"The handwriting was kind of on the wall."
Earlier this week we got to check out a preview video from Oprah Winfrey‘s upcoming interview with Whitney Houston‘s daughter Bobbi Kristina on Oprah’s Next Chapter. Today we get to check out another preview from the show where Oprah talks with other members of Whitney‘s family. In addition to talking with Bobbi Kris, Oprah also sat down with Whitney‘s brother and sister-in-law. Click below to get a peek of Oprah‘s chat with them before the interview airs in full this Sunday night. More »
Last month we got to see video of Glee‘s inadvertent tribute to the late Whitney Houston when their Valentine’s Day episode featured a cover of I Will Always Love You just days after her untimely and tragic death. Today we learn that Glee is going one step further and is devoting an entire episode of the show to Whitney‘s memory by performing songs from her amazing catalog. More »
Posted under: 'Glee', Whitney Houston
It's All About Judy (And Maybe Ken)
ABC has landed the new comedy pilot American Judy starring Judy Greer, and now there is talk of who will co-star in it with her. The comedy is all about Judy (yes, the actor and the character) who moves from L.A to the burbs for her man and finds herself raising his children and making a life in a small suburban town. This of course makes for lots of shenanigans. The actor they have tapped to star in the comedy with Judy, as her hubby, is Ken Marino. Ken was one of the co-writers for Wanderlust starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. I also always remember him from his role back in Dawson’s Creek as the professor. Is it all coming back? They have both done a string of TV show appearances and pilots but this will be a major role for them both in what sounds like a good show. More »
Posted under: Judy Greer, Ken Marino
Theo Is The New Hot Cop Around Town
A couple of week ago I reported on the news that Ryan Phillippe had been cast in the new CBS drama, Golden Boy. Well now we have learned that Ryan is no longer playing the role of the cop in the new series, he has been replaced by English actor, Theo James. Theo was the hottie in Underworld: Awakening and Downton Abbey. More »
She's Been Offered $10 Million to Become a Judge!!!
Holy Shizz!!! OMFG OMFG OMFG!!! Remember last month when we heard a RUMOR that our dear Britney Spears was being courted by Simon Cowell to become a judge on the next season of The X Factor? Well, at the time it seemed like just that … a rumor. Today we learn that the rumor is very close to becoming a reality. Britney has been offered a $10 million dollar contract to judge the second season of The X Factor and it seems VERY LIKELY that she will take the deal and JOIN THE SHOW! I CAN’T EVEN … if she truly does join the show (again, it looks VERY LIKELY THAT SHE WILL) then you can BET YOUR ASS that ratings will go thru the roof for The X Factor!!! More »
Posted under: 'The X Factor'
Yesterday we heard about a new singing competition coming to us from Queen Latifah. Now we are hearing about ANOTHER music themed competition which could be back on our televisions, but it isn’t completely new – it is a remake of the iconic music game show, Name That Tune. Have you ever seen episodes of the show which ran first from 1953 to 1959? In it’s original form it was a game show where contestants competed for prizes as they attempted to properly identify music performed by a live singer or orchestra. Well, American Idol and The X Factor production company FremantleMedia has secured worldwide rights to the show and they are talking about rebooting it for a modern audience. Is there an overdose of music reality shows or will this work? More »
Julianne Runs For President
Back in April last year we got to see the first look at Julianne Moore’s portrayal of Sarah Palin in the HBO docudrama, Game Change. As Trent told us then, Tina Fey famously played, and excelled at spoofing Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live during the 2008 presidential election and naturally, comparisons are going to be drawn between Tina and Julianne. In the lead up to the premiere of the HBO show this Saturday, Julianne has revealed the work that has gone into taking on the challenge of playing Palin and I think she’s nervous about being stacked up against Tina. How do you think she’s going to do? More »
It Promises To Be Like Nothing Else On TV
As if Mark Wahlberg doesn’t already do enough in Hollywood, now he is adding another notch to his belt. He is working on a new film, 2 Guns, the ongoing project of the Entouragefilm, and a million other things. Now, he is also producing a new project which they have tentatively called Teamsters, an unscripted A&E project featuring the union, Teamsters Local 25 in Boston. It has been described as a “cutting-edge show that promises to be like nothing else on television.” Are you excited about this new pilot? More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was supposed to be a lot more exciting than it turned out to be. Jordan and I were supposed to hang out last night but he got sick and had to stay in and, well, I decided to stay in, too. It was my first non-running day since last week so … it was a really lazy day for me. I used to the time to catch up on some very belated TV watching. Early last year, we first learned that Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network were launching a new version of the classic 80′s cartoon ThunderCats and while I was very excited at first, I somehow completely forgot to watch the series … at all. So, yesterday I sat down to watch the entire first season of the new ThunderCats and I am happy to say that I was very impressed by what I saw. More »
Posted under: 'ThunderCats'
American X Idol?
We have learned today that another singing competition is heading our way later this year. American Idol and X Factor are not enough so the CW is launching their own show. The series hasn’t been officially named but it has tentatively been titled The Star Next Door, and will be produced by Queen Latifah and Dave Broome, who is the creator of The Biggest Loser. Enough said? American Idol is in it’s 11 season now, and a couple of weeks back there was concern about their ratings being down. There has been renewed vigor though with X Factor, given that they are looking for new female judges and there is talk of singers with huge star power, like our dear Britney Spears, taking over as the new judge. What do you think about a new singing competition series though?? More »