Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Not only is that an all-time high for "Dexter" -- up 25 percent from last season's debut -- but it's also the most-watched series telecast for any program on Showtime since at least 2004 (when the network changed its ratings system).
The premiere of the network's "Californication" (821,000) was also a series high, up 57 percent from last season's premiere.
Folding in the shows' same-night encores, "Dexter" was seen by 1.9 million viewers and "Californication" had an audience of 1.2 million.
It beat the previous record of $1.06 million set by comedian Billy Crystal's "700 Sundays" in May 2005.
"A Steady Rain," in which Jackman and Craig portray two Chicago cops offering two different accounts of a harrowing event that changed their lives, officially opens on September 29th.
The play, by Chicago playwright Keith Huff, was first produced off-Broadway in 2006.
Jackman, 40, who starred in Hollywood movies such as "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," has starred on stage in New York before, winning a Tony, Broadway's top honor, for his portrayal of singer/songwriter Peter Allen in "The Boy from Oz" in 2004.
Craig, 41, is making his Broadway debut. He has had his share of success, too, on stage in Britain but also playing British super spy James Bond in recent movie box office hits, "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace."
"A Steady Rain" is scheduled to run until December 6th.
After being struck by a truck, Corben (Green) wakes up alone in an abandoned apartment as a man-machine with a Kryptonite heart. Corben realizes he now has superhuman strength and sets out to exact revenge on the Red-Blue Blur, who he perceives to be an irresponsible vigilante. Against Clark’s (Tom Welling) wishes, Lois (Erica Durance) involves herself in the Red-Blue Blur’s investigation, and winds up getting kidnapped by Corben.
Catch Metallo on Smallville this Friday, October 2nd at 8:00 pm (ET) on The CW.
The song, about getting three people together (if you know what I mean), had its premiere airing on the radio station Z100 Tuesday morning.
To listen to "3", click here.
Jive Records is releasing the album to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut on the music scene. Spears, 27. has had five albums debut No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100, and 23 Top 40 hits. This past weekend she wrapped up the U.S. leg of her Circus tour, which will resume Down Under in November.
The Singles Collection contains all 29 of the pop star's singles. It will be released on November 24th.
The distinction ranked Lambert, 27, ahead of Madonna, the Beatles and Susan Boyle on the online retailer's sales list – and shows that one needn't nab the top title on Idol to win the sales race, as also evidenced by such chart-topping later-place finishers as Jennifer Hudson, Clay Aiken and Chris Daughtry.
Lambert's sales figures are all the more impressive because his label, RCA, made no announcement that the disc could be pre-ordered, so the reaction was basely solely on word of mouth, notes the Post.
Collaborating with him on the album are Lady Gaga's producer RedOne, One Republic's Ryan Tedder and Grammy-nominated music producer and songwriter Max Martin.
In a much-quoted Rolling Stone interview, Lambert admitted of eventual Idol winner (and Lambert's roommate during the competition) Kris Allen, "He's the one guy that I found attractive in the whole group on the show ... totally my type – except that he has a wife." This prompted Allen to tell PEOPLE, "I'm flattered. And think it's hilarious."
“Given Jon’s recent antics, there was no way the show could continue to portray him as a doting Dad, not while all this other crap was going on,” a source close to Jon Gosselin said.
“Jon will still be seen on the show from time to time,” the source adds.
The series first debuted on April 16, 2007, and experienced a ratings spike once the Gosselin marriage became troubled earlier this year. This past season the couple announced they would divorce.
The fifth season premiere attracted a record 9.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched show of that evening including those on broadcast TV.
But after a six-week hiatus from new episodes, only 4.2 million viewers tuned in to see Jon & Kate on August 3rd, and only 1.7 million reportedly watched last Monday.
Kate Gosselin recently completed a stint as a guest host of The View, sitting in for Elisabeth Hasselbeck during her maternity leave.
Gosselin has also reportedly taped a pilot for a talk show costarring Food Network star Paula Deen.
