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PLUS: Britney Spears "absolutely hated" being a judge on the American version of The X-Factor.
John Stamos recalls in his memoir hating Full House and Rebecca Romijn talking him into rejecting Nip/Tuck
In If You Would Have Told Me, out today, Stamos "takes readers on an intimate ride through his life so far — from the way he grew up, to landing his first role, to becoming the world’s most beloved Uncle and becoming a dad for the first time — and everything in-between," says Variety's Emily Longeretta. "The book includes laugh-out-loud stories as well as heartbreaking accounts of loss." In his memoir, Stamos recounts initially hating working with Bob Saget and the Olsen twins on Full House — and begging his agent to "get me the f*ck off this show!'” “I’m dying to pull the rip cord on this family-friendly hell, but I’ll fulfill my contractual obligation to shoot the pilot," he writes. "Keep it professional. The thing will crash and burn faster than my reputation, and I hope I can salvage some dignity with my next project. For now, stay cool. Control what you can control.” Stamos also recalls Ryan Murphy's attempts to work with him with a “Charlie’s Angels but with hookers" show and with FX’s Nip/Tuck. "The show sounds daring and edgy. Exactly what I need. I pass on Charlie’s Hookers, but I know Ryan is the real deal, and I should take this offer seriously,” writes Stamos. “I let Rebecca (Romijn, his then-wife) read the script. ‘It’s demeaning to women,’ she says dismissively. I think there’s more to the show, but we talk it out and I turn down Nip/Tuck. Little by little, I start to second-guess my instincts, short sell my abilities, take fewer risks, and get lost in my marriage." Stamos and Murphy would eventually work together on Glee and Scream Queens. Stamos also recalls being told he'll never work again when he decided to quit General Hospital and reveals a connection to Night Stalker Richard Ramirez.
Britney Spears "absolutely hated" being a judge on the American version of The X-Factor
Spears made headlines in 2012 joining Season 2 of Simon Cowell's Fox version of his British hit reality singing competition, alongside Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid. Spears reportedly earned $15 million, but opted not to return for a third and final season. Spears writes in her memoir The Woman in Me that being on live TV filled her with fear and anxiety. “I think a lot of people are really professional on TV, like Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani. When the camera’s on them, they thrive. And that’s great,” Spears writes. ALSO: Spears slams Ryan Seacrest for questioning her parenting in a 2007 interview.
Jeopardy! teasing Mayim Bialik's potential return divides fans
Bialik was featured alongside Ken Jennings as part of a "13 Nights of Jeoparween!" promo posted on social media. But there is no word on when or if Bialik, who has been taking time off in support of the Hollywood strikes, will return.
Whitney Cummings to star in OnlyFans' first-ever standup special
In Mouthy, Cummings performs while seven months pregnant. Mouthy will be released on OFTV, the free streaming service operated by the porn-friendly creator platform. Cummings previously partnered with OnlyFans for OFTV original comedy series Whitney Cummings Presents, which premiered in April.
Here are all the former Dancing with the Stars pros paying tribute tonight to Len Goodman
While all of the season 32 pros will be part of the number, tonight's tribute also feature a number of returning dancers including Kym Herjavec, Anna Trebunskaya, Karina Smirnoff, Edyta Sliwinska, Tony Dovolani, Louis van Amstel, Maks Chmerkovskiy and Mark Ballas. Cheryl Burke recently revealed "I wasn't invited" to take part in the tribute, but "I’ll be there in spirit and can’t wait to cheer my former colleagues on!" ALSO: Kyle Richards deletes post supporting Mauricio Umansky on Dancing amid rumors he's dating partner Emma Slater.
Daniel Radcliffe is producing an HBO Films documentary on his Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 stunt double who was paralyzed in an on-set accident
David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived, which was made in collaboration with Sky, is the coming-of-age story of a prodigious teenage gymnast who formed an inextricable bond with Harry Potter star Radcliffe. Holmes was paralyzed from the chest down with a debilitating spinal injury after an explosion while filming the 2010 movie.
Three Ted Lasso characters are getting the Barbie treatment
Mattel and Warner Bros. unveiled a new lineup of Barbie dolls Tuesday, featuring three beloved characters from the Apple TV+ sports comedy: Ted Lasso, Rebecca Walton and Keeley Jones.
Doctor Who begins filming Season 2 with Ncuti Gatwa
BBC also announced that former Loki director Kate Herron will co-write Season 2 alongside writer and actor Briony Redman. ALSO: Jacob Anderson reveals plans for a scrapped Vinder spinoff.
The CW will air Everyone Else Burns' Season 2
The CW has committed to airing Season 2 of the British Channel 4 critically acclaimed apocalyptic family comedy ahead of its American debut on the network on Thursday. Everyone Else Burns was renewed for a second season in August.
Cheyenne Jackson recalls learning of Call Me Kat co-star Leslie Jordan's death one year ago today
"It was harrowing and devastating," Jackson tells People of learning that Jordan had died in a car accident while on his way to the show's Burbank set on Oct. 24, 2022. "I was on the phone with my husband (Jason Landau), who went to his apartment to see if he was there. I was sitting in the hallway in Warner Bros. with Mayim (Bialik) when the news broke." Over the weekend, Jackson told a gathering at the unveiling of Jordan's star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars that "not only did I get to meet him, he became so dear to me — one of my very best friends. He was my sober buddy, so we knew each other in the AA rooms in West Hollywood, he was my comedy mentor and he was my dirty-mouthed little sidekick."
Liz Tigelaar to adapt another buzzworthy bestselling novel for Hulu: The Guest List
The Life Unexpected creator, who has helmed Hulu novel adaptations Little Fires Everywhere and Tiny Beautiful Things, will next tackle Lucy Foley’s novel The Guest List as a limited series. The Guest List is set on a remote island off a rugged coast, where guests attend an elaborate celebrity wedding. “But with a storm brewing, the picture-perfect affair darkens as the guests and their shared histories dangerously collide — and then the lights go out. And a body is found,” reads the project’s official logline. “As old secrets are brought to the surface, and the mysteries swirl — the question remains, who among these people deserved to die? And who had something to kill for?” The Guest List was a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, like Little Fires Everywhere and Tiny Beautiful Things.
Family Guy roasts Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their multimillion-dollar Netflix deal
In Sunday's episode, a cartoon version of Harry and Meghan are seen lounging by a pool with a butler nearby, who informs Harry: “Sir, your millions from Netflix for… no one knows what.”
Mystery Science Theater 3000 is crowdfunding for its 14th season
fundraising tiers, with a maximum goal of $7.4 million that will fund 12 episodes, 12 shorts and 36 "surgically-enhanced" remastered classic episodes of the show.