May 14th, 2010
05:28 PM ET

Lots of real and imagined roles for Betty White

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Seems like these days Betty White has an abundance of work including rumored roles and dream jobs.

Variety.com reports that there has been a great deal of buzz about what the 88-year-old actress might do next.

"Sure, she's also been approached to run for governor of the state," joked White's agent, APA's Jeff Witjas. "There's a lot of calls (over the past five days), a lot of interest, but there's nothing new." FULL POST


Filed under: Celebrities • television
May 14th, 2010
04:45 PM ET

Kelly Rowland is out of fashion

Kelly Rowland: you’re out.

Bravo has refashioned the upcoming second season of “Project Runway” replacement show, “The Fashion Show,” and has decided to hire a new co-host who has actually worked in fashion.

Nothing against former Destiny’s Child member Rowland, who hosted the first season of “The Fashion Show,” the show where newbie designers compete for a fashion line and a cash prize of $125,000. Rowland is a fashion plate, to be sure, but the show clearly needs to beef up their first season’s less than stellar numbers; so it makes sense to get someone with a fashion-rich background.

And the new woman who’ll be co-hosting alongside designer Isaac Mizrahi? Legendary supermodel Iman.

“I am so excited to be joining the Bravo team and to be working again with Isaac Mizrahi, my close friend of many, many years,” Mrs. David Bowie said. “I am also looking forward to all of the behind-the-scenes excitement and drama that is generated through the creative process of these undiscovered fashion designers.”

May 14th, 2010
04:07 PM ET

'Chuck' is safe on NBC; Fox renews 'Lie to Me,' 'Human Target'

“Law & Order” is not the only show to have gotten the ax.

Tis the season when fans find out which shows will be returning next season and which ones won’t.

Fox network renewed “Lie to Me” and “Human Target” while ABC reportedly will bring back “V” and NBC has given the green light to bring back “Chuck.”

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Filed under: television
May 14th, 2010
04:07 PM ET

Casting Chronicles: Mary J. is Nina Simone; J. Aniston a ‘Horrible Boss’

Mary J. Blige has been cast as High Priestess of Soul Nina Simone in Cynthia Mort’s “Nina.” The script, penned by Mort, will focus on Simone’s relationship with her assistant, Clifton Henderson, played by David Oyelowo, according to EW.com.

The iconic jazz singer and civil rights activist is best known for songs like “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” and “My Baby Just Cares For Me.”

Because everything that is old is now new again, Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd will reprise their “Object of My Affection” chemistry in the comedy “WanderLust,” produced by Judd Apatow. Rudd and Aniston will portray a broke couple who take reprieve in a commune, according to Variety.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies
May 14th, 2010
02:48 PM ET

Is Naomi Campbell turning to Kabbalah?

The latest fashion must-have in Naomi Campbell’s closet may be a piece of red string.

Word is, after likening kabbalah to Alcoholics Anonymous, the super model is having secret meetings with Madonna’s kabbalah mentor, Eitan Yardeni. The red string bracelet is thought to ward off misfortune; the cell phone throwing super model may need it.

Sources tell the New York Daily News gossip hounds that Campbell (she turns 40 later this month, with a grand party planned in Cannes to mark the occasion) met with Yardeni at Manhattan’s Kabbalah Center right before she reportedly jetted to Europe with her Russian billionaire boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin. FULL POST

May 14th, 2010
02:07 PM ET

Teri Hatcher gives her parents a scare

Blackberries have hold buttons for a reason.

On “Live with Regis and Kelly” Thursday, Teri Hatcher said that while rehearsing a scene for the “Desperate Housewives,” finale, which includes a screaming match between Hatcher’s character Susan and another actress, Hatcher’s Blackberry dialed her parents from inside her jacket pocket.

Two hours later, the actress saw a text message from her parents that read, “Urgent! Call us. We're wondering if you're okay. We got a message from you on our phone … we heard you screaming at someone to get off your property and that they didn’t want to give you $800.”

Hatcher said she immediately called her parents to explain the situation and put their minds at ease.


Filed under: Desperate Housewives • television
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