Here’s a rundown of entertainment tidbits for Tues May 13, 2008.
Remy Ma faces eight years in jail for shooting a former associate last year. The quarrel was over $3,000 that went missing from her purse. She had initially faced up to 25 years, and prosecutors asked for thirteen years. Her lawyers plan to appeal. [via Village Voice]
Could Beyonce be pregnant? She and Jay-Z will probably have beautiful babies. Damn them.
Arrgggh!! My favorite vampire show, Moonlight, is not being renewed. It’s so much more interesting than other supernatural show on Friday nights – Ghost Whisperer. But then, I have a bias for vampires over ghosts. Well, hopefully Supernatural is still around for a couple more seasons. Then some new show will have to pop up. (I haven’t seen any new Blood Ties since the writer’s strike, so I don’t know what’s happening with that vampire show.)
Hint to Moonlight’s production company (Silver Pictures Television), who also produced Veronica Mars: I’m certain that there are enough fans that you could still do episodes by pre-selling a DVD of the next season. For example, I’d be fine with paying up to $100 in advance, via some secure website, so that you can produce another season, then do that again for the next season. I don’t want to see this show die so soon. If you can pre-sell 50,000 DVDs, that’s $5M. I know that’s not a lot, but it’s a starting point. (If I’m not mistaken, it worked for Joss Whedon’s Firefly. But then, he had fans from Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.)
Also not being renewed is Oprah’s Big Give. Thank goodness. While it was in the right spirit, it was so boring. Of course, her “people” are saying “she didn’t want to renew it.” Uh huh. Kind of like when Brooke Shields said she meant to trip and fall on her face? Oh, you’re serious. It was Oprah that didn’t want to do it again? ABC did want to renew? Oh well.
Megan Mullally, whose “Karen Walker” was my favorite character on the show Will & Grace, will return to a series in the fall. She’ll be playing Alicia Silverstone’s mother on Bad Mother’s Handbook. I don’t know. Might work. Love the series title, though. Too bad they couldn’t come up with a way to give “Karen Walker” her own show. She and Shelley Morrison, who played her Karen’s maid, Rosario Salazar.
Ah good. I’m not the only one who thought Britney Spears sucked on HIMYM (How I Met Your Mother) – which used to be one of my favorite comedies until after the writer’s strike ended. I so wanted Robin and Ted to be together, and now that they’re not, a lot of tension is gone from the show. It’s not enough that they’ve turned Spears’ character, Abby, into a dim-witted stalker. Also, kind of like a lot of current TV “pricks” (Dr. House, Shawn from Psych), Neil Patrick Harris’ Barney character just grows tiresome.
Denise Richards says she likes bad boys. And yet, she doesn’t seem to actually like keeping a relationship with any of them. Maybe there’s a lesson for you there, Denise? At any rate, I’m available for you if you need another bad boy for a short while – provided that I don’t have to be in your new reality show. You know, the one that Charlie Sheen didn’t want you pimping your kids in?
Tila Tequila, whom some people say fakes her bisexuality is now saying that she experimented with girls before age 10, and that “every girl is born bisexual.” Seriously, what fascination is there for this skinny, not-all-that girl?
If you can ignore the unfortunate stomach scars that resulted from a plastic surgery gone wrong, Tara Reid still looks good in a bikini.
Oh great. Two more untalented entertainment morons, Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz, are going to get married and breed.
Seriously? I’m all for good tattoos, but Brad Pitt has a map of New Orleans on his back. But it’s not all that obtrusive.
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’ oldest kid, Rumer Willis, apparently has an original voice and might be getting a music deal. Nice to be connected, I guess.