There’s a fake YouTube feud between William Shatner and Carrie Fisher over which is better: “Star Trek” or “Star Wars”. But now George Takei wants it to stop. He believes the two sides need to put their differences aside and unite against a common foe: “Twilight.” He says it’s, quote, “really, really bad.”
The screw continues to turn in the American Airlines/Alec Baldwin drama. While most found Baldwin’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live” where he posed as an American Airlines captain apologizing to Mr. Baldwin a hoot, the airlines itself isn’t very happy. The flight attendants union has taken steps to make sure that neither Baldwin or his character, Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock” ever appear on an American Airlines flight again. No decision has yet been made regarding the sitcom’s yanking from the inflight entertainment, though an airline spokesperson was quick to explain that NBC routinely rotates which programs it offers on board the AA flights.
People are still talking about Rachael Crow being eliminated from “The X Factor”. Now comes word that it may have been fellow judge, Paula Abdul who whispered to Nicole Scherzinger on how to handle the vote decision. It’s being reported that Paula’s mic was down when Nicole was making her decision but in a review of the video, one can clearly hear Paula whisper to Nicole, “Just let it go to a deadlock.” Nicole did that and Rachel Crow was sent home because she had fewer votes than Marcus Canty.
So who would you like to have as a guest at your holiday meal? According to a survey by HomeGoods, the results are….
1. Jennifer Aniston 30%
2. Kate Middleton 21%
3. Brad Pitt 16%
Followed by Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher and Kim Kardashian
Who would you like to come to your holiday party?
1. Rachael Ray 31%
2. Jay Leno 17%
Who would you like to cook your holiday meal?
1. Paula Deen
2. Gordon Ramsey
3. Martha Stewart
Barbara Walters was on “The O’Reilly Factor” last night to drum up viewers for her annual “Most Fascinating People” special, which airs tomorrow night on ABC. This year, the Kardashians made the list. And Bill O’Reilly told Barbara they don’t belong on it. He said they represent everything that’s WRONG with America.
Over the weekend, the Lakers traded Lamar Odom . . . a.k.a., Khloe Kardashian’s husband . . . to the Dallas Mavericks. Conan O’Brien joked that Khloe was also traded . . . for two Real Housewives.
Sandra Bullock tells “Extra” that having a child has changed her outlook in a lot of ways. And Christmas is much more meaningful now.
Last night Jimmy Kimmel played the clip of the weatherman in Denver accidentally congratulating an anchorman on his, quote, “big hooters.”
Richard Hatch, who was the very first winner of “Survivor,” was released from a minimum-security prison Monday after serving time for his conviction of tax evasion. Hatch was sent to prison in 2006 after he was found guilty of not paying taxes on the $1 million dollar “Survivor” winnings as well as other additional earnings. Then he went back to jail in 2009 after not keeping up with the terms of his release. In addition to being on the first season of “Survivor,” Hatch also appeared on “Survivor All-Stars” and “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Lisa Rinna is returning to her roots. She has signed on to return as Billie Reed on “Days of Our Lives.” The Hollywood Reporter says “she will share ‘explosive’ scenes with her on-screen mother Kate and her former flame, Bo.” Rinna’s first episode back is scheduled to air March 8th, 2012
“Police Academy” star, Steve Guttenberg got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday morning. The actor was brought to the location of the ceremony in an LAPD police car.
So after winning the Heisman Trophy in New York over the weekend, where do you suppose Robert Griffin III went? …to Ground Zero to pay his respects to those who did there. The Griffins are a military family and spent several hours at the memorial before heading downtown for a shopping trip followed by a night out in a limo with Heisman candidates Trent Richardson, Andrew Luck, Montee Ball, and Tyrann Mathieu.
Personal items belonging to the late Rue McClanahan, who played “Golden Girls” character Blanche Devereaux, are going up for auction. Before her death, Rue made it clear she wanted her fans to have access to her personal property after she was gone. Her son, Mark Bish is launching a series of auctions across the United States, beginning December 17th, to honor his mother’s wishes. The first auction will feature contents of her New York living room. Besides furniture, there will be various pieces of memorabilia, “Golden Girl” outfits, costume jewely, personal letters, scripts and a purse she carried to the 1985 Emmys. Bidding on auction items can be done in-person at Hutter Auction Galleries, on the phone, or online through www.Liveauctioneers.com,
Attention Mary Tyler Moore fans. Mary, Lou Grant and Sue Ann Nivens are reuniting! Mary Tyler Moore co-stars Betty White and Ed Asner will appear in an episode of TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland” that’s slated to air in a new episodes next summer. The shoot will take place in February. Asner will be playing the role of Jameson Lyons, the president of the an old-money country club in Cleveland. When the ladies try to get in to the club, it’s revealed that Elka (White) has a long history with Jameson and tries to avenge something from their past.
The legal dispute between “Gossip Girl” star Leighton Meester and her mother has come to an end. Leighton had sued her mother in July for misusing her money. Her mother, Constance Meester, sued back saying she deserved compensation for helping guide her daughter’s career. A judge last week accepted Constance’s decision to rescind her lawsuit. As a result, Leighton is being allowed to obtain a default judgment against her mother. In the original complaint, Leighton said that she had sent her mother $7,500 each month to help with her brother’s medical expenses, but that Constance had used the money for cosmetic procedures, including plastic surgery, hair extensions and Botox.