'Lone Star' comes to an end
September 29th, 2010
01:58 PM ET

'Lone Star' comes to an end

Looks like Fox's "Lone Star" wasn't exactly a shining star. The soapy prime-time series has been canceled after just two episodes, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The tale about a Texas con man (James Wolk) juggling two lives and two families managed to charm critics, but just couldn't pull one over on the folks at home. Its premiere averaged just 4 million viewers, prompting show creator Kyle Killen to write an open letter urging fans to keep watching and jokingly offering them an incentive.

"I'll mow your lawn or offer you some sort of sensual massage, but I won't beg," he wrote, before turning serious. "The truth is, what we need to do is nearly impossible."

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'No Ordinary Family' is several shows in one
September 29th, 2010
12:57 PM ET

'No Ordinary Family' is several shows in one

[Editor's note: You know the drill by now. If you haven't watched the premiere of "No Ordinary Family," stop reading now.]

I could tell you that ABC's superhero fantasy "No Ordinary Family" premiered Tuesday night... but you know, that's not a completely accurate description.

And to call "No Ordinary Family" ABC's new crime drama isn't entirely accurate either. Perhaps we could describe it as, "ABC's light family show."

But really, "No Ordinary Family" - starring Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz as the heads of a superpowered household - is all of the above. Points to TV vets Greg Berlanti and Jon Harmon Feldman for creating a show that's trying to reach as broad an audience as possible. At the same time, that also makes it difficult to get a read on it.

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'Glee'...plus a random Britney
September 29th, 2010
11:19 AM ET

'Glee'...plus a random Britney

How many times can you shove Britney Spears into a show?

That’s what the Britney/Brittany episode of “Glee” felt like to me. It seemed so forced, and not the hotness I am used to from my favorite show.

But before I get to that, let me rave about the parts of the show I did love. Our girl Brittany S. Pierce was in rare form with her clueless, deadpan delivery of hysterical lines. I almost bust a gut when she begged hottie dentist Carl (played by John Stamos), “Please don’t pull all my teeth. When I smile I’ll look like an adult baby, but with boobs.”

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'Star Wars' films being re-released in 3-D
September 29th, 2010
10:41 AM ET

'Star Wars' films being re-released in 3-D

First George Lucas took us to a galaxy far, far away, and now he's journeying into another dimension: The filmmaker is re-releasing the entire "Star Wars" saga in 3-D.

Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that plans to bring Luke Sykwalker, Darth Vader, and R2D2 into the 3-D world have been in the works for years, though Lucas held off until enough 3-D screens were available in movie theaters to make it a major event.

Industrial Light & Magic is reportedly overseeing the 3-D conversion, and, according to a statement by visual effects supervisor John Knoll obtained by Deadline.com, "We will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience."

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'SYTYCD' tour kicks it up a notch
September 29th, 2010
10:38 AM ET

'SYTYCD' tour kicks it up a notch

[Editor's Note: If you have plans to see the "So You Think You Can Dance" tour and want to be totally surprised, stop reading now.]

For "So You Think You Can Dance's" fifth nationwide tour, the show has added more original dances, a few more surprises and most importantly, a few of season seven's all-stars, most of whom are on their second tour.

The show made one of its first stops in Duluth, Georgia on Monday night, and it put any doubts to rest about Kent having the most passionate fanbase of the season. The crowd went bananas every time he hit the stage, loving every single one of his routines.

The favorite all-star was probably season three's Dominic, whose non-stop joking (including inside the show's program) was a highlight of the show. He also showed himself to be the most exciting of the three dancers in the hip-hop genre, even above season six winner/krumper Russell - who ably stepped in for tWitch in "My Chick Bad" - and season seven's fellow B-boy Jose, all of whom took the stage in a special routine which brought the house down (Dominic also shared his new obsession with Justin Bieber by breaking to "Baby").

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Justin Bieber's such a doll
September 29th, 2010
09:49 AM ET

Justin Bieber's such a doll

Barbie's boyfriend Ken isn't going to be happy about this: Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber is set to be immortalized in plastic with a range of collectible dolls.

Billboard magazine reports that the dolls, created by Bravado and Bridge Direct Inc., are set for release around Dec. 4 and will be available in two varieties.

The Justin Bieber Music Video Collection Singing Figures, which retail for $27.99, feature Biebs in the hoodies and skinny jeans he wore in videos like "Baby" and "One Less Lonely Girl." Then there's The JB Style Collection, selling for $17.99, which showcase Bieber in "street style," "awards style," and "red carpet style" ensembles.

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