Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Modern Family's Gay Kiss Has Been Filmed

After much fan pressure to have "Modern Family's" adorable gay couple share a kiss, one-half of the hilarious twosome confirms it's in the can.

"Yes, we filmed the kiss episode," Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell, told E!Online's Marc Malkin. "It's a very organic kiss. People are going to be very surprised when they see it."

More than 13,000 fans took to Facebook asking the show's producers to let Cam and Mitchell share a kissing scene. In response to the movement, producers issued a statement.

It read: "Cameron and Mitchell are a loving, grounded, committed, and demonstrably affectionate couple and have been from the beginning of the series. It happens that we have an episode in the works that addresses Mitchell's slight discomfort with public displays of affection. It will air in the fall and until then, as Phil Dunphy would say, everyone please chillax."

Now that the scene has been shot, Ferguson says he's also pretty sure he delivered Eric Stonestreet's (the straight but convincingly gay Cam on the show) first man-on-man smacker saying, "I'll be shocked and offended if I wasn't."

Either way, we're sure it'll be one scene Eric and the show's fans will never forget.

New Release Tuesday!

Here's a list of this weeks new releases on Blu-Ray, CD and DVD including the first season of The Vampire Diaries starring: Nina Dobrey, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.

Harry Brown (B)
Marmaduke (2010) (B)
Red Riding Trilogy (B)
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? (B)

Goo Goo Dolls - Somehting for the Rest of Us
Heart - Red Velvet Car

Brothers & Sisters - 4th Season
FlashForward - Complete Series
House - 6th Season (B)
Lonesome Dove: The Series - 1st Season
The Middle - 1st Season
NCIS: Los Angeles - 1st Season (B)
Parenthood - 1st Season
Sons of Anarchy - 2nd Season (B)
Thriller - Complete Series
The Vampire Diaries - 1st Season (B)

(B) - Available on Blu-Ray

Ryan Reynolds & Bradley Cooper to Buddy Up

Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper will soon share more than rugged good looks. They'll split top billing on a buddy movie that's being described as an edgier, R-rated version of the Lethal Weapon series.

The actors, both strong candidates for the title of People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, will play cops in the as-yet-untitled action-comedy, in which they recruit their fathers – former police officers themselves – to crack a case, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Both leading men have been exploring the action side of Hollywood lately, with Cooper, 35, recently starring in The A-Team and Reynolds, 33, playing the title role in the upcoming superhero picture Green Lantern.

Did Modern Family's Sofia Vergara Fulfill Emmy Pledge to Run Nude in Hollywood?

Forget red. Modern Family is so thrilled with their Emmy win, they may have painted the town nude.

"Listen, I'm not afraid of anything. I'm Colombian," Sofia Vergara, 38, told Access Hollywood about streaking on one of the busiest streets in Hollywood.

The team behind the hit ABC comedy publicly – through an ad in the trade papers – stated in July that Vergara would "run naked down Sunset Blvd." if the show won outstanding comedy at Sunday's Emmys.

The ad did, however, in tiny print, have a disclaimer that the "cast member may change without notice," but Vergara says she's one to make good on an offer – and even claimed she'd already done the run.

"Yes, I mean, I'm fast. I run fast," she told a skeptical Billy Bush after the show won the award. "They zipped me and they sent me to do press."

Backing up her story: Vergara's Modern Family costar Julie Bowen. "When we went back to the press room, she had made a left turn and we all made a right turn," Bowen said. "So for about 20 minutes, she was missing."

When she returned, Bowen says Vergara replied that she "went to run nude down Sunset Boulevard. No one was there. So I did it. It's over … 'No one said I had to do it at a certain time.' "

Bowen also promised she'd do the deed if she won for best supporting actress. "Luckily that did not happen," she says. "I've never been so happy to lose in my life!"

Dancing with the Stars Season 11 Cast Revealed!

It’s time to take off the flip-flops and put on the dancing shoes as the cast of Dancing with the Stars season 11 is now in place.

Baywatch alum David Hasselhoff will compete against Jersey Shore hunk Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, as well as former NFL star Kurt Warner, singer Michael Bolton, Bristol Palin and actress Jennifer Grey, Dancing with the Stars hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke announced in a live press conference Monday night during a new episode of Bachelor Pad.

Also ready to hit the ballroom are Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson, Hills star Audrina Patridge, former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox, singer Brandy, comedian Margaret Cho and actor Kyle Massey.

The celebrity-professional pairings will be revealed Wednesday. And the new season of Dancing kicks off September 20th on ABC.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Charles Perez: "We Found Our Way Around Florida's Ban on Gay Adoption"

"Are you a homosexual?" she asked.

"Excuse me?" I responded.

"Are you a homosexual?" she asked again.

It was not her second question, or the third, but the first question once I told her I was interested in adopting.

Her name was Sue. She was the on-phone representation of "Our Kids" one of Miami's premiere adoption agencies. Given Florida's anti-gay adoption laws, I didn't blame her for her question, but I didn't like it, either. I knew if I were to tell the truth, that my partner and I are gay men who want kids, the call would be over. I knew if I lied, we might move forward, and maybe even end up with a child, acquired under false pretenses with one of us as the parent and the other pretending, all the while building a web of lies to prove our acceptability to a system that has deemed us unworthy.

Unwilling to lie, I told her the truth and the call quickly ended.

All we wanted were kids and a family, when there are so many kids in the state of Florida who need families.

David Strah, in his book Gay Dads, talks about the growing phenomenon of gay fatherhood, and how so many of us, upon coming out, thought we had to give up the dream of ever becoming a parent. Instead, Strah argues, the instinct to build families and raise kids is a part of who we are, straight or gay. It is a right of being human that we don't have to abdicate because of our sexual orientation.

That said, I wish the state of Florida felt the same.

Not long after that call my husband and I were invited to a welcome home party for two beautiful twin boys who had been adopted by a friend and his same sex partner. The boys were born out of state and were now, at one year old, finally coming home. Their story gave us hope, but it also raised a lot of questions. How did they locate these boys? How did they manage this out-of-state adoption? Was the adoption legal in Florida? And, why'd it take a year to bring them home? Little did I know these questions and their answers would drive our lives for the next year.

My former colleague directed us to an out of state attorney who specialized in counseling prospective adoptive parents. Familiar with Florida's anti-gay adoption laws he made one thing very clear, "When you locate the right baby for you, you'll likely have to move there, take up residency and wait out the 6 months to a year for the adoption to be finalized before you can go back to Florida." Additionally, we were told, without reservation, were we to return to Florida before finalization, the Department of Children and Families has the right to take our child away from us and put our child into foster care. We could then lose our child forever.

"But, what if we were straight?" I asked.

"Then you'd take your baby right home," he responded. "Florida would honor with full faith and credit the court's decision in the birth state and you'd wait for finalization while living at home in Florida."

"Wow!" I responded. "Not only is Florida discriminating against gay people as parents, but also against those of us who can't afford the time of the money to disappear for up to a year."

"Exactly," he said.

That reality made me sad. As an unemployed former news anchor I had the time, and with a husband who has a great job and career, we could make it work financially. But what about the school teachers who'd make great parents? Or, what about all those loving and embracing would-be working class and middle class gay parents who might make the choice to adopt if only the state of Florida didn't stand in their way?

