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Vanessa Minnillo Calls Jessica Simpson 'The Elephant in the Room' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 1st 2011 5:53AM
Vanessa Minnillo, 'Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding'Nick Lachey is back on reality television with his wife. Only it's not Jessica Simpson, though her presence is still felt in 'Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding' (Sat., 9PM ET on TLC).

While he was marrying Vanessa Minnillo in this special, it's his past with Simpson that made this event a paparazzi picture parade.

"It's funny to me that they care, because I'd like to think that Nick and I are somewhat boring," Minnillo said. "But they care."

Her other concern was what she dubbed "the elephant in the room." As she and Lachey were planning their dream wedding, Jessica Simpson was also engaged to NFL tight end Eric Johnson.

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Jason Patric Signs for 'Powers,' 'Locke & Key' Gets Comic-Con Screening and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 22nd 2011 11:30AM
Jason PatricJason Patric has been tapped to star in FX's 'Powers' pilot.

Patric will star opposite Lucy Punch in the pilot based on Brian Michael Bendis's popular comic series.

According to Deadline, Patric will play Christian Walker, a detective in a world where superheros are common.

Patric previously starred in HBO's pilot 'Tilda,' opposite Diane Keaton and Ellen Page.

The 'Powers' was written by Charles H. Eglee with Michael Dinner tapped to direct.

In other TV news ...

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'Entourage' Wants Anthony Weiner, ABC Renews 'Wipeout' and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 17th 2011 12:05PM
Anthony Weiner'Entourage' creator Doug Elin wants disgraced Representative Anthony Weiner to appear on the HBO series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Elin made the request before the New York congressman resigned following a lewd photo scandal. Elin said he's gotten no response from Weiner.

A few months ago Elin tried to get fired 'Two and a Half Men' star Charlie Sheen to appear on 'Entourage.' The series has had many notable guest stars over the years, including Mandy Moore, Bob Saget and Gary Busey.

In other TV news ...

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Kit Hoover Gaffes, Jokes About 'Reach-Around' With Billy Bush and Vanessa Minnillo (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 21st 2011 3:15PM
On 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated), Billy Bush made a relatively innocent gesture, casually draping his arm around co-host Kit Hoover to illustrate how Nick Lachey put the moves on Vanessa Minnillo for the first time.

But Hoover is either thinking of something else entirely, or just gets it plain wrong when she refers to Bush's move as "the reach-around."

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Jessica Walter to Guest on 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Dollhouse' Star Heads to 'Community' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 10th 2011 4:00PM
Jessica Walter'Arrested Development' and 'Retried at 35' star Jessica Walter is heading to CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' for a guest role.

According to TVLine, Walter will play Barbara, a donor whose grant to the science department hinges on Leonard. Walter will also reprise her role on FX's 'Archer' this season.

'West Wing' veteran Josh Malina will also appear in the February episode as university president Arlo Seibert.

In other casting news ...

Melora Hardin is returning to 'The Office' as Jan. Hardin will appear in a number of episodes, the first one airing in February. In the episode titled 'Threat Midnight,' Michael Scott finishes his screenplay and films it. Hardin's character Jan plays Jasmine. [TV Guide]

Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey will guest on 'Hawaii Five-0.' In the February episode, Minnillo will play Susan, a deckhand whose cruise ship is taken hostage by pirates. Lachey will play her fiancee, Tyler. [PEOPLE]

Adrian Pasdar is heading to 'Castle.' The 'Heroes' star will play an Eric Fallon, an FBI agent who assists the NYPD during a terrorist threat. Look for Pasdar in the Feb. 21 and 28 episodes. [TVLine]

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'True Beauty' Winner Deemed Gorgeous Inside and Out (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jul 20th 2010 9:37AM
'True Beauty' Winner Deemed Gorgeous Inside and OutOn the season finale of 'True Beauty' (Mon., 10PM ET on ABC), host and judge Vanessa Minnillo said finalists Craig, Taylor and Erika had "all learned something from this," making them all "beautiful people."

But of course, only one could win $100,000 and appear in 'People' magazine. And since they were in Las Vegas, Minnillo and fellow host/judge Carson Kressley announced the champion in the style of a slot machine, with the winning finalist's face rolling up.

So who was granted the title of "True Beauty"?

