A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday.
This year's perceived "American Idol" front-runner, Pia Toscano, was chopped from the show Thursday night. (Los Angeles Times)
Kelly Clarkson performed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and will return to the "Idol" stage next week. (People)
Starz has been giving itself away for free to Dish Network subscribers. The ploy is helping the ratings, but will anyone ever buy it? (Los Angeles Times)
Reality TV joins "Star Trek," comic books and porn in the world of convention-dom. It'll fit in nicely. (Los Angeles Times)
Ben Stiller is set to star in the long-gestating "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." (Deadline)
And Ben Affleck is considering appearing in Baz Luhrmann's "Great Gatsby"... IN 3-D-D-D-D (to be read with echo effect). (Hollywood Reporter)