Regardless, grateful for our relative good position, we decided to move forward, and so we scheduled a home study with a Florida state approved child placement agency.

The home study went great. They reviewed our histories, our families, friends, education, finances, pet records and medical records. They came to our home and put their findings together in a report that would be delivered to any judge considering placement. We felt great about it, but there was one significant catch. No matter what they'd concluded, it was against the law for us to be approved. No set of circumstances, no matter how potentially favorable to an adoptive child, could be enough to get approval. Approval was against the law.

In good faith, however, they did the next best thing. Hoping a judge in another state would read between the lines, they wrote, "this agency -- regrettably -- cannot pursuant to Florida Statue 63.042(3) approve either Mr. Perez or Mr. Rinehard for adoption. However, I can offer this: But for Florida Statue 63.042(3), this agency would highly recommend Mr. Perez and Mr. Rinehard as adoptive parents without reservation."

Though these words would not open any doors in Florida, they would open doors somewhere else. Our first stop was Missouri.

Mary Ann was identified as our first potential birth mother. She said she was pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl! After 2 weeks on the phone and a couple of Western Union cash transfers, everything changed. We wanted her medical records to both confirm her pregnancy and learn the health in the baby. That's when she disappeared.

Next there was Cindy. Cindy lived in a Chicago half-way house designed to get her back on her feet after serving prison time. We liked that she lived in a controlled environment since the earliest days of her pregnancy. She talked to us about her dreams for her daughter and how she knew we were the ones to parent her child. But then, on a trip to Chicago to meet her, she turned. She was demanding money like only a drug addict or someone who's been around one can understand. She left her halfway house, returned to the streets and decided to spend the last trimester of her pregnancy on crack cocaine. She told us, "This is not about you. It's not about the baby. It's about me." We walked away.

Finally, we came to the woman who would be our birth mother. She was a smart, sweet, drug free young woman from Kansas, who just didn't want to have another child. She didn't seem to care that we were gay, and neither did the State of Kansas. Kansas has no laws supporting gay adoption, but they also have no laws banning it.

Having asking us to be in the delivery room, we cut the umbilical chord and witnessed our daughter's first courageous reach up and out of the womb and into the world. It was glorious. Tears ran from our eyes for about 3 days. They were tears of love and gratitude. Gratitude for our beautiful daughter, for the gracious and generous birth parents who put their baby ahead of themselves and gratitude for the state of Kansas, that put its babies before bigotry.

Then, in the midst of this celebration, we received a final slap from the State of Florida. We discovered we were unable to get health insurance for our little girl because our insurance policies required that any adoption be in compliance with Florida Statute. Now, we thought, not only are they hurting us.. they're hurting our baby. So for now, we wait, pray for good health, and hope that Medicaid will fill any gap should anything unthinkable happen.

It's been a roller coaster of a ride, filled with hope and disappointment, love and acceptance, birth and renewal. But, in short, we'd do it again. The experience of seeing our love amplified into a family has had the effect of making all those other important things in our lives seem small. It is a blessing that we deserve. But, more importantly, it is a blessing every Florida child deserves.

So, for now, we remain in Kansas, blissfully changing diapers, alternating midnight feedings, staring into her deep blue eyes, and wondering why this couldn't have happened in Florida.

Charles Perez is a former main anchor at Miami's ABC station and an anchor at New York's WABC. He and his Husband, Keith Rinehard were married in Westport CT in September 2009. Perez' book, Confessions of a Gay Anchorman comes out in November.

Jewel's Emotional In Memoriam Emmy Tribute

Jewel led a touching in memoriam tribute at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, playing an unrecorded song she wrote for a close friend who recently died of cancer.

The singer took to the stage for an acoustic version of The Shape Of You as a montage of tributes to stars who recently passed away played in the background.

Beloved stars Jimmy Dean, Gary Coleman, Rue McClanahan, Dixie Carter, Lynn Redgrave, Lena Horne and Dennis Hopper were among those included in the Emmy in memoriam segment.

Jewel revealed the song's personal nature during the Emmy pre-show, confessing it would be difficult for her to sing live: "It’s a song I wrote for a friend that passed away. It’s a personal song and it’s not recorded... Hopefully it will have a lot of heart and hopefully people enjoy it. I'm really happy to be able to sing for people who lost a love one. It's a hard song for me to sing."

George Clooney Accepts Humanitarian Award

George Clooney brought a lighthearted touch while accepting a special Emmy Award for a rather serious subject.

"I have offered to go to the south of Sudan and stage, like, a wardrobe malfunction," Clooney cracked, while accepting the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at Sunday's telecast. "But it was pointed out to me that I'm 49, and the consensus was that it would just be upsetting. And kind of sad."

The actor, who was recognized for most recently organizing a telethon for victims of the Haitian earthquake, has also been active in raising awareness about genocide in Darfur.

After receiving a standing ovation as he walked on stage, Clooney joked that everybody should be seated. "Don't do that because then I feel like maybe I'm sick and I don't know it," he said.

Backstage, however, Clooney didn't mind the attention – and joked that reporters call him "Mr. Clooney." He also told reporters that his highlight of the night was hanging out backstage with lead actor in a miniseries or movie winner Al Pacino and Tom Selleck.

He also confirmed that his date for the night was girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis. "She picked me up from Italy," he cracked.

Emmys Have a Mad, Modern Night

One old favorite and one new kid on the block took top Emmy honors.

Mad Men won the outstanding drama series for the third consecutive year on Sunday night, while Modern Family was named outstanding comedy series.

A 14-time nominee, ABC's ensemble comedy netted an early win for supporting actor Eric Stonestreet, who plays the loveable Cameron Tucker.

"All I wanted to be was a clown in the circus when I was a kid growing up," the first-time winner, who called the gig "the most amazing job ever," said onstage.

Another freshman series, Glee, collected an award for director Ryan Murphy and Jane Lynch, who won outstanding supporting actress in a comedy for her role as the scheming Sue Sylvester.

In a shout-out to the ensemble cast, she joked, "I love you. You're young and you're wonderful. You're fresh-faced, and when I'm not seething with jealousy, I'm so proud of you."

First-Time Winners

It was a recurring theme during the three-hour telecast from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre: Many first-time nominees were rewarded with Emmys, especially on the dramatic front, where a fleet of new faces won.

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul nabbed outstanding supporting actor in a drama, while The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi picked up outstanding supporting actress in a drama. And The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick won outstanding leading actress in a drama after four previous nominations.

One exception: Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, who took home the outstanding actor in a drama trophy for the third consecutive year. Noting his esteemed fellow nominees, he expressed his gratitude, saying, "I'm so humbled and amazed to be in your company."

Edie Falco claimed outstanding actress in a comedy for Nurse Jackie and Jim Parsons won outstanding actor in a comedy for The Big Bang Theory.

Kate Dances ... Again

Emmy host Jimmy Fallon kicked things off with little help from Glee and Kate Gosselin, who laced up her dancing shoes once again after a less-than-lauded turn on Dancing with the Stars.

In addition, the host recruited an A-list team – including Tina Fey, Kate Gosselin, Jane Lynch, Randy Jackson, Jon Hamm and Betty White – for a zippy musical number. The group performed Bruce Springsteen's propulsive hit "Born to Run" after a short skit in which the Glee kids said they couldn't afford tickets to the awards show.

