A day after getting dumped in six markets by radio giant Clear Channel Communications, shock jock Howard Stern took to the airwaves Thursday and blamed his suspension on a conservative backlash prompted by Boobygate. (Duh.) "They've been after me since 1992, and they're having their way with me," he said on his show. "Then Janet Jackson whipped out her boob and it's all over."
ABC News is close to signing a deal with British journalist Martin Bashir, whose controversial interview with Michael Jackson catapulted him to fame in the U.S. In related news, Bashir's Living With Michael Jackson documentary was named program of the year Thursday by Britain's Royal Television Society.
Ding-dong, the Rich is dead. Which old Rich? The wicked Rich. Ding-dong, the wicked Rich is dead! Can you tell I'm more than a bit happy to see the arrogant weeniemeister be the first person evicted after the merge? Mogo Mogo may have to live off Ethan's one-fish-a-day catch from now on. But they are still so better off without Rich. Shoot. I'd rather survive off cowboy Colby's sexy looks than live with that naked rat king. Ding-dong, the merry-oh. Sing it high. Sing it low. Ding-dong, the wicked Rich is dead!
What's with people and Paris this week? First the Russian took Carrie to Paris on Sex and the City, now Mark from Bloomingdale's is offering Rachel a job in the City of Lights. What? I parlez a little Francez; when is somebody going to try to hook me up? But, ahem, enough about moi. I hope Rachel goes. It will be hard for Ross to try to reel her back i
Carl Anderson who played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway and the big screen has died. The actor/singer was 58. He'd been fighting leukemia for the past year.
Meredith Phillips picked Ian over Matthew on last night's finale of The Bachelorette. McKee thanked her with a proposal, which she accepted. I have nothing witty to say about this because I was busy watching The O.C. Speaking of which, how much do we love Luke and Julie as a couple?
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer remember Michelle Trachtenberg as Sarah Michelle Gellar's whiny kid sister, Dawn Summers. That's why, for those who've seen Eurotrip — which ain't many, since it kinda tanked last weekend — her role may come as quite a stunner. You see, the petite 18-year-old actress is sick of her wholesome "Dawny" label. So she's thrilled to show off her acting range, not to mention her taut figure in a itsy, bitsy bikini.
"I basically wanted a project that showcased the fact that I was 18," Trachtenberg tells TV Guide Online. "I wanted a role that was age appropriate, [so] people would realize that I'm not the annoying little sister. I never was, really, but they made me be annoying, darn it!"
Though the TV girlie-girl h
Scheming, strategizing and cracking wise carried Rob Cesternino to third place in Survivor: The Amazon. But his game was off on Survivor: All-Stars, where the Chapera tribe ousted him. Here, Cesternino tells TV Guide Online about Boston Rob's betrayal, life in cramped quarters with a certain canoodling couple and his hopes for a future in reality TV.
TVGO: In the Amazon, you were everywhere. We barely saw you on All-Stars. What happened?
Rob Cesternino: I just thought if I kept out of trouble and didn't bother anybody, they wouldn't come after me. That works on a regular Survivor, but when you play the game like I played it in the Amazon, people aren't going to forget about it too easily.
TVGO: Did the Chapera tribe see you as a quiet threat?
Cesternino: Even though
Lifetime has renewed Wild Card for a second season... ABC has ordered additional episodes of My Wife and Kids, According to Jim, Hope & Faith, 8 Simple Rules and Less Than Perfect, taking all five shows past the traditional 22-episode season... In what has to come as a major blow to Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters has landed an exclusive interview with Shrek. The green ogre will appear on Walters' Oscar special Sunday night.
On Thursday's Good Morning America, Rosie O'Donnell announced she'll marry her partner, Kelli Carpenter, in San Francisco ASAP. More than 3,000 same-sex couples have obtained marriage licenses in Frisco since Feb. 12. Rosie said Dubya's "vile and hateful" call for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage helped inspire her to take the plunge. That, and the fact she and Kelly were denied the right of spousal privilege during her Rosie magazine trial. "Everything that I said to Kelli, every letter that I wrote her, every e-mail, every correspondence and conversation was entered into the record," Rosie told GMA. "After the trial, I am now and will forever be a total proponent of gay marriage."