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‘Lost’ Ends Tonight

Peace the Spork Out

Welp … the day has finally come. The series finale of Lost airs tonight on ABC and after 6 years of baffling questions, all will be revealed and resolved TONIGHT! Well, okay … maybe not all will be revealed because I cannot see how any show with such a huge and sprawling story like Lost can be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction in just one 2-hour episode. Now, I’ve had my ups and downs with the show over the years … after falling madly in love with the mysterious intrigue in those first 2 seasons, my frantic fandom slowly cooled over the next 4 years. That being said, I have to give the show props for coming out of nowhere to grab the attention of the whole world for so long. Lost will surely go down in pop culture as one of the most intriguing shows in all of television history … but can we really expect everything to be resolved tonight? According to the following report … no. But the producers of Lost insist that the answers will come … a little bit down the line:

Lost fans are already sweating the prospect that Sunday’s series won’t resolve their favorite pet mystery or most burning question. For those left wanting, there is hope: EW has confirmed a TV Guide report that the producers plan to address a selection of baffling bits of unfinished business on the season 6 DVD, which goes on sale in August. An ABC insider says the set will include “new content that addresses some of the unanswered questions in an entertaining way,” though disputed reports that there could be as much as 20 minutes worth of mystery-resolution material. While Lost die-hards probably needed no incentive to invest in the DVD, the promise of extra revelation will no doubt increase the chances that they will make the purchase the second it becomes available. What do you think of the move? On one hand, I can see fans feeling grateful that producers are looking out for their interests. On the other hand, I can see them irked that none of the DVD stuff was in the (free-to-watch) show.

Blah. I can’t say I’m at all interested in paying for answers to a show that I’ve invested so much time watching but I can’t say that I blame the Lost folks for wanting to milk as much as they can from this hugely successful show. My focus right now can only be on the series finale which will air tonight. I’m quite confident that I will not be fully satisfied by what will air tonight but, then again, I think I can be OK with that. A show like Lost depends on what the viewer brings to the story based on their experience of the story … it kind of relies on the fact that not everything will be revealed. As annoying as that may sound, I get it. While I have not been at all impressed with much of where the Lost mythos took me, I do not regret going along for the ride. The show was such a phenomenon in those early seasons, I cannot forget that. Whether I am fully satisfied by tonight’s series finale isn’t the point. That I will be able to say that I stuck with Lost thru thick and thin seems more relevant to me. There is a satisfaction in having a sense of accomplishment. Lost will come to end and I’ll be there to bear witness. And who knows … after all the twists and turns that we’ve enduring thru 6 years of Lost, we may end up finding out that it was only a dream. Are YOU excited for tonight’s series finale of Lost? What are YOU expecting to happen?

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NBC Cancels ‘Heroes’

Peace the Spork Out

Sad but expected news to pass along today … NBC has decided to finally stick a spork in its sci-fi drama Heroes. After another year of lackluster ratings, the network decided to cut its losses and end the series. While NBC has yet to officially announce its Fall lineup (it won’t do so until Monday), Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Heroes is, in fact, dunzo:

It seemed inevitable but the news is nonetheless shocking: NBC’s drama Heroes won’t be back for a fifth season. The beleaguered drama only averaged 6.5 million viewers this year. It last aired on Feb. 8, when it only brought in a mere 4.4 million. The show never managed to recapture those stellar ratings from its critically-beloved first season, when it averaged a whopping 14.5 million. There has been talk that NBC may air a movie that allows the producers to wrap up the story, but nothing has been set in stone. NBC will announce its fall lineup to advertisers Monday in New York.

Boo, this is sad news. There is no question — Heroes was a fantastic show. Its first season was such a phenomenal hit, I was sure it would live on for many years to come. Unfortch, the show (like so many others) suffered from that dreaded Writer’s Strike that hit Hollywood a few years ago and it just never recovered. To its credit, it was able to live beyond the decimation of the Writer’s Strike but it just never managed to get the ratings back up to where they needed to be. I really hope NBC does let the show make a TV movie to tie up all the loose ends … a show like Heroes really deserves to be wrapped up to the satisfaction of its loyal fans. As the EW article above states, this news isn’t all that surprising … but it is still very sad.

