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Bristol Palin To Guest Star On “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager”

In the most appropriate collaboration since “Tool Academy” with Dave & Busters, Bristol Palin has signed on to guest star on ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” I haven’t figured out what the secret is yet, but I’m guessing it is about to have something to do with retroactive abstinence! Bristol will be playing herself in an upcoming episode, as a teen mom friend of Amy’s. I guess they will be bonding about how awesome not having sex is and how it’s super effective for preventing pregnancy. Bristol has said about her new gig, “I am thrilled to be on this show and to be part of a program that educates teens and young adults about the consequences of teen pregnancy. Regardless of what I did personally, I just think that abstinence is the only … 100 percent foolproof way to prevent pregnancy. It’s a hard choice, but it’s the safest choice and it’s the best choice.” Foolproof is such a funny word. It will be interesting to see whether a real-life teen mom can lend insight to our protagonist. And maybe baby Tripp will also make his acting debut? [ABC News] Keep reading »

Liveblogging “The Bachelor” February 22nd 2010

Tonight, it’s “The Women Tell All” episode, which I think we can all expect will get dramatic — Rozlyn WILL be there. See you in 10! Keep reading »

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of February 22nd 2010

There is no messing with the ratings juggernaut known as the Olympics, which means that most shows are in rerun mode this week. But never fear—there are a few new, exciting things happening on the small screen. After the jump, a few shows you won’t want to miss. Keep reading »

Have You Seen Boner Stabone?

If you are a good child of the ’80s, you’ll remember Boner Stabone as the bad news next-door neighbor of the Seavers on “Growing Pains.” (Seriously, how did they get away with calling him that?) On a somber note, Andrew Koenig, the actor who played Boner, disappeared in Vancouver, Canada, on Valentine’s Day. His parents and other celebrities are taking to Twitter to find him. They are concerned that Andrew’s life may be in danger due to his severe depression. He was last seen at burlesque star Jenny Magenta’s house on V-Day. He was supposed to return to his home in Hollywood on February 16, but his cell phone has been turned off and no one knows his whereabouts. He looks a little bit different now than he did in the ’80s, but if you’ve seen Boner, please Tweet. [Gawker] Keep reading »

Betty White May Be Hosting “SNL” After All — Just Not On Her Own

Ask — nay, demand — and Lorne Michaels will listen, sort of. For the last month or so, fans of Betty White have been clamoring for the “Golden Girl” to host “Saturday Night Live,” and according to Michael Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly, producer Lorne Michaels is game. However, he’s apparently not sure that White, who is 88 years old, will be able to carry the show on her own, so he’s supposedly assembling a roster of funny ladies to host together. Molly Shannon is on board, and Michaels is going after “SNL” alum like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as well. The idea of all these women on “Saturday Night Live” totally excites me, but I totally think White could pull off the hosting gig on her own. I mean, would Michaels not allow Clint Eastwood — who is turning 80 this year — to host on his own? Betty White, while up there in years, is a professional, and a hilarious one at that — I say she should get the coveted hosting gig all for herself, unless she feels like sharing. [EW] Keep reading »

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“Hung” Like A Billboard?

This is way too much of a bulging good thing, but it’s sure to get viewers to notice the premiere of HBO’s “Hung” in New Zealand. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Andrea Friedman, “Family Guy” Down Syndrome Actress, Issues The Palins A Kick In The Pants

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her daughter, Bristol Palin, were in the headlines again this week, railing against Sunday’s episode of “Family Guy” featuring a character with special needs. In the episode “Extra Large Medium,” the elder son, Chris, goes out on a date with Ellen, a mentally handicapped woman who tells him, “My dad’s an accountant and my mom’s the former governor of Alaska” — an obvious reference to Palin’s son, Trig, who has Down syndrome. The Palins, of course, interpreted it as such; both Bristol and Sarah took to the ex-governor’s Facebook page, where Bristol wrote, “If the writers of a particularly pathetic cartoon show thought they were being clever in mocking my brother and my family yesterday, they failed. All they proved is that they’re heartless jerks.” Boom boom pow!

And yet … Andrea Friedman, the 39-year-old actress with Down syndrome who read the voiceover for Ellen on the “Family Guy” episode in question, said peeps needs to chill. In an interview yesterday with The New York Times, Friedman spoke out and said, “It’s not really an insult. I was doing my role, I’m an actor. … I was laughing at it.” She added, “[I turned on the TV and] I saw Sarah Palin with her son Trig. I’m like, ‘I’m not Trig. This is my life.’ I was making fun of Sarah Palin, but not her son.” Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Please, Tina Fey, Do Sarah Palin When You Host “SNL” In April!

  • Tina Fey is guest hosting “Saturday Night Live” in April, which probably means another Sarah Palin impersonation! “It’s inevitable that we’ll try it, at least,” Fey told the AP. “We’ll see if it makes it to air.” Now, if they could just get Amy Poehler back to do Hillary Clinton. [AP]
  • Happy 88th birthday, Helen Gurley Brown, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan! Brown is also the author of the bestselling book Sex and the Single Girl, an essential piece of literature in the ’60s and ’70s sexual revolution. [Wikipedia]
  • London’s Globe Theater has commissioned its first play written by a woman, “Bedlam” by Nell Leyshon. The Globe, where William Shakespeare staged his plays, was closed from 1642 until 1997. Not until now has a female playwright had her work performed there.

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Is Vienna Stalking Her Ex? Or The Other Way Around?

In certain couplings, it’s hard to tell who is the crazy one. Is it him? Is it her? With Vienna Girardi of “The Bachelor” and her ex, Brian Lee Smith, most people assumed the latter, just because everyone likes to hate on Vienna. Rumors have circulated that she was still dating Smith when she left to film “The Bachelor,” and that since returning from the show, she’s been following him and his new girlfriend around, harassing them. But RadarOnline.com has uncovered some info that tells another story—that he’s the crazy one. They recently found out that Smith was arrested in October for trespassing at Vienna’s parents’ house and they have the mug shot to prove it. Sources back this up. “They broke up at spring break of last year,” says a friend. “Vienna has not even seen Brian since he was arrested in her front yard.” She just got another degree more believable to me. [RadarOnline.com]
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