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OK, let me start by saying that I really don’t want to add to the discussions about American Idol‘s Sanjaya Malakar and his ever-changing hairstyles. But by golly, I can’t pass this one up. KFC President Gregg Dedrick wrote Sanjaya an open letter that said, in part, “If you don a bowl hairdo during one of your next nationally televised performances, KFC will grant you a free lifetime supply of KFC Famous Bowls. We’re sure America will be as ‘bowled-over’ by your take on this classic look as they are by our KFC Famous Bowls.” Ugh. Seriously? I don’t know what’s more ridiculous—a bowl hairdo or a lifetime supply of KFC Famous Bowls. At least this KFC guy threw in something a little more significant: “If you sport a bowl cut, KFC will cut a check in your name to Colonel’s Scholars, a charity providing young people with much needed college scholarships.” It’s unlikely that Sanjaya will bite at this offer, but if we see him with a bowl cut on an upcoming performance, now you’ll know why.
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Hot on the heels of Sinbad’s false death reports, another death rumor is circulating. This time, it’s about Diff’rent Strokes and Everybody Hates Chris actor Todd Bridges. While Bridges has had his fair share of troubles in the past, there is no truth to the current rumors. The news started to spread after a New York radio station reported on the death of a truck driver named Shawn Bridges, who made a documentary of his downward spiral from drug abuse. And then like wildfire, the misunderstood details spread and a web site reported that Todd Bridges had passed away due to drugs. Family members tried to reach Bridges and panicked when they couldn’t track him down—he was shopping and had his cell phone on silent, but they eventually connected and everyone was relieved to hear that he is still among the living.
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This one is puzzling—a possible reunion of the 70s singing group The Osmonds. For some reason, it doesn’t seem like there would be a big demand to reunite Donny and his five brothers, but hey, stranger things have had people tuning in. Donny sang with his brothers during the 70s, then did a little solo work—and now has his 55th album, “Love Songs of the 70s,” on the British charts. Fear not, it will be released soon in America. He also had that variety show with sister Marie (remember “I’m a little bit country, I’m a little bit rock n’ roll”? No?). “The family has been talking,” Osmond said. “I haven’t done a show with my brothers for 25 years or so. We are talking about doing a TV special, and maybe something with Marie, but nothing is locked in yet.” So, it’s not a done deal, but they’re talking. For now, you’ll have to get your dose of Donny when he begins hosting duties for The Great American Dream Vote, beginning on March 27th.
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Yikes, is Rosie O’Donnell at it again? This time, Dina Lohan (Lindsay’s mom) was scheduled to be a guest on this morning’s The View, but Rosie put the kibosh on it. O’Donnell apparently is no fan of mama Lohan’s mothering skills. Of course, there was bound to be talk of little Linds, who just finished her rehab, and Dina’s image as a “party mom.” O’Donnell was outspoken (naturally) on Wednesday’s show about an interview that Dina had done with Harper’s Bazaar, in which she said “I’m not the party mom!” despite recounting club hopping outings with Lindsay. The producers took notice of O’Donnell’s criticisms and The View issued a statement saying, “Dina Lohan was booked to appear this morning on The View, but, at the discretion of the producers, the booking was canceled.” O’Donnell is adding to her list of enemies, for sure.
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What is the deal with young Hollywood? I guess you can make an argument that celebs like Lindsay and Britney are at least getting help for their troubles. The next rehab candidate is former hottie gardener from Desperate Housewives, Jesse Metcalfe. According to reports, he started treatment at an undisclosed rehab facility on Monday to “deal with alcohol issues.” I guess the weekend tuckered him out—according to E! Online, Metcalfe was seen at four L.A. clubs on Saturday. He was also denied a hotel room at an L.A. hotel on Friday because of his drunken behavior. According to his rep, “He realized he had a problem and was anxious to deal with it immediately.” Of course, the rep also added the obligatory wish that he “hopes that the media will allow him the privacy to deal properly with his treatment.”
