You won't be hearing much from Hugh Hefner on NBC's The Playboy Club this fall. Hefner narrates the new series' pilot episode, but won't do the same in future episodes.
That's because the producers behind The Playboy Club are leaning toward eliminating the show's narration device all together, according to show insiders. (In the pilot, Hefner sets the stage for the show via voiceover at the open and close of the show.)
But that doesn't mean The Playboy Club will be completely scrubbed of its ...
"Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss knows her life sounds a bit strange. But Fleiss' three-year stint in jail, run-ins with exes like Tom Sizemore and struggles with drugs sound almost normal compared to her other addiction: Caring for more than 20 exotic macaw parrots.
Fleiss' relationship with those birds forms the basis of a new Animal Planet special, Heidi Fleiss: Prostitutes to Parrots. The one-hour program, from Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television, airs Sunday at 10 p.m. and doubles as the pilot episode to a potential series.
Fleiss, who lives in Pahrump, Nevada (where she continues to consult for brothels), was pitching another reality show concept with her brother when Piligian suggested turning the camera on her and her birds. It's an expensive hobby, one that she supports by running a laundromat and a doggie day care — as well as starring in reality shows (like this one and Celebrity Rehab).
With her macaws squawking in the background, Fleiss spoke with TV Guide Magazine about her love/hate relationship with the birds; her brutally honest take on Dr. Drew Pinsky; why she didn't care for Mike Tyson's Animal Planet show; and how she manages to stay sober.
In the latest round of Glee's he said/ she said, the show's creator, Ryan Murphy,
now tells Deadline that as early as March of this year, he had spoken to stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith about a possible spin-off in which their characters would graduate from high school and attend NYC's Juilliard. The actors were forbidden from speaking about the top-secret project, which was to be announced in the fall.
Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Can't wait to get back to Mystic Falls next season? The CW and Warner Brothers have just released a brand new Vampire Diaries sizzle reel, first screened at the show's Comic-Con panel for a few thousand lucky fans. While the teaser catches you up on your favorite characters, it also sets the stage for what's in store for Season 3. Bad Stefan! Hot werewolves! There's even a special sexy treat for Elena/Damon fans at the very end that's sure to get your blood pumping.
Production began this week on NBC's a capella competition The Sing-Off, which is being pre-taped over the next few weeks to air this fall.
That means even though the show has been upgraded to regular series status, NBC and the show's producers have opted not to try and make The Sing-Off a live TV event (in the vein of American Idol or The Voice).
Meet the Press host David Gregory will head over to Discovery Channel next month to host a roundtable discussion about Stephen Hawking's take on God.
Did God Create the Universe? will air on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 9 p.m. on the Discovery Channel, directly following the premiere of...
Michael E. Knight
He's the most famous and beloved rascal in all of soap history. But there's so much more to Michael E. Knight. As Tad (the former "Cad") Martin of ABC's All My Children — a role he won back in 1982 — the three-time Emmy winning Knight has emerged over the years as a consummate and deeply admired actor, equally gifted at comedy and tragedy, as well as a insightful statesman whose POV on the soap scene is both wise and heartfelt. TV Guide Magazine lunched with the actor to get his take on Tad's reunion with Dixie (Cady McClain), airing August 8...