"American Idol's" Ryan Seacrest is looking forward to this season's competition, premiering Jan. 19 on FOX.
"I figured we'd find some good kids when we left for the auditions but these kids exceeded our expectations," Seacrest told "Extra" at the Television Critics Association party for E! Entertainment. "We found some excellent contestants!"
Seacrest also said "Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez may end up being the tough one. "Jennifer is tough. She gives tough love, and she expects a lot from them, which is good."
Other E! stars were on hand at the party, including "Chelsea Lately's "acerbic host and comedian Chelsea Handler. "I have opinions... and people need to deal with it," Handler quipped.
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Bristol Palin is slamming her "Dancing with the Stars" co-star Margaret Cho for insinuating her mom, Sarah, forced Bristol to compete on the ABC series. -- Full Story at Us Weekly
Mel Gibson is reportedly "furious" over losing his cameo spot in "The Hangover 2." Read full story at PopEater.com.
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'Paranormal Activity 2' Terrorizes Weekend Box Office -- MTV.com
Playboy Targets Oksana for 'Full Nude' Pictorial -- TMZ
Couples Watch: 50 Cent & Chelsea Handler Party with Her Pals -- People.com
Reggae Star Gregory Isaacs Dies at 59 -- Spinner.com
David Salmoni is used to taming wild animals on his Animal Planet show, "Fatal Attractions," but trying to tame ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler was not so easy.
The two had a brief romance over the summer, and Salmoni told "Extra's" Mario Lopez he's "definitely back on the market." He added, "We did fine... She and I were good friends for a short period of time."
Check out more of David's interview and see what he had to say about almost being killed by a lion.
Toni Braxton has filed for bankruptcy again -- claiming she owes somewhere between $10 million and $50 million in unpaid debts all over the country... including DMVs in two states. -- Full Story at TMZ
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Michael Douglas Has Just One Cancer Treatment Remaining -- People
Michael Copon: Kim Kardashian's New Boyfriend? -- Huffington Post
Sarah Palin: 'DWTS' Wanted My Husband Todd as a Contestant! -- Us Weekly
Chelsea Handler Addresses 50 Cent Rumor on Twitter -- PopEater
Embracing her newfound freedom with a sense of humor, Lindsay Lohan pokes some fun at herself in Sunday night's 2010 MTV Video Music Awards opening.
As the show's host, Chelsea Handler, makes her way to the stage, she runs into Lilo who demands to know if Handler is drunk. When Chelsea says no, Lohan asks, "Then why is your ankle bracelet going off?" Handler explained it just meant her table at Cheesecake Factory was ready.
Comedian Chelsea Handler doesn't foresee any problems when she hosts the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday -- but she'll be prepared, just in case.
"I have a BB gun and a water gun in case things get really hectic. I wouldn't put it past Kanye to run up on stage and interrupt me, but good luck with that," Handler confided to "Extra."