Day: December 5, 2008

Gossip Girl Jessica Szohr TV

The CW Developing Gossip Girl Spinoff For Next Season

Hey Gossip Girl fanatics! Seems like you’ll have a lot more dish coming to you in 2009 when The CW premieres their in-development spinoff of the trash-tastically amazing series.

While Variety reports that the spinoff will not center on book’s spinoff, The It Girl, it will focus on one of the show’s nine regular characters, introducing the spinoff as a backdoor pilot later this season.

So who will be spun-off?

Blindie’s suggestion would be to send Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) to an artsy college where she meets crazy bohemian types and can leave the world of the Upper East Side behind.

But our money probably would go to Little Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen), even though Variety says it ain’t so, who’ll probably run away from home and start her new life on the streets as an urban fashion designer!

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Accolades Media Movies Oprah Winfrey TV Tyra Banks

Oprah Winfrey Tops Women in Entertainment Power 100 List

Now that Barack Obama is the MOST fascinating person of 2008, Queen of Talk (er, Media) Oprah Winfrey, is the the most powerful woman in entertainment.

The head and face of Harpo, Inc. tops The Hollywood Reporter‘s 17th annual Women in Entertainment: Power 100 special issue, which honors the top 100 women in the motion picture and TV industries.

“The decision to place Oprah at the top of the list was based on her dizzying array of Oprah-branded media and her immense cultural influence,” Hollywood Reporter Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Guider said. “Today’s most powerful woman in entertainment might just be the most influential woman in America.”

Other notables are Tyra Banks, President of Bankable Productions, at No. 36; Tina Fey, executive producer/writer/star of 30 Rock, at No. 51; and Shonda Rimes, creator/executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice at No. 56.

The list also ranked the Top 10 actresses by salary, with Angelina Jolie at No. 1, Julia Roberts at No. 2, followed by Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, and America’s new screen queen Katherine Heigl.

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Accolades ObamaNation TV

Barbara Walters Names Obama ‘Most Fascinating Person’ Of 2008

Barbara Walters named President-elect Barack Obama as 2008’s No.1 “Most Fascinating” person on her ABC special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008, on Thursday.

Making history as the first African American to be elected as president, Obama was probably the most expected choice.

“This was almost the easiest year that we’ve ever had, because we had so many naturals,” said Walters.

The $100 million dollar box office man Will Smith brings up the rear in the 10th position.

And sandwiched in between America’s most beloved black men are Tom Cruise in the No. 2 spot, followed by former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, actor Frank Langella, the pregnant man Thomas Beatie, conservative republican radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, Saturday Night Live veteran and 30 Rock star Tina Fey (yes, this sort of balances out Palin’s presence on the list!), teen actress and rock star Miley Cyrus, and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS

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