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Britney Spears & Jason Trawick Are Dunzo . . . Professionally

Tho, Britwick plan to continue to maintain their personal relationship

Britney Spears and her agent/beau Jason Trawick have split, y’all … on a professional level, that is. People magazine is reporting that Britwick have decided to end their professional relationship so that they can move forward seriously with their personal romantic relationship. Many folks find it difficult to believe that a couple who work together professionally can also sustain a personal relationship … it would appear that Britwick agree. In professional terms, Britwick are dunzo, y’all!

Britney Spears is parting with Jason Trawick as her agent, but keeping him as a beau. The two “have decided to end their professional relationship and focus on their personal relationship,” a Spears rep tells PEOPLE. “Since wrapping her recent world tour, Spears has been busy in the studio working on her next album.” The singer and Trawick began dating last summer and have dodged engagement rumors for months. “They are very happy,” a source said of the couple. “Things are really good with them.”

I have to say, I think this is for the best. While I don’t necessarily think that a couple can’t work together professionally and still maintain a romantic relationship, I think Britwick‘s situation is unique. If they were going to break off one of their two relationships I’m glad they decided to sever their professional one rather than their personal one. As I’ve said all along, I like Britwick together. If this end to their professional relationship means they can move forward with their personal relationship then I am all for it. Long live Britwick!! What do y’all think, does this sound like a good move on their part to you?

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Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren Move Forward With Divorce

Keepin' it on the downlow

In the wake of the insanely embarrassing Tiger Woods Cheating Scandal, Tiger and his wife Elin Nordegren went thru a few month phase of what looked to be an attempt to keep their marriage intact. Altho the couple were never seen out in public in any affectionate fashion, they did appear to seem willing to work towards salvaging their marriage in an attempt to put Tiger‘s infidelitous extramarital affairs behind them. Just a couple of weeks ago, Elin left the US and returned home to her native Sweden without Tiger … which seemed to signal a break down in their attempt to salvage their marriage. Just recently, Elin returned home to be with her husband … and now TMZ is reporting that the couple are dunzo for good. According to today’s report, Tiger and Elin have decided to divorce and are hoping to do so as quickly and as quietly as possible:

TMZ has learned Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are trying to strike agreements on child custody and division of assets … and then quietly and quickly file divorce papers to end their marriage. Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ … the most important thing for both Tiger and Elin is keeping the terms of the divorce confidential. We’re told Tiger has a team — partly based in NYC — that is working on the division of assets. But … as TMZ first told you … the key player is West Palm Beach lawyer Thomas Sasser, an expert in child custody agreements that involve more than one jurisdiction. Sources say one of the options is to actually file for divorce in Sweden — Elin wants to move there with the kids and Tiger would have to submit to the jurisdiction of the court. Wherever the divorce is filed, the plan is to keep the custody and property settlement agreements out of the court file. We’re told the quicker and quieter the divorce, the better. The big issue, we’re told — Tiger wants either custody or visitation, and assurance that he can go into court and enforce the agreement if Elin violates it. We’re told Tiger wants the option to go to either a Swedish or American court to enforce the custody agreement. And sources say … the couple has not reached agreement on any of the major issues … at least not yet.

This sounds about right. I could never, for the life of me, envision a scenario where Elin would be able to forgive and forget everything that Tiger put her thru both in public and in private. It would take a lot, I would imagine, for her to be able to stay married to Tiger Woods (especially considering how little regard he appears to have had for their marriage vows) and apparently her needs were not or could not be met. On Tiger‘s end, I have to say, I also see where he is coming from. Yes, he is a self-admitted cheating scuzz but he does appear to love his children very much. My guess is that they will be able to hammer out the terms of their divorce to everyone’s satisfaction in that Elin will get a nice settlement and Tiger will get the access to his children that he wants. I wouldn’t be surprised if Elin and the children moved to Sweden permanently with the caveat that they return to the US on a regular basis so that the kids could see their father. As they get older, they’ll prolly make the long trek back and forth on with nannies or on their own. What a crappy situation all around for the kids. Tiger Woods has ruined so many things due to his disgusting behavior … and the saddest part of his destruction has to be the ruination of his kids’ young lives with both of their parents.

