Wednesday, October 29, 2008

STEP IT UP AND DANCE Winner Cody Green Will Star in Broadway's WEST SIDE STORY Revival

The reality television/Broadway connection continues, as it was announced today that Step It Up and Dance winner Cody Green will play Riff in the new Broadway revival of West Side Story.

Green will be joined by A Catered Affair's Matt Cavenaugh as Tony, Josefina Scaglione as Maria, In the Heights' Karen Olivo as Anita and George Akram as Bernardo. Xanadu's Curtis Holbrook will be featured in the ensemble.

Arthur Laurents will direct the revival, which is scheduled to open March, 19, 2009. (The musical will play an out-of-town engagement at the National Theatre in Washington, DC — Dec. 15, 2008-Jan. 17, 2009.)

Go Cody!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

GILMORE GIRLS Star Lauren Graham Will Star in Broadway Revival of GUYS AND DOLLS

Well color me ecstatic!!

Sources tell me that one of my very favorite actresses, Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham, will play Adelaide opposite Oliver Platt's Nathan Detroit in the fortcoming Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls. Though I can't vouch for their sources, USA Today is also reporting this news.


Graham, of course, was egregiously overlooked by the television academy for her brilliant work on Gilmore Girls. She has also starred in the films Because I Said So, Flash of Genius and Evan Almighty, among others.

She'll be brilliant as the forever-unmarried Adelaide!

My sources tell me that casting for Sky and Sarah is still being finalized.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Julianne Hough Will Need Surgery to Remove Appendix; Edyta Sliwinska Will Partner Cody Linley in Her Absence

Golden child Julianne Hough revealed on tonight's Dancing with the Stars that she has been diagnosed with endometriosis, and she will have surgery to remove her appendix tomorrow.

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Julianne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's not clear that Julianne intended to reveal this information on tonight's show, and she might not have had the wench known as Samantha Harris hadn't "outed" her. Julianne also revealed that should Cody Linley make it to next week, Edyta Sliwinska will be his partner. Julianne seemed to suggest that she might be back by the following week, but that seem's slightly unrealistic after a major surgery like and appendectomy.

Get better soon, Julianne! We'll miss you!

Zac Efron Heads to Hawaii -- And Promptly Goes Shirtless!

Zac Efron + Vanessa Hudgens + Hawaii = Shirtless photos!!

The High School Musical stars headed back to Hawaii, their favorite vacation spot, and Zac promptly removed his shirt, revealing a pair of Calvin Klein underwear and an impressive treasure trail.

You won't hear me complaining!!

Did you see HSM 3? What did you think?

Click here for more CUTE BOYS OF POP CULTURE

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Barack Obama Comments on the Deaths of Jennifer Hudson's Mother and Brother

Even presidential hopeful Barack Obama has been moved by the tragedy that has befallen Jennifer Hudson, as her mother and brother were shot to death earlier this weekend, and her nephew is still missing. Hudson and Obama met earlier this year, when Obama specifically requested she sing the National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention. Obama, like Hudson, lives in Chicago, and had the following to say:

"Michelle and I were absolutely heartbroken to learn about this unimaginable tragedy and we want Jennifer to know that she is in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We also pray for the swift and safe return of her young nephew."

Fellow American Idol finalists have also responded to the events of the past few days. Fellow Season 3 finalists Diana Degarmo and Camile Velasco have spoken out with support of Hudson.

More to come...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Jennifer Hudson's Mother and Brother Found Dead

This is absolutely tragic -- Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, 57-year-old Darnell Donnerson, and older brother Jason were found dead today in Chicago. The two had been shot. Various reports say that Hudson's nephew is still missing. Jennifer is currently on a plane home to Chicago to be with her family.

Please keep Jennifer in your thoughts.

Updates to come...

Watch Video of Tina Fey and Will Ferrell as Sarah Palin and George W. Bush on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

Tina Fey and Will Ferrell as Sarah Palin and George Bush? It doesn't get much better than that.

The two stars returned to the Thursday edition of Saturday Night Live, and the results are pure genius. Watch the video below -- and prepare to laugh.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ron Rifkin and John Glover to Reunite as Boyfriends on BROTHERS AND SISTERS

EW's Michael Ausiello announced another big Brothers and Sisters casting scoop -- Smallville's Lex Luther, John Glover, will play Saul's new boyfriend.