"In lieu of flowers," says a statement released by the late actor's rep, "please make donations to either of the following two organizations: The Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund ... or Stand Up to Cancer".
Swayze, who died September 14th after a 20-month battle with pancreatic cancer, helped Stand Up to Cancer raise funds at the organization's TV charity event in September 2008.
Sunday's private memorial comes two weeks after Lake Lure, North Carolina – a town where part of Dirty Dancing was filmed – also had a memorial.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The odd couple met in Rio de Janeiro, where Jesus was hired for one of Madge’s photoshoots. For reasons unknown they just started kissing. The 51-year old singer is now said to be crazy about her Brazilian boytoy, and is supposedly planning a marriage by the end of the year.
“He’s so sweet,” she told biographer, Randy Taraborrelli. “He checks in with me all the time. I should probably do the same, but I’m too self-absorbed.’
Randy, who has had the dubious pleasure of talking to Madge for hours on end, is quite clear on the odd pair’s romantic connection, ‘Madonna is crazy about Jesus and is telling close friends that she can definitely see herself marrying him.”
And despite having already married and dumped film director, Guy Ritchie and the actor, Sean Penn, Madge is now said to be plotting another confetti-encrusted publicity binge, “She wants a lavish ceremony.” says Taraborrelli. “She has wonderful memories of the other weddings, and now wants another big and fantastic affair.”
And it sounds like she’s got Jesus well trained, “He respects her, that’s number one,” a friend of the pair tells the Mail. “He also likes how she juggles her career with being a mother, and he understands she’s self-absorbed, too.’
And then it gets juicy: “Of course, the sex between them is scorching. To be honest, that’s what’s driving things.’
There’s no hint of a date yet, but when – and if – Madge makes her mind up, you’d have to be dead not to know.
We’ll keep you posted.
The L.A. showings are the first engagement at Regal's new L.A. Live Cinemas, where the Jackson film will show on all 14 screens. Pic gets an industry premiere at 6 p.m. October 27th, and the first public showing is at 9 p.m. that night.
Sony said numbers are based on exhibitor figures as well as online ticket services such as Fandango and MovieTickets.com.
"This Is It" accounted for some 80% of all online ticketing in the U.S. within its first 24 hours of sales, dominating presales compared with such upcoming titles as "Avatar" and "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."
In London, the pic sold more than 30,000 tickets, said Vue Entertainment's film buying director Stuart Boreman, eclipsing advance buying in the U.K. for films like "Harry Potter" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
"I've never seen anything like it in the 25 years I have been film buying," Boreman said. "It's a true phenomenon, and sales show no sign of slowing down."
Japanese theaters recorded more than $1 million in ticket sales within the first 24 hours; sell-outs also occurred in France, Australia, Germany and New Zealand.
Pic chronicles the last three months of Jackson's life, with behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals for his sold-out concerts slated for London's O2 Arena.
Kenny Ortega, director of the stage show, also directed the film.
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"Hey Vegas, how y'all feeling?" the headliner, 27, asked the crowd in one of the only times that she spoke during the 90-minute show at Mandalay Bay also attended by Lance Bass and Barry Manilow.
Bass didn't stay in his seat for the entire show, though: He was given a brief lap dance by Spears during the song "Breathe on Me," in which an audience member is invited on stage. Bass was seen singing as Spears smiled at him during the sexually charged choreography.
Sunday's show was the second of Spears's Vegas concerts over the weekend. On Saturday, Miley Cyrus and Spice Girl Melanie Brown attended the concert.
It wasn't all work for Spears in Vegas. Sunday afternoon, the pop star was spotted at Mirage's Sugar Factory with sons Sean Preston, 3, Jayden James, 2, and beau Jason Trawick.
"She spent about $3,000 and walked out of the store with 10 bags," a source tells PEOPLE. "She got a bunch of candy and shirts for her kids and got a bunch of the couture lollipops to give to her backup dancers." Following the purchase, the store sent another $2,500 in merchandise to her room at the Mirage Villas, according to the source.
