But what was more interesting than Chaz's resemblance to the man who will remain Governor of New Jersey were the tweets from Chaz's mother, Cher. Immediately after Chaz's performance, Cher tweeted "God hope Chaz hangs on till next week so I can come sit in the Audience & Watch."
On the 'Dancing' front, Cedric confirmed that they'd been recruiting him and showed off a few moves, but didn't seem inclined to join the show unless they "let you do your thing." Regardless, the audience appreciated his moves.
This week in TV clips was at times horrifying, but ended on a positive note. Last week's 'X Factor Flashing' gave way to the Nancy Grace nip slip. And then Andy Rooney retired, which inspired outpouring of mash-ups saluting his career in grumpy old man musings. Both Ed Helms and Seth Rogen got Jersey Turnpiked by the 'Jersey Shore.' But then Jaleel White came back into our TV lives and set everything back right in the world.
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White dropped by 'The Wendy Williams Show,' (weekdays, syndicated on Fox) where he assured Wendy that he's still getting paid well off 'Family Matters' residuals, told some old stories and previewed his 'House' character.
Williams got right down to business, asking the Browns about their sex and financial lives. "How do you have sex? Is it group sex, is it appointment sex?" she asked. Kody, ever the gentleman, demurred, but Meri clarified that each wife has an "individual" sexual relationship with her husband.
Grey hadn't seen video of the moment yet, so Williams had to fill her in on went went down ... or more accurately, popped out. "Was it a substantial slipppage?" Grey asked. "It was enough, it was areola," Williams replied. Grey then confessed that she never wore nipple covers during her 'Dancing' run, either.
A video of Bristol Palin getting into an argument in a bar, taken while she was filming her upcoming BIO reality show, went viral on the Web over the weekend. Some have questioned whether the trainwreck TV moment was authentic, or just a set-up to get people buzzing about the show.
In the clip, Bristol rides a mechanical bull, and then gets heckled by some of the bar's patrons, who clearly aren't fans of her mom's politics. With her show's cameras rolling, Bristol confronts one of the hecklers, and they get into a heated argument about why the man thought Sarah Palin was "going to hell." Bristol responds by telling him he probably hates her because he's gay.
Zarin had a hunch she might not be asked to return to the show, so she didn't allow herself to get emotional when she got the bad news. "I knew that this was coming. This was not a surprise. All the ladies got a phone call that other week that 3 were coming back and the other four weren't decided ... And then Saturday night I got a phone call from the producer saying the decision was final and they'd be putting out a press release in 5 minutes," she said, sounding emotional.
Williams' first question was one viewers have been wondering for several seasons now: Is Ronnie on steroids? He is massively jacked, after all, and prone to fits of bed-throwing rage. But Ronnie denied being on steroids, and said what people are seeing there is what he calls "Sam Rage," a tell-tale sign of any healthy relationship.
Other topics the interview covered: Did The Situation and Snooki actually hook up? Ronnie seemed to hint that they might have, even after all of his conflict with Mike this season. He said that the Situation is many things, but not a liar, and that Snooki has a history of cheating on her boyfriends.
"Because of all the fighting and wig pulling, I'm embarrassed as a thinking woman to say that I love it," said Williams. "But I love it, especially when it comes on in marathon form." O'Neal then explained what reality TV was, for those confused by the concept. "Things happen," she said, "and you know, I think that's the whole point of reality TV, is that you catch what happens when it happens. Am I always proud of what happens? No."
Williams has a few strong opinions about how this season will go down. She doesn't see Kressley being eliminated first. That honor will go to George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis, she predicted. Kressley made the point that Vegas is setting odds on the competition and has installed Canalis as the favorite. "Oh, she's not going to win," said Williams. "People don't like her because she hurt George Clooney's heart. And he's like an American [treasure]." At which point, Kressley jokingly yelled, "I hate her!"
"In the season finale tonight, he's kind of having some panic attacks, just because everything in his life is sort of coming to a culmination," Brooks said of King. "And you're having erectile problems," Williams said. Brooks smiled and sat back on the couch, looking playfully upset. "On the show!" Williams added, but too late.
Dina repeated her claim that producers wanted her and her family to stage little dramas for 'Living Lohan,' which she was unwilling to do. "I did that show to pretty much set the record straight, as well, but then they wanted us to do all these crazy things like me fake a pregnancy," she said. "It's just not us. It was just not who we are as a family, you know, so I opted out."
According to Deadline, 'Pushing Daisies' creator Bryan Fuller is at work on a one-hour drama series about the famous cannibal. 'Hannibal' will focus on Lecter's relationship with a young FBI profiler named Will Graham. Lecter's foil Graham is haunted by his knack for empathizing with serial killers. Fuller is executive producing with Martha De Laurentiis, producer of 'Hannibal,' 'Red Dragon' and 'Hannibal Rising.'
The 'Hannibal' project is part of the recently launched Gaumont International Television, run by NBC's former had of drama, Katie O'Connell. In addition to 'Hannibal,' the company is working on 'Madame Tussaud,' a six-hour miniseries from 'The Tudors' creator Michael Hirst.
Over in comedy land, TBS has ordered a pilot from Conan O'Brien. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the multi-camera comedy follows a centers a family man who leaves his day job and returns to his childhood neighborhood. While at home, the character reunites with his old best friend. O'Brien will serve as an executive producer.
In other TV news ...
Wendy Williams Breaks Down Rumored 'Fashion Star' Feud Between Nicole Richie & Jessica Simpson (VIDEO)
"You're not going to see this show until, it's like a mid-season replacement, somewhere around later in the winter," said Williams. "But Nicole's reps are denying that they're having any fights at all. Sources told US Magazine that there is friction, however, on the set. They say that Nicole thinks that Jessica doesn't know high fashion."
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