TV's highest paid actor is...
August 10th, 2011
09:48 PM ET

TV's highest paid actor is...

Who’s the highest paid actor on TV now that Charlie Sheen isn’t raking in a modest $1.2 mil per episode?

Here’s a hint: He’s not actually on TV… yet.

Ashton Kutcher tops TV Guide’s list of top earners. The actor, who will fill Sheen’s absence on “Two and a Half Men” as Internet billionaire Walden Schmidt, will earn $700,000 per episode.

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While you were working...
August 10th, 2011
05:44 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar is now engaged - the 36-year-old actor recently proposed to advertising exec Catriona McGinn with a 5 carat sparkler. And we always thought that we'd be the ones to tie the knot with Zack Morris. [People]
  • Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has learned just enough Italian phrases and "dirty words" to try out his pick-up technique on actor Jesse Eisenberg, as he did on "The Tonight Show." We're just waiting for the "Jersey Shore" star to offer Eisenberg his pajamas... [Radar Online, Huffington Post]
  • Reggie Bush reportedly wants to put a football field in between Kim Kardashian and her fiance Kris Humphries. Rumor has it he's been messaging Kardashian nonstop to get her to drop Humphries and get back with him. [Life & Style]
  • With all of this engagement news, it seems some of you are hoping "Sesame Street's" Bert and Ernie will be the next pair to take a trip down the aisle. [Gothamist]
  • So much romance in the air today! Well, this kind is of the fictional variety: Amber Riley's "Glee" character Mercedes is said to have a new love interest on the show: LaMarcus Tinker, who will play a football player named Bubba who can't get enough of Mercedes. [E! News]
  • This isn't a new Justin Timberlake track, but he is in the video for FreeSol's "Hoodies On, Hats Low," which he also directed. We're still awaiting his return to the studio, but this'll do for now.


Filed under: While you were working
CBS orders 'Bewitched' script
August 10th, 2011
04:37 PM ET

CBS orders 'Bewitched' script

The Will Ferrell-Nicole Kidman film version may have been a flop, but CBS wants to try a small screen remake of “Bewitched.”

The network has ordered a script from Sony Pictures Television for a potential TV remake of the hit ‘60s show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The producers behind the 2005 movie – spouses Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher - are lined up to produce the series.

Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York (and later Dick Sargent) starred in the original series, which ran from 1964 to 1972. The story, of course, followed a suburban witch (Montgomery) married to an advertising executive (York) who couldn't help using magic in her everyday life.

Who should play Samantha and Darrin this time around?

Jennifer Grey reacts to 'Dirty Dancing' remake
August 10th, 2011
04:08 PM ET

Jennifer Grey reacts to 'Dirty Dancing' remake

Fans of the 1987 film aren’t happy about the upcoming remake, but the movie’s original star is perfectly content with the idea of an update.

Jennifer Grey, who played Baby, the teenage girl falling in love at a Catskills camp, tweeted her response Tuesday: "I love @Kennyortega and trust that he will do something special #DirtyDancingRemake."

Grey has a good reason to have faith in Ortega: He was the choreographer on the original film.

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Mary Murphy breaks down the 'SYTYCD' final four
August 10th, 2011
03:45 PM ET

Mary Murphy breaks down the 'SYTYCD' final four

It's been quite a return season for judge Mary Murphy on "So You Think You Can Dance." She spoke to reporters before Wednesday night's performance finale, and gave her take on the final four dancers.

About front-runner Melanie, she said, "I adore her. It’s been amazing to watch her. I sit there and - I’ve said it before on air, that some of her numbers, especially the statue - that I felt privileged sitting there. It’s just so great to be able to witness magic when you see it."

Murphy described Sasha as a "fighter."

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TBS cancels 'Lopez Tonight'
August 10th, 2011
03:37 PM ET

TBS cancels 'Lopez Tonight'

"Lopez Tonight" has brought us weed brownie confessions and controversial knocks about Kirstie Alley, but no longer. TBS (which is owned by the same parent company as CNN) has confirmed that the late night show is getting axed from the line-up.

“TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of 'Lopez Tonight,'" the network said in a statement. "Thursday will be the final episode of the show. We are proud to have partnered with George Lopez, who is an immensely talented comedian and entertainer. TBS has valued its partnership with George and appreciates all of his work on behalf of the network, both on and off the air."

In November of 2010, "Lopez Tonight" was pushed back to midnight to accommodate Conan O'Brien's "Conan," a move Lopez was pleased with. FULL POST


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