ABC's 'Celebrity Wife Swap' Cast and Premiere Date Announced
By Array at TheWrap
Thu Dec 1, 2011 8:08am EST
ABC announced Thursday that its new reality offering, "Celebrity Wife Swap," will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET.
The title pretty much says it all -- a bunch of famous people trade spouses, and the public tunes in to gawk.
Also read: Ted Haggard and Gary Busey Tapped to Class Up 'Celebrity Wife Swap'
So, who's participating? As previously reported, "The Buddy Holly Story" star Gary Busey will swap partners with disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard. Also, Public Enemy hype-man/"Flavor of Love" star Flavor Flav and Twisted Sister howler Dee Snider will trade sweeties, as will pro wrestler Mick Foley and actor Antonio Sabato Jr., and "Reno 911!" alum Niecy Nash and "Family Ties" veteran Tina Yothers, and Tracey Gold (of "Growing Pains" fame) and former Wilson Phillips songbird Carnie Wilson. READ MORE HERE
Courtney Stodden Named One of VH1's Top 40 Winners of 2011
Courtney Stodden made headlines this summer when she married "Lost" actor Doug Hutchinson, (he was 51, she was 16). Since then Stodden's Twitter and Facebook antics and penchant for revealing outfits have made he an Internet and entertainment television staple and turned 2011 into a "winning" year.
Scott Weiland Is Proud Of His Christmas Album
Two-time Grammy winner Scott Weiland loves the holidays, so much so that he just released 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,' an album of Christmas classics and an original holiday song, 'Happy Christmas and Many More.'
The seeds for the album were planted two years ago when Weiland first performed 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.' Inspired by Frank Sinatra's legendary 1957 recording of the song, Weiland took things to the next logical step, which was a full album. In addition to traditional renditions holiday favorites, the Stone Temple Pilots singer also includes a reggae version of 'O Holy Night' along with several other surprises. READ MORE HERE
The Wizard of Oz's Cowardly Lion costume set to fetch $3m at auction
Last updated at 8:26 AM on 2nd December 2011
The Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz is expected to fetch up to $3 million when it goes on sale later this month.
Until now the costume, which is made from real lion hide, has been carefully preserved at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
'We can all relate to not having enough courage, and I believe that's why the Cowardly Lion continues to resonate year after year and generation after generation,' said James Comisar a specialist in preserving cultural materials at the Museum.
The original costume had a mask that was molded to the actor, the late Bert Lahr, who wore it in the classic film which starred Judy Garland as Dorothy. READ MORE HERE
KATY PERRY & RUSSELL BRANDThe Couple That Tats Together... Stays Together
12/1/2011 3:00 AM PST BY JOHNNY LOPEZ
With BS divorce rumors swirling ... Katy Perry and Russell Brand permanently marked their happily married love last week by both getting tattoos after her concert in L.A.
Katy got a smiling peppermint on her ankle, while Russell marked his arm with the badge of his favorite soccer team, West Ham United.
Katy even proceeded to try her hand at the needle by inking brave legendary tattoo artist Bang Bang with the same peppermint symbol.
Katy & Russ are Mr. & Mrs. Branded. READ MORE HERE