Though she is finished with the United States leg of the tour, Spears is set to play several shows in Australia in November.
Three days later, Bridgewater was under arrest for extortion and, according to a police report, admitted to the Bahamian authorities that she had destroyed a copy of the document in question – a "Refusal of Treatment/Transportation" form her client, paramedic Tarino Lightbourn, had insisted Travolta sign when he sought to have his son taken to an airstrip rather than a hospital on January 2nd.
What happened to the original – a key piece of evidence in the case of the two people who allegedly attempted to extort $25 million from Travolta shortly after his son's death – is the latest revelation in the case. The trial is now underway in the Bahamas. Travolta himself has already testified in court, recounting how he raced to save Jett, 16, last January.
Police Find the Candle
The police later found the candle she used while searching her home.
"Whilst at her residence, she directed officers to a white candle in a glass, which when examined had what appeared to be ashes in it," Thompson added in her report.
Lightbourn was caught on a secretly recorded video stating he had the original document. On Jan. 20, Travolta's attorney, Michael McDermott, allowed police to secretly videotape his negotiations with the paramedic over payment for the document. McDermott had also secretly recorded his meeting with Bridgewater on Jan. 19.
Police were later unsuccessful in retrieving the original document, and Lightbourn says he doesn't know where it is.
So says the late actor Patrick Swayze, who two weeks ago died of the disease at age 57. His inner thoughts on his acting career, his illness and his legacy are being aired in his audiobook Time of My Life, which Simon & Schuster is releasing Tuesday.
In the tapes, which Swayze narrated himself (along with Lisa Niemi), the actor recalls how he sank into a miasma of "anger, bitterness and despair" soon after finding out that he wasn't likely to live past a few months. News of his cancer diagnosis was first announced in spring 2008. He wrote his memoirs in June 2009 at his home in New Mexico.
"Now, a lot of things go through your head when you get a death sentence handed to you, starting with: 'Why me?' " he says. "It's hard not to sink into bitterness … For me, that initial shock quickly turned into self-criticism and blame."
After struggling with a period where he racked his brain trying to figure out what he'd done wrong in his life to deserve cancer, Swayze came out fighting, he says.
"I was not ready to go, and I'd be damned if this disease was going to take me before I was good and ready," he says. "So I said to my doctor, 'Show me where the enemy is and I'll fight him.' "
What followed was what Swayze calls "the most challenging, eye-opening battle I've ever had."
Recalls His High Points
And, a fighter to the end, he says only a couple months before his death that he was still looking for new roles to assume.
"Whenever someone asks me what my legacy is, I say the same thing," he says. "I'm not finished yet."
For his part, Handley says, "I didn't pose for anything pornographic." Uh huh. You be the judge.
Monday, September 28, 2009
“There are no if’s, and’s or but’s or possibilities or chances,” he said during an interview Monday on 104.3 MY FM’s Valentine in the Morning. “I’m going to win Dancing with the Stars.”
With only the first week of competition down, the pop singer predicts he’ll be in the finale with Donny Osmond and Joanna Krupa, who both also performed well last week.
For Monday night’s performance, Carter will dance a quickstep with his pro partner Karina Smirnoff, who he says he is not dating. “She’s beautiful, but I’ve got to keep it professional,” he said while calling into the radio show.
The show’s hosts reminded Carter of Karina’s past relationships that started in the ballroom with Mario Lopez and her former fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
“Honestly, why would I want to be in that category?” Carter said. “I’m sorry, but I’m not that guy. I don’t got that kind of time.”
As for injuries, Carter only admits, “My knees hurt but that’s about it.” And he’s got the perfect remedy for the pain: “I take Epsom salt baths,” he said.
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Disc one features the original album masters of some of Michael's biggest hits arranged in the same sequence as they appear in the film. The disc ends with two versions of the never-released "This Is It." This song is featured in the film's closing sequence and includes backing vocals by Michael's brothers, the Jacksons.
