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Character Posters of 'True Blood' Season 2


May 19, 2009 03:17:01 GMT


One month away from the season 2 premiere, "True Blood" is going full throttle with its promotion. A bunch of character posters are released, showing where the blood is spilled. All the posters are focused on the main characters of the first season, topped up with the new character, Maryann, whose secret with Sam and relationship with Tara will be exposed largely in the new season.

Noticeably missing from the line-up are Nelsan Ellis who plays Lafayette and Deborah Ann Woll who plays the newbie vampire Jessica. Nelsan's absence from the promotional efforts leads to the speculation that he was the one who died in the season 1's cliffhanger. Jessica, meanwhile, could be the recurring character whose presence is not as big as Maryann's. But she will be one of the reasons of Sookie and Bill's cracked relationship.

'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Season 8 Finale Performance

May 19, 2009 02:46:33 GMT


"Dancing with the Stars" moves forward with three last standing couples, Gilles Marini-Cheryl Burke, Shawn Johnson-Mark Ballas and Melissa Rycroft-Tony Dovolani. All three of them are competing for the crown as the champion of season 8. And on Monday, May 18, they danced two pieces: a paso doble face-off and a freestyle.

In the paso doble group dance, Shawn gathered two 9s from Carrie and Len, plus a 10 from Bruno. Melissa meanwhile, scored a little bit higher, receiving two 10s from Carrie and Bruno and a 9 from Len. The highest scorer however, was Gilles who pocketed straight 10s.

The CW Picks Up 'Vampire Diaries' for Fall Season


May 18, 2009 08:45:26 GMT


The CW won't unveil its final line-up for the Fall season until this Thursday, May 21 but Los Angeles Times has written in its report that "Vampire Diaries" is already given a thumb up. If the report were true then the series based on LJane Smith's novel series is the first to be officially picked up.

Starring Ian Somerhalder as Damon and Paul Wesley as Stefan, "Vampire Diaries" is the story of two vampire brothers, one good one evil, who are at war over the soul of a young woman named Elena Gilbert (played by Nina Dobrev). The CW President of Entertainment Dawn Ostroff said previously, "It taps into what women have been fascinated with for years. ...It's a great story about a young woman who is in a love triangle between two brothers. It's all about her life. We like that it's romantic and dangerous all at the same time."

JT Voted as 'Survivor: Tocantins' Winner


May 18, 2009 07:30:24 GMT


"Survivor" has picked a winner for its Tocantins edition. 24-year-old cattle rancher James Thomas Jr. aka JT beat Stephen Fishbach and was voted unanimously to be the last one standing, becoming the show's second unanimous winner.

His victory was topped up with the announcement that he is also the recipient of $100,000 in cash as a result of being a fan favorite. "I can't help it," JT said during the live reunion show in New York. "I'm happy - it's probably the happiest I've ever been in my life, obviously."

Katherine Heigl Re-Enters Name for Emmy Consideration


May 18, 2009 06:32:07 GMT


Katherine Heigl is no longer secluding herself from the Primetime Emmy Awards. The "Grey's Anatomy" star, as reported by EW, has re-entered her name to be considered as a contender for the annual event that honors works in television.

In June last year, Heigl retracted from being considered although she won the Best Actress award in 2007. She blamed the writers of "Grey's Anatomy" for not bringing her character into an award-worthy performance. "I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention," she explained. "In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials."

FOX Doubles Order for 'Bones', Cancels 'Terminator'


May 18, 2009 04:34:56 GMT


FOX, which is scheduled to announce its Fall line-up on Monday, May 18, has put its faith in "Bones" but crushed the hope for "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" fans. While "Bones" is getting two seasons order, "Terminator" is officially canceled following two low rating seasons.

The renewal of "Bones" comes on the heels of fierce negotiations between the producer 20th Century Fox and the FOX studio over the show's license fee. There was a time when "Bones" was pitched to other networks that may want to pick up the fifth season. However, as confirmed by creator Cart Hanson via his Twitter, both parties have reached a deal and "Bones" will continue in FOX for season 5 and 6.

'Chuck' Officially Renewed for Season 3


May 18, 2009 02:12:24 GMT


The wait is over, "Chuck" is officially renewed. A day before the formal presentation regarding the Fall schedule, NBC has announced that there will be a third season of the action comedy starring Zachary Levi. The network is expected to make the official announcement on Tuesday, May 19.

However, due to the mediocre rating that it received during the second season, NBC only orders 13 episodes to cut some budget. Also, two staff writers reportedly will be let go and some supporting cast will get reduced time of appearance during the season. Worse, according to EW, a regular actor will be dismissed permanently.

Fired Paulina Porizkova Reveals Tyra Banks' Diva Attitude


May 16, 2009 07:22:25 GMT


Paulina Porizkova was being implicit when she revealed on Craig Ferguson's "Late Late Show" earlier this week concerning the reason she has been fired from "America's Next Top Model". But the judge who was the replacement of Twiggy, opens up more to Access Hollywood regarding the real reason she was let go. And it concerns a lot with Tyra Banks.

