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Heidi Montag's Guests Nearly Ruin Soft Opening on 'Famous Food' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 1st 2011 9:40AM
Heidi Montag, 'Famous Food'Guess who's not going to win 'Famous Food' (Wed., 8PM ET on VH1)? With the finale next week, and the grand opening in this week's episode, this was the time to step it up and prove why you're the best celebrity business partner possible for this venture.

Heidi Montag didn't even begin to do that. Then, at the soft opening, her own friends and PR team made things worse by apparently "performing" for the camera. You have to think that most of Heidi's publicity in recent years has been negative, so that must be what her team cultivates and thinks works.

So they went into a very dramatic monologue about how horrific the food was, and yet no one else there was having such a problem. Then, when Heidi was confronted with this news, she simply denied the reality of it.

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Top 5 Clips of the Week: Snooki & Sitch Have It Out, Colbert Offers Cooper More Pun-tastic Celeb Names & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 20th 2011 2:00PM


What a week of clips! We watched our favorite TV characters get sloppy drunk, fight over whether or not they hooked up, giggle hysterically, perform with the Monkees and try desperately to stay on message.

Let us review the video evidence -- check out the clips after the jump and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.

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Heidi Montag Has No Idea How to Wait Tables or Tend Bar on 'Famous Food' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 18th 2011 9:50AM
Heidi Montag, 'Famous Food'Heidi Montag clearly has no idea what restaurant work is really all about. When the gang from 'Famous Food' (Wed., 8PM ET on VH1) went to a working restaurant to get some training, she first decided that as a waitress, it would be better if she drank with the customers.

"The more fun I am and the better time I'm having, the more fun the customers are having, and therefore the more money I'm making for everybody," she explained. But the restaurant boss wasn't nearly as supportive as she expected, sending her behind the bar.

Unfortunately, this proved to be an even worse idea. "When I'm behind the bar, the goal is to be entertaining, sell drinks and draw crowds," Montag said. She proceeded to try and throw drinks like in the movie 'Cocktail' to disastrous results.

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Danielle Staub and Vincent Pastore Fight Like 'Desperate Housewives' on 'Famous Food' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 11th 2011 6:31AM
Danielle Staub, 'Famous Food''Famous Food' (Sun., 10PM ET on VH1) is just getting under way, and already the celebrities are at each other's throats. More specifically, former 'Soprano' Vincent "Big Pussy" Pastore and former 'Real Housewife of NJ' Danielle Staub were at each other's throats.

The way they were going at it, if anyone tuned in and didn't recognize them, they'd just assume they were some bickering old married couple. The genesis of the spat was over what to do with the kitchen.

Staub said to gut it, while Pastore said they were planning to spend $200 toward cleaning it. Then Staub said he was interrupting her, and he should wait until she'd finished before he attacked.

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'Famous Food' Trailer: Broken Bottles (and Dreams), Drama and ... Romance?

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 30th 2011 7:15PM
Famous FoodStop everything you are doing and watch this trailer for 'Famous Food.' Why? Because it's an epic train wreck and if this trailer is any indication, this series will be reality TV gold.

The new VH1 show features "celebrities" starting a restaurant from the ground up. They have to conceptualize the eatery, hire and train a staff, stay on budget, pick out uniforms ... basically, they're really working.

The celebs behind it all? Danielle Staub, Heidi Montag, Jake Pavelka, Ashley Dupre, DJ Paul and Juicy J from the Three 6 Mafia and 'Sopranos' actor Vincent Pastore.

The cast members are competing for a partnership stake in the restaurant with the Dolce Group.

In the trailer below -- thanks TV Guide! -- watch Heidi Montag fail at some bar tricks, the Three 6 Mafia talk about Ashley Dupre's, uh, assets, and Danielle Staub put on her game face we got to know so well on 'Real Housewives of New Jersey.'

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'Famous Food' Cast Photo: Yep, This is Real

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 14th 2011 3:30PM
Famous FoodWe've been chronicling the creation of VH1's 'Famous Food' as any self-respecting rubber-necker might do, and the latest tidbit from the trainwreck-in-the-making, an official cast photo, won't disappoint.

