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Mad Men Season Finale Airs Sunday Night 

Frank Ockenfels/AMC(NEW YORK) -- The sixth-season finale of AMC's popular drama Mad Men airs this Sunday night, and series creator Matthew Weiner promises that the episode will tie up all loose ends.

Throughout the season, Jon Hamm's character, advertising exec Don Draper, has carried on an affair that was recently discovered by his daughter. And there has been much tension at his work, after his agency merged with a competitor to form what is now known as Sterling Cooper & Partners.

Weiner says of the season finale, which he wrote and directed, "I don't believe in cliffhangers. I am burning out the entire story. I have painted myself into a corner. The writers have assured me that we'll be okay and we'll think of something else....I think the finale is very eventful and is the climax of the season."

Weiner is serious when he suggests that he hasn't thought of any ideas for the seventh and final season of the Emmy-winning drama. He says, "I have an image for the very ending of the series, and other than that, I won't start, I'll take six or seven weeks off and try and clear out the cobwebs, and this is going to be a big one. This is the homestretch....I want it to be good."

Mad Men airs Sunday at 10 p.m. Eastern time.

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First Six Minutes of Shocking "Grey’s Anatomy" Season Finale Released

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(LOS ANGELES) -- Shonda Rhimes, the creator of ABC’s Grey's Anatomy, has advised that Thursday’s season finale will contain "really shocking, horrible moments," and the just released first six minutes of the episode certainly confirms that warning. The footage is extremely graphic. 

Fans viewing last week's penultimate episode of the season saw a plane carrying the show's main characters crash in a forest.  The finale opens with the staff from Seattle Grace realizing they've been in a plane crash.

The season finale of Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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Rihanna to Perform on 'American Idol' Finale

Jacopo Raule/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Rihanna is the first big name announced for this year's American Idol finale, which will take place Wednesday, May 23 on Fox.  Rih-Rih will perform "Where Have You Been" on the show, and we'll also find out who'll be crowned the season 11 champ.

American Idol always lines up an eclectic collection of stars for its blowout finale.  Last year alone, the finale guests included Lady Gaga, Judas Priest, Gladys Knight, Beyonce, actor Jack Black, Tony Bennett, the surviving members of TLC, Tim McGraw, Marc Anthony, Tom Jones, Carrie Underwood, Bono & The Edge from U2 and even Idol judge Steven Tyler.

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'Glee' Winter Finale Ends with Attempted Suicide, Pregnancy, Possible Death

Adam Rose/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Tuesday night's episode of Glee didn't live up to the show's title: as the finale ended, viewers witnessed what was quite possibly the death of Quinn Fabray.

The episode started with nasty Sebastian, the Warblers' frontman, telling Rachel that unless she dropped out of the Regionals competition, he'd post a Photoshopped image of Finn online, showing him naked and wearing women's heels.  Rachel refused to give in to his blackmail, which ticked Finn off.  But then, Dave Karofsky, the closeted gay student who used to beat Kurt up, takes center stage.  After being outed by his classmates, he's so devastated that he attempts suicide by hanging himself; his father finds him in time and takes him to the hospital.  He'll live, but his act has ramifications for all the other characters.

First of all, Karofsky's suicide attempt makes Sebastian withdraw his blackmail attempts -- we see in a flashback that Sebastian had contributed to Karofsky's misery by needling him at the local gay bar and telling him to stay in the closet.  In fact, Sebastian tells New Directions that not only is he not going to post the picture of Finn online, but that the Warblers are going to dedicate their Regionals performance to Karofsky, and ask for donations to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation at the event.

The suicide attempt also makes Finn and Rachel realize that life is too short to wait; they announce they're tying the knot right after they win Regionals, at the Justice of the Peace.  At Regionals, New Directions destroy the competition with their renditions of "Fly/I Believe I Can Fly," "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" and "Here's to Us," taking first place.  As Rachel and Finn's parents try to think of a way to stop the impending marriage, Coach Sue Sylvester, who announced she was pregnant earlier in the episode, tells Mr. Schue that she wants to help him win Nationals.  She has yet to reveal the baby's father.