This marks a reunion of sorts for Ron Rifkin, the actor who plays Saul, and Glover -- the two played former lovers in Jon Robin Baitz' play Paris Letter. Baitz, of course, is a creator of Brothers and Sisters.

Glover has appeared on the Great White Way in The Drowsy Chaperone, Love! Valour! Compassion (for which he received a Tony Award) and much more.

Saul and Glover's character, Andrew, meet at the symphony. Where the romance will lead is anyone's guess. Andrew will be around for at least three episodes.

READ: Luke Grimes Will Play Ryan, the Long Lost Walker Sibling, on BROTHERS AND SISTERS

Julianne Hough Rushed to the Hospital Following DANCING WITH THE STARS

TMZ is reporting that Julianne Hough was rushed to the hospital following tonight's Dancing with the Stars results show. She is said to have been suffering from severe stomach pains. Apparently she was complaining of discomfort all day, but after her encore performance with Cody Linley it became "unbearable."

Julianne is only the latest Dancing competitor to make a trip to the hospital. Misty May Treanor had to drop out of the competition after tearing her ACL, Derek Hough passed out after falling in rehearsal, and Jeffrey Ross scratched his cornea during the first week of competition. Susan Lucci and Toni Braxton have also experienced injuries.

Let's hope Julianne (who I absolutely adore) does not have appendicities, which would likely sideline her from the competition.

More to come...

READ: Are the DANCING WITH THE STARS Producers Losing Their Way?

READ: Lance Bass' DANCING WITH THE STARS Problem: Lacey Schwimmer Is Sabotaging His Chances!


PHOTO: Dancing with the Candidates: Barack Obama and Sarah Palin Cha Cha Cha

Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER For 17 AGAIN, Starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry

The trailer was released today for 17 Again, starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry. While it screams "Big knock-off," (Perry nearly dies but instead wakes up at age Zac Efron's body), it actually looks pretty damn good.

(And no, that's not just because Zac looks pretty damn good. Though that helps.)

Check it out and let me know what you think.


READ: BOLD PREDICTION: Zac Efron Will Receive a Golden Globe Nomination for HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3

Have the DANCING WITH THE STARS Producers Lost Their Way?

I love Dancing with the Stars -- I simply can't get enough of the cheesy joys B (or C or D)-List celebrities ballroom dancing brings to me. I've falled in love with Apolo Anton Ono and Mel B and Helio Castroneves. And after all these years, I have deep affection for Julianne and Derek Hough, Tony Dobolani, and even Cheryl Burke.

But, as we bid adieu to Toni Braxton at the midway point of the season, something is leading me to believe the producers of the show are starting to lose their way. It's not the contestants -- they are as entertaining as ever. The shift that is happening is subtle now, but if it continues heading in this direction, I will start to doubt the potential longevity of the show.

Let me explain...

First of all, this season the show seems to want to think it is So You Think You Can Dance. Don't get me wrong -- So You Think You Can Dance is probably my very favorite reality show. However, Dancing with the Stars is no SYTYCD, and shouldn't try to be. It's got it's own charms. But this year alone we have former finalist Lacey Schwimmer as a professional (not really fair, when you think about it, since she's recently been on a reality show that required people to vote for her -- as famous, say, as Kim Khardashian or Cody Linley. We've also had Anya and Pasha choreograph a routine, and former SYTYCD choreographers Dave Scott and Brian Friedman appearing in a taped segment.

And now comes word that next week the contestants will be asked to do a group old school hip-hop routine. Huh? This is absurd -- the show is about ballroom dancing. What's next -- a contemporary routine choreographed by Mia Michaels? (Though that doesn't really sound that bad...)

Reading this back I can see that I sound like an old codger, but I like my Dancing with the Stars pure -- sue me. A bit of edginess is surely welcome, but embracing hip-hop just seems antithetical to the point of the show (not to mention of having ballroom professionals as dance partners and judges).

Speaking of judges -- Michael Flatley to replace Len Goodman for a week? Um...would America stand for Tommy Mottola sitting in for Simon Cowell? I don't think so! And why have Michael Flatley on a week where they are doing hip-hop? Why not get Jamie King, or if they are really going to dig into the SYTYCD bag, Wade Robson?

