September 30, 2008

Who’s getting kicked off Dancing With the Stars tonight? The bookies in Vegas want you to think Cloris Leachman. But as Jimmy told you yesterday afternoon, I don’t think that’s the case. Sure Cloris had the lowest score but she’s funny, endearing and unpredictable – so I’m thinking Rocco DiSpirito will get the axe tonight. We’ll find out tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC. Jessica Simpson is stopping by plus some special celebrity dancers.

Remember when Clay Aiken came out on the cover of People magazine last week? Evidently they outbid Ok! magazine. People paid $500,000 for the rights to the story. A rep from Ok! told me, “We did bid on the Clay story, but thought it was all right, not phenomenal.” You know the economy is bad when tabloids don’t want to pay for the big stories, yikes!

STAR Artist Justin Timberlake and his girlfriend actress Jessica Biel bought a diamond ring together! But it’s not an engagement ring…I don’t think. They were in Rome and stopped into a vintage jewelry store where Jessica tried on practically everything in the store and ended up buying a diamond bracelet and ring. So I guess there’s nothing to indicate that ring isn’t an engagement ring.

STAR Artist Blink 182’s Travis Barker was released from the hospital yesterday after doctor’s dubbed him well enough. Travis was injured badly in plane crash back on September 20th which killed 4 people. A source tells me, “He’s on a bus headed to LA. Trust me, he will never fly again – ever.”

A man and a woman have been charged with regards to the car accident that badly injured Transformer's star Shia LaBeouf. Shia won’t be charged with drunk driving but he still may lose his license for not submitting to a breathalyzer test.

STAR Artist 3 Doors Down has scheduled their annual charity concert to benefit The Better Life Foundation which raises money for organizations and hospitals along the Gulf Coast which is where the band is originally from.

STAR Artist The Killers are on Saturday Night Live this weekend. STAR Artist Coldplay has just been booked for the October 25th show.

STAR Artist Jesse McCartney is joining the cast of ABC Family’s Greek as freshman jock Andy.

September 29, 2008

Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman is being remembered by movie fans and Hollywood stars after Paul passed away Friday – he had been suffering from cancer. Paul had been nominated for an Oscar 7 times and finally won for his role as pool shark Fast Eddie Felson opposite Tom Cruise in The Power of Money. Paul Newman was 83.

Shia LaBeouf dominated at the box-office. Here's a full recap:
1. Eagle Eye - $29.2 million
2. Nights in Rodanthe - $13.6 million
3. Lakeview Terrace - $7 million
4. Fireproof - $6.5 million
5. Burn After Reading - $6.2 million
6. Igor - $5.5 million
7. Righteous Kill - $3.803 million
8. My Best Friend's Girl - $3.8 million
9. Miracle at St. Anna - $3.5 million
10. Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys - $3.2 million

Speaking of Nights in Rodanthe, you couldn't get away from shows making fun of it this past week:

Two great shows are making their season premieres tonight, both on NBC. If you haven’t gotten into the show Chuck, maybe give it a shot. It’s about a computer geek who finds himself with a second career as a top secret government agent. It’s surprisingly great. And a show I got into over the summer, Life, starring Damian Lewis, is back tonight then also has another new episode Friday night. It’s about a cop who was put away in jail for a murder he didn’t commit. Now he’s back on the force with a new and very different perspective on life (pun intended). Chuck and Life air at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively.

Heather Locklear was arrested over the weekend after a “concerned citizen” called police on her. Evidently she was driving back and forth over a pair of sunglasses in a parking lot and revving her engine loudly. Then she got on the road. When Heather was pulled over, police determined that alcohol wasn’t causing her disoriented behavior but some controlled substance. Heather actually went to rehab recently for anxiety and depression. Perhaps she was prescribed some pills to help her. Either way she should not have been behind the wheel.

Thank God election season is in full swing ‘cause that means Saturday Night Live is back into political skits which, let’s face it, are the funniest things they do. Tina Fey came back to SNL this weekend as Vice Presidential wanna-be Sarah Palin:

It was announced late this weekend that none other than STAR Artist Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at half time at Super Bowl XLIII. That’s February 1st on NBC.

STAR Artist O.A.R. is teaming up with a group called Reverb which educates musicians and their fans about the environment for the 3rd annual Campus Consciousness Tour. They’ll actually be in the state at UW-Madison November 1st.

STAR Artist Elliot Yamin is re-releasing the Christmas album he put out last year, this time with some extra tracks. Last year Elliot admitted it was a little unusual for a Jewish guy to record a Christmas album but “I got in into the swing of things and it came out great.” Add this CD to your holiday collection (again) – it hits stores October 7th.

Congratulations to actors Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds who tied the knot over the weekend in an intimate ceremony outside Vancouver. The most refreshing part about this story? It’s the first marriage for both of them – maybe it’ll last!

Congratulations to Adam Sandler and his wife. He told me over the weekend he and his wife are expecting their second child, a girl, due this fall.

September 26, 2008

Here's a breakdown of the movies opening today:
* Eagle Eye -- Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan play two strangers at the mercy of a mysterious woman who calls and threatens them. Billy Bob Thornton also stars. Rated PG-13.

* Nights in Rodanthe -- Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, the romance story stars Diane Lane as a woman who escapes to Rodanthe, North Carolina to get away from her family problems. There, she works at an inn and strikes up a relationship with a guest, played by Richard Gere. Rated PG-13.

* Miracle at St. Anna -- Spike Lee directs this World War Two film about four African-American soldiers serving in Italy. Antwone Fisher actor Derek Luke stars. Rated R.

Opening in limited release:

* Fireproof -- Kirk Cameron stars as a firefighter who tries to save his marriage by taking something called "The Love Dare," which shows him how loving God can help him love his wife. Rated PG.

Here are all the new shows and premieres happening on Sunday night!
* Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 6 p.m. -- Ty Pennington lends a hand to a single mom and her nieces and nephews. Jennifer Hudson makes a guest appearance.

* Desperate Housewives, 8 p.m. -- The show jumps ahead and catches up with the ladies of Wisteria Lane five years later. In the fifth-season premiere, Susan and Edie are both in new relationships and Gaby's packed on a few pounds.

* Brothers & Sisters, 9 p.m. -- The Walkers take a family trip that turns unpleasant.

* The Amazing Race, 7 p.m. -- Eleven teams will begin their worldwide journey at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Learn more about the 13th-season cast at

* Cold Case, 8 p.m. -- The 1973 murder of a college football star is revisited.

