Among other entertainment industry heavyweights, Anne Hathaway, Martin Sheen, Jane Lynch and Ellen DeGeneres signed an open letter sponsored by Freedom to Marry, a New York-based group promoting same-sex marriage rights.

Just weeks after President Obama's administration announced it would no longer legally defend the Defense of Marriage act, his supporters want him to go further.

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Jacob Lusk closed out the American Idol performance show last night - and may have finally showed some weakness.

The soulful crooner covered a 1987 Heart single, "Alone," coming on a bit strong with the vibrato and coming dangerously close to screeching instead of singing. But the judges still showered the finalist with praise, gushing:

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Tasked with covering a song from the year of her birth, Thia Megia went all Disney on American Idol viewers last night.

The season 10 hopeful delivered a lovely version of Vanessa Williams' "Colors of the Wind" from the 1995 film Pocahontas. Wow. Yes, Thia Megia was born in 1995. It's a safe choice, one that shows off Megia's steady, strong tone and style.

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Tiger Woods made a rare television appearance last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon - the golfer's first such interview since the late 2009 "incident."

We don't have to get into Rachel Uchitel, the car crash and everything else. Fallon started off asking Woods what he's been up to the last year and a half.

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Lauren Alaina was among the American Idol finalists who performed with the flu last night.

But the resulting, smokey sound may have actually helped this 16-year old with her rendition of Melissa Etheridge's "I'm the Only One."

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Casey Abrams made American Idol history last night.

The bearded, talented finalist became the first contestant to ever cover a Nirvana single, putting his unique spin on "Smells Like Teen Spirit." It wasn't the greatest performance of the evening - that honor likely fell to Stefano Langone - but you have to give Casey props to taking such a risk.

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Lindsay Lohan has been hitting the bottle. Hard.

But it's not what you think. The train wreck is not downing martinis or anything, just drinking fermented tea that contains trace amounts of alcohol. Still!

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Following a cover of a Paul McCartney classic, James Durbin returned to his rock roots last night.

The American Idol finalist made the girls in attendance scream with a version of Bon Jovi's "I'll Be There for You," roaming the stage while singing, shaking hands with audience members, making like a true star.

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