Which brings me to my last point -- tonight's "biggest performance ever"!. I high school did that same production number. Yawn! Cliche! And after all that build-up? Of course, only 5 minutes was dedicated to actual results -- a regular occurrence on these results show. (Don't even get me started for when my Tivo cuts it off before the results have been announced.)

I'm a little angry -- I'll admit it. But take this post as a message to the producers, with love from a fan. Do me right.

READ: BOLD PREDICTION: Warren Sapp and Kim Johnson Will Win Dancing with the Stars

READ: Lance Bass' Dancing with the Stars Problem: Lacey Schwimmer Is Sabotaging His Chances!

Photo: Dancing with the Candidates: Barack Obama and Sarah Palin Cha Cha Cha

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dancing with the Candidates: Barack Obama and Sarah Palin Cha Cha Cha

Thanks to my pal Kathy for sending this picture of Barack Obama and Sarah Palin doing the cha cha to me -- it made laugh out loud!

Lance Bass's DANCING WITH THE STARS PROBLEM: Lacey Is Sabotaging His Chances!

When it was first announced that So You Think You Can Dance finalist Lacey Schwimmer would be partnering Lance Bass on this season of Dancing with the Stars, I couldn't have been more excited. I loved Lacey on SYTYCD, and I've (embarrassingly) been an 'nsync fan since back in the day, so this partnership seemed like heaven to me.

But -- there's a problem. And the problem is not Lance, who has been charmingly low-key, and displayed considerable talent, since the show began.

No, the problem is Lacey -- namely, that she thinks she is the star.

In some ways I can't blame her -- she's a world-class swing dancing champion, and her final four appearance on SYTYCD gave her plenty of opportunities to hone her "look at me!" skills. That's always been her thing -- SYTYCD fans will remember that when she danced with Kameron, he totally faded into the background, while she hogged the spotlight.

The trouble is that she hasn't been able to switch gears, and highlight her partner instead of herself. All of her choreography seems only minimally focused on showcasing Lance, and primarily focused on showcasing Lacey. That's not the way the show works.

Watch, for example, Julianne Hough and Cheryl Burke, two very talented dancers who simultaneously manage to look great themselves, while also putting their partners front and center. This is a skill that Lacey has yet to acquire.

You might think being scolded by the judges in front of 20 million people might be enough to humble her, but throughout the rest of last night's performance show she aped and mugged (particularly when Cloris Leachman was being interviewed by the unbearable Samantha Harris). Someone has got to get it through to Lacey -- this show is not about her!

If she doesn't get the message, she could find herself booted very soon. And that would be a damn shame.

Showtime Renews DEXTER For Two Additional Seasons!

Showtime announced today that it is renewing it's hit show Dexter for a fourth and fifth season.

Maybe it's time I started watching...

Here's the press release:

SHOWTIME has ordered two more seasons of its award-winning top-rated drama series DEXTER, starring Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-nominated actor Michael C. Hall (“Six Feet Under”), it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Showtime President of Entertainment. The Best Drama Series Emmy®-nominated DEXTER premiered its third season three weeks ago to widespread critical and audience acclaim plus record ratings as it surpassed 3 million viewers in its premiere week and ranks as SHOWTIME’s top-rated drama series. Seasons four and five will consist of 12 episodes each, with production on season four set to begin next spring in Los Angeles.

"DEXTER's enormous success is a tribute to the great achievements of its cast, the producing team, the author of the original book, and the gifted Michael C. Hall,” said Greenblatt. “I thought at best we would attract a devoted cult audience but soon realized that, ironically, this show is so thematically rich and layered with humanity that audiences of all kinds have flocked to it."


The headline pretty much says it all...I am boldly going on record as saying I think Warren Sapp and Kim Johnson will win Dancing with the Stars.

What, you say? He wasn't even in tonight's Top 3, and Brooke Burke has this competition all wrapped up?

A fair point. To this I'll argue, we're only halfway through -- and Warren's got charm to last another 6 months on this show, if necessary. On top of that, he's consistent -- aside from a slight misstep last week, he's performed strong week after week. And consider this -- the show's last four winners were athletes (Kristi Yamaguchi, Helio Castroneves, Apolo Anton Ono and Emmitt Smith). It's easy to imagine Warren in that company.