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Marc Jacobs & Lorenzo Martone May Not Be Dunzo After All

A new, life long commitment to one another

A week ago today we heard a rumor from the New York Post that married couple Marc Jacobs and his new hubby Lorenzo Martone had broken up … but today we learn that reports of their demise as a couple may have been greatly exaggerated. In the wake of the break-up report last week, a new report suggests that not only are the couple still happily together but they are planning to reaffirm their lurve for one another by getting matching new tattoos:

Scott Campbell is known for his canvases as much as his art—he’s the tattoo artist of choice for Marc Jacobs, Josh Hartnett, and Bruce Springsteen. But last night, he gave New York a look at work he’s done on other, non-human backdrops. Big sheets of dollar bills, hologram paintings, and copper-plate etchings (done with a high-tensile tattoo needle, naturally) are the stuff of If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long, Campbell’s first New York solo show and the inaugural exhibition at Crosby Street’s new OHWOW gallery. “It’s funny, people talk about tattoos and the first word that comes into their mind is ‘permanent,’ ” Campbell explained at Evisu’s after-party at the Trump Soho, where a very mixed crowd did its best to rid the recently unveiled luxury hotel’s third-floor event space of its new-carpet smell. (By a little after midnight, revelers had cleaned the place out of booze.) “But actually, tattoos are the most ephemeral medium that I work in. You do a tattoo and, you know, it goes and gets hit by a bus or gets sunburned.” Now that the show’s up, Campbell can get back to the tattoo clients who had to cool their jets while he was preparing it. That includes Jacobs, who came to the opening with Lorenzo Martone. Far from having split, as recent rumors have suggested, he and Martone were thinking about getting couples’ ink. “They were talking about coming in and getting something together,” Campbell said.

It’s worth noting that neither of these reports offers any official confirmation of anything from either Jacobs or Martone. Neither report should really be taken a 100% face value. That being said, I hope that this second report is the more true because I’d hate to think that Marc and Lorenzo decided to split just 3 months after they were married. But, I suppose it’s also worth mentioning that getting matching tattoos tends to be the kiss of death in relationships … so, let’s just all hope for the best.

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Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubry Are Dunzo!

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Sad break-up news to pass along today … People magazine is citing “multiple sources” and is reporting that Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry and model Gabriel Aubry have broken up. After 4 years together, which resulted in a beautiful babygirl named Nahla Ariela, it appears the steam has run out on their relationship. They are dunzo, y’all:

Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry have broken up after four years together, according to multiple reports. The Oscar winner and the Canadian model are reportedly in negotiations to work out a custody agreement regarding their 2-year-old daughter Nahla, TMZ.com reports. Berry, 43, and Aubrey, 34, met at a Versace store opening in Manhattan in February 2006. Their daughter was born two years later. In February 2009, Berry told Essence magazine about motherhood, “I’m complete. I have more to offer my craft because [my daughter] makes me indelibly better every day.” That same month, Aubry told PEOPLE that Nahla “needs a sibling. I think it’s important.” Berry’s rep couldn’t be reached for comment.

Blah, what a bummer. These two seemed so happy together … but break-ups like this truly show that things are not always as they appear. I guess it’s safe to assume that Halle and Gabriel won’t be makin’ any more beautiful babies together, which is a shame considering what an adorable child they have in Nahla. I certainly hope the couple can figure out an amicable way to hammer out custody of their little girl … she is far too precious to be used as a pawn in a break-up. Here’s hoping this split is for the best, even tho it seems from the outside like a damn shame :(

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Marc Jacobs & Lorenzo Martone Dunzo?

Already?!

