A couple who competed on Million Dollar Money Drop earlier this week will be invited back to the Fox game show after it was discovered one of their answers was wrongly deemed incorrect, E! Online reports.
Contestants Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayi, who appeared on the Dec. 20 episode, were asked to pick whether the Macintosh computer, the Sony Walkman or Post-It Notes were sold in stores first. The couple bet $800,000 on the Post-It Notes, but lost the money when the correct answer was revealed to be…
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Becki Newton, Alex O’Loughlin
With networks set to announce their fall TV lineups next week, TVGuide.com has the scoop on which pilots stand the best chance of flourishing next season. From medical dramas and romantic comedies to spies and Shatner, here’s our take on 14 solid bets for the fall:
Body of Proof (ABC)
Attached: Geoffrey Arend, Nicholas Bishop, Dana Delany, John Carroll Lynch, Windell Middlebrooks, Jeri Ryan, Sonja Sohn
Summary: Delany stars as Dr. Megan Hunt, a no-nonsense doctor-turned-medical examiner who struggles to balance her work and personal life.
Pedigree: Created by Chris Murphey, Oz and CSI: Miami producer Sunil Nayar and Dirty Sexy Money’s Matthew Gross will both executive-produce.
Why it has a shot: If you liked Delany’s character on Castle, you’ll probably like Dr. Hunt.
Breakout Kings (Fox)
Attached: Laz Alonso, Malcolm Goodwin, Domenick Lombardozzi, Brooke Nevin, Jimmi Simpson, Nicole Steinwedell
Summary: Three wise convicts (Goodwin, Simpson and Steinwedell) are pulled out of jail to help track down escapees. They get a month off their sentences for each one they take down.
Pedigree: Prison Break producers Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora will act as executive producers and showrunners.
Why it has a shot: It’s a fun and original setup for a procedural: a new breakout each week.
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Attached: Kelli Giddish, Cole Hauser, Jesse Metcalfe, Amaury Nolasco, Rose Rollins
Summary: The drama centers on Annie Frost (Giddish), a wholesome-yet-lethal Texan who leads a task force against violent fugitives. Those at the top constitute what’s known as “The Bitch List.”
Pedigree: Jennifer Johnson created the series, with Jerry Bruckheimer as executive producer.
Why it has a shot: Well, it’s already been picked up for the fall. Our heroine’s antics in the pilot show she isn’t afraid to die and that she knows when she’s being played. The criminals’ super-violent streaks raise the stakes. And Frost seems to be chasing more than criminals.
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
Attached: Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Taryn Manning, Alex O’Loughlin, Grace Park, Jean Smart
Summary: The reboot of the CBS cop series follows Det. Steve McGarrett (Moonlight’s O’Laughlin) and his team as they hunt criminals that plague the islands.
Pedigree: Fringe producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are showrunners and executive producers.
Why it has a shot: Fond memories of the old show, and a strong cast led by O’Loughlin and Lost’s Kim.
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Attached: Jack Carpenter, Sara Fletcher, Sharon Lawrence, Eugene Levy, Riki Lindhorne, Thomas Middleditch, Kurtwood Smith
Summary: Two nice kids (Carpenter and Fletcher) get — you guessed it — hitched, but realize all too quickly that they don’t know much about each other. The half-hour comedy chronicles the enlightening moments the twentysomethings share as they navigate their new life.
Pedigree: Created by Chuck’s Josh Schwartz and Matt Miller, who are also executive producers.
Why it has a shot: The scenario’s built-in tension offers lots of comedic potential.
Livin’ on a Prayer (CBS)
Attached: Kyle Bornheimer, Joe Manganiello, Jaime Pressly, Lindsay Sloane
Summary: This half-hour series focuses on a couple (Sloane and Bornheimer) at the precipice of taking their relationship to the next level.
Pedigree: How I Met Your Mother producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are showrunners and executive producers.
Why it has a shot: The Mother team is bringing another romantic comedy to CBS. Plus the characters talk to the camera in a Better Off Ted-esque style that feels inclusive. And the show shares a name with a totally awesome song.
Love Bites (NBC)
Attached: Becki Newton, Jordana Spiro
Premise: The comedy follows three loosely connected romantic story lines involving love, dating and marriage.
Pedigree: Created by Sex and the City producer Cindy Chupack, who is also an executive producer.
Why it has a shot: Spiro (Frannie) and Newton (Annie) are a perfect comedic match, and the story lines offer something for everyone. Except little kids who think love, dating and marriage are gross. Plus: It’s already been picked up for the fall.
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Attached: Kerry Condon, Ritchie Coster, Kevin Dunn, Dennis Farina, Jason Gedrick, Ian Hart, Jill Hennessy, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Kind, Nick Nolte, John Ortiz, Tom Payne
Summary: The drama breaks down the real aspects of the horse-racing biz, from the degenerate gamblers at the track to the million-dollar horses, young jockeys and egotistical trainers on the track. It’s anchored by Hoffman’s Ace, who did a stint in prison protecting all the aforementioned cronies.
