April 12th, 2012
03:54 PM ET
Samuel L. Jackson is cool with being part of an ensemble cast for the upcoming "Avengers," but he’d still like his character to star in his very own film.
The actor told CNN Wednesday that after two "Iron Man" films starring Robert Downey Jr. and movies focused on "Captain America" and "Thor," he wouldn't mind having some of the spotlight on his character, Nick Fury.
“Everybody wants to do a stand-alone superhero film!” explained Jackson. “Why wouldn’t I want to do that?”
February 6th, 2012
01:00 PM ET
It’s been months since NBC’s "The Voice" ended its first season, and what better way to return to the game than to debut right after the Super Bowl!
As you might imagine, it had a lot of hype to live up to in that time slot on Sunday, but I’m going to go all out and say the season 2 premiere delivered, and then some.
Let's start with the “down on my luck” story from 42-year-old Jesse Campbell, who also happens to be a single dad.
January 20th, 2012
04:30 PM ET
“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards said the reality TV show’s second season - currently airing on Bravo - might be her last.
While promoting her new book, “Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All” on Thursday, Richards told CNN, “They have not announced a third season yet so we haven’t had to make that decision yet.”
But the housewife doesn’t intend to leave her TV career behind completely. “I’m going to be doing a pilot. A half hour sitcom based on my life as a mom on a reality show married to a Mexican Jew,” she said.
January 9th, 2012
05:18 PM ET
The "Today" show may be considering Ryan Seacrest as a potential successor to Matt Lauer should the position become available, but the Hollywood heavyweight is still devoted to "American Idol."
He said as much at during the Television Critics Association's winter tour, explaining to press, “I can tell you I can’t imagine life without 'American Idol.' I have a deal with NBC Universal already…but I can’t comment on that.”
Talk then turned to "Idol's" competition, “The X-Factor” and “The Voice,” and that's when the gloves came off!
January 4th, 2012
12:30 PM ET
When I heard that Ted Haggard was doing ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap,” I thought two things: First, that it was a gimmick. And secondly, that it could get interesting. It turns out my second thought was right on the money.
If you're not familiar with the "Wife Swap" of yore, it used to take normal, not-so-famous people and have them switch households.
On Monday, a celebrity version premiered, with stars taking the place of the average Joe. Monday's episode featured actress Tracey Gold and singer Carnie Wilson, and on Tuesday, perhaps the oddest switch in the reality show's history occurred: Disgraced pastor Ted Haggard and actor Gary Busey.
January 2nd, 2012
10:11 AM ET
It’s been a while since preacher Ted Haggard made headlines.
You may recall that back in 2006, a male escort claimed he had sex with Haggard and that Haggard bought drugs from him. Haggard denied having sex with the man and said he only bought the drugs, but didn’t actually use them.
Either way, it did some serious damage to the then minister's image…for a while that is. "I went through a scandal five years ago, and most marital problems aren’t nearly as serious as that one was and we survived it,” Haggard said.
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