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'Lost' Wins Over Obama, to Resume Feb 2 Premiere

January 09, 2010 04:45:15 GMT

A breathe of relief can be taken by "Lost" fans as it was announced that the premiere of season 6 will not be pre-empted by President Obama's State of the Union address. The final season will kick off as scheduled on February 2 on ABC while the speech is still not scheduled.

"I don't foresee a scenario in which the millions of people that hope to finally get some conclusion in 'Lost' are preempted by the president," the White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said. He, however, did not directly indicate that it was "Lost" that caused the speech to be bumped from the primetime although he came into knowledge that "it's a big deal at ABC."

Quentin Tarantino Bets Vinnie Jones Will Win 'Celebrity Big Brother'


January 09, 2010 03:40:13 GMT

Quentin Tarantino has spoken out in favor of his friend Vinnie Jones backing him to win a British reality TV show because of his great "personality and character." The soccer star-turned-actor is currently competing on U.K. series "Celebrity Big Brother" alongside other stars including Stephen Baldwin, Sisqo and former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss.

And the "Kill Bill" filmmaker, who befriended Jones in 2007, has praised his pal for carving out a successful career in Hollywood since giving up life on the soccer pitch. He says, "If the winner (of 'Celebrity Big Brother') is judged on personality and character, then Vinnie can be the only winner. He is one of the most charismatic guys in Hollywood and people who know him not only know that he is a fantastic person but that he has a heart of pure gold. I'm honoured to call him my friend."

'Mad Men' Dominates 62nd Annual DGA Awards Nomination

January 09, 2010 03:10:08 GMT

"Mad Men" crew prove themselves that they work with the best. The AMC drama has just received three nominations at 2010 Directors Guild Awards. Three episodic directors, Jennifer Getzinger, Lesli Linka Glatter and Matthew Weiner, will compete against each other in Dramatic Series category.

The domination by "Mad Men" is almost being toppled by FOX's new series, "Glee", which nabs two under the category of Comedy Series. Similarly, HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" also has two candidates under Comedy, Jeff Schaffer and Larry Charles, who are both known as executive producers as well.

'Hannah Montana' to End With Miley's Big Decision


January 09, 2010 02:26:02 GMT

Just like she hinted last year, Miley Cyrus will end her run as "Hannah Montana". The show that started in 2006 and catapulted the starlet's name into stardom will wrap it up in season 4 which was ordered by Disney Channel back in June 2009.

The comedy show starring also Emily Osment and Mitchel Musso is in its third season and will have its season finale called "Is Miley Saying Goodbye?" airing in mid March as a one-hour special. Miley will decide whether she should stay in Los Angeles or return to Tennessee.

'Avatar' Goes to FX in Mid 2012

January 08, 2010 08:24:52 GMT

On the run to be the second highest grossing movie of all time, "Avatar" is coming to smaller screen via FX. The cable network has officially acquired the broadcasting right from sister company 20th Century FOX after winning the bid on Thursday, January 7.

No financial detail is released but according to Los Angeles Times, FX has to fork out around $25 million. Director James Cameron also reportedly has a say in determining which TV stations will get to broadcast its TV premiere. FX aims to air it mid 2012 and there is a possibility that it would be in 3D since the network has accumulated a plan to have a 3D viewing.

First Trailer to 'Temple Grandin' Starring Claire Danes

January 08, 2010 07:40:57 GMT

Innovator, author, activist and autistic "Temple Grandin" is portrayed in the new HBO's original movie made for television. Claire Danes steps into the role of an expert in animal science who suffers autism in her early age and continues to have anxiety up until she graduated PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Grandin, as depicted in the film, is one of the leading speakers on autism, whose unique experience with the disorder led her to become one of the top scientists in humane livestock handling. The movie will be played for the first time on television February 6.

Rozlyn Papa Slams 'Bachelor' for Affair Story


January 08, 2010 07:07:15 GMT

The accused participant on "The Bachelor" reveals her side of story surrounding the affair with a producer. Rozlyn Papa, a 28-year-old single mother, is identified as the woman who was in "inappropriate relationship" with one of the show's crew. She comes with a denial that it was anything sexual, saying that they are not even dating.

To Radar Online she clarifies, "No, I did not have a sexual relationship with a producer on the show. What they mean by inappropriate relationship is not what inappropriate relationship means in the real world." Admitting that she indeed has a relationship with "someone on the show", Rozlyn confirms that they are merely "close" but not a couple.

'Vampire Diaries' Going Vintage in Future Episode

January 08, 2010 06:40:38 GMT

"The Vampire Diaries" jumps into the '50s wagon in an upcoming episode titled "Unpleasantville". A behind-the-scene photo has been released via EW to reveal the main characters in their vintage styles. Stefan, Elena, Caroline, Damon and Bonnie are all in attendance of their high school dance which opts the '50s theme.