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A Sore Loser on 'True Beauty' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 29th 2010 4:45AM
A Sore Loser on 'True Beauty'Judges Carson Kressley, Beth Stern and Vanessa Minnillo confronted Liz Parada about her inner-beauty shortcomings on 'True Beauty' (Mon., 10PM ET on ABC), revealing that "the winner of this competition is gonna be the complete package: a perfect combination of both inner and outer beauty," explained Minnillo.

Before eliminating Liz from the contest, they showed her footage of the six hidden-camera challenges since the season began, five of which she'd failed. After watching herself steal and give away magic-trick secrets, among other things, she stormed off stage.

"Oh no, she did not just walk out!" said Kressley. Um, yeah, looks that way.

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A Banana, a Half-Naked Dude, and Some Creepiness on 'True Beauty' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 22nd 2010 2:05AM
A Banana, a Half-Naked Dude, and Some Creepiness on 'True Beauty'Model David goes a little too far during the latest photo shoot on 'True Beauty' (Mon., 10PM ET on ABC). The contestants' job is to create an ad campaign using random food items. So David chooses to pose with some fruit, but then really seems to fixate on a banana.

Why? ...Because a banana looks like a penis, that's why. At least, that's David's high level of thinking.

David prances into the shoot wearing nothing but some terrifyingly revealing underwear. Then, he specifically requests a banana, while gesturing with his hand down near his, uh, private parts. "I want to be holding the banana like it's my 'junk,'' he says.

The rest of the shoot is pretty much taken up by the judges and the photographers laughing in embarrassed horror. Meanwhile, David continually positions the banana near his -- yes -- private parts. Okay, dude. We got it. A banana kind of looks like a penis. Not subtle. You can stop now.

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Kicked Off for Cheating on 'True Beauty' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 15th 2010 1:50AM
Kicked Off for Cheating on 'True Beauty''True Beauty' (Mon., 10PM ET on ABC) is a reality show that judges people based on their "inner beauty." Strangely, the series only seems to pick really hot men and women while looking for "inner beauty," but, well, whatever.

The other thing about the show is that the players are not told about the true nature of the contest. All the contestants think they are being analyzed as models. They believe they are scored based solely on their outer appearance. But the audience and the judges know better.

On the latest episode, we have a bit of a scandal. A contestant named Regina has violated the rules by using her cell phone to contact outsiders -- and by doing this, she manages to learn what the show is really about.

[Spoiler alert.]

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Failure on 'True Beauty' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 8th 2010 4:00AM
Failure on 'True Beauty'What would you do if you saw a very drunk man trying to get into a car? You'd do the right thing ... wouldn't you?

Doing the right thing is the important issue on 'True Beauty' (Mon., 10PM ET on ABC). The reality show gathers together a lot of very, very hot people. But the contestants are judged on "inner beauty" as well as outer beauty. And that's where the trouble begins for most of the players in the game.

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Stealing a Dress on 'True Beauty' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 1st 2010 3:35AM
Stealing a Dress on 'True Beauty'It's time for the second season of the series 'True Beauty' (Mon., 10PM ET on ABC). The show attempts to pick contestants based on "real" beauty. But what is real beauty, after all?

[Spoiler alert.]

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When Reality Stars Attack ... Scripted Drama

by Tom Conroy, posted Nov 6th 2009 3:12PM
Kim KardashianReality TV isn't just putting television writers out of work. It's also helping to raise unemployment at the Screen Actors Guild.

KIm Kardashian (of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians') will be starring as a bad girl (with TV hostess Vanessa Minnillo) on an upcoming episode of 'CSI: NY.' Meanwhile, two stars of Bravo's 'Real Housewives of New Jersey,' Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita, will play themselves on an episode of NBC's Jersey-set medical drama 'Mercy.'

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How I Met Your Mother: No Tomorrow

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 17th 2008 10:12PM
How I Met Your Mother: No Tomorrow
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How I Met Your Mother has been making a lot of news lately, with its timeslot change, its constant bubble status, the hiring of Alicia Silverstone, the subsequent hiring of a certain young woman named Britney, and the resulting departure of Silverstone and arrival of Sarah Chalke.

But what we haven't seen were actual episodes, thanks to the writers' strike. Thankfully, the strike is over and Bays and Thomas managed to be one of the first to get new episodes on the air, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. And, while HIMYM's returned with only a slightly-above-average episode, we inched ever so closer to finding out the solution to the show's main mystery. That's the least the guys could do after three months off.
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