ANNOUNCED: Jennifer Lopez will appear occasionally on a new daytime talk show she’s co-producing that will star her sister, Lynda Lopez, reports the Associated Press. Universal Domestic Television confirmed Monday that the show, loosely designed as a young woman’s version of “The View,” will debut next September and be syndicated. No title for the show has been decided. Lynda Lopez, a TV and radio personality in the New York area, will be one of four panelists. Casting for the other three women is under way.
RECOVERED: Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, 49, feeling better after being shot twice last Thursday in West Hollywood, Calif., is planning to keep up his schedule for the rest of the year, including a Nov. 1 concert in Winnipeg, Canada, reports Launch.com. The suspect, who is accused of opening fire on patrons at a music club, was restrained by people at the scene, arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
QUOTED: “We had nothing.” — Director Steven Spielberg, 56, recalling on the “Indiana Jones” movie series DVD (released Tuesday) that, before casting Harrison Ford in the lead, he and producer George Lucas had cast Tom Selleck — until CBS signed the mustached actor for its “Magnum P.I.” series
HOSPITALIZED: Former “M*A*S*H” star Alan Alda, 67, underwent surgery early Sunday for an intestinal obstruction and is recovering at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in northern Chile, where he is filming a documentary, reports Reuters. Hospital Director Julio Rojas tells Chile’s Cooperativa radio station that Alda, who for the past seven years has served as host for PBS’s “Scientific American Frontiers,” had requested no visitors and was expecting his wife, Arlene, to arrive late Monday prior to his anticipated release Tuesday.
VOTED: According to a new poll of 1,000 film fans conducted by Diet Coke in Great Britain, the Top 10 movie endings of all time are as follows: 1. “Titanic” (1997); 2. “Shawshank Redemption” (1994); 3. “The Italian Job” (1969); 4. “Casablanca” (1942); 5. “The Usual Suspects” (1995); 6.” An Officer and a Gentleman” (1982); 7. “The Sixth Sense” (1999); 8. “E.T. — The Extra Terrestrial” (1982); 9. “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969); and 10. “Four Weddings and a Funeral” (1994).
LAUNCHED: Pamela Anderson, 36, will unveil her new radio show, “Club Pam,” this Friday on Sirius satellite radio, the network has confirmed. The program will air live from her Los Angeles bedroom and will feature “personal advice, anecdotes, interviews, call-ins, and bedtime stories,” says Sirius, while Anderson told Howard Stern late last week that she’ll do the show topless. In other news of the former “Baywatch” babe, Reuters reports that she has joined an animal rights campaign against fast-food chain KFC, urging consumers to boycott the franchise until it ensures better treatment of its chickens. A spokeswoman for the chain’s parent company dismissed claims that the chickens sold in its KFC outlets are mistreated.