Disc two offers previously unreleased versions of some of the artist's classic tracks. This disc also features a touching spoken word poem from Michael Jackson entitled "Planet Earth" that has never been heard before.
The package includes a 36-page, commemorative booklet featuring exclusive photos of Michael from his last rehearsal along with an 11x17 movie poster printed in support of the film launch (unavailable elsewhere).
"She did a lot of crazy things. I knew we had nothing in common. She is not sexy at all. I think being sexy comes from the heart in the way you present yourself."
The "Thriller" singer also admitted he considered dating his long-time friend Elizabeth Taylor, even though she was 25 years older than him. However, he decided against pursuing his feelings for fear of being publicly humiliated.
The interviews have now been published as a new book called "The Michael Jackson Tapes: A Tragic Icon Reveals His Soul In Intimate Conversation."
In his autobiography "I Am What I Am, published today, he said he was warned early in his career he should pretend to be straight in order to achieve success.
Barrowman claimed a gay producer was sent by his bosses to give him the warning. He claimed the producer said: “John, we wondered if you really wanted to reveal that you’re gay? We think it might change how people feel about you.”
The actor said he replied “I really hope you’re not saying this, because I’m not going in the closet for you or anyone. You’ve hired me to be a professional, not to have sex. Being a gay man has nothing to do with my abilities on this show.”
Remembering the exchange, Barrowman said: “The incident was even more offensive because they sent a gay producer to discuss this with me, as if somehow this would ease the blow."
He has not identified which production company told him to stay in the closet but according to The Times, he has worked for the BBC, ITV and Five as well as the American networks CBS and NBC. All have denied telling him to keep quiet.
Barrowman said he had received an apology over the incident but added: “One of my explicit missions as an entertainer is to work to create a world where no one will ever make a statement like this producer did to me to anyone who’s gay."
Note: No "official" music video was created for the Hex Hector mix, so we will share this one created by a fan.
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The 26-year-old American Idol co-wrote this song with Mike Elizondo and Brett James. Carrie and Brad Paisley will co-host the 2009 CMA Awards to be held on November 11.
The series came to an end in 2004 after 10 seasons, but the cast has been dogged by rumours of a possible big screen adaptation ever since.
David Schwimmer denied reports last year that the six core cast members - himself, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry - were planning on starring in a movie.
He said, "There's never been any talk of a Friends film, at least as far as I know."
But Tyler - who played coffee shop worker Gunther in the show - has confirmed the actors are in negotiations to star in a film adaption, set to hit theatres in summer 2011.
He tells Britain's News of the World newspaper, "Friends: The Movie is definitely on. I still keep in touch with a lot of the cast and they say that they are really keen. I am definitely on board to do the film.
"I really loved my time on the show and I am looking forward to meeting up with the old gang again. I just hope we can do justice to the show in a film."
The show's original creators, David Crane and Marta Kauffman, have reportedly been drafted in to write and produce the movie.
A source tells the publication, "Everyone knew the story had to be right and well written. Getting the creators on board was a massive step forward for the project. The show did lose a lot of its shine in the last few seasons, but with the actors all in the forties it would be a real interest to see how their characters have developed." »
Both Shue and Robach are recently divorced, a source says. Shue, 42, had been married to floral designer Jennifer Hageney since 1994. Robach, 36, was married to Tim McIntosh. The source says both of them have been separated from their former spouses for about a year and started dating this spring after being set up by friends.
In April, Shue and Robach were spotted walking hand-in-hand on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, laughing and kissing.
The two were engaged last week, the source says. "They're both very happy."
A former Miss Georgia contestant, Robach is also a national correspondent for NBC Nightly News. Since his days on Melrose, Shue has co-founded the nonprofit foundation Do Something, an organization that encourages volunteerism, and the social networking site CafeMom.
He told Germany’s Stern magazine: "I have a self-destructive character but does this hold me back from being happy? No."
One of his reasons for the troubled singer’s new-found happiness is girlfriend Ayda Field, who has helped the 35-year-old singer turn his life around. He said: "A friend said, ‘Robbie, I know a woman who would be perfect for you,’ and he was right. She didn’t try to change me and just like that, she changed me for the better."
