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Charlie's Angels Slammed By Critics

Sep 22, 2011 12:00 PM

CharliesAngels092211.jpgThe reviews are in -- and unlike the Charlie's Angels girls themselves, it's not pretty.

Angels is set to premiere on ABC tonight, the second reboot of the original 1976 TV series that starred Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and and Kate Jackson.

This 2011 version gives us beauties Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh as the trio of butt-kicking leading ladies. While all three are gorgeous, that's apparently all there is to this remake.

Critics are panning the series across the board, calling it absurd and boring while picking apart everything from a plot that doesn't work to the terrible dialogue. One of our favorite reviews comes from the Chicago Tribune. "Angels was a hit 35 years ago because viewers obviously didn’t mind idiotic dialogue and illogical plots," critic Curt Wagner wrote. "Oh, and it also worked because so few action shows had women as leads. Things have changed since then, though."

Looks like we'll be praying that NBC can find a role for Minka again on Parenthood.

Photo: Courtesy of ABC




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Biggest Loser Contestant In Critical Condition After Fall

Sep 8, 2011 03:55 PM

BiggestLoserGuy.jpgFormer Biggest Loser contestant Sam Poueu, 24, is in critical condition after falling from a building on Saturday.

Poueu, who lost 142 pounds on the show, fell several stories. He is being treated at a San Francisco hospital for a punctured lung, a broken leg, torn ligaments and a pelvic injury.

His season nine castmate Ashley Johnson said on Facebook:

    "Sam Poueu is making great improvements everyday. God is answering our prayers and Sam is fighting. Please keep the prayers coming. He is still in critical condition, but is fighting like hell and is impressing the Doctors like he impressed all of us"

Our well wishes go out to Sam and his family! He announced his engagement to fellow contestant Stephanie Anderson last year.

Photo Courtesy of NBC




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Regis Announces His Final Day Hosting Live With Regis And Kelly

Sep 6, 2011 10:30 AM

rphilbinny011911_07_X17230WMnew.jpgRegis Philbin has announced that November 18 will be his final show with Live with Regis and Kelly.

The 80-year-old host made the big announcement this morning with Kelly Ripa by his side.

Philbin began hosting with Kathie Lee Gifford back in June 1985. Gifford left the show in 2000 and Ripa was chosen as the new co-host in 2001.

No word yet as to who will be taking over for Philbin in November.

So far Survivor host Jeff Probst, Dancing With The Stars alum Psycho Mike, Ryan Seacrest, Andy Cohen, Ripa's hubby Mark Consuelos and Howie Mandel have all thrown their names in the ring.

Do you have a favorite?




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Tara Reid And Pamela Anderson Bring The Blonde To Big Brother

Aug 11, 2011 02:20 PM

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Blonde heads will roll! Tara Reid and Pamela Anderson have been tapped to star in the U.K.'s Celebrity Big Brother.

The show starts taping next week and will also include Whitney Houston's ex Bobby Brown as a housemate, according to The Sun. "Both women are very feisty and producers hope that sparks will fly," a source told the newspaper.

While we would've loved to see Charlie Sheen act out on the reality show (that rumor was, not surprisingly, shot down fast by his rep), we're pretty sure party girl Tara and former Baywatch babe Pam should bring a lot of drama to the British show.

Don't forget that Pam has reality TV experience - she starred on Australian Big Brother for a whopping three days and also shook her booty on Dancing with the Stars. But sadly, her contract states that she can bow out of the show after just five days, so who knows how long the actress will hang around.

As for Bobby, well, we already know he can bring the crazy.

The rest of Tara, Pam and Bobby's castmates are aren't household names on this side of the pond. They include reality star Kerry Katona, Big Fat Gypsy Wedding's Paddy Poherty, Irish twins Jedward and the House of Common's speaker's wife Sally Bercow.

Let the games begin!




Simon Cowell, Ashton Kutcher Named Two Of TV's Highest Paid Actors

Aug 10, 2011 12:20 PM

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We haven't even seen a single episode of Ashton Kutcher on Two and a Half Men yet, but that hasn't stopped the funnyman from scoring a spot as one of the most highly sought after small screen actors already.

TV Guide Magazine just announced its list of the highest paid stars on TV, and Ashton tops the list along with House's Hugh Laurie. Both earn $700,000, scoring the highest spots in the comedy and drama categories, respectively.

Ashton's paycheck sounds huge, but it's actually a big save for CBS - Charlie Sheen earned $1.2 million per episode on Two and a Half Men.

In the reality TV realm, it's no surprise that American Idol alum Simon Cowell is No. 1 - he will earn $75 million per season on the The X Factor. Other judges make bank as well, but not quite like Simon. Christina Aguilera earns $225,000 per episode as a coach on The Voice. That's quite a paycheck, seeing as the other coaches - Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee-Lo Green - only make $75,000 per episode.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi takes home a huge slice of the reality TV pie too, earning $100,000 per episode on Jersey Shore.

Late night talk show hosts aren't doing too shabby either. David Letterman scores $28 million per year, Jay Leno rakes in $25 million and Conan O'Brien earns $10 million.

Looks like TV really does pay the bills!




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James Spader Joins The Office As New Boss

Jul 6, 2011 01:00 PM

JamesSpaderOffice230.3.jpgWell, new top boss anyway.

Speculation has been circling NBC's The Office for months as to who will replace Michael Scott (Steve Carrell's character) as boss of the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch since Carrell has officially left the series -- this season was his last.

Some official news has finally surfaced. James Spader, who guest starred on the show this season, will become an official recurring character; he'll play the CEO of Sabre, Dunder Mifflin's parent company.

Spader is a multi-Emmy winner; he starred on Boston Legal and The Practice.

JamesSpaderOffice230.2.jpgHis character on The Office, Robert California, is described as an "uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior."

Love it -- especially the name "California"!

Spader will reportedly make $100-200,000 per episode for the show. Not bad!

As for who is still in the running to replace Michael Scott, see the names after the jump!




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