Now read this: Oprah Winfrey who announced earlier this year that she was reviving her Book Club will unveil her next pick on Wednesday's show. This time around, the chat queen will focus on classics that have stood the test of time. Somewhere, Mary Higgins Clark isn't holding her breath.
That's Sir James Bond to you. Roger Moore (aka 007) was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II over the weekend. The 75-year-old actor was cited for his tireless work for children's charity UNICEF. Prime Suspect's Helen Mirren, meanwhile, was made a dame.
Actress Diane Farr (The Job) has replaced Amy Yasbeck (Wings) in the WB's new fall sitcom Like Family. She'll play a single mom who moves in with Holly Robinson Peete and clan. Coincidentally, I watched this pilot over the weekend and I remember thinking, "Amy and Holly have zero chemistry together." I then thought, "Why am I spending a sunny Sunday afternoon indoors watching TV?" At that point, I got really depressed and proceeded to eat an entire bag of pretzel nuggets.
The red-carpet troublemaker featured on Ashton Kutcher's hit new MTV prank-a-thon Punk'd is becoming a star in his own right. Ryan Pinkston, 15, has landed a development deal with the music network to headline his very own series.
Remember those 55 Oscar statues that were stolen just days before the Academy Awards in March 2000? No? Well, um, er, read this anyway. One of the missing statues was recovered by Miami police Thursday during a drug investigation. All told, 53 of the golden guys have been found. (The bulk of them were discovered behind a trash bin nine days after the theft.)
Ireland's first reality TV show has run aground literally. A boat carrying the cast and crew of Cabin Fever, a reality series that's sort of a Big Brother on the high seas, crashed into rocks and broke apart Friday. Everyone made it safely to shore, but producers nonetheless have reason to mourn: Sadly, the cameras weren't rolling during the catastrophe. Now that's tragic.
Halle Berry has filed a $2 million countersuit against the former owners of her Beverly Hills house, claiming the pad needs more than $1 million in repairs. The alleged culprits, Jonathan and Alison Roth, filed their own pre-emptive suit on June 10, insisting the 34-year-old actress bought the home "as-is" in 2001.
Ms. Tyra Banks hosts UPN's Top Model (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET), but the supermodel just voted off the reality show's real star. That's Ebony, the sass-talkin' 24-year-old African-American lesbian. Praised for her looks, but rejected by Tyra as "too angry," this aspiring actress is more like too much fun, in our opinion. Here, she dishes with TV Guide Online on catfights, bad haircuts and intolerance.
TV Guide Online: After the salon visit, you were mad about them shaving your head!
Ebony: If Tyra wants to pay $1000 for a haircut that's not correct, that's on her. I didn't say anything, because it would be unprofessional. If you want me to wear a mohawk with polka dots, I will make it work!
TVGO: Yes, but you definitely complained...
Ebony: I complained later on, when I got home. Honey, I had to tell the public! I wasn't gonna let them tot
Isn't Kate Hudson like a lovely, younger clone of mom Goldie Hawn? From that movie star smile to those trademark blond tresses, these women bear an eerie resemblance, even for family. That's why it's surprising to see Hudson go brunette in her new romantic comedy, Alex & Emma (opening June 20). Did life differ any after she went darker?
"I did feel anonymous when I had brown hair," Hudson says. "Nobody recognized me. Nobody would look in my direction and say anything. I was like, 'Hey, this is great!' I liked being a brunette."
Well, that's fine for a star who's used to unsolicited attention, but what about all those poor brunettes of the non-celebrity variety? "It's not like guys don't look at you," she explains. "I'm talking about the first glance. I guess the truth is that, for some reason, blond attracts
Were 'N Sync heartthrob Joey Fatone's career headed south, we
could understand why he signed on to host NBC's Fame (Wednesdays at 8
pm/ET). But since he recently appeared in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, headlined Broadway's Rent and is about to begin work with Justin Timberlake and the boys on their band's fifth album, his emcee gig makes no sense to us. Isn't he just inviting wannabes to make him a has-been?
"Oh, I don't think they'll ever take my job," he tells TV Guide Online
with a laugh. "And I think it's nice to give other people the chance to
perform. There's room for everyone [in the entertainment biz]. Besides, it's kind of interesting to see these young adults bust their butts doing all the stuff that me and the guys in the group do."
Not that the 26-year-old Brooklyn native is at heart a sadist; he doesn't so