Tom Cruise is developing and will possibly star in a feature film remake of H.G. Wells's classic Martian invasion saga The War of the Worlds, Variety reports. War which depicts a seemingly unstoppable Martian attack on Earth was previously brought to the screen in 1953. In 1938, Orson Welles caused a panic when he performed Wells's book on the radio as if it were a live news broadcast. read more
Former President Bill Clinton says it's doubtful he'll become the next Oprah Winfrey. Last week, Clinton met with NBC execs to discuss the possibility of hosting a show. "I don't think this is going to happen," Clinton admitted in an interview with National Public Radio. "I'd be surprised if it did." read more
Brian "Kato" Kaelin has finally found a role he was born to play: a freeloader. O.J. Simpson's infamous live-in pal has shot a pilot for a television series titled House Guest. "It's a show where I go across America, I knock on doors of the unsuspecting and invite myself in to spend a weekend with the family," Kaelin told Barbara Walters on ABC's 20/20 Wednesday. Kaelin assured Walters, however, that off-screen he finally has his own home. read more
Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel was the big winner at Thursday's Billboard Latin Music Awards, picking up a field-best four trophies... NBC is developing Anne Rice's gothic trilogy The Witching Hour as a 12-hour limited series, Variety reports... Spider-Man is expected to cross the $200 million mark at the box office this weekend... Pax TV has renewed four of its current series: Doc, Candid Camera, It's a Miracle and Miracle Pets... Home Improvement's Richard Karn will replace Louie Anderson next season as host of Family Feud... NBC is expected to announce that its freshman hit read more
From guest starring on Just Shoot Me to his Training Day cameo, rapper Snoop Dogg has wrangled himself some A-list acting projects. Yet, he's also not shy about slumming it in the porn world. Hence, his new deal with Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis to host his own video due out in August demurely titled Girls Gone Wild Doggy Style. Yikes!
"Snoop's the ultimate pimp," Francis tells TV Guide Online. "He loves women and he loves the videos. He's a fan and he wanted to make his own. He's the superstar there in the street with the camera in his hand, making the girls do crazy things. This is going to pave the way for other celebrities to do their own Girls Gone Wild videos." Francis adds he "already [h read more
Could an Emmy be next? Ozzy Osbourne was honored Thursday with a Prism Award for presenting an accurate depiction of drug, alcohol or tobacco addiction in his new song "Junkie." Other Prism winners included My Wife and Kids, Third Watch and The Division. read more
Political has-been Dan Quayle has figured out a way to get his name back in the papers: Talk about MTV's The Osbournes. The former vice president who made waves a decade ago when he criticized Murphy Brown for glorifying single parenting believes Ozzy Osbourne promotes good family values. "I think there are some very good lessons there that are being transmitted, of not doing drugs, of not doing alcohol," he told The Associated Press. In related news... read more
ABC has ordered 13 episodes of Law & Order creator Dick Wolf's Dragnet update, slated to debut next January. The network is expected to schedule the series on Monday nights after The Bachelor. read more
E! Entertainment Television's Talk Soup is all talked out. The network has axed the series, currently hosted by Aisha Tyler, after 11 years on the air. The final episode airs Wednesday, and there's no word if Greg Kinnear will make a cameo. read more
So you think the Peeping Toms behind those boudoir nightcams on MTV's The Real World exploit women? Well, just wait until the reality hit's producers Bunim-Murray Productions join forces with such classy outfits as Fox and Playboy. The result? Tonight's two-hour Fox special, Girl Next Door: The Search for a Playboy Centerfold (airing 8-10 pm/ET).
Here's the sitch: A gaggle of everyday gals college coeds, moms and working women aged 18-25 live together in a posh house next to Hugh Hefner's infamous mansion in L.A.'s Holmby Hills. Cameras follow them 24/7 as they compete for Hef to select the winner as Playboy's Miss July 2002. "Put 12 girls under one roof and they're not all going to get along," hostess Ava Fabian tells TV Guide Online. "There's bitchiness and cattiness and bad attitude and crying and high drama!"
Speaking of which, while Fox's press release calls Fabian the ladies' "Bunny House read more