The episode will air on January 28, one week after the show comes back after a holiday break with "Bloodlines" on January 21. In its return, Damon takes a trip to Georgia, where he surprises an old flame, Bree and enlists her help to figure out how to open the tomb. In the process, Damon comes face to face with someone who is determined to make him pay for past wrongs.

Adam Lambert Denies 'Glee', Wants 'True Blood' and Confirms 'Oprah'


January 08, 2010 04:33:11 GMT

For the second time in the last six months, Adam Lambert was rumored to appear on "Glee" but Adam has come forward with the denial. Per National Enquirer, Adam was said to be a "big-brother" type of mentor to Kurt, a gay character played by Chris Colfer. "Glee guest star rumor: it's a rumor. Sorry guys," Adam tweeted.

Adam however does not shut down the possibility of him guest starring on other TV shows. Among the series that he mentioned are HBO's "True Blood", Showtime's "Weeds" and The CW's "Gossip Girl". In a series of tweets, Adam said, "If I had to pick a show to guest star on I'd loooooooove to be on True Blood. Or Weeds. Those shows are amazing. Prob need some major acting classes though first. The casts of both those shows are first rate."

MTV Wants 'Jersey Shore' Back for Second Season


January 08, 2010 03:54:28 GMT

Bruised but not battered, "Jersey Shore" is set to stay firm on MTV. Cast member Vinny Guadagino told several ladies at "Youth in Revolt" after-party on Tuesday, January 5 that the network wants them to be back for a second summer in Seaside Heights.

"They want us to do another season," Vinny said to the women at La Pomme in NYC. The girls wanted him to join them to another club but Vinny emphasized that he could not "go out and make unpaid appearances."

James Franco Will Be Seen Cutting Arm in 'General Hospital'

January 08, 2010 03:39:01 GMT

James Franco is following up his stint on "General Hospital" with a more adventurous role - he's signed up to play a real-life mountaineer who amputated his own arm. The actor has been cast in Danny Boyle's upcoming 127 Hours, based on the true story of climber Aron Ralston who was forced to saw off his limb after a boulder fell onto him while he was climbing in Utah in 2003.

Ralston was trapped in the canyon for five days before he used a blunt knife to free himself and was eventually rescued by helicopter. Boyle is drafting the script with Simon Beaufoy, who wrote the screenplay for his 2008 hit "Slumdog Millionaire". Filming is scheduled to begin in March 2010 in Utah.

Jay Leno Confirms He's Not Canceled During Monologue


January 08, 2010 02:42:59 GMT

Jay Leno wants his old time slot back. Things may be uncertain surrounding the status of "The Jay Leno Show" but TMZ has quoted some sources as saying that the talk show is indeed going back to its 11.35 P.M. time slot.

It was reported on Thursday morning that NBC was considering to give Jay his old spot back due to shrinking ratings. Conan O'Brien, who replaced him at 11.35 P.M., consequently will be given a later hour which starts at 12.05 A.M. There had been lengthy discussions with Jay and Conan on Thursday but no final decision has been made.

Jay-Z Begs to Be 'The X Factor' Judge

January 07, 2010 10:07:12 GMT

Rap superstar Jay-Z has begged Simon Cowell to let him sit on the judging panel during the next series of his British reality show "The X Factor". The singing contest, which featured a performance from the star's wife Beyonce Knowles in 2008, launched the career of Leona Lewis - and the "99 Problems" hitmaker is keen to get involved.

He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Simon, if you need any help for the next series, let me know man and I'm your judge. There is a lot of untapped hip-hop talent in the U.K. and if they want my help finding some for the final 12 I am sure I could assist." And Jay-Z has his eye on launching current judge and Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole's career in the U.S.

'Lost' Premiere May Be Bumped for Obama's Speech

January 07, 2010 09:25:41 GMT

There is a possibility that "Lost" will not premiere the sixth season as scheduled. The White House has added February 2 as the date when President Obama will deliver his first official State of Union address. The speech was supposed to air on January 19 and 26 but they have reportedly been switched to January 26 and February 2.

There is no official statement yet from the White House other than the date submission. They are allegedly buying time to complete the health-care reform package before the speech is done. In that case, Obama is expected to tell the public that they have reached a huge step toward a better nation.

'Ugly Betty' 4.11 Preview: Betty the Lab Rat

January 07, 2010 08:59:19 GMT

In the next "Ugly Betty", Betty becomes the object of Wilhelmina's experiments which did not go so well. Inspired by Audrey Hepburn's memoir, Betty creates her own blog about amazing charitable ventures that inspire her. However, as her hobby enriches her, her job is nearly killing her, since Wilhemina tortures Betty with beauty experiments for future stories.

Meanwhile, a battered but unbowed Betty recounts her worst week EVER to Mr. Z (guest star Fisher Stevens) as the show flashes back to her horrible last few days. Daniel fears Marc is sabotaging him - and he is. Bobby treats a hormonal Hilda to some pampering during "Hilda Week," which goes awry, and Wilhelmina makes a long-term commitment to the incarcerated Connor.
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