Maybe you haven’t thought about Jaleel White since “Family Matters,” but the actor formerly known as Steve Urkel is stepping back into the spotlight with a new TV gig.
The '90s megastar, now 34, will host upcoming Syfy game show "Total Blackout," according to a statement from the network.
The show, filmed in night vision, will see contestants compete to complete various tasks in total darkness… but that’s not the whole challenge. The twist is that they may encounter creepy crawlies along the way – White mentions tarantulas and snakes, specifically.
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As we gear up for the 2012 election, Hollywood's citizens are throwing their influence into the political sphere.
Antonio Banderas and wife Melanie Griffith in particular are hosting an event for President Obama at their home at 6 p.m. on October 24, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Eva Longoria will co-host the gathering, which is intended to help draw support from Latinos, who comprise the second-largest population group in the country, according to the U.S. Census.
It's unsurprising that Banderas and Griffith are opening their doors for this gala, as the couple rallied behind the president when he ran in 2008.
According to THR, this event is a first: A national Latino fundraising fete to support Obama's candidacy. Tickets to the affair run between $5,000 and $38,000.
Now that Andy Bernard is the new boss on "The Office," we're going to learn a little more about him this season.
For example, on Thursday night's episode, we meet his brother, played by singing sensation Josh Groban. (This actually makes a lot of sense, in a way, since Andy is quite musically inclined.)
As Groban explained to reporters, "Andy's the firstborn, which is usually the favorite son, but for whatever reason, as the second born, I both stole his name from him (he was originally going to be Walter, Jr.), and kinda wound up being a little more of the happy-go-lucky, successful guy, who can kind of do no wrong in the eyes of his parents. This episode shows that naivete and shows why Andy is the overachiever that he tries to be."
As the daughter of producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, actress Rashida Jones must have plenty of celebrity stories from her Hollywood childhood.
In a recent interview with Playboy, the "Parks and Recreation" star shared a particularly fun Michael Jackson anecdote involving unsuspecting bystanders, MJ, "Webster," and plastic squirt guns.
“Michael basically grew up with us, so I have a million memories of him,” Jones, 35, says of Jackson. “He was definitely a little bit of an alien,” she says, also noting Jackson’s predilection for surgical masks.
Lawsuit of the day: Sarah Deming of Michigan is suing FilmDistrict, the distributor of Ryan Gosling's flick “Drive,” because she wanted more driving in the film, CNN confirmed.
The suit also names Novi, Michigan’s Emagine Theaters, because Deming wants her money back. Deming hopes to get others involved in the suit so they too can recover the ticket cost. The complaint doesn't specify how much she is seeking, just that she allegedly suffered "damages including but not limited to the purchase price of the ticket."
Deming claims that the promotional material for the crime drama was misleading, suggesting the film would feature more action-y driving scenes.
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