Sinbad was in the Air Force when Meredith was in college, and he said he carried around an empty book bag as a bit of a disguise to blend in. "I saw her go in a bookstore," he said, "and I saw them legs, so I chased her in the bookstore." They were originally married in 1985, divorced in 1992, then remarried in 2002.
Both were wearing wedding rings, though not the originals. The first ring, Sinbad explained, had been borrowed. Which was probably not the best strategy for longevity.
His son Royce needs some dating advice. Sinbad launches in: "Sometimes you need some crazy women in your life to know a good woman." He says men have a different perspective on relationships.
Guys think, "She's a serial killer but she didn't try to kill me, so I'm gonna keep dating her ... Say she stab me but I'm still alive -- there's still hope in that relationship, if she's fine," Sinbad advises.
"So you're saying give her a chance?" Royce asks. He replies, "Let one of your boys call her first -- see if he die." Huh? Well, Royce seems to see his point. "This is bonding ... This is why I like being back home."
According to Entertainment Weekly, TLC has renewed 'My Strange Addiction' for a second season. The show "tells the compelling stories of people who are battling obsessive behaviors on the verge of taking over their lives," according to TLC. Subjects who have been profiled in the first season range from an obsessive scab-picker to a woman addicted to eating toilet paper.
The season finale of 'My Strange Addiction' airs Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 9PM ET, and will follow a woman addicted to laxatives and another addicted to "eating pottery and cigarette ashes."
In other TV news ...
• Sorry, 'Smallville' fans: Michael Rosenbaum has reportedly shot down any chance of returning for the series finale. "He has put the show behind him and moved on," said a source of the actor, who played Lex Luthor for seven seasons. There's still three episodes left to shoot, so he still has a little bit of time to change his mind. [EW]
• Syfy is developing a series about Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle solving mysteries together in the 1920s. Wait, what?! The steampunk show is called 'Among the Spirits,' and Syfy President of Original Programming Mark Stern called it "a turn-of-the-century 'Fringe.'" [Deadline]
• Nielsen could be close to perfecting a tracking system for commercials. The company could offer "brand-specific TV ratings for commercials" so companies can know how much of an impact their commercials have. [The Hollywood Reporter]
But last night's firing seemed on target. The guys lost the Kodak challenge, and team leader Sinbad seemed a bit scattered when trying to manage the team – especially Bret Michaels, who kept trying to get an assignment, to no avail.
What do you think? Did the right person get fired?
Watch the video after the jump.
According to the TheWrap, NBC is bringing back the celeb-free version of 'The Apprentice' for the first time since 2007, with a recession-era twist: "Real people" contestants who've been hit hard by the bad economy will get a chance to reverse their fortunes by wowing boss Donald Trump.
The return of the original premise has been rumored for some time. Trump recently declared himself all for it, telling reporters, "I will be very involved if they bring back regular 'Apprentice,'" he said. "I'd be very involved in the casting again."
"I couldn't do it without them, there's no way," Hunt said. But Sinbad persisted. "Walk away," he said to one of the cameramen. "Walk away." And he does ... followed by the rest of the crew.
Watch the video after the jump.
Business mogul Donald Trump will do the firing once again, aided by son Donald Trump Jr., daughter Ivanka Trump and long-time adviser George H. Ross on this third season of 'Celebrity Apprentice.' The teams, incidentally, are divided by sex.
The action starts 9 PM ET Sunday on NBC. Before then, we've studied the field and calibrated who the likely winner will be.
See for yourself after the jump.
Variety reports that The Donald has just inked a deal with the Golf Channel for a new unscripted reality show titled 'Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf' (yep).
Trump, who owns many golf courses in such places as Westchester, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Puerto Rico, is rounding up a host of celebrities to compete one-on-one for charities. Already on board to play a few holes are NFL legends Jerry Rice and Lawrence Taylor, with more athletes, musicians, actors and business-types reportedly to come.
The series will debut on April 26, 2010, with an initial order of six half-hour episodes.
- Sharon Osbourne
- Bret Michaels
- Cyndi Lauper
- Carol Leifer
- Bill Goldberg
- Daryl Strawberry
- Curtis Stone
- Summer Sanders
- Holly Robinson Peete
- Maria Canellis
Leifer is a stand-up comic and a writer for Seinfeld. I was going to watch this just for her and then decided...no.
Well, not so fast, Mr. Governor ...
A roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.
- John Phillip Law: He was a veteran actor best known for such films as Barbarella, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, The Cassandra Crossing, Tarzan The Ape Man, and Hurry Sundown. He appeared in many TV shows over the years, including The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, It's A Living, and The Young and the Restless. He died in Los Angeles at age 70.