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2012 January 05 — TV Tattle

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 5, 2012

Bobby Flay & Giada DeLaurentiis: The next "Regis and Kelly"?
The two TV chefs are in talks to host their own daytime talk show.

Tina Fey: I introduced Alec Baldwin to "Words with Friends"

The "30 Rock" star talks to Letterman about Baldwin's recent airline incident.

Kelly Clarkson: From "Idol" to "The Voice"

Clarkson will guest on NBC's "The Voice" this year as a mentor for Blake Shelton. PLUS: Turns out Kelly Clarkson's Ron Paul endorsement did not bump sales.

NBC picks up Canadian medical drama "Saving Hope" with Erica Durance for summer

The series is set in a Toronto hospital, with Daniel Shanks and Daniel Gillies also co-starring.

Frances Conroy and Elisabeth Rohm land pilots

Conroy will star in NBC's "Beautiful People," while Rohm joins Lifetime's "The Client List."

Drew Carey: My pal Craig Ferguson is the new Johnny Carson

"Johnny had it in spades," Carey said while promoting a new PBS documentary on Carson, adding that Ferguson "has it in spades too."

"One Tree Hill" character "gains" 60 pounds for the final season

Lee Norris spent four hours fattening himself up in makeup every day to complete his new look.

Check out Ricky Martin on the "Glee" set

Lea Michele tweeted photos of Ricky on set Thursday.

Johnny Knoxville joins "SpongeBob"

He'll play Johnny Krill in a roll written specifically for him.

Samantha Harris leaves "ET"

The former "Dancing with the Stars" co-host has been with "Entertainment Tonight" since 2009.


January 5, 2012

Billy Crystal's Oscar trailer debuts
Check out the Academy's epic "Off the Grid" video.

January 5, 2012

Engineers to battle each other in Discovery reality show
The scientific reality show will see engineers competing in extreme challenges "that push the boundaries of technology, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship."

Michael Madsen enters the "Celebrity Big Brother" house

Mr. Blonde from "Reservoir Dogs" dyed his hair blonde for tonight's entrance on the UK reality show.

Shonda Rhimes: We campaigned for a 2-month "Grey's Anatomy" break

It didn't make sense, she says, to take a break than air new episodes in December then take another break.

PBS talks up "Johnny Carson: King of Late Night," though he didn't "give a sh*t"

Turns out the King of Late Night didn't "give a sh*t" about participating in a documentary about his life, as he told the "American Masters" documentarian in 2002.

Funny or Die spoofs TV from 1986

Check it out as Funny or Die pays homage to over-the-top 1980s television. PLUS: An appreciation of "Bosom Buddies."

Kelly Clarkson hopes "SNL" will do a "Voice" sketch with her as Christina Aguilera

The original "Idol" champ will sing for the 3rd time on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend.

Ricky Gervais: I have no restrictions for Golden Globes

This year, he tells Matt Lauer, "I might even really be drunk."

"30 Rock" compiles Liz Lemon's flashbacks

Check out the four-minute compilation.

Keri Russell is a mom again

The "Felicity" star welcomed a daughter last week.

"Teen Wolf" adds a "Vampire Diaries" and "Pretty Little Liars" alum

Bianca Lawson will guest this summer. PLUS: "Ringer" lands an "Awkward" star.

"Dukes of Hazzard's" Catherine Bach joins "The Young and the Restless"

She'll play "the scheming mother of Chelsea."

PBS brings back "Sherlock" in May

Will "Masterpiece" show Sherlock nudity?

Lisa Lampanelli gets apology from NBC

The "Celebrity Apprentice" star jokes that she was treated like Rosa Parks when she was put in the 11th row of a Knicks game, while her co-stars got front-row seats.


January 5, 2012

"Grey's Anatomy" doing another crossover with "Private Practice"
Derek and Lexie will visit "Private Practice," while Amelia will drop by Seattle Grace.

