May 10th, 2010
05:50 PM ET

The next campaign for 'SNL' host: Carol Burnett

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Perhaps  lightning can strike twice.

Fresh from the glow of a successful campaign to get Betty White on as the host of “Saturday Night Live,” there is a now a campaign to get another veteran actress on the show: Carol Burnett.

There is now a Facebook fan page calling for Burnett to host the venerable program. Supporters point out that Burnett clearly has experience on a sketch television show and suggest it would be a great way to honor the classic comedian.

“The Carol Burnett Show” ran for 11 years, from 1967 to 1978, and Burnett has popped up occasionally in guest roles on television, most recently last year on “Law & Order: SVU.” FULL POST

Filed under: Celebrities • television
May 10th, 2010
05:00 PM ET

'Treme' Recap: Celebrity chefs can't outshine New Orleans food

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So chefs Tom Colicchio, Wylie Dufresne, David Chang and Eric Ripert walk into a bar. ...

Is this the beginning of a food awards joke? Nah, it's just the fifth episode of "Treme," when chef Janette DeSautel gets a surprise visit by four New York chefs referred to her struggling fictional restaurant by New Orleans' own "Top Chef Master," John Besh.

"We can't out-New York a bunch of New York chefs – we lowball them," DeSautel tells her sous chef Jacques. "We start with the sweet potato andouille shrimp soup. Then we get the rabbit kidneys out the freezer – they're tiny, they're going to thaw fast. We skewer 'em with some lardons of the Benton's bacon, then we hit 'em with sweetbreads and crawfish over grits." FULL POST

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Filed under: television • Treme
May 10th, 2010
04:45 PM ET

'Iron Man 2': complete with teasers and trailers

Like its predecessor, “Iron Man 2” had a solid showing during its opening weekend at the box office. And also similar to the first film, the sequel delivered an after-credits sneak peek at Marvel Entertainment's next project. By the looks of it, Thor is the next character headed to the big screen: the 50-second clip incorporates little dialogue, but ends with a glimpse of what appears to be Thor’s hammer.

The Thor teaser wasn’t the only special extra to run with “Iron Man 2.” Audiences also got a first-look at the “Super 8” trailer, a sci-fi film produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by J.J. Abrams, before the movie.

The trailer doesn’t give much away about the film, but supernatural activity definitely plays a role.

For those moviegoers who were waiting in line for popcorn during the previews, you can watch the “Super 8” trailer here.

And as for the moviegoers who darted out of the theater before the credits finished rolling, it's not too late to catch the Thor teaser.

Filed under: movies
May 10th, 2010
03:58 PM ET

Did you name your baby Bella?

Robert Pattinson and Kristen StewartParents have to draw their inspiration for baby names from somewhere, so why not a novel about vegetarian vampires?

Or, perhaps, we’re simply searching for a reason to explain why anyone would name their son Cullen.

Either way - whether it’s the parents who have been reading too much “Twilight” or the employees at the Social Security Administration - there’s no denying that the name Cullen did see the biggest jump in popularity on the list of 2009’s most popular baby names for boys. There's only one other popular figure with that name, and that's Edward Cullen.


Filed under: Celebrities
May 10th, 2010
02:37 PM ET

Katy Perry tops Maxim's Hot 100 list

Katy PerryKaty Perry is on fire, and not just in her career.

The soon-to-be-wed pop star has been crowned the most beautiful woman in the world by the editors of Maxim because “she’s sexy and talented,” according to a press release from the publication. “She’s the best friend you suddenly realize you’ve loved your whole life.”

Perry, said Maxim EIC Joe Levy in the statement, is a “triple – no quadruple – kind of hot. It’s that feeling you get when you suddenly realize that the smartest, funniest, coolest girl you know also happens to the best looking and a pretty good skateboarder, too.” FULL POST

Filed under: Celebrities
May 10th, 2010
01:33 PM ET

The stars come out for commencement

Commencement season is a time of reflection, looking to the future, and in some cases, trying to snag a pic of a star at the podium.

Every year various celebrities are tapped to speak at school graduations and this year is no different.

Around the country, the class of 2010 has been and will be seeing stars.


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