Wednesday, March 19, 2008

When Your Favorite TV Show Will Be Returning...

Sunday March 23

The Game is back on The C-W. The second season starts with "Kelly" (Brittany Daniel) leaving "Jason" (Coby Bell) after he refuses to stop taking steroids.

Monday, March 24

C-B-S starts the sixth season of C-S-I: Miami with the murder of a bride at a wedding that leads to a strip club.

How I Met Your Mother kicks off on C-B-S with Britney Spears guest starring as a doctor's receptionist who has a crush on "Ted" (Josh Radnor).

Sunday, March 30

C-B-S starts the fifth season of Cold Case with a young deaf student who goes missing.

Showtime starts the second season of the period drama The Tudors with "King Henry" (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) struggling against the Catholic Church to get his marriage to Queen Katherine annulled.

Wednesday, April 2

C-B-S starts the third season of Criminal Minds with "Rossi" (Joe Mantegna) off to Indianapolis after two unsolved murders that have plagued him for decades.

C-B-S kicks off the fourth season of C-S-I: N-Y with an anonymous tip to catch one of New York's most-wanted criminals.

Thursday, April 3

Paris Hilton guest stars as herself in a dream sequence on the third season premiere of My Name Is Earl. "Earl" (Jason Lee) has trouble separating dreams from reality on the opener.

C-B-S rolls out the eighth season of C-S-I with "Grissom" (William Peterson) and his team battling the flu while investigating a dangerous Las Vegas gang.

The sixth season of C-B-S's Without a Trace starts with the vanishing of a veterans-hospital worker.

Friday, April 4

The third season of Ghost Whisperer starts on C-B-S with "Melinda" (Jennifer Love Hewitt) helping a girl who is haunted by her father.

Sci-Fi debuts the fourth season of Battlestar Galactica with "Starbuck" (Katee Sackhoff) surviving a space fight to learn that her six-hour experience has in reality taken two months.

C-B-S starts the fourth season of Numbers with the bust of a meth lab.

Monday, April 7

A-B-C restarts the freshman series Samantha Who with apartment woes when "Sam" (Christina Applegate) is forced to move in with an old guy and his new girlfriend.

C-B-S starts the fifth season of N-C-I-S with the stakeout of a stolen-goods warehouse that turns deadly.

A-B-C rolls out the fourth season of Boston Legal with tabloid trouble when "Alan" (James Spader) represents a man whose daughter was murdered after a talk-show stunt.

Thursday, April 10

N-B-C's 30 Rock continues its second season with a guest shot from New York City's Mayor Bloomberg, and "Liz" (Tina Fey) dealing with the return of her sleazy ex-boyfriend, "The Beeper King."

N-B-C's The Office gets its fourth season under way with "Michael" (Steve Carell) throwing an awkward dinner party.

The 14th season of E-R starts on N-B-C with a revelation about the steamy past shared by "Gates" (John Stamos) and "Sam" (Linda Cardellini).

Sunday, April 13

A-B-C rolls out the fourth season of Desperate Housewives in the aftermath of a tornado, where we find a surprise wedding.

Tuesday, April 15

A-B-C starts the seventh season of According to Jim with "Jim" (Jim Belushi) getting a visit from God, who bestows the power to make women more like men.

Mariah Needs Love

Mariah Carey is adored by millions, but she's not so crazy about herself or her romantic prospects. Mimi tells Allure magazine, "I've always had really low self-esteem, and I still do. What's weird about that is being onstage, and the love that you get, and the adoration that you feel from your real fans. It's hard for a partner to compete with that."

Kellie Returns To Idol Tonight

Kellie Pickler takes the American Idol stage tonight to sing her hit single "Red High Heels." Kellie tells us, "It's kind of like a homecoming, and I'm so excited to see everybody and see the new stage and set." A-I airs live from its new digs in L-A's Nokia Theater at 9:00 p-m on FOX.

Last Night On Dancing With The Stars

written by lee jeske...

The ladies took the floor last night's for part-two of the two-night premiere of A-B-C's hit reality show Dancing With the Stars, and they definitely gave the men, who danced Monday night, a run for their money.

Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi blew the judges away with a foxtrot that garnered a near perfect score and landed her solidly in first place with Mark Ballas. Actress and entrepreneur Priscilla Presley also bolted out of the box with returning professional Louis van Amstel with a foxtrot that put them in second. Despite her inability to hear the music, actress Marlee Matlin turned in an energetic cha cha cha that positioned her and newcomer Fabian Sanchez in third.

