Drag Queen royale Ru Paul graces Wednesday's "Project Runway" as the designers scrambled to create a fitting outfit for a drag queen.
The remaining 10 contestants have to create an outfit for a drag queen, and as last season's designer Chris March advised when he gave the challenge, "Be as theatrical and over-the-top with your designs as you want to be."
Mentor Tim Gunn told the designers, who were paired off with real drag queens in lieu of their models, that their finished designed will be auctioned off to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
A gossip site is claiming to have gotten hold of the new stars line-up of the seventh season of "Dancing with the Stars," even before its official announcement on Monday.
According to gossipsauce.com, they have the list of the stars competing for the DWTS trophy, which won't be announced officially until August 25 on "Good Morning America."
The celebrities that are said to be included in the line-up are:
Jerry Seinfeld will be appearing in the new Microsoft's $300 million ad campaign that is meant to combat Macintosh's successful "Mac vs. PC" ads.
Seinfeld is said to be receiving $10 million to appear in the ads, which are set to debut on September 4, according to the Wall Street Journal. He will be joined by the Microsoft Chairman himself, Bill Gates.
The new campaign is expected to use some variation of the slogan "Windows, Not Walls." Other famous personalities such as comedians Will Ferrell and Chris Rock are also said to be joining the ads meant to beef up PC's image.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt may be breaking records on the track with his performances in the 100 and 200 meter races, but his celebrating at the end of his races is also drawing attention.
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge spoke out Thursday against the celebratory gestures made by Bolt, saying the gestures show a lack of respect for his fellow competitors.
"I have no problem with him doing a show," Rogge said in an interview with international news reporters. "I think he should show more respect for his competitors and shake hands, give a tap on the shoulder to the other ones immediately after the finish and not make gestures like the one he made in the 100 meters."
"Heroes" fans get ready - Metacafe, the world's leading short-form video entertainment site, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment today launched the "Heroes: Season 2" collaborative remix. Fans of hit TV show "Heroes" are invited to create their own Heroes Moment for the "Heroes: Season 2" DVD release, which is available on August 26th, 2008 on DVD and Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def.
Viewers can create their own original remix from audio and video clips from the series as well as build on and further customize remixes made by other members of the Metacafe community.
"Fans of 'Heroes' are avid entertainment enthusiasts who welcome the opportunity to stretch their own creative muscles by making a remix showcasing their favorite characters and moments from the second season," said Erick Hachenburg, CEO of Metacafe. "By enabling this to be a truly collaborative endeavor, we're not only enriching the shared fan experience, we're helping Universal Studios Home Entertainment put the power of social media to work in enlisting consumers as brand ambassadors."
Tim Meadows, Betty White, Evan Handler and MGMT will all appear on the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" Thursday night. Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman will offer repeats of their late night talk shows while Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien won't be seen again due to coverage of the NBC Beijing Olympics.
David Letterman will welcome Will Ferrell and have a "MythBusters" demonstration by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.
A list of Thursday night late show guests, according to Celebrity News Service, is as follows:
Country singer and "Dancing with the Stars" dancer Julianne Hough has a new man in her life -- and it isn't her upcoming dance partner.
Hough is now dating country singer Chuck Wicks. Hough met the Wicks while they were both on tour with Brad Paisley this summer. Hough was out promoting her country album, which hit No. 1 on the country charts after it was released in May.
Hough will soon return for the next season of "Dancing with the Stars" and although she and her yet-unnamed dance partner will get close (all that shimmying and glitter and close-contact), Hough says it won't be a problem.
Thursday night is the second season finale of MTV's hit dance contest "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew." One team will reign supreme, and dance away with the grand prize, during the finale.
"Glam God with Vivica A. Fox" will premiere on VH1 Thursday, as Fox and her fellow judges search for the best celebrity stylists in the biz. The stylists will compete in a series of hair, makeup and wardrobe challenges.
Other season premieres Thursday night include "Bad Girls" on Logo. This is Season Five of Britain's girls-behind-bars soap. A little more on the funny side will be the season premiere of "The Cho Show," featuring comedian Margaret Cho.
A bronze statue of the Fonz, from the classic television show "Happy Days," was unveiled in Milwaukee this week. Henry Winkler, the actor who brought Fonzie to life and made turning two-thumbs up cool, was at the ceremony.
The statue stands near the Milwaukee River, where "Happy Days" supposedly took place. Although no scenes were filmed in the city, the show ran from 1974 to 1984, and helped draw attention to Milwaukee.
Most of the cast was on hand Tuesday, along with the show's creator, director and producer Garry Marshall, and actors Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams from the spin-off "Laverne & Shirley."
Just like the bachelorette before him, rejected suitor Jason Mesnick has signed on to be the new ABC's "Bachelor."
The 32-year-old "Bachelorette" castoff was passed over by DeAnna Pappas in favor of 26-year-old snowboarder Jesse Csincsak during the fourth season of the reality TV series.
Now, Mesnick gets another chance at love when the 13th season of "The Bachelor" returns in January. He will get to choose from 25 women vying to receive a rose each week.
Actress Jane Seymour isn't Dr. Quinn anymore, or a contestant on "Dancing With The Stars," but instead is playing a Martha Stewart-like character in a new Hallmark channel original movie premiering Saturday.
