<p>Jacob Lusk</p>

Jacob Lusk

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Recap: 'American Idol' Results - Down to 8 with more surprises

Constantine Maroulis performs and somebody surprising goes home

This bears repeating: On Wednesday (April 6) night, we saw performances from the "American Idol" Top Nine. That means there were nine performances and three judges' critiques per performance. That's 27 individual evaluations over 90 minutes and not a single one of those 27 evaluations was what I would describe as "negative." 

The performances on Wednesday were decent, but they weren't *that* good.

This is the second straight week in which all three judges were afraid to say anything resembling a discouraging word. And so, for the second straight week, it's a wide-open field with elimination approaching on Thursday. I predicted Stefano going home, with Haley and Jacob also making the Bottom Three. 

Was I right?

Click through for a full recap

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<p>Your 'Top Chef Masters' panel</p>

Your 'Top Chef Masters' panel

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Recap: 'Top Chef Masters' Premiere - 'Restaurant Wars'

The chefs are given a challenge so tough more than one can’t complete it

Time for “Top Chef Masters”! I can’t decide if I like this show as much as regular old “Top Chef” because, even though the food always looks insanely good, the chefs tend not to be as insane. I mean, you’re not going to get a Marcel on “Top Chef Masters” simply because a weasel like Marcel is never going to get that far in life. Or at least that’s what I have to hope. Anyway, let’s take a look at our masters:

 
John Currence, City Grocery Restaurant Group
Suvir Saran, Dévi
John Rivera Sedlar, Playa
Alex Stratta, Stratta
Mary Sue Milliken, Border Grill
Traci des Jardins, Jardinière
Naomi Pomeroy, Beast
Hugh Acheson, Five and Ten
George Mendes, Aldea
Floyd Cardoz, North End Grill
Sue Zemanick, Gautreau’s
 
[Recap of the "Top Chef Masters" premiere after the break...]
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<p>Boston Rob of 'Survivor: Redemption Island'</p>

Boston Rob of 'Survivor: Redemption Island'

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Recap: 'Survivor: Redemption Island' - 'This Game Respects Big Moves'

As the Merge arrives and a Redeemed player returns, things get interesting
Pre-credit sequence[s]. The Zapatera Five return to camp after booting Sarita.  Everybody's making feeble rationalizations about how they hope they've made the Tribe stronger, while Julie says they need to win a couple challenges in a row. I do believe they're closing the barn door, but all the goats and chicks and horses and cows already got loose. Meanwhile, Sarita arrives at Redemption Island, impressed with the Swiss Family Robinson set-up that Matt has made for himself over the past 10 years of isolation. Matt, clearly getting a bit worn down by his captivity on Redemption Island slurs,  "I was quite happy to see her, because she doesn't appear to be too incredibly tough." At Matt's urging, Sarita reflects on the challenge-losing awesomeness of Zapatera, giving her particular seal of approval to Marine Mike. Matt listens patiently. Up until this point, Matt has been planning on realigning with his Team Rob allies, but listening to Sarita, he seems to be having a change of heart. Perhaps starvation has messed with Matt's math skills?
 
Full recap of Wednesday's (April 6) "Survivor: Redemption Island" after the break...
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<p>Jaclyn of 'America's Next Top Model'</p>

Jaclyn of 'America's Next Top Model'

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Recap: 'America's Next Top Model' - 'Eric Daman'

Noted Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker shoots the girls

Goodbye Monique, ye of the couture perma-scowl and a voice that only a boutique owner in Malibu could love. You were a ray of sunshine, that is, if the sun were a black hole made of tar and the nightmares of child slaves.

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<p>Pia Toscano of 'American Idol'</p>

Pia Toscano of 'American Idol'

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Recap: 'American Idol' Top 9 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Night

The judges love all of the remaining 'Idol' finalists equally

It's Songs Related Vaguely to The Rock -n- Roll Hall of Fame Night on "American Idol." How would the Top 9 handle the nebulous possibilities?

Click through for my recap of Wednesday's (April 6) show...

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<p>Tuesday's 'Dancing with the Stars' results</p>

Tuesday's 'Dancing with the Stars' results

Credit: ABC

Recap: 'Dancing with the Stars' Results - The second booted dancer was...

One of the ladies is sent home and Selena Gomez sings

I can’t say I have much expectation built up for tonight’s super! Dramatic! And tense! Elimination! If Wendy Williams doesn’t go home, then I’ll be surprised, but seriously, unless it’s opposite day, she probably already has her suitcase of enormous false eyelashes and hair extensions flying home ahead of her.

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<p>Since NBC had no pictures from this week's episode of &quot;The Event,&quot; we were forced to use this gallery picture of Taylor Cole. FORCED. We hope you don't mind.</p>

Since NBC had no pictures from this week's episode of "The Event," we were forced to use this gallery picture of Taylor Cole. FORCED. We hope you don't mind.

Credit: NBC

Recap: 'The Event' - 'You Bury Other Things Too'

Sophia makes a call, Sean gets tough, The President gets shady

One episode in and I already miss Thomas.  And no, it’s not a good sign that I have routinely maligned “The Event,” week after week, and yet begin this week’s review with a note of nostalgia. “You Bury Other Things Too,” however, confirmed my fears of where the show is heading with the major characters we’re now stuck with. Sophia is Hitler, while Martinez is probably Roosevelt at his Japanese-interning worst, but for the sake of simplicity, let’s just call him Stalin. Bluntly, I hate the entire set up. Thomas’ death has committed “The Event” to a path I would hate even if the show were well executed.

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<p>Kirstie Alley of 'Dancing with the Stars'</p>

Kirstie Alley of 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Recap: 'Dancing with the Stars' Performances - Week Three

One of the contestants hits the floor -- literally

Tonight is the night of emotional dances. This seems like it would be fun, but really it’s just the Night of a Lot of Dances Dedicated to Dead People. Which is better than some of the other dances, which our self-absorbed celebrities have dedicated to themselves. Yeah, don’t you love Hollywood? Anyway, it’s a long night, so let’s get to it.

Just in case you care, the “DWTS” Troupe demonstrates the many dances of the evening. What I’ve learned from this that all of the dances look a lot better when professionals do them. Thanks, “DWTS” Troupe!

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<p>Elton John and Kristen Wiig of 'Saturday Night Live'</p>

Elton John and Kristen Wiig of 'Saturday Night Live'

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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' - Elton John

A slew of guests upstage Sir Elton's turn as host and musical guest

Can you feel the love tonight, “Saturday Night Live” fans? The show’s back, and with quite the host/musical guest: Sir Elton John. You might think Saturday night’s alright for fighting in the comments section, and sorry sometimes seems to be the hardest word when opinions start flying. But I don’t wanna go on with you like that, fair readers. So let’s hope the time off since the show’s last airing has recharged the writers/performers of “SNL,” in addition to giving The Lonely Island boys the chance to produce a digital duet with Elton John that could rival anything Justin Timberlake has done with them.

Too optimistic? Perhaps. Only one way to find out. Onto the recap!

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<p>Casey Abrams of 'American Idol'</p>

Casey Abrams of 'American Idol'

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Recap: 'American Idol' Results - Double Elimination Thursday

Which two singers paid the price for Casey's saving last week

After last week's Judges' Save of Casey Abrams and last night's criticism-free Elton John performances, Thursday is Anything That Can Happen Night on "American Idol." I predicted Thia Megia and Naima Adedapo for eliminations in my recap, but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if neither of them even makes the Bottom Three.

Click through for the presumably unpredictable "Idol" result show...

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