Steven Tyler's American Idol Deal is Done

... Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has inked a deal to become American Idol's newest judge, according to sources which include Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton. The rumors of Jennifer Lopez joining the program continue to swirl, with most pointing to "yes" despite previous reports that her diva-like demands turned off producers. Meanwhile, devastating floods are turning Pakistan into a giant sponge and stranding millions. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Do you love porn? Of course you do! So does HBO! The cable channel is developing a one-hour drama about the skin business from producers Mark Wahlberg and James Frey, the author most famous for lying to Oprah about his book "A Million Little Pieces." The show would feature some real porn actors and focus on a traditional video company that is under threat from internet smut peddlers. This won't be sensational at all. [NY Post]

... Sing-song hit Glee has another musical artist in its sights: George Michael. Creator Ryan Murphy revealed that he's going to do something with the former Wham! frontman's tunes at the premiere for his crappy movie Eat Pray Love. If this doesn't involve some sort of lewd act in a public toilet, it will be a big FAIL. [E! Online]

... Brash comedienne Chelsea Handler is hosting the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, and she's going to try and reunite Kanye and Taylor Swift. [MTV]

... Anna Gunn, who plays the wonderfully rigid Skyler White in Breaking Bad, will guest star on Fox's Lie to Me. She'll play an internal affairs agent who tries to topple Detective Wallowski. Look for her in the third episode of the season, sometime in November. [EW]

... WWE wrassler Cody Rhodes will guest star on Syfy's Warehouse 13 in the August 24th episode. He'll play the former flame of Myka at their high school reunion. And what a coincidence! WWE is moving to Syfy in October! Here's hoping we see some overgrown muscle heads in Sharktopus 2. [Syfy via press release]

... DID SOMEONE SAY SHARKTOPUS!?!?!? Yeah, it was me, remember? Anywhos, Syfy has announced the epic's premiere date: September 25. Sorry Dan, I can no longer attend your wedding. [The Live Feed]


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what are they doing to American idol???????
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Who f******g cares about American Idol? It sucks and it doesn't matter who the judges are, the show will ALWAYS suck. I'm just sooooooooo sick of hearing about that stupid show!
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Steven Tyler in AI.. i like it! ... and.. J-Lo.. her ass needs VIP treatment!... hehehe.. The porn.. i love it!.. Glee.. i hate it!... Chelsea in the WMA.. i like it!.. and the rest.. IDK..
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Tim, some advice...if you'd rather talk about Pakistan than American Idol, you're working for the wrong website. Also, I saw the Eat Pray Love movie after reading the book and thought that Ryan Murphy did a fantastic job with it. When I first starting reading your news briefs I thought they were funny at first but it seems you've become bitter towards everyone who has found success in the tv/movie business and it is getting old. They are supposed to be "news briefs" not "what Tim thinks". (rant over)
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Sharktopus....hahahahahahahahaha.
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the news about J Lo is sooo funny!!! XD
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Who cares if Steven Tyler is on American Idol. NOBODY will watch it without Simon. and way to be professionally objective with "crappy movie Eat Pray Love". As for wrestling, that's also crap and needs to go away and not go anywhere near a good show like Warehouse 13..
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Why have wrestling on Syfy at all? Yes, wrestling is fake, but there isn't anything sci-fi about it. If the-powers-that be want to keep wrestling on the network dress the wrestlers up as aliens or Flash Gordon, put them in outer space, pit them against Syfy's monster of the week, or something else sci-fi-ish.
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The most interesting part of this article was Spoontown not getting it.
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It really says alot for the lack of talent and fan enjoyment at WWE these days if the only TV Deal they can get is on SYFY, Really how sad is that!
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is it just me or is this site getting more bitter about everything?
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Wow, Spoontown. Just wow...
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SHARKTOPUS, should be epic.
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Spoontown, I believe that's called sarcastic juxtaposition.
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George Michael on Glee? Bad idea.
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2 sentences on American f****** Idol and 1 sentence on unimaginable suffering in Pakistan done in a throwaway manner.



One word.......gross.
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Go Sharktopus!!!!!!!!
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