CW Show Changes Genres, Country Music Award Honors, Whoopi Says Swayze Is Alright

by | April 6, 2009 at 11:14 AM | The Ticker

Goldberg Talks Swayze: Whoopi Goldberg is speaking out about friend Patrick Swayze’s cancer. “He does not have an expiration date on his backside – none of us do,” said The View anchor to a British TV series. “We just know at some point it’s going to happen and that’s how he’s looking at it,” adding, “He’s taking it one day at a time.” The two co-starred in the film ‘Ghost.’

Country Honors: Carrie Underwood took home the entertainer of the year award at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night, the seventh time a woman has won the top honor in 39 years. “I accepted that award on behalf of myself and my fans, but also on behalf of other women who came before me that kicked butt but never got the recognition they deserved,” said the country star. Taylor Swift was awarded album of the year and Julianne Hough snagged top new artist.

A Genre Changing Move: Mara Brock Akil, creator of CW’s ‘The Game,’ may turn the half-hour series into an hour-long comedy drama. The move has only been done once – and unsuccessfully – when Fox developed ‘Ally’, a half-hour long series based on the hour-long ‘Ally McBeal’.

Full House To Suburbia: Bob Saget returns to television tonight with ‘Surviving Suburbia’ on ABC. Check out an “alarming” sneak peek.