Gosselin, who famously earned low marks on Dancing with the Stars, poked fun at herself, teasing with Fallon and his crew, "I can help [with the performance]; I'm a great dancer."

Here's a list of all the winners from last night's telecast:

Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family
Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men
Lead Actress in a Comedy: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Lead Actor in a Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Jane Lynch, Glee
Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Lead Actress in a Drama: Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Lead Actor in a Drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Supporting Actor in a Drama: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Supporting Actress in a Drama: Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Reality-Competition Program: Top Chef
Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jeff Probst, Survivor

Lawyer: Don't Judge Paris Hilton on Drug Bust Yet

Paris Hilton was arrested Friday night in Las Vegas for possession of a controlled substance after cocaine was found in her purse, a police spokesman says.

The coke arrest was her latest drug-related brush with the law this summer, and by all accounts the most serious. But don't jump to any conclusions, her lawyer says.

"This matter will be dealt with in the courts, not in the media, and I encourage people not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law," says attorney David Chesnoff in a statement.

Beyond that, Hilton's camp isn't issuing any statements or explanations. The 29-year-old heiress was released without bail Saturday morning after she was arrested in Las Vegas for investigation of cocaine possession. The drug was allegedly found in her purse after a traffic stop.
For her mugshot, she struck a stylish pose, smiling coyly for the police camera, her hair cascading over her bare shoulders.

Hilton, who was jailed three years ago in an alcohol-related driving case, is no longer on probation in that case and so won't face additional penalty due to the cocaine arrest.

In July, she was questioned by South African police at the World Cup for allegedly smoking marijuana and later held by police in Corsica after being allegedly caught with a small amount of pot in her purse. In both incidents, she was released without being charged.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Take That's Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow Visit Brokeback Mountain in New Duet

Former Take That bandmates Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow have recorded a duet together. The song, entitled Shame, appears on Williams' new greatest hits album, In and Out of Consciousness, and is accompanied by a video in which the two men commemorate cowboy film, Brokeback Mountain.

The pair are shown in the video drinking in a saloon, singing to each other. Later, they are shown fishing, and after eyeing each other up, "coyly" remove their tops.

The single wii be released on October 4th.

Damon Salvatore is the Sexiest Beast in New Poll

Former Lost star Ian Somerhalder's vampire character in The Vampire Diaries has beaten Twilight's Edward Cullen to be crowned America's Sexiest Beast.

The actor's Damon Salvatore finished just ahead of Robert Pattinson's movie bloodsucker in Entertainment Weekly magazine's new poll of favorite TV movie monsters.

Cullen beat Cameron from The Sarah Connor Chronicles, played by Summer Glau, and Salvatore beat Hugh Jackman's Wolverine to make it to the final vote.

Morena Baccarin's V character Anna, Taylor Lautner's Jacob Black, Halle Berry's Storm and Alexander Skarsgard's True Blood character Eric Northman all made the quarterfinals.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sandra Bullock to Give First TV Interview

Sandra Bullock will give her first TV interview since splitting with Jesse James on Tuesday. She will sit down with Today's Matt Lauer in New Orleans.

Days after winning her Best Actress Oscar for The Blind Side, the actress, 46, was blindsided when news broke that her husband of five years had an affair.

In April -- months before finalizing her divorce from James, 40 - she announced that she had adopted a baby from New Orleans: 3 ½-month-old son, Louis.

Bullock is currently in talks to star alongside Tom Hanks in the 9/11 drama, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

America’s Got Talent: Prince Poppycock Shows His ‘Poker Face’

While many of the early acts on America’s Got Talent‘s semi-final competition buckled under the pressure Tuesday, the electrifying moment of the night came at the end with Prince Poppycock, whom Sharon Osbourne dubbed the “male Lady Gaga.”

Without a doubt, the outrageous performer was Tuesday night’s favorite of all three judges and the studio audience. His strong voice, outlandish costumes and sheer creativity made him the “superstar” of the night, according to judge Piers Morgan.

“He’s different every time because that’s his thing,” Morgan says. “He’s so creative.”
Osbourne, who said last week that her daughter Kelly is a huge Prince Poppycock fan, added that his “creativity is unstoppable and stunning.”

“I bow down to him,” she said.

It was also a very strong night for singer Michael Grimm, despite his battling strep throat and dehydration earlier in the week. The Mississippi singer and songwriter performed the moving tune “Leave Your Hat On.” Judge Howie Mandel compared Grimm’s voice to legendary musicians Michael Bolton and Joe Cocker.

“He’s real and soulful,” Mandel told People magazine. “I can’t hear enough of him. When he sings, it doesn’t seem as if he’s trying to win a contest. He’s got his own Southern soul.”

Morgan predicts Grimm will be a shoo-in for the finals. One act he isn’t sure can kick it up a notch, though, is mini dance duo Future Funk. “They’ll probably get through anyways because they’re so cute,” Morgan says. “They’re great fun, but they’re not world-class dancers like Anna and Patryk.”

Next week, 12 more semi-final acts will perform, including Alice Tan Ridley, Jackie Evancho and Fighting Gravity.

Chris Lambton Still Considering The Bachelor

Don’t count Chris Lambton out of the upcoming season of The Bachelor just yet!

Although the Cape Cod, Massachusetts., landscaper is reportedly hesitant about continuing his search for love on reality TV, he also hasn’t completely ruled it out.

“There’s an ongoing dialogue,” Bachelor and Bachelorette host Chris Harrison told People magazine. “I was just with him this weekend in North Carolina and we talked about the show … it may be right for him, but it may not be.”

But just because Lambton is a gentleman — one who accepted Ali Fedotowsky‘s ultimate decision and wished her well — doesn’t mean he’s the perfect candidate for the show.

“You have to take aside the clamoring of millions of fans [who] want him to be the Bachelor just because they [want] to wish him well,” Harrison says. “But they don’t necessarily know what’s right for him or what’s right for the show.”

At the end of the day, it will be Lambton who needs to decide whether it’s a right fit or not. Says Harrison, “I don’t want to push him into something he’s not ready to do, or it’s not going to be right and we’ll all end up regretting [it].”

And while Lambton’s search for love on TV may still be up in the air, two other franchise alumni have found their match — and Harrison couldn’t be happier.

“I wish them the best,” he says about Jesse Csincsak and Ann Lueders, whom he considers family.

And though he’s received an invite for their wedding this weekend, Harrison won’t be able to make it. He’ll be hosting TV Guide’s Emmys Red Carpet with Chris Harrison on Sunday — which he’s also executive producing with his own production company, Harrison Productions.

Former Republican Party Chairman, Ken Mehlman, Says He's Gay

Ken Mehlman, the former Republican party chairman and aide to George Bush, has revealed he is gay.

As a senior Republican figure with a high public profile, Mr Mehlman's admission of his homosexuality is a bold move at a time when the Republican party are asserting their opposition to the potential legalisation of same-sex marriage and the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

As reported by Richard Adams in the Guardian, when Mr Mehlman was asked by the Atlantic magazine to explain how he reconciled his sexuality with the Republican party's "gay-baiting tactics", he replied: "I can't change the fact that I wasn't in this place personally when I was in politics, and I genuinely regret that. It was very hard, personally."

It was during the period 2005-2006 when Mr Mehlman was chairman of the national Republican party that strategists used state referendums banning gay marriage in order to galvanise their voters.

