Kenny Powers may not be headed back to Major League Baseball any time soon, but television’s favorite foul-mouthed, mullet-rocking bad boy will be on HBO’s roster for another year.
In an announcement from HBO that comes over a month after the network gave its new series, “Boardwalk Empire,” a second season, both “Eastbound and Down” and “Bored to Death” were picked up for their third seasons, according to Variety.
Starring Danny McBride, who also co-produces the series along with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, “Eastbound and Down” follows the hilarious and often delusional life and times of Kenny Powers, a former pitching star who some have called cable television’s fictional version of John Rocker. With linear plays, DVR viewings and on-demand requests, “Eastbound and Down” nets about 4.9 million viewers a week.
You may be in luck the next time a celebrity gets involved in a major scandal. On Saturday, a new game will launch on Facebook that lets you earn points every time a star's name hits the headlines.
FanSwarm, created by Ayeah Games, is a "social reality" game similar to fantasy sports, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The team, however, is made of celebrities, and points are earned based on the buzz they are generating in tweets and on blogs.
"You can gain points by betting on Charlie Sheen's and Lindsay Lohan's crazy careers," explains Ayeah founder and CEO Doug Levin.
If you didn’t get your fill of jazzercising bears and dancing tacos last week, fear not. Conan O’Brien is giving fans yet another preview of his new show.
O’Brien plans to host “Show Zero,” a somewhat soft release of “Conan,” at 11 p.m. ET on Monday, November 1, according to a TBS press release (TBS is owned by the same company as CNN). Devotees can tune in to the simulcast on TeamCoco.com, YouTube.com or Facebook.com.
Celebrity guests and parts of “The Basic Cable Band” will be in attendance as well, though more details have not been released concerning what will take place during the show.
Taylor Swift has had one busy week.
Along with her new album, “Speak Now,” dropping on Monday, the country/pop singer has become officially immortalized with the likes of President Obama, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
Madame Tussauds in New York released a wax figure of Swift on Wednesday, which, according to their website, took four months to create.
Looks like Kid Rock isn’t happy with Steven Tyler’s choice to join "American Idol."
Tyler, the Aerosmith frontman and rock legend – along with Jennifer Lopez – signed on to be a judge for "American Idol’s" 10th season, which starts in January. As if trying to fill the void left by the contentious Simon Cowell weren’t enough, Tyler is now faced with some heavy criticism from one of his peers.
“I think it’s the stupidest thing he’s ever done in his life,” Kid Rock told Entertainment Weekly in an interview set to hit newsstands next week. “He’s a sacred American institution of rock n’ roll, and he just threw it all out the window. Just stomped on it and set it on fire.”
“Remember, when God closes a door, he opens a dress.”
You may remember this quip from “Mad Men’s” lovable adman Roger Sterling, played by John Slattery. That, along with many other favorite sayings will be recounted in “Sterling’s Gold,” a book Roger was working on during season four of "Mad Men" which is actually being released this November.
Grove/Atlantic’s publisher Morgan Entrekin, along with "Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner’s manager Keith Addis, penned the book together and had Weiner write the preface, according to Vulture. The book is written in the voice of Roger.
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