Back in January we learned the happy news that fashion designer Marc Jacobs got married to his longtime boyfriend Lorenzo Martone and today we are hearing that the couple have reportedly split! Thus far, there has been no official confirmation from either party but according to the New York Post, they’ve reportedly been telling friends privately that they are over. Could it be? Are Marc and Lorenzo really dunzo?

Fashion world power couple Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone have split — for now. “They’ve both been telling people that they broke up,” friends said. Martone shot down rumors this month that he’d moved out of the Chelsea Merchantile apartment he shared with Jacobs, but sources say he’s planning to go soon. Martone wasn’t with Jacobs in Provincetown last week for the wedding of Jacobs’ business partner, Robert Duffy. Jacobs served as best man. A rep for Jacobs said, “We don’t comment on Marc’s personal life.” Martone also declined to comment.

Considering Jacobs‘s track record, I can totally see how the end of his relationship might come this quickly … but I’m having a hard time believing that the couple — who have been dating for years now — would decide to split so soon after they took the official plunge and got married. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if this break-up report really pans out but I’m hoping it’s just a nasty rumor. It’d be a shame for another celeb marriage to Peace the Spork Out like this :(

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The US Version Of ‘Torchwood’ Has Been Cancelled

Fox drops the show but it may find new life on a new network

Back in January we learned the somewhat disconcerting news that the brilliant UK sci-fi series Torchwood was being adapted for the US audience and earlier this month it was clarified that the US version of Torchwood would be a spin-off rather than a re-cast remake. Today, tho, we learn that Fox has decided to cancel its plans to bring Torchwood to US television … which, to be honest, should have fans of the original series breathing a heavy sigh of relief:

Fox has decided not to pursue a U.S. version of the UK cult hit. The network was developing a stateside version of the “Doctor Who” spinoff, a prospect which divided fans. “BBC Worldwide Productions and the FOX Broadcasting Company have mutually agreed not to progress together with a 13-episode serialized ‘Torchwood’ format,” said BBC Worldwide in a statement. “We are currently in discussion with several interested networks.” As to that last part, BBC Worldwide executive vp of programming and production Jane Tranter reiterated that a U.S. version was still making progress. “It’s very much ongoing and very much alive,” Tranter said.

As I mentioned in my last post about plans for a US version of Torchwood, I’m not opposed to the production of a spin-off series … I think it would be very cool to have a Torchwood HQ here in the US (I understand my beloved Detroit, MI is up for contention as the site for the US Torchwood HQ) so I’m not really bothered that BBC Worldwide is still planning to bring Torchwood to the US. I am greatly relieved, tho, that Fox has decided not make the show. They have a HORRIBLE track record of canceling great sci-fi shows because they don’t really know how to promote those kinds of shows properly. It is my hope that the US version of Torchwood will find a home on a channel like SyFy so that it will have a real chance at survival. All in all, I think this latest development is good news all around.

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Coachella Day 3: Gorillaz In Da Mist

That's all folks

And so … the 3-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has come to another close. For Day 3 yesterday, acts like Thom Yorke (of Radiohead fame), Julian Casablancas (of The Strokes), Little Boots and Sly Stone rocked the fest while the British “animated” band Gorillaz closed out the weekend with their headline set. Here are some photos from the Coachella stage yesterday and some deets about the overall festival, which — for 2010 — is already dunzo!

