Joan Rivers, Bristol Palin
Joan Rivers and Bristol Palin will appear on the summer premiere of Celebrity Wife Swap, ABC announced Thursday.
Both Joan and...
Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga
At 86, Mel Brooks is still the life of the party, a consummate ham and peerless joke-spinning storyteller. "I've come to stop the show," announces the irrepressible comic dynamo as he does just that, breaking into song mid-interview and reinforcing why PBS' American Masters titled its latest must-see career profile Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (Monday, check tvguide.com listings). His brilliant career in TV (Your Show of Shows, Get Smart), the movies and Broadway makes him an overdue American Masters subject, and his unflagging comic energy keeps everyone amused — including an intrusively visible camera crew. "I'm head over heels in love with myself," Brooks says, only half-joking.
Lisa Rinna, Gary Busey, Penn Jillette
All-Star Celebrity Apprentice judge Ivanka Trump says the contestant that has impressed her the most this season is Lisa Rinna.
"Lisa Rinna has really come out strong and she had been fired relatively early in her season," Trump tells TVGuide.com in the video below. "This season has been less of a surprise because we know the relative strengths and weaknesses of each of the people, but I think they're harnessing each other's competitive energy and really putting forth their best. People who were incredibly formidable characters in past seasons ... are coming out swinging."
25 bubble shows: Which will survive?
Rinna is among the remaining six celebs duking it out for their charity and to be "hired" by Donald Trump. The others are Lil Jon, Gary Busey, Trace Adkins, Penn Jillette and Marilu Henner.
Members of the writing team for E!'s Fashion Police have gone on strike and are seeking $1.5 million in unpaid regular and overtime hours, Deadline reports.
Joan Rivers may finally get closure: During this week's Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Rivers will finally confront the late Tonight Show host Johnny Carson... seriously.
Joan Rivers, Adele
Joan Rivers is known for speaking her mind, but she may have taken things a bit too far in her recent comments about Adele.
The American Bible Challenge
TV history, and cable's History channel, will tell you: Never bet against the Bible. While History's greatest-hits approach to The Bible (airing Sundays through Easter) continues to reap blockbuster ratings, GSN launches a second season of The American Bible Challenge (9/8c), its highest-rated game show, which could just as easily be called Are You Smarter Than a Divinity Student?
La Toya Jackson. Meat Loaf. Joan Rivers. Gene Simmons. Over the last five seasons, Celebrity Apprentice has played host to some of the most wild and unpredictable celebrities on the planet.
But only one was an "angel in an Earth suit."
Photos: TV's worst-dressed characters
That's right! Gary Busey is...
Joan Rivers caused quite a stir this week, drawing the attention of the Anti-Defamation League after making a joke about the Holocaust on Fashion Police, Gawker reports.
During Monday's post-Oscars episode, Rivers...
Pioneers of Television
If I counted right, you can hear Betty White say "I'm the luckiest broad on two feet" at least three times during the course of the "Funny Ladies" retrospective that kicks off a new season of PBS' Pioneers of Television (check tvguide.com listings). Who could or would want to doubt her? The evidence is right there in clips and stills from this living legend's earliest TV appearances in the 1940s and '50s, establishing her as a versatile broadcaster and gung-ho performer even before Lucille Ball made us fall in love with her — and blazing a trail for all who would follow.