From "The Bachelor" Jake Pavelka to reality show mom Kate Gosselin to "The Insider"'s Niecy Nash, the men and women of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" are gearing up to compete for the coveted mirror ball trophy. Click the pics to see who will be hitting the dance floor tonight!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
We love TV network pilot season because it's filled with such potential. So many shows in their infancy, casting announcements flying around, the anticipation of something new from our favorite showrunners... But while many of the announced pilots already have us praying for full-season pick-ups, there are plenty of others that we hate based on what little we know about them. Here are the potential shows that we hope don'tmake it to the fall lineup.
10. "Kindreds" (NBC)
A grouchy patent lawyer and a group of oddball associates work at a quirky law practice. Yeah, we like Kathy Bates, Ben Chaplin, and Brittany Snow but this seems like the most predictable David E. Kelley show yet. We can do without another "Ally McBeal."
9. "Body of Evidence" (ABC)
Speaking of overcrowded genres, this series — starring Dana Delany and Jeri Ryan — is about a neurosurgeon/medical examiner who butts heads with her bosses. Because, you know, there aren't approximately 12 million surgeons, CSIs, and MEs on TV already.
8. "Who Gets the Parents?" (ABC)
The plot of this one pains us. It's a sitcom about grown adults having a hard time adjusting to their parents' divorce. We don't care that it stars Adam Arkin and Jane Kaczmarek, it just sounds awkwardly stupid.
7. "Cutthroat" (ABC)
So take a dash of "Alias" and a heaping helping of "Weeds" and stir them in a pot and you get this mess of a show. Mia Maestro is starring as a single mother running a drug cartel out of her suburban Beverly Hills house. Please, ABC, don't pick up this show.
6. "This Little Piggy" (NBC)
Warning: Vanessa Minnillo is trying to act. Worse, she's trying to be funny in a contrived-sounding sitcom about siblings who move into the house they inherited from their parents. Did we mention the show has Vanessa Minnillo in it?
5. "Untitled Wyoming Project" (CW)
This new offering from "Gilmore Girls" guru Amy Sherman-Palladino is about a guy who moves to a ranch in Wyoming to take care of his three little sisters. Since we watched every single episode of "Gilmore," we should be optimistic, right? No. Because we also saw "The Return of Jezebel James."
4. "Defenders" (CBS)
Jerry O'Connell and Jim Belushi star as "fiery Las Vegas defense attorneys." Doesn't sound so bad... until you realize that it isn't a sitcom. Not sure we want to see (or would buy) either of these guys as hard-hitting lawyers.
3. "S--t My Dad Says" (CBS)
This one seems problematic from the get-go, given that it's based on a Twitter account, has a title that will likely need to be changed and sounds pretty formulaic. Even casting William Shatner doesn't convince us that this show should live long and prosper.
2. "Hawaii Five-O" (CBS)
The show's cast is a geek smorgasbord that includes Daniel Dae Kim ("Lost), Alex O'Loughlin ("Moonlight"), Grace Park ("Battlestar Galactica"), and James Marsters ("Buffy"). Yet we really dread hearing O'Moonlight say "Book 'em, Danno" to Scott Caan. Especially after Alex's last DOA series.
1. "Wright vs. Wrong" (ABC)
This does that annoying cutesy thing where the title makes a bad pun out of a character's name, and that's enough to make us hate it sight unseen. Debra Messing stars as a Republican pundit named Evelyn Wright (get it? get it?) whose personal life is put under the microscope because of her public image. It all just sounds like a cringeworthy show from the '80s.
Talk About It: Which of these new 2010 TV pilots seem interesting to you?
LOS ANGELES - Team Jacob was triumphant at the Kids' Choice Awards.
"Twilight" star Taylor Lautner picked up two orange, blimp-shaped trophies at Saturday's 23rd annual shenanigan-packed Nickelodeon spectacle inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Lautner snared the favourite actor honour for his "New Moon" role as hunky werewolf Jacob Black as well as the inaugural cutest couple award with his "Twilight" co-star Kristin Stewart.
Katy Perry gets slimed at Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 27, 2010, in Los Angeles.
"I have to admit I have always dreamt of winning one of these orange blimps," said Lautner.
The fan-favourite ceremony's host, "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" actor-comedian Kevin James, kicked off the show by performing a hip-hop dance routine as Adam Sandler serenaded him from above while dressed as an angel and fountains of green slime spontaneously gushed on the first few rows of the audience. James said more than 115 million votes were received this year.
Katy Perry, wearing a bright blue wig and skintight flowery dress, was blasted with slime when presenting the favourite movie actress trophy to Miley Cyrus. The gooey "I Kissed a Girl" singer chased the "Hannah Montana" actress around the stage, but co-presenter Jonah Hill grabbed Perry before she could embrace the 17-year-old singer-actress with a slimy hug.
"I can't see anything," complained Perry. "Why does it taste like boogers?"
Other favourites included "Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" for movie, "Up" for animated movie, Jim Carrey for voice from an animated movie for "A Christmas Carol," "Mario Kart" for video game, "iCarly" for TV show, "American Idol" for reality show, "SpongeBob SquarePants" for cartoon, Dylan Sprouse for TV actor and Selena Gomez for TV actress.
"I'm the luckiest girl in the whole world," said Gomez.
