March 13, 2013 |
WITH ITS animated series about a dead rapper's "spirit" who offers guidance to his children, no one can say Ossian Media isn't thinking out of the box. But that's the idea behind "House of Wallace," which will feature the children of the late Notorious B.I.G. - C.J. Wallace , 16, and T'yanna Wallace , 19 - trying to keep alive the hip-hop legend's Brooklyn recording studio. The show has not yet been picked up by a network, although a representative for Ossian says that "a few serious networks are in discussion.
July 14, 2012 |
Jennifer Lopez, have you no shame?! Steven Tyler, have you, um, no shame either? Having used American Idol to resurrect their careers, the pair have dumped the Fox talent show. With Simon Cowell long gone, does Idol have long to live? J-Lo, who was in Philly on Thursday, reportedly made $12 mil for her Idol-atrous service. She announced her treachery by phoning in to stalwart Idol host Ryan Seacrest's radio show Friday. "I really was dreading this phone call with you," she told him. "I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I've put kind of on hold because I love Idol so much.
July 7, 2012 |
When Andy Griffith died this week, I went back to look at clips from his old show, just for nostalgia's sake. And what I discovered is that Mayberry's sheriff wasn't all that vigilant. Time after time, secondary characters like Gomer and Otis and Barney were blatantly stealing scenes right from under Andy's nose. Andy Griffith may have been the star and had his name up on the marquee, but he was playing the straight man on his own comedy. Back in the early days of television, this wasn't an unusual situation.
July 1, 2012 |
Well, NBC, replace in haste, repent at leisure. You might have wanted to consider your options a little more carefully before you rushed ahead Friday and anointed Savannah Guthrie as Matt Lauer's new Today deskmate. Let's face it: The deposing of Ann Curry did not go well at all. Public sympathy for her was far greater than you had projected. Worse, many were casting Lauer, your morning monarch, as the heavy in all this, the egotistical divo who sabotaged his innocent coworker.
May 1, 2012 |
Whitney Houston fans have maligned Bobby Brown as a bad influence on his ex-wife. But the "My Prerogative" singer says he's not to blame for the late diva's death. "It's just unexplainable how one could, you know, [say that I] got her addicted to drugs," Brown tells Matt Lauer in a chat to air Wednesday on Today. "I'm not the reason she's gone. " Brown, 43, says it was Houston who introduced him to hard drugs such as crack. Brown says he was devastated to hear Houston was still on drugs.
April 5, 2012 |
IT MAY NOT BE the biggest entertainment story of the day, but people who care . . . care a lot . HBO's "True Blood" returns June 10. New faces in the bloody mix include "Law & Order: SVU" star Christopher Meloni , Scott Foley , Kelly Overton and "General Hospital" star Carolyn Hennesy . The first episode of HBO's new Aaron Sorkin -penned series "The Newsroom," starring Jeff Daniels , Dev Patel , Jane Fonda...
December 12, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Word that Ryan Seacrest may be a candidate to succeed Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" has many in the industry debating whether the radio personality/"American Idol" host/reality-show mogul has the gravitas to anchor a morning news show. All the morning shows have become more entertainment than news, and the choice of anchors reflects that. "Today" has gone from Tom Brokaw to Bryant Gumbel to Matt Lauer, each having less journalistic credibility than his predecessor. Tapping Seacrest to succeed Lauer, whose contract is up at the end of next year, would just be the continuation of that trend.
November 25, 2011
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Mark Harmon; producer Mike Judge; Today show's Matt Lauer; Eli Young Band performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - TV host Jimmy Fallon; football player Drew Brees; Gym Class Heroes perform with Estelle. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05 a.m., 6ABC) - Ellen DeGeneres; Gabourey Sidibe; Chris Isaak performs.
September 15, 2011 |
It's time to pull your tuxedos and low-cut sequined dresses out of the mothballs. We are thiiiiis close to the start of everyone's favorite TV ballroom-dancing reality show, Dancing with the Stars ! How do we know we're thiiiiss close ? Why, not only because the 13th season steps off Monday - but also because chatter about the celebrity hoofers, particularly Chaz Bono , is moving faster than a quickstep. Bono, 42, who underwent a sex-change procedure after being born the daughter of the late singer Sonny Bono and his still-very-alive partner, Cher , now 65, appeared on Wednesday's Ellen DeGeneres talkfest to review his dance-capades in the early competition.