Like most trophyfests, the MTV Movie Awards airing tonight at 9 pm/ET are a good excuse for celebs to turn up for a photo op and a public pat on the back. But backstage after the taping, the stars at this year's show actually made some unusual and rather amusing displays of humility. That included co-hosts Kirsten Dunst (Bring It On) and Saturday Night Live's Jimmy Fallon, who claimed they were stunned to be asked to emcee at all.
Fresh from onstage antics that include spoofing The Mummy Returns and verbally sparring with Britney Spears, Dunst revealed that she'd had initial jitters about doing comedy in front of a live audience. Recalled the actress: "My first reaction was, 'Oh, I don't know if I can do it! I don't know if I want to!' And then I found out Jimmy was co-hosting and I said, 'Thank the Lord. Thank God.'"
As for his own insecurities a
What's it like to be hoisted 20 feet in the air while suspended inside the slimy rump of a gigantic, amoeba-like alien? Only Orlando Jones who co-stars with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore in the sci-fi comedy Evolution (opening Friday) knows the answer to that unsavory question.
Though much of the film is filled with computer graphic imagery, Jones couldn't rely on technology to fake this particular scene. "That actual set piece was there," he groans. "I kept slipping as I tried to find my footing on the ladder. When you hear me yelling to David, 'Grab me' I wasn't joking. I thought, 'If David lets go of me and I fall down and break my neck, I'm going to kill him.' It may have been difficult with a broken neck, but I felt I was up to it!"
Jones who has previously appeared in The Replacements
Nominations for the 53rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced July 12 in Los Angeles by
Will & Grace's Sean Hayes and Everybody Loves Raymond's Patricia Heaton. Although the Emmy voters have already picked their faves, we think in a perfect world the list would have looked something like this:
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB)
Gilmore Girls (The WB)
Once and Again (ABC)
The Sopranos (HBO)
The West Wing (NBC)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Edie Falco (The Sopranos)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls)
Maura Tierney (ER)
Sela Ward (Once and Again)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Andre Braugher (Gid
The divas of Destiny's Child did more than cry "Say My Name" backstage at the MTV Movie Awards (airing Thursday at 9 pm/ET) they bordered on falling "Dangerously in Love" with themselves. First, sasspot Kelly Rowland declared Charlie's Angels whose soundtrack features their tunes the girl band's fave film. Then lead singer Beyoncé Knowles gave love to their "Bootylicious" video, which debuted on MTV this week.
"Basically it celebrates being bootylicious," Knowles declared. "[It] is all about feeling good about your body. There's everybody from a skinny girl to a skinny guy to a 350 lb woman all just dancing, having fun, partying and feeling sexy. It's a ghetto-fabulous, '80s glamorous, punk, Michael Jackson-flavored thing all mixed in one video."
Okay girl, breathe. Surprisingly, she revealed DC had never met Stevie Nicks who wrote the song for their Survivor album until they ran int
At first mention of her self-titled sitcom, Broadway baby Kristin Chenoweth expects most folks to react: "Kristin who?" But though she's an unknown commodity off the Great White Way, the Tony Award winner hopes viewers will give Kristin debuting tonight at 9:30 pm/ET on NBC a fair chance.
"I am definitely not a household name," Chenoweth chuckles to TV Guide Online. "I said, 'Please don't name it [after me]!' Actually, what I try to do is just forget [about that], because it could make me absolutely crazy. It's a lot of pressure when it is your name. And you think, 'Oh, if it doesn't make it, what will people think?' But really and truly, I really don't think about it anymore."
Okay, okay, we believe you! With her adorable personage and homespun charm, it's hard not to root for the Oklahoma-born actress-singer. Unfortunately, her half-hour comedy about a struggling stage thesp who works as a playboy's se
Though John Travolta has faced some high highs and lousy lows since Pulp Fiction revitalized his career Battlefield Earth and Lucky Numbers were particularly rotten rolls of the dice the 47-year-old screen icon still credits all his recent success to one man: Pulp auteur Quentin Tarantino.
"Quentin will always be my guardian angel," Travolta tells TV Guide Online. "He has a love for me that I can only remember my father and my mother having. Honestly, I've never known someone [else] who has loved my talent and wanted my career to survive [as much].
"I didn't know that Pulp was coming my way," he continues. "Quentin just wanted me to have it back again, so I could do the things that he felt I deserved to do or that the audiences would like to see. He just has this passion. It's touching really; it's a movin
Question: Was there ever a short-lived TV comedy called No Soap Radio? It would have aired sometime during the 1980s. What was the premise? I was in elementary school at the time, so my memories are unclear. No one else I know remembers this show. Jeff
Televisionary: No explanation needed for the less-than-total recall, Jeff. My memories from yesterday are unclear.
Still, I can tell you that the here-and-gone No Soap Radio ran on ABC's Thursday-night schedule from mid-April to mid-May of 1982. Starring Steve Guttenberg as the manager of a run-down Atlantic City hotel and featuring comedy names like Stuart Pankin and Edie McClurg, the show was a strange mix of visual humor and other-wordly non sequiturs. No surprise, since the title comes from the classic anti-joke about two animals in a bathtub when I was a lad, it was two elephants, but I've heard variations with lions, apes, etc. and one, after being ask
When it comes to Reba McEntire's new fall sitcom, the WB has opted for the direct approach: The network has changed the name of country superstar's comedy from Deep in the Hart to simply Reba. "When you have Reba McEntire, you let people know it," a WB spokesperson tells TV Guide Online.
This isn't Reba's first makeover. The series which finds McEntire playing Reba Hart, a Texas soccer mom trying to hold her family together first was titled Sally, after her character's original name. Then came Reba, Deep in the Hart, and now Reba again. Reasons McEntire: "They decided I have a large fan base and that would give us a great head start."
So, why not stick with Reba from the beginning? One theory making the rounds is that the WB worried Reba would turn off the network's 'N Sync-lovin' viewership, many of whom might find McEntire unhip. In fact, insiders have suggested that Reba wou
Question: Is it possible for you to translate what Martin Sheen said in the West Wing season finale episode airing May 16, 2001? He was alone in the church after the funeral mass and I believe he was speaking in Italian. Thank you for your help. Melissa
Televisionary: Oh, for cryin' out loud, Melissa you're dealing with a guy who flunked French in 10th grade and was slow-tracked in Hebrew school. You expect me to translate Latin?
Well, of course you do. As does my no-carrot, all-stick boss. From what I could gather, the speech was more of the English-language tongue lashing the President (Sheen) gave the person upstairs for allowing secretary Dolores Landingham to be killed by a drunk driver. He said the following: "Am I really to believe that these are the acts of a loving God? A just God? A wise God? To hell with your punishments. To hell with you.''
Those of you who watched know that he punctuated that little tirade with a
Question: Do you have any info about a show from the '60s called Land of the Giants? I think it ran on ABC, and I think one of the actors in it was Kurt Kasznar. Could you tell me who some of the other actors were and how long it ran? Thanks. Pete
Televisionary: Do I have any information? Now Pete, would they pay me the big money if I didn't? (Of course not they don't when I do.)
Nevertheless, Land of the Giants, a series from producer giant Irwin Allen (Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel), ran on ABC for two years beginning in September 1968. In it, a 1983 rocketship flight from the States to London (boy, remember those?) goes awry, stranding its crew (Gary Conway, Don Marshall, Heat