June 24th, 2010
01:28 PM ET

Debbie Gibson and Tiffany to appear in Syfy film

Too bad they won’t be calling it the “Battle of the Teen Queens."

THR reports that former 80s teen pop sensations Debbie Gibson and Tiffany have been cast opposite each other in a Syfy original movie.

"Mega Python vs. Gatoroid" will feature Gibson as a fanatical animal-rights activist who frees illegally imported exotic snakes from pet stores and releases them into the Everglades - where they then morph into super-sized menaces - while Tiffany will portray an over-enthusiastic park ranger out to save endangered alligators.

The pair, who used to battle it out on the charts, have starred in Syfy productions before, but this film marks the first time they will appear together.

June 24th, 2010
01:27 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Pattinson comes to co-star's defense

“Showbiz Tonight” staffers had a furious debate in this morning's meeting about “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson’s defense of his on-screen (and reported off-screen) love, Kristen Stewart, and her controversial comments about rape.

Stewart is under fire for telling Elle UK that her encounters with the paparazzi are akin to “being raped,” but Pattinson said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he believes her comments were blown out of proportion - and he puts the blame squarely on Internet journalists.

He told EW that “None of those associations came out and gave a statement [criticizing Kristen] without being called upon by the media first – who were doing it specifically to get hits on their websites…”


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June 24th, 2010
12:30 PM ET

Lindsay Lohan: Turn to Twitter for the truth

While respected photographer Indrani has nothing but compliments for Lindsay Lohan, the actress hasn’t found Indrani’s show quite as endearing.

Indrani is starring in Bravo’s reality show “Double Exposure" along with her partner, Markus Klinko, and Tuesday night’s episode (titled, “Is Lindsay Here Yet?”) had a storyline about Lohan showing up hours late for a photo shoot.

But according to Lohan, that plot was nothing but a set-up by Bravo.


Filed under: Celebrities • Lindsay Lohan
June 24th, 2010
11:37 AM ET

Eva Longoria-Parker takes on reality TV

Eva Longoria-Parker is the latest to join the long list of Hollywood stars with reality shows.

While filming her indie comedy "Without Men" in Ventura, California, on Tuesday, the "Desperate Housewives" actress told CNN her production company is working on a new reality show based on her restaurant, Beso, that will appear on Vh1.

But the actress, whose restaurants can be found in Hollywood and Las Vegas, won't be the star. "It will follow the employees that work at my restaurant. I'm not in it that much. I'm married and old now," Longoria-Parker joked.


June 24th, 2010
10:24 AM ET

The sweet taste of treachery on ‘Top Chef’

Treachery was afoot in the “Top Chef” kitchen for episode two, but since the cheftestants are in Washington, D.C., I suppose it's only natural given their surroundings.

Yes, if you haven't heard, “Top Chef” is in D.C. this season, home to big buildings, fat cats and overweight kids. But we'll get to the healthy eating elimination challenge later. First up, a "bipartisanwich" quickfire challenge! (Groan.)

Let me just take one second here for an aside. “Top Chef” has been in several places now - New York, L.A., Chicago, Las Vegas, to name a few - and I have been a good sport. I've kept my mouth shut in past seasons as Padma arrived on a beach in fur boots or showed up with a Vegas dance troupe, but a "bipartisanwich"... come on.


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June 24th, 2010
09:54 AM ET

Tom Cruise's MTV choreographer revealed

Darrin Dewitt Henson has a lot of people talking about his work, even if they don’t realize it.

The actor - best known for playing Lem on the hit television show “Soul Food” - choreographed Tom Cruise’s now infamous dance performance as producer Les Grossman (his role from “Tropic Thunder”) on the recent MTV Movie Awards.

Henson, a noted choreographer for stars like N'Sync and Christina Aguilera, said it took him about a month to teach Cruise those booty shaking moves.


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