Here's what's new and interesting in entertainment and the arts:
- Kathy Griffin has been widely criticized for a gory photo shoot with Donald Trump's (fake) head
- Then she apologized
- But President Trump didn't accept Griffin's apology
- Neither did First Lady Melania Trump
- And now CNN has fired Griffin
- Lebanon has officially banned 'Wonder Woman' over star's Israeli heritage
- Olivia Newton-John has a new cancer diagnosis; her June shows are postponed
ABC says it will revive "American Idol" after it has spent only one year off the air.
The network announced Tuesday that the music competition show that dominated television in the 2000s and minted stars Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson will begin sometime in the next TV season. That season starts in September.
The series originally aired on Fox and was canceled due to fading ratings. But ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey called it a "pop culture staple that left the air too soon."
ABC left plenty of questions unanswered, including who will be the host and judges. ABC recently hired the show's old host, Ryan Seacrest, to be co-host with Kelly Ripa on the daytime talk show "Live."