Actress Diane Farr (The Job) has replaced Amy Yasbeck (Wings) in the WB's new fall sitcom Like Family. She'll play a single mom who moves in with Holly Robinson Peete and clan. Coincidentally, I watched this pilot over the weekend and I remember thinking, "Amy and Holly have zero chemistry together." I then thought, "Why am I spending a sunny Sunday afternoon indoors watching TV?" At that point, I got really depressed and proceeded to eat an entire bag of pretzel nuggets.
It looks like Adam Ant has lost it again. The pop star who in October was sentenced to year's community service and rehabilitation for threatening pub patrons with a fake pistol was arrested Wednesday for throwing stones that broke several windows near his London home. (He also went to a local cafe and took off his pants, making for a busy afternoon.) Ant was released on bail and is due back in court in mid-July.
Former Felicity (and current Alias) star Greg Grunberg has scored two film roles. He'll play a manic commercial director in the Coen brothers' crime caper The Ladykillers and a compulsive gambler in the indie pic Poker Night. Both films shoot this summer.
Ms. Tyra Banks hosts UPN's Top Model (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET), but the supermodel just voted off the reality show's real star. That's Ebony, the sass-talkin' 24-year-old African-American lesbian. Praised for her looks, but rejected by Tyra as "too angry," this aspiring actress is more like too much fun, in our opinion. Here, she dishes with TV Guide Online on catfights, bad haircuts and intolerance.
TV Guide Online: After the salon visit, you were mad about them shaving your head!
Ebony: If Tyra wants to pay $1000 for a haircut that's not correct, that's on her. I didn't say anything, because it would be unprofessional. If you want me to wear a mohawk with polka dots, I will make it work!
TVGO: Yes, but you definitely complained...
Ebony: I complained later on, when I got home. Honey, I had to tell the public! I wasn't gonna let them tot
Isn't Kate Hudson like a lovely, younger clone of mom Goldie Hawn? From that movie star smile to those trademark blond tresses, these women bear an eerie resemblance, even for family. That's why it's surprising to see Hudson go brunette in her new romantic comedy, Alex & Emma (opening June 20). Did life differ any after she went darker?
"I did feel anonymous when I had brown hair," Hudson says. "Nobody recognized me. Nobody would look in my direction and say anything. I was like, 'Hey, this is great!' I liked being a brunette."
Well, that's fine for a star who's used to unsolicited attention, but what about all those poor brunettes of the non-celebrity variety? "It's not like guys don't look at you," she explains. "I'm talking about the first glance. I guess the truth is that, for some reason, blond attracts
Gutter magazine is suing NBC and Fox for intellectual property infringement, alleging For Love or Money and Joe Millionaire are based on a concept it pitched to the networks... Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton stops by Late Show with David Letterman Monday to plug her new memoir... Pier 1 spokeswoman Kirstie Alley will play a mother accused of using her foster kids for slave labor in the fact-based CBS movie A Matter of Family.
Were 'N Sync heartthrob Joey Fatone's career headed south, we
could understand why he signed on to host NBC's Fame (Wednesdays at 8
pm/ET). But since he recently appeared in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, headlined Broadway's Rent and is about to begin work with Justin Timberlake and the boys on their band's fifth album, his emcee gig makes no sense to us. Isn't he just inviting wannabes to make him a has-been?
"Oh, I don't think they'll ever take my job," he tells TV Guide Online
with a laugh. "And I think it's nice to give other people the chance to
perform. There's room for everyone [in the entertainment biz]. Besides, it's kind of interesting to see these young adults bust their butts doing all the stuff that me and the guys in the group do."
Not that the 26-year-old Brooklyn native is at heart a sadist; he doesn't so
As first reported by TV Guide's J. Max Robins, CNN has hired NBC Weekend Today anchor Soledad O'Brien to co-host its three-hour news program American Morning, the network now confirms. She replaces Paula Zahn, who left American Morning in April to helm CNN's nightly newscast, American Evening.
Now read this: Oprah Winfrey who announced earlier this year that she was reviving her Book Club will unveil her first pick on Wednesday's show. This time around, the chat queen will focus on classics that have stood the test of time. Somewhere, Mary Higgins Clark isn't holding her breath.
For the first time, Mel Gibson is speaking out in defense of his controversial film The Passion, which depicts the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus Christ. Some groups, including the Anti-Defamation League and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, have accused the pic of being anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic. "To be certain, neither I nor my film is anti-Semitic," Gibson tells Variety. "My intention in bringing [The Passion] to the screen is to create a lasting work of art and engender serious thought among audiences of diverse faith backgrounds." And if it makes him richer, even better!