Tim Gunn, Kimberly Locke
Reality producer J.D. Roth had a hunch that ABC was close to picking up his new daytime series The Revolution. But Roth says he had no idea until Thursday morning that his greenlight would come at the expense of two soap opera staples.
Thursday's ABC soapocalypse left daytime fans reeling, as the network pulled the plug on 43-year-old One Life to Live and 41-year-old All My Children. Roth, whose new show will take the place of OLTL in January, says he first brought The Revolution to ABC more than a year ago.
On a visit to the Smallville set in Burnaby, British Columbia, last month, there was little indication that the 10-year-old series was in the last days of production. Though the final hour of the show (airing May 13) had already been filmed a few weeks earlier, it was business as usual for the cast and crew as they still had to shoot a couple of earlier episodes. But there was one clue that Clark Kent's long-awaited transformation into Superman was approaching. As series star Tom Welling filmed a scene in the Phantom Zone with Justin Hartley (aka Oliver Queen, aka Green Arrow), the camera zoomed in on Welling's chiseled face, revealing a well-placed wisp of hair forming what looked a lot like pop culture's most iconic spit curl. (The episode, directed by Hartley, airs April 29. New episodes return tonight at 8/7c on The CW.) A few hours later, wearing a royal blue t-shirt, black jeans and black boots, a relaxed Welling took a break from filming to talk to TV Guide Magazine about his decade-long odyssey as the man who would be Super.
He may not have won the crown. But soulful, raspy-voiced Paul McDonald can leave American Idol knowing that he was one of those rare contestants who had such great personal style that he didn't need a makeover.
Everyone keeps warning that "Winter is coming" in Game of Thrones, but I can't remember the last series that packed this much heat. After putting its distinctive stamp on genres as diverse as the mob drama (The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire), the Western (Deadwood), the urban crime saga (The Wire), the period-piece potboiler (Rome), the horror-show bodice-ripper (True Blood), HBO now turns its extravagant attention to adult epic fantasy. HBO has found its answer to Lord of the Rings in adapting George R.R. Martin's enthralling, sprawling, ruthlessly brutal and magnificently entertaining series of page-turners.
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell
Jeers to The Office for mismanaging the Steve Carell-Will Ferrell transition.
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The Anchorman costars are briefly overlapping on NBC's too-long-running sitcom as Carell's Michael Scott says his looooong goodbye and Ferrell temps as his would-be replacement, D'Angelo Vickers. At first it seemed like the new boss was the same as the old boss — i.e., a clueless boob...
Walter Breuning, the world's oldest man, has died. He was 114.
Breuning died Thursday of natural causes at a Great Falls hospital in Montana, Stacia Kirby, a spokeswoman for the Rainbow Senior Living retirement home, told The Associated Press.
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"I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend and a great Montanan," state Governor Brian Schweitzer said in a statement. "Walter taught me that all things ...
More than two years later, the truth comes out: LC and Justin Bobby hooked up on The Hills!
Unbelievable but true, according to Audrina Patridge, who vividly recalls all the turmoil involved with co-starring on MTV's watershed reality show. "They did! You don't even know... There's so much more that no one really knows about," she says. (Of course, Patridge told reporters at the time that she came around, that she really believed nothing happened between her friend and boyfriend — after all, there was a hit series to continue.)
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With those days behind her, she's a lot less censored.