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‘Cougar Town’ is moving from ABC to TBS!

Rumor has it ABC was very close to canceling ‘Cougar Town’. But Courteney Cox and her cast members no longer have to worry, as TBS has ordered a fourth season of the comedy to start airing in 2013!

TBS to the rescue!

The cable network has ordered a fourth season of the comedy to begin airing in early 2013. In addition, TBS has purchased the rights to Cougar Town‘s first three seasons of 61 episodes that originally aired on ABC. “Cougar Town is a smart, whimsical sitcom that draws its humor from likable, relatable characters” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS. “We are thrilled to have Cougar Town moving to the TBS neighborhood as the network continues to expand its slate of original comedy series.”

On ABC this season, Cougar Town averaged 5.3 million viewers and a 1.9 rating in the adult demo, nosediving after it was moved to Tuesday nights and away from its previous Modern Family lead-in. With the axe hanging over the show, TBS stepped in and rescued Courteney Cox and Co. from cancellation.

Busy Phillips, who plays Laurie Keller on the comedy, had a couple choice words for ABC earlier this week. Before she learned the fate of her show, she said:

“It’s not been fun to feel like the ugly stepsister of the network,” Phillipps, who plays Laurie Keller, told E! Online. “They moved us around, they took us off the air for months … If TBS is willing to launch the show in a real great way and we would actually have like billboards and commercials, that would be really cool.”

Philipps has been vocal about her frustrations. Initially, when ABC decreased “Cougar Town’s” episode order, she told TVLine, “The writers have amazing stuff planned out for this season, and now they’re going to have to condense … I feel bad for them. I feel bad for everyone. It’s a bummer. It sucks.”

I only watched one – maybe two episodes of ‘Cougar Town’. I just didn’t find it funny, not my kind of humor I guess. Are any of you still watching it?

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Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 11:11am
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Eva Longoria opens up about the end of ‘Desperate Housewives’

Eva Longoria appeared on last night’s ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’, looking absolutely stunning! The ‘Desperate Housewives’ actress revealed how hard it’s been saying goodbye to Wisteria Lane, and how she and the other cast members cried on the last day of filming.

‘Desperate Housewives’ will air the 2-hour series finale on Sunday, bringing the show to a close after 180 episodes and 8 seasons.

“They said ‘that’s a wrap’ for the last time, and that’s when the tears came,” Longoria told David Letterman Wednesday.

The waterworks were matched with gifts for the show’s crew – carry-on luggage embroidered with the phrase, ‘Take us with you on all of your journeys.’

Eva, wearing a black gown, joked with Letterman about the outcome of the final episode.

“Everybody dies,” she said. “You must watch.”

Longoria’s life has seen a number of changes since she joined “Desperate Housewives” eight years ago. International fame. Numerous awards. That whole Tony Parker thing.

Most importantly, the success has allowed her to turn the page on her fast food career. Before becoming a celebrity, Longoria worked at a Wendy’s in Corpus Christi, Texas.

“I was the fry girl, I made burgers, I did everything,” she told David Letterman Wednesday.

After working as a fry girl, Longoria appeared on “The Young and the Restless.” She also tried out for the Will Smith rom-com “Hitch.”

She didn’t get that part – it ended up going to Eva Mendes, she told Letterman.

The day after learning of the rejection, she got a call from the producers of “Desperate Housewives.” They wanted Longoria to move to Wisteria Lane, starring on the show as housewife Gabrielle Solis.

And there she’s stayed for eight seasons, enduring back-stabbing and raunch, rumors and ratings – quite the TV run for the fry girl turned sexpot celebrity.

Again, daaaaaaang! Eva looks hot here!

Photos: Fame/Flynet, Source

Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 10:10am
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Bachelor and Bachelorette Sued For Alleged Racial Descrimination

Is The Bachelor racist?

Nathaniel Claybrooks, 39, and Christopher Johnson, 26, think so.  Both are African-American former college football players, and think so!  Claybrooks and Johnson answered an open casting call for The Bachelor in Nashville last August. According to People,  they were rushed through the audition process, while witnessing other (whiter!) applicants getting far more attention.

The lawsuit alleges that ABC “knowingly, intentionally and as a matter of corporate policy refused to cast people of color in the role of the Bachelor and Bachelorette.”

ABC responds by saying, “we have had various participants of color throughout the series’ history…as always, we continue to seek out participants of color for both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

Hmmm….I’ve watched many seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and definitely noticed some whitewashing going on.  I’m all for this lawsuit diversifying the show- let’s see a Bachelor or Bachelorette of color!

Thoughts?

Photo: Fame/Flynet

Posted Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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SPOILERS: Does Ben choose Courtney on tonight’s Bachelor finale?

How many of you are dying to know if Ben actually chooses Courtney tonight on the season finale of ‘The Bachelor’?

Here is Courtney with Jesse Metcalfe, whom she dated back in 2005.

I’ve got the answer after the jump!!! (more…)

Posted Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 1:13pm
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