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'Ugly Betty' 4.19 Preview: Return of the Old Flame

April 01, 2010 06:46:05 GMT


With two episodes left before the series ends, "Ugly Betty" makes a room for the return of Betty's old flame. Christopher Gorham reprises his role as Henry who left New York and comes back in town with a kid in his arm.

This will also be the episode where Bryan Batt from "Mad Men" guest stars as a soap opera star. Batt's Spencer Cannon is a client of Amanda who is determined to set him up with Marc. According to TV Guide, there is a chance that Batt will recur the role up until the April 14 finale.

'Saturday Night Live' Hires Gabourey Sidibe to Host

April 01, 2010 04:50:21 GMT


Surviving from the lost in Oscars and the harsh criticism from Howard Stern, Gabourey Sidibe takes a step forward in her career by taking the hosting job on "Saturday Night Live". E! Online heard from a source that the deal is done to have the "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" star on the variety show.

However, her date is not yet revealed. The next three weeks' slots have been filled by Jennifer Lopez, Tina Fey and Ryan Phillippe respectively. This leaves April 24 slot empty and available for Sidibe. MGMT have been confirmed to be the musical act that episode. Meanwhile, Betty White was announced to be the host on May 8.

'Modern Family' and 'Glee' Are Top Winners at Peabody Awards

April 01, 2010 04:43:59 GMT


Hit U.S. TV shows "Modern Family" and "Glee" and British drama "The Day that Lehman Died" were among top winners at the 69th Annual Peabody Awards. The 2009 winners, recognized for excellence in radio, television, cable and electronic media, were announced at the University of Georgia on Wednesday, March 31. No specific categories are awarded.

Other honorees include, The Sundance Channel's "Brick City", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", and HBO's "In Treatment", "The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" and "Thrilla in Manila". SesameStreet.org and the National Public Radio's website were also named as online winners.

How 'Glee' Will Tackle Lady GaGa Episode Revealed

April 01, 2010 04:19:18 GMT


More details about Lady GaGa-centric episode of "Glee" are shared by the cast as well as creator Ryan Murphy. Two songs which are confirmed being performed are "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face". While the former will be sung by the whole club, the latter is a solo for Lea Michele's Rachel. "Lea does a very stripped-down version of 'Poker Face'," Murphy said.

"Romance" will be one of the big pieces in the episode which hasn't got an air date yet. For the performance, all the cast will wear GaGa-esque wardrobe which are made by the same designers who create GaGa's. Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt, explained "The outfits are gonna be incredible. All the costumes are outrageous and legit. I actually went to the tailor this morning who makes the real GaGa outfits. They're going all-out."

'American Idol' Sends Home Didi Benami


April 01, 2010 03:05:46 GMT


Didi Benami did not survive both the third week of big stage and the last chance to impress the judges. The 23-year-old from Knoxville, Tennessee was sent packing in R 'n' B week after Simon Cowell and co. refused to use the judges' save to keep her in the competition although the studio audience wanted them to.

Mentored by Usher, Didi sang a rendition of Jimmy Ruffin's "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" on Tuesday, March 30 night. "It was like swimming in jelly," Cowell said, adding it was over-the-top, old-fashioned and off melody.

LL Cool J's Interview Removed From Sarah Palin's TV Ad

April 01, 2010 02:38:15 GMT


Fox TV executives have cut LL Cool J's appearance in a new ad for former Alaska Governor and U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's new TV special after complaints from the rapper. The hitmaker was upset when he heard an old interview with him was being used to promote Palin's "Real American Stories".

Palin has signed up as a correspondent for U.S. network Fox, and she'll also front her own show, which tells the life story of well-known Americans like LL Cool J and country singer Toby Keith. Promos for the show previewed clips of an interview the rapper purportedly gave to Palin, in which he describes how his family "is very pro-American".

Ashley Tisdale to Star in 'High School Musical' Spin-Off


April 01, 2010 02:37:28 GMT


One of the original cast of "High School Musical" will get more screen time with a new spin-off which will be premiered in summer 2011. Ashley Tisdale will reprise her diva role as Sharpay Evans in a new original movie called "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure". Tisdale who owns production company Blondie Girl will also serve as the executive producer.

In the TV movie, Sharpay realizes her dream and moves to New York with her pet dog Boi after being discovered by a talent scout. Once there however, Sharpay quickly finds out that making it big in the Big Apple is not as easy as she thought and she has to temper her expectations somewhat if she's going to thrive.

