Susan Lucci, Jill Larson
The reports are true: ABC has canceled All My Children and One Life to Live. Children will be abandoned in September, while One Life will die in January 2012. Both soaps are being replaced by health-related talk shows...
Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson
Ok, so we've already talked about how much we adore the new American Idol judging panel. Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are clearly fans of the show, have oodles of energy and totally crack us up with some of their back and forth. Even Randy Jackson seems a bit looser and happier now that he's free from the rule of Simon and the ridiculousness of Paula.
But mother of all that is Idol, do they know ...
Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski learned that wearing pastries and lingerie is a tricky proposition, especially if you're sending up Katy Perry's Candy Land-inspired "California Gurls" in a CollegeHumor spoof that was unleashed upon the world earlier this week.
"Oh yeah, I was surprised at how the cupcakes held up, I must say," she told reporters during a Chuck set visit on Thursday. "One of them does droop a little lower than the other, but they managed to stay on."
NBC's getting more social. As the networks continue to dabble with Twitter and Facebook, NBC this week will unveil plans to take that kind of interactivity one step further.
Get ready for the launch of NBC Live (www.nbc.com/live), which will shoot out polls, trivia, insider commentary, photos and other behind-the-scenes information synced up to what's happening ...
It's taken five weeks, but the studio audience is finally starting to drop the "S" bomb: Simon. He was gone like a puff of black smoke. And in the hoopla surrounding the two new judges — glamour goddess Jennifer Lopez and rock god Steven Tyler — he was almost forgotten.
But that was before Pia Toscano was booted off the show, making it only to ninth place. And the fans, still touchy on the subject, are now trying to place blame. Eavesdrop on their conversations ...
Twilight hottie Taylor Lautner is making his solo starring debut in the action thriller Abduction.
In the recently released trailer, Lautner's character Nathan learns from a missing persons website that he was abducted as a child. After his parents are confronted, Nathan makes a harrowing escape from home only to be relentlessly pursued by a group of men who call him a "high-valued asset."
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Josh Holloway and Elizabeth Mitchell
China doesn't want to go back to the future or the past: The Chinese government has banned any depiction of time travel in TV shows and films because the plot element "disrespects history."
In a statement on March 31, China's State Administration for Radio, Film & Television said that fictional time-traveling in programs "casually make up myths, have monstrous and weird plots, use absurd tactics, and even promote feudalism, superstition, fatalism and reincarnation."
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Time-traveling Chinese shows have been prevalent as of late, featuring protagonists going back to ancient times and writers taking liberties with events.
"Producers and writers are treating serious ...