Monday, May 17, 2010


Can’t get enough Biebs? Well, his hometown of Stratford, Ontario is cashing in on this golden opportunity with their city's website,, now features a link to "Justin's Stratford," You can download a map with 18 of Justin’s favorite places including an ice cream store, his skate park and the restaurant where he had his first date, and spilled spaghetti and meatballs all over himself.


RUSSELL CROWE's famously short temper got the best of him once again on Thursday during an interview with BBC Radio. When the interviewer, MARK LAWSON, suggested that Crowe used hints of an Irish accent to portray Robin Hood in the film of the same name, the New Zealand-born actor bristled, saying, "You've got dead ears, mate, you've seriously got dead ears if you think that's an Irish accent."

Crowe ultimately walked out of the conversation when he was asked about speculation that he objected to saying a line in Gladiator, the 2000 hit film he made with Robin Hood director RIDLEY SCOTT.


Bret Michaels seems to be back to his old self. He’s going to perform at the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi on May 28th, his first concert since suffering a brain hemorrhage. Wednesday, he’ll be on Oprah then the 23rd, he wants be at the Celebrity Apprentice finale.


NBC is seriously overhauling its primetime schedule for the 2010-2011 TV season. The network announced Sunday it has ordered five new comedies and seven new dramas, including new shows from Lost producer J.J. ABRAMS and CSI producer JERRY BRUCKHEIMER.

To make room for all of the new programming, NBC canceled a handful of series that failed in the ratings. As already reported, Law & Order was canceled after 20 seasons. The network has also raised the white flag on Heroes, which was a hit when it premiered in 2006 but saw its audience rapidly dwindle since. The Hollywood Reporter says the sci-fi drama may still be given a proper farewell with a TV special or movie. NBC also dropped the medical series Trauma and Mercy.

Breathe a sigh of relief, Chuck fans. Despite rumblings that it might get the axe, the spy dramedy will return for another season, as will another show that may have been on the bubble prior to its renewal, Parenthood.

J.J. Abrams' new show, Undercovers, will follow married CIA spies who are brought out of retirement, while Bruckheimer's Chase will focus on U.S. marshals who track down fugitives.

The other new dramas coming to NBC during the 2010-2011 season are The Event, centering around a man who investigates the disappearance of his fiancée; The Cape, about a cop framed for murders; Outlaw, starring JIMMY SMITS as a Supreme Court justice who steps down from the bench and resumes his career as a lawyer; Harry's Law, a series from Boston Legal creator DAVID E. KELLEY featuring KATHY BATES as a recently-fired patent lawyer; and Law & Order: Los Angeles, the latest spin-off in the Law & Order franchise.

NBC will also air five new comedies during the 2010-2011 season: Outsourced, revolving around a novelty toy company whose call center is outsourced to India; Love Bites, a series of love stories featuring Ugly Betty actress BECKI NEWTON; The Paul Reiser Show, starring former Mad About You actor/comedian PAUL REISER as a loosely-based version of himself; Friends with Benefits, about the experiences of twenty-something-year-olds in the dating world; and Perfect Couples, focusing on three couples working on their relationships.

NBC will also introduce a new reality series, School Pride, in which communities revive aging public schools.

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