CoCo soaps up and hoses down in 'Conan' promo
October 5th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

CoCo soaps up and hoses down in 'Conan' promo

Leave it to Conan O'Brien to get his fans worked into a lather in anticipation of the premiere of his new TBS late night show, "Conan."

In a hilarious new promo that references '80s hair bands and Paris Hilton's infamous Carl's Jr. hamburger ad, O'Brien is seen sexily washing his desk – and himself – to the tune of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me."

The 30-second clip opens with O'Brien, 47, standing in front of his desk and dunking a sponge into a bucket of water before looking seductively over his shoulder and vamping it up. Besides blowing suds naughtily at the camera, he soaps himself up and hoses himself down, writhes around on his desk, bites a chunk out of the sponge, and whips his wet hair around in slow motion.

Will O'Brien make as big a splash when his revamped talk show finally hits the airwaves later this fall? The world will find out on November 8.

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' back with a vengeance
October 5th, 2010
12:30 PM ET

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' back with a vengeance

If the good Lord made a television viewing pleasure guiltier than the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” he must have kept it for himself.

This show is such a H.A.M. (hot a** mess) that I’m not even sure where to begin. The Georgia peaches came roaring back in their first episode looking good and bringing the drama straight out of the gate!

First, allow me to give kudos where kudos are due: The fake hair was oh so together for the start of season three. Sheree looked amazing and even Kim appears to have stepped up her wig game. And other than NeNe’s back fat spilling from that ill-conceived notion of an evening gown, I thought the ladies looked great.

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Things aren't what they seem on 'The Event'
October 5th, 2010
12:15 PM ET

Things aren't what they seem on 'The Event'

[Editor's note: You know the drill by now. If you haven't watched the latest episode of "The Event," stop reading now.]

Three episodes into "The Event," it certainly still has my attention, though it's almost entirely driven by plot twists, each one more outlandish than the last.

One major problem I can see coming down the road is what might happen if the story starts to veer too far into bizarro territory. No matter how far down the rabbit hole "Lost" went, it always had characters to ground it in reality. So far, the only emotional center for "The Event" is Sean Walker (the rest of the characters, except possibly President Martinez and his family, are still enigmas, in part to service the plot).

On Monday night's episode, we finally got a little more insight into Sean (for those who haven't perused NBC's website, anyway). It turns out that he's not merely a video game programmer, but he has a little history having hacked into a government database for fun.

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Zack Snyder tapped to direct 'Superman'
October 5th, 2010
11:41 AM ET

Zack Snyder tapped to direct 'Superman'

As Warner Bros. searched for a director for the new "Superman" movie, filmmakers like Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan"), Ben Affleck, Matt Reeves ("Let Me In") and Tony Scott ("The Taking of Pelham 123") were all reportedly in talks for the job, but it turns out that “300’s” Zack Snyder is the one who snagged it, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Snyder - a darling among comic book fans, having also directed "Watchmen" and the upcoming Comic-Con crowd pleaser, "Sucker Punch" - told THR that Superman's "character deserves to be loved. It’s his time.”

The new “Superman” has David Goyer writing the script and Christopher Nolan producing, and Snyder assures THR that the crew is “moving quick,” tweaking the script a bit more before moving on to the next stage. It's expected that General Zod, best known as the villain from "Superman II," will be the bad guy.

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Jennifer Aniston voted world's most eligible single woman
October 5th, 2010
11:41 AM ET

Jennifer Aniston voted world's most eligible single woman

Where does getting dumped by everyone from Brad Pitt to John Mayer get you? If you're Jennifer Aniston, it's straight to the top of the "60 Minutes"/Vanity Fair world's most eligible single woman list, baby!

The 41-year-old actress - who has been linked to the likes of Vince Vaughn, Brit model Paul Sculfor and Gerard Butler since her 2005 split from ex-husband Pitt - was named the most eligible single woman by respondents to "60 Minutes"/Vanity Fair's poll.

In fact, Us Weekly reports that Aniston nabbed 29 percent of the votes, leaving hotshot competitors like Betty White (11 percent) and Elena Kagan (4 percent) eating her dust.

Not surprisingly, the former "Friends" star has said she doesn't mind being a solo act, so the public should save their pity.

"This whole 'Poor lonely Jen' thing, this idea that I'm so unlucky in love?" she's told Vogue in the past. "I actually feel I've been unbelievably lucky in love... I'm right where I'm supposed to be."

Susan Boyle cancels 'DWTS' performance
October 5th, 2010
10:55 AM ET

Susan Boyle cancels 'DWTS' performance

Susan Boyle must be singing the blues now that she's been forced to cancel a second major U.S. television appearance.

The 49-year-old "Britain's Got Talent" sensation was set to debut a new song from her upcoming second album on tonight's episode of "Dancing With the Stars," but had to bow out due to illness.

"Her doctor advised her not to sing due to a severe throat infection," her rep told People of Boyle, who fell ill while traveling from her native Scotland to Los Angeles. "Susan is very upset at letting her fans down. Their continued support means so much to her."

Boyle also had to back out of her spot on "America's Got Talent" at the last minute in September after she was unable to secure the rights to perform Lou Reed's song, "Perfect Day."

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