Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton
Cee Lo Green had the chance to join Simon Cowell on his highly anticipated singing competition series, The X Factor, but he said no. Instead, he joined NBC's rival, The Voice. Why did he turn down one of the most famous judges in reality TV history?
"I was unfamiliar with the concept of X Factor," Green told reporters Friday at NBC's Summer Press Day. "I didn't see it as distinctive enough...
Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak
There will come a time when we tell future generations about the good old days when serialized soaps blanketed the daytime TV landscape — the way prime time once was overrun with Westerns, variety shows and big-ticket miniseries, among other fondly remembered, now-faded formats. The latest death knell, not unexpected but still a shock when it sounded, came late this week when ABC confirmed that the venerable, iconic All My Children and the similarly long-running One Life to Live had been taken off life support. Word of their demise had circulated for some time — AMC takes its final bow in September, One Life to Life will soldier on until January — but it's still a jolt to the system when confronted with the unmistakable signs than an era is ending. Changing viewing habits and economics have conspired against scripted daytime dramas in favor of cheaper-to-produce talk/lifestyle shows. Just as the remnants of variety TV can be found in the results shows of reality competitions American Idol and Dancing With the Stars, soap intrigues have been upstaged by celeb-reality high jinks: the plastic casts of Bravo's various Real Housewives shows, the debauched antics of Jersey Shore, which is being spun off while the daily soaps dwindle to a mere few...
Condoleezza Rice is headed to 30 Rock.
The former Secretary of State will guest-star on the NBC sitcom as Jack's ex-girlfriend, Tina Fey said on NPR's Leonard Lopate Show Thursday.
Tina Fey expecting baby No. 2
"We have another few amazing cameos," Fey said. "One, I'm going to make an executive decision that I'm allowed to talk ...
The boys' club finally took a hit. Paul McDonald, the soulful, raspy-voice singer/songwriter from Nashville, says he had a feeling "in my gut" that it was his turn to be voted off American Idol. But there were no tears. In fact McDonald, who has toured for years with his band The Grand Magnolias, was surprised he made it as far as he did.
CBS has picked up the reality series Same Name for the summer.
The show features celebrities who swap lives with regular folks who share the same name as them. The pilot stars David Hasselhoff, who travels to Lake Jackson, Texas, to trade lives with a 27-year-old high voltage power technician/landscaper.
CBS orders celebrity life swap series
"They may have the same names but their lives ...
Kathy and Paris Hilton
"There are things on the show that, in a million years, I never thought I would show on camera," Paris Hilton told reporters Friday at NBC's Summer Press Day. "I put my producer hat on and thought this is great TV."
But what does Hilton think viewers will be most surprised to see on her new series? "How down to earth and sweet I am," she said.
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