Money dispute may halt 'Simpsons'
October 4th, 2011
03:05 PM ET

Money dispute may halt 'Simpsons'

"The Simpsons" may not make it past its 23rd season.

The Daily Beast reported Tuesday that the studio and the six principal actors who lend their voices to the show are battling over pay, with 20th Century Fox Television trying to get the actors to take a 45 percent pay cut.

Twentieth Century Fox Television tells CNN in a statement, "23 seasons in, 'The Simpsons' is as creatively vibrant as ever and beloved by millions around the world. We believe this brilliant series can and should continue, but we cannot produce future seasons under its current financial model."

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Filed under: television • The Simpsons
Cher watches reality TV, tweets agony
October 4th, 2011
01:51 PM ET

Cher watches reality TV, tweets agony

Jezebel reports that Cher's been catching up on her reality television, and luckily for us, the icon tweeted her thoughts on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “Bridezillas” and reruns of “Jon & Kate Plus Eight."

Cher follows “Dancing With the Stars” to support son Chaz, and calls fellow contestant Rob Kardashian a “nice guy.”

Cher asked, or perhaps stated, “Is true Kardashian did Porno!” A fan clarified that Kim’s leaked sex tape is what kick-started her career as a celebrity.

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Tension on 'The View' over use of 'N' word
October 4th, 2011
01:43 PM ET

Tension on 'The View' over use of 'N' word

The hosts of "The View" found themselves debating another contentious topic on Monday, as Whoopi Goldberg discussed the recent use of the "N word" in the news.

(Rick Perry had been under fire for the word "Niggerhead" having been on a rock at the entrance of a Texas property that his family leased.)

"When the candidate Herman Cain talked about how radically insensitive it was," "The View's" Goldberg said Monday, "he didn't use the term 'N-word,' which I guess is what we're supposed to be saying now."

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Filed under: television
October 4th, 2011
12:43 PM ET

Donald Trump: Amanda Knox could be a star

As Amanda Knox was cleared of murder charges Monday and set free from the Italian jail she'd been in for nearly four years, the obvious question is what will she do next.

The end of popular culture's fixation on the Knox case isn't poised to die down, and the Los Angeles Times has questioned whether or not Knox should get a book deal. Even mogul Donald Trump thinks Knox could leverage her experience in the entertainment industry.

"The Apprentice" star told CNN's Erin Burnett upon Knox's release that he had spoken with her father, who "couldn't have been happier" that his daughter was now able to come home.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Donald Trump
October 4th, 2011
11:03 AM ET

The celebrities get personal on 'DWTS'

Monday's edition of "Dancing With the Stars" had the celebrities perform routines inspired by an important year in their lives, and J.R. Martinez performed what may have been the most emotional dance of the competition.

The actor and Iraq war veteran paid homage to 2003, the year he was seriously injured while serving our country. The rumba, which Martinez said was a tribute to the troops "that didn't make it home," resulted in a lengthy standing ovation and plenty of tears. Judge Bruno Tonioli also complimented Martinez for doing some of the intangibles that most celebrities miss when performing the rumba.

J.R. Martinez's score: 26/30 (Carrie Ann Inaba 9, Len Goodman 8, Bruno Tonioli 9)

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Kevin Sorbo suffered strokes during 'Hercules'
October 4th, 2011
10:45 AM ET

Kevin Sorbo suffered strokes during 'Hercules'

Kevin Sorbo has revealed to Neurology Now that he suffered a series of strokes while starring in 1990s series "Hercules," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"I felt like I had been transformed overnight from a youthful, carefree jock into someone who needed to grasp the backs of chairs and counters for an arduous five-yard trip to the bathroom," Sorbo says of his health scare.

In 1997, the actor began getting mysterious symptoms – pain, aches, tingling and cold sensations in his left arm and hand. Then 38-years-old, he was checked out by a doctor, but “they didn’t believe it was anything serious,” Kevin said.

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