Hey guys, we've got sad news.
Just brace yourself, OK? Because MTV has canceled "Jersey Shore." That's right, bros, after the entirety of season 6 (premiering Oct. 4) winds down, the fist-pumping fun will officially come to an end.
From what the networks says, the sixth season sounds like it will provide some closure, returning the ever-evolving cast (Snooki's baby! Jenni's face!) to their original stomping ground in Seaside Heights. However, should fans want to start the mourning process in advance, MTV has also announced "a hot tub full of farewell programming," including an hour-long "Gym, Tan, Look Back" retrospective.
Former Celtics player Shaquille O'Neal is going viral with his next endeavor.
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TruTV has greenlighted a show featuring hilarious videos from the Web starring the NBA great tentatively titled "Upload with Shaquille O'Neal," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Comedians Gary Owen and Godfrey are set to co-host, and the show will also produce parodies of some of the online clips.
"Shaquille O'Neal has such a great personality, and he really has a lot of fun with the format and the material in this new truTV series," truTV EVP and COO Marc Juris told THR. "This show is going to be a great fit with truTV's comedic shows like 'Impractical Jokers' and the upcoming 'Killer Karaoke.'"
No rest for weary ears. Only a day after Phillip Phillips was crowned the winner of this season's "American Idol," ABC launched its own singing program, "Duets," to a disappointing debut last night. The show finished a distant second in young adults to Fox's returning "So You Think You Can Dance," according to Variety.
The show, which pairs "Idol" veteran Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, and Robin Thicke with contestants for, well, duets, drew 6.7 million viewers over its two-hour time slot, the report said. You can watch the full episode on ABC's site.
Did you watch the show? What did you think? Does it have potential?
From 11 a.m. to 11:45, come chat about all things "American Idol." Did the right person win? Did Steven Tyler call anything beautiful? Did JLo get "goosies"? Will you watch next year?
And then from 11:45-12:30 we'll switch to our usual TV free-skate, wherein we talk about whatever you like from the "Revenge" finale to the upcoming summer shows. It's not a chat sprint, it's a chat marathon! Be sure to carbo-load.
Former late night talk show host Arsenio Hall took home the title of the "Celebrity Apprentice" on May 20 season finale. The actor/comedian bested "American Idol" runner-up and singer Clay Aiken for the win.
Emily Maynard is looking for love on reality TV again as the latest single lady on ABC's "The Bachelorette." Single mom Maynard, who once seemed destined for post-reality TV bliss when season 15 "Bachelor" Brad Womack proposed at the end of his run on "The Bachelor," met her suitors on the May 14 premiere.
Maynard spent the episode sizing up her 25 guys, including one flashy type who arrived in a helicopter. What did you think about the season-eight kickoff? Did the right guys get a rose? Take our poll and sound off in the comments!
Notorious shock jock Howard Stern made an energetic debut on the season-seven premiere of NBC's "America's Got Talent" on May 14.FULL ENTRY
Former background singer Jermaine Paul is now in the spotlight.
The 33-year-old crooner, who has backed stars like Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige, was crowned the winner of the second season of NBC's "The Voice" on May 8. Paul, bested rocker Juliet Simms, who Boston.com readers had pegged as the singer to take home the "Voice" title.
After learning that he won, Paul was joined on stage by members of his family and sang an emotional version of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."
The last four voices gave it their all last night, leaving the choice of who wins "The Voice" in America's hands. The winner will be revealed in tonight's episode on NBC.
Tony Lucca put a country spin on Jay-Z's "99 Problems" that Blake Shelton and Cee Lo seemed to dig, and Christina Aguilera had a problem with. Aguilera took issue with the track, whose chorus includes an insult typically lobbed at women, calling the lyrics "derogatory." Perhaps the lyrics were a not-so-subtle way of Lucca taking a dig at Aguilera, who has been basically slyly slamming her fellow ex-mouseketeer for much of the season (Lucca's coach Adam Levine said he and Lucca previously discussed the lyrics and did not interpret the song as being derogatory toward women).
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