* The Unit, 9 p.m. -- The president-elect and vice president-elect are at the center of an assassination plot.

* The Simpsons, 7 p.m. -- Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie celebrate the start of their 20th season. Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns as a guest voice.

* King of the Hill, 7:30 p.m. -- Season 13 begins with Bill battling diabetes.

* Family Guy, 8 p.m. -- Baby Stewie gives Brian the dog love advice. Really.

* American Dad, 8:30 p.m. -- Roger the alien honors a very special birthday -- his 16 hundredth.

* Dexter, 8 p.m. -- The blood splatter expert/murderer hunts down the person who killed two college women.

* Californication, 9 p.m. -- The show returns for a new season just one month after the announcement that its star, David Duchovny, entered rehab for a sex addiction. His character, an oversexed writer named Hank, has reconciled with Karen and is ready to head back to New York, but there are some obstacles along the way.

* Little Britain USA, 9:30 p.m. -- Popular British comedians Matt Lucas and David Williams introduce America to their wide range of characters in this sketch-comedy show.

The Emmy winning The Amazing Race kicks off its new season Sunday night and the route the world-travelling competition will take is finally out:
STAR Artist Jason Mraz will have a busy fall. Next month, to coincide with his North American Tour he’ll release a photography book called A Thousand Things and then he’ll re-release a deluxe edition of his current album “We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things” which will include 2 CDs and a DVD with a 30 minute documentary, different versions of his songs and a one hour live concert from New York City.

According to Travis Barker's friend Jermaine Dupri, STAR Artist Blink 182's Travis Barker is "doing good, he's gonna be all right. He's just got a lot of healing to do." Travis is recovering from a fatal airplane crash that took the lives of 4 and critically injured Travis and his friend DJ AM.

We’re getting more details about STAR Artist Nickelback’s new album. It’ll be called “Dark Horse”, in stores November 18th and starting Monday at 5 a.m. you’ll be able to download the first single “Gotta Be Somebody” for free from Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger did tell me this album is more of an “adult affair” saying, "There's a lot of truly filthy subject matter and adult themes."

Hugh Heffner thinks Vice President wanna-be Sarah Palin is qualified to hold a position – maybe not the one she had in mind but a bunch of famous women have held the position in the past. Okay yes I’m talking about a Playboy centerfold. “I don't know what it is, but there's something about a really sexy-looking woman wearing glasses. Imagine what she's like when the glasses come off!” I will say this, in this situation, Palin is a much better choice than Biden...

Ellen DeGeneres feels so strongly about breast cancer awareness, she's spreading the word with a series of customized phone messages. She’s been asked by vitamin producer One A Day to join their campaign, dubbed the One A Day Women's Wake-Up Call, as part of October's national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The messages, which can be delivered through an online request, emphasize the importance of maintaining checkups for the disease. “Hi, this is Ellen DeGeneres and your sister told me to remind you that it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

September 25, 2008

Some BIG shows are back tonight including my favorite, The Office. Here's a complete rundown of what's new tonight:
* Ugly Betty, 7 p.m. -- Whose offer will Betty choose: Gio's or Henry's? Lindsay Lohan returns as Betty's rival, and Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa also guest star.

* Grey's Anatomy, 8 p.m. -- The fifth season begins with a two-hour premiere in which Meredith and Derek try to sort out their relationship. Meanwhile, Cristina falls for a military doctor.

* Survivor: Gabon - Earth's Last Eden, 7 p.m. -- The 17th season of Survivor finds 18 castaways in Gabon, Africa. Meet the cast at

* My Name Is Earl, 7 p.m. -- Earl gets back to work on his karma list, lending a hand to guest star Seth Green.

* The Office, 8 p.m. -- The employees of Dunder Mifflin collectively go on a diet as part of a weight-loss program. More importantly, Jim is separated from Pam, the woman to whom he almost proposed, who's attending a New York art school.

* ER, 9 p.m. -- The long-running drama will conclude with its 15th season. Tonight's episode follows up on the explosion of the ambulance and how it may have affected Nurse Samantha Taggart and Dr. Gregory Pratt. Angela Bassett and several former ER cast members -- not George Clooney, at least so far -- will make appearances this season.

The Queen of Daytime Television Oprah Winfrey will be lending her voice to a Disney hand-drawn animated movie, The Princess and the Frog. Her signing on probably has something to do with that movie featuring the first African-American princess who will be voiced by Dreamgirls actress Anika Noni Rose. In even more movie casting news, Johnny Depp has officially signed on for the live-action/CG combo Alice in Wonderland and he’ll be back as Captain Jack in a 4th Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin has Saturday Night fever. If you believe rumors, and I always do, Palin is considering making a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live and if that happens, I’d bet the farm Tina Fey is there too. Apparently Sarah is so serious about doing this she took a tour of the studios yesterday. Of course all this could be untrue if my source just happened to see Tina Fey in make-up.

STAR Artist Natasha Bedingfield is a role model to many young women, but she's got her own role model: her mom. And how inspiring is her mom? Well, yesterday, she arrived in Nepal, where she's now preparing to skydive from 29,500 feet over Mount Everest. Why? Well, the dive -- the highest ever charity skydive in the world -- is a fundraiser for her charity, Global Angels. Of her mom’s stunt, Natasha says, “It's crazy...She's someone who's doing crazy things to help kids.”

Everyone remember loud-mouthed Spike from this past season of Top Chef? Sure he can cook but he evidently can't read health code procedures and regulations. The Washington D.C. Department of Health flagged his new restaurant for "critical" missteps including storing beef in the alley behind his café. Spike didn't have anything nice to say about those allegations, "I know how to run a restaurant, and I know how to keep it clean. You can come right here and you can eat off the floor. I don't run anything unhealthy."

Last night America's Next Top Model said goodbye to two contestants: Hannah after some lackluster strutting and then Isis, who if you recall, is the show's first transgender contestant. Tyra called her performance "uninspired."

September 24, 2008

More new TV is back tonight - hope that includes one of your favorite shows. Here's what's coming back and what's new & making its debut:
* The New Adventures of Old Christine, 7 p.m. -- Christine does her best to stop a possible deportation of Wanda Sykes’ Barb.

* Gary Unmarried, 7:30 p.m. – Jay Mohr is a divorced painting contractor getting a handle on his ex-wife, kids, and dating life all at once.

* Criminal Minds, 8 p.m. -- The FBI profilers are in search of some terrorists in the aftermath of a bombing.

* CSI: NY, 9 p.m. -- We learn the fallout from the robbery in which Mac Taylor was taken hostage.

