Johnny Depp Presents Keith Richards with The Rock Immortal Award at The Spike TV Scream Awards 2009

Keith Richards and Johnny Depp (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Keith Richards and Johnny Depp (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The Associated Press is reporting that Johnny Depp attended Spike TV Scream Awards 2009.  The event, which was held Saturday at the Greek Theatre, honors the best in sci-fi, horror, fantasy and comic-inspired movies and TV shows.

Fans voted online for the winners. Some of the year’s most popular shows and movies honored were “Transformers 2,” “Twilight,” “True Blood” and “Star Trek.”

Keith Richards received the Rock Immortal Award. The Rolling Stones guitarist and rock legend was welcomed with a standing ovation as Johnny Depp presented him with the award. The show airs October 27 on Spike TV.

For more about the awards show, see the full article: Scream Awards

Marge Simpson Is Playboy Magazine’s November Playmate

Marge Simpson November Playboy Photo: Reuters
Marge Simpson November Playboy Photo: Reuters

“The Associated Press” is reporting that The Simpsons star Marge Simpson will appear on the cover of the November Issue of Playboy Magazine. There will be a three-page feature of the iconic television character.

The Magazine said in a statement that the cover celebrates the 20th anniversary of the The Simpsons.

The Simpsons is an American animated television sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The Simpson family includes Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional city of Springfield.  The magazine hits newsstands on October 16th. The Simpsons airs Sunday nights on Fox.

Sleeping Beauty inspires a new Broadway musical

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor

The Associated Press is reporting that a new musical is in the works inspired by the tale “Sleeping Beauty”.

Regina Spektor has set her sights on Broadway – writing the music for a show inspired by “Sleeping Beauty.”

Elephant Eye Theatricals says that  singer-songwriter Regina Spektor will collaborate on the music on musical  called “Beauty” . “Beauty” is described as a contemporary retelling of the Grimm fairy tale.

It’s tentatively planned for the 2011-2012 Broadway season.

“Beauty” will feature book and direction by Tina Landau and lyrics by Michael Korie.

Saturday Night Live Cast Changes For The New Season

saturday_night_live-thumb-320x320-11158There will be some new faces on Saturday Night Live when the lengendary sketch comedy show premieres on NBC on September 26. The Associated Press is reporting that the show has cut two cast members as well as added two new faces.

Sophomore cast member Michaela Watkins’  contract with the show was not renewed, her publicist confirmed to the AP.

The news was first reported by the Web site Comic’s Comic. The site also reported that freshman cast member Casey Wilson had been cut from the show.

A person close to the show confirmed to the AP that comedians Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad  have joined the show.

Watkins spoke exclusively to Entertainment Weekly about her to no longer being on the show.  In response to the question of her reaction of being fired, she said “…Shock. And sadness [because] it just felt premature. But on some level I feel like there are so many opportunities and things that I want to do in the future and now they’ll just happen sooner rather than later.”

The new season premieres on Saturday, September 26  on NBC with Megan Fox as the host.

All My Children’s Erica Kane In Romance With Younger Man This Summer

Will Ryan Lavery going to be the 11th Mr. Erica Kane? All My Children’s executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers and Susan Lucci discuss Erica’s new romance with the Associated Press.

Says Lucci about Erica dating Kendall’s ex played by Cameron Mathison, “Think about this. slept with his father. He slept with my daughter. There has to be, at a certain point, (thoughts of) what does he know about me? What does he think he knows about me? As an actor, there’s so much material to plumb into.”

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