The life of the late British reality TV star Jade Goody will be memorialized in a stage musical, her former business partner says.
Danny Hayward told BBC News that although a movie about Goody's life has also been suggested, the musical is a more appropriate tribute.
"Her dream as a little girl was to be in a musical, so obviously when she passed away it felt fitting to do something like this," Hayward said. He plans to hold open casting calls for the lead role in the coming weeks.
"Jade was just an ordinary girl and the person who plays her will reflect that," Hayward said. "The most important thing is to give someone a break, just like she got."
Goody rose to notoriety after appearing on the British version of Big Brother. She died at age 27 in March after a battle with cervical cancer.
Hayward is looking ...
Break out your "I Love Scranton" T-shirt: The Dunder Mifflin gang is celebrating the 100th episode of The Office the way corporate America celebrates best — with a ginormous cake. TV Guide Network caught up with Steve Carell, Angel Kinsey, Rainn Wilson and other cast members to get their take on the milestone episode and find out if they ever thought their comedy series would make it this far.
Watch the video after the jump.
Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen
Big Brother host Julie Chen will no longer just babysit reality TV stars.
Chen announced on The Early Show that she and husband Leslie Moonves are expecting their first child. The baby is due October 4.
Never fear, Big Brother fans: Chen said the pregnancy will not keep her from her weekly hosting duties for the 11th cycle of the show, airing this summer.
Chen and Moonves, the CEO of CBS, were married...
Heroes' life span will be a little shorter next season.
NBC plans to cut the number of episodes of its superhero drama from 25 this season to 18 to 20 in its fourth season, Ad Age reports.
The reasons for the cutback are legion.
Tyra this week got the better of Ted.
Wednesday's ratings rundown:
What a feeling! Lie to Me led the pack with 7.88 million total viewers, dipping 6 percent from its last outing. It was followed by a Law & Order repeat and CBS laffer leftovers.
ABC's Scrubs (4.66 mil) and Better Off Ted (4.2 mil) both dropped 12 percent week-to-week. In fact, Ted got bested in its half hour — in total viewers and demos — by Top Model, which inched up 200K to flirt with 4 mil.
American Idol's double-elimination delivered 23.3 million viewers, slipping just a hair from last week's results show. (Side note: Did anyone else get the feeling KC hasn't sung that song since, I dunno, Dec. 31, 1979?) A Criminal Minds repeat claimed second with 9.75 mil, followed by Lost's clip show (6.64 mil) and an SVU rerun.
It was BAU — yet not — for Criminal Minds, which bested all comers in a later time slot, drawing 13.55 mil. Lagging behind a(nother) Law & Order repeat, ABC's The Unusuals copped 4.97 mil, down about 20 percent from the freshman dramedy's average-to-date.
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
The latest trend in celebrity marriages? Two weddings.
Salma Hayek and new husband François-Henri Pinault will say "I do" again this weekend in Italy, according to People. The ceremony comes after a quiet Valentine's Day marriage at the 6th Arrondisement City Hall in Paris.
Word first got out when Antonio Bandera announced at a press conference in Spain that he and his wife, Melanie Griffith, would be attending the ceremony in Venice. Other celeb guests include Penelope Cruz and Luis Miguel.
The celebration will kick off Friday with a rehearsal dinner, according to People en Español. The ceremony will be held Saturday at the Palazzo Grassi, a 18th century white marble palace owned by the Pinault family since 2005. The couple first met at that location during a gala in 2006 ...
Lindsay Lohan and Ellen Degeneres
Lindsay Lohan says her breakup with Samantha Ronson "came out of nowhere" but has been easier than she imagined.
During a guest appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show Thursday, Lohan explained she "had no idea what was going on" with Ronson and the split "came out of nowhere."
"I just hadn't seen her in ...
Call your lifelines: ABC wants to make more Millionaires.
The Alphabet network will bring back host Regis Philbin for an 11-night primetime run of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to celebrate the game show's 10th anniversary this summer. The show will premiere Aug. 9 and run through Aug. 23.
The quiz show was an instant success when it debuted in August 1999 and popularized the phrase, "Is that your final answer?" Ratings began to fall, and the primetime series was cancelled in 2002. Today host Meredith Vieira then began emceeing a syndicated daytime version of the show, which is still airing.
Aside from the anniversary...
American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi revealed for the first time her treatment for an eating disorder.
"I've never spoken about this.... I had kind of a binge eating disorder where instead of dealing with my emotions, I would stuff them down with food," she told Extra. "I never threw up or starved myself."
DioGuardi said she went to a treatment center to help her with her illness, which stemmed in part from insecurity.
"It was definitely that excess eating to ... just stuff all the emotions down.... I really was a creative kid who didn't know she was creative and didn't have those outlets because I was always afraid to join the theater group," she explained.
Later, DioGuardi's professional pursuits helped her move on...
Life is twice as nice for fans of Jim Beaver starting this Thursday, when at 9 pm/ET they can find him playing Bobby in fresh episodes of the CW's Supernatural, then at 10 watch him play sheriff on CBS' Harper's Island.
That, however, is far from all Beaver has going on. He has also just released Life's That Way, a novel chronicling his wife's battle with cancer — an ordeal which happened to coincide with their daughter's autism diagnosis. Beaver found time to talk to TVGuide.com about his labors of the small-screen and of the heart. Read the full Q&A after the jump.