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Jorge Garcia, who plays Hugo “Hurley” Reyes on the ABC show Lost, has just reportedly signed a deal to appear in a movie. Garcia will playing alongside Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick in the holiday movie Deck The Halls. United Press International reports that Garcia’s character will be “a colorful character in town who is constantly bothering Broderick’s character.” It sounds like the feel good holiday movie or one that’s been done a thousand times before. Garcia has two movies on his resume: The Good Humor Man and Little Athens.
Starting August 14, Sesame Street, in its 37th season, will introduce its first new female muppet in 13 years. Her name is Abby Cadabby. According to a press release from the Sesame Workshop, “Abby, whose catchphrase is ‘that’s so magic,’ is a pink “fairy-in-training” who uses rhyme and magic to express herself – a youngster who knows just enough about magic to get herself in a jam but not always enough to get out of trouble.” The new season’s episodes will also include guest spots from the likes of Jamie Foxx, John Legend, Matt Lauer, Amy Sedaris, Grey’s Anatomy star T.R. Knight.
I don’t know, but it seems a little late for Sesame Street to be jumping on the Harry Potter bandwagon. And, clearly, “that’s so magic” is just a rip-off of That’s So Raven. Is there no originality in children’s television programming anymore?
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David Schwimmer, who played Ross on Friends, is making good money without having to read any lines. Schwimmer’s publicist announced Friday that the actor was awarded $400,000 in a defamation suit. It was brought against a former celebrity fundraiser who told a tabloid newspaper that Schwimmer requested two Rolex watches in exchange for appearing at an event. E! News reports that the former Friends star said fundraiser Aaron Tonken was “a scheming pathological liar” and accused him of being “bent on castigating Schwimmer and other celebrities by concocting bogus stories…in an effort to justify [his] own deceit and lies.”
Since Friends ended, Schwimmer has been appearing in Neil LaBute’s Some Girls in London. He came back state-side recently and opened on Broadway in The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. And yes, that was Schwimmer’s voice in the 2005 movie Madagascar where he played Melman, a giraffe.
Read More | E! Online
HBO is taking some of your favorite shows and putting them on your iPod. The cable powerhouse is now launching podcasts for Deadwood, Entourage, Lucky Louie and Dane Cook’s Tourgasm. When you log on you’ll find that there are a lot of extras such as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. HBO reportedly plans on releasing new clips until the summer season wraps up in August. If you’re going through The Sopranos withdrawal, you can also get a behind-the-scenes podcast on the HBO Web site.
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Die on one show, come to life on a different show, different network. Not a bad gig. That’s the real life story of Alana De La Garza these days. De La Garza will be the new Assistant District Attorney on NBC’s Law & Order. She’ll take the place of Annie Parisse, whose character A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia was killed off in the series’ 16th-season finale last month. De La Garza played Eric Delko’s (Adam Rodriguez) sister, Marisol, on CSI: Miami but was gunned down by drug dealers on the two-part season finale. We’ve lost track of how many sidekick’s Jack McCoy has had on Law & Order . Can you name them all?
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The most powerful celebrity according to Forbes Magazine’s Celebrity 100 is Tom Cruise. If that wasn’t a downer…I don’t know what else is. To make the list Forbes looks at a celebrity’s earnings and media appearances over the last 12 months, traditionally June to June.
New members of the Celebrity 100 club this year include the cast of The Sopranos in the ninth spot. U2 was the highest-paid music group on the list. Jerry Seinfeld was the highest-paid comedian, but only the 28th most powerful celebrity. Meanwhile, American Idol stars Simon Cowell (29th) and Ryan Seacrest (88th) made their debuts on the Celebrity 100. Simon’s earnings were put at $43 million, Seacrest’s at $12 million. And yes, the stars of The Simple Life made the list as Paris Hilton came in at 56th and Nicole Richie snuck in at 95th. Paris’ dog didn’t make the cut. The 100th spot goes to ABC’s star of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Ty Pennington.
He’s a look at Forbes Magazine Top 10 List:
- Tom Cruise, $67 million
- The Rolling Stones, $90 million
- Oprah Winfrey, $225 million
- U2, $110 million
- Tiger Woods, $90 million
- Steven Spielberg, $332 million
- Howard Stern, $302 million
- 50 Cent, $41 million
- Cast of The Sopranos, $52 million
- Dan Brown, $88 million
Read More | Forbes
From the locker room to the screening room—Lisa Guerrero has a new gig as the West Coast Correspondent for Inside Edition. For those who have followed her career, congrats. For the rest of us who don’t know much about her, other than her work on Monday Night Football, she does have a long resume. She’s covered the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, along with big sporting events like the Super Bowl and World Series. She’s also done a little bit of acting too. Guerrero has made appearances on Seinfeld, Frasier and Sunset Beach. Getting a job is good news for the Guerrero household after her husband, pitcher Scott Erickson, was cut from the New York Yankees.
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Ruben Studdard. When was the last time you really heard that name? Well the 2003 American Idol winner has been focusing a lot of his time not on music, but on getting his money back. Studdard was just awarded $2 million in his lawsuit against his ex-manager for misappropriating the singer’s money and credit cards. He filed suit last year against ex-manager Ronald W. Edwards and Edwards’ promotions company, Sez Inc. Studdard only lost about $500,000 dollars, but the judge awarded him $1.5 million in punitive damages.
Selling 2.2 million records can get you a lot, but not everything. According to the AP, this legal issue has been a credit challenge for Studdard and has caused problems for him trying to buy a home.
Read More | Yahoo!
Eva Longoria, known for playing Gabrielle Solis on the megahit Desperate Housewives and for being glued to the side of basketball star boyfriend Tony Parker, now also wants to be known for something else: writing erotic novels. Longoria already has a book deal and an idea for the plot. “They offered a huge deal and I like the idea of seeing my book on a shelf,” says Longoria. “The plot’s top secret so far but let’s just say I have a wild imagination.”
Someone should tell her that the book will sell really well among the male demographic if she makes herself the main character—and adds pictures.
Read More | The Book Standard
Injured ABC anchorman Bob Woodruff came to work Tuesday for the first time since being injured in January while covering the war in Iraq. It’s the first time he’s made a public appearance since being unconscious for 36 days. The gossip mill seemed to spread around mid-town Manhattan that he had a long road to recovery, but the ABC News video clip on their web site shows what appears to be a healthy looking Woodruff visiting the newsroom. It was just a short time ago his job of main co-anchor was handed off to Charlie Gibson.
Read More | Reuters
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