If you’d like to give money to help Amazing Race finalist Jaymes’ dad, who is battling cancer, Jaymes has created a web site, ForgetCancerNow.com, to solicit donations that go to things such as his “medical expenses, living expenses, bill payments, food, taxes imposed on donations.”
Cheryl Cole is suing the producers of Fox’s X Factor for $2.3 million, which she says her contract guaranteed. Fascinatingly, she was paid $1.8 million for not doing anything on season one of the Fox reality show, because she was dropped before the show even began. Simon Cowell took “full responsibility”, so maybe he’ll pay?
A Democratic senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, wants MTV to cancel Buckwild because he is “repulsed” by the fact that MTV “preyed on young people, coaxed them into displaying shameful behavior” and because the show “plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of West Virginia.” Of course, he has not watched it, though he did see a preview, perhaps the one below. The show’s producer, Zoo Productions’ John Stevens, defended the show as “not looking at a train wreck,” even though that is kind of what the trailer looks like.