Heidi Montag tending bar? Jake Pavelka in trouble with the law?
So this is what happens when seven celebrities band together to open a restaurant. On the new VH1 series Famous Food, former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub, Ashley Dupré (aka Eliot Spitzer's ex-call girl), The Sopranos' Vincent Pastore, Three 6 Mafia, Montag (The Hills) and former Bachelor Pavelka must launch...
Alyssa Milano is attached to star in Me and Everyone Else, a half-hour ABC comedy about a 30-year-old, take-charge woman fancied by the producers as "Rhoda with a sex life" ? a reference lost on anyone younger than 30.... Las Vegas creator Gary Scott Thompson has two new projects in development for fall '07: CBS' Protect and Serve, about L.A. street cops, and an NBC drama about a policeman who, after losing his family in the World Trade Center attacks, follows his ex-wife to Hawaii.... MTV has greenlit eight half-hour episodes of Adventures in Hollywood, a reality series that will tail Academy Award-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia.
West WingA Democratic candidate turns to a New Jersey rock star in the waning days of a presidential campaign? C'mon. That would never happen in real life. I guess Santos is trying to turn the election into a "Runaway" by having Jon Bon Jovi rock the vote. (Remember in Season 4, when WW featured cameos by the likes of Barenaked Ladies and Aimee Mann? Doesn't that seem a really long time ago?) But it's no easy task with all the chaos of the campaign trail: Helen's quote in favor of ex-con voting, the congressman's inability to get any info on the Kazakhstan situation and their poor kid yakking all over his Harry Potter costume. It looks like the entire Santos family is livin' on a prayer... oh, and caffeine.
The writers are cert
While favorites Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) walked away with the top acting honors at Sunday's Oscars, Crash pulled an upset by lassoing the best-picture trophy away from Brokeback Mountain. In the supporting slots, Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) and the never-fails-to-impress George Clooney (Syriana) grabbed gold. One of the night's other surprises came when rap group Three 6 Mafia's raucous "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" (from Hustle & Flow) merited the Academy Award for best song. (A complete list of winners can be found here.) Me, I couldn't help but be fixated on Keira Knightley's seeming inability to crack a smile for Jon Stewart. Geez, loosen up, girl.
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 8:01: The opening scene just demonstrates why we love Jon Stewart: No one does self-deprecation so funny. Not even George Clooney. I think my dog would look great in a Steve Martin wig.
8:05: At first, the Hollywood royalty aren't laughing quite as hard as I am at Jon's jokes — especially not at the one about the suffering caused by movie piracy. But nothing brings people together like a Bjork joke. (She was trying on her gown and Cheney shot her!) And then the gay Western montage. Not even Stewart knows how to follow up that hilarity, so I'm not even gonna try. Brilliant.
8:16: Nicole Kidman's weird intro for the best-supporting-actor nominees has me thinking right away that Clooney will win. And then he does; self-deprecation keeps working wonders. "So I'm not winning director." The music starts after about 10 sec