Michael Douglas will ‘Stand Up to Cancer’
September 7th, 2010
01:08 PM ET

Michael Douglas will ‘Stand Up to Cancer’

In addition to the bevy of stars already signed up for this week’s “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon, actor Michael Douglas will also participate in the event, which will raise funds for cancer research.

The 65-year-old star of the upcoming movie “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” was recently diagnosed with a tumor in his throat, and is currently enduring a bout of radiation and chemotherapy. “It’s a fight,” he told People magazine of his treatment. “It knocks you out.”

Douglas, who will participate via a taped segment, will join previously announced stars Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Christina Applegate, Michael C. Hall, Jim Parsons, Gabrielle Union, Seth MacFarlane, David Boreanaz and Mandy Moore for the hour-long program.

You can watch the live, commercial free simulcast on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Current TV, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One and VH1 this Friday, September 10, at 8 p.m. ET and PT and 7 p.m. CT.


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Kennedy Center to honor Oprah, Paul McCartney
September 7th, 2010
11:52 AM ET

Kennedy Center to honor Oprah, Paul McCartney

On Sunday, December 5, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate “five individuals who have spent their lives enriching, inspiring and elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world" as part of the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors gala.

Oprah Winfrey, whose daytime talk show will come to an end in 2011, is among the honorees, which also include country musician Merle Haggard; composer and lyricist Jerry Herman; dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones; and legendary songwriter/musician Paul McCartney.

“For more than 25 years, Oprah Winfrey has established one of the most innovative careers in the entertainment world, with distinctive accomplishments in television and film,” the Kennedy Center’s Chairman David M. Rubenstein said in a statement.

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' loses a cast member
September 7th, 2010
10:07 AM ET

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' loses a cast member

Jacqueline and Teresa aren’t the only ones that can hug Danielle goodbye on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”

Bravo confirmed on its website Tuesday that Danielle Staub will not be returning next season to the hit reality show. The announcement comes the day after part two of the series reunion show which featured Staub going head to head with fellow housewives Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo.

“According to our very own Andy Cohen, 'The reunion was Danielle's last appearance on 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey','” said a statement on the Bravo site. "We thought the hugs were a great way to end two seasons of bitterness between the women."

“The hugs” refers to Staub’s awkward attempt to make nice with Giudice and Laurita during the reunion show. The now ex-housewife embraced the two women - who she has been locked in a bitter dispute with all season - and murmured words of apology.

Middle school hijinks on 'Bachelor Pad'
September 7th, 2010
10:06 AM ET

Middle school hijinks on 'Bachelor Pad'

Last night's episode of  "Bachelor Pad" began with host Chris Harrison issuing a warning to the 11 remaining contestants that everything was about to change in the house. But, given the way that phrase is thrown around like it's nothing on this show, I had my doubts.

Imagine my surprise when Chris said that with seven women and four men left in the house, the time had come to make the numbers even. In the most horribly spliced and edited way imaginable, Chris explained that three of the women would be eliminated in the next competition.

Each of the four men had to choose a woman they wanted to save and partner with. The three women not picked would head home, while the eight remaining players would pair off in teams of two and the game would become a couples competition. This show has to be making it up as it goes along.

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