Nerves were definitely a factor for Broadway star
Marissa Jaret Winokur, who completely missed dance steps, placing her in fifth, while Monica Seles landed in last place -- proving that grace on the tennis court doesn't necessarily translate to the dance floor. Actress Shannon Elizabeth, who came in fourth, could be a dark horse in the competition if, as the judges advised, she can get her long, shapely legs under control.

Shia Is A Wanted Man

Shia LaBeouf is a wanted man in Burbank, California -- for illegal smoking! The co-star of the upcoming Indiana Jones film was due in court yesterday morning over a ticket he received for allegedly smoking on the sidewalk outside a Burbank gift shop last month. But neither Shia nor his lawyer was anywhere in sight, causing the judge to issue a bench warrant for his arrest.

More Reality

C-B-S will debut Secret Talents of the Stars on April 8th. Among the talents -- Clint Black doing stand-up comedy, Joe Frazier crooning R-and-B, Danny Bonaduce riding a unicycle and Cindy Margolis conjuring magic tricks.

No To E.R.

George Clooney is denying rumors that he'll return for E-R's 15th and presumed final season.

Clooney Comes Home Monday!

from the enquirer...

George Clooney and co-star Renee Zellweger will attend a red-carpet premiere of their "Leatherheads" movie Monday night in Maysville, Ky., about 60 miles east of Cincinnati.

Clooney, 46, who went to high school in nearby Augusta, is the star, director and producer of the romantic comedy about 1920s pro football.

Universal Pictures announced the screening late Tuesday. Universal representatives had scouted Maysville two weeks ago. The film opens nationwide 11 days later, on April 4.

The premiere is invitation only in the 471-seat Washington Opera House in downtown Maysville.

People will be allowed to stand along the red carpet, like at the Oscars, and wave to the celebrities, a Universal representative said.

Celebrities are scheduled to arrive at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. screening at the theater, 116 W. 2nd St.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Jamie Lynn Boots Baby-Daddy

There appears to be a bit of the old "good news, bad news" thing going on with Jamie Lynn Spears these days. The good news is, "she's finally feeling better and has moved past her morning sickness," a family insider tells The bad news, though, is a bit of a bummer.

It seems that Jamie Lynn "has not wanted to be around Casey [Aldridge]," our source says, and the two look to be "on the outs right now, but not officially over yet." But since Jamie Lynn's mom, Lynne Spears, is trying to create a good public impression (well, as good as one can create for a pregnant 16-year-old), everyone is acting like everything is fine.

Bedingfield Stays True

Natasha Bedingfield is having a groundbreaking few weeks: the singer performed at her first rodeo and her first baseball game. She blogged about those experiences as well as staying at the same hotel in L-A as Lindsay Lohan. In her pensive piece, Bedingfield wrote to fans about her sometimes “goody-two-shoes” image, “It seems like it’s actually more rebellious to stay true to yourself when everyone wants you to be something else and when everyone seems to get more praise for doing stupid things.” According to her blog, Bedingfield is now back in England for a few days.

Can't Get Enough Of Big Brother?

C-B-S will air another season of Big Brother this summer. This makes me happy :-)

Clooney Takes On A New Role

Nicole Kidman has reportedly made George Clooney an offer he couldn't refuse -- the role of godfather. To her upcoming child with Keith Urban, of course. A source tells London's Mirror, "They are great friends and she can think of no one more perfect for the job."

Monday, March 17, 2008

Britney Plays Abby

Britney Spears as she's never appeared before – as a receptionist named Abby. CBS has released photos of the singer – in a ponytail wearing a blue shirt, black heels, glasses and a secretary-style skirt – from her guest-role as Abby on "How I Met Your Mother."  

Spears spent last week shooting scenes   in which she plays Abby on the March 24 episode.

"Working at How I Met Your Mother has been so terrific," Spears said Thursday. "Everyone, including the cast, the crew and the producers, has been wonderful and Abby is such a fun girl to play. I'm having a blast!"


Three big C-B-S comedies air their first new episodes since the strike's end tonight...

Two and a Half Men returns with "Charlie" (Charlie Sheen) offering "Alan" (Jon Cryer) his expertise in breaking up with women.

