Two-time Olympic gold medal beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor is on a roll following the Beijing Summer Olympics. She has appeared on several talk shows, will be a contestant on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars" and now has hit the big time -- appearing as a guest on one of the Disney Channel's wildly popular shows.
May-Treanor will play herself on an upcoming episode of Disney's the "Wizards of Waverly Place." Celebrity News Service has heard reports that May-Treanor is excited about appearing on the hit teen show, and she should be. If kids didn't know her following the Olympics, they will surely know her after her Disney appearance.
On "Wizards," the 31-year-old Olympic gold medalist will portray herself when she drops in on Max, played by Jake T. Austin, after hearing about a "mysterious ailment" that afflicts him. Not sure how that ties in with volleyball, or if it even will, so guess we'll have to tune in and check it out.
Fans of "ER" may fondly remember the days Dr. Mark Greene hung out in the emergency room of County General Hospital on the hit NBC drama. The good old days when Greene, played by Anthony Edwards, took part in countless emergency room scenes with actors George Clooney and Noah Wyle.
In the land of soap operas (and the shows "Lost" and "Heroes") Celebrity News Service knows not to count characters out when they die on TV. Finally, the same can be said for "ER" as the dearly departed Dr. Greene is coming back.
According to TVGuide.com, Edwards has signed a deal to reprise his role for the November 13 episode of the long-running NBC drama. Fans of "ER" will probably remember that Dr. Greene died of a brain tumor in Hawaii in 2002. That just goes to show you can't keep a good man down.
NFL football player Jason Taylor gained national exposure when he donned sequins and competed on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Now, the hunky football player, who can pull off flashy dancing outfits with the best of them, is trading in his dancing shoes and heading back to the football stadium.
Taylor won't be heading back to the Miami Dolphins -- the team he played with for 11 years -- but instead will put on a Washington Redskins jersey.
Actor Jerry O'Connell, who is starring on the new television series "Do Not Disturb," guest hosted on "Live With Regis and Kelly" Thursday. O'Connell, who came to fame as a child actor in the movie "Stand by Me," is married to actress Rebecca Romijn and they are expecting twin girls.
O'Connell spend most of the host chat time joking about the twins and his wife, who he described as "large" now that she is expecting. Celebrity News Service thought O'Connell was on top of his game when it came to jokes about names for the babies. He said Rebecca is going to name one of the baby girls and he will name the other.
O'Connell said Rebecca has picked out the name "Dolly" because she is a huge Dolly Parton fan, and so he said that meant he would name the other baby "Cher." Or maybe "Llama."
Billy Bob Thornton, former husband of Angelina Jolie, will appear on the "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" Wednesday night. Thornton is starring in the new movie "Eagle Eye."
Jimmy Kimmel will welcome comedian Russell Brand to his show, so expect some funny stuff to happen. Brand is set to host the MTV Video Music Awards on September 7.
A list of Tuesday night late show guests, according to Celebrity News Service, is as follows:
RTÉ productions has received nine Prixa Europa 2008 Award nominations. "Whistleblower," a two part drama, is nominated in the fiction category, and "Being John Banville" is nominated in the TV Documentary Category.
The production company is also nominated in the TV ISIR Multicultural Programmes category for "Human Traffic" and in the Current Affairs category for "Prime Time Investigates-Cocaine."
There are four additional nominations in the Radio Fiction category, Radio Documentary category, and the Emerging Media category. The Prixa Europa 2008 Awards will take place in Berlin and Postdam from October 18 to 25.
The powers-to-be at the ABC soap "All My Children" have made plans for their star actress Susan Lucci to spend plenty of time on "Dancing with the Stars" during the dancing reality show's upcoming season. In fact, the "All My Children" people have made long-term plans just in case she wins the show.
Even though Celebrity News Service has been a long-time fan of Lucci's, we aren't banking on her winning "Dancing with the Stars."
You never know what will happen when America starts voting, and Lucci is wildly popular, so she may get near that mirror-ball trophy. Plus, she has more than just fan support going for her. According to "AMC" head writer Chuck Pratt, and we found this amusing, he believes Lucci is tiny and light which will makes it easy to throw her around and do impossible things.
It didn't take long for the brother and sister duo of Annie and Dixon Wilson to get in a heap of trouble on "90210's" season premiere. As the title said, "We're Not in Kansas Anymore," and yes, there was a lot of temptation in the big land of Beverly Hills for the Kansas kids to take part in.
Annie loaned her old English paper to new friend Naomi and Naomi copied it word for word and Annie and Naomi got busted, Dixon pulled a prank on a rival high school when he was told not to, and, oh yes, Annie went on a date with a cute guy, which her parents knew about, she just forgot to tell them they were taking a private jet to San Francisco.
Celebrity News Service did a survey to find out what fans thought of The CW's new show, and fans of the old show, "Beverly Hills, 90210" and the new "90210" were quite willing to speak up.
Season premieres will again take front and center stage on Wednesday night's primetime lineup. Alaska governor Sarah Palin is also scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention, which is being touted as the "speech of her lifetime."
"Bones" returns for its fourth season on Fox with a two-hour episode that takes Brennan and Booth to London.
Over on The CW, "America's Next Top Model" returns for its 11th cycle. Tyra Banks still leads the way, and wants to make sure everyone knows that one of the contestants is a transgender model named Isis.
Supermodels Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum both have one or two things in common with each other, apart from being catwalk beauties. They also top Forbes' primetime TV's top-earning women list.
