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'American Idol' roundup: Phillip Phillips releases song previews, Jessica Sanchez goes 'Glee,' and 'Skyfall' gets a killer cover by... Syesha?

Over the past 11 years American Idol has played host to 133 different finalists vying for a shot at belting out a coronation anthem at the Nokia. As such, keeping track of all the goings-on of American Idol alumni can be a daunting task — but hey, that’s what we’re here for!

Here’s what’s going on with your favorite American Idol stars:

PHILLIP PHILLIPS: The reigning champ’s album, The World From the Side of the Moon, won’t be available until Nov. 19, but 90-second previews of all the album’s songs have surfaced on iTunes. Though many of them reflect Phillips’ personal style while on Idol, there are more than a few that resemble his double-platinum smash “Home.” Come back to EW for a review of the disc later this week, but in the meantime, check out these snippets below. (“Gone, Gone, Gone” is my personal fave.) READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'CSI,' 'The Good Wife,' and more music-on-TV moments

This week, Jukebox saw a break-up, a set-up, more than a few pulse-pounding murders, and a musical middle finger at the idea of blending into the crowd. So if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows, we’re here to tell you which tunes really resonated. Check out our picks and the full Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

OMFOGG! 'Gossip Girl' plans Frank Ocean-only soundtrack

Keep your ears perked, Upper East Siders. The dulcet tones of R&B crooner Frank Ocean will wash over Monday’s episode of Gossip Girl. Underscoring one of the show’s signature big-event eps (playfully titled “Monstrous Ball”), Ocean’s hit “Thinkin Bout You” will be featured alongside other Channel Orange tracks “Lost,” “Super Rich Kids,” “Pyramids,” and “Sweet Life.” It’s not only the first time The CW tentpole has exclusively featured a single artist during a broadcast, it’s also the first time one of Ocean’s songs has been featured on a TV series.

Gossip Girl‘s all-Ocean ep airs Monday, Nov. 12, as 9 p.m. ET.

Read more:
‘Gossip Girl’ recap: Keeping it in the family
Frank Ocean plays NYC synagogue, releases new song ‘Blue Whale': Hear it here
Frank Ocean drops NSFW ‘Pyramids’ video: Watch it here
TV Jukebox: ‘The Mindy Project,’ ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Arrow,’ and more music-on-TV moments

No Doubt pull 'Looking Hot' video, apologize for offending Native Americans

Did you catch the video for No Doubt’s new single “Looking Hot,” which premiered online on Friday? If you didn’t, it’s gotten harder to find. Shortly after the premiere, the band pulled the clip because of negative reactions to their use of Native American imagery.

In the video, Gwen Stefani dresses up in a fashion-Pocahontas head-dress and is saved from a pair of cowboys (band members Tom Dumont and Adrian Young) by bassist Tony Kanal (who also dresses up in stereotypical teepee-living garb). Though it seemed no more culturally insensitive than Stefani’s melange of Asian imagery during her solo period or No Doubt’s well-documented appropriation of Jamaican ska and reggae culture, it was deemed beyond the pale by YouTube commenters who bombarded the clip with negative comments.

On Saturday, the band issued a long apology on their website. READ FULL STORY

T.I. on VH1's 'Behind the Music': 'Prison sucks' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

T.I. famously served two stints in prison at the near-height of his career, and that time is one of the many subjects the rapper delves into in tonight’s Behind the Music on VH1. The hour of television — which EW has an exclusive video sneak peek of below — is an update to the 2009 episode the series originally produced on T.I.

Of course, after T.I. (born Clifford Harris) was released from jail in 2010, he embarked on a media tour that found him talking about his time behind bars — and one of those appearances, a portion of a Larry King interview, is included in the exclusive clip below.

But T.I. also does a fresh interview with VH1, where he expresses some of the hardships of serving time. “I don’t think I have to sell the fact that prison sucks,” the rapper and father of six says in the exclusive clip below. “When you have your liberties and the loves of your life taken away from you, it puts a lot of things in perspective.”

You can catch the entire Behind the Music: T.I. episode tonight at 10 p.m. on VH1, but until then, whet your appetite with this exclusive sneak peek at the hour here on EW.com:

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TV Jukebox: 'Suburgatory,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'NCIS,' and more music-on-TV moments

Car chases, CIA screw-ups, and a bloody good rave…. Yep, just another week here at Jukebox! So if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows, we’re here to tell you which tunes really resonated. Check out our picks and the full Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!)

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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood talk CMA Awards, cast him in new 'Star Wars' movie

For the fifth straight year, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the CMA Awards airing live from Nashville on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The duo phoned EW this afternoon for a quick chat on what we can expect.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Brad, earlier today, we posted an interview with your wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who begins a recurring role on ABC’s Nashville tonight. I understand she’ll be presenting at the CMAs with Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. Will we see you and Carrie do a pre-taped bit with the cast of Nashville?

BRAD PAISLEY: That would be cool, but uh, no, we aren’t doing that.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD: Way to bring it up now.

PAISLEY: Yeah, great idea. It’s too late to do it. Next year. READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'Pretty Little Liars,' 'Scandal,' 'Nashville,' and more music-on-TV moments

A midnight train to Rosewood, a werkit girl with a dreadful sashay shantay, and a lovestruck Romeo who learned the dice were loaded from the start. Jukebox had them all this week. So if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows, we’re here to tell you which tunes really resonated. Check out our picks and the full Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

Axl Rose shows up on time, gives Jimmy Kimmel first live TV interview in 20 years -- VIDEO

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose broke a long streak last night — sitting down for his first live television interview in more than 20 years.

To celebrate his band’s upcoming 12-night residency at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas (which kicks off on Halloween, of course), Rose took over the couch on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss his hitchhiking past, his issues with punctuality, and his personal Halloween tree.

There weren’t a whole lot of revelations during the 12-minute conversation, though there were a handful of funny moments. Kimmel seemed genuinely surprised the interview was even happening — he repeatedly commented on the fact that he didn’t know what to expect and was amazed that Rose appeared at the appropriate time.

His penchant for lateness was a recurring theme: Axl assured concertgoers that the group’s Vegas shows would actually start at the time printed on their tickets, and Kimmel noted that Rose has the Oscar Wilde quote “Punctuality is the thief of time” framed in his house.

The funniest part came when Axl revealed that he had a Halloween tree in his house, which is just like a Christmas tree except for… Halloween-themed. “That’s the most evil thing I’ve ever done,” Rose joked, noting that he mostly used it to taunt kids who come to his house to trick or treat. “I say to them, ‘You mean you don’t have a Halloween tree?'”

Kimmel took some questions from Twitter, including one from a fan who wanted to know what Rose did when he ran offstage (he feels kind of dumb during solos, which is as reasonable an explanation as he could have), and another wondering who Axl was going to vote for. (Sayeth Mr. Rose: “I don’t really vote,” so don’t expect him to show up on any Rock the Vote videos any time soon).

At the end, Rose treated two people in the audience to tickets to the Vegas show, and then invited everybody out for a burger from a truck he had brought with him. Watch the interview below: READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'The Walking Dead,' 'American Horror Story: Asylum,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' and more music-on-TV moments

Moments of intimacy punctuated this week’s TV lineup — from a group of weary travelers adjusting to their new home to a fledgling vampire’s taboo feeding ritual.

In between, there was plenty of plotting and mystery, too, of course. It’s all about the mix. So if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows this week, we’re here to tell you which tunes really resonated. Check out our picks and the full Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

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