June 10th, 2010
04:30 PM ET

David Hasselhoff: I'm ready to get roasted

David Hasselhoff will be the subject of the next celebrity roast on Comedy Central, the network announced, with the heat slated to commence on August 15.

“I’m honored that Comedy Central is going to get ‘Hoff’ on me,” David Hasselhoff said in a statement. “I have always been a major fan of Roasts, dating back to the days of the ‘Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.’ Laughter is the best medicine. Bring it on! I’m ready to take the heat.”

Comedy Central is known for its irreverent roasts where the stars rib the subjects, often with language not suitable for a family-friendly blog. Look for lots of jokes about alcohol at this one.

Filed under: Celebrities • television
June 10th, 2010
03:27 PM ET

Will Matt Damon be back for another 'Bourne'?

What would the “Bourne” franchise be without Matt Damon? We may find out in 2012, when Universal aims to release a fourth "Bourne" film.

Damon –- who’s played Jason Bourne for all three movies –- said back in ’09 that he wouldn’t do a fourth movie without “Bourne Supremacy” and “Bourne Ultimatum” director Paul Greengrass, who also said last year that he wasn’t interested in another “Bourne” go-round.

“I’m very proud of those films and feel they express everything I most passionately believe about the possibility of making quality movies in the mainstream,” Greengrass said. “My decision to not return a third time as director is simply about feeling the call for a different challenge.”


Filed under: Celebrities • Matt Damon • movies
June 10th, 2010
03:25 PM ET

The Backstreet Boys join BP boycott

Backstreet's back alright, but they're not using BP.

The Backstreet Boys said in a statement today that they’re joining Korn in the boycott against purchasing BP oil. The boy band (can we still call them that?) is currently on tour to promote their “This Is Us” album, and their sojourn across the States will be BP-free.

"I'm devastated by what I've seen first hand and on the news," Nick Carter said in a statement. "I've always been a marine activist and seeing pictures of oil-covered animals breaks my heart."

Said fellow Backstreet member Brian Littrell: “We just played Biloxi last week and I have to tell you people are really worried down there. This boycott is about making a statement, letting people know how we feel and to stand for something.”

Filed under: Celebrities • Music
June 10th, 2010
02:31 PM ET

Mark Wahlberg 'focused' on 'Entourage' movie

For all of you "Entourage" junkies eagerly anticipating the arrival of the seventh season June 27, we have good news: Mark Wahlberg is still intent on getting the series to the big screen.

“I am more focused on making that movie than my own films,” Wahlberg told MTV News. “I just think we can make a great movie. I think people always wanted [it] and have complained that the episodes are too short - they’ve always wanted more. I think we’re going to do it.”

The plan is to first end strong this season, and then "we're going to have six episodes next year and end with a bang," Wahlberg said. "And then," he added, "in the trailer you see Jeremy Piven and Lloyd waking up together in Vegas not knowing what happened."

How does that sound to you "Entourage" fans - love or hate the idea of a feature-length film?

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Filed under: Celebrities • Entourage • movies • television
June 10th, 2010
01:27 PM ET

'Judge Judy' tops 'Oprah' in rankings

Oprah Winfrey is known as the Queen of Daytime TV, but in May, she lost her crown to one fiery Judge Judy Sheindlin.

In a victory for courtroom television, "Judge Judy" soared past "The Oprah Winfrey Show" during the May “sweeps” ratings period, ranking first in daytime television. The new rankings represent the ninth time in eleven weeks that Sheindlin has bested Winfrey in rankings.

"Judy" averaged 6.4 million viewers during sweeps, whereas "Oprah" pulled in an average of 6.2 million. "Judy's" viewership is on the up, with an average gain of 637,000 viewers since last year, while "Oprah" saw a net loss of 602,000.

This isn't to say that it's all bad for Winfrey - she still finished last month as the second-most-watched show in daytime television. After 25 seasons, "Oprah" will end its run in September 2011, when Winfrey will move on to her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

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Filed under: television
June 10th, 2010
01:01 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Salma Hayek's freak out

Since we're giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into "Showbiz Tonight," we'd like to paint a little picture of what our morning editorial meetings are like: take a bit of “The View,” mix it with “The Man Show” and a little of “The Muppets," and you've got our morning debate.

Now that you've got a mental image, let’s get right to the day’s most outrageous of topics, shall we?

There's no doubt today's biggest buzz was around the outrageous new video of Salma Hayek FREAKING OUT over a snake - and it’s all caught on tape! Salma and her “Grown Ups” co-stars Maya Rudolph and Maria Bello were doing an outdoor interview with “Extra" when an off-camera creature slithered over. Salma was so scared she literally CLIMBED ON TOP of Maya Rudolph in heels and a short skirt! Screaming!


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