Nigel Lythgoe has started a new production company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Nigel Lythgoe Productions, a joint venture with American Idol's 19 Entertainment, already has reality projects in development for Alice Cooper, Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin, sex and relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman and Kim Kardashian. Some of the networks Lythgoe is working with include CBS, E! and TruTV.
Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Darlene Love and Tom Waits were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Dr. John and Leon Russell.
Diamond, 70, is well known for his song "Sweet Caroline," inspired by Caroline Kennedy and now used as the Boston Red Sox anthem.
Welcome to his nightmare. Shock-rock pioneer Alice Cooper (né Vincent Furnier), famous for his theatrical live act, receives a career-achievement award tonight, as Spike honors the best in horror, sci-fi and fantasy at Scream Awards 2007 (10 pm/ET) — a film, TV and comic-book gala featuring categories like Best Horror Movie and Most Memorable Mutilation.
TV Guide: You're receiving something called the Rock Immortal Award. Alice Cooper: They did say immortal, right? Not immoral? [Laughs]
TV Guide: Immortal. Do you feel it? Cooper: Well, I'm in better shape at 59 than I was at 29…. If you look at the bands that are still here from that '60s era, it's all guitar-driven hard-rock bands. Ozzy's still around.
Thanks to all of you who have been watching The Real Wedding Crashers [Mondays at 10 pm/ET, on NBC]. People keep asking me for insight into the next episode, so I may as well give it all away. This is actually one of my favorite episodes. There are pranks involving a mishap at a tanning salon and an audition for wedding singers. I got to play three different characters: a horrible wedding singer with neck tattoos, an animal rights protestor, and, of course, an annoying wedding guest. I really had fun doing all three, but my favorite had to be the animal rights protestor. I am conducting a protest because a store sells fur, and the bride enters with one of her bridesmaids. When they exit the store, I give them a hard time for shopping there, and let's just say, the mark does not like me very much at all. The bit also includes live farm animals. It's always been a dream of mine to work with farm animals. Now, I'm proud to say it's a reality. I guess all kinds of weird things start to...
I had a pretty random INXS moment yesterday afternoon when I was driving back from picking up the new Stones CD. Stopped at a light in front of me was a car with the following vanity plate: INXS-1. That is some serious devotion, isn't it? I wondered what they thought of the show and who was their favorite rocker. And I wondered if they were reading these recaps. I contemplated pulling up alongside them and yelling the Watercooler web address into their window, but realized that probably wouldn't be the best way to foster a writer-reader relationship.
Anyway, wasn't it wild finally to see INXS take the stage? Yes, they jammed a bit in the first episode, but this was a full-on performance of a new song called "Us." They even called up Dave Navarro to play with them. Sure, we all knew Dave would sit in, but it was still fun. Like when Alice Cooper used to lop off his head in a guillotine on stage. You knew it was preplanned, but it made you smi