Legendary record producer Sam Phillips, who founded Sun Records and gave Elvis Presley his start, died Wednesday in Memphis of respiratory failure. He was 80. Phillips who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 produced Presley's first record, the 1954 single that featured "That's All Right, Mama" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky."
Elizabeth Taylor is being sued by her former landscape gardener, who claims he was fired because he rejected the sexual advances of her French butler. Willem Van Muyden who is seeking unspecified damages accuses Taylor of sexual harassment, sexual orientation discrimination, wrongful dismissal and breach of contract. Taylor's lawyers call the allegations "a work of complete fiction." I call it a potential Fox reality show.
Ashton Kutcher and Paul Walker have expressed interest in playing no-harm-meanin' good-ol' boys Luke and Bo Duke in Warner Bros.'s upcoming big-screen version of that '80s show The Dukes of Hazzard, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Britney Spears, meanwhile, is being eyed as a possible Daisy Duke, and rumor has it Anna Nicole Smith is the frontrunner to play Boss Hogg. In other Kutcher news, Ashton Kutcher: Love Chain premieres on E! this Sunday at 10 pm/ET, and believe it or not, it's only 30 minutes long! Chain will trace Kutcher's many conquests, from high school sweetheart Abigail Kohen to current flame
Mr. Big has met his match and he wears... ballet slippers?! After months of speculation, dance icon Mikhail Baryshnikov, 55, has been tapped to play Carrie's (Sarah Jessica Parker) final fling on Sex and the City. "We had to make Big (Chris Noth) look like a high school sweetheart," Parker tells The New York Times. Baryshnikov's character, Alexander Petrovsky, is described as an artist "of extreme importance" whom Carrie meets and falls in love with. He'll show up as "a teaser" at the end of the HBO comedy's current 12-episode cycle, before returning for the final batch of eight episodes in January. Baryshnikov points out that he's "not playing a dancer. I'm a Russi
Legendary funnyman Bob Hope whose exceptional career spanned seven decades and encompassed vaudeville, radio, stage, television and film died Sunday night of pneumonia at his home in Toluca Lake, Calif., just two months after his 100th birthday. From backstage to the battlefield, Hope's Hollywood friends and co-stars recall a real trouper.
Raquel Welch traveled to Vietnam with Hope in 1967 to visit the troops at Christmas.
"Everywhere he went, the guys would jump to their feet with tears streaming down their faces. When we went to the hospitals, he always had a joke and the ball scores handy. We'd take down names and call their families afterward, and let them know they were getting good care. That was Bob's idea."
Ed McMahon first saw Hope perform back
Although Fox's decadent summer sexcapade Paradise Hotel boasts more
bikini-clad babes than Daytona Beach at spring break, where the show's boys were was almost always wherever bodacious Amanda was and with good
reason. Not only does the 22-year-old resort concierge possess a heavenly body,
but her manner is refreshingly down-to-earth. Here, the
not-necessarily-swinging single opens up to TV Guide Online about her sometimes-murky motivations, her distorted image and Toni the incredible she-Hulk.
TV Guide Online: Since you fibbed to your boyfriend, Jason, that you'd
only kissed Beau and, by now, like us, he must have seen you making out
with Alex, Zack and Matt, too is it safe to assume that your rekindled
relationship didn't work out?
Amanda: If you look at the tapes, you will never see me touching lips
with Alex, Matt or Zach it's people assuming what they would like to see.
Jason understands what the who
Celebutante Paris Hilton star of Fox's upcoming fish-out-of-Beverly Hills reality series The Simple Life will make her television acting debut when she guest stars on the season premiere episode of That '70s Show on Oct. 29. She'll play a love interest for Danny Masterson's Hyde character.
Further proof that Simon Cowell has sold his soul to Fox: The meanie Brit has agreed to guest star on Tuesday's edition of American Juniors. According to the network, Cowell "will be there to give viewers their first glimpse at the good, the bad and the outright awful" from American Idol's Los Angeles auditions, to be held Sunday in Pasadena.