Big Brother 5
Top Four (Because Five Would Be Pushing It) Quotes of the Show:
4. "God, this is never gonna end." A pre-eviction Lori, lamenting the elimination process.
(Honey, I was thinking the same thing, only about this episode.)
3. "I don't trust anyone as far as I can throw Star Jones
after Thanksgiving dinner." Soon-to-be dethroned HOH Marvin after Jase rescued Holly from eviction.
(I know, I know. It's wrong but it's still quite a vivid image to conjure up.)
2. "I was so liquored up, I don't really remember doing it." Jase, in response to an inquiry about how it felt to use the veto and save Holly.
(Why is it that I don't think that's the first time he's used that excuse in his dubious dealings with members of the opposite sex?)
1. "...I'm sitting here with my head on the anvil..." Prospective evictee Karen during her plea to stay in the game.
Big Brother 5's first cast-off, Mike Lubinski, 41, was pretty much relieved to be ousted. This staunchly conservative single dad ran into trouble with some younger studs — Scott and Jase, an allied pair who viewed his knowledge of the game as a big threat. Plus, as the commercial painter tells TV Guide Online, sitting around doing nothing was about as exciting as, well, watching paint dry.
TVGO: Was your family glad you didn't put on women's underwear like the other guys did in the margarita reward challenge?
Mike: They were all proud that I didn't sink to lower levels.
TVGO: Didn't that make Jase think you weren't a team player, though?
Mike: No. I think it was because I went around telling everybody that Scott and Jase were the strongest alliance. When they found out I was saying that, that's when they planned to get rid of me. Everybody else in there was kind of afraid to do anything against them.
Although there's no official confirmation from CBS, sources confirm that fired CSI actress Jorja Fox has been given her job back but at her old $100,000-per-episode salary. (Poor thing.) "There will be no renegotiation," says a source close to the show. Ditto Fox's co-star George Eads, who apparently did just enough groveling at the TCA press tour on Wednesday. "Let me tell you, I've apologized nine ways to Sunday," he told reporters. "It's a big misunderstanding, straight up. I want all this to work out. CSI is a part of who I am."
The Apprentice: The Complete First Season arrives on DVD Aug. 24 ($59.98) and features all 15 episodes, a first look at Season 2's new contestants and interviews with Trump sidekicks George and Carolyn. Among the extras not included in the five-disc set: never-before-seen footage of Omarosa's "18-hour" emergency-room ordeal. Bummer.
Fox's controversial reality romp Trading Spouses averaged a decent 7.5 million viewers in its Tuesday premiere. The show won its time slot among young adults and ranked as the network's highest-rated rip-off series to date.
Linda Ronstadt has been welcomed back to Las Vegas' Aladdin Hotel and Casino just four days after being fired for dedicating a song to Fahrenheit 9/11 rabble-rouser Michael Moore. The hotel's new management team, which takes over in September, says it respects "artists' creativity and [we] support their rights to express themselves." Aladdin's new partners may also take Moore up on his offer to sing "America the Beautiful" with Ronstadt while tooling around Vegas in an ice-cream truck.
Kirstie Alley, whose ballooning weight has gotten heavy play in the tabloids in recent months, will poke fun at her plus-sized image in a new reality series for Showtime titled Fat Actress. She'll play a "slightly fictionalized version of herself," says Showtime chief Robert Greenblatt, "an actress trying to lose weight, get a man and find a job." So, what exactly is the fictionalized part?
Despite nabbing just 1.9 million viewers in its debut Sunday, Entourage will be hanging around for a while. HBO has renewed the hipster comedy for a second season.
Will Ferrell has agreed to host the 75th anniversary gala for the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television on Sept. 26. Ferrell is one of the school's famous alums. In related news, USC is still No. 1! Fight on!