Mr Mehlman reportedly told the Atlantic that his move was an important one in order for him to be able to openly support the legalising of marriage for LGBT Americans.

He added: "It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life . . . I've told my family, friends, former colleagues, and current colleagues, and they've been wonderful and supportive . . . It's something I wish I had done years ago."

He also told the Atlantic that he had been working with the American Foundation for Equal Rights, who back the legal challenge to California's Proposition 8 which bans gay marriage in the state, by encouraging Republicans to donate funds.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

'Dancing with the Stars' Now with 100% More Abs

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was unofficially confirmed as the reason people will tune into the new season of Dancing with the Stars.

Widely regarded by the cast of Jersey Shore as the worst dancer of the group, the Situation will have to up his game to impress the show's tough judges.

After OK! magazine reported the news Monday, the LA Times also reported that sources close to the show are confirming that Dancing with the Stars has a Situation on its hands. While ABC doesn't officially confirm anyone until Tom Bergeron makes the announcement, Hills star Audrina Patridge, R&B artist Brandy and retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner are all expected to appear on the show in the fall season.

Unaware of the news, Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough told OK! magazine on Sunday that Mike would be a great personality for the show.

"It’s people like that who come on the show who people will tune in and watch because either it will be a travesty or it will be interesting to see somebody turn something completely around so I’m up for anybody. For me it’s classic entertainment, it’s fun. Whatever gets people talking and tuning in is interesting to watch."

The official cast annoucement will be made next Monday during ABC's "Bachelor Pad".

Modern Family's Gay Couple Cam and Mitchell to Kiss After All

Television's most prominent homosexual couple are set to share an on-screen kiss.

Modern Family's co-creator and writer Steve Levitan has revealed that producers are preparing a 'public display of affection' episode for the program's married gay couple, Cam and Mitchell.

In fact, Levitan insists the scene was going to happen all along even before fans started to lobby for the kiss publicly, notably on a Facebook campaign.

'We've had an episode planned for a long time that dealt with that subject,' he told E! news.

'So it almost bothers us that there was a little bit of controversy about it. Because we don't want to appear that we're answering the criticism.'

In the show's breakout first season, Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) did everything from adopt an adorable daughter to travel on the extended family's Hawaiian vacation.

But they've never expressed obvious affection for each other on camera.

The controversy came to a light-hearted boil when Cam and Mitch had a dramatic airport reunion in the Hawaiian episode. While the show's straight couple smooched at the airport, Cam and Mitchell gave each other a tepid hug.

The floodgates opened as fans assumed the show's producers were blocking a kiss. Facebook campaigners set up a special page: 'Let Cam & Mitchell kiss on Modern Family.'

While the campaign never reached the giddy heights of the Facebook campaign to recruit Betty White to host Saturday Night Live, the Cam and Mitchell kiss page did make a splash with 13,465 supporters.

'Sure enough, we're dealing with public displays of affection and the power of the kiss,' said Levitan.

The actors preparing for the public display of affection didn't give details about the upcoming scene. 'But we're all proceeding and progressing and moving forward,' said Ferguson. 'There'll be lots of everything.'

Kurt's Glee Boyfriend: Tall Blond with "Pouty Lips"

It looks like Kurt will finally get his star quarterback on Glee.

No, we're not talking a romance with Finn, but...

Rumors that new cast member Chord Overstreet will play Chris Colfer's on-screen boyfriend appear to be true.

"They've cast him already," Jane Lynch told E! Online at the Audi and Chopard Emmy party when we asked about Kurt's much-anticpiated love interest. "He becomes the new star quarterback and he's going to be Kurt's boyfriend."

While Lynch said she couldn't remember the name of the actor who is playing Kurt's beau, she described the lucky guy as "a good looking kid."

"He's tall, boyish with straight blonde hair and big fat, pouty lips," she said.

Sounds like Overstreet to us.

Overstreet, who has appeared on iCarly, recently joined Glee as Sam Evans, a footballing transfer student who first befriends Finn, but eventually becomes his nemesis.

Show poobah Ryan Murphy remains tight-lipped about the upcoming romance. "We're working on it," he teased at the Creative Arts Emmys.

Murphy did say that Rachel and Finn will be very much together next season. As for skirt-chasing Puck, he said, "He's struggling. He's torn about who to have sex with next."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

George Michael Pleads Guilty to Drugs Charges

George Michael has pleaded guilty to crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis and to possessing cannabis cigarettes for his personal use.

The 47-year-old singer appeared at Highbury Magistrates' Court in north London, where the assembled heard that Michael had been found by police slumped at the wheel of his Range Rover after driving it into a shop front in the early hours of July 4th.

Police reported that they suspected Michael was under the influence of drugs, as when they roused him, he was reportedly "spaced out", sweating and had dilated pupils.

He was then taken to Hampstead police station where a blood test showed cannabis in his system, but no alcohol.

Michael was handed an interim six-month driving ban by District Judge Robin McPhee. Judge McPhee added that the singer, whose real name is Georgios Panayiotou, will be sentenced at a later date after the court has taken into account the progress of a community order imposed on Michael in 2007.

Meet Josh Kloss: The Hot Guy in Katy Perry's Latest Video

You've seen him – and, admit it, drooled over that body – in Katy Perry's new video for "Teenage Dream," but there's more to a man than his six-pack. So, just who is this hot-looking guy steaming up the small screen?

He's Josh Kloss: An actor (he appeared on several episodes of The O.C. in 2003), a musician, and yes, he's available. Especially if you're in some sort of trouble.

"I'm a terrible dater," says Kloss, 29. "More of a romantic 'hero/damsel in distress' type of guy. Right now in my life I'm working on the hero."

Here's what else you need to know about the valiant rising star.

1. Katy Perry Impressed Him
Working with Perry on her music video, "I was surprised by her acting chops," says Kloss. "I think she's a great artist, and the entire set was filled with magic. It was a lot of fun." On the big screen, Kloss says he looks up to Daniel Day-Lewis, Brad Pitt and a young John Travolta. "I like the intensity that they've brought to the screen. Reminds me of James Dean's influence."

2. He Used To Be a Cowboy
"My childhood was hard," says Kloss, who was born in Portland, Ore. "I was a cowboy and put to work at a young age. But I would never be where I am today if I was raised any other way." His unique upbringing also made him outdoorsy. "To this day," he says, "one of my favorite pastimes is camping with friends and family."

3. He Loves Old School Tunes ...
Before moving to Hollywood to be in a band and to become an actor, Kloss studied vocal performance in college. "I love to sing and listening to old school jazz artists like Chet Baker," he says.

4. ... And Simple Pleasures
"I love Kentucky Fried Chicken," Kloss reveals. "I worked there for several years as a teen and still consider it one of my favorite foods." Other faves? "I like pool and Frisbee," he says, adding, "crochet and golf rock!"

5. He Doesn't Have a Strict Workout Routine. Seriously.
Hate him a little now? "Just like everyone else, I wish I had a committed routine, but life and spare time are unpredictable," he says. But those abs had to come from somewhere, no? "I really just try to eat wise proportions," he adds. "And when I do work out, I train like it's the last time I'll get a chance!"

