Good news for minks worldwide: CBS has apparently had a change of heart about Survivor champ Jenna Morasca's desire to appear in PETA's next anti-fur ad. Two weeks after the network pulled the plug on the deal, Eye execs have allegedly changed their minds and given Morasca the green light to star in the campaign. Meanwhile, CBS has also given Morasca the OK to pose nude in Playboy's August issue. read more
NBC has secured broadcast rights to the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2012 Summer Games... Actor Tom Sizemore pleaded innocent Friday to 18 counts of harassing ex-fiancée Heidi Fleiss... And in case you were wondering, yes, I'm back from vacation. Please, contain your excitement. Seriously, simmer. read more
NBC has commissioned a script for V: The Second Generation from Kenneth Johnson, creator of the seminal 1983 miniseries, which featured lizard-like alien Visitors with a hunger for mice and men. For more on this story, pick up the current issue of TV Guide magazine, on sale now. read more
The 33-year-old attorney at the center of NBC's new dating show For Love or Money has a skeleton in his closet, and sure enough, the folks at TheSmokingGun.com have uncovered it! According to the site's sleuths, Rob Campos had his military career derailed after he drunkenly groped the breasts of a Navy officer after barging uninvited into the woman's dormitory room early one morning. The drunken escapade allegedly occurred in mid-1999 at the Newport Naval Station in Rhode Island. As a result, Campos was expelled from the JAG training program, slapped with an administrative punishment, and ordered to enroll in a substance abuse treatment program. In a statement, NBC said it was not aware of Campos's checkered past. "Clearly, this would have been material information during the screening process." read more
Actor/filmmaker Edward Burns married supermodel Christy Turlington Saturday at San Francisco's Saints Peter and Paul Church. Among the celebs reportedly in attendance: Bono, Sting and Vin Diesel. Apparently, stars with normal names were turned away. read more
JAG star Trevor Goddard who recurred as Lt. Commander Mic Brumby from 1998 to 2001 was found dead today in his North Hollywood home. The L.A. County coroner said the cause of death may be suicide. Apart from his JAG stint, the handsome 37-year-old Aussie actor also did films, including Gone in Sixty Seconds and the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean. read more
American Idol judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson have announced plans to auction off the office chairs they used on the Fox reality competition to benefit cancer-related charities. Specific details about the auctions are forthcoming, but we hear Abdul's seat comes with a special low-recline option to make ass-kissing easier. read more
Is Rolling Stones crooner Mick Jagger, 59, losing his touch with the ladies? At the band's sold-out concert in Munich, Germany, on Wednesday, no women's panties were tossed on stage though men's undies were! "It was all men," Jagger told reporters while out promoting the European leg of the Stones' 40 Licks tour. "I don't know what that says. They left all the girls at home or whatever. I don't know! Usually, we get a few bits of underwear on the stage. Last night, there were a few Y-fronts." read more
Let's face it, the dating scene bites. That's why 25-year-old Lisa Shannon will put her fate in America's hands on Cupid, the new dating show debuting July 9 on CBS. The twist here is that if she and her Chosen One can stick together for one year, they get $1 million. So for the past month, this Michigan copywriter along with gal pals Kimberly and Laura has scoured the country for the 10 lucky bachelors you will vote on. With the manhunt now concluded, she's free to dish the guys, including Cupid creator Simon Cowell!
TVGO: How was the cross-country audition process ?
Shannon: We just wrapped [auditions] in our last city, Los Angeles. Now, we take all the men we've narrowed it down to about 60 or 70 and fly them all out to L.A. That's after their background checks and whatnot. Then, we narrow it down to 10.
TVGO: Background checks? That's better than grilling gu read more