May 2010 Archives
Are there vampire hoarders? We imagine most vampires don't have houses full of stuff, since they keep moving from town to town to find their next unsuspecting populace. But if there were, it'd probably be pretty dangerous, knowing that somewhere in that mound of half-empty plasma bags and dirty capes is a loaded crossbow, just waiting to go off.
Lost is over, but there's still plenty of TV news to read. Optimism!
You know who's a lot more tolerable in interview-form than he is on a televised singing competition? Casey James, surprisingly. The Eddie Vedder impersonator has been cast off Idol, but he's keeping it all in perspective, and frankly, I wish I'd seen more of this side of him when he was actually on the show. But too late! Now we must move on and read highlights from Mr. James's Idol elimination media call and await the reign of Lee DeWyze. Try not to hold the fact that Casey doesn't own a TV (freak!) against him.
Today we've got Bret Michaels, Grey's, Glee, Jake & Vienna, Top Model, and Lost news. Big stuff! Why are you wasting your time reading this intro paragraph?!
With Sunday night's incredibly anticipated Lost series finale almost here, we join millions of fans in hoping (though not necessarily expecting) that the last episode resolves some of the show's most burning mysteries: What's Jacob's brother's name? Why was Walt so special? Who built the statue? What is the light? Why can't women get pregnant on the island? Who told Ben how to summon Smokey? Why can't any character ever ask a single follow-up question?... We could go on and on. However, there are plenty of other open questions from the past six seasons of this brilliant, albeit often frustrating, program that we hope are actually not addressed in the finale, especially if that leaves more time for the bigger themes and storylines to come together in a satisfying way. Here's what we don't need to know:
It's Bachelorette time! This season, we're stuck with the "sweet" and "natural" Converse-wearing Ali Fedotowsky as the object of affection, and as such the work-leaving love-aholic promoted the May 24 season premiere by taking part in a media conference call. Below are the highlights -- and by "highlights," I of course mean all of the things she said about Jake and/or Vienna, because everything else was the typical B.S. about how excited and hopeful Ali was about finding true love and companionship on a reality show. Enjoy!
This past week, each of the broadcast networks unveiled their fall and midseason lineups at their annual upfront presentations for advertisers and media. While a bunch of the new shows look like they could be dead on arrival, and none totally blew us away, there were a handful of programs that we're definitely already excited about. Here's our early picks for what might be worth watching this fall and next winter/spring.
The secret world of Allison Mack no longer involves Kryptonite and angst. Godspeed, Chloe.
It was hard to concentrate at The CW's 2010-11 upfront presentation because I was still riding high from the news that next year will be the final season of Smallville and and that One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected will move to Tuesdays, which means that I can ignore the network entirely on that evening. I was jolted out of my reverie by Katy Perry on stage, screaming about being hot and cold and daisy dukes and whatnot. Glad I perked up, though, because it was just in time to see her wig nearly slip off. I also got to check out her signature "dance" move: inching her skirt up while walking. You don't see technique like that on So You Think You Can Dance, that's for sure. As for the actual upfront, it was short and to the point, marred only by some awkward banter between stars of different shows airing on the same nights (Chace Crawford and AnneLynne McCord should never have to read live from a Teleprompter ever again). As for The CW's two new fall shows... well, at least they have pretty people in them.
We're sure this won't be Leonard Nimoy's last interview ever, but it may very well be his last interview about acting. The thespian formerly known as Spock has announced his retirement from acting after 60 years, and will cap his career with a swan song as mysterious genius William Bell in tonight's season finale of Fringe. He was only able to give us a few key details about the episode, including whether we'll see an Alternate Bell and whether he'll resolve his relationship with Walter Bishop, but he also weighed in on Star Trek and on his long, storied career over the course of his conference call. So until we start covering his erotic photography exhibitions, enjoy these last words from the man, and live long and prosper, Mr. Nimoy.
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