Elizabeth Taylor is being sued by her former landscape gardener, who claims he was fired because he rejected the sexual advances of her French butler. Willem Van Muyden who is seeking unspecified damages accuses Taylor of sexual harassment, sexual orientation discrimination, wrongful dismissal and breach of contract. Taylor's lawyers call the allegations "a work of complete fiction." I call it a potential Fox reality show.
Goldie Hawn is in talks to star in and produce a comedy feature based on the recent Washington Post article titled "Bride and Joy: Guiding Mom Down the Aisle." The film follows a young woman who finds herself in the unlikely position of planning her mother's nuptials. Hawn would play the mom.
Mr. Big has met his match and he wears... ballet slippers?! After months of speculation, dance icon Mikhail Baryshnikov, 55, has been tapped to play Carrie's (Sarah Jessica Parker) final fling on Sex and the City. "We had to make Big (Chris Noth) look like a high school sweetheart," Parker tells The New York Times. Baryshnikov's character, Alexander Petrovsky, is described as an artist "of extreme importance" whom Carrie meets and falls in love with. He'll show up as "a teaser" at the end of the HBO comedy's current 12-episode cycle, before returning for the final batch of eight episodes in January. Baryshnikov points out that he's "not playing a dancer. I'm a Russi
He's been fired from SNL. ABC axed Norm after two seasons. For Norm Macdonald, holding down a job ain't easy. But this fall, he returns to TV on A Minute with Stan Hooper, which has scored highly with Fox's test audiences and has good early buzz. Was the cranky comic surprised by this warm reception?
"I wasn't surprised, because a couple of years ago, I got kicked out of show business," Macdonald joked to reporters at the Television Critics Assoc. press tour in Hollywood. "So then, I took a little hiatus from it. I returned to my first love of just doing nothing, drinking whiskey, that sort of thing. And it gave me time to reflect."
And what did this period of fuzzy navel-gazing leave him with, besides a killer hangover? The idea to do a sitcom set in a quirky small town. "That'd be the cool
Although Fox's decadent summer sexcapade Paradise Hotel boasts more
bikini-clad babes than Daytona Beach at spring break, where the show's boys were was almost always wherever bodacious Amanda was and with good
reason. Not only does the 22-year-old resort concierge possess a heavenly body,
but her manner is refreshingly down-to-earth. Here, the
not-necessarily-swinging single opens up to TV Guide Online about her sometimes-murky motivations, her distorted image and Toni the incredible she-Hulk.
TV Guide Online: Since you fibbed to your boyfriend, Jason, that you'd
only kissed Beau and, by now, like us, he must have seen you making out
with Alex, Zack and Matt, too is it safe to assume that your rekindled
relationship didn't work out?
Amanda: If you look at the tapes, you will never see me touching lips
with Alex, Matt or Zach it's people assuming what they would like to see.
Jason understands what the who
Legendary funnyman Bob Hope whose exceptional career spanned seven decades and encompassed vaudeville, radio, stage, television and film died Sunday night of pneumonia at his home in Toluca Lake, Calif., just two months after his 100th birthday. From backstage to the battlefield, Hope's Hollywood friends and co-stars recall a real trouper.
Raquel Welch traveled to Vietnam with Hope in 1967 to visit the troops at Christmas.
"Everywhere he went, the guys would jump to their feet with tears streaming down their faces. When we went to the hospitals, he always had a joke and the ball scores handy. We'd take down names and call their families afterward, and let them know they were getting good care. That was Bob's idea."
Ed McMahon first saw Hope perform back
Further proof that Simon Cowell has sold his soul to Fox: The meanie Brit has agreed to guest star on Tuesday's edition of American Juniors. According to the network, Cowell "will be there to give viewers their first glimpse at the good, the bad and the outright awful" from American Idol's Los Angeles auditions, to be held Sunday in Pasadena.
Celebutante Paris Hilton star of Fox's upcoming fish-out-of-Beverly Hills reality series The Simple Life will make her television acting debut when she guest stars on the season premiere episode of That '70s Show on Oct. 29. She'll play a love interest for Danny Masterson's Hyde character.