Sour stomachs and bad blades on 'Skating with the Stars'
December 7th, 2010
12:13 PM ET

Sour stomachs and bad blades on 'Skating with the Stars'

This week's edition of "Skating with the Stars" began with a medical update from co-hosts Vernon Kay and Tanith Belbin.  Brandon Mychal Smith was in the hospital with an apparent case of food poisoning (complete with censored footage later in the show of Brandon losing his lunch), while pro skater Brooke Castile just returned from having stitches put in her hand due to it being run over by Jonny Moseley's skate.  Brooke is ready to skate, but is Brandon?

Rebecca Budig is our first skater, and she also spent time in the hospital after falling on her wrist during a practice skate.  Vernon said the doctors advised her not to skate, but he laughs at that idea.  Who needs doctors when there's a bad TV talent show to win?  Rebecca gave it her all in a routine that won her praise from Johnny Weir, who came to judge dressed like he fronts a Prince tribute band in his spare time.

Rebecca earned 50 points, as well as compliment from Tanith that she "set the bar high."  On this show, it doesn't take much.

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Katie Couric is a Gleek
December 7th, 2010
11:22 AM ET

Katie Couric is a Gleek

So Katie Couric thinks she can dance? Apparently so! The "CBS Evening News" anchor is set to show off some fancy footwork while warbling a tune during her upcoming guest spot on "Glee."

As Marquee previously reported, the 53-year-old former cheerleader will appear on the February 6 post-Super Bowl XLV episode of the hit Fox series and is expected to share scenes with acerbic Cheerios coach Sue Sylvester.

"She's a Gleek! She has been since the beginning," Jane Lynch, who plays Coach Sue, tells "Access Hollywood" of Couric. “I haven’t shot with her yet, but yeah, she’s going to be in our Super Bowl episode.”

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'American Psycho: The Musical' promises a bloody good time
December 7th, 2010
11:12 AM ET

'American Psycho: The Musical' promises a bloody good time

A new Broadway production is hoping to make a killing at the box office.

"American Psycho: The Musical," based on the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel featuring Wall Street banker/murderer Patrick Bateman, is headed to the Great White Way and promises to be a bloody good time.

"There are murders, and they are on stage in full view of the audience," playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells the New York Post. "An ax and a chef's knife will be used. I think there's going to be a lot of blood."

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Ryan vs. Johnny: Who's sexier?
December 7th, 2010
11:12 AM ET

Ryan vs. Johnny: Who's sexier?

He may have held the title of People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive twice before, but being replaced by Ryan Reynolds has left Johnny Depp stinging.

"I feel emasculated," the star of "The Tourist" jokes to MTV News. "I feel I've been beaten down like some horrible ... you know, like some pathetic harp seal. But, I mean, that's how it goes, isn't it?"

Not that Depp has any reason to complain. The boyishly handsome 47-year-old, who has two children with partner Vanessa Paradis, had the distinction of being named People's Sexiest Man Alive in both 2003 and 2009 before Reynolds took over the honors this year.'

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December 7th, 2010
09:35 AM ET

'Spider-Man' director brushes off bad press

Director Julie Taymor is rushing to the defense of Spider-Man.

Though the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has made headlines for its technical glitches, confusing plot, and numerous on-set injuries, Taymor isn't getting caught up in the web of negative press.

"It takes awhile to figure out all the things that could go wrong," she told CNN last night at the L.A. premiere of her new movie "The Tempest."

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'The Walking Dead' finale breaks ratings records
December 7th, 2010
09:29 AM ET

'The Walking Dead' finale breaks ratings records

The ratings for "The Walking Dead's" just-ended first season have been such that perhaps AMC is wishing that it had lasted more than just six weeks.

The anticipation for the season finale garnered six million viewers, according to the network, and it received the highest ratings of any basic cable show, ever, in the all-important 18-49 demographic.

To put those numbers into perspective, October's season finale of "Mad Men" had an audience of 2.44 million, according to TVbytheNumbers.com.

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