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Jamie Murray Plays the Cougar on 'The Beautiful Life'

August 18, 2009 04:51:50 GMT

One scandal to look forward to on "The Beautiful Life: TBL" is the age-inappropriate liaison between Corbin Bleu's Isaac and an older female. The show has found the actress who will lure Isaac into her nest, signing the Lila Tournay of "Dexter", Jamie Murray, to star as Vivienne.

Vivienne is a wardrobe stylist who sets her sight on Isaac, one of the young models trying to create their existence in the super competitive world of fashion in New York City. The character will appear for a multiepisode arc in the first season that kicks off September 16 at 9/8c.

The 16 Cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 9

August 18, 2009 03:52:54 GMT

Names of celebrities that will show their dancing skills on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars" have been revealed. Announced through "Good Morning America" on Monday, August 17, the line-up includes singer Kelly Osbourne and excludes designer Vera Wang.

Contrary to early rumors, Wang will not appear in this season, neither will Dean McDermott, Audrina Patridge and Lou Ferrigno. But the group is diverse in its own way because for the first time, it includes a former House Majority leader, Texan Congressman Tom DeLay.

Preview of 'True Blood' 2.10: New World in My View

August 17, 2009 04:43:09 GMT

"True Blood" will go back to Bon Temps in the brand new episode next week. Returning to their small northern Louisiana town, Sookie, Bill and Jason are presented with chaos and a series of challenges. Bill discovers that he doesn't know how to defeat Maryann as traditional vampire techniques don't work on her.

Sookie attempts to get through to Tara, who is engulfed in darkness. Hoyt and Jessica try to keep Maxine's madness a secret, while Sam and Andy are lured back to Merlottes by Arlene and find refuge from a group of bloodthirsty revelers. With all hell breaking loose, Jason takes the bull by the horns to rescue Sam, at least for the moment.

Confirmed: No 'Ugly Betty' in Paula Abdul's Future

August 17, 2009 03:14:22 GMT

Paula Abdul won't be making a move to "Ugly Betty" after all. The Los Angeles Times reported ABC has confirmed exclusively on Sunday, August 16, that talks between the network and the former "American Idol" judge have fallen apart, resulting in her out from the guest stars' list of the comedy drama series' season four.

Following the confirmation, TMZ came up with speculation on one of the reasons behind the talk break-down, pointing out that Paula still thinks there's a chance she'll return to "Idol". Going further with another speculation, the site suggested that the 47-year-old was upset at the series' producers for leaking the news she was talking to them about doing the show.

Kelly Osbourne In Talks to Join 'Dancing with the Stars'

August 17, 2009 03:12:58 GMT

Troubled pop/rock singer Kelly Osbourne is said to join the celeb contestants of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" for its ninth season. Her agent, according to a source, "is in talks with the producers", adding "They are close to clinching a deal and she is really excited about the prospect of appearing on the show."

Prepping for her not-yet-confirmed appearance in the hit dancing competition, Kelly reportedly has been busy getting in shape with trainer at a gym in her native London. "She has been to the KX gym in Chelsea for private classes to make sure she's in tip-top condition," continues the source. "She's not a natural dancer and wants to be in the best shape possible."

Kelly Clarkson and LeBron James to Inspire Youth in TV Special

August 15, 2009 06:48:08 GMT

Supporting President Barack Obama's goal to have bigger number of highly-skilled workers in U.S., Kelly Clarkson and LeBron James team up with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a project called "Get Schooled: You Have the Right". The singer and the basketball ace will inspire America's youth to pursue higher education in a TV special aired on September 8.

MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, CMT and 18 other youth-oriented channels owned by Viacom TV will broadcast it simultaneously on the day that also marks the start of a new U.S. school year. Kelly and James, who are high school graduates, will talk about key educators in their lives who helped them to succeed.

Jerry Seinfeld Invited to 'Jay Leno Show' Debut

August 15, 2009 06:17:10 GMT

Jerry Seinfeld takes the honor of being the first guest on the premiere of "The Jay Leno Show". The comedian will be the main talker on the September 14 episode where Jay Leno makes his debut after stepping down from his show of 17 years, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".

During his appearance, Seinfeld will promote his concerts at Ceasars Palace on December 26 and 27. He is also there to support the "Seinfeld"-themed story arc on the upcoming season of Larry David's HBO comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and his upcoming NBC venture, "The Marriage Ref".

Sneak Peeks to 'True Blood' 2.09: I Will Rise Up

August 15, 2009 04:45:14 GMT

There are two previews shared for the upcoming episode of "True Blood". Both clips from "I Will Rise Up" show a conversation among three people, the first one being Jessica, Hoyt and his mother Maxine while the second one being Tara, Eggs and Maryann.

