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Fast Track: 'American Idol' boots Casey Abrams

April 29, 2011
  • "American Idol" contestant Casey Abrams has been eliminated from contention.
"American Idol" contestant Casey Abrams has been eliminated… (Danny Moloshok / Reuters )

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday.

Casey Abrams has been eliminated from "American Idol." Long live Casey! (Los Angeles Times)

The royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is over, but the royal wedding coverage is not. Long live escapism! (Los Angeles Times)

Steve Carell has left "The Office." Long live Dunder Mifflin! (CNN)

"Fast Five" is ready to add some high-octane fuel -- or whatever other car metaphor you'd like -- to the box office. (Los Angeles Times)

Sources say Chuck Lorre is planning to relaunch "Two and a Half Men" without Charlie Sheen; in response, Sheen calls Lorre a "sociopath." Sounds like just another day at the office. (Hollywood Reporter)

A plan by U2 guitarist The Edge to build homes above Malibu has cleared a key hurdle. (Los Angeles Times)

The Swedish-language coming-of-age film "She Monkeys" won the top jury prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Los Angeles Times)

Bon Jovi will tour without guitarist Richie Sambora, who reportedly is in rehab. (MTV)

Enrique Iglesias and Shakira won big at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. (Billboard)

Meredith Vieira will leave NBC's "Today" show in June, according to a report. (Los Angeles Times)

January Jones is pregnant, but she won't say who the father is. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Scott Sandell

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