* Knight Rider, 7 p.m. -- After returning as a TV movie earlier this year, the update of the classic 1980s series pulls into a weekly time slot.

* Lipstick Jungle, 9 p.m. – Mary Tyler Moore is introduced as Brooke Shields' mother in the second-season premiere.

You can remove the "rumored" tag from Lindsay Lohan’s "rumored girlfriend," Samantha Ronson. Lindsay has confirmed what pretty much everyone suspected when she admitted on a radio show she and Ronson are dating. When she was asked how long she and Ronson have been dating, Lindsay said, quote, "A very long time." Well great. Just what we need -- another reason for her father to release a statement.

Former American Idol finalist Clay Aiken is finally ready to tell the world that he's gay. Most of the world already knew his secret, but after refusing to discuss his sexuality for years, he's come clean to People magazine. Clay appears on the cover of the latest issue with his new son, with a headline that reads, "Yes, I'm Gay." The cover also features a quote from Clay stating, "I cannot raise a child to lie or hide things."

Last Friday night, STAR Artist Gavin DeGraw performed at a free concert with Blink 182’s Travis Barker and DJ AM, hours before they were in the plane crash that left them with severe burns and killed four people. And Gavin says his friends and family were terrified that he was on the plane as well. He told me, "My dad got on the phone and he goes, 'Just say hi.' And I said, 'Huh?' And he said, 'That's enough. I just wanted to hear your voice.'"

With the economy continuing to nose-dive, you may need to borrow some money. Aside from rubbing in our noses just how rich some people are, Forbes has put out the list of the richest Americans – also known as who I’ll hit up for cash.
1. Bill Gates (Microsoft chairman) - $57 billion
2. Warren Buffett (Financier) - $50 billion
3. Lawrence Ellison (Oracle CEO) - $27 billion
4. Jim Walton (son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton) - $23.4 billion
5. (tie) S. Robson Walton (son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton) - $23.3 billion
5. (tie) Alice Walton (daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton) - $23.3 billion
7. Christy Walton and family (daughter-in-law of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton) - $23.2 billion
8. Michael Bloomberg (New York City mayor) - $20 billion
9. (tie) Charles Koch (CEO of Koch Industries) - $19 billion
9. (tie) David Koch (Executive vice president of Koch Industries, brother of Charles) - $19 billion

Every now and then a really random piece of information about Dr. McDreamy Patrick Dempsey makes it way into public – today is one of those days. Evidently, Dr. McDreamy Patrick Dempsey likes to spice things up in the bedroom. How? With a little smack on the keester. "Romance is an atmosphere, a feeling, a mood, a place, it's in the air. It is the little things - even a spanking every now and then." Well wouldn’t ya know it? There’s probably millions of women who would let you spank them, Patrick.

Sure, they just had twins this summer, but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are already thinking about expanding their family some more. Sources tell me Angie and Brad made a pact when she got pregnant that they’d adopt one or two more kids as soon as possible after the twins were born. That’s very admirable – Brad and Angelina giving up their Hollywood lifestyle to open a daycare. I mean come on! They’ll have more kids than a Chuck E. Cheese on a Saturday afternoon.

Yet another musical act has booked a guest-starring role on CSI: NY. Following the news that STAR Artist Chris Daughtry will appear in the show's 100th episode in November, STAR Artist Maroon 5 has just announced that they'll appear in the show's October 1st episode, the second one of the season. No word yet on what the band will be doing in that episode.

Earlier this year, STAR Artist Leona Lewis was voted "World's Sexiest Vegetarian," and now she's designing a line of accessories that both vegetarians and vegans can wear.

September 23, 2008

More new TV is on tonight! WOO! Here's what's coming back and what's making its debut:
* Opportunity Knocks, 7 p.m. -- Produced by Ashton Kutcher, this competition visits families across the country and surprises them with trivia questions about their personal lives for cash prizes. J.D. Roth hosts.

* NCIS, 7 p.m. -- The sixth-season premiere of the hit crime whodunnit centers around the murder of a Navy petty officer.

* The Mentalist, 8 p.m. -- A new drama starring Simon Baker as an alleged former psychic who helps out the California Bureau of Investigation.

* Without a Trace, 9 p.m. -- The drama's seventh season begins with STEVEN WEBER acting as a new boss to ANTHONY LAPAGLIA's Jack.

* Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 9 p.m. -- Luke Perry, Julie Bowen and Sara Gilbert guest star in a 10th-season premiere centering around an abused foster child.

Friday we found out the name of STAR Artist David Cook’s first post-Idol single – "Light On". Now David has given us the ability to sing along to the song once it comes out because today he released the lyrics. The chorus goes:
Try to leave a light on when I'm gone
Something I rely on to get home
One I can feel at night
A naked light, a fire to keep me warm
Try to leave a light on when I'm gone
Even in the daylight, shine on
And when it's late at night you can look inside
You won't feel so alone
He also told me he’s not worried about the inevitable comparisons to STAR Artist Daughtry once the album comes out, "I look at it this way -- I've been called way worse." I wouldn't mind being compared to someone who's sold 4,220,000 albums either.

In the last James Bond movie - Casino Royale - filmmakers got rid of the gadget-creating Q and the flirty secretary Moneypenny. Now, in the new one - Quantum of Solace - they've gotten rid of even more classic Bond staples: the lines "Bond, James Bond" and "Shaken, not stirred." Say it ain't so!

I’m glad this rumor isn’t true. Miley Cyrus wants her fans to know that she's not leaving Hannah Montana any time soon. Over the weekend, rumors were flying that Miley had been causing trouble on the Hannah Montana set by coming to work late and speaking openly of wanting to be fired so she could concentrate on her music career. But Miley tells me, "I am fully committed to Hannah Montana. It's what gave me this amazing opportunity to reach out to so many people."

How cool would it be to have STAR Artist OneRepublic perform "Apologize" in your living room? The group is currently running a contest to make that scenario a reality. The first-prize winner will win a private acoustic performance by the band in his or her own house. Second-prize is an autographed guitar, while the third-prize winner gets to load up on OneRepublic merchandise. 30 runners-up get autographed copies of OneReublic's album, "Dreaming Out Loud". To enter, visit

STAR Artist Taylor Swift has realized her life’s goal – to get a song on Grey’s Anatomy. Tune into the season premiere of Grey’s this Thursday night and you’ll hear one of Taylor’s song – “White Horse.” She told me, "You should've seen tears streaming down my face when I got the phone call that they were going to use that song. I have never been that excited." She’s so excited she’s hyperventilating. Someone get her a doctor! Or a ridiculously good-looking actor who plays a doctor!

