May 2009 Archives
We've long thought that Paulina Porizkova was too good for America's Next Top Model, but now the show has decided that they don't need her. On Craig Ferguson's show last night, she was there in theory to promote the season finale of the show, but told him that she was really in Los Angeles because she was looking for a job. "I was fired by America's Next Top Model on my birthday. They timed it well," she said. "The reason I was told I was fired was because, it seemed, that America's Next Top Model has gotten too fat and they needed to cut some fat and the fat was me." What?! "So I figured it was either that or my gigantic huge ego," she continued. "Which I wasn't aware of until I was told by the producers that I have an ego problem." We're guessing that it wasn't so much that she had a huge ego, but that someone else (namely Tyra Banks) had a huge ego and couldn't deal with the competition. It can't be a coincidence how frequently this show loses their ex-model judges. And how else do you really explain why the show would get rid of the most competent person on the panel? I guess competency isn't really a big concern on a series where judges coo their critiques in bird talk.
It's a hell of a news day! The American Gladiators are coming back, but not in the way you think, and Joan Rivers is coming back, not that we wanted her to. And Kevin Costner is saddling up! On TV! That's right, the Costnerlution will be televised!
Last week, the last girl on American Idol got voted off, leaving one awesome guy, one kinda-okay guy and Danny Gokey. (Bias! It's what's for dinner!) We listened in on Allison's exit interview to see what she had to say about going home, and how she and Adam traded styling tips.
M. Giant will have his full recap of TARCon and The Amazing Race finale up later this week. Until then, here's what happened at the CBS sponsored finale party/screening.
It seemed odd to me that they were having this shindig at the Residence Inn in Times Square, until I got there and found out that they'd helped sponsor Phil's Ride Across America. Then it made a little more sense, and the hotel was actually a pretty nice venue. Once there, teams from this season and seasons past started arriving about an hour before the show and there was a lot of talk about Phil's bike ride to raise money for MS.
If you caught the second episode of the new season of Law & Order: Criminal intent, you got to see Zach Nichols (played by new cast member Jeff Goldblum) unleash his highly unorthodox detecting skills on New York City's criminal population. Yes, even more unorthodox than Vincent D'Onofrio's Det. Goren, whom he trades off episodes with. We're not quite sure Nichols totally knows what he's doing, but Goldblum is hypnotic to watch, as always, and we were lucky enough to get in on a conference call with him and ask him some questions about the cancellation of Raines and the existence of Sasquatch. (That last one wasn't ours, we swear, but it's included here for your entertainment.)
Normally Mother's Day is a time to celebrate television's great moms, like Tammy on Friday Night Lights or Marge Simpson, but where's the fun in that? Instead, we pulled together a list of the bad TV moms who are currently wreaking havoc on their offspring on a regular basis. Happy Mother's Day! Hopefully your mom doesn't suck as hard as these people.
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