Garth Brooks Joins Obama, Bringing Back Behind The Music, Heather Locklear Says No To MP, And More…

by | March 19, 2009 at 12:21 PM | The Ticker

Today’s news:

Obama Goes Country: Tonight, Barack Obama will take his trip through California to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and will now be joined in the episode by Garth Brooks. This marks the country crooner’s 21st appearance on the late night show.

Original Melrose Placer Opts Out: Heather Locklear has turned down an offer to star in the revamped Melrose Place, says Entertainment Weekly. Their insider tipster explains that “There wasn’t a way to bring her back that made sense.” Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Jessica Lucas, Michael Rady and Katie Cassidy have all been confirmed as stars of the new series.

KDub Gets Real: Kendra Wilkinson is calling out bloggers who have accused her of being a bottle blonde. On her own blog, the Playboy stunner posted pictures of herself as a young – and very blonde – child, and wrote: “To all the blogs out there that are always calling me a fake blonde — here’s proof that I AM originally a NATURAL blonde!!!”

Back Behind the Music: VH1 is bringing back Behind the Music and has signed on stars like Lil Wayne and Scott Weiland to appear on the series. The show, which documents the often bombastic personal and professional lives of musicians, has been given the green light for 10 new episodes. “It felt like the time is right,” said VH1 VP, Jeff Olde about the reason for the decision. “There’s all sorts of new artists on the scene who have emerged and have these great stories. And there’s other artists that we always wanted to do the first time around.”

An Aging Jessica Lange: E! online gives us a first glimpse of the poster for HBO’s Grey Gardens. The film follows the life of a mother/daughter pair of socialites who were related to Jackie Onassis but ended up languishing in a large dilapidated home in their old age. How did Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange transform into aging spinsters Little Edie Beale and her mum Big Edie for the film? Lange wore a “fake forehead, eyebrows, jowls, sagging neck, new nose, mouth, teeth,” while birdseed gave the illusion of sagging, aging breasts.