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 ...
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
Last week, everyone couldn't stop talking about Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arrest on charges of conspiracy and soliciting bribes. But Saturday Night Live's weekend update couldn't resist poking fun at the helmet of hair Blagojevich sports 24/7. During Seth Meyer's and Amy Poehler's final "Weekend Update" segment together, the two dove into their "Really!?!" bit with the governor as their target. At first, the two addressed the situation as a whole, but at the 1:10 mark, the SNLers launched into a solid forty-five seconds of sheer mockery about Blagojevich's hairstyle of choice.
Watch the video, and find out more about Blagojevich's reported obsession with his nicknamed hairbrush after the jump.
George W. Bush
During his farewell tour of the war zones that dominated the bulk of his presidency, President Bush wasn't exactly welcomed with open arms. As he addressed a press conference in Baghdad, an Iraqi journalist expressed his frustration with the POTUS by chucking not one, but both of his shoes at Bush's head. But the Prez's quick reflexes left him unscathed by the shoe-ing.
Watch the video after the jump.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Twentieth Century Fox's remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still will be the widest release ever — including a journey into outer space.
Fox and a privately owned celestial communications network will use equipment at Cape Canaveral, Fla., to begin beaming Earth Stood Still to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth, reports Variety.
This is the first attempt by a Hollywood studio to beam up a movie into space (so... many... Star Trek jokes).
Even if there is life in Alpha Centauri, it will take four years for it to receive the transmission of the sci-fi flick, which boasts a cast including...
Michael C. Hall, Hugh Laurie and Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Ever notice how people on TV have to do things differently? Like they can't just have a kid or adopt one – there's always a twist. And they can't have a party without some kind of fake serial killing thrown in. Or real serial killing. And also, they have sex with their pants on. Okay, not really sex, but… read on for this week's Top Moments.
Forget Flushing — Fran Drescher is ready for Capitol Hill. The Nanny star has thrown her hat into the ring for the race for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat and says she's qualified, according to New York magazine.
"I've just been given the appointment of U.S. diplomat," said Drescher while at a party for HBO's Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven on December 3. "My title is public diplomacy envoy for women's health issues, and I just got back from a four-country European tour of duty. I believe next I'll be sent to the Middle East."
As cancer awareness activist, Drescher had been thinking about running for office. "I've been very successful in getting a bill passed in Washington," she said. "I was thinking I'd take the next four years to lay some groundwork, but I'm throwing my hat in the ring." The actress had even voiced
When Tina Fey was 5, a stranger approached her in her front yard and slashed her face — hence the scar that runs down the left side of her face.
In the January issue of Vanity Fair, Fey says the experience didn't hold her back. "I proceeded ...
The extended trailer from Lost's forthcoming fifth season is upon us — and those crafty folks over at ABC have created yet another mystery to add to the laundry list by flashing a subliminal message twice (at the 1:34 and 2:25 mark) within the video set to The Fray's new video for "You Found Me."
Find out more about the hidden logo after the jump.
Lacey Schwimmer and Lance Bass
Beware So You Think You Can Dance wannabes — Nigel Lythgoe, who serves as judge and executive producer of the hit reality dance competition, has made himself clear: "I don't want a fat dancer."
When Nigel stopped in to TVGuide.com for a chat about the new season of Dance, we asked him about the recent controversial remarks made implying Dance alum Lacey Schwimmer and pro Cheryl Burke were a tad heavy for Dancing with the Stars.
Dubious congratulations are in order: Ralph Nader became the first public figure to make a stupid and offensive public remark about our first African-American president, telling a Fox News affiliate that Barack Obama has to choose between being "Uncle Sam for the people of this country, or Uncle Tom for the giant corporations."