'X Factor': Paula Abdul's Last Group Ready To Fight

Plus more inside scoop from backstage, where Jermaine Dupri was spotted hanging out.

'Glee'-Cap: 'Mash Off' Full Of Mash-Ups, Infighting

Teachers take on Lady Gaga with 'Yoü and I' medley.

Howard Stern On 'America's Got Talent'? Simon Cowell Weighs In

'You'll have to wait and see,' the 'X Factor' mentor and 'AGT' producer tells MTV News with a wink and smile.

Paula Abdul's 'X Factor' Meltdown: The Full Story

Simon Cowell calls fellow judge 'very brave,' while Nicole Scherzinger says eliminating Stereo Hogzz 'broke my heart.'

'X Factor' Mentor Paula Abdul Fights For Her Groups

After an all-group bottom two last week, MTV News' Jim Cantiello says Abdul isn't taking any chances.

'Glee'-Cap: Feels Like 'The First Time'

Two couples — Rachel and Finn and Kurt and Blaine — take it to the next level on latest episode.

'X Factor' Exclusive: Bieber Fever Hits Rehearsals

MTV News' Jim Cantiello takes us backstage as the top 12 prepare to perform.

'Glee'-Cap: Newbie Rory Brings 'Pot O' Gold'

Damian McGinty stops by to critique our Gleek's Irish folk song.

'X Factor' Castoffs Dexter Haygood, Phillip Lomax Open Up

The Brewer Boys also lament their early elimination, as five contestants were sent home after first live episode.

'Glee'-Cap: Mike Chang Takes Center Stage

Plus: Emma's 'ginger supremacist' parents roll into town, and the Rachel/Mercedes feud reaches boiling point.

'Glee'-Cap: Kurt Embraces His Inner Unicorn

But does he really have to face off against boyfriend Blaine for the lead in the play?

'X Factor' Premiere: Our Expert Isn't Impressed ... Yet

MTV News' Jim Cantiello offers his first-week take on Simon Cowell's latest singing contest and suggests some upgrades.

David Cook Jokes He's Still 'Bothered' By Simon Cowell Nightmare

'This one kept me up a lot of nights,' Cook tells MTV News of recording brand-new This Loud Morning.

Kara DioGuardi Opens Up About Lindsay Lohan, 'No Boundaries'

We ask 'Platinum Hit' judge about the less-than-stellar credits in her catalog.

David Cook Stays In Bed On 'This Loud Morning'

'There were mornings where I woke up and it was just like, 'OK, I just need to stay in bed and try again tomorrow,' ' he tells MTV News.

'American Idol' Vs. 'Platinum Hit': Kara DioGuardi Compares

'Idol' alum says she's 'way more myself' on new songwriting reality competition.

David Cook Promises He's Not Pants-less In New Music Video

'I'm proud of my butt, but I don't think I'm gonna be showing it in any music videos,' season seven 'American Idol' winner says.

'American Idol' In 60 Seconds: Scotty McCreery Wins It For The Kids

As the youngest top two in 'Idol' history awaited their fates, the guest-stars got a little dirty for the finale.

'Glee'-Cap: New Directions Take Manhattan

Of course, the Broadway antics were nothing compared to a perfect 'Klaine' moment in the season finale.

'American Idol' In 60 Seconds: Scotty And Lauren Sing To The End

Watch our second-to-last recap of the season, or, if you prefer, our last before the world ends.

'Glee'-Cap: 'Funeral' Casts A Shadow On Nationals

This week's crazy plot had us reaching for tissues.

James Durbin Plans To 'Keep It Real' In Post-'American Idol' Career

'I'm not gonna pretend to be somebody else on the show and then do something completely different with my career,' he tells MTV News.

'American Idol' In 60 Seconds: 'Don't Stop,' James Durbin!

America stops believin' in the eliminated rocker and Haley Reinhart gets her R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

'Glee'-Cap: Prom Episode Makes Our Hearts Explode

The big night's drama inspires a nostalgic 8-bit musical recap.