Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh quit his job at ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown Wednesday night after his crack about black Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb sparked widespread outrage. "My comments this past Sunday were directed at the media and were not racially motivated," Limbaugh said in a statement. "I offered an opinion. This opinion has caused discomfort to the crew, which I regret." During Sunday's pregame show, Limbaugh said McNabb was overrated because the media "has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well." Democratic presidential candidates Wesley Clark and Howard Dean condemned Limbaugh's remarks, as did the NAACP. (FYI: Back in July, I said Limbaugh would only last "a week" at his new job. He lasted a month. I was wrong I admit it.) read more
Robert Kardashian, who served as part of O.J. Simpson's "dream team," died Tuesday night at his home in Los Angeles eight weeks after being diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. He was 59. read more
That whole Bob Patterson debacle isn't stopping Jason Alexander from attempting another sitcom comeback. The Seinfeld alum has struck a deal with CBS to headline a comedy pilot about a sports columnist who juggles career and family. (Hmm... that sounds vaguely familiar.) read more
The latest album from hip-hop duo OutKast entered Billboard's album chart at No. 1 with sales of more than 500,000 copies. Dave Matthews's solo debut, Some Devil, opened at No. 2 with 469,000 units sold. Limp Bizkit's Results May Vary debuted at No. 3 with 325,000 copies. read more
Halle Berry announced Wednesday that she and hubby Eric Benet have separated after less than three years of marriage. "Eric and I have had marital problems for some time now and have tried to work things out together," the Oscar winner said in a statement. "However, at this point, I feel we need time apart to reevaluate our union. We ask that you respect our privacy as we are going through this emotional time." (Back in 2000, I said this marriage would only last two years. It lasted three. I was wrong I admit it.) read more
OK, I still have no idea what "the game" was, but now that the whole thing is over, I must say that this two-hour nightmare was more addictive than a crack-filled Krispy Kreme. Codependent Dave got nada, Keith and Tara got a quarter mil each and hopefully, everyone else got a prescription to cure whatever they caught from one another. Oh, and I have seen the face of Satan: Man-woman Toni talking Charla out of sharing her winnings with anyone. The power of Christ compels you!!
It's All Relative
Wow, ABC has a sitcom I might actually watch again. Lenny Clarke yells too much and needs to watch his salt intake, but we love Maggie Lawson ever since she did that Nancy Drew TV-movie. And who can't appreciate Frasier's Bebe, Harriet Sansom Harris as a dowdy housewife you just know is bound for a makeover from her future Queer Eye in-laws? Looked like a sti read more
Best known for his off-the-wall antics in movies like Saving Silverman and High Fidelity, Jack Black probably isn't someone you'd want molding your kid's mind. Even so, he plays a substitute fifth-grade teacher in his newest flick, School of Rock (opening Friday). Hollywood's stage mothers can breathe a sigh of relief, though, since he didn't try to impart any slacker ideals to his young co-stars.
"I wasn't really a teacher," Black tells TV Guide Online. "In between scenes, we were just sort of compatriots. We were all in a platoon, on a mission, and they were rockin' as hard as I was. We would just hang out and fart around and just try to stay loose."
Better yet, Black who pens pretty raunchy lyrics for his real-life band Tenacious D cleaned up his crass vocab whenever little ears were on the set. "I dropped no F-bombs," the 34-year-old manchild recalls, with a tinge of regret. "I brought the rock, but I d read more
After he behaved so boorishly on Temptation Island 3 that his girlfriend, Melissa, was forced to hook up with homeboy Jerome, you'd think goofy, girl-crazy Michael wouldn't have any fans. But in this weird world, that isn't the case. "Guys seem to like me a lot," the bartender tells TV Guide Online. "I guess it's because how I acted on the show is the way they would dream of acting, but they don't necessarily have the [stones] to do it!"
Maybe. Then again, it could just be that Michael's fellow men simply were raised better than to breast-knead on national television and use language that was so explicit, it made host Mark L. Walberg blush. Seriously, dude you kiss your mama with that mouth? "She knows how I am," he insists, chuckling, "and she's very open to sexual conversations. She'll talk about, you know, 'Oh, buy condoms,' or whatever. Just recently, actually...
"My father thought it was hilarious [that I copp read more
Maria Shriver announced Tuesday that she will return to work at NBC News whether or not hubby Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes California's next governor. "I've been working for 26 years," she said. "Journalism is a passion of mine." read more
Tom Sizemore, who was convicted in August of harassing former galpal Heidi Fleiss, has entered an undisclosed rehab program, the Los Angeles City Attorney says. As a result, the actor's sentencing hearing originally scheduled to take place Friday has been postponed until Oct. 9. read more