Paula Abdul, Bruno
If you think Simon Cowell mistreats Paula Abdul on American Idol, wait until you see her meet Bruno.
Posing as the flamboyant Austrian fashionista, Sacha Baron Cohen pranked Abdul for a bit in Bruno and it took her a year to realize it, the Idol judge said on the Johnjay and Rich radio show.
After being told she was named "Artist of the Year" in Germany (Hey, it's possible. They love the Hoff.), Abdul went in for an interview that was approved by her publicist.
"I'm greeted by this futuristic, Captain Nemo—looking dude with ...
Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place
Is Selena Gomez the next Miley Cyrus? Disney sure hopes so.
The network has renewed Gomez's series, Wizards of Waverly Place, for a third season and has green-lit a telefilm for it as well, following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Hannah Montana.
No word on when Season 3 will arrive, but the TV film, Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie, will premiere ...
Does Hayden Panettiere have the fancy footwork and powerful pipes to trump Julianne Hough? Possibly.
The Heroes star has auditioned for the role of Ariel Moore — a part for which Dancing with the Stars' Hough is also reportedly being considered — in the musical remake of Footloose, E! reports. (Lori Singer played Ariel in the original film.)
Panettiere sang for director Kenny Ortega and filmmakers, who were ...
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Daytime diva Ellen DeGeneres just celebrated her 1,000th episode with a little surprise from the queen of talk herself — Oprah Winfrey.
After being on the air for six seasons, DeGeneres celebrated the milestone episode Friday with a surprise ...
Alimi Ballard, Numbers
This week on Numbers (Fridays, 10 pm/ET), the CBS drama marks its 100th-episode milestone with a case that harkens back to Day 1, when a serial rapist vexed Don and Charlie. Original cast member Alimi Ballard, who week in and week out offers formidable back-up as Agent David Sinclair, gave TVGuide.com a look at the very creepy case to come, raved about the Fonz's utter coolness, and teased a season finale that will leave fans — and a very important something — hanging.
TVGuide.com: A lot of shows seem to be celebrating their 100th episode these days. What is Numbers doing special for the fans this week?
Alimi Ballard: We have a lot of humor, we have a lot of pizzazz, we have Josh Gad [returning as conspiracy theorist Roy McGill].... Numbers is going to be its most fantastic self, as much as humanly possible.
TVGuide.com: And that involves giving longtime viewers a sense of déjà vu, back to the series' very first episode?
Ballard: It's more than creepy. I don't want to give anything away, but it's ...
After five years, the music group No Doubt reunited to perform in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City to kick of the Today show's summer concert series.
Why such a long wait to go back on tour, you ask? "It's my fault," lead singer Gwen Stefani said on Friday. "I was in post-baby mode." She also pursued her solo career. The bandmates explained how excited they are to join forces again and perform for their fans, and revealed they will soon appear on an episode of Gossip Girl.
Check out the group's performance of their hit "Don't Speak" in the video below:
Watch the video after the jump.
Amy Brenneman, Chuck Wicks, Joe Biden
What a week for supporting casts. Guest stars shined on Big Bang Theory and Breaking Bad. The veep said something that made a bigger splash — in a bad way — than anything the president did. And on Southland, a dog had his day. Enjoy our Top Moments, time-to-shine edition.
Starring on CBS' Harper's Island — which now airs Saturdays at 9 pm/ET — is a death sentence waiting to happen. The closed-end, 13-week mystery series takes place on an island where guests of an impending wedding are being killed off one by one. Adam Campbell, who plays Cal Vandeusen, spoke to TVGuide.com about what it's like to work on a show where your fate isn't sealed, what we can expect from upcoming episodes, and why none of the wedding guests have yet to notice their friends are disappearing.
TVGuide.com: You have a pretty comedic past. How did you end up on a mystery series?
Adam Campbell: When I first read it, the role was written quite...
This Thursday's line-up bounced back nicely from that nasty week-ago wane. Here's how each show performed:
Survivor topped the hour with 11.73 million total viewers, up 350K week-to-week. Bones places second with 8.83 mil, up 7 percent. Ugly Betty returned to an audience of 6.8 mil, down 10 percent from its last fresh outing.
In fourth, NBC's Earl (5.27 mil) dipped 230K, while Parks and Recreation was flat at 5.29 mil. Smallville (3.26 mil) saw a 260K gain.
CSI was No. 1 in total viewers (15.3 mil, up 850K), while Grey's Anatomy (13.94 mil, up 740K) dominated the demos. NBC's The Office was up a hair, at 7.3 mil, while lead-out 30 Rock (5.97 mil) dropped 380K. Supernatural scared up 2.96 mil, gaining 200 thou.
CBS won the hour with a Criminal Minds repeat, which with an audience of 10.34 million performed 38 percent better than time-slot predecessor Harper's Island (now airing on Saturdays). Private Practice was No. 1 the demos, and wrapped up its second season with 9.85 mil, up 7 percent. (Turn back around, Coop!)
NBC's Southland skidded for a third straight week, this time dropping 16 percent (to 6.68 mil).
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Cheryl Burke, Gilles Marini
With Julianne Hough out of the picture, Cheryl Burke now has a better chance of making Dancing with the Stars history as the first pro to win three Mirrorball trophies. But don't think she was excited to see her fellow two-time winner eliminated. "We're all really close and we're sad to see her leave," Burke tells TVGuide.com. Spoken like a true champ. See what else Burke, who will dance the foxtrot and rumba Monday with Gilles Marini, has to say about her competition, her new projects and when Marini will strip down again.