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Coldplay Apologize for Turning Down 'Glee' Offer

June 16, 2010 03:15:16 GMT


British rockers Coldplay have issued an apology to the makers of hit U.S. show "Glee" for turning down a request to use their music on the program - and they have backtracked by giving producers access to their full catalogue. Creator Ryan Murphy asked the "Yellow" hitmakers if he could showcase their songs for a special episode, but the band turned him down.

After the success of a Madonna tribute show in April, the rockers have now admitted to Murphy they "were wrong" to have snubbed the opportunity and have offered him full use of their entire music catalogue.

Christopher Eccleston Explains His Exit From 'Doctor Who'


June 16, 2010 03:13:39 GMT


Former "Doctor Who" star Christopher Eccleston has criticized TV bosses behind the hit show, revealing he quit the cult sci-fi series because of the way the cast and crew were treated. The "Amelia" actor played the Time Lord when the show was revived in 2004, but left after just one season.

BBC executives said at the time that he left because he was tired and didn't want to be typecast - but Eccleston has dismissed their claims. He tells Britain's Radio Times, "They handled it very badly but issued an apology."

'True Blood' Takes a Big Bite Out of Ratings

June 16, 2010 02:36:48 GMT


The numbers are in, HBO's effort in heavily promoting "True Blood" season 3 did not go in vain. The new season was off to a strong start on Sunday, June 13 when approximately 5.1 million viewers tuned in. It is a staggering 38% increase over the second season debut and 19% more than the season 2 average.

When summed up with the 11 P.M. encore broadcast, the number drew a total of 6.4 million viewers. 5.1 million however is not the show's highest peak for an August 2009 episode took in 5.3 million. Nevertheless, "True Blood" is on the run to become HBO's most successful investment after "The Sopranos" and "Sex and the City".

'Bachelorette' Ali Cuts Two More Men in Week 4

June 15, 2010 09:29:45 GMT


Jonathan Novack the weatherman and Jesse Beck the general contractor have been eliminated from "The Bachelorette". Ali Fedotowsky chose to let them go in the fourth episode airing Monday, June 14, leaving nine including bad boy Justin Rego to compete for her heart.

Both Jonathan and Jesse were in the group date along with Roberto, Craig, Kirk, Frank and Ty. These men were pitted against each other in an audition for "The Lion King" stage performance in order to win a date with Ali. Roberto won the challenge, leaving Jesse who was lauded for his golden voice and the rest of the boys in dismay.

Victoria Adams Is 'Queen for a Day' on 'SpongeBob SquarePants'


June 15, 2010 09:12:57 GMT


Victoria Adams has joined the growing list of celebrities swimming to Bikini Bottom for a cameo appearance in animated kids show "SpongeBob SquarePants". The former Spice Girls jumped at the chance to voice a mermaid character on the show because her three sons are big fans of SpongeBob.

She follows in the footsteps of Johnny Depp, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie and original TV "Batman" Adam West. And she can't wait for her boys, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, to catch the show when it airs in July.

Ryan Kwanten on Lindsay Lohan as 'True Blood' Cast: Not in the Forseeable Future


June 15, 2010 09:03:12 GMT


"True Blood" star Ryan Kwanten has dismissed reports suggesting Lindsay Lohan will be sinking her teeth into the hit TV drama. The "Mean Girls" star is a huge fan of the vampire series, and website gossips have begun to speculate about a possible role for the actress.

But Aussie actor Kwanten insists there are no plans for the 23-year-old songstress to join the show. Asked if Lohan is being lined up as a castmate, he tells E! online, "Not in the forseeable future."

Photos: 'Eclipse' Stars Taping 'Jimmy Kimmel' Special


June 15, 2010 08:51:44 GMT


Jimmy Kimmel is lucky to get not only one or two of "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" cast to visit "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" but almost everybody. The talk show host has invited from Robert Pattinson to Bryce Dallas Howard to attend a special episode which is called "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Twilight Saga: Total Eclipse of the Heart".

Other confirmed actors on the show are Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Xavier Samuel, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser and Ashley Greene. ABC said that "Kimmel Live" will be the only primetime special where the cast of "Eclipse" will turn up.

'FNL' Welcomes Back Adrianne Palicki and Taylor Kitsch

June 15, 2010 08:04:28 GMT


More and more former cast are paying "Friday Night Lights" a final tribute by agreeing to come for at least one episode. Following the news that Zach Gilford who plays Matt will return to the show that catapulted him to success, EW said that Adrianne Palicki and Taylor Kitsch have also struck similar deal.

