TVLine Items: MTV Movie Awards Enlist a Rebel, Rosie Ain't Got Talent, Vatican Pilot and More

Rebel Wilson Hosts MTV Movie AwardsFor those of you who forsook Thursday night’s Jersey Shore series finale — end of the world or not — there is one announcement that you missed: “It” comedienne Rebel Wilson will host the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, airing Sunday, April 14.

To tout Wilson’s “starring” role in the kudoscast, MTV released a teaser video that also features her Bridesmaids brother Matt Lucas:

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In addition to her big-screen roles in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, Wilson is headlining the single-cam sitcom pilot Super Fun Night for ABC.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

* Rosie O? More like, “Rosie, no.” A spokesperson for NBC has rebuked a rumor — perpetuated by Rosie O’Donnell herself and one gossip blog — that the comedienne/talk show host is filling a seat on the America’s Got Talent dais. “NBC is not in talks with Rosie O’Donnell for America’s Got Talent and has no future plans for her to be a judge,” the network rep told our sister site Deadline.

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* Showtime will explore The Vatican via a pilot to be directed by Ridley Scott, penned by Paul Attanasio (House) and which promises “a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics – set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church.”

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* Sorry, Vlada Gelman: The L.A. Complex appears shuttered for good. Per The Hollywood Reporter, The CW has passed on plucking the undersampled Canadian-based sudser from the ashes.

* Adult Swim has renewed the animated series Black Dynamite for a second, 10-episode season to air in late 2013/early 2014, Deadline reports.

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  1. ollie says:

    oh so glad rosie wont be on agt. would not have watched it if she was the new judge.

  2. Steve says:

    Rosie could be a good choice but she can be polarizing these days although loves discovering talent, gets emotional around kids, has good rapport these days with Howard would take as much as she gives, and has a bit of the coo coo crazy these judges need. But the one problem is shes not sleeping with Simon like Carmen Electra does. Not sure what makes her a talent judge but sleeping with the boss is always an advantage.

  3. Jason says:

    No Rosie? I ain’t watchin’. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, NBC.

    • CJ says:

      I never watched America’s Got Talent (the title irritates me, for one thing–they should’ve called it America Has Talent). Talent shows don’t appeal to me in the least. Adding Rosie O. might make me 2% more likely to try it out. But she does sound like a good choice, if they have to replace a judge.

  4. Christine says:

    Why don’t they make a show about the entire religious spectrum and the politics behind it? That should be even more interesting.

    • Alan says:

      because they could never get away with being so open minded about there being more than one religion in the world. the nutcases from all religions would be out in force with their threats. just like there is very rarely an atheist in the main cast of any show

      • CJ says:

        They did a story on Reba McEntire’s show the other day about her daughter doubting the existence of God. It was good in that the daughter made some good points (while “playing atheist”) and her brother was an idiot while trying to talk her out of it. Plus Reba’s character was sympathetic and understanding–but the ending was yet another disappointment. It turned out that the daughter decided since God didn’t answer her prayter (to keep her parents together), maybe he didn’t exist. Many religious people–even the open-minded, sensitive ones–refuse to see that atheism isn’t necessarily a rejection of a Supreme Being, and doesn’t have to be an angry or negative idea. It’s just like the anti-gay people who think a gay man is gay because he’s rejecting women (or the opposite for a lesbian).

        • Alan says:

          sounds like they chickened out of it to be honest. they could have made a thought provoking story out of it but from the sounds of it they mostly avoided it

  5. Alan says:

    too much rebel wilson too quickly. she is funny but getting overexposed and audiences will get tired of her

  6. CJ says:

    She’s lost a lot of weight recently–seems as if it would be nice if they’d use newer pictures in such cases.

  7. Russ says:

    Oh the L.A. Complex you made me laugh, you made my cry, you pissed me off when you dropped two character from season 1 who rocked and needed to stay with the show, but whatever I stilled loved you and were glad my expectation were so low only to be completely wrong. You were a diamond in the ruff. – Love Russ