"I am a very happy man at the moment. I’m now in love with someone who returns this love as strongly as I love her. I’ve never experienced that before. That’s what makes me so careful in this relationship, because I don’t want to hurt Ayda."
Robbie and Ayda, 30, have been dating for 2 years and recently moved back to the singer’s native UK home from Los Angeles in time for his release of his new album Reality Killed The Video Star.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC 9:00 pm): Season six's central plot stems from an attack on a "beloved character" in the premiere. Suspects will include the Bolens, Wisteria Lane's newest clan headed by Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos) and Jeffrey Nordling (24) who are running away from something. In other story lines, Lynette (Felicity Hoffman) will hide her pregnancy from boss Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira), Gaby (Eva Longoria Parker) will battle with niece Ana (Maiara Walsh), and Bree (Marcia Cross) will discover her sexuality in a major way through her affair with Karl (Richard Burgi). Plus, last season's cliffhanger of who is Mike (James Denton) marrying, either Susan (Teri Hatcher) or Katherine (Dana Delaney), will be answered in the first minute of the premiere show.
DEXTER (Showtime 9:00 pm): Showtime's crafty drama, about a Miami police blood-splatter analyst who satisfies his own sociopathic blood lust by killing murderers on the side, returns for season four with Dexter (Michael C. Hall) facing down his biggest nemesis yet...fatherhood and an intriguing mass murderer Arthur aka the Trinity Killer (John Lithgow).
All show times are based on Eastern Time.
However, Melody hasn’t ruled out recording a solo album. She added to MTV News: “I always tell people that I've been working since the beginning of Pussycat Dolls and making records and always staying true to my passion, which is music, because I love it. Absolutely I'm making music. I love it and I'm going to live it."
Last month, the future of the Pussycat Dolls was questioned when reports surfaced the band members had fallen out after a number of jealous arguments over lead singer Nicole Scherzinger having a higher public profile than the rest of the group. After the Pussycat Dolls’ last show of their tour in August, Kimberly Wyatt revealed she was ready to move onto new projects and start her own fashion line. She said: “I’ve had 6 years with the Pussycat Dolls and have been dancing for 20. Now that I’ve lived as much as I have, I feel it’s time to move on and truly give back.”
The film features never-before-seen footage of Jackson’s rehearsals for his “This Is It” tour. The official movie trailer for the documentary premiered at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Some say you weren’t that into the show in the first place. Have you gotten over the disappointment of being the first female off the show?
Not yet. I think there are different parts to disappointment, and I have a few more to get over, but then I’ll be okay. I was really, extremely disappointed, but at the same time, I think I’m going to be okay.
You said, “We need to revolutionize the waltz.” What did you mean by that?
It’s too rigid, and you have to hold you neck and shoulders and arms in a certain way. The thing about dancing is that it’s so much about self-expression, movement, and letting go. I just thought that we could incorporate that in the waltz, maybe bring it into this century.
Was it harder than you expected?
No, because I thought we did good! I honestly don’t think we deserved the score that we got, and I thought we did really good. We were really pressed on time, but that’s not an excuse because we were ready, and I was actually really excited about coming back and doing better the next week. But it wasn’t meant to happen.
You have a new album coming out early next year. Will there be a ballad dedicated to either Len or Bruno on it?
(Laughs) No! Maybe there’s something there. I doubt it, but you never know!
You mentioned that you did the show for your mom. Is she a big fan of the show?
I didn’t actually do it for her, but she’s the one that talked me into it. She always tells me to be adventurous and to try new things and grow and have fun. She just thought it would be good for me on a spiritual and mental [level], and would be another opportunity for a life lesson, and she was right. I learned a lot and I lost a ton of weight. I even learned a little bit about ballroom dancing.
What life lesson did you take away from DWTS?
