Being a reporter isn't always an easy job. But being an extra playing a White House reporter is definitely hard work.
I got my first taste of "stardom" in mid-August when I and a few other select real-life reporters were invited to be extras on Scandal. The ABC political fixer drama would be filming their second episode of the third season, which meant I may be able to find out what happens with Mistress-gate! I jumped at the opportunity, which would end up being one of the longest, yet enlightening nights of my life. The actual episode just aired Thursday, so there are spoilers ahead for those who haven't yet watched. Check out a timeline of my night as a Scandal extra:
Miley Cyrus did plenty of singing on Saturday Night Live this week, but thankfully left the twerking at home for the most part. Acting as both host and musical guest, Cyrus skewered the government shutdown in one sketch and parodied her infamous performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in another. She also performed her single "Wrecking Ball" (with clothes on) and an acoustic version of "We Can't Stop." Check out highlights from SNL below. How do you think Cyrus did as host?
Donald Trump, Trace Adkins
Who's Donald Trump's latest Celebrity Apprentice?
Penn Jillette and Trace Adkins
Rest easy; only one more person is getting fired. Enough celebrity blood on the floor. Donald "Mr." Trump picks his sixth Celebrity Apprentice — either country musician Trace Adkins or comedian-magician Penn Jillette — on Sunday at 9/8c on NBC.
Franklin and Bash
I now have a new reason to tune in to Franklin & Bash. When TNT's legal dramedy returns June 19, Heather Locklear will bring her signature sass as the firm's new partner, trial lawyer Rachel King, who never misses an opportunity to bash both Peter Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer). "They are frat boys who need discipline," Locklear says. "She'd really like to get rid of them."
Piers Morgan, Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan may be serving a mandatory 90 days in rehab, but the actress insists that she's not a heavy user of either alcohol or illegal drugs.
In an interview with Piers Morgan for the U.K.'s Daily Mail ahead of her latest stint in rehab, Lohan says she's "never been a huge drinker" and has done cocaine only a handful of times in her life, while staying firmly away from other hard drugs like heroin and LSD. She readily admits to taking prescription Adderall and Trazodone.
Neither Chelsea Handler nor Piers Morgan are known for biting their tongues during interviews, so when the CNN anchor appeared on Chelsea Lately Wednesday, the fur really flew.
As soon as Morgan, 47, went to take his seat, Handler fired off by asking, "What are you looking at?" according to Us Weekly. Replied Morgan, "Well, you've either had plastic surgery or a makeover, because you look really hot today."
Photos: Stars who don't look their age
The backhanded compliment only made Handler, 37, more angry. "Oh, you're so annoying. You're so obnoxious . You wonder why everybody hates you! I specifically covered up so you couldn't look at me and undress me with your molester eyes."
After Morgan made a crack about Hander's drinking — cheap shot! — the two got down to brass tacks and the whole purpose of the interview to begin with — celebrating Morgan's two-year anniversary on CNN. However, things only stayed on track for...
Piers Morgan and Alex Jones
Our top moments of the week:
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Piers Morgan is not going anywhere.
In response to radio host Alex Jones's petition to deport the British host because of his gun control views, the White House released a statement Wednesday stressing Morgan's right to freedom of speech.
Piers Morgan, Alex Jones
Piers Morgan invited radio host Alex Jones, one of the creators of the White House petition to deport the Brit, onto his CNN show to debate gun control Monday night. But before a debate could get started, Jones blew up, delivering a ballistic pro-gun rant that included references to the gang rape cases in India, Hitler and bizarre conspiracy theories involving the government and Prozac.