A day after getting dumped in six markets by radio giant Clear Channel Communications, shock jock Howard Stern took to the airwaves Thursday and blamed his suspension on a conservative backlash prompted by Boobygate. (Duh.) "They've been after me since 1992, and they're having their way with me," he said on his show. "Then Janet Jackson whipped out her boob and it's all over."
ABC News is close to signing a deal with British journalist Martin Bashir, whose controversial interview with Michael Jackson catapulted him to fame in the U.S. In related news, Bashir's Living With Michael Jackson documentary was named program of the year Thursday by Britain's Royal Television Society.
Bobby Brown has been sentenced to 60 days in the slammer for parole violations stemming from a 1996 drunk driving charge. Brown's wife, Whitney Houston, was MIA at the sentencing hearing. Eh, it's not right but it's OK.
Ding-dong, the Rich is dead. Which old Rich? The wicked Rich. Ding-dong, the wicked Rich is dead! Can you tell I'm more than a bit happy to see the arrogant weeniemeister be the first person evicted after the merge? Mogo Mogo may have to live off Ethan's one-fish-a-day catch from now on. But they are still so better off without Rich. Shoot. I'd rather survive off cowboy Colby's sexy looks than live with that naked rat king. Ding-dong, the merry-oh. Sing it high. Sing it low. Ding-dong, the wicked Rich is dead!
What's with people and Paris this week? First the Russian took Carrie to Paris on Sex and the City, now Mark from Bloomingdale's is offering Rachel a job in the City of Lights. What? I parlez a little Francez; when is somebody going to try to hook me up? But, ahem, enough about moi. I hope Rachel goes. It will be hard for Ross to try to reel her back i
Just in case you forgot Tyra Banks is the star of America's Next Top Model (Tuesday at 9 pm/ET), the hostess has reminded us. The making of Miss Tyra's "Shake Ya Body" video drove this week's comical episode, which featured her crew of Model wannabes as backup dancers. If you missed it, Tyra did her best Beyoncé impersonation, whilst they all struggled to keep up with her bootyliciousness. In the end, Sara Racey-Tabrizi, 22, was cut from the competition. Why? The judges deemed her "too sexy." Yeah, really.
"I had a gut feeling that would get me in the end," Sara tells TV Guide Online. "The choreographer at the video shoot kept reiterating, 'You pour out sex!' And I'm like, 'What can I do to soak it back in? I'm not trying that hard.'"
Eric Nicholson — the queeny fashion editor from Jane — complained that Sara looks too "down market," suggesting
Scheming, strategizing and cracking wise carried Rob Cesternino to third place in Survivor: The Amazon. But his game was off on Survivor: All-Stars, where the Chapera tribe ousted him. Here, Cesternino tells TV Guide Online about Boston Rob's betrayal, life in cramped quarters with a certain canoodling couple and his hopes for a future in reality TV.
TVGO: In the Amazon, you were everywhere. We barely saw you on All-Stars. What happened?
Rob Cesternino: I just thought if I kept out of trouble and didn't bother anybody, they wouldn't come after me. That works on a regular Survivor, but when you play the game like I played it in the Amazon, people aren't going to forget about it too easily.
TVGO: Did the Chapera tribe see you as a quiet threat?
Cesternino: Even though
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer remember Michelle Trachtenberg as Sarah Michelle Gellar's whiny kid sister, Dawn Summers. That's why, for those who've seen Eurotrip — which ain't many, since it kinda tanked last weekend — her role may come as quite a stunner. You see, the petite 18-year-old actress is sick of her wholesome "Dawny" label. So she's thrilled to show off her acting range, not to mention her taut figure in a itsy, bitsy bikini.
"I basically wanted a project that showcased the fact that I was 18," Trachtenberg tells TV Guide Online. "I wanted a role that was age appropriate, [so] people would realize that I'm not the annoying little sister. I never was, really, but they made me be annoying, darn it!"
Though the TV girlie-girl h
On Thursday's Good Morning America, Rosie O'Donnell announced she'll marry her partner, Kelli Carpenter, in San Francisco ASAP. More than 3,000 same-sex couples have obtained marriage licenses in Frisco since Feb. 12. Rosie said Dubya's "vile and hateful" call for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage helped inspire her to take the plunge. That, and the fact she and Kelly were denied the right of spousal privilege during her Rosie magazine trial. "Everything that I said to Kelli, every letter that I wrote her, every e-mail, every correspondence and conversation was entered into the record," Rosie told GMA. "After the trial, I am now and will forever be a total proponent of gay marriage."
Carl Anderson who played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway and the big screen has died. The actor/singer was 58. He'd been fighting leukemia for the past year.