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Today's TWoP News: Friday, August 5th, 2011

by Sophia Wetlaufer August 5, 2011 2:57 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, August 5th, 2011

It's going to be an action movie-esque Oscars...

...because Brett Ratner is co-producing! Just about the strangest combination since James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted, but I'll bite. A couple car chases and some small fires during the Academy Awards? It would be the best (and most exciting) thing that ever happened to a show that wasn't hosted by Billy Crystal.

So it begins -- The X Factor has officially announced its schedule. The show will kick off on September 21st, and announce a winner on December 22nd. Welcome back, Simon! After this past season of American Idol, you can't imagine how much we've missed you.

According to the latest Q Ratings, the most popular actor on primetime right now is NCIS' Pauley Perrette. I love this. Geeky girls for the win, always.

Brandy is joining 90210 for a major Season Four arc -- and she's going to be playing a politician. About as believable as TR Knight playing a rapist.

Syfy has committed to a six-episode sixth season of Eureka, which doesn't exactly bode well for the show's future. Sorry, fans.

MTV has added a new category to the Video Music Awards, titled "Best Video With a Message." The nominees include Lady Gaga's "Born This Way." Sorry, but what was the message of that video? I understand the message of the song...but the video was basically some creature (Gaga?) giving birth, and then a bunch of half-naked people doing dance routines.

Fox has green-lit Seth MacFarlane's Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, a 13-part docu-series designed to be a successor to Carl Sagan's 1980s PBS series. Not sure how good MacFarlane is going to be at taking something seriously, but we'll have to wait and see.

It's Tubey Time! Make sure that your favorite shows, actors, reality stars and characters get the recognition they deserve by voting in our annual Tubey awards. It's where fans have total control over what rates as the best and worst of the past year in a variety of categories. Vote now!




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