The NBC affiliate in Boston that said it would rather air a newscast than Jay Leno's new primetime talk show has changed its mind.
Though WHDH-TV owner Ed Ansin originally said running Leno's show "will be very adverse to our finances," the affiliate — "upon further consideration" will air Leno's program at 10 pm/ET beginning in September, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"Jay is from Andover, where I went to school," Ansin said in a statement. "I enjoy his humor. We hope the new show is a big success."
When WHDH made the original announcement, the station ...
Mel Gibson and wife Robyn
Mel Gibson's divorce could result in the biggest divorce settlement in celebrity history.
There's no indication that Gibson and his estranged wife of nearly 29 years, Robyn, had a prenuptial agreement — which could entitle her to half of everything the actor-director earned during ther marriage, according to People. Gibson's estimated fortune is close to $1 billion.
"This could easily be one of the biggest divorce settlements in Hollywood history," Los Angeles family lawyer ...
Through a series of flashbacks, this episode of Heroes reveals just why Angela Petrelli has her entire family digging up skeletons in the desert. In addition to revealing her connection to Coyote Sands, her flashbacks to her teen years in 1961 also establish how and why the Company was formed, just how involved Mohinder's father was in Project Icarus and why Mama Petrelli was always stealing people's socks! Throw in a few familiar faces (well, names, since the actors are all different), lots of shouting, and a a special ability right out of X-Men, and you've got "1961" in a nutshell. On with the recap!
Rescue Me is back from its 18-month hiatus, and the early episodes of Season 5 prove the show is again firing on all its raucous and raunchy cylinders. But it's also turning a more focused eye back on 9/11 and its impact on the men of 62 Truck.
In doing so, this season brings mainstream attention to widespread conspiracy theories that suggest the 9/11 attacks were an "inside job." Fireman Franco Rivera — played by Daniel Sunjata, who in real life subscribes to these same beliefs — becomes the mouthpiece for these ideas on the show, something Sunjata admits he wasn't expecting to see on his script pages.
"I was pretty shocked because..."
The day Stephen Colbert has been waiting for has (almost) arrived.
The funnyman's bid to have his name attached to the newest module of the international space station will draw to a close on Tuesday's edition of The Colbert Report, according to The Associated Press. Astronaut Sunita Williams will appear on the program as well.
Colbert urged fans to write in his last name in a NASA poll that allowed the public to vote for the new room's moniker. "Colbert" easily beat out NASA's suggestions, which included Serenity, Legacy, Earthrise and Venture.
Even so, NASA has the final word...
Like it or not, Miley Cyrus has star power.
The tween queen led Hannah Montana: The Movie to the top of the box office this weekend, earning an estimated $34 million and outrunning last week's champ, Fast & Furious, according to Variety. Hannah marks the second-best Easter weekend opening of all time.
Cyrus' flick set a few more records: It's the biggest April opening Disney has ever had, and the movie's Friday gross — $17.3 million — is the best opening day of any live-action, G-rated film in history.
Fast & Furious wasn't a big loser, though. It added $28.2 million to its overall gross ($118 million) and won the international box office. More impressively, the film earned more than $200 million worldwide ...
Greg Grunberg, Heroes
As Heroes enters its final three episodes of the season (Mondays at 9 pm/ET, NBC), the lines are (literally) being drawn for a multi-hero crossing of paths at the mysterious Coyote Sands. But will this creepy burial ground become the new Kirby Plaza?
"Everybody does come together at Coyote Sands," Greg Grunberg tells TVGuide.com. But after last week's reunion with the son he never knew he had, Grunberg's Matt Parkman will have a whole new set of priorities in the remaining episodes and beyond.
"The baby and his family is the reason Parkman is going to do something in the last episode that he may regret for the rest of his life," Grunberg says. "It's a huge story that we play out — something that only a guy who's been pushed and is desperate to save his family would ever do."
So how does the recently resurfaced Janice ...
Monica Potter, Eric McCormack
TNT will no longer put its trust in Trust Me.
The network pulled the plug on the freshman advertising drama Friday, according to The New York Times. The show, which starred Eric McCormack and Tom Cavanagh
as creative executives at an ad agency, received mediocre reviews for its premiere, which drew only 3.4 million viewers and lost half the audience of its The Closer lead-in. The following week, the numbers fell to 1.9 million viewers.
Who wants to go to a (three-martini) lunch with Don Draper?
Mad Men's Jon Hamm is up for bid on eBay, offering a lunch with the star in Los Angeles.
All the proceeds from the auction go to the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, which provides scholarships and grants to female filmmakers. Other celebs participating in the auction include Hamm's Mad Men costar John Slattery, I Love You Man'sPaul Rudd, director Kevin Smith, Castle'sNathan Fillion, Friends' David Schwimmer, and ER's Julianna Margulies.
The auctions are live now, and will remain open until April 16.
The lunch date will cost you at least $670 so far. Of course, you could always roll the dice and see if Joan Holloway will pencil you into Draper's appointment book for free.