Dinner for Five
It's dinner. Really nice chow. Yet the guests (tonight's A-list diners
include Katie Holmes and Sean Hayes) never talk about the food.
That worries me.
Greg and Jimmy turn Speed Dating sessions into a competition to
see who could, possibly, maybe, if they weren't both very married, get the
most "yes" votes from single women. Married men using singles functions for
ego-boosting sport. Riiiight. Now even lame CBS shows are making fun of the
reality that is my life. Thanks.
Now we know what J. Lo's ex Cris Judd is doing moonlighting as a salsa
teacher on Eve.
Brock offered to drop his highest profile client for Joan. (Oh... That's so sweet.) Ellis took only one
night to get over Joan. Damn. That's ridiculously unbelievable. And terribly
convenient. I mean, the woman just told him she's
Mickey Mouse is now three quarters of a century old, but whatever you
do, don't tell him that. As animated as ever, the adorable rodent has
filled up his schedule with more photo ops and marketing meetings than the cast
of Friends. But, even as he looks forward to the summer '04 video
release of The Three Musketeers believe it or not, his first
full-length feature with Donald, Goofy, et al he kindly allowed TV
Guide Online to bend his ear long enough to ask him Seven Silly Questions.
TV Guide Online: Mickey, how is it that after 75 years, you still look as
young and spry as you did when we first met you or rather, when our
parents did? Plastic surgery? Botox? Clean living? What's your secret?
Aw, gee, thanks, pal. Let's see... I try to eat right, and I
mousercise. Oh, and for the occasional wrinkle? A good old-fashioned eraser.
Works every time!
TVGO: Think fast
A funny thing happened after Sean Astin wrapped his grueling two-year Lord of the Rings tour of duty: He lightened up mentally and physically for his role in the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore comedy 50 First Dates (due out in February).
"I lost a lot of weight and am in much better shape," he tells TV Guide Online of his Dates gig, which has him playing Barrymore's gym-rat brother. "[My character's] doing splits all the time and push-ups and jumping jacks and lifting things. He's supposed to be this incredibly muscle-bound guy, but I'm not really that muscle-bound, so it is a joke on that level, too."
After spending so much time wearing dusty cloaks and donning hairy foot prosthetics for Rings, Astin also relished the opportunity to go completely over-the-top with his character's look. "He wears workout clothes with silly parachute pants," the 32-year-old says with a laugh. "And the tan that [
Marlee Matlin is a mom again. On December 26, the
sometime West Wing co-star gave birth to her and husband Kevin
Grandalski's second daughter, Isabelle Jane. They also have two boys and, we imagine, very dark circles under their eyes.
A French author is suing Disney and Pixar Animation, alleging that Finding Nemo is a rip-off of his book, Pierrot the Clown Fish. Like Nemo, Franck Le Calvez's tale follows a striped orange fish who's been separated from his family. A Parisian court will hear the case in February.
You'd think Jon Cryer would be in a celebratory mood. After starring in four failed sitcoms, he has finally landed a prime-time hit with Two and a Half Men (Mondays at 9:30 pm/ET). But the 38-year-old former brat packer he was Duckie in Pretty in Pink won't break out the champagne just yet. Heck, he won't even settle into his trailer. "Let's just say, I don't decorate my dressing rooms," he winks. "Not until the second season."
TV Guide Online: Love you on Two & a Half Men. But love you more in Pretty in Pink. It's one of my favorite movies ever!
TVGO: So, I've got to ask. Duckie a blessing or a curse?
Cryer: Oh, definitely a blessing. A lot of people have a lot of affection for him. And his predilection for mismatched prints has allowed me to wear mismatched clothing for the rest of my life and say, "It's an homage!"
TVGO: Speaking of clothes, do you st
Fox has unveiled its latest reality series, and it sounds just dumb enough to work. In My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé (debuting Jan. 19), a beautiful "bride-to-be" named Randi plays a practical joke on her family and friends when she announces her engagement to Steve an individual so loathsome he makes Bob Guiney look like Prince Charming. Randi must continue the charade all the way through to the wedding ceremony in order to win a million dollars. But the joke is also on Randi, who is under the impression that Steve is just a reality show contestant like herself. In reality, he and his family are professional actors.