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Official: 'Megan Wants A Millionaire' and 'I Love Money 3' Canceled


August 25, 2009 06:41:04 GMT


It has now been confirmed that "Megan Wants A Millionaire" and "I Love Money" season 3 will not air on VH1. The two reality series have been canceled following the murder of model Jasmine Fiore whose husband, Ryan Jenkins, is a contestant in both shows and allegedly a winner in "I Love Money".

In blog post dated Monday, August 24, VH1 wrote, "Just in case you missed it, we're sad to announce that the fate of both 'Megan Wants a Millionaire' and 'I Love Money 3' have been determined: both have been canceled and will not make it to air." Unlike "Millionaire" that managed to air three episodes, "Money" was actually saved for 2010 premiere.

First Look at Rick Springfield on 'Californication'


August 25, 2009 04:59:39 GMT


There was one guest star left out in the promotional shots of "Californication" season 3 that were released last week. Rick Springfield, who is going to play himself, finally gets a sneak peek in the newly released behind-the-scene footage. The rocker gets a scene where he only wears a red thong.

"They were looking for somebody with a history," Springfield explained about his role. "It's an acting exercise for me. Although I'm playing myself, it's hedonistic Rick Springfield back in 19.." Springfield is going to be tangled in Charlie and Marcy's marriage when he takes refugee at the separated couple's house. "Marcy starts shacking up with Charlie's new client, Rick Springfield," Evan Handler aka Charlie explained.

La Toya Jackson Tapped as Co-Host of 'The View'


August 25, 2009 04:18:38 GMT


While regular host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is taking a maternity leave, some celebrities will fill in for her job on "The View". The latest to be confirmed is La Toya Jackson, who may generate an interest about herself since the death of her brother, Michael Jackson, only occurred two months ago. She is scheduled to co-host on the September 16 and 18 episodes.

Hasselbeck gave birth to her third child, a boy, on August 9 and she gets to spend time with her new son up until mid October. "The View" which is kicked off on September 8 will thus present different celebrities each week while she's away. One of the earliest ones would be Meghan McCain, aka the daughter of former presidential candidate John McCain, who will take over on September 9 and 10.

'Family Guy' Spares 'Weeds' an Emmy Jab

August 25, 2009 03:34:07 GMT


In a series of rant against its fellow Primetime Emmy Awards nominees, "Family Guy" has decided to exclude "Weeds". For five days in a row last week, the animated show had been pointing out the weaknesses of shows like "The Office", "How I Met Your Mother" and "30 Rock" but it stopped for three days before finally releasing the one for "Weeds".

Kicked off like the rest with the scene of Brian getting out of the shower, the "Weeds" footage sees Stewie asking the dog of which show will get his Emmy vote. When Brian said he is thinking about Showtime's series "Weeds", Stewie twirls his drink and says "Oh f**k this. I'm not doing one with f**king weeds."

'Dancing with the Stars' Season 9 Partnerings Listed


August 25, 2009 02:43:16 GMT


On Monday, August 24, it was announced the pairings that will take over the dance floor this season on "Dancing with the Stars". Most of them have leaked out last week either through unconfirmed reports or as informed by the celebrities themselves. None missed the spot.

Former House Majority leader Tom DeLay will get the assistance of Cheryl Burke who almost became a third-time champ last season had Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas not win. Ballas himself this time around will lead actress Melissa Joan Hart. They had tweeted each other on Friday, August 21 with Hart greeting "Hiya partner! I'm so excited to get this season started! Can't wait to waltz tomorrow."

Three Clips From 'Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie'


August 24, 2009 08:35:46 GMT


"Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie" is premiering on Disney Channel this Friday, August 28 and before it hits the screen, the mouse house is giving out three sneak peeks. Containing scenes clipped from the beginning, the middle and toward the end of the movie, the footage give pivotal moments that serve as the main conflict.

In the first clip, Alex is not getting a permission to attend a party from her parents. Rebellious as a teenager, the wizard accumulates a way that allows her not leaving the house but attending the party anyway. In the second clip, Alex's mother forbids her to date, party or use magic. A pissed-off Alex then casts an accidental spell on her mother, wishing that she had never even met her dad. The third and the last clip shows the attempt by Jerry Russo and his kids to reverse the spell using Stone of Dreams.

BET to Give Canceled Show 'The Game' a Second Life


August 24, 2009 07:51:12 GMT


It is not the end of "The Game". The sport comedy drama that was excluded by The CW in its Fall line-up may be picked up by cable channel BET. According to The Hollywood Reporter, talks are undergoing between BET and CBS Studios that produces the show, to order another season.

The talks are still "preliminary" and should they go through then CBS Studios must make new pacts with the original actors because the deal with them have lapsed. BET itself has been running the repeats of "Game" and the show it was stemming from, "Girlfriends". The last time the cable channel has ordered an original scripted series would be in 2008 when "Somebodies" ran for one season only.

Preview of 'True Blood' 2.11: Frenzy


August 24, 2009 04:59:15 GMT


With the crisis in Bon Temps careening out of control, Bill seeks out the advice of Sophie-Anne, the Vampire Queen of Louisiana, but must exercise patience before she gives him critical information. Evan Rachel Wood will make her debut as the lesbian vampire on the "True Blood" August 30 episode called "Frenzy".

