Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Buzz: More HSM, Swayze doing well, Project Runway changing channels, Barton avoids jail

*Another High School Musical
-Disney said that 3 would be the end of the High School Musical franchise. They also said that the "Hannah Montana: Meet Miley Cyrus 3D movie" would only be in theaters for two weeks. So they lied. Disney Channel Worldwide chief Rich Ross has confirmed the mouse is hard at work on a fourth HSM. Funny, I thought that that was what Camp Rock was supposed to be. The good news is that if Disney tries to do a fifth, they'll have to rename it College Musical. Unless, of course, they go with "I got held back in High School Musical".

*Patrick Swayze leads in his fight against cancer
-According to his doctor, Patrick Swayze is responding very well to the treatment he's receiving to fight pancreatic cancer. I wonder if he'd be responding even better without the extra carcinogens he gets from smoking?

* Project Runway gets a new line
-Heidi Klum and company are going to try and "make it work" on a new channel. Project Runway, formerly found on Bravo, is moving over to Lifetime. The fifth season of the show is still contracted to air on Bravo, but the sixth will make the switch, much to NBC's chagrin.

*No Jail for Mischa, dang it.
-We won't have the fun of watching Mischa Barton go to jail. The former O.C. star has entered a plea deal after her December D.U.I. By pleading no contest Barton will get probation for three years, a fine of $1,700 and be made to participate in an alcohol education class. She'll get away with her possession of pot and the penalty for driving without a license will be reduced. Gee I hope she learns her lesson after this slap on the wrist.

*Pulitzer Prize winning Bob Dylan?
-It's no joke. The singer/songwriter has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize "for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." You certainly rock my world Bob Dylan.

*Lindsay Lohan Sued
-One of these days I'm going to write a positive story about something Lindsay Lohan did...wait, who am I kidding? This time Lohan is on the receiving end of a lawsuit claiming that she failed to pay her bodyguard. The $55,000 suit will, if nothing else, keep Lohan's lawyers busy for a while. They have probably been getting bored since she entered rehab for the, wait I lost count, time.

*Cars Sequel on the Way
-Disney has announced their animation schedule for the next four years...and I'm excited to say that it includes a Cars sequel! Miley Cyrus fans can also rejoice as she'll lend her voice, opposite John Travolta, in "Bolt"-to be released at Thanksgiving. How much you want to bet she'll have at least one song on the soundtrack too? Another popular addition to the lineup is "Toy Story 3". All I know is that it will feature a Ken Doll as one of the main characters. For more check out: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117983709.html?categoryid=13&cs=1&nid=2563

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