In the music categories, the winners were Black Eyed Peas for music group, Jay-Z for male singer and Taylor Swift for female singer and song for "You Belong With Me." Favourites in the sports categories were two-time Olympic gold medallist volleyball player Misty May Treanor for female athlete and 20-year-old skateboarder Ryan Sheckler for male athlete.
"This goes right in the trophy case," Sheckler said holding up his blimp.
First lady Michelle Obama won the ceremony's "Big Help" award for her "Let's Move" campaign to cut down on childhood obesity. The honour is part of Nick's own "Millions on the Move" campaign. Over the next few months, the network will feature public service announcements to encourage kids to stay active and promote activities that help the environment.
Sat Mar 27, 11:50 PM
By Derrik J. Lang, The Associated Press
Friday, March 26, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Last week, Joslyn James teed off on Tiger Woods by leaking a truckload of filthy texts allegedly from the golfer on her aptly-named website, sextingjoslynjames.com.
The Tiger Woods text messages, presented on a hilarious "iBone," present him as a seriously depraved individual. She says there's more were that came from, too.
In an interview with a New Zealand radio station, James says she plans to leak more dirty details soon, because people, including Elin Woods, have a right to know.
We totally do. Her interview highlights included:
- Joslyn James denying she provoked the nasty, angry sexting.
- Joslyn throwing Woods' caddy, Steve Williams, under the bus, ands teasing that she met other "athlete celebrities" during her dalliances with Tiger.
- Joslyn calling Woods "a grown man who made the choice to send those messages based on things he wanted to try of a sexual nature and I obliged."
- Joslyn denying she sold out Tiger for money, but at the same time teasing her big "future plans" and hilariously plugging her website on the air.
Here's the full-length Joslyn James interview ...
Who knew Jesse James and mistress Michelle McGee had more in common than tattoos, adultery and general trashiness: He's got a Nazi photo spread too!
According to TMZ, there is a photo of James making the rounds in which he wearing a hat identical to the one Michelle McGee wore in her Nazi photo shoot.
In his picture, Jesse James is making the Nazi salute.
The photo, taken two years ago, is undeniably him, and the hat Jesse is wearing is nearly the same as what's sported by Michelle McGee in her Nazi pics. Bizarre.
We knew Jesse James was an a$$hole. But a Nazi?!
Even better (worse), in his photo, Jesse is holding up his right hand in a "Heil Hitler" pose ... and with his left hand he is sort of covering his mouth with two fingers.
As in mimicking Hitler's mustache? Can this get any more sickening? Who does that? Apparently Sandra Bullock's husband, when he's not too busy cheating on her.
The woman selling the Nazi picture says she didn't actually take it (yeah, likely story), rather, it belonged to a friend who happened to be working with Jesse James.
The friend supposedly doesn't know it's been hawked. Stay tuned.
Monday, March 22, 2010
GERARD BUTLER AND AMERICA FERRERA ROAR BREATHS OF FIRE AT 'DRAGON' PREMIERE
Bolts of lightning, balls of fire, and piercingly sharp fangs are just some of the in-your-face 3D graphics that comprise 'How to Train Your Dragon.' Gerard Butler gave his signature Scottish flair as the voice of Stoick and shared his rave review with ET.
"I was blown away by this whole experience visually, emotionally. The originality, it was just really an enthralling movie," Gerry said compassionately of the animated feature.
Based on a children's book, 'Dragon' is a heartwarming story of Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) struggling to earn the respect of his strong, powerful father. Determined to prove himself worthy to his doubtful dad and villagers, the young Viking boy tries to slay an elusive breed of dragon that no Viking has laid eyes on before. In a touching turn of events, the boy befriends the creature he sought to harm and proves to the other Vikings that the reptiles are maybe not so dangerous after all.
America Ferrera (Astrid) has fond memories of animated movies in her childhood and enthusiastically "jumped right on board" when DreamWorks extended an offer for her to suit up in armored gear. While not busy fending off dragons, the "Ugly Betty" star is preparing for the series finale of the show that made her a household name, calling it "bittersweet" and thanking the devoted fans that kept them on the air for four years.
Put on your stylish 3D glasses and saddle up for an adventurous, eye-popping ride when 'Dragon' whooshes into theaters on Friday, March 26.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
CASSELBERRY, Fla. - Actresses Demi Moore and Nia Vardalos were linked to an online chain of Twitter posts that ultimately led to Florida authorities intervening when a young man threatened to commit suicide.
Moore's Twitter account, mrskutcher, was among those responding to a message from a young man threatening to hang himself early Friday in Casselberry, north of Orlando. Moore - with 2.5 million followers - and husband Ashton Kutcher are both active on the social network.
In a Sunday, March 7, 2010 file photo, Demi Moore arrives during the 82nd Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.
Vardalos' eponymous account included a message that she had called a suicide hotline and been connected to Florida police. "I gave his name+city. They went to home, helped him," one message read.
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office said authorities received two calls around 2:30 a.m., one from California and one from Vancouver, British Columbia. Both callers reported the suicide threat on Twitter. There was no record of the callers' names, Lt. Sonia Pisano said.
Deputies went to a home and took an uninjured juvenile male to a hospital, Pisano said. She said she could not provide more specifics.
Calls to representatives for Moore and for Vardalos, who starred in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," went unanswered early Friday.
Moore's Twitter account was involved in a similar case last April, when a California woman messaged that she was going to kill herself. San Jose police said they took a woman to a hospital for "psychiatric evaluation" after someone called about a tweet sent to Moore threatening suicide.