Just to keep challenging yourself and trying new stuff. It’s about doing things that you never thought you would ever do. I never thought I would do Dancing With the Stars, and I ended up doing it this year. You’re going to get older but you don’t want to grow old, so you need to keep trying new things.
Have you had a chance to talk to Jonathan since you left the show?
We’ve talked a couple of times. Jonathan and I have actually become pretty good friends. That’s another great thing about doing the show, because I met a lot of great people that I normally wouldn’t have met. I didn’t think I would be around forever, maybe two to three weeks, but for the time that I was there I got a whole lot out of it.
You did the Viennese waltz and the cha-cha-cha. Was there a dance that you were looking forward to learning?
Yeah, we were going to do the tango next week and I really wanted to do that one. I just told Jonathan that the week we had to do the quick step was going to be the week that we got fired. One thing that the judges told me was that my technique was horrible, so I was really excited about focusing on my technique, and not so much on the choreography.
Now that you’re out of the Mirror Ball mix, who do you think is going to win this season?
It’s either going to be Mya or Aaron Carter. It just seems like they’re both dancers and they have great partners, especially Mya. She’s got a beautiful partner. He is so fine!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
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"How is that possible?" she asks with a laugh during a concert stop earlier this week in Bologna, Italy. "I'm only 29."
Still averaging 100 to 150 concert concerts per year, Gaynor is in the midst of an overseas tour that includes shows in Moscow, Amsterdam and Spain. After that, she will return stateside to promote the October 27 digital release of an updated recording of "Survive" in English and Spanish plus a self-penned gospel ballad, "He Gave Me Life (I Will Survive)." The songs will be released through the singer's own Glolo label (her childhood nickname) in association with digital distributor INgrooves. In turn, all three songs will be available on CD through Gaynor's Web site, GloriaGaynor.com.
"I Will Survive" survived its own challenges in the beginning. Written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris, the track initially was pegged as the B-side to a song called "Substitute" that Polydor brass wanted Gaynor to record. Perren agreed to produce "Substitute" in exchange for choosing the B-side.
"Freddie and Dino said they'd been looking for someone to record 'Survive' for a long time," recalls Gaynor. "I'm reading the lyrics and saying, 'Are you kidding me? This is a hit song.' But when we took it back to the label execs, they wouldn't listen to it."
Gaynor was confronting personal challenges as well. Her mother had recently passed away, and the singer had to record "Survive" in a back brace owing to surgery on her spine a month earlier. "That's why I was able to sing the song with so much conviction," says Gaynor.
After a DJ at celebrated Manhattan disco Studio 54 got wind of the song, other club DJs began flipping the single over to play "Survive." Then radio chimed in, and the label's hand was forced. While "Substitute" languished at No. 107 on the pop chart, "Survive" danced all the way to No. 1 on the chart in 1979.
Since Gaynor earned a Grammy Award for best disco song in 1980, "Survive" has taken on a life of its own. Morphing from disco hit to empowerment anthem, "Survive" has been covered more than 200 times by everyone from Dame Shirley Bassey and Diana Ross to Cake and assorted "American Idol" wannabes. Gaynor's favorite covers? Those by Gladys Knight and Chantay Savage.
Not too long ago, Gaynor performed the song on Capitol Hill in support of the Performance Rights Act. "This should have been done a long time ago," she declares. "Writers get paid, and rightfully so; publishers get paid, and rightfully so. But what about the singers? It's the fair thing to do."
Five days before the "Survive" rerelease, Gaynor will participate in a Q&A and a live performance at the Grammy Museum October 22 in Los Angeles. That will be followed by a guest stint on "The View" and a performance in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. On tap for 2010: The release of Gaynor's yet-untitled gospel album and a symphony tour in Australia. The former will feature traditional selections as well as "He Gave Me Life" and other original Gaynor compositions.
"After 30 years of telling people I will survive, it's time to tell them how," she says.
Although Gaynor has rung up a string of hits including "Never Can Say Goodbye," "I Am What I Am" and "I Never Knew," she will forever be tied to her signature ode. And that doesn't bother her in the least.
