Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel reunites "all-stars" from past American Idol seasons
Season 3's William Hung and Season 6's Sanjaya Malakar (and his "Crying Girl" Ashley Perl, all grown up) were among the participants on Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s "We Are the World"-style "All-Star Reunion" performance of the song "Where Are They Now?" Also present were "Chicken Little" Kevin Covais, Scott MacIntyre, Antonella Barba, Chewbacca Girl and "Pants on the Ground" singer "General" Larry Platt. Longtime Idol judge Randy Jackson also made an appearance, as did previous Idol winners Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks, who were kept separately. Earlier in the evening, Kimmel dropped by American Idol and brought a time capsule on stage to surprise the studio audience with Sanjaya, who had shaved off all his hair. ALSO: Maddie Poppe beats boyfriend Caleb Lee Hutchinson to win American Idol.
Marc Summers is set to return for Nickelodeon's Double Dare reboot, but not as host
The original Double Dare host will serve as an executive producer on the rebooted kids' game show and he'll have an on-camera role, according to TMZ. But he won't be the host. TMZ says Summers was a "quick hire" after the reboot announcement was made. Summers hasn't confirmed his involvement, but he teased an upcoming Double Dare announcement in a tweet on Saturday.
Fox cancels L.A. to Vegas after one season
Fox didn't make a decision on the Dylan McDermott comedy's future before the upfronts, but co-star Amir Talai announced the cancelation news on Twitter Monday night. “I love you so much #LAtoVegas fans,” Talai wrote. “That’s why it breaks my heart to tell you that our show is not coming back.”
Miley Cyrus pranks a sleeping Jimmy Kimmel and accidentally hits him in the testicles with a sledehammer
Rihanna pranked Kimmel for April Fool's Day in 2015 by surprising him while he was sleeping. Britney Spears did the same for April Fool's in 2016. On Monday night, Kimmel showed video of Miley Cyrus pranking him in the middle of the night, but not for April Fool's Day. Cyrus brought in a "wrecking ball" and a sledgehammer as she surprised a sleeping Kimmel by singing her hit song "Wrecking Ball."
A woman walked out during an Aziz Ansari standup set in New York City
The New York Daily News reports the Master of None star made a surprise stand-up appearance at the Comedy Cellar on Sunday night, and a woman responded by walking out in the middle of his act. Ansari began returning to standup in recent weeks for the first time since he was accused of sexual misconduct in January.
Dancing with the Stars didn't have time to reveal who came in second and third place
Dancing's all-athletes edition season finale, which crowned Adam Rippon as champion, couldn't reveal who was runner-up because the ABC reality show couldn't go over into American Idol's finale timeslot.
Holly Marie Combs got in a Twitter fight with a Charmed reboot executive producer
The original Charmed star traded barbs with Brad Silberling, who directed the Charmed reboot pilot for The CW, after he said it would've been tough to reunite the original cast. "That's both inaccurate and untrue. But you do you boo," Combs shot back, later adding: "Suck it Brad. Really." Former Charmed star Alyssa Milano also weighed in, tweeting: "I know what is both accurate and true—nothing would make me happier than reuniting with these strong, talented, powerful women." When the Charmed reboot trailer came out last week, Combs told The Huffington Post: "I hope the new show is far better than the marketing, so the true legacy does remain."
Charlize Theron to play Megyn Kelly in a movie about Fox News and Roger Ailes
Theron will play Kelly as host of Fox News' The Kelly Files. In her memoir Settle for More, Kelly detailed the sexual harassment she endured in the decade she worked at Fox News.
Why Bravo's Real Housewives of the 1960s is a bad idea
"First of all, who wrote this, Don Draper?" says R. Eric Thomas of Bravo's new Real Housewives spinoff, which is being described as an "imaginative docuseries." "Literally none of this sounds good for anyone involved. Did some people have a good time in the Sixties? Sure probably. Quincy Jones. Do a series where everyone has to live their life like Quincy Jones and I'd watch. Real Housewives of 'You Like Brazilian Music?' Instant hit. But to pretend that this was the 'ultimate era' for anyone, particularly the American Housewife, is just bonkers."
Dave Annable writes of the agony of being dropped from CBS' The Code as it was picked up to series
“I’ve never been fired before and certainly not publicly,” the Brothers & Sisters alum wrote in an Instagram post shortly after he was dropped from the CBS series. “Right now I want to run. I want to hide. I want to quit. The TOUGHER thing to do is face it. To embrace it. Learning to deal with failure is one of the most important lessons you’ll deal with in your life. Guess what? Failure is mandatory. It’s growth. It’ll never stop.”
