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Busy ‘American Idol’ Finale Draws Lowest Number Of Viewers Since Season 1

Paula Abdul returned. Simon Cowell said goodbye. Christina Aguilera performed for her life. And apparently they crowned another winner. Yawn. No wonder nobody tuned in.

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Art Linkletter: 1912 – 2010

Popular television personality Art Linkletter passed away yesterday after more than fifty years in the business. Linkletter will be best remembered as the host of such long running shows as House Party, People Are Funny and Kids Say The Darndest Things. He was 97. Read more…

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VULTURE DROPPINGS OF THE WEEK: ‘SNL’ Movie Spin-Offs

I’m well aware that what I’m about to say is, at this point, beyond stating the obvious — and adding insult to injury, considering MacGruber‘s disastrous opening weekend numbers — but here goes: movies spun off from short Saturday Night Live skits tend to suck. Plain and simple. What’s amusing for three or four minutes — the first time — becomes cloying on the big screen. Read more…

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THE WEEKEND MARQUEE: ‘Shrek’ Loses Its Charm The Fourth Time Out, ‘MacGruber’ Carries On ‘SNL’ Tradition Of Aiming Low

May 22nd, 2010 No comments

Since the first one opened in 2001, the Shrek movies have grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide and spawned a Broadway musical. The latest movie in the animated franchise, Shrek Fover After, is the fourth film in the series and the first to be released in 3-D. It arrives just as theater owners have decided to raise the tickets prices on 3-D IMAX movies. The going rate is now as high as $20 in some markets. Time will tell if the exorbitant price increases will hurt ticket sales for the movie, Read more…

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Coco Celebrates YouTube’s 5th Birthday

Perhaps Conan O’Brien‘s folk hero status is diminishing, or so you would think after glancing at some of the user comments that sprouted up below the video:

dtfrancis0071: “Boy has he gotten UNFUNNY! I think he is on drugs!”

robynw28: “Um those are your top five conan???? Of all the other hilarious shit on youtube thats your top 5??? Come on dude.”

blazeitcunt: “Oh, sorry Conan i didn’t hear what you said because i was focused on your blood colored hair you evil fucker!”

wgandalf234: “dude shave -.- lol jking see you on fox right?”

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Courtney Love Eyes A Return To Acting

May 21st, 2010 No comments

Now that Courtney Love has a critically acclaimed new album under her belt and even apologized to David Letterman on his show for a drug induced flashing incident from 2004, she says she’s also thinking about augmenting her comeback tour with a return to acting. Love, who garnered an Oscar nomination for her role in The People vs. Larry Flynt in 1997 says she would consider taking on a movie role but that she wouldn’t want it to be her full time time gig. In a recent interview, she says she turned down several offers in high profile movies during the late 90s because she didn’t want to take time away from music:

When I first started acting I passed on The Matrix, on L.A. Confidential. I passed on a lot of stuff because I really wasn’t ready to pass on the rock thing. I’m still not ready to give that up but I’d like to do the acting part-time

It’s hard to imagine Love in The Matrix or L.A. Confidential. Although in Hollywood anything’s possible.

[Kerrang! Magazine]

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CW Cancels ‘Melrose Place’

May 21st, 2010 No comments

The CW has announced their fall 2010 prime time schedule and, in what comes as no surprise, the ratings challenged Melrose Place has been cancelled. The reboot was off to a bad start from the beginning, with an awkward marketing campaign featuring the taglines, “Menage a Tues,” and, “Tuesday’s the new Humpday.” Not even bringing back Heather Locklear, who reprised the role that she played in the 90s original; the conniving Amanda Woodward, could save it. At least Read more…

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‘The Pee-wee Herman Show’ Heads To Broadway

May 21st, 2010 No comments

Last August, Paul Reubens, then in the midst of putting the finishing touches on the relaunch of The Pee-wee Herman Show, told MTV News:

I’ve put part of him away for a long time, but part of him has always been here with me. I think it will be like riding a bike, which is not a bad analogy for Pee-wee, by the way.

The show opened in January to sold out audiences and positive reviews. The response has been so good, in fact, that Reubens is embarking on the natural next step; taking the show to Broadway.

[WENN]

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Megan Fox Let Go From ‘Transformers 3’: Brutal Honesty Proves To Be A Bad Career Move

May 21st, 2010 No comments

There’s one more high profile addition to California’s growing unemployment rate, since Megan Fox has officially been let go from Transformers 3 after director Michael Bay decided not to renew her contract option for the upcoming third installment of the franchise. The decision was heavily influenced by Fox’s public criticism of the director. In several interviews throughout the year the young actress openly blasted Bay and her role in the big budget action blockbuster. While it is refreshing when an actress like Fox is brutally honest, Bay’s reaction is no surprise, Read more…

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HEY, I THINK I SEE A CELEBRITY!: All Chi-Town Sightings, Week of 5/10

May 19th, 2010 No comments

From time to time, celebrities do step out of LA and New York to venture over to the windy city. They’re not always A-list, but — what the hell, we’ll take what we can get. This week’s sightings:

  • Filmmaker, actress, Access Hollywood and NBC News correspondent Maria Menounos was spotted at Sofia, Rockit Bar & Grill in River North and The Underground on Saturday after appearing at SELF magazine’s Read more…
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