TCM’s Summer Stars, Fancast Visits Big Brother, ‘True Blood’ Is Fan Favorite, And More

by | June 22, 2009 at 11:12 AM | The Ticker

Celebrity Champions: ‘The Superstars’ premieres tomorrow over at ABC. The competition, based on ‘Wide World of Sports,’ stars Jennifer Capriati, Brandi Chastain, Robert Horry, Jeff Kent, Kristi Leskinen, Lisa Leslie, Bode Miller and Terrell Owens, David Charvet, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Dan Cortese, Paige Hemmis, Julio Iglesias, Jr., Joanna Krupa, Ali Landry and Estella Warren – and pits them against each other for the chance to win the title of ‘Superstar Champion.’ Check out Fancast previews.

Fancast Visits BB: Big Brother 11 premieres July 11th on CBS. But I got a chance to visit the Big Brother house for the network’s media day and scope out the entire house. I can’t reveal much until next week, but be sure to come back on Monday and check out my adventures at the wild, wild BB house.

Summer Stars: TCM will have fun under the sun this summer, with their ultimate movie star showcase. Their ‘Summer Under the Stars’ special will dedicate 31 days to one showcasing the films of one Hollywood star each day. The stars will be James Coburn (Aug. 4), Gloria Grahame (Aug. 13), Yul Brynner (Aug. 26), two-time winners Gene Hackman (Aug. 21) and Fredric March (Aug. 24), and honorary recipient Harold Lloyd (Aug. 5), James Mason (Aug. 2), Marion Davies (Aug. 3), Dirk Bogarde (Aug. 10), Red Skelton (Aug. 19), Miriam Hopkins (Aug. 20), Sterling Hayden (Aug. 22), Merle Oberon (Aug. 25), Ida Lupino (Aug. 27), Jean Arthur (Aug. 30) and Claire Bloom (Aug. 31).

Fan Faves: ‘True Blood’ is officially a fan favorite. The new service TV Fandex, tracks the online buzz behind each TV series featured on Facebook, Twitter and Google. What’s hot on the Net? If you believe Fandex, ‘True Blood’ tops the list, which also includes ‘NCIS’, ‘Sarah Connor’, ‘House’, ‘Weeds’ and ‘Gossip Girl. Watch all these shows and more on Fancast.