Jillian Michaels to adopt a child from the Congo
May 11th, 2011
05:32 PM ET

Jillian Michaels to adopt a child from the Congo

"The Biggest Loser" star Jillian Michaels is about to make her baby dreams a reality. The tough trainer is in the process of adopting a child from the Congo.

"My dossier, which is your paperwork portfolio, is in to the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Michaels, who announced in December that she was leaving "The Biggest Loser" to focus on becoming a mom, tells Us Weekly.

"So the paperwork is done, and now it’s just a waiting game. It could be six months, twelve months; it could be two years. Or, it could be tomorrow! They call you and they say, 'Oh, we have your referral,' which is essentially the child they match you up with, and you go overseas and you get him or her."

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Gellar: New 'Buffy' movie is 'dumbest idea ever'
May 11th, 2011
05:31 PM ET

Gellar: New 'Buffy' movie is 'dumbest idea ever'

Several cast members of the much-beloved series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" have weighed in on the upcoming Joss Whedon-less "Buffy" movie, and now Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar, has made her feelings known.

"It was a movie. It's been made. It stars Kristy Swanson. They don't need to make another one," she said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday. "I think it's a horrible idea! To try to do a 'Buffy' without Joss Whedon? To be incredibly non-eloquent, that's the dumbest idea I've ever heard!"

Gellar is planning to return to series television for the first time since 2003 in a pilot for CBS called "The Ringer."

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'Spider-Man' to re-open on Broadway Thursday
May 11th, 2011
05:30 PM ET

'Spider-Man' to re-open on Broadway Thursday

The oft-troubled Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" will resume preview performances Thursday after a three-week hiatus in which the show went through a $5 million “creative overhaul,” according to the New York Times.

“Spider-Man 2.0," the nickname for the retooled version, is officially set to open on June 14th. At that point, the show will have gone through a reported budget of $70 million, six delayed openings and a record-setting 180 preview performances.

The original concept for “Spider-Man” was the vision of Julie Taymor, the Tony Award-winning director of the stage version of The Lion King.

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Fox cancels, picks up multiple series
May 11th, 2011
05:28 PM ET

Fox cancels, picks up multiple series

The Fox network upfront - in which the 2011-2012 fall schedule is announced - may be taking place next week, but Tuesday was judgment day for several current and upcoming series on the network.

J.J. Abrams' next series "Alcatraz," with "Lost" star Jorge Garcia; "Bones" spinoff "The Finder"; "The New Girl" starring Zooey Deschanel (sister of "Bones'" Emily); and "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" starring Jaime Pressly, were all among the pilots picked up for the new season, according to Entertainment Weekly.

"I am thrilled that our show got picked up & so excited to work with this great group of people!" tweeted Deschanel after hearing the news.

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Is Alec Baldwin out of 'Rock of Ages'?
May 11th, 2011
05:19 PM ET

Is Alec Baldwin out of 'Rock of Ages'?

Has Alec Baldwin changed his tune about starring in the upcoming "Rock of Ages" movie musical?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin has decided not to play Bourbon Room club owner Dennis Dupree in the big-screen adaptation of the popular Broadway show.

The announcement comes nearly two months after Baldwin revealed he had been taking singing lessons to prepare for the role, which would see him singing REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling."

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Canceled soaps among Daytime Emmy Award nominees
May 11th, 2011
03:19 PM ET

Canceled soaps among Daytime Emmy Award nominees

It will be the last go round for a few of the shows nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards.

The awards were announced on Wednesday, and the recently canceled  "All My Children" received a nod for outstanding drama series along with "The Bold and The Beautiful," "General Hospital" and 'The Young and the Restless."

In total "All My Children" scored 13 nominations, with several of them being in various acting categories. The canceled "One Life to Live" received 12. FULL POST

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