Another edition of Buddy Bites right at you — tonight’s installment features some sad news, some comforting news, and a figure from my childhood coming back to talk about bad auditions.
The Colbert Report halts production: the Comedy Central show has suspended taping for episodes airing tonight and tomorrow night due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to the Huffington Post. Audience members were told of the development last night; the network has scheduled reruns in its place.
There’s no clear word on what caused the halt, although I’m pretty sure Comedy Central did not suspend nor cancel the show. Reports suggest that the halt was due to “an emergency in [Stephen] Colbert’s family,” according to The Atlantic; HuffPo adds that the comedian’s mother, Lorna, is seriously ill. After all, despite Colbert’s acerbic face on television, he’s quite close to his family.
Here’s hoping all the best to Colbert, his family, and everyone else in the Colbert Nation. And bears, no, don’t take advantage of this.
Grant Wilson quits Ghost Hunters, after eight seasons with the Syfy series. In case you missed the announcement on last night’s show, here it is:
Wilson, who co-founded with Jason Hawes the Atlantic Paranormal Society (or TAPS), has decided to leave the show to “focus on other aspects of [his] personal life.” His last episode will air on May 16, and he’ll wrap production a month later.
Stacy Francis denies Whitney Houston hit her: the X Factor finalist denied reports that the late pop legend hit her in the face. Francis, who previously met Houston in a 1995 concert, told Access Hollywood that the two got along well when they met at Kelly Price’s pre-Grammy party, but a misunderstanding shortly followed. “I looked over at her [and] she moved my face away, but she didn’t push me,” Francis said. “I think she was trying to have a conversation and she was like, ‘I don’t want you in my conversation.’ That’s when I was like, ‘I was just hanging out with you for like, two hours… what happened?’ … She smiled and said, ‘Okay, I owe you an apology.'”
That Friday Night Lights movie is moving… slowly: Peter Berg told MTV that progress is still being made on a big screen version of NBC’s acclaimed drama (which happens to be based on another film, but that’s another story). “Jason Katims … is about done with the script,” he said, adding that the biggest hurdle is making sure everybody has time: “Kyle [Chandler] is busy, Adrianne [Palicki] is busy, Taylor [Kitsch] is busy, Connie Britton is busy, but if we can get everyone in the same room at the same time, we all want to do it. We’re not done with Friday Night Lights.” Can’t lose, Peter. Can’t lose.
Lindsay Lohan gets the True Hollywood Story treatment, reminding us that the cute freckled girl from Parent Trap has gone so far deep. And to think I had a crush on her when I was still studying. Anyway, the special airs on E! on February 20 at 8pm, and is expected to tackle everything, from her childhood successes to her many trips to rehab. In other Lohan news, she’s looking to strike a deal with the government to let her pay the taxes she failed to pay from 2009 to 2010. Just another chapter, then. Sigh.
Okay. Let’s have fun. Danielle Fishel talks about her Worst Audition Ever: the Boy Meets World star (and current host of Style Network’s The Dish) was on Christine Lakin’s Los Angeles live show, and her story — about what she did when she vied for a role on Cabin Fever. Whatever “vagina shredding” means. Watch the video, courtesy of Snakkle:
Maya Rudolph returns to Saturday Night Live this week, and while it’s too soon to expect a Whitney Houston skit, we can all hope to see the Up All Night star be Donatella Versace again. Or Christina Aguilera. That will fit, right? Swiveling chairs and all?
And one last funny bit: in case you haven’t seen Ellen DeGeneres talk about what she’s been doing all this time on The Bachelor… well, watch here. Then you can really say “winning!” like Courtney.
(Images courtesy of WENN and Syfy)