March 24th, 2010
03:12 PM ET

Rev. Run's son gets a record deal

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Clearly the rap gene runs in the Simmons family.

Daniel “Diggy” Simmons, son of Run-DMC co-founder Joseph “Rev. Run.” Simmons has landed himself a record deal.

The 15-year-old signed with Atlantic Records a day after his birthday and told the New York Daily News that he scored the contract on his own.

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March 24th, 2010
01:52 PM ET

'Scrubs:' Dead or alive?

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The effects of the 2007-2008 writers' strike are still being felt. For one thing, it ruined "Scrubs."

Yes, "Scrubs" was still airing as of one week ago today, though I wouldn't blame you if you weren't aware of that. The show as we know it ended in May with the departure of J.D. and the main cast from Sacred Heart. It was a memorable finale with J.D. running into many recurring cast members and guest stars on his way out of those hospital doors. ABC gave the show the finale it deserved after eight seasons, when the strike cut short the number of episodes in its final season on NBC.

But that wasn't the end at all, because ABC wanted another season, which ended up being a semi-spinoff with series star Zach Braff playing a smaller role as a med school professor in a handful of episodes. On Monday, Braff told his Facebook fans that it was all over: "Many of you have asked, so here it is: It appears that 'New Scrubs', 'Scrubs 2.0', 'Scrubs with new kids', 'Scrubbier', 'Scrubs without JD' is no more. It was worth a try, but alas ... it didn't work."

However, ABC told EW.com that an official decision hasn't been made. It definitely wouldn't surprise me if this was the end.

This ninth season was a pretty bad idea all around, though the presence of Dr. Cox didn't make it a total disaster. However, the new characters just weren't as likable as the original cast (Turk was the only other cast member from that group to appear in every episode), and the storyline involving J.D. and Elliot's baby was never resolved. It's just too bad that the show didn't call it quits last year.

What do you think? Do you agree that this season of "Scrubs" should never have happened, or does it still have some life left in it?

March 24th, 2010
11:28 AM ET

'Parenthood' recap: Wassup

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Crosby seems to be making a good effort at embracing the fatherhood thing. Adam is helping him child proof the houseboat so he’s ready for Jabbar’s next sleepover.

In this case, child proofing also includes hiding Crosby’s drug paraphernalia and random women’s undergarments.  Adam is also dispensing his usual brotherly advice, telling Crosby how innocent little kids look when they’re sleeping. The fact Crosby somehow relates that to watching his “hell cat” girlfriends after they’ve passed out makes me think he doesn’t quite get it.

Adam and Christina are going over the family bills when they discover huge cell phone charges on 15-year-old Haddie’s line.  She’s calling a number they don’t recognize. And they do what any reasonable parent should do; they turn into Those Parents, the kind who go through their kids things and read the kid’s Facebook page (I’m totally on board with that, by the way).

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March 24th, 2010
11:08 AM ET

Is Lady Gaga's 'Telephone' video socially irresponsible?

Lady Gaga's nine-minute music video for her single "Telephone" has been described as "epic," but R&B singer India.Arie counts herself among those who aren't as impressed.

The "Video" songstress tweeted on March 18 that she found Gaga's video, with a cameo by Beyonce, to be "socially irresponsible."

"Don't be offended, this is all MY opinion," Arie tweeted. "Am I the only one who thinks the 'Telephone' video goes a bit too far?"

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Filed under: Celebrities • Lady Gaga • Music
March 24th, 2010
08:46 AM ET

'Lost:' The gateway to hell?

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[Editor's Note: You know the drill by now. If you haven't seen this episode of "Lost" yet, DON'T READ ANY FURTHER.]

Tuesday night's episode of "Lost" mostly took place in 1867, with the story of how ageless Richard Alpert came to the island. This was probably the second most highly anticipated episode for many "Losties" aside from the series finale itself, and it didn't disappoint.

One of the best parts of "Ab Aeterno" was the lack of any flash-sideways scene, which have been hit-or-miss thus far. Instead, we got a bonus flashback scene revealing that Jacob asked Ilana to protect the six candidates before sending her out on her quest. FULL POST

March 24th, 2010
07:37 AM ET

Sandra Bullock not 'lawyering up'

Sandra BullockSpeculative reports suggested Tuesday that Sandra Bullock and Jesse James have started interviewing attorneys for a potential divorce in the aftermath of the allegations that James was unfaithful to Bullock.

However, Bullock's representative told CNN that the best actress Oscar winner has not met with any lawyers.

Bullock also made headlines yesterday when word spread that the Berlin premiere of "The Blind Side" had been canceled because Bullock wasn't traveling overseas for personal reasons, according to PEOPLE. "The Blind Side's" distributor, Warner Bros., told CNN that they do not have a comment on the cancellation.


Filed under: Celebrities • movies • Sandra Bullock
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