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The campaign is set to launch in October 2009.
Multiple sources are now confirming that the legen...dary How I Met Your Mother cad has formally signed on to emcee the 61st annual ceremony, which airs Sept. 20 on CBS.
An official announcement is expected early next week.
As pointed out by Variety, which was first to report the NPH negotiations, Emmy producers are under pressure to boost the kudocast's ratings and critical reception in the wake of last year's apocalyptic reality quintet train wreck. (The opening "comedy" routine still gives me nightmares.)
Harris, meanwhile, is coming off of a rapturously received Tony hosting stint. He's also one of CBS' biggest stars, so the cross-promotional possibilities with HIMYM (which kicks off its new season the night after the Emmys) are endless.
It's a no-brainer, folks!Source 2
Check out Hayden's reasoning and see if you don't gag, spew, wince, and totally agree:
By Chaunce Hayden
It's time for the voice of reason. Michael Jackson was an asshole. There, I said it, and I'll say it again. Michael "creepy, boy-loving" Jackson was an asshole. Got a problem with that? Too bad. I refuse to jump on the "rest in peace, we love you, Michael" bandwagon and shed tears over someone who was so f-ing despicable. How quickly the world forgets or conveniently chooses not to remember.
Allow me to quickly recap the life of this troubled superstar: Michael Jackson was a pedophile. Michael Jackson was a drug addict. Michael Jackson
abused his own children both physically and emotionally. Michael Jackson was a deadbeat who owed millions in unpaid bills. Oh yeah, and Michael Jackson could sing and dance like a motherf--ker. And now, he's dead. Boo hoo. What surprises me is how long this frail child molester was able to physically walk the earth. Let's face it; Michael, for all intent and purpose, had left the human race years ago as he morphed into one of his Thriller video characters before our very eyes. But like the "Emperor's New Clothes," the world chose to ignore the true horror of this self-mutilated beast.
For 50 years, this soft-spoken mummy moonwalked his way through life leaving a trail of victims in his wake. God knows how many brainwashed boys were befriended by the ghoulish performer with the lure of cash, toys, exotic pets and an alcohol concoction Michael cleverly called "Jesus Juice" to loosen 'em up before a night of debauchery. Imagine your own child lying in bed next to Michael wondering why the room is spinning while a wig-wearing 5'10", 115-pound grown man in clown makeup gropes at his innocence. Yet, we cry for this animal as if Christ himself was crucified before our eyes. Please, spare me.
Someone should have put Michael out of his misery many years ago. A stake through the heart would have been more merciful than to allow this half-human/half plastic thing to slither through his backyard amusement park, hunting for his pubescent prey. In the end, I believe Michael himself knew what he had become and made the choice to put a stop to the madness. While the word "suicide" has yet to be brought up between all the blind tears, it's my hope that Michael, in an effort to stop himself from hurting any other child, put an end to his own miserable existence.
I will not mourn the death of Michael Jackson no more than I would mourn the death of any pedophile that hunts down children for deviant pleasure...Regardless of his musical abilities.
Tonight, as I write this column, my heart and tears go out to those children who grew up much too soon thanks to the "King of Pop."
A rep for the "Sex and the City" star denies Parker is Brooklyn-bound, but the home was purchased for $8.45 million last December by a limited liability company called Harken Pretty, which sounds pretty similar to SJP's production company, Pretty Matches. The double-wide townhouse has scaffolding in front of it and is undergoing a gut renovation.
It has nine bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms and is much larger than the couple's current West Village townhouse. We're told the scaffolding should come down soon, but the home is getting a complete change of floor plan that could take more than a year to complete. Even the garden has been torn up. The outer borough could make sense for Parker and Broderick's growing brood: James Wilkie, 6, and newborn (to a surrogate mother) twins, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge.
"Prospect Park West" is also the title of hot author Amy Sohn's new Brooklyn mommy chick-lit book, where the lives of four moms -- including an actress character loosely based on Connelly -- collide. Parker's Pretty Matches has optioned the book. Sohn is writing the TV pilot and says HBO could decide by September whether or not to start filming."
The home when owned by Connelly/Bettany.
