Sissy Spacek is going back to her Carrie roots with a role in the upcoming horror sequel The Ring 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Details about Spacek's character are being kept secret, but this much is known: Actually, nothing is known. In other film-casting news, Reese Witherspoon will star in and produce The Proposal, a romantic comedy about a couple's turbulent wedding plans.
The acclaimed BBC laugh riot The Office picked up two awards Sunday at the British Academy TV Awards, winning Best Sitcom and Best Comedy Performance for Ricky Gervais.
8 Simple Rules matriarch Katey Sagal has purchased a Los Angeles-area home once owned by Madonna for $4.7 million, the Los Angeles Times reports. Sagal bought the one-story early California Mediterranean estate from its current occupant, Dharma & Greg star Jenna Elfman. Situated on nearly 2 acres, the crib boasts three bedrooms, a domed center hall, a library, a gym, a Spanish-tile kitchen and a white bustier wedding dress hanging in the cedar closet.
Final numbers for Thursday's Apprentice finale are in, and 28.1 million viewers watched Bill Rancic open a can of woop-ass on Kwame Jackson. The two-hour climax ranks as the third-highest-rated entertainment show of the season among adults 18-49, behind the Oscars and the post-Super Bowl debut of Survivor: All-Stars.
The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, slated for Aug. 29, will air live from Miami for the first time in its 20-year history... Sources confirm that Matt LeBlanc's spinoff series, Joey, will take over Friends' Thursday at 8 pm/ET timeslot next fall... Tom Brokaw will sign off as anchor of NBC Nightly News on Dec. 1. Brian Williams will pick up the torch the following night... Tori Spelling has been added to the cast of UPN's comedy pilot Me, Me, Me, which revolves around a pair of female social climbers.
Fox is launching six original series in June as part of an aggressive summer lineup that includes the Mark Burnett-produced reality gamble The Casino, the Andy Richter comedy Quintuplets, the Hawaii-set soap North Shore and the return of The Simple Life. Noticeably MIA: Forever Eden. But rumor has it Fox may bring the low-rent Paradise Hotel knock-off back this summer under the misleading title Forever Eden and Cruz.
Every time I think I'm out, 24 pulls me back in. Once again I thought the show had done a Kim-cougar move on me and simply could not recover from its slump of unrealistic tedium. But recent episodes sure changed that, and tonight's capped it (sorry, Ryan no pun intended). It was a pleasure to make time in the midst of all my other Sunday-night watching for this special Bush-bumped airing.
Not that it's any more believable when it's good, mind you, since, as a co-worker says, L.A. is reduced to being about the size of Gilmore Girls' Star's Hollow, judging by how easily and quickly everyone gets around town. And no Angelenos seem to bat an eye when the entire MI-6 office is blown to smithereens, either. (Though, to be fair, it happened downtown, where no one is.)
But man, was I impressed with how quickly people can get things done when a colleague's life is on the line. Nothing motivates like impen
Roughly 28 million people watched Donald Trump hire Bill Rancic over Kwame Jackson on Thursday night's finale of NBC's The Apprentice. In addition to a $250,000-a-year job overseeing a skyscraper project in his native Chicago, the 32-year-old cigar entrepreneur won a shiny new Chrysler Crossfire and, if the past few weeks are any indication, a lifetime of tabloid headlines. Just hours after his boardroom rout, Rancic sat down with TV Guide Online to dish about his big win, those romance rumors and the scheming saboteur who led him to victory.
TV Guide Online: Congratulations.
Bill Rancic: Thank you, thank you.
TVGO: Did you get any sleep last night?
Bill: About 45 minutes. Somehow, I don't think I'll be getting much more in the next couple of days.
TVGO: So, did you give Omarosa a big hug and kiss for leading you to victory?
Bill: (Chuckles) She certainly was a factor, but I don't know if that was the