Gwyneth Paltrow likes to play the part of a cook - the Oscar winner has refused to hire a personal chef because she enjoys cooking for her husband, STAR Artist Coldplay singer Chris Martin, and their two kids. Gwyneth told me, "I cook all the meals for my house. I really love to cook." Gwyneth uses her Oscar statue as a potato masher.

STAR Artist Bon Jovi has been snubbed from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for the first year of eligibility. Run-DMC, Metallica and a handful of other made it in.

STAR Artist The Plain White T’s have a new CD in stores today called “Big Bad World.”

September 22, 2008

60th Annual Emmy Award Winners:
Drama Series
Mad Men, AMC

Comedy Series
30 Rock, NBC

John Adams, HBO

Made-for-TV Movie
Recount, HBO

Actor, Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC

Actress, Drama Series
Glenn Close, Damages, FX

Actor, Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC

Actress, Comedy Series
Tina Fey, 30 Rock, NBC

Supporting Actor, Drama Series
Zelijko Ivanek, Damages, FX

Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment, HBO

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Jeremy Piven, Entourage, HBO

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Jean Smart, Samantha Who?, ABC

Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race, CBS

Reality or Reality-Competition Host
Jeff Probst, Survivor, CBS

Writing For A Drama Series
Mad Men

Writing For A Comedy Series
30 Rock

Here's the Top 10 Movies from this past weekend's box-office:
1. Lakeview Terrace, $15.6 million
2. Burn After Reading, $11.3 million
3. My Best Friend's Girl, $8.3 million
4. Igor, $8 million
5. Righteous Kill, $7.7 million
6. Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys, $7.5 million
7. The Women, $5.3 million
8. Ghost Town, $5.2 million
9. The Dark Knight, $3 million
10. The House Bunny, $2.8 million

Miley Cyrus isn't going to be Disney's Employee of the Month. Evidently Miley's been boasting she'll get fired from her Hannah Montana Disney Channel series. Apparently, Miley's father, Billy Ray Cyrus, wants her to focus on her singing career, so they've been wreaking havoc on-set in the hopes of getting canned. The father-daughter team have reportedly been showing up late, which has caused production delays and angered cast and crew. Sources tell me that Billy Ray has informed people on the set he and Miley plan to do 12 more episodes of Hannah Montana before quitting the show.

Speaking of Miley...
Back in June, Miley said she would like to star in a “younger, cleaner version of Sex & the City” and now, it looks like she could get her wish. The author of Sex & the City recently told me she’s going to write two “young adult” books about Carrie Bradshaw’s teenage years. When I asked her who would play the younger Carrie she said, “I don’t know…Miley Cyrus!”

STAR Artist Chris Daughtry is going to try his hand at acting. I hear he’ll be guest starring on the 100th episode of CSI: New York in November. He’ll play a guy whose life is in danger thanks to a serial killer.

Dancing With the Stars is back tonight on ABC for its 7th season and according to the Vegas oddsmakers, Cody Linley from Hannah Montana is the odds on favorite to win. We’ll see how he does in his debut tonight at 7 p.m.

The fall TV season really kicks off tonight! Here's a list or returning shows and new debuts:
* Boston Legal, 9 p.m. -- The fifth and final season kicks off after the return of Dancing with the Stars. In the episode, Alan takes on a case involving a tobacco company and Denny battles performance issues.

* The Big Bang Theory, 7 p.m. -- Penny has a bad date with Leonard and confides in Sheldon. Sara Gilbert joins the cast for its second season.

* How I Met Your Mother, 7:30 p.m. -- Scrubs star Sarah Chalke returns as Stella to give her answer to Ted's proposal.

* Two and a Half Men, 8 p.m. -- The sixth season begins with Charlie Sheen's character crossing paths with an ex whose son looks like him.

* Worst Week, 8:30 p.m. -- This new comedy stars Kyle Bornheimer as Sam, who's planning a wedding with his expectant girlfriend. Her strict parents aren't thrilled. That '70s Show dad Kurtwood Smith also stars.

* CSI: Miami, 9 p.m. -- Who shot Horatio? An investigation is underway in the seventh-season premiere.

* Heroes, 8 p.m. -- The third chapter is titled Villains, so you can probably expect yet another good-versus-evil struggle, especially since the evil Sylar regained his powers at the end of last season. The season premiere is preceded by a "countdown" special.

Over the weekend, STAR Artist Blink 182’s drummer Travis Barker was involved in a tragic airplane crash. 4 people, including the 2 flight crew members were killed – Travis and a friend were critically injured and are, thankfully, now in stable condition.

STAR Artist David Cook’s first non-Idol single will be called “Light On” and told me more details about the song will come out this week.

September 19, 2008

Here are the movies hitting theaters today:
* Lakeview Terrace -- Samuel L. Jackson plays good cop-bad cop as an LAPD officer who causes major problems for his new neighbors, an interracial couple of whom he disapproves. Rated PG-13.

* My Best Friend's Girl -- Jason Biggs' Dustin has his heart broken by his girlfriend, played by Kate Hudson, but he refuses to give up on their relationship. He asks his best friend -- Dane Cook -- to take her on a bad date, hoping that she'll crawl back to Dustin afterward. Alec Baldwin also stars. Rated R.

* Ghost Town -- British comedian and Extras actor Ricky Gervais is a New York dentist named Bertram Pincus, whose brush with death leaves him with the ability to see dead people. Greg Kinnear plays one of those ghosts -- he wants to stop his widow from getting remarried, with Pincus' help. Tea Leoni also stars. Rated PG-13.

* Igor -- Igor's a lab assistant and budding mad scientist whose dream of creating a monster doesn't go according to plan. John Cusack, Molly Shannon, Jay Leno and Christian Slater lend their voices to the animated film. Rated PG.

A musician from a band named The Asphault is suing STAR Artist Daughtry over their hit song “Feels Like Tonight.” This guy claims the song was ripped off his song “Tonight” which he wrote in 2005 but didn’t copyright until this year. Daughtry, the record company, plus the 3 guys who actually wrote the song (because Daughtry actually didn’t) are all named in the suit. Apple is even being sued because they sold the song on iTunes. So does random dude’s song “Tonight” actually sound like “Feels Like Tonight?” Judge for yourself:

STAR Artist Alicia Keys is singing the new James Bond movie theme with Jack White from a group called the White Stripes. It’s called “Another Way to Die” and here's a clip of it:

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday night on ABC-TV, and this year, there's a brand-new category: Best Reality TV Show Host. In honor of that, all five nominees in the category – Ryan Seacrest of American Idol, Dancing With the Stars' Tom Bergeron, Jeff Probst of Survivor, Project Runway's Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel of Deal or No Deal -- will co-host the Emmys together. I thought Deal or No Deal was a game show but what do I know?

