The E Buzz for May 17, 2011
Trump Won't Run for President
He finally made a decision. Donald Trump announced yesterday that he will not run for president in 2012. Coincidence that yesterday the head of NBC said "The Apprentice" would go on without Trump? I think not.
Jerry Lewis Retiring from MDA Telethon
He's been doing it for 45 years, but he's giving it up. Jerry Lewis has announced that this upcoming Labor Day telethon will be his last. Lewis is 85 and says he'll continue as MDA chairmain. Over the years, the MDA telethon has raised over $2-billtion.
Two Classic TV Shows Return
I guess they've run out of ideas in Hollywood, and now they're just bringing back the old shows. Deadline.com is reporting "The Flintstones" will return to television on FOX. Seth McFarlane, the guy behind "Family Guy" and "American Dad" will be putting his spin on the "modern stone age family." No word on when it will air. The original was on from 1960 - 1966.
Another show is being rebooted by BET and Jamie Foxx. "Showtime at the Apollo" is getting ready to shoot a pilot with Foxx as an executive producer. The original aired for over 20 years, and Foxx was once booed off the stage himself.
"Survivor" Villain Getting His Own Show
He's one of the most notorious villains in reality show history, and now Russell Hantz is getting his own show on A&E. The show is called "Flipped" and will feature Hantz and his family trying to buy cheap houses, renovate them, and sell them for a profit. The show will air later this year.
Mike Huckabee Game Show Host?
He won't be running for president, but he could become a game show host. The "Los Angeles Times" is reporting Mike Huckabee is in talks with GSN to host a Bible-themed game show. Huckabee is an ordained Southern Baptist minister.