Paul Reubens heads to Broadway
November 1st, 2010
08:00 PM ET

Paul Reubens heads to Broadway

Nearly two decades after a public scandal nearly destroyed his career, Pee-wee Herman is back and headlining on Broadway. But Paul Reubens, the man behind the beloved impish character, tells the New York Times it's been a long road to get to the Great White Way.

After helming two popular Pee-wee movies and the successful Saturday morning series "Pee-wee's Playhouse" in the '80s, Reubens made headlines in 1991 when he was arrested for indecent exposure in a Florida movie theater. In 2002, he was arrested again and vintage erotica was seized in his home; he pleaded guilty to possessing obscene materials in 2004.

“I had to go through a horrible time of feeling like I didn’t want to go anywhere or be anywhere, see anybody,” Reubens, 58, says of those dark days. “I, at a certain point, thought, ‘Well, if I just wait long enough, everything will go away, and I won’t be famous anymore and I’ll go back to my total anonymous civilian life.’ ”

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Redemption and revenge on 'Eastbound & Down'
November 1st, 2010
05:50 PM ET

Redemption and revenge on 'Eastbound & Down'

As we approach the end of season 2, Kenny Powers has two things in mind – redemption and revenge. Thankfully, for KP, last night’s show offered up a bit of both.

Things kicked off in Tampa, Florida, where we’re reintroduced to Pat, the faux baseball executive who threw KP’s life for a loop at the end of last season. After Pat’s coming clean with his rehab sponsor, we quickly get the idea that the theme of Chapter 12 revolves around making amends with the past.

Back in Mexico, KP told Stevie it's time pack up their bags and head back to the states. KP even agreed to let Stevie have one last hurrah with Maria, going as far as to offer some advice on where the latter should focus his, um, sexual attention this time around.

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Gayle King turned down 'Dancing with the Stars'
November 1st, 2010
05:30 PM ET

Gayle King turned down 'Dancing with the Stars'

Gayle King doesn't dance around sensitive issues as editor at large of O magazine, and she's not about to dance around on national TV, either.

King recently revealed to Us Weekly that she turned down three separate offers to appear on ABC's hit reality competition "Dancing With the Stars."

"I think it's good to keep my public humiliation to a minimum," 55-year-old King explained of why she said no-can-do to doing the can-can. "I would never want to embarrass my children ever...or myself! I can't dance."

Oprah Winfrey's BFF prefers to watch the show instead, and counts Disney Channel star Kyle Massey among her favorites.

"I didn't know him," she tells Us. "but he has personality and moves."

ABC Family developing 'Practical Magic' series
November 1st, 2010
04:30 PM ET

ABC Family developing 'Practical Magic' series

Good news for those still enchanted by the 1998 Sandra Bullock/Nicole Kidman film "Practical Magic" - ABC Family is planning to turn the bewitching comedy into a weekly series, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The fantasy film, based on a novel by Alice Hoffman, tells the story of Owens sisters Sally (Bullock) and Gillian (Kidman), cursed young witches who come to discover that any man they find true love with is doomed to an untimely and tragic death.

CBS attempted to turn "Practical Magic" into a TV series in 2003, but it never materialized. Since the ABC Family reboot is still in development, there are no stars currently attached to the project.

Who would you like to see in the series? Let us know in a comment below.

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Ryan Kwanten cast as Charles Manson
November 1st, 2010
03:30 PM ET

Ryan Kwanten cast as Charles Manson

He's surrounded by creepy characters on HBO's "True Blood," but now Ryan Kwanten is ready to play one himself. The actor is set to portray notorious criminal Charles Manson in the upcoming film "The Family," reports MTV.

The movie will trace Manson's life from his childhood through the late 1960s, when he instructed his followers – aka the Manson Family - to commit a series of murders in the Los Angeles area. Among the victims: "Valley of the Dolls" actress Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant at the time with filmmaker husband Roman Polanski's child.

"It's going to be quite a challenge," Kwanten says of playing the psychopath, who has been imprisoned for nearly four decades. "[Manson] is undoubtedly a huge iconic figure and not necessarily for the best of deeds."

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Eddie Cibrian tweets a trick 'engagement' photo
November 1st, 2010
03:08 PM ET

Eddie Cibrian tweets a trick 'engagement' photo

Eddie Cibrian just “couldn’t resist” proposing to LeAnn Rimes on Halloween, and in front of a Jack the Ripper prop, no less.

His late night tweet had us reaching out to Rimes’ publicist first-thing this morning. Cibrian’s Twitter followers were a bit confused as well - their replies ranged from heartfelt congratulations to anger about the couple’s admitted affair becoming an official relationship.

But don’t worry, Cibrian hasn't put a ring on it... yet. “They are not engaged,” Rimes’ rep said. “The TwitPic was all just in some Halloween fun.”

Adds Rimes on Twitter this afternoon: "Ok, it was 'TRICK-or treat' right! @eddiecibrian and I were having a little fun. That pic was taken at http://tl.gd/6os6sn. It was just a practice run! Lol"

Some fans may be exhaling a sigh of relief, judging from the reaction to Rimes’ SHAPE cover earlier this month.

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