A leading porn producer wants to help Octo Mom make ends meet by featuring her in an XXX-rated film.
In a public overture to Nadya Suleman — the 33-year-old single mom who achieved notoriety when she expanded her brood to 14 with the birthing of octuplets — Vivid Video cochairman Steven Hirsch notes that the headline-maker "obviously needs income to assure that her children are secure." To that end, he is offering Suleman "up to $1 million to act in one movie."
Since giving birth on Jan. 26, Suleman has come under fire from those who ...
Salma Hayek and Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Did NBC's 30 Rock, akin to Saturday Night Live's recent (and well-scrutinized) partnership with Pepsi, cross a line by conspicuously incorporating McDonald's into a storyline? Series lead and executive producer Tina Fey sets the record straight — and in her own very special way — after the jump.
Rihanna and Chris Brown
Chris Brown surrendered to police in a felony battery investigation, skipping his performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, according to People.
"He turned himself in around 7 p.m. to one of our stations and is being interviewed by detectives now," LAPD Officer Karen Smith told the magazine. He was booked into the jail and was later released after posting $50,000 bail. Brown is due in court March 5.
Grammy officials earlier announced that Brown and his girlfriend, Rihanna, abruptly canceled their performances at the music awards show. What happened? Read on to find out...
NBC entertainment co-chair Ben Silverman is pursuing other partnerships like the one that turned a recurring Saturday Night Live character into a Super Bowl pitchman for Pepsi.
Of detractors who claim the Peacock blurred the line between programming and advertising with such a deal, Silverman contends, "Those are the same people who will be out of business" if they do not adapt during this difficult economy. He also tells TVGuide.com that NBC is in talks with other potential partners about "finding [similar] ways to use our entertainment vehicles to help their brands."
The spots, which premiered on the eve of the Super Bowl (during SNL commercial breaks), show Will Forte's MacGruber ...
Mark Mudd, American Idol
American Idol has issued a mea culpa to the audition city of Louisville, Ky., days after Paula Abdul accused a singer of threatening the judges with bodily harm when they vetoed his trip to Hollywood.
After failing to zap Simon & Co. with his take on "White Lightning," 25-year-old Mark Mudd muttered, "All right. Take care and be careful" as he began to exit the room. Paula Abdul, unfamiliar with the regional expression "Be careful," exclaimed from the dais, "What? Was that a threat? ...
Katherine Heigl and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Grey's Anatomy
The final day of the Television Critics Association winter press tour kicked off with ABC Entertainment president Stephen McPherson tackling such tough subjects as the ever-changing broadcast business model, the fate of the three-camera comedy, and ... whether he 'ships Izzie-Dead Denny.
"Listen, the viewers will be the judge; that's the good and the bad of this business," McPherson said when asked for his take on the controversial Grey's Anatomy storyline. "I think that when you get to the end of the season, you'll see everything that [Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes] had in mind. It might not be your cup of tea, but I think you ...
Dennis Haysbert, The Unit
Prime-time TV has a "serious shortage," of minority characters, the NAACP says in a new report, calling the problem part of an industry-wide oversight.
Says NAACP president/CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, "At a time when the country is excited about the election of the first African-American president in U.S. history, it is unthinkable ...
Ken Warwick, Paula Abdul
American Idol executive producer Ken Warwick has responded to Paula Abdul's recent comments and, in turn, the tragedy which recently befell a fan of Abdul's, stressing that he never would knowingly put a dangerous person in front of the judges.
Detailing the process by which wannabes are surveyed as they enter the early audition rounds, Warwick told reporters in a Monday conference call, "It's always been that if someone looked like they were a bit dangerous or led us to believe they weren't as sensible as they should be ...
Saturday Night Live
Neither New York Gov. David A. Paterson nor a leading organization for the blind see the humor in a Saturday Night Live segment sending up the visually impaired politician.
"I can take a joke," Paterson tells the New York Daily News. "But only 37 percent of disabled people are working, and I'm afraid that that kind of third-grade humor adds to [misconceptions]."
As depicted by Fred Armisen on this weekend's show, Paterson needed help ...