"From the beginning I recognized it was a timeless lyric that everyone could relate to," says Gaynor, "so I don't get tired of singing it. I'm always freshening it up; changing the beat, the lyrics, modernizing the arrangement -- I've even stuck a hip-hop section in the middle of it. I become 295 percent grade-A ham when I do this song because people still love it."
Fame opened yesterday in theaters nationwide. The dance flick remake also stars Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, famed choreographer Debbie Allen, and Megan Mullally.
Watch the trailer below:
The reality series is tentatively titled "Kept" and will air on Logo, a channel specifically aimed at gay people.
The show has not been cast yet but will follow an elite group of fabulous Manhattan party boys who love living the high-life.
With over-the-top writing and acting, the series written and directed by Nick Arnzen is a real treat.
It stars Matthew Montgomery, Steve Callahan, James Brandon, Elizabeth Cava, Mark Colbert, Joshua Wolf Coleman, Paul Denniston, Steve Hasley, Molly O’Leary, Scott Presley, Adrian Quinonez, Devin Sidell, and Selina Smith.
WeHo is filled with shirtless gym trainers, same-sex power couples, battling twins, murder and, of course, a bitch diva to end all bitch divas. All of the action is set against the backdrop of West Hollywood.
WeHo started out on stage ten years ago and was revived last year. The idea is to dramatize what it would look like if Aaron Spelling tried to do a gay soap.
Steve Callahan, so good in the gay indies "East Side Story" and "Nine Lives" and on stage in "Corpus Christi," is the only cast member that has been in every performance of every incarnation of every episode of "WeHo." He plays the part of Gunther and is first seen wearing nothing but a towel.
In all, seven webisodes of the show (6 – 9 minutes each) will be shown online eventually.
Here is a LINK to the show’s Facebook page and below is the first webisode itself. Enjoy!
The CW pulled the plug on the high-fashion modeling plot on Friday and production has ceased. The show had a great lead-in with America’s Next Top Model, but sixty percent of that audience bailed to another network rather than view the debut episode. Week two was even more dismal with less than 1 million views…presumably the crowd that follows Kutcher on Twitter. “Tweet” that Ashton!
Other shows that have gotten off to a rocky start and may be next on the chopping block include Parks and Recreation with Amy Poehler and the new Jenna Elfman sitcom Accidentally on Purpose.
The funnyman portrayed the 10-year-old title character in the movie, despite being 44 at the time.
He was required to shave his legs for the role but was in such a rush to get to the set, he forgot to do so and had to ask the on-set hairdresser, Christine, and her assistant to help him with hair removal cream Nair.
He recalls, "I rushed in and forgot to shave my legs. I meet my female hairdresser and her assistant and my make-up artist John and I say, 'Look guys, why don't we do this simultaneously.' So I took off my pants and I had my boxers on. I put my legs up onto the counter and I said, 'Why don't you ladies just Nair my legs and we can do the make-up now too?'"
Short only realised he had been flashing his penis at the women when they finished the job and he looked down to check out their handiwork: "I'm talking to John, they finish 'Nairing' (sic) my legs and I look down and my penis is hanging out of my boxer underwear. So I was completely frightened and terrified but I don't say anything to them because I just met them."
But he managed to make light of the situation after establishing a friendship with the hairdressers and the pair laughed off the embarrassing incident.
He adds, "A week later I went up to Christine and I said, 'The first day we met, was my penis hanging out of my boxers?' and she said, 'Yes. And if I knew you then like I know you now, I would have shoved that thing right back in!'"
"We're more in love than ever. It's great," the Medium actress said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday.
The talk show host asked Arquette, "You were divorcing and didn't divorce. And now you're back together?"
"Yeah," said Arquette. "We've been together for eight years and relationships are tough but we're really happy."
As for how Jane, who stars in HBO's Hung, is doing, his wife said, "He is great!"
“I think Macy should have stayed around,” pro Lacey Schwimmer said at the Surrogates world premiere in Hollywood on Thursday. “I thought that she was a breath of fresh air for the show. She was the new and improved Cloris Leachman.”
