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Teresa Giudice, Debbie Gibson and Clay Aiken Sign on for 'Celebrity Apprentice'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 13th 2011 8:45AM
Donald TrumpThe casting rumor mill's been working overtime as production gets underway on 'Celebrity Apprentice' Season 5, and now it looks like Donald Trump will have some really feisty characters on his hands.

'People' reports that '80s warbler and star of such awesome TV movies as 'Mega Python vs. Gatoroid' Debbie Deborah Gibson and 'American Idol' vet Clay Aiken have been confirmed as contestants.

They'll be sitting in the boardroom alongside previously announced contestants Cheryl Tiegs and Marco Andretti. And that's not all: 'Real Housewives' star Teresa "Table Flipper" Giudice and writer Victoria Gotti are also said to have joined the cast.

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Adam Carolla: Dr. Drew Was My Inspiration for 'In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 9th 2011 6:15PM
Sharon Osbourne and Adam Carolla on 'The Talk'Adam Carolla thinks men are getting too soft. That's why he wrote his book of humorous essays, 'In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks ... And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy.' But there's one man in particular Carolla thinks needs saving from his softer side, he revealed Thursday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). And that's his 'Loveline' co-host, Dr. Drew Pinsky, whom Carolla said was the inspiration for him to write the book.

The inspiration comes from a single incident, when Pinsky showed up ten minutes late for 'Loveline' one night because he'd had a flat tire. He had to wait for AAA to come fix it, Pinsky had explained. What shocked Carolla was that Pinsky had gotten the flat in his own garage. "I said, 'You called AAA to come to your house, to your heated garage and change your tire?'" Carolla remembered incredulously. That, he said, is when he knew it was over.

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NBC Orders 'Glee' Competitor to Pilot, Matthew Weiner Still Without 'Mad Men' Deal and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 24th 2011 11:40AM
NBCCould 'Glee' have a musical competitor?

As we enter the thick of pilot season, networks have been greenlighting pilots to consider for the 2011-2012 season. One of the biggest in the works is NBC's 'Smash.' According to Deadline, it's based on an idea from Steven Spielberg about putting on a Broadway musical, and would feature original songs by Grammy- and Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Among the other pilots picked up this weekend were a comedy called 'Vince Uncensored,' from Conan O'Brien's production company (it went to CBS, according to Entertainment Weekly), a thriller/drama called 'Exit Strategy,' starring Ethan Hawke and directed by Antoine Fuqua (snagged by Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter, along with two comedies, per Deadline), and David E. Kelley's previously D.O.A. 'Wonder Woman' (which landed at NBC, reports Deadline).

In other TV news ...

Matthew Weiner would love to start writing the fifth season of 'Mad Men,' if AMC would sign a deal already. "I have every intention of making the show when they decide to work out their business with Lionsgate," he said. "I can't wait to come back to work ... I am not looking for a new job." [EW]

Kevin Smith, Kevin Pollak and Adam Carolla will star in AOL's new nightly talk show. The web video series will team up with the actors' existing podcasts for new episodes every Monday through Thursday, with a best-of installment on Fridays. [AOL]

Could Keith Olbermann have a new gig already? 'The Social Network' writer Aaron Sorkin has been developing a comedy set behind the scenes at a cable news show. Now that it's getting closer to a pilot pickup and Olbermann is out of a gig, sources are speculating that he could contribute to the series. [EW]

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Adam Carolla Sounds Off on Music, Cartoons He Doesn't Like (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 10th 2010 2:30PM
If anything is certain in life, it's that, when given a platform, Adam Carolla will sound off on things he doesn't like. On 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated), Carolla says a range of people shouldn't read his new book 'In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks' because he's already deemed them guilty of foisting "crap" and "junk" on the masses.

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Adam Carolla Details The Best and Worst Jobs for Picking Up Women (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 16th 2010 5:50PM
Appearing on 'Red Eye' (weeknights, 3 AM ET on Fox News) Adam Carolla broke down the best and worst jobs to impress women with.

The job most likely to melt a woman's heart, according Carolla, is somebody who works with special needs dolphins (for obvious reasons).

And what job should a young man stay away from, if he desires to attract women?

"I think anytime as a male you're looking for an occupation, it's sort of risk vs. I'm I going to get laid," Carolla explained. "And rodeo clown has to have one of the worst ratios ever, because, when you really think about it, nobody says 'I want to marry a rodeo clown,' yet you have 2,000 pounds of angry bull that you have to get in front of when the guy falls off the thing."

Oddly, matadors, who are really just glorified rodeo clowns, tend to do pretty well with the ladies. Apparently getting to have a sword -- and not having to wear face paint -- goes a long way.

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Adam Carolla Bashes Women, 'The View' on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 5th 2010 12:15PM
Adam Carolla stopped by 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC) and criticized women for only having one tone (an overly dramatic one) and bashed 'The View' for being "a horrible show."

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'Jimmy Kimmel': Adam Carolla Shares Rejected Titles for New Book (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jul 22nd 2010 9:22AM
Adam Carolla Shares New Book on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Adam Carolla chose his appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC) to unveil the cover of his new book of rants. But before the big reveal, Carolla showed a few of the covers rejected by his editors.

"Eat, Pray, Masturbate" was styled to mirror Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Eat, Pray, Love' memoir. "Buy this book and I'll give you a Pontiac" featured Oprah Winfrey. And of one cover with Mel Gibson, Carolla explained, "It's a couple months old. I thought it was a great idea at the time."

Fireworks, a model and a drum roll were intended to introduce the chosen book cover and title. But the display went up in flames. A fireman (and Jimmy Kimmel's art department) had to come to the rescue. Check out the video for the book's lengthy name.