In what many (we) are calling a reality show apocalypse, Danielle Staub, Heidi Montag, Jake Pavelka are teaming to open a restaurant. The cast also includes Ashley Dupre (call girl to New York's former governor Eliot Spitzer, but VH1 lists her as a "singer"), Oscar-winners DJ Paul and Juicy J from the Three 6 Mafia and 'Sopranos' veteran Vincent Pastore.

The cast will have to complete tasks to get the restaurant (titled Famous Food) off the ground. Restauranteurs Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore of the Dolce Group will award one lucky "celeb" with a partnership stake in the new restaurant.

The show premieres Sun., July 10 at 10PM and you bet your bottom we'll be watching this gem.

Check out a larger full cast image after the jump.

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Heidi Montag Enjoying 'Retirement,' Would Come Back for 'DWTS' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 10th 2011 5:23AM
Heidi Montag, 'Lopez Tonight'Remember Heidi Montag? She was back on 'Lopez Tonight' (Weeknights, 12AM on TBS) talking about how much she was enjoying being out of the spotlight. As for her husband Spencer Pratt, Montag indicated "I don't know if he'll ever come back."

Considering how negatively he was received toward the end of the media bonanza, we can't really blame him. As for Montag, she seems interested in staying relatively low-key, except for the odd talk show appearance apparently.

When George Lopez asked if she wanted to get into acting, she said, "I think I want to be a puppy-sitter."

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This Is Happening: VH1 Announces 'Famous Food' Starring Heidi Montag, Danielle Staub, Jake Pavelka, a Call Girl and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 20th 2011 11:27AM
Famous FoodSo, remember that time paparazzi snapped photos of reality TV luminaries Heidi Montag, Danielle Staub and Jake Pavelka filming some sort of show in Hollywood?

Well, the reality-pocalypse is nigh: Those A-listers and more will be coming your way this fall in VH1's new reality series, 'Famous Food.' According to the network, the former 'Hills' star, 'Real Housewife of New Jersey' and 'Bachelor' will join Three 6 Mafia members DJ Paul and Juicy J, former call girl Ashley Dupre (she's a singer now, apparently) and 'Sopranos' star Vincent Pastore in starting a new restaurant.

The pseudo-celebs will work alongside Los Angeles restaurateurs Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore of the Dolce Group as they try to launch a new restaurant in L.A. called Famous Food.

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Now We Know What Heidi Montag, Danielle Staub and Jake Pavelka Are Filming Together ... Yay?

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 6th 2011 10:45AM
Heidi Montag, Danielle StaubWhen you think "failing restaurant" and "reality TV," do the names Danielle Staub, Heidi Montag and Jake Pavelka immediately come to mind? Probably not, but according to People, they will soon.

The magazine reports the three reality stars are going to star in a VH1 series that will see them team with fellow reality stars for the project. Yesterday, AOL TV reported the trio was spotted filming an unnamed project.

"They are revamping a restaurant from the ground up," a source told People. "They started shooting this past weekend."

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Danielle Staub, Heidi Montag and Jake Pavelka Spotted Filming ... Something

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 5th 2011 10:30AM
Heidi Montag, Danielle StaubSorry, guys, this isn't a nightmare you're having, this is real: Heidi Montag, Danielle Staub and Jake Pavelka were spotted filming ... something.

According to the Daily Mail, the trio were spotted filming an as-yet-unknown production in Los Angeles. Details on the show are being kept under wraps, but it's safe to assume this motley crew was surely looking for publicity.

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Is Jason Biggs Writing a Novel with Heidi Montag? (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 24th 2011 7:30AM
Jason Biggs Talks Twitter Novel with Heidi MontagDoes Jason Biggs have a budding career in literature? "I heard that you were starting to write a romance novel with Heidi Montag -- who I refer to as Herpes 1, by the way," said Chelsea Handler on 'Chelsea Lately' (weeknights, 11PM ET on E!).

"It was laced with sarcasm, believe me," explained the 'Mad Love' star. "I was really kind of, I guess, making fun of her." The host's reply was likewise laced with sarcasm: "Why would you do that? She's so wonderful."

Biggs went on to describe writing 140-character "chapters" of the novel over Twitter. "It's very exciting for me, and it bodes well for my career, I'm sure."

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Lindsay Lohan Books 'Late Show' Gig, 'The Office' Hires Newest Cast Member and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 15th 2011 6:00PM
Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan has managed to book herself an actual TV job between all those court appearances.

