In our 2009 American Music Awards edition of PopSugar Rush, Nicole Kidman gets a special shout-out from Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson admits she's a big Rihanna fan, and Jennifer Lopez picks herself up after falling while dancing!
There were plenty of well-dressed gentlemen attracting attention on the red carpet last night at the American Music Awards in LA. Kris Allen, Jay-Z and Pete Wentz were all decked out, while Keith Urban had Nicole Kidman to keep him company on the red carpet — click through to see all the guys!
So, did you guys catch FlashForward this week? Even though I had already seen the pilot (OK, I saw it twice), I still tuned in to refresh my memory. No surprises here — I caught a few nuances that I had missed the first time around, and I can already tell that this may be the kind of show that requires a second viewing. (This should be a familiar routine for all you Lost fans out there). Speaking of Lost, did anyone else notice the billboard for Oceanic airlines?
Even if you paid attention, it can be a bit confusing to keep track of who's who in new pilots, so I've broken it all down for you. Check it out and then let's discuss what you thought of the episode! To see what I thought, just read more
I have to say, ABC's upcoming Fall show Flash Forward looks really compelling. From the few scenes I got to watch and the discussion at today's Comic-Con panel, I'm pretty much sold on this show already. And it's not just because Joseph Fiennes is very handsome, nor is it because Dominic Monaghan is on the show and made an appearance (which he did!). Really, it's not.
The series begins on an average day that soon turns unusual when everyone in the world blacks out at the same time. During this time, of course, initial damage is done (people driving while they black out get into accidents, etc.) and everyone "flashes forward" in his/her mind, seeing images of what life is like six months in the future. Then the action resumes in "present day" and the season progresses episode by episode until we "catch up" with the future that everyone has glimpsed. Thus, the question becomes: If you know what happens in the future, would you (and could you) try to change it?
Because it's ABC and it's a mysterious show that is even titled Flash Forward, many have called it a companion series to Lost, though the show is actually based on a novel by Robert Sawyer. Appropriately, though, the panel today was moderated by Entertainment Weekly's resident Lost guy, Jeff "Doc" Jensen. Panelists included the show creator David Goyer (writer of Batman Begins), a couple of producers, and actors Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Courtney B. Vance, Christine Woods and, briefly, Dominic Monaghan. To check out some of my initial thoughts on Flash Forward, read more
Lost's Charlie may be dead, but it sounds like Dominic Monaghan is staying close to the ABC family. The actor recently turned up in one of the network's new "ABC House" promos, playing foosball with the likes of Courteney Cox and Patrick Dempsey, and when Dempsey challenges him by saying, "You're so dead," Monaghan cheekily replies, "Actually, I was."
What's the deal? Well, it sounds like Monaghan is coming back not to Lost but to another ABC show. And while the specific show hasn't been confirmed yet, all signs — and one news report — point to Flash Forward, the post-apocalyptic drama that got some early advertising during a Lost episode this Spring.
ABC and Monaghan's people are keeping quiet for now, but the show was my first bet — and not just because Cox says the Flash Forward tagline ("What did you see?") to Monaghan in the ABC promo. And if it's true, he'll be in familiar company, as Sonya Walger — Lost's Penny — is on the show as well.
Of course, maybe we're all being faked out and Monaghan will actually play another secret member of the Walker family on Brothers and Sisters. But assuming it's Flash Forward, does that seem like a good fit? You can check out the ABC promo in question if you read more
Hope you got the special specs out last night because the 3-D episode of Chuck was actually pretty impressive. Granted, I was watching in HD and with the proper yellow-and-blue eyewear, but I was legitimately wowed by the special effects: Chuck's flashes seemed particularly well-suited for the technology. But even without the extra dimensions, the episode still worked on the regular ol' funny-spy-stuff level. Ready to chat? Just read more
- Private Practice has been picked up for a full second season. — TV Week
- Anne Hathaway will star in the romantic comedy The Fiance. — ComingSoon
- Dominic Monaghan will guest-star in Chuck's 3-D episode in February. — Entertainment Weekly
- Whoa — NBC might make a few more episodes of ER. — The Hollywood Reporter
- Ashton Kutcher will star as a former hit man in the action-comedy Five Killers. — Variety
- Tony Hale and newcomer Ben Koldyke have been cast as the leads in the Fox pilot Boldly Going Nowhere. — Zap2it
- Naomi Watts is in talks to take the lead role in the based-on-a-true-story drama My Name Is Jody Williams. — The Hollywood Reporter
- Kenny Chesney has scored his fifth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. — Billboard
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- It's no coincidence: The West Wing character Matt Santos actually was based on Barack Obama, writes The Guardian.
- Variety reports that Amazon.com will produce its first movie, The Stolen Child, based on the fantasy novel by Keith Donahue.
- Zap2It writes about a new Lifetime movie titled Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal which will star Tatum O'Neal and Jenna Dewan.
- TV Guide reports that Joshua Jackson won't appear on Grey's Anatomy after all.
- According to Billboard, World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group, is hoping to bring top talent like U2, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, and Justin Timberlake to its series of international concerts, set to begin May 17.
- Daniel Henney and Lost's Dominic Monaghan are the latest additions to the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie, writes Variety.
- Jesse L. Martin is out and Anthony Anderson is in at Law & Order, Broadcasting & Cable reports. Guess that's bad news for K-Ville.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented an evening with Lost in North Hollywood over the weekend. Matthew, Evangeline, Jorge and Yunjin were just some of the Lost stars that made it off the island to the event. Good news for Lost fans. Yesterday at the TV Critics Association tour the show's producers said that they are working on setting an end date for the series. The show isn't ending anytime soon, but the producers say that setting a deadline will help them lay out how they want the story to end. Here's more:
"Once we figure out when that will be, a lot of the questions will go away," said Carlton Cuse, an executive producer. "Lost" is in its third season.
The producers, citing Fox's "The X-Files," said they didn't want to wear out their welcome. "That was a great show that probably ran two seasons too long," Cuse said. "That is a cautionary tale for us."
Sounds good to us! We love Lost but more often than not we find ourselves, well, lost! Whenever one question is answered 10 more pop up! So this sounds like a great plan. Don't forget the second half of the season starts February 7th at 10 pm! For more pics including Emilie de Ravin and Dominic Monaghan just read more