Phillips has best 'Idol' record debut

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'HOME' SWEET 'HOME.' Though "American Idol" just had its lowest-rated season finale, winner Phillip Phillips has set a contestant sales record: With 278,000 downloads of "Home," he notched the highest debut on Billboard's "Digital Songs" chart since Nielsen SoundScan, which supplies the data, began tracking downloads in 2003. It was the second-best digital week overall for an "Idol" contestant, after Kelly Clarkson's 280,000 downloads for "My Life Would Suck Without You" (2009), the magazine said.

HERE'S THE SITUATION. "Jersey Shore" began taping season six at its Seaside Heights, N.J., house on Thursday, Us Weekly reports. The magazine said that housemate Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, six months pregnant, was moving into a house next door.

PREMIERES. New seasons of Gordon Ramsay's competitions "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef" premiere tonight at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively, on Fox . . . Tomorrow, NBC's "Love in the Wild" returns for season two at 9 p.m., A&E's "Storage Wars" for season three at 10 p.m. and Oxygen's "The Glee Project" for season 10 at 10 p.m. Also, Hugh Hefner's former girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson returns in a new reality series, "Kendra on Top" (WEtv, 10 p.m.) . . . Wednesday, it's season five of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" at 9 p.m. . . . On Thursday, Fox has two new dating shows, "Take Me Out" (8 p.m.) and "The Choice" (9 p.m.) . . . And "DC Cupcakes: Takes New York" bows Friday at 10 p.m. on Discovery.

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RECAPS. Brit Sophie Sumner won "America's Next Top Model: British Invasion" . . . "The Bachelorette" cut Tony Pieper, Alessandro Goulart and Stevie (no last name available) . . . Yuki Northington was eliminated on "Design Star" . . . and Rated Next Generation will not be "America's Best Dance Crew."

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