Um, sort of. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the troubled actress will read the top 10 list on 'The Late Show With David Letterman' on Thursday night. It's not exactly acting, but if it means that Lohan's in front of an actual TV camera instead of a paparazzi lens, we'll take it.

Lohan was charged with grand theft last week for allegedly stealing a necklace worth $2,500 from a Los Angeles jeweler.

In other TV news ...

'The Office' has found its newest Dunder Mifflin staffer. Actress Cody Horn has signed on to play a "pleasant and smart" Scrantonite in a recurring role that could become a series regular. Showrunner Paul Lieberstein says, "We're very excited to have found Cody. We've been searching for a love interest for Creed for a long time. So just sit back and get ready to be disgusted." [TV Line]

Scott Michael Foster will play Amber's new boyfriend on 'Parenthood.' The 'Greek' star will appear for at least two episodes. Another casting tidbit: Daniel Buran is joining 'True Blood' as Raoul, the werewolf packmaster of Shreveport. [TV Line, Deadline]

Andy Cohen is really sorry for dissing Heidi Montag. The Bravo boss apologized for his candid comments about the possibility of Montag appearing on 'Housewives,' saying "There had been so many rumors going on about the Housewives last week, I think I was at the tipping point, basically. I guess I got a little carried away." [People]

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Stockard Channing Joins Ron Moore's Magic Pilot, 'Burn Notice' Prequel Gets Premiere Date and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 11th 2011 6:00PM
Stockard ChanningStockard Channing will headline '17th Precinct,' the new magic-based pilot from 'Battlestar Galactica' mastermind Ron Moore.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the 'West Wing' veteran will play Mira, a former homicide detective who now covers robberies. '17th Precinct' is set in the fictional city of Excelsior, a place where magic and the supernatural rule.

When NBC picked up the show to pilot, it was described as a 'Harry Potter'-type show for grown-ups.

In other TV news ...

'Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe' will premiere April 17 at 9PM on USA. The prequel is set in 2005 and directed by 'Burn Notice' star Jeffrey Donovan. [Entertainment Weekly]

Gary Cole has joined the cast of Fox's comedy pilot 'Tagged.' Cole will play James Percy, a coroner who works with his son. [Deadline Hollywood]

Will Paget Brewster leave 'Criminal Minds'? The actress is currently fielding comedy pilot offers from Fox. Her final 'Criminal Minds' episode of the season will end with a cliffhanger, A.J. Cook is returning to the series to possibly whisk her away. [Deadline Hollywood]

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'Lost' Star Henry Ian Cusick Returns to TV, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony in New Broadway Show and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 10th 2011 11:00AM
Henry Ian CusickAnother 'Lost' star has finally booked his first post-Island role.

Henry Ian Cusick, who played handsome Scotsman Desmond Hume on 'Lost,' will play the lead in ABC's new Shonda Rhimes pilot about professional crisis management consultant Olivia Price. Cusick's character is a lawyer who works for Kerry Washington's Price, TV Line reports.

Actress Katie Lowes has also landed a role on the show as a young lawyer on the team.

In other TV news ...

CBS greenlit the J.J. Abrams / Jonah Nolan pilot 'Person of Interest.' The show is about an "ex-CIA hitman and a scientist who team up to prevent crimes before they happen." [Entertainment Weekly]

Kathy Griffin wants a Tony, which is probably why she's heading to Broadway with a limited-run show called 'Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony.' The show will run from March 11–13 and 15–19, and the comedian will tackle "fresh material due to the revolving door of pop culture, political and celebrity missteps." [The Hollywood Reporter]

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt might be interested in joining the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' cast, but Andy Cohen isn't into it. "Hell no," tweeted the 'Watch What Happens Live' host yesterday when someone asked if he'd consider it. [Twitter]

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Heidi Montag Wants 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Gig

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 9th 2011 10:45AM
Heidi MontagHeidi Montag wants to be on TV, that's a given -- but as a member of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'? Can Bravo handle her?

The former 'Hills' star is actively pursuing a spot on the show ... but Bravo has yet to make season 2 official. Montag's on-again/off-again husband Spencer Pratt told RadarOnline.com the two would do anything to be on the Bravo hit.

"We would move to Beverly Hills in a heartbeat," Pratt told the site. "We would be psyched if this happened for us."

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