The Strokes have not released an album in five years, so the NYC indie rock band's fans are understandably anxious for the March 22 release of Angles.

The band’s first song from the upcoming album and the music video for the single, “Under Cover of Darkness,” have been released early, however.

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Praise doesn't get much higher than what was heaped upon Lauren Alaina last night.

Following this 16-year old's rendition of a Reba McIntyre country hit ("Turn on the Radio"), Randy Jackson told the aspiring singer that she has "natural talent." He then compared her to "a cross between" Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Wow.

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Jessica Biel turns 29 today.

The actress, model, and occasional singer is best known for her roles in 7th Heaven, Summer Catch, The Illusionist, The A-Team and Justin Timberlake's personal life, in which she's been involved in various capacities since 2007.

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All the American Idol chatter this morning may be over Pia Toscano and her rendition of "I'll Stand By You," but another semifinalist also assured herself of a spot in the finals with a beautiful ballad cover.

Thia Megia, only 15 years old (and confused over how to prove that, as Ryan Seacrest tried to joke about), delivered a simple version of "Out Here On My Own," a song featured in "Fame."

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Do you hear that sound, Jacob Lusk? It's the beautiful voice of Pia Toscano, and it's coming for your title as Early American Idol Favorite.

This 21-year old from New York stood proudly at the microphone during last night's semifinal round and belted out a version of The Pretenders "I'll Stand By You." Finishing with a powerful flourish, she earned the first standing ovation of the season from Steven, J. Lo and Randy.

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