When Internet rumors sound too good to be true — guest superstars! Your favorite cancelled show getting a last-minute stay of execution! — they probably are. We squash a few bits of TV gossip currently circling the Web.
Lady Gaga to appear on Dr. Who? Probably not.
Though her futuristic fashions would fit in perfectly, don't expect the pop sensation to match wits with the UK's favorite doc any time soon. Scriptwriter Gareth Roberts told OK! Magazine he's come up with a storyline to make fans go gaga, but his exact words sound a lot like wishful thinking: "It would be a great coup to get her." The Internet has been wild with speculation ever since, but Lady G has yet to comment. Sounds unlikely, but in a world with time travel, anything is possible.
Oprah wants to make a "regular" a star? True!
The daytime queen has joined forces with reality-show producer Mark Burnett for Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star, which will air on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network that launches next year. The winner of the competition will get a show on the network.
Could FlashForward flash back to life? No.
Though the show's fans sure are doing their best. In addition to a huge Facebook campaign to resurrect the canceled ABC drama, they're also recreating the biggest plot point: the blackout. On June 10, in front of ABC offices around the world, fans fell to the ground for 2 minutes and 17 seconds, the length of time of the fictional blackout. But considering that lead Joseph Fiennes (Mark) has already signed on another series (Camelot on Starz), FlashForward will almost certainly remain dark.
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