That report that came out Thursday — that TNT had failed to come to financial terms with Larry Hagman to join the cast of its Dallas reboot and was proceeding with a revised script that featured the Ewings without their patriarch? Don't take that to the bank just yet, darlins'.
I just got off the phone with Larry who said all this comes as news to him. I read him the report, which left the 79-year-old TV legend stunned and nearly speechless. "I hadn't heard about that, huh!" said Larry. "That's really interesting. We were talking about money, but I didn't know it was going to come to a crashing halt like that. You got a scoop for whatever that's worth: Larry Hagman doesn't know what's going on!"
What this sounds like to me is a scare tactic — not unlike what Lorimar pulled back in the summer of 1980 after J.R. Ewing's infamous shooting when the production company threatened to replace Larry with actor Robert Culp if he didn't return from Europe, where the savvy businessman had escaped while his team negotiated a new contract...
From the outside, this season of Survivor may have seemed just like any other. There were backstabbings, blindsidings, a tearjerker of a family day, and lots of ridiculously skinny people walking around in as little clothing as possible. But for those paying closer attention, Survivor: Nicaragua has been chock-full of big firsts (Jimmy Johnson's strategy) and surprising turns. (Who would have thought the Medallion of Power would actually end up meaning absolutely nothing?) As host Jeff Probst prepares to name the 20th winner in Survivor history on Sunday, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the good, bad, and...
Musician and artist Don Van Vliet, who performed experimental rock under the name Captain Beefheart, died Friday, according to The Associated Press. He was 69.
Van Vliet died in California from complications stemming from multiple sclerosis, according to the Michael Werner Gallery in New York. The gallery exhibits his paintings...
Will Smith is developing a new crime drama set in China for Fox, according to Variety.
Smith and Overbrook Entertainment have partnered with Chinese-born filmmaker Eva Jin (Sophie's Revenge) to work on the project. The hourlong drama, which has a script order at 20th Century Fox TV, would focus on a crime-fighting female college...
Denise Richards, Nikki Sixx
Denise Richards has confirmed that she's dating Motley Crue rocker Nikki Sixx.
During a visit to Bravo's Watch What Happens: Live, Richards was asked by host Andy Cohen about reports that she and Sixx were dating. Richards first asked, "What's considered dating?" before admitting that the duo has "gone on a couple...
Nicollette Sheridan has agreed to drop the abuse allegations from her $20 million lawsuit against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In a joint stipulation filed Friday, the 47-year-old actress dropped her claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress and said she won't assert any claim for emotional or physical damages. In exchange for agreeing to drop the abuse charges, Sheridan will not have to submit to a mental...
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
There will be some true grit when Jeff Bridges serves as host. The 2010 Best Actor Oscar winner for Crazy Heart (and a four-time Oscar nominee) first hosted the show back in 1983 with his brother, Beau, but the star of the Coen brothers' forthcoming western, True Grit, is back in the SNL saddle tonight. Jeff refs a trouncing of the day's topical events and political dramas — and, with Christmas just around the corner, there will likely be some merry ho ho hos and yuletide yuks. In the midst of all this is music guest Eminem, who joins forces with fellow rapper Lil Wayne to perform their duet, "No Love." — Dean Maurer
Read on for previews of the New Mexico Bowl, Battle of the Bulbs, Guy's Big Bite, WWE Tribute to the Troops, Operation Secret Santa and Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 — The Stand-Up Special.
Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau
TBS announced Friday that Brian Austin Green and Harold Perrineau have joined the hourlong comedy pilot, The Wedding Band.
The project follows a group of guys who perform in a wedding to escape the stress and chaos of their daily lives. The band is led by best friends — one bachelor and one a married father of two — who make sure...
Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been indicted on an assault charge stemming from a Season 1 episode of the MTV series where he was shown knocking a man unconscious, The Asbury Park Press reports.
The grand jury charged the 25-year-old reality star with one count of third-degree assault. He faces up to...