Best and Worst: ‘American Idol’ finale Season 8
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Hollywood Headlines: A crazy week in review

Best and Worst: ‘American Idol’ finale Season 8
Kris Allen beats Adam Lambert to win ‘American Idol’
By Kate Stanhope and Patrick Kevin Day

If you think about, everyone is really a winner on a show like “American Idol.” Well, except for judge Kara DioGuardi and the lackluster (to be kind) song she co-wrote for the winner, “No Boundaries.” (Associated Press)
‘Twilight’ junkies find their latest fix with ‘New Moon’ poster
The official movie poster for the highly anticipated “Twilight” sequel hit the Web this week, along with reports that star Robert Pattinson has officially signed on for the fourth film, “Breaking Dawn.” Let the screaming, squealing, biting and howling begin! (Summit Entertainment)
Is the world ready for Buentin?
Brad Pitt arrived in Cannes this week for the premiere of “Inglourious Basterds,” his first acting work for hyperactive writer-director Quentin Tarantino. But despite pap shots of Brad and Angelina making like a couple of randy teenagers, it seems Pitt has a serious man-crush on Tarantino. “You had me at hello,” he told the writer-director at a press conference for the film. (Matt Sayles / Associated Press)
Michael Jackson: This is (almost) it
The notorious pop superstar’s comeback residency in London is set to start in July, but already there are delays. “There’s nothing nefarious,” AEG Chief Executive Randy Phillips assured reporters this week. The first date was supposed to be July 8, but has now been pushed back to July 13. Promoters promise makeup concerts in March 2010 for the lost dates. The delays, they say, have nothing to do with Jackson’s health. We assume they’re only speaking about physical well-being. (Carl De Souza AFP / Getty Images)
Robots go head-to-head with priceless artifacts at movie theaters
New releases “Terminator Salvation” and “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” battle for the weekend box office top spot. If Arnold were back for Round 4, this fight would be more of a no-brainer but Christian Bale vs. Ben Stiller is a less interesting, and less easy, duel to predict. (Warner Brothers/ 20th Century Fox)
‘My Name Is Earl’ creator calls NBC ‘the Titanic’
The television networks unveiled their fall lineups for advertisers in New York this week. For many, it brought the exciting rush of seeing your blood, sweat and tears finally given a solid spot on the schedule. For others, like “My Name Is Earl” creator Greg Garcia, right, the week brought the news that “Earl” would not be back. Garcia seemed OK with the bad news, saying, “It’s hard to be too upset about being thrown off the Titanic.” Guess you won’t be seeing Garcia’s next series on NBC(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Olympian Shawn Johnson wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Johnson is already seeing a rise in popularity after she jived her way to the top on “Dancing.” Unfortunately for runner-up Gilles Marini, he’s only been promoted to “that guy from the ‘Sex and the City’ movie ... who can dance.” (Kelsey McNeal / Associated Press)
Mrs. Blagojevich takes one for the team
Impeached former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich couldn’t join the cast of “I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here” in Costa Rica (a judge thought his time would be better served preparing his defense), so in order to help provide for her family, the former first lady of Illinois will make the trek down south to compete against Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Janice Dickinson and former “American Idol” contestant Sanjaya Malakar among others in the hopes of being dubbed Queen of the Jungle. Brave, desperate or a little bit of both? (M. Spencer Green / Associated Press)
Hayden Panettiere gets a larger-than-life typo
The “Heroes” star’s new tattoo is supposed to read “Vivere senza rimpianti” (meaning “to live without regrets”) but it appears someone made a big a booboo, spelling the last word as “rimipianti.” Having a giant spelling error permanently marking your side makes it a wee bit hard to truly live without regrets, don’t ya think? (Matt Sayles / Associated Press)
Who’s ready for sexy Ghostbusters?
OG (Original Ghostbuster) Dan Aykroyd thinks the third “Ghostbusters” movie could go before the cameras as early as this winter. He says all the original Ghostbusters have signed on, including Sigourney Weaver. And though “at any second everything could blow up” he’s optimistic that this will actually happen. The third film will see new, young Ghostbusters taking over from the old team. Who would Aykroyd like to see? Alyssa Milano and Eliza Dushku are his top picks. Yowza. (Columbia TriStar)
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