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We're one week away from American Idol taking its show to Hollywood.

Next Tuesday, Ellen DeGeneres debuts as a permanent judge and we already know of at least one singer she'll be critiquing: Lee DeWyze.

This soulful singer auditioned in Chicago and hauls from Mount Prospect, Illinois. DeWyze has enjoyed a moderately successful career so far, fronting The Lee DeWyze Band and specializing in acousting guitar.

He released a rock album titled "Slumberland" last year.

The smooth crooner once said his goal is to relate to fans:

"I want a connection with my audience in the sense that any song I do reminds them of a specific moment in their lives - not mine."

How selfless! So far, DeWyze and Andrew Garcia represent our favorite male semifinlists on the show. Below, you can listen to a single by the former and judge his chances on American Idol.

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Vienna Girardi has The Bachelor all but wrapped up, if last night is any indication. Jake Pavelka is wrapped around her finger and the other girls are at their wits' end.

As always, THG staff members endured Jake's latest trials and tribulations on The Bachelor to recap all the action for you with our exclusive point system below ...

Tenley Molzahn gets the first of three one-on-ones with Jake. She tries to act very squeaky and cute. Plus 5. But Minus 7 because so does Jake, and he's a dude.

Corrie punks Ali by saying she and Vienna will be going on the two-on-one. In reality, it's Gia and Vienna, but Ali has a full-on hissy fit in front of Vienna. Minus 3.

Jake's #1 wife requirement is that she have his back, no matter what. That and Chris Harrison orchestrating unrealistic dates for him the rest of his life. Plus 4.

Nice turtleneck, Jake. Minus 2.

Jake Pretends to Look Cool

Okay, Jake, a little to the left... perfect! Stand there and act natural!

En route to her date with Jake (and third wheel Gia), Vienna Girardi pronounces the Castello vineyard "castle." Who says you can't judge a book by its cover? Plus 8.

Jake on dating two girls at the same time: "It's almost awkward." Not unlike our reaction every time he's on screen and tries to ad-lib off the cue cards. Minus 3.

Upset that Jake and Gia are alone together, pathetic Vienna desperately wanders through the estate in an attempt to find and cock block her "boyfriend." Plus 9.

Later, the girls go to bed ... until Vienna slips out for a rendezvous in Jake's room. A rendezvous Jake didn't know he would be attending. Obsessed much? Minus 4.

Jake on Vienna: "I definitely had dirty thoughts." Cringe. Minus 13.

Gia Allemand makes a strong impression. Team Gia/Tenley! Plus 3.

Corrie's date involved the two of them sitting silently in a rowboat, waiting to make a move. At least the outdoor scenery was nice during this nonsense. Minus 6.

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This is Vienna Girardi. The other girls hate her so hard.

His date with Ali Fedotowsky? Not much better. We get it. You live in San Francisco and it's awesome. You hate that Jake likes Vienna too. Just STFU you catty ...

... okay, that blue dress is looking damn good on her. Even.

Why do the girls talk about Vienna 24/7 and rarely say what they like about Jake? Ali is the worst, and it's all growing tiresome. Minus 5, and Minus 6 more for the filler quotient this week, as this could've been condensed into one hour easily.

But at least that meant time for a host-pimp fireside chat, so Plus 3.

LOL at Vienna's hair during the rose ceremony. WTH is that? Plus 8.

TOTAL: -11. SEASON: +13. Roses: Tenley, Ali, Gia and Vienna. Gone: Corrie.

Who should Jake choose among his final four ladies?

 

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It's a big day for superstitious TV fans.

Despite the efforts of the morons at PETA, Punxsutawney Phil will prognosticate on the winter later this morning; while Lost will premiere its sixth and final season.

But it's also a big day for one of the most underrated singers on the planet: Shakira turns 33!

Because her hips don't lie, we must also be honest with readers when it comes to this artist. She's ridiculously talented. Shakira has won a pair of Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammys and even received a Golden Globe nomination.

Moreover, Shakira started the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which subsidizes education and builds schools in the star's home country of Colombia.

For her humanitarian efforts and a dancing style that makes monks drool, we encourage readers to send in their birthday wishes to Shakira today...

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Late last week, Selena Gomez appeared on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.

Shockingly, she didn't pimp out any babies. Instead, she simply gushed about a friend.

“One of my favorite stories with Taylor Swift was when I was going through a very hard breakup," Selena told listeners. "She came to my house at 10:30 at night and knocked on my door. I opened it, and she had two big bags of junk food, cookies, Snickers and soda."

“She put it on the table, put her laptop on, we made a video, and she told me that now we could look forward to breakups, since we know the other one will get us junk food!”

That may be the cutest story we've ever heard. Let's hope Swift doesn't require the same treatment, though, if her rumored relationship with Cory Monteith sours.

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Overall, Selena concluded about her pal: “She’s very sweet.  I feel very lucky to have her in my life."

Of course, there's another Taylor in Gomez's life. What does she think of Twilight Saga stud Taylor Lautner?

"[He's amazing]. He is so awesome... I love Lautner!”

Selena isn't exactly alone in that opinion. Far from it.

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Lindsay Lohan and Lady Gaga collaborating in the studio?

Don't bet on it, but producer Rodney Jerkins, who's going to be out of work if he keeps coming up with ideas like this, says he'd like the two to work together.

"I can pair them up," says Jerkins, who recently collaborated on Gaga's "Telephone" with Beyoncé. "I would love it. I would love to see what could happen."