Pedigree: Miami Vice producer Michael Mann and David Milch of Deadwood and NYPD Blue will executive-produce, with Milch as showrunner.
Why it has a shot: It has a two-time Oscar winner in the lead, major talents holding the reins, and true grit.
Mr. Sunshine (ABC)
Attached: Andrea Anders, Portia Doubleday, Allison Janney, James Lesure, Matthew Perry, Nate Torrence
Summary: This comedy follows Ben (Perry) as he jumps into his 40s without a wife or even a true friend. As he struggles to find any kind of connection, he learns the one girl he’s been sleeping with is actually pregnant with what is likely his nemesis’ baby. He also has to take charge at work when he realizes his boss (Janney) is a pill-popping eccentric.
Pedigree: Friends‘ Perry has teamed up with Rules of Engagement’s Alex Barnow and Marc Firek to executive-produce.
Angelina Tracy continues to insist that she isn’t banging Charlie Sheen, but that hasn’t stopped Brooke Mueller from packing up and leaving.
According to Radar Online, insiders and reps may claim the couple is “evaluating things,” but that’s mere PR (and BS). In reality, Charlie and Brooke have officially split, now that a financial arrangement has been reached.
With a payout from Sheen to Mueller in its final stages, Brooke will walk away with a substantial amount of cash, “but not a fortune” a friend said, adding:
“It’s not everything she wanted. It’s not even close. But it’s enough.”
Heck, an iTunes gift card should be enough to leave Sheen. Trust us, Brooke, you and your children will be better off, even if it does mean fewer drug-induced threesomes for you.
The divorce announcement will not be made until Sheen has reached a plea bargain in his Colorado court case. But make no mistake, this source says:
“It’s over and the hardest part has been worked out: the money.”
** UPDATE: The couple has released the following statement: ”Please let us clarify this: They are not seeking a divorce nor has one been contemplated. There has been no financial agreements between the parties of any sort. Stories to the contrary are false.”
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- Mar 25, 2010 10:38 PM ET
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - Tyson Apostol
After a week off, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains returned with ousters on both the Villains and the Heroes tribe. On the Villains team, Russell Hantz returned to his Samoa glory days when he pulled out a hidden immunity idol after getting a warning from “Boston Rob” Mariano. However, Russell floored his tribe mates when he opted against using the idol to save himself, instead saving ally Parvati Shallow. The move could have cost Russell his spot on the island, but the big move sent rival Tyson Apostol home instead. The 30-year-old spoke with TVGuide.com about why he blames himself for being blind-sided, who he wishes he had voted for instead, and how far he thinks his teammates will make it.
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TVGuide.com: What was the vibe at tribal council when Russell gave the immunity idol to Parvati?
Tyson Apostol: I knew I was screwed at that point. I was like, “Ah crap. Play it cool, Tyson. Play it cool.” … I knew had it. Coach told me he had it and he had told Coach so it wasn’t a surprise. It was 100 percent sure. The surprise was that he stood up, panicked and then gave it to Parvati.
TVGuide.com: Is it hard to leave the game in a blind side like that?
Tyson: I guess I get credit for taking out the smartest and strongest player in Survivor history: myself. I am the only one smart enough or strong enough to do that. In that respect, it is kind of a bummer that I did that to myself but in the same respect, I can’t be mad at anybody so I’m not going to be bitter and write a blog about it for the rest of my life, which is what many Survivors have done.
TVGuide.com: What do you mean you did it to yourself? What was the one thing you could have changed?
Tyson: I should have just stuck with the original plan instead of switching my vote … I was supposed to vote for Russell but I switched to Parvati because I wanted Parvati gone more than Russell. I had actually told Russell, “We’re voting three-three on you. So you need to either play the idol or vote Parvati yourself so that she’s gone.” Because I knew with Russell’s alliance gone, he would have nowhere to go but to me. At the last moment I thought, well, if Danielle and Parvati are smart, they’re going to vote Russell to save themselves and then Russell [will play the idol] … I felt like I had more of a connection with Russell maybe than with Parvati or Danielle. I didn’t tell anybody I was voting that way. There wasn’t a single person in the world who knew I was going to switch my vote.
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TVGuide.com: Was there anything else you wish you would have changed or you could have changed that would have allowed you to stay?
Tyson: The other thing is that we could have done was gotten four people and voted against Danielle because nobody would have assumed that we’d go for Danielle like that. All I would have to do is vote the way I told everyone I was going to vote and that would have been enough.
TVGuide.com: You said this play will make help Russell get respect in the tribe but is there a chance this will put a bigger target on his back?
