Hollywood on two wheels
September 28th, 2010
12:57 PM ET

Motorcycles of the rich and famous

What do Arnold Schwarzenegger's Harley from "Terminator 2," Jim Kirk's "Star Trek" motorcycle and the bikes from the last "Transformers" film all have in common? They are all on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library's "Born to be Wild" exhibit, which runs through November 9th.

You can find those cycles - there are 35 in all - in the huge, hangar-like space that houses President Reagan's old "ride," Air Force One. In addition to motorcycles seen in movies like "Star Trek," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," the exhibit also includes machines owned by stars like Steve McQueen.

'Hawaii Five-O': Settling in
September 28th, 2010
12:55 PM ET

'Hawaii Five-O': Settling in

Last night's episode of "Hawaii Five-O" showed that the revival is getting into a familiar pattern - a healthy mix of fast cars, heavy action and bland humor.

The episode started with a bang, courtesy of a scene that reminded me of those car commercials where several people are happily driving when they're suddenly struck by another vehicle. This time, the accident ended with a bunch of people in one vehicle kidnapping a man in another vehicle. You'd think the kidnappers would ask for proof of insurance, but no.

Turns out the kidnapping victim is a cyber-terrorism expert whose abduction could breach national security, while the kidnappers are Serbian thieves (are there any homegrown criminals on this show?) who wanted the man to hack into government infrastructure programs. It's up to Five-O to save the day, and the gang does it the only way they know how - loud and violent.

By the time the cyber-terrorism expert was rescued, the man's Justin Bieber-wannabe son was kidnapped, Kono (Grace Park) brawled with a female member of the abduction ring in a swimming pool and McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) held one of the suspects from the side of a luxury hotel by his feet. This show gets more accomplished in an hour compared to what I can do in a week.

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'The Sound of Music' cast to reunite on 'Oprah'
September 28th, 2010
11:36 AM ET

'The Sound of Music' cast to reunite on 'Oprah'

If seeing the cast of "The Sound of Music" reunited on national TV is one of your dreams, well... Oprah Winfrey is going to make another one of your dreams come true during her final season.

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will join fellow "Music" stars Charmian Carr (Liesl), Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Heather Menzies-Urich (Louisa), Duane Chase (Kurt), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Debbie Turner (Marta) and Kym Karath (Gretl) on Winfrey's show on October 29, 2010, according to a statement.

It's been 45 years since the cast had such a reunion, and they plan on dishing about behind-the-scenes dirt from the "Music" set and what they've been up to since their Oscar-winning movie was released.

Plus, the Von Trapp Children, a singing group that features some of the actual members of the von Trapp family, will be on hand to showcase their pipes in a tribute to the family-favorite film and its stars.


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Was Sarah Palin booed on 'DWTS'?
September 28th, 2010
10:31 AM ET

Was Sarah Palin booed on 'DWTS'?

The “Dancing with the Stars” cameras were focused on Derek Hough and Jennifer Grey Monday night when audible jeers erupted from the audience, leaving some viewers to wonder if the negative reaction was because of Sarah Palin’s appearance on the show.

Co-host Brooke Burke was chatting with Hough and Grey when the disruption started, causing Hough to turn around to look for its source as Burke told the audience, “There’s booing in the ballroom; we don’t know why.” Grey even asked, “Why is there booing?” before the camera cut to Sarah Palin sitting next to Tom Bergeron.

Once Bergeron picked up the interview, Palin was all smiles and the audience behind her seemed calm and collected. She told Bergeron that the experience “is amazing, it’s so exciting, and it’s great to see all of this courage and joy and exuberance,” adding that she was there to root for “Bristol the pistol.”

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Filed under: Celebrities • Dancing With The Stars • television
CBS planning another Twitter based show
September 28th, 2010
10:18 AM ET

CBS planning another Twitter based show

The reviews for “$#*! My Dad Says” haven’t been awesome, but that hasn't stopped CBS from giving the green light to another series based on a Twitter feed.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has made a deal for "Shh … Don't Tell Steve,” a Twitter feed the publication says is produced by that tweetie Ashton Kutcher.

The back story of the feed is that it is supposed to be written by Steve’s roommate, who documents the guy’s life with tweets such as: “Steve's been playing lots of Playstation soccer. He keeps playing with USA and losing, then [expletive] that the game is ‘anti-American,’” and, “Last night, Steve went for a steak dinner with his new buddies from work. Steve: ‘I got the 16 oz porter and woke up soaked in meat sweats.’”

The television version will be about a man who deals with an immature roommate.

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