While it sounds like convincing the Lost writers to collaborate with the total hacks who bring you Heroes, Jerkins thinks this would be a can't miss project.

He also thinks Lohan can be the next big thing in music. We were thinking that she can be the next big thing in 5150 holds at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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A Lindsay Lohan and Lady Gaga collaboration? We don't see it. Talk about diluting the brand! Gaga's, that is. [Pics: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com; Splash News Online]

"If she stays focused, she has what it takes," Jerkins said, seemingly seriously. "I've talked to her, and I said, 'You've got what it takes. I believe in you.'"

"I've seen people question actresses who have wanted to become pop stars, and they don't have it. I believe she has it, something deep down."

"I think there's something there. It just needs to be pulled out."

The only thing pulled out when it comes to Lohan is ... forget it.

Basically, don't hold your breath for this duet. Lady Gaga's Grammy performance showed what a dynamic performer she is. Lohan? Not in her league.

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Yes, Nick Jonas has embarked on a solo career.

But, no, the adorable mop head is not finished recording with his brothers.

Those are the main points covered by the singer in the latest issue of Teen Vogue. Below, while posing a few adorable shots of Nick, we summarize the rest of his interview...

On fronting his own band: Songs were pouring out of me. I've been wanting to do this for three years.

On love: I want someone to love me for my passion for music. It's all I've ever thought about.

On the future of The Jonas Brothers: I promise you, the trio is intact.

On Broadway: Broadway had a big part in my realizing that I wanted to make music a career. I'd love to go back.

Sounds like an intelligent, grounded, well-spoken guy. Aren't you sad you let him get away, Miley Cyrus?

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Note to Larry Birkhead: the baby pimping bar has been raised to a new level. Will you meet it?

To do so, Anna Nicole Smith's baby daddy will need to bring his young child on to a radio show and then act as if he's doing it just to see a pal.

That's what Kourtney Kardashian actually did yesterday, lugging newborn Mason Dash Disick to the studio for Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show.

"How cute is baby Mason?!" Seacreast asked, happily playing the role of enabler to one of the stars of a series he producers. "Is baby ready to feed? He's looking for your breast."

Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian accompanied their exploitive sisiter to the show, as Kourtney wrote on her blog: "I take Mason everywhere with me. We had to stop in and surprise Ryan!"

Of course they did. The show is televised, after all. Can little Mason say photo op?!?

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Beleaguered actor Rip Torn is headed to rehab.

The 78-year-old Emmy winner was arrested Friday night in Salisbury, Conn., for allegedly breaking into a bank with a loaded gun while under the influence.

Police say busted Torn, who has faced multiple DUIs in the past. He posted $100,000 bond on Monday and headed straight to a Manhattan clinic to dry out.

He faces charges of trespassing, possession of a firearm without a permit, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, criminal mischief and burglary for the stunt.

Rip Torn needs to cool it with the boozing.

He did not enter a plea. Torn is due back in court February 17. His lawyer says it was all a misunderstanding. A heat-packing, belligerent misunderstanding.

"Obviously, he wasn't intending to commit a crime," Torn's attorney told the Hartford Courant, saying  Torn was so drunk, he thought he was in his home.

We've been there, actually. Well, sans loaded firearm. In any case, here's hoping Torn gets help, as he's been taking over our celebrity mug shots gallery.

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Prosecutors are ready to charge Dr. Conrad Murray with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson and the case could be filed as early as this week.

Jackson's embattled personal physician is very close to being charged following another top level meeting in the L.A. County District Attorney's Office last Friday.

Law enforcement sources called it "a big meeting."

Why is that significant? Because without everyone in agreement on what charges to file against Dr. Conrad Murray and what evidence to present, it won't happen.

Doctor Conrad Murray

Conrad Murray is the lone suspect in MJ's June 25 death.

But it looks like we're nearing that point, and involuntary manslaughter charges will be filed. It's just a matter of when, not if, according to sources close to the case.

The deputy D.A. assigned to the case, David Walgren, has all the LAPD's notes, and the D.A. could charge Murray even without having the case formally presented.

That could happen as early as this week.

The King of Pop's death was sad and brought to light a lot of unpleasant information, but one thing's for sure: Sunday's Grammy tribute would've made him proud.

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An All-Star lineup began assembling in Hollywood yesterday to re-record the classic charity single "We Are the World," this time for Haiti earthquake relief.

Among those spotted entering the studio: Celine Dion and Jennifer Hudson (pictured), Justin Bieber, Vince Vaughn, Kanye West and Amber Rose, Julianne Hough, Gladys Knight, Randy Jackson, Faith Evans, Rob Thomas, Brandy and Keri Hilson.

Not to mention will.i.am and Wyclef Jean, T-Pain, Nicole Scherzinger, Harry Connick, Jr., Katharine McPhee, Robin Thicke, Josh Groban and India.arie.

Two of many "We Are the World" 2.0 artists.

Producer Quincy Jones, the man behind the 1985 original song that featured Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and others, confirmed the planned remake.

"It's the 25th anniversary and it's perfect timing," the legendary Jones said. "It's not an accident, man. That's God. It will be 'We Are the World' for Haiti."

Others rumored to be involved: Miley Cyrus, Bono, Lady Gaga, and Sheryl Crow.

"Hope for Haiti Now" and other charities are still accepting relief donations.

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