January 2011 Archives
Exciting Office news came down the pike last week, when it was announced that Will Ferrell will guest star on the show towards the end of this season, to aid with Michael Scott's exit in some yet-to-be-revealed way. Not being satisfied with the enormity of that news and taking a cue from NBC's press release, some people started trumping it up as an Anchorman reunion. Which is a little silly considering that just about any two male comedic actors doing anything together would probably constitute an Anchorman reunion, and that Steve Carell had a pretty small role -- albeit a memorable and awesome one -- in Anchorman. Which got us thinking about all the stuntcasting possibilities that could spawn even less warranted epic reunion claims.
It looks like one show will be hanging around longer than we expected, and we might have a trend developing in crime dramas.
In the long tradition of people making a big deal out of non-actors appearing on SNL to awkwardly poke fun at whatever half-cocked gossip fodder they're involved in, I'm here to make a big deal out of Mark Zuckerberg "confronting" Jesse Eisenberg on SNL this weekend. As usual, it was much ado over nothing. Andy Samberg's wig was the funniest thing about it, and the only really remarkable thing was how Mark Zuckerberg, a non-performer and full-time basement nerd, was cool as a cucumber, while Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg teetered somewhere on the nervous scale between cardiac arrest and epileptic vomit hose. Apparently, being a zillionaire does things for your confidence. Go figure. Anyway, on to the rest of the show.
Defying all logic, not only are there two television series about pawn shops, but they're racking up record ratings. But does anyone really have time to watch both? Well, besides everybody's dad and me? As a public service, I've compiled the pros and cons of the History Channel and TruTV's competing programs to determine which pawn shop truly reigns supreme.
Didn't want to bother watching TNT's presentation of the SAG Awards? Can't say as we blame you. Here's the rundown of who won... mostly worth noting so that you can prep for your office betting pool for the Oscars.
In my youth (and yes, I can still sing all of the words to "Could've Been" and probably most of the Out of the Blue album), I was a fan of Tiffany and Debbie Gibson (hey, we all have our things), so the idea of seeing them in a cheesy made-for-SyFy original "movie" was both oddly depressing and fascinating. I'm not sure entirely why they waited so long to make such a stellar film. Were the special effects not available 20 years ago for this masterpiece? If that was the reasoning, I'd understand because seriously, these special effects were mind-blowing. And by mind-blowing, I mean ridiculous and that my five-year-old can color more convincing looking reptiles with her box of crayons.
The reunion is of course referring to Debbie Gibson and Tiffany, who have apparently never actually really worked together, despite being the Britney and Christina of the '80s. Who knew! Well, Syfy, apparently, who teamed up with Asylum to create the most epic made-for-TV monster movie starring former teen idols ever: Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, airing this Saturday at 9 PM. The two stars (again, the human female ones, not the mutant monster ones) participated in a media call to discuss the movie, as well as how much they think people fantasize about them (kind of a lot!), and I called in to give you the highlights.
The Countess (aka LuAnn de Lesseps) is going to be on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU, and not just because they've already cycled through every available New York-based actor/waiter twice. The Countess will be "acting" as an art patron who is posing semi-nude for a painter. Wonder if the painting she already has in her boudoir will be used as a prop? Anyway, since she's the first Real Housewives star to land a real acting gig (and no, we're not counting Sheree's community theater thing or the off-off-Broadway show some of the Jersey girls do, or the softcore porn movie Camille was in) it got us thinking about other shows that the various Housewives could "act" in.
Guess who's back.
After only four episodes of American Idol this season, Steven Tyler has definitely turned out to be a... unique addition to the judging panel. Not only does he hit on girls who are half his age (or even younger), he also spouts some of the most inane babble I've ever heard on this show, or on television in general -- and I watch a lot of shows that make no sense at all. Hell, the women on The Bad Girls Club follow a more logical stream in their rantings. Even Camille Grammer's convoluted logic makes more sense. Here's a rundown of the things Steven said this week that still have me scratching my head:
MOST RECENT POSTS
Warning: file(http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?app=core&module=global§ion=rss&type=forums&id=101) [function.file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /var/www/mte41/mt41-blogs.televisionwithoutpity.com/telefile/2011/01/index.php on line 1301
Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /var/www/mte41/mt41-blogs.televisionwithoutpity.com/telefile/2011/01/index.php on line 1301
Warning: DOMDocument::loadXML() [function.DOMDocument-loadXML]: Empty string supplied as input in /var/www/mte41/mt41-blogs.televisionwithoutpity.com/telefile/2011/01/index.php on line 1303