However, unlike Gilford who is scheduled to appear in four episodes including the season finale, Palicki has less episode commitment. The actress who tackles the role of Tyra is likely to come back in the last two episodes while Kitsch who plays Tim will join Gilford in the final four.

Betty White and Co-Stars at 'Hot in Cleveland' Premiere


June 15, 2010 07:22:04 GMT


Betty White showed her best smile when attending the special red carpet event for "Hot in Cleveland". The television world's hottest commodity showed her support to the new TV Land series by coming to the premiere held at New York City's Crosby Street Hotel on Monday, June 14.

She was accompanied on the photo call by her co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, and Jane Leeves who were all dressed up in black. Beside the main cast, there were also familiar faces on television such as Bryan Batt, Kristin Chenoweth, Christian Siriano, Raquel Welch, and Sean Hayes.

Betty White Dislikes Reality TV

June 15, 2010 05:02:44 GMT


Beloved actress Betty White has ruled out boosting her career comeback with an appearance in a reality TV series, insisting she's not a fan of the popular genre.

The former "Golden Girls" star has breathed new life into her TV career at the age of 88, recently launching her own U.S. comedy series "Hot in Cleveland", and delivering a highly-anticipated performance on sketch show "Saturday Night Live".

Jake Pavelka 'Won' a Role on 'Drop Dead Diva'

June 15, 2010 04:33:31 GMT


"The Bachelor" star Jake Pavelka will finally do fiction for he has been cast to play a role in Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva". "I am honored to be a part of 'Drop Dead Diva' this season, and cannot wait to meet the cast and crew," Pavelka said.

He went in audition and right away won everyone's attention. "When Jake came into the office to audition for the role, the whole production came to a stop. Everyone wanted to talk with him. He was so gracious and charming. He was spot-on and won the role in the room," creator and executive producer Josh Berman recalled.

Jenny McCarthy Signed by Oprah Winfrey to Develop Her Own Show

June 15, 2010 04:23:48 GMT


Jenny McCarthy is set to follow in the footsteps of talk show queen Oprah Winfrey after signing a deal to develop her own TV series with the media mogul. The Playboy model-turned-actress has landed a development deal with Winfrey's Harpo Productions.

Harpo executives have not elaborated on the content of McCarthy's series, but they insist it won't be in a similar format to the TV star's current U.S. chat show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show", which will go off the air next year. Executives have yet to confirm if McCarthy's series will launch on Winfrey's new TV network, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

First Promos of 'Mad Men' Season 4


June 15, 2010 03:54:05 GMT


AMC has started airing the promos to the fourth season of "Mad Men", releasing three videos that have different point of views from two of the main characters. The first one is a mash up of scenes from the new season which will see Don Draper starting a new ad agency after his life fell out of control in the third season finale.

The second promo recalls the time Don as a man who has it all before his wife Betty opens the Pandora box. The lead male is giving himself a fresh start at work when Betty kicks him out of the house and takes the children with her.

TV Nominees of 2010 Teen Choice Awards


June 15, 2010 02:57:33 GMT


The names that will compete in the television category of 2010 Teen Choice Awards have been unveiled. "Glee" and "The Vampire Diaries" are close to dominate the list but it is "Gossip Girl" that has the biggest chance in multiple winning with its six nominations. Naturally by network, it's The CW on the lead.

"Gossip" is followed closely in the drama category by "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" which earns four. They have a stiff competition in the category of Choice TV Actor where two of "Gossip" cast Chace Crawford and Penn Badgley will battle it out with "Teenager" cast Ken Baumann and Daren Kagasoff.

'True Blood' 3.02 Preview: Beautifully Broken

June 14, 2010 08:51:41 GMT


"True Blood" season 3 officially kicks off on June 13 and the story of Sam's family continues to peel away in the second episode. In "Beautifully Broken", Tommy puts his rifle on Sam's temple, not knowing who he is. Sam tests the strength of his family bonds.

Meanwhile, the show welcomes a new vampire in Bon Temps. Played by "The Tudors" alum, James Frain, bloodsucker Franklin Mott is the new love interest of broken-hearted Tara whose boyfriend Eggs was possessed by demon and killed last season. Described as tall, dark and handsome, Mott is to share an immediate and torrid connection with Tara when he steps in the Merlotte's.
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