The two reality series hosts and Victoria's Secret angels, one former and the other one current, are numbers 1 and 2 at the new list compiled by the magazine. Banks, who earned $23 million from June 1, 2007 to June 1, 2008, is ahead of her runway pal by $9 million.
Also, the women of "Desperate Housewives" all made it to the list, with Eva Longoria Parker coming a little bit higher than the rest with $9 million.
Bad girl Valerie Malone has left the zip code and is not coming back. Tiffani Thiessen says she will not be appearing in the new spin-off of "Beverly Hills, 90210."
Known then as Tiffani Amber Thiessen, the actress is adamant she won't be joining fellow alums Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth as they reprise their former characters into the new CW spin-off "90210."
She tells Usmagazine.com, "I don't think so, I mean I wish them all the luck, but I'm just so in a different place right now."
Old and new fans alike have been waiting for the kids of Beverly Hills to show up, and Tuesday night they return to that old zip code. "90210" will premiere on The CW with a two-hour episode.
"The Shield" also returns on FX with its season premiere, although this is going to be the show's final season -- but no time like the present to start watching the show if you aren't already a fan.
Another season premiere will air on BET, as "Comic View: One Mic Stand" begins with comedian Kevin Hart at the host. The show features up-and-coming comics and their best one-liners.
It's fall premiere time on television, which means the late night talk show hosts will be sitting down with many of the stars of new and returning shows.
On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel will welcome Taye Diggs from "Private Practice" and Craig Ferguson will sit and chat with Katey Sagal from the new show "Sons of Anarchy."
A list of Tuesday night late show guests, according to Celebrity News Service, is as follows:
The kids may have been gossiping on "Gossip Girl" Monday night, but they don't have anything on the gang from "The Hills" -- the original gossip group. Oh, yes, the backstabbing, betraying, and "I can't believe you slept with them" guys and gals from MTV's reality show "The Hills."
In Tuesday night's episode, Lauren dumped hot boy Doug, while Whitney went on a date in New York with a hot male model named Alex.
Celebrity News Service did a survey of "The Hills" fans to find out what they thought of Monday night's episode, and many thought the show was a little more mellow than usual.
The ladies on "The View" were hot and bothered about politics during the 12th season premiere of the hit ABC show. While they didn't actually throw any punches, there was lots of yelling and accusations thrown during the kick-off of the show's new season.
After the ladies welcomed each other back, Barbara Walters said she could remember at the end of the show's first season when we "wondered if we would get renewed for a second season."
The show was not only renewed, but has become a staple on ABC, even with its often-changing group of hosts. The ladies, of course, started the season off with their never-ending disagreement on politics, with Whoopi, who acts as the show's moderator, trying to control the women. While they raged on about John McCain and Barack Obama, they also discussed (if that is what you want to call it) the fact the McCain has chosen a woman for his running mate.
Love them or hate them, the ladies of ABC's "The View" will return Tuesday following the show's summer hiatus. The ladies kick off the show's 12th season, led by Barbara Walters and her four sidekicks Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd.
Celebrity News Service was pleased to see the ladies will kick-off the season Tuesday with an appearance by New Kids On The Block. Watching the ladies when they get around a handsome group of younger guys is always some must-see TV.
In addition to New Kids, the "View" ladies will surely bring their "what we did this summer" experiences to the show as well as dish, and argue (and maybe even scream at each other) about the upcoming political election.
Fans seemed to be thrilled that Lucas chose Peyton on Monday night's season premiere of "One Tree Hill." Following a television trick in which Lucas was featured in the future married to all three women, he finally returned to the present and continued last year's season finale by meeting Peyton at the airport.
Celebrity News Service was equally happy that Lucas picked Peyton, but also enjoyed the flash forward of seeing Lucas married to each of the women. It was a nifty twist from the producers. And now they have given us something to look forward to -- Lucas and Peyton jumping on the bed in next week's episode.
The season premiere also had some light moments with Mrs. Scott's "grandmother crisis." Celebrity News Service did a survey to see what fans thought of "One Tree Hill's" season premiere and most were pleased with Lucas's choice of Peyton.
A pregnant stay-at-home mom has made NBC history, becoming the first-ever millionaire on "Deal or No Deal" on Monday.
Jessica Robinson, 27, has turned down the banker's final offer of $561,000 in favor of her chosen briefcase, number 4.
She tells People magazine, "All along I knew I wanted to pick briefcase four because there's soon going to be four people in our family. It just made sense."
The first day of September, also known on this Monday as Labor Day, marks the beginning of season premiere time. "Gossip Girl," "Prison Break," "One Tree Hill" and "Raising the Bar" will all air their season premieres during Monday night's primetime.
The "2008 Republican National Convention" is supposed to begin Monday night, but may be following a shortened schedule due to disruption from Hurricane Gustav. Check local listings for more information.
TNT is offering a new series by executive producer Steven Bochco called "Raising the Bar." In Monday night's pilot episode we meet several of the main characters in this courtroom drama. Mark-Paul Gosselaar plays an idealistic public defender while Judge Trudy Kessler is played by Jane Kaczmarek.
Monday's late night guests will be keeping folks laughing as funny guests such as Jack Black, Don Rickles and Steve Carell will all make Labor Day appearances.
A list of Monday night late show guests, according to Celebrity News Service, is as follows:
"Tonight Show With Jay Leno" - Jack Black, Conor Oberst. (repeat)