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Roller Derby Wife on 'The Marriage Ref' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 23rd 2010 6:13AM
Roller Derby on 'Marriage Ref'On last night's 'The Marriage Ref' (Thu., 10PM ET on NBC), judges Donald Trump, Gloria Estefan and Adam Carolla debated whether a roller derby wife should quit the team based on her husband's concern for her health and safety. Carolla took the opportunity to make a gibe at The Donald.

Watch the video after the jump.

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TV 101: Podcasts That Could Be TV Shows

by Jay Black, posted Apr 8th 2010 10:02AM
Aceman looking dapper. And by dapper I mean Do you know why stand-up comics have so many lame jokes about flying? It's because we spend so much (expletive deleted) time on (expletive deleted) planes. (My own lame joke about flying involves overweight people next to you: "So much of her was on me that we hit turbulence and I technically cheated on my wife.")

That much time in coach turns your brain into pudding - you need a crutch to get you through it. I've turned into a podcast junkie. At any given time of the day or night, I'm probably flying over you, listening to some guy in his basement rant about the whether the "Blackest Night" event is good or bad for the DC universe.

I'm like an awkward, misshapen George Clooney from 'Up in the Air.' Except instead of hot sex with Vera Farmiga, I'm snuggling with Leo Laporte.

After all this podcast listening (not to mention the success of the 'Ricky Gervais Show'), it occurred to me that a few of my favorites would make excellent TV shows.

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Is 'Top Gear U.S.A.' Back On Track?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 17th 2010 7:38PM

When NBC killed Adam Carolla's 'Top Gear' project, it seemed like a cursed project. It had a huge project that only an Iranian oil tycoon could cover and everyone loves the original BBC show so much that doing a remake of it almost feels like a sacrilege.

However, being a huge 'Top Gear' head myself, I was still willing to give it a chance and I'm still willing to give it a shot now that it may be on its way to The History Channel.

Network sources told the car blog Jalopnik that they have a 10 to 12 episode order for the show and are currently looking for hosts. Meanwhile, Carolla said on his car blog that he was being considered for three hosting jobs. If the mighty eyebrows took the front seat, would you watch it?

[via TVTattle]

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NBC picks up latest Adam Carolla project

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 5th 2010 11:00AM
Adam CarollaJeremy Clarkson's long lost American clone has scored some more TV time.

Former Man Show and Top Gear USA host Adam Carolla has put together a pilot for a new sitcom and it has been picked up by NBC.

So far, it's just a pilot order and not a promise for an actual series. It's also the second pilot order Carolla has scored since his radio show was pulled out from underneath him by the tightwads at CBS Radio.

This latest pilot is about a contractor who finds his life in shambles after a divorce. If it goes to the airwaves, expect Carolla's trademark hardware sarcasm surrounding toggle bolts and cordless drills with adjustable torque clutches.

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NBC Greenlights Adam Carolla Project; Jimmy Kimmel to Produce

by Daniel Frankel, posted Jan 5th 2010 7:00AM
NBC has greenlit production on a comedy pilot starring Adam Carolla as a contractor trying to rebuild his life after divorce, the network confirmed Monday.

The single-camera show, which was first announced back in October, will be executive produced by Carolla's and his longtime collaborator, Jimmy Kimmel.

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Leno Weekly: Paranormal Activity, 2012, Rachael Ray and more!

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 6th 2009 3:02PM
The Wanda Sykes ShowGood news, everyone! The Jay Leno Show was funny this week. There were some funny guests, genuinely funny comedy correspondent moments, and another Real Housewives quiz show, this time with the ladies from Atlanta.

Jay even managed to get a quick jab in to the bosses at NBC during an archery "Earn Your Plug" with Wanda Sykes. "This is NBC," he said to her. "I'm used to getting shot in the back." I've grown to respect Leno during his 10 o'clock experiment. He's a trouper doing what NBC is paying him to do, but you can tell he thinks the whole situation's about as screwed up as we do.

Even better, there were only two "10 @ 10" segments and no "Green Car Challenge" races, which allowed for more room to bring on Frank Calliendo and Sebastian Maniscalco to do stand-up routines. This is what I was expecting Leno to be doing, showcasing comedy rather than driving around a track trying not to hit Al Gore.

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NBC Signs Adam Carolla, Don Cheadle

by Scott Harris, posted Oct 23rd 2009 2:30PM
Adam CarollaGet out your trampolines, because the dream team is back together. Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel, whose late night cable series 'The Man Show' became a cult hit thanks to such innovative contributions to society as their "Girls Jumping on Trampolines" segment, are teaming up once again for a new NBC sitcom.

According to Variety, NBC has inked a deal with Carolla to star as a contractor whose wife leaves him. Kimmel would co-produce. Since the end of 'The Man Show',' Kimmel has gone on to greater success with 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', while Carolla has appeared on 'Dancing With the Stars.'.

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The Jay Leno Show: Steve Carell/Vince Gill & Emmylou Harris

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 1st 2009 12:42AM
Steve CarellWe've seen comments the past few days regarding the fact that we're reviewing this show daily so I thought I should go ahead and address this at the top. We're continually evaluating our coverage of this show, but for the rest of this week at least, these will be daily reviews. Regardless of how we or you feel about it, the very existence of The Jay Leno Show is a groundbreaking chapter in television history.

As such, we'd be remiss to not acknowledge it and cover it upon its premiere. It is a primetime major network show that has completely shaken up the television landscape this season, after all. As for how we'll continue covering it, we have considered weekly roundups or even sporadic reports. And we do listen to you, our readers, as to what you want to read.

Tonight, Jay brought us Steve Carell, "Celebrity Pets," and the "Jackass of the Month." If you think about that last one, I'm sure you can figure out who it was.

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