DANIEL RADCLIFFE CONFIRMED FOR THE OSCARS: Daniel Radcliffe has been confirmed as a presenter for the 2013 Oscar telecast. The ceremony will take place on February 24th.
JACKI WEAVER JOINS CBS COMEDY PILOT: Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver has joined the cast of the CBS sitcom The McCarthys. Jacki will play the matriarch of an Irish-Catholic family in Boston who has a gay son who is trying to spend less time with his family.
RATINGS FOR FX’S ‘THE AMERICANS’ DOWN IN WEEK TWO: The second episode of the Keri Russell drama The Americans was down 40% in the ratings from its premiere last week. The show’s premiere had higher debuts than FX’s other dramas American Horror Story and Sons of Anarchy.
EMMA ROBERTS HEADING TO THE SMALL SCREEN: Emma Roberts has accepted a role starring in the fox drama Delirium. The series is based on a trilogy of books about a world where love is illegal and can be cured by undergoing a special procedure.
BRETT RATNER TO PRODUCE ‘FARMVILLE’ ANIMATED SERIES: Brett Ratner has joined up with Six Eleven Media to turn the popular social networking game Farmville into an animated show. No network is currently attached to air the series.
AMANDA BYNES CALLS JAY-Z UGLY: Amanda Bynes apparently posted a picture of Jay-Z to Twitter with the caption “Ugly face” on Wednesday (February 6th.) She later deleted the tweet which was directed at a user who seems to have no connection to her.
TIFFANI THIESSEN REUNITES WITH MR. BELDING: Tiffani Thiessen gave a less-than-enthusiastic response when Natalie Morales surprised her by having Dennis Haskins, aka Mr. Belding, come out during a gag on Today. Thiessen managed to muster a half of a smirk when Haskins came running out from back stage quoting his character’s famous catchphrase “Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! What is going on here?”
KATHIE LEE & HODA END THEIR BOOZE BAN: Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb ended their month-long vow not to drink on the air on Wednesday (February 6th.) The Today co-hosts participated in a dry month after being challenged by Ladies Home Journal in early January.
ADAM BRODY PHOTOGRAPHED LEAVING LEIGHTON MEESTER’S HOME: The O.C. star Adam Brody and Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester fanned the flames of their rumored romance after being photographed bidding each other adieu early Wednesday (February 6th.) There is still no official confirmation that they are a couple.
TONY DANZA IS DIVORCED: Tony Danza is officially divorced from his wife Tracy after 24 years of marriage. The couple filed for divorce in 2011 but Tony claims they had been separated since 2006.
CBS Standard and Practice group sent emails to everyone scheduled to attend Sunday’s Grammy Awards Show requesting that anyone set to appear on camera adhere to a set of wardrobe guidelines. The network is trying to avoid any unplanned flashes of nudity or exposed flesh that might offend viewers.
Deadline.com acquired a copy of the note which states, “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure.”
- The note also says that audience members, presenters, and performers should avoid clothing with branding, foreign language that would need to be cleared ahead of time, as well as the names of any organized causes that may be visibly written on clothing or pins.
- CBS was the network that aired the infamous Super Bowl halftime show where Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed on national television.
Girl Meets World co-stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have known each other for so long that playing a married couple on their new show doesn’t seem to be too much of a stretch. Even though the fictional marriage of Corey and Topanga ended with the series finale of Boy Meets World in 2000, the actors told EW.com that it was pretty easy jumping back into playing husband and wife.
Danielle told the website, “Ben and I call each other hubby and wife. I’ve known Ben since I was 12-years-old. Eighteen years of my life I’ve known Ben, and for all of those years he’s been lumped together with me as being my partner in crime, my husband. The same for Ben, he doesn’t go anywhere without people asking about Topanga and I don’t go anywhere without people asking about Cory. There is definitely a part of me that feels like Ben will always be my first husband. That’s just the relationship we have.” Ben added, “When Danielle and I go out to dinner – we went out to dinner last week – I feel sort of this caretaker aspect as well as like, I do feel like a husband. I spent so much time with her growing up, and she probably knows way too much about me.”
- Danielle is actually engaged to a boyfriend she met while earning her college degree named Tim Belusko. According to famoushookups.com, Ben is currently single.
- Girl Meets World will focus on the life of Corey and Topanga’s daughter Riley who will be played by Rowan Blanchard.
- Executive producer Michael Jacobs recently said in an interview that there will definitely be a place for former cast members of Boy Meets World to appear in the reboot.
In Touch Weekly claims to be in possession of court documents containing a psychiatric evaluation of Kris Jenner and her late ex-husband Robert Kardashian. It is believed that the evaluation took place during the couple’s divorce proceedings.
According to In Touch, the evaluation says, “Kris produced an extreme elevation on the Histrionic Scale, a marked elevation of the Narcissistic Scale, and moderate elevations on the Dependent and Compulsive Scales of MCMI-II.” The magazine goes on to say that the results suggest the Kardashian matriarch “actively solicits praise and attention and frequently makes immature demands.”