September 2009 Archives
While we've been hearing for months about all of the very special guest judges who are taking on the audition rounds (from Neil Patrick Harris to Katy Perry and everyone in between), the looming question has been if anyone would take over the fourth seat vacated by Paula Abdul on a permanent basis. Well, we now have an answer: Yes, Ellen DeGeneres. Hiring the popular daytime talk show host and comedian instead of any of the music industy vets we had hoped for could be a stroke of genius -- or it could spell disaster for TV's top-rated program. We've weighed the pros and cons of Idol's newest judge.
Today's date has some astrological significance or something, but there's not a lot of significant news happening. Apparently everyone is busy playing Beatles: Rock Band or something.
That's right, it's the good stuff. Plenty of quality series coming out this week, starting with one of our most anticipated series for this fall. No, not Mr. Belvedere, although a remake of that show would not be a bad idea.
Allow me to tell you a little bit about myself. With the exception of attending college in the Midwest, I've lived my entire life in the Northeast. I wear SPF 70. The only people I know who have gotten plastic surgery did so to make their breasts smaller. So to me, the excessively superficial world depicted in Addicted to Beauty is like a magical foreign realm. So naturally, I became completely fascinated by the cast after oh, seven minutes of the first episode, and soon enough I was addicted to Addicted to Beauty.
Just as the fervor over the Sci Fi Channel's name change to Syfy has started to die down, a rumor has come out that they're looking into expanding their reality television slate, which currently consists of Ghost Hunters. (If you can call that reality.) Once again, genre television fans are in an uproar, and Jimmy Kimmel isn't helping things by envisioning cooking show Iron Man Chef. But here are seven shows (in the seven main reality categories) we, as geeks, would actually like to see on Syfy, and we think that the geek community at large would like them, too.
Saturday Night Live's collective IQ is about to drop a bazillion points, but Megan Hauserman is back on the back burner, so it's not all that bad? Maybe?
Katherine Heigl (who still thinks she can be a big movie star after The Ugly Truth) is taking a five-episode break from Grey's Anatomy in order to film the new Greg Berlanti movie Life As We Know It. Five episodes without any Izzie drama? That's like a dream come true. We'd love it if some of these supporting characters from other shows would also just give it a rest for five, ten or 15 episodes. Maybe when they return we'll realize how much we've missed them... or not.
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