats indifference.

We gotta give it up to Siobhan Magnus for upping the drama, paying tribute to this Rolling Stones classic, yet being original and keeping us riveted throughout.

Here's the performance if you missed it or want another look ...

What do you think? The night's best, or not worth the hype some gave it? Can Siobhan compete for the American Idol title or will she fade fast?

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There were lots of strong performances among the finalists on American Idol, but the most memorable moment of the night may have come from Ryan Seacrest.

After Simon Cowell called out Michael Lynche for "corny" dance moves, Ryan not only came to the affable singer's defense, he got in Simon's grill in the process.

The normally unflappable judge was taken aback - and scooted his seat back, throwing his hands up and admitting he was very uncomfortable. Point, Seacrest!

Chalk up another memorable exchange in one of Hollywood's ongoing rivalries / friendships. We never quite know what to make of the dynamic between them.

Ryan definitely threw Simon off here, though, which was funny and uncomfortable. Check out the clip below of the two stars almost butting heads ... literally:

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Tens of millions saw Sandra Bullock thank her husband, Jesse James, as she accepted her best actress Oscar for The Blind Side this month. Little did we know ...

She might have chosen different words had she known about his torrid 11-month affair with tattoo model Michelle McGee, which In Touch Weekly alleges today.

The worst part of the scandal, if you buy it, is that McGee, who goes by the nickname "Bombshell," says James told her he and Sandra were no longer together.

“I would never have hooked up with him if I thought he was a married man,” Michelle said. “He gave me the impression they were separated.” The impression?

Whatever impression he made, it was lasting. With Sandra in Atlanta shooting The Blind Side, Michelle says she had sex at least once a week with James.

Sandra Bullock: Betrayed!

Is Sandra Bullock's husband guilty of the ultimate betrayal?

Far from a one-night stand, the Monster Garage star's relationship with Michelle was McGee "intimate and highly charged." We're talking prolonged boinkage people.

Michelle even says she called Jesse, who apparently does not wear underwear or condoms, by a special pet name, the Vanilla Gorilla, as he's "so well-endowed."

Okay, we really hope this story is made up for Sandra's sake and for our own. We may need to poach the In Touch writer who came up with that for a job at THG.

As for how they met, McGee said she "sent West Coast Choppers a friend request" because she hoped to snag a modeling gig there. Jesse James personally replied.

From the start, it was never about business.

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Andrea McNulty, the first woman to accuse Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault (she came forward last year), is being sought in the new investigation into his conduct.

Georgia law enforcement officers have contacted McNulty's lawyer as they continue looking into claims by an unnamed woman accusing the NFL star of sexual abuse.

The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has not been charged in the current case, nor was he criminally in the case of McNulty. She has a civil suit pending against him.

The current accuser is believed to be a 20-year-old student.

Andrea McNulty: Ben Roethlisberger's first sexual assault accuser.

The two-time Super Bowl champ is accused by Andrea McNulty of forcing himself onto her at a Nevada hotel where she worked in 2008, a claim he has flatly denied.

McNulty sued Ben last year, claiming an assault took place during an encounter he says was consensual. Her story's full of holes, but the new case makes you think.

In any case, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is currently investigating Ben for alleged sexual assault this month, has requested a sit down with McNulty.

Her lawyer probably shot that down.

"We believe the facts alleged by our client are already in public documents. A case in Georgia ought to be brought or not brought on its own merits," said Cal Dunlap.

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