CBS announced today that it has picked up The Young and the Restless for three more years! The isn’t really a surprise because it has been the #1 daytime drama for 22 years, but in these times when soaps have been leaving the airwaves one a year it is great to read when one is renewed! Congrats to Y&R and let’s hope all the ABC soaps get long-term pick ups soon too since NBC’s Days of our Lives was picked up for two more earlier in the month.
ABC and AMPAS announced today that Anne Hathaway and James Franco are going to host the Oscars. Are you saying what I am saying and that is “WTF?” I get Anne Hathaway is Hollywood’s darling and did a great opening number with Hugh Jackman two years ago. But why James Franco? What has he done that makes him worthy of such an important job? I hated him on General Hospital and personally think he comes off as a pompous a$$ during televised and written interviews. So I am assuming that he probably gave the producers something from Pineapple Express to get the job? Seriously I am dumbfounded why they asked him to do such a big job. Plus I wonder how many of Hollywood’s other elite are going to feel that he got the honor before him.
I really never thought they could top Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosting, but they did. I am scared for this year’s Oscars on February 27th, what about you?
Tonight at 9p on Lifetime Garth Brooks’ song Unanswered Prayers comes to life in the movie of the same name. Samantha Mathis and Eric Close are high school sweethearts who have the perfect marriage until his ex-girlfriend comes back to town. Once Eric starts talking to ex played by Mädchen Amick he realizes he still has unresolved feelings for her and the feeling is mutual. Will he destroy his perfectly happy marriage and family to be with what could’ve been or will he stay will the love of his life? Tune in to grat song that inspired a movie.
And did I mention the extremely talented legend Patty Duke also stars in the telemovie?
Jack Black and his wife Tanya took their two sons Sammy and Thomas to Yo Gabba Gabba and they looked like they really enjoyed themselves. Actually it looks like the big kid dad had just as much fun as his 2 and 4 year old sons, if not more.
Seriously how awwwdorable are his little mini-mes?
Paul Young came out to the premiere of Megamind and the 54 year old singer looks amazing. He looks just like he did when he was on the top of the charts 25 years ago. I just wish instead of singing Every time You Go Away, he would sing something that would bring him back because he had some really awesome tunes!
Mark Ruffalo was added to the terror advisory list reportedly because he organized screenings for the documentary Gasland that is about natural gas drilling. According to the SF Chronicle, “his efforts to raise awareness and demand a stop to natural gas drilling reportedly attracted the attention of officials from Pennsylvania’s Office of Homeland Security – and he recently discovered it had landed him on a terror alert watchlist.” So how does he feel about it? He reportedly told GQ magazine, “(It’s) pretty f**kin’ funny.”
The world is a lot less funny today because Leslie Nielsen passed away today in Florida at the age of 84 from pneumonia according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Canadian star began as a serious actor before making the switch to comedy and we all got to laugh along with him in several parody movies including Airplane and the Naked Gun franchise. Even though he will not be any more movies, we can still laugh with him in the ones that he did. So today make some time to watch your favorite Leslie Nielsen movie and remember the comedic genius. And don’t call him Shirley. I will surely miss him and I know I am not alone.