Actress Hope Lange, who earned an Oscar nod for her supporting turn in the 1957 film Peyton Place, died Friday in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 70. According to reports, Lange who also picked up a pair of Emmys for her role in the TV comedy The Ghost and Mrs. Muir died after suffering an infection caused by an intestinal inflammation known as ischemic colitis.
The producers of The Bachelor are suing their latest star, Bob Guiney, for breach of contract for making public appearances in connection with his new CD, 3 Sides. Bachelor contestants are prohibited from promoting any other products particularly bad CDs without permission from producers. Guiney's record company, Wind-up Records, is also named in the suit.
Hundreds of Michael Jackson supporters including friends, family and MC Hammer converged on Neverland Ranch Saturday to show their support for the embattled pop star. The party marked the first time Jacko returned to Neverland since being arrested last month on child molestation charges. Teenypopper Aaron Carter who last week revealed that he once saw Jacko "totally make out with a girl" was also in attendance. Hopefully, he brought his camera this time.
For all those who didn't want Fox's reality romp Paradise Hotel to come to an end last summer, this show is for you: Fox has greenlit Forever Eden, a Truman Show-esque series in which single men and women shack up together in a posh resort for eternity. Casting is already underway, so Toni, call your agent now.
Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe and wife Danielle Spencer became the proud parents of a future gladiator over the weekend. Charles Spencer Crowe was born Sunday night in Sydney, Australia, and weighed in at 6 pounds, 2 ounces. This is the couple's first child.
Perry Mason doesn't have anything on Detective Lilly Rush (Kathryn Morris). Yes,
sir. It seems she just has to mention a few incriminating, but not airtight, pieces of
evidence to a suspect and "Bam!" after years of silence, it's time to come clean to a
very intimidating Meg Ryan look-alike. This time it was that awkward loser guy who
killed his buddy over petty jealousy and 3,000 bucks. Now tell me, are we supposed to
figure out the "mystery" way ahead of Lilly and the gang? If so, she should toss her
partners the occasional and delicious Scooby snack during the investigation.
But if not, well, at least they have some pretty cool POV camera work.
Fox has tapped hip-hop stars Method Man and Redman to headline a sitcom pilot about two rap stars who move into a mostly white New Jersey suburb after hitting it big. Because nothing screams success like a move to Jersey.
ABC will replace Sunday-night cop drama 10-8 with new episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition beginning Feb. 15. The network recently trimmed 10-8's first season order from 22 to 15 episodes.