Mr. Pop Culture Report – October 6… Paris Heading Back To… New John Lennon Guitar… It’s TV The Google Way… And…

Paris Hilton is headed back to television — this time in what is billed as a behind the scenes look at the life and friends of the jet-setting socialite and model. The Oxygen television network, which is aimed at young women, has given the go-ahead to a reality series that brings “an all-encompassing look at her life, friends, family, and relationships, all that’s not represented every day,” original programing chief Amy Introcaso-Davis said in a statement on Thursday. The show will also feature Hilton’s friends Brooke Mueller — the estranged wife of “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen — and former Playboy model turned photographer Jennifer Rovero, along with her mother Kathy Hilton.

The Gibson Guitar factory in Montana is finishing a project to honor what would have been the 70th birthday of Beatles singer and guitarist John Lennon. Gibson Acoustic’s director of sales and marketing, Robi Johns, tells the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that Yoko Ono asked the company to release a limited number of J-160Es — the model of guitar her husband played. Johns says the company is releasing three models with suggested retail prices of between $4,700 and $15,000.

In Living Color on Google-TV – HBO, Netflix, Pandora and the NBA are just a few of the big-name brands teaming up with Google for the rollout of Google TV. The web giant’s “multimillion-channel TV” system is expected to launch some time this fall. Run by Google’s Android operating system, it will let users view all kinds of Web content on their televisions.

“Die Hard” director John McTiernan was sentenced to one year in prison on Monday for perjury and lying to officials in a wiretapping case involving a former private investigator who represented many Hollywood stars.McTiernan, 59, was also fined $100,000 at the conclusion of the long-running case which stemmed from him hiring convicted sleuth Anthony Pellicano to wiretap a film producer after they both worked on the 2002 movie “Rollerball.”

Mr. Pop Culture Report – September 1… Apple’s Newer Fruits… Odds Say Michael Douglas’ Days Are Numbered… Banned Hilton…

Although No One Is Saying It, Or Wants To Talk About It – Michael Douglas’ Days Are Numbered. So Say His Odds …

Battling stage-four throat cancer with rigorous chemotherapy and radiation, Michael Douglas appears on Letterman. He talked about his disease in a very candid interview on “Late Night.” Appearing gaunt, but healthy under the circumstances, the 65-year-old movie star was upbeat during his “Late Show” appearance. Letterman told Douglas he’d “never looked better.” Unfortunately – Michael is going to need a lot of luck. Stage 4 cancer is often a kiss of death. The appearance reminds Mr. Pop of the late Michael Landon – and his final appearance on Johnny Carson’s show.  He too, had stage four cancer at the time.

Paris Hilton was banned Wednesday from two Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, and her boyfriend was dismissed as a nightclub partner following their arrests in a vehicle that police said reeked of marijuana. Cy Waits was “separated” from his job after less than a week as top managing partner of the Tryst Nightclub at Wynn and XS The Nightclub at Encore.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a revamped Apple TV device, a new iPod line, an iTunes social network and updates to the operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad at Apple’s highly anticipated product launch event. Three new iPods were announced: an iPod Shuffle that ditches the previous no-button style in returning to a more classic look; a smaller iPod Nano that now has a touch screen but can no longer play video; and a thinner iPod Touch that has most of the features first introduced on the iPhone 4. The new iPods will be available next week. • Apple announced iTunes 10, available immediately, which comes with a new logo and a social music service called Ping that lets you see what your friends are listening to and make comments and recommendations.

Mr. Pop Culture Report – August 28… Busy Week For Paris… Interesting Facebook Suit… Glenn Beck Has All The Attention…

Two Los Angeles County teenagers are suing Facebook, claiming the social network effectively sold their names and images to advertisers without parental per ission. The lawsuit challenges a Facebook feature that allows members to note that they like an advertised service or product. Facebook broadcasts those endorsements to the user’s friends. The lawsuit also claims minors unwittingly endorse Facebook when people typing their names in a search engine are steered to a Facebook sign-up page. The plaintiffs say Palo Alto-based Facebook is violating a California law that requires parental consent for children to make commercial endorsements. The teens seek unspecified damages. Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes says the lawsuit is meritless. He notes Facebook doesn’t allow users under 18 to let their profiles appear on public search engines.

