October 2, 2008

There's a cast list floating around for the new Celebrity Apprentice. Wanna see it?
* Deal or No Deal briefcase model Claudia Jordan
* Singer Brian McKnight
* (Not-so) funnyman Tom Green
* Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian (what a great family)
* Former basketball star Dennis Rodman
* Mother-daughter tandem Joan and Melissa Rivers
* Foul-mouthed comic Andrew Dice Clay
* TLC singer Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
* Ex-football player Herschel Walker
* Former ice skater Scott Hamilton
* Poker player Annie Duke
* Country singer/musician Clint Black
* LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis
* Baywatch actress Brande Roderick
* Monster Garage star & Sandra Bullock hubby Jesse James.
The Celebrity Apprentice premieres in January on NBC. It's gonna be an epic disaster.

Former American Idol wanna-be David Archuleta is taking a break from working on his debut album to make his acting debut as himself on the Nickelodeon series iCarly. I hear he’ll be appearing on an American Idol-like show and gets a big spike in votes when he appears on one of Carly’s webcasts. That episode’s a way off - look for that next spring.

STAR Artist Taylor Swift and Camp Rock stars the Jonas Brothers certainly have a lot in common considering their age and what they do for a living. So when they hang out it’s not surprising they talk about music and the industry but Taylor tells me it’s not all about that, “We don't just sit there and geek out over guitar chords 24/7. It's really fun to be around people who do the same thing that I do, because you know when to turn it off.”

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Leonardo DiCaprio, so let’s do it! He’s got a new movie coming out next week called Body of Lies and in doing the press tour from the movie he has manage to confuse many major entertainment publications. First he told the AP he has no plans to really settle down but then he turned around and told Parade magazine he wanted to “get married and have children.” He did acknowledge that contradicts everything he’s said in the past. His current girlfriend says she doesn’t believe in marriage, “A couple doesn’t need a contract.” Well good luck getting her to sign a prenup, Leo.

Ever since his break up with Jennifer Aniston, STAR Artist John Mayer just isn’t the same carnivorous ladies man he once was. One of his friends tells me he just “isn’t into anyone” and has been spending all his time with longtime friends, even some high school pals who John refers to as his “circle of trust.”

I’ve got some more details about STAR Artist Sara Bareilles’ new live DVD. It includes a full concert in San Francisco, plus behind-the-scene footage and exclusive acoustic performances. If you want to take that San Fran concert with you, they’ve also thrown in a regular CD with the DVD. Look for it in stores October 28th.

After leaving The View over a year ago, Rosie O’Donnell may be getting ready for a full-time return to TV. A source tells me Rosie will host a live primetime special, Rosie’s Variety Show (how creative…) on November 26th, Thanksgiving Eve. It’ll have sketches, musical acts, celebrity guests, and evidently entertainment value – we’ll see about that. The special could dovetail into a full-time job for Rosie starting in 2009.

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