Here's the "Teenage Dream" video:

Kathy Griffin's Campaign Strategy for Levi Johnston: Go Shirtless

Move over, Jimmy Kimmel. Kathy Griffin is gunning to be Levi Johnston's campaign manager as he runs for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, and she even has a strategy all dreamed up.

"The campaign would be based on me being the first lady," the comedian, who once feigned a relationship with Johnston for laughs, told People magazine. "But it would also be based on a celebration of Levi trolling the town shirtless – or being photographed in the shower in various stages of undress."

While Kimmel offered his services (in jest) a week ago, Griffin points out that the former Playgirl model's mayoral bid is less about "pomp and circumstance" and more about "pomp and naked stance."

While Franklin Roosevelt had his Fireside Chats, Griffin foresees something less formal – and less-clothed – during Johnston's potential term.

"We would probably do shower chats," she says, while attending the Audi & Chopard Pre-Emmy Party at Cecconi's in Beverly Hills, "semi-nude, or nude, from our place in Wasilla. Frankly, I think that's his ticket."

Jersey Shore‘s Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino Could Earn $5 Million This Year

The Situation has no problems when it comes to the compensation.

One of the breakout stars of MTV’s smash hit Jersey Shore, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is busily, and effectively, turning his drama into dollar signs. Between his MTV salary, endorsement deals, his own branded products and other media opportunities, Sorrentino, 29, could earn as much as $5 million by the end of this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The abs-flaunting Sorrentino is raking in close to $60,000 per episode in salary, and between $15,000 and $50,000 per event for appearances. He also has endorsement deals with Vitaminwater, Reebok and an unnamed vodka brand; will front a clothing line with Dilligaf and a line of chewable supplements with GNC; has released his own fitness video; and has partnered with Gotham Books to write his autobiography.

Oh, and he also has a “GTL” app and a rap song on iTunes, and has been in talks regarding several big-screen projects.

It’s all part of a carefully orchestrated plan. “We are really excited about all the opportunities coming Mike’s way,” says his manager, Mike Petolino of Gotham Entertainment. “He has been able to secure many endorsement deals, business opportunities and additional television offers based on the success of the show. Our goal has always been to try to build a brand if the situation presented itself.”

Overdose No Accident, Says Fantasia – 'I Wanted Out'

Two weeks after being hospitalized for overdosing on aspirin and a sleep aid, singer Fantasia Barrino says she knew exactly what she was doing. She wanted to die.

"I didn't have any fight in me. I didn't care about anything. I just wanted out," the American Idol winner, 26, tells VH1 in a new Behind the Music interview, airing 9:00 pm (ET/PT) Tuesday, the same day her new album, Back to Me, is released. "At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with – all of it, all of that [expletive]."

She continues: "I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can't accidentally take a whole bottle of pills."

Barrino's manager, Brian Dickens, recalls finding her lying on the floor in her room. "Her emotions were extremely low," he says. "She'd been crying all day. Fantasia was just numb. Fantasia texted me, saying 'I love you.' I wrote back, 'I love you more.' Then it hit me."

"I wrote, 'You better not do anything or think about doing anything stupid.' And I left it at that. About 10 minutes later, Fantasia texted me back, and she said, 'Already did.' I went into Fantasia's room and saw her on the floor, and my heart just dropped."

What made the successful singer, who's preparing to release her third album, want to end her life? "I was tired of people doing me wrong, constantly, over and over again, dealing with my family – my father, dealing with men and their [expletive] – I was tired," she says. "My head was hurting me. I was over it."

Affair with Antwaun Cook

To complicate matters even more, Barrino is now being threatened with a lawsuit by Paula Cook, the wife of Antwaun Cook, with whom Fantasia had been having an affair.

"When I met him, he was separated ... wasn't living in his home. He didn't want to be back with his wife – that is what I was told," Barrino says. "I remember waking up in the hospital [and thinking], 'It didn't work, I'm still here in this hellhole. Still here with all this drama going on.' "

Ultimately, the singer says the saving grace was her nurse. "My nurse Melanie was a blessing into my life because she didn't tell me what I wanted to hear," she says. "She told me what I needed to hear. And she looked at me and said, 'You gotta get up, and you've gotta get out of here, 'cause you haven't fulfilled your destiny.' "

"I realized how people end up in the grave. Because that one moment [snaps her fingers] of just breaking or feeling like I can't, I can't go on, it's too heavy. That was somewhere I don't ever want to go again."

New Release Tuesday!

Here is a list of what's new today in Blu-Ray, CD and DVD including "The Back-Up Plan" starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin.

Ajami (B)
The Back-Up Plan (B)
City Island
Dorian Gray (2009) (B)
Mona Lisa (1986) (B)
Shogun Assassin (B)
The Square (2008) (B)
Survival of the Dead (B)

Fantasia - Back to Me
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Usher - Verses

90210 - 2nd Season
Gossip Girl - 3rd Season
Lost - 6th & Final Season and the Complete Collection (B)
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service - 7th Season
The Patty Duke Show - 2nd Season
The Simpsons - 13th Season (B)

(B) - Available in Blu-Ray

Monday, August 23, 2010

“90210″ Producer Talks About Gay Storyline

it’s been confirmed that Trevor Donovan’s 90210 character of Teddy will be the one coming out of the closet this season.

Now, Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello has talked exclusively to 90210 Executive Producer Rebecca Sinclair about the storyline and she says: [We wanted] to play a coming out story that features a kid we already knew. Instead of his sexuality being the first and defining characteristic, we’ve already gotten a chance to know Teddy before he explores his sexuality. Teddy’s an athlete, he’s a famous guy’s son, he’s blonde and hunky and yes, he also has a sexual orientation and that’s a huge part of his life. In a lot of ways I think that’s more interesting than Teddy is a gay athlete, a gay famous guy’s son and a blonde and hunky gay gentleman.”

Ausiello: Did you know Teddy would be gay when he was first introduced?
Sinclair: No. We thought he was just a womanizer. But then—and this often happens with characters—we started to wonder about the deeper life of the character. Was he a womanizer, or was he really covering for something?

Ausiello: How will Teddy’s coming out story be different from Adrianna’s?
Sinclair: There are obviously an infinite number of ways that teenagers can experience the realization that they are attracted to members of the same sex. And I guess our ultimate goal would be to tell a whole range of stories that depict different facets of the issue of gayness—or non-straightness, you might say. Adrianna’s was a much lighter story. For Adrianna, having bisexual feelings was confusing but it didn’t rattle her too deeply. She realized that for her, gender was less important than the individual in terms of finding someone she wanted to date. Frankly, for Adrianna as long as her significant other dotes on her, tells her she’s amazing, and that her hair looks pretty, she doesn’t care what gender they are. With Teddy, we’re attempting to tell a much more dramatic story about a something that rattles him to his core. Though, thankfully, we live in an age where lots of teens are comfortable with their sexual orientation and are able to come out when they’re in high school or even before, we didn’t want to ignore the reality that for lots of kids the road to self-acceptance for a gay teenager isn’t easy. This is going to be a dramatic, at times painful, but hopefully ultimately cathartic journey for him.

Ausiello: How will the story unfold? Does Teddy have an epiphany?
Sinclair: As a top-tier athlete and the son of a famous—and famously womanizing—actor, Teddy has always felt the need to keep up appearances. He’s had trouble reconciling the image that the world has of him with his own true sense of self. And he’s worked hard to repress whatever homosexual feelings he’s had. But early on in this season, something shakes up the structure of his life. With stability and routine out the window, he has trouble repressing who he really is. He acts impulsively and ends up hooking up with a guy. So it’s less of an epiphany than an impulsive act that sets things in motion.

