Will Trump be watching?
Just when you thought you'd never see Youngstown native Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth (above) on TV again, up she pops. This time, she takes part in "Fear Factor," as former reality show notables compete. It's a two-hour "special" edition, which also features Ryan Sutter (winner on "The Bachelorette"), Ethan Zohn (winner of "Survivor Africa") and Jenna Morasca (winner of "Survivor Amazon"). It's on WFMJ at 8 p.m. Monday
From the NBC site: "Naturally, conflict, tension and tantrums surround Omarosa throughout the competition, which includes racing a car up and over another car as many times as possible before crashing. Another stunt involves attempting a horizontal rope crawl suspended under two helicopters hovering over L.A. Harbor. But the much-anticipated signature gross-out stunt gives the viewers what they want: seeing these personalities confronted with biting snakes, worms and blenders." Yum.
"What I expected was snobbery and standoffishness ... and they weren't that at all. They were right in there with you." -- Dr. Eric Marchant, who invited "The Simple Life 3: Interns" co-stars Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie to spend a day at his Pennsylvania office for the Fox reality TV show,
Chorale to perform
SHARON, Pa. -- The Anderson University Chorale from Anderson, Ind., will perform at First Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. March 11 as a part of its 2005 spring tour.
Now in its 60th season, the 65-voice choir under the direction of conductor, Richard Sowers, has received national and international recognition for their singing. The Chorale was chosen through a blind audition process to perform in concert for the American Chorale Directors Association (ACDA) Central Division Convention in Indianapolis in February 2004. They were chosen to perform the world premiere of a new work commissioned by ACDA for this convention.
The public is invited to the admission-free concert. A free-will offering will be taken during the event.
Bruce and Bono bond
Bruce Springsteen will induct U2 when the Irish band gets ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14 in New York City. The band's choice furthers the mutual admiration society shared with Springsteen -- the New Jersey rocker tapped U2 frontman Bono to induct him in 1999.
B.B. King and Eric Clapton will speak on behalf of Buddy Guy, Neil Young for the Pretenders, Rod Stewart for Percy Sledge and Justin Timberlake for the O'Jays.
This year's ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel marks the 20th anniversary of the tradition. VH1 will air an edited version of the event March 19.
Chong tour snuffed out
Tommy Chong's play has gone up in smoke.
"The Marijuana-Logues" has canceled its spring tour after its star, Tommy Chong, was barred from performing in it because audience members were frequently lighting up during the show.
Chong, half of the comedy team Cheech & amp; Chong, was in danger of violating his probation, which bars him from being around people using or selling illegal substances. He served nine months in prison last year for conspiring to sell drug paraphernalia.
"The [parole] officer was compelled to revoke his ability to continue on the shows," said Phil Lobel, a publicist for the play. "The last thing he wants to do is go back to prison."
Chong had planned a run of the play in Cleveland.