It's hard to believe that there's been a dearth of tacky things for me to ask you guys about, but it's true. Until today. I ran into a link featuring pictures of celebrity tattoos, and holy guacamole are these things tacky. The question is — what's tackier?
It's If You Had To... Douches Wild edition! On your left, Mystery, the pickup artist who turns nice guys into douches on VH1's The Pickup Artist. On your right, good ol' Criss Angel. They have so much in common! They both wear lame hats, and they both perform tricks! So, you have to share bottle service at Tao in Vegas with one of these dudes. Who would you go out with (and make out with), if you had to...
- Monk has been renewed for an eighth — and final — season. — Variety
- ABC's official midseason schedule adds Scrubs and The Unusuals to Wednesdays — and drops Life on Mars and Pushing Daisies. — The Futon Critic
- Aaron Eckhart will star in the action film Battle: Los Angeles. — ComingSoon
- CBS has ordered more episodes of Gary Unmarried and Worst Week. — The Hollywood Reporter
- Maya Rudolph will guest-star on Kath and Kim. — TV Guide
- 50 Cent's album release has been pushed to January. — Billboard
- Nigel Lythgoe and Michael Flatley are bringing a new dance competition show to NBC. — Zap2it
- NBC is developing a comedy based on the life of Criss Angel. — Variety
Photo courtesy of USA
Paris Hilton brought Benji Madden and a whole lot of eye makeup to the premiere of Repo! The Genetic Opera at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas last night. Paris strutted around, posing with the cast in her little dress before changing into another silver and black ensemble for the afterparty. You guys weren't too keen on the movie, but it doesn't look like Paris is going to let any negative attention get her down.
To see more photos of Paris, Benji, and Criss Angel with Holly Madison just read more
The illusionist (how's that different from a magician again?) Criss Angel performs some trick so that it looks like a child turns into a 20-year-old. I'm actually not all that interested in this trick. (She's standing on a table, I'm sure something's going on under the table we don't know about.) Instead, I was too busy being unsettled by his approaching an 8-year-old child and turning her into a barely legal adult, especially when he asks her mother, "Can I try something with your daughter?" Ewww. Great choice of words.
Last night Kenny Chesney was declared the Entertainer of the Year for the fourth year in a row at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Vegas. Garth Brooks was also back in the limelight to receive the first-ever Crystal Milestone Award for his outstanding achievements. Performer Keith Urban didn't need a trophy to make him gush. The father-to-be expressed his excitement showing off Nicole's growing baby bump on the red carpet. Top new female vocalist, Taylor Swift got real wet with a chilling performance of "Should've Said No" where she was singing and dancing while water poured down on her. Winner for best female vocalist Carrie Underwood not only looked gorgeous in her many outfits, but she also showed her chic geeky side playing with the hottest new toy she plays on her tour bus - I gotta get me one of those.
For images of the performances from Taylor, Carrie, Kenny and more as well as lots of red carpet beauties, just read more
Saying NBC has put a bit of effort into promoting Phenomenon would be like saying Pushing Daisies is "a bit cute" or Dr. House is "a bit cranky." I'm hoping that the show's premiere tonight means my viewing of other NBC shows will no longer be interrupted by a Phenomenon ad covering up the bottom quarter of the screen.
The show, hosted by Uri Geller and Criss Angel, is essentially a cross between a magic show and American Idol. Ten mentalists and mystifiers will demonstrate their talents each week on a panel of celebrity guests (including the girls from The Girls Next Door and Raven Symone), and viewers at home will choose which contestants stay and which go home.
Most of you said a show like this wouldn't be up your alley, so I'm wondering if NBC made a big mistake in making this a show where the viewers choose a winner. Do people at home really care about picking "the next great mentalist"? On the other hand, some of the magical, mystical tricks Phenomenon has promised probably look pretty cool. To watch a preview for the show and let me know if you'll be tuning in, just read more
This month, NBC will premiere a new series called "Phenomenon," a reality show hosted by Criss Angel and Uri Geller searching for the next great mentalist. The show will pit 10 contestants against each other in various mystifying challenges, and viewers will be able to vote for their favorites. The winner will take home $250,000.
I'm a bit behind on this whole Criss Angel/mentalist trend, so I'm wondering: Is this a show that interests you?
Photos courtesy of NBC