Ausiello: Let’s talk about that guy (played by Kyle Riabko).
Sinclair: Kyle is absolutely terrific, charming and talented. He plays Ian, a self-confident, funny guy who is very much out and comfortable with his gayness.

Ausiello: Is there an immediate attraction?
Sinclair: I think there is an immediate attraction. But Teddy is very uncomfortable with the feelings he has and is certainly not up for the kind of mature normal relationship that Ian has had in the past and would expect from a boyfriend.

Ausiello: How long will Kyle be around for?
Sinclair: Hopefully he will be around for a long time. Certainly for season 3.

Ausiello: 90210 doesn’t shy away from allowing its straight characters to express their sexuality. Will the show be as frank in its depiction of Teddy’s romantic relationships?
Sinclair: I hope so.

Ausiello: When did you inform Trevor that his character was going to be gay? How did that conversation go?
Sinclair: Fellow Executive Producer Jennie Urman and I called Trevor and told him the story we wanted to tell. I think he was surprised and maybe a bit taken aback initially. But as we discussed it with him and told him the kind of stories we wanted to tell, he got excited. I think he recognized that it was a good opportunity as an actor and he was excited by the idea of telling the story of a character’s journey that would mean a lot to gay teenagers and other teenagers who are learning to be honest about who they are and what they feel.

Madonna Slapped with Material Girl Lawsuit

Talk about a fashion don’t!

Madonna is being sued over the rights to use the “Material Girl” name for the trendy juniors clothing line that she designed with daughter Lourdes.

Apparel manufacturer LA Triumph slapped the superstar with a lawsuit Thursday, claiming that it had been marketing clothes under the “Material Girl” brand since 1997.

“Our client and its predecessor have been continually selling similar clothes in similar retail outlets at similar price points under their Material Girl brand since at least 1997 and Madonna and her newfound company do not have the right to trade in the same space under this brand,” said an attorney with firm One LLP, alleging that their client faces “a risk of being subsumed by Madonna’s profile, obvious worldwide notoriety” and massive marketing campaign.

Madonna’s much-buzzed-about Material Girl collection, fronted by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, launched at Macy’s earlier this month.

Madonna has not yet commented.

Betty White, Neil Patrick Harris & "Old Spice" Claim Early Emmys

She won for being naughty on the subject of muffins, and he won – twice – for singing and dancing.

Betty White's Facebook-generated Saturday Night Live hosting gig and Neil Patrick Harris's turns as Tonys host and special guest star on Glee landed both veteran TV stars in the winners' circle at Saturday night's Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

Though White, 88, was not at the Nokia Theater to collect her prize (her Snickers ad was also up for TV's highest honor), presenters John Lithgow and Clyde Phillips accepted on her behalf.

Meanwhile, Harris, 37, was present and accounted for – and he gave a special shout-out to Los Angeles Times forums moderator Chris "Boomer" Beachum, the newspaper reports. It was Boomer who revealed that the actor was missing from the list of nominees in the category of best special class, as host of the 63rd annual Tony Awards.

Accepting his gold statuette, Harris said, "I just want to thank Boomer from The Envelope, or I wouldn't have gotten this."

Harris, who also thanked his partner and (co-parent-to-be) David Burtka, is up for a best supporting actor in a series, for How I Met Your Mother, at next Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards.

Saturday's other winners also included Jaime Oliver's Food Revolution (best reality series), previous Emmy-winning Survivor host Jeff Probst (best reality-show host) and Ann-Margret, for her guest -starring role on Law and Order: SVU.

The ad firm Weiden + Kennedy also received a Creative Arts Emmy for its Old Spice commercial, whose star, Isaiah Mustafa, told the Hollywood Reporter before the ceremony, "This is my first awards show, and I get to be nominated alongside Betty White!"

Larry Birkhead Battles Tears as He Testifies About Anna Nicole's Drug Use

Anna Nicole Smith's ex-lover Larry Birkhead fought back tears in court on Friday as he testified about the late star's drug lows.

The photographer, who is the father of Smith's daughter Dannielynn, resumed testifying in the drug conspiracy trial of doctors Khristine Eroshevich and Sandeep Kapoor and Smith’s former boyfriend and lawyer Howard K. Stern and told the court in Los Angeles that the actress/model often suffered seizures after taking drugs.

Birkhead also revealed Anna Nicole would fall asleep during meals because of the numerous prescription medications she was taking.

The doctors and Stern are accused of prescribing to an addict, as well as conspiring to provide excessive opiates and sedatives to Smith. All three have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to provide excessive drugs to the star.

Birkhead, who once battled Stern for custody of Dannielynn and has recently become the lawyer's friend, said he saw Stern give Smith medicine when she didn’t feel well, and testified he knew the attorney was picking up prescriptions for her.

And when he hid a powerful painkiller from his then-girlfriend, Stern called him and asked where it was.

But Anna Nicole always insisted she was not an addict, despite the large amounts of drugs she took for a number of ailments.

Birkhead revealed, "She would say, 'I’m in pain. I’m not a drug addict... I have a high tolerance because I’m in pain.'"

The three-week-old trial continues.

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Get Married

From True Blood to true love – Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have tied the knot.

"Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin were married on Saturday evening in Malibu surrounded by their family and friends," the couple's reps said.

Paquin – wearing a white halterneck gown and Neil Lane jewelry with her hair in an updo – and Moyer, clad in a dark suit, exchanged vows at sunset under a white tent at a beachside villa.

"It was a beautiful evening to get married and the sunset was gorgeous. Anna and Stephen seemed very excited to celebrate their wedding day," a source stated.

Celebrity guests included True Blood creator Alan Ball, costars Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley and Carrie Preston as well as actor Elijah Wood.

The good news comes after a year-long engagement for the stars of the hit HBO series. Moyer, 40, proposed with a vintage-style ring on the beach last August.

"It’s great to have the freedom to enjoy your work and not feel like you're leaving your other life behind," Paquin, 28, says of the couple's relationship. "It’s a pretty sweet setup."

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lady Gaga's New Album Will Be 'Shocking'

On June 24, 2010, Lady Gaga leaned into a microphone and said five words that Little Monsters around the world had been dying to hear. "This is a brand-new record."

Seated behind a deconstructed piano at Elton John's 12th annual White Tie & Tiara Ball -- wearing nothing but a BeDazzled black bra and panties -- pop's reigning princess unveiled the piano-driven rock 'n' roll tune "You and I" to the exclusive audience at the Windsor, England benefit.

As expected in the Internet age, the song did not stay confined within the walls of the English mansion for long. A video of the performance quickly became a YouTube sensation when it was leaked days later. By the time Gaga reached New York's Madison Square Garden two weeks later, ardent fans were singing along to every word of the tune, which has now become a show-stopping staple on her Monster Ball tour.

The new track was also the centerpiece of her record-breaking performance on NBC's "Today" show on July 9th. Despite the early hour, 20,000 Gaga-lovers crowded New York's Rockefeller Plaza, making her five-song mini-set the most well-attended gig in "Today's" concert series' history.

