Alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World and opera singer Placido Domingo have been tapped as musical entertainers for MLS Cup 2007, the championship game for Major League Soccer. Domingo will sing the national anthem and Jimmy Eat World will perform during halftime of the game (Sunday, Nov. 18, noon/ET, ABC).
The Red Sox' World Series celebrations continue tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 2): designated hitter David Ortiz will be on Live With Regis & Kelly (syndicated: click here for time and station) and left-fielder Manny Ramirez will sit down with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show (NBC, 11:35 pm/ET).
ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to show 29 Arena Football League games in 2008. The season begins Saturday, Mar. 1 with the Dallas Desperados vs. the Georgia Force, and ends with ArenaBowl XXII on Sunday, July 27. Both of those games will be on ABC. Beginning Apr. 14, ESPN2 will air 10 straight weeks of Monday night games.
After weekly letters from fans demanding full-frontal Simpson nudity, it's finally here. As The Simpsons Movie premiered in L.A. under a cloud of yellow confetti and a Duff Beer Blimp, writers Matt Selman, David Mirkin and Michael Price told TV Guide how anatomically accurate a naked Simpson really is. "They have three fingers, what else might they have three of?" Matt Selman jokes. "People have never known what Simpsonite genitalia looks like, and now they do," adds David Mirkin. "We finally lived our dream." The movie, which took four years and went through several scripts, is finally finished but the show writers' work is far from over. There's still a new season of The Simpsons on the horizon. "We have a great episode that's set as a flashback to the '90s where Homer forms the first grunge band," says Michael Price. "We have a flashback fantasy where Bart is in the Sex Pistols and Nelson is Sid Vicious and Bart is Johnny Rotten. We have a big election-themed episode with ...
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will make its debut in China in May, says Reuters but with only celebrities competing (to comply with local regulations), and perhaps a different title, as 1,000,000 yuan only add up to US $129,000.... Illinois senator/presidential hopeful Barack Obama hosts Crucible of Courage, a Biography Channel special commemorating Black History Month, on Feb. 22 at 9 pm/ET.... This sounds important to somebody: Famed tenor Placido Domingo will, for the first time ever, sing the baritone, title role in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra at Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden in 2009, his rep tells the AP.