May 5th, 2010
12:56 PM ET

Miley Cyrus refuses to be tamed in new music video

In a not-so-subtle music video for her new single, “Can’t Be Tamed” - the first track from a soon-to-be-released album of the same name - Cyrus emerges as Aves Cyrus, an oversized creature wearing an impressive wing span and little else, stepping away from the nest and the cage she’d been holed away in.

“For those who don’t know me, I can get a bit crazy, have to get my way 24 hours a day cause I’m hot like that,” Cyrus sings. “Every guy everywhere just gives me mad attention, like I’m under inspection, I always get the 10s cause I’m built like that."

Welcome to the next evolution of Miley Cyrus.


Filed under: Celebrities • Miley Cyrus • Music
May 5th, 2010
12:01 PM ET

Julia, my BlackBerry, and my 15 minutes of fame

So yesterday, I noticed a mistake and tried to correct it.  That's what copy editors do.  Usually, it ends there.  Not this time.

After the hastily fixed Julia Louis-Dreyfus star was unveiled and published my little item, I turned back to my other daily tasks.  But then my inbox began filling up.  Friends and co-workers were spreading the story around the Web.  I heard back from a delighted Ana Martinez-Holler at the Walk of Fame: as it turns out, she mostly goes by Ana Martinez for professional purposes.  (Just a big day for bungling hyphenated Hollywood names, I suppose.)

And other websites wanted to run the story – and my exclusive photo of the misspelled star.  Some, properly, asked for permission; others (naughty, naughty!) just went ahead and reposted the pic, sometimes but not always including a photo credit.  I spent half of my afternoon calling and emailing various CNN executives, trying to make sure the responsible journalists could run their stories.  The less scrupulous ones, of course, already had. FULL POST

May 5th, 2010
11:45 AM ET

GSN takes risk with puppet game show

A few months ago, I wrote about GSN (formerly Game Show Network) straying away from its game show roots by airing a "reality" show chronicling the life of "Newlywed Game" host Carnie Wilson.

The show has since come and gone and, if ratings are any indication, "Carnie Wilson: Unstapled" won't be coming back with new episodes any time soon.

The ratings woes for "Unstapled," as well as two recent "hidden camera" comedies ("Hidden Agenda" and "Instant Recall"), have caused GSN to return to their game show roots once again in search of a big hit.

Their latest effort - a late-night "comedy game show experience" (according to GSN's press release) featuring "celebrity" puppets. FULL POST

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May 5th, 2010
11:34 AM ET

TV Recap: Did this week's 'Glee' make your list?

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How does one get on the “glist?”

Such a great plot line on “Glee” Tuesday night when the gang found out that there was a list ranking the hotness of the Glee Club members which struck me as totally realistic and oh, so high school.

Poor Rachel was at the bottom of the list while Mercedes and Kurt didn’t even rate a ranking (ouch!). The hilarity ensues as people try to improve their standing on the glist. FULL POST

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May 5th, 2010
11:20 AM ET

'Lost' finale expands by 30 minutes

The cast of 'Lost'
The cast of 'Lost'

If you watched "Lost" last night, you probably thought, "How are they going to wrap this all up in four hours?"

Well, it seems the producers may have run into this problem too. Work on the series finale was was recently completed. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the finale will run from 9 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. ET, expanding for a half hour from previous reports.

So, rejoice Losties! There's a little more island intrigue on the way come May 23. (By the way, that makes it 5 1/2 hours total of "Lost" programming on that night if you include the follow-up Jimmy Kimmel special).

Does this extra time make you more hopeful about the final episode? Let us know in the comments below. (And while you're at it, share your wish list for the finale here.)

May 5th, 2010
09:33 AM ET

TV recap: Secrets of 'Parenthood'

We finally get most of the deal on what’s up with Zeek and Camille.  The heads of the Braverman clan have been keeping secrets, from each other and from their kids.

We’ve seen hints of problems since the show started, but it comes to a head at a Braverman gathering.

Crosby spent the night at Jasmine’s. We join them as they do the “We can’t let the kid know Mommy’s friend spent the night” scramble, even though Mommy’s friend is Daddy.

Jabbar finally catches Crosby one night, and Jasmine seems to have second thoughts about the second go round on the relationship.  Crosby is continuing on the road to adulthood and assures her he wants to be with her.

Hyper competitive Julia is going to take over coaching Sydney’s soccer team.  Even the five-year-old thinks it’s a bad idea. FULL POST

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