"You and I" is the first and only new material Gaga has shared with fans since she announced that her new album was all but done and would be released sometime in 2011. She teased fans with the promise that she would not reveal the title of the new record until midnight on New Year's Eve.

"I think I'm gonna get the album title tattooed on me and put out the photo," she told Rolling Stone in June. "I've been working on it for months now, and I feel very strongly that it's finished right now. It came so quickly. Some artists take years; I don't. I write music every day." And in the pre-Fall issue of iD magazine, Gaga calls her new album "my absolute greatest work I've ever done, and I'm so excited about it...The message, the melodies, the direction, the meaning, what it will mean to my fans and what it will mean to me in my own life -- it's utter liberation."

At Lollapalooza in August, she confirmed that "You and I" will definitely be included on the upcoming album, which she's been working on in part in Chicago. The song is "about real true love," and "about the most important person in my life," she hinted as she challenged the crowd to name that tune and received the correct answer shouted back to her by tens of thousands of fans in unison.

"I've been writing a lot on the road. I've been real inspired by the highway, and real inspired by rock 'n' roll music," pop queen Gaga revealed at Lollapalooza about some of the direction of her new material. "I like to listen to rock 'n' roll, whether you believe that or not, while we drive."

American Idol Judges Update: Why No Official Announcement on Steven Tyler?

Dude may look like an American Idol judge, at least according to a number of internet reports that surfaced on Tuesday, so how come there’s been no official announcement that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will take a seat at the Idol judges’ table when season 10 callback auditions begin filming in mid-September?

Spokespersons at Fox, Idol, and FremantleMedia all declined comment when contacted by Entertainment Weekly, but a source with inside knowledge of the world’s most high-profile job search insists “there’s nothing to announce yet.” In fact, says the insider, Fox execs are hoping they can get the entire panel locked into place, then “make one, big splashy announcement, but they’re not quite there yet.”

So how much longer is the Idolnation expected to hold its collective breath? “If I was the betting type, I’d say there’ll be something official announced by the end of next week. But that can all change at any second,” adds an Entertainment Weekly source. “Still, what’s the rush? This is, what, the third or fourth time media outlets have ‘confirmed’ the Steven Tyler rumor? All this water-cooler buzz isn’t such a bad thing for a show that a lot of pundits would love to try to paint as finished.” Indeed, to paraphrase a classic bit of Monty Python, Idol‘s not dead yet!

One other factor delaying the final announcement about who — and how many — will fill the chairs that were occupied in season 9 by Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, and the definitively exiting duo of Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell: The fact that producers consider the chemistry among its roster of judges just as — and perhaps even more — important than individual star wattage. “We’ve seen over the last two years some really great people that have not fit together, as far as I’m concerned,” returning executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said in an interview with EW earlier this month. “Don’t forget, [when Idol first started] we introduced two people you’d never heard of — Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson. It doesn’t always need this [element of], ‘They’ve done this, they’ve done that!’”

And so while Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson have been widely rumored as the clear front-runners for a revamped, three-member panel, at the end of the day, they’re scattered pieces of a very high-profile puzzle, and all of us will have to wait and see if the hands behind the show pick ‘em up and lock ‘em into place.

What do you think of a Tyler-J.Lo-Randy panel? Share your comments below. I am interested in finding out what Idol fans think of this rumored judges panel.

Sandra Bullock: 'We Have Both Moved On'

Sandra Bullock is offering words of welcome as her ex-husband Jesse James prepares to move to her adopted hometown in Texas.

"I support Jesse in his move to Austin," the Oscar winner, 46, tells People magazine exclusively in this week's cover story. "We have both moved on with our lives and only want the best for each other. Anything else that is said on my behalf is inaccurate."

For Bullock, moving on includes finalizing her adoption of 8-month-old son Louis on Aug. 13 surrounded by friends and her sister Gesine in a New Orleans courtroom. "She is so in love with her child," says a source.

As for motorcycle CEO James, 41 – who recently stepped out in Las Vegas with LA Ink star Kat Von D. – he too is starting to move on in the wake of the cheating scandal that led to his June divorce from Bullock, according to a James source.

"I think he's starting to grasp reality a bit more," says the source, "and the realization that it's going to take a lot longer and a lot more than he thought to bring things back to what they were."

For much more on this story, pick up this week’s issue of People, on newsstands Friday.

Britney Spears Has ‘So Much Fun’ on Set of Glee

Britney Spears‘s wish to appear on Glee is finally coming true — and she couldn’t wait to Tweet the first photo of herself on set of the hit Fox show.

“About to do my first shot of the day for Glee tweeties!” Spears, 28, posted early Wednesday on her Twitter page. “Here we goooo!”

And apparently, the shoot was a success. Accompanying the photo of Spears, the pop star Tweeted, “what’s up GLEEKS? Having so much fun on set!! Can’t wait for you guys to see the episode!”

The show’s co-creator Ryan Murphy recently explained why he decided to dedicate an entire episode to the iconic star. “She is arguably the most important female, other than Lady Gaga, of the last 10 years,” he told People magazine earlier this month. “We’re sort of doing an episode about not only her music, but about her public image.”

But it wasn’t just Murphy who thought a Spears-devoted episode would be a great idea. “All the kids on the show, many of them went into singing and dancing because of her,” he said. “Also at the heart of it, it’s a show designed to show off the skills of Heather Morris who plays Brittany.”

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stephen Moyer: There's 'Nothing Exciting' About Filming Sex Scenes

Stephen Moyer says filming sex scenes for his hit show True Blood isn't as thrilling as it might seem. He says he's often just thinking about what he's going to eat for lunch while all the steaminess goes down behind the cameras.

He said: “The naked aspect is part and parcel of the show. And honestly, when I'm doing a sex scene, all I think about is the food I'm going to eat after the scene is finished. Everybody has to starve themselves so if they put the sex scene after lunch, it's a f***ing nightmare. Believe me, there's nothing exciting about doing those scenes."

Stephen, who plays vampire Bill Compton opposite his real life fiancee Anna Paquin, 28, also claims he wasn’t worried about meeting Anna’s mother, Mary, even though she had seen his and Anna’s naked sex scenes. He said: “Was it weird that Anna's mum had obviously seen a lot of me before we met? Well, I don't know. I didn't ask Mary that.”

The 40-year-old actor was quick to praise his future mother-in-law calling her “evolved”. He added to the New Zealand Herald newspaper: "But you need to realize that she's a very spunky, very modern, evolved woman. She's very aware of what it is that we do and what it is that Anna does. Remember, she was with Anna was she was 14 or 15 and doing all those provocative movies like Hurly Burly and 25th Hour.”

Big Brother's Lane Rubs One Out in the Shower

Posting from the MUZOPHILE blog

This is actually safe for work - but hot! No nudity (it's a family show...but he gives hot face!)

For those of you who don't know, CBS' 'Big Brother' (Muzo's favorite show...and mine too!) airs Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday nights each week - but the house guests are never without the watchful eye on them, as viewers can tune in 24/7 to the live feed at the Big Brother official site.

Well, look what tasty little treat live-feed viewers got courtesy of hot 24-year-old Lane Elenburg from Decatur, Texas. (Hey! We men have our needs...cameras or not!.

Steven Slater Gets Reality TV Show Offer?

Apparently it pays to have a hissy-fit and quit your job in dramatic and well-publicized fashion.