Fans, especially Dancing with the Stars purists, may not see comparisons to the dance-challenged Leachman as the highest form of praise, but then again, Schwimmer has always been one that has “danced” outside of the ballroom box.
“Cloris was entertaining beyond belief,” she said, “and I feel like Macy Gray had that potential to be that entertaining thing for the show.”
With the immensely colorful Grammy winner gone, the question now is, who will step up and carry the Leachman torch for the rest of the season?
“Tom Delay,” Schwimmer said without hesitating. “Backstage he’s hilarious and a lot of people don’t get to see that side of him.”
As for the more pressing needs of her own partner, Iron Chef America host Mark Dacascos, Lacey’s lesson plan is a bluntly simple one: “Hurry up and get the choreography!” Though the duo placed third on the men’s side, Schwimmer feels far from safe and no closer to a disco ball on her mantel.
“He’s the cutest thing in the entire world,” she said, catching a quick breath before listing her partner’s Dancing with the Stars flaws. “But he’s such a slow learner! The main problem is, he’s never really preformed before. You have to entertain the audience and then entertain through a camera to millions of people … Mark needs to smile and breathe.”
"If I've started a national dialogue that's going to help people face these issues, then I'm forever grateful," Phillips, 49, said Friday via satellite during a live broadcast of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Mackenzie didn't take the accusation sitting down, although she did admit to a long history of drug use. "When Michelle found out I was writing the book, she vowed to do everything she could to discredit me ... She's either protecting the Mamas and Papas brand or is having a textbook reaction: She's embarrassed, sweep it under the carpet, protect the abuser," Phillips told Winfrey. "It seems so unkind and ungenerous to lash out in this way."
Chynna, 41, admitted that she, too, shared some of that sentiment. "Am I exceedingly joyful that my family secret that I told maybe my therapist, my husband and my very best friend in the whole word [is now public]? No."
Another sibling, Bijou Phillips, has released the following statement: "When I was 13, Mackenzie told me that she had a consensual sexual relationship with our father. This news was confusing and scary, as I lived alone with my father since I was 3, I didn’t know what to believe and it didn’t help that shortly there after Mackenzie told me it didn't happen .... "
"I understand Mackenzie's need to come clean with a history she feels will help others, but it's devastating to have the world watch as we try and mend broken fences, especially when the man in question isn't here to defend himself."
Los Angeles Superior Court records show that Glanville, citing irreconcilable differences, is seeking spousal support from the CSI: Miami star as well as physical custody of their sons Mason, 6, and Jake, 2, with visitation for Cibrian. The actor filed for divorce last month and is also seeking shared custody.
Earlier this month, Rimes announced on her Web site that she and husband Dean Sheremet were divorcing following months of rumors of her affair with Cibrian.
Cibrian, 36, and Rimes, 27, met while filming the Lifetime movie Northern Lights last fall.
Friday, September 25, 2009
GHOST WHISPERER (CBS 8:00 pm): The fifth season starts off with Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) going through a traumatic labor scene which was direct by Hewitt. Then the action leaps forward five years to Melinda and Jim (David Conrad) now a doctor that is the centerpiece of the dark places the producers intend to go.
LAW & ORDER (NBC 8:00 pm): Entering it's 20th season, with the producers promising to get even rippier-from-the-headlines including an episode on the shooting of an abortion doctor and one which puts Dick Chenet and the torture clique on trial.
NUMB3RS (CBS 10:00 pm): Season six will stay focused on solving crimes after Anita (Navi Rawat) responds to Charlie's (David Krumholtz) proposal. Gary Cole will guest star in an episode where he turns up as a suspected sniper with plenty of math involved.
SMALLVILLE (THE CW 8:00 pm): Clark's (Tom Welling) relationship with Lois (Erica Durance) provides the heart of season nine. Lois will hold the key to Clark's journey which you will begin to learn on the last second of the premiere episode.