Today's News: Our Take


Published reports say Oscar winner Julia Roberts, 36, is pregnant with twins — one boy and one girl — due early next year. The new arrivals would be the first children for Roberts and her cinematographer-hubby, Daniel Moder. In other baby news, Chris Rock and wife Malaak celebrated the birth of daughter Zahra Savannah on May 22. This is the couple's second child. read more


Media giant Viacom announced today that Mel Karmazin is resigning as president and chief operating officer. Tom Freston and Leslie Moonves — who head up Viacom's MTV and CBS divisions, respectively — have been tapped to succeed him. read more


Bailey's whiny kid sis Claudia (aka Lacey Chabert) has joined the cast of A&E's upcoming Christopher Reeve-helmed telepic, The Brooke Ellison Story, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She'll play the older sib of the title character, who became a quadriplegic at age 11. Regardless, look for Claude to make it all about her. read more


Exiting talk-show host Wayne Brady has nabbed his first big-screen starring role. According to Variety, the funnyman will star opposite Paul Walker in the action thriller Running Scared... Bravo has ordered six episodes of a new improv series starring Howie Mandel. read more


Donald Trump has once again dropped the F-bomb (as in fired, folks) on Apprentice ladies man Kwame Jackson. The Harvard grad — who was slated to judge tonight's Miss Universe pageant in Quito, Ecuador — was removed from the panel after he was caught mingling with some of the contestants at the official delegate hotel. (Trump owns the Miss Universe contest.) Jackson insists he "had no idea that [the hotel] was off-limits to judges." Um, wasn't Omarosa supposed to tell him? read more


In other Apprentice news, The Donald's adviser-cum-sex-kitten Carolyn Kepcher has inked a deal with Simon and Schuster to pen a business-advice book for young women, USA Today reports. In the book, which is due in stores this fall, Kepcher plans to share lessons such as "What Makes or Breaks Someone in an Interview or a Boardroom." read more

What Not to Wear Alright. I think...

What Not to Wear
Alright. I think I got it. Don't wear baggy all-black ensembles. (It's not as slimming as you think.) Do wear fitted/tailored mostly black ensembles that include a splash of color (like a blue tank or accessories) to "pop." That took me all of two minutes to get. So why did it take that crabby New York attorney a whole episode? Shoot. Stacey and Clinton need to give me $5000 to buy new clothes. OK?

E! True Hollywood Story: Trust Fund Babies
Sure Holly Branson, Ivanka Trump, Casey Johnson and Athina Onassis Roussel stand to inherit more money than any young person should have, but are they really happy? Hmmm.

The One That Got Away
Well, lookahere. NBC has unveiled yet another reality dating show. This time it's a two-hour special about Skip Kress, a bartender and "consultant" from North Carolina who, having decided he's ready to settle down, decides read more


Nomination ballots for the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards arrive in voters' mailboxes this week, and that can only mean one thing: It's time for TV Guide's fourth annual dream Emmy picks! Click here to find out who made the cut. Here's a hint: Fans of Arrested Development, Scrubs, The O.C. and Mariska Hargitay will be very pleased. read more

Question: On the May 18 ...

Question: On the May 18 episode of Special Victims Unit, who was the guest actress who portrayed the woman with the brain tumor? My husband says it was Heather Graham (with a dye job). I disagree. — Susan, Horsham, Pa.

Televisionary: And there's a good reason you do: It's not Ms. Graham. The actress playing principal Meredith Rice was Stacy Edwards, whom you may also have seen in episodes of Cold Case, CSI, Without a Trace, Chicago Hope, L.A. Law and The Fugitive, among others.

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Question: I just saw CBS's ...

Question: I just saw CBS's Wednesday lineup for fall. No Guardian. What's up? — Marci J., Renton, Wash.

Televisionary: It's gone, Marci. Along with The Stones, The Handler, Hack, The District, Century City and Becker.

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