Richard Rushfield is a four-year veteran of the American Idol beat and the author of a memoir, Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost. His new book, American Idol: The Untold Story, goes behind the scenes of the most popular TV show of the decade.

Super Bad

Seeing the genuinely funny Ted got Richard Rushfield thinking about the horrible drought in American comedy right now. He names seven culprits, from SNL to Internet dating.

Oscar Bait

In Rampart, Woody Harrelson plays a corrupt, violent LAPD officer. He talked to Richard Rushfield about why he never wanted to play a cop and being a “friggin’ happy” person.