More Paris – The socialite was arrested on the Las Vegas Strip late Friday after police saw a cloud of what they suspected was marijuana smoke wafting from the windows of a black Cadillac Escalade driven by her boyfriend, then found a small amount of cocaine in her possession. Lt. Wayne Holman said. The 29-year-old socialite and Las Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits were booked into the Clark County jail, police said. Hilton was released early Saturday morning without bail.

Remember – Earlier This Week – Socialite Paris Hilton called police on Tuesday after seeing a man wielding two large knives and banging on her windows, apparently trying to break into her Los Angeles home. “So Scary, just got woken up to a guy trying to break into my house holding 2 big knifes. Cops are here arresting him,” Hilton said in a Twitter message.

Syndicated radio host and Fox news’ Glenn Beck … and what many consider his boldest move yet: Saturday’s “Restoring Hour” rally (August 28) in Washington, D.C., which is  drawing around 500,000 conservatives. Not only has Beck courted controversy by scheduling this ostensibly “non-political” rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech, he’s booked the same location: The Lincoln Memorial. Here’s a concise guide to the goings-on:

Mr. Pop Culture Report – August 12… I’m A Droid Man… Having My Baby… The Hell With Hair Extensions…

The Motorola Droid 2 and the BlackBerry Torch go on sale– and the demand for the two new top-of-the-line smartphones wasn’t the hottest. The Droid 2, which is available exclusively on Verizon’s network, and the Torch, (AT&T), are high-end smartphones. The Droid 2 is replacing the original Droid — a phone that quickly became a sensation when it went on sale in November 2009. The first 74 days of Droid sales outpaced that of the original iPhone, according to analytics firm Flurry.

Passing –

Producer David L. Wolper, whose landmark 1977 miniseries “Roots” engrossed the nation with its saga of an American family descended from an African slave, has died. He was 82. Wolper died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home Tuesday evening while watching television with his wife, Gloria, said spokesman Dale Olson. Wolper died of congestive heart disease and complications of Parkinson’s disease, Olson said.

It’s confirmed – Kelsey Grammer (55) is expecting a baby with his 29-year-old girlfriend of about a month, Kayte Walsh.

Lawyers for Paris Hilton said they “will pursue all of our defenses vigorously and any potential counter claims” against a company that sued Hilton for $35 million claiming she broke a contract to wear its hair extensions. Beverly Hills-based Hairtech International Inc filed its suit alleging Hilton, a member of the family that founded the hotel chain bearing her name, broke a contract in 2008 when she wore a rival company’s extensions. Hairtech also blamed Hilton for missing a product launch party in 2007 because she was in jail, and said her failure to appear cost the company $6.6 million, according to reports.

Mr. Pop Culture Report – July 29… … Ellen Says Goodbye… Disney Buys Gamer… Paris Hilton Has A New… Phil Spector Still Producing…

Ellen DeGeneres  is leaving as a judge of the hit talent competition after one season. “A couple months ago, I let Fox and the ‘American Idol’ producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me,” DeGeneres said. “I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. She said it was a difficult decision, and blamed the heavy work scheduled, but also admitted: “While I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings.”

Walt Disney Co. said it is buying social game developer Playdom Inc. in a deal worth up to $763 million. Mountain View, Calif.-based Playdom is among the leading makers of online social games, including Social City and Sorority Life, and engages an estimated 42 million active players each month, Disney said in a statement released late Tuesday.

Paris Hilton is preparing to release her as-yet-untitled album, a follow up to her 2006 debut, “Paris.” And the star insists she has taken inspiration from “Spinning Around” hitmaker Minogue in the hope her second release will be a bigger hit with fans. She tells Britain’s Heat magazine, “My record is in production now. I recently finished recording it. It’s very like dance, club music.

Imprisoned Phil Spector’s wife, an aspiring singer who just turned 30, is dividing her time between prison visits and promoting her new album, for which he is listed as the producer. For Rachelle, there has been a whirl of clubs, red-carpet openings, travel, interviews and recording sessions, all happily reported on her Facebook page. For Phil, there is life in a tiny cell at a prison in Corcoran, Calif., where he lives on hope that his appeal will be granted and he will get a new trial. He was sentenced to 19-years-to-life behind bars. Spector is 70.