Gabourey Sidibe's Mom Seeks Fame on 'America's Got Talent'

Posted May 4th 2010 at 01:54 PM by Gary Susman

After the rags-to-riches success story of Gabourey Sidibe over the last year, can a similar Cinderella moment be far behind for her mother? The 'Precious' star's mom, veteran New York City subway performer Alice Tan Ridley, auditioned recently for 'America's Got Talent.' According to Radar Online, the R&B singer says she thinks she did well and hinted that we're likely to see a lot of her...

Letterman vs. Leno: It's Time to Get Over It, Dave

Posted Apr 27th 2010 at 07:16 PM by Gary Susman

The late-night wars are pretty much over -- or at least on summer vacation until Conan O'Brien's show debuts this fall on TBS. Things have settled down, and yet David Letterman still can't resist throwing a few belated spitballs at Jay Leno. Maybe you got a rueful chuckle out of the moment on Monday night's 'Late Show' when Letterman, talking to guest Dr. Phil McGraw, started making fun of Leno...

Lane Bryant vs. FOX and ABC: Publicity Stunt?

Posted Apr 22nd 2010 at 08:00 PM by Gary Susman

Lane Bryant has been making a big to-do this week over the commercial for its new Cacique lingerie line, which the plus-size retailer claims was banned from ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' and FOX's 'American Idol' because it flashes too much flesh for the family-oriented shows. That is, Lane Bryant says the networks rejected the spot because it's too risqué and because they have a bias...

Betty White Having the Best Week (Heck, Month) Ever

Posted Feb 12th 2010 at 11:01 AM by Gary Susman

It's no exaggeration to say that the most popular woman in America right now is Betty White. The biggest TV audience of all time saw the 88-year-old get tackled in a Snickers ad during the Super Bowl, a commercial that was the viewers' favorite among all of Sunday's much-discussed ads, according to USA Today's Ad Meter. The octogenarian also became the queen of Facebook thanks to an online...

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