Letterman vs. Leno! The Barnes family vs. the Ewings! Bugs Bunny vs. Daffy Duck! Much of pop culture is built on feuds — both on-camera and behind the scenes. Here’s a list of 2012’s most memorable ongoing conflicts from scripted and reality TV. READ FULL STORY
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Since the moment actor Doug Anthony Hutchison and his 34-years-younger bride Courtney Stodden (then 16) took their marriage public, they have been a cultural lightning rod. From a Las Vegas chapel to a pumpkin patch and now VH1’s Couples Therapy, they have never shied away from a chance to put their controversial relationship on display. But will tonight’s Therapy premiere signal that the honeymoon phase is officially over? Stodden spoke with EW about her reasons for going on the show, the instant rivalry the other women felt toward her, and her husband’s “fearless effervescence.” Read on… READ FULL STORY
Wondering what really happened on the set of American Idol in Charlotte yesterday, when Nicki Minaj apparently cursed out fellow new judge Mariah Carey? Ryan Seacrest to the rescue!
As the reality competition’s host revealed during On Air With Ryan Seacrest this morning, there was “a very heated, intense argument towards the end of the day after a contestant did a little bit of a performance in the room.” Though Seacrest was not present when the dispute broke out, he admitted that both Minaj and Carey “went a little far” during their argument: “And, so, yeah, it was heated. It did go too far, to the point where the producers said with just a few more contestants left, ‘Let’s call it a day.’ And, [they] called a ‘wrap’.”
New feud alert!
Kelsey Grammer was scheduled to appear on Piers Morgan Tonight yesterday. But right before the Boss star was due to appear on camera, he apparently stormed away from Morgan’s show in a huff — all because the program showed a picture of Grammer’s ex wife Camille in its opening. Morgan himself explained what had happened in a pair of tweets sent shortly after Grammer made his exit.
“I had a very friendly chat with Kelsey backstage. He said he was really looking forward to the interview. Weird,” he tweeted after learning why Grammer had bailed. A few minutes later, Morgan continued: “I like Kelsey Grammer personally, but this was a shockingly unprofessional thing to do. I wasn’t even going to mention his ex-wife!”
In a case of art imitating life, Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes has thrown herself into a real-life soap opera. Rhimes, who is African-American, tweeted, “Hey @abcfbunheads: really? You couldn’t cast even ONE young dancer of color so I could feel good about my kid watching this show? NOT ONE?” READ FULL STORY
Twenty years ago at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, the Dream Team restored the United States to prominence in basketball, a game it had long dominated on the international level. After settling for bronze at the 1988 Games — the last Olympics that did not allow professional athletes — U.S. Olympic officials and the NBA united to send a team composed of all-timers, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Charles Barkley. They cruised to the gold at Barcelona, drubbing opposing teams who seemed more interested in autographs than actually defeating their NBA heroes.
This Wednesday, NBA TV will air a 90-minute documentary about that legendary squad, but the juiciest detail is about which player was not on the team. Ever since the Dream Team was selected in 1991, it has been suspected that Michael Jordan had used his influence to keep Isiah Thomas — a hated rival who once attempted to freeze a young Jordan out during an all-star game — off the team. Jordan always denied any involvement in that decision, but promos for the new doc hint that the matter will finally be addressed. Take a look. READ FULL STORY
At Saturday night’s White House Correspondents dinner, Jimmy Kimmel pointed his wit at some of the most powerful Americans in the country. Most of them were just a few feet away, including the President of the United States. Fortunately for Kimmel, everyone took his barbs pretty well — President Obama gritted his teeth and was a good sport, giving as well as he got. But one man who wasn’t in the room did not especially appreciate being the butt of several jokes. “I’d like everyone to look under your seats,” said Kimmel. “Under each one you will find a copy of Keith Olbermann’s resume…. The thing about Keith Olbermann is… he’s so likable…. Keith Olbermann burned more bridges than the Arsonist of Madison County. He has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann.”
Scan to the 18:40 of Kimmel’s performance to watch the relevant bits. READ FULL STORY
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