Jon Hamm: A porn star is not a movie star
September 15th, 2010
06:02 PM ET

Jon Hamm: A porn star is not a movie star

Jon Hamm has some harsh words for those housewives, bachelors, and Garden State "guidos" and "guidettes" so desperate for fame and fortune: You're no better than a porn star.

So says the "Mad Men" actor in the October issue of Details magazine.

"L.A. represents opportunity," he says. "And, as has been proven over and over in the current media landscape, it doesn't take much for them to put you on TV. If that's all you want, you can be on 'The Bachelor' or 'The Real Housewives' or whatever show just wants oversized personalities, ridiculous behavior, and zero dignity."

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'Big Brother' contestant's home burns down
September 15th, 2010
05:34 PM ET

'Big Brother' contestant's home burns down

She fought hard to overcome the Brigade alliance in the "Big Brother" house until last week, and now Britney Haynes unfortunately will be returning to Little Rock, Arkansas to find her real house damaged from a fire.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Britney's rental home - which she shared with (oft-mentioned) fiance Nick Grisham - was set ablaze when a small grill in the backyard ignited the grass nearby, followed by a trash can and then the home itself. The fire was described as "fully involved" by the paper.

Tonight marks the 12th season finale of the show, in which Britney will vote for someone to win the $500,000 prize (her best friend in the house, Lane, is still in the running).

Grisham and her family will break the news to Britney after the finale. She has been sequestered in the "jury house" since being voted off this past Thursday.

Grisham's mother lawyer told the Democrat-Gazette, "She can't do anything. The final show is tonight and it's live. There's no sense in her knowing."

'Parenthood' returns - this time, with a Baldwin
September 15th, 2010
04:53 PM ET

'Parenthood' returns - this time, with a Baldwin

The second season of “Parenthood” premiered last night, and the Bravermans are pretty much where we left them.

Sarah is still in her parents’ guest house and still looking for a career, and Zeek is still at home - after being kicked out near the end of last season - and is wooing his way back.

He and Camille have had some marital counseling, because he now “sees and hears” Camille. Sarah, on the other hand, couldn't believe what she was seeing and hearing. As for Zeek, he couldn't believe he was spending $150 an hour for something he doesn’t understand.

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Tim Gunn: Taylor Momsen is a brat and a diva
September 15th, 2010
04:51 PM ET

Tim Gunn: Taylor Momsen is a brat and a diva

Future “Project Runway” participants, be forewarned: Fool around and waste Tim Gunn's time, and his response will not be pretty.

Gunn, the typically measured host of the Bravo reality fashion design competition, didn’t mince words about his experience working with Taylor Momsen, 17, while he was shooting his guest appearance on The CW's "Gossip Girl."

“What a diva!" Gunn said to E! News of the singer/actress, who plays the wayward Jenny Humphrey on the soapy series. “She was pathetic, she couldn't remember her lines, and she didn't even have that many. I thought to myself 'why are we all being held hostage by this brat?"

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September 15th, 2010
03:15 PM ET

'Amazing Race' watermelon slingshot goes viral

In what could be called the modern day "shot seen 'round the world," CBS uploaded a preview for the new season of "Amazing Race" (returning September 26) that was apparently too good to wait for the actual show.

The portion of the program uploaded to both Twitvid and Youtube has two teammates, home shopping hosts Brook and Claire, taking part in a challenge to hit knights with watermelons launched by a slingshot (hey, stranger things have happened on this show).

While launching the slingshot, Claire accidentally gets hit directly in the face - hard - by a watermelon.

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TBS pulls the plug on 'My Boys'
September 15th, 2010
03:08 PM ET

TBS pulls the plug on 'My Boys'

This isn't the best week for fans of the TBS comedy “My Boys." Sunday not only marked the end of the fourth season, but it turns out that was the end of "My Boys" altogether.

The network (which, like CNN, is owned by Time Warner) has canceled the series.

That final episode, according to Variety, pulled in 879,000 viewers, and it looks like ratings have been on the decline. Some fans say they saw the writing on the wall when TBS moved the show to Sunday nights at 10 p.m. - a time slot already known to many as "Mad Men"-o'clock.

To make matters worse, both Jordana Spiro, who played the lead as sportswriter P.J. Franklin, and Kyle Howard, who played rival sportswriter Bobby Newman, had to bow out of new gigs on NBC shows because of contractual obligations to “My Boys."


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