Masi Oka and David Anders in Heroes by Paul Drinkwater/NBC Photo
Already playing catch-up on only the second day of the official TV season. Geez, how will we ever survive Wednesdays and Thursdays? (Pause here for a silent prayer to the powers that protect my DVRs.)Anyway, the biggest news on Monday was how Heroes would bounce back from a first-season finale that disappointed many (I was not among them, but then, my expectations for this uneven show havent always been all that high). I was mostly enthralled, once I got over yet another tedious Mohinder speech to kick off the season with more blah-blah about destiny and the plague that threatens to eradicate these evolutionary wonder-heroes as the fate of humanity itself hangs in the balance. Seriously, they talk that way all the time on Heroes, and dont I wish Mohinder would just put a sock in it.But then the story kicks in, and by the end, Im even in awe of Mohinder, whos in league with Noah Bennet (formerly HRG) to infiltrate The Company and bring them down. O...
They grow up so fast. With her new folk-inspired CD Wild Hope (shop Amazon.com) and a slew of accomplished acting roles, singer-actress Mandy Moore has far and away eclipsed the sugary memory of "Candy," the pop confection that launched her career when she was 15. Tonight at 10:30 pm/ET, Moore, who is about to go on tour with Paula Cole, is profiled in Oxygen's I Am Mandy Moore, an hourlong documentary and concert that offers a candid look at the now-23-year-old's life. We asked her about that, Kelly Clarkson's recent travails and her torrid affair with Vincent Chase.
TV Guide: You're undergoing a total reinvention in your music career. Is that why you did this Oxygen special — to give your fans a taste of the direction you're headed in?
Mandy Moore courtesy CBS
Mandy Moore will shed her wholesome image wholesale as part of a guest-starring gig on the new season of How I Met Your Mother. As series creator Carter Bays previews for Entertainment Tonight, "Ted is freshly single and on the rebound, and on his first night out, he meets Amy, the ultimate bad decision. She's the tattooed, vodka-swilling train wreck that Mandy Moore thankfully never turned into. We can't wait to see what Mandy does with it" or to see if Lindsay Lohan calls her lawyer.
Britney Spears by John Sciulli/WireImage.com
Is Britney Spears poised to rehab her career? An insider "not affiliated with Spears or her label," the New York Post specifies, says there are "four definite hits" on the fallen pop tart's in-the-works album, adding, "It's amazing".... In other musical notes, Page Six also hears that "Looking Forward to Looking Back," a track on Mandy Moore's new Wild Hope CD, takes digs at ex-beau/Scrubs star Zach Braff (who most recently and he's a hard one to keep up with! has been spied up in Six Degrees cutie Shiri Appleby's grill). Says a source, "We all assume it was about Zach, [because] he was such a cheater".... Online buzz says that Kelly Clarkson has been offered "special cameo" appearances on the American Idol summer tour, to help push her My December album.
As a companion piece to the new season of CBS' Big Brother (launching July 5), the cable net ShoToo will air Big Brother: After Dark, three hours' worth of live, unedited feed running midnight to 3 am/ET.... On Aug. 14 Oxygen will premiere I Am Mandy Moore, a one-hour special offering a private look at the singer-actress' life.... On Aug. 21, Fox will premiere Anchorwoman, in which WWE diva Lauren Jones will seek to shed her bombshell image to become a reporter for CBS' KYTX-TV in Dallas.
Pamela Anderson and ex-husband Tommy Lee were spied this week sharing a steamy liplock, says Us.... Ugly Betty's big sis, Ana Ortiz, will marry musician Noah Lebenzon in June, in her native Puerto Rico.... Also per People, Mandy Moore and David Silver Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein have split after two months of dating, says People.... CSI franchise creator Anthony E. Zuiker and his wife Jennifer on Monday welcomed a baby boy named CSI: Noah.
James Woods, Shark
In a candid TV Guide interview, James Woods of CBS' Shark (Thursdays at 10 pm/ET) opens up about his first television series, his 20-year-old girlfriend, and his brother's recent and tragic death.
TV Guide: You've had a tough summer with a brief hospitalization, a rash of tabloid headlines and the loss of your 49-year-old brother, Michael, who died of a heart attack just three days after you began shooting the first episode of Shark. How are you holding up? James Woods: I am fried. I'm sort of dizzy all the time and I don't sleep. Since my father died when I was 12 — and Michael was 3 — I had never shed a tear. I've always been stoic about everything. I went through psychoanalysis and never cried. Then m
Colin Ferguson, Eureka
Starting tonight at 9 pm/ET, Sci Fi Channel's Eureka ventures into the same Pacific Northwest that played home to Twin Peaks as it tells the tale of a tiny town harboring a big secret: namely, a population of geniuses, many of whom toil for a top-secret government think tank. Playing U.S. Marshal Jack Carter, through whom viewers experience this strange (and soon about to become stranger) world, is Colin Ferguson, whose alter ego has little idea that this quick pass through town, with a temperamental teenage daughter in tow, will turn into a very "extended" stay.
TVGuide.com: How are you doing there, Colin?
Colin Ferguson: I'm han
David Blaine is a total hack, especially compared to Criss Angel. Although the three-time Magician of the Year winner has never romanced Fiona Apple, he's seduced celebrities such as Mandy Moore, Rob Zombie and Korn's Jonathan Davis — not to mention Goth-guy-loving gals — with his fantastical illusions, feats of endurance, adorable "Noo Yawk" accent and sexy Marilyn Manson-style wardrobe (thankfully accessorized by a much hotter face and body than the shock rocker). Last year marked the debut of his riveting A&E reality show
Scrubs Hold on a sec — let me make sure I fully understand what's going on here. Not only do we get an entire episode celebrating the honor and glory of the great American air band, but we also get air versions of Loverboy, Boston, Fountains of Wayne and Bel Biv DeVoe? Somebody pinch me. And for those of you who adored Turk's "Kung Fu Fighting" sequence last month, I submit for your approval the sheer magic that is his performance of BBD's "Poison." (Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that Donald Faison has had that choreography in his back pocket since junior high? Three words: aged to perfection.) Now that I've gotten that out of my system, I suppose I'm ready to move on to our relevant bit of sweeps-related stunt casting. Get it? Beca