I’m guessing you’ve seen at least one of those epically boring Seinfeld-Bill Gates Microsoft ads? Thank God Microsoft announced today they’re pulling them off the air. But a senior vice president from Microsoft tells me the notion they’re doing some quick thing to cancel those ads is preposterous. They evidently were meant to capture our attention just in time for a new line of Windows commercials. But don’t they run the risk the ads will turn us off so much we won’t care about the newer, more normal ads? They were so bad…they were worse than the Seinfeld finale.

David Archuleta and STAR Artist David Cook will perform together at a Ford Motor Company event today. They probably want to say thank you for those free Ford Escapes they got too.

STAR Artiist The All American Rejects will release their new album "When The World Comes Down" on November 18th.

September 18, 2008

People magazine's Best Dressed list is out! Here's the Top 10:
* Fergie, Refined Rocker
* Anne Hathaway, Young And Glam
* Kate Hudson, Effortless Taste
* Heidi Klum, Model Chic
* Eva Mendes, Pretty And Polished
* Michelle Obama, Classic And Confident
* Gwyneth Paltrow, Better Than Ever
* Sarah Jessica Parker, Expert Eclectic
* Rihanna, Sugar And Spice
* Charlize Theron, Bold And Beautiful
What does it take for Fergie to be on the list? TWO guest rooms converted to closets – one for casual wear and one for glamwear plus 100 pairs of shoes and a whole lot of purses.

Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy tells me she feels her biological clock ticking. She and her husband just got married and are living a very carefree life – jetting off to Europe to sleep in, staying up ‘til 5 in the morning drinking champagne and…other things – but she says she really has to get on this whole pregnancy thing. All that sounds more like Spring Break, not marriage! She told me “It’s a huge lifestyle change and I take that very seriously.” Hey if you keep having those 5 a.m. champagne parties you’ll be making that change before you know it! Grey's Anatomy is back with a two hour premiere on the 25th on ABC.

Actress Hillary Swank’s latest role? Outpatient. Hillary is back home after undergoing a mystery medical procedure. Her manager told me she was “experiencing some discomfort and went to see her doctor, who prescribed an immediate course of action” which removed a small benign growth.

STAR Artist David Cook taped a very special message for the Stand Up To Cancer television special but it never made it to air. Producers tell me it was cut due to time restrictions. But the long-lost video is now online and as you may have figured, David does talk about his brother Adam who is battling brain cancer. Check out the video here.

Actor Shia LaBeouf is finally speaking out after being in a serious car accident back in July. He told me “The fact is, I'm very blessed, I'm just a fortunate human being to have walked away from that and, and I'm happy to be back on set." The set he’s on now is the Transformers sequel Revenge of the Fallen, which is due out June 2009.

STAR Artist Coldplay wrote so many new songs when they were working on their most recent release, they had enough leftover to release another CD in December. Lucky fans that are on the road could be in for a treat. Coldplay tells me they may perform one of those new songs at some upcoming shows.

September 17, 2008

Here's a sneak-peek at a scene from the highly anticipated Heroes season premiere!

Get 5 more sneak-peeks here. Heroes is back on NBC Monday at 8 p.m.!

A couple months ago I told you STAR Artist Sheryl Crow would be releasing a Christmas album exclusively to Hallmark Gold Crown stores September 30th. I’ve got my hands on a sample of one of the songs. Here she is singing “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”:

The CD is called "Home For Christmas" - here's the track listing:
"Go Tell It on the Mountain"
"The Christmas Song"
"White Christmas"
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"
"Merry Christmas, Baby"
"The Bells of St. Mary's"
"Blue Christmas"
"O Holy Night"
"There is a Star That Shines Tonight" (new song)
"All Through the Night"

Tabloids may chronicle the ever-evolving love life of Kate Hudson, but the star insists it's not as juicy as the reports make it out to be. In fact, she’s had to experience a bad date or two just like the rest of us, “One date I just left before we even got any food or ordered food because it was just, the guy was so deeply boring that it was like, I'm gonna just save us from all of this and leave.”

After her highly publicized break-up with STAR Artist John Mayer, Jennifer Aniston may have already found the rebound she needs, Scottish hottie Gerard Butler – ladies, that’s the lead shirtless guy from the movie 300 your man made you watch. Hey if the Fed can rescue AIG, I think they can find Jennifer Aniston a stedy boyfriend.

Jon Stewart, Margaret Cho and Bill Maher will join an all-star lineup of entertainers on November 10th to honor the late comedian George Carlin, this year's recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

STAR Artist Bon Jovi has been nominated for induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. I’m guessing they’d join the Jersey Turnpike and The Sopranos.

September 16, 2008

It’s the end of an era at MTV. They’ll no longer play music videos. Well, TRL has been canceled so that’s what that means right? On a still-to-be-determined Saturday afternoon in November, MTV will air the final Total Request Live, a show that launched everyone’s favorite way-too-tan late night host Carson Daly and helped to take over the streets of Times Square every weekday afternoon. Here's the actual footage of how MTV launched back in 1981:

Ugly Betty was in New York City for its premiere (yes, TV shows have premieres) and the paparrazi were out in full force snapping pics of America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams and, of course, Lindsay Lohan who returns for a guest role. The cast had nothing but good things to say about Lindsay and say her supposed girlfriend, Samantha, keeps her grounded. Ugly Betty is back on ABC on the 25th. Speaking of new TV, House is back tonight on Fox at 7 p.m.

What did the openly-gay Lance Bass think of all those rumors that he might be partnered with a male partner on Dancing With the Stars? He tells me “I think it would be so silly that it would just overshadow everything else going on. It would just be like making fun of something.” Lance will make his Dancing With the Stars debut next week.

Before STAR Artist Taylor Swift’s new album "Fearless" hits stores, it’ll hit iTunes. You can actually get a new song on their now and then throughout the month more songs will pop up. On November 11th you can just click “Complete My Album” and download the rest of the tracks.

I wonder what Billy Ray has to say about this. Seems 15 year-old Miley Cyrus is dating a 20 year-old underwear model. They were spotted over the weekend going to church together and then yesterday they went to the mall “holding hands the whole time.”

