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'Glee:' Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer Staying?

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer aren't leaving Glee after all.

In comments that seem to contradict what Glee creator Ryan Murphy said in a recent interview, series co-creator Brad Falchuk indicates that all three stars will be seen on the Fox hit beyond its upcoming third season, even though their respective characters are set to graduate from high school. Speaking at Comic-Con in San Diego on Sunday, Falchuk said, "They are graduating but because they're graduating doesn't mean they're leaving the show." He said all three are under contract beyond next season.

Earlier this month, The Hollywood Reporter said Michele's Rachel, Colfer's Kurt and Monteith's Finn will not appear on Glee after next season. The story cited Ryan Murphy, who said he wanted the show to be "true to life" by having their characters -- all seniors -- graduate from high school. At Comic-Con, Falchuk allowed that there was "confusion" over Murphy's comments.

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'Glee' Producer Sues Series Co-Creator

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A Glee producer is suing series co-creator Ian Brennan over compensation to which he claims he's entitled.

According to, Michael Novick alleges the compensation in dispute is owed to him based on an agreement he made with Brennan when co-creator Ryan Murphy pitched the show to Fox.

Novick seeks unspecified damages.

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'House' Losing a Cast Member?

Michael Caulfield/Getty Images for PCA(LOS ANGELES) -- Jesse Spencer, who has played the role of Dr. Robert Chase for all seven seasons of Fox's drama House, is not leaving the show.

On Tuesday, Spencer tweeted, "I'm coming back for season 8 with a tan and a busted board" -- complete with a picture of a dinged up surfboard.

In May, original cast member Lisa Edelstein announced she was quitting the show, while star Hugh Laurie recently said he felt the eighth season of the show may likely be its last.

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Report: Jennifer Lopez Agrees to Another Season of 'American Idol'

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lopez hasn't publicly committed to another season of American Idol, but E! Online is reporting that it's a done deal. The website reports that Fox could announce JLo's return "any day now."

In a recent BBC Radio 1 interview, Lopez said she wasn't sure if she'd be back as a judge on American Idol for a second season.

Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler are already on board for the 2012 season.

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New Cast for 'Glee'?

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Graduation day can be a big challenge or a big opportunity for creators of high school-themed television. And according to Glee creator Ryan Murphy, next season may be the last for some number of graduating seniors.

In an interview Friday with On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Murphy confirmed that the cast will turn over at the end of next season. "The thing that I wanted to do and the cast wanted to do, we didn't want to have a show where they were in high school for eight years," Murphy said. "We really wanted it to be true to that experience. We thought it would be really cool if we were true to the timeline."

Murphy continued, "We've got Matt Morrison and Jane Lynch who will stay and be the male and female lynchpins of the series, but I think the fun thing about the show is it's a celebration of youth and talent and I think that just like with the original cast, I think finding those young unknown people and giving them an opportunity to break into the business and become stars is a really fun and exciting thing and is the spirit of the series."

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Hugh Laurie Eyeing an End to 'House'?

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The doctor may soon be out.

House star Hugh Laurie hinted to the U.K.'s Radio Times in a recent interview that the show may be wrapping up its run.

The 51-year-old Laurie said, "The end of [the eighth] season, right now, looks like the end of the show.  That is as far as they have got me for." 

The timing of Laurie's comments is interesting, since Fox announced Tuesday it has renewed the series for an eighth season. 

Laurie has won an armload of awards for his portrayal of the brilliant but misanthropic Dr. Gregory House, including two Golden Globes.

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New 'Glee' Original Song to Be Included in Season Finale?

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- In March, Glee aired its first-ever episode featuring original songs. Could we hear another new tune from the Fox show later this month?

Speaking to, songwriter Savan Kotecha says, "We've actually done another song for the season finale -- it's not been confirmed, but it's for Glee."

Kotecha had a hand in crafting the Glee original song "Loser Like Me," which was included in the aforementioned March episode.

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Too Fat for 'American Idol' Audience?

PRNewsFoto/Zumobi(LOS ANGELES) -- A woman who attended a taping of Fox's American Idol claims she was removed from the first row of the audience for being too heavy. 

Ashley Kauffman, 19, attended last week's results show taping, but claims that when she and her friends arrived early to grab seats up front, studio staff told her she was too heavy to sit in front. She says she and two other friends were moved a few rows back.

"I was kind of taken back because the look on her face was just as if I was disgusting," Kauffman said of the woman who originally asked her to move. "Honestly I didn't think I was disgusting looking," she said on Good Morning America Wednesday.

She claimed that when an usher took her ticket after they had moved, he said, "It makes sense why you're not with the skinny girls."

Kauffman said she tried not to let the incident bring her down or ruin her night. "I believe God made me exactly how he wants to make me and He doesn't make mistakes."

"They shouldn't judge anybody, and they shouldn't treat anybody different just because of the way they look," Kauffman's father, Randy Kauffman, said.

While the show is a talent competition, looks have played a role.

Season five contestant Mandisa was on the receiving end of some tough remarks about her weight from then-judge Simon Cowell.

"Do we have a bigger stage this year?" Cowell said, referring to her.

"It was just hurtful and mean and the one thing I didn't want to have happen," Mandisa said. Cowell later apologized, and Mandisa forgave him.

But the show has also had its share of overweight contestants who have gone on to great success, including Frenchie, Reuben Studdard and, most notably, Jennifer Hudson.

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Report: Cheryl Cole Close to Becoming 'X Factor' Judge

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The X Factor could soon hire its third judge.

British pop star Cheryl Cole, who's currently a judge on the U.K. edition of Simon Cowell's singing competition, is close to a deal to fill the same role on the upcoming Fox version, according to Variety. The publication says the contract is being drawn up and that an announcement will be made once the deal is finalized.

Cole's involvement in The X Factor comes as no surprise -- judge L.A. Reid recently said Cole would serve on the panel, though he later backtracked.

There will be a total of four judges on the show, including Cowell.

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'American Idol' Apology for Steven Tyler: Is It a Joke?

Photo Courtesy - Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Three weeks. That's how long it took before American Idol had to apologize for judge Steven Tyler.

At the start of Wednesday's show, Fox ran an apology for its most unrestrained judge: "American Idol would like to apologize for last week's outrageous behavior by Steven Tyler."

It was followed by a second black card, which read: "Mr. Tyler has been warned and assured us it will never happen again."

Although many people had speculated earlier on what "it" was, the Fox producers were making amends for Tyler's comment last week when he joked that a contestant's last name rhymed with a profanity.

When Jake Muck introduced himself, Tyler, 62, said, "You know what Muck rhymes with, don't you?" When Muck replied, "Duck," Tyler responded, "Read my lips."

The comment reportedly drew complaints from viewers.

But skeptics reportedly believe the apology was just another joke; this time from producers. Fox declined to comment about the apology, and the show's producers did not immediately respond to's request.

Even before the 10th season started, Tyler was making headlines for comments he made about snorting Lunesta and partaking in a backstage three-way.

On the season premiere, Tyler quickly upstaged fellow freshman judge Jennifer Lopez. He punctuated the auditions with his signature scream, sometimes singing and tapping along with the contestants. 

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