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“American Idol” To Adopt One-Night Format For New Season

Posted On December 14, 2014

(New York, NY) -- "American Idol" is trimming down the pomp and circumstance for next season. In New York City for Z100's Jingle Ball event this weekend, "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest told reporters they would be condensing the competition's performance show and results into one night instead of two. Seacrest says the new format will…

Miss South Africa Crowned Miss World

Posted On December 14, 2014

(London) -- A new Miss World has been crowned. She is 22-year-old Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss. The fourth-year medical student was among 122 contestants who competed for the Miss World title this year. Miss Hungary was this year's runnerup while Miss USA, former Miss North Carolina Elizabeth Safrit, finished in third place. The pageant…

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” Takes Box Office Throne

Posted On December 14, 2014

(Undated) -- Big budget biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has dethroned the latest "Hunger Games" movie from its perch at the movie box office. But first weekend ticket sales are far from divine. Starring Christian Bale as Moses, "Exodus" opened well below expectations, pulling in just in 24-point-five-million-dollars to debut at number one in…

Bill Cosby Asks Media To Remain Neutral

Posted On December 14, 2014

(Undated) -- Bill Cosby is sharing his expectations for the media - black media in particular - in covering his story. The embattled comedy legend offered rare remarks Friday in the midst of mounting allegations against him. Reached at home by a "New York Post" reporter, Cosby said he only expects "black media to uphold…

“Harry Potter” Author Doling Out New Stories For The Holidays

Posted On December 12, 2014

(Undated) -- Author J.K. Rowling is trickling out story surprises for Harry Potter fans in the days leading up to Christmas. Rowling released the first Potter-themed surprise Friday after fans were asked to solve a riddle on the Pottermore website. The first reveal is a new short story focused on Harry Potter enemy-turned-friend Professor Severus…