As for the Brooke Burke factor, the sheen is bound to wear off of her admittedly beautiful facade. Beyond that, though, pretty girls rarely do well in this competition, even when they are good dancers. Consider Stacey Kiebler (who was coincidentally in the audience tonight), who was probably Season 2's best dancer. She came in 3rd.

See, when it comes down to it, America wants to reward the most likable candidate. Sure, it helps if they can dance, and sometimes it even wins them the competition (a la Yamaguchi). But this season, I'm thinking lovable teddy bear Warren will come out on top.

Agree? Disagree? Let me know.

Read my last BOLD PREDICTION: Zac Efron Will Be Nominated for a Golden Globe Award for High School Musical 3

Monday, October 20, 2008

Luke Grimes Will Play Ryan, the Long Lost Sibling on BROTHERS AND SISTERS

The search is over -- Ryan has been found!

Ending months of speculation, Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello reported today that actor Luke Grimes will play the long-lost Walker sibling on ABC's Brothers and Sisters. Friday Night Lights star Scott Porter, The Class star Jason Ritter, and Everwood actor Gregory Smith had also been mentioned for the role.

Grimes' credits include Assasination of a High School President, War Eagle, Arkansas, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and the upcoming Shit Year. Yeah -- he's not exactly a two-time Oscar winner like Sally Field.

Ryan is expected to rear his (not-so-ugly) head in the Walker's life around Thanksgiving time.


John McCain Attempted Suicide in 1968, May Be Covering Up Seriousness of Melanoma, New York Times Reports

A fascinating article in the New York Times brought to light many of the things we know, and don't know, about the health of the four major candidates for public office. Among the things the article discusses are the previous revelation that in 1968, eight months after he was captured by the North Vietnamese, John McCain attempted suicide, trying to hang himself with his shirt. There is also serious debate, and confusion, over how serious McCain's multiple melanomas were, and what that means for his longterm survival.

These questions, of course, are extremely relevant, especially because Sarah Palin is the vice-presidential nominee. And her health? No one knows. Yep, she's a candidate for vice president and she hasn't released one iota of health records. Nice.

Not like Obama is much better -- he, apparently, released a one-page letter from his physician that says he is in "excellent" health. And Biden? He had an aneurysm 20 years ago, and hasn't mentioned how recent tests have gone.

Makes you feel good, doesn't it? And makes Sarah Palin's appearance on SNL a little less funny and a little more scary, eh?

Click here to read the full New York Times artilce

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Zac Effron to Star in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4?

The internet is running rampant with rumors that High School Musical star Zac Efron (who I boldly predicted would receive a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in the film) will star in Pirates of the Caribbean 4 alongside Johnny Depp.

According to "sources" (who these sources are, I have no idea), Efron has been offered $10 million dollars for the role. That's a whole lot of money.

Now, before you dismiss this rumor as similar to the one that he would take over for Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway in Equus (and thus take off his clothes onstage), which he has since denied, this one could have some merit. It is Disney, after all, who produces both HSM and Pirates. They do like to keep things in the family, and Efron has proven to be a valuable investment thus far.

Zac has filmed two movies in addition to the HSM trilogy -- 17 Again opposite Matthew Perry, and Me and Orson Welles with Claire Danes.

Stay tuned for more info...

Ryan Phillipe -- Farm Boy? I Like It!

Ryan Phillipe is the gift that keeps on giving. Case in point -- this photo shoot, where he is dressed as a farm boy. (Okay, it's a pretty glam farm boy, but still).


VIDEO: The Real Sarah Palin on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (with Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin!)

The real Sarah Palin showed up on SNL this weekend, alongside her doppleganger Tina Fey and Fey's Thirty Rock co-star Alec Baldwin (Mark Wahlberg showed up as well for good measure). I'm not sure why Palin agreed to do this -- these sketches are brutal, and I can't imagine this appearance will help convince anyone she is actually qualified for the position she has been nominated for. Still...they are pretty funny!

There's a press conference and a rap...oh my!

BOLD PREDICTION: Zac Efron Will Receive a Golden Globe Award Nomination for HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR

Every so often a ridiculous thought enters my head, and instead of publishing it for the world to read (and ridicule), I simply put it out of my mind.

Well -- that's coming to an end.