Tyson: It could work both ways. I think him giving the whole speech about being honorable and learning it from Coach would probably win Coach over a little bit, but everyone else might want him gone more now.
TVGuide.com: You’re a very strong player so how will the tribe feel your absence?
Tyson: I think pretty much at each challenge, it was me or Rob that was winning it for them. To put everything on Rob is a big chore. Rob and I are definitely the stand-out performers so for them to lose something like that is definitely going to take its toll, I imagine.
TVGuide.com: Which teammate surprised you the most on the Villains’ tribe?
Tyson: I was most surprised about Rob and I think most people would probably say that, except Russell, who obviously hates Rob to the core and madly jealous of him. When I watched Rob’s seasons, I really thought this guy needs to go early, he and I are going to clash and it’s not going to be good. Meeting him in person, I was like, this guy’s actually really cool. I think he shocked a lot of people … I know that all he wants to do here is win, whether it’s the challenge or the money and I can support that.
TVGuide.com: Which of your teammates do you think has the best chance of winning?
Tyson: The alliance that I was in still has the numbers, but I was kind of the glue that was holding it all together. So if they can hold it together, I think they’ll go far because there’s still five of them as opposed to three [in Russell's alliance]. I was holding two portions of it together and if it falls apart, anything can happen. If Rob can get to the finals, I think that nobody left in the game can beat him in a tribal council. I think he’s got the numbers and he has people that like him enough and even people that aren’t in his alliance probably would vote for him in a final tribal council … The game is so unpredictable that you never know. I can tell you who can’t win the game. I would say Rupert would have a very hard time winning the game and Russell would be virtually impossible. Danielle and Parvati would have a very tough time winning the game in a tribal council.
- Mar 19, 2010 08:47 PM ET
Anna Nicole Smith
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the estate of the late Anna Nicole Smith will not receive any portion of the estate of her deceased Texas billionaire husband, according to The Associated Press.
The ruling ends a 15-year legal battle between Smith and the son of oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall. Smith, then 26, and Marshall were married for one year before he died at the age of 90 in 1995. Following his death, Smith claimed her husband had intended to leave her upwards of $300 million.
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Since the case began, both Smith and her former son-in-law, E. Pierce Marshall, have died. Marshall succumbed to a fatal infection in 2006 and Smith died from a drug overdose in 2007. Their heirs and attorneys continued the legal battle.
Smith said she was owed millions of her late husband’s $1.6 billion estate despite not being in his trust, which was set up 12 years before their marriage. The former Playboy playmate said Marshall had promised to leave her money and claimed that his son had illegally coerced his father to keep Smith out of the will.
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In Texas, a jury favored with the younger Marshall following a five-month trial in 2001. At one point, Smith was awarded $474 million in bankruptcy court after she filed for bankruptcy in California. This was later reduced to $89 million in a federal court trial ruling. Friday’s ruling from the federal court of appeals said both these rulings should be ignored.
“Our only wish would be that Pierce was here to see his vindication,” the family said in a prepared statement to the AP. Kent Richland, the representative for Smith’s estate, told the news agency he plans to appeal the ruling.
She developed terminal cancer. Her husband used that to garner sympathy while running for U.S. president, all while cheating on her with Rielle Hunter.
He then knocked Rielle up, lied about it many times, and may have even used political campaign funds to perpetuate a cover-up. Yet she stood by him.
His former aide came across a John Edwards sex tape. Rielle posed like a total hoe in GQ magazine and basically said that the affair was all his wife’s fault.
How long until Elizabeth Edwards takes this b!tch out?!
The Rielle Hunter GQ pictures had to be the last straw. She ripped Elizabeth and says she and John Edwards were in love. Will this private hell even end?
People magazine asks how much more Elizabeth can take, but read between the lines. What they’re really asking is: What’s she going to do about it?
We think that the best defense is a good offense.
We’re not suggesting Elizabeth actually kill Rielle Hunter, or insinuating it’s even crossed her mind, but come on. She’s got to get revenge somehow, some way.
What better way to finish this soap opera, right? She can divorce John and take all his money, but that skank Rielle? She deserves something far, far worse.
Okay, maybe not actual, physical violence. But at least having the fancy house she lives in (and John Edwards paid for) toilet papered to high heaven.
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Resurgent Tonight Show host Jay Leno was recently asked to pose with a fan during a segment on the street, but it looks said fan had something up his sleeve.
Or on his hand. Sarah Palin style.
Jay may have shamelessly ousted successor Conan O’Brien and muscled his way back into his old job at NBC, but the redhead’s supporters have not forgotten.
Check out what this guy posted on Facebook. Hilarious:
COCO = Conan O’Brien. FTW = For the win. Special thanks to one of our interns for pointing these things out. Finally, we’re getting our money’s worth outta these kids.
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