Sophie-Ann is a century old French vampire who was created in her early teens. She has the gift of communicating telepathically with the vampires that she created, including Sookie's cousin Hadley. As a maker, Sophie-Ann often has romantic relationships with her "children" which are often also physical.

On-Set Pics of 'The Office' Reveal Wedding Scene


August 24, 2009 04:12:44 GMT


When "The Office" returns this Fall, Pam and Jim will finally tie the knot with their future brood inside the bride. Several on-set photos of their weddings, which can be spoilery, are coming out to indicate that the scene has been shot in recent days. Jenna Fischer is seen in the pics with a loose white wedding gown that conceals her growing baby bump.

The new season which starts airing on September 17 will pick up a few months after the May season finale where Pam and Jim discovered that they are going to be parents. "We pick up three weeks before the wedding," executive producer, actor and writer Paul Lieberstein said in an interview. "She's not showing yet. She's hoping to get through the wedding without showing."

Reality TV Star Ryan Jenkins Found Dead in a Motel


August 24, 2009 03:37:36 GMT


The manhunt for "Megan Wants A Millionaire" contestant is over with Ryan Jenkins found dead at Thunderbird Motel in Hope, British Columbia. The 32-year-old was a fugitive after his model wife Jasmine Fiore's body was found on August 14, stuffed in a suitcase and dumped in a trash can at Buena Park, California.

Police responded to a call about a dead person from a location in Hope, east of Vancouver. Investigators involved in the international manhunt for Jenkins were quickly alerted. His body was able to be identified and confirmed through fingerprinting.

First Promo Pic of 'Desperate Housewives' Season 6


August 24, 2009 02:28:11 GMT


The women of Wisteria Lane are dressed in gowns for the new promo pic of "Desperate Housewives". The first official shot from the series' sixth season shows Bree Hodge holding a teacup and saucer, Gabrielle Solis holding a vacuum cleaner, Lynette Scavo holding a stuffed bear, Susan Mayer holding the iconic apple, and Katherine Mayfair holding a toaster.

The sixth season of the comedy series will premiere on September 27 at 9/8c with the episode "What Wedding, What Way". Through the onset pics released in the last few months that show Teri Hatcher and Dana Delany in wedding gowns, it is presumed that either Susan or Katherine will get wed by James Denton's Mike Delfino this season.

VH1 May Not Air 'I Love Money 3' Due to Murder Case


August 22, 2009 07:34:30 GMT


The murder of swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore has transcended into a potential cancellation of another reality TV series. VH1 reportedly has not decided whether or not to run "I Love Money" season 3 which was slated for 2010 broadcast. Ryan Alexander Jenkins who is named "person of interest" in the murder case is one of the contestants in the show.

"I Love Money" is a series featuring contestants from various VH1 reality shows competing for a sum of money. It is produced by 51 Minds which confirmed that it has commissioned background checks on all contestants before signing them. It, however, failed to notice Jenkin's 2007 assault charge that put him in probation back in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta.

First Look: Ed Westwick as Sick Student on 'Californication'

August 22, 2009 06:48:26 GMT


Ed Westwick is no longer a Bass but Balt in the new promo shots of "Californication" season 3. The "Gossip Girl" actor is guest starring in the Showtime series as a college student fascinated at vampire lit. He is photographed in one scene, lying on a hospital bed accompanied by sexy fellow student, played by Eva Amurri.

The rest of the photos released for the season show a number of guest stars coming to the new season. Kathleen Turner aka the over-the-top boss of Charlie, is seen in two shots, towering Charlie and shaking Hank's hand. Diane Farr aka Hank's T.A. at the university, Jill Robinson, is one of the dinner guests.

First Look at 'Smallville' Season 9 Through Trailer


August 22, 2009 04:49:40 GMT


A highly-anticipated first look to "Smallville" season 9 has been released exclusively via Entertainment Weekly. The trailer shows the changes in Clark, how he handles bigger problems and how he is "embracing" his Kryptonian side, as Chloe puts it.

The footage also gives a lot other pivotal scenes including when Daily Planet journalist John Corbet (played by Brian Austin Green) wakes up with an artificial heart. But the biggest treat is a peek at Callum Blue's General Zod telling his people to kneel before him. "I will find an answer we are looking for or I will die in the quest," Zod in his human form declares.

'Family Guy' Virals for '30 Rock' and 'How I Met Your Mother'


August 22, 2009 04:10:14 GMT


The latest two viral Emmy campaigns from "Family Guy" have been released. This time, creator Seth MacFarlane takes a jab at "30 Rock" and "How I Met Your Mother" that become the animated series' rivals at winning the Best Comedy title at the September gala of Primetime Emmy Awards.

In the "30 Rock" viral, Stewie expresses his disappointment of Brian planning to vote for the NBC comedy, saying "Really you like that guy with sayings on his head, the hat guy?" Stewie is referring to "30 Rock" character Frank who has many caps with writings like "Ninja Expert". While beating Brian, Stewie said "I don't wanna watch an extra Kenneth scene on the Internet". But the baby ended it with "It'd probably win though."
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