So those clever apes apparently taught Tarzan (Travis Fimmel) how to
crash through a thick pane of glass without getting all cut up. (And, I guess,how to get a nice, close shave in the jungle, too.) Isn't he supposed to be just a really agile, regular guy? That's it. No powers, and not from Krypton. And there was so much quick-cut editing during the acrobatic fight scenes that it could have been a shirtless Dennis Franz in a dirty-blond wig and I wouldn't have been able to tell.
Trading Spaces: 100 Grand
A hundred-thousand bucks and perky Paige Davis can't get two outfits for two days? I mean, even Marge Simpson gets to change her green dress and red necklace if she and Homer go out for the evening.
Two Plymouth, Mass., couples got 50 times the normal $1,000 budget
each for this two-hour extravaganza. But that goes fast when you spend, say, $1,800 on an ugly, 19th century starburst mirror. At
Art imitates art this November on Gilmore Girls when the kooky residents of Stars Hollow decide to host their own version of the popular California-based Pageant of the Masters, in which living, breathing people re-create classic and contemporary paintings.
"It's going to be our big town thing this season," says exec producer Amy Sherman-Palladino, who jokes that she's prepared to make up for any budget overruns by holding "a big Gilmore Girls car wash. Me and the staff are going to go out and wash [überproducer] John Wells's car to raise money for Episode 7."
Details of the special installment are still being finalized, but this much we know: Lorelai will bring to life a Renoir painting, while Kirk (Sean Gunn) takes on the daunting task of playing God. "He's going to be Jesus in the 'Last Supper,'" laughs Sherman-Palladino, "and he takes it very much to heart, to the point where maybe he and Judas aren'
Back in early 2001, Suzanne Somers went on CNN's Larry King Live and revealed she was battling breast cancer. How is the 56-year-old actress's health today? "My health is good," she tells TV Guide Online. "I have two more years before I can go, 'Yippee!' But I'm feeling great."
A few years ago, Somers reconciled with her late Three's Company co-star, John Ritter. But, even after they'd put old showbiz squabbles behind them, they weren't very involved in each other's lives. Thus, before she publicly came out about her illness, Somers says her secretiveness caused tension and misunderstandings with people. "Nobody knew," she recalls. "I didn't tell anybody. I didn't want anyone to know. I didn't want to be thought of as sick.
"The CBS Morning Show had wanted the [Three's Company trio] to be on for a reunion, and I couldn't go, because I was so deep in my treatments and sick that I
King of Queens fans clearly had no trouble finding the CBS sitcom on its new night. In its first Wednesday telecast, King averaged 13.6 million viewers and ranked a strong second behind NBC's The West Wing. Elsewhere, nearly 11 million viewers sampled ABC's new gay farce It's All Relative, but only 9 million of them stuck around for the premiere of Karen Sisco at 10 pm.
Showtime is developing a film about the life of director Roman Polanski... Ice Cube has replaced Vin Diesel in the upcoming XXX sequel. There go the film's Oscar chances. Peace out.
Here's some "TV News" scoop from next week's issue of TV Guide magazine (on sale Monday): Snoop Dogg has been cast as Omar Gooding's older, wiser, less doped-up sib Big E on ESPN's pigskin soap Playmakers. Snoop appears in the Oct. 28 episode, and should the sports channel renew the serial for a second season, bet on the Doggy Fizzle Televizzle emcee to reprizzle da role. (That's for critics who say this column's not ghetto enough. Word.)
Where in the world was Matt Lauer this morning, you ask? Home with his new baby, silly! The Today show host's wife, Annette, gave birth to the couple's second child Thursday, a daughter named Romy.
Singer-actress-train-wreck Courtney Love had a packed calendar Thursday night. First, the Hole frontwoman was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of a narcotic after police found her outside a Los Angeles home she allegedly attempted to break into. She was booked and released after posting $2,500 bail. Hours later, Love was rushed to the hospital for an apparent overdose, according to the Los Angeles Times. There's no word on her condition. So, I guess this means she forgot to tape Scrubs for me? That's just great.
You have too been watching MTV's Newlyweds. Don't front! With their careers as pop stars on shaky ground, hunky 98 Degrees dude Nick Lachey and "dumb blonde" Jessica Simpson signed on for a reality TV show about their marriage. Some grumps called this a desperate grab for publicity. Well, maybe so, but Newlyweds is the second-highest rated cable show after Sex and the City. And it's just been renewed by MTV for a second season. Joe Simpson Jessica's dad, personal manager and executive producer is one proud papa. Even if the show's portrayal of his sloppy, doofy, primadonna daughter isn't very flattering.
"What's happening here is Jessica knows she's on camera," he insists to TV Guide Online. "Since she was a little girl, people have been calling her a dumb blonde, [so] she begins to assume the role that everybody expects of her. That doesn't mean that's who she is. It's a part of her personalit
Comedy Central has given the green light to TV's first animated "reality" show. The cable network has ordered eight episodes of Drawn Together, which puts famous cartoon characters like Captain America, Betty Boop and SpongeBob SquarePants in a Real World/Big Brother-type situation. "Anything adults can do on a reality show, we want our characters to do," exec producer Dave Jeser (The Man Show) tells Variety. "You haven't seen cartoons having sex or bulimia." Um, hello? What about Paradise Hotel? How quickly we forget.