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American Idol and scandal have been friends for a long time. The second season of the show alone was rife with media stories, from Studdard’s law suits to Abdul’s affair, to one contestant’s cups that ranneth over. Plenty of Idol fans still remember the day Frenchie Davis was unceremoniously booted from the show because of topless photos. After leaving reality TV, Frenchie went on to find Broadway success. But she hasn’t forgotten her brush with TV fame and shame.
A recent article from the Associated Press brought Frenchie back into the television limelight, when the Broadway star stated that she would like to receive a public apology from American Idol. But that’s not all she wants, according to the article. Frenchie stated that she was humiliated by the show, and thinks that an apology would be “a great start.” The reason all of this is surfacing again, four years later? Her name is Antonella Barba, and despite performances that have been routinely called “pitchy” and photos some might think of as “porn,” she keeps hanging around the Idol contestant pool.
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If you caught Kellie Pickler on Thursday night’s American Idol results show, you may have noticed that she looked a little more va-va-va-voom in the breast department. Me, I just thought she was wearing a really tight dress that showed off her ... ahem… assets. After her appearance, the web was swirling with rumors that the singer had gotten breast implants. Quick, someone call Tyra Banks. Season 5 Idol contestant Katharine McPhee just went on Banks’ show to declare that she’s all-natural. Pickler is remaining mum for now.
Many thought that Ryan Seacrest’s question to Pickler that night was a nudge-nudge moment: “Have you spent your money on anything since you left us?” he asked. You could hear the comment flying over her head as she giddily commented on her shoes. Access Hollywood wasn’t quite as subtle when they ran a segment called “Pickler’s New Pair?” Ugh. Anyhoo, Pickler is giving the “no comment” comment when it comes to matters of her enhanced cleavage.
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From the moment they first met on the set of Survivor, Rob and Amber (Romber) have been making reality waves all over television. They met, they fell in love…they outlasted all their island competitors. Then, in a bit of reality TV magic, Rob got down on one knee to propose to the lovely Amber – before Survivor’s million-dollar prize was even given away to one of them (Amber ended up the winner - by a single vote). From Survivor, they merrily raced to another CBS show, the Amazing Race 7. Fans will recall that the reality power couple was narrowly beaten out of another million-dollar prize by fellow Racers Uchenna and Joyce. All these seasons later, Romber has been cast again into competition with the one team that beat them.
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If you watch those Geico cavemen commercials and get a huge chuckle out of them, then this one’s for you. ABC will actually be making a comedy series out of the cavemen characters, written by the guy behind the caveman ads. Joe Lawson is an advertising copywriter who created the cavemen situations for the Geico ads, as well as the gecko that is synonymous with Geico. With the momentum of the cavemen ads, it seems like this little comedy may actually have legs. I mean, we’ve all seen the ads, and most people enjoy them. How will it translate to a half hour of comedy though? That’s the real question. Gotta love those guys in 30 or 60 second installments, but a half hour? The series will look at three cave-dudes who live in modern-day Atlanta. The guys who star in the commercials, Jeff Daniel Phillips and Ben Weber, have not been confirmed to play the roles in the comedy.
Read More | Comingsoon.net
Vincent Pastore bailed on Dancing With the Stars after he realized that it would require physical activity. Luckily, Dancing was able to fill the void left by Pastore by recruiting John Ratzenberger, famous for his role of Cliff Claven on Cheers, as well as a multitude of Pixar film voice work. Pastore left after just one week of rehearsals when he discovered that it was a bit more than what he signed on for. Ratzenberger, 59, was asked to appear on the dance competition before, but had to turn it down due to a scheduling conflict. It’s good that he was free this go-around, and able to slip in quickly at the last minute. Tune in on March 19 to see how Ratzenberger and fellow Dancing contestants Joey Fatone, Billy Ray Cyrus, Heather Mills, and others make out in the big dance-off.
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