Meanwhile, Quinn, who was initially opposed to Finn and Rachel's marriage, tells Rachel she'd like to come after all, but she has to go home and get her bridesmaid's dress. The ceremony is supposed to start, and Quinn is heading to the courthouse, but she's stuck behind a slow-moving car.  Rachel frantically texts her to find out where she is, and when she picks up the phone to text, "On my way," another car smashes directly into hers.  The screen goes blank, then follows with a "to be continued."

Will Quinn live or die?  Will Finn and Rachel tie the knot? Who's Sue's babydaddy? Find out when Glee returns April 10th.

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J.R. Martinez Wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 13

Adam Taylor/ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor J.R. Martinez won the Mirror Ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars Tuesday night during a surprising finale in which the top-scoring Ricki Lake failed to advance to the top two.

“Thank you America for believing in us,” he said, and turning to his partner, Karina Smirnoff, added: “You are amazing.”

The top three were Lake, Martinez and Rob Kardashian, and Lake was leading the pack when the scores from the first round of Tuesday night’s performances -- where the stars had to reprise their favorite dances of the season -- were combined with Monday night’s totals and votes from the viewing audience. For Lake, the former talk show host who has dominated in the scoring all season, it wasn’t enough. She was knocked out of the running for the win, taking third place.

“I’ve loved basically every minute of this,” Lake said as she took her final bow alongside partner Derek Hough.

The final two -- Kardashian and Martinez -- then performed an instant samba to music that was selected for them during the show. They both earned perfect scores of 30 points, and Kardashian led Martinez by the slimmest of leads -- with 113 points to 112 after four rounds of dancing in the two-night finale.

Lake and Martinez have been frontrunners all season, but Kardashian’s technical skill had improved in recent weeks and he had surged in scores and popularity. He earned his first perfect score of the season Monday night.

Prior to the announcement of Lake’s third-place finish, she had reprised her thrilling tango set to the theme from the movie Psycho. Judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli were as enthusiastic about her performance Tuesday as they were when she first did it during the show’s movie themes week, awarding her a perfect 30.

Kardashian was next, and he earned 26 points for his elegant foxtrot. “You’ve got the best footwork of virtually any guy I’ve seen on this show,” Goodman, the head judge, told him after his performance.

Martinez, who injured his ankle last week, followed, reprising the jive. Judges chided Martinez and his partner Karina Smirnoff earlier in the season, saying the pair had included too much lindy hop and a disallowed lift. His energetic performance Tuesday met with the judges’ approval, and earned 28 points.

Last night’s scores were combined with the scores from the Tuesday finale performances. The competitor with the highest combination of judges’ and viewers’ scores was declared the winner.

Kardashian had been in the lead going into the start of the finale after Monday’s performances.

The Tuesday finale show also included musical performances by Lady Antebellum and dances by all the celebrities who have been voted off this season.

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Matthew Morrison to Perform New Song on 'Glee' Season Finale

Craig Barritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Blurring the lines between the real world and TV, Matthew Morrison will perform a song from his new self-titled debut album on the Glee season finale May 24.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morrison will sing "Still Got Tonight," which was co-written by American Idol season nine champ Kris Allen, while sitting alone on a stage in an empty Broadway theater.

Glee creator Ryan Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter that the scene works because the song is "about aspiration."

He explained, "We wanted to do a scene where Matt goes into a Broadway hall and sings something alone....we worked really hard to make it feel organic to the show."

Morrison said he's so happy with the way the scene ended up that he may turn it into the song's official video.  His self-titled debut album is in stores Tuesday.

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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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Final Episode of 'Friday Night Lights' to Air on DirecTV

Photo Courtesy - Universal Studios(NEW YORK) -- After five seasons, the critically acclaimed drama Friday Night Lights will air its final episode on DirecTV at 9 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday night.

The series, based on the Buzz Bissinger book of the same name, followed Texas high school football coach Eric Taylor, played by Kyle Chandler, his wife Tami Taylor, portrayed by Connie Britton, and his players through the years.

The show launched the career of former cast member Minka Kelly, who can now be seen in the film The Roommate.

If you do not have DirecTV, you'll be able to watch the final season of Friday Night Lights once it makes its NBC debut on April 15.

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