From now on, when I have those craaaaaaazy ideas, I'm going to put them here at Idol Thoughts under the category of BOLD PREDICTION. These will be things that will come true or not, so once my BOLD PREDICTION has been confirmed or been proven ridiculous, I'll be able to return to the post and either tout my brilliance or lacerate myself.

Sounds fun -- right?

As my first BOLD PREDICTION I'm going to say that Zac Efron, that iconic teen heartthrob, will grab a Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in High School Musical: Senior Year. He's been getting great reviews so far (Variety said he was "most likely to suceed," and the Hollywood Reporter says he has charisma to spare), and, of course, the Golden Globes has the category of "Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy," so the blue-eyed cutie won't have to compete against big guns like Leonardo Dicaprio (Revolutionary Road), Sean Penn (Milk) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt). If he does snag a nod, however, he will likely go up against Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading, leading to a pretty boy battle of the ages.

Does this mean Zac could end up an Academy Award nominee? But if my first BOLD PREDICTION comes true, he will walk the red carpet for the Hollywood Foreign Press.

You heard it here first. Now feel free to riducule away...

VIDEO: Madonna Calls Guy Ritchie "Emotionally Retarded" Before Singing "Miles Away"

By now you've surely heard that Madonna called soon-to-be ex-husband Guy Ritchie "emotionally retarded" before singing her song "Miles Away" at a concert in Boston. Now's your chance to watch the video of Madonna uttering these now infamous words.

PS. Is there anyone else who can't wait to see what Madge is going to be like as a single woman again? I can't wait!

VIDEO: Watch Colin Powell Endorse Barack Obama on MEET THE PRESS

Colin Powell knows where it's at!

Watch former George Bush adviser Colin Powell endorse the Democratic nominee for president, Barack Obama, on this morning's Meet the Press. Love it!

POLL -- Whose CD Are You Most Looking Forward To: David Cook or David Archuleta?

Their American Idol battle ended about 5 months ago, but in the coming weeks David Cook and David Archuleta will duke it out again, this time for supremacy in the arena of record sales. Archuleta already has a successful single out ("Crush"), while Cook's "Light On" is quickly ascending the charts.

Here's the question -- whose CD are YOU most excited about? Take the poll below and let me know!

SURVIVOR's Marcus Totally Kissed Charlie Tonight -- Exclusive Photographic Evidence

Are Marcus and Charlie from Survivor hooking up?

Up until now it seemed like Charlie, who is gay, was the one who had the crush, but on tight's episode Marcus (whose penis infamously slipped out of his boxers on the season premiere) kissed/bit Charlie on the shoulder!! It happened in a split second, and if you sneezed you probably missed it -- but it happened!!

Don't believe me? Check out the photos below!

(Ok, it might be possible he was eating a piece of residual fruit from the reward challenge, but it looked mighty intimate to me...)

UPDATE: Here's the video of the love bite/kiss. It's at about 5:00 into the clip.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Here's My Question About People Who Quit On Survivor...

Here's my question about people who quit on Survivor to "go home to their family":

Don't these people know that they don't actually get to leave the game and just get on a plane? Even if you don't make it to the jury, eliminated contesants can't simply return home, as that would easily tip-off the fact that they didn't go far in the game. Instead, the first several weeks worth of eliminated contestants usually go on some sort of trip.

This question is relevant, of course, because GC became just the latest Survivor quitter. I can't imagine how horrible it must be out there, but still -- you must have known what you were getting into. Does anyone really try out for a show like this, and suspend their life for 6 weeks to live in the jungle, without doing a bit of research? And to make it 15 days into the game and then quit is just annoying -- either quit in the first few days, or suck it up and make it until you're voted off.

Truth is -- coming into the game you only have about 15% chance of making it to the Final 3 anyways!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

CONFIRMED: Madonna and Guy Ritchie to Divorce!

Madonna's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, confirmed that she and Guy Ritchie will divorce after 7½ years of marriage.

Here is the statement:

"Madonna and Guy Ritchie have agreed to divorce after seven-and-a-half years of marriage, their representatives confirmed today. They have both requested that the media maintain respect for their family at this difficult time."

Apparently they have not agreed to a settlement.

This is gonna get nasty!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Watch Britney Spears' New Video for 'Womanizer'! She's Naked -- And Hot!

Britney's back, bitches.