Ryan Seacrest may have to take a pay cut to stay on "Idol"

Seacrest's three-year, $45-million deal is coming to an end after this season, and Fox is unlikely to give him the same lucrative contract. Thanks to Simon Cowell's departure, Fox That could open the door for Seacrest leaving for NBC's "Today," especially since Fox now thinks its "Idol" stars are replaceable, thanks to its experiences last season.

"Project Runway: All Stars" host: I got the job without ever watching the show

Supermodel Angela Lindvall makes her debut tonight, but says: "Truthfully, I had never seen an episode. I haven't watched any TV in like 10 years. But when I got the job, I watched all the seasons and fell in love."

Kanye West to make  "The Jetsons" movie?

"I was just discussing becoming the creative director for the Jetson movie," he said on Twitter.

Poll: 18% of British voters want President Bartlet as their prime minister

"The West Wing" president wasn't the only fictional commander in chief to make the list.

Why people love to hate Ryan Murphy

The "Glee" creator has been hated on from all kinds of folks ever since making a splash with "Nip/Tuck."

"January Jones" surprises Conan

Not that January Jones.

"Punk'd" alumni include Whitney Cummings, Dax Shepard, B.J. Novak

Kaitlin Olson from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" also used to punk celebrities for Ashton Kutcher.

"Celeb Apprentice" star Lisa Lampanelli: NBC dissed me

The insult comic was rewarded after a long day of promoting the Trump reality show with poor seats at the Knicks game, while her competitors got to sit in the front row.

CW buys Canadian "L.A. Complex" to air during the summer

"The L.A. Complex" (watch the trailer) is sort of like a remake of "Melrose Place," featuring 20-somethings living in a Hollywood apartment complex.

With "Justified," Timothy Olyphant has a role perfectly suited for him

As the NY Times notes, Olyphant "has carved out the career of a man Hollywood isn’t quite sure how to use" — a combination of good guy and bad guy, adds "Justified" creator Graham Yost.

How does a "CSI" corpses breathe?

"It's tougher than it looks," says "CSI" corpse veteran Justin Schenck, who describes the complexities of the job.

The NY Times' greatest correction involves "My Little Pony"

It's Twilight Sparkle, not Fluttershy!

"The Vampire Diaries" returns tonight with another "OMG moment"

"We're gonna come back hard," says Kat Graham. PLUS: Meet Bonnie's mom.

Kristen Bell: I want a "Veronica Mars" reunion

"We're all dying to do a 'Veronica Mars' movie," says the "House of Lies" star. "I would absolutely be game. We're trying to find creative ways to figure out a Veronica Mars reunion."

Why Bristol Palin quit Hollywood

The 21-year-old former "Dancing" star opted not to pursue a showbiz career after a run-in at a West Hollywood bar while shooting her A&E reality show.

"Jersey Shore" is back for Season 5 — Why it's still relevant

Expect this season to be a hit, especially since the show is returning to the shore. PLUS: "Jersey" cast as kids.

"Pretty Little Liars" paying homage to Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"

The season finale will feature a shower scene and a creepy motel.


January 5, 2012

HBO to stop selling Netflix DVDs at a discount
HBO's decision is the clearest sign that the two companies have become rivals.

Keith Olbermann denies problems at Current TV

Olbermann blasted reports of his friction with management on Twitter.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" gets an HD makeover

See the old vs. high-def versions of the "Star Trek" series on DVD.

Ex-"Bachelorettes" gather together — in their bikinis

Check out Ali Fedotowsky, Ashley Hebert and Trista Sutter showing off their bikini bodies in In Touch magazine.

HBO moves to have "Real World" star's "Entourage" Johnny Bananas lawsuit dismissed

The "Real World" star who calls himself Johnny Bananas claims the HBO comedy violated his privacy.

Coming to BET: Drug Kingpin Wives?

The wives of the now incarcerated drug kingpins of the Black Mafia Family have shot a pilot that they are pitching to BET.

"Growing Up Gotti" spinning off "Made Men"

Victoria Gotti says her "boys" are working on a new reality show.