AMERICAN IDOL VS. THE VOICE

FOX's powerhouse singing competition has started slow in season 11, while NBC's rival hit is quickly making itself heard. Which show is better?

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THE VERDICT Idol packs more entertainment heat but Voice is clicking. We'll see in May.

YOU'VE GOTTA SEE THIS...

CLINTON

Perhaps you've forgotten just how tumultuous his Presidency was. This two-part documentary brings it all back. PBS, check local listings.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT

Dwarf actor Warwick Davis (the Harry Potter films) in a comedy co-created by Ricky Gervais. Discomfitingly funny, also a bit sad. HBO, Feb. 19.

THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE

Will Teresa Giudice (The Real Housewives of New Jersey) flip the boardroom table? One can dream. Season premiere. NBC, Feb. 19.

WHITE COLLAR'S TIFFANI THIESSEN

CHERISH THE LITTLE THINGS...

Harper's smile makes me melt. And I love mornings with her: She wakes up bright and cheery, no grogginess.

BUT DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

My husband [actor Brady Smith] is definitely more of a worrier than I am. He worries about every step she takes, whereas I'm like, "She's okay! Let her walk!"

GO AHEAD AND LOOK SILLY

Boy, was I the queen of baby talk! We would have constant babble conversations. I'm sure people were laughing at me!

SING! (EVEN IF YOU CAN'T)

If she's having a hard time, I'll rock her and sing her this little hymn. Not that I have a great voice, but for some reason she loves it.

SEPARATION ANXIETY IS INEVITABLE...

I just left her for the first time. It was not easy! I nursed her for 15 months. She was slow to get into food, and I'd been home since then.

SO ARE A MOTHER'S INSTINCTS

I was walking down the stairs holding [Harper], and I fell and broke my fall on myself and didn't let go of her. You don't even care about yourself; it's instinctual.

CREATE HAPPY TRADITIONS

My grandmother gave me the middle name Amber; my mom gave Harper her middle name Renn. So I'll pick the middle name for Harper's kid!

INDULGE IN LITTLE LUXURIES

[In New York City, where I shoot White Collar] I ordered room service and went to bed at 7:30! [At home] sometimes I'll get a massage. You've got to recharge your batteries.

THE DAYS ARE LONG BUT THE YEARS ARE SHORT

I want a video diary of everything she does. She learns [something new] every day. It goes by so fast!