Lauren Alaina selected Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" on American Idol because "it's about a young girl struggling to reach her dreams." Will Lauren reach hers?

The inspirational hit song's top notes are slightly outside the best part of this aspiring singer's range, but she does a commendable job of it live, overall.

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Scotty McCreery sang George Strait's "Cross My Heart" on Idol this week.

For a country singer to use George Strait, well, they're gonna have to be good, 'cause they're gonna be compared to George Strait. Did Scotty pull it off?

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James Durbin urged American Idol viewers to give heavy metal a chance last night. After this energetic performance, it's safe to say a bunch of them will.

After doing a little Sammy Hagar for Jimmy Iovine and getting mixed reviews, he took his case straight to America. His message: "Give metal a chance!"

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Good news for Victoria Jackson. The former Saturday Night Live star, who said Glee makes kids gay, has no longer uttered the most ridiculous, disparaging remark about the Fox hit.

Just read what Bret Easton Ellis, an author best known for American Psycho, Tweeted last night: "I like the idea of Glee but why is it that every time I watch an episode I feel like I've stepped into a puddle of HIV?"

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Danielle Staub may be gone, but the drama will still be boiling over every week on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

The series returns on May 16 with a special 90-minute episode, during which viewers will meet two new cast members, both with connections to Teresa Giudice: Melissa Gorga is the her sister-in-law, while Kathy Wakile is Teresa's cousin.

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All-time home run leader Barry Bonds and his enormous head were convicted in a Los Angeles courtroom today of obstruction of justice, as it was determined he lied to a grand jury about using steroids and human growth hormone.

The former San Franciso Giants star revealed no emotion after the verdict, which followed four days of deliberation. The jury was deadlocked on a trio of other charges.

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