May 27th, 2010
05:21 PM ET

Gary Coleman hospitalized

Former child star Gary Coleman has been hospitalized in critical condition, a hospital spokesperson tells CNN and "Showbiz Tonight."

Coleman was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo yesterday. The reason for his hospitalization was undisclosed.

Coleman is best known for starring as Arnold Drummond in the late-'70s and early '80s sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes." The NBC show, the story of two inner-city children who are taken in by a wealthy businessman, his daughter and their housekeeper, was built around the young star, who had a natural charm and way with a line.

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May 27th, 2010
05:16 PM ET

'Sex and the City 2' reviews: Yeah, it's a stinker

In all honesty, as soon as the promos for "Sex and the City 2" showed Carrie and Co. heading to Abu Dhabi for a girlfriend getaway that somehow puts Carrie and Aidan in the same place again (sans Big), many people were suspicious that the “Sex and the City” sequel had gone off the deep end.

So far, most reviewers are doing nothing to refute that theory; it’s currently stalled at 16 percent fresh on RottenTomatoes.com since it opened in theaters at midnight on Thursday, and critics have taken turns seeing who can come up with the most cutting prose. The New York Post called the film “Sucks in the City,” while Kurt Loder over at MTV said the sequel is a “stake in the heart of the great TV series that ran from 1998 to 2004."

Just how bad can this movie be, you ask? Allow us to count the ways. (Note: We’re avoiding any spoilers you wouldn’t pick up on from the trailers, so it’s safe to keep reading.)

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Filed under: movies
May 27th, 2010
04:37 PM ET

Get ready for more ‘Kate’

"Jon and Kate Plus 8" is a piece of tumultuous reality TV history, but TLC's relationship with Kate Gosselin and her brood isn't over yet. The network is ready to unveil the new, single-working-mother side of Kate in her solo spinoff show, “Kate Plus 8.”

Starting in June, Katie G. will be back with not one, but two specials, with the first featuring the family on a surprise trip to Orlando for the sextuplets' sixth birthday. “Highlights include the kids feeding sting rays at Discovery Cove, swimming with the dolphins, feeding exotic birds, riding in an air boat and taking in the sights of the Everglades, [and] partaking in an orange juice squeezing contest,” according to a statement from TLC.

The second special will give a “behind-the-scenes” look at what it’s like to be Kate. Notes the TLC statement, “Inside Kate’s World” is a special that will provide a “unique, never before seen glimpse into the day-to-day routine of the single mother, entrepreneur, best-selling author, dance partner and friend.”

The two hours of Kate plus her 8 kids kicks off June 6 at 9 p.m. on none other than TLC.


Filed under: television
May 27th, 2010
03:34 PM ET

Stars join 'Sound Strike' against Arizona

Quite a few musicians - as well as a notable filmmaker - have joined Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha in what he calls a “sound strike” of Arizona.

After the state signed into law a bill requiring police to determine the immigration status of individuals suspected of being in the country illegally, some stars came forward voicing their opposition to the legislation.

In a statement, the Rage lead singer encouraged his fellow music artists, as well as music fans, to help “put a stop” to the law.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
May 27th, 2010
03:03 PM ET

'Idol's' Crystal Bowersox and boyfriend split

Not only did Crystal “MamaSox” Bowersox lose the "American Idol" title, she also lost her beau.

The runner-up revealed during an interview on “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest’s radio program that she and her boyfriend, “Big Tony,” broke up the day of the season’s final performance show.

“He went home,” Bowersox said. “He wasn't cool with the lifestyle."

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May 27th, 2010
02:32 PM ET

'SYTYCD': Mamma Mia is back

Mia Michaels may not scream higher than a dog whistle or book dancers on the hot-tamale train, but if someone had to fill Mary Murphy’s seat at the judges table this season, I’m glad it’s her. And so is she.

Michaels said she can’t wait to bring a unique point of view to the table this season, which will also seat executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman - who Michaels said will focus more on the commercial aspects of the dancing.

“I’ll be the really artsy one in the middle,” she said during a press call. For her, it’s all about “the artistry and the commitment and the work ethic and the craft.”

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