Friday the 13th
TV networks threw down the hammer on some fan-favorite TV shows yesterday.
*CBS canceled “CSI: Cyber” after two seasons, meaning that the “CSI” franchise is finally done after 16 years, four shows, 6 seasons, and 797 episodes.
*Rob Lowe and John Stamos also took a hit to their handsome egos…Fox has canceled Rob’s show “The Grinder” and John’s sitcom “Grandfathered”.
*ABC chopped “Castle”, “Marvel’s Agent Carter”, “The Muppets”, and “Nashville”. The announcement came hours after the show’s star Hayden Panettiere revealed she plans to take some time away from acting to deal with the aftermath of her postpartum depression. Read more HERE.
A representative for Caitlyn Jenner says a report that the transgender celebrity is thinking about transitioning back to a man is “idiotic.” Writer Ian Halperin told TheWrap that a number of sources has told him Jenner has been “miserable” since transitioning to a woman last year. Halperin is the author of the book “Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America’s Royal Family.” The rep said quote “Of course it’s not true.”
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Kelsea Ballerini is teaming up with Arsenio Hall to co-host a new unscripted singing show on ABC called Greatest Hits. The six-episode season will feature a mix of today’s hottest artists and yesterday’s chart-toppers performing hits from the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s, with each episode delivering solo, duet and tribute performances of songs within the same five-year period. Greatest Hits is scheduled to premiere on June 30, airing Thursdays through August 4. Performers have yet to be announced.
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In Toronto earlier this week, motorists were confused to spot a billboard from a funeral home which encouraged them to text and drive. It turns out the ad is a darkly clever attempt to get people to do the exact opposite. On its website, the fake funeral home states, “We’re not a funeral home. We’re just trying to get Canadians to stop texting and driving, which is projected to kill more people in Ontario this year than drinking and driving…Over half of Ontario drivers admit to reading texts while behind the wheel…which should make you even madder than our billboard did.”
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