Actress Christina Applegate went back to work on Samantha Who yesterday for the first time since surgery to battle breast cancer. She’s now 100% cancer-free.

STAR Artist Jesse McCartney is coming to ShopKo Hall part of the Okobos Music Festival and he’s also making his way to the small screen. He’ll be on an episode of Law & Order: SVU as a murder suspect.

Amy Pohler will leave Saturday Night Live. UPDATE: NBC has announced that Amy won't be back after she leaves for maternity leave in a few weeks.

STAR Artist Lifehouse has hired Kiefer Sutherland to direct the video for their new hit “Broken.”

Thursday night STAR Artist Natasha Bedingfield will sing on the America’s Got Talent results show.

September 15, 2008

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office recap from this past weekend:
1. Burn After Reading, $19.4 million
2. Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys, $18.0 million
3. Righteous Kill, $16.5 million
4. The Women, $10.1 million
5. The House Bunny, $4.3 million
6. Tropic Thunder, $4.2 million
7. The Dark Knight, $4.0 million
8. Bangkok Dangerous, $2.4 million
9. Traitor, $2.1 million
10. Death Race, $2.0 million
Did you see Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live? SO funny! Check it out:
Will Tina be back to reprise this role in future episodes? A source close to the network tells me it's unclear at the this time, "We are taking it day-by-day." Will she be back this Saturday? According to the same source they don't even have a script written yet.

Once again, Jennifer Aniston takes a backseat to Angelina Jolie. Jolie is named the most powerful actress in the world in the 2009 edition of the Guinness World Records, a title she previously shared with Aniston. Jolie's current partner and Aniston's ex-husband, Brad Pitt, is billed as the most powerful actor in the world, replacing Tom Cruise. The newest edition of Guiness also has some new categories:
Highest Grossing Movie Of a Music Tour
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour

Highest Annual Earnings By A TV Talk Show Host
Oprah Winfrey, $225 million

Most Watched Current TV Show
American Idol, Fox

Most Downloaded TV Show
Heroes, NBC
STAR Aritst the Plain White Ts is teaming up with clothing retailer Aéropostale to promote their new CD, "Big Bad World". You'll be able to buy the new album in Aéropostale stores and at Aé, and when you do, you'll get a free Plain White T's t-shirt. And right now, if you go to any Aérospostale store and try on a pair of jeans, you'll get a free exclusive download of a new song called "Love At 10th Sight." "Big Bad World" arrives in stores September 23rd.

STAR Artist Rob Thomas tells me he’s about 80% done with his second solo album which is tentatively titled "Cradle Songs" (no, it’s not a children’s album). Rob describes it as the “usual mish-mosh of styles.” Look for it in early 2009.

STAR Artist Madonna played a concert last Thursday in London that attracted 74,000 people, made $12 million and brought in celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Fergie, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman and Naomi Campbell.

Former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson got engaged over the weekend to a former contestant on VH1’s I Love New York 2.

September 12, 2008

On Drive at 5 McTrivia we talked aboout the most destructive dogs. Here's the list of the top 20 and how much havoc they wreak:
1. Great Dane - $1,200
2. Chihuahua - $1,145
3. Mastiff - $1,050
4. Basset Hound - $1,012
5. Whippet - $929
6. English Setter - $870
7. Bulldog - $800
8. Dachshund - $796
9. Boxer - $723
10. Beagle - $716
11. Greyhound - $703
12. Dalmatian - $694
13. Doberman Pinscher - $682
14. Rottweiler - $359
15. Border Collie - $319
16. Labrador - $306
17. Rhodesian Ridgeback - $305
18. Newfoundland - $290
19. Jack Russell - $287
20. Golden Retriever - $265
Sure, Chihuauas are cute and portable, but get ready to pay for ownin' one!

Here are the movies that hit theaters today!
* Burn After Reading -- Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand are two dull-witted gym employees who stumble upon a computer disc containing a former CIA analyst's memoirs, which they plan to exploit. Meanwhile, the analyst's wife is having an affair with a federal marshal, played by George Clooney. John Malkovich and Tilda Swinton co-star in the Coen Brothers' first movie since the Oscar-winning No Country For Old Men. Rated R.

* Righteous Kill -- Having appeared together in the 1995 film Heat -- they didn't share any scenes in the second Godfather movie -- Robert De Niro and Al Pacino now team up as New York City police detectives hunting down a killer. John Leguizamo, Donnie Wahlberg and rapper 50 Cent also star. Rated R.

* Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys -- Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard are two women whose families are riddled with affairs and other scandals brought by their children. Rated PG-13.

* The Women -- In this remake of the 1939 movie of the same name, MEG RYAN plays the well-to-do Mary Haines, whose friends come to her aid when she finds out about her husband's affair. The cast also includes Annette Bening, Debra Messing, Jada Punkett Smith, Eva Mendes, Candice Bergen and Bette Midler. Rated PG-13.
What’s your biggest fear if you’re STAR Artist Rob Thomas? Well think about this. Rob is married to a supermodel. So he actually takes longer to get ready than she does. He told me, “If I were more stylish, I would take less time. But I have no vision, so I have to try on everything at first if I want to wear it...I have to put on the pants, put on the shirt...put on seventeen other jackets.” Rob said he’s not vain, he’s just scared of looking like an idiot next to his super-hot wife.

Next month we’ll get a new album from STAR Artist Prince and it’ll come with its very own coaster, er…a coffee table book. It documents his 21-night stand at London’s O2 Arena last year. The CD itself is called "Indigo Nights" and is described as “a 15-track representation of what a Prince after-concert performance is like.” So is every song gonna be called “Sweaty Love”?...

Did you miss Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps? I know some girls who at least missed parts of him…This weekend Michael will host the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. Heck, he’s already been on Oprah and the MTV Video Music Awards, this should be a walk in the park.

Somewhere, someplace, someone petitioned for STAR Artist Mariah Carey to star in another movie. After seeing Glitter, who wouldn’t want that? She’s starring in a new drama called Tennessee. It’ll be in theaters in December. In the movie Mariah plays a waitress and, wait for it….an aspiring singer.

Matthew McConaughey is hoping to pass down his surfer genes to his new little baby boy. He told me recently his boy would be “getting salty soon.” I hope he does get the surfing gene. So long as he doesn’t get the “getting high while playing the bongos naked” genes.

September 11, 2008

It's the 7-year anniversary of 9/11. I hope you take a minute to remember all those we lost and celebrate the heroes of the most devestating day in U.S. history.

