On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels are joined by popular blogger Totally Tyler, author of Your Boyfriend and Other Guys I’ve Kissed: The Tails of Totally Tyler.
The gang and Tyler weigh in on the latest celebrity gossip, including: Brangelina’s engagement, celebrities showing out on Twitter and Jennifer Lopez saying no to Marc Anthony wanting her back.
The topic turns to the new Shonda Rhimes series Scandal. Jamey enjoyed Scandal, but doesn’t want to see Private Practice cancelled in favor of it. What does Tyler think of ABC’s Southern-fried soap GCB? Luke encourages fans to give The CW’s Ringer another try. Could Jillian’s beloved CSI: Miami be cancelled?
MDNA, the latest album from pop icon Madonna, posted the biggest sales drop in history. Tyler has a theory on what contributed to the drop and is ticked Jamey didn't buy the CD! The boy bands One Direction and The Wanted are feuding, yet the panel basically doesn't know they are.
The Hunger Games has captured big box office dollars, but Tyler doesn’t think the movie lives up to the books.
After refusing to buy an e-reader or tablet, Jamey finally gave in and decided to get a Kindle when he couldn’t find a copy of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey in bookstores. Reportedly, Universal and Focus ponied up $5 million for the movie rights to the book being called “mommy porn.” All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!
American sweetheart and NBC ratings grabber Betty White joined Twitter on Tuesday. The Hot in Cleveland and former Golden Girls superstar entered the Twitterverse saying,
Hello Twitter! And they said it would never happen. Oh wait, that was me.
By Wednesday morning over 105,000 people had followed the beloved TV icon. So which celebrity did White tweet first? That would be American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.
Hey @RyanSeacrest - my new show airs tomorrow and I hear we're in the same time slot. I've always dreamed of sharing a night with you...
The View’s Sherri Shepherd was eliminated from Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday. The talk show host and comedian's departure from the hit ABC reality competition comes one week after former The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital star Jack Wagner was sent home. According to USA Today, Shepherd thanked the show for letting her live out a dream.
"I just want to say thank you for letting me live a dream I have always had," said Sherri, tears streaming down her face. "I want to say to everyone out there: That thing that scares you the most ... run towards it, because it's so amazing!"
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Former The Bold and the Beautiful, Melrose Place and General Hospital star Jack Wagner was sent home during Dancing With the Stars’ elimination episode on Tuesday. Even though Wagner and partner Anna Trebunskaya earned a score of 24, it wasn’t enough for viewers to keep them in the competition. Do you think Wagner deserved to be sent packing? More importantly, can I see a show of hands, er commets, of those who hope this will free him up to reprise GH's Frisco Jones!
The women of The View got fired up recently while discussing a new Texas law that requires women in the state to view an ultrasound, or hear a description of one, before they can legally obtain an abortion. Elisabeth Hasslebeck pondered why a woman wouldn't want to see an ultrasound, stating that with other medical procedures it is common for patients to be shown scans and/or X-rays prior to surgery being performed.
Barbara Walters contended that it was emotionally cruel to ask a woman, who has already made the choice to terminate her pregnancy, to then view an ultrasound. Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar co-signed Walters, with Goldberg attempting to explain to Hasslebeck the difference between a gall bladder and a fetus.
An emotional Sherri Shepherd, who has gone on record about having had several abortions in her youth, offered the point that there are those in society who don't want women to get birth control from places like Planned Parenthood; then they protest abortions, insisting women have children they aren't ready for; only to not want to offer anything in terms of social service and/or support, once these women have the kids they didn't want in the first place. Dicey, divisive, powerful stuff. Watch a clip after the jump! READ MORE
Former American Idol contestant and The Young and the Restless star Diana DeGarmo is set to premiere her country ballad “Good Goodbye” on Y&R on Friday, March 23. DeGarmo teamed with another former American Idol contestant, Ace Young, to write the song. Watch a preview after the jump!