Michael Vartan arrived in Melbourne today for some serious poker tournament. Sounds like something one of the characters on Big Shots would do, but not his. Vartan plays the one real endearing guy on the show about rich CEO men BSing about acting like women. Unfortunately we're not so sure how long we'll get to watch Michael on the small screen. After being shelved for a few weeks, ABC is bringing back Big Shots to air three more episodes. Depending on how well these do will determine whether or not the struggling drama will be picked up — that is, assuming this sad writers' strike ever comes to an end. Maybe a second career as a poker champion isn't such a bad idea after all.
Last night in Hollywood, Condé Nast brought together music and screen to celebrate at the first ever Movies Rock event. The red carpet was all about drama from Beyonce's green number which looked like she would waddle rather than strut in to Fergie's sexy lingerie-esque dress. Jennifer Lopez positively glowed (and is sooo big!) while Marc posed with his hand on her belly — protective already of their little one. Both Josh Duhamel and Josh Jackson went with ties and sweaters, though Pacey's maybe shrunk a bit too much in the dryer. Inside the show, the audience was treated to performances from the all star talent — more on that in a little. How do you think all the ladies (and men) were looking? Watch the event this Friday night on CBS.
To see a lot more from the event including Alicia Silverstone, Carrie Underwood, Eddie Murphy, Eve, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Usher and others just read more
The networks have announced their fall schedules, but which of the series will actually be worth watching? Throughout the summer, as I watch the pilots, I'll be posting my first impressions. A lot can change before a show makes it to air, so these aren't comprehensive reviews, just quick thoughts on how the shows look now. Today's installment: ABC's "Big Shots."
What's it about? "Men are the new women" is the mantra of this "Sex and the City" for men, which traces the disastrous personal lives of four high-powered CEOs.
Who's in it? Michael Vartan, Dylan McDermott, Christopher Titus, Joshua Malina
The good: It's a strong cast filled with three TV powerhouses (Vartan, McDermott, Titus) as well as nerdy Malina, an Aaron Sorkin favorite. A show like this can live or die by the guys' chemistry, and they play off each other decently well in the pilot.
The bad: Everything else. The most commonly uttered phrase seemed in the pilot seemed to be "we're men" — in case we could forget. It's trite and dull, with stereotypical jokes about demanding women, sexual fetishes, marriage therapy, etc. Also, much as I love Malina, he seems utterly out of place as a powerful businessman.
Will I watch? I doubt it — and, furthermore, I don't think it's worthy of the post-"Grey's Anatomy" time slot.
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Cute Michael Vartan was spotted grabbing some Starbucks in Hollywood. We miss seeing Michael weekly on Alias, but we may get to see him back on the big screen soon. Producer Alan Robinson wants him to play a serial killer in his upcoming movie Worst Nightmares. Here's more:
“Nightmares” tells of a serial killer who knocks off his victims based on what their particular fear is – be it a fear of drowning, a fear of heights, or in my case, a fear of being sentenced to watch “Full House” re-runs on loop for a weekend.
“It’s a really great script”, Robinson tells Moviehole from his Sydney office. “We plan to shoot it this Summer in Los Angeles”.
A high-calibre cast has already expressed interest in the film, he tells. Its believed that Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan, Lance Henriksen and Michael Vartan may be in early talks. “He would be the serial killer. I think he’d be great – something very different for him”, says Robinson, of the actor who next headlines fellow Aussie Greg McLean’s “Rogue”.
Sounds a bit cheesy - stay tuned to see if Michael signs up for this role...
Britney may have dumped K-Fed but it doesn't look like he's going away anytime soon. Last night he was at the Details Magazine Insider Party along with Michael Vartan, Daniel Dae Kim and a few Laguna Beach alums. Kevin is trying to change his image, ditching his wife-beaters for blazers (or sweater coats) and trying to act a little more sophisticated. Still, that's going to be hard to keep up for long. K-Fed is going back to wrestling to pay his hefty legal bills. He plans to have a rematch with Cena on WWE on New Year's.
Lots more pics including Lauren Conrad, her two exes, Brody Jenner & Jason Wahler, along with Shane West, Harold Perrineau, Kimberly Stewart, Cheryl Burke, Audrina Patridge, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Heidi Montag, Ian Ziering, and Stacy Keibler so just read more