up below to get
Weekly Newsletter today!
|In reality TV news: Janelle Pierzina, a 26-year-old VIP cocktail waitress from Miami Beach, FL, the tenth houseguest evicted on "Big Brother 6," was evicted by Mike "Boogie" Malin, who won the final part of CBS's "Big Brother 7: All-Stars'" three-part final HoH competition live during Thursday
night's broadcast. Malin and Erika Landin will compete against one another on the live season finale Tuesday night.
Senate Democrats are urging ABC to cancel a planned 9-11 miniseries that is critical of former President Bill Clinton, calling it a "work of fiction" and a "factually inaccurate and deeply misguided program." The film suggests that Clinton
was too distracted by the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal to pay proper attention to the growing threat from Islamic militants. ABC is defending the program and calling criticism premature.
Police are planning to meet with Claudia Schiffer to discuss complaints that her dogs are intimidating walkers near her country estate outside of London.
Australia honored Steve Irwin by declaring Friday "Khaki Day" and urged citizens to dress in the TV star's signature duds.
Katie Couric won in the ratings again Wednesday night, when her interview with President George W. Bush drew 10.1 million viewers. However, the audience dropped from the 13.6 million viewers who tuned in for Suri Cruise's big reveal.
Friday marks the 40th anniversary of the date the original "Star Trek" premiered on NBC.
|In reality TV news: Storm Large, the 37-year-old lead singer for the rock band The Balls from Portland, OR, was eliminated Wednesday on CBS's "Rock Star: Supernova." Also on Wednesday, model Clarissa Anderson and retired designer Vincent Libretti, a 49-year-old from Santa Monica, CA, were both
eliminated on Bravo's "Project Runway 3."
Bob Irwin, father of the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, stated that his son would be laid to rest at a private funeral at an undisclosed location within seven days, and that a public memorial would be held within two weeks. Meanwhile, Terri Irwin's mother, Julia Raines, told "Inside Edition" that her daughter is having a hard time coming to terms with the death of her husband. "[Terri] told me, 'I'm very concerned about raising the children by myself,' but I know she'll do well," Raines said.
Paris Hilton was pulled over early Thursday and arrested for driving under the influence, after she was observed "driving erratically" and subsequently failed a police sobriety test, police said. Hilton's rep claimed she had only had one margarita and blamed the arrest on the fact that Hilton had had nothing to eat all day.
David Letterman is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to keep him on CBS' "The Late Show" for another four years, per the Hollywood Reporter.
Pamela Anderson is teaming with Bed Head to launch a new line of hair and skin care products for women who want to look like Pamela Anderson.
After going seven years without, HBO is reinstating Comic Relief, with headliners Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, and Billy Crystal, on Nov. 19.
|In reality TV news: Dr. Will Kirby, a 33-year-old physician from Playa Vista, CA, and the infamous "evil" winner of "Big Brother 2," was evicted Tuesday via a 1-0 vote in which Janelle Pierzina was the only remaining houseguest eligible to vote (as usual, neither the two eviction nominees or the
current Head of Household were eligible to vote in the eviction balloting) on CBS's "Big Brother 7: All-Stars."
In the first public remarks made by Steve Irwin's family since his death Monday, his father, Bob, called his son his "best mate ever" and stated that the family is likely to decline authorities' offer of a state funeral. "He's an
ordinary guy, and he wants to be remembered as an ordinary bloke," the elder Irwin said.
Some 13.6 million viewers tuned in for Katie Couric's debut on the "CBS Evening News," the most for the broadcast since February 1998, which was during the Winter Olympics.
"Desperate Housewives'" Marcia Cross and husband Tom
Mahoney are expecting their first child together, her rep confirms to "E! News."
Dan Rather has donated $2 million to his alma mater, Sam Houston State University.
Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and conservationist known as the "Crocodile Hunter," was killed Monday by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef. Irwin died after the animal used its barbed tail to deliver a fatal blow to the chest. He was 44. Irwin's final moments were captured on a videotape that shows him pulling a
poisonous stingray barb from his chest, officials said. Experts are calling the circumstances of the TV star's death extremely rare, as stingrays are generally not known to attack humans and have caused only a handful of deaths. Discovery Communications have announced plans to air an all-day "Crocodile Hunter" marathon on Animal Planet Sept. 10. The network has also renamed the
garden space outside its headquarters the Steve Irwin Memorial Garden and has created the Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter Fund, to be affectionately known as the "Crikey Fund," in honor of Irwin's dedication to conservation and wildlife.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Mr. Eko on ABC's "Lost," was arrested in Waikiki Saturday for disobeying a police officer and driving without a license. He paid $500 bail and was released, with orders to return to court on Sept. 26.
Fred Goldman has asked a judge to grant him control over O. J. Simpson's "right of publicity" in an attempt to get his hands on any cash the onetime football star makes through appearances and autograph signings. Simpson has yet to comply with a 1997 civil court order to pay almost $20 million in wrongful death damages to the families of his
ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Barbara Walters told Newsweek she wants Rosie O'Donnell to stop blogging about "The View" on Rosie.com. "I didn't like the blog," Walters said. O'Donnell's "View" stint kicked off Tuesday.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were involved in a car accident caused by an alleged drunk driver Friday, but escaped with only minor injuries, People reports.
Jeremy London and Melissa Cunningham tied the knot Saturday, People reports.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources