June 1st, 2009
05:57 PM ET

Octumom to become latest reality show star?

Nadya ‘Octumom’ Suleman has just inked a deal to star in a reality TV show about her family.  Now the public will be able to watch Suleman juggle raising her children while living in the public eye; but there is a catch: viewers will only be able to watch if they live in Britain!  The show will first air there and Suleman hopes it will find a home in the US television market as well. Suleman gave birth to octuplets in January expanding her already large brood of young children to a whopping 14.

Would you watch Nadya Suleman's reality show?  Do you think that a reality show is a good idea?

For more on Nadya Suleman’s new reality show- including her shocking comments about Jon and Kate Plus Eight, be sure to watch Showbiz Tonight at 11pm Eastern and Pacific on HLN!

June 1st, 2009
02:59 PM ET

Susan Boyle’s rollercoaster journey

The first time I watched the infamous Susan Boyle YouTube, I cried- I’ll admit it. I might have shed a tear the second time I watched it too.  There was something about watching an ordinary woman do the extraordinary that truly touched me. I wasn’t the only one she made an impact on- that original audition has had over 100 million hits on YouTube to date.

Susan became a worldwide sensation and an instant celebrity but as every celebrity will tell you there is a price to fame.  Along with makeovers and appearances on Oprah come constant paparazzi and naysayers waiting for you to fail.  Within the last week Susan appeared to be on the brink- she lost her cool with journalists in the lobby of her hotel and there were rumors that she was threatening to quit the show. 

Despite all of that Susan Boyle stood on the stage of Britain’s Got Talent and sang her heart out during the finals this weekend.  She sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables, the song from the famous YouTube clip where the world fell in love with her in the first place.  She wowed the judges who applauded her for not only her performance, but for her grace under pressure. 

It seemed as if her fate was sealed and she would be crowned the winner; but it was not meant to be. The dance group Diversity was named the winner and Susan Boyle, looking worn and defeated was gracious, saying “The best people won.”

Details are still emerging about what exactly happened once Susan went back to her hotel that night.  There are reports in the British media that Susan had checked into London’s Priory clinic but citing confidentiality they would not reveal whether she had been admitted.  What we do know right now is that she is taking some time off to recover from the rollercoaster that her life has been for the last few weeks.

In a statement to Showbiz Tonight the production company for Britain’s Got Talent said:

“Following Saturday night's show, Susan is exhausted and emotionally drained. She has been seen by her private GP who supports her decision to take a few days out for rest and recovery. We offer her our ongoing support and wish her a speedy recovery.”

For the latest developments on Susan Boyle’s incredible journey and what really happened after the Britain’s Got Talent finale be sure to tune in to Showbiz Tonight at 11pm Eastern and Pacific on HLN- don’t miss it!

June 1st, 2009
11:44 AM ET

Eminem butt of joke at MTV awards show

MTV might want to think twice before it invites Eminem to another awards show.

The star seemed shocked and not a little bit displeased when actor Sacha Baron Cohen, appearing as his alter-ego Bruno, landed face down in the rapper’s lap during  Sunday’s “MTV Movie Awards.”

Watch Eminem's reaction to the stunt:

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, appeared to be unaware of the joke when a winged Cohen descended on him from the rafters. Security for the rap artist shoved Cohen away before Eminem stormed out of the Gibson Amphitheatre.

It was not the first time the rapper had a run-in at an MTV awards show. In 2002, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (voiced by comic Robert Smigel) angered Eminem during a mock interview at the "MTV Video Music Awards."

The puppet pooch weighed in on the latest incident after Sunday’s show. "I'm a legend," Triumph told MTV News. "And I sat on Eminem's face long before Bruno ever did.”

Check out some of the stars arriving on the red carpet at the "MTV Movie Awards."

–Lisa Respers France, CNN.com writer


Filed under: Music • television
June 1st, 2009
11:39 AM ET

Tell Hayden Panettiere your secrets

Hayden Panettiere wants to know who you've got a crush on. The actress is asking people to send in videos that reveal their secret loves at ILoveYouBethCooper.com. The Web site is a promotional tool for her latest film of the same name. If you choose to tell all, your video could be shown in an ad for the movie.

Chevy Chase has signed up to be a repair man in John Cusack's comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine." Shooting is underway now. And if Danny McBride can survive "Land of the Lost," he'll be playing a football player in "Hench."

CNN's Jennifer Wolfe has more on these tidbits in today's buzz:


Filed under: Celebrities • movies
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