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2010 May 11 — TV Tattle

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May 11, 2010

"Glee" co-creator urges Nesweek boycott
Ryan Murphy and many others are outraged by what he calls a "blatantly homophobic" Newsweek article by Ramin Setoodeh arguing that openly gay actors can't play straight. Newsweek responded by saying Setoodeh was "misunderstood and he has been unfairly accused of bigotry."

It's official: Comedy Central cancels "Sarah Silverman"

"The Sarah Silverman Program" won't return after three seasons.

"Lost" producers will deliver a Letterman Top 10

Check out Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse on "The Late Show" May 19th.

Iman signs on for Bravo's "The Fashion Show"

She'll co-host the 2nd season with Isaac Mizrahi.

Ken Burns will unveil a 4-hour sequel to "Baseball" this fall

"The Tenth Inning" will tackle the steroid era of the past 16 years.

Larry King's divorce halted

Larry is moving back home. "We love our children, we love each other, we love being a family," he and his wife Shawn said today in a statement.

"The Firm" may become a TV series

The John Grisham novel that became a Tom Cruise movie in 1993 is being shopped around.

Latest "Jersey Shore" victim shows off her black eye

Check out what Sammi did to Kristen Deminco when she allegedly punched her twice in a Miami nightclub.

Jimmy Kimmel lets Michael Bolton mock Michael Bolton

With the "Michael Bolton's School of Michael Bolton."


May 11, 2010

ABC responds to "Modern Family's" lack of gay kissing
An ABC spokesperson says of Cam and Mitchell not smooching: "It happens that we have an episode in the works for next season that addresses Mitchell's discomfort with public displays of affection.  Until then, we thank everyone for being so invested in these characters."

ABC yanks "Happy Town"

The low-rated series's remaining episodes will be burned off this summer, starting June 2nd.

Burt Reynolds gets "Burn"-ed

The acting legend will guest-star on "Burn Notice as a former CIA operative.

Starz greenlights a "Spartacus" prequel

Lucy Lawless and John Hannah will appear on the prequel, which will air in January. Andy Whitfield will make a brief appearance.


May 11, 2010

Trump: Nothing wrong with Miss USA contestants posing in lingerie
"We are in a different age. They are a little bit sexy but I'll tell you what — everybody's watching, so I have no problems with it," The Donald says of the racy photos. PLUS: Miss USA judges include Tara Conner, Carmelo Anthony, Paula Deen and Oscar Nunez.

Was that "24's" most violent interrogation scene ever?

Last night's torture scene had to have ickest move in "24" history.

Maxim: Blake Lively is TV's hottest female

The "Gossip Girl" star came in 4th in Maxim's annual Hot 100. Leighton Meester ranked No. 17.

"Dancing" asks Betty White to dance — for the umpteenth time

Betty's "SNL" success has sparked "Dancing with the Stars" to renew its offer. But Betty has turned "Dancing" down numerous times in the past. "I have been asked," she told Larry King in March. "And I've thanked them very profusely. And I said, no thank you." PLUS: Facebook campaigns wants Betty White to host Emmys and Oscars.

Erin Andrews: Elisabeth Hasselbeck never called me to apologize

Did "The View" star lie about calling Andrews? "I didn't speak with her, no," Erin said yesterday. "I never talked to her." PLUS: ESPN demands stalker pay $300K.


May 11, 2010

"Glee's" Matthew Morrison: Nobody recognizes me when I wear a hat
"It’s funny, my hair is now the first thing people notice about me," says Morrison. "So when I wear a hat, no one knows who I am. It’s funny that "Glee" has made that the staple of my character. But that’s the best thing about the show – the writers go after each of us. My chin, Jane Lynch’s hair, Lea’s nose, Corey Monteith's inability to dance. No one’s left unscathed!" PLUS: Why is Matthew Morrison so appealing?
Lea Michele apologizes for her diva-like behavior // Cory: I'm not dating Taylor Swift

"Gossip Girl" has lost its way

Season 3 will end next week with the once-hot CW show having no soul.

Ice Cube's "30 for 30" looks back at hip-hop and the L.A. Raiders

"Straight Outta L.A." tonight on ESPN tells how the local hip-hop scene found an "aesthetic intersection" with the Raiders of the '80s and early '90s.

"Idol" Final 4: Where's the excitement?

This really is the season of "Idol" discontent, with the show's producers seemingly giving up by bringing back Jamie Foxx during a crucial time, when he was just on last season.
Is it time to shake up theme nights? // Who will buy their records?
"Idol" will wait till after the season to name Simon's replacement



May 11, 2010

Tyra Banks writing her first fantasy novel: "ModelLand"

TV Academy votes against Emmy ban on theme songs

"Buffy's" Nicholas Brendon checks into rehab following arrest

Evangeline Lily "spoils" the "Lost" ending on Letterman

Do you have a "Parenthood" man crush on Sam Jaeger, the stay-at-home dad?

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