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This Week on TV (8/23-8/29)


MONDAY (8/23)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8 p.m.):  “Amy’s friends and family forget about her birthday.” Everyone’s so wrapped up with her sister’s wedding to the oily beau-hunk.
  • Miss Universe Pageant (NBC, 9 p.m.):  “Global beauties compete in swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories at the 59th annual gala, hosted by and Natalie Morales.” It’s like Bret almost died and went to heaven.
  • Rizzoli & Isles (TNT, 10 p.m.):  “A shooter aims for runners participating in the Boston Marathon.” Boston Marathon, biathlon—same diff!

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Donald Trump or Chris Isaak for American Idol?

Chris Isaak“Somebody’s Crying” singer Chris Isaak may soon have reason to smile.

According to a new report, the performer best known for the song “Wicked Game” is being considered to replace judge Simon Cowell. Isaak, who has also acted in film and television, has already met with network executives twice about the job.

Chris is just one of several musicians rumored for the coveted position. Kara DioGuardi’s choice, Harry Connick Jr., has been mentioned. Meanwhile, an eager Bret Michaels is supposedly out of the running.

Figures outside of the recording industry have also expressed interest in filling the vacancy. Despite his association with NBC, is reportedly one of those who has thrown their hat into the ring.

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VIDEO: Kara DioGuardi Makes Her Vote for American Idol Judge

Surprise, surprise - Paula Abdul and have a difference of opinion.

Although Abdul has said rock Bret Michaels would “be awesome” as a possible replacement for Simon Cowell, her


former co-worker has someone else envisioned for that empty seat.

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Paula Abdul: Bret Michaels Would Be Awesome Idol Judge

Bret Michaels and Simon Cowell

Paula Abdul may have moved on to a new CBS show, but she still has opinions about how her old program should be judged.

According to the former American Idol fixture, Bret Michaels would make a great replacement for Simon Cowell.

Michaels, who made a surprise appearance during the May finale, has already expressed interest in taking over the coveted spot. “For a lot of these young musicians, I’d be able to give them incredibly awesome and very, very real advice,” the rocker claimed.

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Bret Michaels: New American Idol Judge?

Bret Michaels“I don’t know if it’s true, but I could possibly be a judge on American Idol.” It’s a hell of a good way to start a conversation - but could also be a bad case of wishful thinking. In a new interview, makes a pretty clear plea to take Simon Cowell’s spot on Idol’s sinking reality ship. Will he get it? Let’s take a look at his pitch…

According to reports, casually suggested Michaels as a replacement judge on the series…though it seems Bret is the one who’s taking that suggestion most seriously. “I was honored that Simon said that,” Michaels told People, “and, I would be honored to do it.”

Sure. The gig doesn’t pay too poorly, either.

Michaels explained some of his qualifications: “For a lot of these young musicians, I’d be able to give them incredibly awesome and very, very real advice.”

Bret Michaels is no stranger to reality TV. His own show, Rock of Love, has delighted fans on VH1 for three seasons, he judged on the ill-fated Nashville Star and he recently won .

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VIDEO: Smiling Bret Michaels Does First TV Interview

Even though he’s still experiencing some headaches and having difficulty moving his lower extremities, has plenty of reasons to smile.

On today’s broadcast of Oprah, the musician - who was admitted into the hospital in April for a brain hemorrhage - says the scary ordeal has given him a new perspective on life. “The only thing that matters right now is taking care of my family and my kids and thanking God I’m still alive to talk about it.’”

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Bret Michaels Schedules Appearance on Oprah

Bret MichaelsAlthough it hasn’t even been two weeks since Bret Michaels was released from the hospital, the musician already has a packed schedule.

According to the 47-year-old’s website, Michaels - who had been receiving treatment for a brain hemorrhage - is currently preparing for dates on the road and on television. A May 28 concert at Biloxi’s Hard Rock Live will first be preceded by a May 19 appearance on Oprah. A potential stop in New York for the finale on May 23 is also a possibility.

“[Bret] turned out to be a real fighter,” Donald Trump told Access Hollywood. “I wasn’t sure about Bret when I first met him. I wasn’t sure. People had different thoughts. He’s turned out to be a highly competitive guy who everyone liked.”

Custom Built - Michael’s upcoming album - will be released on June 8. He will reportedly remain on tour through December.

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Blago Joins Celebrity Apprentice Cast

Celebrity Apprentice 3

NBC has revealed the fourteen stars who will make up the new cast. The show, scheduled for a March premiere, features a mix that includes a disgraced politician, a former comedian, even a TV chef.

, Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Darryl Strawberry, Michael Johnson, Holly Robinson Peete, Goldberg, Carol Leifer, Sinbad, Summer Sanders, Maria Kanellis, Curtis Stone and Angel Selita Ebanks will be joined by former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich to compete for their chance to work for Donald Trump.

This will be Blago’s first foray into reality TV, but not for lack of trying. The politician was formerly scheduled to appear on another NBC series, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Due to Blago’s legal troubles, he sent wife Patti to the Costa Rican jungle in his stead.

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VIDEO: Bret Michaels Fractures Nose After Tony Awards Accident

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Award Shows, CBS, Video,

As they say in the entertainment industry, “The show must go on.” And that’s exactly what happened last night.

During the opening number at the Tonys, - along with the other Poison members and the Rock of Ages cast - got the audience warmed up with a performance of “Nothin’ But a Good Time.” It’s what happened after the song that made the most impact.

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This Week on TV (2/2-2/8)

Chuck in 3-D

(You can view TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule here.)


  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “In a 3-D edition, global rock star Tyler Martin () is marked for murder, so the agents kidnap the musician to discover who’s behind the deadly plot.”  Unfortunately, they don’t understand his “My-plane-crashed-on-an-island-and-there-were-these-Others” story either.
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  “The newly powerless Hiro resolves to help Ando become a true superhero.” Sorry, Suresh. You’re stuck with creating powers for yourself.
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  Season premiere. “Daughter Bridgette lands in trouble at school for drawing nude pictures of her art teacher.” She earned an “A” for technique, but an “F” for accuracy.
  • For the Love of Ray J (VH1, 10:30pm):  Series premiere. “The actor, singer-songwriter and brother of Brandy moves 14 beautiful women into his mansion and starts his search for love.” If can get a reality show, I guess her sex tape partner should get one too.

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