The video for Britney Spears' new single "Womanizer" is out -- and it's hot! She's naked throughout, and, better than that, she's actually present in the eyes! Watch it below and let me know what you think.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Zac Efron To Replace Daniel Radcliffe in EQUUS?

Click here for NEW PHOTOS of Zac shirtless on the set of his new film -- no underwear?

Apparently Zac Efron is thinking about getting naked -- on Broadway!

At the premiere of High School Musical 3 in London he told the Sun that he was potentially interested in the part. The exact quote: "You know that Daniel Radcliffe role on Broadway, well it's been mentioned.”

Think he's got the chops? One thing is for sure -- if Zac got nude, the girls (and boys!) would certainly show up! It would certainly be an interesting career move -- it's sure helped Daniel Radcliffe shed his Harry Potter image!

Speaking of Daniel, I saw him in the role of Alan Strang last week, and he was AMAZING! I was totally impressed -- not just with his body, but with his acting. The boy has definitely got a future!

VIDEO: Katie Holmes Singing and Dancing on ELI STONE

Katie Holmes, now appearing on Broadway in All My Sons, sings and dances on an upcoming episode of ABC's Eli Stone. Check out the video below!

Remember when Katie sang "On My Own" from Les Mis on Dawson's Creek? Classic!

Sarah Palin's Report Card and SAT Scores -- Ouch!

Take the image above with a grain of salt (and click to enlarge), but it claims to show Sarah Palin's high school report card and SAT scores. Let's just say she's not the best student in the world.

Here’s the breakdown of her SAT score: 425 verbal, 416 math. That's less than 900 combined! Ouch!

Palin’s high school grades read: English = B, Math = C, Foreign Language = D (!!), Biological Sciences = B, Physical Sciences = C and Social Studies = C. Yeah -- not so bright.

But hey, we all know intelligence doesn't preclude you from holding pubic office -- we've got George Bush in the White House, for god's sake!

What do you think -- is it real?

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE's Kherington Payne Cast in New FAME Movie

They are on Dancing with the Stars (Lacey Schwimmer) and on stage in New York (Neil Haskell), but now a So You Think You Can Dance star is hitting the big screen!

Kherington Payne, who made it to the Top 10 of this past season of SYTYCD, has been cast in the remake of Fame. She will play a ballerina named Alice in the film. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the films will also include Kristy Flores, Paul Iacono, Paul McGill (A Chorus Line), Naturi Naughton, Kay Panabaker, Collins Pennie, Walter Perez and Anna Maria Perez.

Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles star Thomas Dekker is in talks to play Marco, a singer, and Debbie Allen, who played Lydia in the original Alan Parker film, may have a cameo in the remake. The adult roles have yet to be cast.

Choreographer Kevin Tancharoen will direct the remake of "Fame," which was penned by Allison Burnett and Aline Brosh McKenna. Lakeshore Entertainment's Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg are producing with Mark Canton.

The film will "track the failures and fortunes of super-ambitious young performers and their teachers as they navigate a school year at the prestigious High School for the Performing Arts in New York."

Can't wait!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

When Did Jordan Knight Get So Hot Again?

No doubt Jordan Knight was my favorite New Kid on the Block back in the day, but in recent years, as he's gotten a little, shall we say, bigger, Joey McIntyre has emerged as my favorite.

Well -- according to the video below, Jordan has DEFINITELY gotten his figure back. The boy is smokin'! Check it out, and let me know what you think.

Listen to Leaked HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 Songs From Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

Here ya go... leaked tracks "Scream" by Zac Efron and "Walk Away" by Vanessa Hudgens, from the new High School Musical 3 soundtrack. Listen below and let me know what you think.

VIDEO: McCain Loses It, Calls Rally Attendees "My Fellow Prisoners"

As if he didn't come off last night in the debate as a crotchety old man, John McCain had a definite "senior moment" today, calling attendees at a campaign rally "my fellow prisoners." Watching the video below, you can clearly see that he meant "my fellow Americans" or "my fellow countrymen" or something like that. Whoops!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hysterical Video of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER's Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel Making Out!

I'm not a big sitcom guy, but How I Met Your Mother cracks me up! This video, featuring a lingering kiss between stars Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel, is hysterical -- check it out!

Monday, October 06, 2008

RUMOR: Sarah Palin Will Appear On SNL...As Tina Fey!

