Tim Allen returns with 'Last Man Standing'
October 12th, 2011
03:13 PM ET

Tim Allen returns with 'Last Man Standing'

Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” was exactly what critics promised: a joke for joke, set design for set design, trope for trope revisit of the early ‘90s.

But while ABC's offering is reminiscent in oh-so-many ways of Allen’s former show, “Home Improvement,” it isn’t nearly as funny. There are laughs, but when you chuckle you’ll wonder how you could be so easy.

Allen plays Mike Baxter, a manly man who travels often for his job at an outdoor sporting goods store. He's also beyond cranky about the lack of real men in today’s world.

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Filed under: Fall TV • television • TV recaps
Bill Murray surprises Harvard's marching band
October 12th, 2011
02:56 PM ET

Bill Murray surprises Harvard's marching band

Ivy League football fans received a surprise guest Saturday. New York Magazine's Vulture reports that Bill Murray showed up at the Harvard-Cornell game and “conducted” the Harvard Band.

Murray, 61, appeared from the stands after the band played the “Ghostbusters” theme song and showed his school spirit.

"This guy in pink pants walked up and said, 'Hey, play that song again,'" said Harvard University Band Manager Rachel L. Hawkins to The Harvard Crimson. "He kind of appeared out of nowhere.”

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Everyone’s a Critic: Celebrating failure
October 12th, 2011
02:15 PM ET

Everyone’s a Critic: Celebrating failure

So, who had “The Playboy Club” in the cancellation pool for this fall’s new series? Don’t all raise your hands at once, and don’t think the NBC show is alone.

“The Playboy Club” was the first to get the ax, but not the only one. Broadcast networks have lowered the boom on “Free Agents,” “H8R” and “How To Be a Gentleman.”

And I’m willing to bet at least some of you out there had the same response I did: Total lack of surprise.

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October 12th, 2011
01:10 PM ET

Jack Osbourne expecting first baby

Things are happening so fast for Jack Osbourne! He confirmed his engagement less than two weeks ago, and now he’s announced that he’s going to be a father.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s 25-year-old son shared his news Tuesday on “Piers Morgan Tonight.” "I'm excited. I'm a little nervous," Jack revealed.

His partner in procreation, of course, is his new fiancée, actress Lisa Stelly.

"The most amazing man I've ever met asked me to marry him....and he wasn't joking!" Stelly, 26, tweeted September 29. "Crazy, right?"

One thing not to expect from new dad Jack: More TV time. "I'm not going to do a reality show, though," he told Morgan.

Lil Wayne, Chris Brown take honors at BET Hip-Hop Awards
October 12th, 2011
12:53 PM ET

Lil Wayne, Chris Brown take honors at BET Hip-Hop Awards

Chris Brown and collaborators Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes dominated the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Brown's track "Look At Me Now," which featured the two aforementioned rappers, won four honors at the event.

The R&B singer's single won best collaboration, best hip-hop video, people's champ (viewer's choice) and best verse, with a nod to Busta Rhymes with that one.

Collaborator Lil Wayne also picked up best lyricist and best live performer. Check out the full list of winners after the jump. Encore presentations of the awards show will air on BET October 14 at 9 p.m. ET; October 15 at 7 p.m. ET; and October 19 at 10 p.m. ET.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Chris Brown • Music
Bethenny Frankel: I wasn't lying about getting lost at sea
October 12th, 2011
12:02 PM ET

Bethenny Frankel: I wasn't lying about getting lost at sea

We all know reality TV isn’t always real, but Bravo star Bethenny Frankel may have gone a little overboard recently with her tale of being lost at sea.

Tim Russell, the man who “rescued” Frankel and her husband Jason Hoppy, tells The Jewish Journal that the celebs were never in peril, and that the whole drama was staged.

Frankel told E! News of the adventure, claiming that she was lost at sea for 20 hours off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts last month.

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