Nigel Lythgoe really, really wants "American Idol" to win an Emmy this year.
As a matter of fact, he told TV Line that if it doesn't happen this year, he doesn't think the hit Fox show will ever win.
"We were in everybody’s face for Season 10 and we got such good feedback that I would’ve thought if anyone is gonna win this year, it should be 'Idol,' if I’m being totally honest," the executive producer said. FULL POST
There's the critical review, and then there's the 140 character reaction.
These days, most of us rely on some combination of professional criticism and our Twitter timelines to figure out which new movie is worth 2 hours and the cost of a ticket.
Seeing that expectations were on the low side for "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" ahead of its release last Friday, it wasn't looking good for the James Franco starring film. But it seems that critics and moviegoers returned from the flick pleasantly surprised. (Website Poptimal.com wins for the headline that says it all: "'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' review: Wait...what? It's good?!," and the L.A. Times writes that the movie may prove that reboots aren't always a bad thing.)
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As we noted in an earlier round of "Everyone's A Critic," it's hard to drum up a lot of enthusiasm for a new show when the basic selling point seems to be that it's just like another critically acclaimed program.
In this case, the '60s era ABC series about the drama and intrigue surrounding a crew of stewardesses and pilots, "Pan Am," has been referred to as the high-flying version of the similarly retro "Mad Men." But executive producer Thomas Schlamme would beg to differ.
"Television is about execution," he said during the Television Critic's Association summer press tour, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "It's not the time period it takes place in, it's not the characters. It has nothing to do with 'Mad Men.'" Plus, there's another obvious difference.
Now that ABC has given "Celebrity Wife Swap" the green light, Entertainment Weekly reports that the midseason reality show is filling out its cast.
Among the "Wife Swap" contenders are none other than aging music stars and reality show vets Flavor Flav and Dee Snider. The two will reportedly swap spouses in an as-yet-unscheduled episode of the spinoff series.
Snider and Suzette, his wife of 30 years, have four kids together, and Flav asked for his current wife Liz's hand in marriage during a 2008 reunion episode of "Flavor of Love."
"Celebrity Wife Swap" is exactly what it sounds like - a Hollywood spin on the network's "Wife Swap" series, which has participants "switch lifestyles for a week." Back in May it was reported that ABC had ordered six episodes of the show and that casting was underway.
Who else would you want to see trade lives on TV?
Beyoncé may have Sasha Fierce, but Lady Gaga takes the cake when it comes to musical alter egos.
The new single cover for “Yoü and I” has just been released, and it features “Jo Calderone,” Gaga’s male character. Posing in sideburns and angrily puffing a cigarette, the outrageous pop star looks totally different… even for her.
"You will never find what you are looking for in love, if you don't love yourself," she tweeted along with the gender-bending images.
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