Do you remember when Bret Michaels was simply the badass singer of Poison? How about when he was a little older, and perhaps not as much bad as overwhelmed by crazy chicks on the VH1 series "Rock of Love"? Or how about when he showed he's actually a badass business man by winning "Celebrity Apprentice"? Well, now Michaels is 50 and, though he's still got a rock 'n' roll heart, he isn't afraid to revel in suburban passions we normally associate with grumpy middle-aged dads on sitcoms who say things like, "One more word and I'm turning this thing around!"
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Not every interview is easy.
In general, I try to treat interviews as real conversations. It's all an illusion, of course. Most real conversations are not arranged weeks earlier by a team of publicists and don't take place in a brightly lit area surrounded by strangers and cameras that you have to pretend aren't actually there, and they don't take place one after another until people begin to blur together.
At a press event, though, that's exactly what happens, and so it becomes hard to make it feel natural. When you are dealing with cast members like Justin Bartha and Heather Graham for a film like "The Hangover Part III," it's exponentially harder. That's not a reflection on either of them, though. It's more a matter of the roles they play in this particular film.
CBS picks up "Bad Teacher" for midseason
Ari Graynor will play the Cameron Diaz role in the remake of the 2011 film.
"Real Housewives" spins off Tamra Barney's wedding
"The Real Housewives of Orange County" star is asking her fans to come up with a name for her new spinoff.
"Kitchen Nightmares" star may be deported over his criminal past
Amy's Baking Company's Samy Bouzaglo reportedly did not disclose his past to immigration officials.
"Homeland" announces 8 guest stars
Jessica Brody's mom and Carrie Mathison's CIA-appointed attorney will be joining the show this season.
Andy Roddick hired to co-host "Fox Sports Live"
The former tennis pro will help Fox Sports 1 challenge ESPN's "SportsCenter."
Metallica has enough songs for its follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic,” but fans may have a bit of a wait before they get the next studio album from the metal gods.
“We’ve getting there,” bassist Robert Trujillo told Billboard, “and we’ll have something great, hopefully, in the next year.”
“We got out into the room and jammed and we’ve come up with enough material for a record, for sure,” confirmed lead singer James Hetfield. “We just haven’t had enough time to really focus on it and dial in and start whittling it into these masterpieces, hopefully.”
Standing between the band and the studio is its second Orion Music + More festival, which takes place June 8-9 at Detroit’s Belle Isle. The quartet also has its previously announced 3-D film, “Metallica Through the Never,” in the works. The band’s Lars Ulrich is at the Cannes Film Festival seeking international buyers; the movie bows in the States on Sept. 27.
CANNES - This is not Noah Emmerich's first trip to the Croisette. The character actor who has appeared in films such as "Little Children," "Super 8" and who now stars as FBI agent Stan Beeman in FX's hit series "The Americans" journeyed to Cannes for the premiere of Doug Liman's "Fair Game" three years ago. Now, he's back to support the ensemble of "Blood Ties" where he plays a NYPD police captain caught in the middle of two feuding brothers (Clive Owen, Billy Crudup) in Guillaume Canet's English-language remake of the 2008 French film "Rivals." It's a nice break for Emmerich whose in the middle of shooting the troubled and controversial Western "Jane's Got A Gun."
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Can’t Hold Us” holds up at No. 1 for the third consecutive week on the Billboard Hot 100; the song registers its fifth week atop Billboard’s Hot E&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rap Songs chart.
Just as the rap duo hang on to the top spot, the first five slots on the Billboard Hot 100 stay the exact same as last week: Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason,” featuring Nate Ruess is No. 2, Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” is No. 3; Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” is No. 4 and Rihanna’s “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, is No. 5.
There’s more activity in the bottom of the top 10 with Daft Punk lands its first Top 10 hit close to 20 years after the duo began, according to Billboard. “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams, moves 15-10. Shockingly, its 2001 hit “One More Time,” peaked at No. 61. Look for Daft Punk to land the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week with “Random Access Memories.”
Daft Punk has the only new entry in the Top 10: at No. 6 is Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” which drives up from No. 10; Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It” falls 6-7, Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” is No. 8 and Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” featuring Charli XCX, is No. 9.
We all have days when we don't want to get out of bed. We can, of course, and that is what makes our lives different (and probably a lot better) than Ricky Naputi's. In tonight's special, "900 Pound Man: The Race Against Time" (airing at 9:00 p.m. on TLC), we discover how much it sucks to be so big getting out of bed is an exhausting and nearly impossible experience. Plus, we meet his wife, who just can't resist giving him all the food he wants.
Today, Focus Features released the domestic trailer for "The World's End," the latest film by Edgar Wright, and it's far more revelatory than the UK version of the trailer. My guess is that in the UK, it's enough to sell the film on the names of Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost, but here in the US, the studio feels like they've got to sell the concept and give people enough information that they know what they're getting into before the film opens.
I get that the cast is far better known in the UK. After all, you've also got Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, and Eddie Marsan, and while all of those guys are in plenty of films that play here, including last year's "The Hobbit," of course, they are simply better known at home. I may love Shane Meadows movies, but I am able to admit that they haven't exactly set the box-office ablaze in this country. So you've got a cast that is going to be amazing to watch, but that aren't the names you use to open the film here.
When last we heard from Todd Haynes (save a quick trip to HBO's "Enlightened"), he had brought James M. Cain's "Mildred Pierce" to the small screen via mini-series. Kate Winslet stormed the awards circuit winning every trophy in sight (much like Michael Douglas seems poised to do this year for "Behind the Candelabra") and the event was in general a nice fit in Haynes's oeuvre of female-centric drama. He's set for another as he transitions back to the big screen with "Carol," Screen Daily reports.
"Dancing with the Stars" may shake up its judging panel; 3 pros also expected to leave
None of the judges is signed up for next season, reports the NY Post, whose source says that Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman are probably out. Meanwhile, dancing pros Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke are unlikely to return.
FX orders "The Comedians" starring Billy Crystal
Crystal will play a comedy veteran who's paired with a younger, edgier comic host of a late-night show in a project that comes from some of the brains behind "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Burn Notice."
"The X Factor" considered reuniting the original "American Idol" panel
A producer proposed a reunion with Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul. But the idea was nixed because the show was closing deals with Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland.
Billy Baldwin joins "Copper"
He'll play successful businessman William "Wild Bill" Eustace in the final two episodes of next season.
Nearly 30 years since his one season on "Saturday Night Live," Billy Crystal is returning to television, as star and producer of a comedy pilot for FX called "The Comedians."
If your air conditioning isn't working, good news. There are chills to be had (hey, it's something) on the BIO network when "Celebrity Ghost Stories" and "The Haunting Of..." return in back-to-back episodes on Saturday, June 1 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. respectively.