The Big Bang Theory is back for a physics convention where hottie "Penny" (Kaley Cuoco) has to get between the big brains "Sheldon" (Jim Parsons) and "Leonard" (Johnny Galecki).

How I Met Your Mother celebrates its return with "Barney" (Neil Patrick Harris) out to party on Saint Patrick's Day.

Dancing With The Stars Tonight

written by lee jeske...
Tonight A-B-C waltzes out a new season of Dancing With the Stars. This year's celebrity hoofers include radio host and Man Show creator Adam Corolla, Priscilla Presley, R-and-B star Mario, Chilean T-V heartthrob Cristian de la Fuente, magician Penn Jillette, B-listers Shannon Elizabeth and Steve Guttenberg, and from the world of sports, Jason Taylor (Miami Dolphins), Kristi Yamaguchi (Olympic skater) and Monica Seles (tennis pro).

Corolla tells us why we'll see him swing in basic black. "I sweat, like I'll get a big pit stain on me. I don't want to be out there with a flirty handful of [my partner] and do a twirl at the end and have something that looks like Honolulu under my arm and see it on T-M-Z the next morning. So I may go Johnny Cash this year, basic black."

Amy Winehouse Dress Sold

The dress that Amy Winehouse wore during her Grammy performance has sold in an E-Bay charity auction for 19-hundred-50 British pounds, which is roughly four-thousand dollars. Proceeds the benefit breast cancer charity the Lavender Trust.

Doctors Spanked

The U-C-L-A Medical Center, whose psych ward twice hosted Britney Spears, is going to fire some employees and discipline others for snooping around the Brit Brit's medical records.

According to the L-A Times, more than a dozen staffers -- none of them doctors -- will be given the heave-ho for poking around Britney's medical files, while another dozen -- including a few doctors -- will be given a tongue-lashing for their nosiness.

This Weekeend at The Box Office

written by lee jeske...
Doctor Seuss's Horton Hears a Who
stamped its way to the top of the weekend box office. The computer-animated movie, about an elephant who discovers a tiny planet of "Whos," earned 45-point-one-million dollars in its first three days of release, the best opening of the year. The flick features the voices of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell.

Last weekend's number-one movie, 10-Thousand B-C, slipped to second with 16-point-four-million dollars. The prehistoric action movie has made 61-point-two-million bucks in 10 days.

The mixed martial arts movie Never Back Down opened in third with eight-point-six million dollars.

College Road Trip, a comedy starring Martin Lawrence and Raven-Symone, landed in fourth with seven-point-nine-million dollars, and the political thriller Vantage Point rounded out the Top 5 with five-point-four million.

Its A Girl!

Halle Berry who only recently said, "I want to stay pregnant forever" – had a baby girl Sunday and "is doing great," her rep has confirmed.

The father is Gabriel Aubry. Berry, 41, and the 32-year-old model met while shooting a VersaceVersace boutique in New York City.


from people...
The season premiere of Dancing with the Stars is tonight and Mark Ballas can’t wait. The pro dancer, who teamed up with Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan last year, says he’s excited for fans to see him and his new partner, Kristy Yamaguchi, perform.

“She’s an amazing athlete,” Ballas says of the Olympic gold medal figure skater. “She’s very pretty to watch in the ballroom.”

Ballas, 21, had undeniable chemistry with his former partner on and off the dance floor. Bryan is currently in India filming The Cheetah Girls: One World movie. Despite being multiple time zones away, Ballas says “Sabrina and I speak every day. We have Skype on our computers –- we both have Macs. We video conference and it’s great.”

Ballas says that Bryan will soon wrap the film and be back in the ballroom to cheer on him and Yamaguchi. There’s no jealousy, he assures.

Harry Jinxed

from contact...
The set of the final Harry Potter film is cursed, actors believe, after a series of incidents delayed filming on The Deathly Hallows. According to newspaper The Sun, shooting came to a halt on Wednesday as storms battered the set.

Meanwhile, actor Daniel Radcliffe
18, who stars as the hero Harry Potter, has received death threats. The paper also said streakers and mistakes with special-effects fog have disrupted filming at Farnham, Surrey.

The Sun quoted a source as saying: "Actors are feeling the movie is jinxed.
"As this is the final Harry Potter film, dark forces are at work to prevent us finishing."

SJP Concerned

"I hope we're worth the wait." Sarah Jessica Parker is anxious about the opening of the much-anticipated SEX + THE CITY movie.

