NBC Universal has said that other channels it does not own will also have the option of showing the concert. In the last decade, several natural disasters have spurred multi-network musical telethons, including ones after the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. It was during the Katrina telethon in 2006 that Kanye West made headlines with his unscripted " George Bush doesn't care about black people" remark.
- Dan DeLuca
Abbottabad, on screen
Just as one killing-of- Osama-Bin-Laden film cometh, the other goeth. At least until 2013. Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden debuts Sunday night on National Geographic Channel. But the other high-profile raid movie, Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Chris Pratt, Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton, has been bumped for national release from mid-December until Jan. 11. It will open for Oscar consideration in L.A. and New York only, on Dec. 19.
Adventures in P.R., MCMLVII
When a star(let) does a new TV show or movie, it is customary P.R. to hypnotize the world into believing there is amorous vibrancy, electric chemistry, or, oh, hot sex going on between said star(let) and one or more of his/her cast members. Such is the case right now with cute ex-Disney doll Selena Gomez. As the world knows, her bf is supposed worldwide to be Canuck throat-guy Justin Bieber. OK, so, right now, Selena is doing the Wizards of Waverly Place reunion. Rumors have it she's prancing like a lusty filly with costar Gregg Sulkin. Or wait, no, maybe it's other costar Beau Mirchoff, described in P.R. materials as a "hot Italian guy." (Move to Greenland, then, fratello!) There's an hourlong special coming in which Selena's character must contend with this surplus of sirs. Meantime, the world rumor mill grinds on like a sour stomach - "Selena and Justin are over! Soon! We hope?"
Hardest-working man in showbiz
Steve Honig, long-suffering rep for Lindsay Lohan, has left her employ. He declined to explain, "out of respect for my client." It's been quite a year and a half for Steve. Thanks to her shenanigans, this guy was on TV more than the old Indian Head Test Pattern. May he have a long vacation someplace quiet and without multimedia attention.
Michael fixes it all for everyone!
Speaking of Lohans, Michael, LiLo's dad, is claiming partial credit for getting Nadya "Octomom" Suleman into rehab, where she is now, in Orange, Calif., as of a couple days ago. Now, some observers credit other things - such as claims by nannies that Nadya mistreated or ignored some of her 14 kids, or that she drank before or while driving cars loaded with said progeny. Also, there's that phone call, recorded and liberally distributed worldwide, in which her dad, Ed Doud, audibly worries about her stability and responsibility. Mike-Lo says that Octo's rep, Gina Rodriguez, told him of Octo's problems. And, surprise (to us)!, Mike has been running this intervention outfit, to design rehab programs for folks what need it. He claims he has helped 25 people find the rehab of their dreams, and that's what he, along with Gina, did for Octo. (This, from a father who recently failed to get his own daughter into effective rehab?) Octo's now in 30-day treatment for Xanax abuse. May it go well.
And now we learn that Gina is denying any involvement by Michael. Funfunfun. . . .
Two more hurricanes hit 'Jersey Shore'
Never underestimate the wrath of a Snooki! We doubt it will matter, but the Star tabloid and Radar Online have incurred Nicole Elizabeth "Snooki" Polizzi's dudgeon (translation: ticked her off) by declaring that (a) the Jersey Shore star and fiance/chosen inseminator Jionni LaValle are splitting up, even though they just brought son Lorenzo into this beachfront world; and (b) the only reason they wuz ever together was for fame. An Alleged Source says the couple are just thinking in the Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries folder, going through the wedding to make a million, and that Jionni can't even bear to touch the product of his loins. His son, we mean.
Goodness, but that is harsh. "LOL," tweets Snooki, before descending into Germanic vituperation. "Worst tabloid outlets ever."
At least Jenni "JWoww" Farley can sprinkle some light on this storm-tossed scenario. She's got her own wedding a-planning, see, with her dude Roger Mathews, and she wants her best bud Snooki to be number-one lady! JWoww, like Snooks, is busy humping two shows at once: the last season of Shore and the season 2 premiere of Snooki & JWoww. Roger, she tells In Touch, has no say in whether there will be cameras at their 2013 nuptials.
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