Oprah Winfrey’s Big Scam, Top Chef Master’s Big Guest Stars, Shanna Moakler’s Celebrity Moms And More

by | April 8, 2009 at 12:05 PM | The Ticker

Top Guest Stars: Neil Patrick Harris and Zoe Deschanel will guest star on Top Chef Masters, the ‘Top Chef’ spinoff series premiering Wednesday, June 10th. Other appearances will include ‘Lost’ writers, Flipping Out’s Jeff Lewis, all past Top Chef winners and Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons. Watch your fave Top Chef Moments on Fancast.

An Oprah Scam: If you find Oprah in your inbox, spam her, says the FBI. There’s a scam circulating on the Net which involves a falsified email telling victims that they have been nominated for ‘Oprah Millionaire Contest Show.’ The note asks readers to reply with confidential contact information and to send over money for airplane fare and a ticket to the show.

From ‘Barkers’ to Celeb Moms: Shanna Moakler’s always ready for her closeup. The ‘Meet the Barkers’ star is getting her own TV show, Celebrity Moms, airing this year. “I’m really, really excited. It’s about how celebrity moms raise their kids in Hollywood, and juggling career and work and family. It’s kind of like the Housewives of LA!” she said.

Rivers Roast: Joan Rivers is being roasted – by Comedy Central. Their Emmy-nominated series, ‘Roast,’ will feature the red carpet sweetheart on its August 9 episode. “I’m thrilled to be doing this for COMEDY CENTRAL,” said Rivers. “The last time I was Roasted I was half of a two-for-one special: Joan of Arc and me.” Watch Joan doing her funny standup on Fancast