The story of Britney Spears’ new video for “Radar” is a strange one: The song was originally the third track on Brit’s 2007 album Blackout and charted that year on the Hot 100. Then it inexplicably reappeared in its exact same form as a bonus track to 2008’s Circus (Spears’ publicist responded it was the same version when RS reviewed Circus last year). Now, in 2009, “Radar” returns once again as a music video. For a song that’s been around so long, you’d expect that better ideas would have percolated during its video’s pre-production stages — especially after the great clips for “Womanizer,” “Circus” and “If U Seek Amy” — but instead we’re treated to Spears’ weakest video since the disastrous “Gimme More” spot.
The plot is eerily similar too, with the Dave Meyers-directed video essentially copycatting Madonna’s “Take A Bow” video. Instead of falling in love with a matador like the Material Girl, Spears has her eye on a polo player. While Madonna dressed the role of a distressed aristocratic senorita in the stands, Spears’ wardrobe and giant hat mirror the elite at the Kentucky Derby. Instead of montage shots of bulls, we see horses. The major difference here is that there’s a love triangle, even though none of the people involved actually seem to like each other as they stare vacantly off camera half the time. It feels like they took a 30-second commercial for one of Spears’ perfumes and turned it into a four-minute music video.
So where does Britney’s “Radar” rank in the pantheon of all her music videos? Is it better than “Lucky,” another video Meyers helmed for Spears? Check out Rolling Stone’s Britney Spears: The Complete Video Guide and judge for yourself.
Quality isn't so hot, sorry
Kanye West always seems to amuse me during interviews, and his latest one with Louis Vuitton did not leave me disappointed. In the interview he talked about everything from Rihanna being a style genius to how he deals with celebrity. Check out the excerpts:
On Rihanna’s style
The singer, Rihanna, who is 21. She’s kind of like a genius because regardless of how many stylists she has, I know she does it on her own. That’s an innate talent, having style like that. It’s kind of like the way people play sport, some people just hit the shots into the net better.
On his Fashion Icons
Michael Jackson is the best dressed person of all time. Not today, I can’t say that, but in his hey day. When he was wearing all those jackets covered in Swarovski crystals. And then all those leather jackets and Mickey Mouse t-shirts and those tailored pants and penny loafers. Michael Jackson, he was for real.
On The Biggest Influence On His Career
Me! Meaning my mistakes, I’ve learned so much from them! It’s true, I am super confident and delusionally egotistical but believe me, I have conflicts with myself at night; like, damn, will I be able to make stuff that I like; will I be able to make stuff which will make an impact on the world?
On Being Happy With His Celebrity
I’m at war with myself. I know I am in danger of cannibalizing myself, of talking about myself to death. My whole life for the past five years has been all about me.
On How He Deals With Fame
I deal with it by realizing I’m kind of confined in my walking TV show. Sometimes I feel like I’m an animal at the zoo, with everybody the other side of the glass wanting to see the monkey overreact. It’s a little like being in a cell, but what’s good about living in a cell is I have cellmates. Jay-Z, he’s definitely in my cellblock.
On if he was trapped on an island, who or what would he keep
I’d bring my girl (at time of print Amber Rose) or a girl who, hopefully, wouldn’t drive me crazy.
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Fans wishing to attend singer Michael Jackson’s memorial service next week will have to register for free tickets — 11,000 of which will be given out, organizers said Thursday.
Details on how to register for tickets for the service at the 20,000-seat Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Tuesday will be announced at a press briefing Friday.
Star Trek stud Chris Pine walks out with a sandwich and a bag of sea salt and vinegar kettle chips as he leaves the Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese store in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon (July 2).
The 28-year-old actor wore a “The Dragons Den: Shanghai” t-shirt.
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Marty Day, who runs the website Blast-O-Rama.com, received an early copy yesterday of another long-awaited MTV program, The State. Marty's e-mail to us, describing what happened next, just about says it all: "Popped in the first disc, and wouldn't you know it, the DVD starts with an ad promoting Daria hitting DVD in 2010. I guess they're following one 'couldn't be done' release with another! Marty was also kind enough to send us a screen capture as proof...we've got that below!
This is incredible news for the thousands of registered members of this site, who have voted for Daria to get a proper release on DVD. We're obviously going to be keeping a sharp eye out for more info about this 2010 DVD release, so stay tuned and we'll update you!