Archive for March, 2009
Apparently the TBD release date of Lindsay Lohan’s “Labor Pains” means something. The movie was meant to hit the big screen in U.S. later this year but now it is sent straight to cable TV, a source from the production house Nu Image/Millenium Films has confirmed to Access Hollywood.
The movie directed by Lara Shapiro will air on ABC Family in July and come in DVD a month later. However, the movie is still in schedule to hit the theaters internationally although no date has been set yet.
In the movie, Lindsay Lohan plays Thea, a young woman who fakes a pregnancy to keep her in employment and is forced to lie for nine straight months. It puts “American Idol” finalist Kevin Covais as her co-worker, Chris Parnell as her nasty boss and Cheryl Hines as her supportive friend. The trailer can be seen via our video gallery.
There is a chance that “The Chopping Block” fate is on the chopping block itself. NBC reportedly is looking towards cutting the reality show after only three episodes. The Hollywood Reporter which was first to report, noted that the cooking show will be absent from the screen starting next Wednesday, April 1.
The changes are as informed by NBC sources that also dished out that there’s a plan to air the remaining episodes “at some point”. The vacant slot will then be filled with the re-run of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” episodes. These are the repeats of the episodes that only ran on USA Network. The series’ eight season will still premiere as scheduled on April 19.
Since debuted on March 12, “The Chopping Block” which attempts to compete with FOX’s “Hell’s Kitchen” has opened with mild numbers. The March 26 episode absorbed only 2.6 million viewers, a far comparison to “Law & Order” that aired two hours later and earned 7.2 million viewers.
“Make Me a Supermodel” on Bravo TV attempts to make the contestants a set of freaky models. The March 25 episode will have a photo shoot where models are required to dress up and model zombies from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. The 13 remaining contestants are literally freaked out.
Also seen in the clips posted below, Kerryn continues to prep Colin to lose his “v-card” by grabbing his junk as the remaining contestants grow closer in the apartment. The second clip gives the look on the make-up session for the zombie shoot.
And when Tyson Beckford tells them to pack a small bag to bring to the shoot, the models speculate: where will the winner get to travel and what is the prize? The host himself is heading to London and the models are allowed on their own field trip.
- Taking Colin’s ‘V” Card
- A Scary Make-Up Day
- Field Trip
It’s a Samba and Foxtrot night on the Monday, March 23 episode of “Dancing with the Stars“. Steve-O who suffered back injury last week, is present to keep his existence in the competition. Steve Wozniak, who also had an injury on his foot, is fighting for his place as well.
Opening the night is Denise Richards and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who decided upon Samba. It is a stiff performance and the judges use the names of food to refer to how it looks like. Bruno says it was as flat as a waffle and not so much a Samba. Carrie gives a nod to this, adding that Denise’s facial expression exhibits fear and her hands are like pancakes. The score is 5-6-5, giving it 16 out of 30.
Chuck Wicks is up next with his real life partner, Julianne Hough. They are the first couple dancing to Foxtrot. Bruno is glad that Chuck finally takes the driver’s seat and not overshadowed by Julianne. Len thinks it is “good but not great” while Carrie has faith in them to be a contender. The score is 8-7-8, giving it 23 out of 30.
Holly Madison takes the next turn with Dmitry Chaplin. Apparently the Playboy bunny had a difficulty during the rehearsal for the Samba. Len wants her to work on the foot, and says that the top part doesn’t match with the bottom one. She is given 5-6-6, giving it 17 out of 30.
The fourth couple is Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer. The “Jackass” is still obviously in pain from his injury and Lacey has to do almost all of the dance. Len applauds him for his effort in doing a proper foxtrot while Carrie said, “You really impress me and I can see that you are in a lot of pain and I am sorry you had a rough time.” The score is 5-5-5, giving it 15 out of 30.
Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska are up next, doing the Samba. Bruno gives him the compliment of a good footwork and precise rhythm but suggests him to have more fun. Len meanwhile, wants him more on the hips and less on the shoulders. The score is 7-6-7, giving it 20 out of 30.
Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas take the dance floor next with foxtrot. They amaze the judges that Carrie calls her a “beautiful and elegant princess”. Len says it is her best dance so far while Bruno claims it is like watching a bejeweled hummingbird. The score is 9-9-9, giving it 27 out of 30. The best score the judges have come out with so far in the season.
The show moves on with Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke who dance to Samba. Wearing bright red outfit, Gilles is praised as a “throbbing red-hot poker” by Bruno. Carrie says that she doesn’t even know a guy could shake it like that. The score is 9-9-9, giving it 27 out of 30.
David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson do the foxtrot and the judges see a significant improvement from last week. Len says it is the best dance from him so far while Carrie calls him a Rockette. The score is 8-8-8, giving it 24 out of 30.
Steve Wozniak is well enough to do the Samba with Karina Smirnoff. He even manages to do the worm. However, the judges see no good in the routine. Len says that it is simply bad while Carrie says that the cuteness of Steve dancing just wears off. The score is 4-3-3, giving it 10 out of 30.
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani come up next, doing the foxtrot. The judges are impressed. Len says Melissa has a great “musicality” and Bruno says it is easy to love. However, Carrie thinks there’s something missing from the performance that she doesn’t quite know what. The score is 9-9-9, giving it 27 out of 30.
Lil’ Kim and Derek Hough have the Samba. Bruno points out that Kim oozes “super size sex appeal”. Carrie says it was hot, adding that she likes the way Kim attacks the dance. Len gives criticism to Derek whom he thinks doesn’t quite put Samba to its place. The score is 8-8-9, giving it 25 out of 30.
The final couple of the night is Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower. Carrie complements Ty for being the most improved dancer while Bruno says Chelsie is a miracle worker for Ty. The score is 8-8-7, giving it 23 out of 30.
Next on “Castle“, the investigation behind a body found wrapped in a rug on the sidewalk of New York City leads Castle and Beckett deep inside the world of the city’s dirty politics. The partners discover a world of expensive escorts, arrogant tycoons, corrupt investigators, and the effects of betrayal.
The body turns out belonging to a NYC councilman who is running for re-election. Meanwhile, Castle’s final novel in the Derrick Storm series hits the bookstores, causing his mother to search for any and all signs of failure. And at one of his book readings, Beckett tries to throw Castle off his game, only to learn that he has flipped the script on her once again.
“Hell Hath No Fury” airs March 30.
“Castle” is a new ABC comedy-drama television series starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic as the titular character and Kate Beckett respectively. On playing the role, Fillion said in an interview, “I’m an actor. I have that wonderful job where every day can be an adventure for me. That’s what Castle is. Every day of his life is a field trip. He’s a child inside. I wanted to have fun. I wanted to have fun every day, and that’s something that ‘Castle’ has in spades.”
Pocketing 6 Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe, “Band of Brothers” that originally aired on HBO in 2001 will return to the small screen via Spike. The American cable network has secured the right to re-run the mini series later this year.
No fix date has been set for the first of the 10-episodes series, but Spike aims it to air in the third quarter. This can provide as a cushion to another world war movie “The Pacific” which will be premiered on HBO in early 2009. Both “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific” are produced by winning duo Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
“Band of Brothers“, based on real-life events, follow Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, from their initial training starting in 1942 to the end of World War II. It stars Damian Lewis, Donnie Wahlberg and Ron Livingston among others.
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