Britney Spears' mom Lynne has a new tell-all book in stores now. Here are some excerpts.
What Lynne thought when she saw TV footage of Britney, from whom she was estranged at the time, cutting off her hair in 2007:
The look in her eyes was desperately forlorn, angry and belligerent, all at once. I wept, praying almost incoherently that God would safeguard my daughter.
How Lynne reacted to Britney's 2004 surprise Las Vegas marriage to her friend Jason:
I was not pleased, to put it mildly. 'What were you thinking?' I chastised her. 'That's the stupidest thing I have ever heard of.'
Why Lynne thinks Britney had a meltdown:
I believe she had postpartum depression, which added to the end of her marriage and the pressures of her career, brought her to the breaking point. So many things in her life hadn't turned out the way she wanted.
How Lynne found out that Britney's 16-year-old sister Jamie-Lynn was pregnant:
Jamie-Lynn handed me a note. I unfolded it and read the words, 'Mom, I'm pregnant. I am going to keep the baby and everything is going to be okay.'...'What about our talks?' I cried. 'You told me you were a virgin!'...I was shocked, angry, sad. I must be the most naive mother in the world, I thought.
What Lynne's relationship with Britney is like today:
It has undergone tremendous healing. We are back to four or five phone calls a day.
STAR Artist Taylor Swift is on a roll. She got to do red carpet reports at the MTV Video Music Awards and has a whole mess of Country Music Association Award nominations. But she’s obviously a pop girl too – she told me her favorite part of the VMAs was getting to meet STAR Artist Pink and a very pregnant Ashlee Simpson. She told me “I got to touch Ashlee Simpson’s baby!” We should all be so lucky…

Another day, another list from Forbes magazine. Here's the Top 10 most overpaid actors in Hollywood:
1. Nicole Kidman
2. Jennifer Garner
3. Tom Cruise
4. Cameron Diaz
5. Jennifer Lopez
6. Jim Carrey
7. Nicolas Cage
8. Drew Barrymore
9. Will Ferrell
10. Cate Blanchett
You can’t get enough of The Dark Knight right? Warner Brothers is banking on it. They’re re-releasing the movie in January. It’s not that $512 million isn’t enough, it’ll be just in time for a final Oscar-season push. A source inside the studio told me “It's just a matter of bringing it back as a reminder for people.” Maybe Heath Ledger will get the Oscar all the critics think he should.

Oprah is so nice. Ok, she’s more than nice. The people at Merriam-Webster should invent a new word to describe how nice and caring Oprah is. Last year she donated $50.2 million to charity. That’s nicer than nice. That’s…nice-tacular-tastic.

First it was Jesse “The Body” Ventura in Minnesota, then Arnold in California and now we could see another celebrity governor. Star of Batman Forever, Val Kilmer is considering running for Governor of New Mexico in 2010.

STAR Artist Lifehouse will be in New York City this weekend to serenade number 4 and his new team, the Jets.

September 10, 2008

Tomorrow, Pamela Anderson will striptease on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Wanna venture into the future and see tomorrow today? Here's the clip:

Sure he didn’t have to worry about it in England, but Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe now has to deal with full-frontal nude pictures of him on the internet. The photos came from one of the shows of Equus on Broadway. Only in America. Wanna see ‘em? Ok. You asked for it. Head to

Nobody tells Donald Trump what to do. The leg-less Heather Mills learned that the hard way. A source tells me NBC chose not to book Heather as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice after she insisted to make the finals regardless of how she did on tasks. Wouldn’t that be nice? I want a raise regardless of how many encyclopedias I sell? Heather Mills isn’t clever enough to win Celebrity Apprentice and apparently isn’t clever enough to even get on Celebrity Apprentice.

I’m ok with celebrity rumors because most of the time they’re harmless. “Did you hear who’s pregnant?!” “Oh. My. God. Did you hear she got a tummy tuck?!” Yeah, I can deal with that. But rumors about someone’s death? Give me a break. A really nasty rumor started over the weekend that Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus was involved in a fatal traffic accident. The rumor is so NOT true. Miley’s alive and well and showed up at the MTV Video Music Awards very much alive. Don’t believe everything you hear on the internet. Especially that one thing about me and – well, never mind…

STAR Artist Janet Jackson is kickin’ off her first tour in seven years tonight. She’ll work in about 30 songs in two hours. Janet actually involves herself pretty heavily in the tour planning process. Why? She tells me, “I just feel that people have paid their hard-earned money and they want to see me and experience me and I want them to get a true feel of who I am."

STAR Artist Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora has set a record – and it has nothing to do with music or a breathalyzer. Richie’s bought a condo in Philly for $3.32 million – the most ever paid for a condo in that city. It gets him 2,600 square-feet, 3 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths.

Did ya miss getting your favorite NBC shows on your iPod or iPhone? Yeah me too. Fret no longer! NBC and Apple have come to terms to bring back their shows to iTunes. Normal episodes will cost $1.99, high-def cost $2.99.

STAR Artist Ashlee Simpson’s husband Pete Wentz says they are 90% sure they’re having a boy and their due date is around Thanksgiving.

September 9, 2008

STAR Artist Daughtry’s deluxe edition of their debut album hits stores today with all sorts of extra goodies like acoustic versions of their hit songs, plus a DVD with interviews, music videos and live performances. But what about a NEW CD from Daughtry?! The guys tell me they’ll actually start recording it this month. Chris Daughtry’s actually been writing material with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and Jason Wade from Lifehouse. As far as a release date, their thinking February or March.

Victoria Beckham is sporting a new hair style done by stylist to the stars Garren. He said, “It was clear we had to go short and create a new look that embraced her beauty, great personality and body.” What do you think? - check out the new do:

Tsk tsk Jerry O’Connell. Even if your wife IS pregnant, you don’t announce how BIG she is on national television. Jerry was recently on Conan where he called his wife Rebecca Romijn “huge”. Now he’s feeling some backlash. He says quote “I regret calling my wife 'huge' on Conan O'Brien. I meant to say that there are specific areas of my wife that are larger than normal and growing every day. All other portions of my wife are quite petite. I apologize to her and will be coming home with flowers.” Good boy.

Brad Pitt didn’t make George Clooney an offer he couldn’t refuse. Brad tells me, despite being best buds, George is not the godfather of the new Brangelina twins. According to Brad, George hates kids and “I love the twins too much to subject them to George.”

I can’t help it. One of my guilty pleasures is watching Project Runway. Last season Posh Spice was the guest judge on the season finale and this year rumors abound Jennifer Lopez will be watching and critiquing from the side of the runway.

