The Mouse is sent packing

CLOSE “The Masked Singer” crowned a new winner and revealed the identities of the remaining characters. USA TODAY Spoiler alert! This story contains details from the Feb. 26 episode of “The Masked Singer,” including the identity of the eliminated celebrity. While “The Masked Singer” continues to mystify, the majority of the panel correctly guessed the identity of this week’s eliminated …

Nick Jonas blocks Kelly Clarkson from artist singing Clarkson

CLOSE See Nick Jonas in action as the newest coach on NBC’s “The Voice.” USA TODAY Handout For Nick Jonas, the gloves are off.  After enduring teasing and hazing on his first night as a coach on “The Voice,” Jonas brought renewed confidence to the second night of Blind Auditions Tuesday – so much so that he was willing to “burn a bridge” …

Peter fails to honor Madison’s request

CLOSE “The Bachelor” franchise named its Season 24 leading man and he’s ready for love to take off. USA TODAY We’re getting closer and closer, Bachelor Nation: It’s fantasy suite week in Gold Coast, Australia! But will one woman’s request keep Peter from sealing the deal with her fellow contestants? Let’s jump in. in Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor,” Madison …

Judges, crowdsourcing send more hopefuls to Hollywood

Matthew Wilson, Special to USA TODAY Published 10:01 p.m. ET Feb. 23, 2020 CLOSE Laine Hardy eked out a narrow win over Alejandro Aranda on the finale of “American Idol.” USA TODAY Sunday’s “American Idol” kicked things off with a soulful rendition of Calum Scott’s “You Are the Reason,” sung by a 17-year-old gospel singer-turned-viral video sensation. Cyniah Elise brought …

Killing Nazis comes first, the rest later

CLOSE Don’t miss these new winter TV shows. USA TODAY “Hunters” is always operating at an 11 out of 10.  That’s intentional, as the new Amazon series uses the tropes of 1970s B-movies and blaxploitation films to weave a parable about Nazi hunters finding, torturing and killing the perpetrators of the Holocaust. It’s a huge meal of a concept to …