Buzzmakers: 'Idol' Finale & Jim Parsons Comes Out

by 9:00 AM PDT, May 26, 2012
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1. American Idol Crowns Its Season 11 Winner

American Idol found its new victor Wednesday night in 21-year-old Phillip Phillips.

Despite a health scare that nearly cost him the competition, the Leesburg, Georgia native beat out 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez for the coveted title.

Read more about the two-hour finale here or browse the winners of season's past to see what the champions are up to now.

2. Jim Parsons Comes Out of the Closet

The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons revealed that he is gay in a recent interview with the New York Times.

The article states that Parsons, 39, is in a 10-year relationship, but didn't delve any further into the issue.

3. Hot Pics: The 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

International superstars and Hollywood's hottest celebs have flocked to France for the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. From Nicole Kidman to Kristen Stewart, browse through our gallery to see all the celebs in their dazzling duds as they light up the boulevard!

4. Arnold on Relationship with Maria After Scandal

One year after news broke of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child, the actor and former Governor of California dished to ET's Christina McLarty about his relationship with his estranged wife Maria Shriver.

"We get along really well," Schwarzenegger told McLarty on the set of his upcoming film The Tomb.

Schwarzenegger continued, saying, "We have a great time raising the kids together ... The most important thing is that the kids are doing well, and Maria always has been an extraordinary mother and always has worked with the kids very closely. I was always more off working and being on location ... Together we always were a good team in that."

In May 2011, Schwarzenegger issued a public statement, admitting to fathering a child with a household staffer. The couple announced their separation the same month.

5. Jillian Michaels Becomes Mother of Two

Jillian Michaels has two very big reasons to celebrate -- her partner Heidi Rhoades recently gave birth to her newborn son, Phoenix, on May 3, and she finally got to bring home her 2-year-old-daughter Lukensia from Haiti after a lengthy adoption process -- all in the same week!

"We're swimming in babies over here," Michaels, 38, tells People.

But the former Biggest Loser trainer wouldn't have it any other way.

"I don't even answer email. I don't have time to care about anything else. I want to be really present and enjoy all the nuances of their growth and development. I don’t want to rush any of it," she says.