Monday: Gossip Girl
OMFG you guys! It’s the Gossip Girl season-two finale! And sheesh, what a long and crazy ride it has been … hmmm, we can’t really remember a single continuing plot point! But tonight the you-know-what will really hit the fan when Gossip Girl sends out a “scandalous” email as the kids graduate Read More
Designer John Varvatos is stealing a page from American Idol creator Simon Fuller‘s playbook, announcing the launch of his own “Free The Noise” battle of the bands contest to be broadcast on the Spin magazine Web site SPINearth.tv.
The fashionable 50-something self-professed “music junkie”—whose past ad campaigns have featured rockers Perry Farrell and Read More
Country singer Kellie Pickler is a bit of a skirt chaser.
“I think it’s sexy,” the platinum blond 22-year-old former American Idol contestant told the Daily Transom. “I think it’s great. Real men wear kilts!”
Ladies, not so much! Ms. Pickler wore a non-plaid Gwen Russell-designed red gown to the Read More
Listen, I realize I’m about seven years too late when it comes to being obsessed with American Idol. Like, way behind the rest of the country (just like I was with cell phones, microwaves and the Internet!). Also, I know I might be the only Idol-obsessive that started watching the show because of a certain Read More
If you’ve tuned into ABC even once during the last month, chances are you’ve seen a promo for Castle. Call us cynical, but we think the network protests too much. Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Desperate Housewives) stars as Richard Castle, a mystery writer tasked with solving crimes in the company of Read More
Hoping to stave off declining ratings (last season’s dropped by 7 percent), American Idol has unveiled a few rule changes and other goodies to spice things up for the eighth season, slated to premiere January 13. Earlier this year Fox announced a fourth judge for the show—songwriter Kara DioGuardi (who’s written tunes for Read More
Brett Ratner, perhaps the most maligned filmmaker this side of Uwe Boll, is getting into branding. According to Variety‘s Marc Graser, Mr. Ratner is "launching Brett Ratner Brands as a consultancy to infuse a dose of pop culture into clients’ marketing campaigns."
The imaginatively named company has already created Read More
As American Idol finalists face the Battle of the Davids—Archuleta vs. Cook—producers of the revival of Grease have announced that last year’s winner, Taylor Hicks, will make his Broadway debut in that summer-lovin’ musical next month.
Hicks, who was the Season Five "American Idol" winner, will begin performances as Teen Angel Read More
Among last night’s American Idol Gives Back performances by Fergie, Snoop Dogg, John Legend and others was Robin Williams, who came onto the stage in character as a Russian Idol named Ivan Yakinov. Mr. Williams, or rather Mr. Yakinov, wore a shirt that he got at an "Elton John garage sale," sang Putin’s favorite song, Read More
It’s George Bush’s final State of the Union (All Networks, 9 p.m.). Incidentally, the one year when the networks are scrambling for programming and therefore probably welcome the intrusion is the one year where no one could care less. The failing economy, Iraq, and his legacy will more than likely be on the Read More