Spartacus: War Of The Damned premieres on Starz this Friday and the trailer above certainly has our attention (for various reasons – wink). This is the final season of the series and thus promises to be the epic conclusion of a legendary journey.
As the story continues, Gaius Claudius Glaber is dead and many months have passed since his defeat. The rebellion has swelled to thousands of freed slaves, and Spartacus (Liam McIntyre), alongside his generals Crixus, Gannicus and Agron, prepares for war with Rome. The Roman Senate turns to Marcus Crassus, a wealthy, strategic politician, for aid. With a young Julius Caesar as an ally, Crassus must crush the rebellion.
Don’t miss the season premiere this coming Friday, January 25 at 9/10c on Starz.
While Canada is currently auditioning for their first ever The Amazing Race (around the country…not the world), the U.S. has just revealed the cast for what the 22nd season on the hit show. Eleven new teams have been announced and although there are a few handsome fellows this year, there are no gay teams.
As always, there’s a mix of different connections between partners, ages, and occupations to name a few which of course always makes for an interesting season. From country singers to professional hockey players to roller derby moms to YouTube Hosts – there’s a little bit of everything in store for us this season.
Teams will travel more than 30,000 miles, over five continents and through nine countries as they skydive from 10,000 feet in Bora Bora, participate in a Shemozzle race in New Zealand, hunt for scorpions with the Bushmen of Botswana and scale the treacherous north face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland. The season premiere is on February 17 at 8/7c on CBS. Check out the new team pictures and mini-bios below!
This weekend on Saturday Night Live, Adam Levine isn’t the musical guest… he’s the host! The musical guest is actually Kendrick Lamar. The promos for this week’s episode have just been released and the hilarious Bobby Moynihan is Levine’s right hand man for the clips.
In the first clip, Moynihan comments on the fact that Levine has already been a musical guest and now he’s a host so he nervously asks, “What’s next?” Levine responds, “Sleep with a cast member.” From there, they look at each other and slowly slide out of frame, not before Moynihan gazes right down at Levine’s crotch. LOL.
In the last clip, Moynihan shares with Levine that it’s his first time doing promo clips and he doesn’t know where the camera is. When he’s told where the camera is, he freaks out and runs away in the opposite direction. Watch the funny promos below.
As you probably know by now, actor Eddie Cibrian and Brandi Glanville (from The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills) used to be married, but Cibrian ended up having an affair with singer actress LeAnn Rimes while filming Northern Lights back in 2009.
With Rimes and Cibrian now married, Glanville has more recently started saying more in the media, as has Rimes. In fact, not too long ago, Rimes sat down with Giuliana Rancic for E! in a one-on-one interview about why and how the infedelity happened. Since then, the women have been back & forth talking smack with each other. This week on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Glanville called Rimes “insane“. Meanwhile, last night Rimes went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote her new album, Spitfire (coming out in April) and when asked about why she engages in the feud with Glanville, she said that sometimes she just wants to tell her, “Screw You!”
Watch both interviews below and share your thoughts on who you think is in the right or if you think they’re both crazy. Meanwhile, Eddie Cibrian is…doing what?
Love is in the air, especially for former reality television contestants. Just the other day, a showmance on Big Brother resulted in Daniele Donato and Dominic Briones’ wedding. Just a few months prior, another couple from the CBS summer guilty pleasure also tied the knot- the infamous Brenchel. From the looks of it, Cupid has moved on and aimed his love arrows on another long-running reality show.
To the best of my recollection, I can’t think of a relationship resulting from FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance. Even American Idol has Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. Please correct me if I’m wrong. If not, this could be SYTYCD’s first engaged couple. Not just any ordinary one at that, but an All-Stars one. Can you just imagine how insanely beautiful their first dance will be at their wedding? The best part of this news is that I actually really like both of these two. Have any guesses? They’re pictured in the photo above.
Did you watch the premiere of The Following on FOX this week? The serial killer drama lived up to its hype, especially the gory violence. I was definitely squeamish a certain points. If you haven’t watched it yet, I won’t spoil things too much, but I highly recommend it. Hopefully, the show can maintain the quality of action and suspense in the pilot episode throughout the season. Since I’m already hooked on the show, I thought I’d pit the show’s gay couple against each other in our latest Who’d You Rather battle. May the hottest man win.
First up is 24-year-old Nico Tortorella (left). I first noticed the Illinois native when he briefly starred in The CW’s ill-fated The Beautiful Life back in 2009. The former male model soon found work on both television and film. Tortorella appeared in ABC Family’s Make It or Break It and in the fourth installment of the Scream horror franchise. Nico obviously impressed Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson. He hired Tortorella again for his new creation, The Following.
Adan Canto (right) is an actor hailing from Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. The 31-year-old Latin heartthrob appeared mostly in Mexican films before landing his role on FOX’s The Following. Canto made his film debut at the age of nine in Like Water For Chocolate. In addition to acting, Adan is a professional singer and plays the guitar and piano.
Now that you have a brief background on each stud, check out a few photos before picking Who’d You Rather. Not trying to sway the vote in any particular way, but I love me some Tortorella. I picked him as my Man Crush a few years ago. Watching him on The Following has inspired me to update that post in the near future. Enough campaigning, check out both guys below.
It’s week two of American Idol Season 12 and I thought this was a perfect time to post this article. Nothing makes me tune out more than when a contestant reveals they’ve chosen a song that’s been covered to death on Idol. Or even worse, a title so closely associated with another previous contestant, trying to match perfection would be a monumental task. “Alone” by Carrie Underwood, anyone?
Given the show’s long history, fans have been subjected to several songs so overused that the mere sight of them on paper, makes me vomit. You’d think with how much money the FOX singing competition rakes in, they could afford more songs and NOT limit Idol contestants to a rumored small selection list. Hopefully, this year’s crop of wannabe superstars have done their homework and discovered Idol fans don’t want to hear any of the following songs this season or the next.
Note to The X Factor and The Voice producers, this list applies to you as well. Picking fresher songs is one way to steal diehard Idol fans over. Without further ado, check out my Top 10 songs that have been so overplayed, I never want to hear them on Idol ever again. Be sure to post your comments afterward.
I’m not sure how many of our readers are daytime soap fans, but thought I’d share this bit of casting news anyway. Most likely, I’m not the only one who grew up watching soap operas back in the day. Whether as a child keeping my grandmother company or squeezing an episode here and there during my university days, I’ve kept tabs on the residents of Llanview and Pine Valley on One Life To Live and All My Children respectively. I have to admit, I’m a bit intrigued with this new phase of their runs.
When ABC announced the cancellations of these two long-running soaps, fans were understandably upset. Luckily for them, Prospect Park stepped in and promised to transition the shows online. The company even secured contracts with some of the key actors to continue their roles. Then, for some reason regarding one of the acting unions, it proved too costly to move forward. Just when the project looked dead, an agreement was formed breathing new life in the online relaunch over at TheOnlineNetwork.com.
Prospect Park just announced revealed a number of returning actors heading back to Llanview. Most notably, Erika Slezak and Robin Strasser are reprising their roles of Victoria Lord Buchanan and Dorian Lord respectively. A few other One Life To Live returnees include Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), Tuc Watkins (David Vickers) and Hilary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan). Sadly for All My Children fans, the confirmed list is a bit thinner for that soap. Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison and Michael E. Knight haven’t agreed to return (yet). Check out all the returning soap vets below. Prospect Park reports that more cast confirmations are to come in the coming weeks.