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Why Luke Perry Thinks 'Reality TV Sucks'

UpdatePosted 05/05/2014 12:05PM

Luke Perry Thinks 'Reality TV Sucks for the Most Part'

Originally posted 05/05/2014 10:30AM

If there's one of Tori Spelling's former Beverly Hills, 90210 costars who isn't tuning into her dramatic True Tori docureality series, it's most likely Luke Perry.

"I think reality TV sucks for the most part," the veteran actor, 47, said when he sat down with PEOPLE last week.

"It's put so many writers out of business and put so many actors out of work that it's changed the face of entertainment. As a guy who has grown up making his living making primetime television – get that reality s––– out of here and give more writers and actors a chance to make shows that people will watch."

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Sorry, America, Idol's Caleb Johnson 'Hated' That Aerosmith Song You Gave Him

Caleb Johnson Hated Singing America's Song Choice

Originally posted 05/01/2014 01:50PM

Good thing Steven Tyler isn't on the American Idol judging panel anymore!

In a week when viewers made the song choices for the singers, Caleb Johnson made no secret of his distaste for the Aerosmith track he was given.

"I hate that song," Johnson told PEOPLE frankly Wednesday after his performance of "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing." "I don't know why [America chose it]. I guess it was because it was a rock ballad."

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Idol's Alex Preston Delivers the Performance of the Night | Alex Preston

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American Idol: Alex Preston Delivers the Performance of the Night

Originally posted 05/01/2014 07:45AM

America will eventually pick the winner of American Idol, but – at least for Wednesday night – viewers got the chance to pick the songs.

With Jason Mraz mentoring, each Final Five contestant sang two songs chosen by viewers.

Alex Preston started the show with "Sweater Weather," which earned nice reviews but requests for more oomph.

"You could've made it more exciting to kick off the show," said Jennifer Lopez, although Harry Connick Jr. felt it was a "strong opening."

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UpdatePosted 04/29/2014 06:30PM

Watch Keith Urban Compete on an Australian Singing Competition Series

Originally posted 04/29/2014 02:00PM

Everyone starts somewhere.

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The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

Originally posted 04/28/2014 07:00AM

Breathtaking images of Rome's birthday celebrations, Grumpy Cat on American Idol and more

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American Idol Top 5 Revealed (So, Who Went Home?) | Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban

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American Idol Top 5 Revealed!

Originally posted 04/24/2014 09:30PM

Tens of thousands auditioned, and now only five remain.

With one of the American Idol Top 6 sent home on Thursday, the finalists are now less than a month away from the finale, where one of them will be crowned the next American Idol.

Coming off a night of "a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll" on Wednesday that Donnie and Marie Osmond would have been proud of, the Top 6 eagerly waited to hear their fate from host Ryan Seacrest Thursday evening.

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UpdatePosted 04/24/2014 08:00PM

American Idol Stars Rockin' Out with Their Younger Selves

Originally posted 05/21/2014 06:00PM

As Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene battle in Wednesday night's American Idol finale, let's take a look at how far the Fox series' past contestants have come.

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American Idol: Caleb Johnson Has the Moment of the Night | Caleb Johnson

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American Idol: Caleb Johnson Has the Moment of the Night

Originally posted 04/24/2014 07:00AM

Just like Donny and Marie, American Idol's Top 6 were a little bit country and little bit rock 'n' roll Wednesday night.

Each contestant performed two songs, and the results were mixed for most, with judges' comments varying as much as the song selection.

Birthday boy Caleb Johnson had the super save and magical moment of the night while rocking "Sting Me" when he lost his mic before catching it without missing a beat.

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American Idol Loses Another Contestant | Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban

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American Idol Loses Another Contestant

Originally posted 04/17/2014 11:00PM

Stress is expected on elimination nights at American Idol, and this Thursday was no exception.

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American Idol's C.J. Harris: My Son Helped Me Through the Week

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American Idol's C.J. Harris: My Son Helped Me Through the Week

Originally posted 04/17/2014 07:00PM

C.J. Harris wants to be the next American Idol, but he has one fan that means more to him than all the others – his 2-year-old son, Jordan.

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