Why Kelly Clarkson's Billboard Music Awards "moment of action" critique of a "moment of silence" was so flawed
Clarkson wanted to do something more productive by having a "moment of action" in honor of the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting. "She said, in essence, that whatever you believe, you should do something about it, rather than remain apathetic or paralyzed," says Spencer Kornheiser. "But there’s something troubling, too, in critiquing silence as too timid and then declining to say what you actually think should be done to prevent the next horror. Clarkson did imbue powerful emotion in her speech, drawing upon her own roots in Texas. Yet at an awards show devoted to the profitability of music more than its content, she stood vulnerable to the most cynical critique of what pop stars do: sell a feeling, and nothing more."
Scandal's Katie Lowes wanted to "Olivia Pope the situation" after suffering a miscarriage
Lowes revealed on her Katie's Crib Shondaland podcast her experience of suffering through a miscarriage. Lowes gave birth to her first child, Albee, last October.
Jason Bateman and Will Arnett are okay after their taxi hit a car while promoting Arrested Development in New York City
Bateman and Arnett were in a van that rear-ended another car on Monday evening. The cast of the Netflix series spent Monday promoting Season 5.
SNL's celebrity cameo-filled 43rd season highlights the problem of having few cast members who are stars
"Since the departure of its prior core group of stars (the last of whom, Seth Meyers, departed midway through Season 39), SNL has struggled to build a major identity around its newer ensemble," says David Simms. "(Kate) McKinnon, the show’s one bona-fide star, and Kenan Thompson, its longest-running cast member, are two hall-of-famers. Everyone else is a mix of solid but unspectacular performers, some of whom (like Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong) have been with the show for six years without ever quite making it their own." Simms notes that Saturday Night Live is doing fine, ratings-wise. But, he adds, "beyond the growing staleness of its Trump material, SNL struggled to really address some of the biggest news stories of the year, especially the #MeToo movement." The one standout episode was the one hosted by Donald Glover, he says. "There’s a lesson to be learned from Glover’s episode: Its distinctiveness is what made it work, and helped so many of its sketches travel online in the days following," says Simms." More often than not, SNL succeeds when its cast members and writers build up recognizable brands of humor that can recur throughout the show. That’s never been true for much of SNL’s current cast, partly because they’re not given enough air time to define themselves onscreen, and some of the longer-serving veterans may have missed their chance to do so entirely. It’s a problem the show knows that it has—and a mistake it should steer clear of when it begins its next rebuild around newer stars."
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Fox Sports defends its decision to have eight of 12 World Cup commentators call the games from TV sets in Los Angeles
While four Fox Sports commentators head to Russia, eight will stay behind in Los Angeles and call the World Cup from soundproof audio and video booths using large monitors. "To me, it is a non-story," says David Neal, Fox Sports' executive producer of the World Cup. "In soccer, it is standard procedure to do matches off-tube. The number of traveling teams versus the number left here in LA is kind of irrelevant when we are doing half of the games with talent in-stadium.”
Clint Eastwood is a fan of The Bachelor!?
Chris Harrison revealed on The Rich Eisen Show he once ran into the legendary filmmaker and actor, who told him: "I watch your show from time to time." Incidentally, Eastwood's son, Scott Eastwood, once appeared in a Bachelor spoof: "The Bachelor with Dogs."
Suits' Patrick J. Adams apologizes after posting a photo of a woman he accused of body-shaming him and his wife
Adams was at a London airport with wife/Pretty Little Liars alum Troian Bellisario, waiting to catch a flight home from co-star Meghan Markle's wedding, when he said a woman "did some casual body shaming of my wife and I." He posted a photo of the woman, but later took it down after he was accused of bullying.
Stephanie Beatriz discusses how her own bisexuality informed Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Rosa
Did she always play Rosa as queer? "I’ve always thought that if you were to ask Rosa, she would say, 'Yeah, I date whoever I want,' but that is not something she would ever discuss with anyone at work, because she’s Rosa," she says. "She’s not going to talk about her personal life." Beatriz also recounts how co-creator Dan Goor asked if she'd like to do a storyline about Rosa coming out as bisexual and her role in developing the story with the writers.
- Jimmy Kimmel reunites "all-stars" from past American Idol seasons