CBS has given the green light to a fourth installment of The Amazing Race, which continues to deliver solid young adult demos for the network on Wednesday nights. The next chapter will kick off early next year.
Fans of ABC's coffee klatch The View got a major jolt this morning when co-host Lisa Ling announced that she's quitting the show after three years. Ling is leaving to take a job as an international reporter for National Geographic Television. "If I don't do it now, I may never do it," the 29-year-old told viewers. Her last day is Dec. 5. Producers are holding off on naming a replacement. Instead, celeb guests will fill the slot during the coming months.
An anonymous bidder shelled out $115,120 for a baseball-size wad of Elvis Presley's hair Saturday on auction site MastroNet Inc. The jet black locks were collected in a plastic baggie by the King's onetime hairstylist.
Oh, my stars! Looks like Melissa Joan Hart may need real sorcery to keep Sabrina, the Teenage Witch on TV for much longer. This year, the WB did not order a full season's worth (22 episodes) of the campy sitcom and that's always a bad omen...
"First, we got 13 episodes, we just got another six and we're waiting on the back three," Hart explains to TV Guide Online. "I guess we have a really expensive show, and for the price of our show, the WB could put two other shows in pilots. The WB doesn't care about us at all because no one there created the show. They kind of just bought it to make their money. Because nobody there backs our show, nobody there is fully supporting it or putting their neck out for it.
"It's a price thing," Sabrina's producer and star continues, "and it's a pretty crappy way to treat
Former Sports Night star Sabrina Lloyd is joining the cast of NBC's Ed in a multi-episode arc, TV Guide Online has learned. The 31-year-old actress will represent the latest obstacle to come between Stuckyville's unrequited romantics Ed (Tom Cavanagh) and Carol (Julie Bowen).
"She plays a young, eager attorney who wants to get a job working for Ed," explains executive producer Rob Burnett. "And their relationship sparkles with chemistry.
"She's really terrific," Burnett adds of Lloyd, who also appeared on ABC's short-lived Gabriel Byrne sitcom
Kenny McCormick's "kinda sorta" return from the grave was the buzz at South Park's fifth anniversary bash in Los Angeles. Ice sculptures of Cartman, Kyle and Stan melted atop the bar, while junior pop star Aaron Carter, 14, and his pals got hot temporary tattoos of SP characters. Actually, they all chose Cartman tats. But Carter who did a dead-on impression of Kenny's mumbling cheered the dead fourth grader's comeback: "You can't get rid of Kenny!"
Meanwhile, the rest of young Hollywood was busy misbehavin'. Terminator boy Edward Furlong who goes by "Eddie" off-screen sipped Cosmos with girlfriend Liz Levy. Was the 25-year-old actor miffed about getting passed over for T3? "Other than the fact that I left a couple of burnt dolls in their doorway
On Nov. 21, Christina Applegate will drop by Friends as Rachel's snarky sister, Amy. Is this a recurring role? "Who knows?" she teases TV Guide Online. "We kind of talked about it, and [my role is] not recurring, but maybe [I'll guest star] one other time. The show is at its end now, so I don't think I have too many more opportunities."
The Sweetest Thing star says Amy will sour Rachel's Thanksgiving dinner with her jealous 'tude. "Rachel is very together and Amy tries to be as together as Rachel is," Applegate laughs. "It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without some sort of friction. I don't make many friends on this particular episode of Friends. She's sort of a distasteful human being."
Hmm... Could Amy make a move on Rachel's man, Ross? Don't forget their other sister, Jill pla
Fuggedabout the high-brow Oval Office drama on The West Wing. America clearly prefers the low-brow hot tub hook-ups on The Bachelor! Last week, ABC's matchmaking series was the top-rated reality show among young viewers beating Survivor: Thailand for the first time. Aaron and his marriage-minded mistresses also edged out President Bartlet in the Nielsens, scoring 16.3 million viewers to WW's 16.2 mil. Ouch!
Is WW cutie Dulé Hill who plays White House aide Charlie keeping up with the competition on Bachelor? "I saw it last season," he tells TV Guide Online. "I'm not watching this year. I was kind of over it this year."
Still, actors are notoriously vain. No chance Hill and Rob
The upcoming sequel to X-Men promises to answer an age-old question: How does one get brought back to life after getting reduced to a pile of goo. Specifically, we're referring to Sen. Kelly, the dastardly villain (played by Bruce Davison) who exploded into a ball of jelly in the 2000 mutant thriller and who miraculously resurfaces in X-Men 2 (opening May 2, 2003).
"There's always a drain available for him to run down," laughs Davison of his alter ego's resurrection. "I make a cameo appearance. Let's just say I'm feeling a bit blue." Not wanting to give too much else away, the 56-year-old actor adds that his return "is more of a mystery than a shock."
That's also how one might describe Davison's role on Friday's Law & Order: Spe
Sweet guy Dean or dark knight Jess? The question of which boy Rory (Alexis Bledel) should choose on Gilmore Girls has plagued the show's young fans for more than a year. Well, on last night's episode, Dean (Jared Padalecki) finally gave Rory the go-ahead to pursue her simmering attraction to Stars Hollow's resident brooding rebel. But while Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) may have won the latest battle, he's hardly won the war.
"I think it's gonna be a rough ride for the rest of the year," Ventimiglia tells TV Guide Online. "Dean is probably going to get in the way of Jess and Rory's [relationship]. He's still around." In fact, the 25-year-old actor predicts that the rivals will once again come to blows over their favorite Gilmore girl. "I think it might get to that. Give it a cou