Shannen Doherty Refuses to Come to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

April 01, 2010 02:27:11 GMT


Sore loser Shannen Doherty declined an offer to appear on late-night U.S. TV on Tuesday, March 30 after becoming the first celebrity to be voted off "Dancing with the Stars". As is tradition on the show, the rejected stars and their dance partners hot foot it over to "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" once the contest ends for them - but the former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star was too upset to make an appearance.

In making the announcement on his show, comedian Jimmy Kimmel said, "Never in the history of our show has a dancer declined our invitation to participate."

Second Promo Poster of 'True Blood'


March 31, 2010 08:54:57 GMT


The new poster of "True Blood" is toying with the slang "MILF". Presented in the simplest manner, the second poster to promote the third season consists of a single word "VILF", with the "V" standing for Vampire.

There will be 10 other posters released in the coming weeks as part of the event leading to the June 13 premiere of season 3. "We're starting pretty far out and striving to empower the show's rabid fan base with key pieces of content," said Courteney Monroe, executive VP consumer marketing at HBO. According to THR, the posters have no connecting theme, with each existing as a stand-alone and, the network hopes, viral-friendly image.

'V' 1.06 Preview: Pound of Flesh

March 31, 2010 08:29:01 GMT


"V" officially returns to TV screen this week with new episodes. On April 6, Anna introduces her pilot program to invite select groups of humans to stay on each of the 29 space ships. Meanwhile, Ryan must deal with the fact that Valerie's pregnancy is wildly accelerated. Tyler learns a secret about his mom and one of the team makes a sacrifice to save Ryan.

"People should expect to be presented with great main characters that won't always make the right choices," exec producer Jace Hall said in an interview with Examiner about the second half of the series. "As we all know, in life, happy endings are far from guaranteed for everyone. That being said, the show is definitely not going to be a dark, fugitive, purely resistance story. Certainly there will be some dark elements, and the stakes are always incredibly high, but the show also aims to be rewarding with great fun and depth of discovery."

'NCIS' and 'NCIS: LA' April 6 Preview

March 31, 2010 07:35:23 GMT


In the next "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service", the death of a Navy officer leads Gibbs and the team into the world of high-priced call girls. They rely on D.C. Madam Holly Snow to help them catch a killer.

Called "Guilty Pleasure", the episode sees Dina Meyer reprising her role as D.C. Madam Holly Snow and Adam Kaufman reprising his role as Homicide Detective Philip McCadden. After this one, "NCIS" will take a two-week break to come back on April 27.

Matt Damon Coming to '30 Rock'

March 31, 2010 06:32:47 GMT


Tina Fey successfully captured Matt Damon to star on "30 Rock". The producer/writer/actress said in December 2009 that Damon was one of the actors on top of her list for a guest on the show, and it has just been confirmed that her wish is coming true.

Not one single information like whether he plays himself or a character is released. However, a rep for the actor confirmed to Gossip Cop that he is going to be part of the sitcom's final episodes which may as well take place in May.

'The Hills' Season 6 Trailer: More Drama Coming Up


March 31, 2010 04:27:20 GMT


The first trailer of "The Hills" reminds fans of the reality series that drama is not toned down in the sixth season. Tears, divorce, drug scandal, new love are all inclusive in the new season which will also mark the end of the series.

Heidi Montag will show her mother for the first time the result of her numerous plastic surgeries. She visits her mom, saying "Nobody's seen Heidi 3.0," before asking "Do I look good?" Beside her look, Heidi is also worried about her marriage to Spencer Pratt. "I didn't think on my one year anniversary I would be getting divorced," she tells Kristin Cavallari.

'Lost' 6.11 Preview: Happily Ever After

March 31, 2010 03:56:33 GMT


The new preview of "Lost" uses the bagpipe version of "Amazing Grace", indicating that the episode will focus on Henry Ian Cusick's Desmond. In his previous EW podcast, creator Damon Lindelof had confirmed that Desmond will pop up in the current timeline or the sideways in several episodes, and this would be one of it.

With six new episodes left, the April 6 episode of "Lost" reveals that despite dreams, lives and love being lost, a path will be found. Charles Widmore tells Desmond that the island is not done with him yet.

Shannen Doherty, First Eliminated Celeb on 'DWTS'


March 31, 2010 02:14:18 GMT


Although they received low scores, Buzz Aldrin and Kate Gosselin survived the first elimination week of "Dancing with the Stars". The celebrity taking the bad news is Shannen Doherty who actually got a moderate sum of two-week scores, 38 out of 60.

The result was so shocking that even Pamela Anderson was in the bottom two. Host Tom Bergeron tweeted few hours before the show began, "Just found out tonight's bottom two on DWTS! WTF???". Pamela was in fact one of the judges' favorites. She was given a combined 43 out of 60 in the two dances.
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