STAR Artist Natasha Bedingfield is getting married. Her boyfriend recently proposed to her in New York but they haven’t set a date yet, they’re still in celebratory mode. Natasha called herself “the luckiest girl in the world.”

According to her sister Jessica, the rumors about STAR Artist Ashlee Simpson being pregnant with twins are…false. Sad.

September 8, 2008

If there was any doubt the summer movie season has come to a close, this weekend proved it. Nicolas Cage’s new flick Bangkok Dangerous was the top-grossing movie in the slowest box office weekend in nearly seven years.
Here's a rundown of the complete Top 10:
1. Bangkok Dangerous, $7.8 million
2. Tropic Thunder, $7.5 million
3. The House Bunny, $5.9 million
4. The Dark Knight, $5.7 million
5. Traitor, $4.7 million
6. Babylon A.D., $4 million
7. Death Race, $3.6 million
8. Disaster Movie, $3.3 million
9. Mamma Mia, $2.7 million
10. Pineapple Express, $2.4 million
Former Diff’rent Strokes star Gary Cloeman is back in the news/police blotter. Why? Just a small matter of car versus human. Gary reportedly ran into a man outside a bowling alley because he was angry at the guy for taking pictures of him. Police say the matter is under investigation but neither man was cited for anything. But wait, Gary Coleman went bowling? Was he the ball?...

Even in a tough economy, you’ll open your wallet to give to a great cause. Organizers say Friday night’s historic star-studded Stand Up To Cancer helped push donations past $100 million. The money will go directly to funding research programs that will help defeat cancer.

What is wrong with the world when Britney Spears wins 3 Moonmen at the MTV Video Music Awards?!

Tobey Maguire is caught in a web of rumors online. Over the weekend a Hollywood insider recently told me Tobey and Spider-Man director Sam Rami are very close to signing on for Spider-Man 4 and 5 - but today another source says that kind of speculation is premature. Hey I don’t care, as long as they eventually make it happen, and it’s better than Spider-Man 3

STAR Artist David Cook is on the season premiere of Oprah today where he’ll perform "Time of My Life" and he announced today his highly anticipated new album will hit stores November 18th.

STAR Artist KT Tunstall finally tied the knot with her drummer on Saturday in Scotland.

STAR Artist OneRepublic has announced their very first nationwide headlining tour. They’ll come as close as Carthage College in Kenosha on November 2nd.

Rumor has it STAR Artist Ashlee Simpson is pregnant. Oh we already know she is. Rumor has it she’s pregnant with twins!

September 5, 2008

TV Guide has ranked the Top 10 Television Pilots (first episodes) of all-time. Here they are:
1. Lost (2004)
2. 24 (2001)
3. The Shield (2002)
4. The Sopranos (1999)
5. 30 Rock (2006)
6. Football Wives (2007)
7. Desperate Housewives (2004)
8. Saturday Night Live (1975)
9. ER (1994)
10. Alias (2001
If you haven't seen the Lost pilot, go to Blockbuster and rent the first disc of season 1 - it's like a mini-movie - SO good.

Pagng Dr. Greene…NBC announced yesterday that Anthony Edwards will be coming back to ER to reprise his role as Dr. Mark Greene. Don’t worry they won’t be resurrecting him from the brain tumor death that ended his storyline 6 years ago, he’ll just be in a flashback. And wouldn’t ya know it, that flashback will appear during November sweeps.

Nicolas Cage aims to take Tropic Thunder down a notch this weekend at the movie, his new one Bangkok Dangerous comes out today. He plays an assassin named Joe hired to kill a crime boss in Thailand. Bangkok Dangerous is the only new movie opening nationally this weekend.

Not a lot of people knew they were even working on it but STAR Artist Nickelback will drop a new album on us November 18th with a first single called “If Today Was Your Last Day.” This will be the follow-up to "All The Right Reasons" which has sold over 7 million copies and is still charting on the Billboard 100.

The sisterly duo known as STAR Artist Heart sent the McCain campaign a cease and desist letter when their song Barracuda was used twice without permission at the Republican National Convention.

On their website, STAR Artist Snow Patrol who sing the song “Chasing Cars” posted the track list for their new CD "A Hundred Million Songs" and everything looks normal until the final song “The Lightning Strike” which has 3 SUB-titles. Why? Because it’s 16 minutes long. Band members acknowledged to me “It’s by far the longest we’ve ever done. Don’t be frightened though, it’s great.” You’ll get to hear what that sounds like when the new album hits stores October 28th.

September 4, 2008

As voted on by you, or someone you know who voted in this, MovieFone has put out the top movies of the summer. The best superhero movie? Sex & the City. Wait, no. The Dark Knight. Sorry. Best CHICK FLICK was Sex & the City. Funniest Comedy honors went to Tropic Thunder. Best Family Film was claimed by WALL-E, probably my favorite movie of the summer. The Dark Knight was voted the movie most worth your hard-earned cash, least worth it, not surprisingly, was Eddie Murphy’s Meet Dave. Looking ahead a year or so MovieFone asked which 2009 summer movie you’re most excited to see. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the top vote getter. Though I’d still rather see it in November. Stupid movie company…

Actor David Spade is taking the high road after a recent paternity test proved he IS the father of a child born to a Playboy Playmate last week. He had said in the past “If it is true that I am the father of her child, then I will accept responsibility.” Time to put your money where your mouth is bud.

First Harry Potter, now this. The new U2 album’s release date has been pushed back. On the band’s official website Bono wrote the new CD will be “nearly ready for the new year of 2009.”

Oprah’s back new on Monday and none other then American Idol winner and STAR Artist David Cook will be the special musical guest to serenade the 175 Olympians Oprah plans to salute. David actually flew to Chicago yesterday to tape the performance then rejoined the American Idols tour. Busy dude.

STAR Artist Christina Aguilera is puttin’ out her first greatest hits CD called "Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade of Hits". On the CD you’ll get 10 of her biggest songs, 2 of them re-recorded especially for the album AND two new songs. Look for the CD exclusively at Target on November 11th.

NBC won’t confirm anything but I hear Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton is in talks to appear on next season’s Celebrity Apprentice. He's hoping he's tasked with selling triple axels.

STAR Artist Natasha Bedingfield met David Archuleta when she appeared on American Idol this past season and it looks like their paths will cross again. Rumor has it they’ll be getting together for a collaboration. Is that official? Natasha says "Not yet...we've talked about it, though. I definitely said I'd love to write something for him."