'The Bachelorette' has the post-Bentley blues
June 14th, 2011
12:04 PM ET

'The Bachelorette' has the post-Bentley blues

I watched a debate last night, but it wasn't the one from New Hampshire. This debate occurred in Phuket, Thailand, and focused on the following topic: "Bachelorette" Ashley Hebert will shake off Bentley's not-so surprising departure and move on with her search for love.

After two hours of back and forth, the answer to that resolution remained up in the air. But how did we actually get here?

Host Chris Harrison told the 12 remaining suitors that Ashley wants a fresh start, and it would be in Thailand. The men are quite excited about this, even though most of them couldn't find Thailand on a map.

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Utah station pulls 'Playboy Club' from fall line-up
June 14th, 2011
11:09 AM ET

Utah station pulls 'Playboy Club' from fall line-up

“The Playboy Club” won’t air until the fall but it’s already been deemed unsuitable for one NBC affiliate in Utah.

Salt Lake City station KSL told the network that the ‘60s-era drama set in Hugh Hefner's famed Chicago establishment just doesn’t fit with what the station aims to show its audience.

"The Playboy brand is known internationally. Everyone is clear what it stands for,” said KSL President and CEO Mark Willes. “We want to be sure everyone is clear what the KSL brand stands for, which is completely inconsistent with the Playboy brand.”

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Filed under: television
Tracy Morgan's TV wife speaks out on tirade
June 14th, 2011
11:02 AM ET

Tracy Morgan's TV wife speaks out on tirade

Sherri Shepherd says the Tracy Morgan she knows is not the man who took to the stage recently to deliver anti-gay remarks.

"The Tracy I know has a beautiful heart," "The View" co-host, who also plays Morgan's wife on "30 Rock," told CNN on the red carpet of Monday night's tribute to singer Stevie Wonder.

Shepherd, who portrays sassy and long suffering "Angie Jordan" on the hit NBC show, said she believes Morgan has learned a lesson following the firestorm of criticism surrounding his remarks, which includes condemnation from friends and his network boss. FULL POST

Jessica Simpson to be a mentor on NBC reality show
June 14th, 2011
09:49 AM ET

Jessica Simpson to be a mentor on NBC reality show

Jessica Simpson’s headed back to reality TV.

The 30-year-old singer will serve as a celebrity mentor on NBC’s upcoming reality competition “Fashion Star,” which will be hosted by Elle Macpherson.

The idea is for 14 unknown designers to compete each week to land a multi-million dollar contract to launch a fashion line in three retailers. Simpson, of course, has already been mega-successful in this arena.

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
Navy SEALs are going Hollywood
June 14th, 2011
06:00 AM ET

Navy SEALs are going Hollywood

While Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s movie about the mission to take out Osama bin Laden has snapped up distribution rights, according to Vulture Relativity Media is placing its spotlight on a different player in the story: the Navy SEALs.

But the studio isn't just working on a film that will focus on Navy SEALs - they're also planning to cast some.

Called “Act of Valor,” the story will follow a team of Navy SEALs as they attempt to rescue a kidnapped CIA agent and eliminate terrorists along the way. The script is also expected to contain recounts of battles the SEALs starring in the film have actually fought.

“300’s” Kurt Johnstad is on board to write the script with Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh directing the film, which is slated to arrive in 2012.


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