Stone Entertainment is said to be interested in hiring former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater to host a show in which various disgruntled workers quit their jobs in extravagant ways, according to TMZ.com.

Police are investigating just what happened when Slater flipped out aboard a JetBlue plane at Kennedy Airport in New York. The 20-year airline veteran allegedly used the plane's intercom to chew out a passenger and announce he was quitting, grabbed two beers and made his grand escape down the emergency slide.

Investigators are increasingly skeptical about Slater's story about a rude passenger hitting his head with the overhead luggage compartment door, however. And if Slater's story doesn't add up, he can likely kiss that reality show goodbye.

Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Fights for Gay Marriage in New York

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is fighting for gay rights in New York - the actor has filmed an internet promo calling for same-sex marriage to be made legal in his adopted home state.

The openly gay actor, who moved to the Big Apple in the 1990s to attend drama school, is backing the Fight Back New York campaign, a drive to remove from office all the state senators who voted against marriage equality.

In the web film, Ferguson admits to a crush on actor Alec Baldwin, but states that even if his idol returned his feelings they would be unable to wed because 38 politicians voted against the legalisation of gay marriage.

He says, "We can't get married in New York. And you want to know why? Because a bunch of stupid senators last year voted against my rights and the rights of hundreds of thousands of others who just want to marry the person that they love! Yeah... it's ridiculous."

Hugh Jackman Swaps Avon for Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has pulled out of a girlie role in new movie Avon Man to concentrate on bulking up for the next Wolverine blockbuster.

The Australian hunk had signed up to play an unemployed car dealer who swaps motors for cosmetics and becomes Avon's top selling door-to-door rep.

But Jackman has now quit the project, which was due to start filming this autumn, and will instead focus on preparing to reprise his role as a muscled mutant in a sequel to last year's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, according to Deadline.com.

Jackman will still act as a producer on Avon Man as movie bosses search for a replacement.

Paparazzi!: Animal Attraction

True Blood's Joe Manganiello covers up his sexy wolf-pack abs Sunday at the Crest 3D White Breakthrough Awards in Los Angeles.

Jerry O'Connell Can't Wait for Fans to See Piranha 3D Penis Scene

Actor Jerry O'Connell can't wait for fans to see his new movie Piranha 3D - because he loses his manhood to flesh-eating fish in one gruesome scene.

Far from being embarrassed by the thought of film fans getting "showered" by his ripped-off penis in 3D, the Stand By Me child star is relishing in the gory scene.

He tells BlogTalkRadio.com, "It was actually pretty fun. I've seen a little bit of it. I shouldn't say that; I've seen a large chunk of it and it looks great. It's really funny actually."

Co-star Kelly Brook adds, "The thing with the piranhas is they always go for a particular characteristic which sums up the character we're playing in the movie, so unfortunately for Jerry, who plays a porn star-turned-videographer, it's that."

The Joy of Vampire Sex: 'True Blood' on Rolling Stone's Latest Cover

The following is an excerpt of an article from the September 2, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone. This issue is available today on newsstands, and Friday, August 20th online via Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan.

The idea of celibate vampires is ridiculous, True Blood creator Alan Ball says. "To me, vampires are sex," he says. "I don't get a vampire story about abstinence. I'm 53. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed."

On his show, every available orifice is used for intercourse: gay, straight, between humans and supernatural beings, and supernatural being on supernatural being, whether he be werewolf, dog or an enormous Minotaur-looking being called a maenad. None of the sex is quite as good as vampire sex, though, which can happen at the astonishing rhythm of 120 bpm while simultaneously devouring one's neck and making your eyes roll back into your head.

Says Stephen Moyer — who plays Bill Compton, the undead Southern Civil War Veteran — "If we go from a base level, vampires create a hole in the neck where there wasn't one before. It's a de-virginization — breaking the hymen, creating blood and then drinking the virginal blood. And there's something sharp, the fang, which is probing and penetrating and moving into it. So that's pretty sexy. I think that makes vampires attractive." He laughs a little. "Plus, Robert Pattinson is just hot, right?"

To read Vanessa Grigoriadis' story in full and read about why sex is the centerpiece of the show, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer’s on-set romance and how Alexander Skarsgard channels his inner evil, you must be a subscriber to All Access.

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Paparazzi!: Birthday Girl

Just days before she turns 52, Madonna shows off her youthful glow as she arrives for a birthday celebration at East London's trendy, private club Shoreditch House on Friday.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cher Discusses her Upcoming Album

The amazing and iconic Cher is making a return to the big-screen this November in the sequin fever dream Burlesque, opposite fellow pop star Christina Aguilera. But the diva is also beginning to plot out her next album, which has her working with hitmaker Diane Warren (Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”; Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me”). Warren also wrote one of Cher’s two big Burlesque tunes, the big power ballad “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.”

The 64-year-old diva says that fans shouldn’t expect the same dance music heard on her 1998 album, Believe, which featured the titular blockbuster single. “It really won’t be Believe-ish,” she says. “It will be more…I don’t know how to say it. I can’t put a genre to it. It’s a little bit more real instruments, like guitars and stuff like that.” Don’t get too excited Cher fans: the singer admits she’s still very early in the recording process.

Says Cher, “I just got some of the songs and I’m just learning [them] so I’m kind of at that beginning stage where you’re taking baby steps.”

No release date has been confirmed for her forthcoming CD.

90210 Spoiler Alert! The Hunk Coming Out is...

… Teddy.

Entertainment Weekly sources have revealed that Trevor Donovan let the cat out of the bag yesterday as to him being the "outed" character on 90210 when he tweeted the following:

“I read all your tweets and know you are all curious about the ‘gay’ character this season. Let me say, gay or straight, relationships are relationships. Everyone goes through the same kind of troubles and joys. A gay storyline will have an added issue of dealing with judgment from others. Acceptance, by family, friends, society, and self is just one of the concerns the character will be going through. It is a part of life, and it should be portrayed. I was told, and am confident, [that] the storyline will be written very well and the change in the character will be organic, NOT overnight. It’s going to be a great season 3. I look forward to chatting with you all as we progress.”

Gotta love/hate Twitter! (BTW, even though Donovan didn’t actually come out and say Teddy is gay, Michael Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Teddy is gay.

Watch for the premiere of a new 90210 season starting September 13th on The CW.

New Release Tuesday!

Here's a listing of what's new today on Blu-Ray, CD and DVD including the 4th and final season of Ugly Betty starring America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Vanessa Williams, Michael Urie, Judith Light, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana and Mark Indelicato.

Black Orpheus (B)
Cemetery Junction (B)
The City of You Final Destination (B)
Furry Vengeance (B)
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (B)
Hamlet (1996) (B)
The Last Song (B)

Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin
David Gray - Foundling
Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
John Mellencamp - No Better Than This
Michael W. Smith - Save Me from Myself
Trace Adkins - Cowboy's Back in Town

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - 1st Season, Part 1
The Bullwinkle Show - 4th Season
Cougar Town - 1st Season
Dexter - 4th Season (B)
Father Knows Best - 5th Season
Friday Night Lights - 4th Season
Keeping Up with the Kardashians - 3rd Season
One Tree Hill - 7th Season
Ugly Betty - 4th & Final Season
White Fang - Complete Series

(B) - Availabe on Blu-Ray