Who says sports nuts can't also love a little daytime drama? In a chat with The New York Times Magazine about his career in basketball, Brooklyn Nets General Manager Billy King admitted to loving himself some The Young and the Restless! Apparently the revival of the hit-and-run storyline involving vixen Phyllis Newman (Michelle Stafford) is keeping King tuned in these days.
I’ve heard that you watch “The Young and the Restless.” So catch me up. What’s been happening lately in Genoa City?
Oh, man, let’s see. Phyllis is going to jail for an attempted murder from about eight, nine years ago that she’s being prosecuted for now.
How did you develop such an unlikely habit?
I was a junior in college, and I finished class at 11. One day I started watching, and I was hooked.
Get ready for La Toya Jackson to invade your television sets. The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced in a statement Thursday, their new reality series, Life With La Toya, will focus around Jackson as she,
"juggles the many demands of her famous family, her life-long friends, and her growing entertainment business empire." READ MORE
Anderson Cooper's daytime chatfest is getting an overhaul for its second season. According to Deadline, Anderson will now be called Anderson Live and feature rotating co-hosts with its new live structure.
The sophomore talk show will also move from Lincoln Center's The Allen Room to the Broadcast Center in New York, which was previously home to the now defunct Nate Berkus Show. In a released statement, new co-executive producer Terence Noonan said:
Being live plays to Anderson’s strengths, providing immediacy and topicality, which allows us to talk about what is going on in the world.
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura dive into the latest pop culture news, headlines and TV series storylines.
The Batman: Dark Knight Rises tragedy at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado rocked the country. The PC gang weighs in on the tragic event. Kristen Stewart was photographed cheating on Robert Pattinson and issued a head scratching statement. Are their relationship problems getting more coverage than deserved? The 2012 Summer Olympics kicked off with a cameo by James Bond star Daniel Craig.
TV lost an icon with the passing of Sherman Hemsley and the PC crew shares their favorite memories from The Jeffersons and Amen. The team discusses the latest twists on TNT’s delicious Dallas. Political Animals reminds Luke of a political version of Brothers & Sisters. Does True Blood need to refocus because it has too much going on? Dancing with the Stars announces the returning cast list for Dancing with the All-Stars. The original Teen Mom is ending its run.
The Jackson family is acting out and Jillian says it’s a sad day when La Toya Jackson is providing the voice of reason. Is there a plot by Jackson siblings to get their hands on Michael Jackson’s money? Katherine Jackson went missing. Allegedly, Janet slapped Paris and Paris slapped Janet right back. Did Janet go along to protect her own fortune from her brothers? A judge awarded Tito’s son TJ temporary custody of Michael Jackson’s three children.
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!
Will Ricky Martin soon be living la vida loca in front of the camera? Deadline is reporting the Latin hearthrob has signed a holding deal with Universal Television. The deal will allow him to create and star in TV specials and his very own series. Universal TV EVP Bela Bajaria said in a released statement:
“Whether he’s performing before sold-out concert crowds, or starring on Broadway, where he is currently playing to SRO in Evita, Ricky connects with his audience in a very palpable way — and we are thrilled that he will be adding TV star to his incredible resume.
Glee fans worried about Chord Overstreet's status on the hit Fox series can rest easy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Overstreet has become an official cast member in season four. The trade paper reports the popular actor joins Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith, among those who have been signed full time on the show. All 15 of Glee's series regulars will return, but so far the show and network is keeping mum about who is returning full and part time.