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|In reality TV news: Dave Cruser, the 37-year-old former model and bartender from Simi Valley, CA, became the fourth castaway eliminated Thursday from CBS's "Survivor: China." Also on Thursday, former lead singer of Skid Row Sebastian Bach and his rap mentor Kurupt were eliminated on MTV's "Celebrity Rap Superstar."
"Dirty Sexy Money" star Samaire Armstrong has entered an outpatient facility "to deal with some personal issues in a therapeutic atmosphere and is doing very well," her rep told People. "She continues to work on her show and will be completing her treatment in a matter of weeks." No further details were forthcoming about the
20th Century Fox's attorneys have put the kibosh on the "Buffy" Musical, a series of theatrical screenings of the acclaimed "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" episode "Once More, with Feeling," in which fans dress up like their fave characters and sing along with the show. A rep for the studio says that the distributor who allowed
these screenings to go on overstepped the boundaries of the show's licensing deals.
California Department of Justice investigators began, at long last, serving out search warrants Friday in connection with the death of Anna Nicole Smith earlier this year, carrying out raids on the homes and offices of two of Smith's doctors, Sandeep Kapoor and Khristine Eroshevich. The former model passed away from an accidental drug
overdose on Feb. 8.
Finally, "Lost" fans can put a face to the name. Fisher Stevens, a longtime TV vet who's had guest starring stints in "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Frasier," and "Friends" as well as starring roles in the Short Circuit franchise, has signed on to play Minowski, the character whose voice was heard on
the other side of a satellite phone last season and who seemingly informed Jack that the gang would be rescued.
Will Smith is attached to executive produce a series adaptation of Hitch, his 2005 hit matchmaking romantic comedy. Smith won't star in the half-hour comedy, which has yet to be pitched...and therefore picked up...by any of the networks.
Enrique Iglesias taped an appearance Thursday on "The Young and the Restless," his third CBS guest stint as himself this year. The Latin crooner sang "Somebody's Me" while stopping by the fictional Indigo jazz club on the daytime soap, with the episode set to air Nov. 7. Iglesias has previously made acting pit stops on "How I
Met Your Mother" and "Two and a Half Men."
|In reality TV news: After Tyra, Twiggy, & Co. could cope no longer with her abrasive attitude, 20-year-old Yale coed Victoria Marshman was eliminated from the CW's "America's Next Top Model 9" Wednesday. Ten aspiring catwalkers remain.
Regis Philbin has been tapped to host an updated version of the classic game show
"Password" for CBS, which has ordered six episodes of the inflation-adjusted "Million Dollar Password." This marks Philbin's first trip back to prime-time since he hosted the first season of "America's Got Talent" last year.
Drew Carey popped the question to recent culinary school grad Nicole Jaracz on Tuesday, his rep says. The pair, each of which will be tying the knot for the first time, haven't set a date yet. Meanwhile, the 36th season of "The Price Is Right," featuring Carey in the Bob Barker role, premieres Monday.
Looks like Michelle Rodriguez won't be having a very merry Christmas. The former "Lost" star has been ordered to report to county jail on Christmas Eve to begin serving a six-month sentence for failing to complete community service and alcohol monitoring as part of her probation in a drunken-driving case. Rodriguez "admitted violation of her probation by failing to provide proof of
community service and by consuming alcohol three times while wearing an alcohol-monitoring device," a spokesman for the City Attorney's office said.
|In reality TV news: Jane Seymour returned to ABC's "Dancing with the Stars 5" Monday after missing last Tuesday's show following the death of her mother. The actress won high marks for her tango and finished the night in a three-way tie for first place with Mel B and Sabrina Bryan. Las Vegas staple Wayne Newton and his professional partner Cheryl
Burke finished at the bottom of the heap, with the lowest marks of the night on Tuesday night. Co-host Samantha Harris is scheduled to return from maternity leave next week, meaning fill-in Drew Lachey will be relegated to the sidelines. Also on Tuesday, Jim Germanakos, a 40-year-old from Long Island, NY who was competing alongside his twin brother Bill, became the fifth contestant and the first Black Team member cut from NBC's "The Biggest Loser 4." Finally on Tuesday, Will Frank and Rebecca Miles, the 23-year-old
software engineer from Haworth, NJ and his partner, a 24-year-old student from Crown Point, IN, became the third couple eliminated from the CW's "Beauty and the Geek 4."
A judge has recommended that Nicollette Sheridan and an ex-manager who claims she fired him to avoid paying a commission for his role in scoring her "Desperate
Housewives" gig turn to mediation to try and resolve their dispute. Rob Lee sued the actress for breach on contract in June 2006, claiming he was unceremoniously sacked in 2004 after playing an instrumental part in landing Sheridan the role of Edie Britt on the ABC series. Sheridan has denied his claims.
Chevy Chase is getting into the sibling spirit, with a multi-episode guest arc on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," Variety reports. The thespian will play Stan Hirsh, the high school boyfriend of Sally Field's character, Nora Walker. He begins shooting his episodes Thursday.
David Hasselhoff's publicist confirmed Tuesday that the actor was hospitalized after suffering a "brief relapse" in his ongoing battle against alcoholism, but that he's "doing fine and will be back home in the morning." Hasselhoff temporarily lost custody of his daughters after that videotape of him drunkenly trying to eat a burger surfaced, but he won primary
physical custody in June. A mediation hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
|Kiefer Sutherland has agreed to a 48-day jail sentence after pleading no contest to driving with a blood-alcohol level higher than 0.08 percent, stemming from his Sept. 25 DUI bust. As part of the deal, another misdemeanor count of driving under the influence was dropped. Sutherland must immediately serve 18 days for
probation violation after he's formally sentenced on Dec. 21, which serendipitously is the first day of "24's" winter production break, and then he has until July 1, 2008, to complete the rest.
As buzz about "Gossip Girl" continues to mount, the CW announced Tuesday that it had picked up the freshman series for a
Former "Sopranos" stars Aida Turturro and Vincent Pastore will reunite for a seven-week run as cast members in Broadway's Chicago for the holiday season, starting Nov. 19 and running through Jan. 13.
NBC Universal said Tuesday it is buying Oxygen Media, the cable network devoted to women's programming, for about $925 million. The acquisition is expected to go through next month.
David Spade has donated $25,000 to the family of slain Phoenix police officer Nick Erfle, who was killed in the line of duty last month. "I'm from Arizona, so I'm always a little aware of things that are going on there," Spade told the Associated Press. "It just struck me as such a rough situation, just because cops in general get
kind of a bad rap lately, and people forget it is the scariest job out there."
"Desperate Housewives" womanizer Ricardo Chavira is a monogamous man in real life. The actor revealed that he wed his longtime girlfriend Marcea Dietzel Sept. 22 in a private ceremony in San Antonio, Texas. The couple has a four-year-old son, Tomas.
Denise Richards is moving on out. The actress has placed her 5,188-square-foot home in Hidden Hills, California, on the market for $3.9 million, per the Los Angeles Times. Richards and her daughters lived in the home, which features five bedrooms, a gym and space for a horse, for just over a year. They won't be moving far, however, as she's already
purchased a new $4.6 million residence in the same neighborhood.
"Family Guy" is marking its 100th episode on Nov. 4 with a retrospective of all the funniest and most satirical moments from seasons past.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources