CBS says Van Halen’s participation in Rock Star 2 “is a rumor, we deny it”

And it’s happening yet again. CBS is now firmly denying recent reports that the group is participating in the second season of the show. A spokesperson told Billboard, “All it is is a rumor, we deny it. We don’t even have [an act] firmly established yet, though, hopefully we will shortly.”

Adding to the crediblity of TMZ’s report on Monday, David Lee Roth said yesterday on his radio show, “They really are gonna do it, I think. It’s the ‘Rock Star’ open call schedule. They just handed me the schedule… they won’t say who it’s for, but I think it’s for Van Halen.”

However, that’s kind of funny, since whoever “they” are probably just printed the schedule off the Internet, as the show has been casting for a while now.

‘Rock Star: Van Halen’ Rumors Unfounded [Billboard]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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