Maxine obviously shows her dislike of her son dating a vampire. On the other hand, Jessica is trying hard to impress her by recalling the time when she was still mortal. Meanwhile, Maryann offers Tara to be blackened out but she refuses, reasoning that she saw what it did to her mother.

New 'Vampire Diaries' Promo: I Want to Suck Your...

August 15, 2009 04:03:51 GMT

The CW drops a promo of "The Vampire Diaries" that gives a whole new perspective about the show. After several times being previewed as dark and romantic, the series is shown its comedic and lighter side.

It's focused on the arrival of Stefan to Mystic Falls High School and how his all-black appearance turns a few heads. The girls, including Elena, are checking him out and thinking that he has a sexy back. Elena's potential rival Candice Accola's Caroline is previewed in this promo.

Mary J. Blige to Audition 'American Idol' Hopefuls

August 15, 2009 03:16:38 GMT

Mary J. Blige is doing "American Idol" a favor by making a room in her schedule for judging time. The R 'n' B singer will be auditioning hopefuls in Atlanta, joining Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi. Blige is expected to head to Atlanta this week before the auditions are held on Sunday (August 16) and Monday (August 17).

With the absence of Paula Abdul, producers of the reality show are hiring guest judges until they can determine a replacement for Paula. Victoria Adams has done her part in Boston on Friday, August 14. "The judges and production team have been having a lot of fun with Victoria," a show source said. "She's had a great response so far, and has been really warm with the contestants."

Sonic Youth Coming to 'Gossip Girl' for Lily and Rufus

August 15, 2009 02:34:44 GMT

"Gossip Girl" is inviting more and more music acts to its show with the latest being Sonic Youth. Confirmed by EW, the rock band's appearance will be featured in the 5th episode where the attention will be given to engaged couple Rufus and Lily. Creator Stephanie Savage won't detail the circumstances but it is presumed that the band may play in their wedding. "Just draw your own conclusions," she said with a laugh.

On how she stumbled upon the idea having Sonic to perform, Savage said that vocalist Thurston Moore did a cut cover of Ramones' "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" with Be Your Own Pet's Jemina Pearl last year for Jenny's guerrilla fashion show scene. The talks kind of continued from there that they are now filming for the particular episode.

'Glee' Previews Its Raunchy Dance Sequence

August 14, 2009 08:35:51 GMT

Posted on its official MySpace page is a new sneak peek to the season premiere of "Glee". Added with commentaries from the cast such as Jenna Ushkowitz, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer, the clip is highlighting on the dancing sequence to Salt-N-Pepa's 1987 classic "Push It".

Consisting of misfits and social outcasts, the Glee Club is in desperate attempt to attract more members. In the episode "Showmance", they decide to get it down and dirty by performing a raunchy version of "Push It" that can make people learn "where babies come from".

TNT's 'Saving Grace' Coming to an End Next Summer

August 14, 2009 07:36:39 GMT

The running time of "Saving Grace" has wound down and will officially come to a halt next summer. TNT has ordered three additional episodes on top of the original 15 so that producers can wrap it up with the second part of season 3 consisting of final nine episodes.

After the second season last summer, TNT put the order for 15 episodes which will be split into two. The first nine are the ones currently airing on the cable, and the rest are supposed to go in the winter. With the three extra episodes, the series can have another half season which serves as the ending for the whole drama.

Kate Winslet Is 'Mildred Pierce' in Miniseries Adaptation

August 14, 2009 06:42:15 GMT

Already spawned into a feature film, James M. Cain's 1941 novel "Mildred Pierce" is going to be adapted into a miniseries as well. Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has been attached to star as the titular character, Mildred Pierce, a middle-class mother of two who attempts to maintain her and her family's social position during the Great Depression.

Set to be in the writing credit and behind the lens is Todd Haynes, the director and scriptwriter of Bob Dylan's biopic "I'm Not There". There has been no network yet that has secured the broadcasting right but sources told Variety that HBO is the front runner in the race.

First Season 5 Promo of 'Supernatural'

August 14, 2009 05:01:56 GMT

Short but intense promo of "Supernatural" is released by The CW. It picks up where the fourth season left off, showing Dean and Sam being too late to reach through the gate. Trapped inside the place where the seal is broken, they are tortured by a high-pitched tone which supposedly is how Hell sounds like.

In the fourth season finale, Sam was lured by Ruby to kill Lilith. But unfortunately, killing the demon opened the chance for Lucifer to rise. The Devil of all the devils will be the main problem for the Winchester boys in the fifth season. "Dexter" star Mark Pellegrino is playing the antagonistic character who is described as "soft-spoken, strangely sympathetic, more vulnerable than evil" and has "piercing eyes."
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