With most of the blame for American Idol‘s declining viewership put on the judging panel, it’s about time people behind the scenes also be held accountable. Let’s be honest, the producers could’ve nipped the Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey feud before becoming the huge elephant in the room. They could’ve sent them to one of those team building weekend camps ;) They definitely dropped the ball.
According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, both Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are expected to be fired from their executive producing duties. Both veteran producers have been with the FOX reality show since its inception in 2002 with Lythgoe taking a break during Seasons 8 & 9.
Also leaving behind the scenes is FOX chief of alternative programming Mike Darnell. At this point, the only original things remaining on the show are Ryan Seacrest and the American Idol logo. If Seacrest leaves, put a fork in it, it’s dunzo.
I have a feeling the people responsible for making the trailers for The CW’s new Fall offerings didn’t please the network execs. It’s a little odd that brand new trailers have surfaced only a couple of weeks after their upfronts presentation. Not that I’m complaining because the new promos reveal a lot more details on each show.
After watching them, it’s clear The Tomorrow People (Robbie Amell will definitely be the network’s breakout star) and The 100 are their best shots while Reign and Star-Crossed are huge clunkers, especially the latter. Poor Matt Lanter has the worst luck. First to be saddled with 90210 for years only to rebound with this poor man’s Roswell. Check out the videos below featuring ridiculously good-looking people. It is The CW after all. Only on the network will you find all 100 convicts (The 100) picture ready to grace any magazine cover. And don’t forget to leave your comments on which show looks the most promising.
Is this Marnie’s (Allison Williams) new love interest? Michael Zegen could very well be. Deadline is reporting that the actor is currently taping an episode of Girls’ third season. With Christopher Abbott leaving the show for creative reasons, HBO needed to add some testosterone to the mix urgently. The network didn’t have to look too far, Zegen recurs as the infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel on Boardwalk Empire- another HBO show.
Zegen isn’t the only boy popping up in Season 3. Andrew Rannells returns to the show after leaving during the second season due to filming scheduling conflicts with The New Normal. With the NBC comedy not renewed, hopefully this means a lot more Rannells’ character. The cocaine episode with him last season was the highlight for me.
Do you think Zegen can fill the void left by Abbott? Excited to have Rannells back? Sound off below.
Hosting Project Runway isn’t as easy as it seems. Heidi Klum makes it seem like a breeze with her Auf Wiedersehens, short dresses and overall Heidi-isms. Apparently, not all supermodels were created equally.
In the All-Stars format, the show has cycled through three hosts now. Season 1 had Angela Lindvall, but was replaced by Rosie Huntington Whiteley for Season 2. But just days before filming the second season, Rosie bailed and Carolyn Murphy was brought in last minute to fill the position. Murphy was a definite improvement over Lindvall and I’ll miss her. Find out who producers have tapped this time. Surprisingly, it’s not another model but an actress.
Just before last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, HBO debuted a new teaser for the upcoming second season of The Newsroom. There isn’t any dialogue, just images of the cast wandering in the desert in slow motion doing their own thing. In the end, they come together as the tagline “Together they stand alone” appears.
I don’t watch the HBO drama, but according to creator Aaron Sorkin, people new like myself won’t have too much trouble picking up what’s going on. During Season 2, the show plans to tackle the 2012 election, the Occupy Wall Street movement and of course all the personal drama of the Atlantis Cable News team. The show returns with brand new episodes starting July 14. Check out the new teaser below.
Wow! ABC is really cleaning house with their renewed shows. First came word that Revenge was writing off an original character and now this. Suburgatory already lost the sexy Parker Young who plays Ryan Shay due to him taking a role in the FOX pilot Enlisted which was picked up for next season.
According to Deadline, the ABC sitcom’s firings are based on budget cuts and not creative reasons like Revenge. For a comedy, the show has an unusually large ensemble cast. It only makes sense they make some cuts. As long as it’s not Dahlia (Carly Chaikin), I’m cool with anyone of them leaving. Find out who won’t make it to Season 3 below.
It’s the age-old story. Wide-eyed talented individual heads to the big city to pursue a career in the spotlight, but turns to porn when things go bust. Big Brother has Steven Daigle and James Zinkland. Survivor castaways Brian Heidik (Thailand), Ozzy Lusth (Cook Islands) and Judd “Fabio” Birza all did soft-core flicks with the latter doing a homoerotic one. Now, American Idol has an aspiring porn star in their alumni.
Hardcore Idol fans might remember Nathaniel Marshall. He competed on the eighth season where Kris Allen took the title. Too bad it wasn’t Allen who decided to dabble in erotica ;) Marshall made it all the way to the Top 36 where he competed in the third round. Just in case you’re wondering, Scott MacIntyre, Jorge Núñez and Lil Rounds advanced.
Fast forward a few years later and now he’s making his porn debut on Sunday, June 2nd. Gone is his flat-ironed hair, but it’s his recognizable tattoos that give him away. He now goes by Jadyn Daniels and here’s the most shocking part… he tops in the video. Never would’ve guessed. After seeing what he’s packing down there, his sexual position makes sense. Check out his Idol run below, along with a link to NSFW images of his new career.
The second Jeff Probst revealed the twist/theme for the 27th season at the Survivor: Caramoan reunion special, everyone pretty much could decipher the teaser. The 51-year-old made it official today by spilling the beans to Entertainment Weekly’s new Sirius XM channel 105. As expected, Survivor: Blood vs Water will feature the return of great characters and their relatives.
If you troll the Survivor boards , you have a pretty good idea who’s making a rumored return to the game. If not, I’ve compiled all the spoilers below. The cast includes a Big Brother player for the first time. Before you freak out, it’s not Willie Hantz teaming up with Russell or Brandon. I think CBS finally got the memo that any person having an ounce of Hantz DNA are volatile crazy mother f**king hot messes. Check out the cast of Survivor: Blood and Water below.