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April 29, 2011 at 3:53 AM
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CASEY ABRAMS: Casey Abrams has been voted off of the singing competition series "American Idol" in Los Angeles.

Judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez used their once-a-season save option last month to keep the aspiring jazz singer on the show after viewers voted to eliminate him.

The 20-year-old California resident was booted from the series Thursday night. He came in sixth place for the season.

"A lot of fans are going to be disappointed with tonight's result," quoted host Ryan Seacrest as warning the audience and contestants at the beginning of the show.

"This is what talent looks like," Seacrest later said when Abrams learned his fate and was sent off with a standing ovation from the judges.

Still in the running for the "Idol" title are Jacob Lusk, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, Haley Reinhart and James Durbin.

PRINCE WILLIAM& KATE: Britain's Prince William will wear the distinctive uniform of colonel of the Irish Guards when he and Kate Middleton are married Friday, royal officials said.

Details of Middleton's wedding dress were to be a closely guarded secret until she made her appearance at London's Westminster Abbey for the service shortly before 11 a.m. London time (6 a.m. EDT).

The Daily Telegraph said Middleton, 29, might wear a dress from the London luxury fashion house Alexander McQueen designed by its creative director, Sarah Burton.

Burton is likely "indeed designing A dress for Catherine Middleton, if not THE dress itself," the Telegraph said. One of its columnists said such a dress would be "a bold and brilliant decision."

William's uniform will feature a scarlet jacket, a gold and crimson sash, gold sword slings, but no sword, and a forage cap. He will also wear the Garter Sash, representing England's highest order of chivalry, or knighthood, with the Garter Star, the Wings of the Royal Air Force and the Golden Jubilee Medal, a commemorative medal created in 2002 to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne.

William, 28, is commissioned in all three armed services, but the Army's honorary Irish Guards position, which he earned in February, is his highest military title. The guards are one of the two Irish regiments remaining in the British Army.

Best man Prince Harry will wear the uniform of captain of the Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons, a British Army cavalry regiment that's part of the Household Cavalry, the country's most elite and historically senior military groupings associated directly with the head of state, royal officials said.

Harry will wear ornamental braided aiguillette cords, a cross-belt and gold waist belt with sword slings, but no sword, and a forage cap. He will also wear the Wings of the Army Air Corps and Golden Jubilee and Afghanistan campaign medals.

The boys' father, Prince Charles, will wear the Royal Navy's ceremonial Blue No. 1 dress, consisting of a double-breasted navy blue tailcoat with white facing and gold edging worn with gold shoulder boards, black and gold belt and gold-laced black trousers, white shirt and black tie, peaked cap and black leather shoes.

Charles has held the rank of admiral of the Royal Navy since 2006.

The wedding will be seen live or in a delayed broadcast by a global television audience estimated at more than 2 billion people and by another 400 million online over YouTube, Google, Yahoo and other Web sites, The Hollywood Reporter said.

JANUARY JONES: U.S. actress January Jones is pregnant with her first child, her publicist said Thursday.

Jones, 33, is best known for her work in TV's "Mad Men." Her film credits include "Love Actually," "Pirate Radio" and the upcoming "X-Men: First Class."

"January Jones is happy to announce that she is expecting her first child this fall," her representative told

"She's really looking forward to this new chapter in her life as a single mom," the celebrity Web site quoted an insider it did not name as saying.

No other details, such as the identity of the child's father, were reported. reported in January that Jones and "Saturday Night Live" star Jason Sudeikis broke up after dating for several months.

JON CRYER: "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre is reworking the sitcom without former star Charlie Sheen, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Sheen was fired last month because of his substance abuse and erratic behavior mid-way through the series' eighth season. He is suing the show's producers for breach of contract.

The entertainment industry trade newspaper said Lorre is developing a new version of "Men," which will focus on Jon Cryer's nice-guy character Alan instead of Sheen's playboy Charlie.

The revamped show will also feature the introduction of a new, yet-to-be-cast character, the report said.

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