Robin Williams will star in a new comedy produced by David E. Kelley. CBS officially picked up the “Crazy Ones” pilot on Monday. ”Crazy Ones” will star Williams as an advertising executive working with his daughter. It is expected that Williams will spend a great deal of time improvising in the show.
Conan O’Brien talked about the Super Bowl blackout . . . and Lindsay Lohan. He said afterwards Lindsay Lohan said, “So, that wasn’t just me.”
And Jimmy Kimmel said all he remembers is a blackout, a weird thing between a guy and a horse, and a fat kid kissing a model. And he thinks he got pregnant from Beyonce’s halftime show.
Beyonce talked about her Super Bowl halftime show last night on “Extra”. She says it was beautiful to have Destiny’s Child back together again. And with the performances from Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson before the game, it was a great night to be a woman.
Speaking of the Super Bowl, the Parents Television Council is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to take action against CBS after Baltimore Ravens quarterback and Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco yelled an enthusiastic profanity while enjoying his team’s victory. “This is f–king awesome!” the Super Bowl MVP exclaimed while hugging teammate Marshal Yanda after the game. The expletive was captured by a nearby microphone and aired live on TV. The council says that while it’s not surprising the football player would be exuberant at winning, it’s that CBS should have taken precautions to prevent the airing of the comments. CBS Sports reportedly had a time-delay in place during the game’s halftime show and one for the post-game analysis. But the network did not have a time delay during live gameplay. The PTC is the same group that stirred things up in 2004 when Justin Timberlake ripped off Janet Jackson’s shirt to reveal her breast. According to AdWeek, more than 1.5 million indecency complaints involving more than 9,700 programs have piled up at the FCC, so enforcing obscenity isn’t high on the agency’s priority list.
So you say the NFL season has been over for two days and you’re ready to start betting on NEXT season? We can help you with that. Some betting experts have already put up the odds for each team to make it to the big game in 2014. The odds-on favorites are the New England Patriots, at 7 to 1. The 49ers and the Broncos are next, at 8 to 1.As for this year’s winners, the Baltimore Ravens, they’re tied for FIFTH with the Houston Texans, at 14 to 1 odds. The Green Bay Packers follow the Niners and Broncos, with 10 to 1 odds. Bringing up the rear are the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Oakland Raiders. The odds on these guys playing for the Lombardi Trophy are 150 to 1.
If you ask Billy Joel if he’s ready for a comeback, he’ll tell you . . . well, NO. Billy, who will turn 64 in May, tells “Rolling Stone”, quote, “I had to get hip replacements in both hips. And now slowly but surely I’m kinda getting back to normal. I’d say I’m 85%. I can walk OK. I can’t run like I used to.” Billy is open and realistic about getting older and unlike some other aging musicians, he isn’t pretending that he hasn’t lost a step. He says, quote, “Honestly, I’m not as good as I used to be. I’m not as athletic as I used to be. I don’t jump off the piano anymore that didn’t help my hips, either. My voice has changed. It’s lowered.” Billy hasn’t released a new rock album in 20 years since “River of Dreams” in 1993 . . . and he doesn’t see himself writing another one. He says, quote, “I like to say I broke up with me. The singer broke up with the songwriter and the performer didn’t want to work with the piano player anymore.”
“The Ricki Lake Show” was canceled Monday after one season. The show first premiered last September but couldn’t stand up to competition from Katie Couric, Jeff Probst and Anderson Cooper. Cooper didn’t do so well either. His show will end after its current season. Lake says she plans to return to documentary film making with business partner Abby Epstein.
Kristen Wiig is officially on board for the sequel to “Anchorman,” dubbed “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.” While there are no details on the size of Wiig’s role, Deadline adds that she’ll be playing the wife of simple-minded weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell). “Anchorman: The Legend Continues” is scheduled for release Dec. 20, 2013.
Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday in California against talk show host, Bill Maher, suing him for $5 million after Trump says Maher did not follow through on a $5 million public bet he made on “The Tonight Show.” The bet was made on Leno where Maher said he would donate $5 million dollars to charity if Trump could prove he isn’t the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan. According to Trump, he’s not sure if the lawsuit will fly or not, but he felt it important to bring it to public attention on behalf of all the charities that would benefit from the bet. Trump’s attorney Scott S. Balber released a letter following Maher’s comments and attached a copy of Trump’s birth certificate. saying, “Attached hereto is a copy of Mr. Trump’s birth certificate, demonstrating that he is the son of Fred Trump, not an orangutan. Trump insists that Mahr wasn’t kidding when he made the challenge, because Mahr make the bet with venom in his voice.
Robert De Niro left his hand and footprints outside Hollywood’s Chinese Theater on Monday. He must have had love on his mind when he dated the imprints 2/14/13 instead of 2/4/13. Nearly 200 other Hollywood legends like Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, and Shirley Temple have left their hand and foot prints in cement in front of the theater. The mistake was corrected before the cement was set.
Lindsay Lohan is telling friends that she didn’t know she owed her former attorney, Shawn Holley over $150,000. Lohan fired her attorney last week, but had regrets and has tried to get her council back, but to no avail. In the meantime, Lindsey wants Shawn moved to the top of her stack of bills that are to be paid right away. Maybe Shawn will have to be #2 because the actress has to pay $130,000 in back taxes first.