The three-day Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is playing to sellout crowds this weekend and shattering attendance records, festival officials said. The Goldenvoice-promoted festival, now in its 11th year, is drawing a record 75,000 people per day to the Empire Polo Club in the desert community of Indio, up nearly 15,000 from last year’s daily average. But the record attendance and a later curfew — 1 a.m. instead of midnight — weren’t the only new wrinkles in the festival. Promoters found themselves worrying about the eruption of an Icelandic volcano and its massive ash cloud, which halted flights in and out of Britain and northern Europe. A festival spokeswoman said seven artists were grounded in Britain, including Chicago’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, which had been on tour in Europe. British rock bands the Cribs and Frightened Rabbit were among those unable to get to the U.S. for the festival. “We would have taken any slot, any time, just to play this festival,” said Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison. “If you’re playing to people who’ve come to see you at a club show, the battle has been won.” The band had a prime Friday afternoon slot, and was counting on Coachella to increase its standing in the U.S. “This is bad for us on all levels,” Hutchison said. “We were about to head out on a U.S. tour, and this would have been a good way to get a few more fans on board.” Getting to Coachella wasn’t easy, even for those in Southern California. Traffic was at a near-standstill for much of Friday afternoon, as the four-mile route from the 10 Freeway to the venue was at a crawl throughout the day. Once they parked, fans spoke of hour-plus waits to get into the gates. Henry Conklin, a 19-year-old New York University student, said his friend paid a woman $40 to cut in line. Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron confirmed reports that a small number of ticketless fans had jumped the gate, but police made only 12 arrests Friday, and all were alcohol- or drug-related. Despite the increase in attendance, the arrest number was on pace to be down slightly from last year, when 69 arrests were made throughout the weekend. Police were also adjusting to the later curfew. After Goldenvoice was slapped with more than $50,000 in fines last year when headliner Paul McCartney played past the midnight deadline, the company won approval to extend Friday and Saturday curfew to 1 a.m. As a compromise, the department said Goldenvoice’s country-music Stagecoach festival will end at 11 p.m. rather than midnight next weekend. Even with longer hours and five stages of music, many festivalgoers had to strain for a glimpse of the more hotly anticipated acts. Up-and-coming rock group Yeasayer and beloved electronic act La Roux were performing at one of Coachella’s three tent-covered side stages, which overflowed in the afternoon heat, keeping many fans 30 or more feet away from snaring a glimpse of the artists. Yet the mood on the grounds was far from tense. Attendees were eager to brave the heat and lines for a Friday-night headlining set from one of music’s biggest stars, hip-hop artist Jay-Z. He had an unbilled, A-list surprise guest in tow — his pop-star wife, Beyonce.

And that, my good friends, is that. Coachella 2010 is already in the books and the countdown has begun for next year’s music fest. It’s crazy how things like this tend to come and go in the blink of an eye. Even still, it just does not sound all that fun to fight the growing crowds in the desert just to stand around and watch a shortened concert performance from a great distance. I bet most of the fun is just being there but, yeah, if I’m gonna see a band play … I want to actually see the band play. In any event, Day 3 was well-attended by music fans and celebs alike. After the jump, check out some photos of some of the roving celebs who attended the Coachella festival yesterday … More »

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Melissa & Tammy Etheridge Are Dunzo!

Their 9-year relationship comes to a sad end

Sad news to pass along today … after 9 years together as a couple, Melissa Etheridge and her wife Tammy (Lynn Michaels) Etheridge have announced that they have separated. The official statement released by the couple does not list a reason for the split but needless to say, after everything the couple has been thru and after years of building a family together, the news is extremely sad. They’re dunzo, y’all:

Melissa and Tammy Etheridge have ended their nearly nine-year relationship. “Melissa and Tammy Etheridge are saddened to announce that they are now separated,” Melissa’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. The former couple add in a statement: “We ask for consideration and respect for our family as we go through this difficult period.” Melissa, 48, and Tammy (formerly Tammy Lynn Michaels) exchanged vows in Malibu in September 2003. Tammy, 35, gave birth to their children – son Miller and daughter Johnnie Rose – in 2006, after Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Etheridge is also the mother of two children, Bailey, 13, and Beckett, 11, with former partner Julie Cypher.

While this news is extremely sad, it does go to show that even couples who appear to have everything going for them and appear to be rock solid may not be as perfect as it seems. Any time a couple with children splits the news is sad but these two, ugh, they just seemed so happy together. The couple may announce some day what caused the split but I’m hoping it wasn’t a matter of infidelity … that would just be too cruel. But, alas, I suppose we should pour one out for Melissa and Tammy. Let’s hope this break-up is for the best in the long run.

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