Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol' Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. More
NBC orders 5 new TV series for next season Sean Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson have prominent roles in new television series that NBC will try next season. The network said Thursday that it had ordered five new series, in advance of its annual schedule announcement Sunday. More
YouTube Claims Victory Over TV - Battle Won With One Billion Visitors Per Month With more than one billion unique visitors every month, YouTube asserted last night that the battle between television and the online video giant is over. YouTube claimed victory with six billion views per month. According to the Wall Street Journal, which cited Mark Mahaney's estimates, a stock analyst at RBC Capital Markets, that YouTube generated about $4 billion in revenue in 2012, up from $2.5 billion in 2011. More
More than 60 pairs of shoes, $10,000 dresses and lobster from room service: The lavish lifestyle of a 6-year-old beauty pageant millionaire Former Toddlers and Tiaras star Isabella Barrett is a millionaire at the age of six, thanks to her impressive beauty pageant record, TV appearances, and her own jewellery and make-up line. And the young entrepreneur has developed the lifestyle to go with ... 04/15/2013 - 5:45 am | View Link
How six-year-old Toddlers and Tiaras star is now a MILLIONAIRE after launching jewelry line for kids The former Toddlers and Tiaras star chooses and test out items for the Glitzy Girl collection, which features lip glosses, charm bracelets and velour hoodies. The idea for Glitzy Girl came about during Isabella's pageant days. Every time the Rhode Island ... 03/15/2013 - 11:55 am | View Link
Mud and mayhem: 'Toddlers' star leaves pageants way behind in 'Honey Boo Boo' She’s best known as the pageant princess with a sassy catchphrase (“A dollar makes me holler, Honey Boo Boo”) and a big thirst for ... enjoying that go-go juice), but forget the sparkling tiaras and pink pageant dresses. As the first promo reveals ... 07/22/2012 - 2:55 pm | View Link
Mud and mayhem: 'Toddlers' star leaves pageants way behind in 'Honey Boo Boo' Oh, sure, she’s still showing off her over-the-top personality (and enjoying that go-go juice), but forget the sparkling tiaras and pink pageant dresses. As the first promo reveals, Alana is more interested in having a tummy-slapping good time with family. 07/22/2012 - 2:55 pm | View Link
'Toddlers And Tiaras' Star Honey Boo Boo To Get Own TLC Show "Toddlers & Tiaras" star Alana Thompson, a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo, has scored a "T&T" spin-off program, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," according to a report from Us Weekly. The reality series, which will chronicle the life of the 6-year-old of the pageant circuit ... 06/1/2012 - 7:13 am | View Link
Radar Online | ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ Fake ‘Reality ... The pageant mom of a Toddlers & Tiaras star has admitted staged scenes are the unreality of reality television -- and has detailed how scenes she ... 07/30/2014 - 3:11 pm | View Website
Toddlers and Tiaras Turns out, the only thing "Toddlers & Tiaras" needed to actually be entertaining was some plastic. In this compelling episode of "Toys & Tiaras," ... 07/30/2014 - 5:31 am | View Website
toddlers and tiaras News and Photos | Perez Hilton Eden Wood was a breakout star from TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras waaaayyy before Honey Boo Boo exploded onto the scene! Well, now the little sweetheart is 9 years old and ... 07/29/2014 - 7:44 pm | View Website
Toddlers and Tiaras – TLC | cattle call auditions Is your child a beauty pageant princess? The controversial show Toddlers and Tiaras is now casting families that participate in beauty pageants. 07/29/2014 - 3:26 pm | View Website
Toddlers & Tiaras Bailey (3) is the “most beautiful girl in the world” but her Mom, Cora, can’t leave the coaching to Miss Cambrie. Riley’s (4) Dad, Ryan, is a bedazzling ... 07/28/2014 - 5:07 pm | View Website
Actor James Shigeta played the leading male role in the lavish movie musical "Flower Drum Song" in 1961.
In "Flower Drum Song," the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about clashing traditional Chinese and American cultures in San Francisco, Mr. Shigeta had several numbers to sing, including the lyrical "You Are Beautiful."
 he was hopeful the film would lead to meatier roles not only for himself, but other Asian American actors.
 they started portraying the Asian American as something other than the poor man in a menial job, as a doctor or attorney.
University of Southern California film Professor Akira Lippit said Tuesday that even now, many roles offered to Asian American actors were designated as Asian characters.
Film critic Matt Zoller Seitz wrote that the actor gave a performance embodying bravery that showed someone "about to die can steal back a bit of dignity by summoning their courage and refusing to be cowed."