Nine years ago, a brutally honest record exec named Simon Cowell was so vicious as a judge on a new musical talent show that a few performers he rudely rejected came after him with baseball bats. Fellow judge Paula Abdul was so put out by his rough treatment of young singers that at one point during the first season, she stormed off the set threatening to quit. The third judge, Randy Jackson, once could be seen standing up angrily behind the judges' table, looking like he was going to clobber Cowell.
Despite that rocky beginning, or perhaps because ...
The stars came out for the Hollywood opening of Hair's three-week run at the Pantages Theater, and a man famous for being follicly challenged was in the audience, Seinfeld alum Jason Alexander. Jason said he is awaiting notes from CBS on his new pilot script, which he describes as a dramedy. "It requires me to play more than one person and has a detective storyline," said Jason, who would be casting two other ...
The new president of ABC News is ready to shake up This Week with Christiane Amanpour.
Ben Sherwood, who took over the reins of ABC News from David Westin last month, said Monday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that he wants to focus "on making the best possible program for Christiane and her many strengths... This Week can do more to showcase Christiane's prodigious talents in another way for viewers and that's what we're going to be doing."
While ABC replaced This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos with an established star in the former CNN foreign correspondent, ratings have been in decline. There has also been talk that Amanpour wants to move the show from Washington, D.C. to New York where ...
Only people dead inside could watch Hoarders and simply say, "they crazy!" Sure, there's insanity on parade, but by the end of most episodes, after all the human excrement has been shoveled away, there's usually nothing left but sympathy. For the sufferers. For their families. And especially ...
The relationship between Grey's Anatomy's Dr. Miranda Bailey and Dr. Ben Warren may not have worked out, but there's a good reason: actor Jason George is moving on to play another doctor, this time on ABC's Off the Map (also produced by Grey's Shonda Rimes), premiering January 12.
"I would love to [return to Grey's], but I can easily see where the network and Shonda may have problems with that," George told TV Guide Magazine at the ABC TCA party on January 10. "With this show launching as big as it's launching right now, it's easiest to just have my face associated ...
With Lights Out, a gripping new series about a middle-aged boxer who may not be as washed-up as he seems, FX continues to redefine the notion of a TV hero. Far from a Rocky road to redemption, with the forced uplift that implies, Lights Out goes much darker, so much so that at times you may feel you need a flashlight to watch.
If it weren't for bad luck, there would be no series. At least that's the impression you get upon first meeting Patrick "Lights" Leary, a former heavyweight champ who's been out of the ring for five years at the urging of his wife. (We first see him suffering the effects of a concussion, face pounded like ground meat ...
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi — now a published author— appeared on CBS' Late Show to promote her book, A Shore Thing, and present David Letterman's top 10 list, titled "Reasons to Buy the New Snooki Book." The reality star poked fun at her credibility as a novelist and mocked her fellow Jersey Shore castmates.
(No. 7: "It's so good, Pauly D wants to learn how to read.")
Check out the full list in the video after the jump.
Dr. Drew Pinsky is heading to daytime TV with a new daily, half-hour CW show titled Dr. Drew's Lifechangers, reports Broadcasting & Cable.
The program — slated to air next fall — will focus on people dealing with conflicts in their lives, including relationship and addiction issues. Pinsky and a panel of experts — ranging from celebrities to people in the medical field — will attempt to ...
Jewel and Ty Murray
Jewel and husband Ty Murray are expecting their first child, reports People.
"It was so hard to keep it a secret," the 36-year-old singer told the magazine. "I was worried ...