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|In reality TV news: "Chicken" George, Will "Dr. Evil" Kirby, Mike "Boogie" Malin, Marcellas Reynolds, Howie Gordon, Alison Irwin, Danielle Reyes, and Jennifer "Nakomis" Dedmon are among 14 finalists entering CBS's "Big Brother 7: All-Stars" homestead Thursday night. Alison and Danielle are the first two nominated for eviction. Also on Thursday, Matt Hoffer, a 29-year-old
from Chicago, IL, was eliminated on CBS's "Rock Star: Supernova" after not impressing the judges with his performance of Duran Duran's "Planet Earth."
Nicky Hilton is getting into the family business by opening hotels named Nicky O in Miami and Chicago, People reports.
Candy Spelling has denied reports that she has already placed the Beverly Hills mansion she shared with her late husband on the market for $150 million and has called the media coverage of recent events in her life "shameful, disgraceful, and dishonorable."
Bob Woodruff contributed to a "Nightline" report on Wednesday, his first journalistic work since being injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq in January, by recording a few lines by phone to accompany a report on North Korea.
US soap star Benjamin Hendrickson has committed suicide at his New York home. The 55-year-old actor, who played Hal Munson on the daytime soap "As the World Turns," reportedly shot himself on Saturday after falling into a deep depression following the cancer death of his mother. According to the New York Post, police discovered the 2003 Emmy winner's body at his home
in Huntington on Sunday. The TV actor also appeared in soaps "Guiding Light" and "Another World."
|Ratings powerhouses "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives" were shut out in all major categories when the nominations for the 58th Annual Emmys were announced Thursday. "24" racked up 12 nominations and "Grey's Anatomy" earned 11.
Drama Series: "Grey's Anatomy," "House," "The Sopranos," "24," and "The West Wing."
Comedy Series: "Arrested Development," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The
Office," "Scrubs," and "Two and a Half Men."
Lead Actress--Drama: Frances Conroy ("Six Feet Under"), Geena Davis ("Commander in Chief"), Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"), Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer"), and Alison Janney ("The West Wing.")
Lead Actor--Drama: Christopher Meloni ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"), Denis Leary ("Rescue Me"), Peter Krause ("Six Feet Under"), Kiefer Sutherland ("24"), and Martin Sheen ("The West Wing.")
Lead Actress--Comedy: Lisa Kudrow ("The Comeback"), Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("The New Adventures of Old Christine"), Stockard Channing ("Out of Practice"), and Debra Messing ("Will & Grace.")
Lead Actor--Comedy: Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Kevin James ("The King of Queens"), Tony Shalhoub ("Monk"), Steve Carell ("The Office"), and Charlie Sheen ("Two
and a Half Men.")
Outstanding Reality--Competition: "The Amazing Race," "American Idol," "Project Runway," "Dancing with the Stars," and "Survivor."
Outstanding Reality: "Antiques Roadshow," "The Dog Whisperer," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," and "Penn & Teller: Bulls**t!"
Brandy is scheduled to fill in as guest host on "The View" for the second time on Friday. Other upcoming guest hosts include Susan Lucci, Kelly Monaco, and Katharine McPhee. A spokesman for the show has stated that no actual auditions will take place until
Rosie O'Donnell joins the show in September.
Comedienne Kathy Griffin has gone public with her divorce secrets...she split from husband Matt Moline after she discovered he had been stealing cash from her. The "Suddenly Susan" star has taped a candid chat with CNN host Larry King, in which she opens up about her marriage split. She tells King in the interview, which airs tonight, "My ex-husband was sneaking into my
wallet... That money totaled $72,000."
|In reality TV news: Team Wild Hanlons from Austin, TX...which includes mullet-wearing patriarch Pat, a 39-year-old successful carpet-cleaning business owner; his brother Ben, a 50-year-old nursing home administrator; and Josh, Pat's 19-year-old retail store manager son...were eliminated Monday on NBC's "Treasure
Hunters." Team Grad Students had to drop out because of an injury, and the previously eliminated Team Brown Family came back into the game.
Brian Heidik, winner of "Survivor: Thailand," was arrested for allegedly hitting his wife and shooting a puppy with an arrow.
Prosecutors have decided against pressing charges against Rush Limbaugh for the bottle of Viagra found in his suitcase that was prescribed in his doctor's name.
Ben Stiller is teaming with CBS for a comedy project starring his wife, Christine Taylor, that will be based on her life, per the Hollywood Reporter.
"Sopranos" stars Tony Sirico and Steven Van Zandt have finally reached a deal with HBO to continue on the Emmy-winning series' final eight-episode season, per the Hollywood Reporter. The actors will reportedly be paid about double their previous salary of $85,000 an episode.
Singer and actress Brandy will fill in for Star Jones Reynolds on TV talk show "The View" beginning next Wednesday. The 27-year-old star is currently a judge on the NBC reality show "America's Got Talent," along with David Hasselhoff and British journalist Piers Morgan.
NBC announced Friday that it will not renew its revenue-sharing deal with the Arena Football League and will no longer continue to televise its games.
Jan Murray, one of the fabled generation of comics who rose from the Catskills to prime time TV, entertaining fans of the 1950s game show "Treasure Hunt," has died. He was 89.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources