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What the media is talking about today
Dancing with the Stars is one of my favorites and the new season couldn't have started soon enough. We're off to a decent beginning with headlining stars, plenty of sequins, good dancing, and fun. The judges on Dancing With the Stars were just so-so on Bristol Palin’s debut performance on Monday, giving her just 18 out of a potential 30 points. Bristol, who said the show “is definitely the most frightening thing I have ever done in my life,” danced to Randy Newman’s “Mama Told Me Not to Come.” Her score, while low, was still better than several performers’, including David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton, The Situation, and Margaret Cho. Actress Jennifer Gray had the highest-rated performance.
Who else is in the news today?
ABC is developing a 1960s-set drama circling the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am “the most glamorous way to fly.” The former airline “exported American culture.”
AMC’s hit “Mad Men” made the 1960s time period “more acceptable; it’s a template.”
Last night, Vulture reported that DreamWorks has optioned a novel by Daniel H. Wilson called “Robopocalypse” which sources say Steven Spielberg has been considering as his next project. A new draft of the adaptation has just been handed in by Drew Goddard, and, says Vulture, the town is desperate to get its hands on it.
Joel Lubin and Jim Toth have been named new heads of CAA’s motion picture talent department.
Gender equality in TV shows and movies for young audiences is still a ways off, actress Geena Davis said during an appearance in New York at the Social Good Summit.
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley’s daughter really is a daddy’s girl. “The first thing she said was, ‘Dada,’ and then she’d call everybody else she loved ‘Dada,’” Heigl says.
Japan didn’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Hot Mess Paris Hilton today when she was detained at the airport for hours while they grilled her about her coke bust.
Michael Kamrava, the doctor who treated Octo-Mom (Nadya Suleman) has subpoenaed two rival fertility clinics who he claims treated Nadya as well. This recent backlash from the doctor comes in the midst of his fight to keep his medical license in California, which he could lose over accusations of “gross negligence.”
Sami Samir Hassoun, a Lebanese man, has been charged with plotting to bomb a crowded area by Wrigley Field, as people were leaving a Dave Matthews Band concert at the stadium over the weekend. Hassoun had been collaborating with a man who was cooperating with the FBI, and the bomb planted was a fake provided by an undercover FBI agent. The FBI are saying that Hassoun was acting alone.
After tearing his Achilles’ tendon and being out for six months, David Beckham has returned and he’s returned strong! Beckham and his team, the L.A. Galaxy, defeated D.C. United 2-1 at the Carson, CA Home Depot Center on Saturday. David received major support in the game from Landon Donovan, who scored two goals towards the end of the match, which led the Galaxy to victory.
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