Leo du Pres rises! The character Josh Duhamel played on All My Children from 1999 to 2002 will pop up once again on Thursday's episode of the soap (1/12c, ABC). While Leo was presumed dead after plunging into Miller's Falls...
Do not mess with a bilingual bombshell. At a recent junket in Russia, a reporter asked Justin Timberlake, "Why movies?" Before it could be translated back for his response, Friends with Benefits co-star Mila Kunis, who was born in the Ukraine and arrived in America at 7, snapped: "Why movies? Why not? What kind of question is that? Why are you here?"...
Nick Cannon, The Kinetic King
Some say that the reason to watch NASCAR is for the potential crashes. If you watch America's Got Talent using the same principle, it must have been greatly satisfying to see Tim "Kinetic King" Fort. He introduced himself as "the greatest creator of chain reactions gadgets and exploding objects in the 17 known universes," but created nothing but a mess during his semifinal audition. His domino design of sticks and various other objects that took a whopping 36 hours to set up failed to ignite properly and the chain proved nonreactive. Watch the sadness below... if you can stomach it...
Lady Gaga co-hosted Monday's episode of The View and the topic of Tim Gunn's recent comments regarding Hillary Rodham Clinton's wardrobe choices came up. (Gunn had said last week on Lopez Tonight, "I think [Clinton is] confused about her gender. All these big, baggy, tailored men's suits? No, I'm really serious.") Gaga's response? "He's being a bully. I think Hillary Clinton has more important things to worry about than her hemline." Since Gaga has eclipsed Gunn's fashion relevance for a while now, we're more inclined to defer to her...
Beverly records everything! This week's episode of Hoarders (Monday, 9/8c, A&E) suggests that there is rarely a moment when the Towanda, Kan., woman's fleet of DVD burners aren't capturing multiple TV programs. Of course, these things pile up (and spill into the backyard) and there's more general disarray going on in her situation. But still, I relate to her...
American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino dropped a world exclusive on a concert audience: She is expecting a child.
"This child that I carry, God has given me this child and I don't have to hide it from none of y'all!" she told the crowd who'd gathered to see her perform...
Adam Levine is boosting his relationship with NBC. The Voice judge and Maroon 5 frontman is set to executive produce a scripted comedy set in a karaoke bar for the network, according to Deadline...
Miley Cyrus has taken to Twitter to share her new finger tattoo of an equal sign with her nearly 2 million followers. "All LOVE is equal" was the picture's accompanying message...
On Aug. 1, 1981, with the help of the Buggles and their song "Video Killed the Radio Star," MTV launched into orbit. That means that MTV is turning 30. That's nearly a generation older than those in its 12-to-18 target demographic. Break out the dentures and Depends!
Seriously though, MTV is far different now. Really, with the boost of Jersey Shore and the 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom shows, it's a different animal from when the channel was 27. When people talk about its changing face, the "Play videos again!" critique is never far from the discourse; yet, it's hard to see how straightforward music-video programming would fit in to a YouTubed world. Plus, MTV already has a bunch of offshoot stations like MTV Jams to do just that.
That said, it would be nice for MTV to relive what it once did well as a general pop-culture authority.
Check out five suggestions of themes the network could revisit to cover its age spots...
My Strange Addiction (Sundays, 10/9c, TLC) is maybe the most entertaining freak show on television now, and definitely the most guilt-free one.
While shows such as Celebrity Rehab, Intervention and Hoarders enlist subjects whose participation is possibly clouded (or motivated) by substance or mental illness, My Strange Addiction is more of a platform for reasonably coherent people to share their weirdness (since they are, after all, signing up for a show that has the word "strange" in its title).
My Strange Addiction embraces those who embrace their own eccentricities.
And, boy, are they eccentric. TLC will air the fifth and sixth episodes of the show's second season on Sunday, and by then we will have been treated to snapshots of the lives of people who are "addicted" to the likes of cycling, eating dryer sheets, chomping rocks and carrying around a pillow...