According to the Chicago Sun Times, vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is considering an appearance on Saturday Night Live -- playing Tina Fey!

According to the paper, "Some key McCain staffers are content with Palin joking about the "SNL" routines on the campaign trail -- as when she scribbled "I'm not Tina Fey" on a supporter's cell phone and said she'd dressed as Fey on Halloween. But others -- including the governor herself -- think a return punch on the NBC airwaves is what's needed."

Apparently the Palin appearance may parody Fey's American Express commercials. Next weekend's Saturday Night Live will be a rerun, but it is possible Palin could appear Thursday on the first of NBC's ''Weekend Update'' specials in prime time.

Can't wait!

THE OC's Benjamin McKenzie Dressed Like a Cop for New Series LAPD

He's not in The OC anymore!

Check out these pics of Benjamin McKenzie dressed in uniform for his role in the pilot LAPD.

Welcome to the police force, bitch!

Misty Mae and Maks Out of DANCING WITH THE STARS; Derek Hough Rushed to the Hospital

Drama at Dancing with the Stars!

Misty May Traenor injured her ankle (some reports have it broken, others just badly bruised) that has caused her and partner Maksim out of the competition. Maks, we'll miss you!

Rumor has it that Kim Khardashian (nooooooooo!) will return to the show to take Misty May's place.

Meanwhile, Access Hollywood is reporting that Derek Hough suffered a fall over the weekend and briefly blacked out, requiring him to be rushed to the emergency room. According to a spokesperson for the show, he was released from the hospital and will be fine for tonight's show.

What do you think of all these developments? And how are all the young bucks getting injured while Cloris Leachman flies through??

Is DANCING WITH THE STARS' Cheryl Burke Pregnant...Or Just Fat?

I was watching Dancing with the Stars with a friend last night, and he asked me, "Who is that fat girl in the corner?" My answer -- "Two-time champion Cheryl Burke."


Cheryl, who along with fellow pro Edyta basically invented the barely-there Dancing costume, has been conspicuously covered up this season (her dress in last night's rumba had more fabric than five of her dresses last season combined!). Additionally, she has definitely been displaying a little more poundage, both in the body and the face. Here are my theories as to her weight gain:

1. She's pregnant. Seems slighly implausible, as dancing the way she does couldn't possibly be good for a fetus, but hey, anything is possible.

2. Five seasons without a trip to the finals is taking it's toll, and she's fighting with fellow pro Lacey Schwimmer (read post ARE CHERYL BURKE AND JULIANNE HOUGH SNUBBING LACEY SCHWIMMER?). The result? She's "eating her feelings."

Anyone else got a plausible explanation? Sound off below.

VIDEO: SNL Spoofs Vice-Presidential Debate (With Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, Of Course!)

You knew it was coming...

Here's Saturday Night Live's spoof of the VP debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, with Tina Fey reprising what is quickly becoming her signature role.


Saturday, October 04, 2008

Jonas Brothers Show Off Their Asses In Tight Pants

They may wear promise rings, but that doesn't mean we can't admire their butts!

Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas performed recently on Good Morning America, and their pants were so tight, you could definitely see what they had going on underneath! Enjoy the pics! (Click to enlarge)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Senate Passes $700 Billion Bailout Plan

Good news?

Per the New York Times...

The Senate strongly endorsed the $700 billion economic bailout plan Wednesday, leaving backers optimistic that the easy approval, coupled with an array of popular additions, would lead to House acceptance by Friday and end the legislative uncertainty that has rocked the markets.

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VIDEO: THE VIEW Talks About Sarah Palin -- Genius!

Gotta love those ladies on The View! Check out this video, where Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shephard, and Elisabeth Hasselback discuss Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric.

Here's the heart of the fight (with the full discussion below):

Skip to around 1:45 when the discussion starts, but it's around 6:30 when the claws definitely come out!

Britney Spears Visits Broadway's "In The Heights"

Britney Spears checked out the Broadway hit In The Heights last night, and she actually stayed for the whole show! Below are some photos of Britney with the cast.

VIDEO: Sarah Palin Doesn't Know What News Sources She Reads!

"Sweat is my sanity." -Sarah Palin

This woman is the gift that keeps on giving! Check out this new interview between vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Katie Couric, in which she's unable to name the newspapers she reads to get her news. She also claims the causes of global warning are "irrelevant."