Remember when it seemed like a great idea to get a bunch of Italian-Americans together to live in a house and have their lives taped to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting drunk? Yeah, we don’t either. The Jersey Shore machine shows no sign of slowing down, and for their upcoming 4th season MTV dropped them in Italy, of course, because there is no better TV than watching a bunch of Americans embarrass themselves in the middle of a country full of hot people on mopeds who may or may not share a great-great-great-great-great-grandfather with someone who calls himself The Situation.
Judging from the trailer for the new season, the cast is even louder, tanner, hornier, gassier, drunker and fist-bumpier than when we last saw them in the States. Also: way more physically violent with each other. Yay? Even weirder: Sammi is barely in the trailer. Is she just not featured much on the season or does something weird go down and producers are trying to avoid spoilers?
Kim Kardashian‘s wedding to Kris Humphriesis going to be a spectacle of, well, Kardashianical proportions. A source tells the NY Daily News, “Ã‚Â Kim really does want it to beÃ‚Â America’s version of the royal wedding is going to be isn’t the only one primping for a picture-perfect wedding. It’s the most lavish event possible – no matter what it costs.” Of course it’s going to be, because it has to be a money-making machine.
Kim’s mom Kris Jenner, as always, has dollar signs in her eyes with the whole wedding-palooza. The source explains that she, “is worried that all the money that’s going to be made from the wedding [via the sale of photo rights and sponsorships] will have to go right back into it.” But she’s also worried about how she’s going to look at the wedding because everything is going to be broadcast to the far outreaches of the globe. Apparently, Kris just got a facelift. And all the Kardashians are talking about it because publicity is the reason for their existence.
Khloe Kardashian spoke about her mom’s procedure saying, “She looks amazing. They say you are supposed to have a lot of swelling for a week or so after, but I didn’t notice.”Ã‚Â Jenner’s facelift will be a part of an upcoming episode ofÃ‚Â Keeping Up With the Kardashians, with the momager revealing,Ã‚Â “I’ve never had such a stressful morning, honestly, in my life.” Also, FYI, Humphries has also been talked into getting dental veneers before the wedding. Like we said, everything needs to be perfect, because perfect means a bigger paycheck!
We weren’t sure what to think we first saw these pictures of AnneLynne McCord running around in her underwear on the UCLA campus. Not only was she half-nekkid but was being pelted with eggs and water balloons as well! Fortunately, she was filming scenes for 90210 and this wasn’t a case of everyone’s worst nightmare. Big sigh of relief. Check out AnneLynne’s body too – it’s just insane and completely enviable. Especially in the photograph (in our gallery below) where’s she’s strutting her stuff in a pair of high heels. Victoria’s Secret, much?
When Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith‘s characters graduate from Glee‘s William McKinley High School next May, they will graduate from the hit show as well. Yep, the three stars are pursposefully being written off the show, says creator Ryan Murphy. “You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic,” he tells the Hollywood Reporter. “Or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year.”
It’s a ballsy move on Murphy’s part, but one that we respect. He clearly recognizes that Glee‘s success revolves around the premise and not just its talent — though it’s still a big loss for both the show and fans. Colfer in particular has seen a ton of success come his way, with his Golden Globe win in January and an Emmy nomination today. Says Murphy, “We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea. They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top.”
Hit shows like Skins (the UK version) graduate their high school cast every two years and it’s still a hit. Glee may survive the transition forward — but will the fans?
Two of our favorite blonds are teaming up for NBC’s new show Fashion Star.Nicole Richie, Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos will act as mentors — a la The Voice — to wannabee fashion designers. Elle MacPherson is set to host the show, which will also offer up contestants’ designs for purchase each week. Says executive producer Ben Silverman, “Jessica, Nicole, John and Elle make the most exciting team we have ever worked with on a reality television show and we are thrilled to feature such an extraordinary group of mentors and designers.”
Yes yes yes and more yes! We’ve already witnessed Nicole and Jessica make TV (and fashion) magic on their own, so we can’t wait to see them in action together. NBC — find a way to work in Chicken of the Sea, woncha please?
Sure, James Spader‘s career has spanned decades. He most recently won three Emmys for his work on Boston Legal in 2004, 2005 and 2007. But truly, there is no better version of James Spader than from 1986, when he played the world’s sexiest a–hole, Steff, in Pretty In Pink. Second runner up: Spader as a sexy dom in Secretary. Now there’s a new Spader for us to love, as the new CEO of Dunder Mifflen (and Sabre) on The Office, replacing Kathy Bates.
“James will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior,” said Paul Lieberstein, who plays HR dud Toby and is also a producer on the show. “He’ll have been hired over the summer as the new manager, but within hours, got himself promoted. Within days, he took over the company. James has an energy that is completely his own, and The Office has no tools for dealing with this guy. We’re thrilled he’s joining our cast.”
We’re thrilled too, as he was great on the finale and can totally hold his own among the show’s veteran cast. The more Spader we have in our life, the better. Now please tell us who’s replacing Steve Carrell, will ya NBC?
Elizabeth Hurley on Gossip Girl, season 5? Do we like this news? Will her posh-actress accent end up bugging us (most likely, yes)? We’re going to be borderline with our reactions at the moment. She may be glorious to look at it, but can she act?
Liz’s character Diana Payne will appear in multiple episodes and as executive producers, Stephanie Savage and Joshua Safran, say, she’s “a sexy, smart, self-made media mogul and all-around force to be reckoned with. Diana’s entrance on the Upper East Side will change the lives of all our characters – including, and especially Gossip Girl herself.” If only you could see how excited we are while we type this. We’re still not too sure about Liz, though. Help us make up our minds?
Comedy Central announced today that they will be roasting Charlie Sheen in Los Angeles on September 10th (to air on the network on September 19th). Time to put your crazy goggles on and watch the world’s greatest spectacle go down! The network is currently rounding up comedic talent to verbally annihilate the star (we use the term lightly) , but Charlie is, of course, already excited about the affair. He tells Comedy Central Insider: “You could say I’ve been providing kindling for this Roast for a while. It’s time to light it up. It’s going to be epic.”
We are both cringing and clapping our hands with glee over the impending sh*t show. We’re totally burnt out on Sheen’s schtick and never really got into chanting “winning” over and over again. But Comedy Central always snags great stand ups for their roasts and there is obviously no shortage of material for this one. We’ll definitely watch — but we will probably be shielding our eyes half the time.
Sad news from London today: actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers was hospitalized following a suicide attempt on Tuesday. The Sun reports that paramedics arrived at his London home to find him “slumped on the floor” after ingesting pills. The Tudors star has publicly battled alcoholism and recently completed his fifth stint in rehab last fall. He is also owner of the second best set of lips in Hollywood, after Angelina Jolie‘s monster mouth. We hope JRM is getting the care and support he needs.