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November 22nd, 2010
07:23 AM ET

Sanjaya from 'Idol' defends Bristol Palin, 'DWTS' voting

Remember Sanjaya Malakar from "American Idol"?

He was that season six finalist who advanced all the way to seventh place with the public’s vote, despite having a singing voice poorly received by the show’s judges. Sanjaya gained popularity from the website Vote for the Worst, which encouraged Idol viewers to vote for the worst singer as a diversion from the competition.

So, is Bristol Palin like a "Dancing With the Stars" Sanjaya? She has not been the judges’ favorite, yet is a finalist in tonight’s finale. Some fans and bloggers question viewers’ voting intentions and are asking if the reason she’s a finalist is due to her dancing abilities or her mother’s politics.

Today on American Morning, we ask Sanjaya about the Bristol controversy and his thoughts on how audience vote-in shows are tallied.

Filed under: American Morning • Entertainment • Pop Culture
November 17th, 2010
07:31 AM ET

Prince William will do royal marriage 'his way,' interviewer says

We’re royal watching in London this morning, and bringing you all the inside engagement scoop from the UK reporter who spoke with the couple first hand.

Today on American Morning, we talk to Tom Bradby, political editor for ITV news, who sat down with Prince William and his princess-to-be Kate Middleton, for the exclusive first interview that aired yesterday.

Bradby shares what it was like to talk to Kate, who previously has not spoken to the press. And, he tells us why he thinks the couple will never get divorced.

Filed under: American Morning • Pop Culture • World
November 15th, 2010
09:44 AM ET

‘Mama Grizzly’ meets real bears in first episode of TLC series

Is it reality TV worth watching or just one big campaign ad?

Sarah Palin’s new reality TV series "Sarah Palin's Alaska" premiered Sunday night on TLC. The series, which features Palin and her family in their home setting in Alaska, has both political and entertainment commentators buzzing this morning.

Brian Stelter, media reporter for the New York Times, and Shushannah Walshe, Daily Beast writer and co-author, Sarah From Alaska, talk to AM’s Carol Costello this morning about the show.

Filed under: American Morning • Entertainment • Politics • Pop Culture
November 11th, 2010
08:12 AM ET

Prince William ready to make Kate his Princess Catherine, author says

Will wedding bells finally be ringing across the pond for Prince William?

Yes, says Katie Nicholl, royal expert and author of William and Harry Behind the Palace Walls.

Today on American Morning, Nicholl addresses all the engagement buzz surrounding the 28-year-old prince and longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton. Could a royal wedding be just what Brits need to lift their spirits after an economic roller coaster the last few years?

Filed under: American Morning • Pop Culture • World
November 10th, 2010
08:20 AM ET

Oscar winner Jeff Bridges pledges to feed all U.S. kids

A pledge to end childhood hunger comes from Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges this morning.

The actor, who won the Oscar for Best Actor this year for his performance in Crazy Heart, launches the “No Kid Hungry" campaign today to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. Seventeen million children—nearly one in four—struggle with hunger in the United States.

American Morning’s Kiran Chetry talks to Bridges and Bill Shore, founder and director of Share Our Strength, the D.C.-based anti-hunger, anti-poverty non-profit partnering with the “No Kid Hungry” project.

Watch to find out how Bridges plans to achieve his goal by filling gaps in existing programs.

And, visit for more information.

Filed under: American Morning • Health • Pop Culture
November 5th, 2010
09:34 AM ET

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' author talks new book release

Jeff Kinney, the author and illustrator of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, joins John and Kiran this morning to talk about the fifth book in the mega-hit series, arriving at bookstores Nov. 9.

The book, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth," is set to be the top selling children's title of the season.

Find out why the author thinks the hilarious series is such a hit, and why it's not just for kids.

Filed under: Entertainment • Parenting • Pop Culture
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