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Today's TWoP News: August 4, 2010

by Meghan Ross August 4, 2010 2:47 pm
Today's TWoP News: August 4, 2010

Ex-American Idol executive producer and SYTYCD judge Nigel Lythgoe may be the next American Idol judge (is Fox really that lazy?), and TV news gets a blast from the past with Carol Burnett, Lou Ferrigno and Ryan O'Neal. Can you figure which one of these three we'd rather not see in today's news?...

The search for American Idol judges continues, and now Fox is even considering So You Think You Can Dance judge (who may be coming back as executive producer for Idol again) Nigel Lythgoe. I know they're exhausting all options so they can finally get rid of Kara DioGuardi, but is an old British guy in need of a haircut (and maybe a shower) who will probably (definitely) hit on the young female singers the best Fox can do?

As usual, Glee has been hogging headlines today, with comedy legend Carol Burnett getting cast as the mother of Jane Lynch's Sue Sylvester. This is actually a pretty believable match, and it will be interesting to see which one of them steals the scenes they're in together, though this is probably insignificant news to the average teen Gleek.

Glee creator Ryan Murphy is also looking to create a TV show for Kristen Chenoweth. So Nip/Tuck is coming back? We think Kristen Chenoweth should stick to Broadway instead of continuously creeping her way onto our television screens. And instead of clearly bashing Modern Family about the lack of gay kissing on it, Murphy should realize he's gone an entire season without Kurt kissing anyone, either. Just because you're writing in a Brittany/Santana kiss for Season 2 doesn't mean you're automatically the judge of the "who can be more gay on TV?" contest.

Law and Order: Criminal Intent can't even keep Jeff Goldblum interested, as he leaves the show after only two seasons. Though it's uncertain whether the show will get a tenth season, it's a crime to make us suffer any longer without Vincent D'Onofrio's kinda psychotic and intriguing Detective Goren.

More bizarrely random cameos for NBC's Chuck, with '70s Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno in the role of a bodyguard to a supermodel spy, played by ex-Victoria's Secret Angel Karolina Kurkova. The only entertaining scene that can come of this is if Ferrigno benchpresses Chuck (Zachary Levi) after Chuck manages to piss him off.

Tatum and Ryan O'Neal, who have been estranged for 25 years, are looking to have their reunion televised through a reality series, Lost and Found. The show will feature Tatum moving into her father's home (so we're just supposed to forget that he allegedly hit her/hit on her?) and their lives together through work, therapy and dating. If we wanted to watch disturbing family relationships unravel on reality TV, we'd tune into the Duggars on 19 Kids and Counting, which we don't, because we're more fulfilled by the twincest on Degrassi.

Donald Trump has tapped Celebrity Apprentice winner Bret Michaels to co-host the 2010 Miss Universe pageant, which I'm sure really took a lot of persuading. Considering Michaels' ability to sift through the skanks of Rock of Love, maybe this is Trump's way of screening the pageant girls before they win and the media inevitably uncovers their past as a partying whore. Good business strategy, Trump.

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