Nigel Lythgoe is going country: The prolific producer and his son, Simon, will launch the country-singing competition series CMT's Next Superstar in April.
"We're looking for more than just a singer, we want the complete creative, talented package — performer, personality and writer," Lythgoe said. "We want the next country superstar."
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Susan Lucci and Wendie Malick
Worlds collide — and so do soap divas — when Hot in Cleveland and All My Children engage in crossover craziness. First, Susan Lucci is seen as herself on Cleveland (Wednesdays, February 16 and 23, at 10/9c, on TV Land) feuding with Wendie Malick's character, faded suds star Victoria Chase. Then Victoria appears on AMC (Thursday, February 24 at 1/noon c on ABC) playing Erica Kane's maid! TV Guide Magazine sat down with the ladies on the AMC set to get all the hot scoop...
Wow, what a difference two days can make. It was just this past Sunday when the world witnessed one of the wobbliest hours of Fox's golden child, the post-Super Bowl letdown featuring a dazzling "Thriller"-"Heads Will Roll" mashup, a more malicious Sue than we ever needed, and very little else. As many of you pointed out, it was not an episode that would score the show any new fans.
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Last night's Valentine's outing, however, was a refreshing reversal. ...
Michael J. Fox
Cheers to The Good Wife for rounding up an impressively diverse roster of guest stars.
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This week's stellar episode, "Real Deal," marked the return of guaranteed Emmy nominee Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning, a canny lawyer who exploits his own disability to win sympathy. His encore was subtler and more intriguing, as his motivation for competing (then unwillingly collaborating) with Lockhart Gardner on a class-action lawsuit wasn't clear. Was he still a corporate shill or had he suddenly grown a heart? The resolution was refreshingly nuanced for a network drama—and left the door open for Fox to come back.
But the former Alex P. Keaton was just the biggest name in a long list of gifted actors who graced the hour...
Snow may have blanketed the country this winter, but the sight of Padma Lakshmi in a bikini could be hot enough to melt even the thickest ice. TV Guide Magazine reports exclusively that the Top Chef host recently traded bone-chilling Manhattan for the balmy Bahamas to film the four-part All-Stars finale, which Bravo will begin airing in March.
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Fellow judge Gail Simmons' first reaction upon hearing of the sun-soaked locale: "Thank God! I was like, 'It's perfect—whatever you want!'" Simmons joined Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and Top Chef's largest panel of finale guest judges ever—Wolfgang Puck, Morimoto, Michelle Bernstein, Hubert Keller, Eric Ripert, Lidia Bastianich, Curtis Stone, Alfred Portali, Art Smith and Lorena Garcia—for shooting at Nassau's luxurious Atlantis resort and casino on the aptly named Paradise Island...
For once, you don't need to stay up past midnight to see Jimmy Fallon when the Late Night host serves as the guest of honor on tonight's Top Chef All-Stars. To celebrate his 36th birthday, the reality-show fanatic invited his friends and family to a three-hour feast prepared by the eight remaining cheftestants at Manhattan's Colicchio & Sons. "I'm so lucky," says Fallon. "It was really like something where you go, 'Oh, this is crazy — I can't believe this is happening.'" Adds Fallon's mom, Gloria, "His birthday parties as a kid weren't this elaborate. We'd go to McDonald's and play games in the backyard."
Matthew Perry, Timothy Olyphant
Some very significant Wednesday night comings and goings in what has turned out to be an incredibly busy TV week. We welcome back an old sitcom Friend with conflicted emotions, but there's no doubting our enthusiasm for the return of a certain soft-talking, fast-shooting U.S. Marshal, and there's no hiding our sorrow as we bid farewell to a modern classic about small-town Americana and the game of life (also: football).
Ricky Martin, Kristin Chenoweth
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation will honor Ricky Martin and Kristin Chenoweth, the organization announced Wednesday.
Ricky Martin proud to be "a fortunate gay man"
Martin will receive the Vito Russo Award at GLAAD's 22nd annual Media Awards on March 19 in New York. Named after one of GLAAD's founders, the award is given to an openly LGBT media professional who made a significant difference in promoting equal rights. The singer came out last March.
"Ricky coming out was ...