A Kristin Chenoweth TV Show Is In The Works

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  • It seems that Kristin Chenoweth might be getting her very own (musical) show!

At a Television Critics Association event, Glee's Ryan Murphy announced: "I've always wanted to do something for Kristin, and Kristin is a good, close friend of mine obviously, so I'm writing a half-hour musical comedy specifically for Kristin… because if you can sing like that… I want her to be the star of her own show where she sings." And: "I can't say too much about it yet. Kristin is so funny. I want it to be adult." [ONTD]

  • Danielle Staub is getting ready to record her album, and says: "I'd like… no, I'd LOVE to work with Ke$ha." And: "I'd love to work with Ne-Yo!" Plus: "I would love to have some mainstream rapper to come in a rap like 50 Cent!" [Hollywood Life]
  • We're probably supposed to be scandalized about the underboob and general sexual nature of Lindsay Lohan's "secret fashion shoot" for Mark Ecko, but getting past the full, fake-looking wig is really tough. [TMZ]
  • More underboob: Katy Perry poses half-naked for Rolling Stone. [Socialite Life]
  • Lady Gaga has the most MTV Music Award nominations for one artist in a single year. Ever. Not that any of us saw her video on MTV. [News.com.au]
  • Elisabetta Canalis on dating George Clooney: "I am happy like I was when I was 18 years old. Those who criticize or invent stories about us are just jealous." [CNN]
  • Looks don't matter, it's all about personality, but Jesus H. Christ. The dude Kate Winslet is supposedly dating is hotter than the hinges of hell. Mercy. Snap of him running shirtless next to her as she bikes at the link. [Hindustan Times]
  • Wyclef Jean plans to run for president of Haiti. Lauryn Hill for secretary of state? [The Star, Access Hollywood]
  • Aretha Franklin canceled two free concerts in New York after breaking her ribs in a fall. Get well soon, your majesty! [The Star]
  • Glee's Lea Michele did a photo shoot for a hair stylist's website, and the hair and makeup add about ten years to the poor girl. Also, my mother would like to add, "Close your legs, young lady." [Daily Mail]
  • Speaking of Glee, rumor has it that Matthew Morrison will shave off his curls in the Britney Spears themed episode. Shaved head. Get it? [WonderWall]
  • Kate Hudson is moving to the UK to be with the dude from Muse. Good luck! [This Is London]
  • Eminem talks about famous people and prescription drugs in the new Vibe magazine: "Doctors will kiss your ass because they love the celebrity… There are doctors that will give you certain things just because of who you are." [Contact Music via Vibe]
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lucy Liu were spotted together at a restaurant last week, and depending on what kind of gossip rag you read, they are romantically involved or just had a business dinner. [E!]
  • Bret Michaels is the perfect choice to host the Miss Universe pageant, but NBC news anchor Natalie Morales? Since she was born in Taipei and speaks Spanish and Portuguese, she's qualified, in a way. But. Sigh. [Access Hollywood]
  • Ruh-roh. Daniel Radcliffe's new girlfriend is a millionaire's daughter with a "hellraiser past." In this case, it seems that means she "loves to drink champagne, particularly Moet" and she "chain-smokes" and likes to "go nightclubbing." THE HORROR. [Daily Mail]
  • Hey, did you know that Dancing With The Stars heartthrob Maksim Chmerkovskiy was the one who gave Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky dancing lessons for their first dance as husband and wife? [E!]
  • Gossip Girl gossip! Chuck Bass and Vanessa Abrams spotted making out IRL! [Page Six]
  • Neil Patrick Harris is directing Rent at the Hollywood Bowl — and Vanessa Hudgens and Nicole Scherzinger are part of the cast. [LA Times]
  • "Casey Affleck's female producers are defending him in his battle with two women who claim they were sexually harassed while working on a documentary with him." [Page Six]
  • Bristol Palin has moved back in with her mom. [TMZ]
  • Strange but true: Vanilla Ice will star in a home improvement series on the DIY network. [UPI]
  • Jeff Goldblum has quit Law & Order Criminal Intent. [E!]
  • The Anna Nicole Smith drug trial begins today. Two doctors who treated the star and her boyfriend/lawyer Howard K. Stern will be on trial. [CNN]
  • Cue Gob saying "I've made a huge mistake." The Arrested Development script is halfway done! [Slash Film]
  • Dennis Hopper is dead, but his legal battles against his ex-wife live on. [TMZ]
  • "Somebody actually hacked into our e-mails, so that made our red flags go up. We're in a new age, and that's a sign: 'Wake up, motherfucker. You have to be more careful with your shit.' That's all there is to it. I know what's up now." — Dr. Dre, on his album being leaked. [Contact Music via Vibe]


Erin Gloria Ryan

So, Ryan Murphy's basically planning to make another version of Glee, except that this one won't suck?