Bruce Willis has signed on to star as a disgraced hostage negotiator seeking redemption in the MGM thriller Hostage. The film is based on the Robert Crais novel. read more
ER star Noah Wyle and his wife Tracy became the proud parents of a baby boy, Owen Strausser Wyle, on Saturday in Los Angeles. This is the couple's first child. Before you ask, Wyle's grandfather was reportedly named Strausser. read more
There were some tense moments on NBC's Today show this morning. While being interviewed by Katie Couric, out-of-control funnyman Robin Williams goofed and made a proctologist/colonoscopy joke. (Couric's late husband Jay Monahan died of colon cancer in 1998; since then, she has made colon cancer awareness and detection a major focus of her life.) Realizing his mistake, Williams quickly apologized. However, seconds later, he continued on his riff. No comment yet from NBC. read more
Halle Berry is going where no James Bond babe has gone before into her own spinoff! MGM is planning a film based around sexy CIA agent Jinx, Berry's character in the upcoming 007 flick Die Another Day (opening Nov. 22). read more
A 15-year-old Washington state boy suffered first-degree burns over his face and upper body Friday when he set himself on fire, trying to perform a Jackass-like stunt. His friends reportedly stood by with a video camera shooting footage that they planned to sell. "We're sorry when anybody gets hurt," says an MTV rep, "however, nothing like this incident described ever aired on the show or in the movie." read more
ABC is developing a gay version of the 1980s private eye series Hart to Hart in which a pair of interior decorators stumble upon a murder each week. The show titled Mr. and Mr. Nash is being shepherded by Steve Martin's production company. Alan Cumming (X-Men, Broadway's Cabaret) has signed on to play one of the two leads. read more
Poor Gwen Gioia. She left her heart in San Francisco after The Bachelor's Aaron took her on a dream date there then rejected her in last week's rose ceremony. Ouch! But despite their evening in the "fantasy suite," Gwen left with her virtue intact. Translation: No sex!
"I was nervous," the 31-year-old Philadelphia, Pa., native tells TV Guide Online. "I was afraid the cameras would make it look like we were hooking up, when we weren't. I was just looking forward to spending time with him and getting to know him better."
The way Aaron's hot tub make-out sessions looked, you'd guess he got to know his trio of finalists very well. However, Gwen insists they never had intimate relations and not just for fear that Big Brother was watching. "Whether [viewers at home] could see it or not, I wouldn't let anything happen," she says. "I think there's a time and place for everything and he's not committed to me, so I think th read more
All this week, plus-sized funnyman Dom DeLuise is yukking it up on Hollywood Squares, alongside Alec Baldwin and Joan Rivers. "There's also a guy who has a lot of animals," he tells TV Guide Online, "and I'm handling his turtles."
A perennial Squares fave like Paul Lynde, he was born to do this show DeLuise misses ex-producer Whoopi Goldberg, who reportedly left last season over a money dispute. "When Whoopi was there," he recalls, "you got a big gift basket that was like Christmas or a wedding present... things worth $300 or $400! Lots of very expensive candy, which I noticed right away.
"I don't do that," the 69-year-old adds. "You come to my house, you get leftover cornbread."
Next up, DeLuise co-stars with ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani in the romantic comedy Remembering Mario. And this month, he begins shooting Fan Boys with Frank Langella read more
Now the major broadcast networks have another reason to hate HBO: The pay cabler is negotiating with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to steal the annual Emmy ceremony away from ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC for the first time in history. According to reports, HBO has put a lucrative offer on the table that would move the telecast away from the Big Four networks and over to the cable channel for five years beginning in 2003. The four networks which have aired the awards show in rotation for the last eight years recently balked at the Academy's request to hike the annual license fee from $3 million to $10 million. read more