Tube News: Victor Rasuk Makes It in America and Christina Aguilera Performing on 'American Idol!'

Well, amigos, it’s a new week, and that can only mean one thing: another super-sized edition of Tube News that’s guaranteed to knock your socks off, and, more importantly, give you some serious street cred at the office water cooler.

Let's get things started with Victor Rasuk and a little show called How to Make it in America. No one (myself included) thought this series (which struggled in the ratings) would get renewed. But according to, HBO has asked the makers of the show—about  two NYC friends who try to start their own high-end denim line—for a second season, which is set to premiere next summer. There is, however, a catch: HBO has only ordered 8 episodes of the show (not the standard 12 they give to their hit shows like True Blood and Hung). How to Make It does have major flaws, but it’s endearing and I look forward to seeing more of Bryan Greenberg in season 2.

In other TV news, Christina Aguilera will perform on American Idol’s May 26th season finale! Aguilera—who's fourth studio album, Bionic is due out on June 8—confirmed her Idol appearance to Atlanta’s “Star 94 FM’s” morning show last week. Xtina will also be featured on the June 13th episode of VH1’s Behind the Music

In “things-that-make-me-happy” news, Emily Rios (who you might remember as the star of the brilliant indie film, Quinceanera) has been tapped to recur on at least six episodes of NBC’s football drama, Friday Night Lights. This is Rios’s first high profile role since she completed work on Quinceanera in 2006.

And finally, my homegirl, Sara Paxton turned 22 this week (Happy Birthday, Sara!) and I felt obligated to share this fabulous picture she tweeted of herself proudly rocking a sombrero.

Are you looking forward to more of How to Make it in America? Looking forward to seeing Christina Aguilera on Idol? Drop me a comment!