Seymour stars in "Dear Prudence" as Prudence McCoy, a humorous TV personality who is well known for her ingenious PruPointers program of homespun remedies for a variety of life's little problems.
When Prudence's series wraps for the season, she heads out on a much-needed vacation. Prudence ends up in Wyoming as the guest at a lodge her mother used to frequent when the elder Mrs. McCoy was the country's best known advice columnist. When the owner's son turns up dead of an apparent suicide, Prudence suspects foul play.
Comedienne Margaret Cho has a new series on VH1 that will premiere Thursday night. Titled "The Cho Show," it follows the lives of Margaret, her parents and her assistant, who is 3 feet 10 inches tall.
The show will be a semi-scripted comedy, and although it will include family members, it won't include her husband. "We want to stay married," Cho told TV Guide, as an explanation as to why he won't appear on the show.
This isn't Cho's first show. More than 10 years ago she starred on ABC's short-lived 1994 sitcom "All American Girl." It was the first time an Asian-American family made it into primetime.
BBC America will bring three new documentaries to the States starting in September. The shows are titled "Cocaine Diaries: Alex James In Colombia," "The Human Camera" and "Should I Really Give Up Flying?"
The first documentary, "Cocaine Diaries: Alex James In Colombia," will air Wednesday, September 3 at 9/8c. The documentary revolves around Alex James, the bass player in the band Blur, who once bragged that he spent over a million pounds on cocaine at the height of his addiction.
Invited by the president of drug-ravaged Colombia to see just where his money went, Alex takes a trip across the Atlantic and witnesses firsthand the toll that the illicit trade in cocaine is exacting on this country and the people who live there.
Two more finalists have been eliminated from competition on ABC's "High School Musical: Get In The Picture." The two contestants will remain in the show as part of the chorus.
Shayna Goldstein of Denver, Colorado and Bailey Purvis of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were the most recent contestants "sent to the chorus" of the reality program "High School Musical: Get in the Picture." The teens will remain on the program, but are no longer in contention for the grand prize.
At the end of the series, which airs Mondays at 8/7c, one talented newcomer will become a part of "High School Musical" history. The winner will literally "get in the picture" when he/she stars in a music video shown in the end credits of the feature film, Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," opening this fall.
Paris Hilton needs a new best friend and is jetting off to the U.K. to find one. The heiress has a new deal that will broadcast an original British version of "Paris Hilton's My New BFF."
The show will follow Hilton as she flies to the U.K. for an intensive search for a new friend she can depend on. Providing viewers with a candid insight into her manic world, they will also be privy to the true girl behind the media image through unprecedented exclusive access.
"Everyone knows I love LA," says Hilton, "but London, watch out -- I'm coming to town and bringing my fast-paced life with me. I'm in the U.K. all the time, but of course I can't bring all my friends, so I've decided to look for a new BFF across the pond. I need a best friend who is hot, who can keep up with me, and most of all, who is real and won't be a backstabber. I'm not leaving London until I find that amazing girl or guy who can meet the challenges of being my British bestie!"
School's back in session which means Fox's "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" will soon premiere with a whole new cast of students and contestants.
Host Jeff Foxworthy returns to the head of the class to lead a new batch of 5th graders that will test their smarts alongside celebrity contestants competing throughout the season for their favorite charities.
Season Three kicks off with supermodel Kathy Ireland and Georgia State Superintendent of Schools, Kathy Cox, going for the gold star in the special two-hour season premiere Friday, September. 5 at 8/7c.
If you've turned on NBC lately, you know they are covering the Summer Olympics from Beijing. The network also holds the rights to the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2012 Summer Games in London.
NBC isn't the only network, however, with their eye on the 2014 and 2016 Games. ESPN president George Bodenheimer said Tuesday that his network will be in the running to air the Games in 2014 and 2016. Fox also said they would participate in the bidding.
CBS said they also might join in the running, but as of Tuesday they weren't sure.
Drag queen RuPaul will guest on "Project Runway" Wednesday night on Bravo.
The Sundance channel will hold its season premiere of "Architecture School," as a group of Tulane University architecture students compete to design the best low-income, single-family home in New Orleans.
Also, it's time to say goodbye to George Foreman, as TV Land shows the season finale of "Family Foreman."
The "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" will welcome guests Jamie Denbo, Alfred Molina and Salman Rushdie Wednesday night. Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman will offer repeats of their late night talk shows while Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien won't be seen again due to coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Jimmy Kimmel will welcome boxing legend George Forman to his stage while David Letterman will chat with Kevin Costner.
A list of Wednesday night late show guests, according to Celebrity News Service, is as follows:
ABC is planning a spinoff of "Supernanny," but don't expect another Jo Frost. Instead, the network is hiring gruff Chicago therapist Mike Ruggles - turning the show into "Supermanny."
The network will air a pilot episode of "Supermanny" in the fall, featuring Ruggles, although the spinoff's format will remain similar to the original. Ruggles will lend a family some tough-love guidance during a time of crisis.
The show's executive producer, Nick Emmerson, believes Ruggles will be able to connect with the dads in a different way than Frost has been able to.