May 24th, 2010
04:24 PM ET

'Lost' finale reactions: Almost perfect?

It’s been hours since the series finale of “Lost,” and fans are still trying to figure it all out.

On Twitter, #Lostfinale has been a persistent trending topic as users alternately hail the series end as the best.thing.ever, express their (sometimes extreme) disappointment or just tweet their confusion.

It's gotten to the point that other users are using the hashtag just to get their tweets seen by the hundreds still talking about it. Yet like with any series finale, one can never expect reactions to fall overwhelmingly in one category. Inevitably, some walk away satisfied, while others are left frustrated with unanswered questions, and still others are dealing with feelings of sadness, unable to “let go” of their favorite show.


Filed under: Lost • television
May 24th, 2010
02:31 PM ET

Sean Hayes to host 64th annual Tony Awards

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes is already nominated for a Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Tony award for his work in “Promises, Promises,” and now the actor will also host the 64th annual awards ceremony on Sunday, June 13.

Hayes' performance in the Broadway musical co-starring Kristin Chenoweth sparked a national dialogue about the ability of gay actors to convincingly portray heterosexual characters, and one has to wonder how this will be addressed at the awards ceremony... if it will be brought up at all.

Hayes, perhaps best known for his award-winning portrayal of “Will and Grace’s” Jack McFarland, is sure to bring his comedic timing to the event and “make a great show even better,” said executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss in a statement.


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Filed under: Celebrities • theater
May 24th, 2010
01:43 PM ET

Paula Abdul headed to CBS with reality dance competition

Simon Cowell isn’t the only one with big post–“Idol” plans: Paula Abdul is now on board with a talent competition tentatively titled “Got to Dance.”

Abdul will be an executive producer, creative partner and lead judge on the CBS show, according to a press release. On top of all that, Abdul “will also serve as coach, mentor and advocate for the contestants during the performances and elimination process,” the statement said.

Like Cowell’s "America's Got Talent," Abdul’s show is an American version of a British ratings champ, and, also like Cowell’s forthcoming reality talent competition “X Factor,” people of all ages can sign up to compete, either alone or in a group. The show is also open to all kinds of dancing, from ballroom to bhangra to breakdance, the statement said.


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Filed under: Celebrities • Paula Abdul • television
May 24th, 2010
01:36 PM ET

'Miss America' to return to ABC

There she is, that’s Miss America – on ABC.

The pageant is returning to the network under a three year deal, Variety reports.

ABC had dropped the live broadcast of the competition back in 2005 due to low ratings. The show then moved to the CMT network before finding a home on TLC.

NBC had carried the Miss America pageant for three decades prior to 1997 when that network struck a deal with Donald Trump to run the rival Miss USA pageant.

Filed under: television
May 24th, 2010
12:46 PM ET

Did you feel 'Lost' in commercials last night?

Those advertisements during the "Lost" series finale on Sunday night didn't come cheap. According to Ad Age, they went for $900,000 a pop.

There was certainly a lot of them too: the episode clocked in at one hour and 45 minutes, which meant there were 45 minutes of various commercials and promos.

Target took advantage of the moment with various ads featuring the smoke monster, the Swan station and more, cementing the event as the "Geek Super Bowl."


May 24th, 2010
12:08 PM ET

‘Single Ladies’ gets a Liza Minnelli remix

There's only one single lady left in the “Sex and the City 2” storyline, but Liza Minnelli has nonetheless created a cover of the inescapable single for the upcoming movie’s soundtrack.

With what describes as an “Ethel Merman” flair, Minnelli lends a…unique spin to the song that everyone from babies to fictional football players has sung along with.

It looks as though this is the song Minnelli is performing during the wedding scene in the "SATC2" promos, which would make sense since they're all celebrating someone putting a ring on it. FULL POST

Filed under: movies • Music
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