So fans picked the Brad Pitt Thanksgiving episode as one of their favorite episodes of all time. And for the most part, I agree with the selection. Turkey Day installments have always been funny on this show, mostly because it's an easy excuse to get the gang together to reminisce about the past. And this show's basically a hoot, with Brad showing up as a formerly fat high-school pal of Ross's whom Rachel tortured way back in the day but now has the last albeit cheap laugh at her expense. But I'm probably going to ruffle a lot of feathers with my next pronouncement: Like a certain matinee idol named Tom whose appeal continues to baffle me, Brad Pitt can't act. Sure, he's drop-dead gorgeous and can exchange bons mots with the likes of George Clooney in cinematic confections like Ocean's Eleven, but have we all forgotten Cool World, The Devil's Own and Meet Joe Black? Some would beg to differ with me, ci
Funny guy Will Ferrell and wife, Viveca Paulin, became first-time parents Sunday with the arrival of son Magnus Paulin Ferrell.
While most L.A. residents would enroll in Sorcery 101 if they thought it'd get them a Sci Fi Channel series, Fiona Horne turned down the network three times because she's a Wiccan. Then, finally, the telegenic Aussie relented and moved into Mad, Mad House (airing tonight at 9 pm/ET), the new reality program in which "normal" folks are challenged to bunk with "alts," among them a vampire and a voodoo priestess.
"I agreed to it when I realized there were no frauds or freaks," she tells TV Guide Online. "The other alts were all sincere people committed to their alternative-lifestyle choices." What's more, the powers that be let the alts do what came naturally. "They never tried to dictate what would happen [other than that] we had to have a trial every week" (to determine which contender was safe from elimination).
Convincing Horne of her fellow hosts' authenticity was one thing. But making believers of the guests was another matt
Japanese filmmaker Hideo Nakata, whose 1999 flick Ringu spawned the horror smash The Ring, is in talks to replace Noam Murro at the helm of The Ring 2, Variety reports. As reported here Wednesday, Murro dropped out of the upcoming sequel due to "creative differences" with DreamWorks.
American Idol watchers know Jasmine Trias as the Hawaiian girl who's very proud of her state. The 17-year-old singer, now one of two finalists from Group 4, just can't stop talking about it! "I want to put Hawaii on the map," she tells TV Guide Online. "People have misconceptions that we still live in grass shacks on the beach. Or that the hula is the only type of dance we know."
Like the other Idol wannabes, Trias just wants to stand out amidst a crowded group of finalists. "I have a different look," she says, "especially with the flower in my hair. In the Hollywood auditions, Simon told me to keep the flower. He likes it."
Is there any romantic significance to a girl sporting flora in her follicles? "Yes, it's like earrings," she says. "If you wear your flower on the right ear, you're single. And if you wear it on the left, t
More Boobygate fallout, folks: According to the New York Post, UPN has ordered Tyra Banks to cut out portions of next week's highly touted "orgy episode" of America's Next Top Model, saying it "contains material that [the network] felt was inappropriate for broadcast." In the episode, the remaining contestants invite four "local Italian men" over for a party and a sexfest ensues. But the real excitement takes place the following day when Shandi calls her insecure across-the-pond boy-toy to break the news that she two-timed him, prompting him to scream, "What were you thinking?!" Someone needs to give these two their own reality show.
Diana Ross has been ordered to serve another two-day jail sentence for drunken driving because she apparently cheated her first time around. According to authorities in Greenwich, Conn., the 59-year-old diva only spent 47 hours in police custody, leaving and returning multiple times. Ross will now have to return to the scene of the crime Tucson, Ariz., and do some hard time at the Pima County Jail. Big Bertha's waiting...
Back in January, Universal canceled Crossing Over with John Edward, that low-rated show with the psychic guru from Long Island who talks to dead people. New episodes will run through May, but there's no plan for the show to continue in syndication. (Please don't ask, "If he's psychic, why didn't he see this comin'?" He's heard 'em all.) So what will John Edward do next? For starters, he guest stars on Will & Grace tonight (8:30 pm/ET on NBC). Here, TV Guide Online gets the sitcom scoop and glimpses into his future.
TV Guide Online: You just came back from Australia, right?
Edward: I don't even know what day it is! I was on tour for my latest book, Afterlife. I did five cities with huge venues of [up to] 10,000 people.
TVGO: It's funny to think of you as an international celebrity. I just see you as...
Edward: That guy from Long I
Donald Trump will host Saturday Night Live on April 3... Christina Applegate will make her Broadway debut on April 21, 2005, in a revival of Sweet Charity... With sales of 204,000 copies, Norah Jones' sophomore effort, Feels Like Home, maintained its hold atop Billboard's album chart for a fourth straight week.