Kanye Will Terrorize the VMAs Again

... ABC's alien-invasion series V is getting a fam—YO V, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish, but news items about Kanye West are the best ones of all time! The interrupting rapper is returning to the scene of his greatest crime, as he's been invited to perform at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. West infamously took to the stage last year during Taylor Swift's Video-of-the-Year acceptance speech to say that Beyonce had a better video. Though a lifetime ban would have been the appropriate penalty for such rude behavior, MTV will instead pull this stunt in hopes of boosting its ratings, meaning that West's punishment for being a total jerk was just becoming an internet meme. [US Magazine]

... ABC's alien-invasion series V is getting a familiar face. Bret Harrison, the lead from The CW's vastly underrated and underwatched and overcanceled Reaper, is joining the sci-fi drama as an evolutionary biologist who may have answers regarding the big event that capped off the Season 1 finale. It's about time someone gave this guy a job. [EW]

... American Idol champ Fantasia Barrino reportedly attempted to take her own life late Monday night by taking more than a doctor's recommended dosage of aspirin and sleeping pills. She's doing fine, though, and VH1 says it plans to continue with the intended premiere date for her reality show Fantasia For Real. And suddenly the show has an interesting storyline. Convenient, eh? [The Live Feed]

... Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence is enlisting the help of some of his former employees. Lawrence says that Scrubs stars Sarah Chalke, Zach Braff, John C. McGinley, Donald Faison, or Judy Reyes or some combination of the above will appear as guest stars on Cougar Town. Whoop-dee-doo. [E! Online]

... Shonda Rhimes appears to be confusing all her flirty medical dramas, so in order to keep things moving along, she's giving them both the same storyline. The season premieres for both Grey's Anatomy and its spinoff Private Practice will include weddings. And they will probably also include some dangerous life-or-death medical procedure, an ethical question that tears a doctor apart, and some naughty hanky panky! [EW]

... Someone may have nude pictures of Bachelorette Ali being doused in beer! Uh-oh! [Radar Online]

... And finally, some good news! Producers of The Office are starting to do some under-the-radar searching for replacements for Steve Carell, who is leaving the show after next season. Two of the names being tossed about are good ones: Danny McBride of Eastbound and Down, and Rhys Darby of Flight of the Conchords. Darby is frickin' hilarious. I vote for him. [EW]


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Aug 23, 2010
Danny McBride is good for Eastbound and Down, but he would kill The Office in a matter of weeks. He just doesn't fit taht role at all. Unless they want a trash talking, pot smoking Manager for the Office. I just don't see it. Prtia de Rossi is a way better fit for that role. If all else fails I think Creed Barton should get the job through seniority alone. When Creed is told he has been promoted he says, "Thanks boss! That's cool," and walks off with his head in the clouds.
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Aug 12, 2010
lets hope kanye doesnt mess it up this time!
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Aug 12, 2010
lol jessie spano
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Aug 12, 2010
For MTV to REWARD K's offensive behavior is pretty preposterous. Maybe they'll have special security FOR him to keep him off the stage unless he's singing his previously written song!
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Aug 12, 2010
That's a cheap stunt that MTV is pulling with the whole Kanye West thing. I agree that he should've been banned instead.
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Aug 12, 2010
Hm, Steve Carell leaving The Office may not be as terrible as it sounds.
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Aug 12, 2010
Darby is a great choice. NBC should really snap him up as he fits their style of awkward comedy. I've got my money on him.
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Aug 11, 2010
The Office should also check out the cast of older shows like Boston Legal for replacements. In other news, I still miss Reaper.
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Aug 11, 2010
V should've been cancelled.
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Aug 11, 2010
YESS Rhys Darby for the office!
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Aug 11, 2010
Oh my goodness! McBride and Darby would be the Best, Thing. EVER!! to happen to The Office without Michael Scott. Make this happen, people! And thank you for reminding me how much I miss Reaper, Tim.
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Aug 11, 2010
i don't want mcbride, simply bc eastbound and down shall not die. if there was no eb&D then mcbride all the way
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Aug 11, 2010
I think they should just cancel The Office instead of replacing Steve Carell.
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Aug 11, 2010
Rhys Darby FTW! As long as he starts every meeting with a roll-call, and calls Angela a "Leggy Blonde".
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Aug 11, 2010
i hate Kanye west he is an idiot who should keep his mouth shut
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Aug 11, 2010
Good for Brett, i've always liked him. and V can be good sometimes. it'd be interesting to see the Scrubs people on Cougar Town i guess. who gives a crap about the Bachelor/ette shows?! I still think The Office should end when Steve leaves, go out before it gets canceled. and all these Fantasia things suddenly happen a few before her new album releases.. just saying.
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