Another week, another Osbournes lawsuit. Entertainment network Threshold.tv has filed a breach-of-contract suit against Ozzy and Sharon, claiming their deal with MTV violates an intellectual property rights agreement it had with them. Threshold wants to be declared the owner of the MTV series. read more
Bruce Springsteen's media blitz last week paid off big-time. His latest CD, The Rising, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's album chart, selling 526,000 copies. That ranks as the biggest opening-week tally in Springsteen's career. read more
Three members of British rock band Oasis are recovering after being injured in a car crash Tuesday. Noel Gallagher, Andy Bell and Jay Darlington were in a taxi when it was involved in a head-on collision with another car in downtown Indianapolis. The trio were treated for shock, cuts and bruises. read more
Martin Lawrence is tying up traffic again. Commuters in Miami are seeing red this week after producers of Bad Boys 2, which reunites Lawrence with Will Smith, were granted permission to film a scene on the busy MacArthur Causeway the main pipeline between Miami and Miami Beach. Government officials approved the four-day closure, promising a payout of $20 million to the local economy. But that's little consolation to the road's 90,000 daily motorists, many of whom have found their 15-minute commute stretched to more than an hour. read more
Jennifer Aniston's burgeoning movie career is interfering with her day job on Friends. The Emmy nominee, who's winning raves for her performance as a miserable discount store employee in The Good Girl, was slated to direct the sixth episode of her hit NBC sitcom this season. However, scheduling conflicts with her next film the spiritual comedy Bruce Almighty, in which she plays Jim Carrey's girlfriend have derailed those plans. "I'm no longer [doing it]," she tells TV Guide Online. "We may try to push it toward the end of the season, but I don't know if it'll make sense then." A Friends rep says it's "too early to tell" whether Aniston will get another shot behind the camera in the spring. read more
Troubled ABC is getting a little obsessive-compulsive with its deal-making. The network which Monday announced a programming partnership with HBO has signed a deal with USA Network to air reruns of its new hit detective drama Monk on Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET. The episodes will air on ABC four days after their original Friday showing on USA. read more
Aside from nods for writing and guest acting, ER was basically M.I.A. among this year's Emmy nominees. "Well, there've been good years and bad years," Noah Wyle concedes to TV Guide Online. "What The Sopranos enjoyed last year and Six Feet Under is enjoying this year, we enjoyed for the first two or three years of [ER], where the entire cast and the show was getting nominated.
"It's very easy to forget that's the exception and not the rule," Dr. Carter's portrayer adds. "[When] our nominations declined [at first], there was a lot of soul-searching as to whether we were doing something wrong. Now, it's just one of those nice blessings if you get that phone call. We have it better than a lot of shows... We're still reaching read more
Since Buffy the Vampire Slayer bummed out even its diehard loyalists worse than a pair of teeth marks to the neck last season, series creator Joss Whedon knows that this year there's a lot, uh, at stake. Luckily, he has a master plan to keep the UPN sleeper out of the TV-show graveyard and in the Sunnydale Cemetery where it belongs: In upcoming episodes, he reveals, "there will be vampires. And we're going to give [the Scoobies] cute catch phrases like 'Eat this' and 'You're dust.'" All kidding aside, the auteur does have a few tricks up his sleeve to turn around the bloody mess that the cult fave became and no, none of them involve hiring Luke Perry to reprise his role from the anemic 1992 film. Phew! He's off to a good start already. Here are some of hi read more
There's a reason Gwyneth Paltrow's unbilled cameo in the opening minutes of Austin Powers in Goldmember was such a surprise to audiences. "I am an excellent secret keeper," the Oscar winner boasts to TV Guide Online. "It really p---es my friends off. They're like, 'Come on!'"
Goldmember finds Paltrow camping it up as Dixie Normous, the leading lady of the movie-within-a-movie parody Austinpussy. Also appearing in the celeb-packed sequence: Steven Spielberg, Danny DeVito, Kevin Spacey and Tom Cruis read more