Friday, March 14, 2008

TMZ Paid BIG $$$ for OJ Tape

The celebrity website TMZ, a unit of Time Warner, paid memorabilia dealer Tom Riccio $165,000 for an audio tape recording of the confrontation between O.J. Simpson and collectibles dealers Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong in a Las Vegas hotel room last year.

Fun Fact To Know and Trade

Steve Carell was once a rural postman in Littleton, Massachusetts.

Wanna Be Paris' BFF?

from contact...
MTV has confirmed that The Simple Life will not represent the end of Paris Hilton's television career with a new show about to begin production. Paris Hilton's My New BFF will see a series of contestants vying to become the heiress' new companion - or 'BFF' (best friend forever).

Twenty hopefuls will endure a series of challenges involving loyalty, endurance and "girl politics" to secure Hilton's friendship and what MTV calls an "all-access pass to the VIP section of the VIP section and life lessons from the master of contemporary Hollywood celebrity".

Aspiring contestants must submit their details to where online voters will select the 20 finalists to move into a house with Hilton.

Carlos Pushed back

Santana's Multi Dimensional Warrior album, which was due out later this month, has been pushed back to the summer.

George Clooney = Man of Action

George Clooney's humanitarian organization has put its money where a lot of starving mouths are. Not on Our Watch, the charitable group the Oscar-winner founded with a group of his Oceans 11 co-stars including Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, has donated a half-million dollars to the Rome-based World Food Program. The money will go to ease the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. The two-time "World's Sexiest Man" says, "This is a critical time for the program. Without immediate additional funding, humanitarian aid in the region will be crippled."

Will Donna Be Coming Back?

The C-W is developing a new take on Beverly Hills 9-0-2-1-0.

1 Book = 2 Movies

The seventh Harry Potter book will be turned into two separate films. The first one will be out in November 2010, the second the following May.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Jacko Gets A Re-Fi

from contact...
Michael Jackson has signed a deal to save his Neverland Ranch home from being sold at a public auction. The California estate was scheduled to be sold off if Jackson failed to pay $24.5 million he owed in property taxes by 19 March.

With less than a week to go, the superstar has agreed a deal with an investment group that will allow him to retain ownership. Jackson's lawyer L. Londell MCMillan tells, "Neverland and MJ are fine." Details of the agreement with the Fortress Investment Group are confidential.

NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer's "Girlfriend"

from edmonton sun...
In a spectacular fall from grace, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned yesterday, just days after word broke that authorities had linked the former prosecutor known as "Mr. Clean" to high-priced hookers.

"I cannot allow my private failings to disrupt the people's work," said a grim Spitzer, 48, his wife Silda by his side.

"To every New Yorker and to all those who believed in what I tried to stand for, I sincerely apologize."

This is a photo Ashlee Dupre, his "Girlfriend."

No Gutter Balls

Carrie Underwood isn't one to hang out in bars, but you can often find her in dark alleys -- bowling alleys. Carrie, who learned to bowl while a freshman at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, tells Shape magazine, "I loved it so much, I bought my own shoes and have been doing it ever since." Carrie usually bowls between 100 and 150, but got the highest score at a recent celebrity charity bowling tournament.

Last Night On American Idol

American Idol sent another would-be superstar packing last night. With Jim Carrey in the audience plugging his new movie Horton Hears a Who, the Top 12 opened with a medley of Beatles songs. Former Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee and her collaborator, Grammy-winning pianist and composer David Foster, gave a show-stopping performance of the Fab Four's "Yesterday."

The bottom three this week were Syesha Mercado, who did "Gotta Get You Into My Life;" Kristy Lee Cook, who gave a country-fied performance of "Eight Days a Week;" and David Hernandez, who turned in a '50s-style version of "I Saw Her Standing There." All three judges felt that America had gotten the voting right, but the two ladies will be back -- David received the lowest vote total.

Alicia Who?

Britney Spears' guest spot on C-B-S's How I Met Your Mother has sent another potential guest star, Alicia Silverstone, running from the show like her pants were on fire. The Clueless star was reportedly set to guest on the same episode, but pulled out when she learned of Britney's appearance.

It's not that she was afraid that some of Brit's craziness would rub off on her -- she reportedly felt the atmosphere on the set would be too chaotic. Scrubs star Sarah Chalke will fill Silverstone's shoes. The episode airs March 24th.