In the "Late Show", Paulina admitted that producers thought she has a big ego. Explaining further what she meant by that, the supermodel said on "Billy Bush Show", "I must admit I was having a little bit of an issue with Tyra being late for every judging. It's six hours later and I feel like I am being told my time is not as valuable as hers. They pointed out that I should shut up and be grateful for the job and that Tyra is really busy."

Miley Cyrus' Beau Justin Gaston to Star in TV Drama 'Santa Cruz'


May 16, 2009 06:42:37 GMT


There are rumors on the street that Justin Gaston will star in a TV series developed by Simon Fuller's 19Entertainment. The show is a television drama titled "Santa Cruz" which is being offered to several networks including FOX and HBO. No other details are released, but the series is reportedly in development and that 20-year-old is said to fill in a lead role.

Gaston started off his career in Hollywood at the age of 18 as an underwear model for several brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Diesel, Ferre and Armani. Beside modeling, he also jumps into the music business.

Video: 'Biggest Loser' Helen Phillips on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'


May 16, 2009 04:56:23 GMT


The recently-crowned "The Biggest Loser" winner paid a visit to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Friday, May 15 to talk about her victory. At 48, Helen Phillips proved to the world that age does not limit someone from getting slimmer when she lost 140 pounds and became the oldest contestant to win the reality show.

She was welcomed with the song "I Feel Good" and later admitted that she indeed felt good. "I feel like I'm 20. I do," she gushed. Ellen DeGeneres then asked her about the heavy past and Helen answered "It was horrible. I was to the point where I wasn't even getting out of bed. I was so depressed it was drawn." And then she went on that 10 and a half hours waiting in line for the audition was the most fulfilling hours in her life.

'Paris Hilton's My New BFF' Season 2 Promo Video


May 16, 2009 04:22:54 GMT


Coming out of disappointment over her choice the first time around, Paris Hilton is back in search for another BFF in the second season of "Paris Hilton's My New BFF". MTV has aired a promo of the reality show, presenting more drama, fun, fights and tears.

Through the TV spot, it is revealed that there will be a set of guest stars, some are unlikely. Kathy Griffin, Three 6 Mafia, Lil' Kim and more will show up to help Paris in determining who should be her next best friend. "But because I was fooled last season, I'm gonna push these BFF wannabes to the edge," Paris said.

'One Tree Hill' Season 6 Finale Clip: Nathan's Leaving


May 16, 2009 03:20:49 GMT


"One Tree Hill" season finale on Monday, May 18 is given a sneak peek of Nathan and Jamie's scene. Nathan is preparing for his departure to join NBA, playing for Charlotte Bobcats. In the official synopsis, it is said that Nathan is released from the Chiefs, and is forced to face Haley and Jamie.

A story arc has been created for Nathan in the next season. A character named Clayton will be introduced as a "young and brash" sports agent who represents Nathan's basketball interest. Clayton, who is in his 20s, will be a close friend, ally, business partner as well as an advisor for Nathan. In the casting call, Clayton is described as "fiercely protective" of Nathan.

'Gossip Girl' Season 2 Finale Clip: Little J for the New Queen

May 16, 2009 02:32:58 GMT


The fight for the new Queen throne is given a sneak peek via the just-released "Gossip Girl" clip. With the seniors' graduation approaching closer, the Mean Girls are looking for someone to replace Blair and they are challenging Jenny to throw her hat in the ring.

The season finale of "Gossip Girl" is scheduled to air Monday, May 18. Some scoops regarding Jenny's fate in the episode have been thrown out, hinting that she will take the chance to rule the school although reluctantly. Also, she will get an unlikely competition for the queen title from someone who once also "threatened Blair's own ascension".

Confirmed, 'Dollhouse' Renewed for Fall Season

May 16, 2009 02:06:37 GMT


FOX is putting faith in "Dollhouse". Talks were circulating that the network was close to renewing the Joss Whedon-created show, and now it is officially confirmed that "Dollhouse" will be back for a second season with 13 episodes in order.

It will be included in the fall schedule and fill in the same time slot, Fridays. This confirmation was reported in an updated story by THR but FOX is expected to formally announce it on the Monday, May 18 presentation.

'Melrose Place' and 'Vampire Diaries' Likely to Get Picked Up

May 15, 2009 09:30:12 GMT


The CW is likely to give a 'go ahead' for two new pilots, the "Melrose Place" spin-off and the adaptation of LJane Smith's novel series "Vampire Diaries". Should the reports are true, then both series will be included in the Fall schedule.

THR noted that the network has given a thumb up on the staff hiring for both projects on Thursday, May 14. However, it is only the first indication of the full series pick up. The execs previously had watched the pilot of "Melrose" and "Vampire" and reportedly liked them.
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