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.
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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
HBO's Entourage is expanding. In yet another sign of the boys' growing popularity, the show's third season (which launches in June) will consist of 20 episodes — six more than last year and more than double the Season 1 order. "HBO's happy with it, and they want to have as many episodes this year as they can," notes series creator Doug Ellin, who concedes that the increased workload "is pretty daunting."
With production scheduled to begin in a matter of weeks, shouldn't Ellin be writing scripts instead of chatting with, well, me? Oops, wrong question. Um, can we have a wee bit of preview? "We're going to be dealing with Vince and the release of 'Aquaman,'" he reveals, "and whether it's going to take him to the next level, kind of a Leo status, or be a disaster." As for the matinee idol's romantic travails, he'll have "dozens" of girlfriends, says Ellin. "He's coming out of a relationship [with Mandy Moore], so he's hitting the single life a little harder
Question: Any good guest stars besides Mandy Moore on Scrubs this season?
Answer: Just Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines, but that's old news. Bill Lawrence tells me that "the biggest change people will see [when the show returns Jan. 3] is that the characters have aged. Instead of being young interns, now they're more teachers. So, Dr. Cox is more of an annoyed colleague than a boss." Other Season 5 highlights include J.D. moving in with Elliot, "but not as a romantic thing, because I'm not doing that anymore. And Turk and Carla are trying to have a kid." And getting back to Moore, Bill says Zach Braff's real-life love, who'll play (surprise!) a "serious" love interest for J.D., will get a chance to showcase her never-before-seen broad comedy chops. "We abused the hell out of her. We threw her off of buildings, over railings and just made a giant phy